Commission Meeting Agenda Item
Agenda Item Title
Resolution 2022-116 - A Resolution of the Town of Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida, To Amend the Administrative Fee Related to the Enforcement of Town Codes
Agenda Item ID
Staff Recommended Motion
Staff recommends approval of Resolution 2022-116, establishing an administrative fee of $150.
On September 23, 2009, the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake adopted Resolution 2009-117 amending the fees assessed for the enforcement of the Code of Ordinances and the Land Development Regulations in the Town of Lady Lake. Nearly thirteen years have elapsed with no adjustment to fee schedule. As the range of the Code Enforcement Officer’s salary has increased, the wages of others involved in the Code Enforcement administrative process coupled with higher rates in postage fees, staff recommends that the Code Enforcement Administrative fee be amended to recover the cost to the Town. Although the calculated rate for services is justified at $151.16, Town Staff is recommending a fee of $150.00. Only those violators who have their case heard before the Special Magistrate will be charged the administrative fee.
Source of Funding
Draft Resolution 2022-116
A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF LADY LAKE, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO AMEND THE ADMINISTRATIVE FEE RELATED TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF TOWN CODES; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, the Town of Lady Lake has determined that certain costs are incurred in the enforcement of the Town's Code of Ordinances; and
WHEREAS, such administrative costs may be imposed as per state and local authority; and
WHEREAS, the costs incurred in preparing enforcement cases or providing services essential to the enforcement of the Code of Ordinances for which an administrative fee is indicated has been calculated for current costs.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake, Florida, that:
Section 1. Administrative Fee
The administrative fees set forth in Exhibit A – “Code Enforcement" hereto shall be charged by the Town of Lady Lake regarding prevailing cases adjudicated before the Special Magistrate and for those circumstances involving the enforcement of the Town Code of Ordinances for which an administrative fee has been indicated.
Section 2. Repeal of Inconsistent Provisions
All fees that conflict with this Resolution are hereby repealed.
Section 3. Effective Date
This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption by the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake.
PASSED AND RESOLVED this 19th day of September, 2022, in the regular session of the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida.
Town of Lady Lake, Florida
Jim Rietz, Mayor
Nancy Wilson, Town Clerk
Approved as to form:
Derek Schroth, Town Attorney