Salisbury council gives final budget approval

Salisbury’s recently passed $60.9 million FY19 budget is, Mayor Jake Day said,  “one of proudest in our city’s history.” “It continues to invest in our youth and focuses on ending homelessness, reducing crime. It takes our economy seriously and investing in our economy. It’s not just about politics. “I’m as pleased with it now as […]

Day’s budget avoids tax hike, asks water fees increase

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day’s $60 million FY19 operating budget, presented to the City Council and at a news conference this week, includes a slight increase in water and sewer fees but no new taxes, a combination Day called “great news for property owners and something we’re committed to.” “The budget remains nearly flat.  We’re just […]

City Council balks at salary increase proposals

Discussion about increasing the Salisbury mayor’s and City Council members’ salary was tabled at the City Council work session this week, after the four members present failed to agree on an amount. Jim Ireton refused to agree to more than a $12,000 increase, from the present salary of $25,000 to $37,000, prompting Councilman Muir Boda […]

City budget compromise ends in .04-cents tax hike

Salisbury’s City Council will not adopt a separate tax rate for residential and commercial property owners and will instead implement a 4-cent tax increase on all properties. In a budget work session Monday night, council members worked to fill a $1.4 million budget hole created by expiring grants. In the end — after four weeks […]

Salisbury council focuses on budget’s tax revenues

Salisbury’s City Council appears to be leaning toward keeping the property tax flat for homeowners, while still increasing taxes on rental properties. Under Mayor Jake Day’s fiscal 2018 budget as proposed, taxes would increase for landlord-owned properties, but residential homeowners would have seen their taxes reduced. Day proposed that property tax rate for city homeowners […]