§ 14.143  FALSE ALARMS.
   (a)   Signed statement. In addition to the information required pursuant to § 14.140(e), the shall within five days of each , submit a signed statement to the city’s stating the apparent cause of the and the measure(s) taken or to be taken to remedy the problem.
   (b)   Penalties - . A penalty shall be paid by the to the city for each in excess of two per calendar year. The penalty shall be $125 for the third false and shall increase by the sum of $50 for each succeeding thereafter within the calendar year. The penalty for false or shall be $250 for the second and shall increase by the sum of $100 for each succeeding thereafter within the calendar year. Payment of these penalties may be enforced by civil action.
   (c)   Penalties - . Where the responding police officer determines that a was caused by the on-site actions of an employee of the , a penalty of $100 shall be assessed against the with no corresponding fine being assessed against the .
   (d)   Exceptions. No penalty shall be due and no alarm shall be credited as a if it is shown that the was the result of damage to utility lines, tornadoes, lightning, earthquakes or other such severe weather conditions.
(1958 Code, § 137.06)  (Ord. 70-6, passed 2-3-1970; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 95-21, passed 11-20-1995; Ord. 2000-33, passed 12-18-2000)