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Oxford County Commission meeting June 20, 2017

by Matthew Daigle Staff Writer Sun Journal

Probate recording
What happened : Oxford County Register of Probate Jennifer Dilworth said she was able to purchase a recording system for Probate Court for $999.
What it means: Dilworth said at the commissioners' May 16 meeting Oxford County Judge of Probate Jarrod Crockett requested a system to record Probate Court meetings.
What's next: Crockett has begun using the recorder for certain meetings, Dilworth said. She said she's still "fooling around" with some of the recording equipment to see what it can do.

Email services
What happened: Sheriff Wayne Gallant told commissioners that Oxford Networks will no longer provide outsourced email service, so the
Sheriff's Office will no longer have free email.
What it means: FirstLight, formerly known as Oxford Networks, wrote in a letter to the Sheriff's Office that as of Aug. 31, it will no longer outsource the Sheriff Office's email service to BlueTie for free. However, FirstLight wrote that if the Sheriff's Office would like to receive the same service with no interruption of service, it can remain with BlueTie for $2 a month per email account. Gallant told commissioners it will cost $1,600 for BlueTie to continue hosting the Sheriff Office's email for the remainder of 2017, and $4,800 a year after that. He said the Sheriff's Office has the money in its computer budget to cover the remainder of 2017.
What's next:Commissioners took no action, but agreed to meet again in July to discuss whether or not to move forward with BlueTie. Alan Larrivee, an employee with the Sheriff's Office Information Technology department, wrote in an email that normally, BlueTie charges clients $5.99 a month per email account, so the $2 charge is a "deeply discounted cost."