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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Town Demolishes Zombie House on Jay Road in Centereach

Councilman LaValle infront of 68 Jay Road Centereach

Farmingville, NY –  On November 8, Councilman Kevin LaValle (pictured) was at 68 Jay Road in Centereach for the demolition of a fire damaged, abandoned “zombie house.” The house, which has been vacant for over four years, was a source of numerous resident complaints and Town building code violations. It was demolished by the Town 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 LaValle said, “The residents who live in this neighborhood work hard to maintain their homes and it’s important that we remove the ones that negatively impact their property values and quality of life. This blight is gone, and I will continue to work closely with our Law Department to help make my Council District a better place to live.”

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

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