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A. Fines for Violations. Except as provided in subsection B of this section, any person who violates a provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) and the cost of prosecution. Each act of violation and each day upon which a violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense. The Village Attorney or, at the direction of the Village Manager, the Village Prosecutor, may file a civil action to recover any penalty or fine against any such person; provided, however, that the filing of such civil action shall preclude incarceration or imprisonment.
B. Pre-Court Payment of Certain Violations. Any person charged with a violation of subsection (D)(20) of Section 9.16.020 of this chapter may pay directly to the Village, at the Village Hall, the minimum fine established in subsection A of this section; provided, such payment is made no later than five days before the date of a court hearing set for such violation at the request of the person receiving the citation alleging the violation. A receipt shall be issued for any pre-court payment so made and any violation for which such a pre-court payment has been made shall not be subject to further prosecution. No pre-court payments will be accepted less than five days before the scheduled court hearing date. If more than two violations are issued to the same person in any thirty (30) day period, only the first two such violations may be subject to a pre-court payment pursuant to this subsection.
(Ord. MC-182-97 § 5, 1997: prior code § 12.05)