Friday, April 29, 2016

City of Salisbury Proposes 2% Water & Sewer Increase

Lost in all the Primary Election hoopla this week was the First Reading of the City of Salisbury Budget along with a proposed 2% Water and Sewer rate increase at this past Monday's Salisbury City Council meeting.  After watching the replay of the meeting, City Council President Jack Heath seemed to be caught off guard when he nearly did not get a second on the Ordinance out of City Council Members Muir Boda and Jim Ireton for the Water and Sewer rate increase.

Councilman Ireton then seconded for discussion purposes.  Initially both Boda and Ireton voted No with President Heath and Councilwoman April Jackson voting for the Ordinance, Councilwoman Laura Mitchell was not present.  With a tie on the vote Heath looked a little perplexed.  Boda explained that it would take an extraordinary amount of evidence to convince him to support an increase. Ireton then changed his vote so the measure would move forward to a discussion at the next work session and he expressed his concerns about raising the rates.

Mayor Jake Day explained that for the financial health of the Water and Sewer Fund there was a need for an increase that they would be providing that information during the budget discussions.

LESN will be watching very, very closely.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The whole story: Tilghman raises water rates 25%, Ireton raises rates another 9%, then cuts 17% (all over many years)... Does it while being warned that cuts were fine to a point, but he would be jeopardizing the operations of the water and sewer fund if he cut too far. What's he do? Cut too far. Does he care? No. All so he can say he cut water rates. Something has to happen and quick. And somebody should be talking about why Ireton got away with it for so long.

Anonymous said...

The City of Salisbury could be a nice place to live but the liberal polices and tax increases just like any other democrat run city hurts the people look at Detroit!

Anonymous said...


In my seventies and this will determine my stay here (along with many other things). Born at PGH but I don't think I want to leave through PRMC. It is the politicians that should be saying and doing that.

Anonymous said...

"Ireton then changed his vote so the measure would move forward to a discussion at the next work session and he expressed his concerns about raising the rates."

This is a F'n outright lie! I have never, ever in my lifetime heard of anyone changing their vote for discussion purposes. Jim Ireton only voted no so that he could get some conservative votes the next day on election day.

Jim Ireton is a Liberal Democrat and they have never met a tax they didn't love. What discussion is needed? Lying sack of Liberal Sh!t!!

Anonymous said...

TRUMP!!!