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Statement from Police Chief Jerry Stokes regarding "Cruise Downtown Salisbury"

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As Chief of the Salisbury Police Department, I have worked to encourage growth in our downtown and was happy to see the gathering of auto enthusiasts on weekend evenings and what it does to help businesses in our Municipal Service District. While there were some initial concerns, the Police Department had not observed any behaviors that led us to direct our officers to address unlawful activity related to the gatherings. After several weeks, based on our observations and the complaints from residents and visitors in the downtown area of racing, public consumption of alcohol, and noise from screeching tires and revving or general modified engine noise, I am left with no choice but to direct SPD officers to strictly enforce the following laws and statutes:

City, DSI end exclusive negotiations with Empire Hotel developer

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City officials and the Downtown Salisbury, Inc. (DSI) Board of Directors ended exclusive negotiations with Empire Hotel Holdings, LLC, and its development arm, Black Point Investments, LLC, to redevelop the Empire Hotel. The end of the exclusivity means that DSI and the City of Salisbury are available to explore additional redevelopment options for the site.

Fame relocation status

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The relocation of the Fame statue is a process that takes a great deal of planning, which includes securing appropriate personnel, construction equipment, and an extended closure of a NCDOT roadway through the middle of downtown. 

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9/1/2020 6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting 09-01-20

As the City continues to operate under a State of Emergency declaration related to the spread of COVID-19, all meetings of the Salisbury City Council will be held electronically until further notice.

The City Council is the governing body of the City of Salisbury. The Council is comprised of five members who are elected on a non-partisan basis for two-year terms. Each Council member serves at-large and represents the entire City.

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9/11/2020 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

9/11 Memorial Service

Join us online to pay tribute to the fallen emergency service personnel who lost their lives. Friday, September 11  - starts at 8:45 a.m. Facebook Live @SalisburyNCFire


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9/12/2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Be Counted Census Giveaway

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon to 2 p.m. at Brenner Crossing Apartment office for the “Be Counted Census Giveaway!” The giveaway is open to Rowan County residents who have not yet completed the 2020 Census.

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9/16/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Tree Board Meetings

The Tree Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 noon in the Salisbury-Rowan Utilities Conference Room at 1 Water Street.

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10/6/2020 6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting 10-06-20

The City Council is the governing body of the City of Salisbury. The Council is comprised of five members who are elected on a non-partisan basis for two-year terms. Each Council member serves at-large and represents the entire City.

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10/8/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meetings

Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at rotating park facilities.

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