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NOXIOUS WEED DIVISION

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Oversee weed control program for the county including sale of herbicides,  spraying, public education and enforcement.

The Noxious Weed Division is mandated by the State of Kansas to control noxious weeds within the county. In addition, the Noxious Weed Division also controls a variety of non-noxious weeds on county properties. The Vegetation Supervisor, who is appointed with approval from the Kansas State Department of Agriculture, reports and determines the extent of infestations and devises proper methods of control. Noxious Weeds is a division of the Livestock & Expo Center. The director of the Livestock & Expo Center serves as Vegetation Supervisor. You may contact him at the following address:

Phil Penn
900 Greeley
Salina, KS 67401
Phone: 785-826-6530
Fax: 785-826-6534
E-mail: 
phil.penn@saline.org or bev.mong@saline.org

MISSION STATEMENT
The Saline County Noxious Weed Division is committed to fair enforcement of the Kansas Noxious Weed Law and to the enhancement of public safety through vegetation management. The mission is to use and teach environmentally safe and effective methods of vegetation  control throughout the county.

To fulfill this mission, the Saline County Noxious Weed Division will strive to be stewards of the land and to provide a professional and well-trained staff to serve the public.

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
Enhance traffic safety through effective vegetation management.
Respond to public inquiries in a timely manner.
Enforce Kansas Noxious Weed Laws through inspections, warning notices and legal notices.
Provide public education for vegetation control and/or eradication.
Assure environmentally safe use of chemicals.

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Spray county roads for noxious weeds.
Inspect farm and pasture ground for noxious weeds.
Investigate complaints regarding noxious weeds.
Make quarterly and annual reports to State Board of Agriculture.
Conduct educational and informational meetings and tours.