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“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

Supervisor Carpenter at podium in front of demo house

May 7th, 2021 Town officials and neighbors looked on, as two vacant properties in Bay Shore were razed this week. The properties, located at 4 and 8 Thomas Dr., were part of an unfinished 9 lot subdivision known as Island Woods.

The Town of Islip Fire Marshal deemed the vacant and unsecured properties, “unsafe, dangerous, unsound and hazardous as created by fire, disrepair, collapse and/or structural failure,” after their inspection, March 25th 2020. The Town Board declared during a May 2020 meeting that the homes and foundations in the 9 lot subdivision be demolished. The remaining house and four foundations will be demolished by the property owner.

“It was a long road to get to this point. These demolitions are an arduous process, and we do our best as a Town to rid our communities of these unsightly nuisances once it is within our legal rights to do so,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “The entire Town Board is committed to ensuring that all residents in the Town of Islip enjoy a good quality of life. We are sensitive to the fact that these blighted properties are hazardous, attract illegal activity, and they bring our home values down. We will continue to move forward, ridding the Town of these eyesores,” said Supervisor Carpenter.

Joining Supervisor Carpenter were Islip Town Councilman James O’Connor and Commissioner, DPW, Thomas Owens. The homes were demolished by Panzner Demolition and Abatement Corp.

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