SEC. 11-73.  FEES AND PENALTIES FOR EXCESSIVE FALSE SECURITY ALARMS.
   (A)   Alarm related fees and penalties shall be established by city council resolution.
   (B)   An alarm user shall pay for each excessive false alarm, and its associated fees and penalties, the amounts of which are established by city council resolution.
   (C)   An alarm business shall pay fees and penalties established by city council resolution.
      (1)   A false alarm includes an alarm activation directly caused by an onsite employee of an alarm business.
         (a)   A false alarm directly caused by an onsite employee shall be counted toward the number of excessive false alarms against the alarm business, and not counted against the alarm user.
         (b)   The count toward the number of excessive false alarms against the alarm business is limited to the alarm site's location, and not count toward the overall operation of the alarm business.
      (2)   If a pattern of improper alarm call confirmation is established by an officer, the alarm business shall be issued a civil fine of $100 per occurrence for failure to follow the required alarm call confirmation procedures, as prescribed in section 11-64.1. Prior to the issuance of a civil fine, the alarm administrator shall first warn the alarm business in writing that improper alarm call confirmation was detected, cite the instance(s) in which the improper call confirmation occurred, and warn that additional lapses within 12 months of the warning may result in a civil fine.
      (3)   If an alarm business employee or alarm agent willfully makes a false statement concerning the inspection of an alarm site or the performance of an alarm system, the alarm business shall be issued a civil fine of $1,000 per occurrence.
(Ord. 2951)