CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance 9-12 - Indoor Gun RangesCITY OF HUDSON
CITY OF HUDSON
ORDINANCE NO. 9-12
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF HUDSON, WISCONSIN
THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HUDSON DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 255-24. Permitted Uses, 255 Attachment 1 – Table of Permitted Uses shall be amended to add:
Indoor Gun Ranges – Certificate of Compliance in the
B-2, General Business District, the I-1, Light Industrial
District and the I-2, General Industrial District
Section 2. Section 255-75.1. Indoor gun ranges shall be created to read as follows:
Section 255-75.1. Indoor gun ranges.
* Indoor gun ranges may be permitted upon approval of a certificate of compliance, pursuant to Section 255-77, by the City of Hudson Common Council.
* The application for a certificate of compliance for indoor gun ranges shall include the information required in Section 255-77, E and shall address the following criteria or issues:
* The range shall be designed so that the floors, walls and ceilings are impenetrable. The walls, partitions, and ceilings of the ranges must be capable of stopping all projectiles fired on the range by containing or redirecting bullets to the backstop. Applicants for placement of a shooting range in an existing building shall submit a structural analysis of the building that shows that the building is designed or can be modified to be capable of supporting the load necessary for a shooting range.
* Floor drains shall not discharge into the public sanitary or storm water systems.
* The building shall be constructed or modified (in the case of existing buildings) to provide acoustical treatment for noise control so that any noise from the range that is audible outside the building will be similar to, consistent with, and shall not exceed outside noise conditions existing before development of the shooting range. Airtight insulation around doors, windows, HVAC ducts, walls and ceilings shall be provided and acoustical materials shall be applied to walls, HVAC ducts and floor and ceiling areas to reduce noise.
* The use of ballistic rubber backstops is preferred. If some other type of backstop system is proposed, the applicant shall describe how the alternative system meets or exceeds the performance standards of a ballistic rubber backstop system.
* The application shall describe the proposed ventilation/ air exchange system, so that air quality issues can be addressed.
* All hazardous materials shall be disposed of pursuant to local, state and federal requirements.
This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as provided by law.
Dated this 23rd day of July, 2012.
/s/ Alan D. Burchill, Mayor
ATTEST: /s/ Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk
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