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Local Governments Regulate Use of Portable Self Storage Units

by Winnie Hsiu April 30, 2010 11:16 AM
In several communities across the country, local governments are regulating the use of portable self storage containers in front yards, driveways, and on local streets. During the month of April, at least three cities have passed or are considering ordinances regulating the use of portable containers: Wausau, Wisconsin; Springfield, Missouri; and Baltimore, Maryland. [More]

Local Government Agencies Face Storage Crises

by Winnie Hsiu February 22, 2010 9:49 AM
Storage is becoming a problem for local government in many parts of the U.S. In the last week, several local government storage problems were reported in the media:

In Gaylord, Minnesota, the Sibley County Sheriff's office is considering building its own storage shed to store equipment and vehicles for the Sheriff's Office and the Environmental Services Department....The Sheriff's Office in Santa Rosa County, Florida, bought a mobile command unit and disaster response trailer shortly after Hurricane Ivan passed through in 2004. Initially, Terhaar & Cronley Property Co, the owner of a vacant warehouse, donated the warehouse to be used for storage of the new equipment. But it is becoming difficult for Terhaar & Cronley to pay the property taxes....In Ozark, Missouri, the Christian County Library has run out of space for its books. The library has pulled more than 1,500 books off its shelves and put them into storage....The Franklin County Courthouse renovation, in Malone, New York, is causing an embarrassing storage problem for courthouse officials: the installation of advanced technology has caused the temperature in the courthouse records center to escalate up to anywhere from 113 to 121 degrees.... [More]
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