GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                January 30, 2008, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of January 16, 2008.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 16, 2008 meeting.

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

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The Governor and Executive Council swore into office the following Representative-elect:

 

Rockingham District 1 (Candia, Deerfield, Northwood, Nottingham)

Maureen R. Mann, d, Deerfield (52 Stage Road) 03037

 

RESIGNATIONS

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

 

Commissioner: Department of Administrative Services

Donald S. Hill, Pembroke                                                                                   Effective:  February 29, 2008

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Carroll County)

Justin Hussey, North Conway                                                                           Effective:  January 31, 2008

Succeeding:  David L. Babson Jr., Ossipee                                                     Term:  January 31, 2013

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Strafford County)

Frank W. Reinhold, Jr., Lee                                                                               Effective:  January 31, 2008

Succeeding:  Leon Meader, Rochester                                                            Term:  January 31, 2013

 

Agricultural Lands Preservation Committee

Peter S. Helm, Contoocook                                                                               Effective:  January 30, 2008

Succeeding:  Jay Waldner, Hopkinton (resigned)                                          Term:  October 10, 2008

 

Air Resources Council

(General Public)

J. Ryan Bielagus, Amherst                                                                                 Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 6, 2011

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals

(Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Councilor)

Eileen M. Fiori, Nashua                                                                                      Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 28, 2011

 

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Wendy M. Cahill, Concord                                                                                Effective:  January 30, 2008

Succeeding:  Gary Samson, Concord                                                              Term:  November 23, 2012

 

Assistant Commissioner: Department of Corrections

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections

William G McGonagle, Concord                                                                      Effective:  January 30, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  Serves at Commissioners pleasure

Salary:  JJ Step 3, $93,975

 

Board of Court Reporters

(Public Member)

Brent T. Lemire, Litchfield                                                                                Effective:  January 30, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  January 30, 2011

 

State Board of Education

Helen G. Honorow, Nashua                                                                              Effective:  January 31, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 31, 2012

 

State Board of Education

John E. Lyons, Jr., Portsmouth                                                                         Effective:  January 31, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 31, 2012

 

State Board of Education

William D. Walker, Thornton                                                                            Effective:  January 31, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 31, 2012

 

Board of Foresters

(Public Member)

Roland E. Olivier, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  January 30, 2008

Succeeding:  Leon Meader, Rochester                                                            Term:  November 7, 2012

 

State Coordinator of Highway Safety

Peter M. Thomson, Orford                                                                                 Effective:  February 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 3, 2013

Salary:  EE Maximum, $74,376

 

State Historical Records Advisory Board

Paul R. Bergeron, Nashua                                                                                  Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 2, 2011

 

State Historical Records Advisory Board

Edouard L. Desrochers, Exeter                                                                         Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 19, 2010

 

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights

David N. Cole, Hanover                                                                                     Effective:  January 30, 2008

Succeeding:  Purnell F. Ross, Jr., Dover                                                           Term:  January 1, 2013

 

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights

Laura Simoes, Concord                                                                                     Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2013

 

Judicial Council

(Lay Person)

David N. Page, Sunapee                                                                                     Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2011

 

Judicial Council

(Attorney)

Wendy Roberts, Whitefield                                                                               Effective:  January 30, 2008

Succeeding: Alethea L. Froburg, Berlin                                                           Term:  October 18, 2010

 

Deputy Chief Medical Examiner

Nominated by the Attorney General

Jennie V. Duval, MD, Concord                                                                         Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 28, 2013

Salary:  NN  $118,204

 

Board of Medicine

Catherine Florio Pipas, Lebanon                                                                      Effective:  January 30, 2008

Succeeding:  Bruce J. Friedman, Etna                                                             Term:  December 3, 2011

 

Moorings Appeals Board

Robert W. Ball, Jefferson                                                                                   Effective:  January 30, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  October 28, 2010

 

New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Industry Board

William S. Fenollosa, Hopkinton                                                                      Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 9, 2012

 

Physical Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

James H. Bradley, Goffstown                                                                           Effective:  January 30, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  September 16, 2010

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

Diane B.Terragni, Dunbarton                                                                            Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 16, 2012

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

Thomas J. Brennan, Jr. , New London                                                            Effective:  January 30, 2008

Succeeding:  Richard W. Ayers, Sanbornton (resigned)                               Term:  September 4, 2008

 

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

Robert G. Fishwick, Allenstown                                                                        Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 8, 2011

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Lisa Shapiro, Canterbury                                                                                   Effective:  February 1, 2008

Succeeding:  Carlton MacVeagh, Marlborough (resigned)                          Term:  July 13, 2009

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Board

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

Residential Telecom User

Theodore R. Jastrzembski, Hanover                                                               Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 18, 2010

 

Victim’s Assistance Commission

Nominated by the Attorney General

David A. Gruette, Center Barnstead                                                                Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 15, 2010

 

Victim’s Assistance Commission

Nominated by the Attorney General

Dennis R. Harney, Concord                                                                              Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 15, 2010

 

Waste Management Council

(Municipal Official)

Stephen R. Crean, Goffstown                                                                           Effective:  January 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 7, 2011

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

Kerri A. Lafond, Keene                                                                                      Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Maren C. McElwee, Gilmanton (reached term limit)            Term: January 8, 2011

 

Community College System Board of Trustees

(High School Vocational Director)

Stephen Guyer, Gilford                                                                                       Effective: February 17, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Anne C. Eaton, Concord                                                                                    Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: February 13, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

David F. Foster, Northfield                                                                                Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: February 9, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Robert J. Kirby, Manchester                                                                             Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term; February 13, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Mark S. MacKenzie, Manchester                                                                    Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: February 9, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Denis W. Parker, Hooksett                                                                                 Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: February 9, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Dennis Teravainen, Hooksett                                                                           Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    February 13, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employers/Insurers)

George T. Wells, Derry                                                                                        Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: February 9, 2011

 

State Conservation Committee

(Coos/Grafton)

Calvin J. Perkins, Rumney                                                                                 Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: August 1, 2011

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

(Chief of a Volunteer Fire Department)

Francis X. Fraitzl III, Bedford                                                                           Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Carl F. Roediger, New Castle (no longer volunteer fire chief)  Term: November 12, 2009

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

(Fire Prevention Society)

Mark W. Tetreault, Epsom                                                                                Effective: February 14, 2008

Succeeding:  George E. Sykes, Lebanon                                                         Term: February 14, 2011

 

Chairman: State Liquor Commission

Mark Bodi, Portsmouth                                                                                     Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Anthony  C. Maiola, Newport                                                   Term: January 6, 2009

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Bruce J. Friedman, Etna                                                                                     Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Robert P. Cervenka, Manchester                                              Term: January 1, 2011

 

Occupational Therapy Governing Board

(Licensed Occupational Therapist)

Eileen Thayer, Epsom                                                                                        Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: January 8, 2011

 

Pesticides Control Board

(Ecologist)

Susan L. Whittemore, Keene                                                                            Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: November 6, 2010

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Represents a college not a member of the College & University Council)

John D. Hutson, Bow                                                                                          Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Ronald P. Murro, Littleton (resigned)                                       Term: June 30, 2010

 

Associate Justice of the Superior Court

Peter H. Bornstein, Berlin                                                                                   Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Jean Burling, Cornish (resigned)                                                Term: Until 70 years of age

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

(Represents statewide trade association)

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

Nancy C. Kyle, Pembroke                                                                                 Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Katherine J. LaPlante, Pembroke                                             Term: December 1, 2010

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

(Member at large)

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

Judi Window, Manchester                                                                                 Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: December 1, 2010

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

(Culture, Arts & History)

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

Lawrence Yerdon, Portsmouth                                                                         Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: December 1, 2010

 

 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

#1           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to retroactively pay Louise O. Romeo, Executive Director, prior year increment wages that were not processed from December 28, 2006 through June 7, 2007 in the amount of $833.22 for Fiscal Year 2007, to be paid from fiscal year 2008 funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2           Authorized to amend  a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-07, item #9), for the Fuel Assistance Program by increasing the amount by $365,034 from $2,373,087 to $2,738,121.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3           Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-07, item #5), for the Fuel Assistance Program by increasing the amount by $623,335 from $4,434,180 to $5,057,515.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#4           Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-07, item #8), for the Fuel Assistance Program by increasing the amount by $1,424,443 from $2,721,120 to $4,145,563.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-07, item #7), for the Fuel Assistance Program by increasing the amount by $454,744 from $1,383,580 to $1,838,324.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-07, item #6), for the Fuel Assistance Program by increasing the amount by $571,554 from $1,715,481 to $2,287,035.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7           Authorized Captain Amy L. Emanuel, Windham, ME, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#8           Authorized Major Daniel P. Desautels, Raymond, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#8A        Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $100,000 from the federal government (National Guard Bureau) as part of the five-year Federal-State Master Cooperative Agreement to cover the cost of overtime for snow removal and emergency repairs at Pease Air National Guard Base.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Overtime costs for the NH Pease Air National Guard Base operations shall be reimbursed 100% by the Federal Government.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9           Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $400,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of February 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $586,057,554.98 for the Month of December and recommend the balance of $153,942,445.02 be lapsed.

 

#10         Authorized to pay Victor Virgin Corp., Franklin, NH, for emergency water main repairs that were performed on state property near the Supreme Court building in Concord on December 18, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#11         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $64,930.47 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#12         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 fiscal year ending June 30, 2007.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#13         Authorized to designate Sarah T. Blodgett as an attorney at a salary of $55,500 effective upon G&C approval.

 

#14         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to deny the petition of Stephen Earle Spencer requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Second Degree Murder.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

#14A      Authorized to designate John R. Lilly, as an attorney at a salary of $55,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#15         Authorized to accept retroactive donations of goods and supplies with a total value of $14,217.46 from various contributors from May 3, 2007 through November 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#16         Authorized to continue a 30% salary enhancement for position #19851 Chief Pharmacist, LG 30 and positions #19848, #19553 and #12997 Pharmacist, LG 27, also, to continue an hourly rate enhancement of 30% for four part-time temporary Pharmacists.  Effective retroactive to September 18, 2007 through September 17, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#17         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits to Pharmacist Lisa Mutina in the amount of $4,157.09 for the period of November 21, 2006 through April 26, 2007 with current fiscal year funds. 

 

#18         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits to Chief Pharmacist Judy LaForest in the amount of $4,896.17 for the period of November 21, 2006 through April 26, 2007 with current fiscal year funds.

 

#19         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively exercise a contract renewal option with Apex Cleaning Company LLC, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-06, item #41), for the provision of cleaning services for the Exeter Probation/Parole District Office located in Exeter, NH, in the amount of $9,120, by extending the expiration date to December 27, 2009 from December 27, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#20         Authorized to reclassify position #19947 Health Facilities Cleaner, labor grade 8 ($23,046.40) to Medical Records Technician, labor grade 11 ($24,258).  100% General Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21         Authorized retroactive pay for Diane Kirkwood, Retail Store Clerk I, in the amount of $254.48 for October 31, 2006 through December 27, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#22         Authorized to amend a contract with Thermal Stor Refrigeration Inc., Hooksett, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 5-3-06, item #19), to provide heating and air conditioning service for various Liquor Commission locations throughout NH, by increasing the amount from $215,301.50 to $375,145.50, and by extending the completion date through January 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#22A      Authorized to enter into a contract with Eckhardt & Johnson Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide heating and air conditioning services at various liquor store locations throughout NH, for a total contract price of $184,736.49.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#23         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to reclassify position #8T016 Park Manager I, labor grade 9 to Program Assistant II, labor grade 15.

 

#24         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated January 30, 2008, in the total amount of $18,996.88 for the 2007/2008 out-of-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to pay a sole source retroactive invoice from NH Electric Motors Inc., Laconia, NH, in the amount of $12,348 for emergency repairs to a snowmaking compressor motor.   Effective November 29, 2007 through December 3, 2007.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept a donation of 10.66 acres of undeveloped forestland located in the Town of Bethlehem from Mr. James Orefice of Virginia.

 

#27         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to reclassify position #41310 Program Assistant I, labor grade 12 to a Program Specialist I, labor grade 19.  100% General Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to convey a sanitary protection area by easement deed to HT NH I, LTD, for 3 wells that are located on their property but in close proximity to Paugus Bay State Forest boundary in Laconia, NH.  (2)Further Authorized to accept the gift of 11 acres of land directly abutting Paugus Bay State Forest, and a vehicular right of way into the Forest from HT NH I, LTD, in Laconia, NH.  0% State Funds. 

 

#28A      Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Elizabeth Durfee-Hengen, Concord, NH, for a historical survey of Umbagog State Park in the amount of $5,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#29         Authorized to adjust the budget previously approved for the original grant (approved by G&C on 2-25-05), by rebudgeting the funds between the classes as detailed in letter dated January 3, 2008, for the best use of available funding. 

 

#30         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Woodard  & Curran Environmental Services Inc., Portland, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #159), for engineering services to complete a 5-year review for the Keefe Environmental Services Hazardous Waste site, by increasing the amount by $50,000 from $3,998,714 to $4,048,714.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#31         Authorized to retroactively amend a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Milton Water District, Milton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-8-06, item #49, amended on 6-27-07, item #106), to complete a project to better protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2008 from December 31, 2007. 

 

#32         Authorized to award grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated January 3, 2008, for purposes of used oil collection.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 16, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized to amend an agreement with the Lamprey River Watershed Association Inc., Lee, NH, by modifying Exhibit C to allow the LRWA to employ a part-time employee of the DES project coordinator for the Assessment of Physical Factors Affecting Water Quality in the Lamprey River project.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#34         Authorized to retroactively enter into a memorandum of agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, in the amount of $60,000 to carry out activities to implement portions of the NH Estuaries Project Management Plan.  Effective January 1, 2008 through Decmeber 31, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Rochester for construction of the Homemakers Sewer Extension in the amount of $341,373.13.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#36         Authorized to reclassify position #12042 Program Assistant I, labor grade 12 to Accounting Technician, labor grade 12.  72% General, 28% Other Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized Town of Newinton’s request to conduct necessary repair/reconstruction at the Newington Town Landing, including: reconstructing the existing deteriorated boat ramp by replacing deteriorated surface with concrete planks; repairing in-kind existing granite seawall, including cutting back in one section of eroded fill extension in the upland tidal buffer zone, and resetting all existing granite, and; installing of new rip-rap to stabilize and protect eroded and undercut natural shoreline and to prevent further erosion and loss of mature trees critical as habitat for wintering bald eagles.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#38         Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health Inc., Laconia, NH (previously approved by G&C on 12-7-05, item #77, amended on 4-19-06, item #64, amended on 12-12-06, item #134, amended no 6-13-07, item #344), to provide a cost of living increase for information and referral and assessment and counseling services provided by the ServiceLink Resource Center of Belknap County and one time relocation costs, by increasing the amount by $14,060.08 from $699,939.45 to $713,999.53.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  17% Federal, 83% General Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH (previously amended by G&C on 6-13-07, item #343), acting as fiscal agent to ServiceLink Resource Center of Coos County, to provide cost of living increases for information and referral and assessment and counseling services, by increasing the amount by $8,060.08 from $863,521.40 to $871,581.48.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  29% Federal, 71% General Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized to provide Senior Wellness Programming Initiative grant awards as detailed in letter dated January 9, 2008, in an amount not to exceed $2,500 per grant award to twenty-three senior centers and the NH Association of Senior Centers for a total of $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized to reclassify position #11609 Youth Counselor I, salary grade 11 to Program Planning and Review Specialist, salary grade 28.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized to amend an existing sole source agreement with Southern NH Services, Inc., Manchester, NH (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #96), to provide elderly residents with disaster assistance grant funds for recovery activities associated with the April 2007 severe weather event.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#43         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to reclassify position #18986 Assistant State Epidemiologist, salary grade 23 to Health Promotion Advisor, salary grade 23.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Food Protection Section to reclassify position #42885 Licensing and Evaluation Coordinator, salary grade 20 to Program Specialist III, salary grade 23.  85.5% Federal, 14.5% General Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to amend an agreement with Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #267), to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing and referral services and STD testing and treatment, by increasing the amount by $50,000 from $227,634 to $277,634.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized Public Health Laboratories, Radiochemistry Laboratory Unit to enter into a sole source agreement with Canberra Industries Inc., Meriden, CT, to provide repair, maintenance and support of the Canberra radiochemistry analyzer in an amount not to exceed $63,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through thirty-six months.  100% Other (utility assessments) Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with the NH Minority Health Coalition, Manchester, NH, to support and conduct assessment and evaluation tasks for the SPF Program in an amount not to exceed $330,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Mid-State Health Center, Plymouth, NH to provide primary care services in an amount not to exceed $125,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Indian Stream Health Center Inc., Colebrook, NH to provide primary care services in an amount not to exceed $77,482.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH to provide primary care services for individuals experiencing homelessness in an amount not to exceed $58,905.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#50A      Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol & Other Drug Treatment Section, Multiple Offender Program to enter Susan M. Conboy retroactively into an educational tuition agreement with Granite State College, Rochester, NH, to participate in the course entitled CMPL 511 Software Tools, during the period of January 5, 2008 through March 28, 2008, and to pay said costs in the amount of $888.

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#51         Authorized Special Medical Services Section to enter Lorna J. Landry retroactively into an Educational Tuition Agreement with Granite State College, Concord, NH, to participate in the course entitled MGMT 500: Principles of Management, during the period of January 8, 2008 through March 25, 2008, and to pay said cost in the amount of $888.

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#52         Authorized to reclassify position #41019 Child Support Officer, salary grade 20 to Supervisor II, salary grade 21.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#53         Authorized to retroactively pay a subscription fee to Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, to access the Center for State Foster Care and Adoption Date service, in the amount of $20,000.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#54         Authorized John H. Sununu Youth Services Center to accept a monetary donation from the Local Outreach Committee of the First Congregational Church of Manchester, NH in the amount of $1,200.

 

#55         Authorized John H. Sununu Youth Services Center, accept a ping-pong table with a total approximate value of $180 from Francia Rennie of Allenstown, NH.

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#56         Authorized to increase the annual salary of Jeffrey Fetter, MD, Physician in Charge by $3,000 for being board certified in Internal Medicine.  64.8% General, 31.6% Federal Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized to pay The Joint Commission, Terrace, IL, for an annual subscription fee and an on-site survey fee in the amount of $11,565.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  69% General, 31% Federal Funds. 

 

#57A      Authorized to enter Adam Chelmo into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with Hesser College, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled Forensic Psychology, during the period of January 17, 2008 through May 9, 2008, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,542. 

 

#57B      Authorized to enter Taban Pakasuk into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled Cultural Anthropology, during the period of January 22, 2008 through May 2, 2008, and to pay said costs in the amount of $738. 

 

                                Tobey School

#58         Authorized to accept and expend $3,911.18 of Other Funds from the Healthy NH Foundation to purchase physical fitness equipment to be used in conjunction with Tobey School Physical education and academic classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

                                Glencliff Home

#59         Authorized to accept a monetary donation from Barbara Smith, Littleton, NH in the amount of $100.

 

#60         Authorized to accept monetary donations during the period of October 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007 in the amount of $270.

 

#61         Authorized to enter into a contract with Yankee Equipment Systems Inc., Barrington, NH, to provide laundry equipment maintenance and repair services, in an amount not to exceed $4,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

               

                                Office of Business Operations

#61A      Authorized to enter Cheryl A. Connor into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, to participate in the courses entitled Organizational Behavior, Spreadsheets, and Intermediate Algebra, during the period of January 22, 2008 through May 8 2008, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,890. 

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#61B      Authorized to enter Donna Wurtz into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, to participate in the course entitled Business Law I, during the period of January 22, 2008 through May 7, 2008, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,134. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#62         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 FY07.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#63         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a contract with Precision Mechanical Contractors, Hooksett, NH to provide miscellaneous HVAC and Plumbing services to the Home in the amount of $36,525.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#64         Authorized to reclassify position #13209 Administrative Assistant, labor grade 16 ($29,367) to Accountant I, labor grade 16 (429,367).

 

#65         Authorized Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, Services for Blind and Visually Impaired, to accept donations in the amount of $1,095 in memory of Rachel Rosencrantz.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Hank Bohanon, to do a three-day workshop with APEX II high school staff members in an amount not to exceed $3,500.  Effective February 10, 2008 to February 29, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized to enter into a contract with Ellen Phillips, New Durham, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide technical assistance in English Language arts and/or reading to selected schools and districts to raise student achievement to meet state performance targets, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein and pending legislative approval for the next biennium budget.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to exercise the renewal option to grant funds to NH ATECH Services, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-7-07, item #91), to improve educational outcomes for students who are blind and visually impaired, in an amount not to exceed $49,950.  Effective February 7, 2008 through February 6, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized to exercise a renewal option and grant funds to the NH Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-18-07, item #82), to improve educational outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing, in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective April 18, 2008 through April 17, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a contract with NH-JAG, Manchester, NH, to provide dropout prevention alternative education services in an amount not to exceed $107,640.   (2)Further Authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract.  (3)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Strafford Learning Center, Somersworth, NH, to provide dropout prevention services in twelve NH communities in an amount not to exceed $200,474.64.   (2)Further Authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract.  (3)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#71A      Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $770,000 from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs to improve instruction and achievement in eligible districts.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved

 

                                COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

#72         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth authorized the request, as detailed in letter dated January 15, 2008, of the college name changes within the Community College System of NH as approved by the Board of Trustees. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#73         Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Xerox Corporation of Boston, MA, to provide full service maintenance for the Work Center Pro 90 copier at a cost not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized to amend a federal grant from the NH Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #141, amended on 7-18-07, item #152), to allow NHPSTC to develop curriculum, by extending the end date from June 30, 2008 to September 30, 2008.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#75         Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with JusticeTrax Inc., Mesa, AZ, for customization of and training on the Laboratory Information Management System software in the amount of $36,554.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized the application permit of Pine Landing Beach Club, Inc.,  located on Ossipee Lake in Freedom, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 39 moorings.

 

#77         Authorized the application permit of Lakeside Village Association located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 20 moorings.

 

#78         Authorized the application permit of Samoset at Winnipesaukee Condominium Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 42 moorings.

 

#79         Authorized the application permit of Calumet Lutheran Camp and Conference Center located on Ossipee Lake in Freedom, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 17 moorings.

 

#80         Authorized the application permit of Wagon Wheel Condominium Association located on Newfound Lake in Bridgewater, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 12 moorings.

 

#81         Authorized the application permit of Freedom Village Condominium Association located on Ossipee Lake in Freedom, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 43 moorings.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#82         Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending December 31, 2007.

 

#83         Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to reclassify position #21723 Data Control Clerk II, labor grade 10 to Program Specialist II, labor grade 21.

 

#84         Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to reclassify position #19053 Stock Control Supervisor, labor grade 12 to Warehouse Supervisor, labor grade 17.

 

#85         Authorized to reclassify position #21443 Coordinator, Environmental Impact Evaluations, labor grade 29 to Administrator III, labor grade 31; position #17346 Highway Maintainer II, labor grade 9 to Supervisor IV, labor grade 25; position #20746 Highway Maintainer II, labor grade 9 to Environmentalist III, labor grade 23; position #21526 Highway Maintainer II, labor grade 9 to Program Specialist III, labor grade 23; and position #17324 Highway Maintainer II, labor grade 9 to Environmentalist I, labor grade 16.

 

#86         Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.6 acre parcel of State owned land located in Merrimack to The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts for $30,000 plus a $1,100 administrative fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Private/Local Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Construction summary report for the period through December 31, 2007.

 

#88         Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with B&T Cleaning, Lebanon, NH, for janitorial services for the District 02 Office in the amount of $25,120.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with The Louis Berger Group Incorporated, Manchester, NH, East Orange, NJ (previously approved by G&C on 8-9-06, item #110), for the preliminary engineering design for the replacement of the I-95 Turnpike System bridge over the Taylor River in Hampton Falls and Hampton, by extending the completion date from January 31, 2008 to June 30, 2008. 

#90                                                                         TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.         PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION –  - Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,530.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robyn J. Descoteau, PUC Examiner, in the course entitled “Forecast and Demand Analysis”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $1,530.00

 

 

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OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

A.            Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $4,183,584.39 from the US Department of Health & Human Services, for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee Approved.

 

 

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove item #178 - which was tabled at the January 16, 2008 Meeting

 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#178       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, with Councilor Pignatelli abstaining due to conflict of interest, voted to approve the request of the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Marquis ID Systems Inc., Fort Wayne, IN, to provide driver licenses, non-driver identification cards, special identification cards and badges for an amount not to exceed $4,834,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2013.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned