During 2013-2014, in support of Board of Trustee decision-making, the Council researched options for Village leaf handling. The CAC chose not to advocate a particular policy but to instead provide Trustees with a menu of options. Numerous communities nationwide were surveyed and contacted, including all municipalities in southern Westchester. The CAC advocates that regardless of which option the Village chooses, leaf mulching outreach to residents be immediately stepped up. Its rationale is that as changes in leaf collection policy will increasingly make residents open to alternatives, they should be educated in advance about leaf mulching, by far the most desirable leaf handling option.