Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00
(Editor’s Note: This letter to NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo is published at the request of the writer, Town Councilwoman Lee Seeman.)
The Town of North Hempstead is increasingly aware of how airplane (and helicopter noise) is affecting the peace and quality of life of the residents of our town. In many areas, aircrafts are either on take-off or on their final flight plan into our three major airports; flights coming into JFK Airport especially create excessive noise pollution for those living in all areas of our town. Constituents of our town and of other areas of Nassau County call our Town of North Hempstead 311 Call Center to report excessive noise create by low-flying aircraft during both daylight and nighttime hours.
I understand that Senate Bill 3841(Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study) is, and has been, on your desk and is awaiting your signature to become law in our great state. This bill would require the Port Authority to conduct a sweeping study of the cumulative noise levels and land use compatibility around these airports. This study could result in the positive rerouting of airplanes over our town and other areas and relief for all residents. It is time that the FAA and the airlines
respond to the needs of the residents of Nassau County and of Long Island.
Residents are entitled to peaceful enjoyment of their homes; instead, they are beleaguered from the barrage of constant window-rattling aircraft noise. The health and well being of the residents of both the Town of North Hempstead and of
Long Island are prime concerns of mine. On behalf of the constituents of the Town of North Hempstead, I once again ask you to sign Senate Bill 3841.
Lee R. Seeman, councilwoman, Town of North Hempstead, District #5