[Amended 7-13-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988; 11-14-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2007]
A violation of this chapter is hereby declared to be an offense, prosecuted as a misdemeanor as provided by the Criminal Procedure Law, and punishable by a fine not exceeding $500 and/or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both. The amount of the fine may be amended from time to time by adoption of the Board.
A person shall be subject to the penalties imposed by this section in any case where an order to remedy any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter has been served by the Code Enforcement Officer upon the owner, general agent, lessee or tenant of the building, or other structure or tract of land, or any part thereof, or upon the architect, builder, contractor or anyone who commits or assists in any such violation, and such person shall fail to comply with such order within 10 days after the service thereof. In addition to the foregoing remedies, the Town of Holland may institute any appropriate action or proceeding to prevent or restrain any violation of this chapter.
In the event of an alleged violation of this chapter, an aggrieved person may file a complaint in regard thereto. All such complaints must be in writing and shall be filed with the Zoning Enforcement Officer, who thereafter shall investigate the complaint and report thereon to the Town Board, if appropriate.
An aggrieved person or persons, company or corporation may initiate any proceedings provided by the New York Town Law regarding the enforcement of this chapter. For purposes of this Article and chapter, an "aggrieved person" is defined as one whose land is substantially affected and materially depreciated by a decision of a Board of Zoning Appeals or by a person charged with the enforcement of this chapter.