Update given on rifle range

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 10, at Sabetha City Hall. Present for the meeting were Mayor Cody Bletscher, Commissioners Norm Schmitt, Nick Aberle, Maridel Wittmer and Julie Burenheide, City Administrator Doug Allen, and City Clerk Steve Compo. Guests present were Jason Enneking, Megan Bunck, Ted Davis, Cory Jadwin, Todd Grimes and Cole Grimes.

Rifle Range Update

C. Grimes and T. Grimes were present to give an update on the C. Grimes Eagle Scout project, which is for a rifle range located northwest of Triple C.

C. Grimes said there have been a few delays in the project and he expects the project to be completed in the fall. The project will include a 100-yard rifle range and 25-yard handgun range with a covered shooting station with shooting benches. C. Grimes said Goodman Brothers would be pouring the concrete for the project.

T. Grimes also said they received quotes on chain-link fencing for a 150 yard range and the price was “surprising.” T. Grimes said Loren Edelman was getting a new quote for the 100-yard range. Schmitt asked if the city had any chain-link fence laying around. Allen said they would look and see what they had. According to C. Grimes and T. Grimes, the Sabetha Gun Club will be handling the operations of the rifle range.

This project is separate from the trap shooting range, which is located by the city’s water treatment plant on the northeast edge of Sabetha.

Lift Station Update

Jadwin was present to give an update on the Keim and Kellenberger Lift Station Projects. Jadwin said there was a delay in a few of the parts shipments. Jadwin said they are currently fusing pipe and stringing out the pipe.

“Hopefully, next week we will actually start some boring and maybe some of the fittings will come in,” Jadwin said.

Jadwin said they were currently working on the Kellenberger Lift Station and he will move on the Keim Lift Station when all of the parts are received. The project is expected to go into December.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners discussed the tabled agenda item regarding parking vehicles on private property. After a short discussion, the commissioners decided to not change the current ordinance.

The commissions appointed Jeff Snyder to the planning commission board.

The commissioners will meet again at 6 p.m. Monday, July 24, at Sabetha City Hall.


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Heather Stewart is one of two co-editors for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.


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