The Annapolis firefighters union disagrees with the city that it needs to purchase a solicitors license in order to sell its breast cancer awareness T-shirts at the Taylor Avenue station.
The city clerk sent the union a letter Friday stating that its members were illegally selling the $12 pink T-shirts.
A solicitors license is required for people seeking donations to ensure activities are not detrimental to the public health, safety and/or welfare, according to Annapolis City Code.
"They are wrong," said Lt. Carroll Springs, president of the Annapolis Professional Firefighters. "We are not out soliciting on the streets. We've sold union shirts in the past without buying a license."
The license costs $35, but Mayor Josh Cohen has offered to waive the fee for the union.
"It's unfornate that the mayor agrees with the city," Spriggs said. "We are not going to let the mayor stop us, or anyone else in city government,"
This is the second hiccup the union has faced with its Susan G. Komen fundraiser. On Sept. 28, more than $1,000 was stolen from the fire house at 620 Taylor Ave. where the shirts are being sold. Police charged Rodney Keith Wilson, 52, in connection with the theft, but officers only recovered $22.