the Manatee County fertilizer law
remains in effect the lawn care industry wanted to overturn ordinance aimed at
storm runoff but the County Commission indicated Tuesday they are satisfied
with the nearly seven year old lawn restricting summertime use of
fertilizers even though the lawn care industry considers it arbitrary and
punitive the ordinance is intended to reduce stormwater runoff of phosphorus
and nitrogen during the rainy season now to being reports representatives of the
lawn care industry appealed to the commissioners to schedule public hearing
to review the ordinance and possibly enact changes granting more latitude to
their profession they made their presentation during a work session in
which commissioners could indicate their consensus opinion without taking a
formal vote