A number of agriculture related resolutions have been submitted at this week's AMM (Association of Manitoba Municipalities) annual convention being held in Winnipeg.

The RM of Rosser would like to see AMM lobby the province to remove the applicant appeal process introduced in Bill 19 (The Planning Amendment Act) for decisions made by Council on large scale livestock operations and aggregate quarry operations.

The Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain wants AMM to lobby the government to increase the on-site policing/auditing in proportion to the proposed increase of large-scale livestock operations in the province in order to protect local municipalities as well as develop a better contact system for concerned taxpayers when they have concerns that need to be addressed.

The Municipality of Ste. Rose wants AMM lobby the province to reassess and decrease the portioning of tax associated with farmland. (Standing Policy)

The Province of Manitoba is proposing to modernize the Conservation Districts Program by aligning the boundaries of Conservation Districts to watersheds and changing the name to Watershed Districts. The RM of Alexander wants AMM to lobby the province to have Conservation/Watershed Districts stay voluntary and by choice for each municipality; and is further resolving that there should not be any provincial downloading of increased cost and/or responsibility to municipalities.

Resolutions are scheduled to be debated on Tuesday, November 23.

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