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Penobscot County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes April 3, 2018 2183
9:00 AM Commissioners Peter Baldacci, Laura Sanborn, Tom Davis Absent 34°
Sheriff’s Department Update –
LT Keith Hotaling came before the Commissioners representing the Sheriff’s Department. Keith stated that today’s jail population is 203 inmates; 165 males, 38 females and 37 boarded out to other county jails. There are 35 inmates in pre-trial services. There are no federal inmates and 1 swap. We have five inmates hospitalized.
Bill injected that Charlie Pray has requested that we place an editorial in Bangor Daily News to spur on our local legislators to approve the monies being requested. The key newspapers for the legislators is Bangor Daily News and Portland Press Herald.
Bill met MMA legislative advocate Rebecca Graham to discuss their support of State funding for jails.
Executive Session---Commissioner Sanborn made a motion to go into Executive Session at 9:20 a.m., under 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (E) Contract Matter. Commissioner Baldacci seconded the motion. Vote to approve passed 2-0. Present were: Bill Collins, Dan Tremble and Rob Frank. Session ended at 9:50 a.m. NO votes taken.
Deeds Update –
Susan Bulay came before the Commissioners to report that her Deputy Registrar was almost hit by a speeding truck in the parking lot. This has been addressed by the Sheriff’s Office.
Susan reports that March was not a good revenue month. It was $25,000 less than last year, because one large town has not yet filed their liens and by this time last year they had.
Susan states that year to date the revenue and document count is about the same as last year.
Susan reported that in March e-recording was at 23% of our documents filed which is in increase from 12% in 2017.
IT Update –
Cliff Warren came to report on the NACo cyber security program that was he was referred to contact. Cliff states that his has not heard back from anyone. Cliff has many concerns regarding the program in questions and wants to speak to someone for clarification before he feels comfortable in getting the County involved in this program.
Commissioner Baldacci suggests contacting someone from NACo to speak to regarding this. This program does not become official until the July meeting. Commissioner Sanborn recommended to check the NACo website. She believes the concerns may be answered.
Administrative Update –
Joanne McIntyre, the County’s new Human Relations Director was introduced to Barbara Veilleux, UT Director and Dick Hansen, Cigna Representative.
Barbara Veilleux and George Buswell will be in Augusta on April 12th for Maine County Day with a display.
Dick Hansen and Bill met with Carroll Harper regarding supplemental health plan for retirees.
WBRC will be hosting a workshop on April 4-6 in which representatives from the Building Committee and Sheriff’s Office will be attending.
The Sheriff and Bill had negotiations with the Correction Officers supervisor unit. There will be additional negotiations scheduled.
There was an irate individual in this week that was not happy with the Probate fee structure.
The main office has seen a number of special needs people coming in the last couple weeks.
Payroll change notices signed for: Tyler Thompson – Comp time; Kenneth York – Hired Part-time; James Williams, Rachel Libby, John Fiske, Jr., John Mayhew, Lucas Babcock, Timothy Wheelden – Step Increases.
Payroll Warrant to be approved for: $ 214,268.94
Account Payable Warrant to be approved for: $354,687.65
Unorganized Territory Warrant to be approved: $132,794.30
Executive Session---Commissioner Sanborn made a motion to go into Executive Session at 10:07 a.m., under 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (E) Contract Matter. Commissioner Baldacci seconded the motion. Vote to approve passed 2-0. Present were: Bill Collins and Dan Tremble. Session ended at 10:35 a.m. NO votes taken.
Public Comment – None
Commissioner Sanborn moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:37 am with no further business on the agenda. Commissioner Baldacci seconded the motion. Moved to approve 2-0.
Administrator, William Collins
Peter K. Baldacci, Chairman
Laura J. Sanborn, Commissioner
ABSENT Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Commissioner