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Beauty in Belmont by, Delleny Molisani

Allegany County Legislative Meetings This Wednesday, August 4th


County leadership will convene this week with four committee meetings starting with a 1:00pm Public Works meeting. That meeting will be dominated by the Highway Department’s business, who have personnel and equipment purchases on the agenda. The Solid Waste Department will report to committee that is holding a HAZMAT event, which we published last week.

Read the Full Public Works Meeting Agenda:

The next committee to hold public session is the Public Safety Committee. This meeting agenda presents a treasure trove of data for you detail-oriented folks. In this agenda you will find the preview on reports to be made by multiple key county agencies, from the District Attorney to Weights and Measures. Of special interest is the Citizen of the Year awards (Chantel Cline / Ashley Sweet) on page 11.

The Personnel Committee has the next slot in the afternoon’s proceedings. Clearly, like everyone, Allegany County is hiring folks as fast as they can. In addition to some new hires, the Board of Elections has some interesting news. They’ve received a grant that requires approval by the committee relative to changes in voting laws and procedures. The details of the request are within the agenda:

The final meeting for this Wednesday’s session is the Human Services Committee, overseeing all things health related as well. This meeting will feature the hardest working guy in Allegany County since 2020, Tyler Shaw, Director of the Allegany County Department of Health. His report to the committee is backed up by plenty of data that explains some of what his department does to serve the county. Anita Mattison, who also has been working very hard to serve our senior population during the pandemic, will provide the committee with an overview of her work leading The Office of the Aging. The county commissioner of Social Services, Edna Kayes, will provide that key department report. Kayes will present to the committee several measures related to spending CARES act, HEAP, and a partnership with Catholic Charities. Read the entire agenda with related memos to be presented by these department heads:

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