Ressie Grider, who lives nearby, said all her neighbors are against the helipad.
Montgomery also pointed out that 15 out of 17 people polled in the neighborhood were against the helipad.
"I'm concerned about my house, my safety and other people's safety," Montgomery said.
He suggested the council hold out on closing Office Street and use it as a negotiating tool to keep the helipad out of the neighborhood, but that did not work.
The Council gave first reading on an ordinance to close the street that runs in front of the Primary Care Center and county Health Department. Councilman Mitch Phillips was the only one to vote against the street closing.
Mayor opposed to location
Mayor Steve Sweeney voiced his opposition to the helipad and took full responsibility for not attempting to get the hospital board to build a new hospital in a different location.
"I think if anybody dropped the ball in getting the hospital built in a nonresidential area, the responsibility is on me," Sweeney told the council. "I'd give anything to go back and get the hospital in another location.
"I'm in support of the new hospital and wish it was built in another place for safety and have a viable place for a helipad."
Sweeney called this problem his biggest failure as mayor.
"I'm against the helipad, its a terrible disruption for the neighborhood," he said.
Councilman Jim Ellison, a former resident of the neighborhood who lived there when a helipad was near the hospital several years ago. He said it is aggravating to hear a helicopter land 60 feet from your house. "It rattled my house," he said. But he sees the helipad as part of the hospital plan.
"It is an inconvenience to everyone around there," said Councilman Steven Brown. "(But) if it saves one life, it will be worth it."
Councilman Brad Vaughn thinks that someone could die during transport between the hospital and the current landing area behind Farmers Deposit Bank off Hustonville Street.
"I'm for the helipad," said Councilman Brian Beeler.