Leaf Blowers Banned In Arlington For 5 Months A Year

ARLINGTON (CBS) – Arlington residents are buzzing over a new town ordinance that would fine anyone who uses a leaf blower between May 15th and October 15th $200.

Residents who support the ban, say the blowers are too loud and kick up too much dust. Opponents say the ban is unfair and will cost local landscaping companies time and money

Last year Brookline banned leaf blowers in the summer and winter months but said they can be used to maintain town parks and streets and by residents who own more than five acres.

Wellesley and Marblehead have voted down similar bans. Contractors and other opponents are vowing to fight Arlington’s ban.

Opponents planned to ask the town meeting members to reconsider the ban when they convene Wednesday night.

The state Attorney General’s office still needs to give final approval, so even if the ban stays, it won’t kick in until next year.

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