Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Helicopter tour company presents ideas to keep residents happy


A helicopter tour company is open to making changes to keep neighbors happy in Carolina Beach.

Neighbors last year complained about noise from High Tide Helicopters over their homes.

Jessica Ward, owner, has organized a noise mitigation plan to address residents’ concerns.

Ward said the plan includes new routes that avoid residential areas, higher altitudes, and operating the tours only one weekday per week.

"Community support is crucial and that's why I'm going to lengths to try accommodate the residents,” Ward said. “I've tried to speak to as many of them as possible to get the information, to get the feedback so I can incorporate that into the noise mitigation plan because I want to work with the town and the community to make this a positive experience, and hopefully they will see the benefit to the small businesses and the economy here on the island, and I'm willing to be flexible."

Ward will present her plan at Carolina Beach Town Council Tuesday evening.

Original article can be found here: http://www.wect.com

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