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Florida city accidentally sells municipal water tower

Photo by: City of Brooksville
Posted at 11:00 AM, Jun 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-15 11:00:10-04

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The city of Brooksville 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.

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 site. Luckily for the town, Read was willing to give it back.

County records show he transferred the water tower back to Brooksville through a warranty deed last month.