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Truckee airport to host meetings on noise concerns, new seasonal tower

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Upcoming meetings

Below is a list of upcoming meetings, with the neighborhoods of focus for each in parentheses:

Monday, July 18: Tahoe City Public Utility District Board Room, 211 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City (Tahoe City, North Lake Tahoe, West Shore)

Tuesday, July 19: Hampton Inn, 11951 Highway 267, Truckee (Sierra Meadows, Northstar, Ponderosa Palisades, Martis Valley South)

Wednesday, July 20: The Lodge Restaurant & Pub, 12850 Northwood Blvd., Truckee (Tahoe Donner, Downtown Truckee, Donner Lake, others)

Monday, Aug. 1: Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee (Prosser Heights, Alder Hill, Prosser Lakeview Estates, Coachland, Gray’s Crossing)

Tuesday, Aug. 2: Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee (Olympic Heights, Old Greenwood, Martis Valley Estates, Ponderosa Fairway Estates)

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Glenshire Clubhouse, 15726 Glenshire Drive, Truckee (Glenshire)

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Starting next week, the Truckee Tahoe Airport District will host six neighborhood town-hall style meetings throughout the region to share updates on airport operations, impacts on each neighborhood, and plans to address those impacts.

The sessions, initiated by the Airport Community Advisory Team, will be held in July and August, presenting the latest information on airport operations and planning, and creating a forum for candid conversations about noise and other impacts specific to each neighborhood.

“We want to talk to each neighborhood to say, ‘here’s what we’re working on to try and improve noise, safety and service at the airport, what do you think?’” said Hardy Bullock, director of Aviation & Community Services at the airport. “Our hope is that we have a frank and open conversation, not only to educate the public on what we’re doing, but to get their input as well.”

Topics will include the recently completed Airspace Study, plans for a temporary seasonal air traffic control tower, neighborhood-specific issues, and general information about the airport.

The Airspace Study provides the district with a detailed look at air traffic at and around the airport, offering new, alternative procedures for flights to improve noise and safety.

The seasonal, temporary air traffic control tower, planned for summer 2017, would give the district more control over approaching and departing aircraft, directing them to paths that could also improve safety and noise impacts.

For those unable to attend the date and time for their neighborhood, feel free to attend any other scheduled meeting.

All meetings will start promptly at 6 p.m. and will last approximately one hour.

This article was provided on behalf of the Truckee Tahoe Airport District. Visit truckeetahoeairport.com to learn more.