§ 51.16  SUMP PUMPS.
   (A)   (1)   The removal of an existing sump pump shall be at the option of the owner; however, if it is to remain in service to pump sanitary sewage into the building sewer (including laundry waste and the basement floor drain), all foundation drains or other ground water or storm water connections thereto shall be permanently disconnected therefrom and handled in some other manner.  If it is to remain in place to pump ground water or storm water, all sanitary connections shall be broken and sealed, and the discharge from the sump pump shall be piped to a proper storm drain, natural outlet or drainage field.  An abandoned drainage field or drainage well may be used for disposal of ground water or storm water. 
      (2)   All owners and occupiers of real property in the city which contains one or more sump pumps shall register his/her/its sump pump(s) with the city on a form supplied by the City Clerk within thirty (30) days after delivery of the form.  Failure to file the form within thirty (30) days shall be a violation and shall be subject to the provisions of §§ 51.73 and 51.99 of this Code.
   (B)   Any violation of § 51.21(A) is hereby classified as a civil offense pursuant to KRS 65.8808 and Subchapter §§ 35.60 et seq., and such classification is intended, and shall be construed, to provide an additional or supplemental means of obtaining compliance with § 51.21(A) and nothing contained herein, or in Subchapter §§ 35.60 et seq., shall prohibit the enforcement of § 51.21(A) by any other means authorized by law, specifically, without limitation, the provisions of § 51.99
      (1)   If a citation for a violation of § 51.21(A) is not contested by the person charged with the violation, the civil fine to be imposed for each offense shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) for the first offense, ninety dollars ($90.00) for the second offense, and two hundred ten dollars ($210.00) for the third, and thereafter, offense. 
      (2)   If a citation is contested and a hearing before the Code Enforcement Board is required, the maximum civil fine which may be imposed at the discretion of the Board shall be from twenty dollars ($20.00) to two hundred dollars ($200.00) for the first offense; from sixty dollars ($60.00) to six hundred dollars ($600.00) for the second offense; and from one hundred eighty dollars ($180.00) to one thousand eight hundred dollars ($1,800.00) for the third, and thereafter, offense.
      (3)   Each section violated shall be considered a separate fineable offense.  If two (2) or more sections are violated, the fines shall be cumulative and be enforced under the same citation.  Each day a violation exists shall be considered a separate offense upon issuance of a separate citation.
(Ord. 4-73, passed 3-12-73; Am. Ord. 4-98, passed 3-5-98; Am. Ord. 8-99, passed 4-1-99)  Penalty, see § 51.99
Cross reference:
   Code Enforcement Board, see §§ 35.60-35.70