Weston, Ore. council looks at false alarm ordinance

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, June 20, 2011

WESTON, Ore.—A June 9 story from the East Oregonian reports the town council is considering an ordinance penalizing false burglar or fire alarms.

The council is discussing the county’s law, which includes an escalating fee for repeated false alarms. The first time is a warning, the second is a $50 fine. The third is a $100 fine, and each following false alarm increases the fine by $100 until it tops out at $500.

The council indicated it was not adopting the county’s ordinance, nor was it ready to adopt its own, but was simply using the county’s law as an example and starting point.