Somerset County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Tax Increment Financing for the Wind Project in the Unorganized Territory.
Hearing will be held Monday December 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Superior Court Room located on the second floor of the County Court House, 41 Court Street in Skowhegan.
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Commissioner Philip Roy Jr - District 1
Born in Sidney, Maine, Phil (48) lives in Fairfield, Maine with his wife April of twenty-six years.
He graduated from Fort Kent Community High School and attended two years at the University of Maine Fort Kent studying criminal justices and computer science.
Phil is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Hancock County and is a Somerset County Commissioner.
Phil served as President of PR Construction Inc.with offices in Fairfield, Portland, and Belfast (Belfast Glass). He has worked in and out of the family construction business for over 32 years.
Phil worked for Forward Financial as an originator for home, recreational, business and reconstruction loans industry.
He is a member of Trinity Lodge No 130 A.F. & A. M, Anah Temple in Bangor, serves as Rotarian, and is a member of the Elks Lodge NO 964 in Augusta, Maine.
His political and community achievements are listed as follows:
Two years as Chairman of the Somerset County Commissioners, a sitting Somerset County Commissioner,
8 years on the Fairfield Town Council, Vice Chairman for 4 years,
10 years Vice Chairman of the Somerset County Budget Committee,
Member of Fairfield Planning Board,
Member of Fairfield Budget Committee,
Executive Board member of the Kennebec Valley Council of Governments,
Executive Board member of Kennebec Regional Development Authority (First Park)
Member of Somerset County Economic Development.
Active in working on town, county, and economic development issues.
Served as treasurer of several political organizations.
Active negotiator in union contracts both town and county.
Phil’s community involvement over the years found him on the Executive Board of the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville Maine where he chaired the Building/Grounds Committee.
Phil also has been very involved with the United Way of Mid-Maine and has served as a level five USA Hockey head coach of a youth hockey team in Winslow, Augusta and Fairfield Maine.
Robert Dunphy was elected as Somerset County Commissioner representing District 2 in November of 2004 and took office in January of 2005. Commissioner Dunphy "Bob" was born in the Town of Skowhegan and spent his youth in Highland Plantation, he later moved to the Town of Embden where he currently resides with his lovely wife, Dorothy. Bob is the third of four children and maintains his home beside his mother. Family has always been Bob's first priority. Bob was educated at Anson Academy and attended the University of Maine. Bob married the former Dorothy Padham in 1968 and together they raised three children, Melissa, Pamela and Patrick. Bragging rights include five grandsons at present and one more grandson and his first granddaughter due in mid 2006. Bob was very active in his children's lives and served as a support person in their various activities. Rarely did he miss the events they were involved in. Bob worked for his brother in a family run business for 24 years and then left to pursue other interests. Bob worked for the United States Postal Service for several years and currently holds the position of Code Enforcement Officer and Plumbing Inspector for several Towns in Somerset County and hold the position of Plumbing Inspector for numerous Unorganized Townships in Somerset, Franklin, Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties. Bob has dabbled in running and actually finished the Sugarloaf Marathon in 2004. If time allows, Bob plans to pick running up again. Bob has always had a strong passion for Town politics. He served as a Selectman, Assessor and School Board Member for the Town of Embden and is committed to familiarizing himself with the many issues facing the Town and now, the County as County Commissioner representative for District 2. It is Bob's desire to serve his constituents well.
Commissioner Frost is a self-employed mechanic and lives in Palmyra. He was a firefighter in the 1980s, managed a small fleet of cars for state police in Connecticut, is a citizen member of the Maine Sheriff's Association, and was a volunteer adult supervisor for The Yard in Hartland, a youth drop-in center.
Lynda Nutting Quinn was born in Skowhegan Maine, graduated from Skowhegan High School and Farmington State College which is now known as the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF). Lynda married Tommy Quinn in 1968, they have three daughters and four granddaughters: Alicia Powers with daughter, Janet Lynn; Vanessa York with husband Gary York and daughter, Emma Lee; and Jessica Quinn with daughters, Lillian Grace and Alissa Jean. Lynda and the girls attend Solon Congregational Church. EDUCATION / WORK HISTORY: Lynda taught First Grade at North Elementary School for 17 years, owned and operated Lynda Quinn Studio/Portrait Photography for 6 years from 1985 to 1991, taught at the Skowhegan Area High School in Special Education as a Functional Life Skills teacher and was also the Department Head for the Special Education Department. Upon retiring from teaching, Lynda entered into the family business, Quinn Hardware, located in Skowhegan, Maine as a "gofer" and also holds the position of manager at the Lakewood Inn Restaurant. COMMUNITY / POLITICAL SERVICE:Lynda was Selectman for the Town of Skowhegan for 21 years and served as its Chairman for 9 years. Lynda has always been active in local politics and local organizations such as Eastern Star, DAR, Semper Fidelis, Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce, Cornville Players, Curtain Up Enterprises, and the Skowhegan Planning Board. She also served as the Somerset County Coordinator for Maine Street 90 under Governor McKernon in 1989/1990.
Commissioner Trafton is a retired game warden, school board member and selectman. He worked 15 years for U.S. Customs and was a part-time Somerset County deputy for three years. He served on the Somerset County Budget Committee. He lives in West Forks.