Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 23, 2016
August 23, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #11

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for MEK Properties LLC, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2012100135


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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $2,500.00 (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 $159,500.00 for CE2012100135.
  2. Recording fees need to be collected, which total $40.00.
  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 CE2012100135.  Below is a brief synopsis regarding this case:

  1. Violation: Building Permits and Certificate of Completion (window/door replacement and plumbing work)
  2. Notice of Violation issued 11/19/2012
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 1/22/2014.  Ordered to comply to Section 512.1 by 3/21/2014 or a $100.00 per day fine would be imposed and ordered to comply to Section 513.1 by 5/23/2014 or a $100.00 per day fine would be imposed.
  4. Complied 6/28/2016
  5. Total fines $159,500.00 plus $40.00 recording fee
  6. Property owner offered $2,500.00 plus $40.00 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 $2,500.00 plus the $40.00 recoding 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 the Code Enforcement Division following disposition.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  2016-8-23- MEK Properties- CE2012100135.pdf