§ 54.999  PENALTY.
   (A)   Administrative penalties.
      (1)   If work requiring a permit is started without securing the appropriate permit, the following administrative penalties will be assessed against the property owner:
         (a)   Level 1 land disturbance: $50 to $500.
         (b)   Level 2 land disturbance: $100 to $500.
         (c)   Level 3 land disturbance: $150 to $500.
      (2)   A stop work order shall be issued and enforced until the appropriate permit has been obtained.
   (B)   Civil penalties. In the event the alleged violator fails to take the remedial measures set forth in the notice of violation or otherwise fails to cure the violations described therein within ten calendar days, or such greater period as the city shall deem appropriate, the city may impose a penalty not to exceed $1,000 per day for each violation that remains unaddressed after receipt of appropriate enforcement action.
   (C)   Criminal penalties. For intentional or flagrant violations of this chapter, the city may issue a citation to the alleged violator requiring such person to appear in circuit court to answer charges for such
violation. Upon conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000 per offense or imprisonment not to exceed 60 calendar days, or both. Each act of violation and each day upon which any violation occurred shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. 14-08, passed 9-3-2014)