GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

January 25, 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 led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of January 11, 2012.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 11, 2012 meeting.

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

 

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CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed 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:  January 25, 2012

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

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

Keith M. Belmore, Bristol                                                                                  Effective:  January 25, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 8, 2015

 

Ballot Law Commission

Edward E. Shumaker, (d), Concord                                                                 Effective:  January 25, 2012

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:  January 25, 2012

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:  January 25, 2012

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:  January 25, 2012

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

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Rebecca L. Dunn, Nelson                                                                                  Effective:  January 25, 2012

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:  January 25, 2012

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:  January 25, 2012

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:  January 25, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 24, 2017

 

Occupational Therapy Governing Board

(Licensed Occupational Therapist)

Maris M. Wofsy, Salisbury                                                                                Effective:  January 25, 2012

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

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Petroleum Refiners)

Thomas J. Frawley, Lyme                                                                                 Effective:  January 25, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2015

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Petroleum Distributor)

James E. Robertson, Spofford                                                                          Effective:  January 25, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2015

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Public Member)

Kevin A. Sheppard, Manchester                                                                      Effective:  January 25, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2015

 

State Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers

(Master Plumber)

William R. Trombly, Jr., Manchester                                                               Effective:  January 25, 2012

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

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

Roger C. Groux, Dover                                                                                       Effective:  January 25, 2012

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

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

Stephany M. Lavallee, Henniker                                                                     Effective:  January 25, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 24, 2015

 

Residential Rate Payers Advisory Board

(rep. interest of small business owners)

Deborah deMoulpied, Bow                                                                               Effective:  January 25, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 5, 2015

 

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

Michael H. W. Quinlan, Bedford                                                                      Effective:  January 25, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 8, 2015

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Granite State Hydro Associaiton)

Gary L. Kerr, Danbury                                                                                       Effective:  January 25, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 5, 2015

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(rep. NH Municipal Association)

Frederick J. McNeill, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  January 25, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 16, 2014

 

Water Council

(Industrial interests)

James Varotsis, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective:  January 25, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 29, 2015

 

Advisory Council on Worker’s Compensation

(Health Care Provider)

Douglas M. Goumas, Bedford                                                                          Effective:  January 25, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 12, 2015

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Adult Parole Board

Leslie Mendenhall, Nashua                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Megan C. DeVorsey, Concord (resigned)                                Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Artist Laureate

David W. Lamb, Canterbury                                                                            Effective:  February 18, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 18, 2014

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Small Business)

Christopher Diego, Whitefield                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Benoit Lamontagne, Colebrook (resigned)                             Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Community Development Organaization)

Robert W. Tourigny, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Ignatius MacLellan, Bow (resigned)                                        Term:  July 1, 2012

 

Compensatioin Appeals Board

(Labor)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Labor

Dennis E. E. Adams, Deerfield                                                                          Effective:  February 9, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2015

 

State Conservation Committee

(Coos/Grafton)

Linda L. Brownson, Wentworth                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Christopher R. Hawkins, Lancaster                                         Term:  August 1, 2015

 

Executive Director of the Fish and Game Department

Glenn D. Normandeau, Portsmouth                                                                                Effective:  March 5, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 5, 2016

Salary:  Grade HH; Maximum Step - $98,691

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

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

George C. Pappas, Portsmouth                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 3, 2014

 

Juvenile Parole Board

(Alternate Member)

Edward B. Boyle, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 24, 2017

 

New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Authority

(Outdoor Recreation)

Julia Steed Mawson, Pelham                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 6, 2015

 

Board of Land Surveyors

(Public Member)

Richard W. Bond, Merrimack                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 3, 2017

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

(Alternate –New Car Dealer of NH)

Amanda Osmer, Canterbury                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 1, 2015

 

State Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers

(Public Member)

Daniel Duckett, Manchester                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 3, 2017

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

Kenneth Moulton, Bow                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Elizabeth M. Tamposi, Nashua                                                                Term:  June 30, 2015

 

Advisory Council on Worker’s Compensation

(Representing Self-funded Employers)

Marian Mitchell, Hooksett                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Jonathan Steiner, Bradford                                                       Term:  October 18, 2013

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

A.      Authorized to accept and expend funds as a donation from The Noah Foundation in the amount of $10,000.  100% Other Funds – APCP. 

 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

B.      Authorized to accept a nonmonetary donation from the Rotary Club of Nashua West, Attention Meghan Brady, Nashua, NH of 100 children’s books with a value of $1,400 for use by the inmates at the NH State Prison for Women in Goffstown.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

C.      Authorized the Bureau of Trails to accept a $200 donation from the NH Quarter Horse Association, Concord, NH, for trail maintenance and signage.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#2           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to award a grant to the Town of Bristol, NH, in the amount of $266,300 to acquire property to build four single family homes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#3           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to enter into a contract with RKG Associates Inc., Dover, NH, for a Cost of Sprawl analysis that will include a methodology to estimate the benefits and costs of varying land use patterns, associated case studies, and outreach efforts to municipalities, in the amount of $69,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  52% Federal, 48% Other (Petroleum Violation Escrow) Funds. 

 

                                STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPREME COURT

#3A        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request for the salary of appointee, Theresa Walker, for the Board of Tax and Land Appeals, in Group DD, Step 4, $70,413.  Effective February 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized confirmation of Captain Darci M. Rubin, Penacook, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#5           Authorized confirmation of Lieutenant Colonel Nathan H. Jorgensen, Portsmouth, NH, for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6           Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $350,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of February.

 

#7           Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2012 during the months of October through December 2011.

 

#8           Authorized to accept and place on file the list of vendors that agencies have contracted for the period of October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.

 

#9           Authorized a waiver approval of the list of classification decision as detailed in letter dated January 11, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#10         Authorized to enter into a contract with McManus & Nault Appraisal Company Inc., Bow, NH, for a market value appraisal of the former Nashua District Courthouse land and buildings, Nashua, NH, for a total not to exceed $5,800.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#11         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the Town of Newport, NH, for courtroom and office space for the 5th Circuit Newport District Division Courthouse comprised of approximately 8,658 square feet, Newport, NH, in an amount not to exceed $167,342.40.  Effective February 1, 2012 through January 31, 2014.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

#12         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Lavallee Brensinger Architects PA, Manchester, NH, for Professional Services for the Renovation of Tobey Building and Construction of a Parking Garage, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,677,750.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $17,600 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,695,350.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Other Funds Employment Security. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#13         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 $33,511 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $33,510.84 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#14         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award a two year operating grant in the amount of $21,528 to Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#15         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award a two year operating grant totaling $18,528 to the Palace Theatre Trust, Manchester, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#16         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award a two year operating grant totaling $21,528 to Monadnock Music, Peterborough, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#17         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award two year operating grants totaling $32,556 to The Moving Company Dance Center, Keene, NH, and to Peterborough Player, Peterborough, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized to continue five positions in a temporary status for one year, with a fiscal impact of SFY 2012 in the amount of $73,646.70.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

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

 

#20         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to place new Counsel appointee Maria Dalterio at annual salary Group FF, maximum step, $83,917.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#21         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to amend a contract with the University of Massachusetts Medical School (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #37), to develop insurance rate information, by extending the end date from November 30, 2011 to February 29, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#22         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a sub grant with the NH Department of Safety, in the amount of $40,000, utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics FFY 2011 Statistical Analysis Center Grant Program for the purpose of compiling crime statistics for data distribution via the internet in conjunction with VT and MA.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#23         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Samantha Massey, Mental Health Worker I, NH Hospital, in the amount of $1,260.17 to compensate for wages that were not paid for the SFY 2011.  69% General, 31% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#24         Authorized a retroactive sole source memorandum of understanding with NH Employment Security, to obtain wage, employer and unemployment compensation date in an amount not to exceed $472,752.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.  39% Federal, 61% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Emergency Services

#25         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Upp Technology, Downers Grove, IL, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #119), to provide data integration and synchronization software upgrades to the State’s Integrated Resource Management System by increasing the price by $162,395 from $146,762.49 to an amount not to exceed $309,157.49.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2015.  100% Other (Task Force for Global Health Grant) Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#26         Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control to accept and expend Other Funds in the amount of $164,595 from the Task Force for Global Health to fund the upgrading of an existing emergency preparedness inventory information system to enhance reporting and data exchange.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Other (Grant Funding) Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 20, 2012. 

 

#27         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Community Health Development Section, to amend a sole source agreement with the JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #70), to increase training and technical assistance programs to improve local, regional, and state partners’ capability to respond to public health emergencies and threats, by increasing the price by $145,000 from $332,800 to $477,800.  Effective upon G&C approval.  97.77% Federal, 2.23% General Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Community Action Program of Belknap and Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-27-11, item #61), to provide administrative oversight for the implementation of the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program in NH, by increasing the price by $198,256 from $92,116 to $290,372, and by extending the completion date to September 30, 2013, effective retroactive to October 1, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-25-11, item #79), to provide Women, Infants and Children clinic improvements, updated health assessment equipment, and training costs, by increasing the price by $15,770 from $694,832 to $710,602.  Effective February 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section to amend an agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-25-11, item #78), to provide Women, Infants and Children clinic improvements, updated health assessment equipment, and training costs, by increasing the price by $29,688 from $2,312,098 to $2,341,786.  Effective February 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section to amend an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #91), to provide Women, Infants and Children clinic improvements, updated health assessment equipment, and training costs, by increasing the price by $24,332 from $2,085,644 to $2,109,976.  Effective February 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#32         Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract renewal option with My Friend’s Place, Dover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #96A), to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $36,560.  Effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract renewal option with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #91), to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $32,512.  Effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract renewal option with Bridge House Inc., Plymouth, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #96E), to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $30,062.  Effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to accept and expend $100,000 from the State Treasurer, from funds available to support the provisions of the Housing Security Guarantee Program.  (2)Further authorized to amend an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #85), for homeless assistance services, by increasing the price by $100,000 from $452,258 to $552,258.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.    Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 20, 2012. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION

#36         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report for the period ending June 30, 2011.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#37         Authorized to transfer appropriated funds in the amount of $55,000 within the organizational unit for fiscal year 2012 to compensate for an unexpected shortfall and to adjust the budget.   Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 20, 2012. 

 

#38         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Historic Sites to accept and expend an Economic Development Initiative-Special Project grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $205,800 for restoration work at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 20, 2012. 

 

#39         Authorized the Division of Economic Development to accept and expend a grant from the US Small Business Administration – State Trade and Export Promotion Grant Program in the amount of $299,493.  (2)Further authorized to establish a part-time temporary position of a Program Specialist IV, labor grade 25.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 20, 2012. 

 

#39A      Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to accept and place on file the financial report, including Cannon Mountain Ski Area, for fiscal year 2011.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#40         Authorized to process retroactive pay for Joshua Borgeson, in the amount of $11,284.19.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Great Bay Stewards Inc., Greenland, NH, for the purpose of supporting the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 25, 2017. 

 

#42         Authorized to accept and expend $8,310 from the State of NH, Department of Safety, Federal Emergency Management Agency Funds, for the damages caused by the Declared Event of Tropical Storm Irene.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Transfer Funds (FEMA – Dept of Safety). 

 

#43         Authorized to enter into a sole source grant agreement with Duck Unlimited Inc., for the purpose of enhancing waterfowl habitat on the Saint-Louis Marsh in Quebec, Canada, in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  100% Other (Game Management Account) Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized to enter into five Easement Deeds at a cost of $1 each for a total of $5; the five Easement Deeds provide rights to Pearly Terrill Dam; Boundary Pond Dam (aka Mountain Pond Dam); Coon Brook Bog Dam; and Round Pond Dam, in the Town of Pittsburg, and Shehan Pond Dam, in the Town of Clarksville, along with permanent flowage and access rights, from F. Christian Zinkhan and Blake H. Stansell, as Trustees of the Connecticut Lakes Realty Trust, Chapel Hill, NC.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

               

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#45         Authorized an Allonge to the Promissory Note and amended loan agreement with Jacaro NH LLC (originally approved by G&C on 11-4-09, item B), by decreasing the amount of the loan from $112,000 to $96,647.75, which finalizes the amount used to finance with water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds (DWSRF) Repayment Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized a Supplemental Loan agreement with Milton Water District (originally approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #109D), in the amount of $535,000, which finalizes the amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) Repayment Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with Cheshire County (originally approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #133, in the amount of $745,000), in the amount of $416,403.95, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Hill (originally approved by G&C on 10-8-03, item #62, in the amount of $200,000), in the amount of $200,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Federal, 17% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized to amend a loan agreement with Old Lawrence Road LLC, by increasing the amount by $178,000 from $242,000 to $420,000, to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Manchester (originally approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #91), in the amount of $2,200,000, for Phase II of the ongoing Cohas Brook Interceptor project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized a loan agreement with The Hampstead Area Water Co Inc., in the amount of $180,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Portsmouth (originally approved by G&C on 9-5-07, item #39), for the purpose of financing the separation of stormwater and wastewater systems in the Bartlett Street Area of Portsmouth, which finalizes and lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $709,767.34 from $6,000,000 to $5,290,232.66.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 17% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Dunbarton, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in portions of Gorham Pond, Dunbarton, in the amount of $11,287.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Francestown, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Scobie Pond, Francestown, NH, in the amount of $4,214.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Moultonborough, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in portions of Lees Pond and Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough, in the amount of $35,375.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Cobbetts Pond Improvement Association Inc., Windham, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Cobbetts Pond, Windham, NH, in the amount of $4,518.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in portions of Wolfeboro Bay and Back Bay of Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro, NH, in the amount of $8,415.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Contoocook Lake Area Preservation Association, Jaffrey, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in portions of Contoocook Lake, Jaffrey, NH, in the amount of $4,280.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Tuftonboro, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in portions of Lake Winnipesaukee, Tuftonboro, NH, in the amount of $14,975.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Flint Pond Improvement Association Inc., Hollis, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Flint Pond, Hollis, NH, in the amount of $6,537.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Danville, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Long Pond, Danville, NH, in the amount of $7,637.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Alton, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in portions of Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton, NH, in the amount of $17,172.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Brookline, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Melendy Pond and Lake Potanipo, Brookline, NH, in the amount of $7,637.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Winchester, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in portions of Forest Lake, Winchester, NH, in the amount of $3,487.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Ossipee, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Ossipee Lake, NH, in the amount of $4,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Middleton, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Sunrise Lake, Middleton, NH, in the amount of $3,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#67         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to accept and place on file the FY11 annual report.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#68         Authorized to secure the services of Anne Hartshorn, Concord, NH, to provide quality assurances for the i4see data collection system to ensure that the i4see data is complete and accurate in the amount of $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized to secure the services of GEM Consulting, Hollis, NH, to provide quality assurance for the i4see data collection system to ensure that i4see data is complete and accurate in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request of the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a contract with New England Farm Workers’ Council, Springfield, MA, to provide youth services, employment, and training, in the greater Manchester Area, in an amount not to exceed $315,759.  (2)Further authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Transfer – Federal Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized to amend a Grant (originally approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #158F), to transfer carry-forward grant funds between classes in the amount of $49,811 in order to maximize the use of federal grant funds and to retroactively extend the grant period from December 31, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 20, 2012. 

 

#72         Authorized to enter into a contract with Measured Incorporated of White Plains, New York, to annually collect parent involvement surveys from approximately 33,000 parents of students with disabilities and post school outcome surveys from approximately 3,000 special education students one year after they have exited high school, for required reporting in the NH Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education Annual Performance Report, in the amount not to exceed $279,062.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION

#73         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, and with Councilor Wieczorek abstaining, authorized the request to amend a sole source contract with Griffin, York and Krause, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #138), for marketing and promotion, by increasing the price by $314,898 from $1,800,000 to $2,114,898.  100% Lottery Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#74         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into an agreement with the Town of Bristol, to purchase a back-up power generator for the Bristol Fire Station / Emergency Operations Center, for a total amount of $11,075.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Goffstown, to purchase and install an emergency generator at Medvil Cooperative, for a total amount of $5,971.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Lyman for the purchase and installation of an emergency generator and underground propane tank for the town’s Emergency Operations Center located at the Lyman Town Hall, for a total amount of $8,063.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with Volunteer NH!, for the production of an emergency volunteer operations guide for a total amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Hollis, for the purchase and installation of a wildfire mitigation and water resource system/equipment, in the amount of $42,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Kingston, 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. 

 

#80         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Stratford, NH, for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, in the amount of $38,192.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with Lake Region Planning Commission, to provide planning assistance to three communities to update their local hazard mitigation plan, for a total amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 18, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Disaster Assistance funds in the amount of $5,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 20, 2012. 

 

#83         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the Town of Randolph and the Town of Pittsburg, for a total amount of $10,000 for the update of their local hazard mitigation plans.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Allenstown, NH, for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $779,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 21, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

#85         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Westmoreland, for the purchase and installation of a generator for the town’s designated emergency shelter, for a total amount of $27,925.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with Strafford Regional Planning Commission, to provide planning assistance to one community with their local hazard, for a total amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 18, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with Southwest Region Planning Commission (originally approved by G&C on 5-11-11, item #62),  by changing the scope of work and reduce the amount of required funding by $25,000 from $45,000 to $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#88         Authorized the Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with Arcomm Communications Corp, Hillsboro, NH, for security cameras and related equipment services, in the amount of $35,885.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized the Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a service agreement with Consolidated Utility Equipment Services Inc., Amherst, NH, to provide repairs and scheduled maintenance to the Bureau of Mechanical Services’ Aerial Bucket Lifts, for a fee not to exceed $38,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#90         Authorized the Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a service agreement with Consolidated Utility Equipment Services Inc., Amherst, NH, to provide repairs and scheduled maintenance to the Bureau of Mechanical Services’ Truck Mounted Cranes, for a fee not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#91         Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $1,406,677 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from December 22, 2011 through January 4, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#92         Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000, for the sum total of $45,479.58, for the period extending from October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  These awards are paid from various Transportation Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized the Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay small claims for the third quarter for individual amounts less than $600.  Effective January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Construction’s quarterly summary of active projects that may require contingency use, for the period through December 31, 2011.

 

#95         Authorized the Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with RBS Citizens, National Association, Manchester, NH, for Toll Revenue Processing and Armored Car Services for the Bureau of Turnpikes, in the amount not to exceed $2,424,002.08.  Effective February 1, 2012 through January 31, 2016.  100% Turnpike 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 #71A- which was tabled at the November 30, 2011 Meeting.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Child Support Services

#71A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to authorize the request to enter into a sole source agreement with the Supreme Court of the State of NH, through the Administrative Office of the Courts, Concord, NH, for the continuation of the Marital Masters Program, in an amount not to exceed $2,752,330.  Effective January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to remove item #49- which was tabled at the January 11, 2012 Meeting.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#49         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to authorize 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. 

 

 

 

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Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:00 p.m.