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    11.    
Board of Adjustment and Appeals - Regular Session
Meeting Date: 04/05/2018  
Subject:    Case 18-12V Special Assessment Objection, John Arndt, 10283 Mississippi Blvd NW, 21-31-24-42-0095
From: Trevor White

INTRODUCTION
An unpaid penalty in the amount of $300.00 associated with code enforcement activity against the subject property is proposed to be assessed to the property.  The property owner has filed an objection to the assessment.
 
BACKGROUND & CONSIDERATIONS
The following chronology relates to actions and procedures leading to the special assessment in this matter. 

On 08/09/2017, an Administrative Citation was issued for long grass and/or weeds exceeding eight inches in height, the maximum allowed by City Code.  The citation established a compliance date of 08/16/2017.  The citation was posted at the property and a courtesy letter was mailed to the owner of record (different address).

On 08/22/2017, the property was re-inspected and the grass had not been cut.  Since compliance was not achieved, the $300.00 penalty was charged and an abatement order was issued to the City’s mowing crew to mow the property.

On 08/25/2017, it was noted that the grass had been cut before the City’s mowing crew arrived.

The property owner references a 30% standard in his appeal.  At no time has the City ever required only 70% of yards to be in compliance with City Code.  If any portion of the yard is found to have grass and/or weeds taller than 8" tall, the property is considered to be in violation and would therefore be cited.

Penalty charged: $300.00
 
ACTION REQUESTED
In Case 18-12V, it is requested the Board of Adjustment and Appeals recommend the City Council affirm the $300.00 special assessment in its entirety.
 

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