Board members sifted through the language of several motions Monday night that would have silenced the siren for up to 90 days and possibly relocated it, but a 4-3 vote delayed the action until Township Manager Gordon Gallagher can further research other potential sites.
Several board members expressed concern that the siren — one of about 75 in the county — was placed there for the safety and well-being of residents, and that removing or silencing it without a replacement location may not be wise.
This is not a new issue for the Township Board. Neighbors have complained periodically for the last nine years — especially Marianne Rogers, who said the siren in her yard devalues her property.
Gallagher had sent an e-mail to Rogers earlier this year indicating that the siren could likely be moved. Since that e-mail was sent, Gallagher said a handful of neighbors objected to the warning siren being removed.
North Holiday Hills has about 180 households, according to Gallagher.
Rogers and several other neighbors took exception to an e-mail that Miljan mistakenly sent to Rogers — instead of to Gordon Gallagher, to whom she adddressed the memo.
The board will continue discussions at its Sept. 12 meeting, according to township officials.
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