GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA

State House, Concord, New Hampshire

December 18, 2008, 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 MNTS Land, LLC and Moore Nanotechnology Systems, LLC located in Swanzey, 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.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#2           Authorize to amend a contract with MultiProcess Computer Corporation, Windham, NH, for Financial Responsibility Imaging System software maintenance, by extending the end date from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2010.  100% Other &Agency Class 27) funds: the Agency Class 27 funds used by DOS to reimburse DoIT for this contract is 100% Highway Funds. 

 

#3           Authorize, for the benefit of the Department of Safety Division of Motor Vehicles, to enter into a contract with NIIT Technologies Inc., Atlanta, GA, to provide Java development services for the Department of Motor Vehicles support programs in the amount of $1,230,540.  Effective January 2, 2009 through December 31, 2011.  100% Other &Agency Class 27) funds: the Agency Class 27 funds used by DOS to reimburse OIT is 100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#4           Authorize Major Randall F. Dyer, Kittery Point, ME, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#5           Authorize Frederick B. Harris, Potomac, MD, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#6           Authorize Major John G. Newhall, North Berwick, ME, 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. 

 

#7           Authorize James P. Challender, Bow, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#8           Authorize to enter into a contract with Pinnacle Engraving & Awards, Derry, NH, for the purpose of the fabrication of the NH Medal of Honor, in the amount of $19,808.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#8A        Authorize James W. Nuttall, Fort Belvoir, VA, be confirmed to the rank of Major General, NH Army National Guard.

 

#8B        Authorize individuals to be commissioned as Aid-de-Camp to the Governor, as detailed in letter dated 12/11/08.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#9           Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a service contract with T.J. Caldon, LLC d/b/a Four Corners, Gilmanton, NH, for snow plowing and snow and ice removal services at the Laconia Courthouse, Laconia, NH, for an amount not to exceed $9,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2010.  100% Transfer from AOC – Rents from other Agencies (100% General Funds). 

 

#9A        Authorize the list of Governor and Council meeting dates for the period of January through Jun 2009.

 

#9B        Authorize to accept one Christmas tree to be placed at the Bridges House on Mountain Road in Concord, NH.  The tree is being donated by Rocks Christmas Tree Farm from Bethlehem, NH. 

#9C        Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond Burton with regard to the financing of certain construction, renovation, furnishing and equipping of facilities in connection with Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, NH.

 

#9D        Authorize to reclassify position #10067 Secretary II, labor grade 9, to an Administrator I, labor grade 27, at a total cost of $10,601.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#9E         Authorize to accept one Christmas tree to be placed in Governor and Council Chambers at the State House.  The tree is being donated by the Nichols Tree Farm of Orford, NH. 

 

#9F         Authorize to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2009 during the months of October & November 2008.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#10         Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $64,491.93 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#11         Authorize Division of Arts to award an FY 2009 American Masterpieces Grant in the amount of $4,545 to Pontine Theatre, Portsmouth.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#12         Authorize Division of Arts to award grants totaling $21,060 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 25, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13         Authorize Division of Arts to award FY 2009 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants totaling $11,590 to the Master Artists as detailed in letter dated September 18, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#14         Authorize Division of Arts to award FY 2009 Arts in Education grants totaling $19,010 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 24, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#15         Authorize Division of Pesticide Control to enter into a grant agreement with Lamprey River Watershed Association Inc., for the control and eradication of Japanese Knotweed project in the amount of $12,505.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Integrated Pest Management Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#16         Authorize to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated December 1, 2008, totaling $727,356 from the previously accepted 2008 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 June 30, 2009.  (2)Further authorize to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated December 1, 2008, totaling $110,653 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.  (3)Further authorize to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated December 1, 2008, totaling $36,628.36 from the previously accepted 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, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#17         Authorize to amend a contract with Attorney Kathryn Bradley, Bow, NH (previously amended by G&C on 6-25-08, item #77), for legal services to assist the Secretary of State’s Office in implementing provisions of the Help America Vote Act and also to assist the Attorney General’s Office with providing legal services to the NH Board of Medicine, by increasing the amount by $16,872 from $36,440 to $53,312 and by extending the end date from December 31, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  100% Transfer from other agencies (federal). 

 

#17A      Authorize to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Land & Community Heritage Investment Program for the purpose of providing professional legal assistance and representation to the Authority to the extent outlined in the memorandum, and to accept and expend $5,000 from LCHIP for the purposes of providing these legal services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfer from Other Agencies (Agency Fees). 

 

#17B      Authorize to appoint Lauren J. Noether as a Senior Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $80,497.70.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2010.

 

#17C      Authorize to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Department of Safety, in the amount of $511,709, to support J-ONE related activities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#18         Authorize to expend available federal funds payable to US Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service, for reimbursement of VETS facilities and administrative support costs incurred in the operation of the VETS state office, Concord, NH, for a total of $82,500.  Effective January 1, 2009 through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#19         Authorize to enter into a contract with Jungle Jims, Epsom, NH, to provide snow and ice removal services at various Liquor Commission locations throughout NH for a total price of $45,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#20         Authorize to grant an annual salary increment to Brad Simpkins, Interim Director, from Salary Group GG, Step 2 ($73,158) to Salary Group GG, Step 3 ($77,400), effective January 16, 2009.

 

#21         Authorize Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into a sole source contract with Yankee Publishing of Dublin Inc., Dublin, NH, for online reservation services through the State’s tourism website www.visitnh.com. 

 

 

#22         Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain Ski Area to enter into a sole source lease agreement with Concord Commercial a division of Alter Moneta Corporation, Duluth, GA, for four Prinoth snow groomers in the amount of $247,020.86.  Effective December 20, 2008 through December 20, 2009.  100% Cannon Mt. 

 

#22A      Authorize Division of Economic Development to award a grant to Leadership Teacher, Bow, NH, in the amount of $10,000 for a website project.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#22B      Authorize Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, to continue the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Southwest NH in the amount of $7,500.  (2)Further authorize payment of $6,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#22C      Authorize Division of Economic Development to award a grant to the NH International Trade Association, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $12,000 for a marketing initiative for NH’s businesses.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 15, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#22D      Authorize Trails Bureau to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with T. R. Dillon Logging Inc., Anson, ME, to provide snowmobile access on their property in the amount of $2,525.  Effective October 24, 2008 through November 1, 2013.  100% Other Funds (Trails Fund). 

 

#22E      Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to amend G&C item #109, approved on 6-25-08, to correct the payment schedule of annual payment of principal and interest to commence on July 1, 2011 rather than on July 1, 2010, by entering into a Promissory Note with the Trustees of Dartmouth College in the amount of $2,123,584.90, for the purchase of 8.176 acres, more or less with the building thereon located at the summit of Mount Washington State park from the Trustees of Dartmouth College.  100% Mt. Washington Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#23         Authorize to enter into a contract with Douglas Mund d/b/a Douglas Mund Design Group of Groveland, MA, for the purpose of designing, fabricating and installing indoor and outdoor exhibits for the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland in the amount of $151,000.  (2)Further authorize an advanced payment in the amount of $16,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24         Authorize to provide a cost-share to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, to perform services and provide the deliverables as specified in the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant project entitled “Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture” in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2009.  100% Other (Fisheries Habitat Fees) Funds. 

 

#25         Authorize to accept fee simple interest in 1.5 acres at Robb Reservoir, including the dam and all water rights, in the Town of Stoddard, at no cost to the Department, from the Harris Center for Conservation Education Inc.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#26         Authorize to enter Alan Kjellander into an educational tuition agreement with White Mountain Community College, Berlin, NH, and to participate in the course entitled Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance during the period of January 12, 2009 through May 29, 2009 and to pay said costs in the amount of $573.  100% Winnipesaukee River Basin Funds. 

 

#27         Authorize to enter Timothy Pelletier into an educational tuition agreement with White Mountain Community College, Berlin, NH, and to participate in the course entitled Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance during the period of January 12, 2009 through May 29, 2009 and to pay said costs in the amount of $573.  100% Winnipesaukee River Basin Funds. 

 

#28         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Sanborn, Head and Associates Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #122), to continue oversight of the cleanup of three contaminated sites (Pelham, Nashua, and Gilford), by increasing the amount by $400,000 from $1,964,262 to $2,364,262.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Hazardous Waste Remediation Funds. 

 

#29         Authorize to enter into grant agreements with the City of Portsmouth to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects in the amount of $4,756.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#30         Authorize to enter into a retroactive grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated December 4, 2008, to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects totaling $15,028.  Effective July 27, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#31         Authorize to amend a sole source agreement with Jeffrey H. Taylor & Associates Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-4-07, item #63A), for facilitation and research services in support of the Salt Reduction Workgroup relative to the I-93 expansion project by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011 from December 31, 2008, and by increasing the amount by $39,000 to $120,800 from $81,800.  100% Interagency Transfer Funds – Highway Funds. 

 

#32         Authorize to enter into an Allonge to Promissory Note and Amendment of Loan Agreement with Pennichuck Water Works Inc., in the amount of $3,000,000.  This finalizes the loan amount used to finance improvements to the existing surface water treatment facility.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#33         Authorize to approve a loan agreement with the Town of Merrimack, in the amount of $1,600,000 to finance the Sewer Interceptor Improvements Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Federal, 17% Capital Funds. 

 

#34         Authorize to enter into an agreement with G&K Services Co, Manchester, NH, for uniforms, and mat rental and cleaning services in the amount of $35,405.  Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% WRB Funds. 

 

#35         Authorize to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, (previously approved by G&C on 2-8-06, item #45), to finance water system improvements, by increasing the amount by $197,460 from $1,452,000 to $1,649,460.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% DWSRF Loan Funds. 

 

#36         Authorize to amend a grant agreement with Blizzard Inc., d/b/a Lakeport Landing Marina, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-08, item #56), for the installation of a boat sewage pumpout station by extending the completion date to May 1, 2009 from December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37         Authorize to amend an agreement with the Town of Seabrook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07, item #78), to reduce sources of bacteria in waterways through outreach to pet owners, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009 from December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38         Authorize to amend an agreement with the Piscataquog Land Conservancy, New Boston, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-23-05, item #51), for the Lake Horace Marsh Restoration Project by extending the completion date to December 31, 2010 from December 31, 2008, updating the Grantee Name as set forth in sub-paragraph 1.3 of the agreement to Piscataquog Land Conservancy to reflect this organization’s change of legal name, and changing the wording of one of the Tasks within the Scope of Services.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#39         Authorize to amend a contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 12-11-07, item #49), for operations and maintenance, sampling and analysis and remedy evaluation services at the Kearsarge Metallurgical Corporation Superfund Site, by increasing the value by $109,294 from $3,155,333 to $3,264,627, and by extending the contract completion date from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#40         Authorize to enter into a contract with Cushing & Sons Drilling, Keene, NH, to drill and install bedrock monitoring wells at up to 6 sites located on state-owned lands for an amount not to exceed $80,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#41         Authorize to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Hampton, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-08, item #59), to establish a nature trail at the Lamprey Ice Pond and conduct an engineering study of a dam on the property, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009 from December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#42         Authorize Hyland / Jensen Family Trust’s request to construct a permanent, steel pier leading to a seasonal, aluminum ramp landing on a seasonal float providing water access on shoreline frontage on the Squamscott River in Stratham. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Office of the Commissioner

#43         Authorize to make a one-time payment in the amount of $5,000 to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Concord, NH, to provide support for a statewide conference entitled Mental Illness, Substance Abuse and the Criminal Justice System, Opportunities for Alternative Sentencing, held November 6-7, 2008.  Effective retroactive to November 6, 2008 through December 31, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#44         Authorize to make an unencumbered payment to the New England States’ Consortium Systems Organization, Shrewsbury, MA, to provide Medicaid technical support services in an amount not to exceed $28,500.  Effective January 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

                               

Bureau of Human Resource Management

#45         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2009 funds to Nancy Flaherty, Coordinator Catastrophic Illness Program, Division of Elderly & Adult Services in the amount of $2,232.45 to compensate for wages that were not paid for the SFY 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#46         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2009 funds to Rita Lamy, Public Health Nurse Coordinator, Division of Children, Youth and Families in the amount of $4,415.85 to compensate for wages that were not paid for the SFY 2008.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#47         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2009 funds to Michael Cassidy, Youth Counselor II, Division of Juvenile Justice in the amount of $1,824 to compensate for wages that were not paid for the SFY 2008.  85% General, 15% Other (out of state revenue) Funds. 

 

                                Employee Assistance Program

#48         Authorize to provide travel reimbursement for Marie Spink, Employee Assistance Program Field Representative in the amount of $4.55 for expenses incurred on June 25, 2008, and to provide travel reimbursement for Rose Pound, Employee Assistance Program Field Representative in the amount of $59.09 for expenses incurred on June 30, 2008.  56% General, 6% Federal, 38% Agency Transfers. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#49         Authorize to enter Suzette Stratton into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with Springfield College, Springfield, MA, to participate in the course entitled Contemporary American Literature during the period of September 6, 2008 through December 21, 2008, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,050.  25% Federal, 75% General Funds. 

 

#50         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $414,946.  (2)Further authorize an advance payment of $63,985.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#51         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $460,985.  (2)Further authorize an advance payment of $72,840.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $638,775.  (2)Further authorize an advance payment of $100,932.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $999,642.  (2)Further authorize an advance payment of $146,891.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $516,023.  (2)Further authorize an advance payment of $81,536.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $385,266.  (2)Further authorize an advance payment of $60,875.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#56         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Pastoral Counseling Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide basic counseling skills training to identified youth counselors at the Sununu Youth Services Center in an amount not to exceed $15,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#57         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with FOX Systems Inc., Scottsdale, AZ (previously amended by G&C on 12-11-07, item #60), for quality assurance services for the State’s Medicaid Management Information System , by increasing the amount by $787,725 from $4,471,470 to $5,259,195, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2008 to June 30, 2010.  90% Federal (Medicaid), 10% State General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Community Based Care Services

#58         Authorize Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Section to enter into an agreement with Nancy T. Mihevc d/b/a The Research Group, Florence, MA, to provide questionnaire printing, scanning and delivery of a clean data set for the NH Youth Risk Behavior Survey in an amount not to exceed $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#59         Authorize Special Medical Services Section to amend an agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, through the Hood Center for Children and Families, Lebanon, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-08, item #105), to exclude administration and management of the Partners In Health Program from the Hood Center for Children and Families to the Special Medical Services Section, by decreasing the price amount by $158,618 from $848,618 to $690,000.  Effective January 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#60         Authorize to amend a sole source agreement with Ossipee Concerned Citizens Inc., Center Ossipee, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 5-7-08, item #72), to provide home delivered meals, by increasing the amount by $17,909.50 from $684,630.34 to $702,539.84.  Effective retroactive to November 3, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  58% Federal, 42% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#61         Authorize to retroactively award six grants totaling $238,538 for the provision of Title I programs to the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 19, 2008.  Effective October 8, 2008 through August 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62         Authorize to accept and expend funds in the amount of $15,686 in SFY 2009 from the Department of Education, through a grant entitled DCYF Title I, to be used to support Title I program activities.  Effective retroactive to October 8, 2008 through September 30, 2009.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend a contract with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Bedford, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #173), for educational specialist services, by increasing the price by $98,550 from $45,000 to $143,550, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2008 to September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63         Authorize to retroactively reimburse the individuals, as detailed in letter dated November 25, 2008, from current year funds for in-state travel expenses incurred while in the performance of official state business during the last state fiscal year in the total amount of $1,020.35.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#64         Authorize Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Communicable Disease Section, to enter into a sole source agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Office of Sponsored Projects, Hanover, NH, to conduct and evaluate a pandemic influenza planning demonstration project in an amount not to exceed $848,664.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorize Bureau of Prevention Services to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Education for the purpose of defining the terms of collaboration in administering the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  (2)Further authorize Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Section, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $15,000 from the DOE to fund the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other (Transfer from Education) Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#66         Authorize to enter into a contract with Kang Company Inc., Concord, NH, for Janitorial services in the amount of $12,000.  Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010.  99% General, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                BOARD OF PHARMACY

#67         Authorize to enter into a contract with the NH PharmAssist Foundation, Manchester, NH, for the administration of a peer assistance program for the identification of and development of a treatment plan for impaired pharmacists in the amount of $6,500.  Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.  100% Agency Income (Fees). 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#68         Authorize to enter into a contract with Quality Behavior Solutions Inc., Holliston, MA, to provide quarterly on-site behavior skills training to the employees of the Home in the amount of $32,330.70.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011.  33% Federal, 40% Agency Income, 27% General Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#69         Authorize to budget and expend new grants funds in the amount of $330,000 from the US Department of Education to increase aspirations and access to postsecondary education for NH students.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#70         Authorize to accept, budget and expend additional grant funds received in the amount of $617,338.62 from the US Department of Education, for the NH RESPONDS – Personal Development for Excellence in Education Grant, to provide recruitment, retention, and professional development activities for education personnel in Special Education.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#71         Authorize to amend a contract with Hezel Associates LLC, Syracuse, NY (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-08, item #75), to continue the external evaluation of the NH Reading First Program, and to include an additional and final round of date collection and interpretation as required for the completion of this project by the US Department of Education, by increasing the amount by $20,000 from $272,402 to $292,402, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2009.  (2)Further authorize to provide payment for services rendered and approved, and authorize the waiver of the 25% withholding provision.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#72         Authorize Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, for the purpose of facilitating the preparation of a local hazard mitigation plan in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#73         Authorize to reclassify position #18364 Computer System Technician, labor grade 19, to an Audit Supervisor II, labor grade 20 in the Division of Operations, Bureau of Turnpikes.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#74         Authorize to amend a contract with The Initiative for a 20/20 Vision for Concord d/b/a Concord 20/20, Concord, NH (previously amended by G&C on 11-15-06, item #164), for transportation planning and projects in the Concord NH area, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2010 from December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75         Authorize Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claim for individual amounts less than $600.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#76         Authorize Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with the State of Maine for completion of a Transportation Needs Study between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#77         Authorize Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., Bedford, NH and Watertown, MA, for the final design for the widening of the Spaulding Turnpike in the Town of Newington and City of Dover in the amount of $14,962,127.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#78         Authorize Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Edwards and Kelcey, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-26-02, item #148), for the final design of the replacement of a bridge carrying NH 9 over the B&M Railroad in the City of Dover, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2009.

 

#79         Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim to the Town of Madbury, approximately 1,365 feet of relocated Pudding Hill Road.  This highway was acquired as part of the Madbury 12922 project, with the understanding that once this roadway was completed it would be turned over to the Town of Madbury as a Class V Highway. 

 

#80         Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $1,092,145.70 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from November 3, 2008 through November 26, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#81         Authorize Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into an agreement with three firms: John Turner Consulting Inc., Dover, NH; R.W. Gillespie & Associates Inc., Saco, ME; Greenman-Pedersen Inc., Nashua, NH, for the purpose of providing materials testing and construction inspection services not to exceed $400,000, $300,000 and $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.