A.   Any person, firm, corporation or institution having a fire alarm, smoke detector or other type of alarm in a building owned, operated or under the control of said person, firm, corporation or institution, and which has a direct or indirect connection with calls for a response from the Sycamore Fire Department or Sycamore Police Department, shall be charged a fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) upon the fourth and any subsequent false alarm within any calendar year. If the fee is not paid within sixty (60) days from the date of billing, then the fee shall increase to five hundred dollars ($500.00).
   B.   For purposes of this section, "false alarm" shall mean any alarm initiated for malicious purposes or because of a malfunctioning installed alarm system.
   C.   For purposes of this section, each building shall be allowed three (3) false alarms within the prescribed times where a person, firm, corporation or institution should own, operate or control more than one building.
   D.   If an individual should be found to have violated the laws of the State concerning false alarms, then the person, firm, corporation or institution that owned, operated or controlled the building where such false alarm occurred shall not be liable for the fee imposed under this section. (Ord. 99.29, 7-19-1999)