Allegany County Commissioners voted this past Thursday to create an assistant supervisor position for the tax and utilities office. According to Brian Westfall, the county’s personnel director, the additional position is necessary to manage an increase in utility customers as well as certain program requirements. From the Cumberland Times-News:
“During recent years, an additional 2,000 utility customers have been added to the county water and sewer systems. … The tax sale program has also grown in both volume and complexity, with strict legal requirements and timelines,” according to Westfall’s memo. There is currently no backup to that department supervisor, Westfall said.
The article additionally reported on funding for projects discussed at the Thursday commissioners meeting such as a new water service project, animal shelters, and the Rocky Gap Lodge. For the full article, visit the Cumberland Times-News website.