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Bond Bid and Award for Capital Projects and Lease Refunding - July 2, 2013, 4:30p - Agenda

Tax Anticipation Note  click here

The Rockingham County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that Rockingham County has again earned a MIG1 Rating by Moody’s Investors Service to Rockingham County’s $13.5 million dollar general obligation tax anticipation note for 2012.  

Each year Rockingham County borrows funds in anticipation of the county tax receipts paid by the towns and city in the county each December.  The amount borrowed is $4.5 million dollars less than 2011.  This reduction is largely attributed to the Commissioners efforts in revenue enhancements and streamlining operations in Long Term Care Services (nursing home, assisted living, and adult day care).  A rehabilitation services program was introduced capturing additional skilled care revenues.  The overall deficit in long term care operations decreased over $2 million dollars, which is attributed to a change in goals for long term care.   

Moody’s cited satisfactory cash flow projections, healthy financial position, and low direct burden debt as facets in the rating issued.   This excellent rating resulted in a low net interest rate of 0.1949% with a 0.75% coupon rate.    Rockingham County’s prudent financial planning and strong budgeting efforts are a direct result of this rating and interest rate.  

Rockingham County Biomass Facility click here

Burning local wood chips to provide steam for heat, hot water, laundry and kitchen processes at the Rockingham County Long Term Care Campus, and Jail/House of Corrections.

Rockingham County received a $1.97 million grant, covering approximately half the cost of the project. Additionally, a $200,000 grant was obtained from the North Country Conservation and Development Area Inc. through the United States Forest Service.

The Rockingham County Biomass Facility is projected to displace approximately 245,000 gallons of fuel oil consumption with 4,000 tons of wood chips. The savings to Rockingham County will be in excess of approximately $400,000 per year, fluctuating with the price of oil. We have procured a five year contract with a chip supplier with only slight annual price increases.

Deficiency Free Survey Results

The Rockingham County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that the long term care facility encompassing the Rockingham County Nursing Home, Ernest P. Barka Assisted Living Facility, and the Helen F. Wilson Adult Medical Day Care Program went through the annual survey conducted by the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and the inspection results were deficiency free, the best possible rating. 

The annual survey encompasses resident care and safety by inspecting the premises, programs, services, records of personnel and residents, and interviewing residents, staff, and families to ensure quality and safety in accordance with New Hampshire licensing regulations.

Steven E. Woods, Long Term Care Services Director said “Our team is incredible and everyone from every department helps to make this happen.  We take pride in providing high quality long term health care every day.”  

Rockingham County’s continuum of care includes the Rockingham County Nursing Home, Ernest P. Barka Assisted Living Facility, and the Helen F. Wilson Adult Medical Day Care Program.  The facility offers a home-like environment, which is an important part of our approach to residents care and guides our day-to-day culture. 

Click Long Term Care Services to the left for more information on the services offered.

Senate Bill 375 Amendment Support click here

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