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‘Outright nuisance’: Backyard sports court, lighting upsets neighbors in Dracut


May 26, 2023

DRACUT – Flavio Granda Orbes says he desires to have a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend with household and good friends with his new volleyball and soccer courts he constructed in his backyard at his property in Dracut. “I just want to be good with everyone. I want to say to them I do absolutely nothing incorrect. I just want to have entertaining with my good friends, with the tiny children. They generally come to play with us,” Flavio mentioned. 

Flavio says the vision behind his project is due to the fact his backyard is so spacious it would be a excellent thought for neighbors and good friends to come collectively for some friendly games. What he did not anticipate was some of the competitors he’s facing from some of the neighbors who do not appreciate all the commotion that its causing. 

Flavio Granda Orbes’ backyard sports court in Dracut 

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James Martin is a direct abutter to Flavio’s house. He and other neighbors voiced their robust opposition at a town hall meeting back in April. “It really is an outright nuisance,” Martin mentioned. “They have got stadium lighting that shines ideal into my kitchen windows at quarter to ten at evening.”

Dracut Town Manager, Ann Vandal says Flavio is complying. “At this point the only concern we have at this junction is that he requires to update and deal with electrical permit challenges that he does have. He’s been asked not to place the lights on till he fixes that difficulty and he’s performed that. He’s been quite cooperative,” Vandal mentioned. 

Flavio Granda Orbes’ property and backyard sports court in Dracut

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Flavio says he moved right here from Ecuador for superior chance. He has a effective roofing small business which permitted him to get his dream property. His court is completely fenced in, he lowered the lights and is prepared comply with all town regulations. 

Anayia Darius lives in the residence subsequent door to Flavio and says her household is not bothered by the residence parties at all. “I was property a single evening they had a celebration going on, they had a lot of automobiles, it wasn’t a disturbance,” Darius mentioned. ‘It’s never ever one thing that is to the point exactly where we really feel like we have to make a noise complaint.”

Flavio hopes his neighbors permit him to celebrate his culture devoid of it becoming a disturbance. “I do not know what the difficulty is,” Flavio mentioned. “The initial time there was parking on each sides of the road. But now we place the automobiles on my yard. It really is a massive yard.” 

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