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Chapel Hill Considers Ban On Gas Leaf Blowers

Posted November 22, 2004 8:23 a.m. EST

— The Chapel Hill Town Council will consider banning gas-powered leaf blowers on Monday.

In September, councilman Cam Hill submitted a petition expressing concerns over air quality and noise pollution.

The Town Council referred the petition to the town staff to prepare for public review and input.

Landscapers say a ban would mean higher labor costs and those costs would be passed on to customers.