Moderator’s Committee on Leaf Blowers

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  • Jonathan Margolis
  • Faith Michaels
  • Neil Gordon
  • John Doggett

  • Maura Toomey
  • Dennis Doughty
  • Benedicte Hallowell


The Fall 2015 Town Meeting referred the subject matter of Article 10, concerning the use of leaf blowers, to a Moderator’s Committee.

This Committee will review and evaluate the provisions of the Town's By-laws, Article 8.15 - Noise Control (with respect to Leaf Blowers), and Article 8.31 - Leaf Blowers. The Committee will consider the Selectman's Noise By-Law Committee report, leaf blower abuses, inappropriate uses, best practices, provisions used in other towns, property owners' responsibilities, landscaping service provider responsibilities, Town responsibilities, enforcement issues, and other relevant matters.

The Committee expects to make a preliminary report to Spring Town Meeting 2016 and a final report with recommendations, and, if indicated, a warrant article amending the current By-laws, to the Fall 2016 Town Meeting.

Final Report

Below is the Committee's Final Report, Appendices, and Additional Information, which was approved by the Committee at its last meeting on October 26, 2016:

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