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WELLINGTON, FL (WFLX) - The family of Scott Wilson, the man killed by polo mogul John Goodman, has been asked to take down part of the roadside memorial that has stood there since his death two years ago.

In its place now is a permanent marker. That memorial was the largest Wellington had ever seen -- growing considerably over the past two years.

The village and Wilson's family had been having conversations in recent weeks about bringing the memorial into compliance with village regulations.

Those regulations, passed in 2004, allow permanent, fixed markers similar to those seen on Florida highways.

An attorney for Scott Wilson's father had asked the village to keep the memorial as it was. The village, however, said the memorial, as it was, couldn't stay.

In recent days, Wilson's family had it taken down. This is not the first time the village has taken down sites like this.

Most recently, the village said memorials for Jimmy Duemig and Alfonso Navarro had to come down.

Permanent markers were put in their place which was what was done here.

The village said it was a tough decision, but one that had to be made.

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