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More storage condo units being built
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Dream of owning your own condo in Manteca?
You won’t have to wait too long as a $3 million undertaking will add 100 more units in the coming months.
But if you’re looking to live in them, you’re out of luck. These are indoor storage units for RVs, boats and other recreational vehicles.
It is the second of three phases for In-Out Storage first built by the late Bobby Davis’ children — Terry Davis and Trena Chaves — in 2007 at 10800 East Highway 120 just west of Austin Road.
The family in recent years sold Manteca Trailer & RV as well as Eagle’s Nest Harley Davidson in Lathrop but kept the mini-storage condo business.
Terry Davis says that the first phase has been 100 percent occupied for the last 1.5 years.
Just as they completed what was then Northern California’s first storage condo project the Great Recession hit.
The units at the own your own storage condominiums started  in 2007 at $57,995 for a 560-square-foot space and ran up to $125,990 for the 1,120-square-foot unit that features a 28-foot cathedral-type ceiling. For those keeping tabs, $125,900 was the median price of a Manteca resale home back in 1995
Pricing for the second phase is pending.
The first phase units come in three sizes: the smallest is 14 feet wide and 40 feet deep; mid-size units are 14 feet wide and 44 feet deep; the largest condo is created by purchasing two side-by-side 14×40-foot units. They are designed as a drive-thru as you can drive your truck and boat in one door and drive out the other door.

Bank mistake, not
city error led to
water being cut off
 A bank’s error regarding a routing number and not a mistake made by the City of Manteca Finance Department put in motion events that led to water being cut-off for 12 apartment units in the 1300 block of East North Street on Wednesday.
The landlord had an account set up where their bank issues checks for property management expenses. That’s unlike a bank draft service that the City of Manteca offers where monthly utility bills are automatically paid from checking accounts.
If a payment is 30 days late, three notices are issued to the account holder. If the delinquent account isn’t paid in 60 days, water service is shut off.
The city issues over 500 notices each month for accounts that are 30 days delinquent. Among that 500 are some who simply forget to pay their bill.
Finance Director Suzanne Mallory noted the best solution to avoid that from happening is setting up an automatic bank draft with the city that can be done either via the website, in person or over the phone. Once that is in place, the bill is automatically paid and the payment is noted on the customer’s next statement.
You can also pay bills over the Internet, in person at the Manteca Civic Center or by using an automatic voice generated computer system 24-7 over the phone.
The city put tighter controls in place after municipal utility write-offs went from $87,945 a year at the start of the Great Recession in 2008 to $261,954 at the peak in 2010. They dropped below $151,000 in 2013.
The write-offs are absorbed essentially by paying utility customers.