Fire safety devices acquired for McDonough residents

McDonough residents are getting smoke-carbon monoxide detectors.
McDonough residents are getting smoke-carbon monoxide detectors.

Nearly one thousand fire safety devices were approved for purchase by the McDonough City Council to be distributed to residents throughout the city, with a focus on the Blacksville community. The council voted at its Jan. 4 regular meeting to approve a $44,300 expenditure for the acquisition of 750 smoke/carbon monoxide combo detectors along with 120 bed shaker alarms, according to a city staff report.

The purchase will be paid for from the city’s fire prevention and safety grant funds. In an unrelated agenda item, the council voted to assume responsibility for the street lights in the Arnold Estates subdivision, with 18 lights at an estimated cost of $340 per month, since that development has reached 100 percent buildout.

Information: mcdonoughga.org.

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