Carroll County Delegation Meeting | September 21, 2020

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Meeting Notes

The Carroll County Delegation created a committee to investigate transfers of funds that allegedly did not follow transfer protocols.

TITLE II COUNTIES CHAPTER 24 COUNTY CONVENTIONS Section 24:17 Investigations. – The county convention by a vote of a majority of all its members may appoint a committee of its own members, not to exceed 5, and not over 3 to be of either of the 2 major political parties, to investigate conditions pertaining to the conduct of county affairs by any county officer or any person appointed or employed by such officer, which committee shall have power to summon witnesses, examine them under oath, secure a transcript of the testimony and do other necessary acts to conduct such an investigation. Source. 1919, 125:1. PL 35:7. 1941, 62:1. RL 44:9.


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MEETING: Carroll County NH Delegation RSA 24:17 Investigative committee


MEETING DATE: 09/21/2020


LOCATION: 95 Water Village Road, Ossipee NH,


TIME IN: 10:00


ROLL CALL OFFICIALS PRESENT: Representative: Lino Avellani


ROLL CALL OFFICIALS PRESENT: Representative: Edith Desmarais


ROLL CALL OFFICIALS PRESENT: Representative: Bill Marsh




ROLL CALL OFFICIALS ELECTRONIC: Representative: Ed Butler


ROLL CALL OFFICIALS ELECTRONIC: Representative: Glenn Cordelli


ROLL CALL OFFICIALS ELECTRONIC: Representative: Steve Woodcock



OFFICIALS ABSENT: None


EXECTUTIVE COORDINATOR: Mellisa Seamans




OTHERS PRESENT: Representative: Ed Comeau


OTHERS PRESENT: Fergus Cullen: County CFO


OTHERS PRESENT: Ed Comeau GovernmentOversite-com


OTHERS PRESENT: County Attorney: Michaela Andruzzi


OTHERS PRESENT: XX


OTHERS PRESENT: XX


OTHERS PRESENT ELECTRONICALLY: Representative: Susan Ticehurst


OTHERS PRESENT ELECTRONICALLY: Attorney: Connelly


OTHERS PRESENT ELECTRONICALLY: XX


NOTE: GOVERNMENTOVERSITE-COM: XX



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ATTENDANCE ROLL CALL:


MEMBERS: Rep. Butler; Rep. Cordelli; Rep. Marsh; Rep. Avellani;


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Relevant RSA's; Relevant minutes; Committee mission focus; Transfers; County Administrator; Nursing home employee; Commissioners investigation status; Public versus non public; Staff actions; Delegation Personnel Committee; Whistle blowers act; Employee protections;


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Attorney's office assistance; #Andruzzi; #Connelly; Confidentiality; County Administrator; Nursing home employee legal case; Transfers; 4100 accounts; Settlement account; Salary account line; 91-a: requests; May 31, 2020 transaction, $119,000.00 to settlement line; $140,000.00 Appropriated settlement line; Administrative salary line; Executive committee authorizations; Commission authorizations; 6 transfers in 2020; Two settlements; Administrative salaries/Settlement account line; Settlement line creation; $173,000.00/$140,950.00; Verification of transfers;


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List of 2020 transfers; September 1, 2020; May 31, 2020; $119,000.00; Executive committee transfer authorization; 2020 transfers related to 2019; Verifying documentation; Receiving testimony process; Transfer request procedure; Transfer request format; Commission transfer request procedure;


TITLE II COUNTIES CHAPTER 24 COUNTY CONVENTIONS 24:13-d Carroll County; Transfers of Appropriations. – Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the following procedure shall apply in Carroll county:


I. Prior to the transfer of an appropriation, or any part thereof exceeding $1,000, or an accumulative total exceeding $1,000, from one line item to another, the following procedure shall apply: a request to transfer an appropriation shall be made in writing, by the department head, whether elected or appointed, to the county commissioners, who, if they approve the same, shall report in writing their recommendation to the executive committee. II. The commissioners shall request to the executive committee, in writing, all interdepartmental transfers of appropriations, regardless of the amount. III. The county executive committee by majority vote may approve such transfers of funds in whole or in part.



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May 31, 2020 transfer: $119,000.00 to settlement line; 2019 list of transfers; Close of books; Committee documents/communication chain of custody; Witnesses; Staff interview; Request: All transfers made in 2020; Review all transfers in 2020; Reviewing transfers made in 2019; Avenue financial system data: January 1, 2020- June 30, 2020; June 31, 2020 transfer $119,000.00 moved to .095;


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Scope of committee investigation; County attorney's office; Approved transfer list; Expenditure guideline; Revised budget column; #FurgusCullen; CFO; Expenditure guideline with detail; May 31, 2020; $119,00.00 .095; #Cordelli: Outstanding 91-a: Create timeline of transfers;


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Process of calling witnesses; Receiving testimony under oath; Subpoena; Committee information sharing; May 31, 2020 transfer; Financial system log reports; Transaction log access/review; Addressing criminal actions; Attorney Generals Office;


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MOTIONER: Butler


MOTION DETAILS:


To adjourn:


TIME: 11:02

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