|City Council Meeting
City of DeBary
Subject: First Reading of Ordinance #07-14 amending Chapter 30, Environment, Code of Ordinances
From: Rebecca Hammock, AICP
Meeting/Hearing Date: September 3, 2014
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This is an administrative request by the Department of Planning and Development to review and consider Ordinance #07-14 amending Article II, Section 30-42 and Article VI Sections 30-231 and 30-234(e) Assessment of Costs and Abatement and Imposition of Liens of Chapter 30, Environment of the City of DeBary Code of Ordinances to delete provisions requiring a twelve percent (12%) annum interest rate for special assessments liens.
Due to the infrequency of the necessity to impose interest (12%) for special assessment liens, staff is recommending deleting provisions requiring the12% annum interest rate. Staff is recommending adoption of Ordinance #-07-14 deleting provisions requiring the12% annum interest rate. The goal of code enforcement is voluntary compliance and in extreme circumstances liens are imposed that run for extended periods of time with large fines accruing.In the majority of cases the city's lien is dismissed due to a lis pendens being filed or is negotiated down to specific amount.
Adopt Ordinance #07-14 upon first reading.
City Council Action:
( ) Approved As Recommended
( ) Approved With Modification
( ) Disapproved
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