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Curb Marking Business at Odds With Delmar, Md. Officials

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"Ur Curb Ink" owner Mike Waters said anyone that fills out the notice and puts it back on their door will get the curb marking service, even though his company may be fined for doing so. (Photo: WBOC) "Ur Curb Ink" owner Mike Waters said anyone that fills out the notice and puts it back on their door will get the curb marking service, even though his company may be fined for doing so. (Photo: WBOC)

DELMAR, Md.- A business trying to expand into Wicomico County is meeting some resistance from the town of Delmar, Md.

"Ur Curb Ink" has been posting notices on doors around the community, offering to paint reflective curb markings for a fee. The company says its service is legitimate, but the town is telling a different story, arguing it does not have a business license.

Margaret Cade has lived in her Delmar home for 17 years. Cade said solicitations, like those of this business, are nothing new. And it bothers her knowing "Ur Curb Ink" does not have a license.

"I think it's terrible and if they come to my door, I will report it to the town of Delmar," she explained. "I don't believe in people doing things like that, it's very dishonest."

But "Ur Curb Ink" owner Mike Waters said he does not need a business license, calling his work a "freelance service."

"They just need to understand, like, what the need of the curb marker is and I just need to go out there and sit down with them and explain to them, this is how everything works," Water said. "This is what a curb marker's benefit is, which is to help the people."

According to Waters, having your address painted on the curb is helpful to anyone trying to find your house, especially if there is an emergency. He said his company uses reflective paint, making those numbers stand out, even in the dark.

Officials with the town of Delmar call the notice misleading, and say the company itself is illegitimate, since it lacks a business license. The town does not condone the services "Ur Curb Ink" is offering, and does not think residents should, either.

"We understand there is a company going around soliciting residents to have markings placed outside their home," noted Carl Anderton Jr., who is mayor of Delmar's Maryland side. "They have been misleading people into thinking they are required to have these markings, which is not true."

Waters said anyone that fills out the notice and puts it back on their door will get the curb marking service, even though his company may be fined for doing so.

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