Parker Neighbors Feud Over Wind Chimes

Jan 10, 2008 Full story: www.thedenverchannel.com 47

At 7:30 on a Wednesday night, you can hear David Ford's wind chimes flapping in the wind, but the airplane flying overhead sounds louder.

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Renay

Las Vegas, NV

#42 Sep 1, 2008
SO... whats the difference between Annoying wind chimes in a windy city VS an annoying party all night long, or a dog barking through the night. I'm sure the lady across from my townhome with all the windchimes wouldnt like either of them... If you like wind chimes so much put them in your home and hang them in front of the vent. Be conciderate of others. I don't go around making more noises through the night in the townhome complex.
Headdoctor

Wolfeboro Falls, NH

#43 Sep 15, 2008
Stunned and Amazed wrote:
Once again I am both Stunned and Amazed.
I am Stunned that anyone would raise such a fuss about wind chimes.
And I am Amazed that someone who lives in that neighborhood is uneducated about the benefits of wind chimes.
That neighborhood is relatively new, it sits on a golf course, the Canterbury, and I think that wind chimes should be the least of their worries. I donít live on that particular golf course community but having lived on one I can tell you the biggest concern is listening to golfers curse because they didnít sink their putt, or having your house hit by a golf ball and even an occasional drunk golfer with a small bladder relieving himself out in the middle of the fairway.
With that being said, wind chimes are peaceful by comparison. It has been proven that wind chimes are very therapeutic. They calm the nerves, they provide a peaceful background chime while you work or play outside. There is also evidence to prove that the sound from a wind chime improves health and has been said that the gentle sound will comfort a stressed mind. They are beneficial for people who have high blood pressure or heart problems, if you sit and listen to them, they will encourage total relaxation. Many of us donít think about the positive effects wind chimes have on us and I think that is what there neighbors are unaware of, the positive health benefits.
I just went out in the middle of the night to remove new windchimes that neighbors put outside my bedroom. The random sound lacks a rhythm and it is one of the most agitating sounds I know of. If they put them back up I will be putting them on ebay!
Cranky and Sleep Deprived

Vallejo, CA

#44 Sep 18, 2008
I live on the California Delta, where we have winds from the west all the time, day and night. Frequently these winds exceed 30 mph. Neighbors have a clanging bashing wind chime 20 feet from two of our bedroom windows and another one 20 feet from my bedroom window. I sleep with earplugs now, but can still hear one of them. Sometimes I can't believe I am getting into a war with neighbors over a YARD DECORATION. They say they can't hear it. I leave my dogs in the house during the day so they won't annoy anyone, park only in front of my house, etc. I am considerate but they are obviously inconsiderate. My choices on my next move are court (which will be useless and will cause a war), waiting them out (they will be gone within two years) or erecting noise blocking fencing within my property line. I now hate my dream house and dread going home. It's YARD DECORATIONS. I can hear them IN MY WINDOWLESS BATHROOM with the fan on. There is no escape, ever. Pure Torture. And don't mistake this mess for music: these are $9.00 wind chimes, not tuned wind chimes (which are still noise pollution). They are out of tune and do nothing but clang.
me myselef and i

Sterling, VA

#45 Apr 2, 2012
Wayland wrote:
Looking at the fact that they take the time to take down the chime after a set time either agreed on by the HOA or via neighbor to neighbor I feel that they have no reasons to complain. As one person has the right to silence the other has the right for a chime.
Ultimately the chimes are sounding via an uncontrollable force called the wind. Maybe they should looking at filing a lawsuit against mother nature for having the wind blow. Heck sue mother nature because thunder is too loud!
IF THEY WANT TOP HEAR THEIR IDIOTIC WIND CHIMES, THEN THEY NEED TO HANG THEM ON THE
I N S I D E OF THEIR HOME. OPEN THEIR WINDOWS AND LET THIS ANNOYING RACKET KEEP THEM UP ALL NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!11

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#46 May 3, 2012
Of all the petty things that people whine about.
JShilo

Peoria, AZ

#47 Jul 12, 2013
Cyndi wrote:
As "inane" as this whole thing sounds, my husband & I, living in TX, can (unfortuately) relate. We have people living next to us who hung huge Westminster-sounding chimes (5-6 sets) all down the side of their house that is closest to our bedroom window (about 5-7 feet away). I kid you not, we were kept awake for many nights when the Texas winds blew. Cops here, though, said there wasn't anything they could / would do. We asked the neighbors nicely to please take down the ones that were on our side of the house ... none of the others bothered us. But they flat REFUSED ... even bought more to hang up when they found out it bothered us!! As far as the HOA (which was not involved in our case), when you buy property subject to HOA / restrictions / covenants, you are agreeing to abide by whatever is in that document. Don't like what's there? Don't buy the place!!
I can't believe the cops. How lazy. They are not doing their job. I bet their position was not representative of the department. You definitely have rights here too. If I were you I would keep calling the police authority back until you got someone who would help you. Then there is City Hall or an attorney. I feel bad for what you went through. I believe that you can get results if you don't give up and keep at it.

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#48 Aug 1, 2013
Thank you, now we know how to get rid of the jackasses next door.

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