PHL-CAW
10/20/2004
  How Haverford Township will be affected by the 17-35 Airport Runway Extension-
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1-Noise Pollution. We already have a noise pollution problem. Some of our residents have been contacting our legislators complaining about the noise created by aircraft. One of our residents spoke at the FAA meeting and said he and his wife could not have a normal conversation because of the noise pollution. During last months FAA meeting a member of their committee stated the decibel levels in Haverford Township could increase 5 decibels or more. Planes have to fly at 2,000 feet above ground in order to prepare for the landing approach.

2- Air Pollution. The number of additional flights and the larger aircraft flying overhead will distribute large amounts of air pollution to our community. Don’t we have enough air pollution in our community without flying more in from the airport?

3-Increase in Air traffic. Airport traffic increased 14% this year. Don’t you think the Airport will try to do even better next year?

4-Safety Concerns. These aircraft are going to be flying over our community, including our schools. With an increase in aircraft there is an increase in the possibility of a crash. Are our fire and police departments trained for such an incident? Do they have the proper equipment to handle a catastrophe?

5-Loss in Home Value. The resale value of our homes and businesses will decrease.

6-Less income to the Township. The drop in property values will mean a decrease in tax flow to the Township. Will this mean we will have our taxes increased?

We are not aware of Haverford Township gaining any benefits from the extension.

We need all five of our legislators to contact the FAA opposing the runway expansion.

The legislators appearing at the bottom of the page have not decided if they favor the Airport 17-35 Runway Extension or the welfare of the people who live in Haverford Township. Please contact them and ask them to support what is best for our community
by posting their opposition letter to the FAA on their Web site.


The Honorable Arlen Specter
United States Senate
600 Arch Street, Suite 9400
Philadelphia, Pa. 19106
(215) 597-7200
Senator_Specter@Specter.Senate.gov

The Honorable Rick Santorum
United States Senate
Widener Bldg., Suite 960
Philadelphia, Pa. 19107
(215) 864-6900 Fax: (215) 864-6910
www.senate.gov/~santorum

The Honorable Curt Weldon
Representative in Congress
1554 Garrett Road
Upper Darby, Pa. 19082
(610) 259-0700
curtpa07@mail.house.gov

The Honorable Greg Vitali
State Representative
1001 East Darby Road
Havertown, Pa. 19083
(610) 789-3900 Fax: (717) 560-4197
E-mail: greg@gregvitali.com

The following is a list of our legislators, and other groups, which sent letters of opposition to the FAA:

State Senator Connie Williams

Haverford Township Commissioners have forwarded letters to the FAA and all our federal legislators.

H.T. League of Woman Voters

Haverford Township Coalition of Communities against Runway 17-35.

Team Leader—Sal Ferraro

Please Contact ALL the legislators and ask that they support our movement and forward a copy of their FAA opposition letter to your team leader.
 
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