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A. Except as otherwise provided by State law, whenever in this Code or in any ordinance of the City an act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, or whenever in the Code or ordinance the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any provision of this Code or of any ordinance, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine, including costs, of not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day or any portion of a day during which any violation of this Code or of any ordinance shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
B. Any person who shall aid, abet or assist in the violation of any provision of this Code or any other ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished as provided in this Section.
C. The Municipal Court of the City may assess as court costs in any case filed in that court a sum not to exceed fifteen dollars ($15.00) or the maximum allowed by State law, whichever is greater.
D. In the event of a conflict between the statutes of the State and this Section wherein it appears that the statutory maximum penalty for violation of the State statute does not equal or exceed the sum of seventy dollars ($70.00) or imprisonment not exceeding thirty (30) days or both the fine and imprisonment, the maximum fine and imprisonment as fixed by the State statute for that particular offense shall be the maximum fine and imprisonment for violation of the City ordinance having to do with the same offense.
E. Any person fined for violation of a Municipal ordinance of the City who is financially able but refuses or neglects to pay the fine or court costs may be compelled to satisfy the amount owed by working on the streets, alleys, avenues, areas, public grounds and buildings of the City under the direction of the Street Commissioner or other proper officer. (Ord. 589, 10-6-1980; amd. Ord. 616, 3-1-1982; Ord. 695, 11-2-1987)