False Alarm Information
Plymouth Township Resolution 2003-18
WHEREAS, Section14-49, False Alarms – Responsibility for cost, Subsection (a), of the Plymouth Township Code, provides for a charge for false alarms as established from time to time by resolution of Township Council.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the charges for false alarms under section 14-49, False alarms – Responsibility for costs, Subsection (a), of the Plymouth Township Code, shall be as follows:
First false alarm in each calendar year – no charge
Second false alarm in each calendar year – $50.00
After the second false alarm in each calendar year, there shall be an additional charge of $25.00 per false alarm in each calendar year to a maximum of $1,000.00 in each calendar year.
FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall be effective upon the effective date of the ordinance adopted May 12, 2003, amending section 14-49(a) of the Plymouth Township Code.
DULY PRESENTED AND ADOPTED, by Plymouth Township Council at a public meeting held on the 12th day of May 2003.
Plymouth Township Code
Sec. 14-49. False alarms–Responsibility for costs.
(a) For the purpose of defraying the costs to the township of responding to a false alarm, the owner or lessee of an automatic protection device, and persons using the services of intermediaries, and users of audible alarms, and users of any other kind of direct or indirect connection with the police or fire communications center, except persons using the two-way live voice communication by telephone, shall, as a condition to installation and continued operation of such equipment or service, execute a consent in such form as may be prescribed by the manager agreeing that such owner, lessee or user shall pay to the township a charge for false alarms as established from time to time by resolution of Township Council. These sums shall be a civil claim by the township and shall not affect the penalty provisions prescribed by section 14-50 hereof.
(b) Any such owner, lessee or user who fails to execute the consent described in paragraph (a) above within ninety (90) days from the effective date of this article, shall, within that ninety-day period, disconnect the alarm, automatic protection device or other kind of direct or indirect connection with the police or fire communications center and shall discontinue using the services of any intermediaries.
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