§ 53.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   Any person violating any provision of this chapter for which no specific penalty is prescribed shall be subject to § 10.99 of this code of ordinances.
   (B)   In addition to other penalties as may be provided herein, any person who violates §§ 53.01 through 53.14 of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 per occurrence. Each act of violation and every day upon which a violation occurs or continues constitutes a separate violation.
   (C)   (1)   Failure to report. Any entity who fails to file any report so required by §§ 53.25 through 53.35 of this chapter within the time allotted shall be subject to a late filing fee of $50.
      (2)   Falsifying information. Any person who knowingly makes any false statement, representation or certification in any application, record, report, plan or other document filed or required to be maintained pursuant to §§ 53.25 through 53.35 of this chapter, or who falsifies, tampers with or knowingly renders inaccurate any monitoring device or method required under §§ 53.25 through 53.35 of this chapter, shall, upon conviction, be punished by the imposition of a civil penalty of not more than $1,000, by imprisonment for not more than six months, by revocation of any permit issued by the village or by any combination of these.
      (3)   Recovery of costs incurred. Any entity violating any of the provisions of §§ 53.25 through 53.35 of this chapter, or who discharges or causes damage to or impairs the village’s wastewater disposal system, shall be liable to the village for any expense, loss or damage caused by such violation or discharge. The village shall bill the entity for the costs incurred by the village for any cleaning, repair or replacement work caused by the violation or discharge. Refusal to pay the assessed costs shall constitute a violation of §§ 53.25 through 53.35 of this chapter enforceable under the provisions of §§ 53.31 through 53.35 of this chapter.
      (4)   Civil penalties. Any entity who is found to have violated an order of the village or who has failed to comply with the provisions of such order or §§ 53.25 through 53.35 of this chapter and the regulations or rules of the village or orders of any court of competent jurisdiction may be subjected to the imposition of a civil penalty of not less than $50 and not more than $10,000 for the first violation of §§ 53.25 through 53.35 of this chapter and $1,000 for each day upon which a violation of §§ 53.25 through 53.35 of this chapter occurs or continues. The penalties herein provided shall be collectible only by an action in the name of the village in the circuit court of the appropriate judicial circuit as provided by law. Such penalties shall not be determined to be exclusive and are in addition to all other rights and remedies which the village may have according to law.
   (D)   (1)   Any person found to be violating any provision of §§ 53.50 through 53.60 of this chapter, except § 53.57 of this chapter, shall be served by the village with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations. The village may revoke any permit for sewage disposal as a result of any violation of any provision of §§ 53.50 through 53.60 of this chapter.
      (2)   Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in division (D)(1) above shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined in the amount not exceeding $500 for each violation. Each day in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.
      (3)   Any person violating any of the provisions of §§ 53.50 through 53.60 of this chapter shall become liable to the village by reasons of such violation.
(Ord. 216, passed 9-7-2005; Ord. 363, passed 3-7-2012; Ord. 391, passed 8-7-2013)