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October 17, 2013
GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Upon receipt of 55,000 stainless steel screws at Osius Park, installation begins on new marina decking.

A city administrator dickered down the price of individual screws from 13 cents to 7.8 cents.

Savings totals more than $2,000, Grosse Pointe Shores City Manager Mark Wollenweber said.

New decking is being provided free as part of a settlement for failed planks installed three years ago during marina reconstruction.

“We got $90,000 worth of decking at wholesale,” said Brian Renaud, city attorney. “Retail value is $180,000. We (also) got $16,000 in cash.”

— Brad Lindberg

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