Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 4, 2017
April 4, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #23

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Rodney Dakin PIN#133122009 - Address 31830 SR62, Parrish, FL 34219


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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for case number CE2013050149 totaling $35,238.43 to $1,000.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on March 22, 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 $35,238.43 for case number CE2013050149.
  2. Recording fees need to be collected, which total $60.00.
  3. Building and Development Services Department Director is authorized to sign satisfactions of liens if reduced fines are paid.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 162.09, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

Mr. Dakin (property owner) worked diligently to abate the violations post the Magistrate ordered compliance date. Although he came into compliance within four (4) months, the fines added up as there were three (3) separate violations with each accruing daily.

  1. Violation:  Trash and debris, unscreened outdoor storage, and junk vehicles.
  2. Notice of Violations issued:  6/10/2013
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing:   9/25/2013 - Ordered to comply by 11/22/2013 or pay a fine of $150.00 plus $100.00 per day per violations for sections 703.2.23.1, 703.2.20, and 703.2.23.
  4. Complied:  3/19/2014 - 116 days
  5. Fines for case CE2013050149 total $35,238.43 plus $60.00 for recording fees.
  6. Property owner offered a total of $1,000.00 plus $60.00 recording fees to settle this case.
  7. Special Magistrate Mitigation hearing was held on March 22, 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 totaling $35,238.43 to $1,000.00 plus 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 Vicki Gipson (vicki.gipson@mymanatee.org) in the Code Enforcement Division following disposition.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Application for Relief.pdf
Attachment:  Order of Referral.pdf