Normandy Park City Manager’s Report for week ending May 20, 2023

Let Your Voice Be Heard about Aircraft Noise

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is asking for public comment on its Noise Policy Review (NPR). Being so close to SeaTac Airport, I encourage you to participate.

From the FAA website – “The FAA Noise Policy Review is evidence-based, thorough, and collaborative. We are considering findings from ongoing noise research, including the Neighborhood Environmental Survey which provided an updated dose-response curve, and other research related to health impacts, speech interference, sleep disturbance, and economic impacts. We are examining the distribution of environmental risks, tradeoffs, and resulting impacts across communities.”

As part of the review, they are:

  • Looking at their current use of DNL or Day-Night Average Sound Level as the primary noise metric for assessing cumulative aircraft noise exposure.
  • Reviewing whether to continue to use the DNL 65 dB level as the metric and threshold for determining significant noise impacts in environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act or the definition of the limit of residential land use compatibility.
  • Considering if and how alternative noise metrics may be used in lieu of or in addition to DNL to better inform agency decisions and improve FAA’s disclosure of noise impacts.

You can participate in this process by submitting your comments and/or attending one of their virtual webinars. The next webinars are planned for May 23rd and 25th, and are offered by Zoom or via live stream on the FAA’s YouTube account. Comments can be submitted through July 31st. Visit the FAA’s Noise Policy Review website for more information on all these items and more.

If you want more details or need help finding anything that is mentioned here, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Annual Sidewalk and Stormwater Improvements have started in the City

Work related to the annual pavement preservation and sidewalk work has started. Now through June 8th you will see construction activity in the City which includes heavy equipment moving about and lane closures from time to time. Of course, emergency access, local access, mail delivery, garbage service and pedestrian access will be maintained during this time. If you would like to learn more about the timeline or see a map of the work areas, visit the City’s website.

Second Women’s Self Defense Class Being Offered

The Normandy Park Police Department’s Women’s Self Defense Course is back. The first class was so popular we are running it again. This class will start on Monday, June 5th and will be presented by certified instructors and is taught by using a nationally recognized system. The class is free, but space is limited. If interested, contact Officer Lievero at [email protected] or call 206.248.7600.

Babysitter Training Class for Students

The City of Normandy Park has partnered with CPR Seattle to offer a Babysitter Training course for students aged 11-15 at Normandy Park City Hall. Get registered for this 2-part course. One part is online, and the second part is in-person. The online portion must be completed in advance of the in-person training and the in-person is scheduled for Saturday, June 10th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Call City Hall at 206-248-7603 for details and to register.

Don’t forget to register for the Normandy Park Birthday Celebration

The City will host a party on Thursday, June 8th, at the Highline Heritage Museum in Burien from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm to recognize the City’s 70 years of incorporation. This is a free event, but reservations are required.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at [email protected].

“Have a great week!”

Amy Arrington, City Manager
City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)