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Brownsburg urges residents to stop moving construction stakes

Posted at 12:11 AM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 00:11:55-04

BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- Brownsburg is losing time and taxpayer dollars to an unidentified person moving construction flags from their proper places.

The stakes mark the locations for a sewer line that will turn a plot of land of Green Street into a commercial property. To make that happen, the project requires rerouting the sewer line through Arbuckle Acres Park.

"We're also on a tight timeline, so if we're delayed a week or two, that could affect us being able to accomplish the project by the end of the year," said Brownsburg Town Manager Grant Kleinhenz.

Twice in the last week, Kleinhenz says the stakes have been moved. Even inches makes a big difference.

Kleinhenz says it costs taxpayers about $100 to reset each stake. With about 100 stakes around the park, the cost could easily add up.

Kleinhenz guesses kids might have played with the stakes, not realizing their value.

The town plans to begin construction on the sewer line in the next 10 days. Barring setbacks, they expect to complete it by the end of the year.