Port Looking for Helicopter Noise “Ammo”

copter landingThe Port of Shelton is looking for “ammunition” relating to noise from helicopter training exercises at Sanderson Field. On April 2, MasonWebTV.com reported anyone with a complaint about helicopter noise should call the Port and Joint Base Lewis McChord. Since that story, the Port has only received three calls – two positive; one negative. However, Port Commissioner Jay Hupp has received numerous calls; the most recent was Monday night when the helicopters were operating late into the night.

The issue is not with the military. It’s the noise from the night operations that has people upset. Hupp wants the Port to meet with command officials at JBLM before resentment sets in. 

The other Commissioners agreed with Hupp. Commissioner Tom Wallitner: 

Commissioner Dick Taylor is asking those with complaints to call the Port Office, (360) 426-1151 or even one of the commissioners so they have “ammunition” when the meet with JBLM officials. 

People can also register their noise complaints online through the Joint Base Lewis McChord website: http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/pao/noise.htm but also contact the Port of Shelton.


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  1. Jay is right- it makes little sense to wait till a problem reaches critical mass before taking action. Why is it so obvious a citizen concern should require so much in the way of documentation while those of private interests need merely to raise the specter of inconvenience to have Port Commissioners falling all over themselves?

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