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A. The alarm administrator shall notify the police department of each alarm user whose alarm permit warrants suspension under the terms of this chapter. The alarm administrator shall suspend an alarm permit if it is determined that:

1. The alarm user has had three or more false burglary alarms within the one-year permit period, except that the alarm administrator may waive a suspension of a permit upon receipt of documented work orders showing reasonable attempts to repair the alarm system prior to the notice of suspension. The alarm administrator may impose a one-week acclimation period upon reinstatement of the permit;

2. There is a false statement of a material fact in the application for a permit; or

3. The alarm user fails or refuses to pay a permit or permit renewal fee, false alarm fee or late fee assessed under this section.

B. It is a violation of this section for any person, firm, entity or company to operate a burglar alarm system during the period in which the alarm permit is suspended. It is a violation of this section for a monitoring company to make an alarm dispatch request to a burglar alarm site after the monitoring company’s alarm response manager (ARM) has been notified by electronic mail by the alarm administrator that the permit for that alarm site has been suspended. After three business days of the ARM’s notification the monitoring company shall be assessed a $100.00 fee for the first dispatch report and $200.00 for each dispatch request thereafter within the same suspension period. If the fee is not paid within 30 days after the invoice is mailed, a late fee in the amount of $25.00 is hereby imposed on the monitoring company.

C. If a person, firm, entity or company allows their/its security alarm license to lapse or be suspended, unless an appeal has been timely filed, it shall be presumed that the person, firm, entity or company does not have need of alarm responses from the police department. Depending on the circumstances, the police department may or may not respond to any alarm dispatch request from any alarm installation company or monitoring company where the security alarm license is lapsed or suspended unless there is a separate indication that there is a crime in progress. (Ord. 6216 § 1, 2009.)