CHAPTER 14A. NUISANCES.
Article VIII. Community Safety.
Sec. 14A-8-9. Safety violation enforcement and fines.
(a) Any violation of this article may result in any or all of the
following actions and/or fines:
(1) A misdemeanor punishable by either six
months in jail and/or a fine not to exceed one thousand
(2) Institution of a civil action by the city attorney, or his or
her designee as set forth in Section 14A-8-10;
(3) Issuance of
administrative citation(s) and/or an order to abate the safety violation(s) with
a fine for each and every safety violation of up to five hundred dollars, plus
any administrative expenses incurred in the enforcement of this
(4) Administrative injunction ordering the action constituting a
safety violation to immediately cease and desist; such an order may require an
order that the property be immediately vacated to protect the health and welfare
of the community;
(5) In addition to all other remedies or penalties
provided by law, violation of any of the sections contained in this article are
punishable as follows:
(A) One hundred dollars administrative citation for
the first violation,
(B) Two hundred dollars administrative citation for the
second violation within one year,
(C). Five hundred dollars administrative
citation for the third and subsequent violations within one year.
day the safety violation(s) continue shall be deemed a new violation subject to
additional citations, penalties, and fines.
(c) Violation of any section of
this article may be filed as an infraction or a misdemeanor at the discretion of
the city attorney.
(d) All fines shall be the obligation of the owner and
are due and payable within thirty days of issuance of the citation, provided
that when a request for a hearing is made, the fines and administrative expenses
shall be due and payable within thirty days of the date of the hearing
officer’s written decision. Any fine or administrative expense not paid
within the time limits set forth shall be collected pursuant to Section
14A-8-10. (Ord. No. 1492, § 3 (part).)