GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                January 10, 2007 10:00 a.m.

 

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:00 a.m. with all members present.

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, accepted the minutes of January 4, 2007.

 

The Governor placed in nomination the several persons who applied for Civil Commissions.

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret, accepted the following:

 

Department of Administrative Services: Accounting Services Director

Sheri L. Rockburn, Concord                                                                               Effective:  January 12, 2007

 

State Board of Education

Debra L. Hamel, Keene                                                                                        Effective:  January 10, 2007

 

Human Rights Commission

Deborah R. Reynolds, Plymouth                                                                       Effective:  January 10, 2007

 

Associate Justice of the Superior Court

Bruce E. Mohl, Durham                                                                                       Effective:  February 28, 2007

 

Associate Justice of the Superior Court

Robert E. K. Morrill, Portsmouth                                                                       Effective:  February 9, 2007

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Petroleum Industry)

Thomas Prescott, Bow                                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Brian Boudreau, Rochester                                                         Term:  June 19, 2011

 

Automotive Technology Advisory Council

(NH Auto Dealers Association)

Peggy A. Proko-Weisman, Hollis                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 8, 2009

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Airport Manager)

Kevin A. Dillon, Brentwood                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 29, 2010

 

Commissioner:  Banking Department

Peter C. Hildreth, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2013

Salary:  II - Maximum: $94,584

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Community Development Organization)

Klaas Nijhuis, Nashua                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 18, 2011

 

State Conservation Committee

(Hillsborough/Merrimack)

George A. Travers, Hollis                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Peter Blakeman, North Sutton (resigned)                 Term:  August 1, 2007

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Public Member/Agriculture)

Rebecca Nelson, Newport                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Sheila Stone, Cornish                                                                  Term:  November 16, 2008

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Public Member)

Thomas N. Thomson, Orford                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 16, 2008

 

Board of Dental Examiners

(Public Member)

Vivian J. Desmarais, Manchester                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Karen Clough, Danville (reached term limit)                            Term:  August 12, 2011

 

Board of Education

(At large)

Frederick J. Bramante, Jr., Durham                                                                    Effective:  January 31, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 31, 2011

 

Assistant Commissioner: Department of Environmental Services

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services

Michael J. Walls, Concord                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 8, 2011

Salary:  II - Maximum: $94,584

 

Fish & Game Commission

(Carroll County)

Robert Rowan , (r), Center Sandwich                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Nelson M. Russell, Sandwich                                                    Term:  June 29, 2011

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Regional Associations)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Jayne S. O’Connor, Franconia                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Richard Hamilton, Littleton                                                         Term:  July 13, 2009

 

Juvenile Parole Board

(Alternate Member)

Edward B. Boyle, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  5 yrs from confirmation

 

Juvenile Parole Board

Frank E. Jones, Bow                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Robert Feder, MD, Hollis                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 3, 2009

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

(Public Member)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Patricia Waldvogel, Loudon                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 3, 2009

 

Board of Medicine

Robert J. Andelman, MD, Portsmouth                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James H. Clifford, MD, Lee                                                         Term:  December 3, 2011

 

Mount Washington Commission

(State Representative)

Martha McLeod, Franconia                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                 Term:  5 yrs from confirmation

 

Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission

(Consumer Interests)

Douglas E. Morris, Durham                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 19, 2009

 

Pesticides Control Board

(Physician)

Joseph R. Snow, Concord                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James Young, Hillsborough                                                       Term:  January 5, 2010

 

State Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers

(Public Member)

Daniel Duckett, Manchester                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Robert Hill, Bow (resigned)                                                        Term:  February 3, 2012

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(Management)

Carol M. Granfield, Meredith                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Seymour Osman, Dover (deceased)                                           Term:  October 15, 2008

 

Recreation Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

Linda M. Rodger, Whitefield                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                 Term:  2 yrs from confirmation

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Thomas J. Roberts, Exeter                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

A. Ronnie Sandler, Easton                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Patricia R. Yosha, Hampton (reached term limit)     Term:  October 20, 2009

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the contract (“Capital Access Program:  Lender Participation Agreement”) with Pentucket Bank.  Action will Authorized Resolutions under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the contract will serve a public use, provide public benefit, the proposed participating bank is qualified to participate, appropriate measures have been taken to ensure CAP loans will be made under the requirements of the Act, the contract complies with RSA 162-A:12, and reasonable precautions have been made to minimize loss, all within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON JANUARY 10, 2007

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 10:10 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the proposed contract entitled “Capital Access Program: Lender Participation Agreement” with the following bank: Pentucket Bank and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed execution of the agreement.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the proposed contract.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Wieczorek introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF THE STANDARD CONTRACT ENTITLED ‘CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM: LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT’ OF THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BY PENTUCKET BANK” and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Pignatelli.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 APPROVING THE EXECUTION

OF THE STANDARD CONTRACT ENTITLED "CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM:  LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT" OF THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BY  PENTUCKET BANK

 

     WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have previously, upon recommendation of the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority"), approved the Authority's standard contract entitled "CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM:  LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT" (the "Standard Contract") by resolution dated September 2, 1992 (the "Approving Resolution"); and

 

      WHEREAS, at the time of such approval of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council made, upon recommendation of the Authority, certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the approval of the Standard Contract, which findings and determinations are stated in the Approving Resolution;

 

WHEREAS, in the Approving Resolution, the Governor and Council authorized the Authority to take necessary and appropriate steps to cause the execution of the Standard Contract with qualifying State banking institutions; and

 

      WHEREAS, acting pursuant to the direction of the Authority, the Executive Director of the Authority has received interest from Pentucket Bank (the "Specific Bank") to execute the Standard Contract and participate in the Authority's Capital Access Program through such execution; and

 

                     WHEREAS, the Executive Director of the Authority has examined such information as he has deemed necessary and appropriate and has determined that the Specific Bank is a duly organized bank or trust company authorized to make loans and accept deposits in the State of New Hampshire and accordingly is qualified to execute the Standard Contract and participate in the Capital Access Program;

 

                     WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed execution of the Standard Contract which they have requested;

 

     NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

                     Findings and Determinations.  On the basis of the  documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and assuming (1) the execution of the Standard Contract as approved by the Governor and Council on September 2, 1992, by the Authority and an authorized officer of the Specific Bank, and (2) review and acceptance of the executed Standard Contract by an appropriate official of the Office of Attorney General upon receipt of a certificate of registration of the Specific Bank and a resolution of the board of directors of the Specific Bank authorizing execution of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council hereby find:

 

                                (a)           The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

                                (b)  The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

                                (c)           The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the state and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the state's citizens.

 

                                (d)           The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

                                (e)           Appropriate measures have been taken to ensure that a the Specific Bank participating under the terms of such Standard Contract makes only loans which meet the requirements of RSA 162-A:12, IV.

 

                                (f)  The Standard Contract complies with RSA 162-A:12, III.

 

                                (g)           Reasonable precautions have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to any reserve fund which is established under the terms of the proposed Standard Contract.

 

                                (h)           The Specific Bank is qualified to execute the Standard Contract and to participate under the terms of such Standard Contract and the applicable provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

 

 

                Approval.  Subject to (1) the execution of the Standard Contract as approved by the Governor and Council on September 2, 1992, by the Authority and an authorized officer of the Specific Bank, and (2) review and acceptance of the executed Standard Contract by an appropriate official of the Office of Attorney General upon receipt of a certificate of registration of the Specific Bank and a resolution of the board of directors of the Specific Bank authorizing execution of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council approve the proposed execution of the Standard Contract by the Authority and authorize the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

 

Effective Date.  This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Passed and Agreed to January 10, 2007.

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2            Authorized to award a grant to the County of Grafton, North Haverhill, NH, for the purpose of installing water, and sewer lines, to support the construction of the Gile Community affordable housing development in Hanover in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Berlin, NH, for the purpose of rehabilitating at least 25 housing units in downtown Berlin neighborhoods in the amount of $350,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#4            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, for the purpose of assisting Great Bridge Jaffrey Limited Partnership in the development of 30 units of affordable housing in the Jaffrey Mill, in downtown Jaffrey, NH, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Northwood, NH to address a public health emergency by replacing two septic systems that are in failure in the amount of $65,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, for the purpose of rehabilitating at least 50 housing units throughout Cheshire County in the amount of $350,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Bristol, NH, for the purpose of upgrading the municipal wastewater system in order to alleviate a threat to public health and safety in the amount of $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#8            Authorized to accept and expend $15,163.99 in federal funds for the Client Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9            Authorized to budget and expend $5,500 in fiscal year 2006 carry forward funds for the purpose of providing for current expenses and mileage reimbursement for the Commissioner’s Public Awareness Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#10          Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Software House International Inc., Paxton, MA, for software and peripheral services including support services and maintenance, to sustain day to day operational needs of agencies within the State of NH in the amount of $127,348.  Effective October 1, 2006 through November 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#11          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with SSA Global Technologies, Inc., Chicago, IL (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06), for maintenance and support of the Liquor Commissions financial operations software by extending the end date only from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12          Authorized John J. Coughlin, Mont Vernon, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer will meet all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#13          Authorized Craig E. Bennett, Dupage, IL, be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#14          Authorized Richard D. Lynch, Jaffrey, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, Governor’s Horse Guards, a ceremonial unit under the leadership of the Adjutant General of the State of NH.

 

#15          Authorized Jennifer E. Haggard, Hanscom AFB, MA, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#16          Authorized Matthew B. Holloway, Portsmouth, 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 be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#16A      Authorized Chrisopher W. Hurley, Winthrop, MA be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#17          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Oak Point Associates, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-3-03, item #166), for consultant services to oversee the design and construction of the Readiness Center Addition/Renovation and Civil Support Team Ready Building, NH State Military Reservation, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $215,259.38 from $733,466 to $948,725.38.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#18          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a six-month hold over amendment with the City of Laconia, NH, for 8,600 square feet of the Laconia District Court Building, Laconia, NH, for an amount not to exceed $13,908.98.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2007, through June 30, 2007.

 

#19          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Seppala Construction Company Inc., Rindge, NH, for design/build of the Wellness Center and Renovations, NH Community Technical College – Nashua, NH, for a total price not to exceed $7,385,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 14, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $225,000 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.  15% General, 85% Other Funds.  

 

#20          Authorized to purchase the Laconia District Court building and land appurtenant to the building located in Laconia, NH, from the City of Laconia for the sum of $1.

 

#21          Authorized to amend a contract with Raymond’s Landscaping LLC, Boscawen, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #12), for snow and ice removal at the Records & Archives building in Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $2,400 from $177,000 to $179,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#22          Authorized to enter into an emergency sole source retroactive contract and pay Helmsman Management Services LLC, Boston, MA, for mold testing services at the Emergency Operations Center Building in Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $14,500.  Effective July 17, 2006 through August 31, 2006.  83% Capital, 17% Highway Funds. 

 

#23          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Skyline Roofing Inc., Manchester, NH, for Fish and Game Headquarters Roof, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $133,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 11, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $10,000 be approved as a contingency payment for Skyline Roofing Inc., for additional services that may be required during construction.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $20,000 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.  100% Fish & Game Funds. 

 

#24          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Royal Electric Co., Inc., Woodsville, NH, for the Dolloff Building Electrical/Fire Alarm Replacement, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $309,735.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 9, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#25          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with McFarland – Johnson Inc., Binghamton, NY, for Professional Services for the Design of the NH State Office Park South, Phase I Roadway Design and Parking Improvements, Concord, NH, for a total amount not to exceed $249,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#26          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with John F. Penney Consulting Services, P.C., Chester, VT, for professional Mechanical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Work’s Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.

 

                                NH BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27          Authorized to amend an existing sole source agreement with Richard Nusbaum, Esquire, Concord, NH, for the purpose of rendering legal assistance to the Executive Director and the Board of Accountancy in the drafting of administrative rules through the adoption process, by increasing the amount of $2,300 to $7,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#28          Authorized to pay Mary Whittier, part-time Clerk III for the Board, retro-active pay in the amount of $1,459.65  for the period of February 4, 2005 through October 1, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized  $997 of this amount, which represents expenses of prior fiscal years, to be paid with current year funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#29          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $70,153.94 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#30          Authorized to award a Conservation License Plate grant to the Town of Chichester in the amount of $8,050 for the “Preservation & Security of Chichester Town Records 1812-1937”.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized to award a Conservation License Plate grant to the Town of Jaffrey in the amount of $10,000 for the “Jaffrey Meetinghouse Tower”.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#32          Authorized NH State Library to make a one time payment to Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA, for the microfilming of the Colebrook News & Sentinel and microfilm storage in the amount of $7,943.79.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds – Sole Source. 

 

#33          Authorized Division of the Arts to award a Mini-Grant in the amount of $800 to Arts in Reach: Encouraging Growth through the Arts, Dover.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#34          Authorized Division of the Arts to purchase artwork in the amount of $7,000 from Gary Haven Smith, Northwood.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized to award a Conservation License Plate grant in the amount of $6,600 to the Town of Westmoreland for the “Corner School House”.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#36          Authorized Division of the Arts to award an American Masterpieces grant in the amount of $3,575 to Pontine Movement Theater, Portsmouth.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37          Authorized Division of the Arts to award a Organizational Support Project Planning Grant in the amount of $5,650 to Opera North, Lebanon.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $7,815 to the Rochester Heritage Trust, Rochester.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#39          Authorized Division of the Arts to award Saint Kiernan Community Center for the Arts, Berlin, grants totaling $13,650.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  58% General, 42% Federal Funds. 

 

#40          Authorized Division of the Arts to award a Cultural Facility Grant to New England College, Henniker, in the amount of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#41          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into an agreement with George Deenihan, West Springfield, MA, to provide year-round custodial and general maintenance work at the Eastern States Exposition NH Building, West Springfield, MA in the amount of $5,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 29, 2007.  94% General, 6% Other Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#42          Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive license agreement with Capital Region Health Care Development Corporation (Concord Hospital), Concord, NH, for use of 2,150 square feet of morgue and autopsy lab space located at the Concord Hospital for use by the Chief Medical Examiner in an amount not to exceed $176,041.20.  Effective October 1, 2006 through April 1, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#43          Authorized to provide J. Christopher Marshall, Attorney III, with a salary increase to $81,000.

 

#44          Authorized to designate Naomi N. Butterfield as an attorney at a salary of $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#45          Authorized to appoint Richard W. Head as an Associate Attorney General at a salary level of $88,000, for a term ending September 28, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#46          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into a contract with R.E. McLean Trucking & Excavation, Laconia, NH, for snow plowing and removal services at NHES’s Laconia local office in the amount of $13,230.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#47          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to reclassify position #41511, Corrections Sergeant, labor grade 18, to a Corrections Counselor/Case Manager, labor grade 20.

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#48          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth authorized the request of a retroactive salary increment of $4,988 be Authorized for Commissioner Clifton C. Below.  Effective December 27, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

#49          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to continue membership and participation in the Association of Racing Commissioners for the period retroactive to January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007, in the amount of $13,000.  85% General, 15% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#50          Authorized to assign vehicle D4 on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis to the Director of the Divison of Economic Development.

 

#51          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation of material and labor from the Mt. Washington Auto Road valued at $3,000 from the proceeds of the new bicycle hill climb, “Newton’s Revenge” at Mt. Washington State Park.

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#52          Authorized to enter into a no cost contract with the New England School of Archery Inc., Concord, NH, to coordinate and implement the National Archery in the Schools Program in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 

 

#53          Authorized to hold the 18th Annual Discover Wild NH Day at its headquarters in Concord, NH on April 21, 2007, from 10 am – 3 pm.  Cost of supplies, tent rental, publicity and other items necessary to run the event not to exceed $3,700.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#54          Authorized to budget and expend $30,000 from the Publication, Specialty Items and Fundraising Revolving Fund for the purpose of entering into a contract with Petrocelli Sports Inc., d/b/a Petrocelli Marketing Group for producing, marketing and selling NHFG merchandise.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized to accept a transfer with an estimated value of $18,170 from the Dover, NH Police Department for two (2) 18’6” Boston Whaler Boats.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#56          Authorized to pay for the retroactive invoices/statement dated April 17, 2006 through April 29, 2006, from the Union Leader Corporation, Manchester, NH, for classified advertisements in the amount of $1,291.44.  Effective upon G&C approval, 75% Federal, 15% Fish and Game, 10% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#57          Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Veolia Water North America Operating Services, LLC, Houston, TX, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-06, item #58), for maintenance and response activities at Gilson Road Superfund Hazardous Waste Site in Nashua, NH, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2007.

 

#58          Authorized to reclassify position #14654, Supervisor VI, Labor Grade 27 to a Business Systems Analyst I, labor grade 28.  100% General Funds. 

 

#59          Authorized to reclassify position #11381, Carpenter II, labor grade 14, to that of Construction Technician, labor grade 15 with the Dam Maintenance Bureau.  100% Maintenance of Dams Funds. 

 

#60          Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source contract with Veolia Water North America Operating Services LLC, Houston, TX, for the operation and maintenance of the groundwater treatment facility at the OK Tool/Salvage Well Superfund Site in Milford, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2007, and by increasing the price limitation amount by $447,638.07 from $3,184,094.28 to $3,631,732.35.  90% Federal, 10% State Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized a loan agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $1,000,000 to finance a 201 Wastewater Facilities Plan Update.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#62          Authorized to accept an access easement from Sun Lake Village, LLC to provide access to the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program interceptor located in Belmont.  Effective upon G&C approval and recordation at the Belknap County Registry of Deeds.

 

#63          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively extend a lease agreement with McCarthy Properties, Wareham, MA, for the storage and repair of boats and emergency response equipment in the amount of $13,500.  Effective November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized to award Businesses United for Water Security Installation grants to the entities, as detailed in letter dated October 20, 2006, in the amount of $13,500 to complete projects to protect drinking water from contamination.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized to award Businesses United for Water Security Installation grants to the Merrimack Village District, Merrimack, NH, in the amount of $26,390 to complete projects to protect drinking water from contamination.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized to enter into an agreement with W.F. Richards & Son Inc., Meredith, NH, for as-needed emergency repair services for Winnipesaukee River Basin Program infrastructure, in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized to amend a contract with Normandeau Associates Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #68), to complete the Protected Instream Flow Study and Water Management Plan for the Lamprey Instream Flow Pilot Program, by extending the end date from December 31, 2006 to September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Newport, in the amount of $357,000, to finance the Cheney Street Infrastructure Improvement Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#69          Authorized Skiffington Homes’ request to repair an existing breakwater with a gap at the shoreline and replace two piles supporting an existing pier connected to a piling pier by a walkway in a “U” configuration, and install a permanent, piling supported boatlift in the center slip of an existing “U” shaped docking facility on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

 

#70          Authorized Theodore Goodlander’s request to amend permit to add a seasonal canopy over two outer boat slips and reconstruct a failing beach wall on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-06).

 

#71          Authorized Patricia Drive Association’s request to reconfigure an existing 10 slip permanent docking facility and relocate existing rock navigational hazard easterly of frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Administration

#72          Authorized to reclassify position #16415, Business Administrator III, salary grade 27 to a  Supervisor VI, salary grade 27.

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#73          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with First Health Services Corporation, Glen Allen, VA, (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, Late Item #H, amended on 12-21-05, item #77), to continue managing pharmacy benefits under the Medicaid Program, by increasing the price from $8,562,931 to $12,664,279, and by extending the end date retroactively from December 31, 2006 to June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Schaller Anderson Medical Administrators, Incorporated, Phoenix, AZ, to provide comprehensive care coordination and benefit management services for Medicaid recipients in an amount not to exceed $8,894,017.  Effective January 10, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through February 28, 2010, with the option for 3 one-year extensions.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#75          Authorized to accept a monetary donation from Cohase Lions Club, Woodsville, NH, in the amount of $200, and deposit same into the Patients Welfare Fund.

 

#76          Authorized to accept a monetary donation from Haverhill Women’s Fellowship, N. Haverhill, NH, in the amount of $100, and deposit same into the Patients Welfare Fund.

 

#77          Authorized to accept a monetary donation from Barbara Smith, Littleton, NH, in the amount of $100, and deposit same into the Patients Welfare Fund.

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#78          Authorized to accept a monetary donation from the Local Outreach Committee of the First Congregational Church of Manchester, NH, in the amount of $1,000, and deposit same in to the Special Projects checking account.

 

#79          Authorized to retroactively enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Corrections, Concord, NH, for the provision of prescriptions and pharmaceutical consulting services in the amount of $220,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  84% General, 16% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#80          Authorized to renew agency membership in the American Public Human Services Association, Washington, DC, in the amount of $11,526.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#81          Authorized to pay a membership fee to the Judge Baker Children’s Center, Boston, MA, for annual membership in the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors in the amount of $19,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through one calendar year.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Tobey School

#82          Authorized to pay Northeast Pharmacy Services, Concord, NH, for having provided prepackaged prescription medication services to residential students of the Tobey School in an amount not to exceed $1,500.  Effective retroactive to April 1, 2006 to June 15, 2006.  15% Federal, 14% General, 71% Other (School Districts) Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#83          Authorized to retroactively amend the Consultant List (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, #441, amended on 4-5-06, item #61), by adding four vendors to provide assessment and evaluation services of sexually violent predators at the rates as listed in letter dated December 21, 2006, and by increasing the amount of the consultant list by $100,000.  Effective January 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  68% General, 31% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

#84          Authorized to reclassify position #30895, Maintenance Technician, salary grade 21, to the level of Supervisor III, salary grade 23.  29% Federal, 70% General, 1% Other Funds. 

 

#85          Authorized to reclassify position #30307, Program Specialist III, salary grade 23, to a Business Systems Analyst I, salary grade 28.

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#86          Authorized to accept a monetary donation for the time period September 1, 2006 through December 8, 2006 in the amount of $53.89.

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#87          Authorized to reclassify position #41021, Administrator I, salary grade 27, to a Business Systems Analyst II, salary grade 30.  66% Federal, 20% General, 14% Other Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#88          Authorized to amend a contract with Northern Human Services, Conway, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #129), to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services at Androscoggin Valley Hospital’s Designated Receiving Facility, by increasing the price by $200,000 from $503,088 to $703,088.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#89          Authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $61,816 for required proficiency testing programs and to enroll vendors to perform those tests as may become necessary.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  38% Federal, 62% General Funds. 

#90          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, to enter into an agreement with Nancy T. Mihevc d/b/a The Research Group, Florence, MA, to provide questionnaire printing, scanning and delivery of a clean data set for the NH Youth Risk Behavior Survey, in an amount not to exceed $35,970.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  58% Federal, 42% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF LICENSED ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

#91          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for fiscal year 2006.

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#92          Authorized to award an $80,000 grant to the University of NH, for the purpose of granting scholarships to the NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized to award an $5,000 grant to Daniel Webster College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to the NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized to award an $6,000 grant to New England College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to the NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#95          Authorized to enter into a contract with NH Center for Independent Living, Manchester, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized to budget and accept additional grant funds in the amount of $49,461.16 from Alabama Public Television to support the E-Learning for Educators, Ready to Teach Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized to amend a contract with NH JAG, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-22-06, amended on 8-24-06), to provide drop out prevention services to 40 additional students, by increasing the amount from $500,000 to an amount not to exceed $513,792.48, and by adding one additional site, Manchester West High School.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized to enter into a contract with The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles, School Management Program to revise the Induction-with-Mentoring Toolkit and provide training and technical assistance to the Local Educational Support Centers and School in an amount not to exceed $69,120.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of the 25% of the total value of the contract withholding provision.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Back Lot Films Inc., New Boston, NH, to develop and distribute television and radio public service announcements on dropout prevention and recovery in an amount not to exceed $34,061.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

#100        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request of NHCTC – Nashua to enter into a sole source contract with Kerstein, Coren, Lichtenstein & Finkel, LLP, Wellesley, MA, for the purpose of providing financial aid consulting services in the amount of $186,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  42% General, 58% Other (Tuition) Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#101        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to retroactively amend a federal grant from the US Department of Justice, Community-Oriented Policing Office, (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item#119A), to implement this Technology project effectively, by extending the end date from December 31, 2006 to June 30, 2007.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#102        Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management to reclassify position #41839, Training Development Manager, labor grade 24, to a Supervisor VI, labor grade 27.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#103        Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend an additional $11,135.52 grant form the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police DWI Patrols” for the purpose of funding overtime for DWI enforcement patrols during the times when the impaired driver is felt to be most prevalent.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#104        Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending November 30, 2006.

 

#105        Authorized to amend a contract with the Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-4-05, item #143), to examine existing, and future traffic conditions along US Route 4 from the Canaan/Orange town line, west to Interstate 89, by retroactively changing the completion date from November 30, 2006 to February 28, 2007. 

 

#106        Authorized to accept and expend up to $200,000 from various State agencies and other tenants for use and occupancy of building space at the Stickney Avenue facility in Concord, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#107        Authorized to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in a portion of old NH Route 28 Bypass highway easement not needed for the reconstruction on NH Route 28 Bypass to abutting property owner, Iris Labrie, in the Town of Hooksett.

 

#108        Authorized to enter into an agreement with HNTB, Incorporated, Boston, MA, for the final design of the rehabilitation of the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, NHKittery, ME, which carries US Route 1 over the Piscataqua River, and for replacement of the approach bridge over Scott Avenue in Portsmouth in the amount of $4,275,298.40.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 30, 2008.  The Memorial Bridge funding is 80% Federal, 10% Highway, and 10% State of ME ($398,627.16).  The Scott Avenue Bridge funding is 80% Federal, and 20% City of Portsmouth ($67,990.70). 

 

#109        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to retroactively amend a contract with McFarland-Johnson, Incorporated, Concord, NH and Binghamton, NY, (previously approved by G&C on 6-9-99, item #162), for the final design of highway improvements for NH 111, NH 28 and several local roadways in the Towns of Windham and Salem, by extending the end date from January 11, 2006 to March 31, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#110        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Clough Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-00, item #159), for the preliminary design for the replacement of the Sewalls Falls Road bridge in the City of Concord by retroactively extending the end date from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2007.

 

#111        FAILED – Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Pignatelli voted no, the request of the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a lease agreement for a parcel of land with private pedestrian crossing with Raymond Spinosa, Woburn, MA, on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Laconia for $1,300 per year failed.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.

 

#112        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT, to expend and renovate the Advance Transit facility for an amount not to exceed $1,556,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 12, 2009.  89% Federal, 11% General Funds.  

 

#113        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award Lists for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $128,362.11 for the period extending from July 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006.

 

#114        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $575,716.06 as documented in the Contemplated Award List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from November 23, 2006 through December 15, 2006.

 

#115        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in a portion of the old NH Route 4 beyond the new layout of Shattuck Way in the Town of Newington to the Short Family Limited Partnership where it abuts other land of said Short Family Limited Partnership.

 

#116        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in the NH Route 126 Highway Easement that is more than 33’ westerly of the NH Route 126 center line, as now traveled, in the Town of Barrington to the Franklin Resource Group where it abuts other land of said Franklin Resource Group.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#117        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to grant a utility easement 20 feet in width to Unitil Energy Systems Inc., a NH Corporation, with a principal place of business in the Town of Hampton, NH.

 

#118        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.23 acre parcel of land located in Nashua for $218,900 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee.   (2)Further Authorized to compensate ERA Masiello Group from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $4,378 (2%) for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#119        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.23 acre parcel of land located in Nashua for $223,892 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee.   (2)Further Authorized to compensate Prudential Verani Realty from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $11,542.50 (5%) for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#120        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.8 acre parcel of land located in Plaistow to Keith Moulton for $180,000 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee.   (2)Further Authorized to compensate Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Plaistow from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $10,800 (6%) for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#121        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail Co., Andover, NH, for guardrail replacement and other incidental work along US 302/NH Route 10 on the basis of a low bid of $386,360.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 27, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $38,636 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  The contingency requested is 10% of the contract amount and is reasonable for projects of this type.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#122        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Jay-Mor Enterprises Inc., Pelham, NH, for building demolition on the basis of a low bid of $110,318.  The Salem-Manchester project will remove two structures, one residential and one commercial and the Plaistow-Kingston project will remove one residential structure.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 15, 2007.  (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $16,547.70 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  The contingency requested is 15% of the contract amount and is reasonable for projects of this type.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#123        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail Co., Andover, NH, for guardrail replacement on NH Route 112 (Kancamagus Highway) beginning at the Lincoln/Livermore Town Line on the basis of a low bid of $1,347,022.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2007.  (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $134,702.20 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  The contingency requested is 10% of the contract amount and is reasonable for projects of this type.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#123A    Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an operating agreement with Boston Express Bus, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide daily commuter bus service between Nashua and Boston from Exit 8 and the Welcome Center at Exit 6 of the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Nashua for an amount not to exceed $1,130,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  93% Federal, 7% Highway Funds. 

 

#124                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, authorized the requests:

 

A.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,350.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher J. Crowley, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Web Site Design and HTML”.

B.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,192.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Danley, Education Consultant, in the course entitled “Transforming the Educational Agenda”.

C.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,192.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sharon Sabol, Education Consultant, in the course entitled “Transforming the Educational Agenda”.

D.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,014.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Sgroi, Instructor, in the course entitled “Group Dynamics”.

E.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $263.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Sgroi, Instructor, in the course entitled “Introduction to Excel Writing and Research”.

F.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay California State University, Hayward, CA, the sum of $505.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Megan Wilson, Teacher Assistant, in the on-line course entitled “Designing Curriculum for Online Instructions”.

G.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Springfield, MA, the sum of $2,037.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Regan Beauchesne, Child Protective Services Worker, in the course entitled “Social Work Practice II”.

H.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Springfield, MA, the sum of $536.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Regan Beauchesne, Child Protective Services Worker, in the course entitled “Social Work Research II”.

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melissa Brien, Child Protective Services Worker Coordinator, in the course entitled “Internship Seminar”.

J.              HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shawn Driskell, Child Protective Service Worker, in the courses entitled “Research III: Program and Practice Evaluation” and “Special Projects and Independent Study”.

K.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $296.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Katherine Emerson, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Social Welfare Policy II”.

L.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Boston University, Boston, MA, the sum of $2,600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shannon Guilfoyle, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Human Behavior II” and “Social Work Research I”.

M.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sadie Grealish, Child Protection Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Developmental Models of Comprehensive School Guidance” and “Counseling Internship II”.

N.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,776.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Healey, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Liberation Theology in Mexico Context” and “Special Project”.

O.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Betty Keegan, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Field Internship II” and “Social Work Practice II”.

P.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $696.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol King, Provider Services Representative, in the course entitled “Human Resource Management”.

Q.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,358.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kendra McCauley, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Economics of Change”.

R.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,037.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kendra McCauley, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Project Phase I”.

S.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $444.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristen Neil, Child Protective Services Worker Coordinator, in the course entitled “Current Topics in Community Psychology: Application of Youth Mentoring Research”.

T.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Antioch University, Keene, NH, the sum of $2,601.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristiane Schott-Jakubowski, Child Protective Service Worker, in the courses entitled “Social and Cultural Diversity”, “Counseling Skills Lab” and “Career and Lifestyle Counseling”.

U.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,956.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathleen Curran Talbot, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Field Internship IV”.

V.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,392.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cathy Creapaux, Program Specialist IV, in the courses entitled “Introduction to Psychology” and “Cognitive Psychology”.

W.           HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Excelsior College, Albany, NY, the sum of $1,540.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorene Reagan, Administrator II, in the on-line course entitled “Community Nursing: Human Diversity and Public Health”.

X.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $832.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Frank Beck, Fraud Investigator, in the course entitled “History of World War II”.

Y.             NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $748.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Snjezana Korasic, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Anatomy & Physiology I”.

Z.              NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Snjezana Korasic, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “PC Applications”.

AA.        NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Amy LeBlanc, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Math for Allied Health”.

BB.        NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Stewart W. McPhee, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Math for Allied Health”.

CC.        NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $748.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Briana Miller, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Anatomy & Physiology I”.

DD.        NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lynda S. Ricker, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Communications”.

EE.         NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lynda S. Ricker, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Ethics and the Professional Helper”.

FF.         OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $572.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mary Ellen Emmerling, Information Technology Manager, in the course entitled “Personal Computer Hardware and Software”.

GG.       OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kelly Genest, Administrative Secretary, in the course entitled “Spreadsheets”.

HH.        OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mikyung C. Hughes, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “PC Applications”.

II.             OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Constance Weisberg, Accountant III, in the course entitled “Principles of Finance”.

JJ.          SAFETY, Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services- Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,844.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Phillips, Bureau Chief, in the courses entitled “Human Resource Management” and “Financial Management & Budget”.

KK.        TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $348.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Renee Dupuis, Human Resource Technician, in the course entitled “Social Environment of Business”.

LL.         TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay UMass, Lowell, MA, the sum of $669.11 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ashok H. Kakadia, in the course entitled “Design of Masonry Structures”.

MM.      TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Rochester, NH, the sum of $832.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathryn Sanders, Account Clerk III, in the courses entitled “Investment Principles” and “Winter Ecology”.

NN.        TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Community Technical College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $328.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol A. Spottiswood, Accountant I, in the course entitled “Cost Accounting I”.

Requested Tuition Total:  $44,930.11

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned