City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
presumptions, and miscellaneous provisions pertaining to construction contained in Minnesota Statutes §645 are adopted by reference and made a part of this code. As so adopted, references in that chapter to laws and statutes mean provisions of this code and references to the legislature mean the Council.
l.203 Existing rights and liabilities. The repeal of prior ordinances and adoption of this code are not to be construed to affect in any manner rights and liabilities existing at the time of repeal and the enactment of this code. Insofar as provision in this code are substantially the same as pre-existing ordinances, they shall be considered as continuations thereof and not as new enactments. Any act done, offense committed, or right accruing, or liability, penalty, forfeiture, or punishment incurred or assessed prior to the effective date of this code is not affected by the enactment of this code.
l.204 Separability. If any ordinance or part thereof in the Deer River City Code or hereafter enacted is held invalid or suspended, such invalidity or suspension shall not apply to any other part of the ordinance or any other ordinance unless it is specifically provided otherwise.
Part Three: Punishment
l.30l Petty offenses. Whenever an act or omission is declared by this code to be a petty offense or a petty misdemeanor, any person violating the provision shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $l00.00.
l.302 General misdemeanors. Unless another penalty is expressly provided in this code or the act or omission is a petty offense or petty misdemeanor, any person violating any provision of this code, or any rule or regulation adopted in pursuance thereof, or any other provision of any other code adopted in this code by reference, including any provision declaring an act or omission to be a misdemeanor, shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $500.00, or imprisonment for a term of not to exceed 90 days or both, plus, in either case, the costs of prosecution.
l.303 Separate violations. Unless otherwise provided, each act of violation and every day on which a violation occurs or continues constitutes a separate offense.
l.304 Application to City personnel. The failure of any officer or employee of the City to perform any official duty imposed by this code shall not subject the officer or employee to the penalty imposed for violation unless a penalty is specifically provided for such failure.