1513.10  ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTY.
   (a)   Enforcement of any of the provisions of this chapter may be by civil action and/or criminal prosecution.
   (b)   Failure or omission to comply with any section of this chapter shall be deemed a violation.
   (c)   Unless otherwise stated, the penalty for violation of any section or provision within this chapter is a fourth degree misdemeanor.
   (d)   Any fire or medical alarm system creating an excessive alarm condition as defined in Section 1513.05 shall be subject to the following conditions:
      (1)   If more than three false alarms are produced by any alarm system in a twelve-month period, a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be assessed the alarm user for the fourth false alarm, and one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be assessed for each successive false alarm thereafter.
         A.   Such charges shall continue for each excessive false alarm until six consecutive months have elapsed during which time no false alarms have been received by the Fire Department.
      (2)   The alarm user of an alarm system, other than an alarm system required per the Ohio Basic Building Code may be required by the Fire Department to disconnect the alarm system immediately in such fashion that signals are not emitted so as to notify the Fire Department either directly or indirectly:
         A.   Any alarm user who fails to disconnect as required above shall be deemed to be in violation of this chapter.
         B.   An alarm system may be reconnected only if satisfactory evidence is provided to the Bureau of Fire Prevention that the alarm system has been repaired so that it does not emit further false alarms and upon payment of all delinquent charges assessed for false alarms.
            (Ord. 54-93.  Passed 8-16-93.)