Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 7, 2017
REVISED November 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #21

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Edward Robinson, Code Enforcement Case Number CE2011050273 - 7316 St Georges Way, University Park


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Jeff Bowman, Division Chief, Ext. 6854

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fines for this case to $1,000 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on September 27, 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  $14,150.00 for CE2011050273.
  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

Background Discussion

William Durham, the current property owner, purchased the property on August 22, 2017, as a foreclosure from US Bank National Association.  Mr. Durham is seeking a fine reduction.  

Edward E Robinson was the original owner, and the property owner who received the violation, until the bank foreclosed on October 14, 2013. 


Unsecured swimming pool (required screening was missing)


  1. Notice of Violation issued:  May 19, 2011
  2. Special Magistrate Hearing was held on July 27, 2011 - Ordered to comply by August 19, 2011, or a minimum fine of $250 and a daily fine of $100  would be imposed.
  3. Compliance date was October 7, 2013.
  4. Fines for the case total $14,150.00 plus $20.00 recording fees.

Special Magistrate Mitigation hearing was held on September 27, 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 which totals $14,170.00 to $1,000.00 plus $20.00 recording fees to settle the case.  Staff recommends approval.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a stamped copy of the agenda to Administrative Specialist Robin Dyer (robin.dyer@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 - November 7, 2017 - Edward Robinson, CE2011050273.pdf