Carroll County Delegation Meeting | March 28, 2014
Welcome to the Carroll County Delegation meeting from 3/28/14. The Delegation met to review the 2014 County budget. They met at the County Complex, 95 Water Village Rd, Ossipee and it began at 9:00 am.
Meeting analysis: Complete
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Review of draft meeting minutes; March 24, 2014; requested corrections;
Farm budget subcommittee report.
Mountain View Community budget subcommittee report.
Rep. Chandler challenges the accuracy of the nursing home budget numbers, Rep. Ahlgren fires back.
County Jail budget review; total adjustment due to the elimination of a position from Jail budget;
Will Dewitt, Farm Supervisor, comments on the replacement of County vehicles;
Approving remaining revenue; Sheriff's income; K9 Dog biting incident;
Comment regarding the process of Union negotiations; last minute negotiations;
Hales Location Budget;
Bottom line on expenditures; General fund and enterprise fund; Total;
Bottom line Revenues; Capital reserve funds;
Amount to be raised by taxes; Total. Tax increase amount; Union negotiations; amount taken from surplus; leftover bond funding amount; Total;
Use of surplus fund to offset taxes; unspent nursing home bonding funds;
State recommended reserves amounts; rainy day fund requirements;
Assurance of surplus fund amounts;
Concern when using surplus funds to offset double digit increases;
Building a new nursing home raises County expenditures; paying an extra 2 million dollars without a significant tax increase.
Motion on the floor to add $96,000 to the $1 million of surplus to reduce taxes; Roll Call vote; passes.
Updated amount to be raised by taxes; Motion to accept; 2nd; roll call vote; passes
Delegation moves into convention; Motion to ratify votes in executive session; 2nd; roll call; passes;
"Rubber stamping the Salary that was set for the Recording secretary during previous delegations"
Mellisa Seamans, Carroll County Independent; using surplus during emergencies; printing costs; County Capital Improvement Committee;
Daymond Steer, Conway Daily Sun; requests a highlighted version of the budget details; Amount that was cut from the County Commissioners budget;
Steve Brown, Wakefield resident; update on the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services; BEAS;
Representative Ticehurst adds additional information about the BEAS budget line;
Will Dewitt, Farm supervisor and Ossipee resident expresses his "sadness" and "disappointment" regarding the delegation's vote to eliminate the pig program.
Commissioner Sorensen makes proposal that the Subcommittees start earlier.
Commissioner Babson makes comment about the budget process; proposes that the Delegation change the fiscal year;
Past Carroll County Delegation Meetings