Brookhaven cracks down on vacant homes

The Town of Brookhaven is targeting vacant and abandoned homes and buildings.

The Town of Brookhaven is targeting vacant and abandoned homes and buildings. (9/26/13)

CORAM - The Town of Brookhaven is targeting vacant and abandoned homes and buildings.

Supervisor Ed Romaine says the town has boarded up nearly 600 derelict homes in the past two years. Now, he's requiring banks and other property owners to register abandoned homes with the town.

Romaine says failure to register will result in a $1,000 fine for the first offense. The fines can run as high as $15,000 for multiple infractions.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Suffolk Police say a Wantagh man inappropriately touched 1 Police: Camp counselor arrested for sexually abusing minors
News 12 Long Island's Doug Geed takes a 2 Tasty Tuesday: Fresh spring ingredients
John Michael Higgins and Nicole Richie of 3 Interview: John Michael Higgins and Nicole Richie
Actress Andrea Martin speaks to News 12's Elisa 4 Interview: Andrea Martin
It was the first time Marie Tolley spoke 5 Foundation offers to pay fallen firefighter's mortgage

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE