GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA

                                                                                                Milford Town Hall, Milford, New Hampshire

                                                                                                October 12, 2011, 10:00 a.m.

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Glencliff Home

A.      Authorize to accept monetary donations for the time period of October 29, 2010 through June 30, 2011, with a value totaling $1,170.

 

                                Glencliff Home

B.      Authorize to accept a monetary donation from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, Woodsville, NH, in the amount of $1,000.

 

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

C.      Authorize to accept a donation from the NH Tax Collectors’ Association, in the amount of $217 for a one night hotel, meals, and conference registration expense for a DRA employee to participate at their annual conference.

 

 

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#2           Authorize to amend a sole source contract with the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-1-09, late item H), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the amount not to exceed $320,000 from $4,685,855 to $5,005,855.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.

 

#2A        Authorize to relocate offices from Chenell Drive, Concord, to Johnson Hall, Pleasant Street, Concord, by November 15, 2011 in order to achieve cost savings for office space.  (2)Further authorize to transfer between expenditure classes for the office relocation in the amount of $78,228.14 in FY12 and $76,244.43 in FY13.  FY12 - 49% Federal, 9% Other, 42% General Funds; FY13 – 41% Federal, 4% Other, 55% General Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on October 28, 2011. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#3           Authorize confirmation of John W. Logsdon Jr, Laconia, NH, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#4           Authorize a waiver as per Chapter 224:315, Laws of 2011, and RSA 21-I:56 I, to reclassify positions, as detailed in letter dated September 29, 2011.

 

#4A        Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $600,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of November.

 

#4B        Authorize to enter into a contract with Employee Benefit Management Inc., Freeport, ME, to administer the programs for Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Reimbursement Arrangements for state employees, and by providing the Department with Producer Services to administer the voluntary group insurance plans offered to, and paid by, state employees, for a total not to exceed $772,502.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  40% General, 16% Federal, 26% Enterprise, 18% Restricted Funds. 

 

#4C        Authorize to accept and place on file a report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011.

 

#4D        Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gemini Electric Inc., Auburn, NH, for the Emergency Generator Upgrades, NH Department of Safety, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $289,500.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $4,800 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $294,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 25, 2012.  100% Capital – Highway Funds. 

 

#4E         Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Armand E. Lemire CO. Inc., Hooksett, NH, for the New Steam Boiler at the HHS Building, Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $120,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2011.  100% Capital – General Funds. 

 

#4F         Authorize to make transfers from the Salary Adjustment Fund to agency permanent personnel service accounts for the period of October 1 – December 31, 2011, and to report transfers made as soon as practical after December 31, 2011 and prior to request for further authority.  There are no agency transfers to report for July 1 – September 30, 2011.  (2)Further authorize to make transfers from the Benefit Adjustment Fund to agency benefit accounts for the period of October 1 – December 31, 2011, and to report transfers made as soon as practical after December 31, 2011 and prior to request for further authority.  There are no agency transfers to report for July 1 – September 30, 2011. 

 

#4G        Authorize to accept and place on file the quarterly report for transfers processed July 1 – September 30, 2011.  (2)Further authorize transfers of funds up to $25,000 within departments not to exceed to total amounts of funds available for October 1 – December 31, 2011, and to report transfers made as soon as practical after December 31, 2011 and prior to request for further authority. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#5           Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $115,764 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $115,763.87 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#6           Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#7           Authorize to award Conservation Number Plate Grants in the amount of $19,854 to Keene State College.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#8           Authorize the Division of Arts to award a grant in the amount of $10,000 to the City Cultural Commission d/b/a ArtSpeak, Portsmouth, NH, for a collaborative regional partnership initiative for NH Artists.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9           Authorize the State Library to award a Conservation License Plate Grant in the amount of $9,973 to the Town of Grafton, for the Conservation and Microfilming of Grafton Town Records.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#10         Authorize the State Library to award a Conservation License Plate Grant in the amount of $5,322 to the Town of Nelson, for the Conservation and Microfilming of Nelson Town Records.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#11         Authorize the State Library to award a Conservation License Plate Grant in the amount of $9,972 to the City of Berlin, for the Conservation and Microfilming of Early Berlin Records.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Conservation Plate Funds.

 

#12         Authorize the Division of Arts to retroactively renew membership with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Washington, DC, in the amount of $15,765.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

#13         Authorize to award a Partnership Initiative Grant in the amount of $7,000 to Arts Alliance of Northern NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#14         Authorize to conduct a three-day training on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, for the NH Network of Trauma Informed Mental Health Providers, to be held at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth, NH, at a cost not to exceed $12,037.20.  (2)Further authorize to enter into an agreement with the Common Man Inn Inc., for the conference facilities and food services for the three-day training, in an amount not to exceed $3,412.20.  (3)Further authorize to enter into an agreement with EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, to conduct the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training, at a cost not to exceed $8,625.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#15         Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $54,665 from the Department of Safety, State Homeland Security Program for the purchase of equipment outlined in the memorandum of agreement between the DOJ and DOS (originally approved by G&C on 5-11-11, item #63).  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2012.  100% Transfer from Other Agencies (Federal) Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#16         Authorize to amend a $400,000 grant received from the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance(originally approved by G&C on 11-4-09, item #16), to be utilized to support offender reentry, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#17         Authorize to retroactively amend a $100,000 federal grant received from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, Federal Fiscal Year 2010 John R. Justice grant program (originally approved by G&C on 3-16-11, item #46), to be utilized to provide student loan financial assistance to public defenders and prosecutors in NH.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#18         Authorize to accept and place on file the 2010-2011 Biennial Report.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#19         Authorize to accept and expend additional funds made available through the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act Grant, in the amount of $24,120 to increase awareness and prevention of Prison rape and sexual misconduct within the NH Corrections Facilities.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

#20         Authorize to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the period of July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011.

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#21         Authorize to continue membership and participation in the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners Inc., for an amount of $24,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Utility Assessment Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#22         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a contract with GG Young Company, Franconia, NH, for the Brookside Addition roof installation at Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $26,250.  (2)Further authorize advance payment in the amount of $13,125.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2011.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#23         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with William C. Wallace Prefab Corporation, Danbury, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #45), in order to connect the newly constructed addition to the existing Brookside Building at Cannon Mountain Ski Area, by increasing the amount by $3,152 from $44,286 to $47,438, and by extending the completion date to October 30, 2011 from September 30, 2011.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#24         Authorize the transfer of $268,241 of unexpended funds from Excess Registration Fees to the Fish and Game OHRV Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Budget.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#25         Authorize to budget and expend $250,000 in Pass-Thru Federal FEMA funds from the Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, for the purposes of updating the state drought management plan.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Pass Thru Federal Funds – Other Agency Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#26         Authorize to award a grant to the City of Concord, NH, in the amount of $27,000 for the purchase of two light duty vehicles that run on compressed natural gas.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012.  100% ARRA SEP Federal Funds. 

 

#27         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Steven C. Chapra, Weston, MA, for the Independent Review of the Water Quality Model for the Squamscott River Project, for a total of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the entities as detailed in letter dated September 29, 2011, for surficial geologic mapping services, in the amount of $61,725.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29         Authorize to enter into a contract with John Turner Consulting Inc., to provide construction testing services associated with the reconstruction of Pleasant Lake Dam in the Town of Deerfield, in the amount of $4,725.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#30         Authorize a loan agreement with the Emerald Lake Village District, to finance water system improvements in the amount of $1,800,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#31         Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Town of Epping, to reimburse the Town for materials to relocate a dry hydrant and to relocate a dry hydrant near the Bunker Pond Dam in Epping as part of the project to remove the dam, in an amount not to exceed $1,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#32         Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Transportation to perform drilling and sampling at five State-owned dams at a cost not to exceed $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#33         Authorize to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with the Pemi-Baker Solid Waste District to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects, totaling $6,223.  Effective August 28, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#34         Authorize the NH Department of Transportation’s request to replace the Memorial Bridge and the Scott Avenue Bridge impacting 21,519 sq. ft. (5,294 sq. ft. temporary) of previously developed tidal buffer zone and estuarine wetlands.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Office of the Commissioner

#35         Authorize to make an unencumbered payment to the New England States’ Consortium Systems Organization, Shrewsbury, MA, to provide Medical technical support services in an amount not to exceed $28,500.  Effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs

#36         Authorize to accept and expend $18,024 of Federal Funds for the State Partnership Grant to Improve Minority Health.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Human Resources Management

#37         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Wendy Booker, Mental Health Worker II, NH Hospital, in the amount of $114.68 to compensation for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  31% Federal, 69% General Funds. 

 

#38         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Kristen Marabella, Youth Counselor III, Juvenile Justice Services, in the amount of $897, to compensation for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds. 

 

#39         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Leta Ricard, part-time Word Processor Operator I, Office of the Commissioner, in the amount of $264.96 to compensation for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  50% General, 50% Other – Licensing Fee Funds. 

 

#40         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Beverly Williams, part-time Clerk Interviewer, Division of Family Assistance, in the amount of $952.43 to compensation for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  48.18% Federal, 55.82% General Funds. 

 

#41         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Stephen Guay, Employment Counselor Specialist, Division of Family Assistance, in the amount of $600, to compensation for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  45% Federal, 55% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Juvenile Justice Services

#42         Authorize to make a one-time retroactive sole source payment in the amount of $16,150 to PbS Learning Institute Inc., Braintree, MA, for continued participation in the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators Performance-based Standards for Youth Correction and Detention Facilities.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#43         Authorize to retroactively reimburse Kathleen Mercier in the amount of $57.63, from current year funds for in-state travel-related expenses incurred in the performance of official state business during the last fiscal year.  40% Federal, 60% General Funds. 

 

#44         Authorize to retroactively reimburse Jennifer Goffin in the amount of $614.29, from current year funds for in-state travel-related expenses incurred in the performance of official state business during the last fiscal year.  32.54% Federal, 67.46% General Funds. 

 

#45         Authorize the Risk Management Unit to retroactively enter into a contract with FIAI Inc., Manchester, NH, to purchase a general liability insurance policy for foster parents, in the amount of $61,275.  Effective October 11, 2011 through October 11, 2012.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#46         Authorize the Bureau Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Dr. James B. Spencer, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Etna, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

#47         Authorize the Bureau Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Dr. Julie Furlan, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Sandwich, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

#48         Authorize the Bureau of Laboratory Services, Public Health Laboratories to expend an amount not to exceed $82,295 for required proficiency testing and to enroll vendors to perform those tests as may become necessary.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.  72.17% General, 20.43% Federal, 7.4% Other – Lab Testing Funds. 

 

#49         Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #290), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $111,710.10 from $550,780 to $439,069.90.  66.96% Federal, 33.04% General Funds. 

 

#50         Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Lamprey Health Care Inc., Newmarket, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #287), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $110,224.71 from $513,785 to $403,540.29.  64.5% Federal, 35.5% General Funds. 

 

#51         Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with White Mountain Community Health Center, Conway, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #294), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $50,233.45 from $239,274 to $189,040.55.  63.35% Federal, 36.65% General Funds.  

 

#52         Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Indian Stream Health Center Inc., Colebrook, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #287), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $10,658.97 from $79,036 to $68,377.03.  70.03% Federal, 29.97% General Funds. 

 

#53         Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Goodwin Community Health, Somersworth, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #292), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $75,253.33 from $351,460 to $276,206.67.  63.75% Federal, 36.25% General Funds. 

 

#54         Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Inc., Littleton, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #297), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $47,618.29 from $252,454 to $204,835.71.  67.75% Federal, 32.25% General Funds. 

 

#55         Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Concord Hospital Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #296), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $60,584.03 from $323,598 to $263,013.97.  68.81% Federal, 31.19% General Funds. 

 

#56         Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Weeks Medical Center Inc., Lancaster, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #289), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $151,079 from $151,079 to $123,693.92.  66.76% Federal, 33.24% General Funds. 

 

#57         Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #288), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $26,191.90 from $131,346 to $105,154.10.  62.3% Federal, 37.7% General Funds. 

 

#58         Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Coos County Family Health Services Inc., Berlin, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #295), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $32,733.10 from $172,125 to $139,391.90.  65.77% Federal, 34.23% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#59         Authorize to transfer $300,000 and accept and expend additional federal funds of $520,521.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#60         Authorize to transfer funds in the amount of $400 between class codes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#61         Authorize to transfer funds in the amount of $6,000 between class codes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#62         Authorize to transfer funds in the amount of $17,500 between class codes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorize to transfer funds in the amount of $9,500 between class codes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.    Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#63         Authorize to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Goodwin Community Health, Somersworth, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #70), to continue substance abuse prevention services in the Southeastern Region, by increasing the price by $666 from $248,352 to $249,018, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  80% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#64         Authorize to accept and expend additional agency income funds in the amount of $152,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#65         Authorize the Bureau of Developmental Services and the Office of Client and Legal Services to enter into an agreement with Jo A. Edwards, Penacook, NH, to provide Complaint Investigator services to conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and rights violations, in an amount not to exceed $29,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Other Funds from Area Agencies. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF PHARMACY

#66         Authorize to enter into a holdover amendment for up to 19 months with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties, West Wareham, MA, for office space comprised of 2,685 square feet located at 57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $44,638.22.  Effective December 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION

#67         Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

 

                                MCAULIFFE-SHEPARD DISCOVERY CENTER

#68         Authorize to make unencumbered payments totaling $4,016.75 to AAA Energy Service Company, Auburn, NH, for emergency services performed prior to an FY 2012 HVAC service contract being in place.  100% Discovery Center Revenue. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#69         Authorize the Division of Higher Education to enter into a sole source contract with Community College System of NH, Concord, NH, to increase the knowledge of community college opportunities and awareness of mathematics pre-requisites and graduation requirements, increase the financial literacy of students and their postsecondary aspirations, enrollment and persistence, improve guidance and admissions staff knowledge and understanding of mathematics requirements, and increase the mathematics preparedness of at-risk students through its Mathematics Learning Communities, in the amount of $115,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 14, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.                          

 

#70         Authorize the Division of Higher Education to enter into a sole source contract with Granite State Management & Resources, Concord, NH, to improve access to college planning and admissions information for students, parents and education professionals in the State’s seven regions, increase participation in standardized testing and related preparation activities for students at the State’s public high schools with the lowest college-going and highest poverty rates, and in partnership with NH’s degree-granting postsecondary schools and the Department of Education continue a public awareness campaign focusing on the value of pursuing a higher education in the amount of $839,555.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71         Authorize the Division of Higher Education to enter into a sole source contract with NH College and University Council, Concord, NH, to promote student participation in a rigorous high school curriculum; enhance the quality and number of tools available for schools that encourage postsecondary education; expand professional development opportunities for middle and high school guidance personnel regarding academic rigor; and, increase the access to higher education opportunities, build financial literacy, and provide information about the road to college to underrepresented students, in the amount of $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72         Authorize the Division of Higher Education to enter into a sole source contract with Campus Compact for NH, Concord, NH, to implement a professional development opportunity for guidance counselors at middle and secondary schools, and financial aid administrators and college admission counselors at institutions of higher education to improve such individuals capacity to assist students and parents to provide information on financing options and to implement a professional development/networking opportunity for these professionals to explore current resources and emerging trends related to higher education access, in the amount of $117,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73         Authorize the Division of Instruction to renew the contract with Patricia Bradley Ewen, Sharon, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #203B), to provide content support and technical assistance to districts/schools and the Department of Education in Early Childhood Education, in an amount not to exceed $67,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#74         Authorize to retroactively pay annual dues of $6,500 to SEARCH Group Inc., the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, Sacramento, CA, for dues for the period of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#75         Authorize the Division of State Police to retroactively pay annual membership dues of $6,000 to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Inc., Lexington, KY.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend an additional $25,816 of federal funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency that will be used by the Division of State Police to conduct patrols known as “Operation Safe Commute” and “NHSP DWI Hunter”.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2011.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#77         Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $89,333.16 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from September 9, 2011 through September 21, 2011.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#78         Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Manchester for AIP-88, to acquire property in the Runway Protection Zone at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $2,195,752.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#79         Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Manchester for AIP-86, to install Closed Circuit Television Terminal Security System, Phase III at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $812,058.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#80         Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Lebanon, NH, for AIP-46 to perform pavement maintenance (crack sealing) on all airfield pavements at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, in the amount of $46,756.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#81         Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Manchester for AIP-87, to acquire Interactive Employee-Training Module, and to provide airport personnel the ability to act as airfield safety guides for contractors operating in the aircraft operations area at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $282,105.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#82         Authorize the Bureau of Traffic to enter into a public private partnership agreement with TrafficLand Incorporated, Fairfax, VA, to provide a Video Information Distribution System.  Effective upon G&C approval through a period of five years.  No Cost.

 

#83         Authorize the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreements totaling $989,017 with the sub-recipients as detailed in letter dated September 19, 2011, to provide funding and services under the Federal Safe Routes to School Program through a local project administration process.  Effective upon G&C approval for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorize the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Kriester Artesian Well Company Inc., Henniker, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of David Latuch, Auburn, NH, in the amount of $22,260.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#85         Authorize the Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with The Louis Berger Group Inc., Manchester, NH, and Morristown, NJ, (originally approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #90), for the final design of the Southern Section of the reconstruction and widening of I-93 from Salem to Manchester, by extending the end date from October 28, 2011 to August 31, 2012.  No Additional Funding. 

 

#86         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Worksafe Traffic Control Industries Inc., Barre, VT, for furnishing, installing, relocating, operating and maintaining an automated, portable, real-time, Smart Work Zone/Intelligent Transportation System package for the Interstate 93 expansion construction projects, on the basis of a low bid of $1,239,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 21, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with VR Concrete Inc., Colebrook, NH, for deck and backwall rehabilitation of the US Route 3 bridge over the Connecticut River, on the basis of a low bid of $448,025.26.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $44,802.53 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Annseal Inc., Johnson City, NY, for crack sealing the full width of various sections of roadways in the Counties of Carroll, Merrimack, Belknap, Strafford, Cheshire, Hillsborough and Rockingham, on the basis of a low bid of $446,625.28.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 15, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89         Authorize to accept and place on file the Equipment Acquisition Plan for FY 2012.  (2)Further authorize to expend, encumber or obligate funds as detailed in letter dated October 3, 2011, with the amount appropriated for Fiscal Year 2012. 

 

 

 

 

TABLED ITEMS

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES (Tabled at G&C 9-28-11)

#31         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request to enter into a contract with ConsultEcon Inc., Cambridge, MA, for an assessment of the economic viability and community benefits of various interpretation/reuse options for the Old State House, in the amount of $28,975.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 18, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES (Tabled at G&C 9-28-11)

#32         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request to enter into a sole source contract with TMS Architects, Portsmouth, NH, for continued participation in tasks related to the Old State House EDI grant project, in the amount of $3,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 18, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES (Tabled at G&C 9-28-11)

#33         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request to enter into a sole source contract with Cultural Heritage Research Services Inc., North Wales PA, for continued participation in tasks related to the Old State House EDI grant project, in the amount of $3,902.35.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 18, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.