May 18, 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 May 18, 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.

MOTION: Move to approve the trails grant application as presented in the amounts of $40,917.50 for Acadia Area Riders and $39,415 for Airline Riders ATV and authorize the Chair to sign the applications (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Joanna Russell of Northeastern Workforce Development Board provided an update on their programs in Hancock County, including their use of the Opioid National Dislocated Worker Grant.  Program Coordinator Benjamin Hawkins, Loretta Alley and Leah Gulliver also spoke about the progress of the programs and funding.

Adjustments to / approval of agenda:  

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

Public Comment:

Rebecca Wentworth spoke about the proposed Finance position.  Commissioner Paradis clarified that the initiative for the anticipated Finance position in no way replaces any elected official.

Meeting Minutes:

MOTION: Move to approve the minutes of the May 4, 2021 Commissioners’ Regular Meeting as presented (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

District Attorney:

MOTION: Move to accept the resignation of Victim Witness Advocate Amy Smith, effective May 21, 2021 (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to advertise for a full time Victim Witness Advocate as requested (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Sheriff:

MOTION: Move to approve and sign the 2021 Town of Tremont Law Enforcement Contract as presented and recommended (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

This represents an addendum to the contract that has already been approved, with an increase of 15 hours per week.  The increase of services is effective July 1.

MOTION: Move to approve the employment of Hunter M. Fernald of Bar Harbor at Grade/Step 12A with a start date of May 22, 2021, as outlined and recommended by the Sheriff’s Dept. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the employment of Kamren C. Jennings of Amherst at Grade/Step 12A with a start date of May 22, 2021, as outlined and recommended by the Sheriff’s Dept. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the purchase of an In-Cruiser Camera System from Motorola Solutions for $5,065 from account G 1-3014-00 SO Equipment and Technology as requested and recommended by the Sheriff’s Dept. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Chief Kane explained that this purchase is to support the additional hire working at the airport.  Motorola is the system currently in place and is the only option that will work with the software; the Commissioners agreed this qualified for sole source.

Jail:

MOTION: Move to hire Teresa Torrey of Hancock as part time as needed cook at the rate of $14.00 per hour with no benefits, effective May 8, 2021. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to Promote Corrections Officer Alan Medina to temp full time at grade/step 9A with sick and comp time accruals, effective May 22, 2021 (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

RCC:

MOTION: Move to advertise for an anticipated Dispatcher vacancy as requested (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Airport:

MOTION: Move to approve the Planning Contract with Jacobs Engineering Group for Bald Eagle Monitoring as requested and authorize the Chair to sign (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

County Administrator:

MOTION: Move to approve the Finance Assistant job description as presented and advertise the position as requested and recommended by the County Administrator (Paradis/Wombacher, motion and second withdrawn after discussion)

There was some discussion regarding the compensation code.  As this is new and developing, the Commissioners agreed that a specific salary did not need to be determined at this time in order to advertise.  They agreed that the compensation code should indicate To Be Determined Based on Experience.

MOTION: Move to approve the Finance Assistant job description as presented with the compensation code to be determined based on experience and advertise for the position as requested and recommended by the County Administrator (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

Commissioners:

Frenchman Bay Conservancy / trail easement review

There was some discussion about the responsibility of maintaining the trail. The Commissioners discussed the merits of including a clause in the trail easement that if at some point the trail becomes impassable, the easement would be void.   Commissioner Clark said he would like to see language that obligates Frenchman Bay Conservancy to maintain the trail, rather than the County.  Commissioner Paradis said his goal was to have the trail maintained, however that is achieved.  Aaron Dority of Frenchman Bay Conservancy said he would work with CA Adkins on language regarding maintenance and accountability.

ARP Fund – update / discussion

CA Adkins reported that he has not yet received confirmation that the County’s application has been approved.  The language in the law regarding appropriate uses is ambiguous.  The Commissioners agreed that CA Adkins should take steps to see what consultants may be available and qualified for this project.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Rebekah Knowlton

Deputy County Administrator

Recent Posts

October 5, 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 October 5, 2021.    Commissioner Wombacher, Commissioner Paradis, County Administrator Scott Adkins and Deputy...

August 17, 2021 CRM 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 August 17, 2021.  Commissioner Wombacher, Commissioner Paradis, County Administrator Scott Adkins and Deputy County...

August 3, 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 August 3, 2021.    Commissioner Wombacher, Commissioner Paradis, County Administrator Scott Adkins and Deputy...

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...

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...

June 1, 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 June 1, 2021.    Commissioner Wombacher, Commissioner Paradis, County Administrator Scott Adkins and Deputy County...

May 4, 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 May 4, 2021.    Commissioner Wombacher, Commissioner Paradis, County Administrator Scott Adkins and Deputy County...

February 16, 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 February 16, 2021.    Commissioner Wombacher, Commissioner Paradis, County Administrator Scott Adkins and Deputy...

April 15, 2021 Commissioners’ Special Meeting Minutes

COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING The special meeting of the Hancock County Commissioners was brought to order by Commissioner Clark at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday April 15, 2021.    Commissioner Wombacher, Commissioner Paradis, County Administrator Scott Adkins and Deputy...

April 6, 2021 Commissioners’ Regular Meeting 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 April 6, 2021.    Commissioner Wombacher, Commissioner Paradis, County...