Manatee County Hearing Officer Lori Dorman officially approved a special permit for the long-debated gun club in Lakewood Ranch when she issued her final order yesterday.
The order must be recorded as official record with the Manatee County Clerk of Court before the club opens, at a still undetermined but near date.
Previously Dorman had reopened a public hearing for the club after an initial letter of intent to approve.
In her final order, Dorman pointed to findings by an engineer hired by Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, the club’s developer, who ran sound tests around the proposed property.
Decibel readings ranged from 43.2 to 47.7 — below the 60-decibel county limit.
Officials and parents from the Center for Montessori School and officials from Bayside Community Church, both neighboring residents to the proposed site, had expressed reservations about the gun club’s proximity to their facilities.
Ancient Oak Gun Club will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Pistols and rifles will not be allowed.
Currently 0 Responses
16 USF Sarasota-Manatee HospitaBull Evening
17 Maundy Thursday Service
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Good Friday Service
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Good Friday Service
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ranch residents celebrate films
To kick off the April 4 start of the Sarasota Film Festival, a group of Lakewood Ranch residents gathered at the home of Joni Corcoran and Ed Koplos in Country Club East for an evening of movie-themed fun.
Women's Club members tour ballet
Forty members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club took a special backstage tour of the Sarasota Ballet March 31.
Superintendent hosts movie nights
APRIL FOOLS' - Manatee County School District’s superintendent has made transparency a primary focus of his tenure.