Several residents in Mason are losing sleep due to factory noise that they say is non-stop. The sound is coming from Deerfield Manufacturing. They said it's been happening off and on for three years now.
Shawn and Jill Threm have lived in their home on Marival Way for nearly 13 years. Their dream home has become a nightmare as they get shaken out of their sleep by this noise. They said this noise is coming from Deerfield Manufacturing which is 2.5 miles away.
"It's like every two seconds (boom boom) where it's literally a constant noise. It's not all the time but when it's going on it goes on for hours and hours," said Jill.
She said it's not just the noise that is tormenting them.
"It's the vibration as much because you can feel it even above the surround sound TV. If it's going on through the day," Jill said.
The sound is reportedly coming from the metal stamping machines at the factory. A sound analyst with the city confirmed that sub sonic vibrations are coming from the plant.
Jill said that they were told that the machines would be moved to a different location by the end of June, but the constant pounding has continued.
FOX19 NOW talked to the Mason City Manager, Eric Hansen who is aware of the complaints, but admits the city hasn't come up with a solution.
"I don't know if there is anything we can do to force a resolution," said Hansen.
He said he has been in talks with management at Deerfield Manufacturing and the homeowners on Marvial Way.
"We've had discussions on if there are things that can be done in those homes. As far as white noise or other sound canceling vibrations," said Hansen.
"We've tried white noise machines, ear plugs absolutely won't do a darn thing," said Jill.
Even with the noise, they said they plan to stay in their home, but they will continue to fight for peaceful and quiet surroundings.
Hansen said that he is confident that the city will be able to find a resolution, but until that time comes he is asking the residents to be patient.
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