Friends of Mid-America Buddhist Association Oppose Helipad
Application CUP21-15 requests a conditional use permit for a helipad on the south side of Highway 94 in between Church Road and Jackson Street, next to Augusta, MO. We enjoy visiting Augusta and MABA due to the serenity and peaceful nature of the area. Helicopters do not fit the quiet and peaceful character of the area, and would interfere with our enjoyment of the area. The noise would cause tremendous stress, and would even drive people away. The function of MABA as a spiritual retreat would be destroyed, and so would would the rural charm of Augusta and the surrounding area.
St. Charles Co. Zoning ordinance Section 405.510(B) states: “…that the conditional use will not be injurious to the use and enjoyment of other property in the immediate vicinity….” The noise of helicopters coming and going would be injurious to use and enjoyment in the area.
We are strongly opposed to granting a use permit for a helipad.