650.02  GENERAL PENALTIES AND SANCTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CODIFIED ORDINANCES AND OTHER ORDINANCES; CONTINUING VIOLATIONS; INJUNCTIVE RELIEF.
   (a)   Unless a violation of these Codified Ordinances or any ordinance of the City is specifically designated in these Codified Ordinances or in such ordinance as a Municipal civil infraction, the violation shall be deemed to be a misdemeanor.
   (b)   The penalty for a misdemeanor violation shall be a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) (plus costs of prosecution), or imprisonment not exceeding ninety days, or both, unless a specific penalty is otherwise provided for the violation by these Codified Ordinances or any ordinance.
   (c)   The sanction for a violation which is a Municipal civil infraction shall be a civil fine in the amount as provided by these Codified Ordinances or any ordinance, plus any costs, damages, expenses and other sanctions, as authorized under Chapter 87 of Act 236 of the Public Acts of 1961, as amended, and other applicable laws.
      (1)   Unless otherwise specifically provided for a particular Municipal civil infraction violation by these Codified Ordinances or any ordinance, the civil fine for a violation shall be not less than fifty dollars ($50.00), plus costs and other sanctions, for each infraction.
      (2)   Increased civil fines may be imposed for repeated violations by a person of any requirement or provision of these Codified Ordinances or any ordinance. As used in this section, "repeat offense" means a second or any subsequent Municipal civil infraction violation of the same requirement or provision that is committed by a person within any six-month period (unless some other period is specifically provided by these Codified Ordinances or any ordinance), for which the person admits responsibility or is determined to be responsible. Unless otherwise specifically provided by these Codified Ordinances or any ordinance, for a particular Municipal civil infraction violation, the increased fine for a repeat offense shall be as follows:
         A.   The fine for any offense which is a first repeat offense shall be no less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00), plus costs, unless otherwise provided by ordinance.
         B.   The fine for any offense which is a second repeat offense or any subsequent repeat offense shall be no less than five hundred dollars ($500.00), plus costs.
   (d)   A violation includes any act which is prohibited or made or declared to be unlawful or an offense by these Codified Ordinances or any ordinance, and any omission or failure to act where the act is required by these Codified Ordinances or any ordinance
   (e)   Each day on which any violation of these Codified Ordinances or any ordinance continues constitutes a separate offense and shall be subject to penalties or sanctions as a separate offense.
   (f)   In addition to any remedies available at law, the City may bring an action for an injunction or other process against a person to restrain, prevent or abate any violation of these Codified Ordinances or any City ordinance.
(Ord. 1995-29.  Passed 12-19-95.)