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Doggie Dip Swim Party

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The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department invites handlers and their beloved pooch to enjoy a refreshing swim at Fred M. Evans Pool on Saturday, September 7, 1 to 5:30 p.m. for the annual Doggie Dip Swim Party. This special day is for all well-mannered dogs and their handlers to enjoy the sun and water while meeting others who share the same interest.

Hurley Park pond dredging process begins in early September

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One of Salisbury’s most treasured parks renowned for its blooming flowers, tree species and water feature is undergoing maintenance for a near two-month period beginning in early September. The Hurley Park maintenance project will focus on dredging the pond and maintaining the fountain on the east side of the park by Lake Drive.

2019 Busker’s Bash

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The best local talent comes together to perform in front of participating downtown businesses from 6 to 8 p.m. Vote for your favorite by throwing a Busker’s Bash guitar pick into a performer’s bucket. Grand finale to follow!

2019 Butterfly Release

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The upcoming Hurley Park Butterfly Release on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m., is a great event at which to learn about Monarch butterflies and other butterfly species, their migration, and milkweed (their host plant). Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to find a good seat as the release happens quickly. Food trucks will be available for food purchase.

Leaf Collection Map for 2019-20

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Fall is coming! Vacuum machines collect loose leaves from mid-October until the end of March only. Residents are asked to have all loose leaves raked to the curb by Monday morning of your collection week to be ensured they are collected by Friday. During this time, you may call (704) 638-5260 about scheduled collection in your neighborhood, or look for a schedule in your monthly billing notice. Read more to view the Loose Leaf Collection Map.


Event Calendar

«December 2019»
11/26/2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Planning Board Meetings

Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

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11/29/2019 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Holiday Night Out 2019

Enjoy great holiday deals from downtown businesses, snowball fights, live seasonal music, plus horse and carriage rides.
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12/3/2019 6:00 PM

City Council Meeting 12-03-19

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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12/7/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Brunch with Santa 2019

Make a holiday memory by sharing brunch with Santa. Pre-registration is required by visiting Cost is $5 per person.
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12/9/2019 4:00 PM

Fair Housing Committee Meeting 2019-20

The Salisbury Fair Housing Committee meets on the second 2nd Monday of each month at 4:00 pm at One Water Street.
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12/10/2019 4:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Planning Board Meetings

Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

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12/11/2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hurley Park Meeting 12-11-2019

The Hurley Park Advisory Committee assists in the development of Hurley Park and seeks sponsors for Hurley Park in accordance with the master plan. The Committee also reviews and recommends developmental ideas presented to the Committee by the staff of the City of Salisbury or any other interested parties.
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12/14/2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Santa and the Grinch 2019

Free photos and fire truck rides with Santa and the Grinch!

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12/17/2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Dixonville Task Force

The Dixonville Task Force meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10 am-11:30 am in the first floor conference room of City Hall.
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12/18/2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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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12/31/2019 9:00 PM - 1/1/2020 12:00 AM

New Year’s Eve at Trolley Barn

Ring in the New Year at the Trolley Barn with free games, live music and refreshments. 
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1/2/2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Housing Advocacy Commission meetings

Meetings of the HAC are held 1st Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room at One Water Street. No meetings are held in July.

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  • Media and video production.
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Community Planning Services

  • Manage city growth and development.

  • Code enforcement services.

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Downtown Salisbury

  • Downtown redevelopment.

  • Historic preservation and economic development.

  • Maintain Salisbury as a “main street city”.

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  • General engineering services.

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  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) services.

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  • Customer services.

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  • Fire protection services.

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  • Community outreach programs.

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Human Resources

  • Support all city departments.

  • Management of human resources.

  • Risk management and accessibility.

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Parks and Recreation

  • Maintain parkland and green spaces.

  • Maintain athletic complexes and pool.

  • Develop recreational programming and events.

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  • Implement new practices and technology.

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Public Services

  • Manage and maintain cemeteries.

  • Support city’s fleet needs.

  • Manage street signs.

  • Solid waste services.

  • Street and stormwater services.

  • Telecommunications and radio services.

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Salisbury-Rowan Utilities

  • Water and wastewater services.

  • Protect the environment.

  • Promote public health.

  • Improve quality of life for residents.

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  • Provide safe, efficient and affordable transportation.

  • Service Salisbury, Spencer and East Spencer.

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