Chapter 1.28


1.28.010    Violation – Penalty.

1.28.020    Violation – Revocation of city licenses.

1.28.030    Payment of fines and costs.

1.28.040    Payment of fines and costs – Absence of treasurer.

1.28.010 Violation – Penalty.

A. Any person violating any of the provisions or failing to comply with any of the mandatory requirements of this code or any ordinance of the city is guilty of a misdemeanor. Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed by any ordinance of the city, any person convicted of a misdemeanor under this code or the ordinances of the city shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500.00 or by imprisonment not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

B. Each such person is guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation of any provision of the ordinances of the city or this code is committed, continued or permitted by any such person, and he is punishable accordingly. (Ord. 1647 § 1, 1982)

1.28.020 Violation – Revocation of city licenses.

When a defendant is operating a business, profession or vocation under a license issued by the city, and is convicted of violating any section of this code, his license may be revoked. (Prior code § 1-901)

1.28.030 Payment of fines and costs.

A. Whenever any assessment of fine or penalty is assessed against any person for a violation of any city ordinance or provision of this code, such fine or penalty shall be collected in the following manner:

1. All costs arising from a prosecution for the violation of any city ordinance or provision of this code and the fine or penalty assessed against the person as a punishment for such violation other than the costs shall, by the person against whom such fine or penalty is assessed, be paid to the clerk of the municipal court.

2. The court clerk shall, upon the receipt of such fine or penalty, give to the person paying the same a receipt therefor.

3. The court clerk shall deposit and file such receipt and papers in the case, and make an entry thereof in the docket when such fine and penalty has been so paid. All moneys so received shall be deposited in the bank checking account trust fund in the name of the municipal court.

B. Disposition of the funds collected according to subsection A of this section shall be at the order of the municipal judge.

C. The court clerk shall deposit with the city treasurer all funds relating to closed cases on or about the twenty-fifth day of each month. (Ord. 1375 § 2, 1975; Ord. 15 § 1, 1891; prior code § 1-1601)

1.28.040 Payment of fines and costs – Absence of treasurer.

Should the treasurer be absent from the city or otherwise unable to attend to his official business at the time the fine is assessed, the amount so assessed, other than the costs of prosecution, shall be paid to the chief of police, who shall execute a receipt therefor and deliver the same to the police judge, who shall proceed with such case as if the receipt was signed by the treasurer. If the fine is not paid to the chief of police then the person shall be committed to the city jail as otherwise provided. When such fine is paid to the chief of police as provided in this section it shall be his duty to pay the amount of such fine to the treasurer within 10 days after and from the day it was received by the chief of police. (Ord. 15 § 2, 1891; prior code § 1-1602)