An ordinance creating Section 34-43, Rapid Entry System Requirements.
The Village Board of the Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake, Walworth County, Wisconsin do
hereby ordain as follows:
Section I. Section 34-43 of the municipal code for the Village of Fontana on
Geneva Lake Municipal Code is hereby created to read as follows:
Section 34-43. Rapid Entry System
(a) Rapid Entry Key Boxes Required. The Village of Fontana elects to
require the use of rapid entry lock box devices and associated equipment
as recommended by the Village of Fontana Fire Department and
currently in use by the fire department, for a commercial, industrial, and
residential buildings that have a fire sprinkler system and/or alarm
systems with annunciator panel or dedicated monitoring service.
(b) Rapid Entry Key Boxes Recommended. The Village recommends use of
rapid entry lock box devices and associated equipment as described in (a)
above in the following types of buildings; where building owners elect to
provide such rapid entry lock box devices to facilitate access by the fire
department, such devices and associated equipment shall be of the type
currently in use by the fire department:
1. In all commercial and/or industrial buildings other than those described in (a) above.
2. In all multi-family residential structures containing three or more
living units, other than those described in (a) above, that have
restricted access through locked doors and have a common
corridor for access to the Jiving units or mechanical rooms.
3. In any other building where lack of access may result in loss of
life or significant property or environmental damage, based on
factors including, but not limited to fire load, occupant load,
exposures, building construction, age of building, and storage or
use of hazardous materials. (Single and two-family dwellings are
exempt from this requirement unless they have a monitored
alarm system or sprinkler system.)
(c) Location. The key box shall be installed in an accessible location
approved by the fire department. The key box shall be mounted not less
than five (5) feet, or more than seven (7) feet, above ground Level
immediately to the street side address of the structure.
(d) Contents. The key box shall contain keys for the following:
1. Locked points of ingress and egress whether on the interior or
exterior of such buildings.
2. Any locked mechanical equipment rooms.
3. Any locked electrical rooms.
4. Any locked elevator controls.
5. Any alarm control room/panel.
6. Any other areas as required by the fire department.
(e) Penalty. Any person who violates any part of this section shall upon
conviction forfeit not less than $200.00 along with prosecution costs and
state mandated costs/surcharges to the extent allowed by law.
Section II. Effective Date: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect on June
l , 2012 and upon its passage approval, and publication as required by
Passed and Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake, Walworth
County, WI this 1st day of August, 2011.