§ 10.99  GENERAL PENALTY.
   (A)   Unless another penalty is expressly provided by this code for any particular provision or section, every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this code, or any rule or regulation adopted or issued in pursuance thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 and costs of prosecution or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both the fine and imprisonment; unless there is a fine or penalty specifically set forth in the ordinance which provides for a greater penalty, and in that event, the greater penalty shall control.  Each act of violation and every day upon which any such violation shall occur shall constitute a separate offense.  The penalty provided by this section, unless another penalty is expressly provided, shall apply to the amendment of any section of this code whether or not such penalty is re-enacted in the amendatory ordinance.
   (B)   (1)   Uniform Traffic Code.  Violations of this code or any rule or regulation adopted or issued pursuant hereto as determined by Village Council, may be punished as civil infractions except for the following:  Public Act 62 of 1956, being M.C.L.A. §§ 257.951 - 257.954, as amended, The Uniform Traffic Code.  A civil fine not to exceed $500 plus costs may be assessed by a local municipal court, district court, or any competent court as determined by Village Council, against the persons responsible for civil infractions.
      (2)   Procedure for civil infractions.  The procedures for civil infraction actions shall be as set forth in Public Act 510 of 1978, being M.C.L.A. §§ 257.1 - 257.923.
      (3)   Failure to pay civil fine; misdemeanor.  In addition to the civil contempt remedies provided in Public Act 510 of 1978, being M.C.L.A. §§ 257.1 - 257.923, the failure to pay a civil fine or costs,
or any installment thereof, shall constitute a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to a $500 fine plus costs, 90 days imprisonment, or any combination thereof.
      (4)   Effective date.  This division (B) shall be in full force and effect 30 days from the date of adoption.
(Ord. 170, passed 9-19-1988)