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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Town Demolishes Long Vacant “Zombie House” on Westfield Road in Coram

Councilman Loguercio in front of house

Farmingville, NY – On August 6, Councilman Michael Loguercio (pictured) was at 78 Westfield Road in Coram for the demolition of a long-vacant “zombie house.” The house, which has been an eyesore in the neighborhood and a home for squatters for more than 10 years, 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.

Councilman Loguercio said, “The surrounding residents work hard to maintain their homes and it’s a shame when an eyesore like this negatively impacts the property values and quality of life of those nearby. Thanks to the assistance of the Town’s Law Department, this blight has been demolished. I will continue to do everything I can to help protect the quality of life in my Council District and throughout Brookhaven Town.”

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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