Borough of Indiana, PA
Indiana County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Indiana as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 28.
Police Department — See Ch. 84.
[Adopted 7-6-1993 by Ord. No. 1585]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FALSE ALARM
Any burglary, holdup, carbon monoxide detector, or fire alarm received from an alarm system and transmitted to the Police or Fire Department and, upon response by the appropriate personnel, it is determined that no actual burglary, holdup, carbon monoxide problem or fire had occurred.
[Amended 12-8-1998 by Ord. No. 1741]
A. 
After three false alarms are received from the effective date of this article, the user of the alarm system(s) from which the false alarms are received shall be notified in writing to take the necessary action to correct the cause of the false alarm within 30 days.
B. 
A person that owns, uses or possesses an alarm device or automatic dialing device may not, after causing or permitting three false alarms to occur in a consecutive twelve-month period, cause or permit a subsequent false alarm to occur in the same consecutive twelve-month period. A person that violates this section commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 7511.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Emergencies shall be a defense to any charge under this article that the false alarm was caused by a public emergency.
All charges hereunder shall be paid within 30 days after the user is sent a bill by the appropriate Borough official.
In the event that any individual, partnership or corporation shall fail to pay the charges in a timely manner, the Borough shall have the right to:
A. 
Sue the individual, partnership or corporation for the appropriate charges together with attorneys' fees and costs; and
B. 
The right to terminate any service to said individual, partnership or corporation in regard to their alarm systems.