The office of Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios has mailed assessment reduction notices to taxpayers in Norwood Park Township, as well as parts of Maine, Leyden and Jefferson Townships due to the impact of airport noise on home values. The reductions in assessed value for Tax Year 2016 will be reflected on tax bills issued in 2017. This comes as the result of a two-year evaluation on airport noise and property values, ordered by Assessor Berrios in 2014.

The Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee met on November 30. The committee reviewed data from the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) regarding the first 12 weeks of the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test.

The committee also reviewed the Regulatory Process as established by the FAA regarding the test, noting that the test was permissible under FAA Order 1050.1F, Paragraph 5-6.5n which states:

1) the test does not exceed more than 6 months;
2) the test was requested by the City in response to mitigating noise concerns and
3) the test data collected will be used to assess the operational and noise impacts of the test.

The Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee will reconvene on Wednesday, Feb. 8 2017. At that time, CDA will present data and analysis including survey results on the entire duration of the 25 week Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test.

Meeting materials are below. More details can be found at http://www.airportprojects.net/flyquiettest/

Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test - Weeks 1 - 12 Summary

Fly Quiet Report - Weeks 1 - 20

Rotation Test Approval Document

The CDA has updated the Runway Rotation Test schedule for the Week of November 6th. Because the pavement rehabilitation for Runway 10L-28R will continue during the that week, a previously identified construction alternative has been confirmed as necessary for the rotation schedule.

Specifically for the week of November 6th, we removed the arrival and departure arrows for Runway 10L-28R and kept the construction alternative arrows for arrivals and departures on Runways 9R-27L and 10C-28C. We also changed the black flag “Construction Status Pending” to a yellow flag “Updated 10/28/2016”.

Updated Schedule (as of 10/28/16)

 

The CDA has updated the Runway Rotation Test schedule for the Week of October 23rd.  Because the pavement rehabilitation for Runway 10L-28R will continue during the week of October 23rd, a construction alternative is necessary for the rotation schedule.  Specifically, aircraft arrivals in the secondary configuration will now be on Runway 10C-28C, not 10L-28R as originally planned.  The CDA has therefore updated the arrow icons and added a yellow flag for the week of October 23rd.

25-Week Test Rotation Schedule - Week of 10/23/16