Government Oversite

Welcome the Carroll County NH Commissioners meeting from 4/17/13. 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 9:00am.

00:10 Public Comments; John Ruckenbrod; the importance of education through accurate media reporting; Wakefield resident- Carroll County line signage; County perambulation; Melissa Seamans, Carroll County Independent, commissioners email not being reviewed; process of right to know request; resignation of recording secretary; who is compiling non public meeting minutes; Daymond Steer, Conway Daily Sun- HR director advertised posting and criteria for qualifications; Melissa Seamans- process of posting jobs; presents numerous Right to Know requests; Steve Brown- sealing of non public minutes;

15:27 Howard Chandler, Mountain View Community, nursing home administrator; census of skilled staff; bids for carpet cleaning machine; New Hampshire truck mount; HVAC service contract; resident lifts; Carroll County Talks, Ross Myers mentioned- website for MVC; vote to allow MVC administrator to have free website provided by Carroll County Talks; menu on website; donated golf carts;

30:20 Summary for staff meal policy and sick time; trout committee; using crushed glass as base layers for fitness trail; discussion of trial surface; trail width;

37:42 Discussion of public hearing for MVC admission policy;

48:36 Rob Horace- MVC dietary, cafe profit reporting; free meals; enterprise fund; how free meals are accounted for; Commissioners breakfast at MVC.

1:16:50 Jason Johnson, HOC Superintendent, letter requesting that video surveillance equipment bid process be waved;

1:21:06 Debbie Newland, Human Resource, Kronos time keeping report; Lilac Press quote for the printing of the employee handbook; Minute Man Press; Carroll County Crusaders fund raiser; Wellness walking program;

1:34:34 discussion to change to employee termination procedure;

1:42:40 County Attorney, Robin Gordin; introduces the new deputy County attorney; review of minutes;

1:48:32 Commissioner reports; David Babson- police chiefs of County, admission policy of jail; Kingswood class trip to learn about county government; Discussion of lack of knowledge of American government; Martha Swat comfort keeper organization supporting home care; discussion of educating students; Cooperative Extension meeting report; long term leasing of old nursing home annex;

1:59:33 Discussion of the delegation subcommittee meeting- watch video here:, delegation subcommittee, report on recommendations to full delegation;

2:07:34 Work session; David Babson's meeting room use policy suggestion; 1. signing liability sheet; 2. No guns; 3. No admission charge unless donated to county; 3. public or private use; 4. Fire marshals regulations must be met; 5. Refundable deposit; discussion of who will allow access to rooms; nursing home room access; types of organizations;

2:24:20 Public input; Sheriff Dominic Richardi; main building should be utilized for administration personel only; John Ruckenbrod- other available venues for public use; Daymond Steer- conway public library use policy; Steve Brown- all rooms being used must be open to the public; price of renting being too low; Melissa Seamans- policy that Ossipee uses for public use of meeting rooms; Daymond Steer- who can be restricted? political parties;

2:37:13 Ed Comeau- no firearm policy; who offered the suggestion and what was the intent;

2:38:45 County perambulation; resignation policy suggestion; drainage problem at Nursing home; Steve Brown- putting jail video surveillance proposal out to bid instead of voting for a no bid contract; requesting to see the (12) 91A requests submitted by Melissa Seamans of the Carroll County Independent; John Ruckenbrod- the shades in the meeting room is not blocking the light; Daymond Steer- social media policy; Steve Brown- why is the County Sheriff attending all Carroll County Commissioners meeting; commissioners move into Non Public.