Former Tiverton Council President Files Noise Complaint Against Tom's Market

The following report was supplied by the Tiverton Police Department.

An abutting neighbor to the newly opened at 492 Main Road recently filed an excessive noise complaint with .

Former Tiverton Town Council President Donald Bollin, of 25 Russel Drive, filed the complaint on April 3 at 10:25 a.m. A trial date has been set for Tuesday, June 5.

According to a report filed by Cpl. Daniel Raymond, Bollin claimed the noise from the grocery store's cooling fans was too high, and said the store should be cited daily for the nuisance. Bollin added that he was informed the owner, Thomas DeAngelis, was working to fix the problem. Raymond took noise readings that day that generated approximately 69 decibels.

Raymond returned to the grocery store on April 17, a hot day in the mid 80s, and noted that would possibly cause the refrigeration to turn on more frequently. Since his first visit, Raymond noted a membrane was placed in front of the compressors facing Bollin's property. He took readings between 65.9 to and 66.5 decibels.

Raymond came back a third time on April 20, a day of clear weather in the upper 60s. In addition to the membrane, he noted pieces of plywood were placed at the top of the compressors to abate the noise. The range of noise readings were between 59.5 and 64.8 decibels.

Rug Doctor May 25, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I propose that Tom's Market be a location for "Sing out Against Hunger" after all they are a market!!! It is OK for Mr. Bollin to violate the zoning ordinance but not anyone else. This guy wants to look the other way when it comes to violations but not when it effects him!!! Too bad for you...
Joe Sousa. May 25, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Anti Business = Higher Taxes. The correlation is evident . We can't go back to a council that acts like this.
Jim O'Dell May 26, 2012 at 12:01 AM
I find it very amusing Mr. Bollin that you built that "house" all those years ago, and never got the certificate of occupancy. Although a little birdie told me that you did recently. Did the zoning board sign off on it? And now you want to complain about our WONDERFUL new grocery store. This is the typical attitude of the members of our previous town council. If others reading this are as mad as I am of this blatant anti-business attitude, keep supporting your new local market and BOYCOTT A&D SANITATION owned by Mr. Bollin!!!!
Austin Powers May 26, 2012 at 12:15 PM
It seems the Police Dept. is pretty diligent when it comes to measuring decibel levels from a complaint by one resident. Where are they when the straight-pipe motorcycles blow through town? They only disturb every resident living within one mile of Main Road.
Rug Doctor May 26, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Austin if you or I called with the same complaint the police would not even come. Mr. Bollin is in violation of many parts of the town's zoning ordinance but that is OK. Special treatment for an insider.... I can't wait to atend a Sing Out Against Hunger event at Tom's Market. Mr. Bollin is a poor sport for causing a scene inside this new business. Mr. Bollin when on the council did not care about enforcement of zoning and now he is the first to want enforcement. Karma is a wonderful thing.... I agree with Mr. O' dell in every way.


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