1450.99  PENALTY.
   Failure to obtain a permit for development in the floodplain or failure to comply with the conditions of a permit or a variance shall be deemed to be a violation of this chapter. Upon due investigation, the Municipal Attorney may determine that a violation of the minimum standards of this ordinance exists. The Municipal Attorney shall notify the owner in writing of such violation.
   (a)   If such owner fails after ten days’ notice to correct the violation:
      (1)   The City of Christopher shall make application to the circuit court for an injunction requiring conformance with this chapter or make such other order as the court deems necessary to secure compliance with this chapter;
      (2)   Any person who violates this chapter shall upon conviction thereof be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) or more than seven hundred fifty ($750.00) for each offense;
      (3)   A separate offense shall be deemed committed upon each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues; and
      (4)   The City of Christopher shall record a notice of violation on the title of the property.
   (b)   (1)   The Municipal Attorney shall inform the owner that any such violation is considered a willful act to increase flood damages and therefore may cause coverage by a Standard Flood Insurance Policy to be suspended.
      (2)   The Municipal Attorney is authorized to issue an order requiring the suspension of the subject development. The stop-work order shall be in writing, indicate the reason for the issuance, and shall order the action, if necessary, to resolve the circumstances requiring the stop-work order. The stop-work order constitutes a suspension of the permit.
      (3)   A.   No site development permit shall be permanently suspended or revoked until a hearing is held by the Planning Commission. Written notice of such hearing shall be served on the permittee and shall state:
            1.   The grounds for the complaint, reasons for suspension or revocation, and
            2.   The time and place of the hearing.
         B.   At such hearing the permittee shall be given an opportunity to present evidence on their behalf. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Planning Commission shall determine whether the permit shall be suspended or revoked.
   (c)   Nothing herein shall prevent the City of Christopher from taking such other lawful action to prevent or remedy any violations. All costs connected therewith shall accrue to the person or persons responsible.
(Ord. 880.  Passed 10-14-09.