§ 36.45  PENALTY.
   (A)   In addition to other sanctions authorized by G.S. § 160A-175, any person who deliberately sets a fire in violation of this Section shall be subject to the following Civil Penalties:
 
First citation
$50.00
Second citation for same or similar violation
$100.00
Third and subsequent citations for same or similar violations
$500.00
   (B)   If a fire is set without a permit in violation of this section, is set in accordance with a permit but the burning is taking place contrary to the conditions of the permit, or is creating a fire hazard or nuisance to the public as determined by the City of Monroe Fire Chief, or his designee, in his sole discretion, the responsible party or person responsible for setting the fire or causing the fire to be set shall immediately take such action as directed by the Fire Chief, or his designee, to extinguish or control the fire. In the event the responsible party does not immediately take such action directed by the Fire Chief, the City of Monroe Fire Department may enter the property and take reasonable steps to extinguish or control the fire, and the responsible party shall reimburse the City of Monroe for the expense incurred. The Civil Penalties imposed herein are in addition to any cost incurred by the Fire Department in extinguishing or controlling a fire pursuant to this provision.
(Ord. O-2003-35, passed 6-17-03)