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Public Business Meeting Agenda
Thursday, September 11, 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 August 21, 2014 public business meeting. 

NINE ELEVEN 13th ANNIVERSARY REMEMBERANCE
MOMENT OF SILENCE
THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER:  THE UNITED STATES MARINE BAND 

REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT
 

PRESENTATIONS

Item 1 – 9-1-1 Communications Day – Richard L. DeVore, Director of the Department of Emergency Services. 

Item 2 – National Patriotism Week – Dennis Wilson, Exalted Ruler, Elks Lodge 470, Frostburg, Maryland and  Brian P. Westfall, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler.

Item 3 – National Recovery Month –
Kristi Cuthbertson, Behavioral Health Director, Allegany County Health Department. 

ACTION AGENDA

Item 4 – Senior Care System Annual Plan – Authorize the County Administrator to sign the Maryland Office on Aging Senior Care System Annual Plan Review and Approval for Fiscal Year 2015.  The Allegany County Health Department serves as the Lead Agency to administer the Senior Care Program – Jeanine L. Agosti, RN, Coordinator, Allegany County Senior Care Program. 

Item 5 – Declaration of Surplus Vehicles –
Board of County Commissioners to declare four vehicles from the Thrasher Carriage Collection as surplus, and donate them to the Allegany Museum, in support of the capital improvement program at their Pershing Street facility: 1912 Model T Light Delivery Vehicle, 1913 Ford Touring Class A.H., VIN #570846, 1917 Dodge Brothers Touring Car, VIN #182881 and a 1920 Buick Roadster 6 cylinder – Matthew W. Diaz, CEcD, Director of Economic & Community Development. 

Item 6 – Lease Agreement with the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority – Board of County Commissioners to approve the Lease Agreement with the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority effective September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015, in the amount of $472.65 per month and authorize the President to sign the Lease Agreement – Matthew W. Diaz, CEcD, Director of Economic & Community Development. 

Item 7 – Braddock Run Sewer Rehabilitation – Phase III:  Grahamtown/Sand Spring Run Interceptor Repairs – Contract No. S-78 – Board of County Commissioners to approve the award of the Braddock Run Sewer Rehabilitation – Phase III: Grahamtown/Sand Spring Run Interceptor Repairs project to the apparent low bidder, Carl Belt, Inc., in the amount of $1,272,910.00, subject to approval by Maryland Department of the Environment, authorize acceptance of additional funding from Maryland Department of the Environment as a 50%/50% loan-forgiveness/loan ratio, and authorize the President to sign any and all necessary funding and contract documents – Paul F. Kahl, PE, Director of Public Works. 

Item 8 – Resolution 14-20 – Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2014-2019 –
Board of County Commissioners to approve the revised Fiscal Years 2014-2019 Transportation Improvement Program for the Cumberland Area by adding $500,000.00 for Fiscal Year 2015 Federal Funds and $250,000.00 for Fiscal Year 2016 Federal Funds for project engineering for Maryland 47 Bridge Replacement – Siera N. Wigfield, Transportation Planner. 

Item 9 – Resolution 14-22 – LaVale Sanitary Commission $954,000.00 Bond Anticipation Resolution –
Board of County Commissioners to approve Resolution 14-22 for a $954,000.00 Bond Anticipation note with Standard Bank supplying interim financing on the USDA Grant Street Water Tank Project – Jason M. Bennett, CPA, Director of Finance. 

Item 10 – Resolution 14-23 – LaVale Sanitary Commission $954,000.00 USDA Loan Resolution – Grant Street Water Tank Replacement – Board of County Commissioners to approve Resolution 14-23 for a $954,000.00 USDA Loan – Grant Street Water Tank Project – Jason M. Bennett, CPA, Director of Finance. CONSENT AGENDAAs recommended by the County Administrator 

Item 11 – Local Development Council –
Board of County Commissioners to appoint Mark Alexander, Esquire, to the Local Development Council for Allegany County, to replace Scott Just as the Council’s representative from Rocky Gap Casino Resort. 

Item 12 – Resolution No. 14-19 – Maryland State Retirement and Pension System –
Board of County Commissioners to adopt the revised description of basic provisions of the Retirement and Pension System and incorporate these revisions as part of the Rules and Regulations Governing Employees of Allegany County. 

Item 13 – Renewal of Metropolitan Life Insurance Coverage – Board of County Commissioners to adopt the proposed motion to renew the insurance for the plan year beginning September 1, 2014 - to August 31, 2015. 

Item 14 – Audit Services Engagement Letter – Board of County Commissioners to approve Turnbull, Hoover & Kahl, P.A. for performance of audit services for County Fiscal Years ending June 30, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. 

Item 15 – Underage Drinking Prevention Grant – Board of County Commissioners to authorize the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office to receive and utilize $2,000.00 in grant funding made available by the Allegany County Health Department Award #F309N for Fiscal Year 2015.  This is a 100% total funded grant which will be in effect from September 15, 2014 through June 1, 2015. 

Item 16 – Underage Drinking Prevention Grant –
Board of County Commissioners to authorize the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office to receive and utilize $10,000.00 in grant funding made available by the Allegany County Health Department Award #F841N-MU509ADP for Fiscal Year 2015.  This is a 100% total funded grant which will be in from September 15, 2014 through June 1, 2015. 

Item 17 – Underage Tobacco Prevention Grant – Board of County Commissioners to authorize the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office to receive and utilize $4,000.00 in grant funding made available by the Allegany County Health Department.  This is a 100% total funded grant which will be in effect from September 15, 2014 through June 1, 2015. 

Item 18 – MSPF Grant – Board of County Commissioners to authorize the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office to accept funding from Frostburg State University in the amount of $18,240.00 available through the MSPF Grant. This is a 100% grant with no cost to the County. 

Item 19 – Request for Travel Authorization – Board of County Commissioners to authorize the utilization of a $8,500.00 grant ($6,800.00 grant funded, $1,700.00 County match) from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency for the Department of Emergency Services, Emergency Management Division and its Hazardous Materials Operations members to attend the 2014 Virginia Hazardous Materials Training Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 

County Administrator – Bid Openings –
Bald Knob Waterline Extension Pump Station and Proposals for Street Plan for Greene Street, Cumberland

County Attorney 

Commissioners’ statements, comments, recognition

Constituents – In order of sign-up sheet

Reminders/Upcoming Meetings

Next Public Work Session –
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Rm 212

Next Public Business Meeting
– Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:00 p.m., Rm 100

Announcement –
Barrellville/Sunnyside Water Project Public Meeting (See News Release)

Announcement –
Upcoming Deadline:  Disaster Relief Programs for Western Maryland Flooding (See News Release)

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