Controversy and Debate Over Proposed Firing Range

Controversy and debate continue to follow the impending decision to either allow or not allow Joe D’Amico to construct a firing range with possible paramilitary training facility in a the center of the county, south of Highway 104 and west of Center Valley Road. The proposed facility borders on Tarboo Lake.

The Port Townsend Leader carried multiple stories in the last week about both the demand of the Planning Commission to not see paramilitary training at the facility by requesting change to the county land-use code to prohibit military and law enforcement training at commercial shooting facilities:,56499

and also an article about the Tarboo Ridge Coalition filing complaints with the Jefferson County Department of Community Development  that D’Amico has started construction without proper permits. They requested an on site inspection of the facilities by the county.,387?

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Commons at Fort Worden. You can email or write letters of concern to them prior to that or show up for the meeting.




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