By Tim Kowols
Some Kewaunee County residents are hopeful the board will pass an ordinance allowing local officials to enforce new manure handling rules once they are signed into law. The practice is already being done in Door County, known as Chapter 23, which gives local law enforcement and the land and water department to enforce the manure handling rules known as NR-151 themselves rather than call in the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Justice when there are violations. Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee Chairperson Chuck Wagner says they have been balking at doing the same thing in the county until new, stricter NR-151 rules passed by the Wisconsin Legislature and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker.
Wagner is pleased to hear the support across the spectrum for the new NR-151 rules, which will enact new restrictions for when and where manure can be spread on sensitive areas like the karst regions of Door and Kewaunee Counties.