Carroll County Commissioners Meeting | July 1, 2015

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Meeting Notes

Welcome to the Carroll County NH Commissioners meeting from 7/1/15. Commissioners: David Babson, David Sorensen and Denny Miller 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.



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0:00:52

Liaison reports; DRA representative working meeting; duration of DRA review of county finances; financial reporting process and details; county finance reports to the DRA- "what is expected" ; Old Car day event;


0:04:22

Will Dewitt, Farm Supervisor reports; Hay; Campfire wood processing; running out of seasoned firewood; sold: 5,000 bags; losing two months of income from firewood sales; estimated revenue may not be attained;


0:09:48

Will Dewitt, Farm Supervisor reports; green firewood; reason for shortage; planned wood cut not occurring; budgeting for 100 cords; advertised bids not answered; difficultly in finding wood venders; using wood from County property;


0:15:06

Will Dewitt, Farm Supervisor reports; Delegation revenue estimates [wood];


0:16:18

[Babson]: Appropriated budget line item for wood; increase in cord wood purchase prices; local wood market prices; fuel assistance cord wood; no wood left for fuel assistance cord wood; NH Timber Association; 5-10 truck loads;


0:20:16

Tom Dewurst, County Attorney; proposal to school district; Commission goes into Non Public per 91-a: 3, para 2 b: Hiring of an employee; Roll Call: Commissioners seal minutes by 2/3 vote;


0:22:47

Short discussion about connecting the County buildings with fiber optics; $70,000; DRA meeting creating a quorum of Commissioners, making the recent DRA meeting illegal; no decisions made; DRA to supply meeting minutes;


0:23:43

Jason Henry, House of Corrections Supervisor gives report; donated X-Ray machine from Strafford; Reliance training award; MAINTENANCE: lightning strike: camera damage; Primex insurance coverage; 10,000 of damage; HVAC system; coolant leaks; winter/spring maintenance; broken fins; motor mounts; bearings; rods; maintenance budget line;


0:31:08

Tom Pufki; Captain; NH National Guard; Masters degree in [public administration: lc1FtFpVkrxAZdwjSVSMNoQ0Ul1bIEkE ] Thesis questions; Communication collaborations; How many Delegation Representatives; 15; County Government structure; department communications; data bases; social media; Fiddler data systems; Registrar of deeds; redundant systems; barriers to collaborative efforts; strategic future planning; Delegation funding of Capital reserve funding; increase in elderly population; economic changes; value of County government; privatizing nursing homes; selling County land; federal grants; cuts made by Delegation to the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services;


0:52:57

Bob Murray, Maintenance Supervisor gives report: hood cleaning proposals; dependable hood and duct cleaning; Tri State Hood; JP Pest Services; bidding process per RSA requirements; Night security: fire alarm; Elevator licensing; Stanley; quarterly maintenance; preventative maintenance; MVC front door security cameras; RFP- pellets; BTU content; contract details; specification guarantees;


1:08:39

Scheduling a meeting with Jim Doyle; Wendy Scribner, forester;


1:09:17

Reading of draft letter to Karen Umberger, Delegation chair; request for supplemental budget of 2 million dollars; discussion of content of letter;


1:12:16

Commission Reads Retirement letter from Kathy Garry, County Finance officer;


1:14:30

Review of previous meeting minutes;

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