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Electric City approves no-shooting buffer zone draft proposal

Needs approval of multiple agencies


The Electric City council approved the draft last week of a proposal for a 500-foot-wide “no shooting” buffer zone between the main part of the city and Osborne Bay, where shooting firearms would be prohibited.

The proposal needs to be approved by the city, the state Departments of Fish & Wildlife and Natural Resources, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and Grand Coulee Police.

The city would pay for signs to line the 7,281-foot-long buffer-zone border, and F&W would pay for the posts and install the signs.

The signs would explain the buffer zone and reference the ordinance the city wou...

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