Residents near airport meet tonight over noise concernsby Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio
Minneapolis — Residents of several south Minneapolis neighborhoods plan to gather at the Metropolitan Airports Commission offices Tuesday night to discuss their concerns over airplane noise.
The residents will meet with members of the Commission's airport noise oversite committee. Minneapolis City Council Member John Quincy says that people who live in parts of the city's south side that, until a few months ago, were not regularly affected by air traffic.
Quincy is the city's representative on the noise oversight committee. He says residents want to know what local and federal authorities can do about the noise.
"What the residents are expecting is that the council members in the southern part of the city really focus on this, and we are," he said. "I think they're also expecting an answer from Metropolitan Airports Commission to look into how they can actively reduce noise impacts on residents."
Quincy says the Airports Commission offers noise insulation for homes in some parts of the affected area.