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$404K contract awarded for Mt. Lebanon veterans memorial

| Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

The Mt. Lebanon Board of Commissioners awarded a contract on Tuesday night to a Shaler landscaping company for a municipal veterans memorial, thanks largely to a $220,000 grant from Duquesne Light allowing the inclusion of hundreds of tiny lights in the project.

Vento Landscaping received the $404,000 contract for the plaza, pedestal, flagpole and memorial wall that will stand in Mt. Lebanon Park off of Stadium Drive.

The Veterans Memorial Committee raised more than $178,000 for the project, and the Duquesne Light grant will cover the cost of installing hundreds of tiny lights on and around the memorial, symbolizing soldiers scattered around the world. That element of the project seemed in jeopardy when the first round of bids came in much higher than expected, and the second round of bids only included the lights as an alternative.

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