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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Town Demolishes “Zombie House” on Echo Avenue in Sound Beach

Councilwoman Bonner and workers standing in front of house

Farmingville, NY - On November 6, Councilwoman Jane Bonner (center) was on hand to watch the demolition of a vacant and abandoned “zombie house” at 309 Echo Avenue. 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. Pictured with Councilwoman Bonner are members of the Panzner Demolition and Abatement crew. To report a zombie house in Brookhaven Town, visit our Web page or call 631-451-TOWN (8696).

Councilwoman Bonner said, “A house like this one lowers the property values of nearby homes and has a detrimental impact on everyone in the neighborhood. I commend our Law Department for their efforts to remove this eyesore and help clean up neighborhoods in my district and throughout Town of Brookhaven.”

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