§ 53.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   (1)   A person who knowingly violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than $2,000 for each act of violation and for each day of violation.
      (2)   In addition to proceeding under authority of division (A)(1) of this section, the city is entitled to pursue all other criminal and civil remedies to which it is entitled under authority of statutes or other ordinances against a person continuing prohibited discharges.
   (B)   All persons violating § 53.07 of this chapter by using septic tanks where sanitary sewer facilities are reasonably available will be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not to exceed $200. Each day during which such violation continues shall be considered a separate and distinct offense and shall be punishable as such.
   (C)   If the Director determines that a generator is responsible for a blockage of a collection system line the generator shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $500 for the first violation, $1,000 for a second violation, $1,500 for a third violation, or $2,000 for four or more violations within a two-year period.
   (D)   Any person violating any of the provisions of §53.28 shall be subject to a written warning for the first violation, and shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $500 for a second violation, $1,000 for a third violation, $1,500 for a fourth violation, and $2,000 for five or more violations within a two-year period.
   (E)   A separate penalty may be imposed for each day that a violation continues. Repeated violations may also result in termination of service.
   (F)   Imposition of a civil penalty does not affect a criminal charge filed under this chapter.
   (G)   All civil penalties shall be paid to the city’s general fund.
(Ord. 2011-01, passed 1-25-11)