Meeting Notes : Sensitive Facilities Committee

Committee notes reflect the views and opinions of the committee members and not necessarily those of the Noise Compatibility Study Group, Coordinating Council, Regional Airport Authority of Louisville and Jefferson County, or the Consultant Team.

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The Sensitive Facilities Committee met on September 20, 1999 at the home of Luanne Rice. Present were Luanne Rice, Kim McGee, Joe Thomas, and Donna Lawlor.

L. Rice reported that the next RAA Noise Study meeting will be September 28th at 4th Presbyterian Church on Preston St. She also told us about the newsletter distributed by the Public Information Committee. It is named "The Noise Guardian".

L. Rice reported that she has arranged for guest speakers at our next committee meeting. They are Mr. John Johnston, VP of Sales and Marketing at Peerless Products and Mr. Nick Mastroianni, General Contractor with Interstate Design Co. They will discuss noise abatement products for new and existing buildings. We have invited Jim Delong, Bob Brown and the New Technology Committee to this presentation. This will take place October 11th, 7:00 p.m. at the RAA offices.

Discussion was held on ways to obtain funds for noise abatement. Suggestions were to issue bonds and to incur a freight fee to retire the bond. Also, federal money is only available for areas over 65ldn. D. Lawlor mentioned that during a conversation with Mr. Delong, he thought rather than stressing the same people all the time, he would rather spread out the flight pattern.

As requested by Leigh Fisher, we discussed what we felt were priority issues regarding noise issues. The following are our issues and they will be presented at the Sept. 28th meeting.

1) A. Restrict flight patterns to the south, except in extremely unsafe weather conditions.
B. Document those exceptions

2) Adhere to approved flight tracks and penalize if not complied with.

3) If in 65 ldn area, insulate and compensate versus relocate and in a timely fashion.

4) Use berms and other noise absorption methods to minimize ground noise.

5) Prioritize relocation/mitigation to those areas to south and within high ldn ranges.

6) Noise created by aircraft operations during the day, as well as night, should be given consideration due to lifestyles of people. (Working nights and trying to sleep days)

7) Put a cap on airport development.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m.


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