Wilmington Fire Department Grant Debate

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon says a $225,000 grant to the Wilmington Fire Department will be recalled, if city officials override the mayor's veto of a bill cutting $511,000 that funds eight vacant firefighter positions.

WDEL-AM reports that some county council members called for the grant money to be returned, if the override is approved on Tuesday. Gordon says they are concerned that the city was cutting its expenses while receiving financial assistance from the county.

The money has been included in the past two budgets.

Members of the city council will be voting on whether to nullify Mayor Dennis Williams' veto, which killed a bill that cut funding for eight firefighter positions that are currently vacant.

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