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Allegany County Government Top News:


Allegany County FY 2017 Budget Process

The Allegany County Commissioners, Jacob C. Shade, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, will have a public business on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Allegany County Office Building, 701 Kelly Road  -  Room 100, Cumberland. According to Director of Finance Jason M. Bennett, CPA   Allegany County Government's FY 2017 Budget as well as the Five Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) FY 2017  -  FY 2021 are scheduled for adoption.  Read More.

Memorial Day: Allegany County Government offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016. Public transportation services will not be offered by Allegany County Transit. Read More.

Zika Virus Town Hall: Allegany and Garrett County Health Departments are hosting a Zika Virus Town Hall Meeting. This is an emerging health threat. This will be on Tuesday, June 7, at 1:00 Frostburg State University's Compton Science Center - Room 226. The public is invited to learn about this this emerging public health threat. Read More


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 Students from public as well as private schools in Allegany County are invited to participate and collect out-of-date telephone books and 17 contributed to the collection effort.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
May 19, 2016

Debt Affordability Component Presentation

Capital Improvement Program
FY 2017-2021

FY2017 Preliminary 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



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Public Meeting
April 7, 2016


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Public Meeting
March 24, 2016


 Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting
March 10, 2016


 Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting
February 25, 2016


  Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting
February 11, 2016


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Public Meeting
January 28, 2016


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Public Meeting
January 14, 2016



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