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A. Key Lockbox Required; Exceptions:
1. The following structures shall be equipped with a rapid entry key lockbox approved by the fire chief:
a. All buildings within the village having an automatic alarm system or equipped with an automatic fire suppression system, except one- and two-family owner occupied dwellings.
b. Multi-family residential structures, including senior citizen apartments/condo complexes, that have restricted accesses through locked doors and have a common corridor for access to living quarters.
c. All high rise buildings, i.e., structures having floors at or above fifty feet (50') above ground level.
d. Commercial or industrial buildings identified by the fire chief as difficult to access during emergencies.
e. Businesses sharing a common wall.
f. All new construction, subject to this section, shall have the rapid entry key lockbox installed and operational prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
2. Any building or structure having on site twenty four (24) hour security personnel, or businesses open for business twenty four (24) hours may be exempt from the requirements of this section at the discretion of the fire chief.
1. The building or business owner shall have sole responsibility for installation of the rapid entry key lockbox.
2. The rapid entry key lockbox shall be installed on the front of the building, near the main entry door to the right side at a height not to exceed seven feet (7') aboveground, unless approved by the fire chief. Each box comes with a red sticker that will be applied to the front door.
3. The rapid entry key lockbox shall contain keys for the exterior doors clearly marked and any interior doors where alarm panels, electrical panels, sprinkler controls or hazardous materials are stored.
4. The rapid entry key lockbox shall contain elevator keys, if applicable.
5. No steps, displays, signs, other fixtures or structure protrusions shall be located under the box which would allow intruders to access the box without assistance.
C. Hazardous Materials: Commercial structures storing, using or manufacturing large quantities of materials considered hazardous must have a rapid entry key lockbox which will contain the following:
1. Keys to entry doors.
2. Keys to hazardous materials storage areas and documentation on what materials are stored and approximate quantities stored or used on site.
3. Keys will be labeled for easy identification in the field.
1. New Structures:
a. The building inspector shall notify the fire chief or designee with contact information of new businesses that would fall under this section.
b. Contractors may obtain applications for rapid entry key lockbox from the village fire chief or designee.
c. Only licensed contractors may obtain rapid entry key lockboxes.
2. Existing Structures:
a. The village fire department shall be responsible for administration of this section. The fire chief shall notify the owner/operator by proper notice of compliance.
b. Owners/managers must obtain applications for rapid entry key lockboxes from the village fire chief or designee.
c. A copy of a completed application must be returned to the building inspector.
E. Time For Compliance:
1. All existing buildings shall comply with the provisions of this section within twelve (12) months of the effective date hereof.
2. All newly constructed buildings not yet occupied or buildings currently under construction shall comply with the terms hereof prior to issuance of the certificate of occupancy. (Ord. 2005-1252, 11-1-2005)
F. Penalty: All structures listed in subsection A of this section that are not in compliance with this section within twelve (12) months from date of approval or any person who shall violate any provision of this section, upon conviction, shall be subject to a penalty violation as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code per month until compliance has been met. (Ord. 2005-1252, 11-1-2005; amd. 2016 Code)