951.12  CIVIL FORFEITURES.
   In addition to any other penalties set forth in this chapter and the remedy of specific performance, which may be enforced in a court of competent jurisdiction, the City may assess an additional penalty of civil forfeiture for failure to comply with the requirements of this chapter.  Such penalty shall be a monetary sum, payable to the City, in the amount of five hundred dollars (US$500.00) per twenty-four (24) hour day of violation and any subsequent portion of a day less than twenty-four (24) hours in length.  Prior to assessing said penalty, the City will provide written notice to the Provider detailing the failure to comply with a specific provision of this chapter.  Such notice shall also indicate that said penalty shall be assessed in fifteen (15) calendar days subsequent to the date of receipt, unless a different period of time is selected by the City, if compliance is not achieved.  If a Provider desires to challenge such penalty, Provider must request a hearing before the Mayor within ten (10) days of service of the notice.  Such hearing shall be held within thirty (30) days of the Provider's request.  If Provider requests such hearing before the Mayor, such penalty shall be temporarily suspended.  However, if, after the hearing, the Mayor determines that Provider failed to comply with the specific provision(s) of this chapter referenced in the notice, such penalty shall be assessed starting with the conclusion of the compliance period specified in the notice referenced in this section and continuing each day thereafter until compliance is achieved.  The determination of the Mayor shall be final. The Provider may file an administrative appeal pursuant to Ohio R.C. Ch. 2506 and shall be solely responsible for all costs associated with the appeal, including but not limited to the costs associated with obtaining the record for appeal. The penalty shall continue to accrue during the appeal unless the Provider obtains a stay and posts a supersedeas bond pursuant to Ohio R.C. Section 2505.09 or the Provider comes into full compliance with this chapter.  (Ord.  30-2019.  Passed 4-22-19.)