Proposed Ordinance to Ban Gas Powered Leaf Blowers

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


Ordinance to Ban the Use of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers, eff. January 1, 2022

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue

During its regular meeting on Monday, December 9, 2019, the Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers will hold a public hearing to introduce and consider possible adoption of an ordinance to amend Chapter 20 of the Village Code, entitled, “Noise Control”, to ban the use of gas-powered leaf blowers effective January 1, 2022.  The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

This ordinance is proposed to address the health, environmental and quality-of-life impacts from the use of gas-powered leaf blowers and is intended to mirror the District of Columbia’s recent decision to ban gas-powered blowers as of the same date.  Neighboring Chevy Chase-area municipalities are also considering enacting a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers. 

For more information, residents are encouraged to reference the report issued by the Village’s Environment & Energy Committee, entitled “Proposal to Address Noise and other Impacts from Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers” dated August 15, 2019 by CLICKING HERE.

The draft ordinance may be obtained at the Chevy Chase Village Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, you may download a copy by CLICKING HERE or you may submit a request to the Village office for the draft ordinance to be emailed or mailed to you.

Residents who are unable to attend the Public Hearing on December 9 may submit written testimony for the record before December 9 either by e-mail to ccv@montgomerycountymd.gov or directly to the Village office at 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. 

  • LINK TO REPORT FROM E & E COMMITTEE

  • LINK TO DRAFT ORDINANCE
Residents and their landscape contractors are welcome to attend one of the electric-powered blower demonstrations that are being hosted by the Environment & Energy Committee during the month of November.  Click on the below link to view the event flier.

  • LINK TO EVENT FLYER