CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARING
City Hall, 516 8th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL 34221
Special Magistrate: Regina Kardash, Esq.
July 27, 2021
Special Magistrate Regina Kardash called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., followed by a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance. 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. 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 June 29, 2021 Code Enforcement Hearing Minutes as written.
3. PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. Compliance Cases
Magistrate Kardash followed the 07/27/2021 Agenda as posted.
B. Case No. 21-03
Sarasota Security Patrol
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 fence permit was initiated today, July 27, by Mr. Ritchie’s daughter, but was not completed. Additional information was still needed before the permit could be finalized. Magistrate Kardash clarified that according to City requirements, the owner needs to apply for the permit.
Mr. Chad Ritchie, the Respondent, admitted he passed the thirty-day deadline due to delays by the fence contractor. He stated he filled out the permit to the best of his ability and he sent his daughter to submit the paperwork. She returned with additional forms along with a survey and proof of ownership. Additional information was still needed which he will complete.
SETTLEMENT: Magistrate Kardash found the property in violation of City codes and imposed a fine of $20/ day until the application is completed. The lien will continue to run until the application is complete and the Code Enforcement Officer submits an Affidavit of Compliance.
4. OLD BUSINESS
5. NEW BUSINESS
The next Code Enforcement Hearing is scheduled Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
Magistrate Kardash adjourned the meeting at 6:07 p.m.