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Programs & Services Committee

Meets on the Wednesdays following the first and third Monday of each month.

Chair: Ald. Sangiolo
Vice-Chair: Ald. Rice 
Members: Ald. Leary, Norton, Hess-Mahan, Blazar, Baker, Kalis

Clerk: Karyn Dean, kdean@newtonma.gov  

The Programs and Services Committee reviews items relating to the Human Services Department, Library, Recreation Department, Law Department (except for claims), Veterans’ Services Department, Licensing Commission, City Clerk, Clerk of the Board, Rules of the Board, Election Commission, Health Department, City Physician, Newton Public Schools, Community Schools, Newton Housing Authority. As well as matters relating to the inter-relationship of the School Committee and Newton Public Schools with other areas of City government.

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Proposed Leaf Blower Ordinance Information

A PUBLIC COMMENT MEETING WILL BE HELD BY THE PROGRAMS & SERVICES COMMITTEE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH IN THE ALDERMANIC CHAMBER OF NEWTON CITY HALL, 7:00PM

THIS WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PROGRAMS & SERVICES COMMITTEE TO HEAR FROM ALL THOSE INTERESTED OR CONCERNED WITH THE PROPOSED LEAF BLOWER ORDINANCE.  A SIGN-UP SHEET FOR SPEAKERS WILL BE AVAILBLE STARTING AT 6:30PM.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE MEETING OR PREFER NOT TO SPEAK, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS, IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY, TO KDEAN@NEWTONMA.GOV  THEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE BOARD AND BE PART OF THE RECORD, AS HAVE ALL PAST CORRESPONDENCE.

THE UPDATED DRAFT LEAF BLOWER ORDINANCE IS POSTED BELOW.  REPORTS OF PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS CAN BE FOUND ON THE PROGRAMS & SERVICES 2015 PAGE.

UPDATED DRAFT LEAF BLOWER ORDINANCE

Articles and Other Submissions
Letters Opposed to Leaf Blower Regulations
Letters in Favor of Leaf Blower Regulations