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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, August 4, 2015 in the conference room of the county courthouse located in Ellsworth, Maine with Commissioners Joy and Blasi in attendance. 

Bid Opening: Airport Ramp Road Repairs

RF Jordan: Section 1: $9,300 - Section 2: $9,000 (OptA) $4,200 (OptB) Total A: $18,500 Total B: $13,500
Harold MacQuinn, Inc: Section 1: $5,220 - Section 2: $5,950 (OptA) $3,650 (OptB) Total A: $11,180 Total B: $8,870
K.J. Dugas Construction, Inc.: Section 1: $8200 - Section 2: $6600 (OptA) $4400 (OptB) Total A: $14,800 Total B: $12,600 

Bids were given to the airport manager for review and recommendation. 

Adjustments to the agenda: 

MOTION: to move item 1b to item 9g. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

Commission Business: 

Old Business: 

MOTION: to approve the minutes of the July 7, 2015 Commissioners Regular Meeting and July 17 and 24, 2015 Commissioners Special Meetings. (Joy/Brown 3-0, motion passed) 

Office of Financial Affairs: 

MOTION: to approve July General Fund and Airport Payroll Warrants #15-26, #15-27, #15-28, #15-29 and #15-30 in the aggregate of $275,765.85. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to approve July General Fund and Airport Expense Warrants #15-32, #15-33, #15-34, #15-35 and #15-36 in the aggregate of $734,549.43. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: Commissioner Brown questioned the $500,000 wire transfer for the courthouse. This reflects the payment of the annual Jail bond of $300,000 plus interest. 

MOTION: to approve July Jail and UT Fund Payroll Warrants #15-52, #15-52a, #16-01, #16-02, #16-03 and #16-04 in the aggregate of $113,856.81. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) Discussion:  

MOTION: to approve July Jail and UT Fund Expense Warrants #15-62, #15-63, #15-64, #15-65, 16-02, #16-03, #16-04 and #16-05 in the aggregate of $165,278.62. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

Deputy Treasurer Atwater with Treasurer Eldridge in attendance, presented financial reports and an update on AR. Commissioner Blasi questioned two outstanding ARs that have been taken to court by ADA Staples. 

MOTION: to approve July expenditures in the health account for the amount of $124,332.17. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: Commissioner Brown questioned the outstanding amount for 2014.  The auditor will go through August for Jail health insurance bills and according to Commissioner Brown, the auditors are in favor of moving the Jail health account back into the General Fund. 

Deputy Treasurer Atwater requested approval of a request for expenditure from reserve account GL1-3021-25 Extradition, in the amount of $20,000; funds to be moved to Machias Savings Bank District Attorney’s Office Extradition Account- this was approved in the May 5th CRM.  Commissioner Joy stated that the State Auditor did not want to audit this account and questioned if a report was going to be presented on these funds.  CA Conlogue has met with the DA and stated that it is now deposited in a checking account under the State of Maine Federal ID# and that RKO will be the auditor up until the time of the transfer and then the State of Maine will be responsible for it.  

MOTION: to accept the transfer request. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) (Fund 2) 

MOTION: to approve a request for expenditure from reserve account G2-3011-06 in the amount of $10,000; for Sixel Consulting Group, Inc. Invoice BHB061501. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to approve a request for expenditure from reserve account G2-3030-20 in the amount of $2,900.16; HTA Invoice 54698 (AIP 37). (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: we are still holding these checks. 

MOTION: to approve a request for expenditure from reserve account G2-3010-35 in the amount of $1,130 for the purchase of a ditching bucket from AIM Attachments. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: this was approved in September 2014 and came in under the amount discussed. 

MOTION: to approve a request for expenditure from reserve account G2-3010-35 in the amount of $1,503.80 for a purchase from Woods batwing wheels for mower support wheels. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to approve a request for expenditure from reserve account G62-3010-15 in the amount of $25 for a new entrance sign permit and application fee to the Town of Trenton. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: the account utilized for this purchase is part of the AIP for the sign project. Commissioner Joy stated that this was, in his opinion, not the appropriate use of a capital account. 

Commissioner Blasi asked the following questions:
Does our Trial Balance balance as of August 1, 2015? Yes
Have all county checking account statements for the prior month been reconciled, without error? Not at this time
Are the due to/from accounts in balance? Yes
Do revenue and expense accounts reconcile to the control accounts? Yes 

Airport:

The airport monthly report contained notification that Columbia Air Service overstated their revenue resulting in a $1,539.71 overpayment; additional documentation has been requested.  The next 2015 Emergency Table Top Exercise is scheduled for 9/3/15 at 17:00 hours. The Montague matter (past due plane tie-down rent) has been settled; the terms “Ramp Fee” and “Tie Down Fee” is being used synonymously in this discussion. A Trenton citizen group is organizing and attempting to get a recent DMR decision reversed concerning the recent lease signed by the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) to Acadia Sea Farms, LLC to install a 50 acre floating oyster farm in Goose Cove, because of the potential bird safety concerns. Manager Madeira has contacted the Army Core of Engineers (ACOE) and the FAA to voice his disappointment with both of those agencies. Commissioner Blasi requested that Manager Madeira’s letter be entered into the record; see attached e-mail.  A brief verbal overview of the project as presented to the commissioners and attendees.  Manager Madeira urged the Commissioners to stand in opposition of the project. The FAA and the Airport do not have jurisdiction over this area. The DMR is the only entity that has jurisdiction and the appeal process would go through the DMR, not the FAA. Bill Stockman, a resident of Trenton, gave a brief history of the project. According to Mr. Stockman; an amendment to the Trenton Harbor Ordnance has been updated to read the same as the FAA language with regard to separation distance of 10,000 feet from the airport.  The permit is for a 5-year period; monitoring bird activity has been given to the applicant who has assigned a College of the Atlantic professor and student (with binoculars) to the task.  The National Park Service testified in opposition to the project 5-years ago but has not voiced their opposition, due to protocol, recently. The Town of Trenton has been supportive of Mr. Stockman’s group to publicly take a stand to express that the project is “just not right”. Commissioner Blasi questioned if Mr. Stockman was looking for further opposition to the Project. The answer was yes, he would like the towns and Commissioners to sign a letter similar to the one the Town of Trenton submitted in opposition of the Project. The letter should be written sooner rather than later. A poster was distributed depicting the plane crash on the Hudson River in New York City a few years ago caused by birds. Sully Sullenberger, captain of the Hudson River plane crash, who is currently an airline safety advocate, is helping to further state the seriousness of this issue. 

MOTION: for the county administrator to draft a letter from the county commissioners to the DMR in opposition to the permit of the Acadia Sea Farms, Inc project. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: A copy of the letter to the FAA, Army Corp of Engineers and the US Congressional Delegation.  Commissioner Brown suggested making an effort towards the FAA regarding the commissioners concerns. Manager Madeira wanted to write a letter questioning why the FAA is not following their policy. In response to a statement made by Mr. Stockman; Commissioner Blasi mentioned a lease on the watershed of the Frenchmen Bay Partners and that their steering committee is meeting next month; he advised Mr. Stockman to get on that agenda.  Commissioner Brown urged airport Manager Madeira to contact the FAA with the commissioners concerns.  Selectman Ehrlenbach suggested utilizing Hancock County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Andrew Sankey and Maine EMA with County concerns to the FAA. 

The True Market Study is complete and Sixel Consulting has completed the Strategic Marketing Plan Project; all paperwork for AIP37 (Terminal Building Expansion & Renovation Project) has been reviewed and submitted to the FAA/MDOT in order to process final closeout and reimbursement by the July 13, 2015 deadline. A large distribution should be forthcoming and the final closeout for AIP36 (2013 Pavement Remarking Project) is complete. It is expected to be submitted to the FAA/MDOT prior to today’s meeting. The deadline is August 28th for AIP38 and AIP39. 

Airport enplanements are down due to a difficult winter. As of the end of June, enplanements were down 321 boardings from last year - Cape Air is down by 314 and Pen Air is down by 7.  This is being attributed to the low price of gas and more auto travel. It is not likely that 10,000 enplanements will be reached in 2015. Sixel is doing everything they can to find a viable carrier and increase the number of enplanements. ACM Revision #54 was an amendment to the Marketing Plan for parking in front of the Terminal. 

Manager Madeira requested approval to fund account G2-3011-06 with an additional $10,000 for professional services in connection with Air Service Development/Sixel Consulting; the Marketing Plan is now complete and $10,000 should get us through the year.  Manager Madeira did not have a designated fund to pay this expense and requested the funds come from Undesignated Funds (Fund 2) or account G2-3030-20 Terminal Building Project which has a balance of $4,200.  Commissioner Joy suggested finding out where we are in the project and where we are going as this was never an open-ended association; Commissioner Blasi concurred. The projected Undesignated Fund balance as of yesterday is approximately $386,885.  $10,000 is in addition to the original $20,000 that was already approved.  Manager Madeira did not expect it to exceed $30,000. 

Manager Madeira presented a financial summary of AIP37 (Terminal Building Expansion & Renovation Project).  The project total was $3,151,704.89 and all the contracts are closed. Checks are being held in the OFA for Hoyle & Tanner Associates. There are two outstanding warranty issues – the counter top cracks and ceiling tiles that need to be replaced due to leaking water. 

Manager Madeira requested a final determination from the board regarding the release of checks to HTA in association with AIP37 (Terminal Building Expansion & Renovation Project).  Commissioner Brown requested a list of “issues” associated with the project prior to negotiating anything with HTA.  Manager Madeira stated that of the $74,016.24 that has been billed but not issued. Closeout paperwork has been submitted to the FAA. $64,482.84 is due from the FAA and $9,533.28 is the Local Share. Commissioner Joy stated that the “as builts” and $10,000 to Nickerson & O’Day are considered completed and Manager Madeira stated that by submitting the invoice to the FAA, we are agreeing that the amount is reasonable. If we want FAA money, we have to submit the paperwork closed out in this year.  Even if we come up with a list of potential deficiencies, we are not obligated to pay the invoices.  In December 2014, he was told to hold the checks until the work was done. In his opinion the work is done, they have checked off every box that is their responsibility for the project.  A list will be forthcoming. 

Manager Madeira stated that the Ford truck bid was the lowest but the plow for that truck was not per bid specifications. He recommended the purchase of a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 from Darlings at a cost of $38,525 with a trade-in of $12,000 bringing the total price to $26,525.  The Ford dealer contacted Manager Madeira recognizing their mistake regarding the plow for the truck. The Maintenance Department has $10,000 in their budget for the purchase of a pick-up.   

MOTION: to issue a Notice of Award to Darlings Chevrolet for the purchase a 2015 Chevrolet 1500 at a total bid price of $26,525. (Brown/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: Commissioner Joy questioned if a private individual wanted to pay more for it, it would then need to be advertised to go out for bid. 

MOTION: to approve a request for capital expenditure from G2-3010-60 in the amount of $26,525 for the purchase of an airport pick-up. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to allow the chairman to sign the Notice to Proceed with Axtell’s Inc., in connection with the 2015 Pavement Maintenance Project (AIP #40). (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

MOTION: to accept Harold MacQuinn, Inc as low bidder for Option A for a total amount of $11,180 from account G2-3010-20. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

10:59 a.m.: Break
11:05 a.m.: Back in Session 

Registry of Deeds: 

MOTION: to authorize the chairman to sign the MOU with Corporation Service Company (CSC) for E-Recording. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: This is basically for a name change. 

Unorganized Territory:

Commissioner Blasi questioned if the period ending in October was enough time to finish the Back Road project?  Yes. 

Commissioner Joy questioned the per bag fee in the agreement with the City of Ellsworth for Townships #16, 35,29,40 and 41 for use of the Ellsworth Transfer Station.   

Township #3 is contracted with Lowell and Burlington; Township 4 doesn’t presently have a contract.  If the contract with Ellsworth and Cherryfield were approved then all townships would be serviced with the exception of Township #4. Burlington will be contacted at the expiration of their current contract so to include Township #4. 

Supervisor Billings stated that the Back Road will be grinded in place, graded, rolled and compacted.  Work will stop 30 feet prior to the bridge. 

MOTION: to approve soliciting RFPs for the Back Road Reclamation Project in UT #28. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: October 15th is ample time to complete the project. 

MOTION: to approve the MOA between the Town of Cherryfield and Hancock County for use of the Cherryfield Transfer Station for property owners of Unorganized Territory 10. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) 

Erik Stumpfel has not heard from Maine Revenue Service regarding access to a spreadsheet containing data as to how Bull Hill Wind Towers are assessed.  Commissioner Blasi stated that Hancock Wind Project has begun with access roads and pad sites.  Dave Fowler will be invited to attend a meeting with the Commissioners sometime in August. 

Supervisor Billings presented a “rough draft” of an RFP for Broadband Service in Fletchers Landing Township.  Supervisor Billings was uncertain as to what questions should be asked and will visit Jason Ingalls of the City of Ellsworth for assistance.  Criteria needs to be “honed down” more.  Commissioner Brown questioned if the County would provide cable into the house or to the resident driveway? That is usually taken care through contractual language with the provider. 

Sheriff:

Sheriff Kane requested approval to go out to bid for a cruiser in order to understand how much funds would be needed for a purchase.  Between now and the end of next year, he will need 3 cruisers and a supervisor vehicle.  The supervisor vehicle may be more practical to be traded this year. Several different vehicles will be bid-out in order to gauge what is available.  Commissioner Brown stated that the Sheriff could go through the State Police bid process but this would be unlikely for the purchase of a Supervisor vehicle.  Three cruisers would be purchased next year.  Commissioner Brown questioned the cost to “piggy back” from the State and was told the cost was $26,700.  Commissioner Joy questioned where the cost of the vehicle purchase would be paid from.  Commissioner Joy questioned funding for a cruiser from Grants. 

MOTION: to approve the sheriff’s request to go out to request for proposals for the purchase of a cruiser. (Blasi/Brown 2-1, motion passed, Joy opposed) Discussion: Vehicles requested will be a pick-up, an SUV and a van.  There is a possibility that the Dodge pickup could be swapped for a van. Commissioner Joy suggested delaying until September due to vehicle clearance sales. He also stated that we should buy one, but he did not know where the funds would come from. He did not want to waste anyone’s time if we do not have the money. 

MOTION: to approve the transfer of forfeiture of assets in the amount of $486 in the case of State of Maine vs. Samantha Polchies and Edward Muise. (Joy/Brown 3-0, motion passed) 

Jail Update: the DOC is going on the premise that the $12 million is now Law.  $225,000 will be used to fund two positions within the Dept. of Corrections. The final figure for Hancock County possibly, may be $375,000 or $19.50 per day per inmate at an average of 55 inmates per day. This is short approximately $70,000 from what was received last year.  The Commissioner of Corrections wants to release funds immediately and in the entirety. Commissioner Joy stated that everyone should get what they received the year before.  Administrator Richardson stated that “the funds follow the inmates”. It may be cheaper for Penobscot County to build a jail rather than to board them out. Commissioner Blasi questioned the reassignment of two positions costing $225,000 and asked if anyone has questioned this. Now we are 30% of 360 instead of 20% of 180.  There has been no comment from our letter of July 24th.  Commissioner Joy questioned what would be done if a county does not take State money. The Sheriff of Somerset County believes that he would make more on boarding rates rather than taking money from the State.  This question will be taken to the Attorney General.  Minimum Staffing is a “catch 22” because you still have to keep staff even if a pod is closed.  Commissioner Brown spoke with the auditor about moving the jail back to a calendar year. 

MOTION: to accept the resignation of Sgt. Jeffrey Howard effective July 21, 2015. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) 

Unorganized Territory continued:

Due to a per bag cost increase, the Agreement with the City of Ellsworth for Townships# 16,35,29,40 & 41 for use of Ellsworth Transfer Station will be brought back at the September CRM for Commissioner approval. 

County Administrator: 

MOTION: to allow the RCC Director to seek coverage while she is gone and to pay a stipend of $300 to the Chief Deputy in her absence. (Joy/Blasi 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: Chief Deputy Kane will do this. Commissioner Brown questioned why the Director is not using her administrative staff for this purpose. The Administrative Assistant and QA person are not qualified to oversee dispatch as per Director Wellman. They would have to compel someone to come in to work.  Director Wellman’s authority over NCIC is more than the QA person or Administrative Assistant’s authority. The Chief Deputy has the overall knowledge, certifications and education to assume this responsibility. 

The CA’s monthly report contained an update on the Extradition Account along with an update regarding a meeting with Maine Revenue Services on the 30% obsolescence factor for the Bull Hill Wind Project. They will meet again in September or October. As for the payout for Philip Roy, Commissioner Blasi requested to pay him out this week in one lump sum. In the Jail update, information was presented from a recent MACCAM meeting and also the elimination of the Jail fund per Commissioner Blasi’s request.  Commissioner Blasi questioned how long the Commissioners should wait prior to taking actions on the current status of the Jail.  Commissioner Brown stated that they should wait until the Law Court makes a ruling, then a decision can be made as to whether they can keep the Jail or not. Commissioner Blasi stated that we have expenses and questioned what the Commissioners would like to do.  Commissioner Brown stated that we wait on the State, if we don’t get the funds, we just close the Jail. We follow the law. Commissioner Joy stated that the Law Court is trying to hear it quickly and the Jail can operate on our 1/12 payment while we are waiting. 

CA Conlogue presented a half-year General Fund Financial Report. The outcome was not encouraging but possible options to make up the deficit were included.  Commissioner Joy questioned why the $200,001 in Community Benefit Funds is not projected revenue. $90,000 was slated to defray taxes, not $200,001. Commissioner Blasi requested clarity on the $90,000 and the Commissioners agreed to the use of the $90,000 if all other funds were exhausted.  Commissioner Joy stated that there was an $85,000 shortfall in the Jail last fiscal year and the money is gone.  Commissioner Blasi was expecting another action on the $90,000.  The potential shortfall is $360,000; possible options is to use $24,000 in Undesignated Funds, $100,000 from contingency and $151,001 from Current Community Benefit Funds. $86,365.85 could be used from the New Community Benefit Funds to be received in the fall. Commissioner Blasi wanted to hold a budgetary workshop to include the Treasurer and all financial parties pre-budget cycle (this month). Commissioner Joy stated that he has a report that says where we are in the budget but he has not seen the new proposed budgets. Commissioner Joy stressed the need for surplus from the FY15 budget. CA Conlogue will be submitting a budget- freeze memorandum soon.  Commissioner Brown stated that a cost savings strategy needs to be implemented now. He suggested limiting all travel and curtailing overtime. CA Conlogue suggested a formal budget freeze, limiting travel and looking at other pieces in order to solve the problem.  Commissioner Brown did not think it appropriate to call in the BAC to look at last year’s budget.  Commissioner Joy stated that the Drug Task Force is paid through taxation. When it was in Washington County they were all paid for by the State. Deputies could possibly pick up Civil Process work as well. Revenue from ankle bracelets and increased fees in the Registry of Probate was mentioned. 

Scott McKee of Acadia Benefits presented the Commissioners with a health insurance update.  A method for determining eligibility was suggested by hours worked/paid.  A monthly method for a “look back” was the most convenient option. “Stop Loss Reimbursement” does not incur a penalty to the County. Our claims will always drive our plan cost, whether we are experience rated or self funded. Medical & health care costs are going up. Medical inflation is broken out in two parts: medical costs and pharmacy. Commissioner Brown asked if the County could purchase insurance from the Exchange for all employees. The short answer was yes, but it will affect the current compensation and benefits package. Small changes create small reactions and large changes create larger reactions. Our current plan would terminate on December 31, 2015 and employees would be able to purchase a plan from the exchange based on household income. There will be winners and losers in this scenario.  It would create a significant savings for the County.  Additional costs of the employer shared responsibility payment would be $2,000 for every full time employee.  Employers are not allowed to provide employees with extra funds to pay for a health insurance package but they are allowed to increase wages with no restriction.  Scenarios were discussed in order to treat employees fairly should a transition to the Exchange occur.  Employee retention is a big question should the county move to the Exchange. A spousal carve-out strategy was proposed and dependents are defined as children, not spouses. Ideas for reducing future health care cost would include: modifying the health care program; increasing deductibles, co-pays or out of pocket expenses; charging employees more for the plan; engaging participants in wellness programs, health coaches and incentives. Commissioner Joy stated that last year all other carriers were more expensive than our current carrier. Mr. McKee stated that long term security may be the goal.  FY16 savings recommendations/challenges include the Union Contract and whether they are willing to work with change and cost shifting to non-union employees and changing the deductible amounts.  Consumer driven prices/deductibles may have to be met prior to paying co-pays. Preventative care will always be paid at 100%. Health Savings Accounts can be utilized with certain health insurance models. Commissioner Blasi stated that MMEHT is offering more favorable rates now and questioned what Mr. McKee knew about that. He responded that when researching this last year, there was no savings to the county.  Large employers have not moved to the Exchange, but smaller employers have. Acadia Benefits funds 75% of the cost of a basic qualified plan with a $4,000 deductable and an $8,000 family deductable; $1,000 seed money toward a Health Savings Benefit and Wellness Program incentives.  Health Savings Accounts is an individualized account at a bank (like a medical IRA), when money is deposited by anyone to the maximum amount, it is tax deductible and the interest earned is non-taxable; it is tax free no matter what.  If the funds are taken out for non-medical expenses it is taxed and there is a 20% penalty. The individual is responsible for the tax implications.  A health reimbursement arrangement is an employer agreement that the employer pays the first part of a deductable toward someone’s plan and can be rolled over, if not used, into the next year.  Commissioner Brown stated that this is good incentive for the City of Ellsworth to take over our dispatch. Union negotiations are coming up soon and this will be at the top of our list. 

A DRAFT Policy for identifying full-time employees under the company’s group health plan was distributed. Full-time employees (30-hour) are benefit-eligible upon hire. Seasonal employees will be monitored for compliance. Acadia Benefits will work with the CA and Personnel Coordinator to make this document specific to Hancock County and implement it by January 1, 2016. Tracking of hours in 2015 will have to be worked out with an attorney. Commissioner Joy stated that personnel costs including health care, are about 60% of the Jail costs; a savings of 20% is what is needed. A 5% savings could be found by increasing out of pocket expenses (deductibles) or increase what the employees pay towards the plan.  The Affordable Care Act is a permanent law. An increase in deductibles (medical or pharmacy) will decrease the cost of the health insurance plan. Commissioner Blasi questioned why an attorney opinion would be needed with the DRAFT Policy. The answer was to make sure it was specific to our practices and the union contracts.  

County Administrator continued: 

CA Conlogue requested to withdraw work on the Core Working Hours Policy.  Commissioner Blasi stated that in “sick leave language”, the normal work day is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Commissioner Blasi stated that we will need something like it at some time and preferred to table it for now. Commissioner Joy stated that it may be employee driven and may not necessarily be needed now. Commissioner Brown stated that the Commissioners can still set the hours and that expected work hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (some start at 7:30) depending on which department the employee worked in. Commissioner Blasi stated that he had security concerns.  

MOTION: to table the Core Working Hours Policy indefinitely. (Blasi/Joy 3-0, motion passed) 

Commissioner Caucuses were scheduled as follows:
Commissioner Joy: September 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioners meeting room
Commissioner Blasi: August 31, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Town Hall
Commissioner Brown: to be determined. 

County Administrator (CA) Conlogue continued his presentation of proposed changes to the Sick Leave Policy and upon further discussion the following motion was made: 

MOTION: to table the Sick Leave Policy discussion to a future date. (Joy/Brown 2-1, motion passed, Blasi abstained) 

MOTION: to enter into executive session under MRSA Title 1 §405 6A, to conduct a 6 month evaluation. (Joy/Brown 3-0, motion passed) 

Commissioner Brown called the meeting back into regular session at 2:55pm and stated the Commissioners have evaluated CA Conlogue and found him sufficient to carry on until his next evaluation. 

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

Respectfully, 

C. DePrenger
Personnel Coordinator

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