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CITY OF WOODBURY WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA ORDINANCE NO. 182 CHAPTER 3 ALARM SYSTEMS1

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 10:05am

CITY OF WOODBURY WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

ORDINANCE NO. 1821

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURY, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA, PROVIDING THAT THE CITY CODE BE AMENDED BY AMENDING CHAPTER 3 - ALARM SYSTEMS

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WOODBURY, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA DOES ORDAIN:

CHAPTER 3 ALARM SYSTEMS

1821.01 That language be removed and added from Section 3-1 Definitions

Sec. 3-1. Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Act of nature means a utility line mishap, tornado, severe wind or electrical storm or other climactic condition.

Alarm or alarm system means a single device or assembly of devices operating mechanically, electrically or by means of radio frequency indicating a need for a response by emergency personnel or services. Such signals emitted may be audible or may be transmitted to some receiving site for the purpose of notification of the need for an emergency response.

False alarm An alarm signal eliciting notification to and a response by police or fire personnel where the responding personnel is unable to find any evidence that a fire (or smoke), burglary or attempted burglary, hold-up or attempted hold-up has occurred. For the purpose of this ordinance, an alarm triggered by an act of nature or a utility company power outage is not considered a false alarm.

1821.02 That language be removed and added from Section 3-2 Response to False Alarms

Sec. 3-2. Penalties for false alarms.

(a) A fee as established by the master fee ordinance shall be paid to the city for police or fire response to false alarms.

(b) The city may collect such fee by whatever means necessary, including the institution of a civil action against the person responsible for the payment of such fee.

1821.03 That Section 3.3 False Alarm Reports be removed from Chapter 3

1821.04 That language be removed and added from Section 3-4 (b),- Audible Alarm Requirements

Sec. 3-4. Audible alarm requirements.

(b) Every person maintaining an audible alarm shall post a notice containing the name and telephone number of the persons to be notified to render repairs or service during any hour of the day or night that the alarm rings. Such notice shall be posted at the main entrance to such premises or near the alarm in such a position as to be legible from the ground level adjacent to the building or kept currently corrected and on file with the police department and/or fire department.

1821.05 That language be removed and added to Section 3-5 (6) - Alarms Required for Certain Establishments

Sec. 3-5. Security Alarms required for certain establishments.

Due to their susceptibility to criminal attack, the following businesses shall be required to have security alarm systems that are monitored 24 hours a day at a business that specializes in receiving the transmission of alarm signals:

(6) Other such businesses that by their nature create a high susceptibility to criminal attack as required by the chief of police.

Passed and adopted by the City Council of the City of Woodbury, Washington County, Minnesota this 8th day of July, 2009.

William J. Hargis, Mayor

Clinton P. Gridley, City Administrator

The City of Woodbury is subject to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities. The City is committed to full implementation of the Act to our services, programs, and activities. Information regarding the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the City Administrator's office at 651-714-3500. Auxiliary aids for disabled persons are available upon request at least 72 hours in advance of an event. Please call the ADA Coordinator, at 651-714-3500 (TDD 714-3568) to make arrangements.

(Published in the Woodbury Bulletin on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.)