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Football Field Accidentally Built on Man’s Land

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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 owner Kris Laney’s land.

The Morning Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1jnbKE6 ) 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 says buying the land was cheaper than moving the football field at an estimated cost of $45,000.

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