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COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING  

Commission Chairman, Percy L. Brown, Jr., called the meeting of the Hancock County Commissioners to order at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in the conference room of the county courthouse located in Ellsworth Maine with Commissioners Joy and Blasi in attendance. 

Adjustments to the agenda: 

MOTION: to add items 8e and 8f clarification of CA benefits and request to use 3rd floor and purchase gym equipment. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to strike item 4a from the agenda. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

Commission Business: 

Old Business: 

MOTION: to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2015 commissioners' regular meeting and February 13 and 20, 2015 commissioners' special meetings. (Joy/Blasi, motion and 2nd withdrawn) Discussion: Commissioner Blasi was not prepared to approve the February 20th minutes as he just received them the night before and requested revisions. 

MOTION: to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2015 commissioners' regular meeting and February 13, 2015. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

Commissioners:

Stonington Town Manager Kathleen Billings-Pezaris was present to discuss law enforcement contract concerns, the number of vehicles being purchased from the Contract Account and how funds are distributed within the Town Contract Account.  Upon further discussion Chief Deputy Kane stated that by December, the Sheriff's Department will have an actual cost of providing services to the town.  Commissioner Blasi suggested submitting a quarterly report to the towns to include the cost of incidentals associated with the contract.  Chief Deputy Kane agreed that this could be produced.  Manager Billings-Pezaris restated her concern with the fluctuation in the amount of funds allocated to the Town Cruiser Account.  Commissioner Joy clarified that the Town Contract Account was discussed when addressing a recent purchase of the cruiser, it was not utilized. 

Office of Financial Affairs: 

MOTION: to approve a request for expenditure from capital reserve account G1-3015-00 in the amount of $1,189.92 for the annual fee for rental space on Cadillac Mountain. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to approve a request for expenditure from capital reserve account G1-3015-20 in the amount of $10 for County breathing air compressor license renewal for 2015. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to approve a request for expenditure from capital reserve account E10-70-200 in the amount of $850 for the purchase of a Lenovo desktop computer. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to approve a request for expenditure from capital reserve account G2-3030-20 in the amount of $169.654 for the Local Share of Requisition #17. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to approve a request for expenditure from capital reserve account G2-3010-35 in the amount of $3,017.50 for the purchase of the Runway Friction Meter from Vericom computers, Inc. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to approve a request for transfer of budgeted funds account G11-3105-00 Fed Holding to account G11-3012-00 Building, in the amount of $22,671. (Joy/Brown 2-1, motion passed, Blasi opposed) Discussion: These funds were approved on December 30, 2014 for the purchase for a control panel for the jail and are derived from the housing of Federal Inmates.  Commissioner Blasi stated that he opposed this transfer on December 30, 2014 as he felt it was not the proper use of these funds adding that he would have taken the funds out of Contingency due to safety concerns. 

MOTION: to approve a request for transfer of budgeted funds from account 3-4020-00 Fund Balance, to account 3-3025-00 Community Benefit Fund in the amount of $200,001.60. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: This request was approved at the previous meeting. 

MOTION: to request $90,000 to be taken out of G3-3025-00 Community Benefit Fund, and moved to a reserve account, in Fund 3, to offset taxation of $90,000. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed)  Discussion: This would leave approximately $151,560.33 in this account.  These funds will only be used, if needed.  Commissioner Blasi stated that he did not understand why this is not drawn off regularly as it has been budgeted by the budget committee and the commissioners.  To revise his previous statement, Commissioner Blasi stated that he was not sure that the BAC approved the use of Community Benefit Funds, but the County Commissioners did unanimously.  Commissioner Joy clarified that the BAC requested the commissioners to reduce the increase in taxation; this was how they did it. 

CFO Roy stated that warrant #14-67 totaling $1,695 was for the Sheriff’s Employee Fund; this account has been wiped out.  Out of concern regarding issuance of 1099’s or W2’s to the individuals signers of this account, the audit department of RKO was contacted; the following was their conclusion, “The amount withdrawn from the county funds by employees were valid expenses of the employer (the county).  They are not considered fringe benefits provided by an employer to an employee and therefore are not considered compensation to the employee.  The amounts are not includable in the employee’s wages.” Commissioner Blasi thanked Commissioner Brown for having this looked into.  Commissioner Joy stated "the past has been put to rest."  Procedures are being followed for the Courthouse Employee Fund. 

MOTION: to approve Warrant #14-67 in the amount of $1,695. (Joy/Brown 3-0, motion passed) 

CFO Roy stated that he was asked to pull the Dead River bill from the warrant due to a purchase from a former employee.  As there is no way of knowing who actually used the key, Sheriff Kane has asked the County to pay the bill and move on.  All 28 Dead River keys have been turned off; 15 new keys have been issued, but only 3 have been distributed.  The Dead River account will be utilized sparingly, this is included in warrant #15-06. 

MOTION: to approve February General Fund and Airport Payroll Warrants #15-05, #15-06, #15-07 and #15-08 in the aggregate of $194,585.30. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to approve February General and Airport Expense Warrants #14-67, #14-68, #14-69, #14-70, #15-05, #15-06, #15-07 and #15-08 in the aggregate of $595,042.49. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to approve February Jail and UT Fund Payroll Warrants #15-31, #15-32, #15-33 and #15-34 in the aggregate of $89,839.86. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to approve January Jail and UT Fund Expense Warrants #15-34, #15-35, #15-36 and #15-37 in the aggregate of $135,927.70. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) 

Regarding the financial reports, CFO Roy stated that the day of reckoning is coming soon for the jail.  Over expenditures include Overtime, Comp-time Buy-out, Employee Medical; this is based on actual expenditures, Pension/Retirement, Unemployment Compensation, Custodial Services, Electrical, Gas-Propane, Telephone, Mobile Radio Repairs, and Food. 

Anticipated under-expenditures include Inmate Medical; Maine Care pays during the first 30 days of incarceration, a discussion followed regarding payment for medical bills by employees and the Federal Government.  Commissioner Joy suggested coordinating with NACo to get a longer period reimbursed by Maine Care.  Under-expenditures also include Miscellaneous Professional Fees/Services, Prescription/Pharmaceuticals, Miscellaneous Utilities, and Cleaning Supplies. 

Board of Prisoners revenue is anticipated to come in short.  Federal Entitlements, Gov/Jail Court Surcharge, Home Revenue, Other revenue generated on prisoners accounts and Federal Transport is anticipated to be up. 

CFO Roy stated that the jail is expected to be over-expended by $110,000 to $126,000.  His biggest fear is that lay-offs may be necessary.  Commissioner Brown questioned how much of the 2.5 million dollars from LD186 will help Hancock County; the response was zero; Hancock County is not included in the bill.  Commissioner Joy questioned if LD186 is being proposed as emergency legislation; it is not being proposed as an emergency preamble, they do not have a super majority to enact emergency legislation.  Commissioner Joy stated that we may have to make this request to the legislature.  The Control Panel payment can be pushed to July as it has not been installed at this time.  Commissioner Joy stated that if this does not go through as emergency legislation, the control panel will be included in our claim as the BOC was supposed to pay for this.  Commissioner Joy suggested paying for the Control Panel on June 29th. 

The current budget may get us through the first of May.  Commissioner Brown questioned if we have the authority to turn people/prisoners out if they are convicted and sentenced.  The sheriff’s association recently explored this question and there is a legal ruling that states that “we” cannot do that.  The BOC has the money and we are not on “the list”  The DOC distributes the funds, but has not gone to the house and senate, funds will only be distributed as needed.  Criminal Justice and Public Safety would need to be contacted to get on the bill.  The BOC minimum staffing mandate provides for 4 corrections officers on the floor, currently we have 5-6, we will have to go reduce to minimal staffing.  Commissioner Brown questioned if inmates could be sent to other jails; relations with the court system was questioned to see if some sentencing could be pushed off or changed.  Commissioner Joy thought the new ankle monitoring bracelets are good, pre-trial services are good, overtime and comp time has to be looked at, he questioned a federal sweep to add inmates to the system and legislation to get medical paid adding that our own health care does not make any difference whether you are insured or self insured, you pay for it any way; it just needs to be funded properly.  Participation in the Wellness Program was encouraged.  $50,000 in emergency funds has been applied for.  CA Conlogue requested commissioner approval to request an increase in the original request and to draft a letter for commissioner review; the letter would go to Criminal Justice/Public Safety, the Legislative Delegation, the DOC and BOC. 

The rest if the county remains is good fiscal shape.  Regarding the AR, an ADA will be taking people to court sometime soon for unpaid jail board, the General Fund AR will be expanding as the Registry of Probate is now utilizing the AR for ICON revenue.  TSA Grant money will be billed out soon. 

CFO Roy explained a diagram/flow chart regarding the Health Insurance account.  Commissioner Joy questioned why Meritain sends us a check; they don’t HCC Life/the reinsurer sends us a check.  After further discussion, Commissioner Joy stated that he was clear, he understood the health insurance financials and "I get this now."  CFO Roy stated that there is a full accounting of this account by the auditors every year. 

MOTION: to approve February expenditures in the health insurance account in the amount of $102,695.21. (Joy/Brown 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: Reinsurance has a “tail” of 15 months; the last bill will be received during the last week of March.  The total spent, year-to-date in the Health Insurance Account is $59,968 or 6.66%.  The Health Insurance account number  is 20-05-300.  

CFO Roy updated the commissioners on the Affordable Health Care Act.  Hancock County is covered under Safe Harbor and will have to report monthly.  CA Conlogue has been updated and will be up to speed soon; he is meeting with Scott McKee of Acadia Benefits tomorrow. 

CFO Roy brought to the commissioner’s attention General Fund department 20 Health Account expenditures for 2014 which has an unexpended balance of $72,995.32.  This reflects two large expenditures from 2014 received in January and February 2015.  CFO Roy expects to receive an additional $20,000 in expenditures from 2014.  $958,134 includes the expenditures from the Wellness Program and the health insurance buy-outs; it does not include employee contributions; they are shown under revenues in the Health Account and total $105,904.07.  Certain departments pay for their health insurance, Jail, EMA, DTF and the Airport; Department 20 picks up the cost of all other departments.  Commissioner Joy stated that it looks again like we may have somewhat of a surplus in the health insurance account; we may be to the good by approximately $8,316. A discussion followed regarding net budgeting vs gross budgeting. Commissioner Blasi questioned a statement by CFO Roy, that he had "warned" the commissioners many times not to draw down the Undesignated Funds, but he has not seen a reference that funds are being spent from Undesignated Funds, he reiterated that he has not seen anything that said "this" came from Undesignated Funds.  Commissioner Brown stated that you do when you overdraw an account.  Commissioner Blasi questioned "why should we get this warning, why should we know that we are doing this?"  Commissioner Brown explained that the warning would be that they are drawing too much but added that when he overdraws an account he always knows where the money is coming from.  Commissioner Blasi would like to see exactly what is paid out of Undesignated Funds, Commissioner Brown stated that this may be impossible and explained the use of Undesignated Funds by using the Commissioner’s Office as an example.  CFO Roy stated that the county is in an excellent financial condition with over 3 million dollars in designated capital accounts. 

CA Conlogue and CFO Roy presented a list of proposed General Fund Capital Accounts for approval; the total requested from Surplus was $40,792 thus leaving an Undesignated Fund balance of $142,164.25.  2014 Surplus includes 2013 surplus in the amount of $116,561, the difference between 2014 YTD estimated revenue vs. 2014 budgeted revenue in the amount of $112,804 and 2014 expenditures vs. expended in 2014 YTD in the amount of $78,121.25.  CFO Roy stated that the commissioners have to look at the entire budget, expenses and revenues, to determine the Undesignated Fund.  “Estimated = until its audited, it’s not actual.”  Commissioner Brown voiced his concern in utilizing estimated numbers with such low numbers. 

Regarding utilizing designated funds as undesignated funds, as shown at the top of the spreadsheet, CFO Roy suggested rolling $150,000 from the Professional Services Capital Account 3011-06 and $50,470 from the Employee Benefits Capital Account 3012-30.  Commissioner Brown did not agree with this proposal.  CA Conlogue suggested waiting for the audit prior to making a decision.  Commissioner Brown suggested not funding any of the listed, approved, budgeted items.  CFO Roy stated that the commissioners do not have to fund any of the listed items and suggested shifting $104,000 to $105,000 to Undesignated Funds.  Commissioner Brown could not see taking funds from designated Capital Accounts as there are reasons why the accounts have been built up.  Commissioner Joy stated that in 2014 $15,000 was budgeted for Professional Services.  CFO Roy stated that the Commissioners budget, as a whole, covered the $6,000 over expenditure.  CFO Roy discussed a negative fund balance shift that would affect the FY15 budget.  Commissioner Brown stated that he was not going to take Capital Account funds and move them to Undesignated Funds, if funds are needed, they can come from Community Benefit funds.  CA Conlogue stated that if there are funds in the Community Benefit account that can be used, they should be utilized for that purpose; he appreciated the CFO’s presentation, and took credit for the proposal of using Capital Accounts toward the Undesignated Fund balance.  Commissioner Joy questioned the difference between the $310,000 and the $307,000 amount of Undesignated Funds as this is a $3,000 negative number.  CFO Roy felt that if we fell under $100,000 in Undesignated Funds, it would fall as a deficiency in the audit; GASB and Accounting Principles do not allow for a negative balance.  We have never been written up as a defect because of our 3 million dollar fund balance.  Commissioner Brown stated that this was why he did not want to spend more than $30,000 on the cruiser; had he known this, he would have never approved the purchase of a $34,000 vehicle.  Commissioner Brown was not interested in transferring any funds and preferred to wait on the audit prior to making a decision.  The commissioners were in agreement. 

Commissioner Joy was concerned with the departmental request for capital accounts; none of these funds were expended in 2014 other than the Sheriff’s Vehicle account.  Register Curtis explained that these accounts are her “planning” accounts; she plans for these purchases and puts money away for the purchase.  Commissioner Brown and Joy agreed with budgeting for these items and utilizing them in the proper way.  Commissioner Joy stated that everything presented, he was in favor of except the sheriff’s vehicle; this will have to be dealt with.  The commissioners agreed that the subject will be revisited once the auditors have come.  CA Conlogue questioned if the commissioners wanted to roll over any of the $40,792; this will be discussed in April. 

Airport: 

MOTION: to add item 4a, approval of a reserve account expenditure from account G2-3010-35 in the amount of $3,200 to pay for LP Tanks. (Joy/Brown 3-0, motion passed) 

Commissioner Brown was concerned with the age of one of the tanks; stating that he was unsure if they were DOT tanks or ASME tanks and requested information for depreciation purposes.  The cost of a new 1,000 gallon tank to include a regulator is approximately $2,400 with Buy American specifications.  Wholesale prices will be shopped prior to purchase. 

Airport Manager Madeira presented the commissioners with a spreadsheet which included a settlement offer to Nickerson & O'Day, Inc. for CP # 14 in the amount of $7,368, 13 punch list items totaling a value of $24,000 and other issues.  Nickerson & O’Day (NOD) is seeking $10,000 for the delay claim, which would put the airport approximately $5,000 over budget on this project.  In his opinion, the delay claim can be broken down into two separate issues; Foundation Redesign delay and Exterior Door Order and Aluminum Storefront delay.  The total cost of these two delays was $17,368.  Commissioner Joy stated that he had an issue with the door delay as “they (the contractor) chose to delay the order.”  Manager Madeira stated that delaying the foundation was clearly an error on the part of Hoyle Tanner Associates (HTA).  Regarding the exterior door order and aluminum storefront, this is primarily a result of poor overall project management by both the NOD Project Manager as was as the HTA Project Manager.  There was no doubt in the airport managers mind that NOD was delayed on this project because of lack of overall project management by our consultant, HTA, he therefore found NOD’s claim reasonable and justified and stated that the county should go after HTA for $7,500 of the requested amount and the County (airport) should pay $2,500 for a total of $10,000, "we owe 100% of the delay claim but not 100% of the contract." 

Commissioner Blasi questioned if this issue should be separated from the lighting beacon issue, this has been taken care of and a check has been received.  The cost of the Redesign Foundation was $4,566 and delayed the project for 6 days.  The contractor did not go over the 450 allotted days for the project, and is asking for 6 additional days due to the Foundation Redesign delay.  Commissioner Joy stated that we have a contract amount that we said we would pay and he is still there.  We are currently under by $4,060.  He recommended paying up to our contract amount, and offer that to Nickerson & O’Day.  Commissioner Brown stated that he agreed with the Airport Manager on this one, we are responsible for the cost on this, not HTA.  He appreciated the settlement amount of $7,368 to NOD and believed that by taking $7,368 off their price, they are taking some responsibility.  A example of a deficiency by HTA was architectural work, this had to be done and did not occur in a time sensitive manner, if the project was being managed well, RFI’s would have been addressed immediately.  Had project management been done well, the contractor would not have had these issues.  Commissioner Joy was unsure with who authorized a 4 million dollar project.  The designated account to pay the Local Share amount is G2-3030-20.  Commissioner Brown commented on ordering windows a few at a time, he was not sure if this was our fault or someone else’s.  A rough opening and framing was created months prior to the ordering of the windows which also delayed siding and other items.  In order to finish this project on the accounting side, CP#14 needs to be finalized, construction wise “they are done.”  We also cannot receive DOT money or the last 10% of FAA money until we have finalized this. 

MOTION: to pay Nickerson & O’Day $10,000 in settlement. (Brown/Blasi 2-1, motion passed, Joy opposed) 

Commissioner Blasi questioned "the lock that is no longer their responsibility."  Manager Madeira stated the he is working with Acadia Lock to get that finished, the airport will be billed directly and the FAA has allowed the bill to be put through as an administrative expense. 

Registry of Deeds: 

MOTION: Register Curtis requested commissioner approval to charge a processing fee of 2% on the total of credit card transactions plus 25 cents per transaction so that the Registry can re-coop some of their bank processing fees.  There is a law that allows this but we can only charge what the bank charges us. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

Sheriff: 

Chief Deputy Kane requested the removal of item a 6a from the agenda.  There are two open positions, and eight candidates have been interviewed.  Budgetarily, the top candidate would be taking a $10,000 pay cut in order to take a job here.  Academy training is 18 weeks and another 4-6 weeks of in-house training is needed.  The cost of funding experienced officers’ verses new officers was discussed.  CA Conlogue stated that wages are set by union contract and would have to be negotiated during contract discussions.  Recently a new officer cost the county $16,000 but another was “sold” for the same amount.  The entire cost of hiring a new officer has been quoted as $30,000, this number came from the Maine Chief’s Association; if purchased this number goes down by $6,000 per year.  CFO Roy stated that funds to reimburse the cost of the officer could come from account 30-1230 Employee Benefits. 

Commissioner Brown questioned if a discussion has taken place regarding utilization of an officer from Washington County for the DTF.  Chief Kane stated that if the State budget goes through, they may look to add another agent in Hancock County. 

MOTION: to approve the hire Austin Ready of Verona Island as a part time, on call, as needed, correction officer at the rate of $12.00 per hour, effective March 7, 2015.  No benefits, not to exceed and average of 29 hours per week. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to accept a forfeited asset in the amount of $12,664.00 in the case of State of Maine v. Robert Boggia, Jr. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: all hand guns were destroyed by Maine Drug Enforcement and the generator went to Maine Drug in Augusta and then went to unclaimed property. 

MOTION: to authorize the sheriff to sell Unit 81, a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria. (Joy/Brown 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: Commissioner Brown requested that revenue from this sale go into the Undersigned Fund; CFO Roy stated that they would go into Sheriff’s Miscellaneous Revenue.  Commissioner Brown stated that they should be in an undesignated account because we buy vehicles from Undesignated Funds.  Commissioner Joy stated that sometimes we purchase vehicles from budgeted accounts, capital accounts and surplus/undesignated accounts/funds.  Commissioner Brown stated that it makes a better argument to put the revenues in an account that you take the funds from.  CFO Roy suggested putting the funds in a capital reserve account which would allow the funds to be used for the purchase of what it was used for.  Commissioner Blasi would like the funds to be shown in the audit.  CFO Roy stated that if the funds are not spent, they will go into undesignated funds.. Commissioner Joy preferred to put the funds into capital accounts because if they sold a vehicle the funds should go back into a capital account to purchase a vehicle, he likes it because it’s dedicated.  The commissioners will debate where the revenue will be placed at a later date. 

Sheriff Kane requested authorization to expend an amount not to exceed $10,000 as part of a Department of Highway Safety Grant.  25%-$2,349.50 to be expended from account E10-20-200, 75%-$7,048.50 of the total cost will be reimbursed by the Department of Highway Safety.  He requested to purchase two Watchguard camera systems for $4,699 each for a total of $9398.  These will be replacement cameras. 

MOTION: to approve authorization to expend an amount not to exceed $10,000 as part of a Department of Highway Safety Grant.  25% $2,349.50 to be expended from E10-20-200, 75% of the total cost will be reimbursed by the Department of Highway Safety $7,048.50.  He requested to purchase two Watchguard camera systems for $4,699 each for a total of $9398. (Joy/Brown 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: CFO Roy questioned if the commissioners were authorizing an over expenditure with a reimbursement coming in because they have to expend the funds first and then reimburse the account once the funds come in.  Commissioner Brown replied, yes, yes, that's correct, yes." 

County Administrator:

CA Conlogue stated that they are still having no luck in tracking the AIP so called fund deficit, handling of FAA programs can be traced back through 2012-2013, the idiosyncrasy goes back prior to 2012 without question.  He speculated that a past project overran their expected cost and additional Local Share funds were used to make the project whole.  CA Conlogue will speak to the auditors in April and stated that he has a feeling that the $36.000 will never be tracked down.  Commissioner Brown stated that in speaking to Auditor, Kathy Tyson, this could be a combination of numbers and may be impossible to find.  Commissioner Joy stated that the IRS would require a look back of 7 years, he would like to see the county go back to 2008 or 2007 and if they don’t find it there, they will not be asked to look further.  CFO Roy stated that the A133 audit does that every year, the auditor believes that receivables that carryout to further years may be responsible for this; $266 was added to the AR a week ago and may still exist in Fund 5 prior to 2013.  CFO Roy stated that by journal entry, the amount has been moved from Fund 2 to Fund 5, which will take care of the issue.  2-3 year delays are part of the issue; it is Manager Madeira’s intention to close out projects in the year that they are complete.  CA Conlogue agreed to complete a 7 year look-back as due diligence per Commissioner Joy’s request. 

CA Conlogue requested to delay the review and report on Sick Leave Policy, union contract(s) wording and Telecommuting Policy until the April meeting.  Commissioner Blasi expressed his disappointment with the delay.  Commissioner Joy stated that a comprehensive look at the policies is needed in order to do a thorough job. 

CA Conlogue stated that notice has been received from the Teamsters regarding negotiations.  A meeting will be held in executive session to discuss this item shortly. 

CA Conlogue stated that he attended the League of Towns meeting on February 24, 2015 with UT Supervisor Billings, cooperation and collaboration will be discussed for the future. 

CA Conlogue requested clarification regarding his insurance reimbursements and distributed a 3 month billing cycle which averaged out to $745.73 per month which is what was approved in the hiring process. 

MOTION: to approve the expense for the health and life insurance request for the County Administrator. (Joy/Brown 3-0, motion passed) 

CA Conlogue requested commissioner permission to purchase two pieces of exercise equipment and to utilize the law library for exercise purposes.  Funds to pay for the equipment was requested from the Courthouse Employee Fund, account G1-3011-65.  This account is replenished at approximately $80 per month.  Commissioner Joy encouraged the clearing out of the former Law Library.  The Hancock County Survey Archive project is un-finished, the Registry of Deeds is incrementally scanning the information.  Commissioner Joy liked the idea of storing the information but would like to see the large room emptied and was not opposed to using a portion of the room for exercise.  Commissioner Joy would also like to see the room used as a meeting space or as a multi-use/purpose room.  Commissioner Brown was concerned with after hour elevator use.  CA Conlogue suggested working with the Facilities Director to clear the room and then purchasing the equipment. 

MOTION: to approve the purchase of the training equipment for the Wellness Program. (Joy/Brown 2-0-1, motion passed, Blasi abstained)  Discussion: Commissioner Blasi requested to see the account number and balance. 

MOTION: to adjourn. (Joy/Brown 3-0, motion passed) 

Respectfully,
 

C. DePrenger
Personnel Coordinator

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