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Ordinance 28-Recovery Cost of Enforcing Township Ordinances

SECTION I:

A. Unless another penalty is expressly provided for pursuant to the Springport Township Ordinances for any particular Ordinance or section, every person convicted of a violation of any provision of the Springport Township Ordinances or rule issued in pursuant thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars together with it costs of prosecution or by imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine, costs and imprisonment in the discretion of the court. Costs of prosecution as used herein shall include, but not necessarily be limited to: reasonable attorney fees, witness fees and expenses, police officer costs and expenses, Township employee’s costs and expenses, and any other expenses incurred by Springport Township in prosecuting the violation. Each act of violation and every day upon which any such violation shall occur shall constitute a separate offense.

B. The penalty provided by this section, unless another penalty is expressly provided, shall apply to the amendment of any section of the Springport Township Ordinances whether or not such penalty is reenacted in the amendatory ordinance.

C. The penalty shall be in addition to the abatement of the violating condition, any injunctive relief, or revocation of any permit or license.

SECTION II: EFFECTIVE DATE

A. This ordinance shall take effect thirty (30) days after adoption on February 12, 2003.

Adopted January 13, 2003