ROCKLAND – Knox County Commissioners met in chambers at the Knox County Courthouse on Tuesday, February 11 and recognized several employees for their longevity with the county, as well as other county business.
Receiving recognition for five years of service were Dennis Palmer, Shawn Wallace, Patrick Polky, Warren Heath IV, Marcia Ross, and Brandon Mosher.
Receiving recognition for 10 years were Gerald Young, Timothy Carroll, Jenifer Stilkey, and Rubin Page.
Receiving recognition for 15 years were John Gamage and Tex Oakes.
Vera Anderson was recognized for 20 years of service and Kathy Carver for 30 years of service.
Elaine Hallett from the Register of Probate office received special recognition for her 40 years of service to Knox County.
Commissioners set the 2020 Knox County mil rate at 0.0010883496, as compared to the mil rate for 2019 at 0.0010754446.
On Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. Maine will hold its bicentennial parade in Lewiston/Auburn. The state has made space in the parade for all of Maine’s 16 counties.
County Administrator Andrew Hart asked commissioners if they would like the county to participate in the bicentennial parade.
Sheriff Tim Carroll suggested the Knox County Sheriff’s truck, towing the large lobster from the Lobster Festival behind it, be included.
“We are the lobster capital of the world,” said Carroll. “It’s self-proclaimed, but we are.”
Carroll said the truck is fixed out with all the lights and says Knox County on the side.
“Why not take the opportunity to promote the Maine Lobster Festival, which is in Rockland,” he said. “Maybe add a couple of more signs to it stating Knox County.”
Commissioners agreed to participate in the parade.