§ 153.999  PENALTY.
   (A)   Any person, partnership, corporation or association who creates or maintains a nuisance per se or who violates or fails to comply with this chapter or any permit issued pursuant to this chapter shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction punishable by a fine of no more than $500 as determined by the court. Every day that such violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense under the provisions of this chapter. Nothing in this section shall exempt the offender from compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
   (B)   Upon the request of the Zoning Administrator, the city’s Police Chief or any city police officer is authorized to issue municipal civil infraction citations directing alleged violators of this chapter to appear in court.
   (C)   In addition to enforcing this chapter through the use of a municipal civil infraction proceedings, the city may initiate proceedings in the Circuit Court to abate or eliminate the nuisance per se or any other violation of this chapter.
   (D)   If during an enforcement action an alleged zoning violator files a request for a variance, the enforcement action may be adjourned until a hearing is held on the variance request.
(Prior Code, § 5.163)