The owner of a house in Springs that the Town of East Hampton has labeled as “abandoned” and “ramshackle” is applying for a demolition permit to finally remove the “eyesore,” according to the town.
The owner of of 29 Abrahams Path pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the New York State property maintenance code on September 16, 2013, and under the plea agreement was required to pay a $1,000 fine, fence the property, and demolish the house by October 10, 2013, the town said in a statement Friday morning. However, the house is still standing now.
In response to the town attorney’s office putting the owner on notice of continued property violations, the owner finally made moves toward demolition, according to the statement.
“The threat of the impending court filing led the property owners, May Six LLC, to swiftly seek a demolition permit application from the Building Department that same day,” the town stated. “May Six is expected to file the application, obtain the permit and start work immediately.”
“Our increased focus on coordination between public safety agencies led to code enforcement, the building department and the town attorney’s office uncovering the failure of the property owner to keep up their end of the bargain and comply with the judge’s conditional discharge order to demolish the structure by October 10, 2013,” East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell said. “The town will take the necessary actions to ensure removal of this blight on the community and hold the defendant landowner responsible for their continued violations of the town code.”