Salisbury Mayor Jake Day knew exactly what he was getting into with Wicomico County. In fact, it was the City who came forward under Jim Ireton years ago with a "nuclear option". Jake followed suit with the same kind of threats.
Culver was wise enough to hire an outside firm to audit the very questionable and inflated numbers and came to learn his instincts were absolutely correct.
That being said, Day and Fire Chief Hoppes knew well ahead of time that the County, (based on nuclear threats) would build their Volunteer divisions and use such County funds to do so.
Now, (all of a sudden) your local media is making it look like Culver screwed the City Volunteers by taking away County funds. What I see is, the local media is already trying to start an anti Culver campaign. God Forbid a fiscally responsible republican be in office. If ANY fingers need to be pointed, they need to be directed at the Boy Mayor who has no business background and screwed his own Volunteers. Fortunately there's Salisbury News to call out the rest of the media and their Fake News.
Don't think for a second, (especially after WBOC's hit piece this morning) that the County isn't giving money to the City, they are. The City is simply getting $30,000.00 less then they had been receiving in years past, negotiated and agreed upon by the Mayor.
Finally, (what your local media also haven't informed you of) the City of Salisbury has until July 1, 2017 to purchase two pump trucks at Station 16 and Station 2 OR they are in violation and they will completely lose their Volunteers in the entire City.