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CITY OF NEWPORT ORDINANCE 2014-2

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:20pm

CITY OF NEWPORT
ORDINANCE 2014-2
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LANGUAGE OF THE CITY CODE OF NEWPORT, MINNESOTA TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR CHRONIC OR REPEATED PROPERTY NUISANCE OFFENDERS WITHIN THE CITY.
WHEREAS, t he City of Newport, Minnesota, by and acting through its City Council, finds that it is in the interest of the City of Newport to provide more effective enforcement of its City Code related to nuisances on properties within the City by expressly providing for increases in criminal penalties where properties are repeatedly found to be in violation of the City\'s City Code related to nuisances.
IT IS, THEREFORE, HEREBY ORDAINED:
That the Newport City Code is amended by adding a new Section 800.04 to read as follows:
800.04 Chronic, Aggregated or Repeated Nuisance Offense.
A.Whenever any property owner commits more than two violations in one year, or three violations in two years, or four violations in three years, of either Section 800.02 or Section 800.03, herein, it shall be deemed a chronic, aggregated or repeated nuisance violation and a violation of this Section.
B.Any person convicted of violating this section by committing a third nuisance in violation of Newport Code Section 800.02 or 800.03, within one year of a prior conviction, shall be subject to a penalty of up to 90 days in jail and no less than a $500 fine.
C.Any person convicted of violating this section by committing a fourth nuisance in violation of Newport Code Section 800.02 or 800.03 within two years of three prior convictions shall be subject to a penalty of up to 90 days in jail and no less than an $750 fine."
D.Any person convicted of violating this section by committing a fifth nuisance in violation of Newport Code Section 800.02 or 800.03 within three years of four prior convictions shall be subject to a penalty of up to 90 days in jail and no less than a $900 fine.
The current City Code Sections "800.04 Duties of City Officers" and "800.05 Abatement" shall be renumbered Section 800.05 and Section 800.06 respectively.
Effective Date
This Ordinance becomes effective upon its passage and publication according to law.
Adopted by the City Council of the City of Newport, Minnesota on the 20th day of March, 2014.
4/2/2014