Saline County Emergency Management Agency Director Tony Day was at the meeting of the Sweet Springs Board of Aldermen this week and told the board the town will be getting a multi-functional outdoor early-warning siren similar to the one that is next to Osage Field at Indian Foothills Park in Marshall, according to Sweet Springs City Clerk Michelle Fuehring.

Fuehring said the city will have to supply some things for the siren.

Fuehring explained that KCP&L put the pole in the ground and connected the siren in another Saline County community, and Day thinks the company will do the same for Sweet Springs. If that happens, the only expense the city will incur is to purchase the batteries.

In other news, Fuehring said the board approved an action to designate some handicapped parking spaces at city park.

Fuehring said the city hopes to have the signs in place in a month or so. Until then, the spaces and parking blocks have been painted, designating the spaces as handicapped parking only.

The board agreed to allow the Fair Board to hold a bingo game at city hall on the night of Saturday, August 4. Aldermen also gave their approval for Public Works Department Supervisor Nate Lea to put the street-work projects out for bid.