Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a .m. - June 16, 2015
REVISED June 16, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #16

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Arlene L. Cole, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2011040572


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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $1,000.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on May 27, 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 $224,840.00 for CE2011040572.
  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 CE2011040572. Below is a brief synopsis regarding this case:

  1. Violation: An existing screen room was enclosed without the required building permit and Certificate of Occupancy/Completion.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 6/8/2011.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 8/24/2011.  Ordered to comply by 9/23/2011 for Section 512.1 or a $200.00 minimum fine and $100.00 per day fine would be imposed; and ordered to comply by 1/29/2012 for Section 513.1 or a $200.00 minimum fine and $100.00 per day fine would be imposed.
  4. Complied 12/23/2014.
  5. Total fines: $224,840.00 plus $40.00 recording fee. Though the submitted application for relief did have the correct amount owed, the Special Magistrate agenda indicated $118,000.00, and the actual total is $224,840.00. Property owner offered $1,000.00 plus $40.00 recording fee.
  6. Special Magistrate Mitigation Hearing 5/27/2015. The Magistrate determined that justification exists to reduce the total fine amount and to forward the request to the Board of County Commission with a recommendation to reduce the fine amount to $1,000.00 plus $40.00 recording fee.

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:  6-16-2015 Cole.pdf