Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 22, 2017
August 22, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #11

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Rosa R and David E Brown, PIN#6240800000 - Address: 6236 Cornell Rd., Bradenton, FL


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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fine for case number CE2000030180 totaling $163,430.00 to $1,000.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on July 26, 2017), subject to the following conditions:

  1. The reduced fine shall be paid within 90 days or will revert back to the original fine amount of $163,430.00 for case number CE2000030180.
  2. Recording fees need to be collected, which total $58.00.
  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

Rosa R and David E Brown, are the property owners and are seeking a fine reduction.  The property owners had unscreened outdoor storage and failed to remedy the violation. Rosa Brown states that she didn't realize that there were fines.  Her husband was ill and she's the only caregiver.  This case was initiated approximately 17 years ago and came into compliance approximately 9 years ago.

  1. Violation:  Section 703.2.20 (Screened Outdoor Storage)
  2. Notice of Violation was issued on March 14, 2000.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing was on June 28, 2000 - ordered to comply or $65 for each day each violation(s) exist past the compliance date ordered.
  4. Compliance date was February 6, 2008.
  5. Fines for the case total $163,430.00 plus $58 recording fees to settle the case.
  6. Special Magistrate Mitigation hearing was held on July 26, 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 $163,430.00 to $1,000.00 plus $58.00 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 Robin Dyer (robin.dyer@mymanatee.org) in the Code Enforcement Division following disposition.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Mit CE 2000030180 modified.pdf