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Salisbury Mayor to Hold 6th State of City Address

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Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton (Photo: WBOC) Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton is inviting the public to his sixth annual State of the City address that will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Salisbury University's Holloway Hall. 

Ireton will address several familiar themes and will roll out an agenda for 2015. Some of the highlights will include but are not limited to the following:

- Introducing a new assistant city administrator 

- Discussing crime rates as compared to the last 20 years, and begin a community discussion about the fear of being a victim of a crime. 

- Introduce the public to the newest member of the Salisbury Zoo family.

- Point to the city's $16 million in water/sewer and general fund surplus. 

- Announce the location of infrastructure improvements, such as Coty Box Branch and 2015 paving schedule for residential neighborhoods. 

- Make the city's case for tax differential. 

- Discuss the nuclear option for fire/EMS service to Wicomico County. 

- Discuss nitrogen loads in the Wicomico River.

"This time of year has mayors all across the country delivering these addresses," Ireton said. "I thank Salisbury University for hosting this event again this year. I am confident that our city is in a strong position in so many ways." 

Ireton said he looks forward to laying out the successes of the city and the plan for moving the city forward this year. He will also point to the continued success of downtown, the strengthening of our neighborhoods with recently passed over-occupancy laws and a 2015 review of the 4104-2 properties. 

For those unable to attend, the address will be simulcast live on PAC14 and

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