Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Everly to get new siren

Council OKs purchase to replace city’s 2 others

The Everly City Council is hoping that going from two emergency sirens to one will be a good thing.

Members on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of a new siren from Blue Valley Public Safety for $25,554.45. With the addition of a battery backup, the total bill will be just under $28,500.

The siren will pump out 130 decibels of noise at 100 feet and is capable of covering the whole town. Only one of the city’s two emergency sirens works, and both will be replaced by the new setup.

Blue Valley representative Bruce Fisher was on hand to explain the siren and its features. It comes with a t...