In response to the original article in The Daily Times this morning “Salisbury Volunteer firefighters get no funds in Wicomico Budget”.
I would like to clarify that the Fire Service Agreement negotiated between the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County took into consideration the volunteers at both Station 2 and Station 16. If you reread the article you will see that Mayor Jacob Day said “the two remaining companies in Salisbury, Stations 2 and 16 will no longer receive county appropriations. Instead, more money will go directly to the city operating budget.” The committee who negotiated the agreement included Julia Glanz, Jacob Day, Jack Heath, Rick Hoppes, Marty Skarson, Chris Hopkins, Bob Culver, Wayne Strausburg, David Fitzgerald, David Shipley & Ernie Colburn. At Tuesday’s County Council’s meeting, the president of the Wicomico Fire Chief’s Association, Shanda Perry, stated Stations 2 and 16 are no longer members of the organization.
I have great appreciation for the services these men and women provide to our community.
Station 2 and 16 need to speak with Mayor Day about this issue.