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No vote on Herriman shooting range proposal

By Randall Jeppesen | Posted - Nov 8th, 2012 @ 11:48pm

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HERRIMAN — Thursday's Herriman City Council meeting drew a lot of interest as the city discussed building a gun range in the foothills. After hearing from residents on both sides of the issue, the council decided to postpone a vote on the issue.

Herriman City spokeswoman Nicole Martin said the council decided to "continue discussion on this resolution to another night to provide time to consider all of the feedback they have received."

The city's website says the gun range in question would provide a safe place for people to shoot, in a managed area that would help prevent wildfires.

But there's a growing group of people in the subdivisions closest to the proposed range who say they don't want the noise or safety risks that could come from and stray bullets.

From her home, Diane Anderson looks down a ravine toward the proposed range. It's giving her a lot of concerns about the future.

"We're expecting to live here for a long time," she told KSL News, prior to Thursday's meeting.

Kenny Thomas is part of the Lookout Ridge HOA, and he said other residents worry about noise and the facility's proximity to schools — two schools are about a mile away from the range, with a planned high school on the way.

"Not to mention just the safety issues of errant rounds and bullets, as well as the fire danger," she said.

It's unclear when the City Council plans to take up the issue again.

Contributing: Jennifer Stagg


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