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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #17


Subject
Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Barry G. Dube and Lorrainne Dube, Code Enforcement Case Numbers CE2006080157 AND CE2012010018

Briefings
None

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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for these two cases to $5,000.00 for CE2006080157 and to $2,500.00 for CE2012010018 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on February 25, 2015), 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 $419,500.00 for CE2006080157 and $90,300.00 for CE2012010018.
  2. Recording fees need to be collected, which total $20.00 for each case.
  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 (2014)

Background Discussion

Code Enforcement Case CE2006080157.  Below is a brief synopsis regarding this case:

  1. Violation: Shed was erected without the required permits and the Certificate of Occupancy/Completion.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 8/8/2006.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 11/22/2006.  Ordered to comply by 1/19/2007 or a $250.00 minimum fine and $150.00 per day fine would be imposed for both violations together.
  4. Complied 9/15/2014.
  5. Total fines: $419,500.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  6. Property owner offered $5,000.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  7. Special Magistrate Mitigation Hearing 1/28/2015. 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 to $5,000.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.

Note: This property went through foreclosure and is now bank owned.

 

Code Enforcement Case CE2012010018.  Below is a brief synopsis regarding this case:

  1. Violation: Unscreened outdoor storage.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 1/6/2012.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 3/28/2012.  Ordered to comply by 4/20/2012 or a $100.00 minimum fine and $100.00 per day fine would be imposed for this violation.
  4. Complied 10/10/2014.
  5. Total fines: $90,320.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  6. Property owner offered $2,500.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  7. Special Magistrate Mitigation Hearing 2/25/2015. 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 to $2,500.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.

Note: This property went through foreclosure and is now bank owned.



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 agenda to Administrative Specialist Laurie Menard (laurie.menard@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 3-24-2015 Dube1.pdf
Attachment:  BOCC Attachments 3-24-2015 Dube2.pdf