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Siren backup system gets funding

Outagamie County OKs $55,000; licensing delays feared

7:40 AM, Sep. 11, 2013
Betsy Sadenwassen removes tree limbs from her roof Aug. 7 in Hortonville.
Betsy Sadenwassen removes tree limbs from her roof Aug. 7 in Hortonville.
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Outagamie County will move quickly to get a backup siren repeater system running before the 2014 severe weather season, though officials say licensing issues could stall their ability to put it to use.

The Outagamie County Board on Tuesday approved $55,000 in spending for the purchase of a system that would assure the sounding of sirens during severe weather if the main system fails.

Emergency Management director Julie Loeffelholz said efforts are underway to determine whether the backup repeater would need a new, separate license from the Federal Communications Commission or whether ...

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