I don’t normally post political nonsense to my website just because you can get that information from any number of other worthless local websites but I feel it is very important to bring more attention to the lack of representation that Apple Valley has in the Metropolitan Airports Commission Noise Oversight Committee (MAC’s NOC).
I had written about the airport noise in Apple Valley, MN that started following the opening of Runway 17/35 back in late November. At that time I had written:
(I) have never been terribly annoyed with the limited noise that they have created for my home. Granted, I do live right off of County Rd 46 on the edge of Lakeville and am at the southern most point of Apple Valley so my distance from MSP is fairly decent.
I don’t know if it’s because I’m paying more attention to the issue or if the noise is really increasing but recently I have been noticing the airplane noise more and more. It’s still not enough for me to consider it a major nuisance and certainly not enough for me to make any sort of verbal complaint to the City of Apple Valley as I know they have enough things to deal with.
According to an article written in the MN Sun Newspaper (Apple Valley/Rosemount edition) NOC Chair, Vern Wilcox, said “the odds of (Apple Valley, MN) getting a permanent seat on that board (the MAC’s NOC) are nothing“. Apple Valley officials are concerned that more open windows and more outside activity in the coming months will lead to ever increasing noise complaints. Ignoring Apple Valley and its residents might not be the best course of action for the NOC. So, instead of a permanent seat, Wilcox is proposing that a “rotating seat” be created for the cities of Apple Valley, Farmington, Lakeville, and Rosemount. He is convinced that while a permanent seat for Apple Valley will not pass that his proposed resolution will.