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Business Meeting Agenda

Thursday, March 5, 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 February 19, 2015 public business meeting.

 

PROCLAMATION

Item 1 – National Social Work Month – C. Joy Taylor, Program Coordinator, Western Maryland Area Health Center (AHEC).

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Item 2 – Road Closing Petition – Ronald W. Broadwater, Joseph W. Phillips, and Lena Mae Phillips  – The Road Closing Petition is for closing portions of Wesley Avenue that lie within the boundaries of the Allegany Grove Subdivision (the former Bloom Trailer Park) in LaVale, Allegany County, Maryland – Trozzo, Lowery & Weston, Attorneys at Law.

 

Item 3 – Road Opening Petition – PBRI-Meyersdale, LLC – The Road Opening Petition is for the opening with the intent to close a certain portion of an unimproved 40 foot street, being an unopened paper street described as Lincoln Street located in LaVale, Election District 29 – William M. Rudd, County Attorney.

 

ACTION AGENDA

Item 4 – Code Home Rule Bill 2-15 – Possible Action – “An Act to Amend the Boundaries of the Rawlings Fire Area” – William M. Rudd, County Attorney.

 

Item 5 – Resolution 15-5 – Reduction in Tax Rate – Board of County Commissioners to authorize Resolution 15-5 Reduction in Tax Rate – David A. Eberly, County Administrator.

 

Item 6– Barton Business Park Shell Building – Board of County Commissioners to authorize the Department of Public Works and the Department of Economic and Community Development to advertise for bids for construction of a 40,000 square foot steel shell building – Jeffrey S. Barclay, Economic Development Specialist.

 

Item 7 – Frostburg Business Park Access Road – Board of County Commissioners to authorize the Department of Economic and Community Development to advertise and solicit bids for the Frostburg Business Park Access Road – Jeffrey S. Barclay, Economic Development Specialist.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Item 8 – Capitalization Policy – Board of County Commissioners to make a change to accounting policy relating to fixed asset capitalization.  Effective July 1, 2014, our capitalization policy will increase from $2,000 to $10,000 ($2,500 for federally reimbursable projects).  This is based upon Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Best Practice recommendations and will be reflected in our June 30, 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

 

 

Item 9 – Operation and Maintenance Agreement for Clarysville-Eckhart Community Park –

Board of County Commissioners to authorize the execution of an Operation and Maintenance Agreement for Clarysville-Eckhart Community Park with the City of Frostburg and authorize the President of the Board of County Commissioners to sign.

 

Item 10 – Quit Claim Deed – Board of County Commissioners to approve the Quit Claim Deed between the Board of County Commissioners of Allegany County, Maryland, and RJMSKM, Inc., a Maryland Corporation, for a certain portion of Race Street as shown on Plat 156, “Electric Mill Addition”, Election District  29, Allegany County, Maryland, and authorize the County Commissioners to sign.

 

Item 11 – Declaration of Surplus Vehicles – Board of County Commissioners to declare the following: 2006 Ford Taurus VIN# 2FAFP71W12X134611, 2006 Dodge Stratus VIN# 1B3EL46R86N108678, and a 2001 Jeep Cherokee VIN# 1J4FF48S31L547246 as surplus for trade in for an additional vehicle for the Alternative Sentencing Office.

 

County Administrator

County Attorney 

Commissioners’ statements, comments, recognition

Constituents – In order of sign-up sheet

Reminders/Upcoming Meetings

Next Public Business Meeting – Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:00 p.m., Room 100

Announcement – Barrelville & Sunnyside Water Projects Public Meeting (See News Release)

Announcement – Budget Schedule (See News Release)


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