PARIS — Oxford County commissioners authorized hiring Philip Mills as a part-time deputy with the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office during their meeting Tuesday.

Mills will be paid $22 per hour, the standard part-time rate for a deputy who hasn’t been academy-certified, according to Executive Assistant Abby Shanor.

During the report of Sheriff Christopher Wainwright, enhanced patrol contracts for Bethel and Dixfield were discussed and the commissioners agreed to continue the conversation later with the commission’s financial consultant, who can better explain the calculations, Shanor said.

Commissioners also acknowledged the voluntary demotion of Rosemarie Burns from corporal to corrections officer at the Oxford County Jail, which was made at her own request for “personal reasons,” according to a letter from Burns.

“She just needs a little break,” Shanor said. Jail Administrator Maj. Dana Dillingham “is actually pleased that she came forward and said she needs a little break.”

Also on Tuesday, commissioners approved a liquor license application for Black Brook Cove Campground in Lincoln Plantation. The Sheriff’s Office has not received any complaints about the campground, Shanor said.


Shanor also updated commissioners on the search for a new finance director, saying that four applicants will be interviewed starting July 2.

“There’s some really qualified people,” she said.

Included in the commission’s meeting packet was a flyer for the “It’s a Scam!” fraud and scam prevention class for adults 50 and older, hosted by Oxford Federal Credit Union. It will take place at the South Paris Fire Station from 10 a.m. to noon June 25.

The commission plans a workshop at its offices at Oxford County Superior Court building at 9 a.m. June 18.

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