Hancock County Commissioners are seeking the input of County residents as to how to spend the $5.59 million the County will receive from the American Recovery Act. Citizens are invited to e-mail their ideas on how the money should be allocated. The Commissioners said at their March 25th meeting that they are dedicated to investing the funds in projects that will serve the community for years to come. A special e-mail, [email protected] has been set up so that citizens may convey which projects should be the top three priorities to focus on the best future for Hancock County. A deadline of April 19, 2021 has been set for submission of ideas. A declaration was approved declaring Hancock County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” and declaring its opposition to oppose any unconstitutional infringement of the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. The proclamation further expresses its desire that public funds are not used to unconstitutionally restrict the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Hancock County, or to aid federal or state agencies in the unconstitutional restriction of those rights.
In other business, the Commissioners:
**Approved the donation of a 2011 Ford Crown Vic Sheriff’s Cruiser to the Lumberport Police Department;
**Approved a Memorandum of Agreement for FY 21/22 for the Hancock County Extension Office;
**Appointed Jeremiah Jay Squires to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Reserves;
**Approved Prosecutor Stephen Dragisich’s request to advertise for a full-time assistant prosecutor;
**Approved County Clerk George Foley’s request to advertise for the position of County Clerk Deputy.
**Proclaimed April 11 through 17 Nation Public Safety Telecommunications Week;