Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Bay-Gard LTD, Code Enforcement Case CE2005120556


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Jeff Bowman, Division Chief, Ext 6854

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $250.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on March 23, 2016), 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 $6,850.00 for CE2005120556.
  2. Recording fees need to be collected, which total $20.00.
  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 Case CE2005120556, 6100 14th Street West, Bradenton, FL. 34207 (PID #5905301064).  Below is a brief synopsis regarding this case:

  1. Violation: Two missing fence panels needed to be replaced.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 3/20/2006.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 4/26/2006. Ordered to comply by 5/19/2006 for Section 1202.2 or a $150.00 minimum fine and $100.00 per day fine would be imposed.
  4. Section 1202.2 was complied 7/26/2006.
  5. Total fine $6,850.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  6. Property owner offered $250.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  7. Special Magistrate Mitigation Hearing 3/23/2016. 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 $250.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.

Compliance was achieved in just over 2 months from the ordered compliance date.

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:  2016-4-26 Bay-Gard.pdf