Government Oversite

Welcome to the Carroll County NH Commissioners meeting from 11/6/13. 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 No public comment; review of previous meeting minutes; Kenney and Sorensen disagree on the process of correcting minutes; corrections; Sorensen reports on an event he attended: Central purchasing; Kenney proposes that all grievances against any of the commissioners should be reported to the public; Kenney describes unfair treatment when a grievance was brought against her and that there was a full public disclosure. She goes on to complain of a double standard. Babson asks for clarification; Babson reports on the "Beautiful" County wood pile; Kenney expresses concern over an email she received stating that the HR director ask to have Non Public meetings be audio taped then transcribed;

19:11 Howard Chandler, MVC, announces the dates of the Commissioners breakfasts; LNA salary increases; garden report; patient lifts;

23:20 Will Dewitt, County Farm, reports on farm operations; Babson requests hay revenue amounts be tallied; wood processing; gardens; soil samples; cooperative extension educator successes; produce distribution; winterizing equipment; HOC- Farm- communications and cooperation; Sorensen requests data on the success of inmate rehabilitation- regarding farm work; water testing; Dewitt reports on water usage; meter readings; meter testing; DES new regulations; location of water meters; bedrock well; master metering; monthly reading of individual meters; average daily use; skater system; tank water levels; waste water clarifier pumps; recycling pumps; dosing pump maintenance; testing pump systems; Babson asks if the County is buying cheap pumps; discussion of sludge control; how pump motors are inspected electrically for wear; sealed disposable pumps, non recondition-able; pump rail replacement; Dewitt reports on classes; water licensing; waste water classes; poor condition of farm vehicles; wood lot dump truck rusting; dump not functioning properly; November ,15th trail fitness meeting; Fitness trail update; building wetland crossings; culverts; glass trail surface; Babson- proposes to create a fund set aside for equipment purchases; haying operation equipment; pole barn insurance money; comparisons to Grafton County; piggery; chickens; encumbering monies- process; capital reserve fund;

56:56 Sheriff Richardi presents bids received to purchase retired cruisers; 2,164, 2,400, 2,701;

1:02:23 Will Dewitt, reviews line items within his department budget; discussion- water for fire protection, piping system, fire ponds; Ossipee Village water system; salaries; sewer; water testing, system and groundwater; waste water removal; maintenance; supervisor salary;

1:43:17 Sorensen proposes putting $20,000 into a capital reserve fund for equipment; buying a truck; Babson discusses process of delegation involvement during emergency spending; sander; proposing purchasing a snow blower; discussion- snow removal process; comparisons to other counties;

1:53:30 Expenditures- overtime covering snow removal and harvesting hay; proposal- adding a maintenance overtime line item; federal reimbursement for MVC building maintenance; camp fire wood; processor payments; importance of inmates;

2:37:20 Farm is only "21,000 in the hole" said Sorensen, commends Will Dewitt in reducing deficit- used to be "50 to $80,000 in hole.

2:52:00 Work session- Spyglass telephone cost analysis contract; Babson discusses damage from logging operation; letter of complaint; Babson asks Kenney where is her signature stamp?; Kenney explains she doesn't want a stamp used due to unauthorized use; Babson accuses Kenney of telling the business office to use Babson stamp; argument ensues regarding signature stamps; Kenney discusses a settlement list; Kenney discusses cell phone usage; smoking policy; OSHA requirements for a shelter for smokers;

3:27:20 Public comment; Steve Brown, Wakefield, Spyglass; telephone rates; Spyglass contract; Ed Comeau, Brookfield- 4.3 million dollar BEAS line;

Adjourned; No non public.