Home-Based Business Owner in Webster Groves Keeps Her License
Patch catches up on a story about a lawn care business owner whose business license was threatened.
A home-based lawn care business owner in Webster Groves was fighting to keep her business license last summer. Now, the problem's been resolved.
Terry Carder, owner of T. Carder Lawn Care, had been operating her business out of her home for 17 years, as Patch previously reported. After receiving some complaints from other homeowners in the area, Webster Groves City Council had scheduled a public hearing in July, 2012, regarding the possible revocation of her business license.
Pete Woods, attorney representing T. Carder Lawn Care, passed on the resolution of the matter to Patch last week. Woods said a public agreement was reached and determined Carder's business was not being conducted in an "improper manner" out of her home and garage space.
Conditions were set and an agreement settled between Carder and the City, including a restriction of a specific inspector auditing the business. Woods said in an email that he believed Mark McReynolds "was attempting to apply the City guidelines in an inappropriate manner and could not be expected to approach the inspection process in an objective manner."
What do you think? Have you made use of T. Carder Lawn Care? Have you had any issues with home-based businesses? Tell us in the comments.