By Paul Schmitt
The fourth time was a charm for the Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation and Public Health committees on Thursday. The two committees agreed on the fourth writing of the waste irrigation ordinance that began with discussions over five months ago. The meeting held Thursday ran for four and one-half hours before the joint session reached an agreed proposed ordinance, according to Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee former chair John Pagel. He says the joint committee went through it line by line to get it done.
Pagel says he only has one regret about how the process played out in committee.
The proposed waste irrigation ordinance will now go before the Kewaunee County Board next Tuesday, November 7 at their monthly meeting, according to Pagel. If approved, the ordinance will go into effect in 2018. Pagel is the chairman of the land and water committee and has asked the Vice Chairman to conduct the land and water meeting until the committee appointments expire in April 2018.