Proposal seeks to restrict use of noisy landscaping equipment in South Miami

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

A proposal to amend the noise ordinance in South Miami would restrict the use of gas-powered leaf blowers near residential properties or near commercial outdoor dining. Jim Giffen of landscaping company Selective Cut labeled 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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