Councilwoman Kepert Applauds Decision Finding Trap and Skeet Guilty of Violating the Town’s Noise Ordinance

December 10, 2012


Residents are pleased to see case progress in their favor

Farmingville, NY – On Monday, December 3, 2012, the Town of Brookhaven Law Department and Councilwoman Kepert’s office made significant progress in their efforts to close the Trap and Skeet facility when a district court judge found Hunter Sports guilty of violating the Town of Brookhaven’s Noise Ordinance. “I applaud the judge’s decision to convict Hunter Sports of violating the Town’s noise ordinance,” stated Kepert.

The Town of Brookhaven has fought Hunter Sports, the operator of the Trap & Skeet Range, and Suffolk County since 2006. Trap and Skeet was reopened in 2006 after being closed for nearly 5 years. In the interim approximately 200 homes within close proximity of the range were built based on assurances from Suffolk County that the range would not reopen.

The community surrounding this facility has been fighting for years to re-establish a peaceful existence where they can enjoy their backyards and invite friends and family over without being assaulted by the incessant sound of gun shots. “The decision this week from the court is a significant step toward the closure of Trap and Skeet which will restore the basic rights of the residents of South Yaphank,” said Kepert.


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