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(A) General. Any person violating any provision of this chapter for which no specific penalty is prescribed shall be subject to § 10.99.
(B) Public nuisances.
(1) Initiation of enforcement action. After Lake County has given notice in accordance with §§ 94.01 through 94.12 and 94.80 through 94.89, in addition to all other remedies available to Lake County, and upon the failure of the recipient of the notice to abate or remove nuisances on the property within the time specified by such notice, Lake County may initiate abatement or enforcement actions with respect to any new, recurring, or continued nuisance condition or activity without further notice.
(2) Assessment of fines. As pertains to any fines authorized by §§ 94.01 through 94.12 and 94.80 through 94.89, by any other Lake County ordinance, Lake County Administrative Adjudication Ordinance, or by State of Illinois statute, whoever suffers or permits any public nuisance or nuisance as specified in §§ 94.01 through 94.12 and 94.80 through 94.89 to exist or continue in violation of §§ 94.01 through 94.12 and 94.80 through 94.89 shall be subject to a separate fine for each offense. Fines may also be assessed by a court of competent jurisdiction or a Hearing Officer pursuant to the Lake County Administrative Adjudication Ordinance for failure to abate violations of §§ 94.01 through 94.12 and 94.80 through 94.89 in accordance with §§ 94.01 through 94.12 and 94.80 through 94.89, State of Illinois statute or the Lake County Administrative Adjudication Ordinance. Each day that a violation of this subsection (B) exists or continues shall be considered a separate offense and any fine or fines for these separate offenses shall be assessed in accordance with applicable State of Illinois statutes.
(3) Chronic nuisance properties. Upon the finding by a court of competent jurisdiction or a Hearing Officer pursuant to the Lake County Administrative Adjudication Ordinance, the county may record on the chain of title for such property in the Lake County Recorder's Office a notice that such property is a chronic nuisance, provided that a further notice shall later be recorded at such time that the property ceases to be a chronic nuisance property. A property that is found to be a chronic nuisance property shall remain a chronic nuisance property until such time that the Enforcement Officer or the Enforcement Officer's designee certifies that the property has remained nuisance-free for 24 consecutive months.
(C) Camps and camping sites. Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of §§ 94.30 through 94.35 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to arrest and, upon conviction, subject to a fine of not more than $200 for each day that the violation exists. Each day that a violation continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense.
(1977 Code, § 2:1-2) (Ord. [Bd of Health Ord., Art. II] passed 3-19-1959; Ord. passed 10-9-1984; Ord. passed 5-12-1987; Ord. passed 5-13-2003; Ord. passed 7-12-2011; Ord. passed 9-13-2011; Ord. passed 9-9-2014)