“I’m quiet and keep to myself and my neighbor was the opposite; when he and the other neighbor on the other side became friends, my world turned upside down. I was at my wits end and didn’t know what to do. I called Marty Sweeney and he came to my house to chat about my situation. He suggested mediation and I had no idea this was an option. I had been calling the police for noise issues but it was not a solution, just a band aide. It’s incredibly stressful not getting along with your next door neighbor. Mediation is free and it works! [our emphasis] We discussed our issues in a safe, non-threatening environment. Each side had the opportunity to talk with no interrupting. I’ve been there and life is so much nicer when you’re on friendly terms with the folks that live next to you!”

-Kelli Collins

“I would like to thank you for your time and help diffusing and facilitating the issue with my neighbor at my residence.  I hope the resolution reached will solve the problem.  Your contribution to the community is an invaluable resource. ”

“Mediation was the best thing we could have done. If we would have gone to the prosecutor, the problem would have gotten worse because our neighbor would have been less likely to come to an agreement.”

“I think the mediation program is a great help. The mediation showed us we all were trying for the same thing, a quiet, safe street.”

“It was very effective. It gave everyone a chance to say their side.”

They helped us ask the right questions and resolve the matter. I didn’t think it was going to work and it did.”