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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 22, 2017
August 22, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #12


Subject
Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for US Bank National Association, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2015070401 - 1108 64th St NW, Bradenton

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Jeff Bowman, Division Chief, Ext. 6854

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $10,000.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on July 26, 2017), subject to the following conditions:

  1. The reduced fines shall be paid within 90 days or will revert back to the original fine amount of $133,500.00 for CE2015070401.
  2. Recording fees need to be collected, which total $120.00.
  3. Building and Development Services Department Director is authorized to sign satisfactions of liens if the reduced fines are paid.


Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 162.09, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

Florida Owners Store, LLC, the current property owners, purchased the property on 5/28/2017  and are seeking a fine reduction. The property owners have brought the property into compliance and have made numerous repairs and are currently renovating the property. 

  1. Violations:   Fence, walls, roof, flashing and swimming pool screen cage in disrepair and the swimming pool not maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and not working.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 7/21/2015.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing was held on 9/23/2015 - Ordered to comply by 10/23/2015 or a fine of $75.00 per day per section (six) would be imposed.
  4. Compliance date was 3/2/2017.
  5.  Fines for the case total $133,500.00 plus $120.00 recording fees to settle the case.
  6. Special Magistrate Mitigation hearing was held on 7/26/2017.  The Magistrate determined that justification exists to reduce the total fine amount and to forward the request to the Board of County Commissioners with a recommendation to reduce the fine amount which totals $133,500.00 to $10,000.00 plus $120.00 recording fees to settle the case.  Staff recommends approval.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a stamped copy of the agenda to Administrative Specialist Susan Hunt (susan.hunt@mymanatee.org) in the Code Enforcement Division following disposition.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  BOCC Attachments 8-22-2017 US Bank National Association CE2015070401 .pdf