GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

January 11, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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Councilor Wheeler offered the prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilor Wieczorek.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, accepted the minutes of December 14, 2011.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the December 14, 2011 meeting.

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

 

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RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Small Business)

Benoit Lamontagne, Colebrook                                                                       Effective:  January 11, 2012

 

Justice of the 6th Circuit Court

Robert L. LaPointe, Jr., Hooksett                                                                     Effective:  March 1, 2012

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(Member of a conservation comission)

Diane Hanley, Gilford                                                                                        Effective:  January 11, 2012

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(alt. Member rep. Public)

Charles S. Temple, Concord                                                                              Effective: Upon confirmation of apt of Chair

 

Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission

Thomas B. Getz, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  February 2, 2012

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Superintendent)

Debra Livingston, Charlestown                                                                        Effective:  January 11, 2012

Succeeding:  Jacqueline E. Guilette, Claremont (resigned)                          Term:  December 18, 2012

 

State Committee on Aging

(Coos County)

Margaret Moser, Lancaster                                                                               Effective:  January 11, 2012

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  June 24, 2013

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Forest Fire Warden)

Norman W. Skantze, Swanzey                                                                         Effective:  January 11, 2012

Succeeding:  John DeSilva, Bow (left fire service)                                        Term:  September 27, 2014

 

Board of Foresters

(Public Forester)

Steven S. Roberge, Peterborough                                                                     Effective:  January 11, 2012

Succeeding:  Charles Hersey, Manchester (resigned)                                   Term:  August 22, 2014

 

Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility Warden

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections

Edward Reilly, Eaton                                                                                          Effective:  January 11, 2012

Succeeding:  Larry D. Blaisdell, Littleton (resigned)                                     Term:  Serves at Commissioners pleasure

Salary:  HH Step 4 - $93,812

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Recreation Interests)

Kenneth D. Kimball, Jackson                                                                           Effective:  January 11, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 28, 2014

 

Telecommunication Planning and Development Advisory Committee

(Regional Economic Development Organization or Planning Commission)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

Michael D. Blair, Swanzey                                                                                Effective:  January 11, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 18, 2014

 

Telecommunication Planning and Development Advisory Committee

(Municipal Government)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

Robert D. Ciandella, New Castle                                                                      Effective:  January 11, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 18, 2014

 

Telecommunication Planning and Development Advisory Committee

(County Government)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

Arthur Durette, Pembroke                                                                                  Effective:  January 11, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 18, 2014

 

Telecommunication Planning and Development Advisory Committee

(Industry)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

Ellen G. Scarponi, Canterbury                                                                          Effective:  January 11, 2012

Succeeding:  Teresa R. Rosenberger, Concord                                              Term:  October 3, 2013

 

Wetlands Council

(NH Audubon/Society for the Protection of NH Forests)

Nominated by the NH Audubon and Society for the Protection of NH Forests

Robert N. Snelling, Holderness                                                                          Effective:  January 11, 2012

Succeeding:  Tom Chrisenton, Lyndeborough (resigned)                            Term:  October 23, 2014

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals

(MLADC)

Jacqueline H. Abikoff, Gilford                                                                          Effective:  January 28, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 28, 2015

 

Appellate Board

(Attorney, Vice-Chair)

James Townsend, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Thomas P. Mullins, Greenfield (resigned)                                Term:  November 21, 2014

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

Keith M. Belmore, Bristol                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 8, 2015

 

Ballot Law Commission

Edward E. Shumaker, (d), Concord                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Gregory T. Martin (d), Keene (resigned)                                  Term:  January 21, 2016

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Mary A. Ashcroft, Derry                                                                                    Effective:  February 9, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2015

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Arthur J. Connelly, Laconia                                                                              Effective:  February 13, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 13, 2015

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Leo D. Kelly, Goffstown                                                                                    Effective:  February 9, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2015

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Dennis E. Murphy Jr., Center Harbor                                                              Effective:  February 9, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2015

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Robert H. Morneau, Wolfeboro                                                                       Effective:  February 13, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 13, 2015

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employers/Insurers)

Constance J. Roy, Wolfeboro                                                                           Effective:  February 9, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2015

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Public Member)

Nominated by the Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

Rebecca A. Brown, Sugar Hill                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmaiton

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  January 22, 2015

 

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

(Recommended by the NH Association for the Deaf)

Marie Desrosiers, Salem                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2014

 

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

(Recommended by the NH Association for the Deaf)

Cathy L. Minch, Newmarket                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Christopher M. Emerson, Epsom                                              Term:  October 10, 2014

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Rebecca L. Dunn, Nelson                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Ellen R. Lewis, Enfield (term limited)                                       Term:  December 6, 2014

 

Board of Education

(District 5)

Helen G. Honorow, Nashua                                                                              Effective:  January 31, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 31, 2016

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Member of the disabled community)

Sandra Teti, East Rochester                                                                              Effective:  February 22, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 22, 2015

 

Historical Records Advisory Board

Sally Fellows, Exeter                                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 2, 2015

 

Assistant Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Departmet of Safety

Steven Temperino, Plymouth                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kathryn E. Doutt, Chichester (resigned)                                  Term: At the pleasure of the Commissioner

Salary:  Grade FF, Maximum step - $83,917.00

 

Juvenile Parole Board

(Alternate Member)

Yvonne M. Vissing, Chester                                                                              Effective:  February 7, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 7, 2017

 

Board of Medicine

(Public Member)

Gail A. Barba, Concord                                                                                      Effective:  February 7, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 7, 2017

 

Mount Washington Commission

(State Representative Member)

Karen C. Umberger, Kearsarge                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 24, 2017

 

Occupational Therapy Governing Board

(Licensed Occupational Therapist)

Maris M. Wofsy, Salisbury                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Carol Lewis, Amherst (term limited)                                        Term:  January 8, 2015

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Petroleum Refiners)

Thomas J. Frawley, Lyme                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2015

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Petroleum Distributor)

James E. Robertson, Spofford                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2015

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Public Member)

Kevin A. Sheppard, Manchester                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2015

 

State Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers

(Master Plumber)

William R. Trombly, Jr., Manchester                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Richard J. Zannini, Hampton                                                    Term:  October 28, 2016

 

Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission

Amy Ignatius, Concord                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Salary:  Grade JJ; step 4 - $104,589                                                                                Term:  July 1, 2015

 

Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission

Michael Harrington, Strafford                                                                          Effective:  February 2, 2012

Succeeding:  Thomas B. Getz, Manchester (resigned)                                 Term:  July 1, 2013

Salary:  Grade JJ; step 3 - $99,143

 

Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission

Robert R. Scott, Bow                                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Clifton C. Below, Lebanon                                                        Term:  July 1, 2017

Salary:  Grade JJ; step 3 - $99,143

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

Roger C. Groux, Dover                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Diane Terragani, Dunbarton (resigned)                                   Term:  December 16, 2012

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

Stephany M. Lavallee, Henniker                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 24, 2015

 

Residential Rate Payers Advisory Board

(rep. interest of small business owners)

Deborah deMoulpied, Bow                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 5, 2015

 

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

Michael H. W. Quinlan, Bedford                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 8, 2015

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Granite State Hydro Associaiton)

Gary L. Kerr, Danbury                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 5, 2015

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(rep. NH Municipal Association)

Frederick J. McNeill, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 16, 2014

 

Water Council

(Industrial interests)

James Varotsis, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 29, 2015

 

Advisory Council on Worker’s Compensation

(Health Care Provider)

Douglas M. Goumas, Bedford                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 12, 2015

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

A.      Authorized to accept the “Freedom Shrine” a historic American document collection that serve as windows to America’s proud past, as a gift from the Nashua Exchange Club, with an approximate value of $1,200. 

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

B.      Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation from Linda and Jonathan Haar of Eastern Wind Power Inc., Cambridge, MA, in the amount of $1,000 for Mt. Washington State Park.

 

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

C.      Authorized the State Veterans Cemetery to accept donations of the monuments and accessories on the Memorial Walkway in the amount of $360,063.72.

 

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

D.      Authorized the State Veterans Cemetery to accept donations of an Automated External Defibrillator, fertilizer spreader, humidifier parts, and brick and monument engraving in the amount of $4,193.62.

 

#2           CONSENT CALENDAR - TRAVEL:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

A.      Authorized the Division of State Police to permit Trooper James C. Decker to travel to the Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center located in Annville, PA, for 80 consecutive days of out-of-state travel status from February 7, 2012 through April 26, 2012.

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#3           Authorized to award a grant to the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of assisting a business, Samson Manufacturing Corporation, to conduct leasehold improvements and provide a loan, to create 25 new full time equivalent jobs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#4           Authorized to award a grant to the City of Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $500,000 to assist with site development costs to support 21 units of affordable housing.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#5           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to exercise an existing contract renewal option with HCL America Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (originally approved by G&C on 2-18-09, item #7), on behalf of the NH Department of Employment Security for custom software support and maintenance, by increasing the amount by $458,500 from $450,000 to $908,500.  Effective January 31, 2012 to January 31, 2015.  65% DoIT appropriations (Agency Class 27) and 35% NHES appropriations – both agencies’ are 100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6           Authorized to nominate Lieutenant Colonel (MC) Nathan H. Jorgensen, for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#7           Authorized to nominate Captain Darci M. Rubin, Penacook, NH, 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.

 

#8           Authorized to confirm Major Eugene R. Mozzoni, Dover, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9           Authorized to accept and place on file the report of all vehicles which have non-business use exceeding 15% for Fiscal Year 2011.

 

#10         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. Laflamme Inc., Londonderry, NH, for the Fire Academy Standby Power, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $313,000.  (2)Further authorized $6,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, bringing the total to $319,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 27, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Canfield Systems Inc., Scarborough, ME, for the Brown Building and Lamott Wing Nurse Call System at Glencliff Home, Benton, NH, for a total price not to exceed $158,878.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2012.  100% General – Capital Funds. 

 

#11A      Authorized the Division of Personnel a waiver to reclassify positions as detailed in letter dated January 11, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#12         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $239,532, and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $239,531.89 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#12A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to enter into a sole source “Firm Fixed Price” agreement with Information Builders Inc., a New York based Corporation, to procure technical services for the development of an interface solution between the FairFax Imaging system and DRA’s Tax Information Management System, for a fee not to exceed $215,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2013.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#13         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Durham, in the amount of $6,681.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#14         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to retroactively amend a lease agreement with HKH Associates, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 3-8-07, item #35), for the lease of a storage facility at 99 Airport Road, Concord, by increasing the amount by $40,447.26 from $112,143.32 to $152,590.58, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2011 to June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

#15         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#16         Authorized to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.

 

#17         Authorized the Division of Public Health Services, Bureau of Community Service, Maternal and Child Health Section to retroactively grant the Department of Justice, Concord, NH, $9,156 for the purpose of funding the second year of the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Registry Pilot.  Effective August 1, 2011 through July 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorized to retroactively accept and expend $9,156 from the DHHS Division of Public Health Services, to fund NH’s Sudden Unexplained Infant Death research.  Effective August 1, 2011 through July 31, 2012.  100% Transfer from Other Agencies (origin – Federal Funds). 

 

#18         Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, in the amount of $10,523.75 funded by the 2009 OVC Services to Families of Homicide Victims in Rural Areas Cooperative Agreement Grant Award, to support the completion of the needs assessment and program evaluation for the Homicide grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#19         Authorized to enter into sub grants with the entities as detailed in letter dated December 27, 2011, in the amount of $94,999.98 from the FFY 2010 John R. Justice Grant Program, which provides funding to assist Prosecutors and Public Defenders – these sub grants will provide for the payment of student loan debt incurred by prosecutors and public defenders to eligible loan institutions.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#20         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Carolyn Kappen, Bronx, NY, as a substitute medical examiner for a total not to exceed $15,000 to conduct autopsies as needed in the absence of the State Medical Examiner and the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#21         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#22         WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request to place General Counsel Richard Lavers at annual salary Group GG, Step 3, $81,656.  Effective upon G&C approval.   100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

#23         WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request to place Counsel Maria Dalterio at annual salary Group FF, Step 3, $75,634.  Effective upon G&C approval.   100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24         Authorized to accept and expend additional funds from the Manchester Police Department in the amount of $4,505 to support the “Child Sexual Predator Program” initiative by providing certified Probation/Parole officers as part of a multi-agency effort to reduce child endangerment in the City of Manchester.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#25         Authorized a renewal option to contract with New England Home Therapies Inc., d/b/a NH-HT, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-27-10, item #25), for the provision of On-Site Temporary Medical Equipment and Supply Services, by increasing the amount by $66,504.81 from $88,673.08 to $155,177.89.  Effective February 1, 2012 through January 31, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized a renewal option to contract with New England Home Therapies Inc., d/b/a NH-HT, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-27-10, item #24), for the provision of On-Site Temporary Medical Equipment and Supply Services, by increasing the amount by $21,585.22 from $26,981.52 to $48,566.74.  Effective February 1, 2012 through January 31, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Administrative Services, Risk Management Unit, to enter into a contract with FIAI Inc., d/b/a Ferdinando Insurance Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, in the amount of $331,347 for liability insurance coverage for Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway and Ski Area (Cannon Mountain).  Effective February 1, 2012 through February 1, 2015.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Parks and Recreation , Bureau of Historic Sites to make a retroactive sole source payment to Jeffrey A. Thurston LLC, Concord, NH, in the amount of $2,525 per invoice dated December 1, 2011 for clapboard repairs to the Keeper’s House at White Island Light Station, Isles of Shoals, Rye, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Conservation Number Plate Trust Fund. 

 

#29         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a contract with Robertson Transit Inc., Campton, NH, for the transport of international groups to and from Cannon Mountain Ski Area for daily skiing during the 2011/2012 ski season, in the amount of $13,020.  100% Ski Area Revolving Fund. 

 

#30         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with the Student Conservation Association Inc., Charlestown, NH, to provide interpretive services for park projects, in the amount of $17,770.65.  Effective June 11, 2012 through October 30, 2012.  100% Park Account Fund. 

 

#31         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to grant a utility easement to Public Service of NH, in Hemenway State Forest, Tamworth, NH.  (2)Further authorized to grant an underground utility easement to the Town of Tamworth, in Hemenway State Forest, Tamworth, NH.  (3)Further authorized to accept the $1,100 administrative fee from Public Services of NH, and deposit it into the “Forest Improvement Fund”.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#32         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept from the Town of New London a conservation easement on 67.6 acres of land at the Low Plains Natural Area.  (2)Further authorized to accept a $5,000 donation from the Town of New London to be used to endow monitoring and stewardship of the conservation easement.  (3)Further authorized to deposit $10,000 in the Office of Energy and Planning’s Land Conservation Endowment established in the Department of Treasury, for easement monitoring and stewardship on behalf of NH Fish and Game Department.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#33         Authorized to approve a loan agreement with the Rollinsford Water & Sewer District in the amount of $275,000 to finance a wastewater improvement project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  41.5% Clean Water State Revolving, 8.5% Capital (General), 50% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the City of Lebanon, in the amount of $2,025,000 to finance an Energy Evaluation and Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements project.  83% Clean Water State Revolving, 17% Capital (General) Funds.  (2)Further authorized to amend a CWSFR Loan agreement (originally approved by G&C on 4-19-08, item #45), at the request of the City of Lebanon, to decrease funding by $2,025,000 from $11,200,000 to $9,175,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Repayment Account Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Alstead, NH, to complete the Lower Warren Brook Restoration Project, in the amount of $87,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized to award a grant to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $29,204 to conduct marine debris cleanups, monitoring and education in the NH seacoast.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized to award a grant to the Gundalow Company, Portsmouth, NH, to conduct an on-board environmental education series at locations in the seacoast region, in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 #38        Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of New Durham, NH, in the amount of $4,275 for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Jones Pond, New Durham, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Hudson, NH, in the amount of $12,950 for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Robinson and Otternic Ponds, Hudson, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Freedom, NH, in the amount of $8,580.50 for the purpose of milfoil control activities in the Danforth Ponds System, Freedom, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Glendale Cove Association Inc., Gilford, NH, in the amount of $7,200 for the purpose of milfoil control activities in the Smith Cove area of Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Barnstead, NH, in the amount of $10,477.50 for the purpose of milfoil control activities in the Suncook River, Barnstead, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Manchester, NH, to complete the Nutt Pond Watershed Management Implementation Phase 2: West Inlet & Jewett Street School Best Management Practices project.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized to retroactively enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Moultonborough, NH, in the amount of $16,642.50 for milfoil control efforts performed in portions of Lake Winnipesaukee in summer 2011.  Effective July 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized Melody J. Anderson 2006 QPR Trust’s request to install a seasonal dock accessed by a seasonal dock in a “T” configuration on frontage with an existing dock connected to a dock by a walkway on frontage on Squam Lake in Center Harbor.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Information Services

#46         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with the NH Health Information Organization Corporation, Concord, NH, to develop and operate a state level Health Information Exchange in NH, in the amount of $3,774,640.  Effective December 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#47         Authorized to make a one-time payment to Eastern Mountain Sports, Manchester, NH, for hiking equipment to be used by Sununu Youth Services Center residential rehabilitative programs, in the amount of $572.80.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48         NOT USED

 

#49         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request to reclassify position #11611 Youth Counselor III, salary grade 16, to the level of a Supervisor III, salary grade 23.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#50         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Supreme Court of the State of NH, Administrative Office of the Courts, through its Office of Mediation and Arbitration, Concord, NH, for mediation services in an amount not to exceed $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#51         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Sarah Gagnon, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Litchfield, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective April 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2015.  100% General Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Mary Jane Sullivan, Hampton, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-27-10, item #62), to provide technical expertise and monitor the quality improvement activities of the NH Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, by increasing the price by $37,500 from $45,000 to an amount not to exceed $82,500, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend a sole source agreement with NH Children’s Trust Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-13-11, item #77), to provide Home Visiting Capacity Building Services that will strengthen and improve home visiting programs and activities for low-income pregnant and parenting women in NH by increasing the price by $67,000 from $200,000 to $267,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Central NH VNA & Hospice, Laconia, NH, to provide home visiting services to pregnant women in accordance with the Health Families America model, in an amount not to exceed $141,912.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH, to provide home visiting services to pregnant women in accordance with the Health Families America model, in an amount not to exceed $171,380.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with The Family Resource Center at Gorham, NH, to provide home visiting services to pregnant women in accordance with the Health Families America model, in an amount not to exceed $156,646.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, to provide home visiting services to pregnant women in accordance with the Health Families America model, in an amount not to exceed $377,652.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#58         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Dede Wescott, RN, Boscawen, NH, to provide services as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $15,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#59         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table this item.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove this item from the table, and on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to authorize to amend an agreement with The Lakes Region Mental Health Center Inc., d/b/a Genesis Behavioral Health, Laconia, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #123), to provide federal Data Infrastructure Grant funds for enhancement of its management information system, by increasing the price by $12,000 from $48,270 to an amount not to exceed $60,270.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  16% General, 84% Federal Funds. 

 

#60         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table this item.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove this item from the table, and on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to authorize to amend an agreement with West Central Services Inc., d/b/a West Central Behavioral Health, Lebanon, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #121), to provide federal Data Infrastructure Grant funds for enhancement of its management information system, by increasing the price by $12,000 from $40,270 to an amount not to exceed $52,270.  (2)Further authorized to amend an agreement with West Central Services Inc., d/b/a West Central Behavioral Health, Lebanon, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #121), to provide Medicaid Incentive for Prevention of Chronic Disease Grant funds to create a Wellness Incentive Program at the agency to improve the cardiac and metabolic health of individuals with serious mental illness, by increasing the price by $41,220 from $40,270 to an amount not to exceed $81,490.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  2% General, 98% Federal Funds. 

 

#61         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table this item.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove this item from the table, and on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to authorize to amend an agreement with Northern Human Services, Conway, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #120), to provide federal Data Infrastructure Grant funds for enhancement of its management information system, by increasing the price by $12,000 from $187,430 to an amount not to exceed $199,430.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  54% General, 46% Federal Funds. 

 

#62         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table this item.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove this item from the table, and on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to authorize to amend an agreement with Riverbend Community Mental Health Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-25-11, item #95), to provide federal Data Infrastructure Grant funds for enhancement of its management information system, by increasing the price by $12,000 from $549,357 to an amount not to exceed $561,357.  (2)Further authorized to amend an agreement with Riverbend Community Mental Health Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-25-11, item #95), to provide Medicaid Incentive for Prevention of Chronic Disease Grant funds to create a Wellness Incentive Program at the agency to improve the cardiac and metabolic health of individuals with serious mental illness, by increasing the price by $32,976 from $549,357 to an amount not to exceed $582,333.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  82% General, 18% Federal Funds. 

 

#63         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table this item.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove this item from the table, and on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to authorize to amend an agreement with Community Council of Nashua, NH, d/b/a Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council, Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #127), to provide federal Data Infrastructure Grant funds for enhancement of its management information system, by increasing the price by $12,000 from $663,501 to an amount not to exceed $675,501.  (2)Further authorized to amend an agreement with Community Council of Nashua, NH, d/b/a Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council, Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #127), to provide Medicaid Incentive for Prevention of Chronic Disease Grant funds to create a Wellness Incentive Program at the agency to improve the cardiac and metabolic health of individuals with serious mental illness, by increasing the price by $41,220 from $663,501 to an amount not to exceed $704,721.  (3) Further authorized to amend an agreement with Community Council of Nashua, NH, d/b/a Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council, Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #127), to provide housing subsidies to individuals with mental illness, by increasing the price by $37,564 from $663,501, to an amount not to exceed $701,065.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  83% General, 17% Federal Funds. 

 

#64         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table this item.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove this item from the table, and on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to authorize to amend an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #118), to provide federal Data Infrastructure Grant funds for enhancement of its management information system, by increasing the price by $12,000 from $71,270 to an amount not to exceed $83,270.  (2)Further authorized to amend an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #118), to provide Medicaid Incentive for Prevention of Chronic Disease Grant funds to create a Wellness Incentive Program at the agency to improve the cardiac and metabolic health of individuals with serious mental illness, by increasing the price by $32,976 from $71,270 to an amount not to exceed $104,246.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  2% General, 98% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table this item.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove this item from the table, and on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to authorize to amend an agreement with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #117), to provide federal Data Infrastructure Grant funds for enhancement of its management information system, by increasing the price by $12,000 from $1,016,608 to an amount not to exceed $1,028,608.  (2)Further authorized to amend an agreement with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #117), to provide Medicaid Incentive for Prevention of Chronic Disease Grant funds to create a Wellness Incentive Program at the agency to improve the cardiac and metabolic health of individuals with serious mental illness, by increasing the price by $49,464 from $1,016,608 to an amount not to exceed $1,066,072.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  88% General, 12% Federal Funds. 

 

#66         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table this item.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove this item from the table, and on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to authorize to amend an agreement with The Mental Health Center of Southern NH, d/b/a CLM Center for Life Management, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #116), to provide federal Data Infrastructure Grant funds for enhancement of its management information system, by increasing the price by $12,000 from $143,770 to an amount not to exceed $155,770.  (2)Further authorized to amend an agreement with The Mental Health Center of Southern NH, d/b/a CLM Center for Life Management, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #116), to provide Medicaid Incentive for Prevention of Chronic Disease Grant funds to create a Wellness Incentive Program at the agency to improve the cardiac and metabolic health of individuals with serious mental illness, by increasing the price by $49,464 from $143,770 to an amount not to exceed $193,234.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  41% General, 59% Federal Funds. 

 

#67         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table this item.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove this item from the table, and on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to authorize to amend an agreement with Seacoast Mental Health Center Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #119), to provide federal Data Infrastructure Grant funds for enhancement of its management information system, by increasing the price by $12,000 from $94,142 to an amount not to exceed $106,142.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  33% General, 67% Federal Funds. 

 

#68         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table this item.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove this item from the table, and on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to authorize to amend an agreement with Behavioral Health & Developmental Services of Strafford County Inc., d/b/a Community Partners of Strafford County, Dover, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #122), to provide federal Data Infrastructure Grant funds for enhancement of its management information system, by increasing the price by $12,000 from $36,770 to an amount not to exceed $48,770.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  10% General, 90% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#69         Authorized to enter into a contract renewal option with Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter Inc., Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #190), to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $42,557.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized to enter into an agreement with CLM Center for Life Management, Derry, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $231,226.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized to enter into a contract renewal option with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism Inc., Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #90), to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $18,105.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized to enter into a contract renewal option with Greater Nashua Interfaith Hospitality Network Inc., Hudson, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #96C), to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $9,246.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized to enter into a contract renewal option with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #92), to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $41,534.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized to enter into a contract renewal option with The Friends Program Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #188), to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $35,964.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized to enter into a contract renewal option with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #189), to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $61,275.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized to enter into a contract renewal option with New Horizons for NH Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #96F), to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $41,319.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#77         Authorized to amend the Consultant List (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #298), by adding CPS Initiatives Inc., to provide consultation and supervision to staff in collaborative problem solving for inpatient psychiatric minors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 

 

                                BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE

#78         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to budget and expend $4,800 in funds not otherwise appropriated to provide funding for the procurement of investigative services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#78A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wiezorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to retroactively amend a contract with Kang Company Inc., Concord, NH, for janitorial services, in the amount of $6,000, from $18,000 to $24,000.  Effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  99% General, 1% Other (Professional Health Program) Funds. 

 

                                MCAULIFFE-SHEPARD DISCOVERY CENTER

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#79         Authorized to amend a contract with Louis P. Cote Inc., (originally approved by G&C on 12-14-11, item #96), for offloading the XF8U-2 Crusader from a third party transporter, bringing it into the Discovery Center, reassembling it and setting it into place, in an amount not to exceed $19,875, by changing the effective date retroactively from December 14, 2011 to December 13, 2011.  No Additional Funding.

 

#80         Authorized to amend a contract with Les Chapman Transport Inc., (originally approved by G&C on 12-14-11, item #97), for transporting US Navy’s XF8U-2 Crusader jet, from Dallas TX, to the Discovery Center, for an amount not to exceed $24,361, by changing the effective date retroactively from December 14, 2011 to December 1, 2011.  No Additional Funding. 

 

#81         Authorized to amend a contract with Granite State Glass, (originally approved by G&C on 12-14-11, item #95), for removal and later reinstallation of the Discover Center’s curtain wall, for an amount not to exceed $5,500, by changing the effective date retroactively from December 14, 2011 to December 12, 2011.  No Additional Funding. 

 

#82         Authorized to enter into a contract with Pro Controls Inc., Bow, NH, for HVAC control integration, in an amount not to exceed $6,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#83         WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Disaster Assistance funds in the amount of $5,000,000 from FEMA.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 20, 2012. 

 

#84         Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend “NH Motorcycle Rider Training Program Motorcycles” funds, in the amount of $84,000, from the NH Highway Safety Agency, for the purchase of twenty-one training motorcycles that will be assigned to various training sites throughout the state.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend “NH Motorcycle Rider Training Program Media Campaign” funds in the amount of $47,652 from the NH Highway Safety Agency for non-commercial announcements that focus on the importance of “sharing the road” and motorcycle training courses.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 20, 2012. 

 

#85         Authorized the Division of State Police to transfer $24,810 within the account entitled Backlog Reduction Program, to re-align appropriated funds that will be used by the Forensic Laboratory to provide funding for supplies, a duet punching system, and a computer for the punching system within the State Police Forensic Lab.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 20, 2012. 

 

#86         Authorized the Division of State Police to accept and expend $646,129 of federal funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled Highway Safety Equipment and Training Grants for the purpose of purchasing 300 wireless air cards, replacing total stations and data collectors for the Technical Accident Reconstruction Unit, purchasing a server and software for the Crash Records Management System.  (2)Further authorized to establish a consultant positions for the purpose of creating a citation interface to add to the existing J-one system.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2012.  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 20, 2012. 

 

#87         Authorized to pay overtime in the amount of $165,000 for permanent personnel from class 10 appropriations for positions that are vacant due to illness, extended leaves for absence, or pending recruitment within the Detective Bureau.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#88         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with United Ways of NH/Granite United Way to provide a public inquiry 2-1-1 hotline on behalf of the State of NH during incidents, disasters or emergencies, for a total amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Londonderry, NH, for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards for a total amount of $198,469.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 27, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#90         Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a lease with the Town of Salem, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-4-00, item #91), to provide the residents of the Salem area with a DMV office at the Salem Town Hall, by increasing the price in the amount not to exceed $6,546, and by extending the term for up to three months from April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (originally approved by G&C on 5-11-11, item #62), to adjust the scope of work by substituting the communities of Newbury and Unity in place of Goshen and Grantham thus updating the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission grant agreement to provide planning assistance for local hazard mitigation plans for the communities of Acworth, New London, Springfield, Charlestown, Newbury, and Unity, for a total of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Allenstown for the purchase of communications equipment for Phase II of the community’s radio compliance program for a total amount of $21,610.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Sandwich, NH, for updating their local hazard mitigation plan, for a total amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 18, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized the Director of the State Police to restore 223 hours and 13 minutes of sick leave to Trooper Michael Feinauer who suffered a line of duty injury and was unable to perform his normal or routine duties from March 19, 2007 through May 21, 2007. 

 

#95         Authorized the Division of State Police to deny the permit application of Woodwinds Hill Beach Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 4 moorings, with an additional request of 4 mooring, for a total of 8 moorings. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#96         Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $58,930 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from November 22, 2011 through December 21, 2011.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#97         Authorized the Bureau of Turnpikes to continue its membership and participation with the E-ZPass Interagency Group, New York, NY, by paying annual membership dues in the amount of $17,500 in calendar year 2012.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Acton Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #183), for engineering, design and the purchase of capital equipment, by increasing the contract amount by $38,720 from $797,799 to $836,519.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99         Authorized to enter into a sole source lease agreement with Whittier Communications Inc., Rochester, NH, for communications facility & tower space located at the summit of Mount Nickerson, Ossipee, NH, for a total cost of $24,583.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#100       Authorized to amend a contract with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., Bedford, NH and Watertown, MA, (originally approved by G&C on 4-19-06, item #112, in the amount of $2,164,531), for final design for the reconstruction and widening of a 6.0 miles section of NH 125 in Plaistow and Kingston, by extending the completion date from April 30, 2012 to January 31, 2013.  Effective upon G&C approval.  No Additional Funding. 

 

#101       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.M. Piper Inc., Plymouth, NH, for installation of a bridge-mounted sound abatement wall (noise barrier) along the westerly side of NH approach spans of the southbound barrel of the I-95 Piscataqua River Bridge over Preble way, Ranger Way, and Pan-Am Railroad in the City of Portsmouth, on the basis of a low bid of $2,714,744.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 24, 2013.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#102       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with E.D. Swett Inc., Concord, NH, for replacement of the two I-93 southbound mainline bridges and approach work over NH 11A and NH 111 at Exit 3 in Windham, on the basis of a low bid of $11,475,922.80.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $573,796.14 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 13, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#103       Authorized the Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into an agreement with two firms: John Turner Consulting Inc., Dover, NH; and Greenman-Pedersen Inc., Nashua, NH; for the purposes of providing materials testing and construction inspection services, for respective fees not to exceed $500,000 and $400,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013. 

 

#104       Authorized the Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into a sole source agreement with the NorthEast Transportation Training & Certification Program Inc., Marshfield, MA, to participate in NETTCP’s training and certification program, for a fee not to exceed $65,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013 with the option to renew for an additional two-year period.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#105       Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Concord, NH, for the Design, permitting and bidding services for a new parallel taxiway (Taxiway B) to Runway 12-30 at the Concord Municipal Airport, in the amount of $396,935.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2015.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#106       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT, to purchase transit vehicles and related equipment, for an amount not to exceed $281,217.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  92.53% Federal, 7.47% State Capital Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a retroactive agreement with Concord Coach Lines Inc., Concord, NH, to operate the Concord Intermodal Facility, Concord, NH.  Effective November 15, 2011 through November 15, 2016.  No Funding. 

 

#108       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a retroactive agreement with Jalbert Leasing Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to operate the Portsmouth Transportation Center, Portsmouth, NH.  Effective November 15, 2011 through November 15, 2016.  No Funding.

 

#109       Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into an agreement with the Trust for Public Land (sub-recipient) to provide funding and services under the Federal Public Lands Highways Discretionary Program through a local project administration process, totaling $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval for fiscal year 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #49- which was tabled at the October 12, 2011 Meeting

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Public Health Services

#49         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and further on a roll call voted as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, and Councilor Wheeler - no, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #290), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $111,710.10 from $550,780 to $439,069.90.  66.96% Federal, 33.04% General Funds. 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #50- which was tabled at the October 12, 2011 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Public Health Services

#50         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and further on a roll call voted as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, and Councilor Wheeler - no, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Lamprey Health Care Inc., Newmarket, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #287), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $110,224.71 from $513,785 to $403,540.29.  64.5% Federal, 35.5% General Funds. 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #51- which was tabled at the October 12, 2011 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Public Health Services

#51         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and further on a roll call voted as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, and Councilor Wheeler - no, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with White Mountain Community Health Center, Conway, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #294), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $50,233.45 from $239,274 to $189,040.55.  63.35% Federal, 36.65% General Funds. 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #52- which was tabled at the October 12, 2011 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Public Health Services

#52         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and further on a roll call voted as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, and Councilor Wheeler - no, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Indian Stream Health Center Inc., Colebrook, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #287), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $10,658.97 from $79,036 to $68,377.03.  70.03% Federal, 29.97% General Funds. 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #53- which was tabled at the October 12, 2011 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Public Health Services

#53         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and further on a roll call voted as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, and Councilor Wheeler - no, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Goodwin Community Health, Somersworth, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #292), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $75,253.33 from $351,460 to $276,206.67.  63.75% Federal, 36.25% General Funds. 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #54- which was tabled at the October 12, 2011 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Public Health Services

#54         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and further on a roll call voted as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, and Councilor Wheeler - no, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Inc., Littleton, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #297), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $47,618.29 from $252,454 to $204,835.71.  67.75% Federal, 32.25% General Funds. 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #55- which was tabled at the October 12, 2011 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Public Health Services

#55         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and further on a roll call voted as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, and Councilor Wheeler - no, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Concord Hospital Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #296), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $60,584.03 from $323,598 to $263,013.97.  68.81% Federal, 31.19% General Funds. 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #56- which was tabled at the October 12, 2011 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Public Health Services

#56         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and further on a roll call voted as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, and Councilor Wheeler - no, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Weeks Medical Center Inc., Lancaster, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #289), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $27,385.08 from $151,079 to $123,693.92.  66.76% Federal, 33.24% General Funds. 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #57- which was tabled at the October 12, 2011 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Public Health Services

#57         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and further on a roll call voted as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, and Councilor Wheeler - no, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #288), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $26,191.90 from $131,346 to $105,154.10.  62.3% Federal, 37.7% General Funds. 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #58- which was tabled at the October 12, 2011 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Public Health Services

#58         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and further on a roll call voted as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, and Councilor Wheeler - no, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Coos County Family Health Services Inc., Berlin, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #295), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $32,733.10 from $172,125 to $139,391.90.  65.77% Federal, 34.23% General Funds. 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove item #70- which was tabled at the November 30, 2011 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division for Children, Youth & Families

#70         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to authorize the request of the Division for Juvenile Justice Services to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, College of Health and Human Services, Department of Social Work, Pettee Hall, Durham, NH, to provide a Center for Professional Excellence in Child Welfare in an amount not to exceed $1,565,282.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  75% Federal, 10% General, 15% Match By Contractor Funds. 

 

 

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Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:37 p.m.