Sec. 1-16. General penalty; continuing violations.


Whenever in this Code or in any ordinance of the city an act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a violation or whenever in such Code or ordinance the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, or a violation or an offense, and no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision or the failure to perform any such act shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00), and such violator may be committed to the city or county jail until such fine and costs of prosecution are paid. Any person who violates a provision contained in Chapter 27 of this Code shall be subject to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00).


Each day such violation or failure to perform such act shall continue shall constitute a separate offense, unless otherwise specifically provided.


The imposition of a penalty under the provisions of this Code shall not prevent the revocation or suspension of any license, franchise or permit issued or granted under the provisions of this Code.


In all cases where the same offense is made punishable or is created by different clauses or sections of this Code the prosecuting officer may elect under which to proceed; but not more than one recovery shall be had against the same person for the same offense, provided, that the revocation of a license or permit shall not be considered a recovery or penalty so as to bar any other penalty being enforced. 


Source:  Code 1962, 1-3-1, 1-3-4; Ord. No. 3058, 1(2), 3-1-82; Ord. No. 3920, 1, 1-4-93; Ord. No. 4121, 1, 9-18-95

State law reference--Penalties for ordinance violations, R.R.S. 1943, 16-246, 24-517.

Cross-reference--Non-moving traffic violations, 24-51 et seq.