Commissioners Special Meeting

Commission Chairman Steven E. Joy called the Informational Meeting of the Hancock County Commissioners to order at 6:00 p.m. on November 28, 2012 in the commissioners' meeting room of the Hancock County Courthouse located in Ellsworth Maine with Commissioner Lawson in attendance.  He welcomed attendees and stated that Commissioner Brown could not be in attendance.

CFO Philip Roy stated that pursuant to Title 30-A § 764 Public Hearing, the Hancock County Commissioners shall hold a public hearing on the budget estimate at least 90 days before the end of the county's fiscal year and an informational meeting on the advisory committee's budget estimates at least 30 days before the end of the county's fiscal year.  Pursuant to the requirements of section 701, §3, written notice and a copy of the estimates must be sent by mail or delivered in person to each member of the county legislative delegation at least 10 days before the informational meeting on the annual budget.

The following recommendation was made by the Hancock County Budget Advisory Committee:

Departmental expenses:  $5,386,280
County Reserve Fund $10,000
Jail CAP   $1,670,136
Total Expenditures $7,066,416
Revenues  $1,611,444
Transfers $276,000
Total Revenues $1,887,444
 2013 Amount to be raised by taxation: $5,178,972
2012 Amount to be raised by taxation: $5,197,505
Difference:    -$18,533
Percentage difference:  -0.36%

Painting and payment for the Superior Courtroom renovation project was discussed.

The commissioners will meet to finalize the county budget on December 14th at 12:30 p.m.  Capital accounts will be set around December 28th.

6:25 p.m.
MOTION: to enter into executive session under MRSA Title 1 §405 6(D) to discuss union negotiations.  (Joy/Lawson 2-0, motion passed)
Attendees included Commissioners Joy and Lawson, Commissioner Elect Blasi, CFO Roy and Clerk DePrenger.  Patricia Dunn Esq. attended via conference phone.

Commissioner Joy called the meeting back into regular session at 7:18 p.m. with nothing to report.  Negotiations will resume on November 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

MOTION: to adjourn. (Joy/Lawson 2-0, motion passed)

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