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    4. a.    
BAYTOWN CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Meeting Date: 06/25/2020  
Subject:    Amending Article II "Alarm Systems" of Chapter 30 of the Code of Ordinances to update Alarm Fees
Prepared for: Leticia Brysch Prepared by: Karen Horner, Legal
Department: City Clerk's Office  

Information
ITEM
Consider an ordinance amending Chapter 2 "Administration," Article V "Finance," Division 1 "Generally," Section 2-595 "Fees for various city services" and Chapter 30 "Emergency Services," Article II "Alarm Systems," Division 2 "Permit" Section 30-27 "Application" and Division 3 "Regulations," Section 30-38 "Service fee for false alarm" of the Code of Ordinances, Baytown, Texas, to update the fees for alarm permits and false alarms.
PREFACE
This proposed ordinance amends Chapter 2 "Administration," Article V "Finance," Division 1 "Generally," Section 2-595 "Fees for various city services" and Chapter 30 "Emergency Services," Article II "Alarm Systems," Division 2 "Permit" Section 30-27 "Application" and Division 3 "Regulations," Section 30-38 "Service fee for false alarm" of the Code of Ordinances, Baytown, Texas, to update the fees for alarm permits and false alarms..  The following chart details the proposed changes:
 
Residential
Permit Burglar Alarm Fire Alarm
Current Proposed Current Proposed
New Permit $0.00 $15.00 $0.00 Included with Burglar Alarm
Permit Renewal
(10 days prior to expiration of existing permit)
$0.00 $10.00 $0.00 Included with Burglar Alarm
Number of False Alarms during Permit Term Burglar Alarm Fire Alarm
Current Proposed Current Proposed
1 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
3 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
4 $0.00 $50.00 $0.00 $50.00
5 $50.00 $50.00 $100.00 $50.00
6 $50.00 $75.00 $100.00 $75.00
7 $75.00 $75.00 $100.00 $75.00
8 or more $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
Commercial
Description Burglar Alarm Fire Alarm
Current Proposed Current Proposed
New Permit $0.00 $30.00 $0.00 Included with Burglar Alarm
Permit Renewal
(10 days prior to expiration of existing permit)
$0.00 $25.00 $0.00 Included with Burglar Alarm
Number of False Alarms Burglar/Alarm Fire Alarm
Current Proposed Current Proposed
1 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
2 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
3 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
4 $0.00 $50.00 $0.00 $100.00
5 $50.00 $50.00 $100.00 $100.00
6 $50.00 $75.00 $100.00 $200.00
7 $75.00 $75.00 $100.00 $200.00
8 or more $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $250.00
Additional Fees
 Description Current Proposed
Civil Penalty for False Alarm when No Permit Obtained $0.00 $250.00
Late Fee (assessed 30 days after receipt of assessment notice) $0.00 10%
RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends approval.

Fiscal Impact
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Fiscal Impact (Additional Information):
A portion of the revenues created will fund the alarm systems management and collection fees agreement, the remaining amount will be deposited in the City's general fund.
Attachments
Ordinance - Alarm Fees

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