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Harmony tornado siren not heard

Friday, March 9, 2012

According to council members, it was a "pretty quiet" month in Harmony.

One topic discussed at Tuesday's town council meeting was a problem with testing the tornado siren.

At the February meeting, council members decided the newly installed tornado siren would be tested the second Wednesday of every month, at 1 p.m.

However, the siren was not heard on the February testing day.

Council President Janice Gooch said she contacted Clay County Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Husband to tell him the siren was not heard.

Gooch said Husband told her, to his knowledge, the siren was tested, but there may have been a mistake made.

Gooch and the council decided it would continue to work with Husband to correct the issue.

Meanwhile, the council is looking into purchasing a town marshal car, because the current car is in poor condition.

"I called the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns about helping us to get a town marshal car," Gooch said. "(The representative for the association) sent me two quotes, and (Town Marshal Bob Parr) thought they were pretty high for the amount of miles on the cars."

Parr noted, while the current car is in disrepair, there are still salvageable parts, such as the radio.

Gooch said she would continue to look into other ways to obtain a town marshal car.

The Harmony town council meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Harmony Community Center.

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"Parr noted, while the current car is in disrepair, there are still salvageable parts, such as the radio."

Isn't that like an insurance company claiming a car is not totaled because the cigarette lighter still works?

-- Posted by My Dime on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 9:32 PM

I assume they're talking about the emergency communications radio, not the AM/FM/8-track unit.

-- Posted by jerad on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 9:44 PM

My point was that the police radio, any radar equipment, computer, etc. are not car parts.

Plus, if there's an AM/FM/8-Track in there, I want it!

-- Posted by My Dime on Sat, Mar 10, 2012, at 5:58 PM

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