Monday, November 19, 2012
Minneapolis state senator claims MAC chairman has assembled enough votes.
According to TheUptake's Mike McIntee, local residents dreading the arrival of hundreds of planes overhead may get a reprieve on Monday. In an interview on McIntee's Friday radio show on AM 950, Southwest Minneapolis' state Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-61) said Metropolitan Airports Commission Chairman Dan Boivin has assembled enough votes on the 14-member board that governs MAC to delay implementation of a controversial new technology called RNAV. The MAC commissioners are scheduled to meet Monday to vote on whether to endorse the change, which was requested by the FAA. If MAC does not endorse the change by the end of November, the FAA must delay implementation for approximately year. Boivin did not immediately return Patch's requests for …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Airport noise is normally considered a mere annoyance by most area residents, but now, aviation policy makers are moving to find out if there is more to worry about than rattled bones and interrupted conversations.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- On MnSun.com
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Area residents attend a public input meeting at Metropolitan Airport Commission's offices in Minneapolis. Residents complain; MAC offers good news.
Airport noise pollution is nothing new to Richfield and other metro area residents, nor are residents' complaints new to the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC). MAC's quarterly public meeting, which are held in order to listen to those concerns and possible solutions, was held Tuesday night at its Minneapolis office. “For eight years I have been voicing my concerns about the Eagan Lutheran Church and its school but nothing has been done," Leanard Perron, of Eagan, said. "The schools are interrupted by the noise and at funerals, the pastor has to stop preaching until the airplane flies over." Perron’s comrade, Don Ohman also had a few choice words for MAC. “I don’t understand how [MAC] can provide noise mitigation services to houses but…
Monday, January 24, 2011
The Metropolitan Airports Commission's quarterly noise meeting scheduled for Tuesday night.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is hosting its quarterly meeting for Richfield and other area residents to voice their concerns or complaints about airport noise pollution Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Quite obviously, airport noise has been an issue for Richfield and other surrounding communites since the airport was built in the early 60's. In order to be responsive to residents' concerns, MAC holds its quarterly meetings as an effort to mitigate concerns and stay compliant with federal policies, according to the MAC Noise website. Updates about the Noise Oversight Committee and its activities and briefings on airport procedures are also on the meeting agenda, according to Jennifer Lewis, MAC technical advisor. The meeting will be …