December 20, 2022 CSM Minutes

COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING

The special meeting of the Hancock County Commissioners was brought to order by Commissioner Wombacher at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday December 20, 2022.  Commissioner Clark, Commissioner Paradis, County Administrator Michael Crooker were also present, as well as several Department Heads.  The meeting was held using a hybrid format and Department Heads and members of the public were able to attend in person or via Zoom.

Adjustments to agenda:

MOTION: Move to approve the Agenda as presented with the exception of adding an item 7(c) titled “Request to hire Ian Foster of Sullivan as a full-time Corrections Officer with full benefits, effective December 24, 2022”. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Public Comment: None

Meeting Minutes:

MOTION: Move to approve the December 6, 2022 Regular Meeting as presented. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Sheriff:

MOTION: Move to recognize and commend Chief Deputy Corey Bagley and Deputy Travis Frost for their Life Saving awards.

MOTION: Move to recognize and commend citizens Jayne Snowdeal, Timothy Terry and David Terry for Life Saving awards. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to recognize and commend citizens Richard Leighton and Malcolm Perry for their Life Saving awards. (Paradis/ Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to that the Sheriff be authorized to purchase 28 firearms under this program and take the money out of ARPA funds. (Clark/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move that the Sheriff contact Sullivan and let Sullivan preview the cruiser he wishes to retire and decide which one he wants and the Sheriff to determine a value and brings that back to us for a final decision. (Clark/Paradis 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the purchase of 8 vehicles at a purchase price of $59,769.75 and be paid for with ARPA funds. (Wombacher/Paradis 2-0, Clark voted no, motion passed)

ARP:

Premium pay requests from 2 municipalities who missed the original deadlines:

MOTION: Move to approve payment to both Gouldsboro and Surry. (Clark/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Maintenance:

MOTION: Move to approve the Fire Panel Replacement Project, in the amount of $59,808 to be paid from ARPA funds. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

UT:

MOTION: Move to approve the Regional Animal Control Agreement. (Clark/Paradis 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to solicit applications for the Animal Control Officer. (Clark/Wombacher 3-0)

MOTION: Move to assign Unit #93 cruiser to Animal Control Officer and charge to Animal Control Program. (Clark Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Jail:

MOTION: Move to hire Autumn Moore of Blue Hill as a full-time Corrections Officer with full benefits, effective December 24, 2022. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to hire Jason Alley of Hancock as a full-time Corrections Officer with full benefits, effective December 24, 2022. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to hire Ian Foster of Sullivan as a full-time Corrections Officer with full benefits, effective December 24, 2022. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Airport:

MOTION: Move to authorize Jacobs Engineering to commence work on the “Marking & Crack Seal” project, prior to execution of the contract between the Airport and Jacobs Engineering.  All such costs incurred by Jacobs shall not exceed $10,000 and the Chair to sign.  (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to appoint Tom Dunn of Columbia Air Services to the Aviation Tennant seat on the Airport Advisory Committee for a two-year term starting January 1, 2023 and thank him for his willingness to serve.  (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to appoint Barbara Butler of Cape Air to the Airline Tennant seat on the Airport Advisory Committee for a two-year term starting January 1, 2023 and thank you for her willingness to serve.  (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to appoint William Eberhardt of Orland to the District 2 seat on the Airport Advisory Committee for a two-year term starting January 1, 2023 and thank him for his willingness to serve.  (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to appoint Karl Warner to the At Large seat on the Airport Advisory Committee for a two-year term starting January 1, 2023 and thank him for his willingness to serve. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Commissioners:

MOTION: Move that we are unable to serve as fiscal agent for a USDA Solid Waste Grant. (Clark/Paradis 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the 2023 Employee Health Insurance Buyout/Buydown Policy based at 35%.  (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to adjourn. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed.

Respectfully submitted,

Patrice Crossman

Clerk

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