After viewing photographs of intermodal container storage lots in Argentine, the Edgerton City Council voted to have more stringent requirements for storage lots within its city limits.
All container storage facilities must have a minimum of 20 acres and a hard asphalt or concrete surface.
Beth Linn, city administrator, showed photos of the Argentine lots that were not hard surfaced.
There were visible pot holes, standing water, and trucks kicking up dust.
Linn said container storage facilities are sure to locate in Edgerton and Gardner.
“Neither the BNSF Intermodal Facility nor Logistics Park KC is meant for the storage of cargo containers of trucks for extended periods of time,” Linn said. “There are companies that specialize in the storage of cargo containers, truck trailers and truck chassis. Usually these companies prefer to locate in areas surrounding the intermodal facilities to reduce travel distances, which can equate to less pollution, wear on streets, decreased transportation costs, and possibly centralizes perceived negative impacts from these facilities on the surrounding community.”