Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 23, 2016
August 23, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #12

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Phillip C. Swanson Jr. and Elaine Swanson, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2015020072


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Jeff Bowman, Division Chief, Ext. 6854

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $1,000.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on July 27, 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 $4,050.00 for CE2015020072.
  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

Background Discussion

Code Enforcement Case CE2015020072.  Below is a brief synopsis regarding this case:

  1. Violation:   Certificate of Completion (structure-metal garage)
  2. Notice of Violation issued 2/6/2015
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 9/23/2015
  4. Complied 1/14/2016
  5. Total fines $4,050.00 plus $20.00 recording fees.
  6. Property owner offered $1,000.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  7. Special Magistrate Mitigation Hearing 7/27/2016.  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 $1,000.00 plus the $20.00 recording fee.

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 Code Enforcement Division following disposition.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  2016- 8- 23-Swanson- CE2015020072 II.pdf