Today In Salisbury's History: Friday, Aug. 25, 1989

By Greg Bassett
Posted 8/24/22

Friday, Aug. 25, 1989 --

Realtors and landlords have told the Salisbury City Council that they are in solid opposition to proposed zoning regulations that would affect their properties. Taking a …

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Today In Salisbury's History: Friday, Aug. 25, 1989

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Friday, Aug. 25, 1989 --

  • Realtors and landlords have told the Salisbury City Council that they are in solid opposition to proposed zoning regulations that would affect their properties. Taking a slow approach, the council would require property owners to be in compliance by 1995. The code amendments call for changes in setbacks, lot sizes and parking requirements for rooming houses, boarding houses, tourist homes and two-family dwellings.
  • The Salisbury-Wicomico Planning Commission has approved a rezoning that would allow a complex for homeless people to be built on 5.1 acres off Lake Street. Caritas, a nonprofit group, hopes to build an 85-unit development for the poor and homeless. Expected to cost about $650,000, the complex would be called Joseph House Village and managed by the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary.
  • Wicomico schools Superintendent Evelyn B. Holman said she supports Gov. William Donald Schaefer’s call for greater accountability in the state’s schools, but is concerned funding inequities will skew the results. A Schaefer-appointed commission wants to award letter grades for each individual school’s performance. Schools that score well would be eligible for more funding; schools that score poorly would be closed.
  • Shooting 86 on Tuesday and 81 on Wednesday, Pat Hendrickson won her ninth club championship at Green Hill Yacht & Country Club. Connie Hillman finished second with scores of 83 and 89. Missy McLaughlin won the net competition in the championship flight, with scores of 93 and 86.
  • Customers are lining up at Good News Mazda in Salisbury to purchase a new Japanese sports car generating tremendous consumer excitement – the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Salesman Nathan Young said the vehicle drives and feels like an MG or Triumph sports car, but is more reliable, thanks to Japanese engineering and technology. Young said about 25 people are currently on the waiting list to receive a 1990 model, which has a base price of $13,800.
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