Farmingville, NY - On December 14, Councilwoman Jane Bonner (left) was on hand to watch the demolition of a vacant and abandoned “zombie house” at 14 Baldwin Road in Sound Beach. 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 at left are Councilwoman Jane Bonner (left) and Town of Brookhaven Senior Building Inspector, Robert Incagliato (right). Pictured at right is the demolition in progress. To report a zombie house in Brookhaven Town, go to the Town website or call 631-451-TOWN (8696).
Councilwoman Bonner said, “The neighbors have lived with this dangerous eyesore for too long and I am happy that the Town has been able to get it cleaned up. I commend our Law Department for their efforts to remove this zombie house, and many more in the Town of Brookhaven, making our community a better place for the residents who take pride in their homes.