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(a) (1) Whoever violates any provision of this code for which no other penalty is provided is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2) If within one year of the offender has been convicted of, or has pleaded guilty to, one or more violations of a section under this code, the offender may be guilty of a special misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00).
A. Each day of noncompliance with the notices and orders of the Zoning Inspector shall constitute a separate offense.
B. Violators shall also be fined the costs incurred for proper disposal of the material collected. In addition to the cost of the disposal there shall be administrative fees charged for work or services performed by the City, the Administrative Fee shall be two hundred and five dollars ($205.00).
(3) Any person who violates a provision of this Code shall be required to pay a Civil Penalty in the amount of Three Hundred Fifty dollars (350.00). If that person complies with the correction order within the time specified in the order, the Civil Penalty shall be reduced to Fifty dollars ($50.00).
(4) When a person is found in violation of a provision of this Code and fails to comply with the correction order within the time specified, a reinspection fee shall be charged for every inspection thereafter. Reinspection of the premises shall be conducted until such time that the property is brought in compliance with the City of Fostoria Codified Ordinances. Whenever reinspection of the premises is conducted by the City and such costs of reinspection have not been included within the administrative costs, the additional cost of reinspection shall be assessed in an amount of seventy five dollars ($75.00).
(5) In the event the person fails to pay a Civil Penalty, reinspection or administrative fee or costs incurred by the City for clean up, repair and/or abatement of the premises within thirty (30) days after being notified in writing, by regular U.S. mail, or posting on premises, of the amount thereof by the code official, it may be collected using one or more of the following methods, provided however that the expenses may on be collected once.
A. Such expenses may be certified to the County Auditor and placed upon the tax duplicate for collection as a special assessment and thereupon shall be collected as other taxes and assessments; or
B. The Director of Law is authorized to bring suit and take other necessary legal action to collect such expenses.