Savage said he hopes this is just one of the first steps in improving the firing range.
“We have hired a consultant, who has experience in firing ranges,” Savage said. “Over the years, we have shot down there, there is some lead contamination. We need to clean it up so we can use it going forward.”
Savage said all work not done by Home Depot volunteers would be done by police. A local contractor has volunteered his time to assist with the project.
Over the years, the range has seen numerous repairs. The range was fenced in several years ago to prevent anyone from accidentally wandering in. In 2008, an indoor classroom was built so police can hold classes on site.