The Lake County Planning Board met yesterday to review a proposed tax increment finance district. If the board was reviewing for grammar and accuracy, they found a hilarious cut-and-paste error on page 5 of the August draft from TIF seeker Lloyd Companies of Sioux Falls:

Excerpt from "Tax Incremental District #2, Lake County, SD, Project Plan," Lloyd Companies, August 2013. Error highlighted by CAH

Excerpt from "Tax Incremental District #2, Lake County, SD, Project Plan," Lloyd Companies, August 2013. Error highlighted by CAH

In the middle of pasting together the vast swatches of boilerplate and baloney that go into convincing the county to cover about 20% of the construction costs for a residential project that the Madison market is screaming for, someone at the office writes "wish i am lying there too lol".

I'm at a loss to explain how that phrase could have landed in that definition. Such a simple, uncapitalized text hardly seems worth the effort of cutting and pasting from Facebook into Twitter. Did the office computer suddenly develop Bluetooth telepathy and read a bored Lloyd worker's phone?

Now if only that telepathic computer had included the picture of where that person wished he were lying... and with whom!

I'll have details and analysis on the TIF district plan itself later today; i'm not lying there lolstay tuned!