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Commissioners Approve First Phase of New Emergency Operation Center

The Garrett County Commission has approved the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Proposed Project Descriptions (PPDs) priority ranking list, which includes Phase 1 of a new Garrett County Emergency Management Operations Center.
Due to Federal?Aviation Administration restrictions, Garrett County Emergency Management may no longer operate from the Garrett County Airport, according to April commission meeting minutes. A new 5,400-square-foot emergency operations center is proposed to be located in the McHenry Business Park.
The total cost of the project is $1 million, $500,000 will come from?ARC and $500,000 will come from local/state funding. The total project cost is estimated at $3.4 million and will consist of multiple phases. Phase I includes architectural design and engineering, along with the commencement of the construction of the primary building structure, according to the minutes.