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(A) When there exists at any location in the town any activity that a police officer at the scene determines creates a threat to the peace, health, safety or general welfare of any member of the public or constitutes an obstruction to the free use of property, so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property of any other person, the police shall give notice to the person(s) described in division (C) below that the activities must immediately cease. The persons will be informed that if the continued activity results in a subsequent response by police within the next 48 hours that the person(s) will be responsible for all costs for any such subsequent response or responses.
(B) This chapter shall only apply to activities for which a citation may be issued or an arrest made for a violation of a town ordinance or state statute.
(C) For purposes of this chapter, any notice given shall be to any person engaged in or who is in control of the prohibited activity or who owns or otherwise is responsible for the property where the activity is occurring.
(D) Any such person described in division (C) below and the parent or guardian of any such person who is a minor, shall be held jointly and severally liable for payment of the costs resulting from the subsequent response or responses, except that the maximum liability shall not exceed $1,000.
(E) The costs for subsequent responses shall be calculated as the total of all costs incurred by the town in connection with each response including, but not limited to the costs of personnel time, applicable administrative overhead costs, costs for repair of any damage caused to town property and costs related to any injuries to town personnel. The remedies herein set forth are non-exclusive and are in addition to any and all other remedies available to the town as provided by law.
(F) The Police Department shall submit documentation of all expenses for responses covered by this chapter to the Finance Officer who shall establish appropriate accounting and billing procedures to collect the fees.
(Prior Code, § 9.16.010) (Ord. 639, passed - -1994)