Carroll County Commissioners Meeting | August 21, 2013

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Meeting Notes

Welcome to the Carroll County NH Commissioners meeting from 8/21/13. 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 8:30am.


00:03 Public Comment- Chip Albee, requests an update regarding the County fitness trail; discussion of homeless shelter; Old Nursing Home Annex;


02:57 Public Comment- Steve Brown, requests to have his name listed in the minutes as Steve Brown of Wakefield and not as (Wakefield School Board);


04:36 Jon Rich, I.T. director, requests a clarification be added to minutes; commissioner reports; Janice Sullivan, previous HR director; Deb Newlin; shared file folder on network server storing non public minutes; saved to DVD/ CD; shared access between previous HR Director Janice Sullivan and Assistant HR Deb Newlin; DVD/ CD given to Janice Sullivan, DVD cannot be located;


09:16 Steve Brown, Why is payroll increases effecting the County property and liability insurance?


10:47 County Attorney Robin Gordon introduces new Attorney.


12:28 Review of previous minutes; August 14, 2013; Kenney Corrections- abstention votes; purging non public shared folders from servers; Babson Corrections- outside auditing; financial staff; Belknap County financial process; motion and vote to accept- August 14, 2013.


18:32 Review of Non public minutes; divided into two sections; Discussion of process of non public minute review; Sorenson reports that last weeks non public dedicated to the review of all non public minutes from 2008- present, 91a RTK EC04, was sealed; Babson discusses a motion he made regarding releasing portions of non public contents;


24:54 Sorensen gives update on non public/ public minute review status; Wynette DeGroot, HR Director, County conference photographs slideshow; County Government week;


28:00 Babson- reports on delegation subcommittee performance review; complains that delegation subcommittee was scheduled at the same time as Commissioners meeting; motion and vote to send letter to Chairman Umberger asking the chair of the delegation to schedule subcommittee meetings so the County Commission can attend; Babson submits letter as a motion; motion and vote;


31:29 Babson- legal fees regarding 91a lawsuit against the Commissioners; Attorney Liz Bailey billing the County to consult with Commissioner Kenney's attorney;


35:02 Public Comment- Chip Albee asks for update regarding the review of 2008-present non public minutes per 91a request; released minutes from 2008-2009; discussion of 91a request submitted by Ed Comeau EC04;


38:50 Steve Brown- how legal bills are handled between the Commissioners Attorney Liz Bailey and Commissioner Kenney's attorney regarding releasing non public grievance discussions;


41:46 Mellisa Seamans, Carroll County Independent- request copy of legal bills regarding the Commissioners Attorney Liz Bailey and Commissioner Kenney's attorney regarding releasing non public grievance discussions; Old Nursing home building use; RFP; Sorensen- using 40,000 rental fee up at cooperative extension offices in Conway to support bond that can be used to renovate the old nursing home; letter from BEAS (Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services); HHS; accuracy of billing that supports BEAS; youth services;


49:02 Chip Albee- use of Old Nursing Home by police; mental health holding facility; Albee announces, if there is found to be any personal attorney fees relating to consultations during his tenor as County Commissioner, he will pay for them;


50:53 Mellisa Seamans, Carroll County Independent, asks for an update on the process that is being used to review the 2008- present per 91a request submitted by Ed Comeau; discussion ensues about the process; stored recorded minutes;


53:29 Babson- Kenney argue about non public meeting minute recording process; location of audio tapes of non public minutes; Chip Albee requests the commission reviews 91a protections; Kenney discusses a 91 request submitted last year regarding non public minutes from 2008-2010 Kenney states that many of the minutes did not contain a roll call vote to go into non public and were not sealed by 2/3 vote, many not approved and lacked signatures;


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