Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 7, 2017
March 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #22

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Sheffield Glenn Homeowners Assoc Inc PIN#720400059 - 6807 75th Avenue East, Parrish


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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for case number CE2015010472 totaling $29,775.00 to $3,000.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on January 25, 2017), subject to the following conditions:

  1. The reduced fine shall be paid within 90 days or will revert back to the original fine amount of $29,775.00.
  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 reduced fines are paid.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 162.09, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

A footbridge was constructed without obtaining a building permit. There was a time period in which the association and it's management company failed to communicate with our office after numerous attempts to assist them. Subsequently, the association elected new board members and obtained a new management company. That company worked diligently to resolve the code violation. Below is a brief synopsis regarding the case history:

  1. Violation: Footbridge erected without obtaining a Building Permit or Certificate of Completion.
  2. Notice of Violation issued:  2/3/2015
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing:  1/27/2016 - ordered to comply on Section 310.3 or a $75.00 fine per day will be imposed and Section 310.5 or a $75.00 fine per day will be imposed.
  4. Complied:  10/14/2016 - 237 days
  5. Fines for this case total $29,775.00 plus $40.00 recording fees to settle this case.
  6. Property owner offered a total of $3,000.00 plus $40.00 recording fee to settle this case.
  7. Special Magistrate Mitigation hearing 1/25/2017.  The Magistrate determined that justification exists to reduce the total fine amounts and to forward the request to the Board of County Commissioners with a recommendation to reduce the fine amounts totaling $29,775.00 to $3,000 plus $40.00 recording fees to settle this case. Staff recommends approval of the request.

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:  CE2015010472.pdf