Key boxes not required

Gentry council passes amending ordinance before boxes would have been required

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Passed on its third and final reading March 15 was an ordinance repealing a 2006 key-box ordinance and establishing new, less-restrictive requirements for key boxes on commercial buildings within the city of Gentry.

After debating the issue for several months in council and committee meetings, the council at its regular February and March meetings approved onits first and second readings an ordinance which would amenda 2006 ordinance requiring key boxes on all commercial buildings in Gentry by May 1 of this year. The new ordinance will only require the key boxes - currently only those manufactured by the Knox Company- on commercial buildings which are equipped with sprinkler systems or fire alarms.

The change comes as a result of complaints from ...

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