Town-Village Aircraft Safety & Noise Abatement Committee

Meetings

  • 4th Monday of every month

Locations can vary. Check the Town Calendar monthly to verify the meeting date, time, and location.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

MemberTitleAppointedExpiration
Vilardi, James
Executive Director2020No Expiration Indicated
Renta, CarolSecretary2020
No Expiration Indicated
Baessler, CarlMember1991
No Expiration Indicated
Plaut, DanMember
2020
No Expiration Indicated
Weiss, AndrewMember
2015
No Expiration Indicated
Quinn, LaurenceMember
2010

No Expiration Indicated
Lubin, AkivaMember
2015

No Expiration Indicated
Pallisco, RichardMember
2020

No Expiration Indicated
Wright, SeanMember
2016
No Expiration Indicated

Aircraft Noise Complaints

If you have aircraft noise complaints, report them! If you don't call, you don't count! Aircraft noise complaints for JFK, LGA, EWR, TEB, or SWF Airports use the Online Noise Complaint Form or call the Airport Noise Complaint Line 800-225-1071.

About Us

The mission of the Town-Village Aircraft Safety and Noise Abatement Committee (TVASNAC) was established at its inception on July 1, 1966.

At that time the Presiding Supervisor of the Town of Hempstead convened the mayors of ten incorporated villages from the southwest quadrant of Nassau County to designate representatives and form a committee.

TVASNAC was to engage the sponsor of John F. Kennedy Airport (the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey), and the Federal Aviation Administration on the issues of aircraft noise and other environmental concerns caused by the airport. For more than five decades TVASNAC has challenged the FAA and the Port Authority to improve the quality of life for residents and homeowners. The committee has grown to include additional villages affected by the changes in flight paths with the inception of Airspace Redesign and NEXTGEN.

The Committee has recently worked with the New York State Legislature (Assembly and Senate), to introduce legislation that would compel the Port Authority to conduct a Part 150 Study for JFK Airport.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Town-Village Aircraft Safety and Noise Abatement Committee (TVASNAC) is to promote the health, safety, and quality of life for the residents of the Town of Hempstead by reducing aircraft noise. This is done by advocating our concerns to, and working with, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and other stakeholders, to find ways to reduce aircraft noise over our communities.

2021 Goals

  • Strengthen our relationships with our federal elected officials and use these partnerships to more effectively advocate our positions to the FAA, through meetings, legislation, and other means.
  • Advocate for the use of the "glide slope" rather than "step down" method for aircraft arriving at JFK Airport. This will allow aircraft approaching JFK to remain higher when flying over our communities and reduce the noise caused by engine thrust.
  • Advocate for more equitable distribution of approaching and departing flights, thereby reducing the noise impact that is currently disproportionately felt by certain communities.

Calendar of Meetings

  • Monday, June 28, 2021
  • Monday, July 26, 2021
  • Monday, August 23, 2021
  • Monday, September 13, 2021
  • Monday, October 25, 2021
  • Monday, November 22, 2021
  • No December meeting
  • Monday, January 24, 2022
  • Monday, February 28, 2022
  • Monday, March 28, 2022
  • Monday, April 25, 2022
  • Monday, May 23, 2022

The September meeting is the 2nd Monday of the month, as the 4th Monday of the month falls on the last day of Sukkot.