In the grand scheme of things, the village of Brookfield failing to secure an easement for a sign it placed on the corner of Custer and Ogden is not a particular crisis.

But it says something about attention to detail.

What happened? No one appears to know, but it’s the village’s responsibility to make sure that its interests are being served. The easement is necessary for the sign to be where it is, and it’s no one else’s duty but Brookfield’s to make sure that the easement got recorded.

It likely won’t be a big deal to work out the easement all over again with the new owner. The sign’s already there and the new owner has not indicated that he wants the village to remove it.

But Brookfield taxpayers have already paid for this job. Let’s hope they get it gratis this time around.