Town of Islip officials, including Supervisor Angie Carpenter, headed over to Bay Shore on Monday to watch two structure deemed unsafe by the town get demolished.
There, she and the other Town Board members celebrating ridding the neighborhood of the blighted, vacant home and another building.
“Houses like these aren’t just an eyesore that bring down the property values of responsible homeowners, but are also health hazards to our neighborhoods,” Carpenter said in a statement. “We are going to work vigorously to eliminate the threat to the welfare of our neighborhoods that is posed by these houses.”
The house and accessory structure were located at 1628 E. 3rd Ave, Bay Shore today.
The property “had been neglected to the point that they became unsafe, and in immediate danger of collapse due to structural failure, disrepair, and neglect,” according to a town announcement.
The town’s chief building inspector made the call that the structures were in imminent danger of collapse. Also, according to the town, overgrown vegetation posed a fire hazard to the dilapidated house and the neighboring houses.
In early 2015 the Town Board amended the Town Code to streamline the demolition process, town officials said, which allows public nuisances to be addressed more efficiently.