DRAFT MINUTES

CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD

September 26, 2017

6:30 p.m.

 

Code Enforcement Board Members Present:

Robert Rotondo, Vice-Chair

Travis Longpre

Joe Tanner

Robert Westbrook

 

Code Enforcement Board Members Absent:

Charlie Leonard, Chair

Bradley Bowermaster

Rose Quin-Bare

 

Staff Present:

Regina Kardash, Attorney for Code Enforcement Board

Daniel Bull, Code Enforcement Officer

Kathy Riley, Code Enforcement Officer

Amber LaRowe, Assistant City Clerk

 

Vice Chairman Robert Rotondo called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.  The roll was called revealing Mr. Leonard, Ms. Quin-Bare and Mr. Bowermaster were absent from the meeting.  Mr. Rotondo asked for a moment of silence, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

All persons intending to testify or speak to the Board were duly sworn.

 

1.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                                                                

 

  MOTION:           Mr. Tanner moved, Mr. Longpre seconded, and the motion carried unanimously to approve the September 26, 2017 Agenda.

 

   2.  CONSENT AGENDA                                                                                                       

A.  Minutes:  August 29, 2017

B.  Legal Expenses – September 1, 2017

 

MOTION:        Mr. Longpre moved, Mr. Tanner seconded, and the motion carried unanimously to approve the September 26, 2017 Consent Agenda.

                                                                       

3. PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

   A. Case No. 17-13                                                        

Raymond E. Loggins

1903 5th Street West

Palmetto, FL  34221

 

Violation Location:       1903 5th Street West, Palmetto, FL  34221

Codes Violated:           Chapter 15, Section 15.7(b) – Yard, Waste Cans & Bundles; Florida Building Code 5th Edition (2014) Building- chapter 1, Scope and administration, Part 1, Scope and application- Section 105 Permits, A-105.1 Required

 

   Code Enforcement Officer Daniel Bull read the point paper and stated the Respondent

corrected the violation prior to the hearing.  Vice Chair Rotondo closed the public hearing with no further action required.

                            

4. Old Business

 

   B. Case No. 17-06                                                                                                                  

Palmetto Property Ventures LLC

3339 West Kennedy Boulevard

Tampa, FL  33609

 

Violation Location:       449 10th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL  34221

Codes Violated:           Chapter 10, Section 10.114 (a) – Permits Required; Florida Building Code 5th Edition (2014) Building - Chapter 1, Scope and Administration, Part 1, Scope and Application- Section 105 Permits, A-105.1

 

   Code Enforcement Officer Kathy Riley reviewed the case and stated Brown Heating and Cooling had applied for a permit but had not been able to get on the roof to make corrections.  They are scheduled to move the air conditioning unit tomorrow, September 27, 2017.  Mrs. Riley recommended the Board find the Respondent in violation but continue the hearing until 10/31/17 for determination of compliance.                                                

 

MOTION:              Mr. Tanner moved, Mr. Westbrook seconded, and the motion carried unanimously that based on the sworn testimony and evidence presented, the Board finds the Respondent has not brought the property into compliance, and that the Respondent be given until October 30, 2017 to correct the violation by moving the air conditioning unit so that it is not visible from the roof line.  Should the Respondent fail to comply with this order within the timeframe set forth, a fine may be imposed of up to $250.00 per day.  This case will be heard at the October 31, 2017 Code Enforcement Board meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. to determine if the property has been brought into compliance.

 

   C. Case No. 17-10                                                                                                                  

Francisco Mancera

P.O. Box 1973

Holmes Beach, FL  34218

 

Violation Location:       1113 12th Street West, Palmetto, FL  34221

Codes Violated:           Chapter 16 – Section 16.26(2)- Accumulation of Garbage

 

Code Enforcement Officer Kathy Riley reviewed the case and shared photos in a power point presentation showing trash was still on the site.  Mrs. Riley recommended the Board find the property not in compliance and subject to a fine of up to $250.00/ day effective 9/18/17 until the property is brought into compliance. She added the owner was recently notified the property is also overgrown.

 

Mr. Westbrook was not in favor of fining the owner for having trash in the yard and wanted to give him more time.  Officer Riley stated the notices were mailed regular mail, certified mail, and posted on the property.owner has been properly notified and Attorney Kardash confirmed that notice has been mailed regular mail, certified mail and posted on the property.  The Board can proceed.

 

MOTION:             Mr. Longpre moved, Mr. Tanner seconded, and motion carried unanimously that based on the sworn testimony and evidence presented, the Board finds the Respondent has not brought the property into compliance in accordance with the previous order entered by this Board on August 29, 2017, and that the Respondent be given until October 30, 2017 to correct the violation.  This case will be heard at the October 31, 2017 Code Enforcement Board meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. to determine if the property is in compliance and whether a fine should be imposed.

 

   D. Case No. 17-11                                                                                                               

Raymond E. Loggins

1903 5th Street West

Palmetto, FL  34221

 

Violation Location:       1903 5th Street West, Palmetto, FL  34221

Codes Violated:           Chapter 18 – Section 18.1- Junked, Wrecked, Abandoned Property

 

   Code Enforcement Officer Daniel Bull read the point paper and stated the Respondent

corrected the violation prior to the hearing.  Vice Chair Rotondo closed the public hearing with no further action required.      

           

   5. NEW BUSINESS

Attorney Kardash will do a thorough review of the operating rules and procedures and bring a proposed resolution forward with recommendations to the next meeting for discussion/adoption.

 

   6. PUBLIC COMMENTS

None.

 

   Vice Chair Rotondo adjourned the meeting at 7:00 p.m.   

 

 

Minutes approved:

 

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Charlie W. Leonard, Chair