Sec. 2.5-5. False alarms; false alarm fees required; grace period; appeals.

 

(a)   Any alarm system, except a fire alarm system, which has recorded more than six (6) false alarms within a permit year shall be subject to the fees set forth in Section 2-5 of this Code.

 

(b)   Any fire alarm system which has recorded more than six (6) false alarms within a permit year shall be subject to the fees set forth in Section 2-5 of this Code.

 

(c)   The payment of the fee provided for in subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall be submitted to the city clerk's office within ten (10) days of receiving notice that such fee is due.

 

(d)   A grace period of ninety (90) days from the date of activation of any new alarm system or six (6) false alarms, whichever occurs first, shall be allowed for the purpose of adjustments and corrections in the alarm system, prior to any accumulating of false alarms as provided herein.

 

(e)   Any alarm user who has been assessed a fee as provided for in subsection (a) or (b) herein, may appeal such assessment to the city council of said city by filing a written notice of appeal with the city clerk, within ten (10) days of receipt of the notice that such fee is due.  The filing of such notice shall stay the effect of such assessment until a hearing is held before the city council at its next regular meeting.  The city council shall have the power to uphold or set aside the assessment of such fees.

 

Source: Ord. No. 3125, 5, 2-22-83; Ord. No. 3404, 1, 5-19-86; Ord. No. 4687, 1, 9-2-03; Ord. No. 5135, 2, 9-7-10