1262.99  PENALTIES; EQUITABLE REMEDIES.
   (a)   Whoever violates Section 1262.11(b) shall forfeit and pay not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00), to be recovered with costs in a civil action brought by the Law Director in the name of the City of North Royalton for the use thereof.  Each day such violation shall continue shall constitute a separate forfeiture.
   (b)   Whoever willfully violates Section 1262.11(c) shall forfeit and pay to the City not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) as determined by the Council.  Such sum shall be recovered, with costs, in an action brought by the Law Director in the name of the City of North Royalton and for the use thereof.
   (c)   Whoever violates any of the provisions of Section 1262.11(d) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree for a first offense and shall be fined not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.  For a second offense within one year after the first offense, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned not more than sixty days, or both.  For each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree and shall be fined not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) or imprisoned not more than ninety days, or both.
   (d)   Whoever violates Section 1262.11(e) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned not more than sixty days, or both, for each offense.
   (e)   Whoever violates Section 1262.11(f) shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.
   (f)   Whoever violates Section 1284.07(g) shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.
   (g)   Whoever violates any provision of Chapter 1284, for which no penalty is otherwise provided, shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor for a first offense and shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).  For a second offense within one year of the first offense, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree and shall be fined not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.  For each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned not more than sixty days, or both.
   (h)   Whoever violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of Section 1278.09(a)(2) or Chapter 1288 shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense.
   (i)   A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation of, or noncompliance with, any of the provisions of this Zoning Code occurs or continues, unless otherwise provided.
   (j)   In the event of a violation of Section 1262.11(a), or the imminent threat thereof, then, upon the request of the Mayor or Council, the Law Director, on behalf of the City, shall institute a suit for injunction to prevent or terminate such violation.
   (k)   In the event that any building or structure is being erected, constructed, altered, repaired or maintained in violation of any of the provisions of this Zoning Code, or there is an imminent threat of violation, the City, or the owner of any contiguous or neighboring property who would be especially damaged by such violation, may institute and maintain, in addition to any other remedies provided by law, a suit in the Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, for injunction to terminate or prevent such violation as a public nuisance.
   (l)   Whoever violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of Section 1284.15(b) shall, for the first offense, be guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree and shall be fined not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.  For a second or subsequent offense, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree and shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.  A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation or noncompliance occurs or continues.
   In addition to such penalties, the Municipality shall also have the right, by appropriate action at law or in equity, to enjoin, correct, restrain and abate any such violation. 
   (m)   Whoever violates any of the provisions of Chapter 1290 shall, for the first offense, be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned not more than sixty days, or both.  For a second or subsequent offense, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree and shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
   If the violator is an organization, such organization shall, for a first offense, be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall be fined not more than three thousand dollars ($3,000).  For a second or subsequent offense, such organization shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree and shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000).
(Ord. 1970-232.  Passed 9-15-71; Ord. 1980-191.  Passed 2-18-81; Ord. 1981-153.  Passed 11-18-81; Ord. 1982-129.  Passed 3-16-83; Ord. 1988-175.  Passed 10-17-88; Ord. 96-127.  Passed 7-2-96; Ord. 97-57.  Passed 4-15-97.)