Elkton, Md., Delays Adoption of False Alarm Ordinance

Elkton, Md., has put a proposed false alarm ordinance on hold. According to the Cecil Whig newspaper, the town commission put the ordinance on hold after Mayor Joseph Fisona called for changes.

The ordinance, reports the newspaper, was introduced by the town's police chief after dealing with a high number of false alarms. The ordinance would have levied fines for businesses and homeowners, starting with the third false alarm in a calendar year.

At issue was the proposal of changes to allow four false alarms before fines. The originally proposed ordinance also saw outcry from the town's citizens.

The ordinance is expected to be back on the table within a month.