Tuesday, May 24, 2011
There are numerous empty building down there that could be given to this group trying to help the cats down in Crisfield. Donate it to a good cause and let them use the funds to simply renovate and hire some people. Contact Kelly Dize and make this happen.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/24/2011 01:00:00 PM
I watched the County meeting this morning and the one lady (pta president)made remarks about no AC in the School and no Accessible bathroom for disabled students. Is there not a way to get this taken care of so it doesn't have to be so miserable over there? If not then they need to build the new School.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/24/2011 12:00:00 PM
The Salisbury City Council's budget discussions are in full swing. Sadly, some of this city's most vulnerable citizens are again targeted by Councilwoman Debbie Campbell.
For years, the water and sewer fund has set money aside in a "Hardship Fund." Mayor Jim Ireton wisely agreed to include these monies in this year's budget, to the tune of $24,000 -- as it was in 2011. This fund is used for families who fall behind in their water bills, so their water is not cut off.
Without this fund, many families each year would be forced out onto the street. Homes without water are deemed uninhabitable. Campbell has stated for years that the city should not have this fund. For years, she has targeted it for cuts.
Whether providing police, fire or EMS, the city helps and protects its citizens. The poor or those in a rough spot should know there is a safety net provided by a compassionate city government. This item is small compared to the water and sewer budget and has little or no effect on the rate we pay for these services. Council President Terry Cohen and Councilman Tim Spies have indicated they support Campbell.
Do such actions support Salisbury's designation as an All America City? I say not.
Salisbury has heart and compassion. This past year, nearly all of the "Hardship Fund" has been utilized, proving a real need. The council proposes to cut the fund to $6,000 -- insufficient to meet our needs.
This budget cut does nothing to reduce our bills, but could create more homeless in Salisbury.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/24/2011 11:00:00 AM
The situation yesterday regarding an IED found in the sewer drain near Pinehurst Elementary raises the question, was someone sending a message or was it some people playing around making it and tried to discard it? The location near the School was the scary part, if they were just playing around and dumped it why put it in that location when they knew it would cause a panic?
This is a very serious matter and if you have any information regarding this incident please contact the police so we can get the answers behind this episode.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/24/2011 10:11:00 AM
Great job by Kelly and be sure to check out her Jewelry on right hand side.
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Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/24/2011 09:30:00 AM
I have seen some dumb crap being in the political circus for years, but last night was the dumbest thing I have ever seen at a meeting. These three idiots decided they couldn't vote to accept a grant to lower the disproportionate number of minority youths in trouble with the law here in Salisbury. The reason you ask? Terry wants to make sure no Civil rights will be violated among other dumb things.
Thank goodness we have Terry Cohen to be sure the State Grant doesn't violate peoples Civil rights. To make matters worse the other two morons agreed with her. Terry do you not think the State would make sure none of the things you seem concerned about are in the Grant..good grief .I actually feel sorry for Jim Ireton having to deal with these three buffoons.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/24/2011 08:04:00 AM