The Comer City Council tabled a decision Feb. 8 on whether or not to move, and/or to upgrade the town’s weather alarm, currently located on the future travel museum behind City Hall.
Council members agreed to consult Danielsville officials on the use and effectiveness of their alarm siren.
The council heard from EMA director Johnny Bridges that installing the software to have the siren operated remotely from the 911 center in Danielsville would cost approximately $1,800. Moving the siren from its current location would cost extra.
Bridges also pointed out that residents might be better served by encouraging the purchase and use of individual weather radios.
The council heard from Census 2010 representative Verdale Thompson, who urged council members to encourage their residents to participate in the census and cited examples of how census counts bring revenue to an area. She pointed out that senior citizens, mobile home park dwellers, those linguistically-isolated and undocumented foreigners are the most likely to be under-reported in a given area.