GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA

State House, Concord, New Hampshire

December 11, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1           Authorize to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Ice River Springs Claremont, LLC located in Claremont, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 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 to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from TD Banknorth and Resource Technical Services, Inc. in Dover, New Hampshire. 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.

 

#3           Authorize to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Centrix Bank & Trust and New Hampshire Precision Metal Fabricators, Inc. in Londonderry, New Hampshire. 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.

 

#4           Authorize to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Monadnock Community Bank and E.F. Lane Hotel, LLC in Keene, New Hampshire. 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.

 

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

 

#6            Authorize to accept and place on file the Business Finance Authority’s annual financial statement for FY 2007.

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#7           Authorize to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, for the purpose of supporting the acquisition of a condominium unit at Railroad Square in order for Southwestern Community Services to develop affordable senior housing in Keene in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8           Authorize to enter into an agreement with the County of Grafton, N. Haverhill, NH, for the purpose of assisting Grafton County Economic Development Council, a non-profit corporation, to fit-up interior space at the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, with the addition of specialized biotechnology process equipment, in the amount of $420,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8A        Authorize to enter into an agreement with Sullivan County, Newport, NH, in the amount of $500,000 to support the rehabilitation of the Wainshall Mill in the downtown Claremont area.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#9           Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the University of NH, Complex Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, to continue implementation of the state’s floodplain mapping program, as approved by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $56,241.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9A        Authorize to enter into a lease with Pool “B” Partners Inc., Gilford, NH, for office space in Concord, NH in the amount of $614,230.32.  Effective December 12, 2007 through February 19, 2013.  43% General, 52% Federal, 6% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#10         Authorize to enter into a contract with Software House International Incorporated, Paxton, MA, for software and peripheral services, including support services and maintenance, to sustain day-to-day operational needs of agencies within the State of NH in the amount of $110,180.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#11         Authorize Major Shawn R. Burrus, Hampton, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#12         Authorize a waiver to increase fleet vehicles allocated to the Adjutant General by one vehicle.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13         Authorize to enter into a contract extension with Noresco, LLC, Westborough, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 9-13-06, item #37A, amended on 6-27-07, item #28), for the implementation of energy conservation measures by extending the end date to May 30, 2008.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#14         Authorize to accept one Christmas tree from the Sibgo Tree Co., Colebrook, NH.  This tree will be placed in the Governor and Council Chambers at the State House.

 

#15         Authorize to accept one Christmas tree from Mountain Star Farms in Woodsville, NH.  This tree will be placed at the Bridges House in Concord, NH.

 

#16         Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a inter-agency rental agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing the Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with office space located in the Manchester District Court, Manchester, NH, for an amount not to exceed $5,130.12.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010. 

 

#17         Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into an inter-agency rental agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing the Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with office space located in the Dover District Court, Dover, NH, for an amount not to exceed $3,943.32.  Effective February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2010.

 

#18         Authorize to accept and place on file the quarterly allotments for the period through September 30, 2007.

 

#19         Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects, Mechanicsburg, PA, for professional services to develop the Master Plan for the NH Department of Corrections, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $463,310.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $50,000 for additional services that may be required during the development of the Master Plan for the NH Department of Corrections, bringing the total contract to $513,310.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#20         Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter in to a retroactive hold over amendment for up to 12-months with Dusty’s Transportation Inc., Auburn, NH, for office and courtroom space in Auburn, NH, for an amount not to exceed $53,149.64.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#20A      Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the Town of Plaistow, NH, providing office and courtroom space for the Plaistow District Court for the amount not to exceed $127,722.72.  Effective January 19, 2008 through January 18, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#20B      Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive  inter-agency rental agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing the Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with office space in the Southern Carroll County District Court, Ossipee, NH, in an amount not to exceed $3,033.24.  Effective December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2010. 

 

#20C      Authorize to enter into a contract with Robert Half International Inc., Manchester, NH, for professional assistance in the areas of accounting and technical policy and procedure documentation in conjunction with the implementation of the new Enterprise Resource Planning system in the amount not to exceed $56,768.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#20D      Authorize Risk Management Unit to enter into a contract with Rowley Insurance Agency, Concord, NH, for the purpose of providing Commercial Property, General Liability, and Umbrella insurance coverage for three district courts (Derry, Franklin and Jaffrey-Peterborough) in the amount of $7,692 with terrorism coverage and covers a one year period from January 14, 2008-January 13, 2009.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#20E      Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $400,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of January 2008.  (2)Further authorize a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $329,211,582.97 for the Month of November and recommends the balance of $70,788,417.03 be lasped.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#21         Authorize to proceed with the sale and issuance of up to $75 million of general obligation bonds through a competitive process.  Effective through February 29, 2008.

 

#22         Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $67,484.15 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#23         Authorize Division of Arts to award a Mini-Grant in the amount of $1,000 to the City of Nashua.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#24         Authorize Division of Historical Resources to enter into a sole source contract with Cultural Heritage Resource Services Inc., North Wales, PA, for a condition survey of the remaining framework of the Old State House in the amount of $14,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#25         Authorize to designate Catherine Bernhard with a salary of $75,266.08; Anthony Blenkinsop with a salary of $70,024.48; Susan McGinnis with a salary of $69,770.46; and Kirsten Wilson with a salary of $71,874.64, as Senior Assistant Attorneys General.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#26         Authorize to designate Janice K. Rundles, as a Senior Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $85,000.  Effective January 2, 2008 through August 31, 2011.

 

#27         Authorize to reappoint Richard C. Tracy as a Criminal Investigator.  Effective December 31, 2007 through December 31, 2012.

 

#28         Authorize a salary increase for attorneys in the Department of Justice as detailed in letter dated November 28, 2007.  Effective January 4, 2008.

 

#29         Authorize to enter into sub-grants with the agencies, as detailed in letter dated November 27, 2007, totaling $712,974 from the previously accepted 2007 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2009.  (2)Further authorize to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 27, 2007, totaling $174,000 from the 2006 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29A      Authorize to enter into an agreement with the NH Department of Employment Security for lease of office space and equipment relating to the housing of the Offender Reentry Program in the City of Manchester, NH, in the amount of $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#30         Authorize to amend a contract with Noblis Inc., Falls Church, VA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #57, amended on 6-27-07, item #70C), for technical assistance and support necessary to conduct a comprehensive Risk Assessment of NH’s Unemployment Insurance System, develop an Operational Security Plan for NHES’s UI Program and provide security awareness training to UI and IT staff, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2008 from December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#31         Authorize to exercise a contract renewal option with A-1 Fire Protection Inc., d/b/a All State Fire Equipment, Windsor, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-06, item #35, amended on 8-9-06, item #21), for maintenance, inspection, testing, recharging and repair for portable fire extinguisher and rand guard systems in the amount of $50,145.50.  Effective February 28, 2008 through February 29, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31A      Authorize to enter into a contract with Rockingham County, Brentwood, NH, to operate an Academy Case Management Program “Academy” for the Rockingham County area in the amount of $164,548.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31B      Authorize to enter into a contract with Merrimack County Department of Corrections, Boscawen, NH, to operate an Academy Case Management Program “Academy” for the Merrimack County area in the amount of $162,140.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31C      Authorize to enter into a contract with Volunteers of America, Northern New England Inc., Brunswick, ME, to operate an Academy Case Management Program “Academy” for the Belknap County area in the amount of $174,184.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31D      Authorize to enter into a contract with Community Improvement Associates, Keene, NH, to operate Academy Case Management Programs for the Sullivan County area in the amount of $169,880.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31E      Authorize to enter into a contract with Community Improvement Associates, Keene, NH, to operate Academy Case Management Programs for the Cheshire County area in the amount of $188,280.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31F       Authorize to enter into a contract with the Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to operate an Academy Case Management Program “Academy” for the Coos County area in the amount of $161,488.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31G      Authorize to pay $1,060,000 in overtime for permanent personnel services out of salaries for vacant positions due to pending recruitment for the period of July 1, 2007 through October 26, 2007.

 

#31H      Authorize to enter into a contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to operate an Academy Case Management Program “Academy” for the Southern Hillsborough County area in the amount of $160,800.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31I       Authorize to enter into a contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to operate an Academy Case Management Program “Academy” for the Northern Hillsborough County area in the amount of $288,000.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31J       Authorize to enter into a contract with Volunteers of America, Northern New England Inc., Brunswick, ME, to operate an Academy Case Management Program “Academy” for the Grafton County area in the amount of $179,880.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31K      Authorize  to enter into a lease agreement for a total not to exceed $356,400 with Richard Edmunds, Salem, NH, for office space in Exeter, NH, for the purpose of housing a Probation/Parole District Office.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2012.  100%General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

#32         Authorize to budget and expend prior year unexpended federal revenues, received from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in the amount of $3,500 for Replacement Equipment.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#33         Authorize to enter into a contract with Eckhardt & Johnson Incorporated, Manchester, NH, for the sole purpose of providing plumbing services at various liquor store locations throughout NH in the amount of $35,516.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#33A      Authorize to enter into a contract with BBC Construction, East Kingston, NH, for the sole purpose of providing a design and build for a new loading dock at State Liquor Store #73 on I-95 South in Hampton in the amount of $22,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#34         Authorize a salary increment of $4,987 to Commissioner Clifton C. Below, effective December 27, 2007.  100% Assessment Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#35         Authorize to allow vehicle D400 permanently assigned to the Director of the Business Resource Center in the Division of Economic Development to be unmarked of the State and Department decals.

 

#36         Authorize Trails Bureau to enter a contract with Bickford’s Sport Center, Epsom, NH, for a lease of 6 snowmobiles in the amount of $28,800. (2)Further authorize an advance payment of $14,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 1, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#37         Authorize Trails Bureau to enter into a contract with The Rowley Agency Inc., Concord, NH, for a “Landowner Liability Insurance Policy” for the off-highway recreation vehicle program in the amount of $174,009.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2011.  100% Trails Funds. 

 

#38         Authorize Division of Economic Development to award a grant to the Greater Laconia-Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce, Laconia, NH, in the amount of $3,500 to create and print a Lakes Region Relocation Guidebook.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#38A      Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a retroactive contract  with Aerial NDT Inspection Inc., Milton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-07, item #55), for chairlift inspection at Cannon Mountain, by increasing the amount by $335 from $2,994 to $3,329.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2007.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#39         Authorize to accept and expend an additional $15,000 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to pay for consulting services and maintenance repairs associated with the Research Reserve.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#40         Authorize to enter into a Grant Agreement with The Nature Conservancy NH Chapter, Concord, NH, for purchase of a conservation easement on the Hartshorne property in Madison, NH, in the amount of $100,000.  (2)Further authorize to accept an executor interest in the conservation easement held by The Nature Conservancy on the Hartshorne property in Madison NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds from the Landowner Incentive Program. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#41         Authorize to enter into a contract with Elliot Health System, Manchester, NH, for personnel medical monitoring services for the amount of $91,440.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  29% Federal, 23% General, 48% Other Funds. 

 

#42         Authorize to retroactively amend a contract with Northeast Engineering, PLLC, Weare, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-7-07, item #60), to provide technical assistance to small public water systems, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

 

#43         Authorize to pay 2008 membership dues to the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, Washington, DC in the amount of $6,300.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorize to amend a Businesses United for Water Security Installation grant to the Berlin Water Works, Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-4-07, item #66), to complete a project to better protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2008 from December 31, 2007. 

 

#45         Authorize to amend a Businesses United for Water Security Installation grant to the City of Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-21-07, item #43, amended on 6-27-07, item #117), to complete a project to better protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2008 from December 31, 2007. 

 

#46         Authorize to award six Regional Water System Grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated November 14, 2007, totaling $1,050,694, to compensate interconnection projects.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#47         Authorize to pay membership dues to the Ground Water Protection Council, Oklahoma City, OK, in the amount of $6,500.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48         Authorize to accept and expend $45,045 in Federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for emergency preparedness assistance to public water systems through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further authorize to award a Public Water System Emergency Interconnection grant to the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $15,000 to complete a project to better protect public water supplies against future potential terrorist attacks by conducting mutual aid studies.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#49         Authorize to amend a contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-4-07, item #61), for operations and maintenance, sampling analysis and remedy evaluation services at the Kearsarge Metallurgical Site, by extending the completion date from March 31, 2008 to December 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#50         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Transformer Service Inc, Concord, NH, for main switchgear inspection and maintenance services in the amount of $27,545.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#51         Authorize Edward Domenichello’s request to retain two seasonal docks, add a third seasonal dock to provide 5 slips on frontage, and retain sand placed on an existing beach on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.

 

#52         Authorize City of Portsmouth’s request to construct a publicly accessible tidal docking structure with amended design consisting of a platform landing constructed in the upland tidal buffer zone, connecting to a ramp, connecting to a float, providing one full-sized slip in the City of Portsmouth on Sagamore Creek.

 

#53         Authorize Robin W. deCampi Revocable Trust’s request to construct a tidal dock including a permanent pier, connecting to a ramp, connecting to a float, providing one undersized slip on frontage on Little Bay in Durham.

 

#54         Authorize Water Wings’ request to construct a tidal dock including a permanent pier, connecting to a ramp, connecting to a float, providing one full-sized slip on frontage on the Salmon Falls River.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Office of the Commissioner

#55         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from the State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Ms. Michele Moreau, Registered Nurse III, NH Hospital, in the amount of $67.42, to compensate for wages that were not paid for the period of April 7, 2007 through June 7, 2007.  68% General, 31% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#56         Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, to amend an agreement with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #194), to provide funding for the planning and implementation of integrated behavioral health services into office-based pediatric primary care for low income and uninsured children and adolescents, by increasing the price limitation by $75,000 from $196,836 to $271,836.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#57         Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Dr. Robert E. Slocum, Portsmouth, 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. 

 

#58         Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Maureen McCanty, MD, Concord, NH, to serve as Medical Advisor for the Maternal and Child Health Section in an amount not to exceed $4,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  93% Federal, 7% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#59         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with ACS State Healthcare LLC, Atlanta, GA, (previously approved by G&C on 12-7-05, item #C), for completion of the design, development and implementation of the new NH Medicaid Management Information System, by extending the completion date from January 1, 2008 through January 1, 2009.

 

#60         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with FOX Systems Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, late item #E, amended on 12-12-06, item #119A), for quality assurance services for the State’s Medicaid Management Information System, by increasing the amount by $1,493,475 from $2,977,995 to $4,471,470, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2007 to December 31, 2008.  90% Federal, 10% General Funds. 

 

#61         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Pittsburgh, PA (previously approved by G&C on 5-3-06, item #42), to continue to provide system modifications to the New HEIGHTS/Medicaid Management Information System interface subsystem, by increasing the amount by $345,280 from $499,992 to $845,272, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  90% Federal, 10% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#62         Authorize Head Start State Collaboration Office to make a one-time payment in the amount of $8,000 to Early Learning NH, Concord, NH, to organize and fiscally administer a meeting on early education.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62A      Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Early Learning NH to organize and fiscally administer a meeting on early education in the amount of $8,000.  Effective January 15, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63         NOT USED 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#64         Authorize to reclassify position #30886 from Auto Shop Manager, salary grade 17 to Supervisor III, salary grade 23.

 

#65         NOT USED

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#66         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 $40,000.  (2)Further authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67         Authorize Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a contract with Kang Company Inc., Concord, NH, to provide janitorial services in an amount not to exceed $9,600. (2)Further authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68         Authorize to reclassify position #13106 Secretary II, salary grade 9 ($21,723) to Program Specialist III, salary grade 23 ($37,615.50).  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69         Authorize to enter into a contract with Pamela Mueller, Contoocook, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in English Language Arts 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.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#70         Authorize Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to amend a grant for Staff Development to Second Start, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #445), by increasing the amount from $125,968 by $25,000 to an amount not to exceed $150,968.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71         Authorize to enter into a contract with Connie Upschulte, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts and designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#72         Authorize to exercise the renewal option to grant funds to the NH ATECH Services, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-15-04, item #102, amended on 11-2-05, item #84, amended on 12-12-06, item #103) to provide technical assistance and educational support to children and youth with vision and hearing impairments in an amount not to exceed $345,822.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73         Authorize to enter into a contract with The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment Inc., Dover, NH, to provide technical assistance for the development, implementation, and assurance of technical quality of the state assessment and accountability systems in an amount not to exceed $162,400.  (2)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 contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#74         Authorize to enter into a contract with Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, to provide technical assistance to help students make a successful transition from high school to Institutions of Higher Education in NH in an amount not to exceed $193,463.  (2)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 contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75         Authorize to enter into a contract with Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, to provide technical assistance to help math teachers in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the mathematics curriculum they provide to students in an amount not to exceed $101,152.37.  (2)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 contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION

#76         Authorize to amend the marketing and promotional contract with Griffin York & Krause Inc., Manchester, NH from $1,800,000 in each of Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009 to $1,985,000 in Fiscal Year 2008 and $1,950,000 in Fiscal Year 2009.  Effective through June 30, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#77         Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a sole source contract with Mareld Company Inc., Nashua, NH,  (previously amended by G&C on 12-12-06, item #153B), to house the Motor Vehicles sub-station in Merrimack, by extending the end date from December 31, 2007 to December 31, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#78         Authorize to retroactively accept and expend $10,000 of a $5,966,760 federal grant known as “Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant (PSIC) Program” form the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Department of Homeland Security, for management and administration costs associated with activities to incorporate PSIC  requirements into Statewide Plans, planning and coordination, and training.  Effective April 1, 2007 through December 3, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorize Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a contract with Controtech Temperature Controls/Energy Management Systems of Keene, NH, to provide annual inspection and maintenance service on the boilers, and HVAC equipment in specific buildings at the Fire Academy in an amount not to exceed $66,566.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#80         Authorize Division of State Police to exercise a lease renewal option with Eula Mitchell, Woodsville, NH, for a portion of real property with right-of-ways to Ayers Mountain for access to State Police communications equipment in the amount of $36,390.39.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2012.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#81         Authorize Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with J.P. Pest Services Inc., Milford, NH, to provide pest control services at Troop A in Epping, Troop B in Milford and Concord in the amount of $3,630.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2012.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#82         Authorize Division of Safety Services to amend a sole source contract with Intellectual Technology Inc., Carlsbad, CA, (previously approved by G&C on 5-15-02, item #189, amended on 6-27-07, item #375), for the production of boater education certificate cards, by increasing the contract by $65,000 from $350,000 to $415,000, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2007 to December 31, 2008.  100% Revolving Funds (Navigation Safety Fund). 

 

#83         Authorize Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into sub-grant agreements with the six school systems as detailed in letter dated November 29, 2007, for a total of $25,700 to be used for the purchase of emergency supplies.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorize Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Epsom in the amount of $37,360 for the purpose of activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85         Authorize Division of State Police to retroactively amend federal pass-through funds received from the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $40,957, (previously approved by G&C on 3-8-07, item #123, amended on 8-22-07, item #264), for the purpose of purchasing new instrumentation, maintaining existing equipment and training laboratory personnel, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to September 30, 2008.  100% Transfers from other agencies. 

 

#86         Authorize Division of Administration to reclassify position #16711 Counter Clerk II, labor grade 9 to Auditor II, labor grade 12 in the Business Office.  100% Highway Funds.  

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#87         Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007.

 

#88         Authorize to reclassify position #21445 Accountant III, labor grade 21 to Business Administrator II, labor grade 24 in the Division of Operations, Bureau of Turnpikes.

 

#89         Authorize to reclassify position #20407 Administrator IV, labor grade 33 to Transportation Bureau Administrator, labor grade 34.

 

#90         Authorize to enter into a contract with A.S.A.P. Fire & Safety Corporation inc., Tyngsboro, MA, for Fire Extinguisher Supply, Inspection and Service in the amount of $3,845.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#91         Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to redefine access to property owned by Pembroke 600 Corporation, located on US Route 3 in the Town of Pembroke.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#92         Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $572,000 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from November 3, 2007 through November 16, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#93         Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to grant Granite State Electric Company permission to install and maintain utility service connections to a parcel of land owned by the Department of Transportation in Salem.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#94         Authorize Bureau of Rail & Transit to grant an easement to the City of Manchester for an underground sewer interceptor line and appurtenances on the State-owned Portsmouth Branch railroad corridor in the City of Manchester.

 

#95         Authorize DOT and the office of Information Technology to enter into a contract with Deighton Associates Ltd., Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada in the amount of $338,789.32 for the purpose of upgrading and updating the DOT’s computer software based Pavement Management System.  Effective upon G&C approval through  June 30, 2013. 

 

#96         Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with SPS New England Inc., Salisbury, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $448,400 for emergency replacement of three counterweight ropes on the lift-span of the Memorial Bridge that carries US Route 1 over the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME.  (2)Further authorize that a contingency in the amount of $44,840 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 16, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#97         Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with F.L. Merrill Construction Inc., Pembroke, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $2,956,956.20 for roadway rehabilitation on NH Route 25 east of the Warren/Benton town line. (2)Further authorize that a contingency in the amount of $206,986.93 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 17, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#98         Authorize to amend a contract with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Incorporated, Bedford, NH, Watertown, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 1-15-03, item #139), for the preliminary design for the widening of the Spaulding Turnpike in the Town of Newington and City of Dover, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

 

#99         Authorize Bureau of Environment to enter into a qualifications-based contract with PRIZIM Inc., Bedford, NH, to assist in the development and implementation of environmental management systems at its Division of Operations’ facilities in the amount of $500,000.  Effective from the Notice to Proceed following G&C approval through December 11, 2010.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#100       Authorize Bureau of Bridge Design to amend a contract with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., South Burlington, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-00, item #158), to complete the design services of the rehabilitation project on the F.E. Everett Turnpike NB & SB bridge over the Souhegan River in Merrimack, NH, by increasing the amount by $131,673.78 from $390,831.99 to $522,505.77 for additional design services, and by extending the completion date from December 28, 2007 to December 31, 2008. 100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#101       Authorize Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into agreements with Fay, Spofford, & Thorndike, LLC, Bedford, NH, and Hoyle, tanner & Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, and the Maguire Group inc., Portsmouth, NH, for a time and materials fee not to exceed $500,000 for each firm ($1,500,000 total for three agreements) for on-call engineering and/or technical services being undertaken by the Department throughout the state.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.

 

#102       Authorize Bureau of Traffic to amend an agreement with Louis Berger Group Inc., Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #115), to develop and implement additional functionalities to the Statewide Travel Demand Model and perform additional traffic analysis for the Salem-Manchester I-93 project, by increasing the amount by $221,446.71 from $588,294.34 to $809,761.05, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2007 to June 30, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#103       Authorize to accept and expend retroactively, federal funds on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $659,992, to provide direct services to the employees at the Wausau Paper, scheduled for layoff December 31, 2007.  Effective November 19, 2007 to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

#104                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

A.         EDUCATION Request permission to pay Granite State College, Rochester, NH, the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carole Dennis, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Young Children with Special Needs”.

B.         EDUCATION Request permission to pay Assumption College, Worcester, MA, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Angela Holt, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the on-line courses entitled “Assessment and Appraisal of Individuals with Disabilities” and “Occupational Analysis”.

C.         EMPLOYMENT SECURITY Request permission to pay Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, the sum of $4,076.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marcie L. Nolet, Program Specialist, in the on-line courses entitled “Organizational Communication” and “Methods of Organizational Research”.

D.         EMPLOYMENT SECURITY Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,434.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elisabeth Picard, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Human Behavior in Organizations”.

E.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, the sum of $2,250.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marion Greenlaw, Accountant IV, in the courses entitled “Group Dynamics” and “Integrated Science I & II”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Business Operations – Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $567.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cheryl A. Connor, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Communications”.

G.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Business Operations – Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Whitney, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled “Principles of Marketing”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,476.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rebekah Dougherty, Fiscal Specialist, in the courses entitled “World Literature: Foundations of Culture” and “Psychology of Abnormal Behavior”.

I.          HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families – Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,998.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathaleen Henkle, Secretary II, in the courses entitled “Abnormal Psychology”, “Web Design”, and “Senior Seminar”.

J.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families – Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $908.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling AnnMarie McCarron, Supervisor IV, in the course entitled “Building Multicultural Organizations and Communities”.

K.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families – Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, the sum of $1,538.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Frank Nugent, Juvenile Probation & Parole Officer, in the course entitled “Public Administration Capstone”.

L.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families – Request permission to pay Wheelock College, Boston, MA, the sum of $1,810.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Heidi Young, Program Specialist, in the course entitled “Lifespan Development”.

M.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Employee Assistance – Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,656.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Penelope Lee Hollis, Administrative Assistant, in the courses entitled “Global Economy” and “Career & Image”.

N.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $639.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura LeMien, Family Services Specialist II, in the course entitled “College Composition II”.

O.        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 Lisa A. Merrill, Supervisor III, in the course entitled “Contemporary Management Issues”.

P.         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 Kerry Nelson, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Global Perspectives in Literature”.

Q.        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 Victoria Raymond, Family Services Specialist II, in the course entitled “Software Tools”.

R.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, the sum of $1,770.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin White, Family Services Specialist, in the courses entitled “Law and Society” and “Social Psychology”.

S.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Glencliff Home – Request permission to pay Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, the sum of $1,341.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michelle A. Oakes, Supervisor I, in the on-line course entitled “Human Body:  Form and Function”.

T.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Human Resource Management – Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $4,086.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alice M. Leeming, Human Resources Technician, in the courses entitled “Building Multicultural Organizations”, “Fiscal Management”, “Staffing and Supervision” and “Graduate Project 2”.

U.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – New Hampshire Hospital – Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $800.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Amy Leblanc, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Introductory to Chemistry”.

V.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Public Health – Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,552.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling David Reichel, Senior Management Analyst, in the on-line course entitled “Multivariate Statistical Methods”.

W.        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 Siegfried Baumer, Technical Support Specialist V, in the course entitled “Remote Access”.

X.         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 “Introduction to Networking”.

Y.         OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay NH Community Technical College, Concord, NH, the sum of $567.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mikyung C. Hughes, Accountant II, in the course entitled “Principles of Marketing”.

Z.         OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $970.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Vicki Tinsley, Information Technology Manager IV, in the course entitled “Database Systems”.

AA.      TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Rochester, NH, the sum of $880.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathryn Sanders, Account Clerk III, in the on-line course entitled “Strategic Management”.

BB.      TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay NH Community Technical College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Spottiswood, Accountant II, in the course entitled “Business Law”.

CC.      TREASURY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $655.35 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sylvia Yeaton, Accountant IV, in the course entitled “Principles of Management”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $38,954.35

 

 

 

 

 

#105                                                                       TRAVEL REQUESTS

A.         AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD – Request permission for (1) employee, Victoria M. Smith, Agriculture Inspector & Organic Certification Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Louisville, KY, from January 13, 2008 to January 15, 2008 to attend the USDA AMS National Organic Program Training Session.  A CASH ADVANCE of $705.00 is also requested for Victoria M. Smith.   Total Cost: $705.00 Source of Funds: 100% Other Funds.