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(A) Unlawful acts. It shall be unlawful for a person, firm, corporation or its agents be in conflict with or in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter.
(B) Notice of violation. The ordinance official shall serve written notice of violation, order or citation in the manner as set forth in § 95.13.
(C) Prosecution of violation. Any person failing to comply with a notice of violation or order shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and the violation shall be deemed a strict liability offense. If the notice of violation is not complied with, the ordinance official shall institute the appropriate proceeding at law or equity to restrain, correct, or abate such violation, or to require the removal or termination of the unlawful occupancy of the structure in violation of the provisions of this chapter or of the order or direction made pursuant thereto. Any action taken by the authority having jurisdiction on such premises shall be charged against the real estate upon which the structure is located and shall be a lien upon such real estate.
(D) Violation penalties. Any person who shall violate a provision of this chapter, or fail to comply wherewith, or with any of the requirements thereof, shall be prosecuted within the limits provided by state or local laws. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
(E) Enforcement. The remedies provided in this chapter are not exclusive. They are in addition to and do no supersede or preempt other remedies such as injunctive relief, hazardous building condemnation, elimination of public health and safety hazards under Minnesota Statutes, or criminal charges for violation of substantive provisions of any city or state ordinance relating to housing maintenance, health, fire safety, building or zoning. Further, the remedies in this chapter do not supersede or affect the legal rights or remedies of tenants provided under state law or other chapter provisions.
(F) Abatement of violation. The imposition of the penalties herein prescribed shall not preclude the legal officer of the jurisdiction from instituting appropriate action to restrain, correct, or abate a violation, or to prevent illegal occupancy of a building, structure or premises, or to stop an illegal act, conduct, business, or utilization of the building, structure or premises.
(Ord. 336, passed 6-6-2016) Penalty, see § 95.99