The Ypsilanti City Council this week banned the use of power equipment and power tools in city parks by volunteer groups.

Still reeling from sidewalk snow shovel headaches, the Mower Cycle is the solution offered by City Council to volunteers that want to mow the parks. City officials also said scissors would be acceptable too, as long as they didn’t have pointy tips.

The Tatt has learned former Mayor Cheryl Farmer is buying two Mower Cycles to fullfill her 2005 pledge to mow the parks herself if funding is cut for parks. Manufacturing will begin this spring at the former Ford/Visteon plant in Ypsilanti.

Resolution No. 2009-045, approving the Adopt-a-Park program