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Commissioners Regular Meeting

Commission chairman Percy L. Brown, Jr. called the meeting of the Hancock County Commissioners to order at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2010in the commissioners meeting room of the county courthouse in Ellsworth with Commissioners Lawson and Joy in attendance.

Commissioner Brown called the hearing for an off-premise liquor license for the Airline Snack Bar & Lodge to order at 9:02 a.m. and asked if there were any objections. As there were none, the following motion was made:

MOTION: to grant the request of the Airline Snack Bar & Lodge for an Off-Premise Liquor License. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

Adjustments to the Agenda:

MOTION: to add item 7h, airport tax bill. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

Commission Business:

OLD BUSINESS:

MOTION: to approve the minutes of the April 6, 2010 commissioners’ regular meeting as presented. (Joy/Lawson 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to move the discussion of the airport consulting firm to the airport, item a. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to move to the Comdata credit card for gas purchases. (Joy/Lawson 3-0, motion passed)

Amendment: to move to the Comdata credit card for gas and credit card purchased. (Joy/Lawson 3-0, motion passed)

Discussion: Commissioner Joy stated with the discounts offered, we would be remiss not to change to the Comdata card. CFO Roy stated that he is requesting that the county move to the Comdata card as their global card

MOTION: to table the jail FY11/12 and FY12/13 budget. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

Discussion: Commissioner Joy stated that the overtime has to be listed in overtime, not distributed in other accounts. He felt the budget needs to be accurate. Commissioner Lawson stated that accuracy is difficult spread out over two years.

MOTION: to table the discussion of regarding the definition of full-time in order to receive benefits to the June commissioners’ regular meeting. (Lawson/Joy, motion withdrawn)

Discussion: Commissioner Joy felt it was the commissioners responsibility to decide, but not to a time certain. He suggested talking to a committee

MOTION: to postpone item 1-e, the definition of full-time in order to receive benefits, until a later date. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY:

  • EMA Director Pinkham apologized for not submitting a monthly report and updated the commissioners on the department’s agenda for April and May.

AIRPORT:

MOTION: to approve the firm of Hoyle Tanner and Associates as consultants for the Hancock County-Bar-Harbor Airport. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

REGISTRY OF DEEDS:

MOTION: to include the watermark on registry documents as soon as possible. (Joy/Lawson 3-0, motion passed)

DISTRICT ATTORNEY:

MOTION: to approve the District Attorney’s request to move Nicole Luce from temporary full-time Legal Secretary III to full-time Legal Secretary III, effective May 8, 2010 at Step 5C $11.33 per hour. (Joy/Lawson 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to change the status of Jessica St. Germain from temporary Victim Witness Advocate, to full-time regular Victim Witness Advocate, effective May 8, 2010. (Joy/Lawson 3-0, motion passed)

OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AFFAIRS:

MOTION: move that the energy grant funds be drawn down and put in a non-interest bearing account.. (Joy/Lawson 3-0, motion passed)

Discussion: The total amount is $226,900

MOTION: to approve the general fund bi-weekly payroll warrants #10-14, #10-16 and #10-16a in the aggregate amount of $317,190.16. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to approve the general fund expense warrants #10-14, #10-15, #10-16 and #10-17 in the aggregate amount of $307,718.21. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to approve the jail and UT expense warrants #10-29, #10-30 and #10-31 in the aggregate amount of $85,578.37. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to revert back to weekly payroll as soon as possible and start weekly accruals the first of June. (Joy/Lawson 3-0, motion passed)

Discussion: The cost to the county to revert back to weekly payroll is approximately $5,000. A $25 fee will be charged to the jail weekly for processing direct deposit checks and the cost of changing to agency checks.

11:16 a.m.: Break

11:29 a.m.: Back in session

MAINTENANCE:

MOTION: to award the 2010 fuel oil bid for #2 Fuel Oil and Lower Sulfur diesel to No Frills Oil Company. (Joy/Lawson 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to adopt an after hours protocol to include changes, as directed. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to purchase a time clock for the first floor of the courthouse. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: the location of the clock at the Facilities Director’s discretion.

SHERIFF:

MOTION: to promote part-time corrections officer Jillian Jones of Deer Isle to full-time corrections officer, effective May 8, 2010 at Step 9C $14.87 per hour. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to hire Eric Marcel of Ellsworth as a part-time on-call as needed corrections officer, effective May 8, 2010 at the rate of $12 per hour. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to approve the employment of Jerry Michaud of Swans Island as a part-time employee to serve civil papers on Swans Island. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to approve the Drug Task Force transfer of forfeited assets of $4,291.00 U.S currency, one Ruger 9mm handgun, one Taurus 9mm handgun, one Winchester .30-30 rifle, one 2007 Buell motorcycle, and one 2004 Mercury Mountaineer in the case of State of Maine v. James M. Moore. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

Discussion: Items will be sold. Commissioner Joy suggested setting a price for the items and auctioning them off.

12:26 p.m.: Lunch Break

12:46 p.m.: Back in session

NEW BUSINESS:

12:47 p.m.

MOTION: to enter into executive session under Title 36 ss. 841 regarding an infirmity abatement. (Lawson/Joy 3-0, motion passed)

Commissioner Brown declared the hearing back in session at 1:31 p.m. and requested specific information be provided prior to scheduling a hearing.

RCC/9-1-1

MOTION: to enter into an agreement with Jason Ingalls to provide IT services for the RCC at the rate of $50 per hour from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and $75 per hour from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. and to authorize the chairman to sign the agreement once received. (Joy/Lawson 3-0, motion passed)

UNORGANIZED TERRITORY:

  • UT Supervisor Marc Perry spoke to the commissioners regarding fire contracts, trash removal in Fletchers Landing Township, the cost of the Martin Ridge Road and the way snow contracts are paid.

COUNTY CLERK:

MOTION: to remove administratively from the employment rolls: Brenda Breeding, Eric Bagley, Nancy Hunt-Bankole, Trevor Kennedy. (Joy/Lawson 3-0, motion passed)

3:09 p.m.: Meeting adjourned.

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