The Harmony Town Council met Tuesday night for its monthly meeting and discussed the new tornado siren as well the upkeep of Harmony Community Park.
At last month's meeting, the motion was carried to order Harmony's tornado siren, at a cost of $21,645.88.The siren will have a 1-mile radius, and will be on the same radio frequency as the Brazil siren. It will also be on a 50-foot pole and have a battery backup.
The siren was ordered July 12 council members said they hope it will be up and running in the next two months. Local businesses were contacted and many have promised to donate, while some have already donated to the siren fund. According to the council, local businesses that have donated include:
*Hale's Little Angels Childcare ($500),
*IVC Coating ($250),
*Riddell National Bank ($500),
*Rissler's Engines ($200), and
The council is still accepting donations and support for the new tornado siren.
Meanwhile, the council discussed the upkeep of Harmony Community Park. Councilman Elmer Pollard and Park Superintendent Mike Basinger has been working to keep the park looking good.
"Mike and I have been power washing everything that is wood," Pollard said.
Pollard also said they would stain the wood equipment to help protect it.
The council also received a $5,000 donation to the park fund from the Van Buren Township Trustees, which they hope they can use to change the sand in the play areas as well as funding the continuous upkeep.
The next town council meeting will be Tuesday, September 6 at 7 p.m. at the Harmony Community Center.