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Posted: Thursday, 17 October 2013 5:40PM

Cease And Desist Order Sent Over Police Use Of Coloma Township Gun Range



A Cease and Desist Order has been sent to Berrien County concerning the sheriff department's use of a gun range in Coloma. Attorneys for Coloma Charter Township sent the letter Thursday following a few weeks of back and forth with county attorney Donna Howard. Sarah Jollay has been fighting to keep police from using the range.

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The order claims the use of the gun range by police for training is in violation of the township's zoning ordinance for the property. On August 8 of this year, the County Commission passed a resolution authorizing the construction of a "shooting range building" on the site, a decision with which the township attorneys are taking issue. Sheriff Paul Bailey tells WSJM News he has been told the property in question is the Coloma Rod and Gun Club, which is located in the 61-hundred block of Angling Road. However, the Cease and Desist Order is for a parcel in the 71-hundred block of Angling Road.

   

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