GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                April 18, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            Authorize to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Derry Economic Development Corporation for the benefit of Derry Depot Square Holdings, LLC in Derry, NH.  Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

#2            Authorize to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Pentucket Bank and PowerHouse Design and Assembly Corp. in Salem, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I: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-a with respect to a loan from Ocean National Bank and Skillcraft Finishing Systems, Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I: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

#4            Authorize to amend an existing agreement with the Town of Ossipee, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-8-06, item #4), for the purpose of upgrading the water, wastewater and electrical infrastructure at the Sandy Ridge Estates Cooperative in the amount of $500,000, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2008 from June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#5            Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Transportation, Concord, NH, NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Concord, NH, and the NH Department of Environmental Services, Concord, NH, to provide $20,000 for the purpose of improving the existing GRANIT web site, archiving and distributing agency data through the GRANIT database and providing technical support services for the development of GIS data and applications.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds (DOT), 100% Other Funds (DES), 100% Other Funds (DRED).  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $20,000 from DOT, DRED and DES for the purposes above from GRANIT. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  (3)Further authorize to enter into a sole source contract amendment with the University of NH, Durham, NH, for the GRANIT project, by increasing the amount by $20,000 from $74,500 to $94,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#6            Authorize to retroactively accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,550 from the US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, for out-of-state travel for the FEMA required Annual New England Mitigation conference in Connecticut from April 3-5, 2007, as well as the Association of State Floodplain Managers conference in Virginia from June 3-8, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7            Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Poore Family Farm Foundation for North Country Conservancy, Colebrook, NH, to provide safe access to the facility from NH Route 145, develop architectural drawings for an interpretive center, and perform site preparation work in the amount of $134,999.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#8            Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Town of Haverhill, N. Haverhill, NH, to create a riverfront park along the Connecticut River Byway in Haverhill in the amount of $65,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#9            Authorize to enter into an agreement with Upper Valley Land Trust, Hanover, NH, to purchase the development rights of two agricultural land parcels located along the Connecticut River Scenic Byway in the amount of $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.   100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#10          Authorize to pay membership fees in the amount of $15,600 to the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, Lexington, KY, for fiscal years 2008 and 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds.  (2)Further authorize to accept a gift in the amount of $995 from NASCIO for the complementary registration fee for the 2007 Midyear Conference to be held May 1, 2007 through May 4, 2007 in Chantilly, VA.

 

#11          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Oce North America Inc., Chicago, IL, for computer hardware maintenance and support services for the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009 in the amount of $11,140.96.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#12          Authorize to exercise a second contract renewal option with JWC Enterprises d/b/a Chemserve of Milford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-19-04, item #5), for hazardous waste & environmental testing at NH Army National Guard facilities in the amount of $17,188.17.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13          Authorize to accept donations of bricks and monument engravings for memorial walkway, computer services, refurbished computers in the amount of $2,273.98 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

 

#14          Authorize David F. Baker, Boylston, MA be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#15          Authorize Jeanne B. Jones, Laconia, NH be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#16          Authorize Daniel T. Wilson, Concord, NH be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#17          Authorize David R. Routhier, Grafton, NH be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#18          Authorize Brian A. Phillips, Keene, NH be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#19          Authorize Daniel L. Saucier, Rochester, NH be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#20          Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. LaFlamme Inc., Manchester, NH, for Electric System Upgrades at the State Office Park South, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $269,690.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#21          Authorize Risk Management Unit to enter into an agreement with Ferdinando Insurance Agency, utilizing Acadia Insurance Agency to purchase property insurance for State owned property for an amount not to exceed $894,402.  Effective May 1, 2007 through May 1, 2010. 

 

#21A      Authorize the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a non-monetary recognition to Barbara Hoover of the Office of Information Technology.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#21B       Authorize the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a non-monetary recognition to William Laycock of the Office of Information Technology.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#21C       Authorize the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a non-monetary recognition to Jay Joplin of the Office of Information Technology.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#21D       Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Perm-A-Drive Paving Co., Inc., Conway, NH, for Armory Site Improvements in Berlin, Manchester, and Nashua for a total price not to exceed $937,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 1, 2007.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $86,610.80 for unanticipated expense for the Armory Site Improvements, bringing the total to $1,023,610.80.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $35,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.

 

#21E       Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $390,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of May 2007.  (2)Further authorize a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $488,903,801.97 for the Month of March and recommends the balance of $551,096,198.03 be lapsed.

 

#21F       Authorize Salary Adjustment and Employee Benefit Adjustment Fund transfers for the month of March.

 

#21G       Authorize to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2007 during the month of March.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#22          Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $23,190.71 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#23          Authorize Division of Libraries to award a grant to the NH State Library Summer Reading Experience in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend grants totaling $5,500 from the organizations as detailed in letter dated April 4, 2007.  91% Federal, 9% Other Funds. 

 

#24          Authorize Division of Arts to award an Arts in Education Partnership Grant in the amount of $8,500 to the Park Street Foundation, Concord, NH.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25          Authorize Division of Arts to commission the artists as detailed in letter dated April 3, 2007, to create various works of art for the State Archives & Division of Vital Records Building, Concord.  100% General Funds. 

 

#26          Authorize Division of Historical Resources to award a Certified Local Government grant to the Town of Hollis in the amount of $8,491. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#27          Authorize Division of Arts to enter into an agreement with Randy Miller, Alstead, NH, for the creation of artwork for the NH Folklife Website in the amount of $3,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

 

 

 

 

                                NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#28          Authorize Division of Pesticide Control, to accept and expend additional grant funds revenues from the US Environmental Protection Agency to be utilized for the Certification, Groundwater Management, Worker Protection and Enforcement Program in the amount of $31,626.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#29          Authorize the petition of Christopher R. Mulligan requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Negligent Homicide.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until September 2015.

 

#30          Authorize to designate Diana E. Fenton as an attorney at a salary of $55,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#31          Authorize to appoint Glenn A. Perlow as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $64,000.  Effective through July 31. 2008.

 

#32          Authorize to amend the Violence Against Women federal grant award (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #33), providing funding for five subgrants that support services to women in NH who have been victims of violent crime, by extending the termination date from May 31, 2007 to May 31, 2008.  (2)Further authorize to amend the five original subgrantees (previously approved by G&C on 11-29-06, item #37), by extending the termination date of May 31, 2007 to May 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33          Authorize to retroactively amend a grant received from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (previously approved by G&C on 5-3-06, item #17), to reimburse several law enforcement agencies for the purchase of Ballistic Vests, by extending the end date from September 30, 2006 to September 30, 2008.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $5,285.51 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to reimburse several law enforcement agencies for the purchase of Ballistic Vests.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  (3)Further authorize to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter date April 5, 2007, in a total amount of $5,314.22 for the reimbursement of ballistic vests already purchased.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#34          Authorize to enter into a contract with Engelwood Construction, Bedford, NH, to seal the computer data room in preparation for the installation of a clean agent fire suppression system in the amount of $9,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  (2)Further authorize to expend up to an additional $2,500 (contingency amount) for any unforeseen areas that may require sealing.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35          Authorize to enter into a contract with Rescon Construction Services LLC d/b/a Rescon Basement Solutions, Londonderry, NH for the installation of a water proofing system at the NHES’s Concord local office for an amount not to exceed $18,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#36          Authorize to amend a contract for Portable Toilet Services with Dave’s Septic Services Inc., Beford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #82), for the NH State Prison for Men, Concord, NH, by increasing the total price from $8,064 to $16,128 a total increase of $8,064, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 3007 to June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#37          Authorize to amend a contract with Presidential Pest Control, Berlin, NH (previously approved by G&C on 4-20-05, item #38), for scheduled and nonscheduled services to control pests, by increasing the total price from $10,440 to $20,880 a total increase of $10,440.  Effective April 30, 2007 through April 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

 

#38          Authorize to amend a contract with W.R. Bevans Fire Alarms Incorporated, Boscawen, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-4-05, item #25), for the maintenance, testing and repair of the Fire Protection Equipment connected to the detection, alarm, and communications systems at the Department of Corrections Facilities, by increasing the amount from $240,600 to $461,200 a total of $220,600, and by extending the completion date from May 10, 2007 to May 10, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#39          Authorize to reclassify position #18843, Corrections Officer, labor grade 14, to Human Resources Technician, labor grade 17.

 

#40          Authorize to reclassify position #42273, Secretary II, labor grade 9 to Accounting Technician, labor grade 12.

 

#41          Authorize to reclassify position #18804, Corrections Lieutenant, labor grade 21 to Program Specialist II, labor grade 21.

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#42          Authorize to amend a contract with Monadnock Disposal Service Inc., Jaffrey, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-10-02, item #36), for rubbish removal services, by increasing the amount from $39,564.80 to $42,347.80, and increase of $2,783.  100% General Funds. 

 

#43          Authorize to amend a contract with Interstate Electrical Services Corporation, North Billerica, MA, for electrical services, by increasing the price from $320,719 to $355,131, an increase of $34,412.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISION

#44          Authorize to increase the salary rate for the state-appointed horse veterinarians from $299.78 per live racing program to $350 per live racing program.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#45          Authorize Division of Forests and Lands to amend a sole source contract with Richill Inc., d/b/a Four Star Aviation, Andover, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #75), for flying forest health aerial detection surveys, by increasing the amount by $5,000 from $10,000 to $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2008.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#46          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with J. Parker & Daughters Inc., Pittsfield, NH, for installation of a septic system at Bear Brook State Park in the amount of $58,655.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#46A      Authorize Division of Economic Development to award a grant to the University of NH, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to support additional SBDC business counseling services in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#47          Authorize to enter into a contract with Joe Brigham Inc., Pembroke, NH, to carry out aerial stocking and water sample collection (acid rain analysis) of remote, high altitude trout ponds in the amount of $13,150.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#48          Authorize to enter into a contract with Woodlot Alternatives Inc., Topsham, ME, for surveys of wetlands and Blanding’s turtle habitat in southern NH in the amount of $12,932.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 16, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#49          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities Inc., Conway, NH, to provide Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, and CPR certification and re-recertification to the Conservation Officers in the amount of $4,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#50          Authorize to accept a donation with an estimated value of $4,500 from Elias Nyberg, Stow, MA, for a 2005 Ski-Doo Expedition snowmobile.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#50A      Authorize to enter into a contract with Richard A. Cook, Warner, NH, for coordination of the NH Landowner Incentive Program in an amount not to exceed $128,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  75% Federal Funds from the Landowner Incentive Program, and 25% State Funds from the Conservation Number Plate Program. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#51          Authorize to award exotic weed grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated April 5, 2007, for the purpose of exotic aquatic weed control in the amount of $8,030.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#52          Authorize to transfer 24 Emissions Reductions Credits without charge to the University of NH to facilitate construction and operation of a new renewable landfill gas-to-energy facility.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#53          Authorize to enter into a Loan Agreement with Granliden Community Association, to finance the interconnection of the Granliden water system with the Town of Sunapee water system in the amount of $600,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#54          Authorize to award a Local Source Water Protection grant and a Business United for Water Security Installation grant to the Hampstead Area Water Company Inc., Atkinson, NH, to complete projects to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $13,150.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55          Authorize NH Fish & Game Department’s request to dredge river bed and excavate bank along shoreline to construct two wide boat ramps separated by a floating pier accessed by a gangway and install a pier accessed by a walkway and a pier accessed by a walkway on frontage on the Winnipesaukee River in Laconia.

 

#56          Authorize Stuart Bauder’s request to construct a permanent timber pier with an aluminum ramp to a seasonal float on shoreline frontage on Great Bay in Greenland.  In addition, a set of wooden stairs with railing will be installed to provide access to the pier over the embankment.

 

#57          Authorize Gabriel Stabile Meredith LLC’s request to construct two seasonal docks connected by a seasonal walkway in a “U” configuration attached to two concrete pads located in the bank, construct a perched beach with access stairs to the waterbody on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

 

#58          Authorize Gabriel Stabile Meredith LLC’s request to construct two seasonal docks connected by a seasonal walkway in a “U” configuration attached to two concrete pads located in the bank, construct a perched beach with access stairs to the waterbody on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

 

#59          Authorize Hilde Cochrane Revocable Trust’s request to construct a tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier to a ramp to a float providing two under-sized slips on frontage on Little Bay in Newington.

 

#60          Authorize Division of Ports & Harbors, Pease Development Authority’s request to remove existing deteriorated commercial timber fish pier which is beyond its service life and replace with a new concrete and steel pier in the same location with appurtenant gangways and floats on shoreline at the Rye Harbor State Marina in Rye.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Office of Operations Support

#61          Authorize to increase the vehicle fleet by one and permanently assign an automobile to be used by the newly transferred Licensing and Evaluation Coordinator position.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#62          Authorize to make a one-time payment in the amount of $7,359.01 to Fletcher Allen Health Care Hospital, for payment of Medicaid claim billed under the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  (2)Further authorize to provide reimbursement for claims similar to that above through the Integrated Financial System.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#63          Authorize Office of Minority Health to enter into an agreement with Lamprey Health Care Inc., Southern NH Area Health Education Center, Raymond, NH, to provide to middle school children, with an emphasis on minority youth, an opportunity to explore rewarding career opportunities in nursing, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#64          Authorize Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to enter into an agreement with Dragon Mosquito Control Inc., Stratham, NH, to provide mosquito collection and sorting services to support West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus surveillance in an amount not to exceed $120,000.  Effective June 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through May 31, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#65          Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to enter into an agreement with Coos County Family Health Services Inc., Berlin, NH to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment in an amount not to exceed $13,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  46% Federal, 54% General Funds. 

 

#66          Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter retroactively into an educational tuition agreement with New England College, Henniker, for Stacey Smith to participate in the course “Class, Poverty, and Race in America” during the period January 22, 2007 through March 11, 2007 and to pay said costs in an amount not to exceed $2,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67          Authorize to reclassify position #42931 Disease Prevention Specialist, salary grade 17 to the level of Dormitory Supervisor II, salary grade 11.

 

#68          Authorize Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Department of Health Management and Policy, Durham, NH to provide a zoonotic disease epidemiology specialist to support public health officials in an amount not to exceed $283,091.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69          Authorize Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Diabetes Education Program to amend an agreement with Community Health Access Network, Newmarket, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #301), to provide activities for the prevention and control of diabetes in NH, by increasing the amount by $85,000 from $170,000 to $255,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70          Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with the NH Coalition for Citizens and Disabilities Inc., d/b/a Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, to provide funding for educational and support services for families of infants and young children with suspected or confirmed hearing loss in an amount not to exceed $45,599.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

 

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#71          Authorize to enter into a contract with Eastern Analytical Inc., Concord, NH, to provide wastewater laboratory services in an amount not to exceed $6,850.80  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#72          Authorize to enter into a contract with Uni-Care Health Services, Londonderry, NH, to provide pharmacy services in an amount not to exceed $6,360.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#73          Authorize to enter into a contract with Power’s Generator Service, Spofford, NH, to provide diesel generator maintenance and repair services in an amount not to exceed $8,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#74          Authorize to enter into a contract with Hampshire Fire Protection Co Inc., Londonderry, NH, to provide fire extinguisher maintenance and fire suppression system inspections and cleaning of the range hood services in an amount not to exceed $4,800.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#75          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide mediation services to parents in Cheshire County to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting in an amount not to exceed $21,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide mediation services to parents in Coos, Carroll, and Grafton Counties to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting in an amount not to exceed $17,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#77          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Merrimack County Visitation Center, Concord, NH, to provide safe supervised visitation in the counties of Merrimack, Grafton, Cheshire, Hillsborough and Rockingham, between children and their parents and further to provide safe supervised transfer of children between their parents during visitations in an amount not to exceed $34,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH, to provide access, visitation and mediation services to parents in Sullivan County to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting in an amount not to exceed $24,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#79          Authorize to amend an agreement with Southeastern Regional Education Services Center Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #346, amended on 4-5-06, item #59), for inclusion of children with special needs in pre-school programs, by increasing the amount by $340,000 to $680,000, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#80          Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Concord, NH, to provide housing assistance and supportive services to individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families in an amount not to exceed $663,919.  Effective March 1, 2007 through February 28, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

 

                                BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS

#81          Authorize to accept and expend $2,200 in examination fees to cover personnel costs of administering licensing examinations.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#82          Authorize to grant funds to NH Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Concord, NH, to improve educational outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (2)Further authorize unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  (3)Further authorize, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83          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, 2007. (2)Further authorize, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84          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 $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further authorize, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85          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.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further authorize, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86          Authorize to enter into a contract with Kathleen Fowler, Hampstead, 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.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further authorize, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87          Authorize to enter into a contract with Caroline Herold, Manchester, 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.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further authorize, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88          Authorize to enter into a contract with Cecile Carlton, 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 $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further authorize, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

 

#89          Authorize to exercise the renewal option to grant funds to the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-04, item #140), to provide technical assistance in supporting positive behavioral strategies for children and youth with disabilities for an amount not to exceed $457,377.84.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further authorize unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

#90          Authorize to increase the size of the fleet by 2 vehicles from 84 to 86.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#91          Authorize Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management request of retroactive sole source approval to pay an invoice from Whittier House Restaurant in the amount of $1,770.94 for a dinner meeting held on March 28, 2007.  35% Federal, 54% Private & Local, 11% Revolving Funds. 

 

#92          Authorize Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a contract with College Bound Movers Inc., Amherst, NH, for the relocation of Homeland Security and Emergency Management office furnishings, equipment and materials, Concord, NH, to the Incident Management Center, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $6,990.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  35% Federal, 54% Private & Local, 11% Revolving Funds. 

 

#93          Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, to provide space for the Motorcycle Rider Education courses in an amount not to exceed $21,000.  Effective May 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2007.  100% Agency Income.

 

#94          Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a lease with Windalier Miracle Mile LLC, Portland, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 5-7-03, item #154, amended on 5-4-05, item #130), to house the Motor Vehicle sub-station in Lebanon, by extending the end date from April 30, 2007 through August 31, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#95          Authorize Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a retroactive contract with HGM Development Inc., Keene, NH, for lease of office space for the purpose of conducting business activities related to Operation Flood Recovery for the Keene/Alstead long term recover efforts in the amount of $1,200.  Effective May 1, 2006 through August 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#96          Authorize Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to accept and expend a federal grant from the US Department of Homeland Security for implementation of US Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy training courses and programs in the amount of $28,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#97          Authorize Division of Fire Safety to pay a retroactive sole source invoice in the amount of $1,850.47 to the Town & Country Motor Inn., Gorham, NH, for food and lodging associated with joint fire & life safety inspections which occurred on March 14-15, 2007.  100% Revolving Funds (Fire & EMS Fund). 

 

#98          Authorize to open a regular checking account with the Merrimack County Saving Bank, Bow, NH, for use as a holding account for revenues collected by the Bow Municipal Agent.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#99          Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a lease with One Dow Court Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-4-95, item #78, amended on 12-3-03, item #56, amended on 11-10-04, item #138, amended on 5-18-05, item #79, amended on 8-31-05, item #185, amended on 3-22-06, item #132, amended on 10-25-06, item #85), for the Manchester Motor Vehicle sub-station, by extending the expiration date from April 30, 2007 to July 31, 2007 at a cost of $12,088.50.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#100        Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a contract with Grant Cleaning Service, Pelham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #72), for janitorial services at the Windham weigh stations, by extending the end date from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009 in the amount not to exceed $8,256.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#101        Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a contract with Grant Cleaning Service, Pelham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #483, amended on 3-9-05, item #73), for janitorial service and emergency cleaning of public bathrooms in the Merrimack sub-station, by extending the end date from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009 in the amount not to exceed $22,460, an increase of $390.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#102        NOT USED

 

#103        Authorize the application permit of the Winnipesaukee Habitat Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 30 moorings. 

 

#104        Authorize the application permit of the Paradise Lodge Condominium Association located on Newfound Lake in Bridgewater, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 12 moorings. 

 

#105        Authorize the application permit of the Stonedrift Condominium Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 9 moorings. 

 

#106        Authorize the application permit of the South Down Boat Club located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 40 moorings. 

 

#107        Authorize to deny the application permit of The Oakledge Association located on Sunapee Lake in Sunapee, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for 29 original moorings plus an additional 8 mooring for a total of 37 moorings.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

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

 

#109        Authorize to amend a sole source contract with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #518), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $75,901 from $426,522 to $502,423, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007..  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#110        Authorize to amend a sole source contract with the Strafford Planning Commission, Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #168), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $112,946 from $535,094 to $648,040, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007..  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#111        Authorize to amend a sole source contract with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #169), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $86,507 from $369,876 to $456,383, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007..  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#112        Authorize to enter into a sole source joint fund agreement with the US Geological Survey, NH/VT Water Science Center, Pembroke, NH, to develop regression equations with GIS solutions for a fee not to exceed $126,475.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#113        Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $175,339.56 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amount greater than $5,000 for the period extending from March 16, 2007 through March 27, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#114        Authorize Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Pinard Waste Systems Inc., Manchester, NH, for container rental and rubbish pickup at eight District 05 locations on the basis of a low bid of $33,160.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#115        Authorize Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Charles George Trucking Co Inc., Londonderry, NH, for container rental and rubbish pickup at nine District 05 locations on the basis of a low bid of $22,113.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#116        Authorize Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hinsdale, NH, to compensate the Town $31,216 for their work as manager and contractor for road rehabilitation work related to the floods of October 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117        Authorize Bureau of Materials and Research to enter into two (2) contracts; (1)John Turner Consulting Inc., Dover, NH for a fee not to exceed $500,000; and (2)New England Testing Co., Enfield, NH for a total fee not to exceed $400,000, for statewide materials testing and construction inspection.  Effective upon G&C approval, from the Notice to Proceed through December 31, 2008.

 

#118        Authorize Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R. S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #198), for replacing the Route 3 “double decker” bridge over the Suncook River and reconstructing Route 3 in Allenstown and Pembroke, by increasing the amount by $308,000 from $11,352,639.75 to $11,660,639.75.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#119        Authorize Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to amend a contract with the University of NH Complex Systems Research Center through the University of NH’s Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for work related to town boundary enhancement collaboration and road centerline mapping, by extending the contract’s completion date from April 30, 2007 to October 31, 2007.

 

#120        Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Weaver Bros. Construction Co., Inc., Concord, NH, for roadway reconstruction of US Route 4, Main Street and Horse Corner Road on the basis of a low bid of $2,034,099.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 16, 2007.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $142,386.95 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#121        Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Nicom Coatings Corp., Barre, VT for crack sealing at various locations through I-93 and I-393 on the basis of a low bid of $1,045,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 5, 2007.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $104,590 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#122        Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Nicom Coatings Corp., Barre, VT for crack sealing at various locations through I-93 on the basis of a low bid of $798,998.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 5, 2007.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $79,899.80 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#123        Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Busby Construction Co., Inc., Atkinson, NH, for widening of NH 125 for a center dual use left turn lane and raised concrete medians for improve safety on the basis of a low bid of $1,585,875.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 13, 2008.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $158,587.50 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

 

 

#124        Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation and roadway improvements along NH Route 11 on the basis of a low bid of $1,224,212.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2007.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $122,421.23 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#125        Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Annseal Inc., Binghamton, NY for roadway crack sealing at various locations throughout the State on the basis of a low bid of $736,300.18.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 12, 2007.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $73,630.02 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#126                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

A.             ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,506.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Beverly R. Kowalik, Project Manager III, in the courses entitled “Architectural History”, “Regional Geography of the Non-Western World” and “Nutrition in Health and Well Being”.

B.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $908.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Doris Baillargeon, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Economics of Change”.

C.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $908.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Beard, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Economics of Change”.

D.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey F. Whitney, Accountant II, in the course entitled “Algebra”.

E.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,663.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathaleen Henkle, Secretary II, in the courses entitled “Social Transformation and Alternative Visions”, “Group Project Community Development” and “Crisis Intervention”.

F.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,916.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ruth Kaste, Child Protective Services Worker, in the course entitled “Psychology of Career & Personal Development”.

G.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott E. Beckwith, Family Services Specialist II, in the course entitled “English Composition”.

H.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, West Lebanon, NH, the sum of $1,716.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin White, Family Services Specialist, in the on-line courses entitled “Theories of Domestic Violence” and ”Courts and Criminal Procedure”.

I.               NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia B. Gilbert, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Accounting II”.

J.              OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay the NH Community Technical College, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mikyung C. Hughes, Accountant II, in the course entitled “Spreadsheets”.

K.             PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robyn J. Descoteau, PUC Examiner, in the course entitled “Management Accounting”.

L.             TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Boston University, Boston, MA, the sum of $4,968.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ram Maddali, Civil Engineer VI, in the course entitled “Module 2: Operating & Economic Decision Making”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $19,647.00

 

 

#127                                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

A.             EDUCATION - Request permission for (1) employee, Betina Greco, Transition Coordinator of Vocational Rehabilitation or designee, to travel to Charlotte, NC on April 29th to May 4th, 2007, to attend the IDEA Partnership National Community on Transition and the NSTTAC Secondary Transition State Planning Institute.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $480.60 IS REQUESTED FOR Betina Greco. Total Cost: $596.62. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  No Registration Fees.