Culver and Franchot at Odds Over Folk Festival Alcohol Permits

Sep 17, 2019

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver
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A battle has broken out between Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot.

Culver sent a letter to state Senate President Mike Miller charging that the alcohol license approved by the Comptroller’s office for the National Folk Festival in Salisbury was illegal.

Specifically, the county executive said that decision should have been left to the local alcohol commission.

In addition, he wrote that the comptroller’s nonprofit beer and wine festival permits were not proper.

The comptroller’s office fired back questioning the timing of the letter to Miller as the festival was about to get underway.

Chief of State Len Foxwell charged that the application by Mayor Jake Day was being delay by the local board.

He went on to claim that this had nothing to do with merit but rather Culver’s own personal resentments.

We will take a fuller look at the conflict on our next Delmarva Today with Greg Bassett from the Salisbury Independent.