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File #: 200478.    Version: Name: SM 2020-116/CE-20-01913 SMALL & SMALL & SMALL HEIRS
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 10/26/2020 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 1/6/2022 Final action: 1/6/2022
Title: Request to Release Lien at 826 NE 18th Terrace (B)
Attachments: 1. 200478A_Summary Small and Small Lien_20220106


Request to Release Lien at 826 NE 18th Terrace (B)



This item is a request for the City Commission to consider a request for a lien reduction or rescission for 826 NE 16th Terrace. The property was found in violation of City ordinances for blight, under the Dangerous Building/Hazardous Lands ordinance. A lien was placed on this property that accumulated to $9,000 plus administrative costs of $120.35.


One of the heirs, Betty Darity, contacted the City regarding a reduction/rescission.  Ms. Dartiy is 81 years old and lives in Miami, and the family member that was tending to the vacant lot is no longer able to do so.  She requested the fine be reduced to zero and was going to explore donating the lot to the City.


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 zero.  The administrative 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 $9,000. The City estimates approximately $120.35 in accrued administrative costs.


The City Commission accept the Magistrate’s ruling and reduce the lien to zero and authorize the Mayor to execute the release of lien.


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