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Allegany County Government Top News:


Swearing-In Ceremony and Public Business Meeting


The incoming Board of County Commissioners, Jacob C. Shade, Creade V. Brodie, Jr. and William R. Valentine, will be sworn in to office by Dawne D. Lindsey, Allegany County Clerk of Court, on Thursday, December 18, 2014. The swearing-in ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. and the public business meeting will follow at the Allegany County Office Building, 701 Kelly Road - Room 100, Cumberland. The general public is invited to attend this event.

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

WebstaurantStore Opens Allegany County Distribution Center, Plans to Add 150 Jobs. A new company is coming to the North Branch Industrial Park. In total, the company expects to fill 150 warehouse positions with hourly rates starting at $11.50. Read More.

Cumberland Valley Optimist Club Youth Appreciation Day: Allegany County Commissioners William R. Valentine, left, and Michael W. McKay, right, acknowledge the important work of the Optimists for youths in our community. 

Mount Savage Road (MD 36): A new public parking lot is now available off of Mount Savage Road (MD 36). According to the Maryland State Highway Administration on-street parking is no longer permitted. 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.

Bedford Road Water Projects Public Meeting  
The Allegany County Department of Public Works has scheduled a public meeting regarding potential water projects in the Bedford Road area. This will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bedford Road Volunteer Fire Department, 13200 Bedford Road NE, Cumberland.  Citizen input is important. All Bedford Road area residents are encouraged to attend. Allegany County Department of Public Works officials will discuss potential water projects and gauge public interest in them. Questions may be directed to the Allegany County Department of Public Works  Utilities Division, 301-777-5942.

CODE HOME RULE BILL NO. 2-14:  A Bill Entitled: “Solar Energy Systems Regulations”

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

The Hand Institute Celebrates Fifth Anniversary: Commissioner William R. Valentine congratulates Shauna Fiorentino, founder of The Hand Institute, at a recent open house. Located in Cumberland on Willowbrook Road, The Hand Institute serves individuals of all ages, specializes in the rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand and provides custom splinting. Overall, The Hand Institute has made significant contributions to healthcare in our community as well as to our local economy. Read Citation. 

Local Officials Planning for Ebola

CUMBERLAND, MD –   There has been a lot of confusing and alarming information about the Ebola outbreak in the news. As you have seen, Ebola can be a severe viral illness that begins much like the flu. It is passed from person-to-person through contact with body fluids directly from a person who is having symptoms or from contaminated surfaces. Although Ebola has been around for many years, the current West African outbreak is the largest in history, and much of the confusing information heard in the news arises from cutting-edge research and findings regarding this disease. As health officials study the victims of Ebola, new and refined information emerges regarding how Ebola is spread and, therefore, prevented.  The Allegany County Health Department, in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and many local community partners, is aggressively planning should a case of Ebola occur in Allegany County or a neighboring county. Read More

Matthew W. Diaz Awarded Recertification in Economic Development Designation


Matthew W. Diaz has been awarded re-certification by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) effective July 1, 2014. Diaz first achieved the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation in 2008. With over 12 years of economic development experience, Diaz has led Allegany County Government’s Department of Economic and Community Development since 2006. 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


Allegany County Government operates a supervised compost site for residents and businesses in the North Branch Industrial Park, 11700 PPG Road, Cumberland. PPG Road is off of Maryland Route 51 South.  The winter schedule starts on Tuesday, December 2. The winter schedule is 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 3 days a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.


The fall schedule remains in effect through the Thanksgiving Weekend for the convenience of residents to complete final fall lawn and garden clean up activities. The fall schedule is 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 5 days a week: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The compost site will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27. The last day of the fall schedule is Sunday, November 30.


Accepted: grass, leaves, brush, tree limbs 4 inches or less in diameter, Christmas trees, and other fresh holiday greenery free of artificial decorations of any type.


Not Accepted: stumps, roots, tree limbs exceeding 4 inches in diameter, rubble, demolition material, lumber, pallets, railroad ties, and all other items not listed as “accepted.”


There is free drop off of accepted items and free pick up of composted mulch for Allegany County citizens and businesses at the compost site. For additional information, contact Allegany County Recycling Coordinator Terry A. Bennett at 301-777-5933 X 210.

FY 2015 Adopted Budget

Capital Improvement Program
Fiscal Year 2015-2019

Allegany County Commissioners
 FY 2015 Budget Message


Capital Immprovement Program
FY 2015-2019

Presented 5.8.2014



FY 2015 Capital Improvement Program:  Debt Affordability Component
Presented 5.8.2014

Allegany County
Economic Development Plan 2012


2014 Water Quality Reports




 Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting
December 11, 2014

  Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting
November 13, 2014


 Commissioner's Chat with
Delegate LeRoy Meyers


  Commissioners Chat with
Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter, President of Frostburg State University

 Commissioners Chat with Maryland Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot



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Draft 2014 Solid Waste
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Public Hearings Background Information for Community Development and Housing Needs
Moss Avenue Water Project
Bowling Green Water Project
Rawlings Water Project
Mount Savage Water and Sewer Project

The Homeowner's Tax Credit Program
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Rawlings & Rt. 220 Water & Sewer Projects Fact Sheet