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A. In addition to any other sanction or remedial procedure, any owner or occupant or other person who violates any provision of this chapter, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 plus restitution for costs, or be confined in jail not exceeding 30 days, or both. Each day's continuance of a violation shall constitute a separate offense.
B. The imposition of a penalty herein prescribed shall not preclude the City of Reading, Pennsylvania, from instituting appropriate action by injunction or any other legal remedy to prevent or correct any violation of this chapter including, but not limited to, the right to make corrections, utilizing qualified personnel, or to have corrections made under agreement with a professional contractor for any dwelling not in compliance with this chapter whose owner cannot be located or who does not comply with any notice or order to make corrections. The City of Reading, Pennsylvania, shall bill the owner and place a lien against the property for any expense incurred and unpaid. The City of Reading, Pennsylvania, retains the right to enforce these remedies irrespective of any other code enforcement.