Aircraft Traffic Noise and Safety
To submit a complaint
Malverne Village officials, reflecting the concerns of residents, have been involved with aircraft noise and safety issues for some time. To that end, Malverne joined with other villages, also concerned with these growing issues, in an organization called the Town-Village Aircraft Safety & Noise Abatement Committee (TVASNAC). TVASNAC meets monthly on the 4th Monday of the month. All meetings are open to the public. The date, time and location can be found on the Malverne Village Calendar of Events. Our Village representative on this committee is village resident Larry Hoppenhauer. He reports to the Village Board and residents at the monthly Village Board Meetings that are held on the first Wednesday of the month.
Current activity that TVASNAC is involved with includes:
Ongoing meetings with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), and the Port Authority of NY/NJ who own John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport.
Participation in a 150 Study, ordered by the Governor, to evaluate current conditions at both airports, including the noise generated by departing and arriving aircraft in the surrounding communities.
Plan noise mitigation efforts to be presented to the FAA for approval and/or funding.
Development of an organization (Roundtable) similar to Roundtables at other major metropolitan airports. This is a forum where elected representatives at the local, state and federal level, will meet with representatives of the local communities, representatives of the FAA and the Port Authority of NY/NJ. This group will meet regularly and provide an opportunity for the FAA and Port Authority to present future changes to aircraft patterns and other issues to community representatives and their constituents.
WHAT CAN I DO?
There is much you can do to help your representatives deal with the issues of aircraft noise and safety.
Educate yourself on the issues. Yes. We all hear the noise that bothers us in our homes, or keeps us awake at nights. It is important to find out what the FAA or Port Authority say are their priorities over noise. Web searches will provide volumes of information. Also, the Port Authority has an Aircraft Noise Information web page at: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/aircraft-noise-information.html
Register complaints with the Port Authority. This is very important! Unless the Port Authority receives noise complaints that they can document, the problem doesn’t exist.
Contact your federal, state and local elected officials and let them know you need their help in resolving this quality of life and safety issue.
This web page will continue to provide our residents with updates as developments occur. We hope you consider our suggestions and get involved in this very important issue.