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Public Business Meeting Agenda
Thursday, July 24, 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

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

MOTION #2

Approve the minutes of the July 10, 2014 public business meeting.
 

REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT
 

CITATIONS

Item 1 – The 2014 National History Day Contest Gold Medalists – First Place, USA, Senior Group Documentary Division, “Nuremberg:  The Modern Foundation of Human Rights” and First Place for State of Maryland – Demetri Z. Cendo, Ethan A. Greist and Kay Sheehe, Instructional Leader/Social Studies, Allegany High School 

ACTION AGENDA

Item 2 – Resolution No. 14-17 – Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2014-2019 – Board of County Commissioners to approve the Fiscal Year 2014-2019 Transportation Improvement Program made up of  ten State Highway projects, two Allegany County projects, two City of Cumberland projects, one City of Frostburg project and the Operating and Capital Assistance for Public Transportation – Siera N. Wigfield, Transportation Planner. 

Item 3 – Cumberland Area Metropolitan Planning Organization:  Advertise Request for Proposal for Complete Street Plan for Greene Street 
Board of County Commissioners to approve the advertisement of a Request for Proposal for the Complete Street Plan for Greene Street in Cumberland, Maryland Siera N. Wigfield, Transportation Planner. 

Item 4 – 2014 Allegany County Comprehensive Plan –
Board of County Commissioners to approve and adopt the 2014 Allegany County Comprehensive Plan – David A. Dorsey, Acting Planning Coordinator. 

Item 5 – Department of Natural Resources Capital Improvement  Grant Request for Proposal for the Frostburg Stormwater Retrofit Grant Agreement Execution – Board of County Commissioners to authorize the President to sign the Grant Agreement with Department of Natural Resources and other associated documents for acceptance of $564,253.00 in grant funding to begin advertisement, bidding, and construction of the Frostburg Stormwater Pond under the DNR Capital Improvement Grant Program as part of the 2010 Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund – Daniel S. DeWitt, PE. 

Item 6 – Bald Knob Road Property Purchase –
Board of County Commissioners to authorize the purchase of property on Bald Knob Road in Mt. Savage which is currently owned by David and Suzette Bohn in the amount of $75,000.00. The site is the current location of a federally funded communications tower – Richard L. DeVore, Emergency Services Director.  

Item 7 – Federal Fiscal Year (2014-2015) Emergency Management Grant Acceptance – Board of County Commissioners to authorize the acceptance of the Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Emergency Management Performance Grant in the sum of $83,588.00 for reimbursement of Emergency Management Program costs.  The grant will be administered by the Department of Emergency Services and is provided through the Maryland Emergency Management Agency – Richard L. DeVore, Emergency Services Director. 

CONSENT AGENDA


As recommended by the County Administrator 

Item 8 – Allegany County Animal Control Board Appointments – Board of County Commissioners to re-appoint Judie Thelen and to appoint Kari Bullamore, Jo Wilson and Cassie Doty to the Animal Control Board, to staggered terms beginning on July 1, 2014.   

Item 9 – Allegany County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Appointments –
Board of County Commissioners to re-appoint Larry Crossland and to appoint Gene Paul to the Allegany County Agricultural Land Preservation Board to five year terms expiring on August 1, 2019. 

Item 10 – Draw Requests for Federal Fiscal Year 2015 for Rental Allowance Program –
Authorize the President of the Board of County Commissioners to sign the Grant Application and Grant Agreement for the Rental Allowance Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2015 for $40,000.00 and authorize the County Administrator to sign the Purchase of Services Agreement with Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission for its administration and the draw requests that HRDC submits. 

Item 11 – Property and Casualty Insurance Renewal –
Board of County Commissioners to authorize the renewal of Allegany County’s Property and Casualty insurance through Traveler’s at a cost of $552,446.00 for Fiscal Year 2015.  This is the result of a re-bid of the policy by CBIZ and will be effective for one year. 

Item 12 – Request for Tax Abatement –
Board of County Commissioners to authorize the abatement of taxes in the amount of $2,047.22 for property #29-013063 located at 13407 Bristol Drive, in Cumberland.  This property is owned by the Allegany County Building Trades Education Foundation and is used for Career Center students to further their technical education by constructing a home. 

Item 13 – South Cumberland Library Renovation – Phase 1 Architectural and Engineering Request to Obtain Proposals from Design Consultants –
Board of County Commissioners to authorize the request to obtain proposals from design consultants for the South Cumberland Library Renovation project.

County Administrator


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Next Public Business Meeting
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m., Room 100

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