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1:31 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Salisbury City Council Still Divided Over Pay Hike Proposal

Council member Tim Spies
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The Salisbury city council remained split on whether to give pay raises to council members and the Mayor.

During last night's council meeting, Council member Tim Spies said he felt being on the council should be considered a public service and that he would vote against the raise. 

Council President Jake Day said felt similar qualms about taking such an increase in the stipend calling his felling "icky".

He said believes the council members do their jobs out of love and dedication to the city.

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10:04 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Salisbury Mayor Gives State of City Address, New City Administrator is Hired

Mayor Jim Ireton
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Mayor Jim Ireton told an audience gathered on the campus of Salisbury University last night that the state of the city was sound.

The Mayor along with City Council President Jake Day declared Salisbury the Capital of the Eastern Shore touting accomplishments with of the previous year during his state of the city address.

The Mayor also touted last year’s downtown New Year’s Eve party in downtown that drew 33-hundred “the crowning achievement of the year.”

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9:53 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Pay Hike for Salisbury Elected Officials Inches Forward

Salisbury City Council President Jake Day
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The Salisbury City Council is expected to take up a 12 percent pay hike during its next formal meeting.

During its work session yesterday Council President Jake Day pushed an informal vote to move the measure along.

But with reelection looming next year for all the council members and the Mayor there could be a symbolic problem.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that council member Tim Spies noted the economy still struggling and he does not expect it to get any better anytime soon.

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10:01 am
Mon March 10, 2014

New Visions for Downtown Salisbury

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Salisbury City leaders are looking to mix it up a bit in the downtown area with some revitalization efforts that include selling off some of the city’s parking lots.

Delmarva Public Radio’s Kyle Bean has the story.

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9:15 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Salisbury to Study Lack of Minorities in City Government

Salisbury City Council President Jake Day
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With more than 400 employees the Salisbury’s government work force is less diverse than the city is as a whole.

The Council members agreed to create a task force during a work session last night that would to look at the lack of representation.

Council President Jake Day told the Salisbury Daily Times that at the end of the day the only thing that matters is that “the numbers reflect the numbers of the community.”

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Local News
9:26 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Salisbury Creates Home Foreclosure Task Force

Salisbury City Council President Jake Day
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Last night Salisbury City council voted to establish a Foreclosure Task Force to help stop the high number of foreclosures in the area.

The task force will be made up of nine individuals such as bank representatives, realtors, and residents.

Council President Jake Day said, "We have this incredibly rapidly increasing rate of foreclosures -- an increase of 430% year over year from last year. So we’ve got have this rapidly increasing problem and we’re trying to create a group of people who know something about it to begin to address it and reduce those rates."

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8:43 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Salisbury Seeks State Funds For Downtown Beautification

Salisbury Downtown Plaza
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Salisbury needs an attractive downtown.

And the city is applying for a $150-thousand state grant to distribute to local businesses to spruce things up.

The maximum a business would receive is $30-thousand dollars.

Council President Jake Day says that means at least five business owners could get some help.

Joseph Hill, who owns Main Roots Coffee in downtown, told WBOC that he’d like to see new canopies because the current ones are getting old and mild-dewy.

Council member Day hopes an attractive downtown will draw more people to the area.

 

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8:44 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Council Members Urge Pay Hike for Salisbury City Employees

Council President Jake Day
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The president of the Salisbury City Council Jake Day and council member Shanie Shields is calling on the Interim City Administrator Tom Stevenson to implement a recommended 8.5 percent pay increase for city employees.

They said the pay hike is needed to make city salaries more competitive with other public employers.

During a council work session, Day said that he wanted to see the pay increase to be considered and implemented quickly.

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8:56 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Affordable Housing Project in Salisbury Gets Help from Mayor's Office

Salisbury City Council President Jake Day
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The Salisbury City Council President Jake Day says that while there will be no promises he wants the Osprey Property Company to work with the Mayor’s office to clear the way for the $16.5 million Rivers Edge Apartments and Studios for the arts.

But first the developer must find financial support for the project which is finding it difficult to do despite a $3.2 million incentive package from state housing officials earlier this year.

Construction of condos was halted in 2008 when a dispute emerged between developer J. Michael Crosby and his lender Sandy Spring Bank.

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9:29 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Skateboarders To Get Facility in Salisbury

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The Salisbury will be giving skateboarders a park of their own.

The City Council reversed a previous decision and voted this week to accept a $262-thousand grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources awarded the previous summer.

But the skateboarders will have to do without certain amenities such as drinking water and a permanent restroom.

Instead, there will be a portable toilet with a place for hand washing.

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9:26 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Salisbury Downtown Set Aside Proposal Could Be Scaled Back

Salisbury Downtown Plaza
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The Salisbury City Council is looking to cutback a key development fee in Mayor Jim Ireton’s proposal for revitalizing downtown.

Ireton’s plan would set aside up to 317 credits for water and sewer connection fees.

But last night Council President Jake Day says he wants to make around 100 credits available for downtown projects leaving the rest for employers to bring in high paying jobs.

These fees are called equivalent dwelling units or EDU’s and run around $33-hundred each.

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1:08 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Ireton Proposes Property Tax Hike

Mayor Jim Ireton
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Salisbury

Mayor Jim Ireton has proposed a property tax hike…in his latest $53 million budget for the city of Salisbury.

And, the new Council President Jake Day called it “fiscally appropriate.”

Ireton is seeking $8.84 per $1000 of assessed property value.

Last year, former Council President Terry Cohen rejected the Mayor’s proposal for a hike of $8.34 cents.

The increase comes in the face of one of the most dramatic plunges in property values of 8 percent and is needed just to maintain the amount revenue the city has been receiving.

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8:57 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Salisbury Decides Future of City in Today's Vote

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It’s Election Day in Salisbury.

Topping the list is that of the race for Mayor where incumbent Jim Ireton is facing off against Delmarva blogger Joe Albero.

In the money race Ireton comes out ahead with a commanding lead of over $10-thousand to $71-hundred for Albero.

At one time, Albero had been supportive of Ireton.

Meanwhile, in District 2 two term incumbent Council Vice President Debbie Campbell is being challenged by urban planner Jake Day…who overwhelmed her in the primary with over 800 votes around 300.

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8:25 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Last Salisbury University Campus Debate by City Candidates

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Mayoral and city council candidates  met last night for the last of their debates on the campus of Salisbury University as they face off in next week’s election.

In the most contentious race Mayor Jim Ireton was pressed about when he planned to send up a name to fill the long vacant position of Fire Chief.

The Mayor responded that he would do so when “…it was ready to go.”

Meanwhile, challenger Joe Albero is a local blogger who has been sharply critical of the Salisbury Zoo.

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Delmarva Today
10:03 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Delmarva Today 03-22-2013

Jake Day and Debbie Campbell

Salisbury City Council District 2 Race

Guests: Jake Day, candidate for City Council, District 2,

Debbie Campbell, current Salisbury City Council Vice President.

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11:25 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Still Counting in Salisbury District 1 Primary Vote

Council Member Shanie Shields (District 1)
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Democracy in Salisbury’s District 1 is still a work in progress with the outcome for second place still in doubt.

The top two finishers in the primary will go onto to compete in next month’s general election.

Cynthia Polk and April Jackson with 12 absentee ballots counted yesterday still put Polk one vote ahead at 62-to61.

Incumbent Council member Shanie Shields picked up 14 votes increasing her count to 69.

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9:17 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Salisbury Primary Results Pose Danger to Incumbent Debbie Campbell

Salisbury Council Vice President Debbie Campbell
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Two term City Council member Debbie Campbell fell far behind her challenger in Salisbury’s primary yesterday.

Jake Day led by a 3-to-1 margin garnering 803 votes to Campbell’s 271 in District 2. 

The third candidate in the race Jack Heath CEO of Lower shore Enterprises came in third with 197 votes.

There are 140 absentee ballots still to be counted tomorrow.

Then there are provisional ballots that will be counted on March 6th and 8th.

Meanwhile, in District 2 incumbent Shanie Shields led businesswoman Cynthia Polk by a 55 to 40 vote margin.

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8:48 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Primary Day in Salisbury City Elections

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Voters in Salisbury go to the polls today to choose the finalists for the general election in April for two council districts.

District 2

In the at-large District 2 incumbent Debbie Campbell is seeking a third term and faces redevelopment activist Jake Day and nonprofit executive Jack Heath.

The issues highlighted by the candidates range from revitalizing downtown and attracting businesses to homeownership.

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