(a)   Any person convicted of an offense other than a minor misdemeanor under the ordinances of the City and who is confined in the workhouse or county jail shall reimburse the City for its expenses incurred by reason of his confinement, including but not limited to, the expenses relating to the provision of food, clothing and shelter. The amount of reimbursement shall be determined by a court at a hearing held pursuant to Ohio R.C. 2929.15.
   (b)   The Director of Law is authorized to institute an appropriate civil action in the name of the City in the court of common pleas of the county in which the prison, station house, jail or workhouse is located, to recover from the convict the reimbursement for the expenses of his confinement in the prison, station house or county jail, as determined by a court pursuant to Ohio R.C. 2929.15. The action shall be brought within one year after the person is released from incarceration. The amount recovered shall be paid into the City treasury. (Ord. 10-1985. Passed 3-4-85.)