§ 92.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   In arriving at realistic penalties for violations of provisions contained in this chapter, the primary objective has been to establish them as part of the simplest possible enforcement system.  The system had these features. 
      (1)   A mail-in ticket which:
         (a)   Identifies the violator.
         (b)   Lists and identifies violations of the code provisions by section numbers. 
         (c)   States the prescribed fine beside each violation listed.
         (d)   Provides simple instructions on where the ticket is to be mailed with a check or money order in the amount of the stipulated fine.
         (e)   States a simple procedure to follow if the violator elects to appear in court to plead his case rather than mail in the fine.
      (2)   Use of the above ticket by all department and city personnel authorized to enforce the sections of this chapter.
      (3)   Use for particularly flagrant violations (those nuisances which are dangerous or unhealthful or which are detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and visitors of the city).  This would be in the form of a direct summons to the court, with penalty range substantially above those on the mail-in ticket.
   (B)   Fines.
      (1)   The schedule of penalties for violations of this chapter is as follows:
         (a)   Whoever violates any of the provisions of §§ 92.02 or 92.03 shall be guilty of an offense and shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the first offense, and fifty dollars ($50.00) for each subsequent offense.
         (b)   The fine provided in division (B)(1)(a) of this section shall be double if not paid within five (5) business days after the issuance of a citation.  If the fine is not paid within ten (10) business days after the issuance of a citation, the violator may be cited to appear before the Campbell District Court and all court costs shall be borne by the violator in addition to any fine imposed by the court.
         (c)   Whoever violates any provision of this chapter and is found guilty in District Court shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense.  Each day’s continued violation shall constitute a separate offense.
   (C)   Any creditor that fails to register vacant residential property with the city shall be subject to a civil fine of $100 payable to the city for each day of delinquency.
(Am. Ord. 2010-15, passed 11-18-10)