Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #19

Authorization for staff to secure property - Samuel Duval, Code Enforcement Case # CE1906-0052


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

Action Requested
Motion for approval authorizing staff to secure the property located at 2805 6th Ave E, Palmetto (PID# 2513700001). 

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 162.09, Florida Statutes
Section 2-7-26, Code of Ordinances

Background Discussion
The property owner, Samuel M. Duval, was cited for having an unsecured vacant property with broken and open windows.  Mr. Duval is now deceased.  Law enforcement has visited the property in response to complaints about unauthorized persons (squatters) entering the property.  The property is not in foreclosure.  Staff is requesting approval to board up this property, as it is within the Commission's authority as outlined in Statutes and the Code of Ordinances.  

Violation:  Section 2-9-106(c) of the Code of County Ordinances

  1. Notice of Violation was issued on June 18, 2019.
  2. The Special Magistrate Hearing was held on July 24, 2019.  The property owner was ordered to secure the structure by August 23, 2019, or a fine of $50 per day, to a maximum of $20,000.00 would be imposed.  
  3. The Order also states that if the violation is not corrected, the County is authorized, pursuant to Florida Statutes 162.09(1), to make all reasonable repairs which are required to bring the property into compliance, and charge the violator with the reasonable cost of repairs along with the fine imposed.  
  4. Property is still not secured.
  5. Staff seeks approval to board up the property.  

Note:  Staff has funding that is dedicated to securing unsafe structures.  Once a property is secured, the property owner will be sent a bill which, if unpaid, becomes a lien on the property until paid in full.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  BOCC Attachments CE1906-0052 .pdf