Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Xtreme Noise From TeamX Sports Might Finish Program

Nick Csorba, wife Deborah and Sue Hahn
Since 2011, each Spring and Fall, TeamX Sports has conducted flag football games every Saturday for kids more interested in fun than in winning. Loudspeakers near the Hanover Township Community Center would help put kids in a festive mood. But they did nothing for neighbors awakened at 7:45 AM on weekends by loud, vibrating music. That's what Nick Csorba, accompanied by wife Deborah and Sue Hahn, told Supervisors at their July 23 meeting.

Csorba complained that the noise sometimes lasts for seven hours straight. He denied he's against youth sports, but noted, "Other sports don't do that." They had a petition signed by about 20 neighbors.

"They probably won't be back," Manager Jay Finnigan said of TeamX. "We may not see them," added Chairman John Diacogiannis, noting they were changing the terms of the permit to reduce all the noise. "We're sympathetic to your needs and concerns."

"I was gonna' bring an attorney, but he wants money," said Csorba.

"They always do. Look how they dress," answered Chairman Diacogiannis, as Township Solicitor Leo DeVito and real estate Attorney Joe Piperato, both of them nattily attired, looked as though they wanted to shed their jackets.

In other business, Supervisors decided to move ahead with the long-awaited Village View Park, to be built a 25-acre tract along the east side of Airport Road. It will eventually include four playing fields for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. Open space money from Northampton County, a gaming grant from Monroe County and land donations from the Lehigh Valley International Airport are what make this park possible. According to engineer Jim Milot, two larger fields (108,000 sq ft each) can be used for professional and international events. The other two fields (75,600 sq ft each) are large enough for high school and NCAA games. Each of the fields can also be divided for youth tournaments.

"You don't need music for soccer," noted Chairman Diacogiannis.

At Milot's suggestion, this $1.2 million project will be advertised and bid through PennBid, an online bid management services that increases efficiency and transparency while reducing cost. Construction will start next year, and Finnigan predicts the first two fileds will be in use by Spring 2015.

"The 40' lights will come later," he joked. "And the dome," added Solicitor Leo DeVito.

Finally, in a tangible sign of an improving economy, Treasurer Ryan Kish told Supervisors that building permits and inspection fees are up 70% over the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fuckin lawyers...

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Bernie a Fucking Lawyer....before being disbarred?

Bernie O'Hare said...

That point has been made on this blog on a near daily basis since 2006. You need to come up with some new material.

Harry O'Bern said...

Look, I am all for a peaceful, comforting community. But, this boolssit just adds to the reason kids disrespect adults later: they are confused about their actions to deprive them of fun. I suppose a compromise of sorts could be made, but the public display of "get the kids off my damn lawn" mentality of these folks is sad. Sorry, just a child advocate here venting a bit. Thanks for reading.

Anonymous said...

Nothing like cranky neighbors to a recreation facility showing up at the local town meeting and complaining about people having fun.

Anonymous said...

I think the kids should go in front of these idiots houses and protest their stupidity. It is f'en stupid to deny chldren healthy recreation. Perhaps these residents would prefer broken windows caused by idle children.

These old farts really need to look in the mirror.

Anonymous said...

Since when does complaining about booming music at 7:45 AM become hating on kids getting exercise?

I live near a school that's a beehive of kids sports activities. The sight of them running and the sound of their voices and laughter is a joy. I'm doubt it would sound as joyful, however, if they had some shitty music booming through the neighborhood before 8 on weekends.

Perhaps we can teach the kids the value of exercise AND respect for others by keeping the volume down until after 9, say?

Asshole adults were likely kids who were never told to "no" or "shhh" once in a while, in consideration of others.

Anonymous said...

My kids played in that league and I fully admit there was no need for the loud music. It didn't add to the enjoyment of the children or spectators.

Bernie O'Hare said...

In fairness to these oldsters, their complaint is not about the kids. Some of those kids run into the bushes of their own years to relieve themselves during games, and these folks do not complain. They are kids. They do not mind the sports. They like the kids. It is just the noise. I have to admit that if i was awakened at 7:45 by loud music that vibrated throughout my place, I'd be upset, too. There have been times when the noise was under control. If this sports group is willing to keep the noise down, I am sure it will be welcome. You don't live by a park unless you like kids.

Anonymous said...

You can hear it a mile away so I'm going to say its a little loud.

Hank_Hill

Normalcy said...

Profanity users need to be removed here. They are not representing anything good! Amplified Noise is disturbing and is legally described as such. Nothing wrong with kids playing but adults cranking up amplified boxes....
"YES"

Anonymous said...

Some old folks are just so miserable. I guess they rather have kids in the street getting in trouble and doing all kinds of bad things. Get a life.

Nicole said...

My son plays spring ball with this league & he plays tackle football for our township & let me tell you that Team X IS AWESOME! Who really gives a dang about noise when you know the kids are not only getting exercise but they aren't playing to win the game either. Uggghhh there is just so many things I could say but really what's the point. If you have an issue with this wonderful league THEN MOVE! With the obesity & bullying we have these days among our youth THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR ANY CHILD TO FIT IN & BE ACCEPTED!