A newly organized neighborhood association for the Concord neighborhood of Edina will sponsor an important meeting regarding the ongoing and growing problem of excessive aviation noise on Tue., May 27 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Edina City Hall, Council Chambers and is open to all concerned residents in Edina and South Minneapolis.

Featured speakers include Minnesota State Senator Melisa Franzen; Edina City Council Members Joni Bennett and Ann Swenson; and Steve Kittleson co-founder MSP FairSkies, a coalition formed by Twin Cities residents seeking greater transparency and accountability of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Metropolitan Airport Commission (MAC).

According to Hope Melton, chair of the Concord Neighborhood Association, the meeting was suggested by concerned residents and will address their key issues including:

  • Current and increasing level of aviation noise pollution
  • Expansion plans at MSP airport and the impact on aviation noise
  • The FAA’s pending implementation of Performance Based Navigation/Required Navigation (PBN/RNAV) on arrival flights in July and eventually on departure flights
  • Edina’s request for Remote Monitoring Towers (RMTs) and representation on the MAC’s noise committee
  • The effect on quality of life—from health, noise and air pollution, home values and stress—as airport noise increases
  • What city and state officials have done and can do to help
  • How to stay informed, share their experiences with officials and make a difference

 

For additional information about the meeting call 952-240-7363.

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