GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                January 10, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            Authorize to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the contract (“Capital Access Program:  Lender Participation Agreement”) with Pentucket Bank.  Action will authorize Resolutions under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the contract will serve a public use, provide public benefit, the proposed participating bank is qualified to participate, appropriate measures have been taken to ensure CAP loans will be made under the requirements of the Act, the contract complies with RSA 162-A:12, and reasonable precautions have been made to minimize loss, all within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#2            Authorize to award a grant to the County of Grafton, North Haverhill, NH, for the purpose of installing water, and sewer lines, to support the construction of the Gile Community affordable housing development in Hanover in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3            Authorize to enter into an agreement with the City of Berlin, NH, for the purpose of rehabilitating at least 25 housing units in downtown Berlin neighborhoods in the amount of $350,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#4            Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, for the purpose of assisting Great Bridge Jaffrey Limited Partnership in the development of 30 units of affordable housing in the Jaffrey Mill, in downtown Jaffrey, NH, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5            Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Town of Northwood, NH to address a public health emergency by replacing two septic systems that are in failure in the amount of $65,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6            Authorize to enter into an agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, for the purpose of rehabilitating at least 50 housing units throughout Cheshire County in the amount of $350,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7            Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Town of Bristol, NH, for the purpose of upgrading the municipal wastewater system in order to alleviate a threat to public health and safety in the amount of $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#8            Authorize to accept and expend $15,163.99 in federal funds for the Client Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9            Authorize to budget and expend $5,500 in fiscal year 2006 carry forward funds for the purpose of providing for current expenses and mileage reimbursement for the Commissioner’s Public Awareness Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#10          Authorize to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Software House International Inc., Paxton, MA, for software and peripheral services including support services and maintenance, to sustain day to day operational needs of agencies within the State of NH in the amount of $127,348.  Effective October 1, 2006 through November 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#11          Authorize to amend a sole source contract with SSA Global Technologies, Inc., Chicago, IL (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06), for maintenance and support of the Liquor Commissions financial operations software by extending the end date only from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#12          Authorize John J. Coughlin, Mont Vernon, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer will meet all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#13          Authorize Craig E. Bennett, Dupage, IL, be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#14          Authorize Richard D. Lynch, Jaffrey, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, Governor’s Horse Guards, a ceremonial unit under the leadership of the Adjutant General of the State of NH.

 

#15          Authorize Jennifer E. Haggard, Hanscom AFB, MA, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#16          Authorize Matthew B. Holloway, Portsmouth, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#16A      Authorize Chrisopher W. Hurley, Winthrop, MA be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#17          Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Oak Point Associates, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-3-03, item #166), for consultant services to oversee the design and construction of the Readiness Center Addition/Renovation and Civil Support Team Ready Building, NH State Military Reservation, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $215,259.38 from $733,466 to $948,725.38.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#18          Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a six-month hold over amendment with the City of Laconia, NH, for 8,600 square feet of the Laconia District Court Building, Laconia, NH, for an amount not to exceed $13,908.98.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2007, through June 30, 2007.

 

#19          Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Seppala Construction Company Inc., Rindge, NH, for design/build of the Wellness Center and Renovations, NH Community Technical College – Nashua, NH, for a total price not to exceed $7,385,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 14, 2008.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $225,000 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.  15% General, 85% Other Funds.  

 

#20          Authorize to purchase the Laconia District Court building and land appurtenant to the building located in Laconia, NH, from the City of Laconia for the sum of $1.

 

#21          Authorize to amend a contract with Raymond’s Landscaping LLC, Boscawen, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #12), for snow and ice removal at the Records & Archives building in Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $2,400 from $177,000 to $179,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#22          Authorize to enter into an emergency sole source retroactive contract and pay Helmsman Management Services LLC, Boston, MA, for mold testing services at the Emergency Operations Center Building in Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $14,500.  Effective July 17, 2006 through August 31, 2006.  83% Capital, 17% Highway Funds. 

 

#23          Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Skyline Roofing Inc., Manchester, NH, for Fish and Game Headquarters Roof, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $133,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 11, 2007.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $10,000 be approved as a contingency payment for Skyline Roofing Inc., for additional services that may be required during construction.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $20,000 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.  100% Fish & Game Funds. 

 

#24          Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Royal Electric Co., Inc., Woodsville, NH, for the Dolloff Building Electrical/Fire Alarm Replacement, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $309,735.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 9, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#25          Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with McFarland – Johnson Inc., Binghamton, NY, for Professional Services for the Design of the NH State Office Park South, Phase I Roadway Design and Parking Improvements, Concord, NH, for a total amount not to exceed $249,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#26          Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with John F. Penney Consulting Services, P.C., Chester, VT, for professional Mechanical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Work’s Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.

 

                                NH BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

#27          Authorize to amend an existing sole source agreement with Richard Nusbaum, Esquire, Concord, NH, for the purpose of rendering legal assistance to the Executive Director and the Board of Accountancy in the drafting of administrative rules through the adoption process, by increasing the amount of $2,300 to $7,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#28          Authorize to pay Mary Whittier, part-time Clerk III for the Board, retro-active pay in the amount of $1,459.65  for the period of February 4, 2005 through October 1, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  (2)Further authorize  $997 of this amount, which represents expenses of prior fiscal years, to be paid with current year funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#29          Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $70,153.94 to the rightful owners of abandoned of unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#30          Authorize to award a Conservation License Plate grant to the Town of Chichester in the amount of $8,050 for the “Preservation & Security of Chichester Town Records 1812-1937”.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#31          Authorize to award a Conservation License Plate grant to the Town of Jaffrey in the amount of $10,000 for the “Jaffrey Meetinghouse Tower”.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#32          Authorize NH State Library to make a one time payment to Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA, for the microfilming of the Colebrook News & Sentinel and microfilm storage in the amount of $7,943.79.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds – Sole Source. 

 

#33          Authorize Division of the Arts to award a Mini-Grant in the amount of $800 to Arts in Reach: Encouraging Growth through the Arts, Dover.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#34          Authorize Division of the Arts to purchase artwork in the amount of $7,000 from Gary Haven Smith, Northwood.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#35          Authorize to award a Conservation License Plate grant in the amount of $6,600 to the Town of Westmoreland for the “Corner School House”.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#36          Authorize Division of the Arts to award an American Masterpieces grant in the amount of $3,575 to Pontine Movement Theater, Portsmouth.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37          Authorize Division of the Arts to award a Organizational Support Project Planning Grant in the amount of $5,650 to Opera North, Lebanon.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38          Authorize to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $7,815 to the Rochester Heritage Trust, Rochester.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#39          Authorize Division of the Arts to award Saint Kiernan Community Center for the Arts, Berlin, grants totaling $13,650.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  58% General, 42% Federal Funds. 

 

#40          Authorize Division of the Arts to award a Cultural Facility Grant to New England College, Henniker, in the amount of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#41          Authorize to enter into an agreement with George Deenihan, West Springfield, MA, to provide year-round custodial and general maintenance work at the Eastern States Exposition NH Building, West Springfield, MA in the amount of $5,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 29, 2007.  94% General, 6% Other Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#42          Authorize to enter into a sole source retroactive license agreement with Capital Region Health Care Development Corporation (Concord Hospital), Concord, NH, for use of 2,150 square feet of morgue and autopsy lab space located at the Concord Hospital for use by the Chief Medical Examiner in an amount not to exceed $176,041.20.  Effective October 1, 2006 through April 1, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#43          Authorize to provide J. Christopher Marshall, Attorney III, with a salary increase to $81,000.

 

#44          Authorize to designate Naomi N. Butterfield as an attorney at a salary of $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#45          Authorize to appoint Richard W. Head as an Associate Attorney General at a salary level of $88,000, for a term ending September 28, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#46          Authorize to enter into a contract with R.E. McLean Trucking & Excavation, Laconia, NH, for snow plowing and removal services at NHES’s Laconia local office in the amount of $13,230.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#47          Authorize to reclassify position #41511, Corrections Sergeant, labor grade 18, to a Corrections Counselor/Case Manager, labor grade 20.

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#48          Authorize a retroactive salary increment of $4,988 be authorized for Commissioner Clifton C. Below.  Effective December 27, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

#49          Authorize to continue membership and participation in the Association of Racing Commissioners for the period retroactive to January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007, in the amount of $13,000.  85% General, 15% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#50          Authorize to assign vehicle D4 on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis to the Director of the Divison of Economic Development.

 

#51          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation of material and labor from the Mt. Washington Auto Road valued at $3,000 from the proceeds of the new bicycle hill climb, “Newton’s Revenge” at Mt. Washington State Park.

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#52          Authorize to enter into a no cost contract with the New England School of Archery Inc., Concord, NH, to coordinate and implement the National Archery in the Schools Program in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 

 

#53          Authorize to hold the 18th Annual Discover Wild NH Day at its headquarters in Concord, NH on April 21, 2007, from 10 am – 3 pm.  Cost of supplies, tent rental, publicity and other items necessary to run the event not to exceed $3,700.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#54          Authorize to budget and expend $30,000 from the Publication, Specialty Items and Fundraising Revolving Fund for the purpose of entering into a contract with Petrocelli Sports Inc., d/b/a Petrocelli Marketing Group for producing, marketing and selling NHFG merchandise.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#55          Authorize to accept a transfer with an estimated value of $18,170 from the Dover, NH Police Department for two (2) 18’6” Boston Whaler Boats.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#56          Authorize to pay for the retroactive invoices/statement dated April 17, 2006 through April 29, 2006, from the Union Leader Corporation, Manchester, NH, for classified advertisements in the amount of $1,291.44.  Effective upon G&C approval, 75% Federal, 15% Fish and Game, 10% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#57          Authorize to retroactively amend a contract with Veolia Water North America Operating Services, LLC, Houston, TX, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-06, item #58), for maintenance and response activities at Gilson Road Superfund Hazardous Waste Site in Nashua, NH, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2007.

 

#58          Authorize to reclassify position #14654, Supervisor VI, Labor Grade 27 to a Business Systems Analyst I, labor grade 28.  100% General Funds. 

 

#59          Authorize to reclassify position #11381, Carpenter II, labor grade 14, to that of Construction Technician, labor grade 15 with the Dam Maintenance Bureau.  100% Maintenance of Dams Funds. 

 

#60          Authorize to retroactively amend a sole source contract with Veolia Water North America Operating Services LLC, Houston, TX, for the operation and maintenance of the groundwater treatment facility at the OK Tool/Salvage Well Superfund Site in Milford, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2007, and by increasing the price limitation amount by $447,638.07 from $3,184,094.28 to $3,631,732.35.  90% Federal, 10% State Funds. 

 

#61          Authorize a loan agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $1,000,000 to finance a 201 Wastewater Facilities Plan Update.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#62          Authorize to accept an access easement from Sun Lake Village, LLC to provide access to the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program interceptor located in Belmont.  Effective upon G&C approval and recordation at the Belknap County Registry of Deeds.

 

#63          Authorize to retroactively extend a lease agreement with McCarthy Properties, Wareham, MA, for the storage and repair of boats and emergency response equipment in the amount of $13,500.  Effective November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#64          Authorize to award Businesses United for Water Security Installation grants to the entities, as detailed in letter dated October 20, 2006, in the amount of $13,500 to complete projects to protect drinking water from contamination.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65          Authorize to award Businesses United for Water Security Installation grants to the Merrimack Village District, Merrimack, NH, in the amount of $26,390 to complete projects to protect drinking water from contamination.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#66          Authorize to enter into an agreement with W.F. Richards & Son Inc., Meredith, NH, for as-needed emergency repair services for Winnipesaukee River Basin Program infrastructure, in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#67          Authorize to amend a contract with Normandeau Associates Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #68), to complete the Protected Instream Flow Study and Water Management Plan for the Lamprey Instream Flow Pilot Program, by extending the end date from December 31, 2006 to September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68          Authorize to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Newport, in the amount of $357,000, to finance the Cheney Street Infrastructure Improvement Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#69          Authorize Skiffington Homes’ request to repair an existing breakwater with a gap at the shoreline and replace two piles supporting an existing pier connected to a piling pier by a walkway in a “U” configuration, and install a permanent, piling supported boatlift in the center slip of an existing “U” shaped docking facility on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

 

#70          Authorize Theodore Goodlander’s request to amend permit to add a seasonal canopy over two outer boat slips and reconstruct a failing beach wall on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-06).

 

#71          Authorize Patricia Drive Association’s request to reconfigure an existing 10 slip permanent docking facility and relocate existing rock navigational hazard easterly of frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Bureau of Administration

#72          Authorize to reclassify position #16415, Business Administrator III, salary grade 27 to a  Supervisor VI, salary grade 27.

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#73          Authorize to amend a sole source contract with First Health Services Corporation, Glen Allen, VA, (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, Late Item #H, amended on 12-21-05, item #77), to continue managing pharmacy benefits under the Medicaid Program, by increasing the price from $8,562,931 to $12,664,279, and by extending the end date retroactively from December 31, 2006 to June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#74          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Schaller Anderson Medical Administrators, Incorporated, Phoenix, AZ, to provide comprehensive care coordination and benefit management services for Medicaid recipients in an amount not to exceed $8,894,017.  Effective January 10, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through February 28, 2010, with the option for 3 one-year extensions.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#75          Authorize to accept a monetary donation from Cohase Lions Club, Woodsville, NH, in the amount of $200, and deposit same into the Patients Welfare Fund.

 

#76          Authorize to accept a monetary donation from Haverhill Women’s Fellowship, N. Haverhill, NH, in the amount of $100, and deposit same into the Patients Welfare Fund.

 

#77          Authorize to accept a monetary donation from Barbara Smith, Littleton, NH, in the amount of $100, and deposit same into the Patients Welfare Fund.

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#78          Authorize to accept a monetary donation from the Local Outreach Committee of the First Congregational Church of Manchester, NH, in the amount of $1,000, and deposit same in to the Special Projects checking account.

 

#79          Authorize to retroactively enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Corrections, Concord, NH, for the provision of prescriptions and pharmaceutical consulting services in the amount of $220,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  84% General, 16% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#80          Authorize to renew agency membership in the American Public Human Services Association, Washington, DC, in the amount of $11,526.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#81          Authorize to pay a membership fee to the Judge Baker Children’s Center, Boston, MA, for annual membership in the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors in the amount of $19,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through one calendar year.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Tobey School

#82          Authorize to pay Northeast Pharmacy Services, Concord, NH, for having provided prepackaged prescription medication services to residential students of the Tobey School in an amount not to exceed $1,500.  Effective retroactive to April 1, 2006 to June 15, 2006.  15% Federal, 14% General, 71% Other (School Districts) Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#83          Authorize to retroactively amend the Consultant List (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, #441, amended on 4-5-06, item #61), by adding four vendors to provide assessment and evaluation services of sexually violent predators at the rates as listed in letter dated December 21, 2006, and by increasing the amount of the consultant list by $100,000.  Effective January 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  68% General, 31% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

#84          Authorize to reclassify position #30895, Maintenance Technician, salary grade 21, to the level of Supervisor III, salary grade 23.  29% Federal, 70% General, 1% Other Funds. 

 

#85          Authorize to reclassify position #30307, Program Specialist III, salary grade 23, to a Business Systems Analyst I, salary grade 28.

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#86          Authorize to accept a monetary donation for the time period September 1, 2006 through December 8, 2006 in the amount of $53.89.

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#87          Authorize to reclassify position #41021, Administrator I, salary grade 27, to a Business Systems Analyst II, salary grade 30.  66% Federal, 20% General, 14% Other Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#88          Authorize to amend a contract with Northern Human Services, Conway, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #129), to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services at Androscoggin Valley Hospital’s Designated Receiving Facility, by increasing the price by $200,000 from $503,088 to $703,088.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#89          Authorize to expend an amount not to exceed $61,816 for required proficiency testing programs and to enroll vendors to perform those tests as may become necessary.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  38% Federal, 62% General Funds. 

 

#90          Authorize Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, to enter into an agreement with Nancy T. Mihevc d/b/a The Research Group, Florence, MA, to provide questionnaire printing, scanning and delivery of a clean data set for the NH Youth Risk Behavior Survey, in an amount not to exceed $35,970.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  58% Federal, 42% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF LICENSED ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

#91          Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for fiscal year 2006.

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#92          Authorize to award an $80,000 grant to the University of NH, for the purpose of granting scholarships to the NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#93          Authorize to award an $5,000 grant to Daniel Webster College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to the NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#94          Authorize to award an $6,000 grant to New England College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to the NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#95          Authorize to enter into a contract with NH Center for Independent Living, Manchester, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  (2)Further authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#96          Authorize to budget and accept additional grant funds in the amount of $49,461.16 from Alabama Public Television to support the E-Learning for Educators, Ready to Teach Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#97          Authorize to amend a contract with NH JAG, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-22-06, amended on 8-24-06), to provide drop out prevention services to 40 additional students, by increasing the amount from $500,000 to an amount not to exceed $513,792.48, and by adding one additional site, Manchester West High School.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#98          Authorize to enter into a contract with The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles, School Management Program to revise the Induction-with-Mentoring Toolkit and provide training and technical assistance to the Local Educational Support Centers and School in an amount not to exceed $69,120.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of the 25% of the total value of the contract withholding provision.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99          Authorize Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Back Lot Films Inc., New Boston, NH, to develop and distribute television and radio public service announcements on dropout prevention and recovery in an amount not to exceed $34,061.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further authorize to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

#100        Authorize NHCTC – Nashua to enter into a sole source contract with Kerstein, Coren, Lichtenstein & Finkel, LLP, Wellesley, MA, for the purpose of providing financial aid consulting services in the amount of $186,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  42% General, 58% Other (Tuition) Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#101        Authorize to retroactively amend a federal grant from the US Department of Justice, Community-Oriented Policing Office, (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item#119A), to implement this Technology project effectively, by extending the end date from December 31, 2006 to June 30, 2007.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#102        Authorize Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management to reclassify position #41839, Training Development Manager, labor grade 24, to a Supervisor VI, labor grade 27.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#103        Authorize Division of State Police to accept and expend an additional $11,135.52 grant form the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police DWI Patrols” for the purpose of funding overtime for DWI enforcement patrols during the times when the impaired driver is felt to be most prevalent.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#104        Authorize to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending November 30, 2006.

 

#105        Authorize to amend a contract with the Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-4-05, item #143), to examine existing, and future traffic conditions along US Route 4 from the Canaan/Orange town line, west to Interstate 89, by retroactively changing the completion date from November 30, 2006 to February 28, 2007. 

 

#106        Authorize to accept and expend up to $200,000 from various State agencies and other tenants for use and occupancy of building space at the Stickney Avenue facility in Concord, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#107        Authorize to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in a portion of old NH Route 28 Bypass highway easement not needed for the reconstruction on NH Route 28 Bypass to abutting property owner, Iris Labrie, in the Town of Hooksett.

 

#108        Authorize to enter into an agreement with HNTB, Incorporated, Boston, MA, for the final design of the rehabilitation of the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, NHKittery, ME, which carries US Route 1 over the Piscataqua River, and for replacement of the approach bridge over Scott Avenue in Portsmouth in the amount of $4,275,298.40.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 30, 2008.  The Memorial Bridge funding is 80% Federal, 10% Highway, and 10% State of ME ($398,627.16).  The Scott Avenue Bridge funding is 80% Federal, and 20% City of Portsmouth ($67,990.70). 

 

#109        Authorize Bureau of Highway Design to retroactively amend a contract with McFarland-Johnson, Incorporated, Concord, NH and Binghamton, NY, (previously approved by G&C on 6-9-99, item #162), for the final design of highway improvements for NH 111, NH 28 and several local roadways in the Towns of Windham and Salem, by extending the end date from January 11, 2006 to March 31, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#110        Authorize Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Clough Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-00, item #159), for the preliminary design for the replacement of the Sewalls Falls Road bridge in the City of Concord by retroactively extending the end date from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2007.

 

#111        Authorize Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a lease agreement for a parcel of land with private pedestrian crossing with Raymond Spinosa, Woburn, MA, on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Laconia for $1,300 per year.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.

 

#112        Authorize Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT, to expend and renovate the Advance Transit facility for an amount not to exceed $1,556,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 12, 2009.  89% Federal, 11% General Funds.  

 

#113        Authorize Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award Lists for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $128,362.11 for the period extending from July 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006.

 

#114        Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $575,716.06 as documented in the Contemplated Award List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from November 23, 2006 through December 15, 2006.

 

#115        Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in a portion of the old NH Route 4 beyond the new layout of Shattuck Way in the Town of Newington to the Short Family Limited Partnership where it abuts other land of said Short Family Limited Partnership.

 

#116        Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in the NH Route 126 Highway Easement that is more than 33’ westerly of the NH Route 126 center line, as now traveled, in the Town of Barrington to the Franklin Resource Group where it abuts other land of said Franklin Resource Group.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#117        Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to grant a utility easement 20 feet in width to Unitil Energy Systems Inc., a NH Corporation, with a principal place of business in the Town of Hampton, NH.

 

#118        Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.23 acre parcel of land located in Nashua for $218,900 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee.   (2)Further authorize to compensate ERA Masiello Group from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $4,378 (2%) for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#119        Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.23 acre parcel of land located in Nashua for $223,892 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee.   (2)Further authorize to compensate Prudential Verani Realty from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $11,542.50 (5%) for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#120        Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.8 acre parcel of land located in Plaistow to Keith Moulton for $180,000 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee.   (2)Further authorize to compensate Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Plaistow from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $10,800 (6%) for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#121        Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail Co., Andover, NH, for guardrail replacement and other incidental work along US 302/NH Route 10 on the basis of a low bid of $386,360.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 27, 2007.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $38,636 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  The contingency requested is 10% of the contract amount and is reasonable for projects of this type.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#122        Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Jay-Mor Enterprises Inc., Pelham, NH, for building demolition on the basis of a low bid of $110,318.  The Salem-Manchester project will remove two structures, one residential and one commercial and the Plaistow-Kingston project will remove one residential structure.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 15, 2007.  (2) Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $16,547.70 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  The contingency requested is 15% of the contract amount and is reasonable for projects of this type.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#123        Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail Co., Andover, NH, for guardrail replacement on NH Route 112 (Kancamagus Highway) beginning at the Lincoln/Livermore Town Line on the basis of a low bid of $1,347,022.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2007.  (2) Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $134,702.20 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  The contingency requested is 10% of the contract amount and is reasonable for projects of this type.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#123A    Authorize Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an operating agreement with Boston Express Bus, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide daily commuter bus service between Nashua and Boston from Exit 8 and the Welcome Center at Exit 6 of the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Nashua for an amount not to exceed $1,130,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  93% Federal, 7% Highway Funds. 

#124                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

A.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,350.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher J. Crowley, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Web Site Design and HTML”.

B.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,192.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Danley, Education Consultant, in the course entitled “Transforming the Educational Agenda”.

C.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,192.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sharon Sabol, Education Consultant, in the course entitled “Transforming the Educational Agenda”.

D.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,014.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Sgroi, Instructor, in the course entitled “Group Dynamics”.

E.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $263.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Sgroi, Instructor, in the course entitled “Introduction to Excel Writing and Research”.

F.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay California State University, Hayward, CA, the sum of $505.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Megan Wilson, Teacher Assistant, in the on-line course entitled “Designing Curriculum for Online Instructions”.

G.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Springfield, MA, the sum of $2,037.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Regan Beauchesne, Child Protective Services Worker, in the course entitled “Social Work Practice II”.

H.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Springfield, MA, the sum of $536.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Regan Beauchesne, Child Protective Services Worker, in the course entitled “Social Work Research II”.

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melissa Brien, Child Protective Services Worker Coordinator, in the course entitled “Internship Seminar”.

J.              HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shawn Driskell, Child Protective Service Worker, in the courses entitled “Research III: Program and Practice Evaluation” and “Special Projects and Independent Study”.

K.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $296.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Katherine Emerson, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Social Welfare Policy II”.

L.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Boston University, Boston, MA, the sum of $2,600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shannon Guilfoyle, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Human Behavior II” and “Social Work Research I”.

M.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sadie Grealish, Child Protection Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Developmental Models of Comprehensive School Guidance” and “Counseling Internship II”.

N.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,776.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Healey, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Liberation Theology in Mexico Context” and “Special Project”.

O.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Betty Keegan, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Field Internship II” and “Social Work Practice II”.

P.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $696.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol King, Provider Services Representative, in the course entitled “Human Resource Management”.

Q.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,358.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kendra McCauley, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Economics of Change”.

R.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,037.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kendra McCauley, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Project Phase I”.

S.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $444.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristen Neil, Child Protective Services Worker Coordinator, in the course entitled “Current Topics in Community Psychology: Application of Youth Mentoring Research”.

T.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Antioch University, Keene, NH, the sum of $2,601.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristiane Schott-Jakubowski, Child Protective Service Worker, in the courses entitled “Social and Cultural Diversity”, “Counseling Skills Lab” and “Career and Lifestyle Counseling”.

U.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,956.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathleen Curran Talbot, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Field Internship IV”.

V.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,392.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cathy Creapaux, Program Specialist IV, in the courses entitled “Introduction to Psychology” and “Cognitive Psychology”.

W.           HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Excelsior College, Albany, NY, the sum of $1,540.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorene Reagan, Administrator II, in the on-line course entitled “Community Nursing: Human Diversity and Public Health”.

X.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $832.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Frank Beck, Fraud Investigator, in the course entitled “History of World War II”.

Y.             NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $748.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Snjezana Korasic, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Anatomy & Physiology I”.

Z.              NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Snjezana Korasic, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “PC Applications”.

AA.        NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Amy LeBlanc, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Math for Allied Health”.

BB.        NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Stewart W. McPhee, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Math for Allied Health”.

CC.        NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $748.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Briana Miller, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Anatomy & Physiology I”.

DD.        NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lynda S. Ricker, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Communications”.

EE.         NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lynda S. Ricker, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Ethics and the Professional Helper”.

FF.         OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $572.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mary Ellen Emmerling, Information Technology Manager, in the course entitled “Personal Computer Hardware and Software”.

GG.       OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kelly Genest, Administrative Secretary, in the course entitled “Spreadsheets”.

HH.        OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mikyung C. Hughes, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “PC Applications”.

II.             OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Constance Weisberg, Accountant III, in the course entitled “Principles of Finance”.

JJ.          SAFETY, Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services- Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,844.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Phillips, Bureau Chief, in the courses entitled “Human Resource Management” and “Financial Management & Budget”.

KK.        TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $348.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Renee Dupuis, Human Resource Technician, in the course entitled “Social Environment of Business”.

LL.         TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay UMass, Lowell, MA, the sum of $669.11 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ashok H. Kakadia, in the course entitled “Design of Masonry Structures”.

MM.      TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Rochester, NH, the sum of $832.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathryn Sanders, Account Clerk III, in the courses entitled “Investment Principles” and “Winter Ecology”.

NN.        TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Community Technical College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $328.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol A. Spottiswood, Accountant I, in the course entitled “Cost Accounting I”.

Requested Tuition Total:  $44,930.11