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File #: 210680.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 11/23/2021 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 1/20/2022 Final action: 1/20/2022
Title: Request to Release Lien at 118 SE 24th St. (B)
Attachments: 1. 210680_Summary Della Robinson Heirs Lien_20220120
Title
Request to Release Lien at 118 SE 24th St. (B)

Explanation
This item is a request for the City Commission to consider a lien reduction or rescission for 118 SE 24th St.

On March 30, 2018, a Notice of Violation was issued for Sec. 13-171(g) Yard Maintenance for an Overgrown Vacant Property and Sec. 13-171 (b) Outdoor Storage and Trash. As the violation was not corrected, the case was heard on September 3, 2018 by the Special Magistrate and a guilty verdict was obtained, with the violation to be corrected by October 4, 2018 or a fine of $50 a day be assessed plus administrative costs of $115.51 (paid). The violation was not corrected and fines ran until August 3, 2021 when compliance was achieved by demolition, accumulating a total of $51,750. On April 27, 2021; a Notice of Violation was issued for Sec. 16-19 Dangerous Buildings due to the structures degrading, as a result of fire and neglect. As the violation was not corrected, the structures were demolished on September 2, 2021 and the property cleaned by the City Contractor. Costs for the demolition totaled $7,547.30.

Mr. Vernon Robinson requested a reduction/rescission of the accumulated fines and costs. He met with Sustainable Development Director, Andrew Persons and Pete Backhaus, Neighborhood
Enhancement Manager to discuss the violation and remedy. Mr. Robinson advised that he was attempting to sell the property and the sale fell through because of the outstanding liens. He
stated that he and his family members have health issues that did not allow them to maintain the property and that they do not have the money to pay the outstanding costs. He indicated he currently has a contract to sell the property.

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
not be reduced due to the costs of the demolition not being paid.

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