Combination found to city key box issue
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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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