City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995]
As used in this chapter:
(a) 
ALARM COMPANIES — Means any individual, company, partnership or corporation engaged in the business and practice of installing alarm systems or monitoring alarm systems.
(b) 
ALARM SYSTEM — Means a system designed and installed in a building which is designed to detect heat, smoke or fire and to transfer a signal to a centralized location, giving notice of a potential problem with heat, smoke or fire.
(c) 
JURISDICTION — Means a governmental unit which has adopted this chapter under duly authorized legislative authority.
[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995]
The installation and maintenance of any alarm system in any residential, commercial or industrial building within the jurisdiction shall be in conformance with the requirements of this chapter.
[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995; amended 6-24-2019 by Ord. No. 821]
The installation of any alarm system within the jurisdiction shall be in conformance with the standards required in NFPA 72 (the National Fire Alarm Code), the most current edition published.
[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995; amended 6-24-2019 by Ord. No. 821]
(a) 
The maintenance of any alarm system located within the jurisdiction shall be in conformance with Chapter 7 of NFPA 72 (the National Fire Alarm Code), the most current edition published.
(b) 
The individual, partnership, company or corporation who or which installs or maintains the alarm system shall be required to provide a report indicating the specifics of the system, as well as the dates for checking, maintenance, repair or other work performed upon the system to the Fire Marshal. The report shall be maintained in accordance with the requirements set forth in the most current edition of the NFPA 72 (the National Fire Alarm Code.)
[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995]
The individual, partnership, company or corporation who or which installs, services, maintains or repairs an alarm system shall be required to tag the system after each incident of work performed on that system. The tag shall be placed on the panel in a visible location and shall include the following information:
(a) 
The name of the company providing installation and service;
(b) 
The phone number of the company providing installation and service;
(c) 
A brief description of the service provided;
(d) 
The date of the service; and
(e) 
The name of the service technician performing the service.
[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995]
The Director of Police and Fire Services or his or her designated representative is hereby designated as the authorized City official to issue municipal civil infraction citations (directing alleged violators to appear in court) or municipal civil infraction violation notices (directing alleged violators to appear at the City of Coldwater Municipal Ordinance Violations Bureau) as provided in these Codified Ordinances.
[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995]
A person who violates any provision of this chapter is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be subject to the payment of a civil fine of not less than $100, plus costs and other sanctions, for each infraction. A second offense, within a period of 90 days, shall be subject to a civil fine of not less than $250, plus costs and other sanctions, for each infraction. Third and subsequent offenses, within 90 days, shall be subject to a civil fine of $500, plus costs and other sanctions, for each infraction.