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New Fees Discussed In Salisbury False Alarm Ordinance

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SALISBURY, Md. - Finding a way to fix Salisbury's much debated *False Alarm Ordinance* is back up for discussion this evening.

In Monday night's work session, the council is looking at clearing up language that currently makes "panic buttons" illegal in the city, while allowing for similar devices sold under different names.

Another topic, lowering the fee set last year for repeated false alarms, dropping the fee from approximately $300 to about $130.

"What the fire and police departments did is they went, they went back to their numbers to dry and develop a defensible figure that says this is what we've, what it costs us to respond to a false alarm," says Salisbury City Council President Jake Day, "that's what this is really about.  It's about cleaning up, getting it right, and not bringing it back to council."

After the work session, the ordinance heads to a future legislative session for a vote.

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