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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2001-052 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, IN ADOPTION OF FALSE ALARM CHARGE SCHEDULE & <br />BILLING PROCEDURES <br /> <br />WHEREAS, with the revision of the Seward City Code Section 9.15.150., requires a charge <br />schedule and billing procedure for false alarms; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the schedule must be fair, easily understood, and simple to implement and <br />administer; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a false alarm is defined as "an alarm generated when no fire or emergency <br />exists; it includes system malfunctions, faulty operation of detectors and intentional activations of <br />alarm systems (malicious mischief)". It does not include incidents where the system operated <br />properly, such as, a smoke detector activation caused by food or a manual pull station being <br />activated due to good intent; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, once a building with an alarm system has had more than three (3) false alarms <br />in a calender year, the Fire Department will notify the Finance Department and provide them with <br />the dates and times of all alarms at the building. The Finance Department shall bill the owner within <br />ten (10) days of the alarm. The owner/occupant shall have thirty (30) days to pay the bill; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, new alarm systems and existing alarm system upgrades will have a 30 day <br />grace period from the time the system is placed into service; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the owner of a system will be required to notify the Fire Department of work <br />being accomplished prior to its start, for the grace period to be in effect. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA. <br /> <br />Section 1. The City of Seward, Alaska, hereby adopts the False Alarm Charge Schedule, are <br />as follows: <br /> <br />A) First 3 false alarms within a calender year - no charge <br />B) 4th false alarm within a calender year - $100.00 <br />C) 5th false alarm within a calender year - $125.00 <br />D) 6th false alarm or more within a calender year - $300.00 <br />