Chapter 15.290
CODE ENFORCEMENT

Sections:

15.290.010    Notice – Correction order.

15.290.020    Homeowners’ association maintenance.

15.290.030    Complaints.

15.290.040    Penalty.

15.290.050    Separate offense.

15.290.060    Remedy by city.

15.290.010 Notice – Correction order.

If the city manager, or his designate, shall find that any of the provisions of this title are being violated, he shall notify in writing the person responsible for such violations, indicating the nature of the violation and ordering the action necessary to correct it. He shall order discontinuance of illegal use of land, buildings, or structures; removal of illegal buildings or structures or of additions, alterations, or structural changes thereto; discontinuance of any illegal work being done; or shall take any other action authorized by this title to ensure compliance with or to prevent violations of its provisions. [Ord. 4656 § 1 (Exh. O2), 2013.]

15.290.020 Homeowners’ association maintenance.

Where this title requires that a homeowners’ association or other similar legal entity is responsible for the maintenance and control of common areas, parking areas, open spaces, access areas, buffer areas, and any and all other common aspects of a development project, prior to approval of the development project an agreement to maintain and control such common aspects shall be submitted by the applicant for the review and approval by the city attorney as to form, content, and compliance with the intent of this title and said agreement shall be filed of record with the Kittitas County auditor and shall run with the land and be binding upon all future members of the homeowners’ association or other similar legal entity. If such association or similar legal entity fails to maintain and control in a reasonable manner pursuant to the terms of the agreement, the city shall have the right to provide for the maintenance and control and bill the association or other similar legal entity accordingly. If the association or other similar legal entity does not remit payment in a timely manner, the city shall have the right to place a lien on the property owners that comprise the association or similar entity. [Ord. 4656 § 1 (Exh. O2), 2013.]

15.290.030 Complaints.

Whenever a violation of this title occurs, or is alleged to have occurred, any person may file a written complaint. Such complaint stating fully the causes and basis thereof shall be filed with the city manager or his designate. He shall record properly such complaint, immediately investigate, and take action thereon as provided by this title. [Ord. 4656 § 1 (Exh. O2), 2013.]

15.290.040 Penalty.

Violation of the provisions of this title or failure to comply with any of its requirements shall constitute a misdemeanor. Any person who violates this title or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall upon conviction thereof be fined not more than $300.00 or imprisoned for not more than 90 days, or both, and in addition shall pay all costs and expenses involved in the case. Each day such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense. [Ord. 4656 § 1 (Exh. O2), 2013.]

15.290.050 Separate offense.

The owner or tenant of any building, structure, premises, or part thereof, and any architect, builder, contractor, agent or other person who commits, participates in, assists in, or maintains such violation may be found guilty of a separate offense and suffer the penalties herein provided. [Ord. 4656 § 1 (Exh. O2), 2013.]

15.290.060 Remedy by city.

Nothing herein contained shall prevent the city from taking such other lawful action as is necessary to prevent or remedy any violation. [Ord. 4656 § 1 (Exh. O2), 2013.]