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AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

City Manager Ryan highlighted as followed:

As a response to the foreclosure crisis, staff obtained Council advisability on January 13, 2009 to proceed with the development of a Foreclosure Registration Ordinance. Many cities were struggling with new inventories of foreclosed homes and creating ordinances as a way to help mitigate the damage to communities and recover costs incurred. A registration ordinance would require owners of properties that were vacant or abandoned

for a certain length of time to register formally with the local government. registration provided a requirement for a property manager and point of contact for property nuisance concerns, specific maintenance and security requirements, requirements for monitoring and inspecting by the property manager.

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The City was proposing to send out a Request for Proposals to enter into an agreement for services with a company that could manage the Foreclosure Registry for the City. The scope of services would require the company to contact lenders with foreclosure in the City, inform the lenders of the City’s registration requirements, and provide an electronic method of registration for the lenders. This was a quicker way of identifying and registering those properties than the “one by one” process the City would use through Code Enforcement. Additionally, the company would also be required to provide the electronic application process through the City’s website, allow access to the registration data from the City’s website, and allow the City to use this data in other applications (such as GIS) for planning purposes.

The agreement would allow the City to collect a fee for the services and a portion of the fee would be provided to the company.

Mayor Tulley opened the public hearing.

Al Taylor, 3333 S. Hopkins Avenue, advised Council he supported the ordinance and had no objections.

J.J. Parrish, III, 909 Indian River Avenue, questioned whether there were any provisions for exceptions to the ordinance. City Manager Ryan advised there were not.

Mayor Tulley closed the public hearing.

Motion: Vice-Mayor Eigenmann moved to approve Ordinance No. 45-2009 as recommended. Member Johnson seconded the motion.

The roll call was:

Vice-Mayor Eigenmann Mayor Tulley

Yes Yes

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