Update- Town Demolishes 250th Zombie House 15

Town Demolishes 250th Zombie House Under Supervisor Romaine’s Neighborhood Clean Up Initiative

 

Farmingville, NY – On February 26, Supervisor Ed Romaine (second from right) was joined by (left to right) Councilman Michael Loguercio, Councilman Neil Foley and Councilman Kevin LaValle at 185 Southaven Avenue in Medford to mark the 250th Zombie House demolition during his initiative to clean up neighborhoods across Brookhaven Town. The first demolition occurred in September 2014 when the Supervisor identified his “Dirty Dozen,” 12 vacant or abandoned houses targeted for demolition by the Town that were dangerous eyesores and a detriment to the quality of life in the community.

The 250th demolished house was severely damaged by a fire in 2016 and had become a dangerous nuisance and the source of resident complaints. It was taken down by employees from the Town’s Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management 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.

 Supervisor Romaine said, “I am proud to mark this as our 250th demolition, but our work is far from being done. There are many more derelict, abandoned houses that are a blight on neighborhoods throughout Brookhaven. I will continue to work with the Town Board to identify houses in each district and get the wheels in motion to remove them.”

Councilman Neil Foley said, “This is another example of the Town of Brookhaven’s commitment to improve the quality of life in every neighborhood. It’s a great day for the residents who have lived with this eyesore over the past few years.  I ask that people report vacant and abandoned houses to the Town and we will work to have them demolished.”

Councilman Loguercio said, “It’s important that we continue to demolish houses like this one. They create so many problems, as well as lowering the value of the properties that surround it. Thanks to the Town’s Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management Department and the Law Department for another job well done.”

Councilwoman LaValle said, “This house, like many other zombie houses, was in the middle of a nice neighborhood where people are working hard to raise their families. I am determined to clean up my Council District and I warn negligent property owners that the Town will not tolerate dilapidated and unsafe houses to impact the quality of life of our residents.”

To report a vacant house, go to www.brookhavenny.gov, or call 631-451-TOWN (8696).

 

 

 

Original Article below:

Town to Demolish 250th Zombie House

 

Medford demolition continues Supervisor Romaine’s promise to clean up neighborhoods throughout Brookhaven Town

 Farmingville, NY – On Tuesday, February 26, Supervisor Ed Romaine and members of the Brookhaven Town Council will be in Medford to mark the 250th Zombie House demolition in Brookhaven Town during this program. The house, located at 185 Southaven Avenue in Medford, sustained severe fire damage in December 2016. It will be 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. The Town estimates that there are approximately 2000 vacant houses in Brookhaven.

When:      Tuesday, February 26 at 8:30 am

Where:      185 Southaven Avenue in Medford

 

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Town to Open New Public Safety Communications Center 2.27.19 24

Town to Open New Public Safety Communications Center

 

Farmingville, NY – On February 27, Supervisor Ed Romaine, members of the Brookhaven Town Council, Commissioner of Public Safety John Meehan and Chief Fire Marshal Christopher Mehrman will officially open the Town’s new Public Safety Communications Center located on the 3rd floor at Town Hall. The new, state-of-the-art center will serve as the hub of communications between all Town Departments and Divisions, as well as provide inter-operability with villages, county and state partners. It will also serve as the monitoring base of the Town’s camera system for security and safeguarding of Town properties and equipment.

When:      Wednesday, February 27 at 11:00 am

Where:      Brookhaven Town Hall,  3rd Floor Communications Center

One Independence Hill in Farmingville

Town to Hold 8th Annual Job Fair at Town Hall on Thursday, June 13 30

Town to Hold 8th Annual Job Fair at Town Hall on Thursday, June 13

 Businesses can register online now for recruitment table discount  

 

 

Farmingville, NY – The Town of Brookhaven’s Division of Economic Development and Brookhaven Business Advisory Council will host the 8th annual Job Fair at Brookhaven Town Hall on June 13 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Last year, more than 300 residents attended the Job Fair that featured 98 employers. The event provides job hunters with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from companies in and around Brookhaven who were looking to hire qualified candidates for a wide range of positions. Businesses are encouraged to call the Town of Brookhaven’s Office of Economic Development or register online to reserve a recruitment table. The fee is $75 for employers who reserve before May 1; $100 after May 1. Brookhaven Town Hall is located at One Independence Hill in Farmingville. Call 631-451-6563 for more information.

 

About the BBAC

The BBAC serves as the business liaison to the Supervisor and Town Board. The council is comprised of business owners and professionals who serve on a volunteer basis. The Council’s key function is to assist Town government by disseminating information to and from the business communities. They also help to compile information on business in Brookhaven Town, and develop and implement public information programs to educate the business community regarding outreach programs and assistance available to them. For more information about the BBAC call Lisa Mulligan, Director of the Town of Brookhaven’s Division of Economic Development at 631-451-6563.

 

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