MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon Board of Estimate and Contract has approved $336,000 for new streetlights, but the decision is not without controversy, according to lohud.com.
The board authorized the payment to Sentinel Technology Service International this week, allowing the company to begin installation of energy-efficient lights in February, according to the report.
The contract itself is not the subject of controversy. Rather, it's how the contract was awarded, lohud reported.
In the spring of last year, officials awarded the job of replacing the lights to a South Korean company at a cost of $3.1 million without asking for bids until six months later, according to the report.
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