Farmingville, NY - On October 31, Councilwoman Jane Bonner (right) was on-hand on a rainy day when the Town demolished a vacant and abandoned “zombie house” at 149 King Road in Rocky Point. During the demolition, the Councilwoman was visited by local residents, including another “Jane” (left) who thanked the Councilwoman for improving the neighborhood by demolishing the house. The long-abandoned house was the source of resident complaints leading to numerous Town of Brookhaven housing code violations. 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.
Councilwoman Bonner said, “The residents who live near this zombie house work hard to maintain their homes and it’s a shame when an eyesore like this negatively impacts their property values. Thanks to the Town’s Law Department, this blight has been demolished and I will continue to preserve and protect the quality of life in my Council District and throughout Brookhaven Town.”
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