Dh had a fence chat with Mr. Neighbor. Asked him what he knew of the people running for the hospital board. DH got the scoop that 2 of them definitely are running because they think something fishy is going on. The mom of the (ex) friend, that is older, she has apparently said that is the only reason she is running to get on the board - to find out what is going on and expose it if it's not good. So, I guess we at least now have a better idea who to vote for. Mr also had a little info on the lady who wants to get on the ballot for sheriff. She has experience working in federal LEO (she's retired at 62 now) and said she has lived here now long enough to see that the past 8-10 years of sheriff's and jail issues hasn't resolved at all. She needs 200 signatures to get on the ballot now. Mr said he is also voting no on extending the hospital levy. Good.
Then last night dh got a call from another guy who he had been discussing the hospital with. He had talked to dh a couple days earlier about all this and he didn't know if the hospital board members were paid or not. He called back to say he found out they are not and then dh let him know we had also just found out the same and also what we found on the annual tax return info and how the "consulting" firm is related to the 2 past CEO's. etc. This guy also said he knew of the 2 running (out of 6 running, 3 positions open) who want to see what is going on. He also said he and his wife are voting no on extending the levy for the hospital. Is it also a little fishy that the new CEO (I think she's been CEO about a year or so now) somehow got her mother in law on the hospital board?? These are the only 2 people dh has talked to about it, but both of them have lots of contact with others in the community on a regular basis, as well as the one guy's wife does, too (she works for the county). Hopefully they are also getting word out that this needs to be looked into more, brought out into the open to find out what is going on.
Our weekly county commission meetings used to be video taped most weeks, but that stopped a couple months ago. DH did find meeting minutes online last night. There was a meeting where the hospital CEO came in and asked for the levy to be put on the ballot (the commissioners have to approve if it's put on or not). The minutes say that one of the council members asked the CEO why they needed add another 10 years to the levy (that expires in 2023), but the meeting minutes do not say if/what the CEO replied. The commissioners approved to have it added to the ballot. Also in one of the meeting minutes was apparently the reason they are no longer being recorded is because that was done because of grant $ they had, that expired. Good Lord. Everything this county does is because they have a (taxpayer) grant. I guess it's too hard for their assistant to turn on the camera in the corner of the room and then go sit down, LOL.
Speaking of camera's. The little camera I ordered to try in my mom's apartment arrived, so I'm giving it a test out here in my office. Seems to work ok. Decent video/pics and when in "live" mode I will even be able to hear her (and could talk to her if I wanted, but that would way confuse her, LOL). Hopefully I can get it set up and working tomorrow without having to explain too much of what I'm actually doing, haha. I don't think talking back and forth via it would work well anyway, it lags too much.