Can You HEAR Us Yet?
The Bates Troy Healthcare Linens located at 151 Laurel Ave, across the street from residential housing and two blocks from Recreation Park and Fritz Wallenberg Park, is producing noise pollution that disrupts the peace of residents, decreases property values and causes negative health effects. Bates Troy Noisy Neighbor, an ad-hoc organization of residents led by a nearby family, has been engaged in a campaign to raise public awareness of the illegality of Bates Troy's noise pollution in the hopes of attracting local government attention and finding a permanent solution to this ongoing problem.
The main facts of the case are:
- Bates Troy is substantially lowering the quality of life for residents who are unable to sleep at night or concentrate during the day because of the constant noise.
- Bates Troy is pumping air pollutants into the neighborhood: the dry cleaning odors drift for blocks.
- Bates Troy is in clear violation of the Noise Control Ordinance and the Zoning Ordinance.
- There have been noticeable effects on local wildlife: fewer birds and squirrels are seen since the noise began.
- Bates Troy is unwilling to substantially change their behavior.
- There are easy technical solutions that Bates Troy could employ, if they were required to do so by the City of Binghamton.
This is a passionate local issue that has united residents. This campaign will not stop until there has been a satisfactory resolution that involves community input and a sincere change of behavior on the part of Bates Troy. Learn more about at Bates Troy Noisy Neighbor.