Mago Vista/Jones Station Intersection
UPDATE-11/15/17 – The four-way stop was installed on November 14th and AA County Police will be monitoring the intersection as drivers adjust to the change. The County will evaluate the operation and prepare for the implementation of a mini-roundabout if it is found that the four-way operation is inadequate. The initial plan was to install the stop by Mid October (as stated below); however, execution was delayed.
The following statement was provided to attendees at the September 18th meeting.
Unless a significant, previously unconsidered issue emerges, it is the County’s intention to change the intersection operation to a four-way STOP by Mid October 2017. As noted earlier, this will be preceded by an extensive public notification effort and followed by close monitoring of the new operation. We will remain in contact with the Police Department and community associations and be ready to address any problems that might arise quickly.
Mago Vista Theft from Autos
- Can the FAA take over the airspace of peaceful communities whose homeowners chose NOT TO LIVE near an airport?
- Can the FAA convert a community into a “High Impact Noise Zone” without regard to the detrimental effects on the air quality, property values, and the health and wellbeing of the people?
- Would you have purchased your home with the expectation of roaring jets flying over at 1,800 feet?
It appears that the FAA and our political officials think that aircraft noise is a “given” when you purchase a home in a community near an airport. What they haven’t considered is that homes/communities nowhere near an airport can suddenly be exposed to the loud noise, after the FAA implemented the flawed, NextGen system that reroutes flight paths and allows jets to fly at lower altitudes.
Thanks to NextGen, this is an example of what you may see and hear. This link is an actual video (7 seconds of a 30-second clip) of a jet flying over our community. Turn up your volume to get the full effect. https://vimeo.com/202928352. This video is typical of the air traffic on a daily basis. This aircraft is flying at 1,800 – 2,016 feet (documented at BWI) over our community. Imagine having to hear this noise in the fall, spring, and summer when you want to open your windows and be outdoors. Along with the noise, air pollution is a major concern. When jets fly at low altitudes, a black carbon soot is created from aircraft engine combustion. This black carbon is deposited into the air we breathe, and falls into our waterways and everywhere over our community.
Do you want the quality of your life impacted and see your property value decrease? How many prospective buyers will be turned away when they hear your home is in a “High Impact Noise Zone”? Air traffic noise and pollution from low-flying aircraft emissions will continue to increase every time BWI expands and adds more flights. HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP!
- Go to this website and learn about the NextGen System. http://www.nextgennoise.org
- Go to this local website to learn what you can do to confront this issue. gspcouncil.org/BWI-noise-committee/
- Continually report loud and low-flying aircraft to BWI noise hotline 410-859-7021 or E-mail- email@example.com Website: http://bwinoise.org/
- Call or email all of our politicians on the County, State, and Federal levels.
- Tell your neighbors – Post a Sign in your Yard. The “Mago Vista Area Update” only reaches about 30% of the nearly 2,000 home on the Peninsula (due to a limited number of email addresses). Many won’t get this news. One resident has placed a sign on their fence to help spread the word. They have offered to make signs for others so please consider joining the effort and post a free sign! To request a free sign send an email to the MVACA President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kimberly Gust, Mago Vista Peninsula Resident
Public Meeting: JonesStation_MagoVista Slides-Mar22-2017