§ 10.99  GENERAL PENALTY.
   (A)   Whenever, in this municipal code or in any ordinance of the municipality, any act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, or whenever the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, where no specific penalty is otherwise provided, whoever violates any such provision shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $1000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 180 days, or both.  A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation continues or occurs.
   (B)   Whenever, in this municipal code or in any ordinance of the municipality, any act is prohibited or declared to be unlawful and a penalty for violation of such act is set forth in such code section or ordinance, unless otherwise stated, any subsequent violation of such section or ordinance within a period of 12 months shall be subject to an escalating penalty according to the following schedule:
      (1)   A violation listed as a minor misdemeanor shall be punishable as a fourth degree misdemeanor with a fine up to $250 and/or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 30 days on a second offense within 12 months of the prior offense.
      (2)   A violation listed as a minor misdemeanor shall be punishable as a third degree misdemeanor with a fine up to $500 and/or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 60 days on a third offense within 12 months of the first offense.
      (3)   A violation listed as a minor misdemeanor shall be punishable as a second degree misdemeanor with a fine up to $750 and/or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days on a fourth offense within 12 months of the first offense.
   (C)   The failure of any officer or employee of the municipality to perform any official duty imposed by this code shall not subject the officer or employee to the penalty imposed for a violation unless a penalty is specifically provided for such failure.
Cross-reference:
   Limitation on criminal prosecutions, see § 130.06
   Misdemeanor classifications, see § 130.99