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Allegany County Government Top News:

 

Public Business Meeting and Public Work Session 

The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, will not have a public business meeting this week on Thursday, April 17 at 5:00 p.m. The County Commissioners will have an expanded public work session on Thursday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. at the Allegany County Office Building, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland. This will include the previously announced Second Budget Workshop and additional items as well.


LEFTY GROVE DAY 
The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, recognized the late Lefty Grove, the Lonaconing native who became a baseball legend in his own time. The Commissioners proclaimed the opening day of the 2014 baseball season, Monday, March 31 as Lefty Grove Day in Allegany County.  This will begin a new tradition in our community. The County Commissioners intend to recognize individuals with ties to Allegany County who have contributed to this national pastime on the opening day of future baseball seasons. Lefty Grove, a left-handed pitcher known for his “blazing fastball,” was the first person to be recognized. His baseball career was legendary.  A sports writer was credited with this statement:  Lefty was so fast he could “throw a lamb chop past a wolf.” His career statistics speak for themselves: 300 wins, 141 losses. Lefty Grove won the Baseball Writer’s Association’s first American League Most Valuable Player Award. Grove was selected to play in the first All Star Game. Grove is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  


Allegany County April 30, 2014 Tax Sale

Allegany County Government’s annual tax sale will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Allegany County Office Building, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, Maryland. All prospective bidders have to register from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The sale will begin at 10:00 a.m. Property owners have been mailed multiple notices regarding delinquent taxes.The tax lien sale of properties will be advertised four times in the Cumberland Times-News: Thursday, April 10, Thursday, April 17, Thursday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 29, 2014. To be removed from the newspaper advertisement, all taxes must be received in the Allegany County Tax and Utility Office by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday prior to the advertisement with the exception of the April 29 advertisement. Jason M. Bennett, CPA, Director of Finance, stated that in order to guarantee removal from the tax sale, full payment of all charges due on the parcel must be received by the Allegany County Tax and Utility Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. All payments must be made at the Allegany County Office Building – Tax and Utility Office, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The telephone number is 301-777-5965. NOTE: Allegany County Government offices will be closed on Friday, April 18.


Barrelville/Sunnyside Water Project Public Meeting
The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, have scheduled a public meeting regarding a possible future water project for Barrelville/Sunnyside. This will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mount Savage Fire Hall, 15701 Iron Rail Road, Mount Savage.  Residents of Barrelville and Sunnyside and all interested citizens are invited and encouraged to attend. Allegany County Department of Public Works officials will be present to discuss details and answer questions about this important community project. For further details contact the Allegany County Department of Public Works 301-777-5942.  

 

April is Fair Housing Month in Allegany County

David K. Nedved, Economic and Community Development Representative with Allegany County Government, and Courtney A. Thomas, Executive Director, Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission (HRDC), receive the proclamation from the Allegany County Commissioners. Left to right are Commissioners William R. Valentine and Creade V. Brodie, Jr., Nedved, Thomas, and Commissioner Michael W. McKay.


ALLEGANY COUNTY GOVERNMENT SCHEDULE
Friday, April 18, 2014, Saturday, April 19, 2014, Sunday, April 20, 2014

Offices: Allegany County Government offices will be closed on Friday, April 18.

Allegany County Transit: Fixed route bus service and para-transit (All Trans vans) will operate on Friday, April 18.

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 20.

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 20.

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.


 

Allegany County Water & Sewerage Plan 

The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, have scheduled a public hearing regarding the proposed 2013 amendments to the 2011 Allegany County Water & Sewerage Plan. This will be held during the County Commissioner’s regular public business meeting on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Allegany County Office Building, 701 Kelly Road – Room 100, Cumberland. Allegany County Department of Public Works officials will be present to accept comments. A synopsis of the Plan Amendments is available by clicking here. Questions about the proposed amendments may be directed to Daniel S. DeWitt, P.E., Plan Coordinator, Allegany County Department of Public Works, 301-777-5933, ddewitt@allconet.org. The Draft Amended Plan can be viewed here


 

Compost Site Spring and Summer Hours Begin Wednesday, April 2  With spring clean up time and the start of the gardening season, for the convenience of Allegany County residents, the Allegany County Compost Site  will start the spring and summer hours of operation on April 2, the first Wednesday in April. The compost site will be open five days per week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Read More


BUDGET PLANNING ASSUMPTIONS:
Director of Finance Jason M. Bennett, CPA, reviewed budget planning assumptions for FY 2015 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) at the County Commissioner’s Public Work Session on February13. During the meeting the Commissioners authorized staff to assign $3.2 million of the County’s fund balance to cover the cost of teacher’s pension liability. Additionally, in advance of the County entering the public bond market in 2015, staff discussed the need to follow the rules set forth by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) to maintain a minimum two months of general fund revenues in reserve.  


Allegany County 2014 Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing Continuation
The Allegany County Planning & Zoning Commission held a public hearing on the final draft of the Allegany County 2014 Comprehensive Plan on April 9, 2014. This public hearing will be continued on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Allegany County Office Building, 701 Kelly Road – Room 100, Cumberland.  
Allegany County Government’s homepage, www.gov.allconet.org, has the final draft of the Allegany County 2014 Comprehensive Plan as well as comments submitted by state agencies. Individuals may submit comments via the homepage and these also appear there. In addition, comments and questions may be directed to David A. Dorsey, Acting Planning Coordinator, 301-876-9546, ddorsey@allconet.org.   Review Plan  Click here to submit comments / Review Public Comments Submitted Through April 10, 2014

 

Single Download of the following State Agency Comments: 2014 Draft Allegany County Comprehensive Plan

  • April 8, 2014: Maryland Department of Planning

  • April 4, 2014: Maryland Department of the Environment

  • April 4, 2014: Maryland Department of the Environment

  • April 3, 2014: Maryland Department of Transportation

  • March 20, 2014: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

  • March 19, 2014: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

  • January 24, 2013: Maryland Department of Planning

  • January 26, 2011: Maryland Department of Planning


 

Allegany County FY 2015 Budget Process - Open To All  
Allegany County Government’s budgeting process is scheduled for FY 2015(July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) according to Director of Finance Jason M. Bennett, CPA.  The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, invite the general public to attend all events. All budget sessions are held at the Allegany County Office Building, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland.  As of April 11, 2014 the schedule of events is:

       

Budget Workshop Meetings 
Thursday, April 17, 2014
3:00 p.m. - Second Budget Workshop Meeting

 

Preliminary Budget Hearings 
Thursday, May 1, 2014

5:00 p.m. Allegany County Commissioner’s Public Business Meeting:Presentation: Preliminary Budget, First Public Hearing: Preliminary Budget  

Thursday, May 8, 2014

5:00 p.m. Allegany County Commissioner’s Public Business Meeting:Presentation: Five -Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget, Second Public Hearing: Preliminary Budget  

Thursday, May 15, 2014
5:00 p.m. Allegany County Commissioner’s Public Business Meeting:Third Public Hearing: Preliminary Budget 

Budget Adoption 
Thursday, June 5, 2014
5:00 p.m. Allegany County Commissioner’s Public Business Meeting:
Allegany County FY 2015 Budget and Five Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget


Commissioners Establish Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship
Benefits County Residents at Allegany College of Maryland, Frostburg State University

 

Allegany County Commissioners Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine at their Dec. 19, 2013, public business meeting voted to establish the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship, designed to benefit Allegany County residents attending either Allegany College of Maryland or Frostburg State University.   Funds for the scholarship will be provided from a portion of Allegany County Government’s share – 2.25 percent – of the annual gross revenue generated by the video lottery machines at Rocky Gap Casino Resort. The county receives revenue on a monthly basis from the state.  Read More

A memorandum of understanding establishing the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship at Allegany College of Maryland was signed during the Allegany County Commissioners December 19, 2013 public business meeting. Seated from left are Commissioners William R. Valentine and Michael W. McKay, ACM President Dr. Cynthia S. Bambara, and Commissioner Creade V. Brodie, Jr. Standing from left are Allegany College of ACM Foundation Board of Directors President Dr. Audie G. Klinger, ACM Board of Trustees Chair Kim B. Leonard, and ACM Foundation Executive Director David Jones.

 

A memorandum of understanding establishing the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship at Frostburg State University was signed during the Allegany County Commissioners January 16, 2014 public business meeting. Seated from left are Commissioner William R. Valentine, FSU President Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter, and Commissioners Michael W. McKay and Creade V. Brodie, Jr. Standing from left are FSU Interim Provost Dr. William P. Childs, FSU Foundation Director of Finance and Administration Alicia White, FSU Vice President of Student and Educational Services Dr. Thomas L. Bowling and Allegany County Administrator David A. Eberly.

 

The memorandum pertained to the creation and administration of the scholarship. This scholarship is administered by the foundations of the educational institutions. For additional information about the scholarship, contact:

 

Allegany College of Maryland Foundation

Cumberland, MD  21502

www.allegany.edu

 

Frostburg State University Foundation

Frostburg, MD  21532

www.frostburg.edu

 

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Recent Presentations

Comprehensive Annual
Financial Report
For the Fiscal Year
Ended June 30, 2013
Download in Searchable PDF Format



Gaming FY 2013 Presentation
December 19, 2013

   

Fiscal Year 2014
Capital Improvment Program

Allegany County
Economic Development Plan 2012

Comprehensive Annual
Financial Report
For the Fiscal Year
Ended June 30, 2012
Download in Searchable PDF Format

FY14 Water and Sewer Rates
Presented May 23, 2013


Draft 2014 Solid Waste
Management Plan

 

Public Hearings Background Information for Community Development and Housing Needs
Moss Avenue Water Project
Bowling Green Water Project
Rawlings Water Project
Mount Savage Water and Sewer Project

 

 

 

Allegany County Commissioners Public Meeting - April 10, 2014

 

 

Allegany County Commissioners Public Meeting - April 3, 2014

 

 

Allegany County Commissioners Public Meeting - March 27, 2014

 

 

Allegany County Commissioners Public Meeting - March 13, 2014

 

Allegany County Commissioners Public Meeting - February 27, 2014

 

 

 Commissioners Chat with
Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter, President of Frostburg State University

 

Allegany County Commissioners Public Meeting - February 6, 2014

 Commissioners Chat with Maryland Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot

 

 

Recommended Link

The Contributions of Rural Maryland to Our Shared Quality of Life:
A Story of Misunderstanding & Neglect
Presented On behalf of  the
Maryland Rural Counties Coalition

Watch the Presentation on Youtube!
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Part 4, Part 5

 

 

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The Homeowner's Tax Credit Program
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Rawlings & Rt. 220 Water & Sewer Projects Fact Sheet

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