HARTVILLE A request from a village property owner to open an indoor gun range in the village was moved to a future planning committee agenda after a council discussion Nov. 19.

Village Solicitor Ron Starkey called the request “very preliminary” and said the property owner has only inquired as to whether or not the village would allow such a business.

“It would have to be a conditional use in an approved district and things like size and times of operations would need to be looked at as well,” Starkey said. “While you can’t legally discharge a firearm in the village – that is a state law – exceptions can be made for indoor, NRA-and-state approved facilities.”

Village approval would also have to be codified as an ordinance, Starkey said.

Councilman Jim Sullivan suggested that the issue be added to a planning committee agenda.

“I think planning would be a good place to have that discussion,” he said.

Planning commission recommendations approved

Council also approved two zoning-related recommendations from the village planning commission for properties on West Maple Street and Sunnyside Street.

The first recommendation was to allow a property line at 445 W. Maple St. to be redrawn due to a neighboring building found to be encroaching on the property.

The second approved a preliminary site plan from RiverTree Lake Christian Church for a Hartville Homes Foundation-owned property at 910 Sunnyside Street. A public hearing on a request to rezone that property from light industrial to business zoning was also scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Jan. 7.

Other actions

• Council amended the village’s 2019 appropriations budget to cover year-end operational costs in the village.

• Mayor Cynthia Billings announced that the Hartville Fire Department will hold its annual Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 with donations supporting the Lake Township FISH food pantry; and the next Evening in the Village event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 8.