Herbicide permit needed for non-contractor community volunteer?
I was going to ask my local township in New York State next week but would like to go in as informed as possible first.
I live on a quiet cul-de-sac and have been landscaping and hand-weeding the quiet center island, as well as walking my dogs there, for several years. While the Highway Department and Public Safety do basic maintenance (tree pruning, bark mulch and weed whacking) they do not remove weeds. Since I already use a backpack sprayer to spray regular Roundup on my property I thought I'd spray the cul-de-sac too but am wondering, particularly since you can't please all the neighbors, whether I'd need a permit. I am not a contractor, I am not paid, and saying I'm a community volunteer is a bit of a stretch - I'm just a private citizen trying to beautify town property in my neighborhood.