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[CC 1961 §25.13; Ord. No. 2281 §4, 8-7-1978]
If any Section, Subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Code shall be declared invalid for any reason whatsoever, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this Code which shall continue in full force and effect, and to this end the provisions of this Code are hereby declared to be severable.
[CC 1961 §25.14; Ord. No. 2281 §5, 8-7-1978]
This Code shall not affect violations of any other ordinance, Code, or regulation of the jurisdiction existing prior to the effective date hereof, and any such violation shall be governed and shall continue to be punishable to the full extent of the law under the provisions of those ordinances, Codes, or regulations in effect at the time the violation was committed.
A. 
Standard Penalty. Any person violating any provision of this Code, or any rule or regulation adopted or issued in pursuance thereof, or any provision of any Code adopted herein by reference is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, unless another penalty is specifically provided, shall be subject to a fine of not less than one dollar ($1.00) or more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or to imprisonment not more than three (3) months, or both, and may be adjudged to pay the costs of prosecution. Whenever the fine and costs imposed for a violation are not paid, the person convicted may be committed to Jail until the fine and costs are paid, not exceeding ninety (90) days.
B. 
Each Day A Violation. Each act of violation and every day upon which a violation occurs or continues constitutes a separate offense.
C. 
Applicability. The penalty provided by this Section applies to the amendment of any Section of this Code or any Code adopted herein by reference whether or not such penalty is re-enacted in the amendatory ordinance.
D. 
Reference To Sections. Reference to any Section of this Code shall be understood to also refer to and include the penalty Section relating thereto, unless otherwise expressly provided.
E. 
Failure Of Officers To Perform Duties. The failure of any officer or employee of the City to perform any official duty imposed by this Code shall not subject such officer or employee to the penalty imposed for violation of this Code, unless a penalty is specifically provided, or such act is declared to be unlawful.
F. 
All persons convicted and sentenced by the Municipal Judge for violation of any ordinance or part thereof, whether the punishment be by fine or imprisonment or both, may be put to work and perform labor on the said public streets, highways and alleys or other public works or buildings of the City. The Chief of Police, Director of Public Works or other official of the City shall have the power and be authorized and required to have or cause all such prisoners to work out the full number of days for which such prisoner may have been sentenced. If the punishment be by fine and the fine be not paid, then for every fifteen dollars ($15.00) of such fine the prisoner shall work one (1) day.