Farmingville, NY – On February 5, Councilman Michael Loguercio (left), Councilman Dan Panico (center) and Suffolk County Legislator Rudy Sunderman (right) were on-hand for the demolition of a “Zombie House” located at 114 West End Avenue in Shirley. The house was a dangerous nuisance in the neighborhood for many years and the source of resident complaints. It was demolished in accordance with Chapter 73 of the Town Code which provides a “fast track” to rid neighborhoods of unsafe structures. The cost of demolition and debris removal is the responsibility of the property owner, and the Town places a lien on the property that is then placed on the tax bill. The County reimburses the Town and then they collect the money from the property owner.
Councilman Loguercio said, “This vacant and unsafe structure has been an eyesore in the community for quite some time. I am very pleased that we are able to take it down and clean up the property. It will rid the community of the crime and unsightliness that was associated with this building, and at the same time help to restore the property values that it was causing to fall drastically.”
Councilman Panico said, “Our work will continue across this Town until there are no more homes to be demolished; and that will be a great day.”
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