GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA

State House, Concord, New Hampshire

November 28, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1           Authorize to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Southeast Economic Development Corporation located in Dover, 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

#2           Authorize to enter into an agreement with the County of Belknap, Laconia, NH, to address a public health emergency by rehabilitating at least 20 housing units in NH that were damaged in the floods of May 2007 in the amount of $225,268.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3           Authorize to enter into an agreement with the City of Claremont, NH, to support infrastructure improvements in the downtown mill area in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH HEALTH AND EDUCATION FACILITIES AUTHORITY

#4           Authorize to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for fiscal years 2006 and 2007.

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#5           Authorize to enter into a “hold over” amendment with McCarthy Properties Inc., West Wareham, MA (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #8), for office space at 57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $33,000, beginning December 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008.  43% General, 52% Federal, 6% Other Funds. 

 

#6           Authorize to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with The Jordan Institute, Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Energy’s State Energy Activities grant program in the amount of $710,718.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Other Funds. 

 

#7           Authorize to transfer funds between classes as detailed in letter dated November 14, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#7A        Authorize to budget and expend prior year carry forward Petroleum Violation Escrow funds in the amount of $142,306 for the Granite State Energy Efficiency initiative.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  2% Federal, 98% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#7B        Authorize to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $569,259 from the US Department of Energy for the Granite State Energy Efficiency initiative.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#8           Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $213,720.15 from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement, for refugee social services programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#8A        Authorize to amend a sole source contract with ASA Cleaning Service, Pembroke, NH, for office cleaning services, by increasing the amount by $2,190 from $4,925 to $7,115, and by extending the end date from November 30, 2007 to May 31, 2008.  42% General, 54% Federal, 4% Other Funds. 

 

#8B        Authorize to enter into a retroactive contract with The Somali Development Center Inc., Boston, MA, through its subsidiary the NH Somali Development Center, to provide direct services to NH refugees in the amount of $10,000.  Effective October 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8C        Authorize to enter into a retroactive contract with the International Institute of Boston d/b/a International Institute of NH, Boston, MA, to provide direct services to NH refugees in the amount of $155,000.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8D        Authorize to enter into a retroactive contract with Lutheran Community Services of NH Inc., Concord, NH, to provide direct services to NH refugees in the amount of $165,000.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8E         Authorize to enter into a retroactive contract with Saint Benedict of NH Inc., d/b/a St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH, to provide English for Speakers of Other Languages to NH refugees in the amount of $40,000.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#9           Authorize to amend a contract with The Library Corporation, Research Park, Inwood, West Virginia (previously approved by G&C on 12-21-05, item #20, amended on 9-13-06, item #5), for annual software maintenance, including phone support, software fixes and patches, and all upgrades, that supports the Department of Health and Human Services at NH Hospital/Division of Community Based Care Services Library System for the Dorothy M. Breene Library, by increasing the amount by $6,207 to $17,748.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#10         Authorize for the benefit of the Joint Board of Licensure and Certification to enter into a contract with Compass Systems & Programming Inc., Exeter, NH, for the upgrade of the licensing database from Access 97 to Access 2003 in the amount of $2,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#11         Authorize to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for 2007.

 

#12         Authorize Captain Tony J. Gagnon, Manchester, NH, be nominated 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.

 

#13         Authorize Captain Erik A. Fessenden, Bow, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

#14         Authorize Major Shawn R. Burns, Hampton, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally, qualified.

 

#15         Authorize to reclassify position #10065, Maintenance Mechanic II, labor grade 12 to a Building and Grounds Utility Person, labor grade 8 in the Adjutant General’s Department.

 

#16         Authorize Captain Sean P. Bennett, Concord, NH, be nominated 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.

 

#17         Authorize to enter into a lease renewal agreement with General Growth Properties Inc., Concord, NH, for the lease of space for the purpose of a recruiting storefront located at the Steeplegate Mall, Concord, NH, in the amount of $202,653.  Effective December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#18         Authorize Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Program, the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Services Award Evaluation Committee to award non-monetary recognition to Chad M. Hayes for the Department of Transportation.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#19         Authorize Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Program, the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Services Award Evaluation Committee to award a net sum of $1,500 to Mary Tirell of the Department of Transportation.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#20         Authorize Bureau of Graphic Services to enter into a contract with Xerox Corporation, Philadelphia, PA, to provide full service repairs and maintenance for production copier equipment in an amount not to exceed $260,351.92.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#21         Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $740,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of December 2007.  (2)Further authorize a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $626,322,256.59 for the Month of October and recommends the balance of $83,677,743.41 be lapsed.

 

#22         Authorize to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers authorized for Fiscal year 2008 during the months of September and October 2007.

 

#23         Authorize Bureau of Graphic Services to amend a contract with Offtech of Maine Inc., d/b/a AB Dick Products Co., Westbrook, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 7-18-07, item #17), to provide service and maintenance for one additional piece of printing equipment located at 12 Hills Ave, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $7,685.60 from $49,132.84 to $56,818.44.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#24         Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with Candia South Branch Brook Holdings, LLC, Candia, NH, for the Candia District Court construction in an amount not to exceed $732,720.  Effective December 12, 2007 through September 30, 2013.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#25         Authorize Risk Management Unit to enter into a contract with Delta Dental Plan of NH, Concord, NH, for the administration of self-funded dental coverage for state employees and eligible dependents for a total estimated price of $24,549,700, with administrative fees accounting for $728,200.  Effective December 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009. 

 

#26         Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Beverly A. Hollingworth with regard to making certain improvements to the University System’s plant and facilities located at the University System of NH, Lee, NH.

 

#27         Authorize to reclassify position #41876 Maintenance Mechanic II, labor grade 12, to a Building Services Supervisor, labor grade 11.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#28         Authorize Risk Management Unit to partially waive the State’s Workers Compensation lien related to Jerome Clement.  Liberty Mutual, serving as the State’s Third Party Administrator of the State Employees’ Workers’ Compensation Program at the time of injury, recommends that a partial waiver be granted.  Approval of this action will allow $89,000 to be returned to the State funds.

 

#29         Authorize Risk Management Unit to partially waive the State’s Workers Compensation lien related to Diane Dupuis.  Liberty Mutual, serving as the State’s Third Party Administrator of the State Employees’ Workers’ Compensation Program at the time of injury, recommends that a partial waiver be granted.  Approval of this action will allow $25,000 to be returned to the State funds.

 

#30         Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Daniel Hebert Inc., Colebrook, NH, for renovation and moving of the dietary area at the Glencliff Home for the Elderly, Benton, NH, for a price not to exceed $964,182.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $41,818 for unanticipated expense for the renovation and moving of the dietary area, bringing the total to $1,006,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 24, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#30A      Authorize to enter into an agreement with Employee Benefits Management Inc., Portland, ME, to administer Flexible Spending Account plans for an estimated amount of $40,871 per year; and Health Reimbursement Arrangement plans for state employees for an estimated amount of $70,146.65 per year. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#31         Authorize to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,850 to the City of Concord.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#32         Authorize Division of Arts to award Organizational Support Project Planning Grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 8, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33         Authorize Division of Arts to award American Masterpieces: NH Inspirations Grants totaling $15,550 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 8, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33A      Authorize Division of Arts to award two year Operating Grants totaling $76,800 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 8, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#34         Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $111,446 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds that have escheated to the general fund.

 

                                JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#35         Authorize to enter into a lease agreement with McCarthy Properties in the amount of $194,177.76 for office space located at 57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH.  Effective February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                COMMISSION OF THE STATUS OF WOMEN

#36         Authorize to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the period of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

 

                                BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

#37         Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#38         Authorize to reappoint Michael K. Brown as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term effective December 11, 2007 through December 11, 2012.

 

#39         Authorize to reappoint Elizabeth J. Baker as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $58,995, for a five year term effective December 4, 2007 through December 4, 2012.

 

#40         Authorize to appoint Tracy M. Culberson as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $63,994.44 effective upon G&C approval.

 

#41         Authorize to enter into sub-grants totaling $26,658.40 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 14, 2007, for increased enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#42         Authorize to enter into a sub-grant with NH Department of Justice in the amount of $48,183 to be used to support ongoing J-ONE efforts being undertaken by the State of NH.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend a sub-grant from the NH Department of Safety in the amount of $48,183 to be used to support ongoing J-ONE efforts being undertaken by the State of NH.  (3)Further authorize to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research (previously approved by G&C on 10-31-07, item #49), to revise the original scope of work to focus on the development of the statewide J-ONE information system, a joint priority of the NH Departments’ of Justice and Safety.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43         Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $110,151 from the Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services, entitled Children’s Justice Act Grant, to be utilized to improve the criminal justice’s response in the handling of actual or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect in the State.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#44         Authorize to establish one part-time consultant for the purpose of hiring an investigator for allegations of elder abuse fraud, violations of the Consumer Protection Act and to assist with other investigative needs.  (2)Further authorize to budget and expend up to $40,000 from the Consumer Escrow Account for the purpose of hiring a part-time investigator to investigate allegations of elder abuse fraud, violations of the Consumer Protection Act and to assist with other investigate needs.  (3)Further authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Joseph F. Byron, Manchester, NH, to serve as a part-time investigator for the purpose of investigating allegations of elder abuse fraud, violations for the Consumer protection Act and to assist with other investigative needs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#45         Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $143,177 from the National Institute of Justice to be utilized in support of forensic services in NH.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Department of Safety, Division of State Police, in the amount of $64,430 to assist the State Police Crime Laboratory with forensic services.  (3)Further authorize to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Office of the Chief Medical examiner, in the amount of $64,430 to assist in contract staffing and equipment purchase. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#46         Authorize to accept and expend a charitable trust grant from the PEW Charitable Trusts in the amount of $189,500 to develop, implement and support an online interactive training website for election officials and voters.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Secretary of State to expend the amount of $23,970 for personnel and technology costs associated with implementing and supporting an online interactive web site for election officials and voters and to receive $19,760 from the Secretary of State from the federal Help America Vote Act funds for personnel costs.  (3)Further authorize to establish part-time consultant positions to provide legal advice, election polling place inspectors/evaluators, and research and training.  (4)Further authorize to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH in the amount of $116,032 for the purpose of assisting with the NH evaluation of on-line technology for election officials training and voter education.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#46A      Authorize to appoint James T. Boffetti, as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $77,494.42 for a five year term effective November 28, 2007 through November 29, 2012.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#47         Authorize to accept and place on file the 57th Biennial Report for the period of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

 

                                BANKING DEPARTMENT

#48         Authorize to exercise an amendment of a current lease agreement with the Pasquale F. Alosa Revocable Trust, of 7,680 square feet of office space located at 64B Old Suncook Road, Concord, NH, by extending the expiration date from December 31, 2007 to December 31, 2008, and by increasing the rent of $84,480 to $99,840.  100% Bank Assessments. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

#49         Authorize to continue membership and participation in the Association of Racing Commissioners for the period of January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008, for an amount of $11,000.  89% General, 11% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#50         Authorize to grant an annual salary increment to Michael Vlacich, Director of the Division of Economic Development, from Salary Group GG, Step 4 ($78,879) to Salary Group GG, Step 5, maximum ($82,978).  Effective December 1, 2007.

 

#51         Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into two sole source agreements with EnerNOC Inc., Boston, MA, to participate in a electricity Demand Response Program and Price Response Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2012. 

 

#52         Authorize DRED and the Department of Environmental Services, Water Resource Council to surplus at no cost to the state, by Easement Deed, vehicular and pedestrian access rights over specific sections of state-owned roadways known as “Deadwater Road”, “Road 36-05”, “Cedar Stream Road” and “First Road” to Gaston and Pauline Rodrigue, in Pittsburg and Clarksville NH.  (2)Further authorize DRED and the Department of Environmental Services, Water Resource Council to accept, by Easement Deed, vehicular and pedestrian access rights over a specific section of roadway, known as “Deadwater Road” (“Road 36-00”), which is private, and snowmobile and pedestrian rights over an existing recreational trail across private land from Gaston and Pauline Rodrigue (“Rodrigue”), in Clarksville NH.

 

#53         Authorize Division of Forests and Lands to convey a groundwater discharge zone easement at Shadow Hill State Forest to the Town of Sutton for their new Middle School.

 

#54         Authorize Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Horizons Engineering PLLC, Littleton, NH, for completion of Phase I Environmental Assessments for Mittersill Tract #2012 in Franconia, NH, and for Sentinel Mountain State Forest in Piermont NH in the amount of $2,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#55         Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to grant a utilities easement in perpetuity to Verizon, for utilities required for the new “Gilson Pond Campground” at Monadnock State Park in Jaffrey, NH.

 

#56         Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a retroactive contract amendment with the Seacoast Science Center Inc., Rye, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-7-01, item #A), to provide public services and facility management in the amount of $58,750, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2008 from November 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#57         Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Yankee Publishing, Dublin, NH, for online reservation services through the Division’s websites.  Effective upon G&C approval through a period of one year with the option to renew for an additional one-year period.

 

#58         Authorize Trails Bureau to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance contracts (winter tail grooming) with the OHRV clubs in the total amount of $1,573,098.55.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#59         Authorize Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into a sole source amendment with Rumbletree Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-2-07, item #54), for advertising and promotion services, by increasing the amount by $100,020 from $7,597,000 to $7,697,020.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#60         Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Southworth-Milton Inc., Scarborough, ME for repair service for two generators on top of Mt. Washington in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Mt. Washington Funds. 

 

#61         Authorize Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant to the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $23,110 for their 2007/2008 out-of-state marking project under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#62         Authorize Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant to the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $5,000 for their 2007/2008 in-state marking project under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#63         Authorize Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant to Dover Main Street in the amount of $5,000 for their 2007/2008 in-state marking project under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#64         Authorize Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 28, 2007, in the total amount of $21,851 for their 2007/2008 out-of-state marking project under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#65         Authorize to grant a sewer line easement over a parcel of Fish and Game owned land in New Hampton to Patricia Fazio for the purpose of future maintenance of a sewer line. 

 

#65A      Authorize to enter into, as Contingent Grantee, a Conservation Easement from the Town of Weare to the Piscataqua Watershed Association.

 

#65B      Authorize to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #82), for continuation of the Extension Wildlife Conservation Program, by increasing the amount by $50,569 from $190,000 to $240,569.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#66         Authorize to reclassify position #19496 State Geologist, labor grade 32 to an Administrator IV, labor grade 33.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#67         Authorize to reclassify position #41225 Environmental Program Manager, labor grade 27 to Supervisor VII, labor grade 28.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68         Authorize to reclassify position #42197, Paralegal I, labor grade 16 to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69         Authorize to reclassify position #18554 unclassified L, to Sanitary Engineer III, labor grade 31.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70         Authorize to reclassify position #12040, Water Pollution Sanitarian II, labor grade 19 to an Environmentalist III, labor grade 23.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71         Authorize to reclassify position #30247 Water Pollution Sanitarian II, labor grade 19 to an Environmentalist III, labor grade 23.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72         Authorize to award grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated November 14, 2007, for purposes of used oil collection.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 29, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#73         Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Town of Exeter, NH to complete the Exeter’s Clean Water Campaign “Pet Owners – Please Pick up Pet Waste” Education and Outreach Project, in the amount of $12,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#74         Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $40,000 with the US Fish & Wildlife Service for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#75         Authorize to accept and expend $270,300 from the Sawyer Lake Village District to perform spillway repairs to Sawyer Lake Dam on a force account basis.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the District for the repair of the outlet works of Sawyer Lake Dam.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#76         Authorize the Oil Fund Disbursement Board to accept and expend funds in the amount of $460,000 for the purpose of oil import fee collection and contract audit services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#77         Authorize Oil Fund Disbursement Board to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $1,300,000 for purposes of oil discharge cleanup.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#78         Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Town of Seabrook, NH, to complete the Seabrook Conservation Commission’s Pet Waste Control Outreach Project in the amount of $5,880.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorize to enter into a sole source retroactive memorandum of agreement with the Business Finance Authority, Concord, NH, for financial services to assist DES with Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund loans for cleanup of publicly and privately owned hazardous waste sites in the amount of $48,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80         Authorize to award a grant to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to conduct marine debris monitoring, reduction and education in the NH seacoast in the amount of $37,727.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81         Authorize to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with the Town of Londonderry, NH, to fund a Household Hazardous Waste collection project in the amount of $9,733.69.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#82         Authorize to enter into a contract with GeoInsight Inc., Manchester, NH, to perform site investigation and remediation services at contaminated sites in the amount of $700,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#83         Authorize to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Jaffrey in the amount of $850,000 to finance the River Street Water main Replacement project.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#84         Authorize to pay 2008 membership dues to The Environmental Council of the States, Washington, DC in the amount of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85         Authorize to enter into a sole source amendment to a contract with Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, item #74), for additional professional engineering services associated with upgrading sludge processing facilities by increasing the amount by $66,000 from $1,208,341 to $1,274,341.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

 

#86         Authorize Paul Rabuck Revocable Trust’s request to remove a gazebo from within the 20 ft accessory structure setback, retain the configuration of, and repair, the breakwater and cantilevered pier accessed by a walkway, and replenish the existing perched beach with 10 cubic yards of sand on frontage in Gilford on Lake Winnipesaukee.

 

#87         Authorize Joseph A. Christi’s request to dredge sand from lakebed to restore water depths within a commercial marina located in Tilton on Lake Winnisquam.

 

#88         Authorize John Packard’s request to install an additional seasonal float connected to the existing pier/float by a seasonal access walk to provide docking for an additional watercraft on shoreline frontage on the Piscataqua River Channel.

 

#89         Authorize Eric Katz’s request to construct a permanent pier with a ramp landing on a seasonal float to provide water access on shoreline frontage on property located on the Piscataqua River. 

 

#90         Authorize James Lamm’s request to remove existing concrete block wall, install rock wall capped with a compost filled fabric sock secured with live stakes, install two sets of stairs to the river, and install rip rap on property located on the Lovell Rover in Ossipee.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Office of the Commissioner

#91         Authorize Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Peter Burnett, Attorney II, in the amount of $219.98 to compensate the employee for wages that were not paid for the period of April 27, 2007 to Jun 7, 2007.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

#92         Authorize Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Patricia Dean, Medical Service Consultant II, in the amount of $113.65 to compensate the employee for wages that were not paid for the period of May 20, 2007 to Jun 7, 2007.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#93         Authorize Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Debra Kavanagh, Assistant Administrator, Division of Children Youth and Families, in the amount of $1,517.80 to compensate the employee for wages that were not paid for the period of May 10, 2007 to Jun 7, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorize Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a retroactive one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Louise Jordan, Registered Nurse III, Division for Juvenile Justice Services, in the amount of $3,425.58 to compensate the employee for wages that were mistakenly not paid from SFY 2006 and SFY 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95         Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a retroactive one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Janet Shirley, Clerk IV, in the amount of $106.50 to compensate the employee for wages that were not paid for the period of May 15, 2007 to Jun 7, 2007.  25.5% General, 66% Federal, 8.5% Other Funds. 

 

#96         Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a retroactive one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Sharon Wilcox, Senior Psychiatric Social Worker, New Hampshire Hospital, in the amount of $122.71 to compensate the employee for wages that were mistakenly not paid from SFY 2007 funds.  79% General, 21% Other Funds. 

 

                                Office of Alcohol and Drug Policy

#97         Authorize to reclassify position #12266 Senior Policy Analyst, salary grade 26 to Administrator I, salary grade 27.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#98         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Stebbins Spectacular Painting LLC, Keene, NH, for interior surface repair; priming and painting at the Thayer Building, Concord, NH, in the amount of $76,106.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#99         Authorize to make a single payment of $12,000 to the NH Dental Society of Concord, NH, to provide comprehensive support and treatment services for oral health care for elderly and adult disabled persons.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#100       Authorize to make an annual sole source payment in the amount of $12,000 to the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH, to provide annual support for statewide health care initiatives.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#101       Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the University System of NH, Durham, NH, to provide nutrition education programs in the amount of $801,265.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#102       Authorize to reclassify position #19780 Program Specialist I, salary grade 19 to Training Coordinator, salary grade 21.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#103       Authorize to reclassify position #19655 Secretary Typist II, salary grade 8 to Program Specialist IV, salary grade 25.  100% General Funds. 

 

#104       Authorize to amend a contract with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #177), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $21,591.60 from $218,097 to $239,688.60.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#105       Authorize to amend a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #187, amended on 10-17-07, item #95), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $78,483.64 from $792,764 to $871,247.64.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#106       Authorize to amend a contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #176), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $65,538 from $662,000 to $727,538.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#107       Authorize to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #167), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $47,992.33 from $484,771 to $532,763.33.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#108       Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #384), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $10,625.47 from $107,328 to $117,953.47.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#109       Authorize to amend a contract with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #152), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $15,840 from $160,000 to $175,840.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#110       Authorize to amend a contract with The Way Home, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #147), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $36,257.76 from $366,240 to $402,497.76.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#111       Authorize to amend a contract with the Mental Health Center for Southern NH d/b/a CLM Center for Life Management, Derry, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #363), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $15,266 from $42,107 to $57,373.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       Authorize to amend a contract with the Lakes Region Mental Health Center Inc., d/b/a GENESIS Behavioral Health, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #369), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $11,683 from $15,107 to $26,790.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#113       Authorize to amend a contract with the Community Council of Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #366), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $3,871 from $386,426 to $390,297.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#114       Authorize to amend a contract with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #365), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $22,197 from $51,687 to $73,884.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115       Authorize to amend a contract with Riverbend Community Mental Health Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #368), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $15,266 from $135,107 to $150,373.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116       Authorize to amend a contract with West Central Services Inc., d/b/a West Central Behavioral Health, Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #201), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $9,346 from $214,789 to $224,135.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117       Authorize to amend a contract with Seacoast Mental Health Center Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #364), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $23,755 from $253,155 to $276,910.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118       Authorize to amend a contract with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #367), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $3,155 from $661,053 to $664,168.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorize to amend a contract with Behavioral Health and Developmental Services of Strafford County Inc., d/b/a Community Partners of Strafford County, Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #370), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $4,475 from $420,107 to $424,582.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#120       Authorize Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Health Statistics Section, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Program, to exercise a contract renewal option with Macro International Inc., Burlington, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 1-11-06, item #49, amended on 11-29-06, item #80), to provide telephone survey services, by increasing the price by $250,900 from $468,255 to $719,155, and by extending the completion date from February 15, 2008 to March 31, 2009.  99% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

#121       Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Caitlin L. Dulac, Bristol, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#122       Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to retroactively extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007 for Cities Readiness Initiative funds already provided to the list of All Health Hazards Regions fiscal agents to be effective June 30, 2007, (previously approved by G&C on 2-7-07, item #71). 

 

#123       Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Headrest, Lebanon, NH, to provide Hotline services to individuals asking for assistance with alcohol and other drug abuse crisis situations or individuals needing referral to treatment services in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#124       Authorize Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children to amend an agreement with Starling Consulting, Inc.,  d/b/a Greg Starling Consulting, Olympia, WA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #237), by reassigning the contract with CQuest America Inc., Springfield, II, who will maintain continuity by providing technical services for hosting the NH WCI Program’s integrated benefits management system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.

 

#125       Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Community Health Access Network, Newmarket, NH, to provide Perinatal Client Data Form Information Technology assistance in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#126       Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section, to exercise a sole source contract renewal option with the City of Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-9-02, item #81, amended on 10-22-03, item #64, amended on 10-5-05, item #94), to provide a broad range of public health emergency preparedness and response activities, by increasing the price by $1,151,408 from $3,710,579 to $4,861,987, and by extending the completion date to August 30, 2009, retroactive to August 31, 2007.  85.5% Federal, 14.5% General Funds. 

 

#127       Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section, to enter into an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, to provide technical assistance and logistical support to improve local capabilities and capacities to prepare for, and respond to, public health emergencies and threats in an amount not to exceed $258,365.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2009.  85.5% Federal, 14.5% General Funds. 

 

#128       Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with JSI Research & Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, to devlelop and provide training programs for the purpose of improving the knowledge, skills and abilities of regional planning partners related to public health emergency preparedness and response in an amount not to exceed $198,696.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2009.  85.5% Federal, 14.5% General Funds. 

 

#129       Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Inc., Littleton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #180), to provide primary care services with integrated behavioral and/or oral health services, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $358,887 to $408,887.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#130       Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with White Mountain Community Health Center, Conway, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #179), to provide primary care services with integrated behavioral and/or oral health services, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $214,510 to $264,510.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#131       Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Valley Regional Healthcare Inc., Claremont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #273), to provide primary care services with integrated behavioral and/or oral health services, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $263,550 to $313,550.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#132       Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Manchester Community Health Center, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #176), to provide primary care services with integrated behavioral and/or oral health services, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $301,763 to $351,763.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#133       Authorize to enter into an agreement with Southern NH Services on behalf of the NH Community Action Association, Manchester, NH, to provide quality Early Learning Opportunity Initiative Services for an amount not to exceed $1,500,000.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#134       Authorize to compensate Desirae Brooks, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.

 

#135       Authorize to compensate Pamela Lorden, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.

 

#136       Authorize to compensate James Graham, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.

 

#137       Authorize to compensate William McKenzie, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.

 

                                Glencliff Home

#137A    Authorize to establish a trust account to benefit the Resident Council at Glencliff Home with Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, Woodsville, NH.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#138       Authorize a retroactive increase of $7,116.72 in the annual salary of Barry E. Conway, salary grade GG, from $82,978 to $90,094.72.  Effective July 6, 2007.  (2)Further authorize an increase of $4,218.24 in the annual salary of Barry E. Conway, salary grade GG, from $90,094.72 to $94,312.96.  Effective December 28, 2007.  (3)Further authorize an increase of $3,265.60 in the annual salary of Barry E. Conway, salary grade GG, from $94,312.96 to $97,578.56.  Effective January 4, 2008.

 

#139       Authorize to exercise a retroactive renewal option with Lakes Region General Healthcare Foot Clinic, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, #B), to provide foot clinic services to the Homes residents in the amount of $51,000.  Effective October 5, 2007 through October 5, 2009.  33% Federal, 40% Agency Income, 27% General Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#140       Authorize to award a $80,500 grant to the University of NH for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#141       Authorize to award a $14,000 grant to Hesser College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#142       Authorize to award a $6,000 grant to Colby-Sawyer College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#143       Authorize to award a $29,000 grant to Keene State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#144       Authorize to award a $5,000 grant to McIntosh College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#145       Authorize a renewal option with Measured Progress Inc., Dover, NH (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #78, amended on 8-31-05, item #137, amended on 11-15-06, item #138, amended on 8-22-07, item #239), to administer the NHEIAP Alternative Assessment, maintain the School District Profile, and run educational accountability reports in an amount not to exceed $1,530,244.  (2)Further authorize to reduce from 25% to 7.5% the percentage of the total contract price to be withheld until the satisfactory completion of all services, including acceptance of all reports and the receipt of the detailed listing of expenses incurred for the contract period.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  86% General, 14% Federal Funds. 

 

#146       Authorize to make a sole source grant to the University of NH, Institute on Disability in the amount of $500,000 to reform and improve pre-service personnel preparation and in-service professional development systems in the areas of literacy instruction, positive behavior interventions and supports, and secondary transition supports for students with emotional/behavior challenges.  (2)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to three additional fiscal years in accordance with the grant award, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein.  (3)Further authorize payment for services rendered and approved 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 grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#147       Authorize Bureau of Special Education to contract with McCarthy Properties, Wareham, MA, a sole proprietor, to provide space for Due Processing Hearings of Special Education complaints, for a total cost of $92,400.12.  Effective December 18, 2007 through December 17, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#148       Authorize to budget and expend carry forward funds in the amount of $376,555.55 from the Department of Education for the Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.   Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#149       Authorize to enter into a contract with Judy Ullman, Portsmouth, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in English Language arts to selected schools and districts to raise student achievement to meet state performance targets in an amount not to exceed $22,500. (2)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#150       Authorize to enter into a contract with Elizabeth Erickson, Georges Mills, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  (2)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#151       Authorize to enter into a contract with Christine Chase, Manchester, NH, to provide technical assistance in Reading Recovery training in selected schools, and districts to raise student achievement to meet state performance targets, in an amount not to exceed $35,000.  (2)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#152       Authorize to enter into a contract with Christine Downing, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (2)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#153       Authorize to enter into a contract with Shirley Smith, Northwood, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in English Language arts and/or reading to selected schools and districts to raise student achievement to meet state performance targets in an amount not to exceed $10,000. (2)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#154       Authorize to enter into a contract with Kathryn Treamer, Lancaster, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  (2)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#155       Authorize to make a sole source grant to Evergreen Educational Consulting LLC, sole proprietor, Jericho, VT, to conduct the evaluation of the NH-RESPONDS grant in the amount of $126,761.  (2)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to three additional fiscal years in accordance with the grant award, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein.  (3)Further authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#156       Authorize to hold an awards banquet to recognize the NH Teacher of the Year and the NH Teacher of the Year Finalists, the NH Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Recipients, and the NH Milken National Educator, for a cost not to exceed $5,532.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a contract with Celebrations Distinctive Catering, Bedford, NH, to provide the necessary conference facilities, and food service for the banquet for up to 150 attendees on December 6, 2007 in an amount not to exceed $5,532.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#157       Authorize to grant funds in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act to Strafford County Department of Corrections to assist in the operation of their approved vocational education programs for male offenders in the amount of $15,260.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#158       Authorize to grant funds in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act to Strafford County Department of Corrections to assist in the operation of their approved vocational education programs for female offenders in the amount of $10,208.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#159       Authorize to grant funds in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act to Merrimack County Department of Corrections, Boscawen, NH, to assist in the operation of their approved vocational education programs in the amount of $11,514.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#160       Authorize to accept and place on file the annual report for the period of July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.

 

                                NH LOTTERY COMMISSION

#161       Authorize to accept and place on file the annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#162       Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Harry-O Electrical Corp., Loudon, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-06, item #106A, amended on 6-13-07, item #480), for office renovations electrical work, by increasing the amount by $34,736 from $183,156 to $217,892, and by extending the end date from November 30, 2007 to February 20, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#163       NOT USED

 

#164       Authorize Division of State Police to accept and expend a $84,430.88 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police Enforcement Patrols” for the purpose of conducting enforcement patrols when violations are felt to be most prevalent throughout the state.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

 

#165       Authorize Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $311,167.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#166       Authorize Division of Administration to accept and expend a $136,400 grant known as “Dyed Fuel Evasion Enforcement Project” from the Federal Highway Administration for the purpose of creating a Federal/State dyed fuel enforcement initiative.  (2)Further authorize to increase the vehicle fleet by two vehicles to support the new Dyed Fuel Evasion Enforcement Project being instituted by this grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#167       Authorize Division of Safety Services to accept and expend $226,851.20 in additional funds from a financial agreement between the US Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard and the State of NH to carry out the State Recreational Boating Safety Program objectives.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#168       Authorize Division of State Police to create a part-time Criminalist I position to process Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) samples in an effort to decrease the backlog of samples awaiting analysis.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend funds to be received as part of a “Cooperative Agreement” with the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice in the amount of $46,000 to improve the laboratory’s ability to process convicted offender samples and enter the profiles into CODIS in a timely manner.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#169       Authorize Division of State Police to accept and expend a $75,696.65 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police DWI Patrols” for the purpose of conducting DWI enforcement patrols on weekend and holiday evenings.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008.  100% Transfers from other Agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#170       Authorize Division of State Police to enter into a contract with G.W. Brooks & Son Inc., Freedom, NH, for snow removal at the Troop E building in Tamworth in the amount of $11,710.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  90% Highway, 10% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#171       Authorize Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Kearsarge Party Rentals LLC, Concord, NH, for snow removal at State Police Special Services and Troop D, Concord, in an amount not to exceed $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#172       Authorize the application permit of The Oakledge Association located on Sunapee Lake in Sunapee, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for the renewal of 29 moorings plus an additional 2 moorings for a total of 31 moorings.

#173       Authorize Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Freedom for the purpose of activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning in the amount of $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#174       Authorize Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Contel Construction Inc., Manchester, NH, for snow removal at Troop A in Epping and at Troop B in Milford in the amount of $13,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  90.5% Highway, 9.5% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#175       Authorize Division of Administration to enter into a contract with Xerox Corporation, Boston, MA, for maintenance of the Xerox copier/printer in an amount not to exceed $42,400.02.  Effective December 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#176       Authorize to retroactively process payments from the previous fiscal year in the amount of $12,395.16 to Iron Age Corporation, Chicago, IL.

 

#177       Authorize to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending October 31, 2007.

 

#178       Authorize Bureau of Aeronautics to continue membership with the National Association of State Aviation Officials, Silver Spring, MD, and pay membership dues of $8,022.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#179       Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to reclassify position #20066 Engineering Technician IV, labor grade 19, to Licensed Land Surveyor, Labor grade 27.

 

#180       Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $1,457,216.60 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from October 11, 2007 through November 2, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#181       Authorize Bureau of Right of Way Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $70,352.83 for the period extending from July 1, 2007 through September 30, 2007. 

 

#182       Authorize Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into agreements with a total amount not to exceed $425,080 to provide vehicles through the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Mobility Program, to the nonprofit agencies as detailed in letter dated November 6, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through the life of the equipment to be purchased.  100% Federal Funds. 

#183       Authorize Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a retroactive contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #395), for transportation services, by increasing the amount by $101,628 from $442,472 to $544,100.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#184       Authorize Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Clough, Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #104), for highway design consultant engineering services for various highway projects statewide, by extending the completion date from December 1, 2007 through June 1, 2008.

 

#185       Authorize Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Wilbur Smith Associates, Portland, ME, and New Haven, CT, (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, item #112), for the corridor study of transportation safety needs for NH 3A in the City of Manchester and the Towns of Hooksett and Bow, by extending the completion date from November 30, 2007 to September 30, 2008.

 

#186       Authorize Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with PB Americas, Incorporated, Manchester, NH, and Boston, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 1-15-03, item #135), for the study of improvements to the US 1 Bypass in the City of Portsmouth, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2007 to October 1, 2008.

 

#187       Authorize Bureau of Highway Maintenance to exercise a contract renewal option with Capital Cleaning Contractors Inc. of NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #190), for janitorial services at the District 4 Office building in the amount of $13,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#188       Authorize Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Casella Waste Management Inc., d/b/a Northeast Waste, White River Jct., VT, for providing and maintaining portable chemical toilets at the Lebanon Welcome Center in the amount of $6,720.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#189       Authorize Bureau of Highway Maintenance to exercise a contract renewal option with Hometown Forecast Services Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-29-06, item #117), for providing statewide weather forecasting services in the amount of $17,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.    100% Highway Funds. 

 

#190       Authorize Bureau of Environment to enter into two prequalified, low bid, cost-based contracts for a combined total of $300,000 with:  (1)University of Maine, Farmington, ME, for $16,000; and (2)Monadnock Archaeological Consulting LLC, Stoddard, NH, for $140,000 to undertake certain cultural resource investigations involving pre-contact, Native American archaeological studies for transportation purposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 

 

#191       Authorize to expend up to $8,000 for expenses of finalist candidates for the position of Commissioner to travel to NH for interviews.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#192       Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Systematics Inc., Westborough, MA, for the purchase, relocation, reinstallation and upgrade of the Departments tax filing system in the amount of $140,060.33.  (2)Further authorize an advance payment in the amount of $70,030.16 to Systematics Inc., in accordance with the terms of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#193       Authorize to enter into a contract with MHM Correctional Services Inc., Vienna, VA, for the purposes of providing residential treatment unit and outpatient psychiatric services for NHDOC inmates and inpatient services for State inmates and non-adjudicated residents of the Secure Psychiatric Unit in the amount not to exceed $15,192,515.  Effective January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

#194                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

A.         EDUCATION Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $444.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Emerson, Grants & Contracts Technician, in the course entitled “Legal Issues in the War on Terror”.

B.         EDUCATION Request permission to pay Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH, the sum of $4,918.75 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan McKevitt, Education Consultant III, in the on-line courses entitled “Proseminar III Phase 3” and “Individualized Learning Agreement B Phase 2”.

C.         EDUCATION Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheila M. Miller, Human Resources Technician, in the course entitled “Human Resources and the Law”.

D.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire Manchester, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,104.75 for the sole purpose of enrolling Owen David, Program Specialist II, in the courses entitled “Epidemiology” and “Climate Change and Health”.

E.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,575.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia H. Gruttemeyer, public Information Representative, in the courses entitled “Litigation and Trial Preparation”, “Real Estate” and “Business Organizations and Bankruptcy”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Norwich University, Northfield, VT, the sum of $3,546.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Santone, Child Protective Service Worker, in the on-line course entitled “Leadership Fundamentals: Ethical Leadership & Value Driven Organizations”.

G.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Community Based Care - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $2,943.55 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karen M. Kimball, Administrator III, in the on-line courses entitled “Health Policy” and “Strategic Management”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Community Based Care - Request permission to pay Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the sum of $2,680.90 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jonathan McCosh, Business Administrator IV, in the course entitled “Seminar in Research Analysis for Marketing Decisions”.

I.          HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Community Based Care - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,434.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charlene Noyes, Accountant III, in the course entitled “Financial Management”.

J.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Frank Beck, Fraud Investigator, in the course entitled “Comparative Religions”.

K.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $798.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Monica Brady-DeRico, Family Services Specialist, in the course entitled “Research Methods”.

L.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College School of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $4,068.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Fontneau, Program Specialist II, in the courses entitled “Building Multicultural Organizations & Communities”, “Fiscal Management”, “Project III” and “Child & Family Assessment and Intervention”.

M.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Keene, NH, the sum of $885.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michele Hilliard, Family Services Specialist, in the course entitled “Community Organization”.

N.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $4,069.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Annie Laurendeau, Family Services Specialist, in the courses entitled “Communication Skills I”, “Integrative Core Seminar I: Education, Oppression & Resistance”, “Issues in Research” and “Victimization”.

O.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,776.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Shapiro, Family Services Specialist II, in the courses entitled “Principles of Management” and “Introduction to Research in Behavioral Science”.

P.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,458.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Speass, Family Service Specialist, in the course entitled “Legal & Justice Research”.

Q.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,841.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Thibeault, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line courses entitled “Interpersonal Communications” and “Best Practices in Information Technology”.

R.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES New Hampshire Hospital - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $655.35for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer McAllister, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Intermediate Accounting I.”

S.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESNew Hampshire Hospital - Request permission to pay St. Joseph’s College of Maine, Windham, ME, the sum of $975.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Winnona Vachon, Administrator II, in the course entitled “Ethical & Legal Perspectives”.

T.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESOperations Support - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,421.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debra Beaulieu, Program Special I, in the course entitled “Basic/Intermediate Ambulatory Coding”.

U.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Public Health - Request permission to pay Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI, the sum of $2,872.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Loring, Public Health Microbiologist, in the on-line courses entitled “Concepts in Molecular Biology”, “Clinical Applications of Molecular Biology” and “Molecular Pathology Laboratory”.

V.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Tobey School - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $3,400.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Roberta Avery, Teacher II, in the courses entitled “Group Counseling” and “Basic Human Interaction”.

W.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Tobey School - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $2,795.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Roberta Avery, Teacher II, in the courses entitled “Counseling Theory” and “Techniques of Counseling”.

X.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Tobey School - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $953.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Brian J. Pauling, Teacher I, in the course entitled “Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction”.

Y.         LOTTERY - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,434.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kassie Strong, Chief Accountant, in the course entitled “Introduction to Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination”.

Z.         OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $611.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kelly Genest, Technical Support Specialist I, in the course entitled “Database Design and Management”.

AA.      OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH, the sum of $3,150.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Leslie Mason, Information Technology Manager IV, in the course entitled “Copyright Law”.

BB.      OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $756.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Constance Weisberg, Accountant III, in the course entitled “Intermediate Accounting II”.

CC.      OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $567.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeanette White, System Developer Specialist III, in the course entitled “Programming Fundamentals”.

DD.      PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,530.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robyn J. Descoteau, PUC Examiner, in the course entitled “Marketing Research & Strategy”.

EE.      REVENUE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Guyer, Internal Auditor, in the course entitled “Detection/Prevention of Fraudulent Financial Statements”.

FF.      TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $444.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ronald Crickard, District Environmental Coordinator, in the on-line course entitled “Educational Psychology”.

GG.     TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $738.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Renee Dupuis, Human Resources Technician, in the courses entitled “Leadership” and “Compensation & Health Benefit Administration”.

HH.      TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $385.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karla Kemp, Program Assistant II, in the course entitled “Leadership & Organizational Change”.

II.         TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $717.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling David S. Smith, Senior Consultant Supervisor, in the course entitled “Managerial Economics”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $62,902.30

 

#195                                                                       TRAVEL REQUESTS

A.         AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD – Request permission for (1) employee, Christopher Rallis, entomologist & apiary Inspector, or designee, to travel to Sacramento, CA, from January 8, 2007 to January 13, 2007 to attend the 2008 National Beekeeping Conference.  Total Cost: $1,730.00 Source of Funds: 100% General Funds, Chapter 270 Apiary.  Registration Fee:  $230.00

B.         CULTURAL RESOURCESDivision of the Arts - Request permission for (1) employee, Catherine O’Brian, Grants Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Baltimore, MD, on December 4, 2007 – December 9, 2007 to attend the National Association State Arts Agencies Annual Assembly.  A CASH ADVANCE of $800.00 is also requested for Catherine O’Brian.  Total Cost: $1,869.28.  Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  Registration Fee:  $395.00