|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 8, 2013|
Agenda Item #32
Ordinance No. 13-36 - Relating to Code Enforcement
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Adopt Ordinance No. 13-36.
Chapter 162, Part I, Florida Statutes
At the Board of County Commissioners work session held August 20, 2013, Code Enforcement Division Manager Joe Fenton recommended revising the code enforcement hearing process to utilize special magistrates in place of the code enforcement board. Such revision would improve the efficiency of the code enforcement process by eliminating duplication of work for code enforcement officers and other County staff and by replacing the current procedure which consists of two hearings (a plea hearing before the special magistrate followed by a full hearing before the code enforcement board) with a single hearing conducted by the special magistrate.
Attached is a copy of Ordinance No. 13-36 relating to code enforcement. This ordinance creates Chapter 2-36 of the Manatee County Code of Ordinances to provide for enforcement of codes and ordinances by special magistrates effective November 1, 2013. The ordinance incorporates language from Chapter 162, Part I, Florida Statutes, the Local Government Code Enforcement Boards Act. The ordinance contains the following significant provisions:
In addition to the provisions listed above, the following requirements specified in Ordinance No. 13-36 are consistent with Chapter 162, Part I, Florida Statutes:
Ordinance No. 13-36 does not abolish the Manatee County Code Enforcement Board. Since the code enforcement board and special magistrates were established in the Manatee County Land Development Code, a separate ordinance has been prepared which amends and repeals the applicable sections of the Land Development Code. The ordinance is set for public hearing before the Manatee County Planning Commission on October 10, 2013. Following a recommendation of consistency by the Planning Commission, the ordinance amending the Land Development Code will be scheduled for a public hearing before the Board of County Commissioners.
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Ordinance No. 13-36 prepared by CAO.
Agenda Memorandum drafted by CAO.
Instructions to Board Records
Return stamped copy of Agenda Memorandum and copy of signed Ordinance No. 13-36 to Code Enforcement Division (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) and County Attorney's Office (email@example.com). Send copies of Ordinance No. 13-36 to State of Florida Secretary of State and Municipal Code Corporation.
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Attachment: CEB. special magistrate. Ordinance No. 13-36. final.pdf
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