Like many communities, we received a grant for installation of "emergency sirens". I was defaulted as the engineer who had all the maps, therefore could easily draw circles (representing range of sound) on the map to best cover the residents of the City. There was NO consideration for proximity to houses, and no public input, as we felt that no one would want them, and the locations were not up for debate. They all ended up in public right of way, or city owned property. The one nearest the downtown (most dense residential), has drawn the most flack I have spent about 2 hours this week on the phone with irate neighbors to these sirens. etc. Most of the complaints are regarding the aesthetics. The fact that they will blare 127 dB at 100' doesn't seem to phase them. Their other contention, is that the siren's proximity to their house, devalues their property. So they are basically saying, "yes this is a good thing, but not put near my house", or "devalue my neighbor's property". I'm sure if we asked, no one would want one nearby. I have been threatened with attorneys, and residents have threatened to leave if we don't relocate these poles. Has anyone else dealt with this horse-crap?