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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Should The Farmers Bank of Willards Consider Closing Their Salisbury Branch?

After it became evident that 911 Dispatch has been told the City of Salisbury is not to respond to County emergencies, The Farmers Bank of Willards experienced, (now) $750,000.00 worth of damages to their main Office.

Even the Daily Times reported, (below) the FACT that the City will NOT participate in County calls. 

Ireton: Fire service to stop at Salisbury city limits
Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton said city emergency services would only serve Salisbury proper.


I'm sure all of you recall the big fire back in January, 2008 in Cambridge. We saw Salisbury and even Ocean City, (and several others) respond all the way to Cambridge but the City now refuses to respond to the County. 

All those millions of dollars spent on Tankers the City Taxpayers paid for, yet there's a fire hydrant everywhere within City Limits. Why have Tankers?

Perhaps some of you don't realize that Wicomico County does pay the City of Salisbury every single year for fire services.

I wonder, will the Farmers Bank consider closing their Salisbury Branch? Will they consider suing the City for ignoring their desperate need for immediate help?

Imagine the Family who was to have a closing this morning on their very first home, but they can't. How about the new business owner who was supposed to sign papers for their new business loan, but they can't. Then there's all those employees in the main office who have nowhere to go today. 

This is a massive and unnecessary loss to our community. Sure, there would have been damage but I highly doubt it would have been $750,000.00 worth of damage. 

What a shame.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

That would not be wise. The residents of Salisbury who have an account with them should not be punished.

Anonymous said...

Farmer's Bank has three branches in Salisbury and I have utilized all of them! I hope none of them would close!

Anonymous said...

I have know Bob Culver for years and I will say this to his face as well as on here. Bob get off your a$$ and get back all tax dollars sent to the Salisbury Fire Dept if they do not respond to County needs from SFD. I personally will sue all those responsible for not responding to my needs if it ever occurs personally and professionally. Also you are telling me the Fireman do not take an oath to save property and lives? I say "No Tax Dollars" to Salisbury Fire dept and force them to reimburse the County for tax dollars they have received this year. They are taking this money and not performing the services me and other Tax Payers are paying for. I consider this as a form of embezzlement of County Tax Dollars. Bob needs to double down and not give in to the City a$$holes.

Anonymous said...

This is simple.
Either it is in their jurisdiction or it is not in their jurisdiction.

What am I missing?

JoeAlbero said...

1:04 & 1:09, Is that you Mayor Day???

Funny how the ALLEGED citizen of Salisbury wants the Bank to support them but when the Bank spends MILLIONS of dollars in branches the citizens don't stand up for the Bank.

I'd say if a deal doesn't happen immediately they should seriously consider cutting their losses.

The City residents clearly like to bitch anonymously but none of them are willing to stand their ground and demand change.

Your Mayor is giving away properties, (owned by taxpayers) like candy. He's spending your tax dollars on very stupid projects, all of which only benefit special interests.

Start showing up at Council Meetings and stand your ground. If you want to know WHY businesses left Salisbury, here's a perfect example and who can blame them.

Anonymous said...

That the "city" is in the county.

Anonymous said...

1:21 - right on!

Anonymous said...

They should change the name of Salisbury is Gillisville....
Gillis owen or control all the firms bidding on the work as well.....i challenge you to go see who Delmarva Veteran Builders has working....as i herd a guy say the other day at Courtesy Chevy. Never seen a vet that doent speak English.....

Anonymous said...

commenter 1:21, Culver needs to get off his #ss about a lot of things. Where are the jobs? He is completely clueless about economic development.

I voted for him because I thought he had some business sense. Boy, was I wrong. No wonder his businesses were failures. That was a clear warning, but I was so fed up with Slick Rick that I ignored it. I won't be fooled again!

Anonymous said...

What an irresponsible, ignorant rule. Why even have a fire department in Salisbury, WICOMICO COUNTY, if you are not going to help those out in Wicomico County. We'll just go out and turn the hose on and hope for the best. So irresponsible!!!

Anonymous said...

I am 1:09 and am clearly not Mayor Day. I live in Parsonsburg and work in Salisbury. If the Salisbury branches closed, I would ride to Willards to keep my business with this bank. No one else comes close to their level of service. And now I must leave for work in order to keep money in my account. LOL

Anonymous said...

I'm curious what some of the Salisbury firefighters have to say about this issue. I would think as first responders that it's hard for them to see a neighbor in need and not be able to respond.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps some of you don't realize that Wicomico County does pay the City of Salisbury every single year for fire services.
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In fact they do. The Greedy Bastards just want more money.

They just got done building a $6 Million Dollar Fire Palace in the ghetto of Salisbury. Of all places the trashy area of Naylor Street. I heard the $6 Million Dollar Fire Palace had a new air conditioning system that did not work last week.

Anonymous said...

July 29, 2016 at 1:44 PM

Amen Joe

Anonymous said...

Bob Culver needs to grow some balls and say enough is enough but he can't do it because the City of Salisbury has him by the balls. Nothing can be built in the county because Salisbury has one thing the county needs. And that is water. That's right all the water comes for the City of Salisbury. Who do you think owns the water tower Wor Wic Community College? Where do you think the water service is coming from for the Shorebirds Stadium? Salisbury.

Anonymous said...

Not only would I ask why does Salisbury need tankers. I would also ask why does Salisbury Station1 volunteers want to spend 300,000 to rehab the tanker they have?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They should change the name of Salisbury is Gillisville....
Gillis owen or control all the firms bidding on the work as well.....i challenge you to go see who Delmarva Veteran Builders has working....as i herd a guy say the other day at Courtesy Chevy. Never seen a vet that doent speak English.....

July 29, 2016 at 2:23 PM

WTH did you just say?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
commenter 1:21, Culver needs to get off his #ss about a lot of things. Where are the jobs? He is completely clueless about economic development.

I voted for him because I thought he had some business sense. Boy, was I wrong. No wonder his businesses were failures. That was a clear warning, but I was so fed up with Slick Rick that I ignored it. I won't be fooled again!

July 29, 2016 at 2:26 PM

Don't worry. You will have Slum Lord John Cannon to vote for in 2 years.

Anonymous said...

Close the Salisbury branches and open more in Delaware. Selbyville responded right?

Anonymous said...

The Salisbury Fire Department is a joke and their leadership is the worst in the nation. They have that fat lazy slob Rick Hoppes in charge thanks to Jim Ireton and Jake Day. Then the snake John Tull who has stabbed everyone in the back to get where he is including Fat Hoppes. Then this week you had Darrin Scott running around chasing calls calling himself "Deputy Chief 2" The guy that cheated on every test because he couldn't pass it on his own. The same guy that hired his son and his over more qualified members. Nepotism at its best.

Tell me corruption and the good ole boy system isn't alive in the Salisbury Fire Department.

These problems with the Salisbury Fire Department running calls in the county started with Rick Hoppes. Rick Hoppes is the blame for convincing lame brain Jim Ireton that they can get more money from the county. Jake day is now following suit.

I tried many times to talk to Jake Day, Salisbury's play mayor, and he told me and others numerous times that Chief Hoppes has the SOP's and to follow them or get out.

You have a corrupt fire department in Salisbury and a corrupt mayor and city council.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I'm curious what some of the Salisbury firefighters have to say about this issue. I would think as first responders that it's hard for them to see a neighbor in need and not be able to respond.

July 29, 2016 at 3:04 PM

They are the real Hillbillies. You have been hearing from them because they are the numerous commentors.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Close the Salisbury branches and open more in Delaware. Selbyville responded right?

July 29, 2016 at 3:29 PM

Gumboro responded on the first alert and then Selbyville was requested.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What an irresponsible, ignorant rule. Why even have a fire department in Salisbury, WICOMICO COUNTY, if you are not going to help those out in Wicomico County. We'll just go out and turn the hose on and hope for the best. So irresponsible!!!

July 29, 2016 at 2:32

That irresponsible, ignorant rule came about because of 2 irresponsible and ignorant so called leaders. They schemed this plot from the beginning because Rick Hoppes hate volunteers. He hates volunteers in Salisbury and in the county. He hates volunteers and he needs more money to hire paid firemen and Jim Ireton and Jake Day went with the plan. They all are losers that need to be replaced.

Anonymous said...

They are playing games with your tax dollars, your property, and when they catch wind of this (and they will) your insurance rates will go up and even if it is remedied they will never go back down again. City FD, send the county a bill for services, but you PUT OUT THE DAMN FIRE!

Anonymous said...

Nothing new. Move along

Matthew Hoppes said...

Couldnt get a job?


Matthew Hoppes said...

Couldnt get promoted?

Anonymous said...

The Mayor has been given instructions and he is doing exactly like he is told to do.
The real power of local politics lies in secret and is not for the little people to know.

Matthew Hoppes said...

Couldnt get promoted?

Anonymous said...

Why is it my (or your) decision to make if Bank of Willards should close its Salisbury branch?
Wicomico County pays every Fire Departments in the county every single year for fire services
It is your opinion that - " He's spending your tax dollars on very stupid projects",
How many Council meetings can we expect to see you to?
How much of your tax dollars are being wasted by the City and the County?

Anonymous said...

The Salisbury FD's should pay City taxes to be there. The Citizens all need to pay the same whether City or County for fire services.

Culver, it looks like it's time to build 4 outside the border fire houses and cut all funding to the City FD! Maybe start with 2, as Fruitland and Delmar seem to understand Mutual Help!

SFD has no clue. Not another dime to them.

Anonymous said...

It's true some people do not know or understand that... smh

Barney Rubble said...

This isn't really a turf issue, it's a data integrity and backup issue. Since the location is the hub for accounts data, they either have an offsite backup strategy or they are pure idiots. Modern technology makes banking more convenient, safe, and secure.

The MD SECU has few branches but their ATM terminals do a lot including taking cash deposits. In addition, they provide smartphone access to a member's account as well as remote check deposit. If you check out their Salisbury location, you will see that the tellers are gone. They use an "ITM" which is essentially an ATM rolled into teleconferencing. The teller you speak to on the screen may be a 100 miles away. It's the wave of the future. These technology enhancements greatly reduce a bank's cost of doing business which equates to savings they can pass onto their members.

Farmers has 3 branches in Salisbury. SECU only has 1.

Anonymous said...

For many years around here on the Lower Shore firemen have answered the call for help whenever they were needed and wherever they were located. Some would respond from out of state. There should be no "us vs. them". It's all about saving people and their properties, not about some egotistical, competitive game that firemen and politicians play. Grow up and focus on what your job is supposed to be about!

Anonymous said...

On a daily basis, I see that dern fire truck riding up and down the roads, in shopping centers and all over the place and you mean to tell everyone that they could not respond to a fire and give up riding around doing nothing for a little while? OMG how ridiculous can this get? Jake Day and Bob Culver, both of you should be ashamed to show your face in public.

Anonymous said...

I have not heard anybody ask where does the money go that is collected from insurance companies or what you are billed for SFD services. I believe it is around, if not higher, $500.00 for EMS and $1500 for a Fire truck. This per vehicle responding to the scene whether needed or not.

Anonymous said...

What department will respond to a fire in Nithsdale? Even closer, how about just outside the City on Pemberton Drive? There is also an area where you have to pass through the County to get to homes in the City. Do I have to wait for Hebron. Nothing against them, but if my house burns down because of this I will be at the Mayor's house, not a threat but a promise!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The Salisbury Fire Department is a joke and their leadership is the worst in the nation. They have that fat lazy slob Rick Hoppes in charge thanks to Jim Ireton and Jake Day. Then the snake John Tull who has stabbed everyone in the back to get where he is including Fat Hoppes. Then this week you had Darrin Scott running around chasing calls calling himself "Deputy Chief 2" The guy that cheated on every test because he couldn't pass it on his own. The same guy that hired his son and his over more qualified members. Nepotism at its best.

Tell me corruption and the good ole boy system isn't alive in the Salisbury Fire Department.

These problems with the Salisbury Fire Department running calls in the county started with Rick Hoppes. Rick Hoppes is the blame for convincing lame brain Jim Ireton that they can get more money from the county. Jake day is now following suit.

I tried many times to talk to Jake Day, Salisbury's play mayor, and he told me and others numerous times that Chief Hoppes has the SOP's and to follow them or get out.

You have a corrupt fire department in Salisbury and a corrupt mayor and city council.

July 29, 2016 at 3:35 PM

I agree and this should also be a comment worthy of a post!

Anonymous said...

Matthew Hoppes said...
Couldnt get promoted?

July 29, 2016 at 4:36 PM

What makes you think someone works at the Salisbury Fire Department or even wants to work at the Salisbury Fire Department. Most of those firemen are rejects that couldn't get hired at real fire departments like Anne Arundel, PG or Montgomery County Fire Departments.

Who is this Matthew Hoppes and how is he connected to Rick Hoppes? Little mouthy isn't he? I would be ashamed to have the Hoppes name attached to my first name after what Rick did to the tax payers of Salisbury and Wicomico County.

Anonymous said...

Insurance companies are licking their chops on this,watch for huge rate increases to county citizens!

Matthew Hoppes said...

I am overly proud to be a Hoppes, anonymous keep hiding and promoting ignorance