§ 10.99  GENERAL PENALTY.
   (A)   Whenever in this code any act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense, or whenever the doing of any act is required or the failure to do so any act is declared to be unlawful, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision of this code shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $750 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or by both fine and imprisonment.
   (B)   Whenever any fine, charge or payment (including without limitation tax payments) is due pursuant to any provision in this code and is not paid within 30 days after the city delivers notice (unless a different period is stated elsewhere in this code) to the person responsible for such fine, charge or payment (the “responsible person”), the city may transfer such fine, charge or payment to a collection agency of the city’s choosing. Such collection agency shall, for purposes of collection of such fine, charge or payment, be deemed an agent of the city. All costs incurred by the city for the collection of any fines, charges or payments transferred to any such collection agency shall be assessed against the responsible person as an additional fine, charge or payment, subject to any applicable statutory limits.
   (C)   Whenever any person shall make a payment to the city by check, draft or other negotiable instrument for an amount due pursuant to this code, or for an amount due as a result of any activities, services or products made available in accordance with this code, and such payment is dishonored or otherwise returned to the city for lack of funds or any other reason, the amount due to the city shall be increased by the amount as set out in the fee schedule or the amount of any charges assessed upon the city as a result of the dishonor of such payment.
(Prior Code, § 1-9)  (Ord. 03-37, passed 7-7-2003)
Cross-reference:
   City administrative hearing system, see Ch. 11