October 18, 2022 CSM Minutes

COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING

The special meeting of the Hancock County Commissioners was brought to order by Commissioner Wombacher at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday October 18, 2022.  Commissioner Clark, Commissioner Paradis, County Administrator Michael Crooker 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. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Public Comment: None

Meeting Minutes:

MOTION: Move to approve the minutes of the October 4, 2022 Regular Meeting as presented. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

ARP:

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

UT:

MOTION: Move to accept and file the UT Director’s monthly report as presented dated September 20, 2022. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the annual renewal of the Liquor License for the Airline Snack Bar in Township 22 as presented and requested. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Airport:

MOTION: Move to approve the project work sheet prepared by Jacobs Engineering to Repaint Airfield Markings and Crack Seal and to authorize the Airport Manager to sign the proposed project worksheet. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the project work sheet prepared by Jacobs Engineering for Easement Acquisition and to authorize the Airport Manager to sign the proposed project work sheet. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the project work sheet prepared by Jacobs Engineering for Reconstruction of (FAA approved section) of Caruso Drive, Short Term Parking lot, and Rehab 3,000 sq/yd of apron and to authorize the Airport Manager to sign. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the work sheet prepared by Jacobs Engineering for Obstruction Clearing – Design and Permitting only and to authorize the Airport Manager to sign. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Sheriff:

MOTION: Move to approve the transfer of forfeited assets in the State of Maine vs. Veronica Gomm case in the amount of $760.00 as presented and for the Chair to sign the order. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the transfer of forfeited assets in the State of Maine vs. Jeffrey Witham case in the amount of $19,775.20 as presented and for the Chair to sign the order. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Discussion on Cruisers:  Sheriff Kane mentioned that he had received an email from Leo at Quirk where we originally had a bid, and that two Tahoes should be in this week.  Commissioner Clark mentioned that he would like to approve this purchase today, but for the time being have these two cruisers paid for from ARPA.  Clark mentioned that he realizes that the Sheriff’s Department has funds in their budget right now but they had previously discussed leaving those funds in the Reserve Account.  He would like to approve purchase of two cruisers from the ARPA account.  Commissioner Paradis asked whether we know the amount of this purchase, and Sheriff Kane did not have a total for him at this time. 

Clark:  the intent was that we approved a bid amount and that they should move to accept to authorize the finance department to cut a check for two cruisers. 

Paul:  Where we’re paying for it is the question.  He reiterated that all we’re doing is paying for it out of ARPA funds, on something that we’ve already done.  Clark:  Right. 

After this discussion it was moved to authorize the Finance Department to cut a check in whatever amount the Sheriff needs for two cruisers, from Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac in Bangor….

MOTION: Move to authorize the Finance Department to cut a check in whatever amount the Sheriff needs for two cruisers from Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac in Bangor. (Clark/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

IT:

MOTION: Move to approve the relocation of the IT Office to the current UT office with the UT Office being relocated to the current IT Office as requested. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

RCC:

MOTION: Move to approve the purchase of 17 back up batteries for the Bull Hill site from Brown’s Communications, Inc. for the sum of $6,896 paid out of Bull Hill TIF funds and to authorize the RCC Director and Maintenance to explore remote internet access for a camera monitoring system for the Bull Hill Site and to obtain a quote for a larger service generator solution and to report the findings of such efforts to the Commissioners at a future meeting. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

County Administrator:

MOTION: Move to approve the proposed Human Resources Manager Job Description as presented and authorize the County Administrator to advertise the Human Resources Manager position in accordance with Hancock County’s Policies and Procedures. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Commissioners:

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

Meeting was adjourned at 10:14 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Patrice Crossman

Clerk

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