Lincoln County Commissioners

EMA gets grant for Project Lifesaver transmitters

Probate offers passport photo service
Tue, 09/04/2018 - 2:15pm

    The Lincoln  County Emergency Management Agency received a $5,000 grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to buy 16 transmitters for people in danger of wandering away from home. The transmitters communicate with a receiver known as “Project Lifesaver," which can quickly find a person wearing one.

    Director Casey Stevens said he was pleased about the award, because he could now offer the service at no cost to families who needed the transmitters, for people with dementia or other memory issues, autism, or other conditions that can result in the patient wandering.

    Stevens also showed the commissioners the work the FEMA Corps volunteers had compiled this summer. In the event of a disaster requiring FEMA assistance, staging areas for supplies will be established at Great Salt Bay School and Wiscasset Middle High School. Another 12 sites in Lincoln County towns will receive pods of materials for local distribution.

    The ambulance donated to EMA for its HAM radio operations has now received its makeover, including lettering and a mobile antenna. “We call it the HAMbulance,” Deputy Director Melissa Temple said.

    The Probate Department announced it is beginning a passport photo service. For $10, residents can have their photo taken when turning in their passport applications.

    Administrator Carrie Kipfer announced Mobius, a tenant of the Lincoln County Planning Commission, will be vacating at the end of the month because clients’ needs have changed and Mobius hasn't been using the space regularly.

    Kipfer received permission to explore a diesel contract with Dead River for the recycling center; Dead River is willing to deliver diesel to the site. She also got permission to request proposals for snowplowing, and announced that the county had received a $3,912 dividend check for Workers Comp insurance from Maine Municipal Association.

    The Sheriff’s Office got approved to get bids to sell its surplus vehicles.