Central schools pay landowner $14K

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Posted: Aug 24, 2012 8:00 AM
Source: Associated Press

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CENTRAL - The Central Community School Board has agreed to pay $14,000 to Cynthia Dantoni for less than a tenth of an acre of land in Central.

The settlement ended a dispute that was preventing the completion of a third entrance to the new Central Intermediate and Middle schools and was delaying the reopening of Sullivan and Gurney roads where a roundabout is under construction. That work is now expected to be finished in about three weeks.

Dantoni sent the school system a demand letter Aug. 8, threatening litigation if the two parties couldn't reach an agreement.

Six of seven School Board members voted for the deal Thursday and all of them expressed misgivings with the settlement.

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