Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Miro Culafic, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2013100479


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 November 25, 2015), 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 $43,950.00 for CE2013100479.
  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 (2014)

Background Discussion

Code Enforcement Case CE2013100479. Below is a brief synopsis regarding this case:

  1. Violation: Trash and debris.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 11/6/2013.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 1/22/2014.  Ordered to comply by 2/21/2014 or a $75.00 per day fine would be imposed for Section 703.2.23.1.
  4. Complied 10/1/2015 for trash and debris.
  5. Total fines: $43,950.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  6. Property owner offered $2,500.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  7. Special Magistrate Mitigation Hearing 11/25/2015. 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 $20.00 recording fee.

Note: This property went through foreclosure and is now bank owned. The bank abated the violations within three months after Writ of Possession (eviction) order was executed.

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 Laurie Menard (laurie.menard@mymanatee.org) in the Code Enforcement Division following disposition.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  12-15-2015 Miro Culafic.pdf