Plan for Georgetown shooting range moves ahead
GEORGETOWN — A committee seeking to place a shooting range at Oubache Park has submitted a lease and proof of insurance to the city, and members hope to begin development this spring.
Alderman Adam Hart said the city attorney is reviewing the committee's insurance policy and proposed lease. Hart said he hopes to have the lease before the whole city council for approval in February or March.
Committee member Keith Walker said that it feels good to have the project moving forward, and that he believes that having the range in operation this spring is a realistic goal.
The city purchased the 18-acre Oubache Park from the Sportsman's Club in 1994. It consisted of a swimming pool, four buildings, undeveloped campgrounds and open fields. The city operated the swimming pool in 1995 and 1996, but closed it in 1997. The park has not been in use since then. Committee member Keith Walker proposed the shooting range in July 2011.
In other business, the Georgetown City Council voted to place a referendum on the April ballot for the inclusion of the city in the Integrys Energy Services aggregation.
If a majority of Georgetown residents vote in April to join with the company, they would become members of a municipal aggregation that bundles large groups of customers together in order to negotiate lower energy rates. Residents could still opt out of the program if they choose to do so.