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



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

1:00 p.m.:  Acadia Benefits - Health Insurance Presentation


Adjustments to the agenda:


Commission Business:

  1.  Old Business:
    1. Approve the minutes of the October 1, 2013 commissioners' regular meeting and October 9, 2013 commissioners' special meeting.
    2. Selection of exempt employee performance evaluation form. (Comm. Blasi)
    3. Approval: updated Meeting & Agenda Policy.
    4. Discussion: Community Benefits.
    5. Discussion: Commitment to Orthoimagery.
  2.  Commissioners:
    1. Schedule airport 2014 budget workshop.
    2. Discussion: Utilization of the next installment of TIF Funds for improvements to the Nicatous Road. (Comm. Blasi)
    3. Discussion: providing assistance to municipalities for distribution of Community Benefit Funds for Veterans' Exemptions. (Comm. Blasi)
  3. Office of Financial Affairs:
    1. Approve: Monthly bills and warrants.
    2. Financial reports, update on AR, paperless payroll and town taxes.
    3. Approval: expenditures in the health insurance account.
    4. Approval of capital expenditure requests.
    5. Request to move revenue to capital professional services line.
    6. Discussion on two County of Hancock checking accounts.
  4.  Airport:
    1. AIP 37 construction update.
    2. Request a motion to implement a change order approval process.
    3. 2013 quarter 3 Enplanements.
    4. Post FAA Inspection Briefing.
    5. 2014 CIP discussion.
  5.  Unorganized Territory:
    1. Monthly Report
  6.  Registry of Deeds:
    1. Request commissioner approval to sign contract with Property Info for Simple Search Solution to be totally funded by surcharge.
  7.  Maintenance:
    1. Monthly report.
    2. Approve: purchase of uniform tops for housekeeping staff.
    3. Discussion: Electrical RFP.
    4. Discussion: Propane Bids
  8.  Sheriff:
    1. Request: to approve the hire of Jessyca Newenham of Franklin as a part-time, on call, as needed corrections officer at the rate of $12 per hour, effective 11/09/2013
  9. RCC:
    1. Monthly Report.
    2. Recommend signing the Phase I contract with Brown’s Communication for the Bull Hill Tower Site in the amount of $115,414.00 for the equipment and installation of it at the tower site.
    3. Recommend going forward with the e-tips program in conjunction with the Hancock County Alcohol Enforcement Team.  The initial cost of $5,937. 00 (for two years) as previously sent to you is funded through the sheriff’s office from monies they have received.
    4. Recommend the leave of absence without pay of Anastasia Dayhoff-Osage from November 22, 2013 until March 7, 2014.  Providing coverage with full-time and part-time employees, with the return of a certified and trained employee on March 7.
    5. Accept the resignation of full-time dispatcher Jessica Silvestrone and maintaining her as a part-time dispatcher at the rate of $12 per hour, effective November 8, 2013.
    6. Discuss/Recommend an increase up to step 9A ($14.44/hr) for certified and trained 9-1-1 dispatcher as part-time dispatch pay scale.  Maintaining $12.00/hr while training and obtaining certifications for non-certified/trained employees.
  10. New Business:
    1. Discussion: Inclusion of public comment section on the monthly agenda.
  11. County Clerk:
    1. Executive session under MRSA Title 1 §405 6(a) to discuss a three separate employee requests.
    2. Sheriff's Department executive session under MRSA Title 1 §405 6(1) to discuss two personnel matters.

 *An SO/RCC Union grievance hearing will held immediately following the end of regular business.  This may or may not be held in executive session under MRSA Title 1 §405 6(A).

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