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Football field accidentally built on man’s land

A Maine town will spend $27,500 to correct mistakes it made that led to a youth football field being accidentally built on private property.

Officials in Skowhegan say they skipped the step of ensuring that the field was built on the property of the Skowhegan Community Center sports complex. The field ended up partially on abutting property owned by Kris Laney.

The Morning Sentinel reported that the town will purchase a 50-by-470-foot piece of land from Laney for $15,000. It will also spend $12,500 for drainage, survey and engineering work.

Town Road Commissioner Greg Dore said buying the land was cheaper than moving the football field at an estimated cost of $45,000.

Legacy Comments1

how about properly surveying before construction? even cheaper right? how does a town just skip that step? no matter...raises for everyone.

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