Comptroller to Speak at Grand Opening of Allegany Sheriff’s Office; Tour New Frostburg SU Press Box

-Comptroller to Congratulate Department on Cost-Saving Measures –

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

State and local elected officials 

WHAT:           Comptroller Franchot will be the featured speaker at the grand opening today of the new Allegany County Sheriff’s Office. During the event, Sheriff Craig Robertson will talk about the cost-saving measures taken to construct the new office. The one-story handicapped accessible facility cost $700,000 to build with the county maintenance department doing in-kind work estimated at $300,000. The new 6,600-square-foot office nearly triples the size of the existing office. It now has two evidence rooms, a deputies’ room, supervisor offices, a lunch room and a one-vehicle garage so that work on patrol cars can be done indoors.

The Comptroller then will travel to Frostburg State University to see the renovations to the press box at Bobcat Stadium. The Board of Public Works, on which the Comptroller sits, approved $4.8 million in funding for the renovations in 2013. Sporting events held at the stadium include men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, field hockey, football and men’s and women’s track and field. The press box is used by sports writers for game statistics and announcing, FSU-TV to broadcast games, coaches for game management and videotaping. There’s also a concession area and public restrooms. FSU will host a ribbon cutting at its Homecoming festivities on Oct. 17.

WHEN:           Today, September 23, 2014


WHERE:        Noon                                                               2 p.m.

Allegany County Sheriff’s Office                       Frostburg State University Bobcat Stadium

695 Kelly Road                                               101 Braddock Road

Cumberland, MD 21502                                  Frostburg, MD 21532-2303

MEDIA CONTACT:  Barbara Sauers, 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)