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Salisbury Rubble Pile Can Stay

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SALISBURY, Md.- The Salisbury Housing Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Monday decided the fate of the rubble pile on Civic Avenue. The board overturned the city's order to remove the pile, saying it can stay.

Charles Glaman is the owner of Lombardi's in the Twilley Center - and the pile of rocks sits just behind that shopping center.  Glaman said the pile blocks potential customers from seeing the sign located on the back of his business and the pile attracts unwanted attention.

"Lots of homeless.  There was some indication given at that hearing that a lot of the rubbish that is left back there is not around the pile.  No.  The big pile is a giant magnet for rubbish."

The hearing that Glaman mentioned was the meeting to decide on the fate of the pile.  It has sat in its current location since June of 2008 when the Old Salisbury Mall was torn down.  Officials with Salisbury Mall Associates LLC, the owner of the land and the pile, said the material in the pile is still useful. 

Ultimately, the city's order to remove the pile was overturned by the board.  Mayor Jim Ireton told WBOC right after the decision that he was "disgusted."  However, not everyone shares his sentiment.  Andrew Emge lives just across the street from the pile and said that he has no issue with it.

"I don't have a problem with it because it blocks the back of the Twilley Center for us and it keeps down on any riff raff hanging out behind there so it is a nice fence for us," Emge said.

The board did suggest that officials from Salisbury Mall Associates LLC meet with the city of Salisbury to work on a resolution to the rubble pile conflict.

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