The standard code known as the National Electrical Code of 2011, a publication of the National Fire Protection Association, the same being a standard code for the installation of electrical wiring and apparatus and available in book and pamphlet form is hereby incorporated by reference herein and made a part of this article as authorized and in the manner prescribed by K.S.A. 12-3009:3012. Three copies shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Incorporated by the Code of the City of Sterling,” and shall be filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours of business. Any person violating any provision of such code shall be punished as provided in section 1-116 of this code.

(Code 2014)

The National Electrical Code incorporated in section 4-401 shall have the following additions thereto:

(a)   “Article 230-27. MEANS OF ATTACHMENT.

       It shall be the responsibility of the electrical contractor to provide and install the means of attachment for the service entrance conductors.”

(Ord. 2245, Sec. 2)

(a)   Article 230-70 entitled 'Part F Service Equipment, Disconnecting Means” shall be amended as follows:

(1)   Location: Commercial and Industrial.

(A)  The service disconnecting means shall be located inside the building within six feet of an unlocked exit door to the exterior of the building. The exit door shall be marked 'Electrical Main Disconnect', with an arrow pointing the direction of the disconnect from the door. The safety department shall be issued a key to this door if it is to be locked, or

(B)  On the exterior of the building in a rain tight enclosure. The disconnects may be locked, provided the safety department can sue standard bolt cutters to open the enclosure, or

(C)  At the utility pole or pad mounted transformer. The disconnects may be locked provided the safety department can sue standard bolt cutters to open the enclosure.

(2)   Location: Residential.

(A)  Where the main electrical panel is located as to require more than 15 feet of unused service entrance conductors inside a residential dwelling or structure, there shall be installed a main disconnecting devise on the exterior of the dwelling or structure. All service conductors shall be enclosed in approved metal conduit up to the point of main distribution panel.

(3)   Locations prohibited.

(A)  Service disconnecting means shall not be installed in bathrooms.

(Ord. 2265, Sec. 2)