Fayetteville sued over false alarm reduction ordinance

Posted: January 20, 2018 at 1 a.m.

The city of Fayetteville logo is seen at City Hall on Feb. 14.

FAYETTEVILLE -- The city's false alarm reduction ordinance is unconstitutional, vague and places undue responsibility on business owners and residents, according to a lawsuit.

False alarm ordinance

The ordinance, enacted in 2009, imposes service fees based on annual number of false alarms. Businesses and residences get one free false alarm per year and can appeal the fees. The fee structure is:

• 1: $0

• 2: $75

• 3: $100

• 4: $150

• 5: $200

• 6 or more: $250

Source: Staff Report

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