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Published October 25, 2017

City approves new warning siren 

OSAGE BEACH – City residents will have a new safety feature installed in the near future thanks to the Board of Aldermen’s approval of a new outdoor warning siren.

The board approved the purchase last week at their regular board meeting.

The new siren will be installed on Highway KK on an easement that the city recently obtained just east of Ozark Distillery

The total cost including installation will be $37,017 and is a budgeted item.

The siren will come from Outdoor Warning Consulting LLC, which, according to Police Chief Todd Davis is the only company in the State of Missouri that provides these specific products and services.

This is the same company that installed the city’s other outdoor warning sirens.

The contract with the city also includes a “rock clause” which means if during the installation of the pole for the siren they hit rock an additional cost of $850 per lineal foot will be billed.

The work will not be completed until early 2018.

Also included with this purchase will be the repair of the siren on Lazy Days Road, which has been rendered inoperable by ants.

“Earlier this year it was found that ants had inundated the Lazy Days warning siren and rendered the electronics of the siren inoperable,” Davis said in his report to the board.

Outdoor Warning Consulting LLC said that the ants leave by-products on the circuit board.

Fixing the siren will entail replacing the logic controller, two-way radio and interface board, nine 400 watt amplifiers, two motherboards, intrusion alarm and internal wiring.

The repair of the siren will cost $12,931.

Pending weather issues, the repairs will be completed before the end of 2017.

In other news at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting:

• The board held a length discussion on private road acceptance, right of ways, easements and related topics. This was just a discussion that pointed out the positives and negatives of the situation and possible changes that may need to be made to the city code. No decision was made on the issue.

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