New Fines for Repeat-Offenders on Property Violations – EditedJuly 21st, 2012 by Mandy Moss
The City Council voted unanimously to amend Ordinance 756 of the City of Monticello to assess fines associated with repeat nuisance property owners.
Property Inspector Brian Rogers told the Council that there were 26 repeat offenders within the past year, and he believes an increase in fines will help detour them.
The new resolution will not change the procedures followed by the City to declare a property a “nuisance,” it will simply change the penalties associated with it.
Alderman Beverly Hudson moved to start with a $100 fine for the first repeat offense, and increase the fines $100 increments per offense. Also, the time period for a “clean slate” will be at least 3 years with no offenses. All voted to pass the motion.
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