Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 7, 2017
REVISED March 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #24

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Charles E Calloway & Cora Chandler PIN#2536500057 - Address 2212 1st Avenue East, Palmetto, FL


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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for case number CE2002060224 totaling $61,815.00 to $3,000.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on February 22, 2017), 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 $61,815.00 for case number CE2002060224.
  2. Recording fees need to be collected, which total $16.00.
  3. Building and Development Services Department Director is authorized to sign satisfactions of liens if reduced fines are paid.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Section 162.09, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

Janet Davis is requesting a fine reduction as she states she was unaware of any fines on the property until December 2016 when the title company she is using to sell her property informed her.

Below is a brief synopsis regarding the case history:

  1. Violation:  Junk vehicles.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 6/12/2002
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing  was held on 8/28/2002.
  4. Complied on February 18, 2005.
  5. Fines for this case total $61,815.00 plus $16.00 recording fees.
  6. Property owner offered $3,000.00 plus $16.00 recording fees to settle the case.
  7. Special Magistrate Mitigation hearing was held on February 22, 2017.  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 totaling $61,815.00 to $3,000.00 plus $16.00 recording fees to settle the case.  Staff recommends approval.

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 Vicki Gipson (vicki.gipson@mymanatee.org) in the Code Enforcement Division following disposition.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Application for Relief and Justification.pdf
Attachment:  Order of Referral CE2002060224.pdf