CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARING
City Hall, 516 8th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL 34221
Special Magistrate: Regina Kardash, Esq.
January 28, 2020
CALL TO ORDER
MOMENT OF SILENCE FOLLOWED BY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
SWEARING IN OF ALL PERSONS TESTIFYING OR SPEAKING BEFORE THE MAGISTRATE
1. ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO AGENDA
2. APPROVE MINUTES (TAB 01)
A. Minutes: December 3, 2019
3. PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. Compliance Cases
Magistrate will hear cases that came into compliance after the 01/28/2020 Agenda was posted.
505 and 507- the City tore the wall down
4. OLD BUSINESS
E. Case No. 19-25 (TAB 02)
Luc and Marie Francois
1695 14th Avenue West
Palmetto, FL 34221
Violation Location: 1695 14th Street West, Palmetto, FL 34221
Codes Violated: Appendix B, Article VI, Section 6.7 (b)- Swimming pools, Enclosure; as described in Chapter 4 Florida Building Code, Section 454.2.17- Residential swimming barrier; Chapter 16, Section 16.26(14)- trees, shrubs, or other landscaping that threaten or endanger
Code Enforcement Officer Kathy Riley reviewed details 8/08/19, overgrown, no screen or fence around the pool, but there is an interior barrier screen. 12/03/19, continued to Jan 28, 2020 asking respondent to bring photos of how the fence was attached.
Guy Francois submitted a video to show the screen was intact. Magistrate viewed the video on the Respondents phone showing the pool is completely screened.
Find that the screen was in compliance.
STIPULATION: case is resolved
F. Case No. 19-27 (TAB 03)
L. Edwin Rodgers
PO Box 51081
Sarasota, FL 34232-0309
Violation Location: 800 6th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL 34221
Codes Violated: Chapter 7, Section 7.238 (a)- Windows
G. Case No. 19-28 (TAB 04)
1202 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Place
Palmetto, FL 34221
Violation Location: 1202 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Palmetto, FL 34221
Codes Violated: Article III, Section 7-31- Florida Building Code adopted by reference; Florida Building Code 6th Edition (2017) Building- Chapter 1, Scope and Administration, Part 1, Scope and Application- Section 105 Permits, A-105.1 Required
H. Case No. 19-23 (TAB 05)
Katherine A. Funk Frandanisa
8624 Artillery Road
Manassas, VA 20110
Violation Location: 505 and 507 14th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL 34221
Codes Violated: Chapter 7, Section 7.181 (1, 3- a, b) Definitions; Chapter 16, Article II- Nuisances, Section 16-27 (a, b, c) – Prohibition and enforcement
side by side properties shared one dilapidated stone wall. 11/29/19, case heard 12/03/19. Continued until 01/28/2020 to allow time for City of Palmetto to remove the fence and receive payment for the invoiced work. Finance will mail invoice. Requesting case be continued to allow Respondent to pay for
property in compliance, impose administrative costs as hard costs incurred by the City plus, incorporate invoice into order.
I. Case No. 19-24 (TAB 06)
Nicholas Joseph Florio
1409 7th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221
Violation Location: 1409 7th Street West, Palmetto, FL 34221
Codes Violated: Article III, Section 7-31- Florida Building Code 6th Edition (2017) Building- Chapter 1, Scope and Administration, Part 1, Scope and Application- Section 105 Permits, A-105 Permits, A-105.1- Required
Code Enforcement Officer Kathy Riley reviewed details of the case and submitted photos for the Magistrates consideration. 10/29, continued to 12/03/19. No permit and the shed has not been removed, but work continued in spite of orders. Given until 12/18/19 to supply documentation. Heard again 1/28/2020. December 18, no permit, shed still there. As of today, no changes. Respondent is out of compliance.
$15/ day retroactive to 12/18/19, plus $345 administrative costs
5. NEW BUSINESS
The next Code Enforcement Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
Code Officer Riley will be unavailable April 7, 2020. Combine the March 31 and April 28th hearing dates. Requested to reschedule that hearing.
6. ADJOURNMENT 6:25
If any person desires to appeal any decision of the Code Enforcement Hearing, or of any other Board of the City, that person will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based (Fla. Stat. §286.0105).
The City of Palmetto does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status or handicapped status in employment or in the provision of services. Handicapped individuals may receive special accommodation in services with a forty-eight hour notice (Fla. Stat. §286.26).
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POSTED: January 14, 2020