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Public voices support for siren

Every member of the Sundance City Council has heard feedback over the last month on one specific issue: the possibility of scrapping the noon siren. From the strong reaction of the community, it seems that a sizeable chunk of the community opposes the idea to get rid of the daily test.

The suggestion was made at last month's meeting by Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Robinson, who is concerned that it, "Breeds complacency with your general public." After a while, people start to tune the siren out for at least the first 30 seconds, because they are used to hearing that sound on a daily bas...