The city is eyeing the construction of shooting ranges and the Mitchell City Council will consider approving engineering assessments for two locations – Mitchell Republic

MITCHELL – A new line of weapons could be coming to Mitchell.

On Monday, Mitchell City Council will consider approving an agreement to begin evaluating two potential sites where the city is considering building a shooting range in Mitchell. The council meets at 6 p.m

The firing range would include short- and long-range rifles, including 100- and 200-yard ranges, and 500- and 1,000-yard ranges, according to city documents. In addition, it is proposed that gun bays be included in the project, if that comes about.

According to city officials, the proposed shooting range would not involve shotgun shooting.

In a memo attached to the council’s agenda, public works director Joe Schroeder noted that there are two sites that a team of engineers will evaluate. The locations the city is eyeing have yet to be publicly announced.

The City recommends hiring Civil Design Inc. to evaluate the layout of potential shooting range locations. The engineer’s appraisal work is estimated at $11,000.

Civil Design Inc. issued a memo to the city with an overview of the engineering and other work related to the site assessment that would provide preliminary costs of the project and prompt a meeting of community stakeholders.

Civil Design Inc. also noted that city officials have designated the City of Watertown’s shooting range as the “preferred layout.”

Schroeder noted in his memo that the city may consider financial support for the project from South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.

The following items will be considered as part of the consent agenda:

  • Approve the Minutes and Reports of the following meetings: Special City Council Meetings of November 7th and November 14th.
  • Approval of committee and department reports.
  • Approve the following raffle permit: Mitchell Community Scholarship Fund drawing on February 27th.
  • Approve vehicle renewal for rental car applications in 2023.
  • Approve a change order to AGE Corporation for the construction of Cell #4 at the Mitchell Landfill.
  • Approve gas and fuel offers.
  • Approve salary estimates on November 21st.
  • Approve invoices, payslips, salary adjustments, hiring new employees, approving recurring payments and other expenses.

Other business:

  • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance and receive an invocation from Harvest Community Church.
  • listen to citizen contributions.
  • Meet as the Board of Adjustment.
  • Conduct hearings and take action on the following motions: Joni and Josh Rasmussen have requested a change to the minimum front yard setback of 8ft versus 25ft and side corner setback of 16ft versus 20ft to build a wraparound porch and relocate the existing front door from the southwest corner of the house to the south side at 322 S. Wisconsin St., legally described as Lots 7 and 8, Block 12, Railroad Addition, in the city of Mitchell. The property referred to is a zoned single family residential (R2); Gold Key Properties LLC’s application for a conditional occupancy permit for multi family units between 5 and 12 located at 705, 707 and 711 S. Davison St. legally described as lots 54-56 with view expansion in the city of Mitchell. The property is a medium density (R3) family residential area; Gold Key Properties LLC’s application to change the minimum front and rear yard backlog from 22 feet versus 25 feet for the construction of a four family home with attached garages at 705 S. Davison St., legally designated lots 54-56 Additionally Overlooked , in the town of Mitchell. The property is located in a medium sized family residential area (R3).
  • Set the date for the following hearings, scheduled for December 5: Ethan Co-op Lumber’s request for a variance permit from Robert and Sherri Porter to build a 3,136 square foot attached garage versus 2,000 square feet at 5210 Fiala Road , legally described as Lot 14 of Fiala’s Annex in the north-west quarter of Sections 4, Parish 103 North, Zone 60 West of the Fifth Prime Meridian; HiWings LLC’s application for a conditional license to sell alcohol (onsite) is located at 40580 250th St., legally described as Kelley tract 1, a subdivision of the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter, Kelley tracts 1A and 2, a subdivision of the south half of the southeast quarter, west 208.75′ south 208.75′ of the southeast quarter, all in section 36, community 104 north, area 61 west of the fifth prime meridian, in the town of Mitchell. The property is designated in an urban development area.
  • Reconvene as City Council.
  • Hold hearings on the following alcohol license applications: An application to transfer RB-3124 Retail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage and SD Farm Wine License from Jeremy Jensen, doing business as Jensen Capital & Development, LLC, to Austen LLC, doing business as, Corn Palace Inn, located at 1001 South Burr Street; An application by Jonathan Herron, doing business as Los Dos Amigos LLC, located at 108 N. Main St., for a new retail malt beverage and SD farm wine license (on-off sale) and a wine and cider license (does not include video lottery).
  • Approve renewal of alcohol licenses.
  • Approve the renewal of medical cannabis licenses.
  • Approve the application for a license to manufacture medicinal cannabis at 1400 S. Burr St., the former Runnings building.
  • Livesay Lane Utility Project Award Approval.
  • Approved agreement with Helms and Associates to construct Cell #4.
  • Approve design and tender for wastewater projects with SPN and Associates.
  • Approved Phase II of the Wastewater Treatment Plant South project with HDR Engineering. The project is estimated at $30 million.
  • Approve agreement with Schemmer about the indoor pool.
  • Approval of the second reading of the annual appropriations regulation.
  • Hold First Reading Hearing on Amended Amendments to Proposed Unit Development at Woodland Heights.