Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Lou Imbroto joined with local neighbors and the Town’s Highway crew to commence the demolition of a long-dilapidated zombie home on Elizabeth Street in Massapequa. This longtime eyesore was recently court-granted for demolition following multiple complaints from neighbors related to squatters, broken windows, mold, deterioration, water infiltration and lack of maintenance.
“Code enforcement officers have regularly visited this house based on neighborhood complaints and issued multiple violations for building code violations and lack of maintenance,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Town personnel repeatedly found deplorable conditions as this property showed clear signs of neglect. Since the lending institution that owns this property ignored all warnings related to health and human safety of the building, our administration went to court to remove this eyesore from the neighborhood. Banks are on notice; we will not tolerate dangerous and unkempt properties in the Town of Oyster Bay.”
“We’re taking back neighborhoods house by house from lending institutions that let these vacant houses deteriorate and bring down the neighborhood due to a lack of maintenance,” said Councilman and Quality of Life Task Force Chairman Lou Imbroto. “The Town has removed more than 25 vacant and dilapidated eyesores from local communities while paving the way for new homes and new families.”
The Town Code Enforcement Bureau of the Department of Planning and Development is charged with the enforcement of all codes, rules and regulations pertaining to zoning, housing and public safety. It is expressly designed to handle requests of citizens regarding possible violations. To file a complaint, or to register a zombie property in your neighborhood, please visit www.oysterbaytown.com/codeenforcement.