By Tim Kowols
The town of Liberty Grove approved a new ordinance Wednesday effectively banning manure produced outside of its boundaries. The board voted 4-1 to prohibit the practice of spreading the out-of-town, unmanipulated manure to help battle against possible groundwater contamination. Three people spoke in favor of the ordinance and no one dissented. Town board member Lou Covotsos says the lone “no” vote felt like the ordinance did not go far enough, something he says could have been interpreted as overreaching.
Covotsos says he is not sure if Liberty Grove’s actions will cause a domino effect in the county, but believes similar ordinances could help everybody’s water supply in the long run.