Fla. city commission might limit noisy landscaping

06/4/2013 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

The South Miami, Fla., City Commission is considering amending the noise ordinance by restricting use of gas-powered leaf blowers near residential properties or near commercial outdoor dining. Jim Giffen of landscaping company Selective Cut calls the amendment "ludicrous," saying it could hurt landscapers' income. Giffen also opposes language that would prevent companies from using noise-producing lawn equipment within 75 feet of an occupied home on weekends.

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