Chapter 7.03
SOLID WASTE, RECYCLABLE MATERIALS, AND YARD WASTE*

Sections:

7.03.010    Definitions.

7.03.020    Solid waste collection.

7.03.030    Regulations regarding collection companies – Business license required.

7.03.040    Recyclable materials – Collection.

7.03.045    Yard waste materials – Collection – Prohibition on commingling yard waste with other solid waste or recyclables.

7.03.050    Solid waste handling service.

7.03.060    Hours of collection.

7.03.070    Special regulations.

7.03.080    Location of containers.

7.03.085    Recycling space requirements.

7.03.090    King County system designated.

7.03.100    King County comprehensive solid waste management plan adopted.

7.03.110    Lien for utility services.

7.03.120    Violation, penalty.

*Cross reference(s) – Department of public works, ch. 2.28; utility tax levied on telephone, gas, electric, garbage, water, sewer and drainage utilities, ch. 3.18; utilities clearing fund, § 3.40.1000; cleanup activities at hazardous waste or solid waste sites, § 11.02.030 et seq.; environmental policy, ch. 11.03.

State law reference(s) – Solid waste, liens authorized, RCW 35A.21.060, 35.21.130; compliance with RCW 70.95.010 et seq.; required, RCW 35.92.023; solid waste incinerator and landfill operators, RCW 70.95D.010 et seq.; solid waste management, RCW 70.95.010 et seq.; solid waste management, recovery and recycling, RCW 70.95.010 et seq.

7.03.010 Definitions.

The following words, terms, and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Collection company means the persons, firms, or corporations, or combination thereof, operating under a contract for solid waste, recyclables, or yard waste collection with, or under the direction of, the city, including an authorized contractor for the collection of recyclable materials under this chapter.

Commercial means all customers, that are not included within the definition of “residential” set forth below, which are within the city of Kent. “Commercial” includes “commercial multifamily” as defined below.

Commercial multifamily means multifamily residences containing more than four (4) dwelling units.

Director means the director of the department of public works.

Garbage means solid waste.

Garbage, recycle, or yard waste container(s) means a watertight, fully covered can, container, cart, dumpster, or drop box of various sizes and weights, when full, as approved by the director or collection company. The director or collection company may approve the use of alternative containers or require appropriate features for the various containers such as type of material, handles, wheels, or compatibility with collection equipment.

Garbage unit(s) means secure and tight bundles, none of which shall exceed four (4) feet in the longest dimension and shall not exceed sixty (60) pounds in weight. “Garbage units” may also mean small discarded boxes, barrels, or bags, or securely tight cartons or other receptacles not intended for recycling under this chapter and able to be reasonably handled and loaded by one (1) person onto a collection vehicle.

Person means every person, firm, partnership, business, association, institution, or corporation in the city accumulating solid waste requiring disposal or generating, accumulating, and collecting recyclable materials. The term shall also mean the occupant and/or the owner of any premises for which service mentioned in this section is rendered.

Recyclable materials means waste materials generated in the city capable of reuse from a waste stream as designated by the director, including but not limited to sorted or unsorted newsprint, glass, aluminum, ferrous and nonferrous cans, plastic materials, mixed paper, and cardboard accumulated and intended for recycling or reuse and collection by a collection company or authorized contractor. This term excludes all dangerous wastes and hazardous wastes as defined in Chapters 70.105 and 70.105A RCW, and solid wastes intended for disposal in a landfill, incinerator, or solid waste disposal facility under Chapter 173-304 WAC. All recyclable materials intended for collection by a city-authorized collection company or contractor shall remain the responsibility and ownership of participants until such materials as contained in designated recycle containers are placed out for collection for the authorized contractor. Such materials then become the responsibility and property of the collection company or authorized contractor subject to the right of the participant to claim lost property of value.

Residential means customers dwelling in one-unit houses, mobile homes, and multifamily residences containing no more than four (4) dwelling units such as duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes which are within the city of Kent.

Solid waste shall be as defined by RCW 70.95.030 and WAC 173-304-100(73), with the exception of sludge from wastewater treatment plants and septage from septic tanks, extremely hazardous waste, hazardous waste, dangerous waste, and problem wastes as defined in Chapters 173-303 and 173-204 WAC, and Chapters 70.105 and 70.105A RCW.

Solid waste utility shall be the city system of solid waste handling under Chapters 35.21 and 35.21A RCW and this code.

Yard waste means plant material including leaves, grass clippings, prunings, branches, brush, garden material, weeds, tree limbs, and other biodegradable waste that may be designated by the director. Rocks, dirt, and sod, except incidental amounts, are unacceptable. Materials may be bundled with cotton or other similar organic string only. Yard waste does not include demolition debris such as concrete, wallboard, lumber, or roofing materials.

(Ord. No. 2814, § 2(7.08.010), 11-1-88; Ord. No. 2841, § 2(7.08.010), 3-21-89; Ord. No. 2870, § 4 (7.08.010), 8-22-89; Ord. No. 3031, § 2, 2-19-92; Ord. No. 3183, § 1, 9-6-94; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07)

Cross reference(s) – Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1.01.030.

7.03.020 Solid waste collection.

A. Solid waste – Collection required. Solid waste collections shall be made by collection companies as authorized by the city. Except as provided in subsections (B) and (C) of this section, all persons and properties within the city are required to use the solid waste collection system of the city and it shall be unlawful for any person, other than those duly authorized by the city, to haul solid waste through the streets of the city. It is unlawful to dump or store solid waste, recyclable, or yard waste materials in violation of Ch. 8.04 KCC. All persons and occupied property shall use and be responsible for at least the minimum level of solid waste collection service and associated charges for residential or commercial service, as applicable, unless exempted from such requirement under this subsection or subsection (B) of this section. The city or collection company will automatically bill the residential or commercial customer for such minimum level of service if the customer does not sign up for service within thirty (30) days of occupying a property in the city. Upon satisfactory evidence on an annual basis that a person or property produces no solid waste, or a residential customer owns a business in the city of Kent that has commercial solid waste collection service, the director may approve an exemption from the mandatory solid waste collection service and payment requirements of this section.

B. Commercial permitted haulers. Those commercial and industrial business establishments having prior established permits to haul their own solid waste may continue to haul such solid waste by annual permit. Renewal permits shall be issued upon application and payment of the annual permit fee. The annual permit fee shall be as follows:

1. Permit holders hauling less than one hundred fifty (150) tons of solid waste per month, one hundred dollars ($100);

2. Permit holders hauling greater than one hundred fifty (150) tons of solid waste per month, seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

Any permit holder, as provided for in this subsection, shall haul garbage at least once a week for public health reasons.

C. Self-haul. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the limited and occasional hauling of solid waste, recyclable materials, or yard wastes by a customer from its specific property to an approved King County solid waste, recyclable materials, or yard waste collection site. Occasional haulers are not exempt from the mandatory solid waste collection service and payment requirements and are responsible for any associated fees for such collection site services, as applicable.

(Ord. No. 2841, § 2(7.08.020(A) – (C)), 3-21-89; Ord. No. 2870, § 4(7.08.020(A) – (C)), 8-22-89; Ord. No. 3253, § 1, 11-21-95; Ord. No. 3289, § 1, 4-3-96; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07)

7.03.030 Regulations regarding collection companies – Business license required.

A. To provide for the public health, safety, and general welfare, collection companies operating within the city under contract for services for the city’s solid waste utility shall, at no additional cost to the city or its residents:

1. Comply with all provisions of the city code and amendments thereof, and applicable federal, state, and county laws and regulations pertaining to the collection, handling, transportation, and disposal of solid waste, recyclable materials, and yard waste. The city shall be entitled, during regular business hours, to inspect the books and records of collection companies operating within the city;

2. Pick up Christmas trees each January;

3. Provide for a semiannual residential cleanup in the spring and fall of each year to allow for disposal of accumulated solid waste. The director of public works shall promulgate administrative rules, following consultation with collection companies, for the implementation of this subsection;

4. Provide service to public buildings and facilities, as designated by the director of public works. Upon consultation with collection companies, the director of public works may add or delete public facilities from such designation in the interests of public health and safety;

5. Extend the lifeline utility rate for solid waste, recyclable materials, and yard waste collection as adopted by the city under KCC 7.01.080 to eligible customers who have filed an approved application with the city.

B. Collection companies operating pursuant to and in compliance with this chapter shall be issued, upon application, a business license pursuant to Ch. 5.01 KCC, without the payment of license fees, permit fees as provided in KCC 7.03.020(B), or other fees related to solid waste handling established by the city. This subsection shall not be construed as a waiver of the utility tax imposed by Ch. 3.18 KCC.

(Ord. No. 2814, § 2(7.08.020(D), (E)), 11-1-88; Ord. No. 2841, § 2(7.08.020(D), (E)), 3-21-89; Ord. No. 2870, § 4(7.08.020(D), (E)), 8-22-89; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3779, § 4, 12-13-05; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07)

State law reference(s) – Garbage collectors, Chapter 81.77 RCW.

7.03.040 Recyclable materials – Collection.

A. Collection companies shall collect recyclable materials from residential and commercial multifamily customers in the city who request curbside recycling at no extra cost as part of their solid waste collection service, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. Collection companies shall collect recyclable materials from commercial customers in the city who request commercial recycling service in accordance with the collection company’s rates and applicable regulations. Subject to terms and conditions of any collection contract and regulations, such collection companies are solely responsible for all costs of removal and disposal of recyclable materials placed out for collection by the residential or commercial customers. The requirements of this section do not prohibit the customary collection and sale of recyclable and reusable materials by persons or private recyclers or affect the right of waste generators to continue to accumulate, buy, sell, or give recyclable materials to persons other than the collection companies.

B. Designated recycle containers shall be placed at curbside, alleyside, or other locations as determined by the director or collection company with the concurrence of the director. Back yard collection of recycle containers shall not be required of the collection company except under special circumstances determined by the director, including disabled or elderly participants.

(Ord. No. 2814, § 2(7.08.030), 11-1-88; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07)

7.03.045 Yard waste materials – Collection – Prohibition on commingling yard waste with other solid waste or recyclables.

A. Collection companies shall collect yard waste materials (cut to less than four (4) feet and under four (4) inches in diameter) from residential or commercial customers in the city who request yard waste collection service at rates in accordance with the collection company’s contract and pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. Subject to terms and conditions of any such collection contract and regulations, such collection companies are solely responsible for all costs of removal, marketing, and disposal of yard waste materials placed out for collection by customers. The requirements of this section do not prohibit customers from the customary collection and sale of yard waste materials or self-hauling yard waste materials to approved King County disposal sites.

B. Designated yard waste containers shall be placed at curbside, alleyside, or other locations as determined by the director or collection company with the concurrence of the director. Back yard collection of yard waste containers shall not be required of the collection company except under special circumstances determined by the director, for example, for disabled or elderly participants.

C. All persons and residences within the territorial limits of the city are prohibited from disposing any yard waste in any solid waste or recycle container other than a designated yard waste container.

(Ord. No. 3183, § 2, 9-6-94; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07)

7.03.050 Solid waste handling service.

A. All persons accumulating solid waste in the city shall place and accumulate solid waste in garbage containers or units as required by this chapter.

B. It shall be unlawful to deposit, throw, or place any solid waste in any land, alley, street, or other public place, or to deposit, throw, or place any solid waste on any private property regardless of ownership, unless the solid waste is placed in garbage containers, the covers of which shall not be removed except when necessary for the depositing or removing of solid waste. Boxes, small barrels, cartons, scraps of wooden crates and boxes, broken-up household furniture and equipment, paper, hollowware, and rubbish in general may be broken up or cut up and placed in garbage containers or units, consistent with this chapter or as approved by the director.

C. Any garbage, recycle, or yard waste container, when filled, shall not weigh more than the allowable weight for its size as determined by the director or collection company for the safety of collection personnel and protection of property. Garbage, recycle, and yard waste containers shall be packed so that the contents thereof will dump out readily when the container is inverted. All garbage, recycle, and yard waste containers and garbage units shall be placed at curbside or alley for collection before 7:00 a.m. or in convenient, accessible locations upon the ground level or ground floor and as near as practicable to the approximate rear of the building or near the alley, street, or road at which collection trucks are to be loaded as approved by the director or collection company. All containers shall be removed from such locations as soon as possible after collection, but no later than the end of the collection day. All walks, paths, and driveways to the place of loading shall have an overhead clearance of not less than eight (8) feet.

D. Any person accumulating solid waste in the downtown or suburban business areas whose location requires the placing of garbage, recycle, or yard waste containers or garbage units on a sidewalk or alley for collection shall not place the same on a sidewalk or alley until the close of each business day, and shall remove containers from the sidewalk or alley immediately after the opening for business each morning.

E. Dangerous and other waste.

1. No hot ashes or other hot material, dirt, sand, rocks, gasoline, solvents, oil, paint, or dangerous or hazardous wastes shall be placed in any garbage, recycle, or yard waste container or garbage unit for collection or removal. All kitchen, table, and cooking waste, before being deposited in garbage containers or units, shall be drained and wrapped in paper or other material in such a manner as to prevent as nearly as possible moisture from such solid waste from coming in contact with sides or bottoms of the containers.

2. As used in this section, “dangerous or hazardous wastes” means any solid waste designated as dangerous or hazardous waste by the State Department of Ecology, and such wastes shall be disposed of consistent with Department of Ecology rules and regulations.

F. Duty to prevent spillage and overflow of garbage and other waste.

1. A sufficient number and size of approved containers must be utilized at each residential and commercial site to ensure the proper collection of all waste as defined in this chapter. If a site repeatedly generates an amount of solid waste that requires more than the minimum level of service, the city may require service to that site be increased above the minimum level until such time that a higher level of service is no longer regularly required. Either the landlord or the tenant may be held responsible for the cost of the increased service.

2. Each container must be capable of being secured so as to prevent wind, birds, or animals from removing the contents of the container. Covers shall be kept secured on each container at all times, except as necessary to deposit waste in the container or to empty the container.

3. The immediate area around garbage, recycle, and yard waste containers must be kept clean and free of loose waste at all times, except for items properly bundled into units as allowed by this chapter.

4. The landlord and tenant shall share legal responsibility for assuring that a commercial property or residence complies with the requirements of this section.

G. Certain garbage, recycle, and yard waste containers shall be provided by the collection company for the health, safety, convenience, and general welfare of the residences and their occupants. All garbage, recycle, and yard waste containers provided by the collection company shall remain the property of the collection company. The containers shall not be damaged, destroyed, or removed from the premises by any person. Markings and identification devices on the containers, except as placed or specifically permitted by the collection company, are expressly prohibited and shall be regarded as damage to the containers.

H. It shall be unlawful, except as authorized by the owner, collection company, or the city, to deposit any solid waste or other material in any private garbage, recycle, or yard waste container or garbage unit or to remove the covers therefrom.

I. Yard waste collected by collection companies shall be deposited in containers provided or approved by collection companies or by the director, and disposed of as provided for in this chapter or authorized by the director. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit persons from composting yard waste on property owned or leased by such persons. Compost facilities shall be operated and maintained consistent with other applicable laws and regulations.

(Ord. No. 2814, § 2(7.08.040), 11-1-88; Ord. No. 2841, § 2(7.08.040), 3-21-89; Ord. No. 3031, § 3, 2-19-92; Ord. No. 3183, § 3, 9-6-94; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07; Ord. No. 3851, § 1, 8-7-07)

7.03.060 Hours of collection.

All solid waste, recyclable materials, and yard waste will be collected within the boundaries of the city as follows:

A. Residential pick-ups shall be made Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise approved by the director in writing. Solid waste pick-ups shall be made at least once per month (minimum level of service) or once per week (regular service), unless otherwise approved by the director. If complaints are received or problems arise with accumulated solid waste for customers with once per month service, the city may require once per week service. Recyclable materials and yard waste may be picked up less frequently as approved by the director. Residential collection shall be at curbside unless otherwise approved by the director or collection company.

B. Commercial pick-ups may begin at 4:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and may be made as often as required, but no less than once per month; provided, however, that in commercial areas abutting residential neighborhoods, pick-ups shall be limited to days and times set forth in subsection (A) of this section.

(Ord. No. 2841, § 2(7.08.060), 3-21-89; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07)

7.03.070 Special regulations.

The city reserves the right to prescribe special regulations for the collection of solid waste from the construction or repair of buildings, waste products from manufacturing plants, refuse of peculiar quality, or solid waste which may be thoroughly offensive or dangerous to haul through the streets or alleys of the city. The requirements for solid waste, recyclable materials, and yard waste collections, as set forth in the provisions of this chapter, may be modified by contract with the collection companies when approved by the city council and the affected collection company.

(Ord. No. 2841, § 2(7.08.120), 3-21-89; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07)

7.03.080 Location of containers.

A. The location of garbage, recycle, or yard waste containers or garbage units of commercial, industrial, or multifamily dwellings shall be subject to inspection by the fire department and must be relocated in areas with a reduced or a nonexistent fire hazard as necessary.

B. The location of the garbage, recycle, or yard waste containers or garbage units in conjunction with the residential pick-ups shall be at curbside. Persons with physical disabilities who are unable to bring solid waste, recycle, or yard waste containers to the curbside for collection may be eligible for special walk-in or drive-in services upon approval by the director and pursuant to the collection contract.

(Ord. No. 2841, § 2(7.08.140), 3-21-89; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07)

7.03.085 Recycling space requirements.

A. Storage space and collection points for recyclables. Developments shall provide storage space for the collection of recyclables as follows:

1. The storage space for residential uses shall be provided at the rate of one and one-half (1-1/2) square feet per dwelling unit in apartment and condominium developments except when the development is subject to a city/county sponsored or approved direct collection program.

2. The storage space for nonresidential uses shall be provided at the following rate:

a. Two (2) square feet per every one thousand (1,000) square feet of building gross floor area in office, educational, and institutional developments;

b. Three (3) square feet per every one thousand (1,000) square feet of building gross floor area in manufacturing and other nonresidential developments;

c. Five (5) square feet per every one thousand (1,000) square feet of building gross floor area in retail developments.

B. Collection points for recyclables. Developments shall provide collection points for recyclables as follows:

1. The storage space for residential developments shall be apportioned and located in collection points as follows:

a. The required storage area shall be dispersed in collection points throughout the site when a residential development comprises more than one (1) building.

b. There shall be one (1) collection point for every thirty (30) dwelling units.

c. No dwelling unit within the development shall be more than two hundred (200) feet from a collection point.

d. Collection points shall be located in a manner so that hauling trucks do not obstruct pedestrian or vehicle traffic onsite, or project into any public right-of-way.

2. The storage space for nonresidential development shall be apportioned and located in collection points as follows:

a. Storage space may be allocated to a centralized collection point.

b. Outdoor collection points shall not be located in any required setback areas.

c. Collection points shall be located in a manner so that hauling trucks do not obstruct pedestrian or vehicle traffic onsite, or project into any public right-of-way.

d. Outdoor collection points serving more than one (1) building within any single development are subject to the prior approval of the city’s director of public works.

C. Collection point design. The collection points shall be designed as follows:

1. Dimensions of the collection points shall be of sufficient width and depth to enclose recycle containers.

2. Architectural design of any structure enclosing an outdoor collection point or any building primarily used to contain a collection point shall be consistent with the design of the primary structure(s) on the site.

3. Collection points shall be identified by signs not to exceed two (2) square feet.

4. A six (6) foot wall or fence shall enclose any outdoor collection point, excluding collection points located in industrial developments that are greater than one hundred (100) feet from residentially zoned property.

5. Access to collection points may be limited, except during regular business hours and/or specified collection hours.

6. Enclosures for outdoor collection points and buildings used primarily to contain a collection point shall have gate openings at least twelve (12) feet wide for haulers. In addition, the gate opening for any building or other roofed structure used primarily as a collection point shall have a vertical clearance of at least twelve (12) feet.

7. Weather protection of recyclables shall be ensured by using weatherproof containers or by providing a roof over the storage area.

8. Collection points shall be located in a manner so that hauling trucks do not obstruct pedestrian or vehicle traffic onsite, or project into any public right-of-way.

(Ord. No. 3084, § 1(7.08.160), 1-19-93; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07)

7.03.090 King County system designated.

A. All solid waste generated within the corporate limits of the city shall be disposed at a King County solid waste disposal facility.

B. King County is authorized to designate disposal sites for the disposal of all solid waste generated within the city.

C. No solid waste may be diverted from the disposal sites designated by King County without King County approval.

D. The provisions of this section shall not apply and shall not affect the disposal of solid waste which is eliminated through waste reduction or waste recycling activities which have been coordinated with King County pursuant to the agreement between King County and the city concerning use of King County solid waste disposal facilities.

E. King County regulations or ordinances regarding levels and types of service for any aspect of solid waste handling shall not apply within the limits of the city except as provided in this chapter.

(Ord. No. 2841, § 2(7.08.200), 3-21-89; Ord. No. 2870, § 5(7.08.200), 8-22-89; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07)

7.03.100 King County comprehensive solid waste management plan adopted.

A. The city hereby adopts the King County comprehensive solid waste management plan with addenda as recommended by the solid waste interlocal forum through Resolution 89005 (hereinafter “plan”). The plan as adopted in this section is further designated for the exercise of substantive authority under the State Environmental Policy Act rules pursuant to RCW 43.21C.060.

B. Pursuant to RCW 70.95.160, the city hereby determines that King County shall not exercise any powers regarding the levels and types of service for any aspect of solid waste handling in the city. King County regulations and ordinances regarding levels and types of service for any aspect of solid waste handling shall not apply within the corporate limits of the city as may be now or hereafter determined by the city.

C. Pursuant to RCW 70.95.030, the city hereby designates the following materials as recyclable materials:

1. Container glass;

2. Paper;

3. Aluminum;

4. Tin cans;

5. Plastic.

Other materials may be designated as recyclable as markets become available and as the net cost of collecting and recycling that material becomes equal to or less than the cost of collection, transfer, long haul, and disposal. Items in the above list may be removed due to market or other variation.

D. The city shall determine solid waste collection rates, if any, by ordinance or through collection contracts and not as set forth in the plan.

E. The director of public works is hereby authorized to implement such administrative procedures as may be necessary to carry out the directions of this section.

(Ord. No. 2906, §§ 1 – 5, 2-20-90; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07)

7.03.110 Lien for utility services.

A. Pursuant to Chapter 35.21 RCW, liens are authorized by this code against property for which solid waste, recyclable materials, or yard waste collection services have been provided by collection companies operating under contract with the solid waste utility.

B. Applicable charges for solid waste, recyclable, and yard waste materials collection and disposal services are set by collection companies consistent with solid waste utility contracts with the city or applicable regulations. Upon failure to pay the applicable charges within the time provided for in invoices or bills issued by the city or collection companies, the amount thereof shall become a lien against the property for which the solid waste, recyclable material, or yard waste collection service is rendered.

C. A notice of the lien authorized by this section shall specify the charges, the period covered by the charges, and the legal description of the property sought to be charged. The notice shall be filed with the county auditor within the time required and shall be foreclosed in the manner and within the time prescribed for liens for labor and material.

D. Liens authorized by this section shall be prior to all liens and encumbrances filed subsequent to the filing of the notice of lien with the county auditor, except the lien of general taxes and local improvement assessments whether levied prior or subsequent thereto.

E. Collection companies seeking to exercise rights under this section shall have current, executed contracts for solid waste handling with the city authorizing the rights herein and providing for the method of such lien enforcement.

(Ord. No. 3031, § 4, 2-19-92; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07)

7.03.120 Violation, penalty.

A. Any violation of any provision of this chapter is a civil violation as provided for in Ch. 1.04 KCC, for which a monetary penalty may be assessed and abatement may be required as provided therein.

B. In addition to or as an alternative to any penalty provided in this chapter, anyone violating or failing to comply with KCC 7.03.020 through 7.03.050 shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or by imprisonment for a period of not exceeding one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Ord. No. 3031, § 5(7.08.240), 2-19-92; Ord. No. 3541, § 1, 2-6-01; Ord. No. 3832, § 1, 3-20-07. Formerly § 7.03.170)