Plans for a major outdoor center in Meeker, including firearms range, archery range, and other facilities, seem near to implementation. I am concerned that the community has not had an opportunity to debate the potential effects of such development.
The proposed outdoor center would have significant impact on the character of Meeker. Such a large development downtown, with increased congestion and noise, will change the quality of life and the culture.
At a minimum, I hope the town and economic development planners will schedule public meetings, sooner rather than later, to address concerns about the development, invite open discussion, and answer questions.
Dr. Bob Dorsett