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(A) All master fire alarm box owners shall pay an annual user fee for each calendar year in the amount of $540. New systems installed shall be charged a pro rata amount of $45 per month or part of a month until December 31 of the installation year after which the annual fee will take effect on January 1. Each additional building monitored by a radio master box shall be charged an annual fee of $100 per building per calendar year. New systems shall be charged a pro-rata amount of $25 per quarter until December 31 of the installation year after which the annual fee will take effect on January 1.
(B) All telephone dialer alarm systems connected to the Fire Department shall pay an annual fee in each calendar year of $25 per year. New systems installed shall be charged a pro rata amount of $6.25 for each quarter year until December 31 of the installation year after which the annual fee will take effect on January 1.
(C) All properties connected directly to the Fire Department through an Underwriters Laboratory approved central station shall pay the city an initial connection fee of $100 and an annual monitoring fee of $100. New systems connected shall pay the initial fee plus a pro rata amount of $8.33 for each month remaining in the calendar year until the following January 1, at which time, they shall pay the full annual fee. All initial and annual fees shall be paid to the city by the central station providing service to the property. The central station shall be allowed to charge an administrative fee in excess of the established initial and annual fees to be retained by the central station in order to cover expenses incurred in the administration of this requirement.
(D) The Chief of the Fire Department shall issue a permit to approved Central Stations for the monitoring of fire alarm systems. Permits will be issued annually at the rate of $1,000.
(Ord. passed 2-7-95; Am. Ord. passed 11-5-03; Am. Ord. passed 5-4-10; Am. Ord. passed 12-1-15)