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Commissioners Would Like To Eliminate Unfunded Mandates

December 10th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Saying that the staff time necessary is taxing local resources, the Allegany County Commissioners are asking for state legislators to give them any help they can to relieve the burden- and to work toward eliminating such unfunded mandates. At a meeting Thursday, County Administrator David Eberly detailed the specifics when it came to staff having to deal with state directives on two laws. He says county staff spent a total of 1,250 hours to “pull off” compliance with the Storm Water Management Act of 2007. The work required complete revision of the county ordinance and overhaul of the storm water programs administration. Commissioner Mike Mckay listed eliminating some of this unfunded mandates at the top of the county’s wish list for lawmakers to address…

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