Oxford County, Maine

• Commissioner meeting    minutes now available

• 2017 Budget information

• Oct. 18 budget hearing    photos

• Davis promoted to Sgt

• Commissioners ok Dispatch    center software

• Inmates to be housed in Two    Bridges jail for coming year


• DA's secretary retires after    36 years on the job

• Aviation fuel available at    county airport

• Cumberland County doubles    inmate fees

• County administrator no    longer 'from away'

• Commissioners meet with    legislators on jail issues

• 2016 tax committment by    towns

• enacted 2016 budget

 911 dispatch - the glue    that  binds emergency    services

Commissioners Meeting - Nov. 15, 2016

by Matthew Daigle, Staff Writer Sun Journal

Radio training

What happened: James Miclon, director of the Oxford County Regional Communications Center, said he and Deputy Director Geff Inman will hold a training session for first responders on the proper use of the center's radio and explain why it sometimes takes a while for the center to respond to questions. 

What it means: The one-hour training program will allow them to keep tabs on inappropriate uses of the radio, he said. Until responders are officially trained, it's hard to fault them for any errors, Miclon said. Those who complete the training will receive a certificate.

What's next: Miclon and Inman will begin contacting fire departments in the area to present the program, which is tentatively set to begin in December.

Authorizing pay raise

What happened: Commissioners unanimously voted to authorize a pay raise for Andrew Whitney of Bethel, who was promoted from Oxford County Sheriff's deputy to corporal. His new hourly wage is $19.62.


Volmyteers honored
Four residents and two organizations were honored for their volunteerism with Spirit of America Foundation awards presented by the Oxford County commissioners Tuesday. From left are Commission Chairman David Duguay of Byron; Brenda Jarvis of Dixfield; Donna Weston of Mexico, accepting the award on behalf of Caroline Smith of Dixfield; Commissioner Steven Merrill of Norway; Bruce Nason of Hiram; Sarah Glynn of Paris; and Commissioner Timothy Turner of Buckfield.                        Matt Daigle photo