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City picks location for storm warning siren

BONNE TERRE – The city has picked a location for the storm warning siren.

City Manager Larry Hughes told the city council Tuesday night that the siren will be installed at the intersection of Division and St. Joseph streets.

The siren was partially funded by a grant through the United States Department of Agriculture. The city’s public safety committee raised the remaining money through a number of fund raisers.

Hughes said the siren has been delivered but they have to schedule a time with AmerenUE to have it installed on a larger pole.

The committee has begun raising money for a second siren. Residents can still contribute money by adding a dollar to their water bill.

Also during the regular council meeting, Pool Manager Lochie Horton said the pool has been pretty busy with attendance over 100 many days. Horton said students from Potosi and North County Horizons will be visiting the pool this summer.

Horton said they will begin offering individual and group swimming lessons later this month.

The pool had opened late due to problems with the pump. The wading pool is under construction and may not open at all this season.

In other matters, council member Kathy Stegall presented the city manager with a plaque from the Oates family, who coordinate the Bonne Terre Swim Association and Love Swimming. Michael Johnson was presented with a Community Spirit Award for donating tomato plants for the community garden.

Mayor Sue Wilke read a proclamation that made this month Purple Ribbon Month. Purple ribbons can be purchased through the “License to Cut Cancer” Relay for Life team or at Donna Ann’s.

The council approved ordinances rezoning 513 South Pine to R-2 Single Family and 30 Mill Street to I-1 Light Industrial. They also approved a request from William Brooksher for a liquor license at C-Mart 2 at 416 Benham.

The council took a moment of silence to honor President Ronald Reagan who died Saturday.

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