ROCKINGHAM COUNTY -- Rockingham County's lack of a noise ordinance is disturbing neighbors.
"Now a days, it is kind of associated with college. The whole mindset of college," said Brian Hashimoto describing partying.
Hashimoto is a student at JMU living in Aspen heights, which is in Rockingham County. The county doesn't have a noise rule.
"They're just talking really loud and I also hear like the loud music. I always hear like the thump noise," said Kittinun Wongsirikul.
The neighbors hearing the noise are on the other side of the line in harrisonburg, but feel their hands are tied.
"It's a little bit obtrusive to the community, here in Harrisonburg being neighboring. I'm not looking forward to students moving here and I have actually considering relocating," said Whalen who lives in the neighborhood adjacent to the student housing development.
Neighbors say they not only have a problem with the amount of noise coming from these new apartment complexes, but they also have a problem with the fact that Rockingham County does not protect them from noise.
" I wish they could have an ordinance directed more towards apartment complexes for students and housing. Particularly to try to address this community," said Whalen.
"At this time Aspen Heights management has not received any type of noise related complaints from residents living at the Aspen Heights Harrisonburg community. Aspen Heights has 2 security officers that monitor the grounds at all hours and at this time either have expressed any noise related issues," said Stuart Watkins, Aspen Heights' Director of Public Relations.
Aspen Heights also says it welcomes feedback from neighbors in the area.
Neighbors plan to bring up the noise issue at future public hearings. We reached out to the Rockingham County. Zoning administrator to discuss the neighbor's complaints, we have not received a response at this time.