Any person, firm, or corporation violating the provisions of this code shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty (180) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each separate day or any portion thereof during which any violation of this code occurs or continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable as herein provided.
   A.   In the discretion of the building official, the City may charge the offender with an infraction in lieu of a misdemeanor. The infraction shall be payable by a fine of three hundred dollars ($300.00). There shall be no right to a trial by jury for an infraction citation or complaint.
   B.   For purposes of trial by court or jury, the infraction described within this section shall not constitute a lesser included offense for any misdemeanor citation or complaint.
   C.   A prosecuting attorney may reduce a misdemeanor charge under this chapter to an infraction as described herein, payable by a three hundred dollar ($300.00) fine, if the defendant engages in corrective actions resulting in fully completed and permitted work. (Ord. 15-21, 5-4-2021)