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A. Permit Required: No person, firm, or corporation shall install, operate or maintain an automatic signaling device without first obtaining a permit under this section. Any person, firm, or corporation found in violation of this provision shall be subject to a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00). Each day in operation without a permit shall constitute a separate offense.
B. Application For Permit: Applications for permits to install, maintain and operate an automatic signaling device shall be filed with the Chief of Police or Fire Chief on forms supplied by the Village with a onetime permit fee as set forth in section S40.1 of this Code.
The application shall set forth the name, address, telephone number and emergency telephone numbers of both the licensed installing company and the person, firm or corporation upon whose premises the device will be installed, as well as a description of the system, specifications, drawing plans and cut sheets demonstrating the location of the installation. Each application must include a sworn statement that the equipment complies with the standards of the Underwriters Laboratories, the National Fire Protection Association, Factory Mutual or equal and that all installations shall comply with the Village Electrical Code. The applications shall include the limitation on Village liability (section 40.7 of this chapter) which shall be acknowledged by the signature of the licensed seller, installer and the owner and, if applicable, lessee of the premises.
C. Permit Approval: The Chief of Police or Fire Chief shall approve the permit application and issue the requested permit if the application is complete, and complies in all respects with the orderly conduct of the Village business and if the alarm equipment suppliers and installers are licensed.
D. Conditions To Permits:
(1) The Chief of Police or the Fire Chief may impose reasonable conditions on the issuance and continued operation of any permit issued under this chapter, including, but not limited to, the following: payment of any fines or fees imposed pursuant to this chapter.
(2) Any automatic signaling device installed in any occupancy other than single-family residential for fire detection shall be a direct connect system. Any fire detection system which was in place prior to September 1, 1989, shall, at the end of their current contract or agreement, or at the time of replacement or upgrade, become a direct connect system.
E. Right Of Inspection: The Chief of Police or the Fire Chief shall have the right to inspect any signaling device on the premises where it is intended to be used both prior to and subsequent to the issuance of a permit hereunder or to installation of said device at reasonable times, to determine whether a permit should be granted, or to determine whether the provisions of this chapter and the terms of the issued permit are met in the installation, operation and maintenance of any signaling device.
F. Restriction On Lines: It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to install, maintain, or operate an automatic signaling device except upon such signal lines as are designated by the issued permit.
G. Contents Of Recorded Message: The content of any recorded message to be transmitted by any automatic signaling device must be intelligible and in a format approved by the Chief of the relevant department as appropriate for the nature of the alarm. A recorded message transmitted hereunder shall not exceed fifteen (15) seconds per message with a maximum of two (2) transmissions per emergency event.
H. Revocation Or Suspension Of Permit: Any permit holder who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter or the terms and conditions of the holder's issued permit, shall be subject to permit suspension, revocation, fine or combination thereof, in accordance with the following procedures:
(1) The Chief of Police or Fire Chief shall give written notice to the permit holder and the Village Manager of the alleged chapter or permit conditions violation, and the action required to remedy such violation.
(2) Within ten (10) days of said written notice, the permit holder shall either remedy the alleged violation or request a hearing in writing directed to the Chief of Police or Fire Chief, as the case may be. If a hearing is requested, the request shall be submitted to the system of administrative adjudication established by section 41.55 of this Code and processed accordingly. In the event the Administrative Adjudication Hearing Officer determines that a violation occurred, he or she may: a) impose a fine not to exceed seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00); b) suspend the relevant permit for a definite period and/or subject to reasonable conditions including, but not limited to, payment of fines and fees provided for in this chapter; c) revoke the permit indefinitely; or d) some combination thereof.
I. Subscription Charges: The Village shall not be responsible for any of the charges of the alarm equipment supplier or installer, whether said charges are for equipment, connection fees to the Village monitoring system, maintenance of the signaling devices' connections to the Village's monitoring system, or otherwise. The company supplying, operating or maintaining the monitoring system shall have the right to charge subscribers a reasonable fee for connection to and maintenance of the system. (Ord. 17-03-05)