Updated: Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 3:02 PM CST
Published : Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 3:02 PM CST
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — The city of Brookhaven has set an April 12 deadline for accepting new bids for installation of new weather sirens.
Mayor Les Bumgarner tells the Daily Leader (http://bit.ly/VTDGtk ) that he hopes a contract will be awarded the same day.
Last fall, bids were received but city leaders rejected them on the recommendation of local Civil Defense Director Clifford Galey. At the time, participating bidders submitted proposals for electronic sirens while the city wanted bids on traditional mechanical sirens.
Galey says this time around the city is taking bids for both type of sirens and will pick the best option.
The city plans to install five sirens. Funding will come from an $117,600 grant from Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant will cover 95 percent of the cost.
Information from: The Daily Leader, http://www.dailyleader.com