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From Willie Howard's column today. This meeting is this coming Tuesday.
Shooting range proposal to go before Palm Beach County Commissioners, 9:30 a.m., county commission chambers, 301 N. Olive Ave. (sixth floor), West Palm Beach. (561) 355-2754 or www.pbcgov.com.
We need a good showing
Thanks for the info Im working a couple of blocks away ill try to make it
Well I went But it didn't sound real promising. Boy that Addie Green is a real piece of work How in the hell did she get in there!
They are all pieces of work.............need replacing
Were you there AV?
Officials delay vote on gun range
By MITRA MALEK
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Shooting enthusiasts will have to wait longer still to practice their sport closer to home.
County commissioners on Tuesday postponed until May a vote that would have moved forward plans to build a public outdoor gun range near 20-Mile Bend.
For at least a decade, perhaps two, a park of this sort has been a priority for Palm Beach County, which has the largest shooting population in Florida without a public range, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
With a 5-1 vote, commissioners decided that uncertainty over tax reform makes it smarter to weigh in on the project after state legislators make some decisions early next year. In addition, the board wants to be able to consider the range along with all of the county's capital projects.
Still, Tuesday's vote would not have committed the county to spending anything more than it already had planned. Instead, it would have supported a master plan, put a $5 million line item in the county's 2011 public building capital improvement plan and authorized staff to find an engineering team using $500,000 that had previously been set aside for the range.
Commissioners' lack of support will make it tough for fund-raising efforts; both public and private money would go toward the $19.7 million park.
That fact caused Commissioner Jeff Koons to vote against postponement. Commissioner Doug Kanjian was on the same page, but ultimately decided it would be better to wait until May. Commissioner Jess Santamaria was absent.
"I'm not saying this is a bad project; it's really meeting a need," said Commissioner Karen Marcus, who suggested putting off the vote. But the county doesn't have control over its budget the way it used to, she said.
The vote left many of the range's backers forlorn.
"I was very disappointed," said Susan Lipschultz, who owns PAR Firearm & Supplies in West Palm Beach. "They've put this off, and they're continuing to do so."
Hundreds of supporters turned out for recent workshops on the shooting park. Many of them travel an hour to Broward County to shoot at a public range there.
The proposed range would include archery, trap, skeet, sporting clays and rifle and pistol ranges.
When Karen Markis said that it was something we need that bi**h Addie Green said it was not a need but a want.
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