ORDINANCE NO. 734
AN ORDINANCE OF THE UNIVERSITY PLACE CITY COUNCIL AMENDING CHAPTER 9.10 OF THE UNIVERSITY PLACE MUNICIPAL CODE AND THE CITY’S FEE SCHEDULE; RELATING TO ALARMS
WHEREAS, after review of the Alarm permit program and subsequent purchase of a new permitting software program, the Police Department has proposed some adjustments to the current related Municipal Code and the City’s Fee Schedule relating to alarms; and
WHEREAS, the City of University Place has an estimated 3,000 to 3,500 active alarm permits, and the current fees were last updated in 2010; and
WHEREAS, in the City of University Place, 99.1% of alarm calls are false; and
WHEREAS, responding to false alarms consumes a considerable amount of time to surveil the business or home and eventually make contact to confirm the false activation; and
WHEREAS, it is determined to be beneficial to the residents of the City of University Place to update the Municipal Code and Fee Schedule as they relate to Alarm Permits and accompanying Fee Schedule in order to preserve the resources of the Police Department;
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Chapter 9.10 of the UPMC is hereby amended as set forth herein in Exhibit A.
Section 2. That portion of the City’s Fee Schedule addressing alarm fees as most recently amended via Resolution 633, as amended as set forth on Exhibit B. Subsequent amendments to this portion of the Fee Schedule may be made by ordinance, resolution or other appropriate legislation.
Section 3. Corrections by City Clerk or Code Reviser. Upon approval of the city attorney, the city clerk or the code reviser are authorized to make necessary corrections to this ordinance, including the correction of clerical errors; references to other local, state, or federal laws, codes, rules, or regulations; or ordinance numbering and section/subsection numbering.
Section 4. Severability. The provisions of this ordinance are declared separate and severable. The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or portion of this ordinance or the invalidity of the application thereof to any person or circumstance, shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the ordinance, or the validity of its application to other persons or circumstances.
Section 5. Effective Date and Publication. A summary of this ordinance consisting of its title shall be published in the official newspaper of the City. This ordinance shall be effective five (5) days after passage and publication of an approved summary of this ordinance.
PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 5, 2020.
________________________________Caroline Belleci, Mayor
Emelita J. Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Matthew S. Kaser, City Attorney
Publication Date: 10/07/20
Effective Date: 10/12/20