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The city rejected all 33 streetlight poles for the Cascade Avenue reconstruction project after they arrived with a faulty finish. The manufacturer re-finished the poles this fall, and they were erected along Cascade Avenue.

Pole 'standoff' ends to city's advantage

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Since the Journal's report in early October on the completion of the multi-million dollar Cascade Avenue reconstruction project, the case of the faulty-finish poles has ended well -- with a $100,000 credit to the city.


Toward the end of the project, the manufacturer Holophane delivered 33 streetlight poles that were supposed to have a smooth-black, anodized, powder-coated finish. Instead, the aluminum poles bore a cracked, peeling and discolored surface.

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