§ 121.99  PENALTY.
   Violations of any provision in this chapter shall be subject to the following schedule of civil fines:
   (A)   If a citation for a violation of an ordinance is not contested by the person charged with the violation, the penalties set forth in this section and in accordance with the citation issued shall apply.
   (B)   Any person, firm, or corporation who violates any provision of this code shall be subject to a civil line of not less than $100 per day per violation but not more than $500 per dav per violation, or the cost to the city to abate the violation, or both. Each date that a violation of this code continues alter due notice has been served in accordance with the terms of this code shall be deemed a separate offense to a maximum of $ 10,000 per citation.
   (C)   The city shall possess a lien on property for all fines, penalties, charges, attorney's fees, and other reasonable costs associated with enforcing this code and placing of a lien on a parcel of real property pursuant to this code. The lien shall be superior to and have priority over all other liens filed, except state, county, school board, and city taxes.
   (D)   Each section of a code or ordinance violated shall be considered a separate finable offense. If two or more sections of a code or ordinance are violated, the fines shall be cumulative and be enforced under the same citation.
   (E)   The Kenton County Code Enforcement Board is hereby authorized and directed to determine within the by-laws and rules of procedure a civil penalty schedule within the civil penalty ranges shown above.
   (F)   Any person, firm, or corporation that is delinquent in payment of the Elsmere rental property license fee of $25 per unit one month after the due date shall receive a lien in the amount of $200 per rental unit.
(Ord. 1751-2018, passed 4-10-18)