§ 153.999  PENALTY.
   (A)   Any owner or agent who violates any section of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $500 for each lot or parcel so transferred or sold or agreed to be sold; each day the violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
   (B)   Violations include, but are not limited to, the following:
      (1)   Recording of any plat or portion thereof that is not in compliance with this chapter;
      (2)   The sale, offering for sale, or other transfer of ownership, of any or all lots, without prior recording as set forth in this chapter;
      (3)   Failure to construct any public or private improvement included in any approved plat or engineering drawings; and
      (4)   Construction of improvements not specifically approved in any approved plat or engineering drawings, including changes in grading, fill, alteration of drainage systems, and the like.
   (C)   The Plat Officer may determine and administratively assess a fine for any instance of noncompliance with this chapter which he or she may find, noting that said fine shall continue for each day that such violation continues. The per diem fine for compliance shall be $50 per day. If the offender pays the administrative fine assessed and also corrects said noncompliance, then no further proceedings shall be required. In the event that an administrative fine has been assessed, the extent of such fine may be appealed to the Board of Trustees. The decision of the Board of Trustees shall be final.
   (D)   The Plat Officer may also, in the event she or he finds any improper construction activities not in conformance with this chapter, issue a stop-work order which shall require the immediate cessation of any further work on the project until the violations are remedied.
(Ord. 97-7, passed 7-1-1997, § 7.3)