County Responsibilities

The municipality has been empowered by the Minister to administer the Soil Conservation Act. The municipality has the following powers and responsibilities under the Soil Conservation Act: 

  • Power and responsibility to appoint at least one soil conservation officer for the municipality.
  • Power to pass bylaws dealing with burning of stubble and removal of topsoil. 
  • Power to develop permits that prescribe the terms and conditions required for stubble burning and topsoil removal. 
  • Responsibility to set municipal policy by which the inspectors/officers should approach problems and identify problem areas.Responsibility to provide proper identification to the soil conservation officer. 
  • Responsibility to make provision to hear appeals by aggrieved landowners.

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