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(A) Any person violating this chapter is guilty of a petty misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine as set by state law presently in the maximum amount of $300, not including surcharges.
(B) Violations of this chapter may be charged, at the option of the City Council, as misdemeanor offenses if the following conditions or situations are proven to exist:
(1) The person charged with a violation of this ordinance has been convicted of this chapter at least twice within the preceding 12-month period of time; and/or
(2) The violation of this chapter was committed in a manner or under circumstances so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property.
(C) Under the present provisions of state law, convictions for a misdemeanor crime are punishable by $1,000 fine or 90 days in jail, or both.
(Ord. 101, passed 2-8-2010)