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At its June 10 meeting, the Town Council will discuss, and consider introduction of, an ordinance to implement a phased-in ban of gas-powered leaf blowers in Town.
In May, the Town’s Climate and Environment Committee presented a report to the Town Council requesting action to address noise, harmful pollutants, and other impacts from gas-powered leaf blowers. In response to the Committee’s specific request for a phased-in ban, the Council asked the Town attorney to draft an ordinance to prohibit the use of gas-powered leaf blowers on Sundays, effective September 1, 2020, and to prohibit the use of gas-powered leaf blowers on weekends and federal holidays, effective January 1, 2021. The Council agreed to consider introduction of the ordinance at the June Council meeting and to hold a public hearing at the July Council meeting.
At its May meeting, the Council also discussed the Climate and Environment Committee’s proposal to implement a total ban of a gas-powered leaf blowers effective January 1, 2022. Before considering this specific proposal, the Council agreed to hold a public forum in July to solicit community feedback. More information on the forum will be included in the July newsletter.