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A. Unless otherwise specified elsewhere in this code or in subsections B and C of this section, the amount of the fine assessed for each administrative citation issued for the same violation(s) within any twelve (12) month period shall be as follows:
1. First administrative citation: Fifty dollars ($50.00);
2. Second administrative citation: One hundred dollars ($100.00);
3. Third administrative citation: Two hundred dollars ($200.00);
4. Fourth administrative citation: Five hundred dollars ($500.00);
5. Fifth and subsequent administrative citation: One thousand dollars ($1,000.00);
B. For violations that are automatically deemed infractions under this code, the maximum fine shall be five hundred dollars ($500.00), unless the violation is of a building or safety code, in which case the maximum fine shall be one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
C. For violations of this code pertaining to the unlawful sale of fireworks (section 5-7-2 of this code) or for the possession or use of dangerous fireworks (section 5-7-13 of this code), the amount of the fine assessed for each administrative citation issued for the same violation(s) within any twelve (12) month period shall be as follows:
1. First and subsequent administrative citation: One thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
D. For the purposes of this section, the "same violation" shall mean violations of the same code section, even if they occur at a different location.
E. All fines assessed shall be payable to the city of Reedley. The failure of any person to timely pay a fine assessed by administrative citation shall result in the assessment of an additional late fee to be charged. The amount of the late fee shall be ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the administrative fine owed.
F. Payment of the fine shall not excuse the failure to correct the violation nor shall it bar further enforcement action by the city.
G. Notwithstanding the fine schedules set forth in this section, the city council may adopt a policy or policies authorizing the enforcement officer to issue a lower dollar citation than otherwise allowed for the same violation(s) within any twelve (12) month period. (Ord. 2013-003, 6-25-2013)