After complaints from residents of an overgrown, litter-filled vacant property at 52 Ronkonkoma Drive in Sound Beach, the Town of Brookhaven Quality of Life Task Force stepped in to clean up the property on June 21.
The property was cleaned of debris and refuse and the grass and weeds that had been overgrown were mowed. The clean-up team consisted of members of the Town of Brookhaven’s Department of Waste Management, as well as investigators from the Town’s Law Department.
The Town removed approximately 1.5 tons of litter and debris from the property at a cost of over $1500, which will be charged back to the property owner on their tax bill.
“Properties like this one are blemishes on our community and a hazard to the health and safety of those who live nearby," said Councilwoman Jane Bonner. "I am proud to work the Quality of Life Task Force to see that the Town of Brookhaven remains a beautiful place for people to call home.”
Supervisor Mark Lesko added, “The clean up in Sound Beach was a great success and I commend the Quality of Life Task Force for holding those who disregard our Town code accountable.”
If residents believe that a property is in violation of any Town of Brookhaven codes, they can call 451-TOWN to file a complaint. To learn more about the Quality of Life Task Force, visit www.brookhaven.org.