Walnut City Council approves upgrade to tornado sirens


October 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Walnut City Council, Thursday, approved an agreement with Pottawattamie County for the purchase of three tornado sirens. City Clerk Terry Abell says the cost of the sirens is $71,402. The City’s share of the cost is $20,000. She says the County has a program to upgrade the tornado sirens county-wide. The City will purchase the sirens and other components to make the sirens function.

The sirens will be controlled by Pottawattamie County, and set-off as necessary, when severe weather is imminent. In other business, the Walnut City Council approved a three-year lease agreement with D & B Farms, to allow a billboard sign promoting the Antique City’s various shops to be installed on the company’s property. The lease will cost the City $2,100 per year. And, the Council set the date of October 31st as the official date for Trick-or-Treating in Walnut. The event will run from 5-until 7-p.m.