CHAPTER IV. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 3. ELECTRICAL CODE

The city hereby adopts and incorporates by reference the 2005 National Electrical Code including Chapter 9-Tables and annex chapters A, B, C, D, F, and G (the “Code”). The entire Code is adopted as if it were fully set forth in this article except for those portions that are hereinafter deleted, modified or amended.

(Ord. 678, Ord. 925; Code 2016; Ord. 1038; Code 2016)

The Code, as adopted by the city, is hereby further modified or amended as follows:

(a)   Definitions.  For purposes of the Code, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:

(1)   The term “authority having jurisdiction” shall in all instances mean the building code official of the City of Eudora, Kansas.

(2)   The term “ordinance” shall mean and include the word “resolution.”

(3)   The term “city” shall mean and include the word “county.”

(4)   The term “misdemeanor,” unless otherwise specifically defined or provided for herein, shall mean Class I Infraction.

(b)   Deletions. The following sections are hereby deleted from the Code and are not adopted by the city: section 80.15 (Electrical Board); section 80.19(F)(4) (Inspection and Approvals); section 80.23(B) (Penalties); section 80.25(C) (Notification); section 80.25(D) (Other Territories); section 80.27 (Inspector’s Qualifications); section 80.33 (Repeal of Conflicting Acts); section 80.35 (Effective Date); section 210.52 (C)(2) (Island counter spaces); and section 210.52(C)(3) (Peninsular counter space).

(c)   Section 80.23(B)(l ) of the Code (Notice of Violations, Penalties). The following shall be and is hereby added to this section: “Violation of any provision of this Electrical Code shall be a public offense, punishable upon conviction as a Class I infraction all in accordance with Article 20 of this Code of Regulations as the same may be amended from time to time. Each separate day or any portion thereof during which any violation of this Electrical Code continues, shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense, and shall be punishable as herein provided.”

(d)   Section 80.19(E) of the Code. The following shall be and is hereby added to this section: 80.19 Fees. The fees for all electrical work shall be as indicated in the following schedule:

(1)   For issuing each permit $50.00.

(2)   For issuing each supplemental permit $50.00.

(3)   For issuing each annual permit $250.00.

(4)   Re-Inspection fee assessed under provision of section 107.3.3 of this Code $50.00 per hour.

(5)   Additional plan review required by changes, additions or revisions to approved plans (minimum charge-one hour)     $50.00.

(e)   Section 80.19(0)(7) of the Code. The following shall be and is hereby added to this section: “Every permit issued by the building code official under the provisions of this Code shall expire by limitations and become null and void if: (I) The building or work authorized by such permit is not commenced within 180 days from the date of such permit; or (2) The building or work authorized by such permit has not progressed to the point of the next required inspection within 180 days of either the issuance of the pe1mit or the date of the last inspection. Before such work can be recommended, a new permit shall be first obtained to do so, and the fee therefore shall be one half the amount required for a new permit for such work, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original plans and specifications for such work; and provided further that the untimely progress has not exceeded one year. In order to renew action on a permit that has expired for a period exceeding one year, the permittee shall pay a new full permit fee. The building code official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more extensions of time, for periods mot more than 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.”

(f)   Section 250.50 of the Code. The following shall be and is hereby added to this section: “Where none of the electrodes specified in section 250.52 is available, two or more of the electrodes specified in 250.52(5) shall be used. They shall be connected in the manner specified in section 250.53 to a minimum of two separate grounding electrode conductors.”

(g)   Section 80.13 of the Code. Section 80.13 of the Code, as adopted, shall be amended to read as follows: “Authority. Whenever any installation subject to inspection prior to use is covered or concealed without having first been inspected, the authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to require that such work be exposed for inspection. The authority having jurisdiction shall be notified when the installation is ready for inspection and shall conduct the inspection in a timely manner.”

(h)   Section 80.29 of the Code. Section 80.29 of the Code, as adopted, shall be amended to read as follows: “Liability for Damages. Article 80 shall not be construed to affect the responsibility or liability of any party owning, designing, operating, controlling, or installing any electric equipment for damages to persons or property caused by a defect therein, nor shall the city/county or any of its employees be held as assuming any such liability by reason of the inspection, re-inspection, or other examination authorized.”

(i)    Section 210.12(B) of the Code. Section 210.12(B) of the Code, as adopted, shall be amended to read as follows: “Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection. All 120-volt, single phase, 15-and 20-ampire branch circuits supplying outlets installed in dwelling unit bedrooms shall be protected by a listed arc-fault circuit interrupter, combination type installed to provide protection of the branch circuit. For these purposes, a smoke detector shall not be considered an outlet and shall not be included in the arc-fault circuit.”

(j)    Section 547.5(E) of the Code. Section 547.5(E) of the Code, as adopted, shall be amended to read as follows: “Article 547.S(E) Physical Protection. All electrical wiring and equipment subject to physical damage shall be protected. All electrical wiring and equipment subject to physical damage by livestock shall be protected to a minimum height of 8 feet”

(Ord. 678, Ord. 925; Code 2016; Ord. 1038; Code 2016)