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The Contributions of Rural Maryland to Our Shared Quality of Life:
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Allegany County Government Top News:


Congratulations to the Town of Westernport!

Standard & Poor’s Rating Service has upgraded the bond rating of the Town of Westernport. The Allegany County Commissioners congratulated the Mayor and Council. Left to right: Finance Commissioner C. Robert Lupton, Street Commissioner Frederick F. Pritts, County Commissioner Creade V. Brodie, Jr., Mayor J. Daniel Laffey, President of the Board of County Commissioners William R. Valentine, Police Commissioner Timothy F. Jackson, and Water Commissioner John T. Martin. Read Citation.

Barrelville & Sunnyside Water Projects: The Allegany Department of Public Works will hold another public meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Savage Fire Hall to discuss the water situation in the Barrelville and Sunnyside areas. Read More.


Allegany County Government’s budgeting process is scheduled for FY 2016(July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) according to Director of Finance Jason M. Bennett, CPA.  The Allegany County Commissioners, William R. Valentine, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and Jacob C. Shade, invite the general public to attend all events. All budget sessions are held at the Allegany County Office Building, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland.  

Schedule of Events as of March 5, 2015


Thursday, March 19, 2015 Public Hearings, 1:00 p.m. 

1:00 p.m.University of Maryland Allegany County Extension 
1:05 p.m. Allegany County Public Library System 
1:10 p.m.Orphan’s Court of Allegany County 
1:15 p.m.Allegany County Circuit Court 
1:20 p.m.Allegany County Fire and Rescue Board              
1:25 p.m. Allegany County Department of Social Services 
1:30 p.m.Allegany County Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect 
1:35 p.m.Western Maryland Scenic Railroad 
1:40 p.m.Allegany County Board of Education 
1:55 p.m.Allegany College of Maryland 

Time to be determined, as schedule permits: Upper Potomac River Commission (UPRC) 


Thursday, March 26, 2015 Public Hearings, 1:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m.Allegany Arts Council 
1:05 p.m.Cumberland Theatre
1:10 p.m.Family Crisis Resource Center 
1:15 p.m.Allegany County Public Housing Authority 
1:20 p.m. Allegany County Health Department 
1:35 p.m.Allegany County Detention Center  
1:45 p.m.Allegany County Sheriff 
2:00 p.m. Potomac Highlands Airport Authority (PHAA) 
2:10 p.m. Maryland Department of Juvenile Services - Allegany Office 
2:15 p.m. Allegany County State’s Attorney
2:25 p.m. Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission (HRDC) 


Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Constant Yield Public Hearing 

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
First Budget Workshop Meeting 

Monday, April 13, 2015
The Maryland General Assembly ends the 90 day session. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Second Budget Workshop Meeting
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Preliminary Budget Presentation and First Public Hearing
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Five -Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget Presentation and First Public Hearing Preliminary Budget Second Public Hearing 
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Preliminary Budget Third Public Hearing 
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Allegany County FY 2016 Budget Adoption
Five Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget Adoption  


Historical Budget Information
Allegany County’s historical budget information is presented on the website, From the homepage select departments, select finance, select budget. Fiscal years 2000 - 2015 are available.

Allegany County Government Hosts Leadership Allegany! Local Government Day: Leadership Allegany! is dedicated to promoting positive change by creating a network of leaders with a clear understanding of the community and a commitment to its advancement within and beyond Mountain Maryland. Beth Thomas, Allegany County Information Technology Coordinator, was the lead person for Local Government Day. There are 24 members of the Class of 2015. Read More. 

Residential Electronics Recycling Results: 597 Television Sets Recycled – 65,511 Pounds of Electronics Collected: Many Allegany County residents took advantage of a recent opportunity to recycle unwanted electronic items free of charge. Read More.

ACIT The Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament is celebrating 55 years in Allegany County. The ACIT is coming to Frostburg State University Bobcat Arena on March 12 – March 14, 2015. Organized by the Order of the Alhambra Wamba Caravan #89, the ACIT is nationally recognized as the premier Catholic boy’s high school basketball tournament in the United States.  All proceeds are generously donated to help disabled young men and women in Allegany County. The Allegany County Commissioners financially supported the ACIT and congratulated Joseph W. Carter, ACIT General Chairman. Left to right are Allegany County Commissioners Creade V. Brodie, Jr. and Jacob. C. Shade, Carter, and County Commissioner William R. Valentine. For ACIT information, visit

Valentine in Annapolis: Allegany County Commissioner William R. Valentine was asked by the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) to testify before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in support of the restoration of highway user revenue to local government. Allegany County plummeted from $4,600,000 in FY 2008 to $462,965 in the current fiscal year budget. Valentine, second from right, is seen during the proceedings in Annapolis on February 11.

Read More: MACo

Read More: Allegany County Letter of Support

2015 Pre-PACE Meeting - Water and Sewer Project Funding

The Allegany County Department of Public Works utilizes the opportunity of the annual PACE Reception and Breakfast in Annapolis to organize a comprehensive review of important county water and sewer projects with state and federal officials. All Allegany County municipalities which have water and/or sewer facilities are invited to participate and present their own water and sewer projects. This all-day planning and discussion session, the “Pre-PACE” meeting, focuses on current as well as proposed water and sewer projects. These projects may be in the planning, design, or construction phase. These projects are expensive, complex, and have long-term implications.This annual meeting is instrumental in ultimately securing financial commitments for water and sewer projects. PACE is the magnet and it attracts not only state officials but also federal officials. Key representatives from those agencies which fund water and sewer projects are gathered in Annapolis for the PACE Reception and Breakfast and attend the Pre-PACE meeting. The Allegany County Department of Public Works obtained funding for two recent noteworthy public water projects – one in Mount Savage and one for the Rawlings area – at Pre-PACE meetings. Now, the majority of Allegany County residents have access to public water.


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development had three representatives:Denise MacLeish, Community Development Director, and Kendra Harmon and Brandi Burwell, Area Specialists, Office of Community Programs.


The Maryland Department of the Environment was represented by Walid Saffouri, Program Director, Office of Budget, Gary Magaziner, Senior Engineer, Office of Budget, Walter Lara, Administrator, Water Quality Financing, Chris Carski, Compliance Engineer, Engineering & Tech Division, Joe Bratchie, Compliance Engineer, Office of Budget, and Barry O’Brien, Division Chief, Water Supply.


The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (HUD) had three representatives: Cindy Stone, Director, Office of Community Programs, Anne Stringer, Assistant Director, Office of Community Programs, and Charles Day, Manager, Local Government Finance Program.


Allegany County Government was represented at the 2015 Pre-Pace meeting by County Commissioners William R. Valentine, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and Jacob C. Shade and staff. Frostburg, Lonaconing, and Westernport were represented by elected officials and the LaVale Sanitary Commission also participated.


The presentation by the Allegany County Director of Public Works Paul F. Kahl, P.E., at the Allegany County Commissioner’s public business meeting on January 29, 2015 can be viewed here.


The PACE events, hosted by the Cumberland-Allegany County Industrial Foundation, Inc. (CACIF) and the Garrett County Development Corporation, were held on January 22 and 23, 2015 at the Lowes Annapolis Hotel. The PACE website is

The Planning and Zoning Commission of Allegany County has scheduled a public hearing regarding parking. Read More. Part 4 Zoning

Public Hearings Background Information forSavage Pumping Station Generator, Frostburg Water Treatment Plant Generator, Housing Buyout in Flood Plains, Bowling Green Water Project, Moss Avenue Water Project, Rawlings Water Project, Mount Savage Water and Sewer Project. Read More

Continuum of Care Program: This is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. The Priority Listing for Allegany County COC FY 2014 Projects is attached. Read more.

A Bill Entitled: “Solar Energy Systems Regulations”

Cumberland Raceway, Inc. Oval Track Racing Agreement: Read More




Capital Immprovement Program
FY 2015-2019

Presented 5.8.2014

Allegany County
Economic Development Plan 2012


FY 2015 Capital Improvement Program:  Debt Affordability Component
Presented 5.8.2014


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BILL NO. 1-15 A Bill Entitled: “Amendment to Off-Street Parking Standards” 



Draft 2014 Solid Waste
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Rawlings & Rt. 220 Water & Sewer Projects Fact Sheet