Councilman Eugene Cook Successfully Organizes the Demolition of a Town Eyesore
Michael and Noel Zirpolo of Boxer Court in Huntington Station have been living next to a derelict Town of Huntington owned garage since the 1950’s. The facility has been a neighborhood eyesore for more than forty years.
Newly elected Councilman Eugene Cook responded to the Zirpolo’s concerns and organized a partnership between public and private entities in order to find a way to remove the derelict structure in a cost effective manner. Councilman Cook organized personnel from the Town’s Highway and General Services Departments as well as private sector workers from the community. Councilman Mark Mayoka and Highway Superintendent William Naughton were also on hand to oversee the operation.
Local business owners John LaVertu and Walter Milback of EZ-Sewer & Drain Service, www.e-zsewer.com donated machinery and an operator for the day to help complete the demolition project. The donated machinery and operator time alone saved thousands of taxpayer dollars that otherwise would have been used to complete the task.
This project is one of many in the Town that could be completed in the same manner, thus saving additional taxpayer dollars while removing unwanted blight. Michael and Noel Zirpolo were very thankful that Councilman Cook took immediate action to demolish this eyesore that plagued the local community for forty years.