Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 26, 2017
REVISED September 26, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #14

Reduction of Code Enforcement Fines for Brian J Keifer, PIN#6244900004 - Address: 3108 Bayshore Gardens Parkway, Bradenton, FL


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

Action Requested

Motion to reduce the fine for case number CE1999040338 totaling $161,915.00 to $1,500.00 (as previously recommended by the Special Magistrate on July 26, 2017), subject to the following conditions:

  1. The reduced fine shall be paid within 90 days or will revert back to the original fine amount of $161,915.00 for case number CE1999040338 .
  2. Recording fees need to be collected, which total $34.00.
  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

The previous property owner (Brian Kiefer, 1998 - 2000) had enclosed a porch without the required building permit and had failed to remedy the violation.

The current property owner is seeking a fine reduction. The property has changed hands 3 times and was subject to 2 foreclosures since 2000. The current owner (Federal National Mortgage Association), upon obtaining possession of the property, immediately started the process of bringing the property into compliance. They spent $35,145 to abate the violations and fix up the property.   

  1. Violation:  Section: 512 Building permit was not obtained to enclose porch
  2. Notice of Violation was issued on  April 26, 1999.
  3. Special Magistrate Hearing was on August 25, 1999 - ordered to comply by September 22, 1999, or a fine of  $25.00 per day plus  a minimum fine of $100 would be imposed.
  4. Compliance date was June 9, 2017.
  5. Fines for the case total $161,915.00 to settle the case.
  6. Special Magistrate Mitigation hearing was held on July 26, 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 $161,915.00 to $1,500.00 plus $34.00 in 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 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:  Mit CE 1999040338.pdf