Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #21

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Dana B. Miller, Case CE2006070008


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

Action Requested
Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $520.00 plus $20.00 in recording fees, as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on September 25, 2019, subject to the following conditions:
  1. The reduced fine shall be paid within 90 days or will revert to the original fine amount of $11,750.00.
  2. Recording fees shall be paid which total $20.00.  
  3. Building and Development Services Department Director is authorized to sign satisfaction of liens if the reduced fines are paid.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 162-09, Florida Statutes
Section 2-7-27, Code of Ordinances

Background Discussion
The owner, Dana B. Miller, was cited for having a commercial vehicle on her property.  This is a vacant parcel and Dana states that she was not the owner of the semi-trailer and was unaware of any fines.  She is respectfully requesting that the fines be mitigated.  

Violation:  Section 703.2.14 of the Land Development Code.

  1. Notice of Violation was issued on July 5, 2006.
  2. The Special Magistrate Hearing was held on August 23, 2006.  The property owner was ordered to comply on or before September 22, 2006, or a minimum fine of $150.00 plus $100.00 per day would be imposed.  
  3. Complied January 17, 2007.
  4. The Special Magistrate Hearing was held on September 25, 2019.  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 $540.00 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 send approval to:

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  BOCC Attachments-CE2006070008.pdf