(A)   All structures being serviced by a fire protection system with a fire department connection shall have an audio and visual alarm that notifies the Fire Department of water flow in the sprinkler system installed above the fire department connection at a height to maximize view and prevent the tampering of the device. If the audio and visual device can not be mounted directly above the fire department connection, the Fire Chief may in writing allow an offset of up to 4 feet from the center of the connection  on the same face plane of the structure.
   (B)   New construction shall comply with division (A) above.
   (C)   Existing structures having a fire protection system with a fire department connection on the effective date of the passage of this section shall have 3 years to comply with division (A) above.
   (D)   A FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION is defined as a connection through which the Fire Department can supply water into the sprinkler system, standpipe, or other system furnishing water for fire suppression.
   (E)   Any person, firm, or corporation who shall violate any provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $25 nor more than $200 and costs of prosecution for each violation and in default of payment such forfeiture and costs shall be imprisoned in the County Jail until payment thereof, but not exceeding 30 days. A separate offense occurs on a each day violation exists or continues to exist.
(Ord. 918, passed 5-15-07)