Florida City Sells Its Water Tower By Accident
When Bobby Read tried to buy a building from the city of Brooksville, Florida, he got a lot more than he planned on. By accident, the city also sold him their water tower.
Mr. Read asked the city council if he could buy a storage building near the water tower. Mr. Read is a trainer and he wanted to turn the building into a gym. The city council studied his idea and agreed to sell him the building for $55,000.
But when Mr. Read went to get an address for his new business, he got a surprise: because of the way the city’s land was divided, the land that Mr. Read bought also included Brooksville’s water tower.
Luckily for Brooksville, Mr. Read was happy to return the water tower. Now the paperwork is all sorted out. Mr. Read has his building and the city has its water tower back. Brooksville’s mayor, Pat Brayton, says, “We just need to be darn sure that it doesn’t happen again.”