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City of Henderson Zoning Change Allows Indoor Shooting Range

City of Henderson Zoning Change Allows Indoor Shooting Range

Bill Stephens

July 13th, 2016



HENDERSON, KY, July 12, 2016– A second reading of an ordinance that would allow an indoor shooting range as a conditional use was passed Tuesday night the Henderson Board of Commissioners regular meeting.

The Henderson City-County Planning Commission reviewed the question of what zones would allow an indoor shooting range in a public hearing on June 7, and recommended an amendment that would allow an indoor shooting range in highway commercial, light industrial, heavy industrial and agriculture districts.

Such an enterprise would be defined as being designed for shooting at targets with bows and arrows, rifles, pistols or shotguns for target practice or temporary competitions, and would have to comply with all federal, state and local regulations.

The commission conducted these other items of business:.

–  Approved second reading of an amendment to the ordinance regulating alcoholic beverages that brings it in line with Senate Bill 11 recently passed by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed into law in April. The ordinance allows for two classes of rectifier licenses (the City currently has no such licenses issued), allows a special temporary alcoholic auction license and set the expiration date of City license to coincide with state ABC license.

–  Passed the second reading of an ordinance accepting sidewalk improvements in Gardenside commercial subdivision.

–  Approved a resolution authorizing an application for a $80,000 grant from the Kentucky Housing Corporation for homeowner reconstruction projects.

–  Conducted two items of business concerning the Henderson Fire Department. The commission passed a resolution approving a mutual aid assistance agreement between the Henderson Fire Department and the Evansville Fire Department, and awarded a bid for fire department uniforms to Siegel’s Uniforms, Evansville.

The next meeting of the Board of Commissioners is 5:30 p.m., July 26, in the Assembly Room. There is no work session on July 19.

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