Bensenville, IL – The Village of Bensenville embarks on a new path seeking solutions related to the increased noise levels caused by the commissioning of Runway 10C/28C on October 17, 2013 at O’Hare International Airport. Bensenville is situated directly west of the new runway, resulting in significantly increased noise complaints from Bensenville residents. As such, Bensenville’s Board of Trustees is working to identify solutions to mitigate the negative impacts of the new runway.
“The Village of Bensenville is actively working to identify different methods to address the concerns of our residents over the increased noise caused by Runway 10C/28C. Progress towards noise mitigation now can proactively address future issues for other new runways planned at O’Hare” said Village President Frank Soto.
At a meeting of the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) on May 2, 2014, ONCC Member and Bensenville Village Trustee JoEllen Ridder called for a meeting with the City of Chicago and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to work cooperatively toward solutions to reduce noise levels in residential areas in Bensenville and surrounding O’Hare. In addition, to directly address the numerous noise complaints from Bensenville residents, the Village of Bensenville is planning neighborhood meetings for those areas most impacted by the new flight patterns.
The Village of Bensenville is also working with community leaders near airports in other States; in March, Village President Frank Soto traveled to Washington DC and attended the National Organization to Insure A Sound Controlled Environment (NOISE) legislative summit. NOISE is an organization committed to reducing the impact of aviation noise on local communities.
“Collaboration with other communities affected by airport noise and cooperation with the FAA and City of Chicago is the first part of the Village of Bensenville’s Action Plan” said President Soto, “Our goal is to find solutions and implement those solutions as soon as possible to improve the quality of life for our residents.”