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Allegany County Government Top News:


Barrellville/Sunnyside Water Project:  Public Meeting

The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, have scheduled a public meeting regarding a possible future water project for Barrellville/Sunnyside. This will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Barrellville Presbyterian Church.  Residents of Barrellville and Sunnyside and all interested citizens are invited and encouraged to attend. Allegany County Department of Public Works officials will be present to discuss details and answer questions about this important community project. For further details contact the Allegany County Department of Public Works at 301-777-5933.

Valentine Joins MACo Board of Directors
Annapolis, MD (08/29/2014) – Allegany County Commissioner William R. “Bill” Valentine has joined the MACo Board of Directors, Read More.

First Allegany County Opportunity Scholarships Awarded to ACM, FSU Students

With the beginning of the fall semester, local students at Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) or Frostburg State University (FSU) are now receiving the first Allegany County Opportunity Scholarships. The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, established the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship, benefitting Allegany County residents attending either ACM or  FSU. The county’s investment in higher and continuing education is already greatly enhancing economic opportunities for its citizens and thus supporting families and the community at large, according to representatives from the ACM and FSU foundations. Classes for ACM begin Monday, Aug. 25, and FSU classes start Tuesday, Sept. 2. Most of the scholarships at both institutions have been awarded, but some are still to be disbursed. Read More


Western Maryland Flooding: Disaster Relief Programs

Governor Martin O’Malley unveiled a disaster relief package to aid residents of Allegany and Washington Counties impacted by the extreme flooding that occurred on June 12, 2014. All Allegany County residents and businesses, etc. impacted by this storm are strongly encouraged to apply for these programs. 

Many have completed the application process through participation in the recent community outreach program held in Cresaptown. For those who have not, the deadline for the submission of completed applications is Monday, September 29, 2014.



U.S. Small Business Administration


Low interest loans to homeowners, renters, businesses, and non-profit organizations affected by this flood for property repair and the replacement of flood-damaged contents.



Maryland Department of Human Resources

Western Maryland Other Needs Assistance Program


Grants up to $5,000 which can be used to pay for temporary housing, medical needs (including replacement of medical equipment), personal property (including clothing, essentials tools and equipment, and vehicle damage), and emergency housing repairs, including mold abatement. NOTE: According to the State of Maryland, this program is not intended to help the applicant return his or her home to pre-disaster condition.

Allegany County Finance Department Wins National Award Excellence
Achieved for 22nd Consecutive Year 

The Allegany County Department of Finance is a national award winner: The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. This is the 22nd consecutive year that this highly coveted national award was received by the Allegany County Department of Finance. Read More

Officer in Charge: US Army Captain Mark R. Oherrick Appalachian Mountain Innovative Readiness Training, was welcomed and thanked by the Allegany County Commissioners. The one-time clinic offering medical, dental, vision, and veterinary services will benefit individuals in Allegany County and the surrounding area. Read Citation.


Pursuant to Section 360-64 of the Code of Public Laws of Allegany County, Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Commission of Allegany County will be accepting testimony on a Text Amendment at a public hearing on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.  County staff requests that text be added to Code Section 360-92 regulating the location and arrangement of Solar Energy Systems.  Two definitions related to Solar Energy Systems are requested to be added to Code Section 360-59.  The hearing will take place in Room 100 of the County Office Building, located at 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland MD.  Interested parties are welcome to attend and may view the proposed text amendment by contacting the Division of Planning Services at 301-876-9546.  Read Proposed Text

2014 MACO Summer Conference
Ideas & Innovations
is the theme of the Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference. The keynote speaker’s topic is Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough: How To Produce Measurable Improvements for Customers and Communities. Allegany County Commissioners McKay, Brodie, and Valentine will attend this annual event. Read More.

Employees who were present to celebrate 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service to Allegany County Government are:  Front row, left to right: Christine A. Howard, Public Works Transit Division Chief, William M. Rudd, County Attorney, Carol A. Sangiovanni, Allegany County Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, James A. Squires, Jr., Permits and Land Development Services Chief, and Allegany County Commissioner Michael W. McKay. Back row, left to right: Richard L. Day, Public Works Utilities Division, Gerald J. Cook, Emergency Services 911, John Goldsworthy, Detention Center, and Rhonda L. Downton, Detention Center



Brian P. Westfall, SPHR, IPMA-CP, Director of Human Resources and Personnel Services, has announced the annual service awards. Service awards are presented in five year increments beginning with the fifth year of service.Allegany County Government employees are recognized for their service and dedication to the citizens of Allegany County.  An employee appreciation event featured a presentation ceremony and a celebration picnic lunch. Fifty-nine employees with a total of 805 years of service were honored at this event on July 23, 2014 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in the Multi-Purpose Building. The Allegany County Commissioners presented a personalized recognition remembrance to every employee. Westfall was the Master of Ceremonies. Read More

New Technologies Utilized in Bridge Replacement Project


Allegany County is the site of the first bridge in the State of Maryland which utilizes two emerging technologies: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil and Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS), a hybrid composite superstructure. A new, 2 lane, 27 foot long bridge is now under construction on Potomac Hollow Road over Moores Run, replacing an existing structurally deficient bridge. The Allegany County Department of Public Works is administering this project. The bridge was designed by WBCM Construction Services, LLC, Baltimore, and now is under construction by Carl Belt, Inc. of Allegany County.According to Adam Patterson, P.E., County Engineer, Allegany County Department of Public Works, an informational workshop to showcase the bridge during the construction phase will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 for engineers and other construction industry personnel. Interested individuals are to pre-register for this training session with the Maryland Transportation Technology Center by calling Carly Keane at 240-304-9627. Read More

Allegany County 2014 Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing
The Allegany County Board of County Commissioners will have a public hearing on the 2014 Allegany County Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at the Allegany County Office Building, 701 Kelly Road – Room 100, Cumberland. Questions may be directed to David A Dorsey, Acting Planning Coordinator, 301-876-9546,

Review Plan  Review Public Comments / Review Revisions / Click here to submit comments

Single Download of the following State Agency Comments: 2014 Draft Allegany County Comprehensive Plan

  • April 8, 2014: Maryland Department of Planning

  • April 4, 2014: Maryland Department of the Environment

  • April 4, 2014: Maryland Department of the Environment

  • April 3, 2014: Maryland Department of Transportation

  • March 20, 2014: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

  • March 19, 2014: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

  • January 24, 2013: Maryland Department of Planning

  • January 26, 2011: Maryland Department of Planning

FY 2015 Water and Sewer Rates

Utilities Division Chief Mark W. Yoder, P.E., presented background information and proposed FY 2015 water and sewer rates to the Allegany County Commissioners at the public work session on May 15, 2014. Yoder noted that the County continues to strive to keep the rate increases as low as possible while still meeting our operational needs. These new rates, however, do not keep pace with our increasing need to renew our aging infrastructure. Read Background Information / View Proposed Rates

Allegany County Water & Sewerage Plan

The County Commissioners approved Resolution 14-09 on April 10, 2014 to incorporate amendments from calendar year 2013 into the previously approved 2011 Allegany County Water & Sewerage Plan. In accordance with COMAR, an annual review of the Plan was conducted and amendments received from various utility system operators in the County were incorporated. The general public had three opportunities to review and comment on the 2013 Amendments. The Plan will be reviewed and rewritten beginning this fall. Information on the development of the 2014 Allegany County Water & Sewerage Plan will be available soon. Questions may be directed to Daniel S. DeWitt, P.E., 301-876-9560 and
ddewitt .  View Amended Plan




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 Commissioner's Chat with
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Public Meeting - June 5, 2014

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Public Meeting - May 22, 2014

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FY 2015 Adopted Budget


Capital Improvement Program
Fiscal Year 2015-2019


Allegany County Commissioners
 FY 2015 Budget Message


2014 Water Quality Reports


Capital Immprovement Program
FY 2015-2019

Presented 5.8.2014

FY 2015 Capital Improvement Program:  Debt Affordability Component
Presented 5.8.2014