02-2016 January 26, 2016 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1480.99 OF THE VILLAGE OF WOODLAWN CODE OF ORDINANCES. WHEREAS, The Village’s Building Commissioner/Inspector has recommended changes to the penalty provisions of the Property Maintenance Code; and WHEREAS, Council has reviewed the matter and desires to make the amendment recommended by the Building Commissioner/Inspector; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Woodlawn, Hamilton County, Ohio, majority of all concurring: SECTION I That Section 1480.99 of the Village of Woodlawn Code of Ordinances is hereby amended and shall read as follows: 1480.99 PENALTY (a) Violation Penalties. Any person, being the owner, agent, or having control of any building or premises, who violates any provision of this Property Maintenance cCode, or fails to conform to any provision thereof, or fails to obey any order of the Building Commissioner/Inspector or his or her duly authorized agent, shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor of the first degree. However, (1) Whoever is convicted or pleads guilty of a second offense not sooner than 20 days and not later than one year of the same section of the Property Maintenance Code shall be charged with a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. (2) Whoever is convicted or pleads guilty of the third offense not sooner than 20 days and not later than one year of the same section of the Property Maintenance Code shall be charged with misdemeanor of the third degree. (3) Whoever is convicted or pleads guilty of the fourth offense not sooner than 20 days and not later than one year of the same section of the Property Maintenance Code shall be charged with misdemeanor of the second degree. (4) Whoever is convicted or pleads guilty of the fifth offense not sooner than 20 days and not later than one year of the same section of the Property Maintenance Code shall be charged with misdemeanor of the first degree. (b) Each and every day on which such person continues to violate any provision of this the Property Maintenance cCode after having once been notified of such violation shall constitute a separate offense. (c) Abatement of violation. The imposition of the penalties herein prescribed shall not preclude the Village of Woodlawn from taking such appropriate action as permitted by law to restrain, correct or abate a violation, or to prevent illegal occupancy of a building, structure or premises, or to stop an illegal act, conduct, business or utilization of the building, structure, or premises.