GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                January 24, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:00 a.m. with Councilor Pignatelli absent, and all other members present.

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea, accepted the minutes of January 10, 2007.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 10, 2007 meeting.

 

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with thanks for their service, accepted the following:

 

Director of the Division of Educational Improvement/Department of Education

Virginia O’Brien Irwin, Newport                                                                        Effective:  January 24, 2007

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Public Member)

James E. Connolly, Jr., Manchester                                                                  Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Petroleum Industry)

Thomas Prescott, Bow                                                                                        Effective:  January 24, 2007

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

 

Automotive Technology Advisory Council

(NH Auto Dealers Association)

Peggy A. Proko-Weisman, Hollis                                                                      Effective:  January 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 8, 2009

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Airport Manager)

Kevin A. Dillon, Brentwood                                                                               Effective:  January 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 29, 2010

 

Commissioner:  Banking Department

Peter C. Hildreth, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  January 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2013

Salary:  II - Maximum: $94,584

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Community Development Organization)

Klaas Nijhuis, Nashua                                                                                         Effective:  January 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 18, 2011

 

State Conservation Committee

(Hillsborough/Merrimack)

George A. Travers, Hollis                                                                                   Effective:  January 24, 2007

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

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Public Member/Agriculture)

Rebecca Nelson, Newport                                                                                  Effective:  January 24, 2007

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

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Public Member)

Thomas N. Thomson, Orford                                                                             Effective:  January 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 16, 2008

 

Board of Dental Examiners

(Public Member)

Vivian J. Desmarais, Manchester                                                                      Effective:  January 24, 2007

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:  January 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 8, 2011

Salary:  II - Maximum: $94,584

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Regional Associations)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Jayne S. O’Connor, Franconia                                                                           Effective:  January 24, 2007

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

 

Juvenile Parole Board

(Alternate Member)

Edward B. Boyle, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  January 24, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  January 24, 2012

 

Juvenile Parole Board

Frank E. Jones, Bow                                                                                            Effective:  January 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Robert Feder, MD, Hollis                                                                                    Effective:  January 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 3, 2009

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

(Public Member)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Patricia Waldvogel, Loudon                                                                              Effective:  January 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 3, 2009

 

Board of Medicine

Robert J. Andelman, MD, Portsmouth                                                             Effective:  January 24, 2007

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

 

Mount Washington Commission

(State Representative)

Martha McLeod, Franconia                                                                               Effective:  January 24, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  January 24, 2012

 

Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission

(Consumer Interests)

Douglas E. Morris, Durham                                                                                Effective:  January 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 19, 2009

 

Pesticides Control Board

(Physician)

Joseph R. Snow, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  January 24, 2007

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

 

State Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers

(Public Member)

Daniel Duckett, Manchester                                                                              Effective:  January 24, 2007

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

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(Management)

Carol M. Granfield, Meredith                                                                             Effective:  January 24, 2007

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

 

Recreation Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

Linda M. Rodger, Whitefield                                                                             Effective:  January 24, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  January 24, 2009

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Thomas J. Roberts, Exeter                                                                                  Effective:  January 24, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  January 24, 2010

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

A. Ronnie Sandler, Easton                                                                                 Effective:  January 24, 2007

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

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

State Committee on Aging

(Strafford County)

Joanne A. Dodge, (d), Dover                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Shirley Thompson, Durham                                                        Term:  June 24, 2009

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals

(Consumer of Substance Abuse Counseling Services)

Judith E. Cooper, Hollis                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 28, 2010

 

New Hampshire Council on the Arts

Sara W. Germain, Dublin                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Jasmine Shah, Nashua                                                                 Term:  November 23, 2011

 

New Hampshire Council on the Arts

Robert J. Begiebing, Newfields                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James Patrick Kelly, Portsmouth                                                Term:  October 14, 2011

 

New Hampshire Council on the Arts

Dorothy J. Yanish, Peterborough                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 23, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer-Insurer)

Maureen E. Dwyer-Heinrichs, Kingston                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

John C. Emery, Bedford                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Roger E. Gagnon, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  February 9, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Albert G. Karam, Manchester                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Daniel P. Manning, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  February 9, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Richard A. Mitchell, Candia                                                                               Effective:  February 13, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 13, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Norman J. Patenaude, Portsmouth                                                                    Effective:  February 15, 2007

Succeeding:  Peter Wright, Jr. Henniker                                                           Term:  February 15, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

William J. Schubert, Manchester                                                                       Effective:  February 15, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 15, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

S. David Siff, Concord                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2010

 

State Board of Education

(District 4)

Stephen R. L’Heureux, Hooksett                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Mary Elizabeth McNeil, Bedford (resigned)                            Term:  January 31, 2009

 

Juvenile Parole Board

Kelly Stoller, Milford                                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Edward B. Boyle, Manchester                                                    Term:  July 1, 2010

 

Juvenile Parole Board

(Alternate Member)

Yvonne M. Vissing, Durham                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  5 yrs from confirmation

 

Board of Medicine

(Public Member)

Gail A. Barba, Concord                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  5 yrs from confirmation

 

State Commission on the Status of Men

Scott A. Garman, Dover                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 1, 2007

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Pastoral Psychotherapist)

David L. Sundell, Salem                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Ronald P. Dieter, Contoocook (reached term limit) Term:  October 31, 2009

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Public Member)

Ronald R. Poirier, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James Connolly, Jr. (resigned)                                                   Term:  January 1, 2011

 

Rockingham County Probate Judge

Peter G. Hurd, Kingston                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  John R. Maher, Portsmouth (resigned)                                     Term:  Until 70 years of age

 

Skyhaven Airport Commission

William S. Richard, Durham                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Fred Hochgraf, Durham (resigned)                                            Term:  August 14, 2008

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

(Industry)

Jeremy L. Katz, Lebanon                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2009

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

 (Industry)

Carol Miller, Gorham                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 6, 2009

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

(Industry)

William R. Stafford, Weare                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2009

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

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

 (Attractions)

James S. Morash, Meredith                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 1, 2009

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

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

(Education)

Katharine Eneguess, Jaffrey                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 1, 2009

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

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

(Food and Beverage)

Scott G. Rice, North Woodstock                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 15, 2009

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

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

(Chambers of Commerce)

Timothy G. Sink, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 1, 2009

 

Wetlands Council

Nominated by the NH Association of Conservation Districts

(Member of a Soil or Water Conservation District)

David A. Thompson, Lincoln                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  W. Michael Dennehy, Woodsville                                            Term:  December 6, 2009

 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE MUNICIPAL BOND BANK

#1            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 the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#2            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – absent, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan made by Strafford Economic Development Corporation to Samco, Inc. located in Farmington, NH.  Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON JANUARY 24, 2007

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 10:40 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan to be made by Strafford Economic Development Corporation 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 loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project and introduced Dennis McCann, Executive Director of Strafford Economic Development Corporation and Jeanine Lewis of Samco, Inc.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Hollingworth introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:10  WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN FROM STRAFFORD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  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, and Councilor Wieczorek; those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  Absent was Councilor Pignatelli.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN

PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:10 WITH RESPECT TO A

CERTAIN LOAN FROM THE STRAFFORD ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO SAMCO, INC.

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the purchase and acquisition by the Authority of a loan in the principal amount of up to Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000) (the "Loan") made by the Strafford Economic Development Corporation, a corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of New Hampshire and a local development organization (the "Lender") to Samco, Inc., a New Hampshire corporation (the "Borrower") used to refinance and restructure debt.

 

                WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A, the Governor and Council is authorized to approve the recommendation of the Authority and to authorize and approve the purchase of the Loan by the Authority upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed purchase of the Loan by the Authority; and

 

                WHEREAS, further action by the Authority with respect to the proposed transaction is subject to the passage of this resolution and cannot be taken until after its passage.

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

                1.             Findings and Determinations.  On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing the Governor and Council find:

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

                                (i)  The purchase and acquisition of the Loan will make available funds for the local or regional promotion, encouragement, or development of business activities in an area where such funds are needed; and

 

                                (ii)  The Loan to be purchased by the Authority does not impose an undue risk of loss to the Authority.

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

                                (i)  The purchase of the Loan by the Authority as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

                                (ii)  The purchase of the Loan by the Authority as proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

                                (iii)  The purchase of the Loan by the Authority as proposed 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.

 

                                (iv)  The purchase of the Loan by the Authority as proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

                2.             Approval.  The Governor and Council approve the purchase of the Loan by the Authority as recommended by the Authority and authorize the Authority to cause the execution and delivery of a Loan Purchase Agreement substantially in the form submitted to the Governor and Council and to take such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to January 24, 2007.

 

 

When the governor announced that this item was open for public input, Joseph Haas asked that the minutes reflect that he requests a written progress report on a complaint he has previously made against the state treasurer.

 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#3            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the request to enter into a contract with CBE Technologies Inc., Boston, MA, for the procurement, installation, deployment and 4 ˝ years of maintenance for NH State Liquor Commission Point-of-Sale systems located in all of the retail stores and headquarters in the amount of $1,486,528.45.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Lake Sunapee Bank of Newport, NH, for the purpose of financing the procurement and implementation of the NH State Liquor Commission Point-of-Sale systems in the amount of $1,352,014.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2012.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4            Authorized Christopher W. Hurley, Winthrop, MA, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard. 

 

#5            Authorized John J. Coughlin, Mont Vernon, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#6            Authorized Matthew B. Holloway, Portsmouth, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7            Authorized to waive the State’s workers’ compensation lien related to Elmer Rule.  Liberty Mutual, serving as the State’s insurer of the State Employees’ Workers’ Compensation Program at the time of injury, recommends that a lien waiver be granted for entire amount of $19,733.98.

 

#8            Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $370,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of February 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $557,937,765.91 for the Month of December and recommends the balance of $142,062,234.09.

 

#9            Authorized to enter into a contract with Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Portland, ME, for Quality Assurance Services to assist the State with its implementation of NH FIRST Enterprise Resource Planning project through the three implementation phases at a cost not to exceed $538,755.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#10          Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal Year 2007 during the month of December.

 

#11          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to amend a lease agreement with the Town of Newport, NH, for office and courtroom space in Newport, NH, by terminating the current agreement in advance of its expiration date of June 30, 2007, early termination shall be effective January 31, 2007.  The total sum to remain unpaid from this agreement is $12,153.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#12          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the Town of Newport, NH, for office and courtroom space in Newport, NH,  replacing the current lease which is due to expire June 30, 2007, for a total cost of $351,108.96.  Effective February 1, 2007 through January 30, 2012.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#12A      Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with the Rowley Insurance Agency for the purpose of providing Commercial Property, General Liability, and Umbrella insurance coverage for three district courts (Derry, Franklin and Jaffrey-Peterborough), in the amount of $8,862 and covers a one year period.  Effective January 14, 2007 and will expire on January 13, 2008.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#12B       Authorized  Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with North Branch Construction Inc., Henniker, NH, for HVAC and reproofing of NH Community Technical College – Pease, Portsmouth, NH for a total price not to exceed $2,990,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 3, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#13          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $17,123.24 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#14          Authorized to retroactively pay the Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, DC, for organizational dues in the amount of $8,100.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#15          Authorized to reclassify position #15952, Clerk IV, labor grade 12 step one ($23,302.50) to Program Assistant III, labor grade 17 step one ($28,528.50) in the Administration Division.

 

#16          Authorized to reclassify position #18233, Tax Auditor III, labor grade 21 step one ($33,676.50) to Administrator IV, labor grade 33 step one ($57,193.50) in the Administration Division.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#17          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $9,280 to the Town of Gilford for the Preserving Gilford’s History project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#18          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $9,707 to the Town of Hancock for the Hancock Record Preservation project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#19          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,000 to the City of Claremont for the Cemetery Archive Preservation project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#20          Authorized to appoint Lauren J. Noether as a Senior Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $76,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2009.

 

#21          Authorized to enter into sub-grants totaling $21,867 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated January 9, 2007, for increased enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#22          Authorized to retroactively enter into a sole source contract with A. W. Therian Company Inc., Manchester, NH, to conduct emergency repairs to two roofs of buildings located at the Lakes Region Facility in Laconia, NH, in the amount of $5,380.  Effective November 2, 2006 through December 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#23          Authorized to reclassify position #16327 Account Technician, labor grade 12, to a Human Resources Assistant II, labor grade 12.

 

#24          Authorized to enter into a contract with Oliver Weiss, dba Weiss Properties, Ossipee, NH for the provision of cleaning services for the probation/parole district office in the amount of $7,875.  Effective March 26, 2007 through February 25, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#25          Authorized to pay $780,000 in overtime for permanent personnel services out of salaries for vacant positions due to pending recruitment for the period of July 1, 2006 through October 12, 2006.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to award grants to Joint Promotional Advertising in the amount of $97,671 for their 2007 out-of-state marketing projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27          Authorized Trails Bureau to reclassify position #11456 Secretary II, salary grade 9, to Program Assistant I, salary grade 12.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#28          Authorized Trails Bureau to reclassify position #42035 Equipment Operator, salary grade 12, to Equipment Operator Supervisor, salary grade 14.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#29          Authorized Trails Bureau to accept the donation of two Polaris Ranger 4x4 utility vehicles with roof and windshields, valued at $21,000 from Littleton Motorsports Inc.  (3)Further Authorized to purchase two 4,000 lbs winches, value of $1,598, from Littleton Motorsports Inc., to be installed on the donated vehicles.

 

#30          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to award grants to Joint Promotional Advertising in the total amount of $10,000 for their 2007 in-state marketing projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized to accept and place on file a detailed analysis of Park Revenue and Expenditures, including Cannon Mountain ski area, for fiscal year 2006.

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#32          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea Authorized the request to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Wildlife Management Institute, Incorporated, a non-profit tax-exempt organization, for the purpose of publicizing woodcock natural history, population status and conservation practices through video outreach.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#33          Authorized to retroactively amend a grant agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-14-04, item #41), for the Bartlett Street Stormwater Treatment Device project by extending the completion date to December 31, 2007 from December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34          Authorized to amend a state aid grant to the City of Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $426,627 from $1,172,053 to $1,598,680 for the water pollution control project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized to enter into a Loan Agreement with Forest Street Condominium Association of Plaistow, Inc., to finance the upgrade of an existing public water system serving the Forest Street Condominium Association in the Town of Plaistow, subject to conditions as detailed in letter dated January 3, 2007, in the amount of $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#36          Authorized James Sanders’ request to remove an existing deteriorated non-conforming tidal dock and replace it with a conforming pier to a ramp to a float, providing two slips, remove existing deteriorated timber seawall and replace it with rip rap installed by cutting back into the bank for shoreline stabilization on property located on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth. 

 

#37          Authorized Paul Van Slooten’s request to remove a seasonal dock and fill with rock to construct breakwater with a gap at the shoreline, construct two cantilevered piers in a “dog-leg” configuration accessed by two walkways on property located at Barndoor Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#38          Authorized Henry Kuziomko’s request to construct a permanent pier to a ramp to a float, providing two under-sized slips on property located on the Piscataqua River in Dover.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#39          Authorized Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a retroactive one-time payment of $6,692.19 to Gary Prescott, a Mental Health Worker II at New Hampshire Hospital, Transitional Housing Services for Medical Certification obtained in February 16, 2000.  70% General, 30% Federal Funds. 

 

#40          Authorized to reclassify position #40354 Human Resource Assistant I, salary grade 9, to a Payroll Officer I, salary grade 14.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#41          Authorized to retroactively amend a grant with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #75, amended on 4-19-06, item #65), to continue providing access, visitation and mediation services to parents in Coos, Carroll and Grafton counties to assist them in resolving differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting, by extending the period to June 30, 2007 from September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#42          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $113,750.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#43          Authorized to reclassify position #12689, Case Aide, salary grade 14 to a Medical Service Technician, salary grade 17.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Community & Public Health

#44          Authorized Office of Minority Health to enter into a sole source agreement with Community Catalyst Inc., Boston, MA, to provide organizational development consultation services to three community organizations as funded through the State Partnership Grant awarded to the DHHS, Office of Minority Health in an amount not to exceed $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#45          Authorized to continue a contract with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute, Inc., Alexandria, VA, in the amount of $6,950.  Effective March 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through February 28, 2008.  68.4% General, 31.6% Federal Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized to accept non-monetary donations as detailed in letter dated January 2, 2007, received during the period of August 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

 

#47          Authorized to accept donations from contributors as detailed in letter dated January 2, 2007, in the amount of $1,600, received during the period of August 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#47A      Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment Section, to enter retroactively into an Educational Tuition Agreement with Springfield College, Manchester, NH, so that Ann Marie Young may participate in the courses entitled Program Evaluation, and Current Topics in Human Services Administration during the period of January 6, 2007 through April 14, 2007, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,776.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#47B       Authorized Maternal and Child Health Section to establish a list of medical consultants from a list of specialists, on an as needed basis, related to clinically significant newborn screening results in an amount not to exceed $27,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  49% Federal, 51% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#48          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea Authorized the request to enter into a contract with Jay McKenna’s Cleaning Inc., Merrimack, NH, for janitorial services in the amount of $5,340/annually.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2009.  99% General, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS

#49          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to accept and expend $4,550 in examination fees to cover personnel costs of administering licensing examinations.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#50          Authorized to retroactively pay Ramona Blake, Licensed Practical Nurse II, increment wages that were not processed from May 26, 2006 to June 16, 2006 in the amount of $109.80 which includes holiday pay.  Effective upon G&C approval.  37% Agency, 38% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#51          Authorized to retroactively pay Angelique Mosher, Recreational Therapist II, increment wages that were not processed from February 18, 2006 to June 16, 2006 in the amount of $475.81, which includes holiday pay.  Effective upon GC approval.  37% Agency, 38% Federal, 25% General Funds.

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#52          Authorized to award a $6,000 grant to Rivier College for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need.  100% General Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized to award a $7,000 grant to the NH Regional Community Technical College System for the benefit of NH students pursuing approved programs of study in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH.  100% General Funds. 

 

#54          Authorized to award a $1,000 grant to Plymouth State University for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#55          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to enter into a contract with the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, Portland, ME, to provide technical assistance to the NH Department of Education and professional development to districts/schools in accordance with the Follow The Child Initiative in an amount not to exceed $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved and approval on the basis of invoices which are supported by a summary of activities that have taken place in accordance with the terms of the contract, along with a detailed listing of expenses incurred in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  (3)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to three additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein and pending legislative approval for the next two biennium budgets.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#56          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Colwell and Salmon Communications Inc., Albany, NY, for the purpose of providing phonathon/telemarketing solicitation of alumni on behalf of NH Technical Institute in the amount of $11,750.  Effective upon G&C approval though June 30, 2007.  42% General, 58% Other Funds. 

 

#57          Authorized NHCTC – Stratham to enter into a retroactive agreement with Waste Management Inc., Gonic, NH, for the purpose of weekly rubbish removal in the amount of $18,802.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  44% General, 56% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#58          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively reimburse Sylvia Lowe for in-state travel associated with the performance of her duties as CTO II in the month of May 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#59          Authorized a grant agreement between, Homeland Security & Emergency Management and Southwestern Community Services Inc., for recovery activities associated with the October 2005 floods in the amount of $9,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% Match Funds. 

 

#60          Authorized a grant agreement between Homeland Security & Emergency Management, and the communities as detailed in letter dated January 2, 2007, for a total amount of $5,700, for activities associated with mitigating the effects of future flooding.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% Match Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#61          Authorized Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into an agreement with the Town of Milford, delineating duties and responsibilities of both parties for designing, and making improvements to the area known as the “Oval” in Milford, NH, for a project identified in the State’s Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan as Milford 14492.  80% Federal, 20% Local Match Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized Bureau of Human Resources to enter into a sole source contract with Federal Highway Administration Finance Division, National Highway Institute, Washington, DC, for training in the amount not to exceed $107,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized Bureau of Right of Way Petition for a hearing to reconstruct NH Route 63 beginning at a point on NH Route 63, approximately 1,300 feet north of NH Route 119/NH Route 63 intersection and continuing northerly along NH Route 63 approximately 2,200 feet to permanently repair this severely damaged section of roadway in the Town of Hinsdale with a suggested budget of $6,204. 

 

#64          Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $956,578.14 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from December 16, 2006 through January 4, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#65          Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.23 acre parcel of land, which is improved with a single family residence on 10 Clairmoor Drive in Nashua to Douglas Chaput and Melanie Chaput both of Nashua for $230,100 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  (2)Further Authorized to compensate Topsell Realty LLC, from the proceeds of the subject sale, in the amount of $4,624 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

 

#66          Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to grant an easement to the Loon Mountain Recreation Corporation approximately 32,000 square feet in size for an underground sewer interceptor line and appurtenances on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln railroad corridor in the Town of Lincoln for $7,200 and a one-time administrative fee of $1,100.

 

#67          Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to retroactively amend a contract with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., South Burlington, VT, to complete the design services of the rehabilitation project on the F.E. Everett Turnpike NH & SB bridge over the Souhegan River in Merrimack, NH, by extending the end date from July 28, 2006 to December 28, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#68          Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the Town of Alstead, NH, to reimburse the Town $84,596.03 for their work as manager and contractor for complete road rehabilitation work related to the floods of October 2005.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with McFarland-Johnson, Incorporated, Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, for the final design of the Manchester Airport Access Road in the Towns of Bedford, Londonderry and Merrimack and the City of Manchester by increasing the fee by $422,786.32 from $7,310,878 to $7,733,664.32 for additional design services that were not included in the original scope of work.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.  

 

#70          Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH, Inc., Hampton, NH, for acceptance of rubbish delivered by Bureau of Turnpikes vehicles in the amount of $29,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

#71                                                                          TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA, the sum of $2,300.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Stanley Freeda, Educational Consultant I, in the distance learning courses entitled “Facilitating and Implementing Online Professional Development”, “Practicum: Facilitating an Online Workshop”, “Online Course Design and Delivery”, and “Practicum: Delivering an Online Course”.

B.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,145.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shanthi Venkatesan, Administrator III, in the course entitled “Financial Accounting for Healthcare”.

C.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Care Med Educational Services LLC, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin Plant, Licensed Nurse Assistant II, in the course entitled “Licensed Practical Nurse Program”.

D.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Care Med Educational Services LLC, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lois Smith, Licensed Nurse Assistant III, in the course entitled “Licensed Practical Nurse Program”.

E.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, the sum of $1,455.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Doreen Stevens, Nurse Coordinator, in the online course entitled “Introduction to Graduate Study in Health Sciences”.

 

Requested Tuition Total :  $8,900.00

 

 

#72                                                                          TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.             BANKING - Request permission for (1) employee, Kristina M. Dore, Bank Examiner III or designee, to travel to Arlington, VA, on February 25 to March 16, 2007, to attend Examination Management School.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $600.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Kristina M. Dore. Total Cost: $1,755.00. Source of Funds: 100% Other – Exam/Assessment.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned