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By Brittany Goncar
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 10:09 a.m.
 

The third time's a charm.

Brentwood Council re-voted to change the new track color at Brentwood Park to red after concerns voiced by members of the Brentwood Park Initiative at Tuesday's meeting.

Julie McCarthy, a director of the Brentwood Park Initiative, said the group supports the red track because of a $10,000 savings.

“Clay (red) is the common color,” McCarthy said. “It's a standard color choice. It will allow future repairs to be completed more quickly and possibly less expensively than a premium color.”

Council voted 4-2 in favor of the red track after approving a royal blue track in June. Councilmen Pasquale “Pat” Carnevale and Marty Vickless dissented. Councilwoman Ann Schade was absent.

Savings on the six-lane, 400-meter track will be about $10,000 from the base bid of $139,000 for the Plexitrac color blue.

“You are supposed to listen to the people out there that put you on the seat,” Mayor Ken Lockhart said. “If you are listening to the majority of the people say that's the color they want, that's up to council to come back and try to voice their opinion.”

Brittany Goncar is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5803 or bgoncar@tribweb.com.

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