Airport water plan wins Wicomico council approval

A state- and county-funded waterline from the water tower at Wor-Wic Community College to Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport has at long last been approved by the Wicomico County Council. Following a series of procedural votes held in a tension-filled meeting conducted online Tuesday night with the seven members interacting remotely, the council voted 5-2 to approve […]

Salisbury airport to receive $18M in stimulus funds

The Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport will receive $18.1 million in federal economic stimulus funds as part of Congressional emergency legislation to help airports weather Covid-19. The grant is from the CARES Act which provided $10 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow critical safety and capacity projects to continue during the pandemic, according […]

Sen. Carozza: Support the airport water extension

As a Maryland State Senator representing Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties, I am excited about the growth and development at the Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport, and have made working and supporting these airport improvement projects among my top priorities. The growth at the airport has been a team effort over the years with the planning and […]

Information campaign under way on airport water

The recent failure by a single vote to advance municipal water service to Wicomico County’s airport has generated a round of finger-pointing, infused with efforts toward education and explanation. Nearly a month ago, the County Council voted 4-3 to table an intensely negotiated agreement between the city of Salisbury and the county that would see […]

Airport Commission to host PAC 14 forum on Thursday

The Wicomico County Airport Commission will hold a virtual public forum to answer questions about the Salisbury Regional Airport Water Project on Thursday, April 30, from 6 p.m. until all questions have been answered. The forum will be live streamed on PAC 14. Your voice can be heard by either emailing at any time […]

Q&A: What you should know about airport water plan

Q. Why does the airport need municipal water? A. A reliable, high-pressure water supply would allow fire suppression systems to be constructed, meaning that new hangars could be built, entrepreneurial start-ups supported and the airport’s languishing Business Park to be further developed. The county could close the airport’s inadequate wells, which now produce water that […]

Airport water: Seemingly easy solution not so easy

At the start, it seemed like a routine problem with an easy solution: Wicomico County’s airport needs a new water system; the city of Salisbury has a tower filled with water just 2 miles away. Run a waterline 1.6 miles south from Wor-Wic Community College, down Walston Switch Road. The county would install the 12-inch […]

Opinion: Get public water to the airport — and do it now

If you haven’t read the detailed and thorough article in the Salisbury Independent — regarding the joint efforts of the city of Salisbury, Wicomico County, the state of Maryland and the federal government to bring much-needed water to the Salisbury-Wicomico Airport — we encourage you to do so. The headline about those efforts says it […]

Drone facility expected to bring jobs to Wicomico

Salisbury is on track to becoming a regional center for testing and certification of unmanned aircraft systems – commonly known as drones – that will create jobs and could pump nearly a half-billion dollars a year into the local economy in the not-too-distant future. “This is a momentous day for Salisbury and Wicomico County,” Bill […]

State approves funding to extend water to airport

The state Board of Public Works agreed last week to secure funding for the Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport’s Water Main Extension Project. Through a combination of grants and a low-interest loan, Wicomico County will receive $4.4 million toward the project, according to County Executive Bob Culver. More than 6 miles of 12-inch pipe will be laid […]