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      Mendelson's woodwork to cost $112,000, City Paper reports

      In this era of belt-tightening, should elected officials spend $100,000 to renovate the woodwork of their offices? D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson thinks so.

      Washington City Paper reports that Mendelson's office is likely paying upwards of $112,000 to renovate the woodwork in the chairman's office and conference room at the Wilson Building.

      The initial contract with AVSmoot LLC was for a little more than $80,000, but the cost ballooned to more than $110,000. A total won't be known until the contractor submits a full bill.

      Mendelson told City Paper that the work preserves the historic nature of the building.

      READ MORE at Washington City Paper.