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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #23


Subject
Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for HAWA Enterprises, LLC, Code Enforcement Case Numbers CE2002070850, CE2002120004, and CE2003050696

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Jeff Bowman, Division Chief, Ext. 6854



Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for these cases to $1,500.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on April 27, 2016), subject to the following conditions:

  1. The reduced fines shall be paid within 90 days or will revert back to the original fine amounts of $27,625.00 for CE2002070850, $475,050.00 for CE2002120004, and $17,750.00 for CE2003050696.
  2. Recording fees need to be collected, which total $48.00. 
  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 (2014)

Background Discussion

Code Enforcement Cases CE2002070850, CE2002120004, and CE2003050696, 3320 & 3326 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34207 (PI #5054900005 & 5054700009).  Below is a brief synopsis regarding these cases:

CE2002070850

  1. Violation:  Trash and debris.
  2. Notice of Violation issued:  8/5/2002.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing: 10/23/2002. Ordered to comply by 11/22/2002 for Section 703.2.22 or a $65.00 minimum fine and $65.00 per day fine would be imposed.
  4. Section 703.2.22 was complied 1/21/2004.
  5. Total fine:  $27,625.00 plus $16.00 recording fee.

CE2002120004

  1. Violation:  Building permit.
  2. Notice of Violation issued:  12/1/2002.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing:  1/22/2003. Ordered to comply by 2/21/2003 for Section 512 or a $150.00 minimum fine and $100.00 per day fine would be imposed.
  4. Section 512 was complied 2/23/2016.
  5. Total fine:  $475,050.00 plus $16.00 recording fee.

CE2003050696

  1. Violation:  Signs Specifically Prohibited
  2. Notice of Violation Issued:  6/3/2003
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing:  6/25/2003. Ordered to comply by 7/18/2003 for Section 724.3.24 or a $150.00 minimum fine and $100.00 per day fine would be imposed.
  4. Section 724.3.24 was complied 1/11/2004
  5. Total fine:  $17,750.00 plus $16.00 recording fee.

The property owner offered $1,500.00 plus $48.00 recording fee for all three cases. Special Magistrate Mitigation Hearing, 4/27/2016:  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 $1,500.00 plus $48.00 recording fee.



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:  2016-5-24 HAWA .pdf