674.99   PENALTY.
   Any violation of this chapter shall constitute a violation punishable as a municipal civil infraction.  For purposes of enforcing this chapter, appearance citations may be issued by any police officer of the City.
   Increased civil fines may be imposed for repeated violations by a person of any requirement or provisions of this chapter.  As used in this chapter, "repeat offense" means any second (or any subsequent) municipal civil infraction violation of the same requirement or provision committed by a person within the calendar year (January 01 - December 31) and for which the person admits responsibility or is determined to be responsible.  The increased fine for a repeat offender shall be as follows:
   (a)   The fine for any offense which is a first repeat offense shall be no less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) plus reimbursement to the City for charges assessed for the expense of abatement, plus costs and other sanctions for each infraction.
   (b)   The fine for any offense which is a second repeat offense or any subsequent repeat offense shall be no less than two hundred dollars ($200.00) plus reimbursement to the City for charges assessed for the expense of the abatement, plus costs and other sanctions for each infraction.
   (c)   If the offender has received a municipal civil infraction citation during the previous calendar year for an offense of this chapter, after serving an abatement notice for the current calendar year, the person shall be deemed a chronic offender and fines for the first repeat offense shall be increased to two hundred dollars ($200) and increased to four hundred dollars ($400) for any second or subsequent repeat offense plus reimbursement to the City for charges assessed for the expense of the abatement, plus costs and other sanctions for each infraction
(Ord. 06-003.  Passed 8-21-06.  Ord. 001-2020.  Passed 9-21-20.)
   (EDITOR'S NOTE:  See Section 202.99 for general Code penalty if no specific penalty is provided.)