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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
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.
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
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.
definitions related to Solar Energy Systems are
requested to be added to Code Section 360-59.
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
GOVERNMENT HONORS EMPLOYEES
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
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
FY 2015 Water and Sewer Rates
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
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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
Commissioner's Chat with
Delegate LeRoy Meyers
Allegany County Commissioners Public Meeting - May 8, 2014
Commissioners Chat with
Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter, President of Frostburg State University Commissioners Chat with Maryland Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot
Allegany County Commissioners
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