[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood 4-4-2017 by Ord. No. 2854-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The use of gas-powered (nonelectric) leaf blowers is prohibited within the Township of Maplewood from May 15 through September 30 of each year by all commercial entities.
A commercial entity shall include but not be limited to lawn maintenance businesses, tree removal or maintenance businesses, paving companies, gutter cleaning companies and shall include any person or entity charging a fee for services.
All commercial entity workers using gas-powered leaf blowers must be provided with and must wear safety equipment for hearing and breathing. Any commercial entity failing to provide and/or failing to require its workers to wear the aforementioned safety equipment shall be subject to a fine as follows:
Each day a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
No person or entity may deposit leaves into any street more than seven days before a regularly scheduled Department of Public Works pickup. Anyone violating this section shall be subject to a fine as follows:
The use of gas-powered leaf blowers by any person or entity is permitted only as follows:
In the event of a weather emergency or other emergent circumstances, the Township Emergency Management Coordinator shall be permitted to modify the restrictions of this chapter.