The seasonal ban on the use of gas-powered leaf blowers went into effect on Memorial Day and will last until Labor Day. One electric or battery-powered leaf blower of 65 decibels or less is allowed to be used per lot during this time period. There has been a substantial increase in the number of calls related to leaf blowers since this ordinance was passed by the City Council. Please click here to short flyer to summarize the new law for residents and landscapers (link). To read the ordinance in its entirety, go to http://www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/documents/45829 section 13 paragraph h.