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Business Meeting Agenda
Thursday, May 28, 2015 – 5:00 p.m.
Allegany County Office Building,
701 Kelly Road, Room 100, Cumberland, Maryland
 


WE ASK THOSE CITIZENS WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD TO REGISTER ON THE SIGN-UP SHEET AND CONDENSE THEIR COMMENTS TO FIVE MINUTES OR LESS. THIS WILL ALLOW AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE WISHING TO COME FORWARD TO HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK.  IF AN ADDITIONAL FIVE MINUTES IS NEEDED, THEIR NAME WILL BE ADDED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST.  WE WILL CONDUCT OUR MEETING IN AN ORDERLY FASHION AND ASK THAT EVERYONE WISHING TO SPEAK FIRST BE RECOGNIZED BY THE PRESIDENT, COME TO THE MICROPHONE, AND GIVE HIS OR HER NAME AND ADDRESS PRIOR TO THEIR COMMENTS.
 

Pledge of Allegiance

MOTION #1
Authorize and specify any additions or deletions to this agenda.

MOTION #2
Approve the minutes of the May 14, 2015 public business meeting.
 

CITATION

Item 1 – 2015-2016 Allegany County Teacher of the Year:  Dr. Stephanie Ann Marchbank, Mountain Ridge High School.

PRESENTATION

Item 2 – Allegany County Recycling Program – 2015 Telephone Book Collection Campaign Award – Recognize the participating schools, the Allegany County Board of Education, and the Allegany County Solid Waste Management Committee, for their participation and award Beall Elementary School, with the grand prize of $200 – Siera N. Wigfield, Recycling Coordinator. (See News Release) 

Item 3 – Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Plan for Program Open Space –
David A. Dorsey, Planning Coordinator. 

PUBLIC HEARING

Item 4 – Road Closing Petition – Dennis Plummer – The Petition of Dennis Plummer is for the closing of a certain paper street known as Summit Circle as shown on the Plat of the Summit Subdivision to Allegany County, Cumberland, Maryland, near their properties on Harwood Drive and Castleford Lane – Jennifer Walsh Hare, Attorney, Kazary, Hare & Walsh. 

ACTION AGENDA


SETTING THE LEVY – Budget Actions for Fiscal Year 2016 

Item 5 – Budget Message – The Board of County Commissioners’ Budget Message: Commissioner William R. Valentine. 

Item 6 – Resolution 15-10 –
Enact Resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2016 Operating and Capital Budget in the amount of $131,159,915.00 – Jason M. Bennett, CPA, Director of Finance. 

Item 7 – Motion to adopt the Tax Levy & Differential – Authorize the Board of County Commissioners to adopt the Tax Levy & Differential and authorize the Collector of Public Assessments of Allegany County to demand and receive from the taxable’s the sums indicated therein – Jason M. Bennett, CPA, Director of Finance. 

Item 8 – Motion to adopt the Supplemental Levy for Special Taxing Areas – Authorize the Board of County Commissioners to adopt the Supplemental Levy for Special Taxing Areas and authorize the Collector of Public Assessments to demand and receive from the taxpayers of the enumerated Special Taxing Areas those rates as listed as part of the Levy – Jason M. Bennett, CPA, Director of Finance. 

Item 9 – Motion authorizing the Director of Finance to have the necessary Levy documents published in the local newspaper and printed in the customary pamphlet form – Jason M. Bennett, CPA, Director of Finance. 

Item 10 – Motion to authorize Water & Sewer Rates for Fiscal Year 2016 –
Board of County Commissioners to sign and approve the proposed rate resolution adopted by the Allegany County Sanitary Commission setting forth water and sewer rates for county customers in fiscal year 2016  –- Mark W. Yoder, PE, Utilities Division Chief.

Item 11 – Industrial Shell Building in the Barton Business Park Bid Award – Authorize the Board of County Commissioners to accept the proposal from Lashley Construction Company, Inc., Frostburg, in the amount of $3,667,820.00 to construct a 40,000 square foot industrial shell building in the Barton Business Park – Jeffrey S. Barclay, Economic Development Specialist. 

Item 12 – Resolution 15-8 – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application for Phase II Bowling Green Water Project – Board of County Commissioners to authorize the signing and submission of the CDBG application, the signing of the CDBG agreement and to authorize Public Works to advertise both phases of the project for bid when the engineering is complete – David N. Nedved, Economic/Community Development Representative. 

Item 13 – Resolution 15-11 – Fiscal Year 2016 Draft Unified Planning Work Program – Authorize the County Commissioners, acting as the Metropolitan Planning Organization, to adopt Resolution 15-11  endorsing the Fiscal Year 2016 Unified Planning Work Program – Siera N. Wigfield, Transportation Planner.  

Item 14 – Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Amendments – Board of County Commissioners to approve the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Amendments – Jason M. Bennett, CPA, Director of Finance. 

CONSENT AGENDA

Item 15 – Maryland Department of the Environment Watershed Assistance Grant Program – Board of County Commissioners to authorize the President of the Commissioners to award a contract in the amount of $58,858.00 to CTL Engineering, Inc., for the Georges Creek – Shaft: Stream Restoration Design Project and sign necessary funding documentation associated with the project.

Item 16 – Frostburg Stormwater Wetland – Bobcat Court –
Board of County Commissioners to authorize the President of the Commissioners to sign a revised Memorandum of Understanding and other associated documents accepting additional grant funding and extending the contract term for the Frostburg Stormwater Wetland – Bobcat Court project; also, to award the construction contract to Carl Belt, Inc., Cumberland, in the amount of $725,330.00. 

Item 17 – Bedford Road Sewer Rehabilitation – Phase IV:  Mill Run Contract No. S-81 Bid Award –
Board of County Commissioners to award the Bedford Road Sewer Rehab – Phase IV: Mill Run project to Carl Belt, Inc., Cumberland, in the amount of $936,442.10, subject to approval by Maryland Department of the Environment, and authorize the President to sign any and all necessary contract agreements or documents. 

Item 18 – Allegheny Highlands Trail – Valley Street Underpass Request for Permission to Advertise Project –
Board of County Commissioners to authorize the Department of Public Works to proceed with advertisement of the Allegheny Highlands Trail – Valley Street Underpass project.

County Administrator – Bid Openings –
Douglas Avenue Landslide, Contract No. AC-15-GC(01) and Bedford Sewer Rehabilitation Phase IV, Mill Run, Contract No., S-81

County Attorney 

Commissioners’ statements, comments, recognition

Constituents
– In order of sign-up sheet

Reminders/Upcoming Meetings


Next Public Business Meeting
– Thursday, June 18, 2015, 5:00 p.m., Orleans Volunteer Fire Company, 12210 Orleans Road, NE, Little Orleans, Maryland  21766 (See News Release)

 

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