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File #: 210209.    Version: Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 7/22/2021 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 10/21/2021 Final action: 10/21/2021
Title: Request to Release Lien at 240 SE 6th Street (B)
Attachments: 1. 210209A_Summary Phelps Lien_20211021


Request to Release Lien at 240 SE 6th Street (B)



This item is a request for the City Commission to consider a request for a lien reduction or rescission for 240 SE 6th Street. The property was found in violation of City ordinances of a Dangerous Building due to the roof falling in on a shed.  A lien was placed on this property that accumulated to $17,200 plus administrative costs of $152.60.


The owner of the property, Steven Phelps, contacted the City regarding a reduction/rescission.  Mr. Phelps lives in Texas and is trying to sell the property, and wanted to clear up the lien. In discussions with staff a settlement amount of $2,000 was agreed to.


A reduction/rescission hearing was held on August 12, 2021 before the Special Magistrate.  Based on information presented the Magistrate recommended the remaining amount of the lien be reduced to $500.  The costs of the lien have been paid separately and resolved. 


Strategic Connection:

Goal 3: A Great Place to Live & Experience. 


Fiscal Note

The current lien amounts total $17,200. The City estimates approximately $152.60 in accrued administrative costs.


The City Commission accept staff’s recommendation and reduce the lien to $2,000 and authorize the Mayor to execute the release of lien.


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