The U.S. Census Bureau has announced the new 2020 Census deadline is Wednesday, September 30. Residents are asked to respond as soon as possible to ensure Rowan County secures its fair share of the $675 billion federal dollars. The federal money assists with things like schools, road construction, hospitals, workforce initiatives and substance abuse programs in Rowan County.
The Salisbury Citizen’s Academy, a 10-week academy in which residents learn firsthand about city operations, is now accepting applications for class members. There is no cost, and participants find the experience rewarding and a fun look behind-the-scenes at city operations.
The Robert F. Hoke Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) has signed the original proposed Fame statue relocation agreement, previously agreed upon by Salisbury City Council and the Historic Salisbury Foundation. Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander received the notarized document from the UDC Hoke Chapter president late Sunday, June 21 -- five days before the Friday, June 26, deadline.
Salisbury City Council approved the fiscal year 2020-2021 (FY21) budget as proposed by City Manager W. Lane Bailey.
Today, Tuesday, June 9, Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander rescinded the state of emergency in the downtown district, including the curfew imposed in the original declaration.
The Salisbury community has been through a difficult couple of months, and especially the last week. Communities across our country have been facing multiple challenges lately, just as we have. Not only are we dealing with COVID-19, resulting economic challenges, and unemployment, but also protests following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
On May 30, 2020, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 142 (EO 142). EO 142 amends Executive Order No. 124 to extend its effective period by 60 days. In compliance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 142, the City of Salisbury will keep several changes to residential water & sewer accounts in place.
Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander declared a state of emergency in the downtown district today, Tuesday, June 2, ahead of another night of possible protests.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Census response deadline has been extended to late October. Salisbury residents are still asked to respond as soon as possible via the Census website at 2020Census.gov.
Data received from the Census affects communities for 10 years. With $675 billion federal dollars at stake for things like schools, road construction, hospitals, workforce initiatives and substance abuse programs, Rowan County still has a long way to go to ensure it secures its fair share.
The $46,003,307 balanced General Fund budget reflects a 3.17% decrease in spending from the FY20 adopted budget due to expected shortages related to COVID-19. In addition to the General Fund, the Water/Sewer Fund, Transit Fund, Broadband Fund, and Stormwater Fund comprise the overall City budget totaling $82,528,220. This total sum also includes Special Revenue Funds (CDBG & HOME) and Capital Reserve Funds. Bailey proposes maintaining the current tax rate of $0.7196 for the fiscal year as to not burden the Salisbury community in the midst of economic challenges.