Severe weather surrounded the city last storm season, causing concern among many residents. As of Tuesday night, the council approved the purchase of three outdoor warning devices. The total cost comes in at around $62,850, but a general improvement fund granted to the city will take care of $50,000 which leaves Centerton to spend just a little more than $12,000 from their general fund.
"We did look at this at one time many years ago but the cost was just so high and the coverage was so low, but technology has changed and we decided to go ahead and pursue this," said Centerton Mayor Bill Edwards.
Mayor Edwards purchased the sirens Wednesday and said they will be strategically placed throughout the city. One will be at the main firehouse off Highway 102, another will be installed at the street department and police department up on Highway 72, and the third will be placed by Willow Crossing, just south of the White Oak Station on the east side of town.