|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 27, 2016|
Agenda Item #14
Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Donald Walter Tropila, Anthony and Robert Michael Tropila PIN#4736000003 - Address: 2619 6th St E, Bradenton, FL. 34208
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Jeff Bowman, Division Chief, Ext. 6854
Motion to reduce the fines for case numbers CE1991040270 and CE2015050224 totaling $68,290.00, to be reduced to $2,000.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on August 24, 2016), subject to the following conditions:
Section 162.09, Florida Statutes
Anthony Tropila is seeking a fine reduction and has spent approximately $5,200.00 dollars demolishing the home and cleaning up the property. Per Anthony, his father was very depressed since 1967 when he lost his first born son and subsequently lost additional family members. His father also suffered a stroke in 1992 and was partially paralyzed and lost his speech ability. Anthony and his brother (who passed in 2012) inherited this property from their father who passed in 2009. Anthony, who did not know about the running fines and lives in New Jersey, immediately contacted us when a friend who went by the home saw a notice on the front door from Code Enforcement. He then worked diligently to clean up the property.
Below is a brief synopsis regarding the case history:
Staff supports the recommendation to reduce the fine amounts.
County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a stamped copy of the agenda to Administrative Specialist Vicki Gipson (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Code Enforcement Division following deposition.
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: 2016-9-27 Tropila CE1991040270 & CE2015050244.pdf