Allegany County Commissioners Approve Budget, Salary Increase for Employees

As reported by the Cumberland Times- News,

Allegany County commissioners adopted a $117 million budget that Commission President Michael McKay said was a major step forward in the county’s financial recovery after years of painful decisions. The $117 million includes both the county’s operating and capital budgets.

“For the very first time … the budget process was not overshadowed by the prospect of layoffs or furloughs for county employees,” McKay said in his prepared budget message.

The approved budget reduces the property tax rate by one-tenth of a cent and provides a 3 percent salary increase for employees.