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Allegany County Budget: Allegany County Government's FY 2017 Operating Budget and the Fiscal Years 2017 - 2021 Capital Improvement Budget were adopted by the Allegany County Commissioners, Jacob C. Shade, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, at the public business meeting on June 2, 2016. Read Budget Message

Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule: The Allegany County Department of Public Works Utilities Division has scheduled fire hydrant during July. Residents may experience some water discoloration during the flushing process. Mark W. Yoder, PE, Utilities Division Chief, recommends that residents run water for several minutes until it is clear before using it. Read More.

Notice is hereby given that the Planning & Zoning Commission of Allegany County will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. The hearing will take place in Room 100 of the County Office Building, located at 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland MD, on the following case:

Re-Zoning Case No. 74, filed by Seth B. D"Atri Esq., on behalf of Potomac Valley Properties, requesting the re-zoning of approximately 1.488 acres of land in multiple parcels situated between Jeanette Street and Main Street and also between First Avenue and Fourth Avenue in Cresaptown. The tracts include lots 66-69, 78-81, 90-93, 102-106 and 115-121 of Section A Amended of the Cellulose City Subdivision. The subject parcels are shown as parcels 17, 22, 33, 38 and 208 on the County"s Supplemental Tax Map 3C. The subject property is entirely within Election District 7, Allegany County, MD.

Referencing the Allegany County Zoning Map, the subject parcels are currently zoned'R" (Residential). The applicant has requested that the subject parcels be re-classified as'B-1" (Neighborhood Commercial). In accordance with Section 360-64.B.3, Part 4 - Zoning, of the Code of Public Local Laws of Allegany County, Maryland, public notice of the hearing date is hereby given.

Interested parties are welcome to attend. The meeting room is fully accessible and an interpreter for the deaf will be provided upon receipt of written request at least 48 hours prior to the hearing.

Planning & Zoning Commission of Allegany County
Mr. Steve K. MacGray, Chairman

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 4th of July Offices 

  • Allegany County Government offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016. Allegany County Transit 

  • Public transportation services will not be offered by Allegany County Transit. There will not be any fixed route bus service and para-transit (Alltrans) service will not operate on Monday, July 4, 2016.  Compost and Refuse Disposal Sites 

  • The Frostburg Refuse Site/Solid Waste Collection Area, operated by Allegany County Government and adjacent to the Mountainview Landfill, 13300 New Georges Creek Road SW, will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016.

  • Allegany County's Compost Site and the Flintstone, Little Orleans, and Oldtown Refuse Disposal Sites/Solid Waste Collection Areas are not open on any Monday.

  • NOTE: Mountainview Landfill is privately owned and independently operated by Waste Management and may be contacted at 301-463-9918.

Pursuant to Section 360-64 of the Code of Public Laws of Allegany County, Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Allegany County will be accepting testimony on a Zoning Text Amendment at a public hearing on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

County staff requests that text be amended in LaVale Zoning Part III - B, regulating Business Signs, adding J. as follows. "J. On-site Business signs may be constructed up to 72.5' in height in the CA, CB and CC zoning districts, if located within 2000' of the centerlines of the east and westbound drive lanes of I-68."

The hearing will take place in Room 100 of the County Office Building, located at 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland MD. Interested parties are welcome to attend and may view the proposed text amendment at the County Web Page at or by contacting the Division of Planning Services at 301-876-9546.


The Town of Westernport: Allegany County Clerk of Court Dawne Lindsey, left, administered the oath of office to the newly elected town officials. Left to right are Street Commissioner Fred Pritts, Finance Commissioner C. Robert Lupton, Mayor J. Daniel Laffey, and Police Commissioner Tim Jackson. Water Commissioner John Martin was not present for the photograph.

Teacher of the Year
The Allegany County Commissioners recently honored Tania Renae Pressman, Allegany County Teacher of the Year 2016 - 2017. Ms. Pressman is a fourth grade teacher at Cresaptown Elementary School. She was presented with a citation and handcrafted, personalized remembrance cube from Milestone Cube/Five Year Wood.  Ms. Pressman has been associated with the Allegany County Public School System for 12 years. She graduated from Frostburg State University with a Master of Education in Reading in 2013 and a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Elementary Education in 2003. Read Citation.


Senator George C. Edwards Honored

State Comptroller Peter Franchot traveled to Garrett County to present the 2016 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award to Senator George E. Edwards. Allegany County Commissioner William R. Valentine also presented an official citation from The Board of County Commissioners to congratulate Senator Edwards on his selection as the 2016 Garrett County honoree. This prestigious award is named for the late Governor of Maryland and is given to one individual in each of Maryland's counties and Baltimore City. Left to right: State Comptroller Peter Franchot, State Senator George C. Edwards, and Allegany County Commissioner William R. Valentine.


Telephone Book Recycling Campaign Results
4,766 Telephone Books Recycled and Diverted from the Landfill

The 24th annual telephone book recycling campaign, held during the 2015  -  2016 academic year, was successful. This is organized and managed every year by the Allegany County Commissioners, the Allegany County Solid Waste Management Board, and the Allegany County Board of Education. Students from public as well as private schools in Allegany County are invited to participate and collect out-of-date telephone books and 17 contributed to the collection effort.  Read More

Competitiveness Workgroup Initiative: Each County Commissioner appointed three individuals to this workgroup in April, 2015.The workgroup's report was presented by President Jacob C. Shade at the March 24, 2016 public business meeting. Read More.

Guess who is performing at the Allegany County Fair this summer? Advance tickets are on sale now for The Charlies Daniels Band, Chris Janson with Special Guest Jordan Feliz, and the Tenth Avenue North. Read More

Allegany County Board of Zoning Appeals

  • Dans Mountain Wind Force, LLC Case 942 Findings of Fact.

  • Dans Mountain Wind Force, LLC Case 943 Findings of Fact.

Case 942 Case 943

Update 12/28/2015: Appeals filed regarding Board of Zoning Appeals decisions on Dans Mountain Wind Force zoning cases. Download document dispatched from the Circuit Court of Allegany County, Maryland, HERE.


Public Information Request Representative:

Allegany County Government's representative who is registered with the Office of the Attorney General as required by the Maryland General Assembly 2015 Regular Session House Bill 0674 is Bretta Reinhard, Public Information Officer, Allegany County Government, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, MD  21502-2803, T 301-777-2526 X 124,


Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting
June 2, 2016

  Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting
May 19, 2016

Debt Affordability Component Presentation

Capital Improvement Program
FY 2017-2021

FY2017 Adopted Budget


 Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting
May 5, 2016
Due to audio/video recording technical issues, you may wish to refer to the official minutes of this meeting. Read Minutes to be approved 5.19.2016.


 Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting
April 28, 2016



 Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting
April 7, 2016





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