Assemblyman Tim Eustace issued the following statement Friday, calling for Paramus and Rochelle Park to be represented in decision-making regarding flight paths to Teterboro Airport after the Federal Aviation Administration announced that air traffic will soon cross over the two municipalities:
“In just a few weeks, residents of Paramus and Rochelle Park will be inundated by aircraft noise pollution after no public hearing was held to secure their input.
“Allowing corporate jets to fly over families’ homes and diminish their quality of life without giving them a say simply is undemocratic.
“While this new flight path will alleviate the concerns of some communities, it does so at the expense of others who were not given a seat at the table. In the interest of fairness and to avoid such disparity in the future, I urge the Teterboro Aircraft Noise Abatement Advisory Committee to add two new members – one from Paramus and one from Rochelle Park – to its board.”