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(A) A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a misdemeanor, punishable as provided in G.S. § 14-4.
(B) A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall also subject the offender to a civil penalty of $50. If a person fails to pay this civil penalty within 10 days after being cited for a violation, the town may seek to recover the penalty by filing a civil action in the nature of debt.
(C) A second offense at the same location shall warrant a civil penalty of $75.
(D) A third offense at the same location shall warrant a civil penalty of $100.
(E) The town may seek to enforce this chapter through the appropriate equitable action. The Public Works Director or designee shall have authority to issue notices of violation and/or civil citations to any person if there is reasonable cause to believe that the person has violated any of the provisions of this chapter. A code enforcement designee may seek enforcement through § 132.12 of the Code of Ordinances.
(F) Any notice of violation or citation shall be delivered personally to the violator or shall be sent by registered or certified mail to the last known address of the violator.
(G) Each day that a violation continues after the offender has been notified of the violation shall constitute a separate offense.
(H) The town may seek to enforce this chapter by using any one or combination of the foregoing remedies.
(Ord. passed - - ; Am. Ord. 2018-13, passed 9-10-2018)
Enforcement of ordinances, see G.S. § 160A-175