Today, Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and Village of Old Brookville Mayor Bernie Ryba cohosted a meeting for local Long Island Mayors from the North Shore to discuss the issue of aviation noise with a representative from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The meeting was organized due to numerous complaints of increased airplane noise resulting from the use of Runway 22 at JFK Airport and the impact it's having on the quality of life for many Long Islanders. Also discussed was the issue of helicopter noise.
Rep. Israel said, "This meeting was an opportunity for Mayor Ryba and other local mayors to begin a dialogue with the FAA about the impact that airplane and helicopter noise are having on those in their communities. I am committed to working with the FAA and local mayors to continue the communication and see that we arrive at an acceptable resolution to this quality of life issue."
Mayor Ryba said, "I was happy to open the doors of Old Brookville Village Hall for a constructive meeting with the FAA. There are action items to follow-up on, and I and the other mayors that participated in the meeting look forward to continuing our dialogue with the FAA in the near future."