A proposed shooting range, previously denied by the Madera County Planning Commission, was heavily debated and sent back to officials after a special appeals hearing Monday by the Madera County Board of Supervisors.
The decision to deny the current proposal without prejudice, made after nearly seven hours of discussion, put the project back into the hands of various officials, including the supervisors, planning commission, and road commission for further review.
“I would guess we’d be back here in another two or three months,” Road Commissioner Johannes Hoevertsz said.
Spearheaded by the nonprofit Chowchilla Sportsman’s Club, the outdoor gun range would be privately operated and located on a 40-acre parcel of land on Avenue 26 between Roads 28 and 29. It would contain a variety of ranges for various firearms, including: archery, shotgun, rifle, handgun, and BB or pellet guns...