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Fair board votes to increase storage rate (Audio included)

The Logan County Fair Board met for the last time before the fair Wednesday.

The board voted to increase its storage rate for boats, campers, and cars. The rate has increased from $7.50-per-foot to $8.50-per-foot. The increase was due to the demand for storage and to try and create more revenue. The board reports that the fairgrounds is still one of the cheapest for storage in the area.

Changes could also be coming to storage removal. A committee is being formed to investigate a time of removal and a possible penalty. This year the board set a date for removal, however a couple weeks after the date there was still about half of the boats on the grounds.

Board President Skip Jackson reported that the sign along Main Street is "toast" and will not be used. The sign was looked at and the amount of money it would take repair the sign is not worth doing the maintenance.

The board also discussed manure removal during fair week. The fair has to remove the manure nightly and store it daily. The board is working on a contract with a Hardin County man to remove the manure and is looking to designate manure pits that would be accessible for the dairy/beef, hog, and rabbit buildings.

Jackson discusses the meeting.

The board has a fairgrounds work day scheduled for June 22nd starting at 8 am.

The Logan County Fair is the week of July 8th through July 13th.

The Logan County Fair Board will meet again on August 14th at 7:30 pm.

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