ELKLAND — Ken Shadle and Dan Newberry, representing the Cowanesque Valley Rod and Gun Club, offered borough council here a proposal to purchase a portion of borough property currently leased by the club.

During the March 8 meeting, the pair proposed the club purchase 27 acres, reducing the club’s footprint from the 45 acres currently leased. Shadle said there have been multiple violations of people attempting to hunt on the property as it is borough owned causing a safety issue due to the proximity of the shooting range.