Cass Supervisors to hold hearing on Ordinance affecting gun sales


February 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The first of two public hearings will be held Wednesday morning at the courthouse in Atlantic, with regard to a proposed amendment to the County’s zoning ordinance that would allow for the creation of businesses that allow gun sales and service, along with an indoor shooting range. A local man has proposed establishing a gun sales/repair and indoor shooting range business, near Massena.

Under the current zoning ordinance, such businesses are not allowed. The County’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved the proposed amendment during its meeting Jan. 24th, and forwarded its recommendation on to the Cass County Board of Supervisors for approval. A hearing on the proposal is set to begin shortly after 9-a.m.  during the Supervisors’ regular meeting. Following the hearing, the Board will hold the first of two votes on the matter. The second hearing and vote will take place Feb. 20th.

In other business, the Supervisors, Wednesday, are scheduled to receive a report from OSDI Midwest, in Omaha, with regard to a possible renovation of the courthouse basement storage room. And, at 10-a.m. they’re scheduled to receive a review from Solutions Incorporated, from  Spencer, with regard to services associated with Information Technology and the G-I-S (Geographic Information System).