Commission Welcome Newly Elected Officials

      Hancock County Commission President Joe Barnabei  congratulated and welcomed newly-elected County officials at the Commission’s November 12th meeting:  Scott Gittings who will serve as Sheriff; Steven Dragisich who will serve as Prosecuting Attorney; and Eron Chek who will replace Barnabei in the Butler District seat on the Commission.  Assessor Joe Alongi had no competition for the Assessor’s position.  All newly-elected County Officials will be shown into office and assume their new position in January 2021.
    The Commission agreed to change their meetings dates due to the next scheduled meeting falling on Thanksgiving.  The scheduled meeting times and dates are:  Dec. 1, 1 p.m.;  Dec. 17. 1 p.m.; and Dec. 30, 1 p.m.
   In other business, the Commission:

**Expressed its appreciation to the Hancock County for a job well done on the recent General Election, especially given the large number of both absentee and early voters;
**Expressed thanks to the Hancock County Sheltered Workshop for providing a truck to move election machines. Officials learned that the truck they had rented had been double-scheduled for Jefferson County and the Sheltered Workshop stepped up to help out with the use of their truck;
**Appointed Nick Travis to the Hancock County Parks & Recreation Board;
**Accepted the resignation of Donnie Blankenship as Assistant Dog Warden;
**Appointed Donna Skolrud as Assistant Dog Warden;
**Approved a one-time salary adjustment for county employees;
**Learned Hancock County Extension Agent Carol Scheerbaum is now certified as a ATV trainer and is available to extend those services to teens and adults in the County;