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(A) Fines and imprisonment. Any person violating this chapter shall be punished by a fine of $250 for the first offense; $500 for the second offense; and $1,000 for each subsequent offense, or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 60 days, or by both fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court.
(1) In the case of a minor, the parents or legal guardian shall be jointly and severely liable with the minor for a civil penalty equal in amount to the fine set forth herein, to be recovered by the town in a civil action in the nature of a debt.
(2) Failure of the parents or legal guardian to make payment will result in the filing of a lien on the parents' or legal guardian's property that includes the fine and administrative costs.
(3) Upon an application and finding of indigence, the court may decline to order fines against the minor, parents or guardian.
(B) Restitution. In addition to any punishment specified in this section, the violator shall make restitution to the victim for damages or loss caused directly or indirectly by the violator's offense in the amount or manner determined by the court. Restitution shall also be deemed a civil penalty to be recovered by the town in a civil action in the nature of a debt. In the case of a minor, the parents or legal guardian shall be jointly and severely liable with the minor to make the restitution.
(C) Community service. In-lieu of, or as part of, the penalties specified in this section, a minor or adult may be required to perform community service as described by the court based on the following minimum requirements:
(1) The minor or adult shall perform at least 30 hours of community service;
(2) At least one parent or guardian of the minor shall be in attendance a minimum of 50% of the period of assigned community service;
(3) The entire period of community service shall be performed under the supervision of a community service provider approved by the Chief of Police; and
(4) Reasonable effort shall be made to assign the minor or adult to a type of community service that is reasonably expected to have the most rehabilitative effect on the minor or adult, including community service that involves graffiti removal.
(Ord. passed 3-3-08)