By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post
A formal approval of the master plan is expected at an upcoming Great
Bend City Council meeting, but a 10-year capital improvement plan for “quality
of life” projects is taking shape with many ventures expected in the near
future. One of the proposed projects to get started in the next year or two is
the addition of a public shooting range.
Great Bend City Administrator Kendal Francis said one idea is to expand the police department’s shooting range on the Great Bend Expo Complex grounds.
"I truly don't know all the costs incurred," said Francis. "If it's dirt, we can build a berm. There's also shelters and tables that fit into this. We're just trying to work our way through it."
The thought is to extend the berm, or embankment, to the north at the shooting range for the public. Francis said the city has also considered partnering with a local provider, or business, to expand their services to include a shooting range.
In the master plan, Great Bend plans to set aside $34,000 throughout 2023 and 2024 combined for the project.