§ 4-29. Responsibility for false alarm; response and corrective action.  

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  • For the purposes of this section, the responsibility for a false alarm shall be that of the owner. A response to a false alarm shall result when any police officer or member of the fire department shall be dispatched to the premises where the alarm has been activated or learns of the activation of the alarm system, by any means whatsoever, and responds thereto by traveling to that premises. After responding to a false alarm, the enforcement official shall notify any person identified in the notice required pursuant to section 4-28 of the activation of the alarm system. If the alarm is audible and does not deactivate automatically, such person shall thereupon travel to the premises to deactivate the alarm system. Should the person notified fail to appear at the premises to deactivate the alarm system within one-half (½) hour after being notified to do so, the city shall charge the owner a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00); provided, however, if the owner is prevented from deactivating the alarm for reasons beyond the owner's reasonable control, no such fee shall be imposed. Additionally, the enforcement official shall require the owner to make a written report, within seven (7) calendar days of the date of the false alarm, on forms prescribed and provided by the enforcement official, setting forth the cause of the false alarm, the corrective action taken and the name, address and telephone number of any maintenance, repair or serviceman who inspected or repaired the alarm system following the false alarm, as well as such other information as the enforcement official may deem is reasonably necessary to determine the cause of the false alarm, or the corrective action taken or required in order to correct the cause of the same.

(Ord. No. 94-19, § 1, 10-4-94; Ord. No. 98-21, § 1, 11-11-98)