A City Commission Workshop meeting took place on December 15, 2015, which included participation from city leaders, city residents, and airport staff.
The following are the minutes from the Workshop meeting.
A stakeholder meeting took place on August 18, which included participation from airport tenants and city residents.
The following is a presentation given at this meeting. The additional documents depicted on some of the slides are not final drafts and will be posted here when they are finalized.
It is anticipated that consultant Mead and Hunt will make a presentation to the City Commission in September.
At the 2nd meeting of the W.K. Kellogg Airport Fly Quiet Committee, voluntary noise abatement measures were discussed for implementation at the airport. Voluntary measures include a dedicated noise complaint hotline, an FAQ section on the airport website and with a number of others.
Next steps in the Fly Quiet process include preparation of the draft Fly Quiet Report, presentation of the proposed report to the public and City Commission, and the preparation of a Fly Quiet brochure. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for the spring.
The city, consultant Mead and Hunt and a new committee kicked off the Fly Quiet Program at the end of October 2014.
In February of 2012 the airport completed a Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study, a voluntary Federal Aviation Administration program that examines aircraft noise and land use compatibility around the airport. The goal of the study was to work with our local community to minimize noise impacts.
The Fly Quiet Program may recommend noise procedures, evaluate success of aircraft operators in following recommended procedures, monitor late-night departure procedures, quantify runway use and establish goals. The program is voluntary and has the advantage of reinforcing desirable flight procedures. The program has the potential to reduce single-event noise levels and encourage greater compliance with preferential flight corridors and procedures. An informational brochure will be created and distributed to the flying community.
A Fly Quiet Committee will assist in the establishment of program guidelines and will be the main stakeholder group to provide the airport with input during the development and implementation of the program. This committee will meet occasionally and is comprised of city staff and officials, residents, airport tenants and others.