Chapter 9.52


9.52.010    Designation.

9.52.020    Violation – Penalty.

9.52.030    Reward.

9.52.010 Designation.

The following are declared to be life safety devices:

(1) The safety system located on the Des Moines fishing pier at the Des Moines marina including alarm boxes, life ring boxes, life rings, lifelines, handles, ladders, gates installed for emergency use, alarms, flashers, remote wiring, and monitor systems.

(2) The Des Moines marina harbor entrance and fishing pier navigation lights and all other equipment located at the Des Moines marina that is intended to be used in an emergency situation to protect life or property, and the absence or malfunction of which may tend to diminish the ability of an individual to adequately respond to an emergency situation involving potential injury to persons or property.

(3) The following official traffic signs and equipment posted or erected by the state or a political subdivision thereof: stop signs, yield signs, speed limit signs, traffic control signals, pedestrian control signals, school crosswalk signs, and signs warning motor vehicle drivers of an impending change in road direction. [Ord. 1036 § 62, 1993.]

9.52.020 Violation – Penalty.

(1) It is unlawful for a person to attempt or in fact alter, deface, injure, destroy, tear or knock down, remove, render inoperative, disconnect, mutilate, interfere, or tamper with a life safety device as defined in this chapter.

(2) It is unlawful for a person to willfully and without reasonable cause for believing an emergency exists give, send, transmit, or sound a false alarm or an emergency.

(3) A violation of or failure to comply with this section is a misdemeanor. [Ord. 1036 § 63, 1993.]

9.52.030 Reward.

(1) There is authorized to be paid to a person who furnishes to the city information leading to the apprehension and conviction of a person who has violated the provisions of this chapter a reward in the amount of $500.00.

(2) The reward is payable upon motion duly passed by the city council at a regular meeting. The reward may be payable to one or more persons, pro rata, with respect to a single occurrence as previously described, and may be increased, pro rata, with respect to multiple violators.

(3) No employee of the city, who performs the services previously described while in the line of duty, is eligible for the reward. [Ord. 1036 § 64, 1993.]