The City of Cotter has a new warning siren. The siren has been placed in the downtown area to give better coverage to the entire city. It will be activated by the Baxter County 911 Center when a tornado warning is issued for the area.
Cotter Mayor McGeorge “Mac” Caradine says the city received a matching grant from the USDA, which paid for 55% of the project totaling a little over $22,000.
The mayor explains why the city needed the new siren.
The siren was installed earlier this month, and Caradine says officials are pleased with the coverage it provides.
The Cotter mayor also told KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot news work will begin soon on the project at the North Arkansas Youth Center in downtown Cotter that has been in the works since last year.
The mayor says once work begins, it should take six to eight weeks to complete.
For more information on the work at the youth center in Cotter, click here to read our original story about the project from December.
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