Plastic Bag Ban, Commercial Snow Shoveling Rules Remain Up in the Air

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The Town Council’s Rules & Ordinances subcommittee discussed a possible plastic bag ban and reviewed the rules for the commercial snow shoveling rules, but did not make a recommendation on either issue.

At the meeting on March 3, the possibility of creating an ordinance to ban plastic bags being used at some or all stores in town was discussed, but questions remain, said subcommittee chairman and Town Councilor Ken Woodland.

“The committee decided to seek additional language changes in the potential plastic bag ordinance so are in the process of consulting with the Town Attorney to finalize changes for discussion at the next meeting,” Woodland said.

The evening’s discussion of the town’s snow shoveling ordinance was tabled, however, when the meeting was ended early because of (that’s right) snow!

Another subcommittee, the Committee on Public Works, will discuss the possibility of having a residential snow shoveling requirement.

One thought on “Plastic Bag Ban, Commercial Snow Shoveling Rules Remain Up in the Air

  1. As a walking commuter in Watertown I would love to see a shoveling requirement, far too many near misses this winter just trying to safely get to work.

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