Florida Town Accidentally Sells Municipal Water Tower
“We’re human,” the Brooksville, Fla. city manager said. “Sometimes we make a mistake.”
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BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A small town in Florida accidentally sold its water tower in a blundered real estate transaction. A businessman purchased a municipal building underneath the city of Brooksville’s water tower last April for $55,000 with the goal of converting it into a gym. However, when Bobby Read went to the county to get an address for his new business location, he was told the parcel he bought included the entire water tower…