MAYPEARL — The Maypearl City Council tabled discussions on the purchase of an outdoor emergency siren during a regular session Monday.

The city currently does not have a siren and notifies residents about emergency situations by having police officers go door to door or through a Nixle app on their smartphone.

According to the Nixle website, the app is used by more than 8,000 agencies, which include fire and police departments, schools and hospitals. It is used for to notify people about situations such as severe weather, evacuations, safety hazards and security threats. Residents can sign up for the alerts through the police department’s webpage.

In other business the council,

• Approved the amend the 2016-17 fiscal year budget and moved $1,000 from the East Hunt account to cleaning supplies.

• Approved a request from Jerry Marion to change one-half of lot 18 and all of lots 19 and 20 from single family zoning to two-family zoning.

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