Penobscot County Commissioners' Meeting Minutes for June 5th, 2018

June 22, 2018

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Penobscot County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes June 5, 2018 2192

9:00 AM Commissioners Peter Baldacci (9:15), Tom Davis and 44° Laura Sanborn

 

Approval of Minutes -

 

Commissioner Sanborn made a motion to approve the May 29th, 2018 minutes. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Vote to approve passed 2-0.

 

Bid opening for the Winter Rock Salt –

 

Commissioner Davis opened up the winter rock salt bids for the Unorganized Territory request. The following four vendors submitted their bids by the deadline.

 

                                                   Southern                          Northern

 

Cargill                                       No Bid                              No Bid

 

Harcros Chemicals, Inc.       $60.48 / ton                    $69.81 / ton

 

Morton Salt                             $54.75 /ton                      $61.88 / ton

 

New England Salt, LLC         $51.07 / ton                     $65.77/ ton

 

Commissioner Sanborn made a motion to take the bids under advisement. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Moved to approve passed 2-0.

 

Matagamon Lake Association TIF Application Presentation –

 

Matthew Lewis from MaineStream Finance presented to the Commissioners a TIF grant application in the amount of $ 100K from Matagamon Lake Association. These monies will be used to perform necessary repairs and maintenance on the dam they operate.

 

Matthew stated that there was a meeting of the TIF committee last week. The members approved to award $ 100K from the TIF fund. The Lake Association will provide an additional $ 33K for the renovation of the Dams. Bill provided a draft of the agreement with new recommendations in order to move this project forward.

 

Commissioner Sanborn made a motion to approve the TIF grant application pending completion of the agreement. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Motion to approve 3-0.

 

Bill thanked Mr. Lewis and MaineStream Finance in assisting with this grant. This is our first project approved to go forward.

 

Commissioner Sanborn also thanked Dick Hansen for bringing this project forward to the Commissioners as he has been very instrumental in navigating the process.

 

A4TD Senior Community Service Employment Program and NWDB Update –

 

Joanna Russell presented the Commissioners a Memorandum of Understanding to allow A4TD Senior Community Service the use of office space at 26 Franklin Street, Bangor, Maine at the rate of $ 100 per month.

 

Joanna stated that A4TD mission is advancing workforce development for mature workers. This service allows retired people the opportunity to work 20 hours a week for up to 18 months to supplement their income.

 

Commissioner Davis made a motion to approve A4TD the use of shared office space with NWDB for $ 100 month. Commissioner Sanborn seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0

 

Joanna stated she will bring a member of A4TD next week to report to the Commissioners.

 

Joanna and the State workforce board met last week. US Secretary of Labor Acosta was in the area with Senator Collins. Joanne was not invited to meet with them. There has been no formal news with US Department of Labor but Joanna should hear something in the next couple weeks regarding their decision.

 

Joanna stated that if USDOL decides to approve the 70% requirement for training that she is requesting the Commissioners do not sign it. This requirement is designed for failure. She believes if USDOL decision is to reject the 70% requirement that Governor LePage will withhold FY18 funds.

 

Finance Update –

 

Finance Director, Judy Alexander reported to the Commissioners that the TAN is down to $1.27 M

 

As promised from last week’s Meeting, Judy presented to the Commissioners the boarding costs projections to date. The projected cost of boarding is expected to be at $695K.

 

Administrative Update –

 

Bill provided the UT update for Barbara Veilleux since she and George Buswell are at arraignment in Lincoln for the illegal junkyard operation in Prentiss Township. Barbara reported that two other property owners in Prentiss have been issued warning letters.

 

Barbara and George will be meeting with Kingman Fire tonight to discuss possible ways to boost membership.

 

Commissioner Davis motioned to approve the Town of Sherman contract for solid waste for three more years with an annual 3% increase. Commissioner Sanborn seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.

 

Town of Howland’s expanded contract was presented for signature. Howland now is accepting white goods, metal and light iron in addition to recycled items. This has already been approved by the Commissioners on May 22nd. Signed.

 

EMA reported to Bill that there was an active shooter training program in Brewer and it was well attended by 80 people.

 

Michelle Tanguay is working with FEMA as they are in town assessing the October windstorm damage Municipal claims.

 

EMA Administrative Assistant, Denise Molinaro has submitted her resignation.

 

MaineStream Finance will hold an Open House on June 14th and has invited the Commissioners.

 

Charlie Pray is attending a press conference with Eaton Peabody today in regards to the lack of State jail funding.

 

Bill has been corresponding with Bangor Daily News regarding the PRCC and City moving their 911 services to the county.

 

Payroll change notices signed for: George Buswell and Joshua Lilley– Comp time; Ray Goodspeed, John Knappe and Michael Jandreau – Step Increases; Kelly Fennelly, Taylor Keeran and Jordanna Sprague – Hired full-time; Denise Molinaro – Resignation.

 

Payroll Warrant to be approved for: $ 216,046.91

Accounts Payable Warrant to be approved for: $366,646.61

Unorganized Territory Warrant to be approved: -NONE-

 

Public Session – None

 

Executive Session---Commissioner Sanborn made a motion to go into Executive Session at 9:43 a.m., under 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (E) Contract Matter. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Vote to approve passed 3-0. Present were: Bill Collins, Sheriff Morton, Dan Tremble and Judy Alexander. Session ended at 10:34 a.m. NO votes taken

 

Executive Session---Commissioner Sanborn made a motion to go into Executive Session at 10:35 a.m., under 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) Personnel Matter. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Vote to approve passed 3-0. Present were: Bill Collins, Sheriff Morton, Dan Tremble and Joanne McIntyre. Session ended at 10:59 a.m. NO votes taken

 

Executive Session---Commissioner Davis made a motion to go into Executive Session at 10:59 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 Cliff Warren. Session ended at 11:08 a.m. NO votes taken

 

Meeting Adjourned-

 

Commissioner Sanborn moved to adjourn the meeting at 11:09 am with no further business on the agenda. Commissioner Davis seconded the motion. Moved to approve passed 3-0.

 

Certified By:

 

Administrator, William Collins

Peter K. Baldacci, Chairman

Laura J. Sanborn, Commissioner

Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Commissioner

 

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