'They woke me up with a loud hissing noise this morning, and it wasn't even 7:30 yet! I've lived behind the facility for 5 yeans now, and this morning was something rather new. I have learned to live with the trucks in and out all day, but this loud intermittent hissing sound was just too much. nice work on the website!' - Resident on Beethoven St
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Introduction: Tom Singe is the general manager at Bates Troy Healthcare Linens.
Unethical Behavior: At the beginning of this campaign, Tom Singe flatly refused to decrease the noise levels. Later, Bates Troy was forced to install modifications due to community pressure. Tom Singe also tried to get the founders of this campaign evicted by speaking directly to their landlord. Residents report that he has also been spreading false rumors around town about the founders of this campaign.
We are Bates Troy Noisy Neighbor, a neighborhood organization of families concerned about the noise pollution produced by the Bates Troy Healthcare Linens dry-cleaning plant located at 151 Laurel Ave in Binghamton, NY 13905.
We are engaged in a campaign to bring attention to our community that is suffering under an onslaught of illegal annoying noises. We believe that the Zoning Board of Appeals made a negligent decision in allowing an industrial dry-cleaning plant to expand into a high-density residential area.
There is only one solution to the Bates Troy noise problem: the City of Binghamton must enforce their preexisting laws. We are currently circulating a petition and we encourage you to sign it. At the moment, our only hope of restoring the quiet is this petition.
90 second background summary on the Bates Troy issue (click here if video doesn't appear):
Bates Troy attempts bribery to stop this campaign (click here if video doesn't appear):