Summer lawn mowing job requires $110 license in Alabama cityStaff Writer | June 3, 2017
Teens seeking extra cash by mowing lawns in Gardendale, Ala., this summer will be required to have a $110 business license, a city ordinance states.
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"I have never heard of a child cutting grass to have a business license," said Gardendale resident Elton Campbell, whose granddaughter mows lawns in her neighborhood.
"One of the men that cuts several yards made a remark to one of our neighbors, that if he saw her cutting grass again that he was going to call Gardendale because she didn't have a business license. He's coming after a kid when a kid is at least trying to do work."
A $110 payment for a license permitting only several months of work may be extreme, Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland admitted. He said anyone doing work for pay in the municipality must have a business license.
He admitted, though, that enforcing the law, in the case of young people seeking pocket money by mowing lawns, is not a priority. Hogeland added that he does not want to discourage teens from making money. ■