Update- Town Demolishes 250th Zombie House 71

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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Don’t Forget to Register for the 2019 “Brookhaven Clean Up” held on May 18th, 2019 425

Supervisor Romaine Urges Residents to Register Now for the 2019 Great Brookhaven Clean Up

12th annual event to be held on Saturday, May 18th

Farmingville, NY – Supervisor Ed Romaine is asking residents to register now for the 12th Annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven’s Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management and Keep America Beautiful, Inc., will be held on Saturday, May 18 at various locations throughout Brookhaven Town. It is part of a national effort that draws over 5 million volunteers in more than 20,000 communities across America who come together to pick up litter and clean miles of roadway, rivers, lakes, and more. Last year, the Great Brookhaven Clean Up drew over 4,000 residents. Individuals or groups can register online and get more information at www.BrookhavenNY.gov or by calling the Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management at 631-451-TOWN (8696).

Supervisor Romaine said, “The Great Brookhaven Clean Up is a good opportunity for people to do their part and make a difference in their community. Every year, this event is a great success thanks to the efforts of our residents who are dedicated to keeping Brookhaven clean.”

Free gloves, trash bags and t-shirts will be provided by the Town for the Great Brookhaven Clean Up volunteers. The supplies will be available for pick up at the Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management’s third floor office at Town Hall from May 6 to May 17 during regular business hours of 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Evening pick-ups are scheduled for May 14 and May 15 from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Brookhaven Town Hall is located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville.

 

 

Pooch Pass Fees Waived for Town Dog Parks 108

Councilman Loguercio, Councilman LaValle and Town Board Waive Pooch Pass Fees for Town Dog Parks

The Brookhaven Town Board recently adopted a resolution co-sponsored by Councilman Michael Loguercio (left) and Councilman Kevin LaValle (right) to waive the yearly “Pooch Pass” fees. The Pooch Pass allows residents and their dogs access to the Town’s two dog parks located in Middle Island and Selden. Although the fees will be waived, a Pooch Pass is still required in order to use the dog parks. Pooch Pass fees are waived for the initial pass only. If a pass is misplaced, the cost of a replacement pass must be paid by the resident. Pictured are Councilman Michael Loguercio (left) and Councilman LaValle (right) at the Town of Brookhaven’s Selden Dog Park.

Councilman Loguercio said, “I am very happy that Councilman LaValle and I can continue to waive the fee again this year for our residents. Our dog parks are very popular and used frequently.  I still want to encourage everyone to comply with the rules and make sure that their dogs are licensed and up to date with their vaccinations, this way all our fur friends are safe.”

Councilman LaValle said, “By waiving the fees again this year, I expect to see more families enjoying the Selden Dog Park with their pets. I am committed to provide a safe haven with the best amenities for dogs and people alike, and we will continue to make upgrades to the park as needed.”

The Town’s Middle Island Dog Park is located at 1075 Middle Country Road (Route 25), just east of the former K-Mart site and the Selden Dog Park is located on Boyle Road, between Corvair Lane and Carston Street. The Pooch Pass application and Dog Park rules and regulations are available at www.brookhavenny.gov.

Photo Courtesy of Town of Brookhaven

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