City Hall, 516 8th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL  34221


Special Magistrate:  Regina Kardash, Esq.

June 29, 2021

6:00 p.m.


    Special Magistrate Regina Kardash called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence.  Ms. Kardash explained that the hearing was a quasi-judicial proceeding in which she would be making the legal decisions and findings of fact based on relevant evidence presented during the hearing in accordance to the City Code of Ordinances.  Both cases had representatives present, and all people wishing to speak were duly sworn.


1. ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO AGENDA                                                                                

No changes were made to the agenda.


   2. APPROVE MINUTES                                                                                                         

Magistrate Kardash approved the May 25, 2021 CEH Minutes as written.




A. Compliance Cases

Magistrate Kardash followed the Agenda as posted.


  B. Case No. 21-02                                                                                                                  

James E. Bonelli

1224  24th Avenue West

Palmetto, FL  34221


Violation Location:      1224  24th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL  34221

Codes Violated:          Chapter 7, Article II, Section 7-151- Definitions; section 7-153 – Unfit or unsafe dwelling or structure, declared nuisance


Code Enforcement Officer Don Barajas stated Mr. Bonelli fixed the violations on the property, paid the water bill, as well as satisfied the code and utility liens, so the property is no longer out of compliance.


     SETTLEMENT:     Magistrate Kardash deemed the Respondent has brought the property into compliance and no further action is needed.


   C. Case No. 21-03                                                                                                                

(Jesse Salas- previous owner)

Sarasota Security Patrol- new owner

Mr. Chad Ritchie

1408  8th Avenue West

Palmetto, FL  34221


Violation Location:      1408  8th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL  34221

Codes Violated:          Chapter 7, Article VIII- Fences, Section 7-182 –Permit required


Code Enforcement Officer Don Barajas stated the respondent bought the property with an existing fence, and the only addition he did was add barbed wire, but Mr. Ritchie removed the barbed wire immediately.  Mr. Barajas said he closed the case because it was in the previous owner’s name.  He confirmed that no fence permit had been submitted.


 Magistrate Kardash clarified that Mr. Ritchie had attended the Code Enforcement Hearing in May.  The change of ownership had been established at that hearing and Mr. Ritchie was aware that he needed to submit an after-the-fact permit as well as a permit for the additional fence installation.


  Mr. Chad Ritchie restated that Florida Power and Light (FPL), and USA Fencing are both working on the property.  He stated FPL finally removed the trees yesterday, and USA fencing will soon be contacting the City for the appropriate permits.


     STIPULATION:     Magistrate Kardash issued a compliance date, and gave the Respondent until Monday, July 26, 2021 to apply for a permit.  There will be a finding of violation at the next hearing on July 27, 2021.






The next Code Enforcement Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 27, 2021.



Magistrate Kardash adjourned the meeting at 6:09 p.m.






Minutes approved:



Regina A. Kardash, Magistrate




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