Southampton Town’s involvement with the battle over East Hampton Airport noise will come to fruition this week with an official link on the Town’s website to an established noise complaint registry.
The resolution, which was sponsored by Councilwoman Christine Scalera and approved last month, further addresses noise abatement for Southampton Town residents who may be affected by the East Hampton airport by offering the link to Airnoisereport.com, where residents may register their complaints about loud or excessive aircraft noise. The link will go live on the Southampton Town website, southamptontownny.gov, this Friday, May 19.
“One of the members of the Towns Airport Noise Advisory Committee brought Airnoisereport.com to a Town Board work session and all of us agreed that our residents need a tool through their own Town to log these complaints and to know their voices are being heard from their local leaders,” Scalera said, adding, “I am committed to keeping everyone’s feet to the fire at all levels of government until we see some measured relief for our residents here in Southampton Town.”
Since many of these flight paths from the East Hampton Airport are over easterly portions of the Town of Southampton—such as Bridgehampton, Water Mill, Sag Harbor, Noyac, and North Sea—the Town of Southampton wants to give its residents a place to log complaints, a Town release explains. Airnoisereport.com will keep the complaint information and send the Town monthly reports on complaints logged, the type of aircraft and from where the complaints were lodged.
The dedicated link for residents will allow them to access to the complaint registry with one click.