Government Oversite

Welcome to the Carroll County NH Commissioners meeting from 7/10/13. 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.

00:11 Public input- Henry Spencer- Effingham Selectmen offers to run grill during County Farm Day June 27th;

01:13 Commissioner Babson- Steve Brown, property liability costs for past 5 years; recent increases;

04:05 Babson offers to do a breakdown to show portion premium increase due to new nursing home; Commissioner Sorensen- regarding process of County audits; Mason and Rich; Babson reports on audits that were completed; DRA budgets; financial reports; bank audits; accounts; appropriations and expenses; Commissioner Kenney- questions 2010 audit report- Kenney proposes that 2010 is not a audit and its completion is in question;

08:07 Babson reports on Farm Day meeting; Kenney proposes to table last weeks meeting minutes; discussion of meeting minutes from 3 weeks ago; Babson emotes concern that minutes are not being processed in a timely manner; Sorensen expresses concern over contents of minutes; discussion of process of minutes; adding signature block;

14:47 Will Dewitt, County Farm report; Sorensen- Babson did you bring letter from Ed Comeau's attorney to the meeting? (regarding the release of the unsealed non public meeting minutes from June 19th); haying and delivery's; garden winter squash; brussel sprouts; cucumber beetles; bagging firewood for state parks; processing wood outside hay barn; new wood processor update; old processor; fate of old processor; sell- keep?; lawn mowing; haying; water system test reports; reports that water meters must be lead free- Feds law req. replacement; Will Dewitt- (County serves water to Ossipee Village); discussing meter that needs hook up; lost revenue because customer can't be billed; Will Dewitt- farm day update; music; Cabot Cheese; hay rides; classes - demonstrations; June 27th; bees; black smithing; bird house building; Babson- sheep shearing- bring your sheep!!!; Will Dewitt- raffle table- no admission; Sorensen- water meters - (meters county has in stock can be used- with lead) only needs replacement when failure occurs.

31:04 Babson reports old computers cannot be donated- will be recycled; motion to send outdated computers be recycled;

33:27 Bob Murray reports on wood pellet bids, contracts, delivery companies; yearly contract;

36:10 Howard Chandler, Becky Mason, Paula Coates- MVC; Howard Chandler- federal requirements; computer system upgrades; problems with "old" Software; staying within budget; electronic document handling; Babson wants software to go out to bid; Sheriff Richardi mentions that this is an update of present software; MDS program;

54:58 Ed Comeau- questions process of updating computer software; perceived rush; Sorensen corrects Comeau in that an opportunity arose to get a better price on software;

55:59 Babson admits he was being paid mileage over the years- case closed;

57:42 Sorensen- comments on report in newspaper article about absences; meeting agenda items- comments that article was not accurate; discussion regarding commissioner absenteeism process; Kenney comments that the newspaper report is accurate; Babson comments letter submitted in paper is not accurate;

1:02:19 Sorensen announces the commission is going into non public; Public comment- John Ruckenbrod comments about the MVC computer software upgrades;

1:05:23 Babson to Sorensen-" Are we going to discuss that, (Ed Comeau's 91a requests to release the unsealed non public minutes from June 19th) ask- Ed to stay, stay for non public? just tell him- just tell him if he wants to go ahead with his legal stuff- that we don't want to hang anyone out to dry"

1:05:42 Sorensen announces the non public part of the meeting; security; also to speak to Ed Comeau of in non public; Daymond Steer of the Conway Daily Sun reminds the Commission that 91a does not account for a non public with a person from the public; Ed Comeau refuses to meet with the Commission in non public; Daymond Steer demands to know why Ed Comeau is being asked to be in non public- Sorensen states "legal"