§ 93.99 PENALTY.
   (A)   Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this section, including both property owner and tenant, for which no other penalty is provided, or failing or neglecting or refusing to comply with same, shall be subject to a civil penalty in the amount of $25 per vehicle after the given time to correct expires, or after the first ten calendar days following the notice of violation and/or order for removal where not otherwise specified.
   (B)   Each day that a violation continues after a person has been notified that such a violation exists, and that he or she is subject to the penalty specified in division (A), shall constitute a separate offense once the time to correct has expired.
   (C)   The violator shall contact Town Hall for a re-inspection once the violation is remedied in order to stop the accrual of civil penalties. This penalty may be recovered by the town in a civil action in the nature of debt if the violation persists 30 days after the violator(s) have been cited for violation of the ordinance, or if a balance remains unpaid after a final invoice is mailed.
   (D)   This chapter may also be enforced by any appropriate equitable action, including but not limited to injunctions or orders of abatement.
   (E)   A town agent, employee, or contractor may enter upon the premises to bring the property into compliance with this section; and any costs incurred shall be charged to the owner of the property upon which the work was performed and/or the registered owner of the vehicle removed.
   (F)   The town may enforce this chapter by any one or any combination of the foregoing remedies.
   (G)   Violations of the provisions of this section shall not be considered a misdemeanor pursuant to G.S. § 14-4.
(Ord. passed 9-10-2019)