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File #: 210673.    Version: Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 11/22/2021 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 1/20/2022 Final action: 1/20/2022
Title: Request to Release Lien at 1127 NE 22nd Ct. (B)
Attachments: 1. 210673_Summary McCluney Lien_20220120


Request to Release Lien at 1127 NE 22nd Ct. (B)



This item is a request for the City Commission to consider a lien reduction or rescission for 1127 NE 22nd Ct. The property was found in violation of City Ordinance Section 30-8.9 B & C.  A lien was placed on this property that accumulated to $6,000 plus Administrative Costs of $106.67 and a Tree Mitigation Fee of $650.


On November 15, 2021, Mr. McCluney requested a reduction/rescission of the accumulated lien, and met with Pete Backhaus, Neighborhood Enhancement Manager and Sustainable Development Director, Andrew Persons to discuss the violation and remedy.  He advised that he lost track of time and was dealing with health issues, resulting in his nonpayment of the fees and costs when due.  He would like the lien reduced to zero.   


The Administrative Costs and Tree Mitigation Fees have been paid and the property is currently in compliance with City Ordinances. 


A Reduction/Rescission hearing was held on December 9, 2021 before the Special Magistrate.  Based on information presented, the Magistrate recommended the remaining amount of the lien be reduced to zero.   


Strategic Connection:

Goal 3 of the City Commission’s Strategic Plan Concerns making Gainesville a great place to live and experience. 


Fiscal Note

The current lien amount totals $6,000. The City has recovered $756.67 in Administrative Costs and Tree Mitigation Fees.


The City Commission accept the Magistrate’s recommendation and reduce the lien to zero and authorize the City Manager to execute a release of lien.



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