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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Town Demolishes Zombie House on Donack Lane in Bellport

8 Donack Lane Demolition group photo

Farmingville, NY -  On May 20, Councilman Michael Loguercio (center) was at 8 Donack Lane in Bellport for the demolition of an abandoned “zombie house.” He was joined by some of the happy neighbors who live nearby. The house, which has been vacant for over 10 years, was the source of numerous resident complaints and Town building code violations. It was demolished by the Town 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, “The residents who live in this neighborhood work hard to maintain their homes and it’s important that we remove the ones that negatively impact their property values and quality of life. This blight is gone, and I will continue to work closely with our Law Department to help identify and remove these eyesores from my Council District.”

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