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Code Red in the Town of Ball

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BALL, Louisiana (KALB News Channel 5) - A contract signed by the Mayor of Ball could go unfulfilled after the Town Council voted down a new Emergency Service Program.

In April, Ball Mayor Jonathan Dean signed a three year contract with Emergency Communications Network to begin the Code Red Solution in Ball.

"If there's a severe weather warning that the national weather service issues Code Red would notify that individual by a text message or a phone call." Said Dean.

"It allows authorized city of county or state officials to send phone calls, text messages, emails or social media messages to either a whole community or to specific areas that may be impacted by an alert." Said Stephanie Meyers of Emergency Communications Network.
 
At a cost of $5,800 a year taken from the town's general fun, Mayor Dean thought the program would be approved.
 
Little did he know the emergency notification system would be denied by a town council vote of 3 - 2.
 
Which left the Mayor with an unfulfilled contract.

"I thought it was such a good system I did go ahead and sign the contract and I had enough faith in the council that they would think protecting our citizens was priority number 1." Said Dean.  
 
Mayor Dean says the emergency notification system would cost less than $2 for each citizens of Ball, but no money can be spent without approval from the town council.
 
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