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Operation Clean Sweep Helps Tidy Up Port Jeff Station

Town employees snag code violators, clean up debris and fix broken signs and lights.

in Port Jefferson Station on Oct. 12 and the town released a statement on Monday reporting the results.

Since it began, town employees have repaired or replaced 108 street signs and 35 streetlights, according to a statement released by Brookhaven Town on Monday. They also trimmed 15 trees and removed almost two tons of trash.

The program comes under the town’s Quality of Life Task Force, an initiative created to aggressively enforce the town code and prosecute repeat offenders. Since Operation Clean Sweep began in Port Jefferson Station the town gave out 58 notices to residents for violations that included unregistered vehicles, litter, parking on front lawns and boats in front yards.

The town reported that approximately 30 appearance tickets will be issued to violators for "non-compliance and for illegal multi-family houses" but already many residents have already come into compliance with town code.

The area targeted by the program is bordered on the north by Susan Road and Clinton Avenue, the east by Bicycle Path and on the west by Old Town Road and Terryville Road.

“I hope that this effort shows the Port Jefferson Station community that we are listening and working hard to protect the quality of life of their families,” said Councilman Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld.

The Port Times Record reported that Fiore-Rosenfeld presented the results to the Port Jefferson/Terryville Civic Association at its monthly meeting and one member said he saw positive results first-hand:

Lou Antoniello, civic treasurer and resident of Superior Street, said, "In the southernmost portion of the neighborhood, there has been a drastic change." He said throughout the sweep area, there are fewer cars parked "haphazardly," properties are better taken care of and lots of litter has been removed. "Yeah, there's been a huge difference. You can see it."

Did you see Brookhaven Town employees out in your neighborhood during Operation Clean Sweep? How do you think they did?

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