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COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING

April 7, 2015

 The Hancock County Commissioners will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in the conference room at the county courthouse in Ellsworth.

 AGENDA

 EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION: Patrol Deputy Robert Morang for his 10 years of service.

PROCLAMATION: In recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

Wicked Good Wellness: Honors Challenge Award and Drawing.

Tri County Workforce: EPIC Maine Presentation

 12:00 p.m.:     Lunch

 Adjustments to the agenda:

 Commission Business:

  1.  Old Business:
    1. Approve the minutes of the March 3, 2015 commissioners' regular meeting and February 20, 2015 commissioners' special meeting.
  2.  Commissioners:
    1. Determine policy on Time Trak usage.
  3.  Office of Financial Affairs:
    1. Approve: Monthly bills and warrants.
    2. Financial reports and update on AR.
    3. State of the jail, financial report.
    4. Approval: expenditures in the health insurance account.
    5. Approval of capital expenditure requests.
  4.  Airport:
    1. Update on 2015 AIP Grants.
    2. Approval of HTA contract regarding the 2015 airport crack sealing project, remarking project, and PCN analysis.
    3. Request a motion to allow the Airport Manager to purchase a computer for the new Clerical Assistant from Magic Micro Computers, and spend up to $800.00 from account: G2-3010-80
    4. Request for out-of-state travel for ARFF personnel to attend Live Burn training.
    5. Request to contract with EMS and Fire Consultant of Chelmsford in order to conduct 2015 contract ARFF training in April at a cost of $4,500 from account G2-3030-22.
    6. Discussion: update on diesel account E40-10-250.
    7. Request selection of Sixel Consulting as Air Service Development Consultant.
    8. Request permission for the airport manager to travel outside the State of Maine on May 6, 2015 to attend an airport marking technical conference in Boston.
    9. Update: DEP Permit approved for the installation of the floating dock system at the Seaplane ramp.
  5.  Unorganized Territory:
    1. UT Monthly Report
    2. Approval of Fire Agreement with Steuben Fire Dept. for T7.
    3. Approval of Fire Agreement with Franklin Fire Dept. for T9 & T10.
    4. Request a commissioners special meeting to be held on April 17, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. to meet with Time Warner Cable regarding UT broadband services.
  6.  Maintenance:
    1. Monthly Report.
    2. Authorize RFP for propane vendor to serve all county accounts.
    3. Accept the resignation of full-time janitor, Margarita Crowley effective March 3, 2015.
    4. Recommend the promotion of part-time janitor Ramsay Abraham of Surry to the position of full-time janitor at Step 4C, $11.68 per hour, effective retroactively to March 14, 2015.
    5. Recommend the hire of Ramsay Abraham II of Hancock as a part-time, on call, as needed janitor, at the rate of $12 per hour, effective retroactively to April 4, 2015. No benefits, not to exceed 29 hours per week.
  7.  Sheriff:
    1. Request to remove administratively from the employment rolls: Part-time Civil Process Servers, Glenn Grant and Jerry Michaud, Part-time Deputy Ernie Fitch.
    2. Request approval to hire Dale Wells of Holden and Kimberly Jordan of Eastbrook as part-time, on call as needed corrections officers at the rate of $12 per hour, no benefits and not to exceed 29 hours per week.
    3. Approval of annual Community Health and Counseling Service contract.
    4. Approval of annual Safran (fingerprinting and photo machine) contract.
    5. Signing of the 2015 Town of Stonington Law Enforcement Contract.
    6. Discussion of academy reimbursement to the Town of Mount Desert Police Department.
    7. Approval to hire Dana Austin of Ellsworth as a full-time patrol deputy at Step 12B $17.90 per hour, effective April 25, 2015.
  8. Emergency Management Agency:
    1. Request approval to hire Edward D. Pontbriand of Gouldsboro as EMA Deputy Director / Planner at an annual salary of $32,000 representing a thirty-two hour workweek, serving alternating weekends in an unpaid, on-call status.
  9.  New Business:
    1.  
  10. County Administrator:
    1. Request to remove administratively from the employment rolls: Part-time Clerks, Tena Austin, Jeri Barnes, and Andrea Noddin.
    2. Request to increase the Finance Assistant/Clerk position to Pay Grade 8 on the wage scale.
    3. Approval to hire Pamela Linscott of Gouldsboro as a full-time finance assistant/clerk at Step _ C, to be determined at the meeting, effective retroactive to April 4, 2015.
    4. Request approval for donation of employee sick time.
    5. Report on AIP fund deficit.
    6. Report on Sick Leave Policy, union contract(s) wording and Telecommuting Policy.
    7. Request approval of updated Buy-Out Policy.
    8. Commissioners' priorities, by department, for county administrator. (Comm. Blasi)
    9. Executive Session under MRSA Title 1 §405 6(a) to conduct two exempt employee evaluations.

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