GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA

State House, Concord, New Hampshire

April 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m.

 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#1           Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,549,697 from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#2           Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,621,798 from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#2A        Authorize to enter into a contract with FaciliClean LLC, Concord, NH, for office cleaning services in the amount of $9,415.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2009.  28% Federal, 72% General Funds. 

 

                                JUDICIAL COUNCIL

#3           Authorize to receive additional General Funds from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $285,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#4           Authorize Lieutenant Colonel John F. Cuddy, Warwick, RI, be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard. 

 

#5           Authorize Major Ian S. Tate be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. 

 

#6           Authorize Captain Davie F. Erb, Readfield, ME, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#7           Authorize Major Brian G. Water, York, ME, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. 

 

#8           Authorize Lieutenant Colonel Francine I. Swan, Bristol, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard. 

 

#9           Authorize to accept and expend funds in the amount of $1,374.27 from the Fish and Game Department for expenses incurred on February 11, 2008 Aerial Search and Rescue support in NH.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#10         Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Xcel Fire Protection Inc., Salem, NH, for Fire Sprinkler Replacement at the Main Building, NH Hospital, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $424,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2008.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $13,320.30 for unanticipated expense for the Main Building Fire Sprinkler Replacement bringing the total to $437,320.30.  100% General Funds. 

 

#11         Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John D. Shea with regard to Revenue Anticipation Note-Capital Note program in construction, renovation and equipping of certain of the Borrowers’ facilities and the provision of working capital as well as the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with this Statewide Project.

 

#12         Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John D. Shea with regard to the NH Higher Education Loan Corporation – Concord – student loan program, Concord, NH.

 

#13         Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John D. Shea in financing miscellaneous construction, renovation and equipping facilities as well as the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with Franklin Pierce Law Center Corporation, Concord, NH.

 

#14         Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Debora Pignatelli with regard in the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the financing of certain capital expenditures in connection with the Saint Anselm College, Goffstown, NH.

 

#15         Authorize an annual salary step increase for Karen Hutchins from Grade HH, Step 2 (salary $79,672) to Grade HH, Step 3 (salary $84,297) effective May 11, 2008.

 

#15A      Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., North Springfield, VT, for Professional Services for the Design of the Energy Enhancements at the Veterans’ Home, Tilton, NH, for an amount not to exceed $393,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  35% General, 65% Federal Funds. 

 

#15B      Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with SMRT Inc., Portland, ME for professional services to develop the Feasibility Study design of Cheshire & Merrimack County Courthouses, and Keene District Court, located in Concord and Keene, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 29, 2008.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $26,320 for additional services that may be required during the Feasibility Study design of Cheshire County, Merrimack County and Keen District Courthouses, brining the amount to $337,790.  100% General Funds. 

 

#15C      Authorize Bureau of General Services to pay Northeast Mechanical Corporation, South Portland, ME, for emergency boiler repairs that were performed at Health and Human Services on March 14, 2008 in an amount not to exceed $3,690. 

 

#15D      Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Custom Copper and Slate, Medfield, MA, for roof repairs at the Hugh Gallen State Office Park, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $545,800.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $54,850 for unanticipated expense bringing the total to $600,380.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#16         Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $39,025.01 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#17         Authorize to continue membership and participation in the National Association of State Treasurers in the amount of $6,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 

 

#18         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Public Resources Advisory Group Inc, New York, NY, (previously approved by G&C on 7-19-06, item #28), to provide financial advisory services including debt affordability and debt management to the Treasury, by increasing the amount by $65,000 from $254,250 to $319,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF STATE

#19         Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for 2007.

 

                                JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#20         Authorize to amend a lease agreement with McCarthy Properties (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07, item #35), for office space, Concord, NH, in the amount of $13,900.88 from $197,177.76 to $208,078.64 for a one time renovation and an additional 135 square feet of space.  Effective June 1, 2008 through January 31, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#21         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the National Association of State Boards of Geology, Columbia, SC, for the preparation and scoring of the national geologist examinations in the amount of $30,000.  Effective May 1, 2008 through April 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#22         Authorize to amend a contract for the Town of Effingham Wildlife Action Plan implementation (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #55A), by reallocating funds in the amount of $18,450 from FY 2009 and adding it to the current FY 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#23         Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Harvest New England Association Inc., Montpelier, VT, to develop and conduct a “Good Agricultural Practices” training program for New England growers, including those from NH in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 1, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#24         Authorize to expend a sum not to exceed $200,000 from funds not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of covering projected shortfalls in the general litigation expenses incurred in the defense of the State and the prosecution of criminal law.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#25         Authorize to expend a sum not to exceed $482,833 from funds not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of continuing to cover costs associated with the prosecution of the Addison and Brooks capital murder cases.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#26         Authorize to amend a subgrant to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department to be used to support the continuation of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Gun Crime Investigator, by increasing the amount by $45,593.30 from $64,000 to $109,593.30.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#27         Authorize the petition of Paula Reichey requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Second Degree Murder.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until May 4, 2044.

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#28         Authorize to enter into a contract with St. Pierre Inc., Charlestown, NH for parking lot reconstruction at NHES’s Claremont Local office in the amount of $74,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#29         Authorize to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $222,861 from the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program for expenses related to the care and custody of criminal aliens in the NH Corrections system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#30         Authorize to transfer the sum of $1,800,000 from and within accounts as detailed in letter dated March 12, 2008, to cover projected shortfalls for the remainder of state fiscal year 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#31         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Manchester, NH, for the sole purpose of providing a sponsorship agreement in the amount of $13,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Other (underage drinking initiative) Funds. 

 

#32         NOT USED

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#33         Authorize Trails Bureau to amend a retroactive sole source contact with Jungle Jims, Epsom, NH, for plowing of the snowmobile parking lot at Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown, NH, by increasing the amount by $2,850 from $2,850 to $5,700.  Effective December 14, 2007 through April 11, 2008.  100% Trails Bureau Funds. 

 

#34         Authorize Division of Economic Development and the NH Insurance Department to enter into a contract with Square Spot Publishing LLC d/b/a Square Spot Design., Manchester, NH, for domestic advertising, marketing, and promotional services in the amount of $173,980.90.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Insurance Funds. 

 

#35         Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to accept the donation of a Memorial Park Bench given by Donald Brehm, Spofford, NH valued at $1,128 to be installed in Pisgah State Park in Chesterfield, NH, dedicated to the memory of Steven Brehm.

 

#36         Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Multi-State Roofing Inc., Winchendon, MA for roof replacement at Hampton and Kingston state parks in the amount of $32,283.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 23, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#36A      Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation Cannon Mountain Ski Area to enter into a retroactive contract with Robertson Transit Inc., Campton, NH, for the transport of groups to Cannon Mt Ski Area for daily skiing in the amount of $9,750.  Effective December 15, 2007 through May 31, 2008.  100% Cannon Mountain Funding. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#37         Authorize to enter into a contract with Robert J. Condit d/b/a Maple Ridge Septic Service, North Sandwich, NH, for the cleaning of department-owned portable restrooms for the Squam Lake Boat Access facility in the amount of $5,985.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other (Public Boat Access) Funds. 

 

#38         Authorize to reclassify position #19852 Supervisor VI, labor grade 27, to Public Works Project Manager III, labor grade 27.

 

#39         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Cornel University, Ithaca, NY, on behalf of its Shoals Marine Laboratory, to continue ongoing endangered seabird restoration on the Isles of Shoals for a total of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  66% Federal, 34% Conservation License Plate. 

 

#40         Authorize to pay $3,948.21 to the Wildlife Management Institute in support of the regional Northeast Wildlife Teamwork Strategy.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#40A      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, 2008.  21% Fish and Game, 64% Federal, 15% Other (donations) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#41         Authorize to accept and expend $112,791.11 in Federal Funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for projects to be conducted by the Department’s Pollution Prevention Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#42         Authorize to establish an Environmentalist IV position in the Geological Survey Unit and to hire a consultant.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend $100,000 in federal flow through funds from the Department of Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management to develop a fluvial erosion hazards program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#43         Authorize to reclassify position #12059 & #40145, Sanitarian I, labor grade 17 to Environmentalist III, labor grade 23.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#44         NOT USED

 

#45         Authorize to approve a loan agreement with the City of Lebanon, in the principal amount of $11,200,000 to finance a wastewater treatment facility upgrade.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% CWSRF Loan Repayment Funds. 

 

#46         Authorize to approve an Original Loan Agreement with Conway Village Fire District in the amount of $3,200,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% State Revolving Loan Funds. 

 

#47         Authorize to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to Monadnock Tenants Cooperative Inc., Rindge, NH to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $14,990.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48         Authorize to accept and expend $12,500 in federal funds from the US Department of Energy via Research and Development Solutions LLC, for data collection, reporting, and assessment for the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition, and for Coalition technical assistance and activities support.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend an incentive award of up to $5,000 from the General Motors Corporation to be used for activities related to functions of the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#49         Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Francestown, NH for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Scobie Pond, Francestown, NH in the amount of $5,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#50         Authorize to budget and expend additional project funds for a geomorphic assessment of the Exeter River in the amount of $5,175.83.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, to work with the communities throughout the Exeter River watershed to develop recommendations for improving floodplain management in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 18, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#51         Authorize NH Department of Transportation’s request to rehabilitate the bridge on NH Route 1A over Hampton Harbor Inlet temporarily impacting 16,290 sq. ft. of sand dune and estuarine wetlands for the purpose of repairing the wing walls of the abutments.

 

#52         Authorize Akwa Marina Yacht Club LLC’s request to transfer 3 boatslips from an adjacent property and relocate one slip which is subject to sand accumulation into a permitted major docking facility increasing the total number of permitted slips from 73 up to 76 on property having an average of 340 ft of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia. 

 

#53         Authorize to enter into a contract with Feeley & Driscoll P.C., Nashua, NH, to perform financial audits of environmental projects in the amount of $200,000.  Effective as of July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.  90% Oil and Hazardous Waste, 10% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Bureau of Medical Services

#54         Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of MassachusettsMedical School, Worcester, MA, to provide Backlog Reduction Services and Disability Determination Consulting Services for the Disability Determination Unit in the amount of $451,354.  Effective April 10, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through February 14, 2009.  70% Federal, 30% General Funds. 

 

#55         Authorize Disability Determination Section to enter into an agreement with J. David Brand, MD, Chocorua, NH, to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer in the amount of $102,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#56         Authorize Disability Determination Section to amend an agreement with Joyce E. Butterworth, Registered Nurse, Penacook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-3-07, item #63), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the amount from $4,940 to $17,940 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#57         Authorize Disability Determination Section to amend an agreement with Sandra J. Sattler, Registered Nurse, Tilton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-31-07, item #98), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the amount by an amount not to exceed $22,360 from $18,200 to $40,560 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#58         Authorize to accept and expend funds in the amount of $12,653 in SFY 2008 and $118,094.67 in SFY 2009 from Parental Reimbursement funds that will be matched with additional Federal funds, and to accept and expend corresponding Federal funds in the amount of $12,653 in SFY 2008 and $118,094.68 in SFY 2009 based on the Federally approved Department of Cost Allocation Plan and worker Random Moment Time Sample results, to support Parental Reimbursement and billing activities.  (2)Further authorize Division of Children, Youth and Families to establish four full-time temporary positions.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% Other (Parental Reimbursement) Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#59         Authorize to conduct two organized meetings for an initiative entitled “I Am Moving, I Am Learning”, for early childhood professionals and parent representative to be held on April 8, 2008 and April 29, 2008, for an amount not to exceed $7,712.  (2)Authorize to retroactively enter into an agreement with Celebrations at the Wayfarer in Bedford, NH, for meeting rooms, lunch and refreshments, and equipment rental associated with the April 8, 2008 conference session for an amount not to exceed $4,576.  (3)Further authorize to enter into an agreement with the Holiday Inn in Concord, NH, for meeting rooms, lunch and refreshments, and equipment rental associated with the April 29, 2008 conference session in an amount not to exceed $3,136.  Effective April 8, 2008 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.    

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#60         Authorize John H. Sununu Youth Services Center to accept a $500 cash donation from the Special Operations Association of Manchester, NH.

 

                                Tobey School

#61         Authorize to accept material donations according to the list as detailed in letter dated March 11, 2008, for the period of June 28, 2007 through December 31, 2007.

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#62         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Hobart Corporation, Hooksett, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #424), to continue to provide the maintenance and repair of kitchen equipment by increasing the amount by $20,000 from $12,400 to $32,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  70% General, 29% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division for Child Support Services

#63         Authorize to reclassify position #12140 from Account Clerk III, salary grade 9 to Case Technician Trainee I, salary grade 12-14.  64% Federal, 36% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#64         Authorize to reimburse Amy Newbury, Family Services Specialist, and Adina Jones, Family Services Specialist from State Fiscal Year 2008 appropriations $338.03 and $6.78 respectively, for travel expenses incurred from April 13, 2007 to June 29, 2007, which should have been paid from SFY 2007 funds.  47% Federal, 53% General Funds. 

 

#65         Authorize to amend a contract with second Start, concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-3-07, item #64), to deliver job skills instruction for employment training and experiential education for NH Employment Program participants, by increasing the amount by $264,910.02 from $2,031,555 to $2,296,465.02.  Effective upon G&C approval.  78% Federal, 22% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#66         Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide accompanied transportation services for individuals in need of inpatient psychiatric services in an amount not to exceed $211,464.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#67         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $110,262.  Effective retroactive to November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#68         Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with the University System of NH, Institute on Disability, Concord, NH, to provide project and fiscal management of the NH Nursing Home Diversion Modernization grant in the amount of $450,232.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#69         Authorize Bureau of Laboratory Services, Public Health Laboratories to accept and expend Federal Funds in the amount of $216,705 from the US Department of Agriculture to fund the PHL Food Emergency Response Network program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorize to establish a full-time temporary position of Laboratory Scientist I-III, labor grades 16-20 utilizing funds from USDA Food Emergency Response Network program.

 

#70         Authorize Public Health Laboratories to reclassify position #14974, Word Processor Operator II, salary grade 12 to Microbiologist V, salary grade 32.  100% General Funds. 

 

#71         Authorize Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Asthma Control Program to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $16,437 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to fund the Asthma Control Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72         Authorize Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Asthma Control Program to amend an agreement with Lamprey Health Care Inc., Raymond, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-3-07, item #53), to coordinate and implement capacity-building interventions for improved asthma health in NH, by increasing the amount by $17,590 from $213,000 to $230,590.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73         Authorize Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to retroactively distribute funds to town, cities, and mosquito control districts to supplement resources for local mosquito control activities and to continue mosquito surveillance activities in an amount not to exceed $430,088.06.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#74         Authorize Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH, to provide primary care services for individuals experiencing homelessness in an amount not to exceed $57,219.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#75         Authorize Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Cancer Registry Program to amend a contract with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #176, amended on 3-21-07, item #56), to provide cancer registry services, by increasing the amount by $1,181,260 from $1,340,287 to $2,521,547, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010.  Effective July 1, 2008.  92% General, 8% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#75A      Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Megan Sheehan, Juvenile Probation & Parole Officer III, Division for Juvenile Justice Services for wages that were mistakenly not paid from SFY 2007 funds in the amount of $957.43.  66% General, 34% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#76         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Connie Upschulte, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach (previously approved by G&C on 12-11-07, item #71), to continue 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, by increasing the amount of $8,000 to an amount not to exceed $13,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#77         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Pamela Mueller, Contoocook, NH, School Improvement Coach (previously approved by G&C on 12-11-07, item #69), to continue 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, by increasing the amount of $5,000 to an amount not to exceed $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#78         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Christine Downing, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07, item #152), 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, by increasing the amount of $50,000 to an amount not to exceed $67,500.  She will also coordinate and co-facilitate the state committee to develop a Numeracy plan and provide mathematical expertise for the state of NH.  This will require an increase of $17,500 in the contract to cover professional services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#79         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Christina Felix, Lee, NH, School Improvement Coach (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #234), to continue 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, by increasing the amount of $15,000 to an amount not to exceed $22,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#80         Authorize to enter into a contract with RMC Research Corporation to conduct a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of approximately three mathematics and three science projects being funded through the Mathematics/Science Partnership Program in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  (2)Further authorize payment for services rendered an approved on the basis of invoices which are support 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.  (3)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein and pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81         Authorize to amend a contract with Measured Progress Inc., Dover, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #330), to administer the Tri-state New England Common Assessment program for grades 3-8 and grade 11, in an amount not to exceed $7,164,333.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  10.5% State, 89.5% Federal Funds. 

 

#82         Authorize to enter into a contract with Rebecca Gagnon, Sole Proprietor, Northfield, NH, to provide assistance with the implementation of the Initiative for School Empowerment and Excellence Follow the Child Assistance Center in an amount not to exceed $22,500.  (2)Further authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of the 25% of the total value of the contract withholding provision.  (3)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein and pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83         Authorize to enter into a contract with Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, to provide technical assistance to build upon current research in the area of mathematical literacy to create a PreK-16 Quantitative Literacy Action Plan for use by school and district leadership in an amount not to exceed $74,993.91.  (2)Further authorize payment for services rendered an approved on the basis of invoices which are support 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.  (3)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein and pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorize to enter into a contract with Dr. Maryanne Wolf to present at a one day workshop on May 15, 2008, entitled “Brain Research and Its Impact on Teaching Young Children to Read” in the amount not to exceed $3,703.50.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85         Authorize to make a sole source grant to University of Massachusetts – Boston to help fund the Regional Program to Prepare Teachers of the Visually Impaired in the amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86         Authorize to hold the Reading First Distinguished Reading Researcher Symposium June 22-24, 2008 for vocabulary development and work with English Language Learners.  (2)Further authorize a contract with Attitash Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center, Bartlett, NH, to provide appropriate meeting space and meals for the Symposium in an amount not to exceed $13,911.12  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87         Authorize to hold the Reading First Distinguished Reading Researcher Symposium April 16 and May 15, 2008, for vocabulary development and brain research as it relates to reading instruction.  (2)Further authorize a contract with Celebrations at the Wayfarer, Bedford, NH, to provide appropriate meeting space and meals for the Symposium in an amount not to exceed $15,576.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88         Authorize to reclassify position #13306 Program Specialist II, labor grade 21 ($35,880) to Business Administrator II, labor grade 24 (40,599).  100% General Funds. 

 

#88A      Authorize to grant funds to Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Bedford, NH, to provide tutorial services to those who qualify for special education services and who are incarcerated in NH’s various correctional facilities in an amount not to exceed $91,309.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION

#89         Authorize to purchase instant gaming tickets and related services in an amount not to exceed $2,300,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option with Scientific Games International Inc., to purchase additional ticket quantities above the value allowed by the current contract for instant game tickets at a maximum cost of $2,300,000 per year with a total maximum cost of $4,600,000 through the term of the renewal.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  (3)Further authorize to transfer $2,300,000 from the Lottery Special Revenue Account for the purchase of instant tickets and related services.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#90         Authorize to lease and service instant ticket vending machines in an amount not to exceed $1,743,000.  (2)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option with GTECH Corporation to lease and service instant ticket vending machines at a maximum cost of $1,743,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% Other (Sweepstakes) Funds. 

 

#91         Authorize to reclassify position #19665 Lottery Representative I, labor grade 17 ($30,556) to Administrator IV, labor grade 33 ($60,216).  100% Sweepstakes Funds. 

 

#92         Authorize to reclassify position #14411 Lottery Representative I, labor grade 17 ($30,556) to Supervisor V, labor grade 26 ($44,284).  100% Sweepstakes Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#93         Authorize Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $488,956.  (2)Further authorize to award funds to the sub-grantees as detailed in letter dated February 27, 2008, for a total amount of $480,645 for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#94         Authorize Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend additional Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $387,457.  (2)Further authorize to award funds to the sub-grantees as detailed in letter dated February 27, 2008, for a total amount of $379,697 for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#95         Authorize Division of Safety Services to accept and expend $73,090.30 in additional funds from the US Department of Homeland Security/US Coast Guard to purchase a watercraft vessel.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#96         Authorize Division of Safety Services to amend a grant from the US Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, by reallocating the funds in the amount of $3,500 for the purpose of hazardous materials planning and training for local communities and first responders.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#97         Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to transfer $39,000 from the International Registration Program to Driver Licensing in order to realign budgeted funds to offset anticipated shortages in SFY 2008.  Effective upon G&C aprpovalt hrough June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#98         Authorize Division of State Police to amend a federal award received from the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (previously amended by G&C on 7-18-07), for partnering with local law enforcement to address gang and drug related problems, by extending the end date from March 31, 2008 to March 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#99         Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a $19,460.35 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled DMV Crash Date Update for the purpose of covering payroll costs related to reducing the backlog of un-entered crash data.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008.  100% Other (Transfers from other Agencies) Funds. 

 

#100       Authorize Division of State Police to accept and expend a $2,235.81 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled NH State Police C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) Conference for the purpose of covering the out-of-state travel costs for a member of the State Police to attend the Annual C.A.R.E Conference.  Effective May 1, 2008 through May 31, 2008.  100% Other (Transfers from other Agencies) Funds. 

 

#101       Authorize Grants Management Unit to enter into a memorandum of understanding and grant the Trustees of Dartmouth College of Lebanon, NH in the amount of $245,237 of federal Department of Homeland Security FY 2007 funds for emergency medical response teams in the region.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#102       Authorize Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Biopool US Inc., Berkeley Heights, NJ for instrumentation maintenance to the controlled drug screening personal labs located in the State Police Forensic Laboratory in an amount not to exceed $25,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 6, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#103       Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a sole source contract with Grafton County, North Haverhill, NH, to provide parking area space and classroom area for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program in an amount not to exceed $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program Funds. 

 

#104       Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a sole source License for Use of Premises with the NH Community Technical College, Laconia, NH, to provide parking area space and classroom area for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program in an amount not to exceed $22,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program Funds. 

 

#105       Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a sole source License for Use of Premises with the NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, to provide parking area space and classroom area for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program in an amount not to exceed $15,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.  100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program Funds. 

 

#106       Authorize Division of Administration to make a retroactive payment to Graybar Electric Co., Inc., Manchester, NH, for data/communications cable in the amount of $2,748.14.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#107       Authorize Grants Management Unit to amend a memorandum of understanding with Volunteer NH! (previously approved by G&C On 4-4-07, item #105D), to guide implementation of the DOS/Volunteer NH! Partnership, by extending the end date to June 30, 2009 from June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#108       Authorize Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac Inc., Concord, NH, for the painting of approximately 90 State Police Dodge Chargers in an amount not to exceed $90,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  89% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#109       Authorize to budget and expend revenue in the amount of $330,855.77 from the Special Railroad Fund for maintenance and repair of active State-owned railroad lines.  (2)Further authorize Bureau of Rail and Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $330,855.77 for maintenance and repairs to active state-owned railroad lines.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#110       Authorize to transfer $3,478,000 between Highway Fund accounts and to transfer $2,482,000 from Highway Surplus as detailed in letter dated March 6, 2008.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend agency (other funds) income and expenditures for the Mechanical Services Bureau and the Bridge Maintenance Bureau in the amount of $729,550 and $180,000.  (3)Further authorize to transfer $1,008,950 from Turnpike Retained Earnings Fund.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#111       Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Ledge Light Technologies, New London, CT, to perform a Traffic Records System Assessment and Section 408 Grant Application in the amount of $46,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       Authorize a contract renewal with Jason Belcourt d/b/a Pride Residential & Commercial Cleaning, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-17-06, item #127), for weekly office cleaning services at the Bureau of Turnpikes and District 5 Administration Building in the amount of $16,080.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#113       NOT USED

 

#114       NOT USED 

 

#115       NOT USED 

 

#116       NOT USED

 

#117       Authorize a contract renewal with Ayer Electric LLC, Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #203), for electrical services at the Turnpike Maintenance and Toll facilities in the amount of $49,100.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#118       Authorize Bureau of Aeronautics to amend a grant to provide additional funding to the Berlin Airport Authority, for AIP-15, to reconstruct, mark, and light Runway 18-36 at the Berlin Airport in the amount of $24,751.66.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#119       Authorize to reclassify position #21795 Survey Team Technician I, labor grade 10 to Supervisor I, labor grade 19.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#120       Authorize Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into Part “A” of a two-part contract with Clough, Harbour, and Associates, LLP, Keene, NH, to perform bridge scour evaluations and associated tasks in the amount of $771,127.67.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2010.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#121       Authorize Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into a sole source agreement with Illinois Tool Works Inc., Canton, MA, for the purpose of providing repair, calibration, maintenance, and services required to support the Department’s use of an Instron Model 5525 Direct Tension Tester in an amount not to exceed $14,594.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2010.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#122       Authorize Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on US Route 4 Bridge replacement and improvements to US 4/NH 4A Intersection with a suggested budget of $3,515.

 

#123       Authorize Bureau of Traffic to amend a contract with Castle Rock Consultants Inc., d/b/a CRC Consultants, Leesburg, VA (previously approved by G&C on 5-9-01, item #194), to continue the planning, development and implementation of additional functionalities to the Regional Traveler Information System, by extending the completion date from April 30, 2008 to April 1, 2009.

 

#124       Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $230,920 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from March 4, 2008 through March 20, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#125       Authorize Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on the proposed alterations to be made to widen approximately two miles of NH 101A, a Class IV Highway, between Somerset Parkway and Celina Avenue in the City of Nashua, NH, as part of the NH 101A widening project.

 

#126       Authorize Bureau of Highway Maintenance to reclassify position #20595 Highway Maintainer II, labor grade 9 to Civil Engineer IV, labor grade 27.

 

#127       Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Modern Protective Coatings Inc., Hudson, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $424,418 for maintenance repainting of two state-owned steel through plate girder bridges in the Town of Campton.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $42,441.80 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#128       Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,551,750 for roadway resurfacing of 8.32 barrel miles of the F. E. Everett Turnpike in Merrimack and the F. E. Everett/I-293 in Manchester. (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $155,175 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project.    Effective upon G&C approval through August 22, 2008.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#129       Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,832,112.50 for roadway resurfacing of 45.79 miles in maintenance District V and in Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham Counties.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $183,211.25 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 22, 2008.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#130       Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter in a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $1,714,022.50 for roadway resurfacing of 7.52 barrel miles of the Blue Star Turnpike (I-95) in Seabrook and Hampton Falls and the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover and Rochester.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $171,402.25 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 22, 2008.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#131       Authorize a contract renewal with Systems & Communications Sciences Inc., (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #6), for Data Center Support Services, by increasing the amount from $5,920,153 by $4,160,663 for a total of $10,080,816.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% Other (agency) Funds. 

 

#132       Authorize for the benefit of DHHS, Public Laboratory, to enter into a contract with HLN LLC, San Diego, CA, in the amount of $74,883 for contractor support in meeting a Centers for Disease Control mandate.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  100% Other (agency) Funds. 

 

#133       Authorize a contract with BizTech Solutions Inc., d/b/a BTSI, Concord, NH, to provide maintenance for the Kodak DMU Scanner located at DHHS in the amount of $5,838.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other (agency) Funds. 

#134                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

A.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $953.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sharon B. DeAngelis, Business Administrator II, in the on-line course entitled “Principles of Economics”.

B.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $953.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Lee, Program Planner I, in the on-line course entitled “Principles of Marketing”.

C.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Commissioner’s Office - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $4,275.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alice M. Leeming, Human Resources Technician, in the courses entitled “Use of Empowerment as a Counseling Tool”, “Strategic Planning”, “Program Evaluation” and “Graduate Project III”.

D.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Ashford University, Clinton, IA, the sum of $1,542.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Boucher, Administrative Supervisor V, in the on-line courses entitled “Cultural Anthropology” and “Philosophy of Human Conduct”.

E.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, the sum of $885.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michele Hilliard, Family Services Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “The Family”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,850.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Annie Laurendau, Family Services Specialist, in the courses entitled “Integrative Core Seminar 2”, “Project I”, “Fitness I”, “Reiki” and “Gambling as an Addiction”.

G.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Springfield College, Springfield, MA, the sum of $1,425.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling M. Patrick McGowan, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Project IV”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,332.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Nora Paquette, Supervisor V, in the courses entitled “Software Tools” and “Self Design Seminar”.

I.          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, in the course entitled “Contemporary College Mathematics”.

J.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Glencliff Home – Request permission to pay CareMed Educational Services LLC, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Pat J. Barrows, Licensed Nurse Assistant III, in the course entitled “Licensed Practical Nurse Program”.

K.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Glencliff Home – Request permission to pay CareMed Educational Services LLC, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Willie M. Borry, Licensed Nurse Assistant II, in the course entitled “Licensed Practical Nurse Program”.

L.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Glencliff Home – Request permission to pay CareMed Educational Services LLC, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Stacie L. Downer, Licensed Nurse Assistant I, in the course entitled “Licensed Practical Nurse Program”.

M.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Glencliff Home – Request permission to pay CareMed Educational Services LLC, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Danielle N. Wyman, Licensed Nurse Assistant I, in the course entitled “Licensed Practical Nurse Program”.

N.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Juvenile Justice – Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,300.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Eric Artus, Teacher I, in the course entitled “Spanish Humor”.

O.        LIQUOR – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $798.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cherie L. Sirrianna, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Fundamentals of Writing”.

P.         TRANSPORTATION – Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,032.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert A. Christensen, Toll Systems Manager, in the course entitled “Arts and Learning”.

Q.        TRANSPORTATION – Request permission to Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,107.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Renee Dupuis, Human Resources Technician, in the courses entitled “Managing Quality”, “Human Growth & Development” and “Early American Literature”.

R.         TRANSPORTATION – Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $385.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Dusavitch, Supervisor, in the course entitled “Legal and Social Environment of Business”.

S.         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 “20th Century”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $29,380.85