[Ord. No. 16-07 §1, 3-28-2016]
Whenever in this Code or any other ordinance of the City, or in any rule, regulation, notice or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under authority duly vested in him/her or it, any act is prohibited or is declared to be unlawful or an offense, misdemeanor or ordinance violation or the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor or ordinance violation, and no specific penalty is provided for the violation thereof, upon conviction of a violation of any such provision of this Code or of any such ordinance, rule, regulation, notice or order, the violator shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding one hundred eighty (180) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided, that in any case wherein the penalty for an offense is fixed by a Statute of the State that clearly preempts the City penalty, the statutory penalty, and no other, shall be imposed for such offense, except that imprisonments may be in the City Prison or workhouse instead of the County Jail.
[Ord. No. 16-16 §1, 8-8-2016; Ord. No. 20-10, 3-24-2020]
Should a minor traffic violation, as defined in Section 479.350, RSMo., result in a fine and court cost being assessed, the amount of fine and court cost shall not exceed that allowed by Section 479.353, RSMo. of two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225.00) for minor traffic violations.
Should a municipal ordinance violation, as defined in Section 479.350, RSMo., result in a fine and court cost being assessed, the amount of fine and court cost shall not exceed that allowed by Section 479.353, RSMo. for municipal ordinance violations committed within a twelve-month period beginning with the first violation: Two hundred dollars ($200.00) for the first municipal ordinance violation, two hundred seventy-five dollars ($275.00) for the second municipal ordinance violation, three hundred fifty dollars ($350.00) for the third municipal ordinance violation, and four hundred fifty dollars ($450.00) for the fourth and any subsequent municipal ordinance violations. [NOTE: This Subsection (A)(2)(b) currently applies to Code Chapters 405, 410, and 425.]
If other ordinance violations limits become included in Sections 479.350 and 479.353 RSMo., then the limits on those offenses shall apply.
Court costs, under this Subsection, shall include costs, fees, or surcharges which are retained by a County, City, Town, or Village upon a finding of guilty or plea of guilty, and shall exclude any costs, fees, or surcharges disbursed to the State or other entities by a County, City, Town, or Village and any certified costs, not including fines added to the annual real estate tax bill or a special tax bill under Section 67.398, 67.402, or 67.451, RSMo.
For a violation of a City ordinance, State law, Federal law or any rule or regulation an administrative action may be instituted to abate the violation pursuant to the procedures set forth in this Code without regard to whether or not a summons for a violation has been issued.
Every day any violation of this Code or any other ordinance or any such rule, regulation, notice or order shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
Whenever any act is prohibited by this Code, by an amendment thereof, or by any rule or regulation adopted thereunder, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding, or abetting of another person to do said act. Whenever any act is prohibited by this Code, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.