In just his second budget as mayor, Jake Day is proposing sweeping changes to the city’s employee structure, its permitting performance and urban planning processes, all while cutting taxes for resident-homeowners. Under the fiscal 2018 budget that takes effect July 1, taxes would increase for landlord-owned properties, but business taxes would be reduced. Splitting the […]
Most likely, Salisbury City Councilwoman April Jackson was a little nervous when Monday night’s meeting began. A few days earlier, she had, by her admission, carelessly posted a statement on Facebook referring to President Trump as “retarded” and comparing him to Holly Center residents. “Ya’alls President is retarded … He’s far pass the Holly Center,” […]
County Executive Bob Culver and Salisbury Mayor Jake Day signed a new five-year agreement on Friday that compensates the city for providing fire and emergency services to county residents who don’t live within the city limits. The Fire Services Agreement is the result of two years worth of negotiations. The county will pay the city […]
City and county officials are close to adopting a Fire Services Agreement as the matter of unhappy volunteer firefighters leaving city Station No. 1 and forming a new company continued to smolder. Expected this week, the agreement, Mayor Jake Day said, “will dictate a lot of what happens from this point forward.” By state law, […]
The city’s successful Summer Youth Employment Program will continue again this year and organizers will accept applications for 30 paid positions from now through April 14. Mayor Jake Day and the City Council, in partnership with Junior Achievement and the Greater Salisbury Committee, created the program last summer to provide teens in Salisbury with the […]
Mayor Jake Day will forward the Route 13 Corridor Plan, titled “Transforming U.S. 13 into Salisbury Boulevard,” to the City Council this week. The plan is the result of a study and design charrette conducted by the city’s Planning Department at Day’s direction. One of Salisbury’s busiest arteries for automobile traffic, the Route 13 Corridor […]
When Jake Day was on the Salisbury University campus last week announcing the “Buy a Home, Build a Business” program, he had conversations with students already interested in staying in town and launching companies. “We talked to some students looking to start a restaurant. Most young people are interested in products. One is creating a […]
Go ahead, take a deep breath. The air in Salisbury is pure enough to enjoy it, so fresh it contributed to the city being named ninth-cleanest in the country, on a list published by Realtor.com. Research, completed by a Realtor.com team, determined the 10 cleanest cities, in order from first to 10th. They are Naples, […]
Against a lively guitar tune, the popular “I Love Salisbury” video opens with a pink heart, arched lines inside representing the ocean and flying seagull, below the words Dear SBY.
Shared and replayed thousands of times, the video is the first in an upcoming series, designed for the enjoyment of the public, and as a way for Mayor Jake Day to share messages.
Ground was broken at the Salisbury Zoo last week for a new William E. Morgan Conservation Center, located between the flamingo and tropical bird exhibits In the Tropics Trail. Planned is a 1,300-square-foot structure “standing in the same footprint as the old building,” which was a visitor center, explained Mary Seemann, director of marketing and […]