Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 24, 2015
REVISED March 24, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #18

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Paul Borko, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2011020186


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 February 25, 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 $64,600.00 for CE2011020186.
  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 CE2011020186. Below is a brief synopsis regarding this case:

  1. Violation: Renovations were done without the required building permits and certificate of occupancy/completion.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 2/24/2011.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 6/22/2011.  Ordered to comply by 10/1/2011 or a $100.00 minimum fine and $100.00 per day fine would be imposed.
  4. Complied 7/09/2014. (Compliance took this long due to a financial hardship)
  5. Total fines: $64,600.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  6. Property owner offered $1,000.00 plus $20.00 recording fee.
  7. Special Magistrate Mitigation Hearing 2/25/2015. 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 $1,000.00 plus $20.00 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 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 3-24-2015 Borko.pdf