Free to Blow Leaves in Rye, Temporarily

The City of Rye has declared Tuesday's storm a significant storm event and has lifted the ban on leaf blower use temporarily.

From the City of Rye: The City Manager’s Office has declared the storm which occurred on September 18, 2012 to be a significant storm event under Section 133-7 B of the Code of the City of Rye and, therefore, has lifted the ban on the use leaf blowers in the City of Rye effective Wednesday, September 19, 2012 through and including Wednesday, September 26, 2012 with the following provisions: 

  • * Leaf blowers can not be used on Sunday, September 23, 2012. 
  • * Leaf blowers shall not be operated between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on weekdays and 
  • between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Saturday, September 22, 2012. 
  • * The Leaf blower ban will resume on Thursday, September 27, 2012.

Is this good news to you? Please tell us if this will help you manage your storm damage in the comments. 

Paul Tillotson September 20, 2012 at 12:45 AM
A real news non-event since the enforcement of the leaf blower ordinance is as rare as snow at the Equator in July or has no one told the City Manager this ?
Bob Zahm September 20, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Agree that enforcement is rare, but there is snow at the equator (well darn near) - you just have to be at the top of Kilimanjaro.
Tim Kirby September 20, 2012 at 12:53 PM
I have seen, on many occasions, policeman drive right by while Landscapers are using their leaf blowers. I know they see them; however, I think the unwritten rule is they will only say something if there is a complaint. As far as I can see there is not one landscaper in Rye who follows the rule. It is a joke.


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