Punkin Chunkin Gets Financial Break From Sussex County Council

Nov 13, 2013

Sussex County Council member Vance Phillips
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Don't go anywhere.

That's the message form the Sussex County Council who agreed to take care of a $17-hundred bill the Punkin Chunkin event organizers got for EMS services.

Council member Vance Phillips made the motion to forgive the first $1-thousand of the bill and to give the Association that puts on the event another $720 from his discretionary fund.

That's meony each council member has for non-profit organizations.

The vote for debt foregiveness was 3-to-2 with council member Joan Deaver and council president Mike Vincent opposed.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the move comes just a week after the president of the Punkin Chunkin Association president John Huber said he might take the event out of Delaware because of financial concerns.

The organization would like a cap on lawsuit liabilities the association or the landowner who provides the property for the event.

In addition, Huber says taht the extra public safety services form the state and county governments are going up too rapidly.