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(1) AUTHORITY: This ordinance is enacted pursuant to section 74.47 of the Wisconsin Statutes, as amended.

(2) PENALTY: A penalty is hereby imposed in the amount of 0.5% per month or fraction of a month, in addition to the interest provided for in section 74.47(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes, on any delinquent general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes.

(3) RETENTION OF PENALTY: Pursuant to Wisconsin law, the penalty imposed by this ordinance shall be retained by the County Treasurer for Kenosha County.

(4) SEVERANCE: If any part of this ordinance is deemed void or illegal by a court of law, but the balance may be upheld as a valid enactment, then the court shall sever and void only the illegal portion of this law and separate it from the valid law.

(5) EFFECTIVE DATE: This ordinance shall take effect on August 1, 1993. [Code § 3.631, 2018.]