BANGOR – On Tuesday night, Bangor’s Business and Economic Development Committee discussed the possibility of indoor firing ranges.
“That’s coming up mostly because we didn’t have a policy” Councilor Clare Davitt said. “It turns out most communities don’t. We like to be ahead of the game.”
The proposed ordinance would allow a commercial indoor firing range in the General Commercial and Service District, near the mall.
Davitt said the ordinance has rules regarding sound, security, and even odor.
Kevin Schmersal, the owner of Castle Gate Arms, was at the meeting.
He and his shooting range were at the center of a discussion in January about how the city regulates indoor and outdoor ranges.
“There’s just a whole lot of confusion among the city council about what constitutes a range and whether it’s commercial or non-commercial” Schmersal said.
The committee decided the ordinance will have a first reading before going to the planning board.