County buys 4 weather sirens from neighboring county

Published 2:18 am Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Covington County Commission on Tuesday authorized the purchase of four used weather sirens from a neighboring county that plans to discontinue their use.

EMA director Susan Harris said she recently had one siren irreparably damaged by lightning. This one will be replaced, she said, and others will be used for parts or to replace sirens in the future. The sirens are $2,500 each, plus charges to dismantle them from their current locations.

That county is going to a reverse-911 type system, Harris said.

In other business, the commission:

  • Agreed to make the DTF secretary a full-time employee.
  • Agreed to purchase a new bus for the CATS service. The bus is 80 percent federally funded, with a 20 percent local match.
  • Appointed Lisa Mount to the DHR Advisory Board.
  • Authorized the county administrator to approve employee job description and classification changes requested by department heads, so long as the changes are within that department’s budget.