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A. Any person who shall be convicted of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined the amount set forth in section 1-4-1 of this code for each such offense. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day which a violation occurs or continues. In addition, judgment shall be entered against such entity in an amount equal to the village's reasonable attorney fees for prosecution of the action and any appeals, postjudgment proceedings or contempt proceedings. Any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this chapter may also be imprisoned for a period not to exceed six (6) months. There shall be a one month grace period, expiring on January 31, during which time no citations shall be issued for failure to renew an existing license at the beginning of the year. (Ord. 2014-16, 3-4-2014)
B. Whenever a person shall neglect or refuse to procure any license required by this code or otherwise violates the terms of this chapter, the president is authorized to cause appropriate legal action and proceedings to be instituted to enforce the license requirement.
C. The clerk shall take all necessary and appropriate action to compel compliance with the regulatory provisions of this chapter. When necessary and expedient, the license inspector may call upon the police department to assist in such enforcement, and it shall be the duty of the police department to perform such enforcement acts as may be required of it. All municipal employees duly authorized and acting as license inspectors shall be conservators of the peace with police powers for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this code and other municipal ordinances relating to the licensing of businesses and occupations and their regulations. (Ord. 94-41, 11-1-1994)