Curb Marking Business at Odds With Delmar, Md. Officials - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Curb Marking Business at Odds With Delmar, Md. Officials

Updated:
"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.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Thousands Flock to Delaware Kite Festival

    Thousands Flock to Delaware Kite Festival

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:16:22 GMT
    Hundreds of kites filled the air above the Cape Henlopen State Park for the 46th annual Delaware Kite Festival. Despite some chilly winds, the Lewes Chamber of Commerce said that more than 3,000 people came for the event. They said the event meant more than just fun though, telling WBOC that it creates a large economic boom each year. In the air, various kites could be seen from a multi-colored pelican to a gigantic Garfield, and everything in between.More
    Hundreds of kites filled the air above the Cape Henlopen State Park for the 46th annual Delaware Kite Festival. Despite some chilly winds, the Lewes Chamber of Commerce said that more than 3,000 people came for the event. They said the event meant more than just fun though, telling WBOC that it creates a large economic boom each year. In the air, various kites could be seen from a multi-colored pelican to a gigantic Garfield, and everything in between.
    More
  • Second Strand of Flu Hits Northeast

    Second Strand of Flu Hits Northeast

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:23:23 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states. Rhode Island is the latest to join the list which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Jersey and New York. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the flu season started in December and peaked by mid-January, and most of the illnesses were swine flu. But...More
    NEW YORK (AP) - A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states. Rhode Island is the latest to join the list which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Jersey and New York. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the flu season started in December and peaked by mid-January, and most of the illnesses were swine flu. But...More
  • Cargo Ship Refloated After Being Grounded

    Cargo Ship Refloated After Being Grounded

    The Coast Guard says tug boats are set to try moving a 751-foot cargo ship that ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay.More
    A 751-foot cargo ship that ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay has been refloated.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service