Carroll County Commissioners Meeting | June 10, 2014

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Meeting Notes

Welcome to the Carroll County NH Commissioners meeting from 6/10/14. 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.

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Public input; Steve Brown, Wakefield: Why was the meeting date changed; Commissioners Annual meeting with RSVP; Transportation services; meals on wheels; Retired Senior Volunteer Services; Changes in Ranking within the House of Corrections;


Will DeWitt, Farm Supervisor, reports on farm activities;


Commissioner Babson proposes a letter to be sent to the Delegation Chair asking for any information requests be sent through the Commission;


Babson reads the proposed letter to be sent to the Delegation Chair asking for any information requests be sent through the Commission.


Motion [Babson] to send the letter of request to the delegation; Second [Sorensen]; Vote: Unanimous.


Sorensen asks Kenney to report on a conference she attended in Whitefield; Babson presses Kenney to give a more in depth report; Kenney intimates that she is being interrogated; County meeting scheduling conflicts; Babson claims that someone reported to him that she did not attend conference sessions and that the county should not compensate her for attending; Kenney makes claim that Babson makes limited reports of the NH Association of Counties Conventions he has attended in the past;


Howard Chandler, Mountain View Community Administrator reports; Admission policy; Process of the County Nursing Home waiting list; Admission policy parameters; Medical review process; Admission urgency;


Bob Murray, MVC Facilities supervisor, reports on the RFP regarding the wings of the Old Nursing Home Annex; Corrections within the RFP to remove wings; Saving A wing;


Sorensen requests that the Commission release a portion of the Non Public minutes; Non Public meeting that took place June 4, 2014 at 8:40 am; Corrections; Motion [Babson] to accept the June 4, 2014 Non Public minutes; Second [Sorensen] Roll Call Vote: Babson-Y, Sorensen, -Y, Kenney- Y; Motion [Sorensen] to release a portion of the June 4, 2014 Non Public meeting minutes; Second [Babson] Vote: Roll Call: Babson- Y, Sorensen- Y, Kenney- Y;


Sorensen reports to the public what was released from the Non Public Session of June 4, 2014; The Letter of resignation from Jason Johnson, HOC Superintendent; Appointment of Jason Henry was appointed as acting Superintendent to the House of Corrections; Wages; Reassignments;


Acting Superintendent of the House of Corrections, Jason Henry, gives report; Inmate GED testing; Appointment of Jason Henry to the Executive Committee at NH Association of Counties; Motion [Sorensen] to appoint Jason Henry to the Executive Committee at NH Association of Counties; Second [Babson]; Vote: Unanimous;


Babson comments that inmates with good behavior should get more recognition;


Kenney accepts the resignation of Johnson with regret and doesn't understand why someone would resign when they are so close to retirement; Sorensen gives a brief history of Jason Johnson's services;


Wynette DeGroot, Human Resource Director, reports; Employee evaluation policy and process; Nursing Home union contract; Jail Union Contract;


Kenney approaches the board with an item listed on Babson's expense report; Lunch with accountants; Babson explains that he has reimbursed the County; Commission discusses the issue; HR Directors evaluation;


Mellisa Seamans questions why Commissioner Kenney should keep a copy of the HR Directors evaluation;


Public Comment: Daymond Steer, Conway Daily Sun; Homeless Veterans Housing project; rehab feasibility; Lunch reimbursement; Reimbursement policy; The Whitefield Primex Conference; Jason Johnson's resignation;


Public Comment: Tracy Newlyn, concerns regarding the local Geese eating the County Farm garden produce; VA Funding for Veterans; Volunteering time to assist nursing home residents; County wood shop use; Inspection of the County employee W2 forms that have been requested by Commissioner Kenney; Public and Non Public information;


Public comment: Ed Comeau,, Exit interview of Jason Johnson HOC; Commissioners submitting 91:a requests;


Commissioner Kenney comments that her 91:a to the County was not answered in the 5 business days as required by law; Sorensen and Babson return comment with explanation;


Public Comment: Mellissa Seamans, Effingham resident, comments regarding her observation of the competency of the board; Bidding contracts; Historical review; Kenney comments that the review of the past board decisions is important as it exposes recent dysfunctions of County operations;


Board discusses going into Non Public to review Non Public minutes; Review of public minutes from May 28, 2014; April 2, 2014; Corrections;


Commission recesses then returns; Commission announces a non meeting with their Attorney; Sorensen announced that the board reviewed numerous January 2013- June 2013 non public minutes and many were released;

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