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 #12

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Lucinda M Geeding, Case No. CE2011090349


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

Action Requested
Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $1,000.00 plus $20.00 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 $35,570.00.
  2. Recording fees shall be paid which total $20.00
  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 previous owner, Lucinda M Geeding, was cited for trash and debris on the property and failed to rectify the violation prior to the date ordered by the Special Magistrate.  Dan Lawson acquired the property on June 4, 2014 and wishes to resolve the outstanding lien created by the previous owner. Mr. Lawson is respectfully requesting that the fine be mitigated.

Violation:  Section 703.2.23.1 Trash and debris

  1. Notice of Violation was issued September 20, 2011.
  2. The Special Magistrate Hearing was held on October 26, 2011.  The property owner was ordered to comply on or before November 18, 2011 or a minimum fine of $100.00 plus $75.00 per day would be imposed.
  3. Complied on October 28, 2013.
  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 $1,000.00 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

Please forward approval to:


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  BOCC Attachments CE2011090349 Geeding.pdf