126-1 Penalties.

Violations of any provisions of this chapter herein adopted shall be deemed a municipal civil infraction, punishable by a fine of not less than $300.00, or more than $1,000.00; plus any costs, damages, expenses, and other sanctions. This chapter is further subject to the repeat offender provision of the Pontiac Municipal Code. This provision states that increased civil fines may be imposed for repeated violations by a person of any requirement or provision of this chapter. As used in this chapter, “repeat offense” means a second (or any subsequent) municipal civil infraction violation of the same requirement or provision (i) committed by a person and (ii) for which the person admits responsibility or is determined to be responsible. The increased fine for a repeat offense under this article shall be as follows:

(1)    The fine for any offense, which is a first repeat offense shall be no less than $500.00, plus costs.

(2)    The fine for any offense, which is a second repeat offense or any subsequent repeat offense shall be no less than $750.00, plus costs.

A violation includes any act prohibited or made or declared to be unlawful or an offense by this chapter or any ordinance and any omission or failure to act where the act is required by this chapter or any ordinance.

Further, each day on which any violation of this chapter continues constitutes a separate offense and shall be subject to penalties or sanctions as a separate offense. In addition to any other remedies available at law, the city may bring in the local district court an injunction or other process against a person or company to restrain, prevent, or abate any violation of this article.

(Ord. No. 2145, 8-22-02)

126-2126-25 Reserved.