Velda City, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 464 §§1 — 3, 12-12-1994]
A. 
There shall be a service charge imposed by Velda City and paid by the person or business who owns or operates or maintains a private alarm system on premises within Velda City if said system shall sound more than the permitted false alarms, as particularly described in Subsection (B) of this Section, to which the Fire or Police Department respond.
B. 
During each calendar year, three (3) false alarms shall be allowed per installation without penalty. Any additional false alarms encountered for an installation during each calendar year shall result in the imposition of a service charge. The service charge shall be as follows:
Number of False Alarms
Charge
4
$15.00
5
$25.00
6
$50.00
Over 6, per false alarm
$50.00
The service charge amount shall be imposed against the alarm user. Refusal to pay any service charge shall result in the issuance of a summons.
C. 
As used in this Section, the term "false alarm" means an alarm sounding which was not produced by physical intrusion of an unauthorized person or animal into the premises secured by the sounding alarm system or by the breaking or opening of a door or window or other enclosure which is secured by the sounding alarm system. If there is no evidence of the physical cause which produced an alarm sounding, such sounding shall be presumed to be a false alarm.