The Hancock County Commissioners will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in the conference room at the county courthouse in Ellsworth.


9:00 a.m.:       Bid Openings:  Communications tower equipment and Superior Courtroom renovation project.

12:00 p.m.:     Lunch

1:00 p.m.:       Old Point, Inc. v. Town of Lamoine tax appeal jurisdiction discussion.

1:20 p.m.:       2011 audit presentation.

Adjustments to the agenda:

Commission Business:

Vote: to elect a chairman.

  1. Old Business:
    1. Approve the minutes of the December 4, 2012 commissioners' regular meeting and December 14 and 28, 2012 commissioners' special meetings.
    2. Discussion: HCVFFA request to replace the antenna on the courthouse roof.
    3. Schedule: Public meeting to discuss Community Benefit funds.
  2. Commissioners
    1. Vote: to pay travel expenses for commissioners living over 5 miles from the county seat.
    2. Set: mileage rate for FY13 at .44¢ per mile.
    3. Authorization for the chair to sign warrants.
    4. Authorization for the treasurer and county clerk to issue checks up to $1,000.
    5. Appoint: Department Liaisons.
    6. discussion Scheduling two commissioners meetings per month.
  3. RCC:
    1. Monthly report
    2. Approve the hire of Alisha Smith of Ellsworth as a full-time dispatcher at Step 9A, $14.44 per hour, effective January 12, 2013.
    3. Approve the hire of Annie-Kate O'Neill of Deer Isle as a part-time dispatcher at the rate of $12 per hour, effective January 12, 2013.
    4. Approve the hire of Rachel Allen of Bucksport as a part-time clerk at the rate of $12 per hour, no benefits, effective January 12, 2013.
    5. Request to upgrade Acorn Recording software.
    6. Request to go out to RFP for radio equipment maintenance.
  4. Office of Financial Affairs:
    1. Approve: Monthly bills and warrants.
    2. Financial reports.
    3. Approval: expenditures in the health insurance account.
    4. Approval of capital expenditure requests.
    5. Restore contingent fund to $100,000 per MRSA Title 30-A §924(1), see §922 (2).
    6. Reduce tax levy per MRSA Title 30-A §924 (2).
    7. Approval of 2% Overlay per MRSA Title 30-A §706.
    8. Treasurer education request.
  5.  Airport:
    1. Authorize the chairman to sign contract with Hoyle Tanner for Terminal building Environmental Assessment.
    2. Authorize the chairman to execute a contract with Securitas Security Services for airport LEO service.
  6.  Emergency Management Agency:
    1. Monthly Report.
  7.  Maintenance:
    1. Request to remove administratively, Gladys Dolliver from employment rolls.
    2. Discussion: part-time janitor position.
    3. Monthly report to include superior courtroom renovation project, new hire performance and cost of prevention maintenance software.
  8. Sheriff:
    1. Accept the resignation of patrol deputy Christopher Sargent, effective December 31, 2012.
    2. Approve the hire of Jacob Day of Otis as a full-time patrol deputy at Step 12C $17.94 per hour, effective January 26, 2013.
    3. Request approval to purchase patrol vehicle.
    4. Signing of Town of Tremont 2013 contract.
  9. Unorganized Territory:
    1. UT monthly report.
    2. UT Special Projects Coordinator monthly report.
    3. Signatures: Small Animal Clinic contract.
  10. New Business:
    1. discussion: cost of alternative energy.
    2. cost of heating the facility with
      1. Standard offer electricity
      2. Alternative or green energy
  11. County Clerk:

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