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Thursday, January 29, 2015

American Eagle New Orleans Docked In Crisfield


Theft, Marijuana, Over-Occupancy; Mayor Says Neighborhoods Need City Council to Pass Stronger Laws

Theft, Marijuana, Over-Occupancy; Mayor Says Neighborhoods
Need City Council to Pass Stronger Laws

Salisbury - Mayor James Ireton, Jr. today reiterated his commitment to solving the issue of over-occupancy in Salisbury neighborhoods after it was discovered that EIGHT (8) non-related tenants were living in a rental home at 429 Druid Hill Avenue.

On Thursday morning, January 29th, Salisbury Police, in response to information which indicated a possible CDS marijuana sales situation, served a search warrant at 429 Druid Hill Avenue. Upon entering the residence, officers determined that there were EIGHT (8) tenants living in the structure. Further investigation led to the location and recovery of twelve (12) stolen road signs, and a small quantity of marijuana. Charges are being pursued against seven (7) of the eight tenants.

The residence, which is a rental owned by Wilson E. Davis, has drawn repeated complaints from neighbors for noise, suspicious activity, and evidence of over-occupancy.

Since November, 2012 Salisbury Police Department data shows calls for service for:

CDS - 5
Prowler - 2
Loud Party - 6
Suspicious Vehicle - 1

The property is a designated legal non-conforming use, which means it was granted an exemption in 2006 to allow up to four (4) non-related occupants. Under current law, that exemption will now be forfeited. A $500 citation has been issued for violation of the occupancy provisions of the Salisbury Municipal Code, and an order to reduce occupancy has been served.

Proposed legislation currently under consideration by the Salisbury City Council would allow for the suspension of the landlord’s unit registration and/or rental license for a period of 3 months for the first offense, 6 months for the second offense, and a full year for the third offense.

Mayor Ireton urged City Council members to act decisively to pass the legislation, and to consider further measures aimed at fixing Salisbury’s housing codes.

“I encourage our citizens to voice their support of legislation that will penalize these properties to the fullest,” said Mayor Ireton. “This on-going battle is now 35 years old, and the remaining homeowners that we have must be given relief from the continued onslaught of properties that do not lend to increasing values in our neighborhoods. With this blatant case and the 44 others that preceded it this year, Salisbury is in a position to truly change the face our neighborhoods with the right tools. There are tools in front of the city council for consideration, yet I believe they are not enough.

“Additionally, I will ask the Council President to place a discussion on the table regarding making the University zoned areas of our city the only place that college rentals like this would be legal. We have the capacity to place all our student rentals in an area where they can more easily be provided services from SU and from City agencies.

“429 Druid Hill Avenue is a classic example of the fact that Salisbury has still not gotten its housing codes right, and that single-family neighborhoods continue to be degraded by those who make millions
of dollars a year off of rental properties.”

The City Council will discuss the legislation at its February 17th work session, at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, third floor of the Government Office Building, downtown.

Following the discussion on the 17th, a second reading of the legislation will occur on Monday, February 23rd, at 6 p.m., in Council chambers. The Mayor encourages citizens to attend.



Roger Christian Shut The %#~{ Up Already

Good lord man a piece of machinery starting after 8am on a Saturday gets your panties in a twist , why don't you let the City Council have time to address this in a legal way so that everyone gets the benefits later if it arises. Instead you tattle like a School girl to a drop out reject who has no life running a trash website.

Have some self respect



Popeyes South Salisbury Remodeling





SPD Help Motorist Change Tire













Chief Duncan, Col. Meienschein and Pfc Caton changing a tire for a disabled motorist

SPD RECOVER STOLEN SIGNS





New Concerns Warrant Wind Project Delay, Local Group Says. Safety, Ethics and National Defense Cited


PRINCESS ANNE - At a press conference held today, the local group Safe For Somerset called on Somerset County Commissioners to delay plans for a Somerset County wind project because of new health and safety concerns, threats to national security, and new evidence of possible ethics violations by elected officials who are considering approval of the project.


Named “Great Bay Wind” by wind project developer Pioneer Green, the project would erect 29 wind turbines 400’-700’ tall near the communities of Marion Station and Westover in Somerset County with plans for additional turbine installations in later project stages.


Regarding health and safety, Harvey Kagan, the group’s spokesperson cited medical literature which documents sicknesses linked to wind turbines.  These health claims were recently given new credence when the Brown County, Wisconsin Board of Health declared their industrial wind turbines a public health hazard, he said.

Kagan referred to reports of blade failure, ice throw, tower collapse and fire resulting from turbine mechanical failure. Although relatively infrequent, the risk and severity of these accidents increases with turbine height, according to Kagan.  The 400’-700’ turbines proposed by Pioneer Green would be among the tallest in the nation.

Kagan referred to a decision last August by Pioneer Green to withdraw plans for projects in Alabama because the company could not meet minimum requirements for health and safety established there. “If Pioneer Green’s safety standards are unacceptable in Alabama, why are the same standards acceptable here?” Kagan asked.

Regarding “setbacks” or distances deemed safe between turbines and human activity, he said, “During the deliberations about this project, voices on the Commission that rose to increase setbacks to scientifically-established safe distances were publicly ridiculed, and eventually silenced.  Distance from turbines was decided in favor of the developer,”  Kagan said. “Our officials have cast a blind eye and dismissed the risks, placing in harm’s way the citizens they represent.”

Ethical standards of the County Commission were also called into question. According to Kagan, the commissioners were found to have completed the wrong financial disclosure forms and were found not in compliance with the County Ethics Ordinance or State Ethics Laws. Although they were notified of these violations last December, proper financial disclosure still has not been provided by the commission, according to Kagan.  He said that Pioneer Green has actively solicited elected leaders without required disclosure of fees, expenses or registration of their lobbyists.

Direct conflicts of interest by county commissioners may also exist, according to Kagan.  He said that the group has identified several county officials who have made or will be making critical legislative decisions on this project who have close family or business ties with holders of wind turbine leases. He said that the group submitted those concerns to the Ethics Commission last November and again in early January, 2015, but the Ethics Commission has not made a determination. A flow-chart displaying possible relationships between lease holders, and public officials was displayed.
Kagan also criticized commissioners’ lack of openness and transparency in consideration of the project, claiming that the commissioners have intentionally kept residents uninformed, particularly about the proximity of the turbines to homes.  “This has purposely been done to make residents believe the construction will not affect them,”  Kagan said as he displayed new maps prepared by the group showing wind turbine leases and locations of proposed wind turbines.  “These maps show the locations of properties that will be within 1 mile of proposed wind turbines.  The County Commissioners should have made such maps available to the public.”

Kagan reviewed what his group deems as serious problems with the poor economics of wind power, the project’s marginal economic benefits, and its cost to electricity users and tax payers. As evidence, he cited production data from a wind turbine at the campus of Chesapeake College which shows that the turbine has operated at only 16 percent of its rated capacity at a cost of 30 cents per kilowatt hour, which he stated is approximately 3 times the Maryland’s average residential and commercial rate.
“If Great Bay Wind is built,” Kagan said, “Somerset County residents will be forced to subsidize wind’s high cost and poor efficiency through their taxes and their electricity bills,” He cited U.S. Energy Administration data showing disproportionate subsidies for wind power compared to other energy sources. “Subsidies and mandates are the only reason to build them,” he said, quoting investor Warren Buffett.

With respect to jobs, he said that only a few non-specialized jobs would be available for residents of the county during the construction phase and that only a few caretaker jobs would remain after the project was complete.

The environment, landscape and the cultural heritage of Somerset County are also endangered by the project, according to Kagan. “Turbines ranging from 440’ to 700’ tall will dominate our beautiful landscapes of field and marsh, transforming them for the next generation and possibly forever,” he said.

Relating to national defense concerns, Kagan cited a recent report by the Department of Defense that the project will impair or degrade radar operations at Patuxent River Naval Air Station and “create an unacceptable risk to national security,” quoting the report. The report also says that mitigation strategies to reduce or eliminate the project’s impact on the Navy are being researched by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the results of the report will not be available before December 2015.

“The title of the report says it all”, said Kagan, “There is a determination of “unacceptable risk to the national defense.” Will our elected leaders proceed with consideration of a project which threatens our national security?”  Changes in the Navy’s defense operations to mitigate these risks should also be questioned, according to Kagan. “Multi-million dollar mitigation strategies will be at taxpayer expense and represent another subsidy to Pioneer Green,” he said.

According to Kagan a delegation of southern Maryland lawmakers will be reintroducing a bill to put a moratorium on the project until completion of the MIT study. A similar bill, HB 1168,  was passed in 2014 but was vetoed by Governor O’Malley. “We are calling on all members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Somerset County and the entire Eastern Shore to support this legislation.  We are calling on our new governor, Larry Hogan to sign it when it reaches his desk,” he said.

“We respectfully ask that the Somerset County Board of Commissioners not proceed with consideration of this project until these issues are resolved.”

EASTON POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE
January 29, 2015
On January 28, 2015 Olympia Wilson, 41, of Easton, MD was charged with failing to obey a reasonable and lawful order. Officers responded to the Elizabeth Street area for a report of someone stopping cars and asking for money and someone going door to door asking for money. Wilson was located in the area and was identified as the suspect. Wilson had been issued a civil citation on January 24, 2015 for aggressive solicitation and was told to stop asking people for money, therefore was taken into custody. Wilson was held on $4,500.00 bond by the court commissioner.

Discontinuation of Water Service


For Immediate Release
January 29, 2015

Discontinuation of Water Service

On Thursday, January 29, 2015, as part of the City of Salisbury’s efforts to improve water service, the Department of Public Works will be discontinuing a water service at 210 Center Street. Center Street from Newton Street to Mitchell Street will be non-passable to emergency vehicles while work is underway. Work will be performed starting at 9:00 a.m. and is expected to conclude by 3:00 p.m.

www.downtownsalisbury.orgAll locators and Central Alarm will be notified of this event. We appreciate your patience and consideration. Please contact the Public Works Water & Sewer Branch at 410-548-3105 for more information



Daily Times Crosses Line Once Again With Stephen Decatur Story

The Daily Times really crossed the line with showing the video of the Stephen Decatur fight without blocking the faces of the kids, and Vanessa Junkin making the story into a race war between white and black kids at the School.

Kids fight and to sensationalize the story into a race war to sell papers is why the place is going out of business


Big Power Outage In Salisbury

From Fruitland to snow hill road vicinity

Over 6000 people without power

Power should be back on by 9 area




Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Worcester County Sheriff's Office wants to remind you to always drive attentive

The Sheriffs Office wants to remind you to always drive attentive. The attached video was captured from one of our patrol vehicles on normal patrol. It is important to note how fast things can change in front of you. Fortunately, our deputy was, and those involved were not seriously injured. Todays drivers including our deputies have many distractions in our vehicles. This is a great example that you should always pay attention and focus on driving.

go to my facebook page for video

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lower-Eastern-Shore-News/265806916773423

Jim Ireton To Blame For Dew Tour Leaving?

Of course not, but the way people are these days placing blame I thought it would be humorous to make the topic. This area is so full of negativity it is ridiculous. Jim Ireton didn't drink enough MT Dew blame him.

Susie Stiltner Missing












96 Thousand People Tune In For Mall Fight Updates


I have been challenged a zillion times about visitors and so on, and I have never cared about numbers. However I wanted to share that over 96 thousand people visited to see what was happening at the mall Saturday night.

I may tick people off but I do get a ton of visitors so if you want to reach a large LOCAL audience then contact me for advertising. Most traffic and best rate. I will beat another site by asking 90 per month with more traffic than they get.

410-422-2948
lowereasternshorenews@gmail.com

WCSO Most Wanted


Cossandra Cole aka Moore
• Black Female, 5’05” 180 lbs
• DOB 09/24/1972 aka 11/24/1971, 42-43 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Cole’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Cole is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in November 2012 for a Violation of Probation hearing on the charge of Assault 1st
• The preset bond is $1500 cash


J. Refugio Nunez Jr.
• Hispanic Male, 6’00” 250 lbs
• DOB 01/17/1986 28 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Nunez’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Nunez is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in September 2013 on the charge of Assault 1st
• There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court 
• Nunez has history of DRUG ABUSE
• The state will extradite him from all states East of the Mississippi River


Carlos Harlon Moore Jr.
• Black Male, 5’11” 220 lbs
• DOB 04/02/1972 42 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Moore’s last known address was Salisbury MD 
• Moore is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued in September 2013 for Violation of Probation on the charge of CDS Distribute Narcotics
• There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court 
• Moore has history of DRUG ABUSE



Paul Leroy Rossbach
• White Male 5’06” 150 lbs
• DOB 10/09/1994 20 years of age
• Brown hair, Blue eyes
• Rossbach’s last known address was Willards MD
• Rossbach is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a District Court Bench Warrant issued in August 2014 for Violation of Probation on the charge of Issue False Document
• The preset bond is $20,000
• Rossbach should be APPROACHED WITH CAUTION


Melody Rae Lord
• White Female, 5’04” 125 lbs
• DOB 02/22/1973 41 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Lord’s last known address was Salisbury MD 
• She also uses the name Melody Rae Eastridge
• Lord is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in August 2014 for a VOP hearing on the charge of Burglary 1st degree
• The preset bond is $2500

Michael Killian Leaving Daily Times: Party All Over City


In some of the best news in quite a bit I saw Michael Killian is finally ridding us of his ignorance. Killian is going to Cincinnati where I'm sure the journalism standards will drop. I personally thought the man was an asshole and that was my personal opinion. He turned the daily times into the Enquirer and did all kinds of dumb crap like publish salaries and photos of employees which included undercover detectives, badger the Ocean City police for the name of a juvenile drowning victim..just tacky classless crap...Good riddance Killian, I feel sorry for Cincinnati.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Amber Alert Poolsville MD CHILD FOUND









The town of Ocean City has confirmed that DewTour will not be returning this summer to the Shore

Elected School Board Closer To Reality

I was glad to see the County Council furthering the elected school board idea so that the voters can decide what direction to go. Your thoughts?

Nick Parks What Can You Say





It is really sad that a guy begging people for money has become so well known locally he should have his own tv show on how to fake being homeless . Nick has recently been arrested as well for shoplifting at Sears.

The public needs to be aware he has been trespassed from all the spots he keeps standing at, so if you see him out you should call the police like many already are.

If he knows every time he goes out he is going to have the cops called maybe he will stop doing it or move to some other town

If he were truly homeless HALO has a great program being run out of Harvest Baptist Church area that would provide him with shelter and food. The problem is Nick doesn't need those things he wants to hit happy hour up at Station 7.


Tune In To WGMD This Morning I Will Be On





Grocery Stores Appreciate Faux Snowstorms




The scene this morning as Delmarva digs out from the massive snow totals

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mayor Expresses Disappointment with Chamber Decision

Mayor Expresses Disappointment with Chamber Decision



Salisbury - Mayor James Ireton, Jr. today voiced his disappointment at the news that the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce has chosen to cancel the popular Salisbury Festival after 32 years.



In a post on their website earlier today, WMDT reported that the Chamber of Commerce had not given any reason for the cancellation.



“It’s a major surprise, but not something we can't get over,” said Mayor Ireton.  “The Salisbury Festival has been a staple of our lives for over three decades.  I think most of our citizens are going to be scratching their heads, wondering why this tradition has to come to such an unceremonious end.  The release from the Chamber was vague, yet we are holding out hope that they have recently brought another event onto the radar for late October 2015.  Additionally, we were immediately contacted by the Jaycees about a possible event during the original date of the 2015 Festival.”



While the spring will now be without its usual centerpiece event, the Mayor pointed to the increasingly popular 3rd Friday events held monthly, as well as other key Downtown successes, such as the newly launched 1st Saturdays, the NYE Ball Drop and the opening of Headquarters Live and The Brick Room which are making the City’s core an ever more attractive destination.

“There is a limited pool of volunteers and talent,” said the Mayor.  “With so much going on that pool must be stretched.  I'm not worried—I see more energy downtown now than at any time in the past 30 years.



“We now have an event on almost the same scale as the Salisbury Festival every single month.  With all of the momentum Downtown, we see nothing but cause for celebration.  I’m sure the Chamber feels the same way.”



Headquarters Live New Sign Is Up





Gee Who Is The Liar?

Remember way back beginning of Month when I broke the news about the Salisbury Festival being cancelled, and then was immediately attacked as being liar by a guy who knows what perjury is? Well now that the rest of the media has caught up the headlines are like this one below


and yet here is the screen clip where I was called a liar..hmm looks like I was right yet again moron


How Much Blame Does Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan Deserve For Recent Events?


Storm Preparation Actions in Place for the City of Salisbury

Storm Preparation Actions in Place for the City of Salisbury

Salisbury -- Mayor James Ireton, Jr. announced today that the City of Salisbury is preparing for the arrival of a possible 1 to 4 inches of snow overnight Monday into Tuesday. Roads are expected to become slippery by midnight, and conditions are expected to worsen into the early morning. Residents are cautioned to drive safely and to be aware of roadway icing.

The Director of Public Works, Michael Moulds, has reported that crews will monitor the weather overnight, and will begin salting roads when the rain transitions to snow. The City has nine (9) trucks ready and equipped with plows and salt bodies. Plowing of the streets will ONLY occur if snow accumulation exceeds FOUR (4) INCHES. In that event, the City’s snow emergency routes will be the first streets to be plowed.

If you have to be on the roads during the upcoming snow event, it is important to realize that the most slippery surfaces do not appear as hazardous as they actually are. Bridges, overpasses and intersections are common areas where the pavement freezes faster than on ordinary roadways. Be sure to build extra time into your schedule to avoid being pressured to drive faster than conditions will allow. Don't be overly confident with your 4 wheel drive because, although these vehicles are great for gaining traction, they respond the same as any other vehicle when it comes time to apply the brakes.

Good driving skills and common sense are a must when driving in snow, and preventative maintenance is just as important. Check your wiper blades today and make sure your washer reservoir is full. Also make sure your antifreeze, battery and tires are in good shape.

Motorists are reminded to be aware of, and avoid parking along snow emergency routes in the event a snow emergency is declared.

Additionally, citizens are reminded that all property owners adjacent to any street within City limits are responsible for the removal of snow from their sidewalks. The snow must be removed for the entire length of the property for a width of four (4) feet. The removal must take place within six (6) hours after the snow has stopped falling. If snowfall ends between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., then snow removal must occur before 2 p.m. The purpose of this ordinance is to provide the ability for our residents and visitors to move freely and safely throughout the City. The property owner is liable for any accidents which may occur as a result of un-cleared sidewalks. Please help us make the City of Salisbury safe during severe weather conditions.

Emergency contact information for Salisbury Public Works during business hours from 8:00 to 4:30 is 410-548-3177. For service calls after hours please contact the Salisbury Police Department at 410-548-3165.



Should The Centre Implement Same Rules As Bloomington Indiana Mall Where Teenagers Must Be With An Adult After 6 On Weekends?


Bloomington Indiana is a perfect example where a mall started having serious issues with juveniles and came up with a plan to curb the behavior.

Minors have to be escorted by a parent or guardians after 6 p.m on Fridays and Saturdays. I think this is an excellent idea and one our Centre should immediately follow. Security guards are posted at the mall’s entrances to screen minors entering the mall and, if necessary, to ask for identification proving their age.

The mall’s public address system broadcasts a message over the intercom at 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays telling young patrons to finish their shopping or ask a parent to accompany them.

source

These ideas are critical for us to locally implement to get this under control to make our mall a safe place for families on the weekend.