SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Spring is here and that means getting outside to clean up our properties. But the early birds among us sometimes forget or ignore the fact that lawn maintenance can be noisy, and neighbors don't care that you have to cut the grass before heading to your kids' sports and other activities.

Please keep in mind that Scotch Plains has an ordinance prohibits residents and residential landscaper or maintenance workers from using power tools, home maintenance tools, landscaping and/or yard maintenance equipment between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.     

Power tools, home maintenance tools, landscaping and/or yard maintenance equipment used by residential property owner or tenant shall not be operated between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., (with the exception of emergency work).

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