Government Oversite

Welcome to the Carroll County NH Commissioners meeting from 5/15/13. 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 8:30 am.

00:08 David Babson inquires if there is a policy for notifying the board when one of them will be absent.

00:52 Public input; Henry Spencer, Effingham Selectmen- compliments the County Department of Corrections for the help they provided to clean a walking trail around Effingham School;

03:14 Daymond Steer, Conway Daily Sun- asks for an update on the hiring of an HR director;

04:30 Melissa Seamans, Carroll County Independent- comments on Effingham School trail work;

05:20 Melissa Seamans- discusses the poor response to filling out her 12 (91a) requests, the reporter lists the requests; emails that are not being returned; copier contracts; who's responsible for keeping and providing meeting minutes; gives a brief historical account of minute taking.

13:19 Daymond Steer- Are the commissioners satisfied the way the meeting minutes are handled; hiring new administrative assistant for recording of minutes;

14:49 Commissioner Babson give liaison report- "thinking for a change" educational program; performance audit meeting;

16:40 Melissa Seamans- asks for a report focussing on Commissioner Kenney's attendance at non public meetings and employee interviews; Captain Fowler, DOC- Gives the house of corrections report; population summary; definition of self reporting; holiday policy; sweeping machine for jail property; hiring maintenance assistant in case of absences;

27:27 Non union sick time buy back policy for hourly employees;

34:09 Public Comment period; Daymond Steer- adopting nursing home admission policy;

35:21 Henry Spencer- Lakes Region Planning Commission Hazard Waste disposal postings at County Bulletin board;

36:15 Melissa Seamans- volunteers being used for fitness trail at nursing home?; Effingham trail; County perambulation; discussion of County property; other counties who lease property;

44:45 RFP for old nursing home; Commissioner Babson gives report; discussion ensues;

47:00 Ed Comeau, asks for clarification for the reason for a admission policy for the Mountain View Community (nursing home) if the determination is already based on medical needs; Affordable Healthcare Act;

48:33 Ed Comeau, what classification of inmate is allowed to do trail work?

49:31 Commissioners go into Non Public-