One On One, May 2, 2019: Salisbury Mayor Jake Day

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day makes a PAC 14 appearance to talk about Downtown events, city projects, public safety and the National Folk Festival.

One On One, June 7, 2018: Mayor Jake Day

Mayor Jake Day, speaking from the site of the new Downtown Amphitheater which is under construction, talks about the upcoming National Folk Festival.

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-county skirmish building over tax billing

The Salisbury City Council will send a letter to the Wicomico County Council and meet with those counterparts to object to County Administrator Bob Culver’s decision to stop issuing city tax bills from his office. Currently, it is the practice of the county’s staff to mail out both city and county tax bills. Salisbury Mayor […]

Home construction returning to Salisbury

The repeal of impact fees helped to make 2017 the first year since 2007 that a single-family housing development has gone up in Salisbury. Twelve new homes are under construction at locations including Sassafras Meadows, Sleepy Hollow, East Church Street, Camden Avenue and Hunter’s Crest on the east side. A new Royal Farms is under […]

Mayor, City Council pay raise measure advances

After several weeks of discussion and consideration, the Salisbury City Council this week passed on first reading an ordinance to increase the mayor’s salary to $50,000 annually. The vote on the first reading of Ordinance 2473 was unanimous, with Councilman Jim Ireton absent. Council members also approved pay raises for the City Council President, to […]

City Council to vote Monday on possible salary hikes

The Salisbury City Council this week again discussed increasing the mayor’s salary, reaching a consensus to double it to $50,000, effective in 2019. They will vote on the matter at the next meeting on Nov.  27. Council members, with Mayor Jake Day, discussed the issue for the third time at Monday night’s work session. At […]

Committee proposes $75k salary for Salisbury mayor

After years without raising the mayor’s annual salary, the Salisbury City Council is considering tripling the $25,000 the position now pays. This week, City Council members talked about an increase at a work session after reviewing a report from the Salisbury Review Committee. The public citizens panel recommended the jump in salary, because of more […]