Carroll County Commissioners Meeting | September 11, 2013

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Meeting Notes

Welcome to the Carroll County NH Commissioners meeting from 9/11/13. 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.


00:10 Moment of silence in remembrance of September 11, 2001.


00:49 Babson makes statement regarding the meeting minutes record regarding the recent 91a request for the Non Public minutes between 2008- present be reviewed for proper sealing;


02:18 Babson reports that Kenney removed meeting minutes from business office;


03:32 Kenney explains what happened; Kenney alleges that other Commissioners are leaking confidential Non Public information; County liability; nasty email from Babson: rude unsupportive behavior; facebook accusations; big to do; speculation; investigations; sealed non public minutes; discussion between commissioners ensues; process of sealing non public minutes;


12:17 Kenney reports- letter of complaint regarding a Sheriff Deputy traveling at a high rate of speed; employee evaluations;


14:23 Babson reports on a tour he took of Grafton County; Friends of Mountain View event;


25:54 Kenney reports- performance audit subcommittee meeting; NH association of Counties- reads short description of County Commissioners responsibility and authority; Kenney requests minutes regarding HR Director, recording secretary and Sorensen creating procedures, Kenney alleges the meeting was illegal; discussion- red binder of minutes that was discovered by new HR Director;


31:46 HR Director Wynette Degroot clarifies when the recently discovered red binder of minutes was given to Commissioner Babson;


32:29 Timber Sale Bids; processing comparisons; white Pine saw logs board feet definition; cord firewood; discussion- harvesting; per thousand board feet; right of way regarding a past logging operation.


51:27 Will Dewitt- farm report; cord wood; campfire wood; wood deliveries; stacking wood; campfire wood processing; bagging; gardens; Bag labeling regarding ash borer insect quarantine; pumpkin patches; Grafton County Commissioners pumpkin day; catch basin maintenance; pole barn that collapsed last year; "still in pile"; pig update; discussion of pig operation;


1:04:47 MVC Water treatment / sewage Oder; vent piping; adding seals; grease trap Oder; grease trap cleaning; tank inspections; fire road access; inspection survey update;


1:14:18 Fire inspection requirements; credit card usage for MVC field trips; patient account handling; resident lifts; request to purchase; discussion- funding, Delegation involvement; Grafton County Nursing Home operation comparison; Discussion- positive letter submitted to News paper regarding MVC;


1:30:12 Commission makes motion to purchase new patient lifts; no appropriations;


1:35:25 Smoking area policy, Kenney reports- designated areas; Previous campus wide smoking policy; cell phone bills; mowing of courthouse lawn;


1:43:24 Public input- Melissa Seamans, Carroll County Independent: Nursing home resident accounts; quickbooks; records of receipts; MVC lifts; discussion of existing MVC bond fund; discussion regarding released minutes; discussion regarding the removal of minutes;


1:50:07 Seamans asks why Kenney removed minutes; Kenney argues with Seamans;


1:52:09 review of previous meeting minutes; discussion- borrowed money and interest payments;


1:58:35 Kenney complains that she was unfairly "heckled" and treated "rudely" and called out of order; discussion- Sorensen's meeting with a Strafford County investigator-(corrected statement within minutes); minutes tabled:


2:07:28 Commission goes into Non Public- Personnel and Legal, 91a:3 para 2 a, c, e. ROLL Call vote.


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