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(A) Any violation of this chapter is hereby classified as a civil offense, pursuant to Ch. 32 and KRS 65.8808, and such classification is intended, and shall be construed, to provide an additional or supplemental means of obtaining compliance with the applicable Code sections, and nothing contained herein or in Ch. 32 shall prohibit the enforcement of this chapter by any other means authorized by law.
(B) If a citation for a violation of this chapter is not contested by the person charged with the violation, the civil fine to be imposed for each offense shall be seventy-five dollars ($75) for the first offense, one hundred fifty ($150) for the second offense, and two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the third, and thereafter, offense.
(C) If a citation is contested and a hearing before the Code Enforcement Board is required, the maximum civil fine which may be imposed at the discretion of the Board shall be from twenty dollars ($20) to two hundred dollars ($200) for the first offense, from sixty dollars ($60) to six hundred dollars ($600) for the second offense, and from one hundred eighty dollars ($180) to one thousand eight hundred dollars ($1,800) for the third, and thereafter, offense.
(D) Each section of a code or ordinance violated shall be considered a separate finable offense. If two (2) or more sections of a code or ordinance are violated, the fines shall be cumulative and be enforced under the same citation. Each day a violation exists shall be considered a separate offense. Additionally, multiple offenses, whether the same or different offenses, may be included on a single citation. Any recurring offense after the third offense shall be considered additional third offenses.
(Ord. 2007-18, passed 12-19-2007)