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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Albany 7-18-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983 as Ch. XXVIII of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 11-7-1983; 12-22-2005 by Ord. No. 74.112.05; 5-19-2008 by Ord. No. 25.42.08]
Where the performance of any act is prohibited by ordinance or where the performance of any act is required or demanded by ordinance and no penalty for a violation of such ordinance is imposed in any section or chapter of such ordinance, the doing of such act or the failure to act, as the case may be, shall be punishable by a fine which shall not exceed $500 in amount or by imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both. Further, the Court shall award associated Court costs upon any plea or finding of guilt.
[Amended 4-17-1995 by Ord. No. 11.41.95; 1-7-2008 by Ord. No. 76.112.07]
The penalties provided for the violation of any or all City laws and ordinances, and of all state laws, except where otherwise especially provided, shall be sued for in an action to be brought by the City of Albany in its corporate name, and the amount collected in each and every action shall be paid to the City Treasurer of the City of Albany for the use of the City.
Any unpaid fees, fines or penalties levied against property, or owner(s) thereof, within the City of Albany that are owed to the City of Albany for the violation of any or all City laws, ordinances and promulgations, and of all state laws, shall be and remain a lien against the property, and such fees, fines or penalties shall be collected by the City from the owner(s) of such property in the same manner as taxes are collected, in that such fees, fines or penalties shall be added to the property tax bill of the subject property, and the City may institute an action at law against such owner(s) to recover the cost thereof.
The Corporation Counsel is charged with the prosecution of all said actions in behalf of the City of Albany.