§ 10.99  GENERAL PENALTY.
   (A)   In accordance with G.S. § 14-4, violation of any provision hereof shall be a Class 3 misdemeanor and shall subject the violator to a criminal fine of not more than $500.
   (B)   Notwithstanding the foregoing division (A), a violation of any ordinance regulating the operation or parking of vehicles shall be an infraction and shall subject the violator to a criminal penalty of not more than $50.
   (C)   In accordance with G.S. § 160A- 175 and in lieu of criminal prosecution, any violation of any provision hereof may subject the violator to a civil penalty of not more than $100, which may be recovered by the town in a civil action in the nature of debt if the offender does not pay the penalty within a prescribed period of time after being cited for violation of the ordinance.
   (D)   The town may enforce any provision hereof by an appropriate equitable remedy, including but not limited to injunctions and orders of abatement, issuing from a court of competent jurisdiction.
   (E)   Each day’s continuing violation of any provision hereof shall be a separate and distinct offense.
   (F)   Any provision hereof may be enforced by any one, all, or a combination of the remedies authorized and prescribed by this section, except that criminal prosecution, including fines, and civil penalties may not both be imposed for the same violation.
   (G)   All remedies set forth in this section are supplemental in nature and are in addition to any other remedies provided elsewhere in this code.
(Prior Code, § 10.99) (Ord. 17-06, passed 6-19-2017)