Town News

Home

Posted on: December 10, 2020

Council Approves New Gas-Powered Blower Regulations

At its December 9 meeting, the Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance to amend Town regulations of gas-powered blowers.  The new regulations (see below) are in response to resident concerns about noise and other impacts of this type of landscaping equipment.  Specifically, they 1) expand quiet hours during which the use of gas-powered blowers is prohibited and 2) implement a ban on the use of gas-powered blowers from January 1 through October 14, effective in 2022.  The regulations exempt gas-powered snow blowers and sprayers and do not include a total ban of gas-powered blowers.  Montgomery County noise regulations also remain in effect in the Town.

 

Permissible Hours

Construction activities

Weekdays

Weekends and Holidays

From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

From 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Landscaping equipment

 

 

Gas-powered blower

Weekdays

Weekends and Holidays

From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Starting 1/1/22: From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Oct. 15 to Dec. 31; prohibited at any time from Jan. 1 to Oct. 14

 From 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Starting 1/1/22: From 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Oct. 15 to Dec. 31; prohibited at any time from Jan. 1 to Oct. 14

All other gas-powered

equipment

Weekdays

Weekends and Holidays

From 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

From 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

All electric or battery- powered equipment

Weekdays

Weekends and Holidays

From 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

From 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.



 

Facebook Twitter Email