In what some are calling “a house cleaning” Mayor Jim Ireton has moved to replace three members of the Housing Board that voted to overturn a city order that would have forced the owners of the old Salisbury Mall property to remove a hill-size pile of rubble.
Ireton did not like the September 16th Mall decision.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that one of the ousted board members called the move “a hostile takeover.”
The City Council approved two of the Mayor’s nominees to the board yesterday without debate.
A third nomination won’t come up until October 28th.
Kay Crouch, Keith Fisher and Richard Insley are out.
Muir Boda and Charles Jones were voted in.
And, Lynn Bratten’s appointment will come up for Council for approval by the end of the month.