CLARENDON, Vt. — Officials in Clarendon, Vermont, are disputing a state claim that the town violated wetland rules when a new sports field was built two years ago.

Selectman Michael Klopchin tells the Rutland Herald that the town “followed all the rules” in getting its Act 250 land use permit and other permits needed to build the ball field. The project used fill from a nearby state project at the Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport.

The state claims the town filled more than a half-acre of wetlands.

Klopchin said it wasn’t a wetland that was filled in, but a drainage ditch created by construction of the new Agency of Transportation highway garage.

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