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State plans to spend $35,000 to get rid of bird droppings

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Hawaii is paying $35,000 to rid the state Capitol building of bird droppings.

KITV reported today the state plans to hire a contractor to install new bird netting and clean the building’s windows.

It’s a month-long task that is expected to begin next month.

Existing netting to keep birds from roosting on a ledge outside the building has deteriorated over the years.

State Comptroller Bruce Coppa says the bid came in about 50 percent lower than expected because of the sluggish economy.

He says the 42-year-old building needs other improvements such as fixing a leaky roof. 

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