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(a) The alarm license fee (original or annual renewal) for a commercial premises shall be $60. The alarm license fee (original or annual renewal) for a residential premises shall be $40. The license shall be pro-rated, on a quarterly basis, for new licenses obtained after February 1.
(b) Beginning with fiscal year 2003-2004, the fees set in this Section may be adjusted, without further action by the Board of Supervisors, to reflect changes in the relevant Consumer Price Index, as determined by the Controller.
No later than April 15th of each year, the Tax Collector shall submit the current fee schedule to the Controller, who shall apply the price index adjustment to produce a new fee schedule for the following year; provided, however, that the fees shall only be adjusted in five-dollar increments, when cumulative changes in the Consumer Price Index since the last fee adjustment justify an increase or decrease of at least five dollars.
No later than May 15th of each year, the Controller shall file a report with the Board of Supervisors reporting the new fee schedule and certifying that: (a) the fees produce sufficient revenue to support the costs of providing the services for which each fee is assessed, and (b) the fees do not produce revenue which is significantly more than the costs of providing the services for which each fee is assessed.
(Added by Ord. 154-02, File No. 021078, App. 7/12/2002; amended by Ord. 30-03, File No. 021995, App. 2/28/2003; Ord. 297-04, File No. 041336, App. 12/24/2004; Ord. 175-13 , File No. 130551, App. 8/2/2013, Eff. 9/1/2013)