Legal action taken against Track Gas Station


Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine and councilman Dan Panico have announced that a

temporary restraining order was served at Track Gas Station, located at 310 Neighborhood

Road in Mastic Beach, on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

The TRO prohibits the operation of a taxicab business and that the three contiguous lots

are to be brought into compliance with residential zoning requirements as set forth in

Brookhaven Town Code, by removing all unregistered vehicles, debris, scrap metal and

cease the operation of a junkyard. The town was further authorized to conduct inspections

of the site to ensure compliance.

The subject premises have been a constant eyesore and an ongoing source of blight in the

community. Numerous violations of Brookhaven Town Code have been argued in Suffolk

County District Court for more than a year and have led to the issuance of substantial fines.

Despite the various enforcement efforts, the property owner failed to come into compliance

and continued to operate in contravention of town code, which prompted the town to seek

relief in the Supreme Court.

"We tried in good faith to work with the owners of this property in District Court over the

past several months,” Panico said. “They have continually thumbed their nose at the town

and the people of Mastic Beach, so we sought and obtained an order from a state Supreme

Court justice to effectively close down the illegal cab company at this property and also

force the remediation of a slew of code violations. We are not going away because the

people of Mastic Beach deserve better and this action should serve as an example to others

in the area. While our unprecedented blighted home demolitions garner much attention,

code enforcement on both residential and commercial properties like this is also ongoing

and will continue."


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