GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                January 24, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE MUNICIPAL BOND BANK

#1            Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#2            Authorize to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan made by Strafford Economic Development Corporation to Samco, Inc. located in Farmington, NH.  Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#3            Authorize to enter into a contract with CBE Technologies Inc., Boston, MA, for the procurement, installation, deployment and 4 ˝ years of maintenance for NH State Liquor Commission Point-of-Sale systems located in all of the retail stores and headquarters in the amount of $1,486,528.45.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a contract with Lake Sunapee Bank of Newport, NH, for the purpose of financing the procurement and implementation of the NH State Liquor Commission Point-of-Sale systems in the amount of $1,352,014.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2012.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#4            Authorize Christopher W. Hurley, Winthrop, MA, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard. 

 

#5            Authorize John J. Coughlin, Mont Vernon, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#6            Authorize Matthew B. Holloway, Portsmouth, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#7            Authorize to waive the State’s workers’ compensation lien related to Elmer Rule.  Liberty Mutual, serving as the State’s insurer of the State Employees’ Workers’ Compensation Program at the time of injury, recommends that a lien waiver be granted for entire amount of $19,733.98.

 

#8            Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $370,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of February 2007.  (2)Further authorize a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $557,937,765.91 for the Month of December and recommends the balance of $142,062,234.09.

 

#9            Authorize to enter into a contract with Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Portland, ME, for Quality Assurance Services to assist the State with its implementation of NH FIRST Enterprise Resource Planning project through the three implementation phases at a cost not to exceed $538,755.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#10          Authorize to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers authorized for Fiscal Year 2007 during the month of December.

 

#11          Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to amend a lease agreement with the Town of Newport, NH, for office and courtroom space in Newport, NH, by terminating the current agreement in advance of its expiration date of June 30, 2007, early termination shall be effective January 31, 2007.  The total sum to remain unpaid from this agreement is $12,153.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#12          Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the Town of Newport, NH, for office and courtroom space in Newport, NH,  replacing the current lease which is due to expire June 30, 2007, for a total cost of $351,108.96.  Effective February 1, 2007 through January 30, 2012.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#12A      Authorize to enter into a retroactive contract with the Rowley Insurance Agency for the purpose of providing Commercial Property, General Liability, and Umbrella insurance coverage for three district courts (Derry, Franklin and Jaffrey-Peterborough), in the amount of $8,862 and covers a one year period.  Effective January 14, 2007 and will expire on January 13, 2008.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#12B       Authorize  Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with North Branch Construction Inc., Henniker, NH, for HVAC and reproofing of NH Community Technical College – Pease, Portsmouth, NH for a total price not to exceed $2,990,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 3, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#13          Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $17,123.24 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#14          Authorize to retroactively pay the Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, DC, for organizational dues in the amount of $8,100.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#15          Authorize to reclassify position #15952, Clerk IV, labor grade 12 step one ($23,302.50) to Program Assistant III, labor grade 17 step one ($28,528.50) in the Administration Division.

 

#16          Authorize to reclassify position #18233, Tax Auditor III, labor grade 21 step one ($33,676.50) to Administrator IV, labor grade 33 step one ($57,193.50) in the Administration Division.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#17          Authorize to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $9,280 to the Town of Gilford for the Preserving Gilford’s History project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#18          Authorize to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $9,707 to the Town of Hancock for the Hancock Record Preservation project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#19          Authorize to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,000 to the City of Claremont for the Cemetery Archive Preservation project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#20          Authorize to appoint Lauren J. Noether as a Senior Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $76,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2009.

 

#21          Authorize to enter into sub-grants totaling $21,867 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated January 9, 2007, for increased enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#22          Authorize to retroactively enter into a sole source contract with A. W. Therian Company Inc., Manchester, NH, to conduct emergency repairs to two roofs of buildings located at the Lakes Region Facility in Laconia, NH, in the amount of $5,380.  Effective November 2, 2006 through December 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#23          Authorize to reclassify position #16327 Account Technician, labor grade 12, to a Human Resources Assistant II, labor grade 12.

 

#24          Authorize to enter into a contract with Oliver Weiss, dba Weiss Properties, Ossipee, NH for the provision of cleaning services for the probation/parole district office in the amount of $7,875.  Effective March 26, 2007 through February 25, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#25          Authorize to pay $780,000 in overtime for permanent personnel services out of salaries for vacant positions due to pending recruitment for the period of July 1, 2006 through October 12, 2006.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#26          Authorize Division of Travel and Tourism to award grants to Joint Promotional Advertising in the amount of $97,671 for their 2007 out-of-state marketing projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27          Authorize Trails Bureau to reclassify position #11456 Secretary II, salary grade 9, to Program Assistant I, salary grade 12.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#28          Authorize Trails Bureau to reclassify position #42035 Equipment Operator, salary grade 12, to Equipment Operator Supervisor, salary grade 14.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#29          Authorize Trails Bureau to accept the donation of two Polaris Ranger 4x4 utility vehicles with roof and windshields, valued at $21,000 from Littleton Motorsports Inc.  (3)Further authorize to purchase two 4,000 lbs winches, value of $1,598, from Littleton Motorsports Inc., to be installed on the donated vehicles.

 

#30          Authorize Division of Travel and Tourism to award grants to Joint Promotional Advertising in the total amount of $10,000 for their 2007 in-state marketing projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31          Authorize to accept and place on file a detailed analysis of Park Revenue and Expenditures, including Cannon Mountain ski area, for fiscal year 2006.

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#32          Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Wildlife Management Institute, Incorporated, a non-profit tax-exempt organization, for the purpose of publicizing woodcock natural history, population status and conservation practices through video outreach.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#33          Authorize to retroactively amend a grant agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-14-04, item #41), for the Bartlett Street Stormwater Treatment Device project by extending the completion date to December 31, 2007 from December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34          Authorize to amend a state aid grant to the City of Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $426,627 from $1,172,053 to $1,598,680 for the water pollution control project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#35          Authorize to enter into a Loan Agreement with Forest Street Condominium Association of Plaistow, Inc., to finance the upgrade of an existing public water system serving the Forest Street Condominium Association in the Town of Plaistow, subject to conditions as detailed in letter dated January 3, 2007, in the amount of $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#36          Authorize James Sanders’ request to remove an existing deteriorated non-conforming tidal dock and replace it with a conforming pier to a ramp to a float, providing two slips, remove existing deteriorated timber seawall and replace it with rip rap installed by cutting back into the bank for shoreline stabilization on property located on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth. 

 

#37          Authorize Paul Van Slooten’s request to remove a seasonal dock and fill with rock to construct breakwater with a gap at the shoreline, construct two cantilevered piers in a “dog-leg” configuration accessed by two walkways on property located at Barndoor Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#38          Authorize Henry Kuziomko’s request to construct a permanent pier to a ramp to a float, providing two under-sized slips on property located on the Piscataqua River in Dover.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Office of the Commissioner

#39          Authorize Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a retroactive one-time payment of $6,692.19 to Gary Prescott, a Mental Health Worker II at New Hampshire Hospital, Transitional Housing Services for Medical Certification obtained in February 16, 2000.  70% General, 30% Federal Funds. 

 

#40          Authorize to reclassify position #40354 Human Resource Assistant I, salary grade 9, to a Payroll Officer I, salary grade 14.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#41          Authorize to retroactively amend a grant with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #75, amended on 4-19-06, item #65), to continue providing access, visitation and mediation services to parents in Coos, Carroll and Grafton counties to assist them in resolving differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting, by extending the period to June 30, 2007 from September 30, 2006. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#42          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $113,750.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#43          Authorize to reclassify position #12689, Case Aide, salary grade 14 to a Medical Service Technician, salary grade 17.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Community & Public Health

#44          Authorize Office of Minority Health to enter into a sole source agreement with Community Catalyst Inc., Boston, MA, to provide organizational development consultation services to three community organizations as funded through the State Partnership Grant awarded to the DHHS, Office of Minority Health in an amount not to exceed $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#45          Authorize to continue a contract with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute, Inc., Alexandria, VA, in the amount of $6,950.  Effective March 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through February 28, 2008.  68.4% General, 31.6% Federal Funds. 

 

#46          Authorize to accept non-monetary donations as detailed in letter dated January 2, 2007, received during the period of August 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

 

#47          Authorize to accept donations from contributors as detailed in letter dated January 2, 2007, in the amount of $1,600, received during the period of August 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#47A      Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment Section, to enter retroactively into an Educational Tuition Agreement with Springfield College, Manchester, NH, so that Ann Marie Young may participate in the courses entitled Program Evaluation, and Current Topics in Human Services Administration during the period of January 6, 2007 through April 14, 2007, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,776.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#47B       Authorize Maternal and Child Health Section to establish a list of medical consultants from a list of specialists, on an as needed basis, related to clinically significant newborn screening results in an amount not to exceed $27,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  49% Federal, 51% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#48          Authorize to enter into a contract with Jay McKenna’s Cleaning Inc., Merrimack, NH, for janitorial services in the amount of $5,340/annually.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2009.  99% General, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS

#49          Authorize to accept and expend $4,550 in examination fees to cover personnel costs of administering licensing examinations.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#50          Authorize to retroactively pay Ramona Blake, Licensed Practical Nurse II, increment wages that were not processed from May 26, 2006 to June 16, 2006 in the amount of $109.80 which includes holiday pay.  Effective upon G&C approval.  37% Agency, 38% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#51          Authorize to retroactively pay Angelique Mosher, Recreational Therapist II, increment wages that were not processed from February 18, 2006 to June 16, 2006 in the amount of $475.81, which includes holiday pay.  Effective upon GC approval.  37% Agency, 38% Federal, 25% General Funds.

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#52          Authorize to award a $6,000 grant to Rivier College for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need.  100% General Funds. 

 

#53          Authorize to award a $7,000 grant to the NH Regional Community Technical College System for the benefit of NH students pursuing approved programs of study in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH.  100% General Funds. 

 

#54          Authorize to award a $1,000 grant to Plymouth State University for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#55          Authorize to enter into a contract with the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, Portland, ME, to provide technical assistance to the NH Department of Education and professional development to districts/schools in accordance with the Follow The Child Initiative in an amount not to exceed $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further authorize the payment for services rendered and approved and approval on the basis of invoices which are supported by a summary of activities that have taken place in accordance with the terms of the contract, along with a detailed listing of expenses incurred in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  (3)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to three additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein and pending legislative approval for the next two biennium budgets.  100% Federal Funds. 

                               

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

#56          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Colwell and Salmon Communications Inc., Albany, NY, for the purpose of providing phonathon/telemarketing solicitation of alumni on behalf of NH Technical Institute in the amount of $11,750.  Effective upon G&C approval though June 30, 2007.  42% General, 58% Other Funds. 

 

#57          Authorize NHCTC – Stratham to enter into a retroactive agreement with Waste Management Inc., Gonic, NH, for the purpose of weekly rubbish removal in the amount of $18,802.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  44% General, 56% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#58          Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively reimburse Sylvia Lowe for in-state travel associated with the performance of her duties as CTO II in the month of May 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#59          Authorize a grant agreement between, Homeland Security & Emergency Management and Southwestern Community Services Inc., for recovery activities associated with the October 2005 floods in the amount of $9,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% Match Funds. 

 

#60          Authorize a grant agreement between Homeland Security & Emergency Management, and the communities as detailed in letter dated January 2, 2007, for a total amount of $5,700, for activities associated with mitigating the effects of future flooding.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% Match Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#61          Authorize Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into an agreement with the Town of Milford, delineating duties and responsibilities of both parties for designing, and making improvements to the area known as the “Oval” in Milford, NH, for a project identified in the State’s Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan as Milford 14492.  80% Federal, 20% Local Match Funds. 

 

#62          Authorize Bureau of Human Resources to enter into a sole source contract with Federal Highway Administration Finance Division, National Highway Institute, Washington, DC, for training in the amount not to exceed $107,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63          Authorize Bureau of Right of Way Petition for a hearing to reconstruct NH Route 63 beginning at a point on NH Route 63, approximately 1,300 feet north of NH Route 119/NH Route 63 intersection and continuing northerly along NH Route 63 approximately 2,200 feet to permanently repair this severely damaged section of roadway in the Town of Hinsdale with a suggested budget of $6,204. 

 

#64          Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $956,578.14 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from December 16, 2006 through January 4, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#65          Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.23 acre parcel of land, which is improved with a single family residence on 10 Clairmoor Drive in Nashua to Douglas Chaput and Melanie Chaput both of Nashua for $230,100 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  (2)Further authorize to compensate Topsell Realty LLC, from the proceeds of the subject sale, in the amount of $4,624 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

 

#66          Authorize Bureau of Rail & Transit to grant an easement to the Loon Mountain Recreation Corporation approximately 32,000 square feet in size for an underground sewer interceptor line and appurtenances on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln railroad corridor in the Town of Lincoln for $7,200 and a one-time administrative fee of $1,100.

 

#67          Authorize Bureau of Bridge Design to retroactively amend a contract with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., South Burlington, VT, to complete the design services of the rehabilitation project on the F.E. Everett Turnpike NH & SB bridge over the Souhegan River in Merrimack, NH, by extending the end date from July 28, 2006 to December 28, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#68          Authorize Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the Town of Alstead, NH, to reimburse the Town $84,596.03 for their work as manager and contractor for complete road rehabilitation work related to the floods of October 2005.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69          Authorize Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with McFarland-Johnson, Incorporated, Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, for the final design of the Manchester Airport Access Road in the Towns of Bedford, Londonderry and Merrimack and the City of Manchester by increasing the fee by $422,786.32 from $7,310,878 to $7,733,664.32 for additional design services that were not included in the original scope of work.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.  

 

#70          Authorize Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH, Inc., Hampton, NH, for acceptance of rubbish delivered by Bureau of Turnpikes vehicles in the amount of $29,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

#71                                                                          TUITION REQUESTS

A.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA, the sum of $2,300.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Stanley Freeda, Educational Consultant I, in the distance learning courses entitled “Facilitating and Implementing Online Professional Development”, “Practicum: Facilitating an Online Workshop”, “Online Course Design and Delivery”, and “Practicum: Delivering an Online Course”.

B.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,145.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shanthi Venkatesan, Administrator III, in the course entitled “Financial Accounting for Healthcare”.

C.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Care Med Educational Services LLC, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin Plant, Licensed Nurse Assistant II, in the course entitled “Licensed Practical Nurse Program”.

D.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Care Med Educational Services LLC, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lois Smith, Licensed Nurse Assistant III, in the course entitled “Licensed Practical Nurse Program”.

E.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, the sum of $1,455.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Doreen Stevens, Nurse Coordinator, in the online course entitled “Introduction to Graduate Study in Health Sciences”.

 

Requested Tuition Total :  $8,900.00

 

 

#72                                                                          TRAVEL REQUESTS

A.             BANKING - Request permission for (1) employee, Kristina M. Dore, Bank Examiner III or designee, to travel to Arlington, VA, on February 25 to March 16, 2007, to attend Examination Management School.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $600.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Kristina M. Dore. Total Cost: $1,755.00. Source of Funds: 100% Other – Exam/Assessment.  No Registration Fees.