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0229 False Information and Alarms 1981ORDINANCE NO. 229 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO, AMENDING SECTION 9.08.120, CHUBBUCK MUNICIPAL CODE, REGARDING FALSE INFORMATION GIVEN TO CITY OFFICERS; ADDING A NEW CHAPTER OF THE CHUBBUCK MUNCIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING A STRUCTURE OF FEES FOR RESPONSES TO FALSE ALARMS; ADDING A NEW SECTION OF THE CHUBBUCK MUNICIPAL CODE PROHIBITING AUTOMATIC DIALING ALARM DEVICES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEALING PRIOR CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO: SECTION 1. False Information. Section 9.08.120, Chubbuck Municipal Code, is hereby amended to read as follows: 9.08.120 Concealing or false reporting of information to an officer. It is unlawful and punishable as a misdemeanor for any person knowingly and intentionally to conceal or withhold knowledge of the commission of or attempt to commit any felony or misdemeanor in the city. It is further unlawful and punishable as a misdemeanor for any person willfully and intentionally to give, or cause to be given, false information to any police officer or other officer in the city in the discharge of his duty. SECTION 2. False alarm fees. Title 5 of the Chubbuck Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding a new chapter 5.03, the sections of which shall read as follows: 5.03.01. Definitions. For the purpose of this chaDter: (a) The term "false alarm" shall mean the activation of a fire or burglary alarm other than by a fire, forced entry or attempted forced entry to the premises, at a time when there is no fire and no burglary or other crime being committed or attempted on the Dremises. Provided, however, that when the city has been notified that work is being done on an alarm system, and that the city should not respond to alarms on that system, such activation of the system shall not be considered a false alarm. (b) The term "central system" shall mean a system, or group of systems, operated for its customers by a person, firm or corporation, in which the operations of electrical protection circuits and devices are transmitted, recorded in, and supervised from, a central location. 5.03.02. Scope. This chapter shall apply to any alarm system that generates an audible sound on the premises, to any alarm system connected to or monitored by the city, and to any alarm Connected to a central system. 5.03.03. Fees. For any response by the city to a false alarm, the city shall charge and collect, from the person, firm or corporation owning, possessing, operating or maintaining an alarm system on the p~emises where~the ~atarm was-activate~,~ Gee of~ twenty-five d~tars ~ ($25.00) per false alarm. Provided, however, that such fee shall not apply to the first three (3) false alarms during any calendar year. SECTION 3. Automatic dialing alarm devices. Title 9 of the Chubbuck Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding a new section 9.08.125, to read as follows: 9.08.125. Automatic dialing alarm devices. It shall be unlawful and punishable as a misdemeanor for any person, firm or corporation to program an automatic dialing device from a fire or burglary alarm to select any public telephone line used for police or fire calls to the city. It shall further be unlawful and punishable as a misdemeanor for an alarm user to fail to disconnect or reprogram such device within twelve (12) hours of receipt of written notice from the city that an automatic dialing device is so programmed. -1- SECTION 4. Severability. In the event that any section or provision of this ordinance should be held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such holdinq shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections or provisions. SECTION 5. Repeal. Ail prior ordinances of the city, which irreconcilably conflict with this ordinance, are hereby repealed to extent of such conflict. the SECTION 6. Effective date. The rule requirinq ordinances read on three separate days is hereby dispensed with, and this ordinance shall become effective upon its passage, apDroval and publication, as provided by law. to be PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED AY THE MAYOR of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho, this 20th day of October, 1981. Attest: City Clerk -2-