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Peter Shikli had hoped to use organization to resolve continual issues community members have had with noisy planes flying overhead

PMG FILE PHOTO - Some Charbonneau residents want airplanes traveling from the Aurora Airport to better avoid flying close to the planned community.

Charbonneau resident Peter Shikli, who recently started the Aurora Airport Noise Abatement Organization designed to find solutions to noise issues related to planes flying over the planned community in Wilsonville, announced that he is disbanding the organization due to a lack of support from the Charbonneau Country Club homeowners association.

"On April 5th, I went before our main Charbonneau HOA to request their support. I emphasized that we were not a political organization, nor were we looking to take a position on the many other controversies surrounding the airport. Our HOA declined to provide that support by not joining our effort," Shikli wrote via email. "I took that decision to my colleagues back in Orange County CA where we had effected a working airport noise abatement program. Their collective opinion is that we have little chance of success without the support of the HOA representing our own community."

Though the board has stated it wants the Oregon Department of Aviation to follow land use laws and to reexamine flight paths at the airport, CCC Board member Steve Switzer said it doesn't get involved with private organizations in this way because it doesn't have oversight over them. He added that the board was not aware that the organization's continuance hinged on board support.

"The board did not feel it was a board function for a couple reasons, but we also encouraged him and told him we supported his efforts as individuals but not as an HOA board," he said.

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