City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995]
As used in this chapter:
(a) 
BUILDING — Means a multi-unit or multi-occupant residential building with 10 or more living units within the complex, whether new or existing, as well as industrial or commercial buildings, required to provide an approved fire alarm system or an approved fire suppression system.
(b) 
JURISDICTION — Means a governmental unit which has adopted this chapter under duly authorized legislative authority.
[Ord. No. 521, passed 12-27-1995]
Any multi-unit or multi-occupant residential building, whether new or existing, may provide a theftproof key lockbox, acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction. Any industrial or commercial building required to provide an approved fire alarm system or an approved fire suppression system may provide a theftproof key lockbox, acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction. In the event that any residential, industrial or commercial building determines to install a lockbox, such lockbox shall meet all other requirements under the provisions of this chapter and shall be acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.
[Ord. No. 521, passed 12-27-1995]
Key lockboxes installed in accordance with Section 1618.02 shall be located in an area or position approved by the authority having jurisdiction and shall be installed according to the requirements of the Fire Prevention Code adopted by the City.
[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995]
The installation of an approved key lockbox shall be performed by a licensed fire alarm contractor or a licensed construction contractor. Application for installation shall be made by the contractor prior to any installation of a key lockbox, and notification of a completed installation shall be given to the Fire Department for final inspection.
[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995]
The key lockbox shall include, at the minimum, the following:
(a) 
Entry keys to all main entrance and exit doors.
(b) 
Entry keys to all electrical equipment rooms, elevator equipment rooms and fire alarm equipment and suppression rooms.
(c) 
Fire alarm system control panel access keys.
(d) 
Any other key determined by the authority having jurisdiction as needed for occupancy access or fire operations.
[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995]
(a) 
A key for the exterior door to the key lockbox shall be assigned to the Fire Department. No key shall be purchased, except by written approval of the Fire Department Deputy Director or Fire Marshal. The Fire Department Deputy Director and/or Fire Marshal shall execute proper authorization cards, with the company that manufactures the key lockbox, for the purpose of recordkeeping.
(b) 
The building owner shall update the inventory of entry keys and keep the keys properly marked and designated within the key lockbox. Notification of any change in the organization of the key lockbox or the placement of keys within the key lockbox shall be given to the Fire Department.
(c) 
The Fire Department shall keep records indicating the date, time and circumstances of any opening of any key lockbox. Such records shall be kept in the office of the Fire Marshal. The records shall include the building address, the date of installation, the date and time of entry, the time of returning the box into service, the reason for entry and the person(s) making the entry. Notice of entry of any key lockbox shall also be given to the owner by first class mail, or otherwise, if an emergency.
[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995]
The authority having jurisdiction, in consultation with the owner of the building, shall determine whether or not the key lockbox needs to be placed in a supervised area.
[Ord. No. 507, passed 8-14-1995]
The installation of any key lockbox at a location where industrial hazardous materials may be kept shall be subject to the following additional requirements:
(a) 
The key lockbox shall contain all of the information required under Section 1618.05.
(b) 
The key lockbox shall contain the following additional items and information:
(1) 
A complete floor plan of the occupancy.
(2) 
Keys to all areas housing storage of hazardous materials.
(3) 
Updated M.S.D.S. information, updated annually.
(4) 
An updated facility contact person directory and any additional information determined to be necessary by the authority having jurisdiction.
[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.