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Albemarle Supervisors Discuss Firing Range, Material Utilization Center

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The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors is restarting talks about a proposed police firing range.     

The range was originally planned as an outdoor facility at the old Keene landfill until supervisors shut down the idea. Now police and supervisors are discussing alternative options, which include keeping it at Keene and making it an indoor facility or moving it to the privately owned Scottsville tire plant.

Finding the most convenient location is key because there are some major disadvantages that come with distance.

"Obviously distance to another training facility anywhere from 45 minutes to almost two hours on some of the sites that we've looked at, there's costs associated with that. Wear and tear on your vehicles, overtime costs for the officers that go on that training, it's a myriad of impacts," said Albemarle County Police Chief Steve Sellers.

Wednesday night, supervisors also discussed closing the Ivy waste transfer center and building trash convenience centers around the county.

Agreeing on a lease with the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority to keep the Ivy center open is also on the table.

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