Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 19, 2015
REVISED May 19, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #18

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Raymond Joseph Walters, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2013070408


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 April 22, 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 $7,025.00 for CE2013070408.
  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
  1. Violation: Work without permits (double slider door was installed on the property without obtaining the required Building Permit and the Certificate of Occupancy/Completion.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 7/25/2013.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 9/25/2013.  Ordered to comply by 10/18/2013 or a $100.00 minimum fine and $75.00 per day fine would be imposed for Section 512.1 and ordered to comply by 11/22/2013 or a $100.00 minimum fine and $75.00 per day fine would be imposed for Section 513.1.
  4. Complied 12/12/2013 for Section 512.1 and complied 12/30/2013 for Section 513.1.
  5. Total fines: $7,065.00 plus $40.00 recording fee.
  6. Property owner offered $1,000.00 plus $40.00 recording fee.
  7. Special Magistrate Mitigation Hearing 4/22/2015. 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 $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:  5-19-2015 Walters.pdf