The Town of Huntington issued this release today:
Huntington Station, NY – Town of Huntington Code Enforcement officers, in coordination with the Suffolk County Police Department, executed search warrants last week at three Huntington Station houses, finding illegal apartments at all three locations. The Code Enforcement Officers issued a total of 10 summonses and 10 notices of violation
The actions represented the fifth time in the past nine months that Code Enforcement Officers, as part of the Town’s crackdown on illegal apartments, have executed search warrants at various locations, and brought the total number of summonses issued at the locations inspected as a result of the warrants to 48. All told, since the code enforcement crackdown began in October 2009, almost 700 summonses and 2,500 notices of violation have been issued, and more than 550 investigations have been conducted into suspected illegal apartments.
“Our resolve to enforce Town Codes aggressively remains high,” Supervisor Frank P. Petrone said. “We continue to dedicate resources to pursue the legal means at out disposal to crack down on illegal apartments and quality of life violations.”
At 59 6th Avenue, Huntington Station, summonses were issued for an illegal first floor apartment, an illegal temporary apartment and for failing to register the apartment, as required by Town Code. Notices of violation were issued for interior door locks and missing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
At 47A 9th Avenue, Huntington Station, summonses were issued for an illegal first level apartment, interior alterations without a permit, failing to register the apartment and for an unregistered vehicle and litter and debris. Notices of violation were issued for missing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
At 76 E. 3rd St., Huntington Station, summonses were issued for an illegal second level apartment, interior alterations without a permit and failure to register the apartment. Notices of violation were issued for missing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, interior door locks and overcrowding. The Code Enforcement officers placed a hazardous conditions notice on the building because of overcrowding upstairs and the improper use of the basement for sleeping.
These efforts are an outgrowth of the Code Enforcement Task Force Supervisor Petrone formed as an outgrowth of the Huntington Station Action Coalition. The task force, which uses 40 percent of the Town’s code enforcement officers, is based at the Town’s Community Outreach Center on Lowndes Avenue.