[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Wallingford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-14-2014 by Ord. No. 593]
Pursuant to § 8-12a of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended, the Zoning Enforcement Officer is authorized to issue citations for the following violations of the Zoning Regulations of the Town of Wallingford, adopted under § 8-2 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended:
The Zoning Enforcement Officer may issue a citation to the owner and/or occupant of the property where such violation has occurred.
Any such citation may be issued by the Zoning Enforcement Officer either by hand or by certified mail with return receipt requested. If the person named in any such citation fails or refuses to accept such certified mail, the citation may be sent by regular mail.
Each occurrence of a violation of any zoning regulation, and each such day that such violation shall continue, shall constitute a separate violation and shall be subject to a separate penalty.
This article shall be enforced by the Zoning Enforcement Officer or Officers.
The fine for a violation of this article shall be $150 for each such occurrence of a violation and an additional $150 for each such day that such violation continues, as defined above. Said fines shall be payable to the Town of Wallingford.
All payments of uncontested fines for a violation of this article shall be made within 15 days of the date of issuance of the citation. Fines which are not paid or appealed within said 15 days of the date of issuance of the citation shall be considered delinquent, in accordance with the citation hearing procedure adopted below. Payment is deemed to be made on the date that it is received by the Town of Wallingford.
No municipal fine or penalty imposed by this article shall supplant any enforcement action or legal remedy provided by § 8-12 or any other appropriate section of the Connecticut General Statutes or by common law.
An appeal of the citation must be filed with the Town Clerk within 15 days of the date of issuance of the citation. The appeal procedure, pursuant to § 7-152c of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended, shall apply to citations issued for a violation of this article. The Mayor shall appoint a hearing officer as provided in Connecticut General Statutes § 7-152c.