Wicomico County and Salisbury Set to Negotiate Fire Service Agreement

May 13, 2014

Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt
Credit salisbury.edu

Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt says he would like to get together with Salisbury City officials at Salisbury University Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution to hammer out a new fire-service agreement.

The old agreement expired four years ago but the Salisbury fire department still responds to fire and medical calls in parts of the county.

At issue is the city demand that the county come up with more cash for its services.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that currently the city gets nearly $1 million every year but that still leaves the local municipality $1.3 million short.

Mayor Jim Ireton’s administration announced that it will put together a negotiating team for the mediation hearings.

The composition of the county team has not been revealed nor is there any word on when the hearings will take place.