1604.99   PENALTY.
   (a)   Whoever violates any of the provisions of this chapter, including provisions of the Ohio Fire Code herein adopted, or fails to comply therewith, or violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or fails to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by Council or a court of competent jurisdiction, is severally liable for each and every such violation and noncompliance respectively, guilty of a minor misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00), or the amount then applicable as the maximum penalty for the commission of a minor misdemeanor offense as from time to time established by and set forth in the Ohio Revised Code.  The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time.  When not otherwise specified, a separate offense shall be deemed committed each ten days that the prohibited conditions are maintained.
   (b)   The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.
(Ord. 97-114.  Passed 8-5-97; Ord. 09-107.  Passed 11-17-09.)