Nevada City is a small town that prides itself on remaining that way. The downside is a lack of reliable income for essentials like a warning siren for the raging wind-driven wildfires that have become the norm for California.
A plan to increase parking fees from a quarter to a dollar has ignited its own firestorm of resistance from residents and businesses, so in the meantime, we’ll just have to make do with what we have…
What happened to the old siren that used to go off at noon and was used for mine alarms? Don’t tell me they sold it. I have forgotten the code for how many blasts meant what, but it worked just fine for a very long time.
It was replaced by pagers. I haven’t heard anyone say what happened to the old siren. In these litigious times I think it might be better to place it where it wouldn’t scare the bejesus out of a tourist. The Sheriff’s office comes to mind.