Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - August 11, 2020
August 11, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #17

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Darlene Pryor, Case No. 2016040249


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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $960.00 plus $40.00 in recording fees, as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on July 22, 2020, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The reduced fine shall be paid within 90 days or will revert to the original fine amount of $8,250.00.
  2. Recording fees shall be paid which total $40.00
  3. Building and Development Services Director is authorized to sign Satisfaction of Lien if the reduced fine is paid.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 162.09, Florida Statutes
Section 2-7-27, Code of Ordinances

Background Discussion

The owner, Darlene Pryor, was cited for the installation of a swimming pool without the required Building Permit and Certificate of Completion.  The owner resides in Canada and states she was not notified by the caretakers of the property that the final inspections were not completed.  The representative, Patrick Hogan, is respectfully requesting that the fines be mitigated. 

Violation:  Sections 310.5 and 310.3 of the Land Development Code


  1. Notice of Violation was issued April 26, 2016.
  2. The Special Magistrate Hearing was held on January 25, 2017.  The property owner was ordered to comply on or before February 17, 2017 for both sections or a daily fine of $75.00 per violation would be imposed.
  3. Complied:  April 14, 2017.
  4. The Special Magistrate Mitigation Hearing was held July 22, 2020.  The Magistrate determined that justification exists to forward the request to the Board of County Commissioners with a recommendation to reduce the fine amount to $960.00 plus $40.00 in recording fees to settle this case.  Staff supports this recommendation.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

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Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  BOCC Attachments Darlene Pryor Case CE#2016040249 .pdf