June 21, 2022 CSM Minutes


The special meeting of the Hancock County Commissioners was brought to order by Commissioner Wombacher at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday June 21, 2022.    Commissioner Clark, 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:

MOTION: Move to approve the agenda as presented with the exception of removing item 3. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Public Comment: None

Meeting Minutes:

MOTION: Move to approve the minutes of the June 7, 2022 Regular Meeting as presented. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)


Broadband Contact Status Report Discussion – John Dougherty appeared by Zoom and advised the Commission that he would provide a GWI presentation at the July 19, 2022 Commissioners’ Special Meeting.  This presentation should take no longer than 10 – 15 minutes.

Broadband Survey Summary – at this time the only municipality we have heard back from is the City of Ellsworth.


Update from Mike Sealander regarding the SO entrance steps – Facilities Director Dennis Walls will reach out to Henderson, Norwood and Mainly Concrete for estimates on the steps.

The use of “community service” workers at the courthouse

MOTION: Move to approve the use of Community Service workers on the County Campus as requested provided there are not any liability issues raised. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)


MOTION: Move to hire Scotland Farmer as a summer intern for the IT Department beginning June 27, 2022 and ending August 19, 2022 at a rate of $15.94/hour to be paid out of ARPA funds as requested. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)


Discussion regarding pay scale for part-time dispatchers – part-time wages start with 9A – 9C

MOTION: Approval to hire part-time staff at pay step 9A – 9C (Clark/Paradis 3-0, motion passed)


MOTION: Move to hire Jon Mahon of Surry as a Patrol Deputy starting July 9, 2022 at Grade 12 step H1, $29.33/hour, as requested and recommended. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

District Attorney:

MOTION: Move to sign the transfer of funds request to move $3,000 from account G1-3012-50, DA – Office & Tech Equipment Escrow, to account E 03-70-200, the DA Technology Account, to facilitate the purchase of needed computer equipment in the amount of $4,597 as requested. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)


MOTION: Move to accept and authorize the Chair to sign the Audit Agreement with Chester M. Kearney, CPA’s as presented and dated May 25, 2022. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to go into executive session to review County Administrator applications with the County Commissioner’s search consultant as permitted by M.R.S.A. § 405 6(A). (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Time in: 9:02 a.m.

Time out: 9:28 a.m.

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

Meeting was adjourned at 9:30 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Patrice Crossman


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