(a)   It shall be the duty and responsibility of each alarm user to ensure that false alarms do not occur.  Each false alarm shall be deemed a violation of this subsection.
   (b)   Each violation of subsection (a) of this section shall be deemed a noncriminal infraction for which a civil penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be assessed against the alarm user.  However, a civil penalty may be waived by the Alarm Administrator upon satisfactory showing by the alarm user that the alarm notification was not a false alarm.
   (c)   Notice of liability for a civil penalty assessed pursuant to this section, shall be personally served or sent by first-class mail to the alarm user’s address as shown on the alarm system registration.  A civil penalty assessed under this section must be paid within thirty (30) days of the sending of the notice.  Civil penalties that have not been timely paid will accrue interest at the rate of 1.5% per month from the due date to the date of payment in full.  Unpaid civil penalties and interest shall be deemed debts owed to the City, and may be collected by initiation of a civil action or any other lawful debt collection procedure.
(Ord. 70-2011.  Passed 7-25-11.)