Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 19, 2015
REVISED May 19, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #16

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Bernard L. Sisk and Marion L. Sisk Family Trust, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2013010735


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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $10,000.00 (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 $38,300.00 for CE2013010735.
  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: Unscreened Outdoor Storage and Trash and Debris.
  2. Notice of Violation issued 2/5/2013.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing 3/27/2013.  The property owner was present and entered a Plea of Not in Violation and this case was forwarded to the next Code Enforcement Board Hearing.
  4. Code Enforcement Board Hearing 4/10/2013.  Ordered to comply by 6/7/2013 or a $50.00 minimum fine and $50.00 per day fine would be imposed for each violation, Section 703.2.20 and Section 703.2.23.1.
  5. Complied 6/25/2014 for Sections 703.2.20 and 703.2.23.1.
  6. Total fines: $38,300.00 plus $40.00 recording fee.
  7. Property owner offered $10,000.00 plus $40.00 recording fee.
  8. 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 $10,000.00 plus $40.00 recording fee.

Note:  This property was brought into compliance by Steve Parker Jr, who was appointed Trustee of the Estate.

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 Sisk.pdf