On the Common Council agenda for tomorrow night is the approval of American Signal's bid to install tornado sirens in the City of Franklin. Based on what I heard at last Thursday's Plan Commission meeting, City Engineer Jack Bennett noted that American Signal was the lowest bid and that there would be 4 sirens installed in the city if the council gives it the OK.
With all that said and done, I think the council will approve it with a 5-1 vote. Alderman Olson will be the lone NO vote. The other aldermen, at least from what I've felt, seem to want this issue resolved instead of lingering on for another 10+ years. Enough's enough with the tornado siren debate. Either they get installed or the debate dies, and to be frank the residents aren't too strongly opposed to sirens to allow it to die. So they'll be installed.
By the way, the Franklin Today poll on the sirens is pretty close. 47% of those who voted said YES for sirens, 53% said NO. Given the notion that polls can be bended depending on which side is more passionate, I'd give the sway at least 2-3%, leaving the poll at 50-50. No surprise there for me.