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Archery business takes aim at Montgomery location

Village board backs recommendation in support of facility

Montgomery Village Hall
Montgomery Village Hall

The village of Montgomery may soon become the home of an archery training facility.

The village board voted 4-0 Monday evening to accept a favorable recommendation on the facility from the village's plan commission.

Board members also agreed to consider a final vote on a special use permit needed for the project during their next meeting Oct. 23.

Kevin Helwig is seeking to open The Archery Place in a portion of an industrial building at 1725 Crescent Lake Drive. The building is located in an industrial park south of Aucutt Road and west of Route 31.

According to a memo on the project from Jerad Chipman, the village's senior planner, the facility would have 12 lanes for archery use and a small retail space.

Hours of operation for the facility would be primarily during the evenings and on weekends, Chipman said.

The facility may also be open for school groups during the day, he added.

Chipman said the building is currently located in an M-1 limited manufacturing zoning district and Helwig has requested the special use permit to operate the facility for recreation and commercial uses.

The plan commission endorsed the granting of the special use permit in a unanimous ballot last month.

Village board members Stan Bond, Doug Marecek, Steve Jungermann and Theresa Sperling all voted to accept the commission's recommendation. Absent from the meeting and the vote were board members Pete Heinz and Denny Lee.

Village President Matt Brolley voiced support for the facility opening in the village.

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