Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $350 or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both, for conviction of a first offense; a fine of not less than $350 nor more than $700 or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both, for a second offense within a five-year period; and a fine of not less than $700 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both, for a third offense within five-year period. Each week's continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.
[Amended 9-1-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987]
In addition to other remedies, the Town of Waterford may institute any appropriate action or proceeding to prevent the unlawful erection, construction, alteration or use of any building or land in violation of the requirements of this chapter.
No person or persons shall be subject to any penalty under or as a result of this chapter unless it is affirmatively shown that such person was given or had actual knowledge of the provision of this chapter which is alleged that person or persons violated and of the fact that permitting the violation to continue would result in additional penalties.
The Zoning Inspector, upon his becoming aware thereof, shall serve notice of violation of this chapter on the person or entity committing or permitting the same.
Editor's Note: An unnumbered paragraph, which dealt with minimum fines and which immediately followed this section, was deleted 9-1-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987.
No person or persons shall be considered to have violated this chapter nor shall they be subject to any penalties of this chapter or this article, if it appears that, within 30 days after actual notice to them of the fact there was a violation which they were responsible for remedying, they commenced affirmative action to remedy the violation and pursued it with reasonable diligence.