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File #: 22-0806   
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
In control: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action:
Title: REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF FINE REDUCTION STIPULATION AND AGREED RECOMMENDED ORDER REGARDING THE CODE ENFORCEMENT CASE OF ORJAN AHLSTROM, CASE NUMBER 12-0055460
Attachments: 1. SIGNED FINE REDUCTION.pdf

PLACEMENT: Consent

TITLE:

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REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF FINE REDUCTION STIPULATION AND AGREED RECOMMENDED ORDER REGARDING THE CODE ENFORCEMENT CASE OF ORJAN AHLSTROM, CASE NUMBER 12-0055460

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

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Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1.98B, General Ordinances, Martin County Code, the Board of County Commissioners is asked to consider approval of a Fine Reduction Stipulation and Agreed Recommended Order regarding the Code Enforcement case of Orjan Ahlstrom.

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DEPARTMENT: Building                     

PREPARED BY:                      Name: Rachel Spradley                     

                     Title:                     Nuisance Abatement Coordinator                     

REQUESTED BY: Sun Lovers Homes Holdings, LLC                                          

 

PRESET:     

PROCEDURES: None                     

 

BACKGROUND/RELATED STRATEGIC GOAL:

 

Orjan Ahlstrom Fine Reduction Request:

 

This Fine Reduction Stipulation and Agreed Recommended Order involves a parcel located at 3398 SE Lincoln Street, Stuart, FL, Martin County, Florida.

 

On April 18, 2012, an Order Finding Violation was issued by the Code Enforcement Magistrate to Ahlstrom, Orjan, for the following violation(s):  Section 105.1 FBC - Permits When Required Incorporated by Section 21.1 General Ordinances, Martin County Code.


Compliance was required by May 18, 2012.  On January 19, 2016, an Affidavit of Compliance/Accrued Fines was issued reflecting an outstanding fine of $104,000.00 plus costs in the amount of $ 575.00.

Sun Lovers Homes Holdings, LLC. are the current owners of the property pursuant to a Warranty Deed recorded in Official Records Book 3242, Page 2534, Martin County, Florida Public Records, Orjan Ahlstrom has no remaining interest in the property.

 

Staff has determined that a lien reduction is warranted.  The current owners were not responsible for the violation; however, have offered to pay $10,457.50 to resolve the outstanding fines which have accrued.

 

ISSUES:

 

None

 

LEGAL SUFFICIENCY REVIEW:

 

This item has been reviewed for legal sufficiency to determine whether it is consistent with applicable law, has identified and addressed legal risks, and has developed strategies for legal defensibility.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

RECOMMENDATION

Move that the Board accept the Magistrate’s recommendations that the lien on the property be reduced to $10,457.50.00 and accepted as full payment. 

 

ALTERNATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Pull this item from Consent Agenda and provide staff with further direction.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

RECOMMENDATION

None

                     

ALTERNATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS

None

 

DOCUMENT(S) REQUIRING ACTION:

Budget Transfer / Amendment                      Chair Letter                                                               Contract / Agreement

Grant / Application                                          Notice          Ordinance                     Resolution

Other:     

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