City looks at fines for false alarm repeaters

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By Cindy Simpson

Security alarm owners with repeated false alarms may see penalties in their future.

For now, Rockwood tabled an ordinance that would require a permit for all alarm systems and charge a fine for those with excessive false security alarms.

It could, however, come back at a future meeting.

“We are having a lot of problems with folks setting off alarms and the police or fire departments has to respond and there is no problem,” said Mayor James Watts. “This ordinance is to hopefully deal with those folks setting off the alarms.”

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