Town Board to discuss possible helicopter traffic forum


Southold Town is hoping to host a public meeting on helicopter traffic, an issue Southold Supervisor Scott Russell has called a top complaint among residents.

During its work session Tuesday morning members are scheduled to discuss the possibility of a community meeting about noise and other concerns created by helicopters flying over homes in Southold Town. No date or details have been decided, town special projects coordinator Phillip Beltz said Friday.

A proposed solution to the problem was enacted in 2012 by the FFA, which temporarily restricted helicopter traffic over North Fork houses. However, loopholes in the limitations have defeated the purpose, Mr. Russell said.

Moreover,  the air restrictions are set to expire in 2016.

Southold Town Board’s work session to discuss the public meeting on helicopter traffic is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Town Hall meeting room.

Read the board’s full agenda below:

2014-07-15 Town Board – Full Agenda-1362