Culver said the first way to take care of the West Salisbury Elementary property is by replacing the windows and air conditioning system. Culver hopes to have $2 million in the upcoming Capital Improvement Plan to make those repairs by the start of the next school year. But the new school plan was not the only thing the new county executive wants to tackle. Saving money and making cuts has been Culver's objective since the beginning of his term.
"Well what was originally planned for this year was $1.25 million, and that was just strictly for plans and studies, and that just seems like a lot of money for studies and plans," Culver said. "I've asked all department heads to cut our budgets by 2.5 percent this year."
Culver said there are other priorities in the county that need funding, and making cuts will go a long way in ensuring everything is paid. Culver said that money will be put aside this year and for the next two years to make repairs to the old courthouse in downtown Salisbury.
Culver also said more resources will need to be allocated to fighting the growing heroin epidemic in the county.