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:


  1. Old Business:
    1. Approve the minutes of the December 4, 2013 commissioners' regular meeting and December 14 and 28, 2012 commissioners' special meeting.
    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 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 Alisha Smith of Ellsworth as the full time dispatcher at Step 9A, 14.44/hr, 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 Robert Higgins of Hancock as a part-time dispatcher at the rate of $12 per hour, effective January 12, 2013.
  4. Office of Financial Affairs:
    1. Approve: Monthly bills and warrants.
    2. Financial reports. Approval: expenditures in the health insurance account.
    3. Approval of capital expenditure requests.
    4. Restore contingent fund to $100,000 per MRSA Title 30-A §924(1), see §922 (2).
    5. Reduce tax levy per MRSA Title 30-A §924 (2).
    6. Treasurer education request.
  5. Airport:
    1. Authorize the chairman to sign contract with Hoyle Tanner for Terminal Building Environmental Assessment.
  6. Emergency Management Agency:
    1. Monthly Report.
  7. Maintenance:
    1. Request to hire The Sewell Co. for an engineer report relative to the condition of the complex buildings and systems.
    2. Request to remove administratively, Gladys Dolliver from employment rolls.
    3. Discussion: part-time janitor position.
    4. 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 the Step 12C $17.94 per hour, effective January 26, 2013.
    3. Request approval to purchase patrol vehicle.
    4. Signing of Town of Tremont and Town of Stonington 2013 contracts.
    5. Discussion/signature: side letter agreement for High Visibility OUI Enforcement grant.
  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:
    1. Executive session under MRSA Title 1 §405 6(A) to discuss a personnel matter.


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