The Hancock County Commissioners will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 in the conference room at the County Courthouse in Ellsworth.



9:00 a.m.: Community Benefit Awards

9:20 a.m.: Bid Opening: Waterline / Stairway

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:00 p.m.: First Wind TIF and Community Benefit proposal Hancock project.

Adjustments to the agenda:

Commission Business:


  1. Old Business:
    1. Approve the minutes of the July 2, 2013 commissioners' regular meeting and the June 28, July 12 and 26, 2013 commissioners' special meetings.
    2. Deliberations: Harland/Quansoo Trust George Wilgram Trustee v. Town of Sedgwick
  2. Commissioners:
    1. Discussion: Distribution of remaining Community Benefit Funds.
    2. Discussion: Community Benefit Application
      1.  Letters of recommendation.
      2.  Envelope language.
      3.  Reapplication period, if awarded funds.
      4.  Application availability date.
  3. Airport:
    1. 2013 2Q Enplanement Report.
    2. Discussion: Scenic turn-out/seaplane ramp MOU.
    3. Official Grant Notification for AIP Projects.
    4. Request approval for the chairman to sign the grant offer for Pavement Remarking Project AIP 36
    5. Request approval for the chairman to sign the grant offer for the Terminal Expansion Project.
  4.  Maintenance:
    1. Monthly Report
    2. Approve: Waterline contractor
    3. Approve: Superior Courtroom carpet replacement.
  5. Unorganized Territory:
    1. Monthly Report
  6. Registry of Deeds:
    1. Discussion: LD559 Increase in Recording and Website Copy Fees.
    2. Request the approval for the chairman to sign the Property Info Film Services agreement
  7.  RCC:
    1. Monthly Report.
    2. Approve: Town of Frenchboro contract.
    3. Authorize: Advertising for Radio Maintenance RFP; 1-year or 3-year contract.
    4. Approve: Out-of-state travel to Spillman conference in September.
    5. Approve: Supervisory coverage while at the conference.
  8. Sheriff:
    1. Request to promote Shelly Melanson of Ellsworth to the position of temporary full-time corrections officer, effective August 10, 2013 at the rate of $13.50 per hour.  Benefits to include holiday and sick time.  No other benefits.
    2. Approval to employ Timothy Richardson of Sangerville as Jail Administrator effective August 31, 2013 at an annual FY14 salary of $55,000.
    3. To remove administratively the following part-time corrections officers from the employment rolls: Scott Baillargeon, Jeanine Curtis, Justin George and Dustin Turner.
    4. Request to schedule a date for a status meeting with a jail employee presently absent without pay.
    5. Approval to go out to bid for a cruiser.
  9. Office of Financial Affairs:
    1. Approve: Monthly bills and warrants.
    2. Financial reports, update on AR and paperless payroll.
    3. Commissioner discussion and analysis concerning internal control(s) over financial reporting that is to supplement the basic financial statements (Comm. Blasi)
    4. Approval: expenditures in the health insurance account.
    5. Approval of capital expenditure requests.
  10.  New Business:
    1. Request to appoint Ian Staub of Franklin and Janet Michaud of Gouldsboro as County Representatives to the HCPC Board of Directors.
    2. Request to appoint David Sanderson of Lamoine to the WHCA Board of Directors for a 3-year term.
  11. County Clerk:
    1. Schedule 2014 budget workshops and commissioner caucuses.
    2. Approval of 2012-2013 SO/RCC Union Contract.


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