The Hancock County Commissioners will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 in the conference room at the county courthouse in Ellsworth.


  • 9:00 a.m.:       Update: Wicked Good Wellness - Healthy By Choice!
  • 12:00 p.m.:     Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.:       Executive Session under MRSA Title 1 §405 6(D): telephone conference with Pat Dunn Esq. re: union negotiations.  Attendees to be named.

Adjustments to the agenda:


  1.  Old Business:
    1. Approve the minutes of the January 8, 2013 commissioners' regular meeting and January 17 and 25, 2013 commissioners' special meetings.
    2. Reschedule: Harland Trust/Quansoo Trust v. Town of Sedgwick tax appeal hearing.
    3. Deliberations: Fiandaca v. the Town of Frenchboro tax appeal.
  2. Commissioners:
  3. Office of Financial Affairs:
    1. Review and Approval of monthly bills and warrants.
    2. Financial reports.
    3. Approval: expenditures in the health insurance account.
    4. Approval of capital expenditure requests.
    5. Authorize the chairman to affirm the audit engagement letter with Runyon Kersteen and Ouellette for FY12/13 audit services.
    6. Approval of the 125 Flexible Benefits Plan.
    7. Set a time limit for employees to sign the Salary Reduction Agreement.
    8. Update: county tax bills and signing of the Recapitulation.
    9. Update: TRIO Accounts Receivable Statements.
  4. Airport:
    1. Authorize the chairman to sign closeout documents for AIP 25.
    2. Approve the hire of a part-time, on call, as needed maintenance worker at the rate of $12 per hour with no benefits, effective February 9, 2013.
    3. Authorize airport manager to submit a RFP for airport terminal concessions.
    4. Discussion: Accounts Receivable.
  5. Emergency Management Agency:
    1. Monthly Report.
  6. Maintenance:
    1. Approval of an RFP to replace the main water line from the City of Ellsworth’s main underground to the Courthouse.
    2. Approve the sale of the portable table saw to offset the cost of a unit more suited to our needs (estimated value $225.00).
    3. Update: 5 Year Plan and carbon footprint.
    4. Monthly report.
  7. RCC:
    1. Monthly report
    2. Discussion/acceptance of the communications tower equipment bid from Brown's
    3. Communications in the amount of $180,199.Discussion: RCC radio maintenance contract.
    4. Discussion: Acorn software proposed purchase.
  8. Sheriff:
    1. Approval to trade in two patrol pickups for two new vehicles.
    2. Signature: Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification.
  9. New Business:
    1. Discussion: Scheduling of an evening meeting. (Comm. Blasi)
    2. Discussion: Policy for Commissioner’s Certificate of Outstanding Citizenship. (Comm. Blasi)
    3. Discussion: Policy on parties and travel. (Comm. Blasi)
    4. Discussion: Warrant Review Meeting Policy. (Comm. Blasi)
    5. Discussion: Posting DRAFT minutes to the website. (Comm. Blasi)
    6. Schedule: Sutherland v. Town of Brooksville tax appeal hearing.
  10. County Clerk:
    1. Schedule: UT Supervisor interviews.
    2. Executive Session under MRSA Title 1 §405 6(A), to discuss a personnel matter and to discuss UT Supervisor applications.

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