COMMISSIONER AGENDAS & MINUTES
COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING
Commission Chairman, Percy L. Brown, Jr. called the meeting of the Hancock County Commissioners to order at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015 in the conference room of the county courthouse located in Ellsworth Maine with Commissioners Joy and Blasi in attendance.
The following airport pick-up bids were opened:
Darlings: Ford F150 XL Option A: $37,959, Trade-in $12,000,
Total Price: $25,959 Option B: $37,959
Darlings: Chevrolet 1500 Option A: $38,525, Trade-in $12,000,
Total Price: $26,525 Option B: $38,525
Darlings: Dodge Ram Option A: $38,699, Trade-in $12,000,
Total Price: $26,699 Option B: $38,699
O’Connor: Chev 1500 Option A: $38,321, Trade-in $10,800,
Total Price: $27,521 Option B: $38,321
Bids were turned over to Manager Madeira for review and recommendation.
CA Conlogue requested that the commissioners endorse the signing of a letter and Notice of Claim, to be sent to the Treasurer of State and Commissioner of Corrections; that would preserve Hancock County’s right to sue should the State fail to pay $85,000.87 due for FY15 jail cost overruns.
MOTION: to sign the letters and approve the request to the Commissioner of Corrections and to the Treasurer of the State of Maine. (Joy/Brown 3-0, motion passed) Discussion: Commissioner Blasi questioned #6 (cost overrun) in the Notice of Claim; CA Conlogue explained that the language is a reflection of the 2008 law when the State agreed to pick up all costs for the jail above and beyond the municipal appropriations due to the implementation of the Tax Cap; he explained that the county does not have the ability to bring money from the overlay or contingency due to stipulations in the law. “We have no legal method to pay these bills according to state law, therefore the state should come through and make good on the deficit.” Commissioner Blasi did not like the word “overrun” and requested a synonym in order to understand the meaning of the word. CA Conlogue stated that an overrun is more expenses than income.
The Beverly N. Woodcock and John A. Woodcock Family Trust v. Town of Hancock Tax Appeal Hearings(s) were rescheduled to Friday, August 28, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
Commissioner Blasi expressed concern with the allotted time period associated with Mr. Roy’s Separation Agreement.
MOTION: to adjourn. (Brown/Blasi 3-0, motion passed)