Council To Discuss Reducing Use of Gas-Powered Landscape Equipment

SC Staff Report

The Sanibel City Council will start the new year with a draft resolution reducing the use of gas-powered handheld landscape equipment – one item on its agenda for the Tuesday, Jan. 7 meeting at City Hall, 800 Dunlop Rd.

The city recently passed an ordinance regulating the use of gas-powered leaf blowers for commercial purposes and on city grounds. The draft resolution states that council recognizes other gas-powered landscape equipment also significantly contribute to air and noise pollution on the island. Council finds there are reasonable “environmentally-friendly” alternatives to gas-powered lawn equipment, including electric and battery powered equipment.

The resolution supports and encourages individuals and businesses to voluntarily use environmentally-friendly alternatives to gas-powered landscape equipment.

Other agenda items include several budget amendments and a report on the coyote management plan with next steps and options. The meeting is at 9 a.m. in MacKenzie Hall.

Comments (2)

  1. Get rid of the noise and air pollution caused by gas powered equipment. We can live better without them.

  2. I was surprised and disappointed that we didn’t pass the regulation to switch to battery powered. I expected better of Sanibel but I’m glad to see the discussion isn’t over.

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