The Naperville City Council voted 6-3 to reduce weekend operating hours slightly for commercial landscapers on Tuesday, September 7. This is an issue that the City Council first addressed in June, and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce became involved early.
We surveyed our Members and asked the City Council to keep the weekday hours sacrosanct, while still providing significant open availability on the weekends. The new operating hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Initial proposals would have cut much more dramatically both weekday and weekend availability.
In addition, the code rewrite acknowledges an exemption for golf courses which need to mow very early to allow for much earlier tee times. This provision did not exist in the previous code and regularizes their already existing operations.
While the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce expressed concern about the way the final code was drafted, we are pleased that the restrictions did not go further.
President & CEO
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce