Planning and Zoning Commission
Meeting: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 5:00 p.m.,
Allegany County Office Building, 701 Kelly Road,
Proposed Text Amendment
Bikes for the World Collection:
Donate your old bikes and portable sewing machines to
Commissioners Welcome Fort Hill High School Students
students of Sarah Cowan, Structured Learning Environment
Teacher, visited Allegany County Government in May. They
toured the Allegany County Office Building, were
introduced to department directors, and met with the
Allegany County Commissioners in their office. The
students, accompanied by two parent volunteers, then
attended the Allegany County Commissioners public
business meeting. Robert Wolfe occupied the seat of
Michael W. McKay, President of The Board of
Commissioners, and gaveled the public business meeting
to a close. Standing, left to right, are Taylor
Schiffour, Samantha Davis, Ms. Cowan, and Kevin Schwab.
Presented During April 25, 2013 Public Meeting
Students, foresters plant trees to restore the
Chesapeake Bay DNR Deputy
Secretary Frank Dawson planting trees with Allegany High
School students at Cumberland’s Jaycee Field on
Wednesday. Approximately 200 County students are among
more than 13,000 students statewide who are planting
trees in response to the state’s Stream Restoration
Challenge, which seeks to establish 1,000 acres of
forested stream buffers by 2015. The buffers help keep
stormwater runoff and sediment from entering waterways
and eventually the Chesapeake Bay.Read More
2014 BUDGET SCHEDULE
The Allegany County Commissioners,
Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R.
Valentine, now have had three public hearings for the July
1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 fiscal year budget. According to
Director of Finance Jason M. Bennett, CPA, as of May 9,
2013, the Budget Adoption is scheduled for Thursday, June 6,
2013 (Public Business Meeting) at 5:00 p.m. at the
AlleganyCountyOfficeBuilding, 701 Kelly Road,
Cumberland. The general public is
invited to attend.
AlleganyCounty’s historical budget
information is presented on the website,
www.gov.allconet.org. From the homepage select departments,
select finance, select budget
archive. Fourteen fiscal years, FY 2000 – FY 2013, are
available.New Design for Water and Sewer Quarterly Statements
announced, water and sewer customers receiving quarterly
statements from the Allegany County Tax and Utility Office
can expect to see a new design. The Tax and Utility Office
has implemented new computer software for the water and
sewer billing function at the beginning of 2013. Because of
this software change Allegany County is able to provide
water and sewer customers with additional detailed
information. These changes first appeared on the January 31,
2013 quarterly statement.Jason
M. Bennett, CPA, Director of Finance, emphasized that
Allegany County is NOT making any water and sewer rate
changes at this time. The quarterly statement continues to
be payable within 60 days of the billing period end-date.
The Tax and Utility Office may be contacted at 301-777-5965,
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
State of the County 2012
The Board of County Commissioners of AlleganyCounty
presented its report on the State of the County 2012 at the
public business meeting on January 10, 2013. All three County
Commissioners, Michael W. McKay,
Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine,
participated in the presentation.
Maryland Rural Counties Coalition Grows to Ten Counties The Maryland Rural Counties Coalition has expanded now to
ten counties. With a vote on Tuesday, December 4, the Kent
County Commissioners voted to join the Coalition. The
Coalition now consists of Allegany, Caroline, Carroll,
Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Kent, Somerset, Washington and
Wicomico Counties, representing 939,980 rural Maryland
residents. On December 12, 2011, the governing bodies of
Allegany, Carroll, Frederick and Washington Counties
announced the creation of the Maryland Rural Counties
Coalition with an eye towards other rural counties joining
their ranks, for purposes of strengthening their
policy-related standing in the halls of Annapolis. Since
then, five additional counties have now become members of
COUNTY GOVERNMENT SCHEDULE
Allegany County Government offices will be closed on
Monday, May 27.
Fixed route bus service and para-transit (All Trans
vans) will not operate on Monday, May 27.
and Refuse Disposal Sites
The Frostburg Solid Waste Collection Area will be closed
on Monday, May 27.
The compost site and the Flintstone,
Little Orleans, and Oldtown Solid Waste Collection Areas are
not open on any Monday.
Mountainview Landfill, 13300 New Georges Creek Road SW, is
privately owned and operated by Waste Management and may be
contacted at 301-463-9918. Allegany County Government’s
Recycling Coordinator believes that Mountainview Landfill
will be closed on Monday, May 27.
Frostburg Solid Waste Collection Area, adjacent to the
Mountainview Landfill at 13300 New Georges Creek Road SW, is
operated by Allegany County Government. This refuse disposal
site is regularly scheduled to operate 6 days a week,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7 - 3:30,
Saturday 7:00 - 2:00.
No Change: Allegany County Compost Site:
11700 PPG Road, North Branch Industrial Park.
The compost site is regularly scheduled to operate 5
days a week under the summer schedule now in effect:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 - 6, Sunday, 9
No Change: Flintstone Solid Waste Collection
Area: 26706 National Pike. This refuse disposal
site is regularly scheduled to operate 2 days a week,
Thursday, 10 - 6, Sunday, 9 - 5.
No Change: Little Orleans Solid Waste Collection
Area: 11306 Orleans Road South. This refuse
disposal site is regularly scheduled to operate 1 day a
week, Friday, 10 - 6.
No Change: Oldtown Refuse Solid Waste Collection
Area: 18622 Lower Town Creek Road. This refuse
disposal site is regularly scheduled to operate 2 days a
week, Wednesday, 10 - 6, Saturday, 9 - 5.
McCoole Fire Protection Public Meeting
The Allegany County Emergency Services Board will have a
public meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at
the McCoole Cornerstone Ministries Church, 21228 Queens
Point Road, McCoole.
The purpose of
this meeting is to solicit input from community members and
the general public about fire protection services in the
McCoole area according to Richard L. DeVore, Director of the
Allegany County Department of Emergency Services.