July 6, 2022 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, 2022.    Commissioner Wombacher, Commissioner Paradis, Interim County Administrator Cornell Knight 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: none

MOTION: Move to approve the Agenda as presented, with the exception of adding one item as 14 for the EMA monthly report that was part of our meeting packet, adding Probate items that were submitted mid-day yesterday, past the agenda deadline of June 30th as item 15 (a) to accept the resignation of part-time Probate Clerk, and 15 (b) to hire a new part-time Probate clerk due to previously planned and approved summer vacations. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Public Comment: None

Meeting Minutes:

MOTION: Move to approve the minutes of the June 21, 2022 Commissioners’ Special Meeting as presented. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the minutes of the June 28, 2022 Commissioners’ Special Meeting as presented. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the minutes of the June 29, 2022 Commissioners’ Special Meeting as presented. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Employee recognition:

MOTION: Move to recognize and thank Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Corey Bagley on his 30 years of service to Hancock County (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to recognize and thank Sheriff’s Deputy Zachery Allen on his 5 years of service to Hancock County (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to recognize and thank Sheriff’s Patrol Sargeant Deputy Dan Harlan for his 5 years of service to Hancock County (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed) Sheriff:

MOTION: Move to approve the purchase of K9 Agent from Deputy John Stanley for $8,000 from account #3021-36. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the transfer of assets in the amount of $3,008.00 pursuant to 15 M.R.S.A. sec 5824 (3) and Sec 5826 (6) from the State of Maine vs. Scott Martin case. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the hiring of Devon Grindle of Surry, effective Saturday July 9, 2022 at Step 12A – $23.84.  (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

ARP:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the Mission Broadband update as presented. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Town of Surry, request for premium pay – Tom Welgoss on the Board of Selectman reviewed the Town’s request for premium pay for 69 employees.  The Commissioners’ asked that he meet with Kitty Barbee and the Administrator to review the criteria the County used on prior requests and report back.

UT:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the UT Supervisor’s June report as presented and dated July 6, 2022. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the Snow Removal Agreement for Route 193 T22MD & Back Road T28MD with Randy Perry for three years. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Airport:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the Airport Manager’s June report as presented. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Deeds:

MOTION: Move to hire Mary Lou Conary of Orland as Full-time Deeds Clerk at Step 6C $16.91, effective July 16, 2022. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Jail:

MOTION: Move to approve the nurse pay increase to $38.hr at 32 hours per week and cover the additional costs through the ARPA account. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Discussion – Body Scanners – Tim Richardson, Jail Administrator reviewed the reasons for a body scanner.  It will detect drugs, weapons, and body temperature and save staff time.  Several counties have purchased them with ARPA funds.  Knox county’s purchase was $181,000.  The Sheriff will have a proposal from the vendor for the next meeting.

MOTION: Move to remove Anthony Wardwell, Garrett Giroux, Kristofer Barrett and Rebecca Gorfin from the Hancock County payroll list. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the hiring of Vincenzo Carciofolo of Mount Desert Island as part-time corrections officer on call as needed at pay rate step 9 C with no benefits, effective July 9, 2022. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the hiring of James Williams, Jr. of Ellsworth as a part-time corrections officer on call as needed at pay rate step of 9 C with no benefits. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

SO steps update – Dennis Walls, Facilities Director, said architect Sealander will have plans for the steps at the next meeting.  Dennis has also started the repairs to the steps to hold them until the renovation project is done.

Capital projects – Flooring

MOTION: Move to approve the flooring installation by the Family Floor Store in the Probate office, the Drug Court office and the 2nd floor corridor for $12,356.00 from account G1-3011. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Window treatments

MOTION: Move to hire Coastal Interiors to do 8 window treatments in the Commissioner’s administrative offices, not to exceed $6,000 from account G1-3011. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

District Attorney:

MOTION: Move to approve the hiring of Misty Evenson of Amherst as Legal Secretary III at Step 6C, $16.91/hr, effective July 9, 2022. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Maintenance:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the Facilities Director’s June report as presented in his memo dated June 29, 2022.  (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

RCC:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the RCC Director’s June report as presented in his email dated July 1, 2022. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Treasurer:

MOTION: Move to approve the monthly bills and warrants as presented. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

The Treasurer’s memo listed the following:

June GF, Airport and Jail Payroll Warrants #22-21, #22-22, #22-23, #22-24, and #22-25, in the aggregate amount of $517,910.21;

June GF, Airport and Jail Expense Warrants #22-87, #22-88, #22-89, #22-90, #22-91, #22-92, in the aggregate amount of $1,171,443.35;

June UT Payroll Warrants #22-48, #22-49, #22-50, #22-51 and #22-22, in the aggregate amount of $1,372.50;

June UT Expense Warrants #22-22 and #22-23, in the aggregate amount of $7,114.63

EMA

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

Probate:

MOTION: Move to accept the resignation of part-time clerk Lili Nevells effective immediately.  (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve to hire Kim Abbott of Eastbrook, for part-time position not to exceed 24 hours a week at step 6 A, from the pool of previously qualified applicants provide that this does not cause over spending any relevant budget accounts and is consistent with County employee policy. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Commissioners:

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

Meeting was adjourned at 10:04 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Patrice Crossman

Clerk

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