Farmingville, NY - On January 21, Councilwoman Jane Bonner (pictured) was on-hand when the Town demolished a vacant and abandoned “zombie house” at 23 Grace Lane in Coram. The 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, “When a house is abandoned by the bank, neglected and allowed to deteriorate like this one, it creates a severe hardship for everyone in the community and must come down. I thank 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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