The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee plans to discuss and vote on a records recording policy for waste haulers working in the county when it meets Tuesday morning.
The new approach to rules for manure haulers grew out of a meeting last month between county officials, farmers and haulers.
A proposed waste hauler ordinance would have required all haulers to be certified by the county, and applicators would have to be equipped with flow meters that generate an electronic record of how much manure has been applied to fields, starting in 2019.
“There were a lot of farmers who were concerned about the costs and trying to comply with it, the training efforts, the GPS, the flow meters and trying to comply,” Bonness said. “There was a lot of back and forth, and I proposed a policy for 2018.”
The policy sets up a voluntary reporting process that would be tried in 2018, and if it doesn’t work the ordinance that takes effect in 2019 could be passed, she said.