Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 26, 2017
REVISED September 26, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #12

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Fareic F LLC, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2014090205 - 1900 27th Ave W, Bradenton


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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $5,000.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on August 30, 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 $94,050.00 for CE2014090205.
  2. Recording fees need to be collected, which total $40.00.
  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

Home and Stone Florida, LLC, the current property owners, purchased the property on 12/1/2015  and are seeking a fine reduction. The property owners have brought the property into compliance and have made numerous repairs.

  1. Violations:   Electrical, plumbing, and framing work done without the required building permits and certificate of occupancy/completion.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 12/1/2014.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing was held on 1/28/2015 - Ordered to comply by 3/20/2015 or a fine of $75.00 per day  for section 512.1 and Ordered to comply by 4/17/2015 or a fine of $75.00 per day for section 513.1 would be imposed.
  4. Compliance date was 5/31/2017.
  5. Fines for the case total $94,050.00 plus $40.00 recording fees to settle the case.
  6. Special Magistrate Mitigation hearing was held on 8/30/2017.  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 $94,050.00 to $5,000.00 plus $40.00 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

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

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  BOCC Attachments 9-26-2017 CE2014090205 FAREIC LLC .pdf