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, 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 five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) 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, 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.
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.
[R.O. 2008 §120.030; Ord. No. 411 §§1 — 3, 11-12-1991]
The Board of Aldermen for the City of Ironton, Missouri, after first being fully advised in the premises, hereby formally declare, conclude and find that it is in the best interest of the City of Ironton and the Municipal Courts for the City of Ironton to authorize the Municipal Judge to utilize the alternative form of sentencing associated with free work for a public or charitable purpose and thereby to require violators of any ordinance of the City of Ironton to perform community service or free work for a public or charitable purpose, or purposes, as determined by the Municipal Judge of the City of Ironton, Missouri. Accordingly, the municipal judge for the City of Ironton, Missouri, is hereby authorized to impose as an alternative form of sentencing to be utilized in conjunction with a fine, incarceration, or fine and incarceration, in the discretion of the Municipal Judge, the imposition of a set number of hours of performance of free work for a public or charitable purpose, or purposes, as determined by the Judge to be appropriate in each individual case.
The sentencing provisions for all ordinances of the City of Ironton which currently or in the future may provide for a fine or incarceration or a combination of fine and incarceration, are hereby amended by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Ironton, Missouri, to additionally provide for the alternative of requiring the performance of community service or of free work for a public or charitable purpose, or purposes, as determined by the Municipal Judge.
The imposition or sentencing of any individual to perform community service or free work for a public or charitable purpose or purposes, as determined by the Municipal Judge, shall be in conjunction with a term of probation, whether it be associated with a suspended imposition of sentence or a suspended execution of sentence, which said term of probation shall have as a specific condition of said probation the successful performance by said individual of the community service or of the free work for a public or charitable purpose, or purposes. The term of probation shall extend for a sufficient period of time to satisfy the requirement that the individual satisfactorily complete a Court-ordered number of hours of community service or free work.