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Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony: Tuskegee Airman William Augustus Colbert, Junior was honored in Allegany County on May 15. The office of US Senator Benjamin Cardin organized this special event for Mr. Colbert, his family and friends. William R. Valentine, President of the Board of County Commissioners, presented a citation to Mr. Colbert on behalf of the Allegany County Commissioners. Read Citation.


Allegany County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association: The Allegany County Commissioners, left to right, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., Jacob C. Shade, and William R. Valentine, welcomed association representatives Virginia Mawhinney, vice president, and Shirley King, president, to a recent public meeting. The County Commissioners are supporting the foster children’s fishing tournament. This will be held on Saturday, June 6 at Battie Mixon fishing pond in Oldtown.

Baltimore Pike Volunteer Fire Company Recognized: The Allegany County Commissioners commended everyone associated with the Baltimore Pike Volunteer Fire Company and the Ways and Means Committee. Baltimore Pike now is flourishing, has become a role model for other volunteer organizations, and has a vibrant future. These volunteers work passionately to provide quality fire and emergency medical services to the Baltimore Pike community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Read Citation.


Photographed at the recent awards banquet, left to right, are Delegate Michael McKay, Senator George Edwards, Baltimore Pike President Gary Carpenter, William Valentine, President of the Board of County Commissioners, and Richard DeVore, Director of the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services and Master of Ceremonies for the event.  

NURSES RECOGNIZED: Nurses comprise our nation’s largest health care profession in the increasingly complex world of health care. The Allegany County Commissioners, left to right, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., Jacob C. Shade, and William R. Valentine, honored these essential medical professionals by proclaiming May 6 – May 12 National Nurses Week in Allegany County. Naomi “Bea” Himmelwright-Lamm, Ed.D., R.N., Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, accepted the proclamation. Read Proclamation


Citizen Honored: Darlene Goodwin, manager of the Fair Price Market in Westernport, was honored by the Allegany County Commissioners and the Mayor and Council of the Town of Westernport. On April 3 a tractor trailer ran off the road and was responsible for a multi-vehicle chain accident in the market’s fuel pump area. Mrs. Goodwin, a 22 year employee of the market, acted swiftly and capably executed the company’s prescribed safety procedures. A fire was averted. Left, Mrs. Goodwin is recognized by Commissioners William R. Valentine and Creade V. Brodie, Jr. Right: Mrs. Goodwin is presented a plaque by Mayor J. Daniel Laffey. Read Citation



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 May 9, 2015

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.


FY 2016 Water and Sewer Rates: Utilities Division Chief Mark W. Yoder, PE, presented the staff report and the resolution adopted by the Allegany County Sanitary Commission to the Allegany County Commissioners, William R. Valentine, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and Jacob C. Shade, at their public work session on May 14. Read More.

Good Economic News!

  • The WebstaurantStore, headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is opening a distribution center in Allegany County at the North Branch Industrial Park. WebstaurantStore is an online retailer serving the restaurant industry. The company expects to fill 150 new jobs in the next two years with hourly wages starting at $11.50. Operations are expected to begin here in May. View Website.
  • AutoZone is located in LaVale close to the entrance of Lowe’s at 1209 National Highway. The store is built. The parking lot has to be paved. A summer opening is anticipated. View Website.
  • Holiday Inn Express is nearing completion at 1078 National Highway, LaVale. The three story hotel will have 87 rooms - - - 60 standard rooms and 27 suites.  This is an 8.5 million dollar construction project. The Holiday Inn Express is expected to open this fall. View Website.
  • Groundbreaking has occurred and retaining walls are being constructed for Winchester Court. This 3.3 acre site will feature 30,000 to 35,000 square feet of retail space. There will be one stand alone anchor and a strip center with four tenants on the site. The address is 12317 Winchester Road, LaVale. 
  • Dollar General has two new stores open for business in Allegany County: Route 36 - Motor City and Naves Crossroads. Residents as well as commuters benefit from these convenience minded retail operations. View Website.
  • Standard and Poor’s Rating Services has upgraded the bond rating of the Town of Westernport. This upgrade has important short and long term advantages and benefits for the taxpayers of the Town of Westernport. Read Citation.

Photos top and bottom:   Holiday Inn Express and Winchester Court Construction


Left to right: Allegany County Commissioners Creade V. Brodie and Jacob C. Shade, Eric A. VanSlyke, Supervisor of Science, Allegany County Public School System, Dan Hedderick, Project Manager, Allegany County Forest Services, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Karli Hakala and Dylan Spano, Mountain Ridge and Fort Hill representatives, Angela Patterson, PE, and Daniel S. DeWitt, PE, Allegany County Government, and William R. Valentine, President of the Board of County Commissioners.


Earth Day 2015 Tree Planting Project

The Allegany County Department of Public Works has partnered with the Allegany County Public School System and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to complete a tree planting project at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Two dozen larger, established trees provided by the DNR “Gift of Trees” program will be planted. Approximately 120 public school students are expected to participate. This project will help to compensate for the recent loss of large ash trees diseased by Emerald Ash Borer at the fairgrounds. This project also continues Allegany County Government’s environmental efforts to help the Chesapeake Bay. Allegany County has planted more than 65 acres of trees over the last three years funded by former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley’s Stream Restoration Challenge in support of the County’s Watershed Implementation Plan to meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals.

Photo Inset:  Earth Day: Allegany County Commissioners William R. Valentine, left, back to camera, and Jacob C. Shade, center with shovel, joined with students to plant trees at the Allegany County Fairgrounds.


Public Hearings - May 7, 2015 Allegany County Commissioners Public Meeting
Background Information for: Savage Pumping Station Generator, Frostburg Water Treatment Plant Generator, Housing Buyout in Flood Plains, Bowling Green Water Project, Moss Avenue Water Project, and Rawlings Water Project.
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Offices: Allegany County Government offices will be closed on Monday, May 25.

Allegany County Transit: Fixed route bus service and para-transit (All Trans vans) will not operate on Monday, May 25.

Compost and Refuse Disposal Sites

The Allegany County Compost Site and the Flintstone, Little Orleans, and Oldtown Solid Waste Collection Areas are not open on any Monday.

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. The Frostburg Solid Waste Collection Area will be closed on Monday, May 25.

IMPORTANT: 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 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 schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 - 6, Sunday, 9 - 5. 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. No change.



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Five -Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Debt Affordability  Presentation
Presented May 7, 2015

Five -Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget Presentation

Presented May 7, 2015


Preliminary Budget Presentation
Presented April 30, 2015

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Dan's Mountain Wind Farm
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BILL NO. 1-15 A Bill Entitled: “Amendment to Off-Street Parking Standards” 



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Rawlings & Rt. 220 Water & Sewer Projects Fact Sheet