Rockland resident Kelly Reale is up in arms over her neighbor’s dirt bike track, which she said is causing excessive noise and dust and is driving her crazy.
The dirt bike track is located on 2 acres of land, which is cleared out in Philippe Einheiro’s backyard at 45 Greenwood Street.
The case is currently being heard in Hingham District Court.
Philippe’s kids haven’t been around to use their dirt bikes for a few months, but they’ll be back.
However, Philippe told Rockland selectmen he is willing to make some changes to keep peace with his neighbor.
“About the noise: I will try to put a fence all around my property. I even tried to talk to Kelly to see what I can do to try to make her happy, because she’s not happy about my kids. All I’m trying to do is make a life for the kids. I’m going to put up a fence soon. I just haven’t done it yet, because I have some family issues. As soon as I can take care of everything, the fence is going to be up. I’m trying to do everything, to make everybody happy”, Einheiro said.
Rockland’s building inspector recently checked out the decibel level at both homes, but the levels where taken when the dirt bikes weren’t racing.
Neighbor Kelly Reale doesn’t sound like she’s convinced about Philippe’s sound and dust mitigation efforts.
Reale said, “The trees are down … I would appreciate it if he could put some type of a fence up, but that’s still not going to help the dust at all. I also thank the building inspector for doing the noise testing, but come down to my house sometime and listen to it when there are three dirt bikes riding! It’s loud! I don’t know what to say”!
Philippe said he’s purchased quieter dirt bikes and will try and put up a fence by the end of the summer.