Newton Aldermen are considering an ordinance to limit the use of leaf blowers and ultimately ban their use altogether.
Current rules allow leaf blower use between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekday and between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays.
The proposed ordinance would:
- Ban the use of all leaf blowers until June 1, 2018 except between March 15-May 1 and from Oct. 15-Dec. 1 and also restrict the hours when leaf blowers can use to 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturdays
- After June 1, 2018 no leaf blowers will be allowed at any time, except following “times of emergency” such as a storm, as declared by the mayor.
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A public hearing will take place on Thursday, June 10 at Newton City Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Here’s some documents related to this issue that are posted on the city’s website…
Articles and Other Submissions
Letters Opposed to Leaf Blower Regulations
Letters in Favor of Leaf Blower Regulations