Proposed Village Amendment to Extend Current Restrictions on Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers
At the July 22, 2021 public meeting held in Village Hall, Bronxville’s trustees proposed a more restrictive ordinance on gas-powered leaf blowers.
In Bronxville, gas-powered leaf blowers are currently banned from June 1 until September 30. This amendment will extend the ban from December 15th to March 15th and again from May 15th to October 15th. As a result, gas-powered leaf blowers will only be permitted during the more difficult Spring and Fall clean-up periods; however, electric-powered leaf blowers will still be permitted all year.
Since early 2020 grievances about gas-powered leaf blowers have been the number one resident complaint to Village Hall. Concerns include noise pollution, lower quality of life, and negative impacts on our health and environment.
At the request of Mayor Marvin and the Village Trustees, the Bronxville Green Committee spent numerous months evaluating this issue and proposing solutions that protect our health and environment while understanding residents’ desire to manage their personal property as they see fit.
For more information, please see the Green Committee’s report on gas-powered leaf blowers and the proposed local law.
The public may submit written comment now to firstname.lastname@example.org or attend the public hearing on September 13, 2021.