ADA — Ada City Council members Monday night discussed Saturday’s test of the city’s siren warning system and its main purpose as an outdoor warning in case of severe weather.

“It was painfully loud outside my home,” said Alvin Files, city attorney.

“A lot of people may have thought it was designed to wake you up,” said Councilman Frank Stout.

“With homes constructed to be energy efficient, they would have to be very close to the sirens in order for the sound to be so loud as to wake people up inside,” said Gene Linton, Ada public safety director. “There will be a full three minute test on Wednesday, April 19.”

In other action, a 10-year lease of a room at Ada Municipal Airport to Federal Aviation Administration was renewed at a rate of $240 per year. This amount covers cost of electricity used by the remote communications outlet.

The regular city council meeting May 15 was canceled because council members will be involved in activities during the “Raindance” benefit concert in Ada. Host for “Raindance” is Country Western music artist and former Adan, Blake Shelton. Proceeds from the three-day event go to Oklahomans who have been affected by recent wildfires.

David Hathcoat, city manager, reported all city projects were on schedule and improvements to Lonnie Abbott Blvd. would be completed in July.