Land & Water Committee takes up groundwater issues

Brandon Robinson of Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission, standing, explains the process of approving an updated Kewaunee County Comprehensive Plan to the Land & Water Conservation Committee on Dec. 13. Photo by Warren Bluhm

By Warren Bluhm

Kewaunee County government offices will be closed Monday to observe the New Year’s holiday, but county officials will be back at work bright and early on Tuesday.

The Land and Water Conservation Committee on Tuesday will consider voting to approve the consensus recommendations of the Department of Natural Resources Groundwater Collaboration Workgroup Final Report.

The six-page report includes several dozen recommendations submitted after more than a year of study by three work groups – the Short-term Solutions Workgroup, the Compliance Workgroup, and the Best Management Practice/Sensitive Areas Workgroup – all tasked with finding approaches to the county’s myriad water quality issues.

The meeting is the first Land and Water committee meeting since the Groundwater Task Force was dissolved and its mission incorporated into the County Board committee’s work.

The committee meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Land and Water Department office in the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds building, 625 Third St., Luxemburg.

Other committee meetings scheduled in the coming week are the Agriculture & Extension Education Committee, 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Kewaunee County Administration Center, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee; and the Highway and Solid Waste Committee, 8:45 a.m. Thursday at the Highway Department, E4280 County Road F, Kewaunee.