Code enforcers find 17 living in Flanders home

03/09/2011 12:01 PM |

The owner of an overcrowded Flanders house was charged with a slew of violations Tuesday morning after code enforcement officials raided the house and found 17 people living there, including two families, Southampton Town officials said.

Five of seven bedrooms in the Silverbrook Drive home were deemed overcrowded and two families of four, each with two children, were living in the home. The remaining nine occupants were unrelated, town officials said.

Property owner Michael Dorazio of Hampton Bays was ticketed for not having smoke detectors, change of use, using extension cords as permanent wiring, not having a certificate of occupancy for a second kitchen, overcrowding, unpermitted electrical work, building without the proper permit and failing to maintain the property.

Code enforcement officials said 12 cars were parked outside the property when only eight are permitted under town code.

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  • Still have a long way to go to clean up Flanders…..Code enforcement should work nights and weekends and check some of these houses out…….

  • doesn’t surprise……wanna find where overcrowding is????Ask a bus driver…6 kids out of a 1 family home…..all the same age…..this is why Riverhead School taxes are thru the roof….The cheap labor got very expensive very quick….

  • Billy’s class and his teacher are so proud of his accomplishment.
    His hard work has paid off. Great work, Billy!!!!

  • Billy, I am so proud of you. What a great work and dedication to the martial art of Tae Kwon Do. Congratulations!

  • 8 yrs old? Practiced 2 whole years? Black belt? Couldn’t happen at my dojo.

  • 8 yrs old? Practiced 2 whole years? Black belt? Couldn’t happen at my dojo.

  • I should add a congrats to the young boy, I’m sure he worked hard for it. But the mental mindset of a master of martial arts cannot be obtained at his age or in the time frame he’s been training. Takes about 10 yrs. I only fear that he may overestimate his abilities and get truly injured. A real BB test is behind closed doors and not a public event also.

  • Being a blackbelt myself I will add to this comment. I know that to become a blackbelt is not about a minimum amount of time put in or a specific curriculum that you can do, there is more to being a blackbelt than skills alone – it is a state of mind. State of mind; very important for all practicioners and masters to remember. The time it takes to become a blackbelt can take each person a different amount of time that depends on the student’s capabilities and understanding and also the master knowing that the student is able to promote.
    Now, some schools like to make money and turn people into blackbelts as quick as possible and make the money on testing. Others, that claim that it takes 6-10 years to get a blackbelt, is no different because they make the money on monthly dues, which by the way generates a bigger income.
    To judge and make claims on a student not being ready in 2 years or 6 years is only up to the master and not that of a jealous school