June 7, 2022 CRM Minutes

COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of the Hancock County Commissioners was brought to order by Commissioner Wombacher at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday June 7, 2022.    Commissioner Clark, Commissioner Paradis, Interim County Administrator Cornell Knight and 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 removing item 4 and moving item 12 in its place (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Public Comment: None

Meeting Minutes:

MOTION: Move to approve the minutes of the May 17, 2022 Special Meeting as presented with the exception of striking the attendance of Rebekah Knowlton. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Maintenance:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the Facilities Director’s report as presented in his memo dated May 31, 2022.  (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

SO entry discussion with Mike Sealander – Mike stated he did not believe rebidding the project is the way to go.  CC Paradis requested no action be taken at this time and let Mike look into things and report back at a later date.

(Video was lost and some of the actual wording is missing from this discussion

Airport:

MOTION: Move to accept the Airport Manager’s report dated May 24, 2022 as presented. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to authorize the Chair to sign the Foam Free Testing System Grant Application as presented (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve Contract Modification #2 of 3-23-0006-2018 for the replacement of Airfield Lighting for the sum of $21,945.70 and authorize the Chair to sign (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to sign the Agreement Regarding Airspace Encroachment and Hazards as presented. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

UT:

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

MOTION: Move to continue the ATV grant pass through program with Airline Riders as was done last year. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

District Attorney:

MOTION: Move to approve the Sheriff’s, Chief Deputy’s and Patrol Deputies’ Bonds as requested. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Jail:

MOTION: Move to accept the resignation of Corrections Officer Trisha Cary, effective May 27, 2022 as full time and to remain employed part-time. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Sheriff:

Update and discussion on cruiser purchases – Deputy Chief Pat Kane told the Commissioner that they have no bids for cruisers. They have tentatively ordered 6 cruisers but don’t know if or when they will be arriving.

MOTION: Move to approve the hire of Kyle Kramer of Winterport as a patrol Deputy, effective June 25, 2022 at Step 12D $26.05 per hour as recommended. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to transfer $10,000 from account G1-3010-10 into account 10-70-275 to cover the $16,000 buyout due the City of Bangor due to the hire of Kyle Kramer in the previous item. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

EMA:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the EMA Director’s report as presented in his memo dated May 31, 2022. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

RCC:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the RCC Director’s monthly report as presented. (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:

May GF, Airport and Jail Payroll Warrants #22-17, #22-18, #22-19, #22-20 in the aggregate amount of $412,311.38;

May GF, Airport and Jail Expense Warrants #22-80/83, #22-81, #22-82, #22-84, #22-85, #22-86, in the aggregate amount of $487,877.08;

May UT Payroll Warrants #22-44, #22-45, #22-46, and #22-47, in the aggregate amount of $1,098.04;

May UT Expense Warrants #22-20 and #22-21, in the aggregate amount of $4,079.34

Commissioners:

MOTION: Move to approve the Finance Assistant Job Description as presented (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to advertise for a Finance Assistant. (Clark/Paradis 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to increase the salary of Treasurer/Finance Director Monica Cease by $2,600.00. (Wombacher/Paradis 3-0, motion passed)

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

Meeting was adjourned at 10:05 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Patrice Crossman

Clerk

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