Manure irrigation and hauling policies will be on the table Thursday, Nov. 2, when the Kewaunee County Land & Water and Public Health committees hold a joint meeting at the County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg.
The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. in the 4-H Room in the Exhibition Building, 625 Third St., Luxemburg.
Proposed ordinances to regulate waste haulers and irrigation were introduced last spring. Discussions with farmers yielded an alternative to the waste hauling ordinance that involves a voluntary records reporting policy, which the two committees are scheduled to discuss at the meeting.
The fourth draft of the waste irrigation ordinance was on the County Board agenda for final approval Oct. 17, but Land & Water Committee Chairman John Pagel made a motion to refer it back to committee after four farmers objected, including the property manager of Pagel’s dairy business. The motion passed 15-5.
Corporation Counsel Jeff Wisnicky, County Administrator Scott Feldt, and County Board Chairman Robert Weidner are scheduled to make preliminary comments at the meeting, which includes 20 minutes for public comment according to the agenda posted Thursday.
“It is my hope that the committees are able to reach consensus on the language of this ordinance so that it will be ready for board consideration on Nov. 7,” Weidner said.