Penobscot County Commissioners' Meeting Minutes February 13th, 2018

April 6, 2018

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Penobscot County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes February 13, 2018     #2176

9:00 AM    Commissioners Peter Baldacci, Tom Davis and Laura Sanborn      16°

 

Executive Session---Commissioner Davis made a motion to go into Executive Session at 9:00 a.m., under 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) Personnel Matter. Commissioner Sanborn seconded the motion. Vote to approve passed 3-0. Present were: Bill Collins, Dan Tremble, and Chad LaBree. Session ended at 9:15 a.m.

 

Public Comment –

 

Bruce Flaherty came before the Commissioners to discuss Penobscot County hosting the Spirit of America nominee’s for Penobscot County. Commissioner Baldacci requested Mr. Flaherty keep in touch with Bill Collins.

 

Executive Session---Commissioner Davis made a motion to go into Executive Session at 9:30 a.m., under 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) Personnel Matter. Commissioner Sanborn seconded the motion. Vote to approve passed 3-0. Present were: Bill Collins and Dan Tremble. Session ended at 10:15 a.m.

 

RFQ for Architectural & Engineering Services Opened –

 

Commissioner Baldacci opened responses for the RFQ. Each met the deadline of February 12th at 4:30 p.m. The first proposal is from SMRT Architects and Engineers. The second proposal is from WBRCB Architects and Engineers.

 

Commissioner Sanborn made a motion to take the proposals under advisement. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Motion to approve passed 3-0.

 

Jim Parker and John Rouleau Building committee members were in attendance. The Commissioners recommended the Building Committee members meet and discuss these two proposals in the very near future.

 

Administrative Update –

 

Kristine Higgins from the DA’s office is requesting approval from the Commissioners’ to purchase badges and jackets as an identifier when going to crime scenes. The DA’s office has $1109 in criminal forfeiture money available for the purchase. They would like to use these funds. Eight badges would cost $782. Two jackets about $ 200. The Commissioners would like further discussion before they decide what to do.

 

Kristine also reported that two ADA’s have recently submitted their resignations.

 

Maine Sheriffs Association is holding their convention on March 13th, 14th, and 15th in Biddeford. MSA has invited MCCA to participate as well as the Commissioners to attend.

 

Bill will be attending the MCCA breakfast at Buker Community Center in Augusta on Thursday with Commissioners Baldacci and Sanborn.

 

Bill received a call from the Post Office in regards to an area where the trucks pick up the mail not being cleaned well enough after the snowstorm. Bill had driven through earlier that morning and saw the multiple inmates and Cap outside cleaning up after the snowstorm and thought they has done a good job.

 

There was mention that the MCCA has attempted to make conferences calls for the last two weeks and it is difficult to get into the system. As Commissioner Davis states "it has been a nightmare".

 

Our new copiers have arrived. They are all exactly as was requested on the bids.

 

Bill received a request from Judy Meyer of the Sun Journal newspaper out of Lewiston for a copy of the Law Enforcement line contract.

 

Bill spoke about a phishing scam that happened in Waldo County. The Risk pool has since followed up with a letter to all Counties as a precaution.

 

Reminder that there is a Tax Abatement hearing that will be heard on February 27th.

Ben Birch will be representing the Town of Eddington.

 

Barbara Veilleux forwarded a letter to Bill regarding a resident/tenant from Greenbush that called the fire department to have their property inspected. The inspection showed many deficiencies and the house was deemed not safe. The tenant was requesting a copy of the report. Commissioner Baldacci said it was Okay to provide them a copy of the report.

 

Commissioner Davis made a motion to give Tyler Thompson permissions to handle and process all County VOYA reports and transactions. Commissioner Sanborn seconded the motion. Motion to approve passed 3-0.

 

Payroll change notices signed for: John R. Felger - Resignation

 

Payroll Warrant to be approved for: $ 210,690.05

Account Payable Warrant to be approved: $235,910.52

Unorganized Territory Warrant to be approved: $ -0-

 

 

Executive Session---Commissioner Davis made a motion to go into Executive Session at 10:50 a.m., under 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) Personnel Matter. Commissioner Sanborn seconded the motion. Vote to approve passed 3-0. Present in addition to the Commissioners were: Bill Collins and Dan Tremble. Session ended at 12:52 p.m.

 

Executive Session---Commissioner Davis made a motion to go into Executive Session at 1:00 p.m., under 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) Personnel Matter. Commissioner Sanborn seconded the motion. Vote to approve passed 3-0. Present in addition to the Commissioners were: Bill Collins and Dan Tremble. Session ended at 1:45 p.m.

 

Executive Session---Commissioner Davis made a motion to go into Executive Session at 1:50 p.m., under 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) Personnel Matter. Commissioner Sanborn seconded the motion. Vote to approve passed 3-0. Present in addition to the Commissioners were: Bill Collins and Dan Tremble. Session ended at 2:35 p.m.

 

Meeting Adjourned-

 

Commissioner Davis moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:36 pm with no further business on the agenda. Commissioner Sanborn seconded the motion. Moved to approve passed 3-0.

 

Certified By:

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Administrator, William Collins

Peter K. Baldacci, Chairman

Laura J. Sanborn, Commissioner

Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Commissioner

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