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The Contributions of Rural Maryland to Our Shared
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Public Hearings Background Information for Community Development and Housing Needs
The Homeowner's Tax Credit Program
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Rawlings & Rt. 220 Water & Sewer Projects Fact Sheet
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.
THE PRINCESS CELEBRATES 75
The Princess Restaurant, a multigenerational family enterprise in Frostburg, is an exceptional example of a successful independent business. The Princess offers old-fashioned home cooked meals every day, welcomes residents and visitors alike, and has had the privilege to host many dignitaries over the years including one President of the United States. Allegany County Commissioner William R. Valentine, left, congratulated owner George W. Pappas and his daughter, Lauren Pappas. Read Citation.
Be Disaster Aware - - - Take Action to Prepare
September is National Preparedness Month. The Department of Emergency Services encourages all individuals to be disaster aware and take action to prepare. The website, www.ready.gov, is extremely helpful. Family Communication Plan: Emergencies can happen at any time. Does your family know how to get in touch with each other if you are not together when an emergency occurs? Before an emergency happens, have a family discussion to develop your communication plan. Visit www.ready.gov/kids for a printable family communication plan. Prepare Yourself and Your Property: Allegany County experiences flash flooding, severe thunderstorms, high wind events, and more. Everyone needs to be prepared. A basic emergency supplies kit includes one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days and non-perishable food for each person for at least three days. Preparation is especially important for people with disabilities who face challenges with every day living. Emergency situations can pose additional issues. Pet owners also need to care for their pets whether a disaster necessitates that you evacuate or shelter-in-place. Common sense property preparations include clearing leaves and debris from rain gutters and down spouts, trimming trees and shrubs to lessen the possibility of windows breaking during wind events, etc. Read More.
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
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
Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting - September 11, 2014
Allegany County Commissioners
Public Meeting - August 21, 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
Allegany County Commissioners
Presented 5.8.2014 Presented 5.8.2014