The Brooklyn Paper reports on one area business owner who’s been slapped with fines for taping fliers to lamposts in the neighborhood – but did officials over react?:
Brooklyn Paper: A Brooklyn Heights small business owner faces thousands in fines — even though she only posted one thing on a Court Street lamppost.
The owner of Sketch & Hammer, Susan Hager, freely admits that she taped an envelope containing 15 of business cards for her custom deck and garden design firm on that lamppost back in April.
But she is fighting the decision by the sanitation worker to write separate summons for each of the business cards rather than for the one envelope that contained them all.
“It said I’ll be paying a minimum of $75 for each card, and I could ultimately pay up to $3,000 for the whole deal,” said Hager, who received the summonses in the mail last week. “I don’t mind paying $75, but $3,000?