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(A) Willful noncompliance. If the Town Council determines there has been a willful failure to comply with an order, the court may impose a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $500. In the Town Council's exercise of continuing jurisdiction, the Town Council may, in addition to reducing or striking the civil penalty, impose one or more additional civil penalties in an amount not to exceed $500 per civil penalty if the Town Council finds that:
(1) Significant work on the premises to comply with the affirmed order has not been accomplished; and
(2) The premises have a negative effect on property values or the quality of life of the surrounding area or the premises require the provision of services by local government in excess of the services required by ordinary properties. If a civil penalty is unpaid for more than 15 days after payment of the civil penalty is due, the civil penalty may be collected from any person against whom the Town Council assessed the civil penalty or fine. A civil penalty or fine may be collected in the same manner as costs pursuant to IC 36-7-9-13 or 36-7-9-13.5, as amended.
(Ord. 3-2012, passed 2-8-12)