This month’s employee spotlight is Mel Dye, a 20-year veteran of the City of Salisbury and current administrative specialist in Downtown Salisbury Inc. (DSI).
In summer 2018, Salisbury debuted its resident reporting and service request tool, Salisbury311. Salisbury311 allows community members to be involved with the upkeep of the city by submitting problems or observations to Salisbury city staff. Submissions by users are turned into work orders that are emailed to the appropriate city department.
Cheerwine the iconic 106-year-old cherry soda and its hometown, the City of Salisbury, will host the annual Cheerwine Festival on Saturday, May 20, from noon to 10 p.m.
Chris Tester is now Salisbury’s permanent public works director after carrying the “interim” title for the previous four months. His new position is effective immediately.
As temperatures continue to dip, now is the time to start thinking about the possibility of pipes freezing in your home. Frozen water pipes are a problem that can happen in homes with both plastic and copper pipes. Learn how to prevent water pipes from freezing and avoid significant property damage.
Residents are invited to apply to the City’s 14 active, standing boards and commissions created and appointed by Salisbury City Council. Boards and commissions are made up of volunteer positions to help guide Salisbury’s present and future.
City departments will have a budget kickoff Monday, Feb. 6, in preparation for the upcoming fiscal year. Fiscal Year 2024 (FY2024) is the city’s budget year that will run from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024. The adopted budget ordinance will set the new tax rate and city fees.
Employee Spotlight: Robert Stockton
This month’s employee spotlight is Robert Stockton, an ADA paratransit driver for the City of Salisbury Transit Department. In his role, Robert transports clients living with disabilities to destinations such as Novant medical facilities, Rowan Cabarrus Community College, W.G (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center to meet their basic needs. He also ensures safety measures are in place and provides exceptional customer service.
The WEST END Grant staff is seeking community input next month as Salisbury Police, parks and recreation, and planning continue the research portion of the nearly $1 million grant from the Department of Justice (DOJ) for West End crime prevention, recreational and public space development and youth.
The Salisbury Human Relations Council is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Awards.