In a formal meeting this week, Mayor Jake Day has in fact cut ties with Wicomico County's Planning and Zoning department.
So why is this a big deal, well, it's HUGE! As I stated last week, the County provides multiple services to the City from this department, including the Fire Marshal. The department cost County taxpayers $1,700.000.00 a year. Two years ago the City paid the County $150,000.00 a year but last year, out of nowhere they reduce their commitment down to $100,000.00 a year without notice.
No smart business person out there would ever consider making such a move because the cost to the City taxpayers will be astronomical. Heck, just a Fire Marshal alone will cost a small fortune but remember, the City was only paying the County $100k for EVERYTHING! The new Fire Marshal will require an exclusive vehicle and get this, it will even include a GUN.
It's important ALL of you know, County Executive Culver kept everything available for Day to change his mind and stay with the County Planning and Zoning Department. Jake is determined to ACT as if he is more important and more powerful then the County Executive. He has shown NO RESPECT for Culver and the position he holds.
Mayor Day is completely restructuring City Government and what is so interesting to me is just how arrogant he's been about doing it. It's almost as if he's doing just like Barrie Tilghman and Jim Ireton, they didn't give a crap about what you think because no matter what happens, no matter who runs against them, they're going to win every election even if everyone hates how they conduct themselves. This is going to cost taxpayers BIG TIME!
I have another breaking article coming some time later today.