Public Comment session scheduled on limiting the use of leafblowers in Newton

The Programs and Services Committee of the Board of Aldermen will be holding a public comment session on the following:

#31-15 PROGRAMS & SERVICES COMMITTEE proposing an ordinance to limit the use of leafblowers. [01/26/15 @ 2:20PM]; and  

#31-15(2) THE PROGRAMS & SERVICES COMMITTEE requesting to amend Chapter 20-13, Noise Control, relative to time restrictions on the use of yard, garden or grounds maintenance equipment. [03/19/15 @ 12:14PM] 

The session will take place on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in the Aldermanic Chambers at Newton City Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.

This will be an opportunity for the Programs and Services Committee and members of the Board of Aldermen to hear from all those interested or concerned with the proposed leaf blower ordinance.  A sign-up sheet for speakers will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m.

If you are not able to attend the meeting or prefer not to speak, please feel free to submit written comments and address them to Karyn Dean, the Programs and Services Committee clerk at kdean@newtonma.gov.  They will be distributed to the Board and become part of the official record as have all past correspondence.

An updated draft leaf blower ordinance will be posted on the City website shortly.

back to top