Shawnee Co. Puts Emergency Sirens On Hold

TOPEKA_(WIBW) A plan to replace Shawnee Ccounty's emergency warning sirens is on hold.

Shawnee County Emergency Management Director Dave Sterbenz wanted commissioners to waive the standard bidding process and buy the new system from Grain Valley, Mo.-based Blue Valley Public Safety.

He says they've been the only company to submit bids for recent siren-related needs. But commissioners elected to wait to make a decision until Sterbenz gets a price from them.

The County's already authorized issuing up to $1.5 million in bonds to pursue Sterbenz' plan.

It includes replacing half of the county's 72 current sirens, upping the total number to 80, and upgrading what the system can do...

Sterbenz expects the first phase of the plan to cost $183,000.


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