1154.21  VIOLATIONS.
   (a)   Notice.  The Building Inspector shall serve a notice of violation or order on the persons responsible for the erection, construction, alteration, extension or repair of a sign in violation of the provisions of the City ordinances, or in violation of a detailed statement or a plan approved thereunder, or in violation of a permit issued under the provisions of the ordinances; and the order shall direct the discontinuance of the illegal action or condition and the abatement of the violation.
   (b)   Prosecution.  If the notice of violation is not complied with promptly, the Building Inspector shall request of the City Solicitor to institute the appropriate proceeding at law or in equity to restrain, correct or abate the  violation or to require the removal or termination of the unlawful use of the sign in violation of the provisions of the City ordinances or of the order or direction made pursuant thereto.
   (c)   Abatement. The imposition of the penalties herein prescribed shall not preclude the City Solicitor from instituting appropriate action to prevent unlawful construction or to restrain, correct or abate a violation, or to prevent illegal occupancy of a sign or to stop an illegal act, conduct or use of a sign in or about any premises.
   (d)   Stop-Work Order.  Upon notice from the Building Inspector that work on any sign is being prosecuted contrary to the provisions of the City ordinances or in an unsafe and dangerous manner, such work shall be immediately stopped.  The stop-work order shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property involved, or to the owner's agent, or to the person doing the work; and shall state the conditions under which work may be resumed.
(2004 Code)