(A)   Unless otherwise specifically provided, violation of any provision of this code of ordinances for the village shall subject the offender to a civil penalty in the amount of $200, to be recovered by the village. Violators shall be issued written notice of the violation which must be paid within 20 days after receipt of the notice. If the violator does not pay the penalty within 20 days, the village may recover such penalty, and all subsequent accruing penalties, in a civil action.
   (B)   Each day’s continuing violation of any ordinance provision shall be a separate and distinct offense.
   (C)   Notwithstanding and in addition to division (A) above, all ordinances may also be enforced by appropriate equitable remedies issuing from a court of competent jurisdiction.
   (D)   Unless otherwise specifically provided, violations of any provision of this code of ordinances shall not be a misdemeanor.
   (E)   If any division of this section is held to be invalid or unenforceable, all other divisions shall nevertheless continue in full force and effect.
   (F)   In the event it is necessary for the village to institute a civil action to collect a civil penalty for the violation of any provision of any village ordinance, the offender shall pay all court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the village.
(Prior Code, Ch. 22 Art. I)
Statutory reference:
   Enforcement of ordinances, see G.S. § 160A-175