GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA

                                                                                                Boys and Girls Club, Nashua, New Hampshire

                                                                                                September 28, 2011, 10:00 a.m.

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

A.      Authorize to accept the donation of one 2-year old female yellow Labrador retriever from Fire Investigator Stacey Dubois, valued at $20,000.  The canine meets the criteria for a hydrocarbon detection canine, and is replacing another retired canine.  Effective retroactive to August 14, 2011.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

B.      Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation of 21 umbrellas valued at $282 from Jean McElrath of Billerica, MA, for the lifeguard chairs along Hampton Beach.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ASMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

C.      Authorize, on behalf of the NH General Court, to accept a hand engraved brass etching of the NH State House, being donated by the estate of Lionel D. Jolly of Edmonds, WA, with a value of $5,000.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ASMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

D.      Authorize to accept a gift for travel reimbursement, not to exceed $1,400 from the National Association of State Budget Offices to allow one employee to attend the NASBO Fall Meeting October 13-15, 2011 in Arlington, VA.

 

#2           TRAVEL REQUEST:

 

A.      BANKING – Request permission for one (1) employee, Kathleen Sheehan, Bank Examiner, or her designee, to travel to Jacksonville, FL for six (6) days from October 2, 2011 through October 7, 2011 to attend a training seminar at the Money Transmitter Regulators Association.  A CASH ADVANCE of $535.00 is also requested for Kathleen Sheehan. Total Cost:  $1,069.00; 100% Other Funds-Examination Fees.  No Registration Fees.

 

B.      BANKING – Request permission for one (1) employee, Anna-Maria Tremblay, Bank Examiner, or her designee, to travel to Indianapolis, IN for six (6) days from October 2, 2011 through October 7, 2011 to attend Examiners Training School with the National Association Consumer Credit Administrators and the American Association Residential Mortgage Regulators.  A CASH ADVANCE of $975.00 is also requested for Anna-Maria Tremblay.  Total Cost:  $1,463.00; 100% Other Funds-Examination Fees.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#3           Authorize to enter into a contract with Tighe & Bond, Westfield, MA, & Portsmouth, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA – State Energy Program – Feasibility Studies, in the amount of $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#4           Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, in the amount of $82,119.  (2)Further authorize to advance to the vendor $14,781.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, in the amount of $78,753.  (2)Further authorize to advance to the vendor $14,177.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, in the amount of $81,036.  (2)Further authorize to advance to the vendor $14,586.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7           Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, in the amount of $195,951.  (2)Further authorize to advance to the vendor $35,271.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8           Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, in the amount of $62,141.  (2)Further authorize to advance to the vendor $11,185.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9           Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $14,576,791.  (2)Further authorize to advance $1,453,236.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10         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 $5,236,696.  (2)Further authorize to advance $519,651.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $3,686,201.  (2)Further authorize to advance $363,971.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#12         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 $5,956,985.  (2)Further authorize to advance $590,575.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13         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 $3,074,327.  (2)Further authorize to advance $303,683.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#14         Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Capital Hotel Company I LLC, d/b/a Courtyard Marriott/Grappone Conference Center, to serve as the host site for the 2011 Annual Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month lunch scheduled for November 21, 2011, in the amount of $4,185.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#15         Authorize to nominate John W. Logsdon Jr, Laconia, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#16         Authorize to confirm Lieutenant Colonel Laurie M. Farris, Andover, MA, for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#17         Authorize to amend the fee schedule related to the operation of the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #33), by adding a $200 relocation fee for the removal of cremains from one columbarium niche (grave) to another.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#18         Authorize a waiver as per Chapter 224:315, Laws of 2011, and RSA 21-I:56 I, to reclassify positions, as detailed in letter dated September 20, 2011.

 

#19         Authorize the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a net sum of $700 to Ryan Stevens of the Department of Information Technology.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#20         Authorize the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award $175 to Richard Druding and $175 to Malcom Gentley, Department of Environmental Services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#21         Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor David Wheeler with regard to the construction, furnishing and equipping of new continuing care retirement community facilities in connection with Peterborough Retirement Community at Upland Farm Inc., d/b/a Rivermead of Peterborough, NH.

 

#22         Authorize the Departments of Administrative Services, Safety, Transportation and Justice to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Community College System of NH, for the purpose of setting forth an agreement for access to records, the inclusion in certain State administrated services and to clarify their relationship.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 309, 2013.

 

#23         Authorize the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a service contract with Allen & Coles Moving Systems, Hudson, NH, for moving the Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse North from Nashua, NH to Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $5,710.  Effective October 17, 2011 through October 18, 2011.  100% Transfer from AOC. 

 

#24         Authorize the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a twelve-month holdover agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, for courtroom and office space for the Cheshire County Superior & Probate Courts, in an amount not to exceed $399,612.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

#25         Authorize the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a Use of Premises Agreement with the County of Hillsborough, for the leasing of state owned property located in the Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse, Manchester, NH, for an amount not to exceed $345,248.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 31, 2014.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#26         Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Beloin Construction Inc., Rochester, NH, for the NHARNG HVAC Renovations Army Air Support Facility, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $619,000.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $6,200 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $625,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 26, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#26A      Authorize the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a Lease Agreement with the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #36), to extend the financing, construction and occupancy dates for the design-build construction of the new Keene Courthouse for Office and courtroom space to house the Keene District and Cheshire County Superior Court, by revising the dates of February 1, 2013 to January 31, 2028, to July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2028.  No Additional Funding.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#27         Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $129,719, and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $129,718.78 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#28         Authorize the State Treasurer to proceed with the sale and issuance of up to $150 million of general obligation bonds through a competitive process, negotiated sale or private placement.  Effective through June 30, 2012.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#29         Authorize to enter into a “Firm Fixed Price” agreement with Fairfax Imaging Inc., a VA Corporation, for a fee not to exceed $1,845,295, inclusive of a $300,000 contingency to procure an additional ImageTrac 5445 (or similar) in the event other state agencies leverage DRA’s imaging and data extraction capabilities and whose volumes dictate that an additional scanner be purchased.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2014, with the option to renew for two additional one-year terms.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#30         Authorize the Division of Historical Resources to award a Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Newington, in the amount of $12,350.  Effective September 30, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31         Authorize to enter into a contract with ConsultEcon Inc., Cambridge, MA, for an assessment of the economic viability and community benefits of various interpretation/reuse options for the Old State House, in the amount of $28,975.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 18, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#32         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with TMS Architects, Portsmouth, NH, for continued participation in tasks related to the Old State House EDI grant project, in the amount of $3,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 18, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Cultural Heritage Research Services Inc., North Wales PA, for continued participation in tasks related to the Old State House EDI grant project, in the amount of $3,902.35.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 18, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34         Authorize the Division of Historical Resources to award a Certified Local Government Grant to the City of Keene, in the amount of $8,500.  Effective September 30, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         Authorize the Division of Historical Resources to award a Certified Local Government Grant to the City of Concord, in the amount of $10,075.  Effective September 30, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36         Authorize the Division of Arts to award a Partnership Initiative Grant for the Poetry Out Loud Project in the amount of $23,000 to the NH Writers Project, Manchester, NH, for a collaborative partnership initiative for NH Schools.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#37         Authorize to amend a $173,000 grant received from the NH Charitable Foundation (originally approved by G&C on 1-13-10, item #46), to be utilized to support offender reentry, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#38         Authorize to enter into a sole source License for Use of Premises renewal agreement with Capital Region Health Care Development Corporation, Concord, NH, for the Medical Examiner’s use of 2,150 square feet of morgue and autopsy lab space located in the Concord Hospital, for an amount not to exceed $789,821.12.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2016.  100% General Funds. 

 

#39         Authorize to reappoint Nicholas P. Cort as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term effective October 9, 2011 through October 9, 2016. 

 

#40         Authorize to nominate Martin Boldin to serve on the NH Victims’ Assistance Commission for three years from the date of G&C approval.

 

#41         Authorize to enter into a new sub grant with the NH Department of Safety, in the amount of $74,748.50 from the FFY 2011 Paul Coverdell National Forensic Science Improvement Act Grant Program, which provides funding to support forensic laboratory services in NH.  This sub grant will support activities in the NH State Police Forensic Crime Lab.  Effective October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#42         Authorize to enter into a renewal lease with the Capital Region Health Care Development Corporation, Concord, NH, for the rental of 3,451 square feet of space located at the Memorial Medical Building, for the Chief Medical Examiner, in the amount of $472,165.80.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2016.  100% General Funds. 

 

#43         Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $10,116.75 from the NH Safety Agency for the purpose of hosting a two-day Motor Vehicle Homicide Training Seminar.  Effective October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  100% Transfer from other agency. 

 

#44         Authorize to amend a sub grant in the amount of $55,080, with the Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (originally approved by G&C on 3-10-10, item #45), for the purpose of funding personnel to participate in the Division of Community Corrections’ Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  34% Federal, 66% Agency Income (Matching funds from Charitable Foundations). 

 

#45         Authorize to amend a sub grant in the amount of $9,500, with MHM Services (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #72), for the purpose of providing medication assistance through the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#46         Authorize to amend a sub grant in the amount of $5,000, with the Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (originally approved by G&C on 3-10-10, item #45), for the purpose of funding personnel to participate in the Division of Community Corrections’ Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#47         Authorize to amend a sub grant in the amount of $84,361 with the National Association for Mental Illness of NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-10-10, item #46), utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Grant to fund personnel for the Division of Community Corrections’ Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the period from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  46% Federal, 54% Agency Income (Matching funds from Charitable Foundations). 

 

#48         Authorize to amend a sub grant in the amount of $92,140 with Child and Family Services of NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #32), for the purpose of providing comprehensive risk assessments, intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and family counseling through the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 20912.  54% Federal, 46% Agency Income (Matching Funds from Charitable Foundations). 

 

#49         Authorize to amend a sub grant in the amount of $121,536, with MHM Services (originally approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #28), for the purpose of providing medication assistance and psychotropic medication prescribing and monitoring through the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#50         Authorize to amend a sub grant in the amount of $20,125, with the NH Department of Corrections (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #27), for the purpose of providing comprehensive case management and oversight of the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#51         Authorize to amend a sub grant in the amount of $28,470, with the NH Department of Corrections (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #66), for the purpose of providing comprehensive case management and oversight of the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52         Authorize to amend a sub grant in the amount of $52,758.13, with the NH Department of Corrections (originally approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #32), for the purpose of providing comprehensive case management and oversight of the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#53         Authorize to continue six positions in a temporary status for one year.  The estimated fiscal impact to SFY 2012 to extend these positions is $156,162.  These positions will be funded through existing federal funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54         Authorize to retroactively continue one position in a temporary status for one year.  The estimated fiscal impact to SFY 2012 to extend these positions is $20,224.  These positions will be funded through existing federal funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55         Authorize to secure workers’ compensation insurance coverage from Riverport Insurance Company for participants in the Return to Work Program, for an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective October 13, 2011 through October 12, 2012.  (2)Further authorize to pay the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc., (NCCI) in their capacity as administrator of the NH Workers’ Compensation Insurance Plan, a workers’ compensation insurance deposit premium in an amount not to exceed $4,905, forwarded by NCCI to Riverport – this is a one-time administrative payment.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#56         Authorize to accept and expend funds in the amount of $99,361 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, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

                                RACING AND CHARITABLE GAMING COMMISSION

#57         Authorize to accept and place on file the report of activities for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#58         Authorize to accept and place on file the report regarding season passes issued for Cannon Mountain during fiscal year 2011.

 

#59         Authorize the Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #32), for the delivery of Workforce Investment Act On-the-Job employment and training services, by increasing the amount from $878,025 to $1,539,839, an increase of $661,814, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Workforce Investment Act Funds. 

 

#60         Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to retroactively amend a grant from the US Department of Commerce, (originally approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #38A); to carry forward and budget grant funds in the amount of $1,458,365.14 in FY 2012, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2012 from June 30, 2011.  80% Federal, 20% Other (Agency Income) Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#61         Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to retroactively amend a grant from the USDA Forest Service, (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #81), for the Hazardous Fuel Reduction at the Pine River State Forest and Ossipee Pine Barrens project, by increasing the amount of $44,298 to $122,476 an increase of $78,178 in SFY 2012 and 2013, and by extending the completion date to July 31, 2012 from June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011.  

 

#62         Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to accept the donation of approximately 57 acres of undeveloped forestland abutting Honey Brook State Forest in the Town of Lempster, from Mr. Marco Gagnon, Trustee of the “Devonshire Farm Trust 2002”.  No Cost to the State.

 

#63         Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with D. Nicholson Construction Services, Hampton, NH, for vinyl composition floor tile replacement at the North Country Resources Center in Lancaster, NH, in the amount of $19,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 18, 2011.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#64         Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands in partnership with the NH Fish and Game Department, to amend a retroactive sole source contract with SumCo Eco-Contracting LLC, Salem, MA, (originally approved by G&C on 3-30-11, item #46), for the Riverbank Restoration Project at the Mascoma Wildlife Management Area in Canaan, NH, by increasing the amount by $23,622.50 from $156,600 to $180,222.50, and by extending the completion date to September 30, 2011 from August 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorize the Division of Economic Development to enter into a sole source contract with Fran Allain, Merrimack, NH, to provide technical assistance and oversight in the continued development of a Customer Relationship Management database for business recovery, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#66         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to enter into a contract with Stultz Electric Motor and Controls Inc., Portland, ME, for the Tram Motor overhaul at Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $6,935.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2011.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#67         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to enter into a membership with the Loon Mountain d/b/a NH Ski Group, Lincoln, NH, for the 2011-2012 ski season, in the amount of $16,006.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#68         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to renew a 2-year membership with Ski NH Inc., Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $7,251.48 for the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 seasons.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Cannon Funds. 

 

#69         Authorize to accept and place on file the Division of Parks and Recreation’s report for transfer of funds for the quarter ending June 30, 2011.

 

#70         Authorize to accept and place on file the Division of Parks and Recreation’s report of the transfer of funds for the Bureau of Historic Sites for the quarter ending June 30, 2011.

 

#71         Authorize to accept and place on file the Division of Parks and Recreation’s report of the transfer of funds for the Bureau of Trails for the quarter ending June 30, 2011. 

 

#72         Authorize to accept and place on file the Division of Parks and Recreation’s report of the transfer of funds for Cannon Mountain for the quarter ending June 30, 2011. 

 

#73         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to renew a two–year membership with the White Mountains Attractions Association, Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $17,000 which includes advertisements, brochure distribution, brochure display, public relations, and board representation for the Flume and Mt. Washington during the 2011/2012 and 2012/2103 seasons.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#74         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to exercise a two year agreement renewal with ReserveAmerica Inc., Delaware, a subsidiary of The Active Network Inc., San Diego, CA, (originally approved by G&C on 10-3-07, item #30), for the continuation of the Division’s campground reservation system for the period of November 1, 2011 through October 31, 2013.  No Additional Cost. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#75         Authorize to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the fiscal years 2010 and 2011.

 

#76         Authorize to accept and expend $192,078 in federal funds through a grant from the USFWS and $6,114 in agency income (Conservation License Plate) for a total of $198,192, to conserve Blanding’s turtles and associated wetland species.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  97% Federal, 3% Agency Income (Conservation Plate) Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

 #77        Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, to coordinate conservation planning documents for Blanding’s turtle and associated wetland species, in the amount of $246,627.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78         Authorize to enter into a contract with J.W.C. Enterprises Inc., Milford, NH, to perform wastewater monitoring chemical analysis of water samples from our six fish hatchery facilities, in the amount of $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#79         Authorize to enter into two, twenty year no cost Lease Agreements with the City of Franklin and the NH Department of Transportation, for the purpose of reconstructing and maintaining the boat access facility to Webster Lake, Franklin.  Effective upon G&C approval through two years based on completion of terms of occupancy by NH Fish and Game.

 

#80         Authorize to enter into a contract with Blaktop Inc., West Lebanon, NH, for the removal and replacement of asphalt pavement located at the Twin Mountain State Fish Hatchery, in the amount of $22,746.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#81         Authorize to complete repairs to Horn Pond Dam in Wakefield, in an amount not to exceed $22,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Dam Maintenance Program Funds. 

 

#82         Authorize to amend an agreement with the City of Manchester Highway Department, Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #106), to support the purchase of replacement plow/dump trucks, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2011 from September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% ARRA Federal Funds. 

 

#83         Authorize a supplemental loan agreement with the Town of Seabrook, in the amount of $5,000,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 39.6% Federal, 10.4% DWSRF State Match. 

 

#84         Authorize to retroactively pay membership dues to the Coastal States Organization, Washington, DC, in the amount of $8,544.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85         Authorize to enter into a contract with Business Finance Authority, Concord, NH, to assist the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan program in underwriting services for privately owned public water system, in the amount of $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86         Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with the Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal District, totaling $3,486 to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects.  Effective November 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#87         Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, Deerfield, NH, in the amount of $367,750 to protect 1,015 acres of land in Strafford to include wetland restoration work.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds. 

 

#88         Authorize to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to assist with the update and revision of the State drought management plan, in the amount of $152,361.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89         Authorize Robert & Sandra Merchant’s request to perform work on an average of 100 ft of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#90         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Jessica Scordo, Registered Nurse II, NH Hospital in the amount of $250.27, to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  70% General, 30% Federal Funds. 

 

#91         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Judith Godbout, Quality Control Reviewer, Office of the Commissioner, in the amount of $228.48, to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#92         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Corey Dearborn, Youth Counselor II, Juvenile Justice Services, in the amount of $740.13, to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#93         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Christopher Cullinan, Program Specialist IV, Division of Public Health, in the amount of $1,144.13, to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Peter Bacon, Supervisor IV, Office of the Commissioner, in the amount of $511.34, to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#95         Authorize to retroactively pay a membership fee to the National Association of Medicaid Directors, Washington, DC, in the amount of $7,350 for annual membership dues.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  51% Federal, 49% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#96         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Protech Solutions Inc., Littlerock, AR, for the purpose of enhancing and upgrading the Division’s New England Child Support Enforcement System in an amount not to exceed $7,500,000.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2015.  FY 2012 & 2013 – 100% Other (Child Support Incentives), FY 2014, 2015, 2016 – 25.5% General, 25% Other (Child Support Inc), 49.5% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#97         Authorize to accept and expend Project Grant Funds of $50,050 awarded by the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, to promote Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#98         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services, and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $384,912.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorize advance payment in the amount of $60,776.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services, and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $415,074.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorize advance payment in the amount of $63,880.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#100       Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services, and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $638,188.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorize advance payment in the amount of $100,767.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101       Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services, and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $1,499,337.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorize advance payment in the amount of $228,053.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#102       Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services, and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $460,561.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorize advance payment in the amount of $72,720.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs

#103       Authorize to amend a contract with Lutheran Social Services of New England Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 4-13-11, item #74), to provide direct services to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families recipients and other low-income adults through the NH Health Profession Opportunity Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 20, 2015.  No Additional Costs.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF PODIATRY

#104       Authorize to accept and place on file the biennial report for FY10 and FY11.

 

                                OFFICE OF LICENSED ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

#105       Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for fiscal year 2011.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#106       Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $605,624 of Federal Education Jobs Funds for education aid to local educational agencies, from the US Department of Education, federal fiscal year 2012, Education Jobs Fund Public Law 111-226.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#107       Authorize to exercise a renewal option with the Plymouth State University College of Graduate Studies (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #203), to support the Title IIA State Agency for Higher Education initiative to support Rural School Districts in NH, in an amount not to exceed $347,084.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#108       Authorize to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide dropout prevention and recovery activities in an amount not to exceed $220,000.  (2)Authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109       Authorize to contract with Allyson Vignola, Center Barnstead, NH, as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent, who will be responsible for providing management and support for trained and certified volunteer education surrogate parents and accepting temporary educational surrogate parent appointments, in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#110       Authorize to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $173,854.  (2)Authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012.  20% General, 80% Federal Funds. 

 

#111       Authorize to enter into a contract with the Brain Injury Association of NH, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $59,218.  (2)Authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       Authorize to enter into a contract with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc., Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $51,410.  (2)Authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#113       Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Emergency Declaration Assistance Funds in the amount of $5,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#114       Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend major Disaster Assistance Funds in the amount of $20,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#115       Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Disaster Assistance Funds in the amount of $5,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#116       Authorize the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, to budget and expend $353,925 of the prior year carry forward balance in the Fire Standards Instruction Account to fund additional personnel and travel expenses for the part-time instructors and evaluators.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#117       Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Emergency Assistance Funds in the amount of $2,447,569 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#118       Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Disaster Assistance Funds in the amount of $1,784,265 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#119       Authorize the Division of State Police to transfer $15,600 within the account entitled FFY 2010 Backlog Reduction Program, to realign appropriated funds that will be used by the Forensic Laboratory to provide funding for supplies needed for the purchase and installation of proximity locks and to upgrade the latest version of CODIS.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#120       Authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to transfer $283,887 within the account “2010 NH Licensing Security Project”, to realign appropriations for the purpose of applying federal funds received to the appropriate classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#121       Authorize the Division of State Police to amend item #79 approved by G&C on 2-16-11, by reallocating grant funds from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs due to the reallocating of the indirect cost as directed by the Federal agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#122       Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to transfer Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds in the amount of $28,457 within the account titled HMGP DR 1892 Feb 2010 Windstorm, to realign the appropriations with the obligations from FEMA.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend HMGP funds from FEMA in the amount of $175,497 for the implementation of cost effective flood mitigation projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#123       Authorize  the Division of Emergency Services and Communications to enter into a contract extension with Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC d/b/a Fairpoint Communications NNE, Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #153), to provide telephone network services for the Enhanced 9-1-1 system, in an amount not to exceed $625,272.12.  Effective October 11, 2011 through October 11, 2012.  100% Agency Income – Telephone Surcharge for 911. 

 

#124       Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend the grant agreement for the Town of Lancaster, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 11-18-09, item #70), to complete the Williams Street Drainage Project, by extending the completion date from August 31, 2011 to August 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#125       Authorize the Equipment Acquisition Plan for FY 2012 – FY 2013.  (2)Further authorize to expend, encumber or obligate funds for appropriations in accordance with the amounts appropriated for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013.

 

#126       Authorize the Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims for individual amounts less than $600 from October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#127       Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Pease Development Authority, for AIP-15 for the acquisition of snow removal equipment at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease in the amount of $595,851.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#128       Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $317,298.52 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from August 24, 2011 through September 8, 2011. 

 

#129       Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to renew an Operating Agreement with the Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad Corp., Lincoln, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-30-01, item #120), to provide rail passenger excursion services on a portion of the state-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad line between Northfield and Lincoln.  Effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2021.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#130       Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Thurston Enterprises Inc., for a parcel of land 9,200 square feet in size in Laconia for $4,250 plus a $1,100 one-time administrative fee.  Effective September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2016. 

 

#131       Authorize the Office of Stewardship & Compliance to enter into a contract with RPF Environmental, Northwood, NH, to provide industrial hygiene air quality testing services to the Department of Transportation districts and bureaus on an as needed basis, for an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013, with the option to renew for an additional two-year period. 

 

#132       Authorize the Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract with Unifirst Corporation, Nashua, NH, to provide uniforms to certain employees, on the basis of a low bid of $19,356.48.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#133       Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Northeast Earth Mechanics Inc., Pittsfield, NH, for rehabilitation of an existing 8’ structural plate pipe, which carries an unnamed stream under NH 11 and outlets into Sunapee Lake, on the basis of a low bid of $229,669.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $22,966.90 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#134       Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Weaver Bros. Construction Co Inc., Concord, NH, for replacement of existing 72”x41 LF under Baptist Road in the Town of Canterbury, approximately ¼ mile west of Shaker Road, on the basis of a low bid of $116,770.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 18, 2011.  100% Betterment Funds.