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Public Business Meeting Agenda
Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 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 
Remembrance of Veterans and Current Armed Forces Prayer
Memorial Video

 

MOTION #1

Authorize and specify any additions or deletions to this agenda.

MOTION #2

Approve the minutes of the October 23, 2014 public business meeting.

 

REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

 

  • Potomac Highlands Airport Authority Update

PRESENTATION
 

Item 1 – Marissa Swope –
Reciting an appeal presented by Benjamin Franklin during the Assembly of the Continental Congress. 

Item 2 – Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration Tourist Area and Corridor Signing (TAC) –
Stephen Hollie, TAC Coordinator, Consultant to the State Highway Administration, Nataliya Schroeder, Project Engineer, RK&K, Baltimore, and Barbara G. Buehl, Director of Tourism. 

Item 3 – Cumberland Valley Optimist Club Youth Appreciation Day –
Anne Twigg, Club Vice-President, and Elena Manasse, Youth Appreciation Day Chair. 

PUBLIC HEARING

Item 4 –  Public Hearing on Code Home Rule Bill 2-14 – “Solar Energy Systems” – David A. Dorsey, Planning Coordinator.

ACTION AGENDA 

Item 5 – Board of Education of Allegany County Capital Improvement Program Fiscal Year 2016 – Board of County Commissioners to approve the Board of Education’s Fiscal Year 2016 Capital Improvement Program – Adam Patterson, PE, Capital Improvement Program Engineer/County Engineer. 

Item 6 – Resolution No. 14-27 –  9.2 Million Educational Facilities Bonds of 2014 – New Allegany High School – Board of County Commissioners to approve Resolution 14-27 for a 9.2 Million Dollar Educational Facilities Bonds of 2014 for the new Allegany High School – Jason M. Bennett, CPA, Director of Finance. 

Item 7 – Resolution No. 14-28 – Water & Sewer Rates –
Board of County Commissioners to approve the proposed rate resolution adopted by the Allegany County Sanitary Commission setting forth water and sewer rates for County customers in fiscal year 2015 – Paul F. Kahl, PE, Director of Public Works. 

Item 8 – Trees Not Taxes – Public Introduction –
Board of County Commissioners to authorize the Department of Public Works to present information on the “Trees Not Taxes” initiative as a way to generate private property owner interest in tree planning activities in Allegany County – Daniel S. DeWitt, PE, Engineer.

Item 9 – Manufacturer’s Tax Exemption – Board of County Commissioners to authorize the approval of Manufacturer’s Tax Exemption for equipment purchased in 2013 by AES Warrior Run Limited Partnership.  The exemption granted for this applicant is for $2,261,332.00 less $50,000.00, and for a period of ten years beginning with tax year 2014-2015 – William M. Rudd, County Attorney. 

Item 10 –
Action – Approve Road Opening at the Request of Petitioners Ronald Broadwater and Joseph and Lena Phillips – Board of County Commissioners to approve the road opening of two portions of Wesley Avenue within the  Allegany Grove Subdivision, LaVale, Election District 29 – William M. Rudd, County Attorney. 

Item 11 – Request for Proposal for Allegany County Zoning Ordinance Revision – Board of County Commissioners to authorize County staff to solicit proposals from qualified firms to revise the County’s zoning regulations – David A. Dorsey, Planning Coordinator. 

Item 12 – Memorandum of Understanding with Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS) –
Board of County Commissioners to authorize the signing of an agreement concerning acquisition of Parcel 52 Memorandum of Understanding with MIEMSS.  The agreement provides $30,000.00 for Allegany County to assist in purchasing Parcel 52 on Dan’s Mountain for a future communications tower site – Richard L. DeVore, Director of Emergency Services.

Item 13 – Fiscal Year 2015 Emergency Medical Dispatch Education Grant – Board of County Commissioners to accept the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS) fiscal year 2015 Emergency Medical Dispatch Education Grant in the sum of $2,687.00 and authorize the president to sign the education grant agreement.  This is a 100% grant with no County match – Richard L. DeVore, Director of Emergency Services. 

CONSENT AGENDA
As recommended by the County Administrator 

Item 14 – Request for Travel – Board of County Commissioners to approve the C3I Narcotics Unit to spend $2,000.00 to send Sergeant Wade Sibley and his K-9, Jack, and Detective Jeremy Hedrick and his K-9, Ralph, to the 17th Annual Bomb and Drug Detection Seminar-Certification, to be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, November 17 through 20, 2014. 

Item 15 – Renew ARAMARK, Inc. Agreement – Board of County Commissioners to authorize the Allegany County Detention Center to renew the agreement with ARAMARK, Inc. to provide dietary services at the Detention Center for the term of July 8, 2014 to July 7, 2015 with no increase in the price per meal over fiscal year 2014.  The estimated value of this agreement is $328,029.00. 

County Administrator
County Attorney  Commissioners’ statements, comments, recognition

Constituents
In order of sign-up sheet

Reminders/Upcoming Meetings


Next Public Business Meeting
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00 p.m., Room 100

Announcement –
Thanksgiving – Allegany County Government Schedule (See News Release)

Announcement –
Bedford Road Water Projects Public Meeting (See News Release)

 

 

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