GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA

                                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                                October 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1           Authorize to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Coastal Economic Development Corporation for a project located in Hampton, 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.

 

#2           Authorize to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Grafton County Economic Development Council for a project located in Plymouth, 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.

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#3           Authorize to amend a grant agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-28-10, item #3), in the amount of $500,000, in order to complete the Second Chance for Success transitional housing facility, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#4           Authorize to award a grant to the County of Belknap, Laconia, NH, in the amount of $140,000 for the purpose of assisting Lakes Region Community College with the purchase of training equipment for its nursing program.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF STATE

#4A        Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.           

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#5           Authorize to enter into a contract agreement with GDS Associates Inc., Marietta, GA, (with a branch in Manchester, NH), for facilitation services and strategic implementation assistance for the NH Building Energy Code Compliance Collaborative, a working group of key energy code compliance stakeholders advancing building energy code compliance in NH, in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 15, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorize to grant a 50-foot wide Easement beneath the river bed for the Piscataqua River between Newington and Dover to Granite State Gas Transmission Inc., for an interstate natural gas transmission pipeline.  (No Cost to the State).  (2)Further authorize to accept $1,100 in administrative fees.

 

#7           Authorize to amend a sole source contract with the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 3-28-12, item #19), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the amount not to exceed $18,694.43 from $100,985 to $119,679.43.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8           Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 3-28-12, item #16), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the amount not to exceed $176,553.13 from $337,412 to $513,965.13.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9           Authorize to amend a sole source contract with the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 3-28-12, item #20), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the amount not to exceed $10,992.40 from $91,274 to $102,266.40.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9A        Authorize to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $46,177 from the Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA) for the Cooperating Technical Partners Program / Map Modernization Management (MMM) Support.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2013.  100% Federal Funds (FEMA MMMS). 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#10         Authorize to enter into a contractual agreement with the Capital Hotel Company II, LLC d/b/a Courtyard Marriott / Grappone Conference Center, to serve as the host site for the 2012 Annual Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month Lunch scheduled for November 19, 2012, in the amount of $4,387.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#11         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Information Management Corporation d/b/a IMC Solutions of North Grafton, MA, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #6A), for software support and maintenance of IMC Public Safety Software required by the NH Liquor Commission, Bureau of Liquor Enforcement in the amount of $31,350, increasing the total from $71,285 to $102,635, and by extending the expiration date from January 31, 2013 to December 31, 2015.  100% Other/Liquor Funds. 

 

#12         Authorize, for the benefit of the Department of Safety, to exercise a contract renewal option with NIIT Technologies, Atlanta, GA, for technical support services for the Municipal Agent Automation Program, in the amount of $225,000 from $1,727,630 to $1,952,630.  Effective December 31, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  100% Other (Agency Class 27) Funds: the agency Class 27 used by DOS to reimburse DoIT for the contract is 100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                NH COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

#12A      Authorize to enter into an agreement with Donna D. Woodfin, Concord, NH, to conduct data collection, analysis and reporting, utilizing federally-mandated outcome measures, in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#12B      Authorize to enter into an agreement with Susan Covert, Contoocook, NH, to organize statewide and regional associations of employment professionals to expand and improve vocational opportunities for people with disabilities, in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#13         Authorize the nomination of Richard A. Westhaver, Tewksbury, MA, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#14         Authorize the nomination of Douglas J. Fortier, Farmington, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#15         Authorize the Confirmation of Major Thaddeus V. Day, North Yarmouth, ME, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#16         Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $119,422,896 be lapsed for the months of April (12-10), May (12-11), and June (12-12).  (2)Further authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $325,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of November.

 

#17         Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request for a waiver of classification decisions.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#18         Authorize the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the DCC Development Corporation, Hampton, NH, for the Seabrook Circuit Court, comprised of approximately 4,859 square feet of courtroom and office space, in an amount not to exceed $223,632.  Effective November 1, 2012 through October 31, 2015.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

#18A      Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Pellowe Construction LLC, Alton, NH, for the Replacement of the State House and LOB Tunnel Elevettes, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $80,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2013.  74% General – Capital, 26% General – Transfer Funds (General Services).  (2)Further authorize the amount of $740 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $81,490.  99.30% Operating – General Funds, .70% General – Transfer Funds. 

 

#18B      Authorize to accept and place on file the quarterly report for transfers processed from July 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorize to make transfers from the Salary Adjustment Fund to agency permanent personnel service accounts after approved by the Director of the Division of Personnel, for October 1 – December 31, 2012, and to report transfers made as soon as practical after December 31, 2012 and prior to request for further authority.  (3)Further authorize to make transfers from the Benefit Adjustment Funds to agency benefit accounts, for October 1 – December 31, 2012, and to report transfers made as soon as practical after December 31, 2012 and prior to request for further authority.

 

#18C      Authorize to accept and place on file the quarterly report listing of agency transfers of funds up to $25,000 authorized during the months of July – September 2012.

 

#18D      Authorize to accept and place on file a report containing a list of Executive Branch classified employees that have received retroactive payments relating to prior fiscal year payroll events for the period of July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012.

 

#18E      Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor David K. Wheeler with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and financing of certain capital improvements in connection with the Cheshire Medical Center of Keene, NH.

 

#18F       Authorize to accept and place on file the report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012.

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#19         Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $27,105 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $27,104.44 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#20         Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#21         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Real Data Corporation, Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 11-7-01, item #17A), for computer software maintenance and technical assistance, by increasing the amount by $192,000 from $1,727,000 to $1,919,000, and by extending the end date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#22         Authorize the Division of Arts to award a Partnership Initiative Grant for the Poetry Out Loud Project, in the amount of $23,000 to the NH Writers Project, Manchester, NH, for a collaborative partnership initiative for NH Schools.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#23         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Nashville, TN, for membership in NASBA and the administration of the National Certified Public Accountant examinations, in the amount of $10,840.  Effective through July 1, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#24         Authorize to reappoint Matthew G. Mavrogeorge as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary of $59,000 for a term ending October 20, 2013.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#25         Authorize to reappoint Stephen G. LaBonte as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $62,000, for a term effective October 31, 2012 through October 31, 2017.

 

#26         Authorize to reappoint James T. Boffetti as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $80,994.16 for a five year term effective October 31, 2012 to October 31, 2017.

 

#27         Authorize the nomination of Bonni Schumann, to serve on the NH Victims’ Assistance Commission, for a three year term expiring October 17, 2015.

 

#28         Authorize the nomination of John R. Cantin to serve on the NH Victims’ Assistance Commission for the remainder of Teresa Knight’s term, which expires March 16, 2014.

 

#29         Authorize the petition of Joshua D. Brunet (age 27) requesting a pardon hearing for the offenses of Habitual Offender and Operating After Suspension.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

#30         Authorize the petition of Darryl Bickham (age 51) requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#30A      Authorize to sell the NHES properties as detailed in letter dated October 9, 2012 and to relocate the employees currently housed in these buildings, to the renovated Tobey Building located in the Hugh Gallen State Office Park, Concord, NH.  The Manchester Local Office, will be relocated to another facility in Manchester which has yet to be identified.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Office of Information Services

#31         Authorize to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, ConnectNH, Durham, NH, for video teleconferencing services in the amount of $64,070.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  40% Federal, 60% General Funds. 

 

#31A      Authorize to amend a sole source contract with HP Enterprise Services LLC, TX, (originally approved by G&C on 4-28-93, item #81), to enable system modifications to NH’s legacy Medicaid Management Information System, by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $2,355,000 from $164,761,557 to $167,116,557, and by extending the completion date from February 28, 2012 to May 31, 2013.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#31B      Authorize to enter into a contract with Broadstreet Data Solutions Inc., Atlanta, GA, to provide a Master Data Repository and Analysis tool to support the Department’s Service Delivery System Transformation initiative, in the amount of $907,854.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  40% Federal, 60% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#32         Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner, that on March 3, 2011, Linnette Browne, a Training and Development Therapist, at NH Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty and due to hostile or overt act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

#33         Authorize to amend a sole source lease with DESARN LLC, Bedford, NH (originally approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #62), for office space in Londonderry, NH, by increasing the price in the amount of $63,432 to $218,904 from $155,472 and by extending the term to December 19, 2014.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs

#34         Authorize to amend a retroactive contract with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-23-12, item #42, in the amount of $33,086), to provide Capacity Building as part of the Health Profession Opportunity Project, by extending the end date from September 29, 2012 to March 29, 2013, retroactive to September 30, 2012.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         Authorize to amend a retroactive contract with Lutheran Community Services, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-23-12, item #39, in the amount of $83,036), to provide Capacity Building as part of the Health Profession Opportunity Project, by extending the end date from September 29, 2012 to March 29, 2013, retroactive to September 30, 2012.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36         Authorize to amend a retroactive contract with Lewin Services Inc., Falls Church, VA (originally approved by G&C on 6-20-12, item #67, in the amount of $239,483), to provide Capacity Building as part of the Health Profession Opportunity Project, by extending the end date from September 29, 2012 to March 29, 2013, retroactive to September 30, 2012.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#37         Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section, Obesity Prevention Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, (originally approved by G&C on  5-9-12, item #33), to provide nutrition and physical activity assessment to at least ten child care programs, by increasing the price by $40,000 from $15,521 to $55,521, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38         Authorize the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control to enter into a grant agreement with Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, NH, under which the Division of Public Health Services will provide five portable ventilators and necessary accessories valued at $34,950 to enhance respiratory medical capacity in response to a large-scale health emergency, using funding supported by the federal Department of Homeland Security Grant to NH.  Effective upon G&C approval and until the grant agreement is terminated by one of the parties.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#39         Authorize the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control to enter into a grant agreement Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital Association, Colebrook, NH, under which the Division of Public Health Services will provide two portable ventilators and necessary accessories valued at $13,980 to enhance respiratory medical capacity in response to a large-scale health emergency, using funding supported by the federal Department of Homeland Security Grant to NH.  Effective upon G&C approval and until the grant agreement is terminated by one of the parties.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#40         Authorize to hold a series of three trainings between October 25, 2012 and December 19, 2012, for a total cost not to exceed $82,175.  The focus of the trainings is to foster increased employment opportunities for people with mental illness.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with David Lynde, Grafton, MA, to provide training and facilitation services in an amount not to exceed $10,800 at the trainings above.  (3)Further authorize payment of $975 to the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH, for facility room rental.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#41         Authorize Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman to hold an organized meeting for the State of NH Abuse Prevention Conference on November 15, 2012 at the Lake Opechee Inn and Spa, Laconia, NH, for a total cost not to exceed $9,810.  (2)Further authorize to enter into an agreement with Clearview Realty Ventures LLC to provide meeting space and parking shuttle service, in an amount not to exceed $3,310.  (3)Further authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with G. Allen Power, MD, Rochester, NY, to provide Keynote and Workshop Presentations at the conference, in an amount not to exceed $4,000.  (4) Further authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Carmen Bowman, Brighton, CO, to provide Keynote and Workshop Presentations at the conference, in an amount not to exceed $2,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

Bureau of Behavioral Health

#42         Authorize to amend a sole source agreement with the Institute on Disability, University of NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-14-11, item #102), to expand the public mental health survey of adult consumers, required by the Mental Health Block Grant Program, to include consumers aged 14-17, by increasing the price by $15,985 from $89,000 to an amount not to exceed $104,985, and by extending the completion date to December 31, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#43         Authorize to amend agreements with the list of providers (originally approved by G&C on 4-13-11, item #82), by increasing the price by $3,006,961 from $6,515,492 to $9,522,453, and by extending the date from July 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014, as well as the ability to continue to add to the provider list as applicants respond to the request for applications.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorize to amend an agreement with Granite United Way, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 3-7-12, item #30), to provide substance abuse prevention services in the Capital Region by continuing to fund a Regional Network Coordinator for State Fiscal Year 2013.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  No Fiscal Impact – Origin 71% Federal, 29% General Funds. 

 

#44A      Authorize to enter into an agreement with The Prevention Certification Board of NH, Manchester, NH, to develop, coordinate and administer an internationally recognized certification procedure for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention practitioners in NH, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF NURSING

#45         Authorize to pay dues to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL, in the amount of $3,000 for membership dues retroactive to October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                BANKING DEPARTMENT

#45A      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract agreement with Cannon Financial Institute Inc., Athens, GA, for training services for the Department’s Banking Division examiners in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 26, 2012.  100% Other Funds (Bank fees). 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECNOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#46         Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to cooperate in the management of timber and wildlife habitat on the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and Umbagog State Park in the form of a single timber sale on both properties.  Effective upon G&C approval, expiring with the conclusion and final close out of the timber sale.

 

#47         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to renew a 2012/2013 Membership and Radio Agreement with the New England Ski Areas Council, Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $11,531.92 for the upcoming ski season.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#48         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to make a retroactive payment to Peter Hoyt’s Repair Services, Lee, NH, in the amount of $2,819.45 for repairs to the Case Tractor located at Hampton Beach State Park on September 3, 2012.  100% Agency Income (Park Account Fund). 

 

#49         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a memorandum of agreement with The Old Man of the Mountain Revitalization Fund Inc., d/b/a Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund of Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 2-7-07, item #48), to work cooperatively to memorialize the Old Man of the Mountain at Franconia Notch State Park, by extending the end date to December 31, 2015 from December 31, 2012.  No Additional Funds. 

 

#50         Authorize the Bureau of Trails to award Recreational Trails Program reimbursement grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated September 27, 2012, in the total amount of $463,200.46 for the development and maintenance of recreational trails and trail related safety and educational projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#51         Authorize an Allonge to Note and amendment to loan agreement with Olde Towne Homeowners Cooperative Inc., Allenstown, NH, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project, by reducing the original amount of $394,600 by $1,129.58 for a final amount of $393,470.42.  50% ARRA, 50% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) Repayment Funds. 

 

#52         Authorize a Supplemental Loan agreement with the Town of Hooksett (originally approved by G&C on 7-15-09, late item B), which finalizes and lowers the Original Loan agreement by $11,435.42 from $6,224,375 to $6,212,939.58.  Effective upon G&C approval.  41.5% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 8.5% Capital (General) Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#53         Authorize a Supplemental Loan agreement with Berlin Water Works (originally approved by G&C on 6-17-09, late item A-7), in the amount of $3,000,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 39.6% Federal, 10.4% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#54         Authorize a Supplemental Loan agreement with the Town of Hinsdale (originally approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #109C), which finalizes and lowers the Original Loan agreement by $38,173.94 from $687,000 to $648,826.06.  Effective upon G&C approval.  47% CWSRF Repayment Funds, 53% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#55         Authorize a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Portsmouth (originally approved by G&C on 7-15-09, item #53), which finalizes the original loan agreement in the amount of $3,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Effective upon G&C approval.  42% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 8% Capital (General), 50% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#56         Authorize an Allonge to Note and amendment to loan agreement with Catamount Hill Cooperative Inc., Allenstown, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-23-09, item #58), by reducing the original amount of $792,000 by $16,820.24 for a final amount of $775,079.76, which finalizes the amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  50% ARRA, 50% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) Repayment Funds. 

 

#57         Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan agreement with the City of Keene in the amount of $6,469,354 to finance the Wastewater Treatment Facility Nutrient Removal Upgrade Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% CWSRF Repayment Account Funds. 

 

#58         Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan agreement with the Town of Hampton in the amount of $4,850,000 to finance the Church Street Pump Station Upgrades Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 17% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#59         Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan agreement with the North Conway Water Precinct in the amount of $2,050,000 to finance the WWTF Aeration System Improvements Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 17% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#60         Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan agreement with the Town of Hampton in the amount of $1,385,000 to finance the Sludge Handling Improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 17% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#61         Authorize a Supplemental Loan agreement with the City of Claremont (originally approved by G&C on 6-9-10, item #73), which finalizes and lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $689,249.43 from $1,500,000 to $810,750.57.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% CWSRF Repayment Account Funds. 

 

#62         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Carol T. Hildreth, Holliston, MA, in the amount of $21,450, and with Emery & Garrett Groundwater Inc., Meredith, NH, in the amount of $24,926, a total of $46,376 for surficial geologic mapping services.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63         Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Complex Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, to digitize seven 1:24,000-scale surficial geology maps and convert five surficial geologic map datasets from digital CAD format to GIS, in the amount of $14,937.  (2)Further authorize an advance payment in the amount of $3,734 to enable UNH-CSRC to hire student staff.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#64         Authorize to amend an existing contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #53), for additional cleanup activities at the Savage Municipal Water Supply Well Superfund Site, by increasing the amount by $284,000 from $4,787,000 to $5,071,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Environmental Canada, Moncton, NB, Canada, for laboratory analysis of mussel samples collected by the NH Gulfwatch Program, for a total of $9,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#66         Authorize Craig R. Sutherland’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

#67         Authorize Don B. & Sharon M. Brown Revocable Trust’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

 

#67A      Authorize Pease Development Authority’s request to perform work on the Atlantic Ocean in Hampton.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#68         Authorize sole source retroactive payment to the College Board, New York, NY, for fee reduction waivers on Advanced Placement exams taken in NH by eligible low-income students in the amount of $25,334.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69         Authorize to enter into a contract with the Brain Injury Association of NH, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services, in an amount not to exceed $65,650.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70         Authorize the Division of Instruction to contract with Institutional Effectiveness LLC, Sanbornton, NH, to oversee Pre-K – 12 Assessment and Accountability functions for the State, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2013, with the option to contract for up to one additional fiscal year.  100% General Funds. 

 

#70A      Authorize to enter into a contract with Two Revolutions LLC, New Rochelle, NY, to take the lead in the development, implementation and improvement of Regional Technical Assistance Networks, in an amount not to exceed $139,625.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013, with the option to renew for up to one additional fiscal year.  100% Federal (53% ARRA, 47% Other) Funds. 

 

#70B      Authorize to enter into a contract with Assistive Technology for Education LLC, to provide school districts with audio versions of textbooks and provide an audio lending service to all NH school districts (K-12) for special education students with certified print disabilities (at no cost to the district), in an amount not to exceed $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 309, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION

#71         Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#72         Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend two grants for a total of $331,048 of federal funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency, one entitled NH State Police Crash Reduction Management System in the amount of $164,413 for the continued development of software for the Crash Records Management System and one entitled NH State Police E- Ticketing in the amount of $166,635 for the integration of those programs into the Statewide J-One System.  (2)Further authorize to establish class 046 consultant positions for the purpose of creating a citation interface and a crash records management system to add to the exiting J-One System.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on October 26, 2012. 

 

#73         Authorize the Division of State Police and the Department of Administrative Services, Risk Management to enter into a contract with Ferdinando Insurance Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, for the provision of insurance coverage on the State Police Aircraft, in an amount not to exceed $11,172.  Effective November 1, 2012 through November 1, 2013.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#74         Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend a grant agreement with the Town of New Hampton (originally approved by G&C on 3-28-12, item #121), by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75         Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Stratford, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-11-11, item #61), by extending the completion date from December 31, 2012 to October 6, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorize the Director of the State Police to restore 158 hours and 6 minutes of sick leave to Trooper Jimmy W. Crossley who suffered a line of duty injury and was unable to perform his normal or routine duties from October 13, 2010 through December 20, 2010. 

 

#77         Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $98,057 of a grant known as “NH – SORNA Compliance Unit Grant” from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs for the purpose of developing a more comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional Sex Offender Unit.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78         Authorize to enter into grant agreements with the Department of Environmental Services, in the amount of $18,100, and with the Department of Information Technology, in the amount of $295,000, for a total of $313,100 for the State Homeland Security Program portion of the Federal Fiscal Years 2011 Homeland Security Grant Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorize to enter into grant agreements with the Department of Environmental Services, in the amount of $14,700, and with the Department of Information Technology, in the amount of $220,200, for a total of $338,400 for the State Homeland Security Program portion of the Federal Fiscal Years 2010 Homeland Security Grant Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80         Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend the grant agreement with the Town of Amherst (originally approved by G&C on 4-18-12, item #125), to purchase an additional emergency generator using the remaining funds from the grant, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#81         Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $21,453 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from September 11, 2012 through September 24, 2012.   Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#82         Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes Robert Christensen to travel outside the 300 mile radius by train to Wilmington, DE, for the retroactive period of May 16-17, 2012.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively reimburse Robert Christensen, Weare, NH, for the out of state travel expenses incurred in the amount of $336.  (3)Further authorize Robert Christensen to travel outside the 300 mile radius by train to Wilimgton, DE, for the period of November 7-8, 2012, at a cost not to exceed $545.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#83         Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Lebanon, AIP-48, to design an addition to the existing snow removal equipment building at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, in the amount of $150,155.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2016.  97.30% Federal, 2.70% General Funds. 

 

#84         Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Pease Development Authority, AIP-55, to upgrade the airfield markings and signage at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease in the amount of $414,220.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2016.  97.30% Federal, 2.70% General Funds. 

 

#85         Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Lebanon, AIP-47, for Phase II, to permit, design and construct the removal of airport obstruction lights and to install hazard beacons at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, in the amount of $480,630.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2016.  97.30% Federal, 2.70% General Funds. 

 

#86         Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to enter into a contract with Sealcoating Inc., Hingham, MA, to seal and repair pavement cracks at Claremont Municipal Airport, Dean Memorial Airport (Haverhill), and the Dillant-Hopkins Airport (Keene), as part of a statewide pavement maintenance program, in the amount not to exceed $141,510.34.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2013.  90% Federal, 10% General Funds. 

 

#87         Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation, Dover, NH, to support a Seacoast Commuter Options rideshare initiative in the Seacoast region, for an amount not to exceed $80,483.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#88         Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with McFarland-Johnson Inc., Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, for preliminary design for the rehabilitation and widening of the bridges carrying I-89 Southbound & Northbound over the Connecticut River and the New England Central Railroad between the City of Lebanon, NH and the Town of Hartford, VT, for a total fee not to exceed $755,835.76.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  76% Federal (NH’s share) and 24% Other (State of VT) Funds. 

 

#89         Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with HDR Engineering Inc., Boston, MA, for the preliminary design for the rehabilitation or replacement of the Red List bridge carrying NH Route 1B over Little Harbor between the Towns of New Castle and Rye, for a fee not to exceed $932,762.34.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#90         Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into a contract with Stearns Engineering Company, Rockville, MD, for the underwater inspection of bridges in NH, in the amount of $180,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#91         Authorize the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Amherst, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Richard Healey, Barnstead, NH, in the amount of $22,345.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 14, 2012.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#92         Authorize the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Amherst, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Nilufer Harris, Derry, NH, in the amount of $21,045.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 17, 2012.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#93         Authorize the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreements with Merrimack, in the amount of $13,200; Bradford, in the amount of $14,500; Concord, in the amount of $15,000; and Seabrook, in the amount of $22,800, for a total of $65,500 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 year 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, for roadway rehabilitation and widening on I-93 southbound mainline through the Exit 3 area in the towns of Windham and Salem, on the basis of a low bid of $32,997,604.58.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $1,649,880.23 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 3, 2016.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#95         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Republic Intelligent Transportation Services Inc., Billerica, MA, for replacing signal cabinets and the associated equipment housed inside the cabinets at 10 locations throughout the State, on the basis of a low bid of $207,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 28, 2013.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#96         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for construction of two roundabouts on NH 111A (Marsh Road / Windham Road) in the Pelham Town center, on the basis of a low bid of $2,793,117.63.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $195,518.23 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 17, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#97         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, for resurfacing of 4.7 miles of NH 101A in Milford from just west of the intersection with NH 101 to the Nashua City line, on the basis of a low bid of $2,345,972.50.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $117,298.63 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 19, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Weaver Bros. Construction Co., Inc., Concord, NH, for installation of median barrier at a number of locations on Interstate 93 interchange in Bow and the Exit 5 interchange in Hopkinton, on the basis of a low bid of $1,915,786.72.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $95,789.34 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 23, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99         Authorize the Bureau of Highway Maintenance to amend a contract with Busby Construction Inc., Atkinson, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-6-12, item #159), for rehabilitation of 2 miles of Old Rochester Road in Somersworth, NH, by increasing the amount by $26,470.01 from $410,415 to $436,885.01.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2012.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#100       Authorize the Bureau of Materials & Research to execute a sole source agreement with Northeastern University, Boston, MA, for an assessment and optimization study of the Department’s Bureau of Mechanical Services and its fleet management operation, for a fee not to exceed $137,425.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2013.  80% Federal, 20% Turnpike Funds.