In an effort to combat noise and air pollution, the Village Board approved further restrictions on when gasoline-powered leaf blower can be operated at their April 25, 2023 meeting. Following recommendations outlined in the Regional Leaf Blower Working Group Report, the following key changes are in effect beginning January 1, 2024:
- Ban increased from 20 to 40 weeks; gas-powered leaf blowers will only be allowed for spring clean-up from April 1 – April 30 and fall clean-up from October 1 – November 30.
- Personal lawncare maintenance cannot start earlier than 7am or go past 7pm on weekdays.
The Village Board also instructed the Environmental and Energy Commission to study the impact of the changes and the impact of a potential year-round ban, including on exempted properties.