Section 07.01 - Adopting the Current National Electric Code
Section 07.01 - Building Code
Section 07.02 - Permits
Section 07.02 - Ammendments to Published Version
Section 07.03 - Enforcement Authority
Section 07.04 - Enforcement Procedure
Section 07.05 - Appeal to Superior Court
Section 07.06 - Prosecution of Violation
These documents are presented for informational purposes only.
For legal use refer to the Veazie Code Archive located in the Town Office.
Section 07.01 Adopting the Current National Electric Code
In accordance with 30-A M.R.S.A. §3003, as amended, the National Electrical Code Edition, designated as N.F.P.A. No. 70-1987, and prepared by the National Fire Protection Association, is hereby adopted and incorporated by reference, as the minimum standard for electrical installations within the boundaries of the Town of Veazie.
For the purpose of this Ordinances, the term "electrical installation" shall mean the installation, repair, alteration or maintenance of electrical conductors, fittings, devices and fixtures for heating, lighting, power purposes or heat activated fire alarms and electrically supervised manual fire alarms and sprinkler systems. They shall not include the installation or repair of portable electrical equipment, installation of which involves only the insertion of an attachment plug into fixed receptacle outlet. It is the meaning and intent of this subsection that the word "portable" shall not include or apply to any type of fixed electrically operated or driven equipment.
Section 07.01 Building Code
The Town of Veazie hereby ordains that in accordance with Title 30-A, M.R.S.A. 3003 the "BOCA Basic National Building Code of 1987", Tenth Edition, is hereby adopted and incorporated by reference, as the minimum standard for the construction, alteration, addition, repair, removal, demolition, use, location, occupancy and maintenance of all buildings and structures and their service equipment, both existing and proposed, located within the Town of Veazie.
Section 07.02 Permits
No person, firm or corporation shall make any electrical installation in any building or structure within the Town of Veazie without first filing an application with the Electrical Inspector in writing and obtaining the required permit therefor. The application for an electrical permit shall be submitted in such form as the Electrical Inspector may prescribe, and shall be accompanied by all required fees. All such fees shall be set by the Town Council. Fees set by the Town Council will be attached for informational purposes and are not to be considered as part of this code. Application for the permit shall be made by the owner or lessee of the building or structure or agent of either, or a licensed electrician employed to do the proposed work. Any permit issued under this Section shall become invalid, if the authorized work is not commenced within six (6) months after issuance of the permit or if the work is suspended or abandoned foe a period of six (6) months after the time of commencing the work.
Section 07.02 Ammendments to Published Version
Said Building code is adopted in its published form as if fully set forth herein, except as follows:
Article 1, Section 100.1 is amended to read as follows:
Title: These regulations shall be known as the Building Code of the Town of Veazie hereinafter referred to as "this code".
Article 1, Section 100.2 is amended to read as follows:
Scope: These regulations shall control all matters concerning the construction, alteration, addition, repair, removal, demolition, use, location, occupancy and maintenance of all buildings and structures and their service equipment as herein defined, and shall apply to existing or proposed buildings and structures in the Town of Veazie, except as such matters are otherwise provided for in the local jurisdictional charter, or other ordinance or statutes, or in the rules and regulations authorized for promulgation under provisions of this code.
Article 1, Section 103.1 is amended to read as follows:
Continuation of existing use: The legal use and occupancy of any structure existing on the effective date of this ordinance or for which it had been theretofore approved, may be continued without change, except as may be specifically covered in the Code, the Prevential National Fire Code, Existing Structures Code, and the Life Safety Code and subsequent amendments thereto, or as may be deemed necessary by the building official for the general safety and welfare of the occupants and the public.
Article 1, Section 109.1 is deleted and replaced with the following:
Code Official: Further references in this code to the "code official" shall be interpreted to mean the Code Enforcement Officer of the Town of Veazie.
Article 1, Section 111.3 is deleted and replaced with the following:
By Whom Application is Made: Application for a permit shall be made by the owner of lessee of the building or structure, or agent or either, or by the licensed engineer or architect employed in connection with the proposed work. The full names and addresses of the owner or lessee, applicant, and of the responsible officers, if the owner or lessee is a corporate body, shall be stated in the application.
Article 1, Section 112.2 is amended to read as follows:
Suspension of Permits: Any permit issued shall automatically become invalid if the authorized work is not commenced with six (6) months after issuance of the permit, or if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six (6) months after the time of commencing the work.
Article 1, Section 114.3.1 is deleted.
Article 1, Section 1107.3 and Section 1107.4 are deleted and replaced with the following:
Civil Penalties: The requirements of 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4966 shall apply to the determination of penalties for violations of this Ordinance. The minimum penalty for a specific violation of this ordinance shall be $100 and the maximum penalty shall be $2,500 when it can be shown that there has been a previous conviction of the same party within the past two (2) years for violation of the same ordinance provision.
Article 1, Section 118.2 is amended to read as follows:
Unlawful continuance: Any person who shall continue any work in or about the structure after having been served with a stop order, except such work as he is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe conditions, shall be guilty of a violation of this Ordinance.
Article 1, Section 123.0 is deleted.
Article 1, Section 124.1 is deleted and replaced with the following:
Application for Appeal: The owner of a building or structure or any other person may appeal to the "Veazie Board of Appeals", hereinafter designated as the "Board of Appeals", from a decision of the building official refusing to grant a modification to the provisions of this code covering the manner of construction or materials to be used in the erection, alteration or repair of a building or structure. Such appeal shall be commenced on a form provided by the Code Enforcement Officer together with an administrative processing fee of Thirty-five Dollars ($35.00).
Article 1, Section 124.2 to 124.7 are deleted.
Section 07.03 Enforcement Authority
The Building Inspector established under Section 00.04.01, of the Town Charter of Veazie, or his/her authorized agents, shall have the power and duty to enforce the provisions of this code.
Section 07.04 Enforcement Procedure
Whenever the Building Inspector or his/her authorized agents determine there is a violation of any provisions of said Code, he/she shall be given written notice of such violation to the property owner, lessee, occupant or their agents. Such notice shall:
- include a description of the real estate in question sufficient for identification; and
- include a description of the violation found and the citation to the provisions violated, of said Code; and
- specify the remedial action required for correction of said violation; and
- order that such violation be corrected within a reasonable period of time; and
- state that an appeal from any order, decision or other action of the Building Inspector may be taken to the Board of Appeals by filing with the Building Inspector a written request for such a public hearing, within ten (10) days of receipt of said written notice.
Section 07.05 Appeal to Superior Court
Further appeal from the decision of the Board of Appeals may be made to Superior Court in Accordance with the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure.
Section 07.06 Prosecution of Violation
Upon the expiration of the reasonable time stated in the written notice provided for in Section 07.04 of this Ordinance, and the failure to comply with any and all orders, the Town Manager or Code Enforcement Officer may institute proceedings at law or in equity to compel the property owner, lessee, occupant and/or their agents, to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance. In addition, the Town Manager of Code Enforcement Officer may file a criminal complaint in the District Court of the State of Maine for purpose of enforcing the penalty provisions contained in this section.