educate landowners about permits
GRAFTON – Newly-elected Walsh County Commission Chairman Ernie Barta addressed the issue of landowners drain tiling without permits at the first December meeting of the county commissioners Tuesday.
Barta asked commissioners if they thought landowners should be fined if they do drain tile work without getting a permit first and suggested a fine of $10,000 for those who don’t comply.
According to Walsh County Highway Superintendent Sharon Lipsh, landowners are required to get a drain tile permit if the area to be tiled affects the drainage on more than 80 acres of land. (more…)