Over the past year, the Butler County Commission has openly discussed the Butler County Environmental Health Sanitary Code several times in order to help alleviate some of the burden of unnecessary or inappropriate codes for Butler County citizens. During their meeting on Tuesday morning, the commission set out to approve a public hearing date for the adoption of those updates to the codes.
“One of the items the commission has discussed over the past year is moving the need for a septic tank off of the lagoon codes,” explained Butler County Chief Building Inspector Eric Triplett. “The commission also gave clarification to the addition of small acreage livestock language. The changes to the codes have been forwarded to KDHE (the Kansas Department of Health and Environment) and they’ve sent it back. The first opportunity for the public hearing would be Feb. 16.”