§ 98.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   In addition to any other remedy specified in this chapter or as allowed by G.S. § 160A-175, a violation of any provision of this chapter may subject the responsible party to a civil penalty in the amount of $50. No penalty shall be imposed if the responsible party abates the unmaintained yard/property conditions within the prescribed time or requests the town to abate the conditions as allowed under § 98.02(C) above. If the conditions are not abated within the time prescribed, the penalty may be imposed for each day the conditions remained after the prescribed time limit was expired and terminating on the date conditions were abated by the town.
   (B)   The responsible party shall be issued a written citation by delivery in person or mailed by certified or registered mail. The civil penalty must be paid within ten days of receipt.
   (C)   The town, in way of civil action, will recover the nature of debt if the offender does not pay the penalty within the prescribed period after he or she has been issued a citation
(Ord. passed 6-9-2008; Ord. passed 12-8-2008)