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File #: 210133.    Version: Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 6/30/2021 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 1/6/2022 Final action: 1/6/2022
Title: Request to Release Lien at 2325 SE 9th Place (B)
Attachments: 1. 210133A_Summary Blount Lien_20220106, 2. 210133B_Remediation Plan Blount Lien_20220106, 3. 210133C_Lien Settlement & Compliance Agreement Blount Lien_20220106


Request to Release Lien at 2325 SE 9th Place (B)



This item is a request for the City Commission to consider a request for a lien reduction or rescission for 2325 SE 9th Place. The property was found in violation of City ordinance regarding a roll-off stored on the property in excess of the time allowed.  A lien was placed on this property that accumulated to $52,200 plus administrative costs of $81.69.


The owner of the property, Musa Blount, contacted the City regarding a reduction/rescission.  Mr. Blount resolved the violation and has submitted a plan for extensive improvements on the property, costing approximately $3,000. Based on the investment the City recommended the fines be reduced to zero.


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 $150.  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 $52,200. The City estimates approximately $81.69 in accrued administrative costs.


The City Commission amend the Magistrate’s ruling and reduce the lien to $150 and authorize the Mayor to execute the release of lien.



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