Applications open for Summer Work Program

The city of Salisbury’s 2020 Summer Youth Work Program will still be held this year, with a few changes and additional safety measures. The city’s Neighborhood Relations team has worked hard to formulate a program that will be both safe and beneficial for program participants. All applicants from the spring application period will still be […]

Justice Reform Task Force receives ample applications

Salisbury officials have stopped accepting applications for its new Criminal Justice Reform Task Force ahead of the original June 30 deadline after they were overwhelmed by the response. In the first few days, 215 applications were submitted by people interested in serving on the task force, said Acting Mayor and City Administrator Julia Glanz. “We’ve […]

BLM: Salisbury ‘will be on the right side of history’

Salisbury officials on Friday unveiled a sign declaring Broad Street as Black Lives Matter Boulevard, a move that City Administrator Julia Glanz said is just one step on the way to permanent change. “For far too long, government at every level has stood silently watching movements come and movements go, preferring not to take positions […]

Ronald Strickler Jr. named Salisbury Housing Director

Ronald Strickler Jr. has been appointed the city’s Director of Housing and Community Development Department, succeeding Everett Howard who will retire this month. Salisbury City Administrator Julia Glanz made the announcement. Strickler has 15 years of supervisory experience and served 10 years as a Recreation Supervisor for Ocean City. His first day with the city […]

Julia Glanz takes reins as Salisbury’s Acting Mayor

Julia Glanz knew the day might come when she would be asked to take over the mayor’s duties. As Salisbury’s City Administrator, she knew that Mayor Jake Day would eventually be deployed with his Army National Guard unit and have to leave the country for an extended period. That day came last week when Day, […]

Salisbury budget holds the line on taxes, fees

Salisbury City Council members on Monday adopted a $64.7 million budget for fiscal 2021 that maintains the current rates for property taxes and water and sewer services. The property tax rate of 98.32 cents per $100 of assessed value and a personal property tax rate of $2.40 will generate $26.6 million. Taxes account for 66 […]

Developer unveils new plans for Downtown beer garden

Plans to build a luxury apartment building and a beer garden along Salisbury’s waterfront are proceeding following the sale of two city properties to developer Bret Davis. “We feel like we’re going to make a positive impact,” Davis said as he unveiled plans for the site on Monday. The 49-unit apartment complex and beer garden […]

Mayor Jake Day departing for U.S. Army deployment

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day is leaving next week for an overseas deployment with the U.S. Army that will take him to the Horn of Africa as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Day, a Captain with the Maryland Army National Guard, will be away for up to 10 months. He will leave City Administrator Julia Glanz […]

Leonora Dillon named Salisbury Zoo Director

After serving in an acting capacity for the past four months, Leonora Dillon has been named Director of the Salisbury Zoo. Dillon had worked as the Zoo’s Education Curator since 2008, until she was tapped in February to succeed Ralph Piland, who resigned.Dillon was one of a half-dozen applicants from across the country who wanted […]

Daily ‘Mayor TV’ report is a must-see during health crisis

It’s 5 p.m. in Salisbury and on any given day, a couple thousand or so people are tuning into what has become a valuable link to information, social interaction and even humor in a world turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nicknamed “Mayor TV” or “The Jake Show” by regular viewers, the daily coronavirus […]