As part of San Mateo County's study of noise issues connected to the San Carlos Airport, the county is hosting a town hall meeting in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Supervisor Don Horsley will host the meeting, which will be in the Jennings Pavilion in the park at 150 Watkins Ave.
In March, the Board of Supervisors agreed that the county would conduct a study of "aircraft disturbance" at the San Carlos Airport. The study was scheduled to be completed by June, but the county delayed taking public comments until after a new approach route to the airport -- which the Federal Aviation Administration approved to start July 5 -- could go into effect.
The study was prompted by a barrage of public complaints about noise related to the county owned and operated airport that began soon after Surf Air began using the airport in June 2013. The airline offers unlimited flights for a monthly fee and currently offers as many as 45 flights a day to or from the airport.
Because Surf Air uses planes that carry nine or fewer passengers, under FAA regulations the airline may operate out of the San Carlos Airport even though it is a general aviation -- not a commercial -- airport.
Details of scheduling for a second town hall meeting, to be held in mid-September at the Fair Oaks Community Center in Redwood City, are not yet available.
The county has hired an aviation consultant, an aviation noise consultant and a polling firm to help with the research.