Combination found to city key box issue

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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After debating the issue for several months in council and committee meetings, the Gentry City Council on Monday approved on its first reading an ordinance which would amend a 2006 ordinance requiring key boxes on all commercial buildings in Gentry by May 1 of this year to exempt existing owners of existing commercial buildings unless the buildings are equipped with sprinkler systems or fire alarms.

The new ordinance would only require approved key boxes - currently only those manufactured by theKnox Company - on commercial buildings equipped with sprinkler systems or fire alarms and not on all new construction as alternately proposed.

The change comes as a result of complaints from numerous business owners about being required to install the key boxes ...


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