Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 23, 2016
August 23, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #13

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Russell J. Allen Jr. and Lisa M. Allen, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2011090257


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Jeff Bowman, Division Chief, Ext. 6854

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $3,000.00 (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 $26,950.00 for CE2011090257.
  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 CE2011090257. Below is a brief synopsis regarding this case:

  1. Violation: Refuse Prohibited
  2. Notice of Violation issued 9/26/2011
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 11/23/2011.  Ordered to comply by 12/23/2011 or a $100.00 minimum fine and a $50.00 per day fine would be imposed.
  4. Complied 6/13/2013.
  5. Total fines: $26,950.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  6. Property owner offered $3,000.00 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 $3,000.00 plus the $20.00 recording fee.

Note: This property went through foreclosure and is now bank owned. Certificate of Title was filed on February 23, 2016, and was sold to Wells Fargo Bank. The property was in compliance prior to Lis Pendens being filed by the mortgagee.

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:  2016-8-23- Allen- CE2011090257.pdf