FARMINGTON — The town has received an estimate of $5,580 to repair the fence in front of the wading pool at Hippach Field. The amount does not include priming or painting, Town Manager Richard Davis said Tuesday.

The fence was damaged Oct. 19 when Daniel Herrin of Wilton was unable to negotiate the turn from Front Street on to the Intervale and crashed into the fence. Sections of it went into the drained pool.

Herrin was charged with criminal speed and driving to endanger by Maine State Police Trooper Jed Malcore.

The town is “also looking into installing protective posts to prevent vehicle entry into the pool area in the future. The estimate on that is $2,000,” Davis said. The fence separates the pool from a nearby split of four lanes down to two in what is often heavy traffic on the Intervale.

The costs will be submitted to the town’s insurance company. Davis hopes the company will also pay for the upgrade of protective posts. The insurance company will then typically seek reimbursement from the driver’s insurance.

Work to repair the fence will begin as soon as the insurance payment is approved, he said.

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