Kitimat Shooting club gets money from District to expand range

They money will complete the project set in motion earlier this year.

Ask and ye shall receive, as the Fire Mountain Shooting Club learned when they sought and received $7,500 from the District this week.

Club president John Kennedy presented their plans at the outset of the meeting, which is to expand the firing range, to complete a project which is already 90 per cent done.

The group had already used the majority of the $36,900 the District Granted them in the last budget cycle to expand the shooting enclosures. They were given guidance when they were granted the money to first attempt to reduce costs as much as possible.

The club and various users did come together and do just that, and helped put in a new concrete slab, and free engineering work was even done to the range itself.

The new building cost $26,000 and the slab was $12,000. Kennedy said they have $3,200 leftover from the District’s grant, but still needed the $7,500 to clear material so they can take advantage of the larger building.

“I can get behind those kinds of things when the community comes together…it’s a good project,” said Mario Feldhoff speaking to the motion to grant the money, moved by Mary Murphy.

The only other thing brought up was from Phil Germuth who just told Kennedy that in the future he’d like to discuss ideas relating to noise pollution from the range, after hearing comments from Cablcar residents, but he noted that his research indicated the range is designed well.