§ 97.99 PENALTY.
   (A)   Any person violating any provision of §§ 97.01 et seq. shall be, upon conviction or a plea of guilty, subject to a fine not to exceed $100.
(Ord. 00-4, passed 3-1-2000)
   (B)   (1)   On default of any owner of real estate within the city limits to comply with §§ 97.30 et seq., or to cause the same to be done, as provided by the laws of the State of Indiana and the City of Linton, upon ten days' notice from either the Fire Marshal or the Chief of Police, it shall be the duty of the Street Commissioner to cause the weeds, including exotic weeds, detrimental plants, grass, or other rank vegetation to be cut and removed.
      (2)   The Street Commissioner will cut and remove, or cause to have cut and removed, all matter that violates §§ 97.30 et seq.
      (3)   The Street Commissioner will issue a bill for the sum of $150 per city lot for removal costs, cutting, hauling, or any other service performed. If the violating property is larger than one city lot, then the bill of $150 for each lot affected will be issued. That bill will be issued to the owner of the land where the violation has occurred. If that bill is not paid within 30 days of issuance, a tax lien will be certified.
      (4)   If the Fire Chief, Police Chief, or their designee, is summoned to a property (between April and September of that given year), to cut and remove weeds, including exotic weeds, detrimental plants, grass, or other rank vegetation, the property will be declared a nuisance and assessed a penalty of $500 per occurrence thereafter.
      (5)   All expenses incurred as a result of enforcing §§ 97.30 et seq. will be billed to the owner of the violating property.
(Ord. 2004-05, passed 7-12-2004; Am. Ord. 2019-1, passed 5-13-2019)