The Orfordville Village Board on Monday approved a request from Parkview High School to store guns at the village hall for use in competitive shooting sports.

Police Chief Brian Raupp said Superintendent Steve Lutzke asked him to keep guns for the new Parkview Clay Schwackers team at the village hall instead of at the school.

The school received a grant for a 50-gun safe, which will be stored in the village garage, Raupp said. The school owns the guns and safe, which will be used strictly for storing shooting-sport guns.

Photos of each adult allowed to check out the guns will be kept at the village hall so staff can approve access only for those people, Raupp said.

Sport-shooting competitions will be held primarily on weekends, he said. Guns will be checked out Fridays and checked back in Mondays.

Raupp said he will get approval from the village attorney before moving the safe into the village hall to ensure there are no legal issues.

The Clay Schwackers is a new club at Parkview. The team practices at the Izaak Walton League grounds in Beloit and will travel across the state for competitions.

The village board also approved two road repair projects Monday.

A $127,000 bid was approved to repair East Rime Street, Richards Street and the first layer of Speich Road with the condition that the second layer of Speich Road will be completed if the budget allows.

The second layer of Speich Road probably will not be finished this year, village Trustee Gary Phillips said.

Repairs to Comfortcove Street were postponed to keep the project within its budget.

The board also accepted a $273,766 bid from Fahrner Asphalt Sealers for maintenance on most of the village’s streets in 2018.

The company will repair cracks and seal-coat streets to preserve them for about five to 10 years, a company representative said.

The process will last about three weeks, the representative said, and roads will remain open throughout the process.

It has been a long time since the village has taken on a road maintenance project like this, village Trustee Beth Schmidt said.

Performing preventive maintenance now will allow the village to focus on larger projects in coming years, she said.

The village has already borrowed and budgeted the money for the repairs, board President Dave Olsen said.

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