§ 152.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   Violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a civil infraction. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than $100 for a first offense, not less than $200 for a second offense and not less than $300 for a third offense. Each day an offense continues shall constitute a separate offense at the same level as the initial offense, (first offense, subsequent days would each be considered an additional first offense). The court, at its discretion, may levy a fine of up to but not more than $500 if the court finds the offense at issue warrants the fine.
   (B)   The owner and if applicable, the tenant of any building, structure, premises or part thereof: who commits participates in, or maintains the violation may be found guilty of a separate offense and suffer the penalties herein provided.
   (C)   Nothing herein contained shall prevent the city from taking other lawful action as is necessary to prevent or remedy any violation.
   (D)   The imposition of any sentence shall not exempt the offender from compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
(Ord. 167, passed - -2003)