Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Andrew A. and Jessica L. Zuckerman, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2013030284


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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $3,750.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on September 23, 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 $75,700.00 for CE2013030284.
  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 (2014)

Background Discussion

Code Enforcement Case CE2013030284. Below is a brief synopsis regarding this case:

  1. Violation: Trash and Debris and Junk Vehicles.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 3/18/2013.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 5/22/2013. Ordered to comply by 6/21/2013 or a $100.00 minimum fine and $50.00 per day fine for each violation would be imposed.
  4. Complied 7/17/2015, both violations.
  5. Total fines: $75,700.00 plus $40.00 recording fee.
  6. Property owner offered $3,750.00 plus $40.00 recording fee.
  7. Special Magistrate Mitigation Hearing 9/23/2015. 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 $3,750.00 plus $40.00 recording fee.

Note: This property went through foreclosure, was bank owned, and now has a new property owner.

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:  11-3-2015 Zuckerman.pdf