[EMS Discuss] Target range - Elephant in the room?

Taper Wickel taper at waxwolf.com
Fri Feb 7 13:02:49 PST 2014

I was the only other person besides Cord working on it -- and I'll
have no time to work on it for quite a while, what with stuff.  I kind
of like the idea of off-siting it for a while, but if no one else
wants to work on it going forward it might be best to tear it down.


On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com> wrote:
> Just a reminder that it's been just about a week since this was sent out.
> Has the team decided what to do?  I only heard two people chime in that
> disassembling it was reasonable but that there was also possible storage for
> the project as-is in Veneta.  Any more thoughts?
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:39 AM, Mr. Clif <clif at eugeneweb.com> wrote:
>> I can offer some offsite storage for the shooting gallery in Veneta.
>>     Clif
>> On 01/31/2014 08:18 AM, Rick Osgood wrote:
>> During the space improvement night we got to discussing the target
>> shooting range project again.  This can be a touchy subject because some
>> members put a lot of time and money into this project already.  Some other
>> members feel that it takes up too much space for the value it brings to EMS,
>> and some also question the value it would bring even if it was finished and
>> functional (in comparison to the space it takes up)
>> We've had several email threads about this subject in the past and they
>> generally end with people saying they don't want to scrap the project and
>> they will help out on the project, but only a couple of people ever seem to
>> actually follow through.  And unfortunately those people don't have the time
>> or funding to finish it right now.  At this point something has to be done.
>> We believe there are a few options for this project:
>> Option 1. We can disassemble the project.  People can take their stuff
>> back and useful unclaimed parts can go into bins for public use.  Maybe we
>> can save some pieces for display?  Like Bob the robot or the awesome ammo
>> case with guns inside.  Anything that can be displayed without taking up too
>> much space.  The rest gets recycled or thrown away.
>> Option 2. The team needs to start paying for project storage as per the
>> EMS storage policy.
>> Option 3. If the team doesn't want to pay, the team needs to get 51% of
>> the membership to approve the project as a sponsored project as per the EMS
>> storage policy.
>> Option 4. The team can take the project off site to store it/work on it
>> until they can find the time to put more work into it.
>> I think it would be fair to take a week to discuss this and let the
>> members who are involved make a decision.  Then we can move forward as a
>> community from there.  Let's have the discussion in this thread and figure
>> it out.  I'll send out an update on 2/7/2014 so this isn't forgotten.
>> Rick
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