Christiana Borough Manager Bud Rettew presented a draft ordinance pertaining to paint ball guns to the council at its meeting Tuesday night.

According to Rettew, there have been a series of paint ball incidents over the past several months "and what we have (on the books) did not cover paint ball guns."

"There have been numerous incidents of people shooting paint guns at houses, garages, sides of buildings," said Rettew.

According to discussion at the council meeting Tuesday night, the building owned by the Christiana Lions Club in the park was hit over 50 times on one side of the building.

Rettew said the ordinance the council currently has on the books deals with prohibitions of BB guns and air guns, but not paint ball guns.

"This would close that door," Rettew said of the proposed ordinance.

However, Rettew said paint guns could still be used on the owner's private property as long as it does not splatter onto the neighbor's property.

The council approved forwarding the ordinance to its solicitor for review and, if approved by the solicitor, would come before the council for adoption at its July meeting.

Kids Camp

The council heard a report about the proposed Kids Camp being sponsored by the Christiana Fire Company June 23-24.

Currently, there are 79 kids registered, which would be 13 to a group. The fire company has also collected $1,200 in donations from area businesses.

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