[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Springville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Noise — See Ch. 115.
[Adopted 11-19-1979 as Ch. 45 of the 1979 Code]
Connection to the central alarm system may be made only by such person, corporations or governmental units as own or operate within the Village of Springville a facility having, in the sole discretion of the Board of Trustees, a clear and compelling need therefor; provided, however, that such Board of Trustees, in its sole discretion, may permit connection by a governmental unit or public-service organization for a facility owned or operated by it within the Town of Concord. No such connection shall be permitted until the company then servicing and maintaining the equipment constituting such central alarm system shall certify to the Board of Trustees the feasibility of such connection.
The entire cost of installation of any connection to the central alarm system shall be borne by the applicant. Thereafter, the entire cost of any subsequent modification, alteration or removal shall, in like manner, be borne by the user.
The annual cost of inspection of each connection point shall be at the expense of the user, to be paid as herein provided.
In addition, there is also hereby imposed an annual permit fee for each board point, in an amount to be fixed from time to time by the Board of Trustees, which shall in no event be less than the amount set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees. The annual permit fee for each board point for any facility located outside the Village of Springville shall be 150% of the fee hereinabove imposed. Such fee shall be payable in advance on the first day of May in each year and shall, in the year of installation, be prorated for the number of months remaining in such permit year after the date of installation.
[Amended 11-5-1979 by L.L. No. 14-1979; 12-1-1997 by L.L. No. 6-1997]
There is also hereby imposed an annual inspection fee for each board point, in an amount to be fixed from time to time by the Board of Trustees, which shall be payable on the first day of May in each year.
The Board of Trustees, in its sole discretion, may waive any or all of the charges and fees imposed by this section in the case of a Police Department of the Village of Springville, Town of Concord or County of Erie or a public-service organization located entirely within the Village of Springville.
Application for a permit for connection to a board point in the central alarm system shall be made, in writing, to the Village Clerk on such form as he shall prescribe, accompanied by the installation charge as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees. In the event that such application shall be denied by the Board of Trustees, such charge shall be refunded to the applicant.
[Amended 11-5-1979 by L.L. No. 14-1979; 12-1-1997 by L.L. No. 6-1997]
Any permit issued hereunder may at any time be revoked by the Board of Trustees for the violation of or noncompliance with any provision of this article, including but not limited to nonpayment of the charges and fees imposed hereby, or for any false statement made in the application therefor. In the event of such revocation, any charges or fees theretofore paid to the Village of Springville hereunder shall be forfeited to said Village as a penalty for such violation or noncompliance, as the case may be.
[Amended 12-1-1997 by L.L. No. 6-1997]
[Adopted 6-18-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2007]
The purpose of this section is to protect and promote the health, safety and general welfare within the boundaries of the Village of Springville by reducing the number of false alarms of fire, intrusion, robbery or other criminal activity, or medical emergency which contribute to the ineffective use of emergency response agencies, require emergency responses which are themselves susceptible to high accident rates, interfere with response to genuine emergencies and produce unnecessary alarm noise and social confusion in the surrounding area.
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALARM (SYSTEM)
- Any assembly of equipment or devices arranged to signal the presence of a hazard requiring urgent attention which is directly or indirectly connected to police, fire or emergency medical services and to which police, fire or emergency medical service agencies are expected to respond.
- AUTHORIZED TECHNICIAN
- New York State Department of State Licensed Alarm Provider.
- FALSE ALARM
- Activation of an alarm system which is not caused by, or the result of, an actual emergency situation such as robbery, intrusion or other criminal activity, fire or medical emergency.
- FIRE DEPARTMENT
- Village of Springville Volunteer Fire Department.
- All occupancies not categorized herein as residential.
- POLICE DEPARTMENT
- Village of Springville Police Department, Erie County Sheriff's Department and New York State Police.
- One- and two-family occupancies as defined in this Code.
- Village of Springville.
The responding Fire Department or Police Department shall inform the alarm user of the false alarm fees provided in this section at the time of the false alarm, although failure to do so shall not invalidate the imposition of a false alarm fee.
The failure to give such written notification shall not invalidate the imposition of a false alarm fee by the Village Clerk.
A false alarm fee schedule shall be established by resolution of the Village's Board of Trustees, and the Village Clerk shall impose the appropriate fee upon the alarm system owner in accordance with that schedule. Such fee schedule may thereafter be amended from time to time by like resolution. Fees may differ between residential and nonresidential occupancies and may be increased for a second and subsequent false alarms actuated within a moving period of 365 days.
The amount of a false alarm fee shall be determined by the number of false alarms actuated within a moving period of 365 days. If, however, an authorized technician services the system that generated a false alarm within two business days after that false alarm; and if all discoverable deficiencies are corrected within five business days from the date an authorized technician services the system, unless otherwise extended by the Village Code Enforcement Officer; and if written verification of such correction is immediately submitted to the Village Clerk by the authorized technician, that or those false alarm(s) shall not be counted for purposes of the imposition of a false alarm fee.
If the Village Clerk is not in receipt of written verification of such correction within 10 business days from the date of the false alarm, then written notice assessing a false alarm fee will be sent to the alarm user. In the event that the Village Code Enforcement Officer has extended the alarm user's time frame to correct the discovered deficiencies, then the Village Clerk will send a written notice assessing a false alarm fee three business days after the time frame granted to correct the deficiency by the Village Code Enforcement Officer if written verification of the correction is not received.
Failure to pay a false alarm fee imposed by the Village Clerk within 30 days of written notice from the Village Clerk shall be considered a violation of this section and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable as provided in Article II, General Penalty, of Chapter 1 of the Code of the Village of Springville. The penalty for failure to pay the false alarm fee within 30 days shall be in addition to the false alarm fee imposed by this section.