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COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING

The special meeting of the Hancock County Commissioners was brought to order by Commissioner Blasi at 8:30 am on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in the conference room of the County courthouse located in Ellsworth, ME with Commissioners Brown and Clark in attendance.

Adjustments to / approval of agenda:

MOTION: add UT after public comment to include an executive session under MRSA Title 1§405 6(E) to discuss the advice of our attorney (Clark/Brown 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: move 6B- executive session under MRSA Title 1§405 6(A) for exempt employee annual evaluation to just before Airport (Clark/Brown 3-0, motion passed)

Public Comment: none

MOTION: enter executive session under MRSA Title 1§405 6(E) to discuss the advice of our attorney (Blasi/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: enter executive session under MRSA Title 1§405 6(A) for exempt employee annual evaluation (Blasi/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Airport:

MOTION: Request approval to spend up to $7,000.00 from account G2-3010-52 to purchase materials for the following terminal building updates: Replace old siding (shingles) with new clapboard; Replace faucets in 1975 section bathrooms (Brown/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Treasurer:

MOTION:  to approve the June GF, Airport, and Jail Payroll Warrants #18-22, #18-23, #18-24, and #18-25 in the aggregate amount of $344,953.17 (Brown/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION:  to approve the June GF, Airport, and Jail Expense Warrants #18-43, #18-44, #18-45, #18-46, #18-47, #18-48, #18-49, #18-50 and #18-51 in the aggregate amount of $976,355.06 (Brown/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION:  to approve the June UT Payroll Warrants #18-48, #18-49, #18-50,  and #18-51 in the aggregate amount of $1,002.50 (Brown/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to approve the June UT Expense Warrants #18-24 and #18-25, in the aggregate of $9,424.80 (Brown/Blasi 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to approve 2018 June expenditures in the Health Insurance account of $229,624.25 (Clark/Brown 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to approve the request for expenditure from capital reserve account G1-3011-00 Maine Controls, EMS Upgrade 60% in the amount of $25,740.00 -to approve the request for expenditure from capital reserve account G1-3011-00 Final Installment, Replacement of small boiler in the amount of $13,000.00- to approve the request for expenditure from capital reserve account G1-3010-90 Jail Yard Job, 1st requisition in the amount of $140,688.11 and G1-3011-00 Jail yard job, Clerk fee, in the amount of $5,000 (Clark/Brown 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: to approve expenditure from reserve account request (Blasi/motion fails for lack of 2nd

The commissioners signed the following expenditure requests: the request for expenditure from capital reserve account G1-3013-50 Drug Task Force, Purchase of Polaris side by side in the amount of $10,000.00 and G1-3014-00 Technology, Balance of purchase of Polaris side by side in the amount of $3,799.00 in the aggregate amount of $13,799.00; the request for expenditure from G2-3010-52 EBS for Building Materials for Phase 1 TB inbound baggage area in the amount of $122.84; the request for expenditure from capital reserve account G2-3010-52 ComData/Home Depot for Building Materials for Phase 1 TB inbound baggage area in the amount of $230.29.

Break 10:0 am-10:08 am

Sheriff:

MOTION: approval to purchase software for laptop upgrades from Morrill Technology for $5,980.00 using account E-10-20-100 Computers (Brown/Blasi 3-0, motion passed)

Discussion: jail office flooring- Sheriff Kane said he wanted to make the Commission aware that the flooring in the offices in the jail needed to be replaced.  He presented a quote from The Family Floor Store for $2,088.00.  He said this would be an item to act on later in the year. 

MOTION: approve the family floor store quote of $2,088.00, to be taken from the maintenance account 06-20-300 (Brown/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Jail:

MOTION: Accept the resignation of part time corrections officer Lucas Hanscom (Brown/Blasi 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Request approval of the contract for Chelsea Howard, NP to provide the medical service for Hancock County Jail for the period of one (1) year, beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019 (Brown/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Request approval to hire Kaeley Spinney of Bangor as part time corrections officer, at the rate of $14.00 per hour with no benefits, on call as needed not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 21, 2018 (Brown/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Request approval to hire Russell Wilson of Holden as part time corrections officer, at the rate of $14.00 per hour with no benefits, on call as needed not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 21, 2018 (Brown/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Request approval to hire Paul Nichols of Glenburn as part time corrections officer, at the rate of $14.00 per hour with no benefits, on call as needed not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 21, 2018 (Brown/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Request to administratively remove Karen Botta from payroll, effective July 21, 2018 (Brown/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Request commission to accept the resignation of Brooks Deans of Holden as full time corrections officer; he will remain as a part time corrections officer, at the rate of $14.00 per hour with no benefits, on call as needed not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 14, 2018 (Brown/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Request permission to promote Kayla Dumond to full time corrections officer, at step 9A $15.60 per hour with full benefits, effective July 21, 2018 (Blasi/Brown 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: approve the contract with Aroostook Mental Health Services in the amount of $18,000 (Clark/Brown 3-0, motion passed)

The current contract is for $12,500.  This becomes null and void upon approval of the new contract.  JA Richardson said the new contract continues the crisis service and puts a professional in the jail 4 hours/week for suicide screening, mental health, drug or alcohol addictions and 3 hours/week for psychiatric care.

RCC:

MOTION: Accept the resignation of dispatcher Jamie Ames, effective July 11, 2018 (Blasi/Brown 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: approval of the transfer of full time corrections officer Christopher Brown to full time RCC Dispatcher, effective July 28, 2018; step 9-H-1 $19.65 on the RCC wage scale (Blasi/Brown 3-0, motion passed)

The commission agreed that this action is an exception for this particular situation; this is not precedent setting.

There was some discussion on advertising for another dispatcher position. 

Commissioners:

RCC Expansion- Maintenance Director Walls researched pricing regarding the various scenarios of expanding the RCC; discussion regarding the scenarios continued.

MOTION: to adjourn 11:31 a.m. (Brown/Blasi 3-0, motion passed)

Respectfully submitted,

Rebekah Knowlton,

Deputy County Administrator

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