Scott Adkins, county administrator of Hancock County. Adkins has been invited to join the Acadia-area League of Towns. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

County invited to join League

TREMONT — The board of the Acadia-area League of Towns has informally invited Hancock County to become the eleventh member of the league, which fosters communication and cooperation among municipalities and Acadia National Park.

The board consists of town managers and other officials of league members.

County Administrator Scott Adkins has been attending the board’s monthly meetings. And board members said at their meeting here on Tuesday that it would be appropriate for him to be a voting member and for the county and municipalities to have a regular, more formal way of keeping abreast of each others’ priorities, challenges and initiatives.

Mount Desert Town Manager Durlin Lunt noted that league members pay a large percentage of the county budget.

Adkins said he would present the idea of Hancock County membership in the league to the county commissioners at their May 2 meeting.

“But whether a voting member or not, my plan is to be here to be able to listen and throw my two cents in,” he said.

The current members of the League of Towns are Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Cranberry Isles, Swans Island, Trenton, Lamoine, Ellsworth and Acadia National Park.

Dick Broom

Dick Broom

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. [email protected]

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