Read where AHJ in Belleville, IL was fired by council. Seems he was requiring homes to be upgraded to latest NEC when sold or new renter. Interim AHJ is 80 years old. It seems that things are getting nuttier every day. It must be the weather. What's next? Rowdy
Belleville is a nutty area. They had inspectors and cops entering homes without warrants because someone reported unauthorized persons were living in the house/apartment. The city seems to have a requirement that anyone who lives in a house/apt in the city must register with the city. U.S. DOJ is investigating practice. Rowdy
Re: AHJ Fired#28642 08/26/0311:55 AM08/26/0311:55 AM
I've got friends in Belleville. Just consulted with 'em about improving service.
After checking the city website (Vague is a good description), I thought they might not even have an inspector (no mention online)
Yeesh. Here in North Chicago, they were trying the same thing - 80 Year old houses w/60A services mandated to upgrade to 100A, eliminate exposed BX in basements, and hardwire all smoke detectors before occupancy permit/sale allowed. Finally stopped after someone threatened a lawsuit, citing Code when built, and less than 49% renovated.
They still BS people about the BX and hardwired detectors though. But hey, who wants to fight city hall?