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(a) Except as otherwise provided, whoever violates any provision of this chapter, or any rule, regulation or order issued thereunder, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment not exceeding sixty months, or both such fine and imprisonment. In addition to any other penalty or requirements under this Chapter, the City may seek restitution for any and all administrative and/or actual costs expended by the City for remediation through a separate civil action. In addition, the costs of the remediation may be certified by the City to the County Auditor and the assessed amount shall be entered upon the tax duplicate and shall be a lien upon such land from and after the date of entry and shall be collected as other taxes and returned to the City with the General Fund.
(b) Written notice of such an assessment shall be given to the Licensee by personal service, certified mail or pursuant to the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure relative to methods of service. The amount expended by the City shall be paid and delivered to the City within thirty (30) days after notice of the assessment was so served.
(Ord. 92-03. Passed 12-29-03.)