Farmingville, NY - On November 22, Councilman Neil Foley (pictured) was joined by local residents for the demolition of an abandoned “zombie house” located at 4 Grandview Drive in Blue Point. The house sustained heavy damage during Super Storm Sandy in October of 2012. The property was in violation of numerous Brookhaven Town building codes and the source of resident complaints through the years. The house was demolished in accordance with Chapter 73 of the Town Code. 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 Foley said, “The location of this house is right on the Great South Bay in a neighborhood where people take pride in their homes and property. The residents who live nearby were thrilled to see the Town remove this eyesore and clean up the property. A blight is finally gone, and I will continue to work with our Law Department to crack down on property owners who allow houses like this one to have a negative impact on the community.”
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