Installing Key Lock Boxes on the Exterior of (New) Structures for Fire Safety Purposes - City of Horicon
The Common Council of the City of Horicon, Wisconsin, does ordain as follows:
Section 5-2-17 is created to read as follows:
Section 5-2-17 Key Lock System
1. The following structures constructed after January 1, 2001 shall be equipped with a key lock box at or near the main entrance or such location required by the Fire chief:
A. Commercial or industrial structures protected by an automatic alarm system, automatic suppression system, or secured in a manner that restricts access during an emergency;
B. All multi-family residential structures that have restricted access through lock doors and have a common corridor for access to the living units;
C. Governmental structures and nursing care facilities.
2. All newly constructed structures subject to this section shall have the key lock box installed and operational prior to the issuance of an occupancy permit, unless the Fire Chief grants a variance and determines that a lock box is not necessary.
3. The Fire chief shall designate a lock box system to be implemented within the City and shall have the authority to require all structures to use the designated system.
4. The owner or operator of a structure required to have a lock box shall, at all times, keep a key(s) in the locked box that will allow for access to the structure.
A. The Horicon Fire Department will be the only holder of the lock box key.
B. The entry keys shall be updated as necessary and will be checked as part of the fire inspection visits.
C. The owner or operator of a structure required to have a key system shall provide to the Horicon Fire Department a list each year of the emergency contacts in case of an emergency.
Any person who will violate a provision of this section shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than one dollar (41.00) or more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) as provided in this code.