June 15, 2021 CSM Minutes

COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING

The special meeting of the Hancock County Commissioners was brought to order by Commissioner Clark at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday June 15, 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 agenda:  none.

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

Public Comment: none

Meeting Minutes:

MOTION: Move to approve the minutes of the June 1, 2021 Regular Meeting as presented (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Employee Recognition:

MOTION: Move to recognize and thank Assistant Jail Administrator Frank Shepard for his 15 years of exemplary service to Hancock County (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to recognize and thank Corrections Officer Michael Pileski for his 15 years of exemplary service to Hancock County (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Commissioners:

Discussion on Opening the Courthouse / Removing Restricted Access-

The State of Maine has lifted restrictions regarding wearing masks and most businesses no longer require them, although the courts are mandating that everyone wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.  The Commissioners agreed to remove restrictions to County offices and encourage those who are not vaccinated to wear a mask.  The Courts will continue to mandate mask wearing, per their own policy.

MOTION: Move to open the Courthouse as of June 28, 2021, removing restricted access as outlined by Administrator Adkins and kindly request that both staff and the public who are not vaccinated wear masks in common areas such as hallways (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Deeds:

MOTION: Move to hire Hannah Knight of Eastbrook as temporary project Deeds Clerk at the rate of $15 per hour, paid entirely out of surcharge account #G1-3021-60, effective June 12, 2021 as recommended. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to hire Moira Sankey of Surry as temporary project based Deeds Clerk at the rate of $15 per hour, paid entirely out of surcharge account #G1-3021-60, effective June 12, 2021. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

District Attorney:

MOTION: Move to hire Lynn King of Mount Desert as Victim Witness Advocate at grade / step 11C, effective June 26, 2021 as recommended. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Airport:

MOTION: Move to approve the purchase of 12 sets of Beam Chair Seating with total of 28 seats from K-Log Inc. of Zion, IL for a total price of $8,021.09 from reserve account G2-3010-54 as outlined and recommended by the Airport Manager. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to accept the resignation of Airport Maintenance Kenneth (Frank) Evenson, effective June 8, 2021. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Unorganized Territory:

MOTION: Move to approve and sign the Solid Waste Agreement for T10 SD with the Town of Cherryfield as presented and recommended. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

EMA:

MOTION: Move to accept the resignation of part time Administrative Clerk Helen Kazura effective July 2, 2021 and thank her for her exemplary service. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Maintenance:

MOTION: Move to approve the RFQ and advertise for the Sheriff’s Office Entrance Project as presented with the exception of adjusting dates as needed. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

County Administrator:

CA Adkins reported that two Abatement Appeal Applications are in process involving the Town of Sullivan.  The appeals will be scheduled for Commissioner review within the next months.

Finance Position – Update

CA Adkins reported that several applications have come in, a couple of them appear promising.  At this point he is still considering options for the position and will continue the process.

ARP – Update

The Commissioners reviewed the MOU submitted by Barbee Business Services.  There was some discussion about the duties listed.  Commissioner Clark expressed some discomfort with the lack of specific process.  Commissioners Paradis and Wombacher agreed that the process would develop and this document would get us there.

MOTION: Move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Hancock County Commission and Kitty Barbee/Barbee Business Services for Consulting Services regarding ARP funding and authorize the Chair to sign the document as presented. (Paradis/Wombacher 2-1, Clark opposed, motion passed)

Commissioner Clark said that he would sign the document, although he was uncomfortable with portions of the MOU.

Court Marshal Travis Oakes updated the Commissioners with the Court’s plans for public access and expectations regarding masks.  The Commissioners agreed that although masks are mandated for the Court sections of the courthouse, they will not be required in the County office sections.  The Commissioners agreed to begin holding meetings in the Courthouse the second meeting in July, assuming conditions are agreeable.

The Maine Broadband Coalition will hold a meeting on June 25 to convene stakeholders at the state, county and local level for potential broadband expansion projects.  This will be the first in an ongoing series.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Rebekah Knowlton

Deputy County Administrator

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