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Penobscot County Commissioners' Meeting Minutes from September 4th, 2018

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Penobscot County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes September 4, 2018 2204

9:00 AM Commissioners Peter Baldacci and Laura Sanborn - Present 75°

PRCC Update –

Chris Lavoie reports that there were 3,139 incident calls received with 1,352 9-1-1 calls and 5,850 business calls. The increased incidents were undoubtedly because of it being a holiday weekend and college is back in session. Chris also explained to the Commissioners that business calls refer to after hour calls to local police departments and the non-emergent PRCC line.

New PRCC personnel introduced were Jake Hammond and Sara Rogers are starting today as call-takers. Toni Davis began in mid-August as a call taker and Taylor Keeran was recently promoted from call taker to dispatcher. Commissioner Baldacci welcomed each of them to Penobscot County.

Chris reported that our recording system went down Friday night for about nine hours. There is no backup for this system, so Chris will be contacting Equature to remedy this situation so that it doesn’t happen again.

Administrative Update –

Bill informed the Commissioners that there are four department heads on vacation this week. Jim Ryan went back to Florida and will return on Wednesday.

Bill will be holding FOP line negotiations tomorrow afternoon.

UT Update –

George Buswell requested permission for the Millinocket Lake Road contractor, Adam Qualey to lease an additional vehicle until one of his vehicles is repaired. The Commissioners approved as long as the lease agreement is put in writing and we receive a copy of it.

George is working on ditching a road in Summit Township. This road doesn’t have winter maintenance and washed out last winter making it difficult to maintain.

George reports that paving is almost complete on the Cross Road. The only thing left to complete is to fill the end of some driveways to even them out.

There has been no sand or salt added to the sheds yet.

Public Comment - None

Payroll change notices : None

Payroll Warrant to be approved for: $ 214,676.87

Accounts Payable Warrant to be approved for: $ 335,666.00

Unorganized Territory Warrant to be approved for: $ 193,879.01

Executive Session---Commissioner Sanborn made a motion to go into Executive Session at 9:10 a.m., under 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) Personnel Matter. Commissioner Baldacci seconded the motion. Vote to approve 2-0. Present were: Bill Collins and Dan Tremble. Session ended at 10:10 am. Commissioner Sanborn made a motion to adjust the salary of UT Administrator Barbara Veilleux. Commissioner Baldacci seconded the motion. Vote passed 2 – 0.

Meeting Adjourned-

Commissioner Sanborn moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:12 am with no further business on the agenda. Commissioner Baldacci seconded the motion. Moved to approve 2-0.

Certified By:

Administrator, William Collins

Peter K. Baldacci, Chairman

Laura J. Sanborn, Commissioner

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