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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Changes to Noise & Lawn Maintenance Regulations

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, the Town Council adopted Ordinance No. 29-2021 on second reading, which amended various sections of the Town Code pertaining to noise and lawn maintenance. Below are highlights of the approved changes.

  • No loud noise between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 9:00 a.m.
  • All gas or electric powered lawn equipment, including leaf blowers, shall be subject to the same restrictions as heavy equipment.
  • Gas powered leaf blowers will be prohibited on properties larger than 1 acre, effective May 1, 2022.  (Gas powered leaf blowers are currently prohibited on properties smaller than 1 acre.)

Please click the link to view a full copy of Ordinance No. 29-2021.

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As a reminder, Ordinance No. 26-2021, regarding changes to construction and landscaping regulations, goes into effect on January 31, 2022. Below are the approved changes.

  • No construction work (including indoor) or lawn maintenance is permitted on Saturdays during the winter season, beginning on the Monday preceding Thanksgiving through the end of April. 
  • Construction work is permissible on Saturdays from May 1st through the Monday preceding Thanksgiving, but subject to the following restrictions: (1) work shall not begin until the hour of 9:00 a.m. and shall cease at the hour of 5:00 p.m.; (2) all work must be quiet in nature and limited to indoor activity, with the exception of quiet lawn maintenance work and tree trimming.
  • No heavy equipment or other outdoor construction-related and lawn maintenance noise is permitted before 9:00 a.m. (on a year-round basis).
  • Workers are prohibited from arriving at construction and lawn maintenance sites prior to 7:30 a.m. and are restricted from conducting any kind of site activity prior to 8:00 a.m. during the weekdays.    Workers are prohibited from arriving at construction and lawn maintenance sites prior to 8:30 a.m. and are restricted from conducting any kind of site activity prior to 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays, when limited work is permitted from May 1 through the Monday preceding Thanksgiving 
  • Ordinance No. 26-2021, provides an exception for quiet interior work in multi-family properties, south of Sloan’s Curve which are not located on Ibis Isle, that have association boards that approve Saturday work hours, and a copy of a letter indicating approval from the association board is on record with the Town.  Said work is limited to the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from the period commencing on the Monday preceding Thanksgiving and ending April 30.  

Please click the link to view a full copy of Ordinance No. 26-2021.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the Code Enforcement Department at 561-227-7080.

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