The Village of Wilmette is a member of the Regional Leaf Blower Working Group, which was formed in late 2021 to evaluate the need and impact of leaf-blower regulations to be considered by participating municipalities. The Working Group was tasked with studying the impacts of gas-powered leaf blowers, alternative technologies and how communities could mitigate the impacts of this equipment. To ensure a balanced and thoughtful report, the Working Group is comprised of elected officials, appointed officials (i.e. Sustainability Commission members), professional municipal staff (municipalities and park districts), and representatives of the landscape industry.
In December 2022, the Working Group published its final report. Click here to read the report.
The findings will be presented to the Village Board for their consideration in early 2023.