July 6, 2021 CRM Minutes

COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of the Hancock County Commissioners was brought to order by Commissioner Clark at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday July 6, 2021.    Commissioner Wombacher, Commissioner Paradis, County Administrator Scott Adkins and Deputy County Administrator Rebekah Knowlton were also in attendance, as well as several Department Heads and members of the public.  Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, the meeting was held remotely via Zoom.

Adjustments to / approval of agenda:  

MOTION: make adjustments to Airport item 3b to add accept the resignation of Kenneth Evenson and approval to advertise for Airport Maintenance position (Clark/Paradis 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: remove item 6 d from agenda. (Clark/Paradis 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the amended agenda as presented. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Public Comment: none

Meeting Minutes:

MOTION: Move to approve the minutes of the June 15, 2021 Special Meeting as presented. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Airport:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the Airport Manager’s report as presented in his memo dated 6/25/21. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0 passed)

MOTION: Move to hire Kenneth (Frank) Evenson of Amherst as full time airport maintenance at Grade 7 Step C, effective June 26, 2021 (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to accept the resignation of Kenneth (Frank) Evenson of Amherst effective July 1, 2021 (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve advertising for a full time Airport Maintenance employee as recommended by the Airport Manager. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve and sign the consent of the Sub-lease between Columbia Air-BHB and Hyannis Air Services, Inc., dba Cape Air, dated June, 1, 2021 as presented.  (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve and authorize the Chair to sign the MOU between Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport and the Town of Trenton Fire Dept. for Lead Airport Rescue Firefighter Airport Coverage as presented. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

District Attorney:

MOTION: Move to approve and sign the Sheriff’s, Chief Deputy’s, and Patrol Deputies’ Bonds all dated May 5, 2021 as presented. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

The DA’s office currently employs two Legal Secretary I positions and two Legal Secretary III positions.  DA Foster requested that the Commissioners approve making one of the existing Legal III positions (which is currently vacant) a Legal I position.  Administrative Assistant Michelle Potter explained that the job descriptions for the Legal Secretary positions- I, II, and III- are out of date and do not accurately represent the job duties.  Commissioner Clark suggested that the DA’s office have a Legal Secretary job title and a Clerk job title, rather than multiple Legal Secretary job titles.  Commissioner Paradis said he’d like to see the DA present the office structure that he envisions.  He said he was willing to approve the request with the understanding that the issues with the office structure and job descriptions be addressed. DA Foster said he would update the job descriptions and bring them to the Commission for review within the next month.

MOTION: Move to approve to hire for a Legal Secretary I position rather than Legal Secretary III as requested by the District Attorney. (Paradis/Wombacher 2-1 motion passed, Clark opposed)

Commissioner Clark did not agree with approving this today and said by doing so the issues will not be appropriately addressed in the future.

ARP Funding Presentation / K. Barbee, Barbee Business Services / Rules & Opportunities Discussion

The Commissioners reviewed the document prepared by Kitty Barbee outlining eligible uses of ARP funds.  After discussion they agreed to add an ARP page to the County website with a method of gathering public comment.  The Commissioners will hold a workshop during the July 20 meeting; it is expected to be the first of several.  Barbee will work with CA Adkins to develop a process to manage the ARP funds and present it to the Commission during the next meeting.

Jail:

MOTION: Move to approve the promotion of Blake Morey to full time Corrections Officer at pay grade 9A with full benefits, effective July 10, 2021 as requested. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to extend Corrections Officer Michael Butters working out of classification for another 30 days, effective July 3, 2021 as recommended. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve Corrections Officer Ernest Fitch working out of classification, effective July 3, 2021, following the guidelines set by the current union agreement as recommended. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

UT:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the UT Director’s report as presented. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve and sign the Solid Waste Agreement for T10SD with the Town of Cherryfield as presented. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve and sign the Solid Waste Agreement for T7SD with the Town of Steuben as presented. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve and sign the Fire Suppression & Emergency Response Agreement for Fletcher’s Landing (T8SD) with the City of Ellsworth as presented. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Maintenance:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the Maintenance Director’s report as presented in his memo dated June 30, 2021.  (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to accept the resignation of Janitor Gary Brooks, effective June 25, 2021. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to reclassify the custodian position as Crew Leader, step 8, and approve the job description as presented, as proposed and recommended. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the removal of Nicholas Jewett from the County payroll. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

RCC:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the RCC Director’s memo as presented. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to accept the resignation of RCC Dispatcher Anastasia Dayhoff-Osage, effective June 20, 2021. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the upward transfer of Legal Secretary III Lilianna Nevells to RCC Dispatcher at step 9A, effective July 3, 2021 as requested (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

IT:

MOTION: Move to remove Christopher Grindle from the County payroll. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Treasurer:

MOTION: Move to approve the Treasurer’s Warrants as presented. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

The Treasurer’s memo listed the following:

June GF, Airport and Jail Payroll Warrants #21-21, #21-22, #21-23, and #21-24, in the aggregate amount of $384,770.72;

June GF, Airport and Jail Expense Warrants #21-33, #21-34, #21-35, #21-36, #21-37, and #21-38 in the aggregate amount of $668,714.66;

June UT Payroll Warrants #21-48, #21-49, #21-50, and #21-51, in the aggregate amount of $1,097.99;

June UT Expense Warrants #21-23 and #21-24 in the aggregate amount of $3,200.30

County Administrator

Commissioners’ Budget Caucuses-

The Commissioners reviewed the process for holding the caucuses for the open Budget Advisory Committee seats.

Hearing Date Scheduled FYI: Schwartz & Me Business Retreat v. Sullivan, Town of / Abatement Appeals-

The County’s attorney advised that a 60 day extension would be prudent, given the fact that a recent abatement appeal decision by the Commission involving the Town of Sullivan is being reviewed by Superior Court.  The Commissioners agreed to ask the applicants if they were agreeable to a 60 day extension.

Update / Finance Position Posting-

CA Adkins reported that at this point there are no updates.

Commissioners:

Discussion on Covid-19 Procedures-

The Commissioners agreed to meet in-person for the July 20 meeting.  The meeting will be held in a hybrid method; the public may attend either in-person or via Zoom.

Discussion on not meeting the day after a holiday-

The Commissioners agreed that future meetings that fall on a Tuesday directly following a holiday will be held on the Wednesday of that week.

MOTION: Move to go into executive session as permitted by 1 MRSA §405 6(A) for an exempt employee evaluation. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Time in:  11:15 am

Time out:  11:29 am

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

Respectfully submitted,

Rebekah Knowlton

Deputy County Administrator

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