(A)   It shall be the duty of the Zoning Administrator to enforce the provisions of this chapter and to refuse to issue any permit for any building or for the use of any premises which would violate any of the provisions of this chapter. It shall also be the duty of all officers and employees of the town to assist the enforcing officer by reporting to him or her any seeming violation in new construction or reconstruction or in the use of land or buildings.
   (B)   (1)   In the case where any building is erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, repaired, or converted, or any building or land is used in violation of this chapter, the Administrator is authorized and directed to institute appropriate action to put an end to the violation. The Administrator is authorized to halt any work in progress if the work is being done not in accordance with the Historic District Commission's certificate of approval.
      (2)   Any person or corporation which shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or fail to comply therewith or with any of the requirements thereof, or who shall build or alter any building in violation of any detailed statement or plan submitted and approved hereunder, except as provided in division (B)(3) below, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be liable for a fine of not more than $500. Each day that the violation shall be permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense. The owner or owners of a building or premises or part thereof where anything in violation of the chapter shall be placed or shall exist and any architect, builder, contractor, agent, person, or corporation employed in connection therewith who has assisted in the commission of any violation shall be guilty of a separate offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined as hereinbefore provided.
      (3)   Sign violations in the Historic District shall be considered a municipal infraction subject to a penalty as provided in § 86(B) of the Charter.
(Ord. 4-83, passed 11-9-1983; Ord. 6-95, passed 11-6-1995; Ord. 7-95, passed 2-22-1996)