Saturday, June 03, 2017

Los Payasos - Town Says Teens Who Cut Neighborhood Grass Must Pay $110 For Business Licenses

Government officials and the owners of professional lawn-mowing services in a Birmingham, Alabama suburb say teenagers must pay $110 for an official business license if they want earn some cash this summer cutting the grass in neighborhood yards. The site of the business license brouhaha is the town of Gardendale (pop.: 13,893), reports local ABC affiliate WBMA. Local residents say they aren’t happy about the $110 tax on teenagers who are actually trying to do something useful in society.  Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland explained that everyone operating a business within the city limits must fork over $110 for a business license. “I would really love to have something on our books that gave, I guess, a more favorable response to that student out there cutting grass,” Hogeland told the local ABC affiliate. “And see if there’s maybe a temporary license during the summer months that targets teenagers.”...more

Imagine that. A teenager who wants to mow her neighbor's yard must have a license. Los Payasos must have their revenue.

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