Caraway Council approves site for safe room

Thursday, March 18, 2004

The Caraway City Council approved grant application, voted to relocate the safe room, and issued new fishing time and limits for city fish pond when the council met in regular session Thursday.

The council approved plans for the Caraway Fire Department to apply for a 90/10 matching FEMA grant, totalling $17,000. The grant will be used to purchase new pagers and equipment for the fire department.

For several months, the council has discussed changes in their original site location to build a new safe room for the city and voted Thursday night to place it south of the fire station and ambulance bay. The original site location, for the safe room was west of city hall.

New hours were set for fishing at the city pond, which include from sunrise until 10 p.m. The council voted to spend $200 to buy fish and restock the pond, before the season begins. New signs, listing hours and limits, will be posted at the pond.

Testing for the city emergency siren will begin weekly, on Friday at noon, through March and resume to testing monthly after that.

Aldermen discussed widening Tennessee Street and making donations to ball teams for trophies, but both issues were tabled.

The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 8 at city hall.

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