Questions about recent flyers offering to paint house numbers on the curbs outside area homes prompted Carlisle Borough to post warnings on its social media accounts Monday morning.
Later in the day, the borough posted a tweet that said, “After further investigation, it was discovered that these contractors do not have a transient vendor permit, therefore they are not permitted to be soliciting for work in the borough.”
Printed on yellow paper, the flyer does not identify a company, but offers to paint 4-inch address numbers on the curb of the home in black paint on a white background for a payment of $20.
The flyer tells residents that 80% of home addresses are inadequately visible at night. The headline on the flyer reads, “Can 911 find your address when every second counts?”
Carlisle residents will likely see an increase in fees and a reduction in the types of plastics that can be recycled when the borough signs a new contract for trash services this year.
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According to the borough’s social media posts, the flyers do not come from the borough. Any correspondence from the borough would be on official letterhead.
The posts also indicate that contractors “are allowed to perform this service, but they don’t need a permit” so the borough can’t vouch for their legitimacy.
“Proceed at your own risk!” the borough warned.
A follow-up post said that fire chief Jeffrey Snyder said a better place for house numbers is on the actual house.