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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Town Demolishes Long-Abandoned Storefront in Selden

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Farmingville, NY - On February 11, Councilman Kevin LaValle (pictured) was at 23 North Evergreen Drive in Selden for the demolition of a long-abandoned and dilapidated storefront. The building, which fronted on Middle Country Road (NYS Route 25), was vacant for many years, was a source of numerous complaints and Town building code violations. It was demolished in accordance with Chapter 73 of the Town Code which provides a “fast track” to rid the community 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 LaValle said, “This demolition will have a very positive impact on the property values and the quality of life in the neighborhood. A blight is finally gone, and I will continue to work closely with our Law Department to identify and remove similar structures to make the 3rd Council District a better place to live and do business.”

Councilman LaValle in front of 23 N Evergreen Selden

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