Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 10, 2015
REVISED March 10, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #11

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Heber Perez, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2012050395


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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $2,000.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on January 28, 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 $17,400.00 for CE2012050395.
  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 CE2012050395. Below is a brief synopsis regarding this case:

  1. Violation: Trash & debris.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 5/17/2012.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 8/22/2012.  Ordered to comply by 9/21/2012 or a $100.00 minimum fine and $50.00 per day fine would be imposed.
  4. Fines were stopped 9/3/2013 due to property being sold.
  5. Complied 1/10/2014.
  6. Total fines: $17,400.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  7. Property owner offered $2,000.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  8. Special Magistrate Mitigation Hearing 1/28/2015. 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 $2,000.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.

Note: This property went through foreclosure and is now bank owned.

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:  BOCC Attachments 3-10-2015 Perez.pdf