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Friday, December 16, 2016

Crossville city council to hold work session on shooting sports park Wednesday Dec. 21 at noon.

A work session has been set for the Crossville city council on Wednesday December 21 at noon.

The work session is for discussion of the proposed shooting sports park proposed for the city's old landfill site off of Chestnut Hill and Albert Frye Roads. The major funding of the project is from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the city is providing the property.



While the project has been in discussions between the city and Cumberland County mayor Ken Carey for some 18 months. The council's first discussion of the proposal was in June 2015 with Mayor Carey bringing the proposal to the council. A similar park has been built in Carroll County. The local park will include shooting ranges for handguns and rifles as well as trap and skeet shooting and 1 or 2 sporting clay courses.

According to the information released with the work session agenda, construction is estimated to start in the second quarter of 2017. Recently the city applied for a $50,000 grant to fund some additional facilities on the site including pavilions, bleachers and a public address system.


The council is expected to discuss a proposed lease and operating agreement between the city and Crossville Shooting Park LLC a non profit that will manage the operation. County mayor Carey and county attorney Randal Boston are expected to attend.   

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