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City seeks to keep privies in check

The city of Coeur d'Alene's Planning Commission unanimously made an ordinance recommendation that will keep the locations, maintenance and use of Porta Potties in check. Previously, the city didn't really have an ordinance that regulated Porta Potties, or portable toilets. The only code that had been on the books was City Code 13.12.010, which addressed restrictions on "privies," or outhouses located in some kind of building. "No person or persons shall construct or maintain any privy in the city; provided, however, that temporary privies may be constructed during the course of construction of any building and at a place and in a manner approved by the city engineer," the code reads. This minimalistic code and language began to be examined by the city and the planning commission in January/Devin Heilman, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Where did you last use a portable toilet?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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