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

Mr. Clif clif at eugeneweb.com
Fri Jan 31 11:39:13 PST 2014

I can offer some offsite storage for the shooting gallery in Veneta.


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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