Ells Gives Update on West Barnstable Shooting Range

CAPE COD WAVE PHOTO A Barnstable police officer at the town's shooting range before it closed in 2012.

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A Barnstable police officer at the town’s shooting range before it closed in 2012.

BARNSTABLE – A survey of the 27-acre parcel of land containing the West Barnstable Shooting Range is complete as the town works to re-open the closed facility.

Officials are looking to facilitate a land swap with the state, designating 27 new acres of conservation land off Breed’s Hill Road and Nye Road to replace land at the range, which is currently designated as conservation land. The Barnstable Conservation Commission plans to hold a hearing on the matter in the near future.

Lead reclamation work is also needed at the West Barnstable site. The Department of Public Works is beginning the process to contract that job.

The range closed in 2012 when the town’s insurance agency discovered the property’s use was not included in the town’s policy.

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