Johnson County supervisors OK rural sirens

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors agreed to move forward with the proposal to fund emergency sirens in rural areas as part of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program application.
Emergency Management coordinator Dave Wilson said project would cost approximately $108,000.

Supervisor Rod Sullivan said he is excited about the sirens.

"I think if you drive out to [Highway] 382 … and you get around Lake Macbride, that's as densely populated as the city, and yet they don't have that kind of warning system that really a group of people that big should have and so … getting some out there is a really great idea," he said.

Grant specialist Sara Sedlacek also submitted a notice of interest for six generators for various buildings in the county, including the Johnson County Courthouse and the Health & Human Services Building. The estimated cost for the project is approximately $210,000.

— by Jordan Mickle

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