Ordinance 1762 – Increasing Fire Code Violation Amounts
AN ORDINANCE ON PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE FIRE CODE OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS, AMENDING SECTIONS 6-110, 6-217, 6-404 and 6-503 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. The following provisions of Section 6-110, Section 6-217, 6-404 and 6-503 of the Code of the City of Goodland, Kansas, are hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 6-110. – Penalty.
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this article or refusing or neglecting to comply with any of the requirements thereof, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not less than $5.00 nor more than $1,000.00. Firefighters to be volunteers.
Sec. 6-217. – Penalty.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the code hereby incorporated by reference or fail to comply therewith, or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the governing body or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed herein, shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance respectively, be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than $10.00 nor more than $1,000.00.
The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time. When not otherwise specified, each ten days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.
Sec. 6-404. – Penalty.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than $5.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each such violation, and each day that sales of fireworks declared illegal under this article shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
Sec. 6-503. – Penalty.
Any person failing to do any of the things that are herein commanded to be done or violating any of the provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a violation and upon conviction shall, where no other penalty is imposed, be fined not less than $5.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each offense, and each and every day that any of the terms, conditions or provisions of this article are not complied with shall be considered a separate offense.
SECTION 2. Sections 6-110, 6-217, 6-404 and 6-503 of the Code of the City of Goodland is hereby amended.
SECTION 3. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its publication in the official newspaper of the City of Goodland, Kansas.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 7th day of November, 2022, by the Governing Body of the City of Goodland, Kansas.
Aaron Thompson, Mayor
Mary P. Volk, City Clerk