NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 20(5) of the Municipal Home Rule Law, a public hearing will be held by the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Bellport at the Bellport Community Center located at 4 Bell Street, Bellport, New York, and via Zoom Webinar, link to the meeting can be found at www.bellportvillageny.gov, on the 21st day of March, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., to consider enacting the following proposed Introductory Local Law:
INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW # ___ OF 2022
AMENDING CHAPTER 11 OF THE CODE OF THE VILLAGE OF BELLPORT ENTITLED, “MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AND OFFENSES”, ARTICLE IV “OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE AND ORDER.”
This Local Law would amend the Code to regulate the operation of gas and diesel-powered leaf blowers and hedge trimmers. Gas and Diesel-powered leaf blowers and hedge trimmers are harmful to the climate, the environment and our health. Exhaust from these machines contain climate-harming greenhouse gases in amounts far out of proportion to their size, as well as air pollutants that endanger the health of landscape workers and Village residents alike.
This is a summary of the proposed Local Law, a full copy of which is on file in the Village Clerk’s Office and is available for inspection during regular Village Business hours.
At said public hearing, any persons interested shall be given the opportunity to be heard in person. Please be advised that public participation is not permitted via Zoom.
Dated: March 7, 2022
John Kocay, Village Clerk
Bellport, New York