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Leaf-Blower Committee to Unveil Bylaw Compromise Tonight

The compromise was voted on almost unanimously by the committee, according to a representative from the Arlington Landscape Association.

The following was emailed to Arlington Patch by Joe Kerble, of Brothers Lawn Service, on behalf of the Arlington Landscape Association.

As members of the Town of Arlington leaf blower compromise committee, we would like to invite you to a public meeting on Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall to see the result of all of our work to come up with a compromise leaf blower law for Arlington.

You will see the proposed bylaw that was written and voted on almost unanimously by our committee of 13 citizens who set out to amend the current bylaw to reflect the views of the voters. This bylaw sets sensible guidelines and hours of operation that allows people to care for or have their property cared for the way they see fit while protecting the rights of their neighbors to use their property. Please come by to see what we have accomplished and give us your input.

Thank you,
Arlington Landscape Association

More on the public meeting from the town:

The 2012 Special Town Meeting Leaf Blower Committee will hold a public meeting on Monday, January 14, 2013, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Avenue. The public is invited to attend. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  • Introduction and overview of the meeting objectives - Faciliator Kevin F. Greeley, Chair of the Board of Selectmen
  • Open Forum - comments from meeting participants (3 minute time limit for each participant)
  • Closing comments - Facilitator Kevin F. Greeley

For complete additional meeting details please visit the 2012 Special Town Meeting Leaf Blower Committee page.

Past Leaf-Blower Coverage

Paul January 09, 2013 at 04:30 PM
I would write a comment but AP has been egregious in its censorship lately..... political terms should NOT be dissalowed because the Arlington Advocate doesn't like them.
John January 09, 2013 at 05:55 PM
it's not censorship. You don't have freedom of speech on a private message board.
Stephen January 14, 2013 at 11:13 AM
"Faciliator Kevin F. Greeley, Chair of the Board of Selectmen" Hey Kevin, try not to bully residents who come to speak tonight!
Hoops January 14, 2013 at 02:00 PM
I miss the way Arlington was. It's lost it's close-knit neighborhood feel and caters to special interests way too much. The do as I say not as I do elected officials are a great deal of the problem.

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