In interpreting and applying the provisions of this chapter, they shall be held to be the minimum requirements for the purposes set forth in Article I. Except where expressly provided otherwise, it is not intended by this chapter to interfere with or abrogate or annul any easement, covenant or other agreement between parties; provided, however, that where this chapter imposes a greater restriction upon the use of land or buildings than are imposed or required by any other statute, ordinance, rule or regulation or by any easement, covenant or agreement, the provisions of this chapter shall control. In the event of conflict in the terminology of any section or part thereof of this chapter, the most restrictive provisions shall prevail.
Any person who commits or permits any acts in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed an offense against such ordinance and shall be liable for the penalty provided. Each weeks' continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.
For every violation of any provision of this chapter, the person violating same shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment not to exceed six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
For every violation of any provision of this chapter, the person violating same shall be subject to a civil penalty enforceable and collectible by the town in the amount of $250 for each such violation. Such penalties shall be collectible by and in the name of the town for each violation.
In addition to the above-provided penalties and punishment, the Town Board may also maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the town in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of such chapter.
Notice of a zoning violation shall be issued by the Building Inspector or the zoning enforcement officer, and a ten-day period for compliance shall be provided from the date of such issuance.