Greenville awards bid for weather alert sirens

Published 3:45 pm Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The City of Greenville is moving ahead with plans to install two new weather alert sirens.

On Monday, the Greenville City Council awarded the bid  to Montgomery-based Comm-Serv, Inc. for the purchase and installation of the sirens.

The new sirens will be placed in front of the Greenville Police Department and at Dunbar Recreation Center.

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“This will allow is to have a siren on each end of town, which will help us better alert people to potentially dangerous storms,” Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon said.

The city currently has a siren located downtown near City Hall and a siren located near Walmart.

The majority of the funds for purchasing and installing the sirens will come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

The cost of the two sirens will be $43,060. The city will be responsible for $10,765, with the remainder being paid with federal grant money.

The grant states that work must begin within 90 days of approval of the grant and must be completed within three years.