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What is the CAC?

​The Community Appearance Commission assists City Council in initiating, establishing, and enhancing programs, projects and policies that improve the overall physical appearance and quality of life in Salisbury.


Meetings for the CAC are held the 1st Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. There is no meeting in July.


Special Requirements: Efforts are made to maintain a majority of members who have had special training or experience in a design field, such as architecture, landscape design, horticulture, city planning or a closely related field.​


Incentive Grants

The CAC offers two different incentive grants:


Projects

Neighborhoods and Education Committee

Grants Committee

  • administers two incentive grants
    • Innes Street Improvement Grant
    • Municipal Service District (MSD) Incentive Grant

Landscape Committee

  • Landscape of the Month

    The Community Appearance Commission initiated the Landscape of the Month Program as a way of recognizing residential and commercial property owners that do an exceptional job of maintaining the appearance of their landscapes.

    Nominations are welcome April – October.

    Follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/landscapeofmonth.

    Nominate a property!

Contact Us

Staff Liaison

Alyssa Nelson
(704) 638-5235
anels@salisburync.gov​

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11/2/2022 5:30 PM

Neighborhood Leaders Alliance Litter Forum

The Neighborhood Leader’s Alliance, a subcommittee of the Community Appearance Commission will hold a Litter Forum at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. This meeting will be held at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue.

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12/5/2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Public Arts Commission Meeting 12-5-2022

The PAC will meet from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm via Zoom unless decided otherwise by member vote. Subcommittee meetings will be called as needed with public notice.
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12/7/2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Community Appearance Commission Meetings

Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday every other month at 4:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Meetings: February, April, June, August, October, and December.
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Municipal Service District Grant

The MSD Incentive Grant assists property and business owners within the Downtown Municipal Service District with enhancements to building facades, landscapes, driveways, and parking lots. These projects can range from minor repairs and repainting to substantial façade and landscape rehabilitation projects and the installation of new pedestrian amenities such as outdoor seating, planters, awnings, café fences, and lighting.

Applications may be submitted at any time but funds are limited each year (starting July 1). Submitting an application does not guarantee that the grant will be awarded. Grants are awarded for eligible projects by the Salisbury Community Appearance Commission (CAC) as funds are available. The grant is typically awarded on a 50/50 matching basis with a maximum City participation of $5,000.00 per project. This is a reimbursement grant. Funds are issued at the completion and final inspection and approval of the project.

All proposed projects must be reviewed and approved by the CAC before any work has begun in order to be eligible for the grant. The CAC reserves the right to accept or reject any request and/or require modifications deemed appropriate to meet the guidelines. The CAC will not promote or reward poor design and execution, inappropriate alterations, etc.

The MSD Incentive Grant and the Innes Street Improvement Grant are very similar programs. Your eligibility for one or the other depends on the location of your property. A small number of property or business owners may be eligible for both, but may not receive funding through both. If this circumstance applies to you, please contact the Planner for guidance. 

Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the grant guidelines before submitting an application.

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Innes Street Improvement Grant


The Innes Street Improvement Grant assists property and business owners within the Innes Street Improvement District with enhancements to building façades, landscapes, driveways, and parking lots. These projects can range from minor repairs and repainting to substantial façade and landscape rehabilitation projects and the installation of new pedestrian amenities such as outdoor seating, planters, awnings, café fences, and lighting.

Applications may be submitted at any time but funds are limited each year (starting July 1). Submitting an application does not guarantee that the grant will be awarded. Grants are awarded for eligible projects by the Salisbury Community Appearance Commission (CAC) as funds are available. The grant is typically awarded on a 50/50 matching basis with a maximum City participation of $5,000.00 per project. This is a reimbursement grant. Funds are issued at the completion and final inspection and approval of the project.

All proposed projects must be reviewed and approved by the CAC before any work has begun in order to be eligible for the grant. The CAC reserves the right to accept or reject any request and/or require modifications deemed appropriate to meet the guidelines. The CAC will not promote or reward poor design and execution, inappropriate alterations, etc.

The MSD Incentive Grant and the Innes Street Improvement Grant are very similar programs. Your eligibility for one or the other depends on the location of your property. A small number of property or business owners may be eligible for both, but may not receive funding through both. If this circumstance applies to you, please contact the Planner for guidance.

Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the grant guidelines before submitting an application.


Get Involved in Local Government

MANY OPTIONS


The City of Salisbury has 13 active, standing boards and commissions created and appointed by Salisbury City Council.

REQUIREMENTS


Board terms are staggered for 2-year or 3-year terms and most end on March 31. Applicants must be 18 and a Salisbury resident, with some exceptions.

APPLY


Applications, both online and print, are accepted on a continual basis and kept on file for consideration in the event a vacancy occurs. Application for the Police Citizens Advisory Board can be found here.


Online Application

 

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