Check donation provides final funding needs for siren

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Mark Thompson of Wood and Huston presents Marshall Fire Chief Tony Day a check for $5,000 at the County Commission meeting Thursday, July 7.

Marshall Fire Chief Tony Day has been developing a plan to install voice-capable storm sirens across town for some time now, and at the Saline County Commission meeting Thursday, July 7, he was presented with two checks, which took care of the remaining financial needs.

"When I started this program about eight months ago, Wood and Huston was the first one I talked to and they deemed this a worthy project and they were on board really fast," Day said. "They understand how important it is for the safety of Marshall to have these programs."

The check Wood and Huston presented at the meeting totaled $5,000 and was presented by Mark Thompson, along with another check from Fitzgibbon Hospital presented by Chief Information Officer Tom Jones in the amount of $1,900.

Chief Information Officer Tom Jones presents Marshall Fire Chief Tony Day a check for $1,900 at the County Commission meeting Thursday, July 7.

"Fitzgibbon Hospital loves being a part of the community, and we support you in any way we can," Jones said.

With the final bit of financial assistance obtained, Day said he can begin moving forward with the installation of the siren, which he hopes to begin work on within a week.

Also during the meeting two liquor licenses were approved, one for City Pharmacy and one for the American Legion, both in Slater.

County Clerk Debbie Russell also stated Wednesday, July 6, was the last day to register to vote in the August primary; however, she noted absentee voting is still open.

Southern Commissioner Monte Fenner commended the county road and bridge department for its work over the Fourth of July weekend, and said they were able to repair three road closures and continue to check county roads for damages due to weather.

Contact Lucas Johnson at ljohnson@marshallnews.com

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