A public archery range will be installed on city lands off of Highway 16 West now that the Buffalo City Council has approved the plan by a local vendor and an anonymous donor who brought the plan to the city council meeting last week.
City Works Director Les Hook explained the plan to the council.
The land in question is city land south of the highway and north of Clear Creek, between Turkey Lane and Mosier Gulch.
The placement raised safety questions regarding the archery range's proximity to the Clear Creek Trail, but Hook said the range would be far enough away that it shouldn't pose a danger to those using the trail system. He also said those using the archery range would not be shooting toward the walking path or the highway.
Councilman Bruce Hepp suggested the city erect warning signs in the area of the walking path so people would be aware of the archery range, and the rest of the council agreed.
The council unanimously agreed to allow the use of city land for the public archery range, as long as the warning signs were placed in the area.