Noticed an increase in noise pollution since the new base commander took over? Witnessing disregard by KAFB for the City Noise Abatement ordinance (PDF)? Is your neighborhood bombarded all night by noise like this?
There have been an increasingly large number of Albuquerque residents complaining on this forum, Facebook, and in the ABQ Journal, about noise issues from our southernmost neighbor. Now's your chance to voice a concern.
Though this meeting is for the Parkland Hills area, anyone from Nob Hill or Ridgecrest is welcome to attend and voice their concern to Martin Heinrich's office and a representative from KAFB:
NM Senator for District 16, CiscoMcSorley at email@example.com
Why is it important you call? Because KAFB is required to file every complaint made by a citizen and report these regularly. Allowable noise is in some part based on the appearance that a community thinks it's OK. If you only call once, that's only 1 complaint tracked for an entire year's worth of noise. So don't let anyone on this site or from KAFB intimidate you into thinking your phone call is unimportant. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Your voice matters and the more often you express it, the more often the taxpayer-funded military is required by law to respond.
You are free to disagree. Our military ensures our peace, IMHO.
I still cannot believe someone is complaining about construction at 7am. Jeez, I am already working by 7am or attending to my 16 month old. I live not far from Abqmom and I think she just has hearing that is equivalent to canines.
1st. My name is Ramon. Not troll nor ray. I'd appreciate for you to use my given name of Ramon, since it is right there in my user name.
And yes I do own a construction company. I am also a software programmer.
SO, what does that have to do with anything? 7am startup of construction projects is not out of line, IMHO. It is hard work and it is better for my guys to work during the cooler part of the day. It also gives them time to prepare for deliveries from suppliers that start to roll in around 8-9am.
7am is not out of line for you because its your line of work - I do not work in construction and I do not enjoy hearing backup beepers every morning and all day and late at night...and um, why do construction workers wear ear plugs?
you say tomatoe, I say tomato, you say I have dog ears, I say SHHHHH, you say ramon, I say ray, etc etc etc
actually, Southwest routinely buzzes our house after 10pm and I did call it in to the Sunport but was told that the low humidity makes aircraft noise louder, visiting tourists are more important than the comfort level of residents, a runway is closed and being repainted and when its windy, planes will be diverted over the nwside 99% of the time, day and night...
believe me, I WISH I didn't have dog ears, as ray so kindly stated, I WISH noise pollution didn't bother me...I wish I lived in a bubble like the rest of you! seriously! I would give anything to be oblivious to air horns at 7am in the morning!
The Tacos were never really a problem, they mostly flew during the day. The new problem is transport plane (mostly C-130's) jet engines running on the ground and apparently facing north, late at night. It is extremely loud and never occurred until recently.
Honestly it doesn't really keep me awake but I can see how it would bother some people. It gets really loud and because so much of it is very low frequency it goes right through the walls of your house.