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Allegany County Government Top News:


Health Department National Accreditation

The health department is one of only 50 local health departments in the United States to achieve national accreditation. The Allegany County Commissioners, William R. Valentine, Creade V. Brodie, and Jacob C. Shade, recently recognized this achievement.  President Valentine has known Dr. Sue V. Raver, Allegany County Health Officer, for 30 years. He stated: “The health department’s national accreditation was achieved under Dr. Raver’s exemplary leadership. She spearheaded this effort. Sue Raver has been a tremendous asset for Allegany County. With her upcoming retirement, she will be truly missed.” Left to right: Commissioners Shade and Brodie, Deputy Health Officer Patrick J. Panuska, Dr. Raver, and President Valentine. Read Citation.

Hailing from Allegany County, Bobby Robertson played in the major leagues for 11 years. What was it like to play in the World Series - - - and win? Robertson was on the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates’ world championship team. Read More.

Compost Site Spring Hours Begin Wednesday, April 1: The site will be open five days a week from 10 am to 6 pm: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Read More.


Allegany County Government’s budgeting process is continuing for FY 2016(July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) according to Director of Finance Jason M. Bennett, CPA. The Allegany County Commissioners, William R. Valentine, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and Jacob C. Shade, invite the general public to attend all events. All budget sessions are held at the Allegany County Office Building, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland.  


Schedule of Events as of March 26, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

First Budget Workshop Meeting

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Maryland General Assembly ends the 90 day session.

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Second Budget Workshop Meeting

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Preliminary Budget Presentation and First Public Hearing

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Five -Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget Presentation and First Public Hearing
Preliminary Budget Second Public Hearing

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Preliminary Budget Third Public Hearing

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Allegany County FY 2016 Budget Adoption
Five Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget Adoption


Historical Budget Information

Allegany County’s historical budget information is presented on the website, From the homepage select departments, select finance, select budget. Fiscal years 2000 - 2015 are available.


Telephone Book Recycling Campaign Is Underway

A partnership effort of the County Commissioners, the Solid Waste Management Board, and the Allegany County Board of Education, this continues through Friday, April 24. Telephone books related to Allegany County may be recycled at participating schools. Read More.



Allegany County Government Schedule for: 
Friday, April 3, 2015, Saturday, April 4, 2015 and Sunday, April 5, 2015 

  • Offices  Allegany County Government offices will be closed on Friday, April 3.

 Allegany County TransitFixed route bus service and para-transit (All Trans vans) will operate on Friday, April 3.


 Compost and Refuse Disposal 

  • 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 spring and summer schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10 - 6. The compost site will be closed on Sunday, April 5.

  • Flintstone Refuse 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. Flintstone will be closed on Sunday,April 5. 

  • Frostburg Refuse Solid Waste Collection Area: 13300 New Georges Creek Road SW. This refuse disposal site is operated by Allegany County Government and is adjacent to the Mountainview Landfill. This refuse disposal site is regularly scheduled to operate 6 days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7 - 3:30, Saturday, 7 - 2. No change.

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

  • Little Orleans Refuse 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. No change.

         Contact Information Allegany County Government’s main telephone number is 301-777-2526. The website is For transit information, from the homepage, click the red-white-blue ACT logo for Allegany County Transit or call 301-722-6360. For recycling information, from the homepage, click departments - click recycling, or call 301-777-5933 X 210.


Allegany County Government Hosts Leadership Allegany! Local Government Day: Leadership Allegany! is dedicated to promoting positive change by creating a network of leaders with a clear understanding of the community and a commitment to its advancement within and beyond Mountain Maryland. Beth Thomas, Allegany County Information Technology Coordinator, was the lead person for Local Government Day. There are 24 members of the Class of 2015. Read More. 

Valentine in Annapolis: Allegany County Commissioner William R. Valentine was asked by the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) to testify before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in support of the restoration of highway user revenue to local government. Allegany County plummeted from $4,600,000 in FY 2008 to $462,965 in the current fiscal year budget. Valentine, second from right, is seen during the proceedings in Annapolis on February 11.

Read More: MACo

Read More: Allegany County Letter of Support

2015 Pre-PACE Meeting - Water and Sewer Project Funding

The Allegany County Department of Public Works utilizes the opportunity of the annual PACE Reception and Breakfast in Annapolis to organize a comprehensive review of important county water and sewer projects with state and federal officials. All Allegany County municipalities which have water and/or sewer facilities are invited to participate and present their own water and sewer projects. This all-day planning and discussion session, the “Pre-PACE” meeting, focuses on current as well as proposed water and sewer projects. These projects may be in the planning, design, or construction phase. These projects are expensive, complex, and have long-term implications.This annual meeting is instrumental in ultimately securing financial commitments for water and sewer projects. PACE is the magnet and it attracts not only state officials but also federal officials. Key representatives from those agencies which fund water and sewer projects are gathered in Annapolis for the PACE Reception and Breakfast and attend the Pre-PACE meeting. The Allegany County Department of Public Works obtained funding for two recent noteworthy public water projects – one in Mount Savage and one for the Rawlings area – at Pre-PACE meetings. Now, the majority of Allegany County residents have access to public water.


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development had three representatives:Denise MacLeish, Community Development Director, and Kendra Harmon and Brandi Burwell, Area Specialists, Office of Community Programs.


The Maryland Department of the Environment was represented by Walid Saffouri, Program Director, Office of Budget, Gary Magaziner, Senior Engineer, Office of Budget, Walter Lara, Administrator, Water Quality Financing, Chris Carski, Compliance Engineer, Engineering & Tech Division, Joe Bratchie, Compliance Engineer, Office of Budget, and Barry O’Brien, Division Chief, Water Supply.


The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (HUD) had three representatives: Cindy Stone, Director, Office of Community Programs, Anne Stringer, Assistant Director, Office of Community Programs, and Charles Day, Manager, Local Government Finance Program.


Allegany County Government was represented at the 2015 Pre-Pace meeting by County Commissioners William R. Valentine, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and Jacob C. Shade and staff. Frostburg, Lonaconing, and Westernport were represented by elected officials and the LaVale Sanitary Commission also participated.


The presentation by the Allegany County Director of Public Works Paul F. Kahl, P.E., at the Allegany County Commissioner’s public business meeting on January 29, 2015 can be viewed here.


The PACE events, hosted by the Cumberland-Allegany County Industrial Foundation, Inc. (CACIF) and the Garrett County Development Corporation, were held on January 22 and 23, 2015 at the Lowes Annapolis Hotel. The PACE website is

The Planning and Zoning Commission of Allegany County has scheduled a public hearing regarding parking. Read More. Part 4 Zoning

Public Hearings Background Information forSavage Pumping Station Generator, Frostburg Water Treatment Plant Generator, Housing Buyout in Flood Plains, Bowling Green Water Project, Moss Avenue Water Project, Rawlings Water Project, Mount Savage Water and Sewer Project. Read More

Continuum of Care Program: This is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. The Priority Listing for Allegany County COC FY 2014 Projects is attached. Read more.

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