Railroad Cleanup Effort Completed
05/10/2012
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Mayor Jim Ireton announced today that a railroad cleanup effort through Salisbury has been successfully completed.

Through the Salisbury Safe Streets Initiative, the city has partnered with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to clean up rubbish from along the local railroad rights-of-way through town.

A group of supervised inmates worked with support from the city's Department of Public Works to remove nearly 3 tons of rubbish from along a stretch of railroad running from Canal Woods to Roland Street.

“The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services/Poplar Hill Pre-Release Unit is pleased and eager to be a resource to assist the city of Salisbury, Mayor Ireton, and Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan in their efforts to keep Salisbury beautiful and safe,” said Warden Kathleen Green of the Eastern Correctional Institution.

Future projects include the continued cleaning of the railroad from Roland Street to Northwood Drive.

“We all understand that untended property has a tendency to become the neighborhood eyesore and the place that no one cares about," Duncan said. "Because of the partnership with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, area residents are reassured that Salisbury cares and takes action.”