GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA

                                                                                Salem High School, Salem, NH

                                                                                September 19, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            Authorize to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Colt Refining, Inc. located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#2            Authorize to enter into an agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, for the purpose of supporting the acquisition of a portion of the building in Keene for Southwestern Community Services.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#3            Authorize to accept a donation of $500 from the NH Developmental Disabilities Council Inc for expenses related to the 2nd Annual Concord/Lakes Region Job Fair.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#4            Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $1,840,597.  (2)Further authorize to advance Rockingham Community Action Inc., $349,477 to operate between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5            Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $4,434,180.  (2)Further authorize to advance Southern NH Services, Inc., $860,147 to operate between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6            Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $1,715,481.  (2)Further authorize to advance Southwestern Community Services, Inc., $324,670 to operate between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7            Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $1,383,580.  (2)Further authorize to advance Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc, $261,601 to operate between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8            Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $2,721,120.  (2)Further authorize to advance Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., $519,165 to operate between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9            Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $2,373,087.  (2)Further authorize to advance Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., $453,549 to operate between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#10          Authorize to accept and expend $64,644.99 in SFY 2008 and $18,493.51 in SFY 2009 of additional other funds available from the NH Department of Employment Security to support the staffing requirements within the Trade Adjustment Assistance Management Information Systems Improvement award.  (2)Further authorize to establish one Business Systems Analyst I position.  (3)Further authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Employment Security in the amount of $64,644.99 in SFY08 and $18,493.51 in SFY09, to support the requirements of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Management Information Systems Improvement award by establishing one Business Systems Analysis I position.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#10A      Authorize to amend a contract between Employment Security and Michael P. Conena, East Sandwich, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #63), to provide mainframe software maintenance and support for ADABAS, NATRUAL and PREDICT software, by assigning the contract to OIT.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 31, 2008.  (2)Further authorize to amend a sole source contract with Michael P. Conena, East Sandwich, MA, to provide mainframe software maintenance and support for software at NH Employment Security, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $58,300 from $142,200 to $200,500.  Effective September 21, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through one year.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#11          Authorize to amend a contract with Marshall Miller & Associates Inc., Ashland, VA, (previously approved by G&C on 9-13-06, item #12), to perform an environmental assessment of the proposed site of new Regional Training Institute, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to May 30, 2008.

 

#12          Authorize Captain Eric B. Hogancamp, Bradford, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to by physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#13          Authorize Major Randall F. Dyer, Kittery Point, ME, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to by physically, mentally, morally and professionally qualified. 

 

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

 

#15          Authorize Captain William A. Wilson, Danville, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to by physically, mentally, morally and professionally qualified. 

 

#16          Authorize a contract renewal with Waste Management Systems Inc., Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-6-04, item #6), for rubbish removal and disposal at various statewide locations in an amount not to exceed $35,000.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  30% General, 70% Federal Funds. 

 

#17          Authorize to enter into a contract with Loureiro Engineering Associates of Merrimack, NH, for the development of a waste analysis plan for hazardous, universal and solid wastes generated at facilities by the NH National Guard in the amount of $11,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#17A      Authorize to enter into a lease agreement with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties, Wareham, MA, for the lease of 10,317 sq ft of office space in the amount of $134,121.  Effective December 1, 2007 through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#18          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 to the financing of certain pre-development expenses in connection with The RiverWoods Company, Exeter, NH.

 

#19          Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John Shea with regard to the proposal for improvements and refinancing existing indebtedness in participation with Wediko Children’s Services Inc., Windsor, NH.

 

#20          Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond J. Wieczorek with regard to the proposal for improvements, refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, and certain capital equipment purchase in participation with the Manchester Young Men’s Christian Association, Manchester, NH.

 

#21          Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora Pignatelli with regard to financing certain capital expenditures and refinancing certain existing indebtedness in participation with St. Joseph Hospital of Nashua, NH, The Surgi-Center at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, NH, and Covenant Health Systems, Lexington, MA.

 

#22          Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a sixty day contract with Seal-Tec Asphalt Coatings Inc., Londonderry, NH, for parking lot repair and striping services in five courthouse facilities in an total amount not to exceed $5,208.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 5, 2007.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#23          Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract with Capital City Paving Inc., Concord, NH, for parking lot repair and striping services at five court house facilities in the amount not to exceed $22,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 5, 2007.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#23A      Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Meridian Construction Corporation, Laconia, NH, for Laconia District Court Addition and Renovations, Laconia, NH, for a total price not to exceed $4,314,582.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 26, 2008.  (2)Further authorize a transfer of $21,572.91 to the State Arts Fund within the Department of Cultural Resources for the sole purpose of purchasing art for the new Laconia District Court, Laconia, NH, bringing the total to $4,336,154.91.  (3)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $231,485.09 for unanticipated expense for the Laconia District Court Addition and Renovations, bringing the total to $4,567,640.  100% General Funds. 

 

#23B       Authorize to amend a contract with CIBER, Inc., Greenwood Village, CO, (previously approved by G&C on 4-19-06, item #25C), for the Enterprise Resource Planning system implementation services by extending the timeline and also reducing the scope of the project in Phase I.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2009.

 

#23C       Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $710,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of October 2007.  (2)Further authorize a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $471,185,858.66 for the Month of August and recommends the balance of $48,814,141.34 be lapsed.

 

#23D       Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with KPMB enterprises LLC, Bow, NH, for replacing two boilers at State Armories in Center Strafford and Concord, for a total price not to exceed $172,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 27, 2008.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $6,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $178,700.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#24          Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $26,384.15 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#25          Authorize to reclassify position #14500, Forms Design and Control Clerk, labor grade 15, step one ($27,222) to Tax Auditor I, labor grade 16, step one ($28,372.50) in the Document Processing Division. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#26          Authorize Division of Arts to award two year Operating Grants totaling $26,800 to the NH Writers Project, Manchester, and Pontine Tehatre, Portsmouth, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#27          Authorize Division of Arts to award an Operating Grant in the amount of $11,900 to Colonial Theatre Group inc., Keene, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28          Authorize to retroactively amend a sole source contract with Bromelkamp Company, Minneapolis, MN, (previously approved by G&C on 7-19-06, item #32), for technical support maintenance, improvements, and training of the Pearl software system by increasing the amount by $8,000 to $16,000, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2008.  12.5% General, 87.5% Federal Funds. 

 

#29          Authorize Division of the Arts to award two year Operating Grants totaling $78,200 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 15, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#30          Authorize Division of the Arts to award two year Operating Grants totaling $137,400 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31          Authorize Division of the Arts to award two year Operating Grants totaling $85,600 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 29, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#32          Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $932,446 from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, to be utilized to improve the state’s response to women in NH who are victims of violent crime.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#33          Authorize to accept a grant in the amount of $51,254 from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Program, for funding residential substance abuse treatment for adult and juvenile state offenders.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#34          Authorize to accept a grant in the amount of $350,000 from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Grant Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#35          Authorize to extend the full-time temporary unclassified Attorney (Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor) (previously approved by G&C on 7-18-07, item #57), position through September 30, 2008.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend a grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency in the amount of $65,126.05 for the purpose of fund the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor position.  (3)Further authorize to accept and expend a grant from the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators in the amount of $37,383.52 for the purpose of funding the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor position.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#36          Authorize to designate Jason D. Reimers as an attorney at a salary of $57,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#37          Authorize to amend a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-06, item #36), to support law enforcement and justice efforts in NH, by extending the end date to September 30, 2008.  (2)Further authorize to amend funding to the NH Department of Corrections (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-06, item #36), to support the implementation of a new computer system in the amount of $463,021, by extending the end date from September 30, 2007 to September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38          Authorize to amend a federal grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-04, item #56), to support law enforcement and justice efforts in NH, by extending the end date from September 30, 2007 to September 30, 2008.  (2)Further authorize to amend Drug Task Force subgrants (previously approved by G& Con 6-27-07, item #61), in support of Drug Task Force operations, by extending the end date from September 30, 2007 to September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#39          Authorize to enter into subgrants for residential substance abuse treatment programming with the agencies as detailed in letter dated September 4, 2007.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a subgrant for residential substance abuse treatment programming with the agencies as listed.  Effective October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#39A      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Attorney Jill A. Desrochers, Bow, NH, for legal services to assist the Secretary of State in implementing provisions of the Help America Vote Act, in the amount of $37,492.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#40          Authorize to transfer $64,644.99 in State fiscal year 2008 and $18,493.51 in State fiscal year 2009.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#41          Authorize to assign vehicle, plate #912 114 on a 24-hour, seven day a week basis to Corrections Commissioner William Wrenn.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#42          Authorize a retroactive renewal contract with Concord Hospital (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #66), for the provision of x-ray/electrocardiography services in the amount of $229,857.75.  Effective August 2, 2007 through August 2, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#42A      Authorize to retroactively reclassify position #41472 Secretary II, labor grade 9 ($26,227.50) to a Program Assistant II, labor grade 15 ($27,222).  Effective April 27, 2007.  (2)Further authorize to make a one-time retroactive payment to Carol St. Hilaire in the amount of $133.66 for salary due to Ms. St. Hilaire as a result of the reclassification.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                BANKING DEPARTMENT

#43          Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for calendar year ending December 31, 2006.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#44          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to renew membership with the New England Ski Areas Council, Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $2,656.92 for the 2007 – 2008 ski season.  (2)Further authorize to enter into an agreement for distribution of ski reports for an amount not to exceed $7,970.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#45          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to renew membership with Ski New Hampshire Inc., North Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $5,485.02 for the 2007-2008 and 208-2009 ski seasons.  (2)Further authorize to expend an amount not to exceed $5,000 for alpine marketing and news clipping services.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#46          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to renew membership with the White Mountains Attractions Association, Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $17,000 for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 ski seasons.  (2)Further authorize to participate in an co-op promotional program for an amount not to exceed $20,000.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#47          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to renew membership with the White Mountains Attractions Association, Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $17,000 for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons.   100% Park Funds. 

 

#48          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to make a retroactive payment to Grainger, Robbinsville, NJ, in the amount of $525.60 for an air compressor purchased April 9, 2007.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#49          Authorize Division of Travel and Tourism Development to exercise a retroactive contract renewal with Yankee Publishing Inc., Dublin, NH,  (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-06, item #51), for online reservation services through the State’s tourism website .  Effective August 23, 2007 through August 23, 2008. 

 

#50          Authorize Trails Bureau to enter into a sole source contract with Monadnock Archaeological Consulting LLC, Stoddard, NH, for the report production of a Phase IA Archaeological Sensitivity Assessment of Jericho Mountain State Park in the amount of $2,024.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#51          Authorize Trails Bureau to amend a Recreational Trails Program Grant to the Mascoma Valley Snow Travelers, Grafton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item D), for trail reconstruction in Gile State Forest by extending  the completion date to December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with R. G. Langlois, Electric of Raymond, NH, to provide electrical utilities to the day use area of Odiorne State Park, Rye, NH, in the amount of $84,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 15, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#53          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with A. W. Therrien Company Inc., Manchester, NH, for roof replacement at Fox State Forest in the amount of $36,489.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 27, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#54          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a sole source contract with White Mountain Communications Corp., Randolph, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #112, amended on 6-13-07, item #101), for installing electrical conduit to the summit of Mt. Washington by increasing the amount by $161,372 from $180,636 to $342,008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#55          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Aerial NDT Inspection Inc., Milton, NH, for the magnetic particle testing of the chairlifts at Cannon Mountain Ski Area in Franconia in the amount of $2,994.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2007.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#56          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a retroactive contract with Handy House Inc., Foxboro, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #60), to add portable toilet services at Webster Birthplace, by increasing the amount by $210 from $4,130 to $4,340.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#56A      Authorize Division of Economic Development to enter into a sole source agreement with Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, for management of the Job Training Grant Program in the amount of $1,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further authorize the payment of $40,000 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#57          Authorize to amend a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development (previously approved by G&C on 8-9-06, item #33), for the purpose of providing additional private landowners with technical guidance on conservation of plants and natural communities at risk as a component of the NH Landowner Incentive Program, by increasing the amount by $50,500 from $77,000 to $127,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds 

 

#58          Authorize to retroactively amend the federal award received from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (previously approved by G&C on 12-7-05, item #40), for the completion of the Hugh Grant Coastal Conservation Center in Stratham, NH, by extending the end date to June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#59          Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with the Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, NH, to cover costs associated with the Robb Reservoir Conservation Initiative in the amount of $150,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  33% Other (Dedicated Game Management and Habitat Funds), 67% Federal Funds. 

 

#60          Authorize to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Information Station Specialists of Zeeland, MI, (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #66), to provide turnkey installation for a 10 Watt low frequency radio station in Pittsburg, NH, for the purpose of providing visitor information about moose viewing and the Connecticut Lakes Natural area.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Dedicated Moose Funds. 

 

#61          Authorize to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., to provide dumpster pick up at Twin Mountain, Warren and New Hampton State Fish Hatcheries in the amount of $6,704.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#62          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Donald L. Stevens, d/b/a Atlantic Aquasport, Rye, NH, to provide SSI Advanced Open Water Scuba training and certification to five new members of the Law Enforcement Division Dive Team in the amount of $3,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other (Search and Rescue Funds. 

 

#63          Authorize to enter into a contract with Milan Excavating Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide dumpster pick up at Berlin State Fish Hatchery and Barry Conservation Camp in the amount of $4,140.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#64          Authorize to assign vehicle F1 to Donald S. Clarke on a 24-hour, 7 days per week basis.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 

 

#65          Authorize to accept and expend $10,000 in Other Funds which are from the Connecticut Lakes Endowment Funds to be used in substitution of Fish and Game Funds.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend $15,500 in Other Funds which are from the Connecticut Lakes Endowment Funds to be used in substitution of Fish and Game Funds and to increase the expenditures.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Connecticut Lakes Endowment Funds. 

 

#66          Authorize to acquire a Conservation Easement on 193 +/- acres of forest land in the Town of Hancock, NH, from the Town of Hancock for the sum of $220,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100%Other (Dedicated Habitat and Game Management Funds). 

 

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

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#68          Authorize to retroactively amend a grant agreement with the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #94), for safety assessments and reports on ten flood control dams, by extending the completion date to September 1, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#69          Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with the Oyster River Cooperative School District, Durham, NH, to support the use of biodiesel in their school bus fleet in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#70          Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with the entities as detailed in letter dated August 23, 2007, to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects totaling $28,617.29.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

#71          Authorize to amend an agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #87), for the implementation of recommendations set forth in the Exeter River Corridor and Watershed Management Plan project by amending the number of tasks to be performed and amount of payment by task.

 

#72          Authorize Alfred E. Mitchell’s request to amend the existing permit to permanently remove two existing seasonal docks and construct three piling piers connected by a walkway in a “W” configuration accessed by a piling supported walkway, install three 3 piling ice clusters, four tie off piles, two seasonal canopies over the center slips, and two seasonal PWC lifts along the shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia (previously approved by G&C on 9-13-06, item #85).

 

#73          Authorize Dean Puzzo’s request to remove an existing curved breakwater and fill lakebed to construct breakwater in an “dog-leg” configuration, with a gap at the shoreline, a cantilevered pier extending from a cantilevered pier, install 2 boat lifts and drive 3 bumper pilings on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#74          Authorize Robert & Joanne Dempsey’s request to amend the existing permit to permanently remove an existing permanent piling supported dock and fill to construct breakwater, in an “I” configuration, with a gap at the shoreline, and a cantilevered pier with two piling supported docks in a “W” configuration, install one 3 pile ice cluster and a seasonal canopy over the center two slips on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro (previously approved by G&C on 8-9-06, item #56).

 

#75          Authorize George and Georgette Abdulla’s request to dredge 24 cubic yards of material from 1000 sq ft of lake bed adjacent to an existing commercial-use, major docking structure on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.

 

#76          NOT USED

 

#77          NOT USED

 

#78          NOT USED

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#79          Authorize to reimburse the individuals, as detailed in letter dated August 29, 2007, from current year funds for in-state travel expenses (mileage and tolls) incurred while in the performance of official state business during the last state fiscal year.  96% Federal, 4% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#80          Authorize to pay the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency, Lynnfield, MA, registration fees for training in the amount of $8,750.  (2)Further authorize to pay the Red Jacket Mountain View Hotel, North Conway, NH, lodging fees of $8,502.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.  40% Federal, 60% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#81          Authorize to amend a sole source contract with McKesson Health Solutions LLC, Broomfield, CO, (previously approved by G&C on 9-8-04, item #108, amended on 9-27-06, item #77), to continue administration of the NH Medicaid Disease Management Program, by increasing the amount by $2,733,864 from $3,885,701 to $6,619,565, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to June 30, 2009.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#82          Authorize to amend the Consultant List (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #420), by adding Dr. David J. Schopick, Portsmouth, NH, to provide evaluation services of sexually violent predators at the rate of $250 per hour.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  66% General, 33% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

#82A      Authorize an increase of $4,971 in annual salary of unclassified position #9U408, Superintendent of NH Hospital, Chester G. Batchelder, salary grade HH, from $90,382 to $95,353.  Effective December 28, 2007.  (2)Further authorize an increase of $3,266 in the annual salary of unclassified position #9U408, Superintendent of NH Hospital, Chester G. Batchelder, salary grade HH, from $95,353 to $98,619.  Effective January 4, 2008.  70% General, 29% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division of Community Based Care Services

#83          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide support services to NH reserve military families and military members deployed or returning from combat in an amount not to exceed $299,700.  Effective September 20, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2008.  100% Other (Federal) Funds. 

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#84          Authorize the transfer of $100,000 in State General Funds between the accounts as detailed in letter dated August 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#85          Authorize to amend a retroactive sole source agreement with Pilot Health LLC, Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #300), acting as BEAS’ fiscal intermediary for staff training, by extending the completion date of BEAS’ Long Term Care competency/training to June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#86          Authorize to retroactively pay Hill Rom Company Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, the amount of $17,463.85 for the rental of special air mattresses for several residents of the Veterans’ Home from January 2005 through August 2007.  43% Agency, 30% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#87          Authorize to enter into a lease agreement with Granite State Management & Resources, for 1,373 sq ft of office space in the amount of $82,860.72.  (2)Further authorize funds for this purpose for fiscal year 2008 through fiscal year 2012.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2012.  85% General, 15% Federal Funds. 

 

#88          Authorize to award a $13,000 grant to Franklin Pierce University for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#89          Authorize to award a $27,500 grant to Plymouth State University for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#90          Authorize Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired to enter into an agreement with the NH Department of Transportation to provide vending services at the Springfield Rest Area facility on I-89 for a period of two years for and in consideration of a flat monthly fee of $646.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#91          Authorize to contract with Inspiration Holistic Center, Pembroke, 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 $164,379.20.  (2)Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to one additional fiscal year.  (3)Further authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92          Authorize to budget and expend prior year carry forward federal grant funds in the amount of $226,739.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#93          Authorize to accept and expend $250,000 from the NH Department of Safety, to create and provide homeland defense training to NH law enforcement officers, including training on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats in order to better protect the citizens of NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#94          Authorize to enter into a service agreement with Forensic Consulting Associates of Nottingham, NH, to provide instruction in four three-day sessions of Dust and Bust and a three-day sessions of Digital Photography to be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Facility and Campus in Concord in the amount of $12,000.

 

#95          Authorize to amend a federal grant from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (previously approved by G&C on 5-17-06, item #114, amended on 6-27-07, item #342), to build the Gregg Public Safety Academy in Littleton and connect via interactive videoconferencing technology to the NH Police Standards & Training Council, the Fire Standards and Training Council, and the Department of Transportation, by extending the end date from September 30, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#96          Authorize Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an agreement with Robert Murgallis, Sabillasville, MD, to provide instructional services for a program offered in NH, for NH Fire Instructors, on a date ye to be determined in the amount of $3,422.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#97          Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a retroactive lease agreement with Windalier Miracle Mile LLC, Portland, ME, (previously amended by G&C on 4-18-07, item #94), to house the Lebanon Motor Vehicle sub-station through August 31, 2007, by extending  the end date from August 31, 2007 to November 30, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#98          Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a sole source contract with Digimarc Corporation, Beaverton, OR, (previously amended by G&C on 11-15-06, item #152), for the production of driver licenses, special identification cards and non-driver identification cards, by extending the end date from December 3, 2007 to September 3, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#99          Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively accept and expend federal grant funds known as “Basic MCSAP Grant for 2007” in the amount of $253,939.61  from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the purpose of improving motor carrier safety for the period of July 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  (2)Further authorize to amend G&C item #100 approved 8/23/06, to retroactively extend a Program Specialist IV, labor grade 25 from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#100        Authorize to retroactively extend the end date of the Paralegal I position to provide additional support to the prosecutors in the Bureau of Hearings to September 30, 2008.  (2)Further authorize to amend G&C item #129 approved on 3/8/07, by extending the end date of the federal award received from the NH Highway Safety Agency, utilized in support of funding the Paralegal I, labor grade 17 position, to September 30, 2007.  (3)Further authorize to accept and expend a $49,547.36 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH DOS Prosecuting Paralegal” to continue the services of a Paralegal I position through September 30, 2008.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#101        Authorize to retroactively amend a grant from the NH Department of Justice, for the purpose of conducting an annual maintenance review of the labs protocols and procedures, by extending the end date to September 30, 2007.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend G&C item #103 last amended on 2/7/07 a grant received from the NH Department of Justice, for the purpose of conducting an annual maintenance review of the labs protocols and procedures by extending the end date to September 30, 2007.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#102        Authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively amend a federal award received from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, utilized in support of protecting all of the State’s borders, by extending the end date to September 30, 2007.  (2)Further authorize Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively amend the end date of the six Highway Patrol and Enforcement Officers, one Highway Patrol Corporal and one Word Processor I, for the protection of the State’s borders and to process a wide variety of documents and data for reports for the implementation and maintenance of the Boarder Enforcement Unit to September 30, 2007.  (3)Further authorize to amend a federal award received from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, (previously approved by G&C approved on 11/15/06, item #145), utilized in support of protecting all of the State’s borders, by extending the end date to September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#103        Authorize to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending June 30, 2007.

 

#104        Authorize Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, for waste disposal at seventeen patrol shed and the Conway and Sanbornton Information Centers in the amount of $79,587.76.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#105        Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $443,000 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from August 15, 2007 through August 28, 2007. 

 

#106        Authorize to amend a contract with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #156), to carry out eligible planning activities, by extending the completion date to April 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#107        Authorize Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims for individual amounts less than $600 for the period of October 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#108        Authorize to reclassify position #10980 Word Processor Operator I, labor grade 9 to a Claims Processor II, labor grade 12; and position #19286 Data Entry Operator III, labor grade 8 to Claims Processor II, labor grade 12.  Effective retroactive to September 14, 2007.  100% Worker’s Comp. 

 

#109                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

B.             GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, the sum of $655.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Gayle P. Baird, Senior Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Accounting II”.

C.             DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES -  Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,476.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rebekah Dougherty, Fiscal Specialist, in the courses entitled “Managing Quality” and “Business Systems Analysis and Design”.

D.             DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,518.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jessica Fricker, Child Protective Services Worker, in the course entitled “Direct Practice III:  Clinical Assessment and Intervention”.

 

Requested Tuition Total :  $8567.75


#110                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

A.             FISH AND GAME - Request permission for (3) employees, Colonel Jeffrey M. Gray, Major Timothy J. Acerno and Captain Martin S. Garabedian or designees, to travel to Angola, Delaware to attend the Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Chief’s Association Fall Conference.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by State vehicle.  Total Cost: $930.00 Source of Funds: 64% Conservation Law Enforcement Funds, 36% OHRV Funds. Registration Fees:  $375.00.

B.             FISH AND GAME - Request permission for (2) employees, John Magee, Fish. Bio. II, and Scott Decker, Supervisor, or designees, to travel to Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada to attend the 33rd Annual Meeting of Atlantic International Chapter of the American fisheries Society.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by State vehicle.  Total Cost: $506.00 Source of Funds: 25% F&G Funds, 75% General Funds. Registration Fees:  $40.00.

C.             FISH AND GAME - Request permission for (1) employee, Steven Weber, Chief of Wildlife, or designee, to travel to Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada to attend the Northeast Association of fish & wilflife Agency Fall Director’s Meeting.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by State vehicle.  Total Cost: $1,166.00 Source of Funds: 49% Federal Funds, 5% Agency funds, 46% F&G Funds.  No Registration Fees. 

 

 

TABLED ITEMS

 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE  (Tabled at 9-5-07 G&C Meeting)

#108        TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea voted to table the request to enter into a contract with Rolka Loube Saltzer Associates, Silver Spring, MD, to provide expert testimony and other services related to a pending docket at the NH Public Utilities Commission in the amount not to exceed $17,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 30, 2008.  100% Utility Assessment Funds.