Government Oversite

Welcome to the Carroll County NH Commissioners meeting from 6/12/13. 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.

00:45 Commissioner David Babson offers a motion to rescind a previous board vote that required 2/3 rds vote to seek legal council. The new policy will allow any commissioner on their own to seek legal council without a vote; argument ensues between Kenney and Babson;

04:12 Commissioner David Babson- Ossipee Main Street Program; telephone pole banner;

07:00 Review of minutes from May 29, 2013; delayed review;

07:48 Commissioner David Sorensen reports that a new Human Resource director; Wynette Degroot; has been selected and that the chairman has negotiated a salary of 53,000. After 6 months her salary will move to 55,000; Kenney questions the process; the Commissioners vote as a whole to accept the rate of pay and to hire the new HR Director.

12:52 Howard Chandler announces that Erin Higgins, an LNA (Licensed Nursing Assistant) working at the New Mountain View Community (Nursing Home) has been awarded LNA of the Year.

15:59 Commissioner David Sorensen offers a County Proclamation that 6/12/13 is Erin Higgins Day; the commissioners also gave Erin Higgins a plack and flowers;

18:26 Howard Chandler discusses the importance of recognizing staff for extraordinary actions; designated parking;

26:30 Resident census; skilled staff census; flagpole dedication; resident breakfast buffet;

29:11 Smoking policy; discussion of changing policy to accomodate smokers; designated areas;

33:32 Admission policy; building use policy; internal accounting controls; use of MVC conference rooms for public use; discussion of policy;

44:01 Certificate of need board; expiration date; patient lifts; garden areas; patios to gardens; water and power; discussion of patient lifts; buying lifts in bulk; number of lifts needed; new lifts= 3,000; refurbished lifts= 1,500; if the county buys more then 30 refurbished lifts the county will get an additional 20% off;

58:12 Server malfunctions; server replacement; primex denied claim; 4 days of primex training- primex is risk management training; supervisors academy;

1:00:24 Commissioners move into non public RSA 91a 3 para. 2. a,b,c ; interview of new recording secretary position; discussion of rate paid to recording secretary; discussion of fuel mileage reimbursement;

1:10:11 Review of May 29, 2013 minutes; correction of Steve Brown's question of the process of forming the committee that chose HR Director; motion and vote;

1:13:00 Commissioner Babson asks for an update on the 91a (Right to Know) requests that were submitted by Melissa Seamans of the Carroll County Independent; Background: Melissa Seamans had requested information under the statute 91a right to know law. They were not fulfilled as the law requiers and a law suit was filed at the Carroll County Superior Court; Seamans comments that she will not discuss the items that are involved in legal proceedings;

1:15:15 Ed Comeau,; reads a message received from a Governnmentoversite/ Facebook post from a previous employee congratulating Erin Higgins for being awarded LNA of the year; State procurement of patient lifts;

1:16:48 Melissa Seamans- why the change to the policy for consulting with legal council; non public meeting minutes that have not been recorded; Local Government Form for taking minimum non public meeting minutes; emailed question about why their were cancelled meetings; emailed questions about absences of Commissioner Kenney; existing no smoking policy at jail; Melissa Seamans submits a 91A request; Commission goes into non public to interview another recording secretary candidate.