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Fund Set Up to Pay for Pittsburgh Monument Maintenance

By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Last updated: 1:33 pm

Pittsburgh City Council today approved setting up a trust fund to bankroll maintenance to monuments and war memorials in the North Side.

Establishing the account was part of several bills introduced last week by Council President Darlene Harris after people and veterans groups complained that many of the markers had fallen into disrepair.

Harris set aside $40,000 from money left in a 2001 account for projects in her district and money originally dispersed in 1996 for community development for her district.

Council also approved a measure charging the city’s Public Works, Parks and Recreation and City Planning departments to prepare an inventory of the war monuments and memorials throughout the city in order to create a 10-year maintenance plan to be included in the 2011 capital budget.

There are more than a dozen monuments and war memorials in Harris’ district of 13 neighborhoods and more than 60 citywide.

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