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The Hancock County Commissioners will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the conference room at the county courthouse in Ellsworth.




9:00 Chevy Impala Police Cruiser bid opening

9:15 Joanna Russell, Northeastern Workforce Development Board

12pm: Lunch


Adjustments to the agenda:


Commission Business:


Old Business:

Approval of the minutes from the November 1, 2016 CRM and the November 18, 2016 CRM.



Public Comments

Discussion: Bull Hill reduced payment due to turbine devaluation, etc.



Request approval to expend up to $9,000 from G-1-3021-36 K9 Unit, to purchase a canine.

Discussion: Swan’s Island Stipend.

Discussion: 2015/2016 Town Contracts funds.

Discussion: to purchase cruiser.

Request approval for out-of-state travel for December 14-19, 2016 to Washington, DC for Wreaths Across America.

Discussion: Year end 2016 budget projections for the jail.

Discussion: Replacement needs for the jail’s steam kettle.

Discussion: proposed contract for video visitation provided by Securus.

Request to promote Noah Lewey of Bangor, ME to temporary full time corrections officer at $13.50 per hour with sick & comp time benefits effective December 10, 2016.

Request to work Corrections Officer Shane Gross out of classification for the period of 3 months, temporary coverage for a supervisor opening within the jail.



Monthly Report

Appoint the nomination of Lt. Rod Charette from District 7 Police Chiefs for a three year term to the Hancock County Advisory Committee

Appoint the nomination of ________from the EMS group for a three year term to the Hancock County Advisory Committee



Request approval to hire Sadie Wight for a part-time temporary position not to exceed 16 hours per week effective November 5, 2016.



Request approval of ICON Service Contract.


Treasurer’s Office:

Approve monthly bills and warrants.

Financial reports and update on AR.

Approval of expenditures in the Health Insurance Account.

Approval of expenditures from Capital Reserve Account.

Updated monthly listing of MSB account balances. 

Brief remarks regarding MSB insurance coverage.

Update on the town taxes.



Monthly Report


Unorganized Territory:

Monthly Report



Monthly Report

Discussion: Pavement repairs above the seaplane ramp.

Discussion: Terminal Building backup generator project.

Request permission to hire: Fortier Electric and Mechanical Services, Inc. to complete phase 1 of the Terminal Building backup generator project.

Request to over spend account E40-10-008 by $50 in order to purchase new signage required by NFPA 407 (Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing).


County Administrator:

Retiree severance pay (Rebekah)

Request approval for purchase of exercise equipment from E-20-05-300 for the County exercise program (Rebekah)

Signature of Rhyne Abatement Appeal decision

Lewis & Malm Architects / RCC Expansion Draft Proposal Review

Review of County Administrator Report

Executive Session MRSA Title 1 405 (6) (D), Labor Negotiations





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