The Hancock County Commissioners will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in the conference room at the county courthouse in Ellsworth, ME. 


9:00 am: Employee Recognition
11:45 am: Rudman/Winchell on SunEdison Bankruptcy
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm: John Fitzgerald from Healthy Acadia
1:00 pm: Nicky Pellenz from Machias Savings Bank
1:15 pm: Tax Abatement Appeal Hearing: Gregory Rhyne vs. Town of Lamoine 

Adjustments to the agenda: 

Commission Business: 

Old Business:
Approval of the minutes from the August 2, 2016 Commissioners Regular Meeting and the August 12, 2106 Commissioners Special Meeting.

Public Comments
Commissioner Priorities for County Administrator 

Registry of Probate:
Accept the resignation of Deborah Whitcomb effective December 2, 2016.

District Attorney:
Request to replace laptop and desktop computers at a cost of $4,430.04 from Reserve Account E-03-70-200/ District Attorney/Technology.
Budget $5,500.00  Available balance $5,500.00 

Discussion on the funds from sale of boat
Approval to use the Grant Jury Court room in October for a Hunter Safety Course
Approval to hire Steven Hunt of Orland as a full time MDEA Supervisor effective November 5, 2016. Rate of pay to be determined by the State of Maine.
Promote Michael Butters of Ellsworth and Abiel Martinez of Etna to the position of full-time corrections officers effective September 17, 2016 at Step 9A $14.84 per hour.
Request to work corrections officer Karyn McCarty out of classification effective September 17, 2016 at a pay rate increase of 3% not to exceed 20 consecutive work days.
To remove from the payroll records Dale Wells effective September 10, 2016.
Request to increase the part time rate for corrections officers to $13.50 per hour.
Discussion on the possibility of hiring a transportation/recreation/court officer.
To enter into Executive Session under MRSA Title 1 §405 6(a), to discuss a personnel matter.

Monthly Report
Discussion on the Mt. Waldo#2 tower site
EPD/EFD Dispatch Pilot Project MOU
Approval to hire Mackenzie Wilson of Orono as a part-time dispatcher at a rate of $12.50/hr with no benefits, not to exceed 29 hours a week effective September 17, 2016.
Approval to hire James Karst of Ellsworth as a full-time dispatcher with benefits at the step of 9A, with a rate of $14.84/hr, effective September 17, 2016.
To remove from payroll records Tonya Carter as a part-time dispatcher effective September 13, 2016.
Approval to have Chief Deputy Kane be the on call Supervisor for vacation coverage from September 14-19, 2016.
Discussion on update on the RCC expansion project

Treasurer’s Office:
Approve: Monthly bills and warrants.
Financial reports and update on AR.
Approval: expenditures in the health insurance account.
Approval of capital expenditure requests.
Updated monthly listing of MSB account balances
Discussion: Machias Savings Bank reissuance of FDIC insured demand balances coverage.
Update on the 2015 County Audit and FY15/16 Jail and UT Audits.
Time Trak maintenance Agreement for 2016-2017
Maine PERS explanation of IUUAL

Monthly Report
Saturday mail delivery
District Court lease
Snow removal bids

Unorganized Territory:
Monthly Report
Review and approve agreement for Purchase and Storage of Salt/Sand and Snow Removal with Penobscot County for Nicatous Road.

Monthly Report 

Monthly Report 

County Administrator:
Discussion: John Fitzgerald from Health Acadia.
Discussion: update on Dale Thistle vs. Judge Patterson Probate case
Discussion: update on the Jail vs State of Maine court case
Schedule Departmental budget meetings



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