Government Oversite

Welcome the Carroll County NH Commissioners meeting from 3/28/13. Commissioners: David Babson, David Sorensen and Asha Kenney collectively administer the business of the County. The Board exercises budgetary control over County operations and prepares the annual budget for the approval by the County Delegation. The Board met at the County Administration Building, 95 Water Village Rd, Ossipee and began this meeting at 8:30am.

00:27 The Commissioners invite accountant John Daignault of Leone McDonald & Bigalow CPA out of Wolfeboro to speak about the process of county audit reporting; engagement letters; management responsibilities as commissioners; financial statements; What is expected from an auditor;

08:29 Financial Officer of the County, Kathy Garry joins the conversation.

25:40 Former Commissioner Chip Albee gives comment on the lack of financial controls at the County.

28:03 Melissa Seamans of the Carroll County Independent, comments about what she discovered while investigating the BEAS Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services. There is a line item in the county budget of approx. 4 million dollars that must be paid to the State. The County has no control over this line item in the budget.

42:51 Chip Albee comments on his knowledge of the BEAS payment process and political implications.

45:48 Daymond Steer of the Conway Daily Sun; what if you don't pay the medicaid BEAS line item to the State? Chairman Sorensen responds.

46:24 Youth Services vs. Elderly Adult services; Affordable Healthcare Act

48:00 Melissa Seamans: Asks for comment on the loss of Janice Sullivan, Human Resources director and the Nursing Home's MDS coordinator; files returned to the county by Commissioner Kenney; Commissioner Kenney responds- argument ensues; Steve Brown of Wakefield observes "a double standard"; jail inspections never reaching the Attorney Generals office.

54:28 Daymond Steer: the process of transfer of documentation to newly elected Commissioners.

56:26 Commissioner Sorensen: The subject of trust between commissioners and the people

58:30 Commissioner Babson gives report about the recent pellet boiler presentation.

1:04:50 Board went into non public; Commissioners County Department head meeting; personal reference guide (handbook); Social Media policy concerns; line item reporting by department; kronos time keeping system; pay codes; new employee imputing; evaluation; performance audit; uniform union work scheduling; shared purchasing; electronic data management system; cost of paper file storage; recognizing outstanding employee service;

2:05:16 Chip Albee: vacation and sick time calculations; Melissa Seamans: Question about kronos interface; Daymond Steer prods the Chairman for information about the loss of the HR and MDS coordinator.