A total ban on leaf blowers would be too extreme, so town officials should consider a less restrictive measure to reduce some of the noise.
he Chapel Hill Town Council heard Monday residents' comments about a proposal to rid the area of leaf blowers, which have been called noisy and which cause pollution.
Council member Cam Hill has led the effort to end local use of the machines. Some of the town's residents have chimed in, expressing concerns that their sidewalk experiences have been disrupted by the noise created by blowers.
But, in this case, one person's peace and quiet shouldn't come at another person's expense. If council members eventually decide to eliminate the blowers, the cost to local businesses that rely on the machines would be too severe.