Ordinance 2021-1: False Alarm Service Charge Ordinance
Summary: The Board of Supervisors of the Town of Canosia ordains that a $500 service fee will be charged when two or more false alarm calls for emergency medical services are requested from the same property (or properties owned by the same owner or leased by the same lessee) within a 180-day period, resulting in unneeded medical service call responses from the Canosia Fire Department.
The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Canosia Township by discouraging False Alarm Calls for emergency medical services, and thereby preserve limited personnel and equipment resources, and by recovering the excess costs incurred by the Township in responding to such False Alarm Calls.
The service charge now in effect is $500 per false alarm call. All unpaid service charges shall be subject to a 10% late fee and shall be added as a special assessment to the real property tax statement.
The ordinance was approved by the Canosia Town Board on February 3, 2021. The full ordinance can be viewed here.