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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


Subject
Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Fareic F LLC, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2014090205 - 1900 27th Ave W, 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 $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
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 9-26-2017 CE2014090205 FAREIC LLC .pdf