Government Oversite

Welcome to the Carroll County NH Commissioners meeting from 11/13/13. 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.

00:26 No public comment; moment of refection for Ray Burton, Executive Councilor;

07:39 Howard Chandler, Paula Coates, MVC, presents their budget; licensing; clinical software; payroll system; advertising; telephone; photocopiers; Porter Equipment Corp; Statewide Nursing Home security; Internet bandwidth; security cameras; overtime; family leave; staff shortages; number of dietary department personnel; jail labor; Cafe meal plans; resident nutrition; food wastes; compost; consultation costs; Discussion- line by line budget review;

2:42:34 Jason Johnson, jail Superintendent reports; roof leaks; firewall cap; vent pipes; approx- $8,000+

2:53:09 Commission goes into non public; 91a; 3 par 2, a,b- HOC; roll call vote;

2:54:02 Sorensen reports that the non public minutes were sealed; Work session; BEAS line item; mail processing; time stamping; Commissioner signature stamp usage; farm budget; farm budget; maintenance budget; increasing use of County land for food; purchasing process; department communications; Kronos; controls technology invoice;

3:17:55 Review of previous meeting minutes- Nov. 6th; corrections; letter regarding logging damages; Kenney's destroyed signature stamp; commissioners schedule a budget review meeting;

3:34:30 Public comment; Melissa Seamans, Carroll County Independent- adding ATM at MVC; Spyglass contract; increase in LNA salaries; Prison Rape prevention program; County Capital improvement program;

3:46:36 John Ruckenbrod, representative of Comparisons of federal government versus County Government; self government; constitutional foundations; responsibility to the people; Ruckenbrod comments on a statement that Babson stated earlier he is "a boss"; Babson clarifies the "boss" comment was referring to the management actions of a County Commissioner; Ruckenbrod- politicians are servants of the people; Babson agreed;