Salisbury Mayor Calls for Removal of Rubble from Old Mall Site

Aug 30, 2013

Mayor Jim Ireton
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Mayor Jim Ireton has called for the removal of the pile of rubble left behind by the 2008 demolition of the old Salisbury Mall.

Ireton said Neighborhood Services and Code Compliance has gotten 44 complaints ranging from tall grass and suspicious people to a drunken driver.

Salisbury Mall Associates LLC has asked the Housing Board of Adjustments and Appeals the pile be allowed to remain indefinitely.

A Monday hearing by the Board was postponed because of a scheduling conflict.

Susan Phillips, the interim director for the Neighborhood Services Department, told the Salisbury Daily Times that the unsightly pile hurts business at the nearby Twilley Center and the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.

She said that it is being used as a dumping ground there people empty household trash from the back of their trucks.

Meanwhile, the developer’s plans for an 80-acre property into The Village at Salisbury Lake with 685 residential units and 350-thosuand square feet of commercial space has been delayed as they face three lawsuits.

One has been filed by local residents who want to overturn a city zoning decision.