Update- Town Demolishes 250th Zombie House 122

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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Middle Island 7-Eleven Groundbreaking Ceremony 77

On July 25th , Supervisor Ed Romaine (fourth from left) and Councilman Michael Loguercio (fourth from right) were on-hand for the “golden shovel” groundbreaking ceremony of the new 7-Eleven store to be located on the corner of Middle Country Road and Rocky Point Road in Middle Island. The site included vacant, dilapidated structures for more than 20 years. The new 7-Eleven store will be a state-of-the-art, aesthetically pleasing building that will serve the residents of the community. Also in attendance at the ground breaking were 7-Eleven representatives, developer Mike Nelin (third from right) and members of the Middle Island Civic Association (MICA), including president Gail Lynch Bailey (second from right) and MICA officer Frank Bailey (right).

Supervisor Ed Romaine (fourth from left), Councilman Michael Loguercio (fourth from right). 7-Eleven representatives, developer Mike Nelin (third from right) and members of the Middle Island Civic Association (MICA), including president Gail Lynch Bailey (second from right) and MICA officer Frank Bailey (right).

 

Super Cool Suffolk County Sprinkler Parks 128

When the Summer temperatures rise, we all look for ways to stay cool. For kids, there’s nothing like running through a sprinkler to cool off. Unlike pools and beaches, sprinkler parks typically have soft rubber-like surfaces and shallow pools which makes them great places for toddlers and young kids. Whether you are looking for just a little sprinkle or after making a bigger splash, Suffolk County has plenty of great sprinkler parks. Here are a few places where you can take the kids to get wet and cool down.

Centereach Pool — Centereach
286 Hawkins Road; 631.698.8663
The pool complex in Centereach has a big, twisting water slide and a large pool. The sprinkler area is perfect for younger children and includes arch sprayers, dumping buckets, and a tractor that spouts water. There are plenty of lounge chairs and a picnic area located in the pool area. The pool also has two lap lanes. Town of Brookhaven Resident Rates: Adult: $6.00; Child (2-15 years of age): $4.00; Handicapped/Senior citizen/Veterans: $3.00 Out of Town Resident Rates: Adult: $10.00, Child (2-15 years of age): $8.00, Handicapped/Senior citizen/Veterans: $8.00

 

Shipwreck Cove Spray Park — Bay Shore
139 S. Clinton Avenue; 631.224.5404
Located next to the marina, Shipwreck Cove Spray Park is an ideal place to cool off on a summer day. A large spray park with waterslides, overhead dump buckets a climbing area and water sprayers. A zero-depth entry pool makes it easy for small kids to play. There is also a small beach with dock space and a restaurant. FREE with a pool membership. $8 per person for Town of Islip residents with a recreation card or $12 per resident without a card. Nonresidents are $15.

 

Geiger Lake Memorial Park — Wyandanch
93 Grand Boulevard; 631.893.2100
One of the newer sprinkler parks on Long Island, Geiger Park’s sprinkler area features a tree-of-life theme with 25 different play elements. Two large, artificial trees are connected by bridges with three water slides, rope climbing nets and other climbing structures. There is plenty to keep kids entertained, including an area for smaller children. Entry limited to Town of Babylon residents with a pool plan or $5 resident entrance fee. Hours are 10am- 6pm daily.

 

Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve — Commack
200 New Highway; 631.543.7804
Hoyt Farm is perfectly nestled within a nature preserve that features many farm animals and walking trails. The sprinkler park has multiple sprayers, rainbow arches that kids can run through, and dumping buckets. It is next to both a sand playground and a rubber playground. Access is limited to Town of Smithtown residents with a residency sticker.

 

Phelps Lane Pool — North Babylon
151 Phelps Lane; 631.699.4654
There is a pool with two water slides, concession area, lounge chairs, and of course, a sprinkler pool. The interactive sprinkler pool has a rope bridge, water slide, dumping buckets and water guns. There is also an umbrella waterfall into a children’s pool for younger kids. Picnic tables and lounge chairs are available. Access is limited to Town of Babylon residents with a pool plan or a $7 entrance fee for residents without a pool plan.

 

Tanner Park — Copiague
Kerrigan Road; 631.893.2100
This small interactive sprinkler park is part of a larger complex right on Great South Bay. The sprinkler area has a round tree waterfall, mini water slide and water that sprouts from holes in the ground. The playground at Tanner Park also has slides and a climbing gym. Limited to Town of Babylon residents. Fees for residents without a recreation permit are $25 Friday through Sunday as well as holidays; $15 all other days. Hours are 10am-6om

 

Venetian Shores Park — Lindenhurst
Granada Parkway; 631.893.2100
This sprinkler park area is right by the beach so kids can enjoy the beach and sand as well as sprinklers on a hot summer day. Kids will love to splash around in the sprinkler park that has water cannons, a water-spraying octopus, dumping buckets, and a mushroom water fountain. There are also two playgrounds inside the park. Town of Babylon residents only with a recreation permit. Summer Hours are 10am – 6pm, Seven days a week

 

Splish Splash – Calverton
2549 Splish Splash Drive; 631.727.3600
Here you will find over 14 different water slides as well as a water coaster, two wave pools and a lazy river. Children will also love splashing their way through the four kiddie areas: Elephant Slide, Octopus Pool, Monsoon Lagoon, Yellow Submarine and Pirates Cove. Admission is $43.99; $33.99 for 48 inches and under or 60+; Parking is $15.

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