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Brookhaven levies $10,000 fine to apartment management company

Post Date:08/25/2017 11:21 AM

Brookhaven, GA, Aug. 25, 2017 – Brookhaven recently collected its largest code enforcement judgement in the City’s history:  $10,000. 

“The living conditions at some of the apartment complexes in Brookhaven are so deplorable that they are immoral,” said City Manager Christian Sigman.  “No one should have to live this way, especially not Brookhaven residents.  We will continue to enforce our codes and hold property owners accountable until these conditions at least meet a minimum legal standard.”

 Brookstone Crossing

The Brookstone Crossing Apartment Homes at 2010 Curtis Drive NE in Brookhaven have been the subject of multiple code enforcement actions.

Sunshine Property Management operates the Brookstone Crossing Apartments at 2010 Curtis Drive and the Brookstone Gardens Apartments at 3549 Buford Highway.  The management company paid $10,000 on Aug. 14 for a variety of infractions, including no business license, unsatisfactory interior conditions and exterior structural deficiencies between their two Brookhaven locations.  The $10,000 fine is the largest one-day code enforcement judgement levied in a single court action since the incorporation of the City of Brookhaven.  This brings the total to approximately $21,000 in fines collected from this management company.

“We have had a long history of complaints, citations and fines at these locations,” said Community Development Director Patrice Ruffin.  “I hope that property owners get the message that these conditions are not acceptable, and we intend to keep working to ensure compliance.”

IMG_5133-mold at Gardens-edit

One of the infractions listed on Aug. 14 included moldy living conditions at the Brookstone Gardens Apartments

IMG_4353 - Kitchen at Crossing-edit

A burned out kitchen at the Brookstone Crossing Apartments was one of the fines levied by Brookhaven Municipal Court on a previous inspection in March 2017.

 3549 Buford Brookstone Xing Exterior (2)-edit

The current fines are the culmination of a long history of ongoing infractions, like these burned-out buildings at the Brookhaven Crossing Apartments

Brookhaven's Largest Code Enforcement Fines

Date

Violations

Defendant

Fine Paid

08/14/17

Unsatisfactory Interior Condition, Exterior Structure, Business License /Occupational Tax

 

Sunshine Property Mgmt

$10,000.00

06/08/17

Adopted State Minimum Standard Codes

Sunshine Property Mgmt

$7,000.00

01/12/17

Fire Alarm System Not Maintained

White, Tania

$3,000.00

Various

Business License Required-Occupational Tax/Permit Required

Gerardo-Lozano, Liliana

$2,000.00

Various

Business License Required-Occupational Tax/Permit Required

Joaquin, Marvella

$2,000.00

Various

Accumulation of Rubbish

Renz, Nancy

$2,958.00

12/15/16

Unlawful Continuance/Stop Work Order/Permit Required

Sunshine Property Mgmt

$2,000.00

01/26/17

Sanitation

Sunshine Property Mgmt

$2,000.00

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Media Contacts:
Burke Brennan
Director of Communications
404-637-0709
burke.brennan@brookhavenga.gov

Ann Marie Quill
Communications Manager
404-637-0508
annmarie.quill@brookhavenga.gov

  

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