§ 94.55  PROCEDURE FOR INSTITUTING PROCEEDINGS.
   (A)   A Notice of Ordinance Violation may be issued in accordance with the Lake County ordinances defined in § 94.52.
   (B)   The Notice of Ordinance Violation shall identify the violation for which it is being issued, shall provide notice of the adjudicatory hearing specifying the next scheduled hearing date and location and the authority and jurisdiction for the hearing, the notice shall also specify the penalties for failure to appear and the fine amount established in the Lake County Administrative Adjudication Fee Schedule.
   (C)   The Enforcement Officer shall certify the correctness of the Notice of Ordinance Violation information required by subsection (B) above by signing his or her name to the Notice of Ordinance Violation, and indicate the date on which this was done. Failure to certify does not invalidate the Notice of Ordinance Violation, but will not establish a prima facie case at the administrative hearing.
   (D)   Prior to the hearing date documented on the Notice of Ordinance Violation, the respondent may elect to abate or cease the violation for which the Notice of Ordinance Violation was issued, pay the fine listed on the Notice of Ordinance Violation (which shall be set at the minimum of the range of applicable fines, as established in § 94.59), and not participate in the hearing.
   (E)   The option of a pre-hearing meeting shall be communicated to the respondent on the Notice of Ordinance Violation. The pre-hearing meeting shall occur prior to the administrative hearing and shall consist of a meeting between the respondent and Lake County staff. A compliance time-line shall be established and documented with an agreement and filed with the code hearing unit prior to the administrative hearing.
   (F)   A copy of the Notice of Ordinance Violation shall be filed with the code hearing unit and served on the respondent, not less than 15 days before the hearing is scheduled, either personally or by regular U.S. mail, postage prepaid, sent to the address of the respondent. If the name of the respondent cannot be ascertained or if the service on the respondent cannot be made by regular U.S. mail, service may be made on the respondent property owner or manager by posting a copy of the Notice of Ordinance Violation in a prominent place on the property where the violation was found.
(Ord. 12-0447, passed 5-8-2012; Ord. 13-0739, passed 7-9-2013)