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FAIR BOARD: Storage rates increased

Logan County Fair Board members approved an increase in storage rates Wednesday during a regular meeting.

The board voted to increase the cost to store boats, campers and cars from $7.50 to $8.50 per foot, citing an increased demand for storage and to try and create more revenue.

Even at $8.50, the spaces still are among the cheapest storage options around, board members report.

A committee plans to look into removal dates and possible penalties involved for tenants who store items past the deadline. This year, nearly half of all boat owners leasing space on the fairground had not removed their boats weeks after the deadline, board members said.

The board also discussed configuring manure pits between the dairy and beef buildings and near the hog barns and the rabbit and chicken buildings to store manure daily.

Skip Jackson, fair board president, reported the Main Street sign is no longer operational, and repairing the sign is cost prohibitive.  

A workday begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 22, to clean up the fairground ahead of the 2013 fair, which runs from July 8-13. The Junior Fair Board also plans to host a picnic that day in an effort to bring together junior and senior fair board members.

The next regular meeting is 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14.

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