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Some residents against helicopter permit

Group petitions against proposal citing noise concerns

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Some Elkhart Lake residents are opposing a permit for a charter helicopter business because of noise concerns.

Sheboygan Press Media reported Louisiana-based Mustang Helicopters submitted a request to the village in June for a helipad.

Executive administrator, Ellen Dupuy, said the business will provide corporate charters, airport shuttle service and customized tours as well as landing and takeoff space for Flight for Life helicopters.

More than 100 people showed up for an Aug. 5 public hearing on the rezoning request.

Village Board president Alan Rudnick said only a handful of people spoke in favor and the rest spoke against it. A petition with more than 150 names was also submitted.

The board's Plan Commission meets Wednesday. Rudnick said he expects the conditional use permit request to take a while.

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