SPECIAL INFORMATION RE: ARPC UPPER RANGE PROJECT
On October 14, 2016, at the Annual Meeting, the board made a presentation outlining several exciting new possibilities for improving our club. Probably the most exciting, and the most ambitious, was the possible construction of a long-distance rifle range on the northwest corner of our property. At the time it was projected to be a 300 yard range. The membership voted overwhelmingly to approve up to $300,000 to build this range. This cost was based on quotes from construction companies that in turn were based on preliminary plans prepared by Govero Land Services, the engineering and surveying company chosen to plan the project.
After 2+ years of bureaucratic wrangling and red tape, we have arrived at a final plan that had been approved by Federal, State and County officials, and that incorporated numerous changes to satisfy those agencies. As plans were revised, and then revised again several times to meet regulatory requirements the board came to the realization that the range could be built out to 400 yards rather than 300! Those approved plans were submitted to contractors for final bids to include all mandated changes, which of course resulted in higher costs because of those changes.
Members will be advised, via a postcard mailed to every current member, that there will be a special meeting on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7:30PM to discuss the changes and vote on whether to approve that additional funds required to construct this range. Because of the limited space on a postcard, members have been directed here for more information.
In order for you to better understand the process that has taken place in preparation to ask any questions you may have on June 7th, the board is providing several documents as outlined below that you may want to review:
[NOTE: Click on the title (orange type) to open/download the particular document. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open these PDF files. Click HERE to download Acrobat Reader]
OVERALL RANGE DIAGRAM with DESCRIPTION OF RANGES
A (relatively) simple one-page drawing showing the placement of the new range relative to existing facilities, with names of the current ranges for reference.
These are the early phase plans as created by Govero Land Service (GLS) on which the construction companies based their $300,000 estimates.
There are the final plans approved by all regulatory agencies, including changes required in to gain their approval.
MAP OF PROPOSED DRILLING SITES
Map from engineers and contractors showing specific location for additional core drillings
DRILLING RESULTS REPORT
02-09-18 Report from the driller listing the specific data from each drilling site to obtain the rock/soil core samples. The report from the drilling contractor engaged to determine the type and depth of the rock so as to calculate the amount of dirt vs. rock to be moved.
02-18-18 Report from Geotechnologist reporting his in-depth findings for review by regulatory authorities and engineers.
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS DETERMINATION LETTER
This letter from the Corps of Engineers states their determination that this project does not require a Department of the Army Permit.
SITE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION
The application paperwork required to obtain the all-important “Land Disturbance Permit” that allows us to move forward with the plans as they have been amended to meet the various agencies’ requirements.
JEFFERSON COUNTY LAND DISTURBANCE PERMIT (APPROVED)
The final actual permit approval document from Jefferson County, issues 02-MAY-2018