Cumberland Times-News

August 15, 2013

Garrett not ready to join Md. Rural Counties Coalition

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— I am writing on behalf of the Board of Garrett County Commissioners relative to the Aug. 12 editorial in the Times-News (“Reinforcements? Garrett, three other counties may join coalition”).  

The editorial states that the Board of Garrett County Commissioners is now interested in “signing up” to join the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition.  

This is not an accurate statement. The commissioners have had no dialog as a board on any change in their decision to not be part of or become a affiliate of the coalition.

Also, the Board of Garrett County Commissioners has not had any discussion with any of the other counties that are members of the coalition relative to becoming an affiliate of the coalition.

Monty Pagenhardt

Garrett County administrator