Bardolph, IL – The village of Bardolph has its first new storm siren in 80 years. Village Board President Tom Ford says the old siren was not reliable. It also did not have the battery backup that the new $13,000 siren has. The new one will also be triggered from the county dispatch center by radio. That eliminates the cost of a telephone line.
Village funds provided about $3,000 of the cost. A grant covered the rest. Ford says the siren will provide effective coverage for the village of about 300 people. In addition, it should reach people outdoors within a 1.5 mile radius of the village.