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Public Input Meeting on Leaf Blowers Jan. 14

The meeting is from 7-9 p.m. at Town Hall.

The following is from the Town of Arlington. 

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 participatns (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

Stephan December 24, 2012 at 12:34 PM
why did we vote on it???????????
Old Lady December 24, 2012 at 01:23 PM
I may not agree with the outcome of the vote however the "town" did vote to ban leaf blowers.
Donald Mei December 24, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Those of us who voted, voted by a huge majority against it. So the real question is why is this still law? I know about the requirement for a certain number of total votes. Its a rhetorical question. A more serious question is why it didn't end up on the ballots when we had the general election in Nov. There would have been more than a large enough turnout to guarantee that the will of the citizens of Arlington was properly measured. Don
Donald Mei December 24, 2012 at 01:28 PM
The town did not vote to ban leaf blowers. The selectman did. The town voted down the ban. But because there was not a large enough turnout the massive vote against the ban did not count.
Tim December 24, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Donald , you are 100 % correct .... The town did not vote for this ban . A group of elitist's voted for this ban and knew how to play the town meeting system . This town wants to be a little city , so let be a city .. Time to rid TOWN MEETING ,SELECTMEN, A TOWN MANAGER ,who is controlled by selectmen .. This group of elitists know how to play these selectmen and it has to stop .. It is time for us to take back our town ...TOWN MEETING IS ANTIQUATED ... MERRY CHRISTMAS
x December 24, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Leaf blowers should be required at Town Meeting. They would come in handy to drown out the voices of unhinged selectmen and, with slight modification, could be used to blow smoke as required. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
Jerry December 26, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Arlington has lost it's mind, I miss the old Arlington.

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