September 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 Wednesday September 7, 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: none

MOTION: Move to approve the Agenda as presented with the exception of Recognizing Lt. Roderick Charette of the Maine State Police. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Public Comment: None

Meeting Minutes:

MOTION: Move to approve the minutes of the August 23, 2022 Special Meeting as presented. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Employee recognition:

MOTION: Move to recognize and thank Deputy Register Jamie Trader for her 5 years of service to Hancock County. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to recognize and thank Lt. Roderick Charette of the Maine State Police in recognition of his duties and kindness to the citizens of Hancock County and wish him the best in his new assignment. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

ARP:

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

UT:

Discussion on Animal Control Agreement – UT Supervisor Millard Billings advised the Commission he is working on a draft Animal Control Agreement.  He will present it to the towns for approval and then present to the Commissioners for review and approval.  He stated that the selected individual will need a vehicle.  Sheriff Kane advised that they are in the process of replacing cruisers and he may have one that could be used for animal control.

Airport:

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

MOTION: Move to place a legal ad in the local paper seeking RFP’s for non-aviation use for parcel P-R2 at the corner of Ramp Road and Caruso Drive as recommended. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to purchase a bumper turret for Rescue 2 from Company Two Fire for $9,000 plus freight from account 40-20-200 as recommended. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

EMA:

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

MOTION: Move to approve the concept of hiring an Administrative Assistant to be shared between EMA and the Airport. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to approve the RFQ for Hazard Mitigation Planning Services and to place a legal ad in the local paper seeking RFQ’s for Hazard Mitigation Planning Services. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Jail:

MOTION: Move to remove Rebecca Long, Trisha Cary and Vincenzo Corciofolo from the County payroll as requested. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

Sheriff:

MOTION: Move to amend the Health and Major Medical Insurance Policy to cover new employees on the first of the month following their date of hire. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to authorize the Sheriff to prepare an MOU with the Dedham School Department for a School Resource Officer based upon the costs outlined in his August 23, 2022 proposal and amortize the equipment costs over the 3-year agreement period. (Paradis/Wombacher 3-0, motion passed)

MOTION: Move to promote Justin Burnett of Penobscot to a full-time deputy effective September 10, 2022 at Step 12A $23.84 out of E10-01-130. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)  

Maintenance:

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

MOTION: Move to move the designated parking space for the Marshalls to a space in the parking garage as requested and recommended. (Paradis/Clark 3-0, motion passed)

RCC:

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

MOTION: Move to approve the purchase of 3 chairs from Creative Office Resources as a sole source provider, as recommended, for $3,948.99 funded from the ARPA account. (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:

August GF, Airport and Jail Payroll Warrants #22-30, #22-31, #22-32, #22-33 in the aggregate amount of $429,464.56;

August GF, Airport and Jail Expense Warrants #22-99, #22-100, #22-101, #22-102/103, #22-104, #22-105, in the aggregate amount of $879,097.30;

August UT Payroll Warrants #23-5, #23-6, #23-7, and #23-8, in the aggregate amount of $1,098.04;

August UT Expense Warrants #23-3 and #23-4, in the aggregate amount of $8,126.01

Commissioners:

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

Meeting was adjourned at 12:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Patrice Crossman

Clerk

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