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(a) There is established an Ordinance Violations Bureau in accordance with I.C. 33-36-2-1.
(b) The City Clerk will serve as the Clerk of the Violations Bureau.
(1) The Violations Clerk may accept:
a) Written appearances;
b) Waivers of trial;
c) Admissions of violations; and
d) Payment of civil penalties up to a specific dollar amount set forth in an ordinance adopted by the legislative body, but not more than $250; in certain ordinance violations cases, subject to the schedule prescribed by the Common Council.
(2) If a person:
a) Denies an ordinance violation subject to this section; or
b) Fails to satisfy a civil penalty assessed by the Violations Clerk after having entered an admission of the violation; or
c) Fails to deny or admit the violation under this section; the Violations Clerk shall report this fact to the Corporation Counsel for the City of Carmel.
d) The Corporation Counsel may initiate formal proceedings against the person for the alleged ordinance violation.
(c) The following ordinance violations are designated as subject to admission before the Violations Clerk:
(Ord. D-2119-13, 1-24-13; Ord. D-2214-15, § 3, 6-15-15; Ord. D-2422-18, § 2, 4-16-18; Ord. D-2505-19, 12-16-19)