A.   General Penalty: Unless specifically provided elsewhere, any person found to have been in violation of any of the terms and/or provisions of this Code or the City's unified development ordinance shall be fined in an amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for the first offense and two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each subsequent offense if offender wishes to pay the City Clerk. If offender seeks court adjudication, the fine range will be no less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). No imprisonment for failure to pay such fine, penalty or cost shall exceed six (6) months for each offense. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed to be a separate offense. A penalty for each offense may include a requirement that the offending party perform some reasonable public service work such as, but not limited to, picking up litter in public parks or upon public highways or performing maintenance of public facilities. A violation hereof may be established by a preponderance of the evidence. (Ord. 2017.21, 1-16-2018)
   B.   Misdemeanor: If, by the terms of an ordinance, an act that would be consistent with the criminal laws of the State, is declared to be a misdemeanor, the penalty therefor shall be for a period of incarceration in a penal institution other than the penitentiary not to exceed six (6) months. The matter shall be prosecuted under the rules of criminal procedure of the State, and the City shall be required to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. (1994 Code)