GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                October 11, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of September 27, 2006.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the September 27, 2006 meeting.

 

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

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Acupuncture Licensing

Alice G. Meattey, Dover                                                                                     Effective:  October 11, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 8, 2009

 

Air Resources Council

(Practicing Physician)

Robert W. Hickey, MD, New Castle                                                                 Effective:  October 24, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 24, 2010

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission

(Drug Abuse Treatment)

Amelie Gooding, Keene                                                                                      Effective:  October 11, 2006

Succeeding:  Steven Arnold, Colebrook                                                          Term:  September 20, 2009

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Recommended by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

(Grafton County)

Melissa A. Gould, Woodsville                                                                          Effective:  October 11, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2009

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Recommended by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

(Belknap County)

Marilyn Lynch, Laconia                                                                                      Effective:  October 11, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2008

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Recommended by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

(Carroll County)

Christine MacDonald, Ossipee                                                                          Effective:  October 11, 2006

Succeeding:  Margaret Rieser, Freedom                                                           Term:  May 8, 2008

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Recommended by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

(Strafford County)

Beth Setear, Dover                                                                                               Effective:  October 11, 2006

Succeeding:  Mother Paul Marie Santa Lucia, Rochester                             Term:  July 1, 2007

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Recommended by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

(Strafford County)

Steven H. Slovenski, Lee                                                                                    Effective:  October 11, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 2, 2008

 

State Radiation Advisory Committee

(Medical)

Charles Leutzinger, MD, Wilton                                                                        Effective:  October 11, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 14, 2010

 

State Radiation Advisory Committee

(Public Member)

Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, Seabrook                                                                    Effective:  October 11, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 14, 2010

 

Rivers Management Advisory Board

(Representative of the Agricultural Community)

Alan S. Bartlett, Concord                                                                                    Effective:  October 11, 2006

Succeeding:  James Robertson, Contoocook                                                  Term:  March 22, 2009

 

Wetlands Site Selection Committee

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists

Nancy B. Rendall, Gilmanton                                                                             Effective:  October 11, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  October 11, 2009

 

Wetlands Site Selection Committee

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions

Rick D. Van de Poll, Center Sandwich                                                              Effective:  October 11, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  October 11, 2009

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Anne Broderick Botteri, Bedford                                                                       Effective:  October 20, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 20, 2009

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Janice N. Markey, Center Tuftonboro                                                              Effective:  October 20, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 20, 2009

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Pamela B. Remick, Lancaster                                                                              Effective:  October 20, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 20, 2009

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Bonnie White, Hopkinton                                                                                  Effective:  October 20, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 20, 2009

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Department of Employment Security: Appellate Board

(Business Management)

Joanne Dobson, Laconia                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 14, 2010

 

Department of Employment Security: Appellate Board

(Public Member)

Margaret Ives, Derry                                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 14, 2010

 

Board of Architects

Richard M. Monahon, Jr., Peterborough                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Donald R. Lavallee, Hampton (reached term limit)  Term:  September 9, 2011

 

Emergency Shelter and Homeless Coordination Commission

Roger R. Beauchamp, Manchester                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Helen C. Cohen, Kensington                                                      Term:  August 26, 2008

 

Emergency Shelter and Homeless Coordination Commission

Lance dePlante, New Ipswich                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Patricia E. Howe, Franklin                                                           Term:  August 26, 2008

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

Nominated by the Secretary of State

Dale S. Kuehne, (r), Manchester                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 30, 2009

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

Nominated by the Secretary of State

David L. Nixon, (d), Manchester                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 30, 2008

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

Nominated by the State Treasurer

L. Douglas O’Brien (r), Bow                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 30, 2008

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

Nominated by the State Treasurer

Patricia B. Quigley, (d), Concord                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 30, 2007

 

Judicial Council

(NH Bar Association Member)

Joseph M. McDonough, Manchester                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2009

 

NH Land and Community Heritage Authority

(Natural Resources)

Jack Bronnenberg, Strafford                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  September 6, 2007

 

NH Land and Community Heritage Authority

(Local Planning)

William Norton, Concord                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  A. Bradford Wyman, West Dummer                                         Term:  September 6, 2010

 

NH Land and Community Heritage Authority

(Municipal)

H. Charles Royce, Jaffrey                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Elizabeth D. Hengen, Concord                                                   Term:  September 6, 2010

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

(Attorney)

Karen J. Borgstrom, Lyme                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 11, 2007

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

Nominated by the NH Conflict Resolution Association

Honey Hastings, Temple                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 21, 2008

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

(Representing Consumers)

Clarence E. Bourassa, Bow                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 28, 2009

 

Pharmacy Board

(Public Member)

Sandra B. Keans, Rochester                                                                               Effective:  Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 14, 2011

 

State Board of Licensing & Regulation of Plumbers

Richard J. Zannini, Hampton                                                                              Effective:  October 28, 2006

Succeeding:  James Varotsis, Portsmouth (reached term limit)                     Term:  October 28, 2011

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

Allen K. MacNeil, Plymouth                                                                              Effective:  October 27, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 27, 2009

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

Sharon Nichols, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

Michael Pagan, Sanbornville                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

Lou G. Powell, Strafford                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  2 yrs from confirmation

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

Deborah Ann Robinson, Merrimack                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  1 yr from confirmation

 

Board of Managers of the NH Veterans’ Home

(Member of a recognized and chartered Veterans Service Organization)

Anthony J. Romano, Jr., New Hampton                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 26, 2009

 

Board of Veterinary Medicine

(Public Member)

Susan C. Flint, Henniker                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Elaine S. Forst, Henniker (reached term limit)                          Term:  October 14, 2011

 

NH Water Well Board

(Water Well Contractor)

Jeffrey M. Tasker, Northwood                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 15, 2009

 

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – absent, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Grafton County Economic Development Council for the benefit of Dartmouth Regional Technology Center located in Lebanon, NH.  Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON OCTOBER 11, 2006

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 10:28 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan to be made by Grafton County Economic Development Corporation and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, briefly explained the project.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:7  WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN TO GRAFTON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  Absent was:  Councilor Griffin.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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

UNDER RSA 162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO GRAFTON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to a loan by the Authority to Grafton County Economic Development Council (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $50,000 to allow Grafton County Economic Development Council to qualify for matching funds of up to $500,000 from the USDA Rural Development’s Intermediary Relending Program.(the "Loan")

 

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

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council will receive all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed Loan by the Authority; and

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved that:

 

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

 

                a.             Special Findings.

 

                                (i)  The Loan in consistent with local or regional development plans or policies.

 

                b.             General Findings.

 

                                                                (i)            The Loan that the Authority has proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

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

 

                                                                (iii)          The Loan that the Authority has proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State's citizens.

 

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

 

                2.             Approval.              Governor and Council approve the Loan by the Authority as recommended by the Authority and authorize the Authority to cause the execution and delivery of the loan documents substantially in the form submitted to Governor and Council and to take such further action as the act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

 

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

 

                Passed and agreed to October 11, 2006.

               

 

#2            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – absent, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Centrix Bank & Trust and Quality Controls, Inc. in Tilton, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON OCTOBER 11, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 10:34 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Centrix Bank & Trust to Quality Controls, Inc., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Spaulding  introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM CENTRIX BANK & TRUST TO QUALITY CONTROLS, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  Absent was:  Councilor Griffin.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18

AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13

WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

CENTRIX BANK & TRUST TO QUALITY CONTROLS, INC.

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to fifty percent (50%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $400,000 from Centrix Bank & Trust to Quality Controls, Inc., pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed fifty percent (50%) of the proposed financing;

 

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

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed award of the Authority's guarantee which they have requested; and

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

                                                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will contribute significantly to the success of the financing.

 

                                                                (ii)           Reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to the Authority and insure that any private benefit from the award of the guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

                                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

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

 

                                                (iii)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the state and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the state's citizens.

 

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

 

                2.             Approval.  The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the award of the guarantee as may be required and authorize the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to October 11, 2006.

 

 

#3            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – absent, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Centrix Bank & Trust and Quality Controls, Inc. in Tilton, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON OCTOBER 11, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 10:36 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Centrix Bank & Trust to Quality Controls, Inc., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  She said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Wieczorek introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM CENTRIX BANK & TRUST TO QUALITY CONTROLS, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli;  those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  Absent was:  Councilor Griffin.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18

AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a

WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

CENTRIX BANK & TRUST TO

QUALITY CONTROLS, INC.

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to fifty percent (50%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $400,000 from Centrix Bank & Trust to Quality Controls, Inc. pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed fifty percent (50%) of the proposed financing;

 

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

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed award of the Authority's guarantee which they have requested; and

 

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

 

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

                                                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will contribute significantly to the success of the financing.

 

                                                                (ii)           Reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to the Authority and to ensure that any private benefit from the award of the guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

                                                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

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

 

                                                                (iii)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the state and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the state's citizens.

 

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

 

                2.             Approval.  The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the award of the guarantee as may be required and authorize the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to October 11, 2006.

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#4            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to enter into an agreement with the Town of Plymouth, NH, to complete a feasibility study to address deficiencies in the park’s wastewater infrastructure in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5            Authorized to accept and place on file the report of the Telecommunications Equipment Assistance Program for fiscal year 2006.

 

#6            Authorized to grant a retroactive annual salary increment to Executive Director Carol A. Nadeau, of $3,543, from Group EE, Step 4 ($67,324) to Step 5 ($70,867).  Effective July 1, 2006.  88% General, 12% Other Funds. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7            Authorized to assign Agency vehicle M38 to Peter M. Thomson, Coordinator, on a 24-hour, 7-days per week basis.

 

 

#8            FAILED –Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Pignatelli voted no.  The Governor and Council failed to authorize the request to enter into a contractual agreement with the Courtyard Marriott & Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH, to serve as the host site for the 2006 Annual Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month Breakfast scheduled for November 20, 2006 in the amount of $3,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9            Authorized to accept and expend $61,279.70 of additional funds available from the NH Department of Employment Security to support the design, evaluation, selection, implementation, and on going maintenance of complex system software and hardware.  (2)Further Authorized to establish one Technical Support Specialist VI position.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Employment Security in the amount of $61,279.70 to support the design, evaluation, selection, implementation, and on going maintenance of complex system software and hardware by establishing one Technical Support Specialist VI position.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.    100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#10          NOT USED

 

#11          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Ambiron TrustWave Corp., Annapolis, MD, for computer forensic analysis and computer security analysis in the amount of $12,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#12          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $33,033 from the Federal government (National Guard Bureau) as part of the five-year Federal-State Master Cooperative Agreement in support of the NH Army National Guard Environmental program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#13          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Waldron Engineering & Construction Inc., Exeter, NH, for professional services to develop the Concord Steam Plant Study, NH Hospital Campus, Concord, NH, for a total amount not to exceed $74,108.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $892 be approved for additional services that may be required during the development of the Steam Plant Plan, brining the total contract to $75,000. 

 

#14          Authorized Bureau of General Services to contract with Kang Company Inc., Concord, NH, for janitorial services at Health and Human Services, Spring Street, Concord, for an amount not to exceed $60,900.  Effective November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2009.

 

#15          Authorized to accept and place on file the quarterly allotments for state departments and agencies for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2007.  (2)Further to make necessary adjustments in the quarterly allotments not to exceed the total funds available for expenditures for the fiscal year.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#16          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $24,961.16 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

#17          Authorized  to amend three documents, as detailed in letter dated September 19, 2006, which will become effective upon G&C approval: 1) NH Higher Education Savings Plan Trust – Restated Declaration of Trust dated April 28, 2003 (Exhibits A and B only).  2) Restated Investment Management Agreement dated April 28, 2003 between the State Treasurer, as Trustee, and Fidelity Strategic Advisors (Schedules A & B only).  3) Restated Management and Administrative Services Agreement dated April 28, 2003 among the State Treasurer, as Trustee, FMR Corp., Strategic Advisors, Inc., and Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC (“Fidelity”).

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18          Authorized to budget and expend prior year funds in the amount of $8,407.05 for the purpose of meeting expenses to train students and volunteers to conduct archaeological surveys.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend additional donations up to $3,592.95 to the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program received during the Fiscal Year 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#19          Authorized Division of Arts to award an Arts in Education Partnership Grant in the amount of $7,000 to the Arts Alliance of Northern NH, Littleton.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

#20          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to accept and place on file the Board’s Annual Report.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21          Authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $215,409 from funds otherwise appropriated for the purpose of paying autopsies conducted.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#22          Authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $112,749, from the Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services, entitled Children’s Justice Act Grant, to be utilized to improve the criminal justice’s response in the handling of actual or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect in the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#23          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively reappoint Nicholas P. Cort as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term.  Effective October 9, 2006 through October 9, 2011.

 

 #24         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively reappoint Jennifer J. Patterson as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term.  Effective August 31, 2006 through August 31, 2011.

 

#25          Authorized to conduct multidisciplinary training for professionals from around the state entitled “Reactive Attachment Disorder” to be held on November 15, 2006 at the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH, at a cost not to exceed $9,497.20.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the training above in the amount of $35 from each of an estimated 150 participants for a total not to exceed $5,250 to help defray the costs of this training facility expenses.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Holiday Inn in an amount not to exceed $6,697.20.  Of this amount, $5,250 has already been requested to expend above, the rest is for necessary facilities and food services.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2007.  45% Federal, 55% Agency Income Funds. 

 

#25A      Authorized to amend a sole source contract with National Medical Services, Willow Grove, PA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #54C), to provide toxicology testing services for the State Medical Examiner for the balance of the year, by increasing the amount by $130,000 from $65,000 to $195,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#26          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wiczorek authorized the request to retroactively reclassify position #19865, Supervisor V, labor grade 26 to an Administrator II, labor grade 29.  Effective August 4, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                BANKING DEPARTMENT

#27          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to budget and expend prior year unexpended revenues in the amount of $176,203 from the Consumer Credit Division, Small Loan Assessments, as part of the Banking Commissions initiative to fund the three positions approved in Chapter Law 303:37, laws of 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Agency Income Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

#28          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to establish a temporary, part-time secretary-typist II, salary grade 08, for 20 hours per week, to assist the Administrative Secretary of the Commission.  (2)Further Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended federal revenues, received from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in the amount of $13,544 for administrative costs, personnel needs, and out of state travel.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#29          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain Ski Area to pay for the retroactive invoice, as detailed in letter dated September 27, 2006, from Robertson Transit Inc., Campton, NH, for transportation services of British student groups to Cannon Mountain Ski Area from their local hotels in the amount of $3,080.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#30          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to Joint Promotional Advertising in the total amount of $140,613.38 for their 2006/2007 out of state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to Joint Promotional Advertising in the total amount of $13,500 for their 2006/2007 in-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#32          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend $100,428.83 of federal funds for maintaining statewide forest fire protection and control programs by providing emergency equipment.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#33          Authorized to enter into a contract with Bayview Construction Corporation, Portsmouth, NH, for construction of concrete grade beams at the Baker River Boat Access in the amount of $9,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#34          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with The Nature Conservancy to provide long-term protection of important bat hibernacula within Mascot Mine in Gorham, NH, in the amount of $6,125.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Gundalow Company, Portsmouth, NH, for the purpose of conducting fall school programs with the vessel at the Sandy Point Discovery Center through November 30, 2006 in the amount of $10,000.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advanced payment of $5,000 to the Gundalow Company.  Effective upon G&C approval.  70% Federal, 30% Fish & Game Funds.  

 

#36          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Roger Stephenson, d/b/a Stephenson Strategic Communications for fundraising efforts for the non-game and Endangered Wildlife Program in an amount not to exceed $27,280.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#37          Authorized to enter into a contract with Blouin Steel Fabricators Inc., Northfield, NH, to fabricate steel handrails to be used at the Baker River Boat Access Facility in Plymouth, NH, in the amount of $5,075.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to include a 25% contingency totaling $1,250 if necessary due to increasing materials costs.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38          Authorized to accept and expend $350,028 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency under the Troy Mills Landfill Cooperative Agreement for support and environmental monitoring at the Troy Mills Landfill Superfund Site.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#39          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Peterborough, NH, to complete the Contoocook River Urban Stormwater Improvements and Low Impact Development Demonstration Project in the amount of $104,990.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#40          Authorized to approve an Original Loan Agreement with Pillsbury Lake Water District to finance water system improvements in the amount of $400,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#41          Authorized to amend a Loan Agreement with the City of Rochester (previously approved by G&C on 11-13-02, item #109, amended on 12-4-04, item #70), which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the Chestnut Hill Road sewer extension, by lowering the amount by $1,620,314.50 from $2,500,000 to $879,685.50.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#42          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #59, amended on 5-18-05, item #47, amended on 6-21-06, item #112, amended on 8-9-06, item #46), to provide technical support and environmental monitoring at the Troy Mills Landfill Superfund Site, by increasing the amount by $138,000 from $458,140 to $596,140.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43          Authorized to retroactively amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-04, item #37), for the purpose of completing the Protected Instream Flow Study and Water Management Plan for the Souhegan Instream Flow Pilot Program, by extending the end date from September 30, 2006 to October 1, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44          Authorized Charles Tyler’s request to permanently remove and existing breakwater and docking facility, dredge from lakebed, and fill to construct breakwater in an “L” configuration with a gap at the shoreline, and a cantilevered pier and a seasonal dock connected by a cantilevered pier in an “F” configuration, accessed by a walkway and stairs over the bank, install a seasonal boatlift in one slip and install two seasonal PWC lifts along the shoreline on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

 

#45          FAILED – Councilor Wieczorek motioned to table, seconded by Councilor Burton with Councilor Spaulding and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, the motion failed.  Councilor Wieczorek then made a motion to pass, seconded by Councilor Burton with Councilor Spaulding and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, the motion failed.  The request of Moore to the Point Revocable Trust’s request to dredge from lakebed and excavate shoreline to construct a dug in boathouse; reset boulders on the existing breakwater, and install bumper piles adjacent to the walkway to the dock on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton failed.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#46          Authorized to pay employee Elizabeth Collins a one-time payment of $6,499.59 as an adjustment to her salary for money owed to her following the determination by the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Personnel.

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#47          Authorized to reclassify position #40974, Data Control Clerk I, salary grade 7, to Family Services Specialist II, salary grade 17, and position #18994, License Clerk, salary grade 11, to Family Services Specialist II, salary grade 17.

 

#48          Authorized to reimburse Lynn Wilder, Program Specialist IV, from State Fiscal Year 2007 appropriations, $28.71 for travel expenses incurred from May 16, 2006 to May 31, 2006. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#49          Authorized to accept a monetary donation from Margaret Hurll, Palm Beach, FL in the amount of $100.

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#50          Authorized to accept and expend $247,054 federal funds available from the US Department of Justice.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#51          Authorized to accept and expend additional federal Medicaid funds in the amount of $701,654 and additional County funds in the amount of $350,827 for home health care provider rate increases.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 25% General, 25% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#52          Authorized to amend a contract with Northern Human Services, formerly known as Northern NH Mental Health and Developmental Services, Conway, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #129), to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services at Androscoggin Valley Hospital’s Designated Receiving Facility, by increasing the amount by $250,000 from $253,088 to $503,088.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized to amend contract language pursuant to the sale of real property by Community Mental Health Center contractors and Harbor Homes Inc., in the accompanying schedule of contracts that provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#54          Authorized the Consultant List, as detailed in letter dated September 5, 2006, in an amount not to exceed $76,600.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  84% General, 16% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#55          Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Citizens Bank of NH, Manchester, NH, to provide banking services in an amount not to exceed $8,459.  Effective May 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  66% Federal, 17% Other, 17% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#56          Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to enter into an agreement with The Uriah Group, Falls Church, VA, to design, conduct and evaluate a one-day tabletop exercise of State food defense response plans in NH in an amount totaling $29,783.  Effective October 11, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#57          Authorized to enter into an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, to provide technical assistance and coordination in support of pandemic influenza preparedness planning efforts being conducted in 19 All Hazards Regions statewide in an amount not to exceed $39,911.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Treatment Section to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $150,000 from Synectics for Management Decisions Inc., to fund information systems development.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL

#59          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Developmental Services, Keene, NH, to provide presentations to civic and business organizations on the employment of people with disabilities in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#60          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to retroactively pay the invoices, as detailed in letter dated September 25, 2006, for Waste Management of NH/ME, Hampton, NH, who provided trash removal services for a total of $4,933.45.  Effective March 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006.  30% Federal, 36% Other, 34% General Funds. 

 

                                NH POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#61          Authorized to award a $40,000 grant to the NH Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the technical colleges on the basis of financial need or merit.  100% General Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized to award a $13,000 grant to Franklin Pierce College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

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

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#64          Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to accept and expend additional agreement funds in the amount of $70,000 from DTI Associates, Inc.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#65          Authorized to enter into a contract with Christina Emery, Danbury, NH, sole proprietor, for the purpose of assisting schools in the area of section II-C-School Empowerment and Excellence in an amount not to exceed $32,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  (3)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein and pending legislative approval for the next biennium budget.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#66          Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $583,628 and unexpended prior year funds in the amount of $549,278.03 from the US Department of Education to improve instruction and achievement in eligible districts.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#67          Authorized to enter into a contract with Christina Felix, Lee, NH, School Improvement Coach, to develop addenda for the English Language arts frameworks and support material for the secondary grade-span expectations in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized to transfer $26,094.36 for the period ending June 30, 2007, and adjust the budge as detailed in letter dated August 24, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

#69          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to transfer $800,000 from its non-lapsing account for the purpose of maintaining tuition at its present level for the 2006-2007 academic year.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#70          Authorized Division of Safety Services to reclassify position #40589, Program Specialist IV, labor grade 25, to a Recreational Ride & Lift Inspector, labor grade 21.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#71          Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a lease agreement with the General Motors Acceptance Corporation as supplied by Dobles Chevrolet, Manchester, NH, for the lease of one passenger vehicle for a period of 36 months, at a total cost of $14,276.80.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72          WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request of the Division of Motor Vehicles, to enter into a sole source agreement with Jeannie Vashaw, Berlin, NH, to provide janitorial services for the DMV Berlin office in the amount of $4,478.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles, to accept and expend additional funds from a federal grant known as “Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS)”, from the US Department of Transportation/NHTSA, for reporting of fatal accident statistics in NH, in the amount of $5,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to grant the community applicants as detailed in letter dated September 28, 2006, a total of $45,434.95 for Hazardous Materials Planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75          Authorized to deny the application permit of the Wagon Wheel Condominium Association located on Newfound Lake in Bridgewater, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 15 moorings. 

 

#76          Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $18,220 grant received from the US Department of Justice, called “Forensic NH Statewide Lab DNA Backlog Reduction” which will be used to improve the State Lab’s ability to identify and process DNA cases in a timely manner.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76A      Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively enter into a lease renewal with the City of Berlin, Berlin Industrial Development & Part Authority, Berlin, NH, for the rental of space for the Division of Motor Vehicles substation in the amount of $26,523.  Effective September 1, 2006 through August 31, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#77          Authorized to enter into a contract with Hansen Fox Co., Manchester, NH, for plumbing and HVAC services at the Bureau of Traffic facilities in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized to amend a contract with the Central NH Regional Planning Commission, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #520), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $24,000 from $290,200 to $314,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized to amend a contract with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #170), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $18,400 from $297,000 to $315,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized to amend a contract with the Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #519), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $77,040 from $270,000 to $347,040.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81          Authorized to amend a contract with the North Country Council, Bethlehem, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #173), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $20,020 from $324,000 to $344,020.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to develop a Regional Safety Plan for the Nashua Regional Planning Commission region in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized to accept and place on file the monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending August 31, 2006.

 

#84          Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Weaver Bros. Construction Co., Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-11-06, item #94), for pavement rehabilitation and safety work along NH Route 9 in Stoddard, by increasing the amount by $450,000 from $3,642,293.10 to $4,092,293.10.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 27, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% State Highway Funds. 

 

#85          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Evroks Corporation of Winnisquam, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,230,200 for re-roofing the Hooksett Toll Plaza, Hooksett Administration building, Hooksett Ramp building and the Hampton Toll Plaza as well as the Hampton Administration building.  This project also consists of furnishing and installing material and components to expend the existing toll plaza canopy over the Hooksett Toll Plaza and constructing new pavement slabs and treadles at the same locations.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2007 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the Standard Specifications.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#86          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.D. Edmunds & Sons Inc., Franklin, NH on the basis of a low bid of $2,194,775 for reconstructing the intersection of Parade Road (NH Route 106) and US Route 3 with roundabout and other related highway improvements in the vicinity.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 23, 2008 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the Standard Specifications.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#87          Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to amend a contract with Edwards and Kelcey Inc., Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 1-9-02, item #102), for on-call engineering and planning services for the Skyhaven Airport, Rochester, NH, by extending the completion date to November 26, 2007 from November 26, 2006. 

 

#88          Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Manchester, NH, for the AIP-62 to reconstruct a portion of Runway 6-24, mark, light and install centerline and edge lights on Runway 6-24, construct Runway 6 safety area improvements, extend the service road from the northeast ramp to the terminal ramp and demolish two buildings in the runway object free area at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in the amount of $10,304,689.  Effective upon G&C approval.  93.75% Federal, 6.25% General Funds. 

 

#89          Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding the City of Manchester, NH for the AIP-63 to construct a sand and snow removal equipment storage building, replacement of fuel storage tanks and deicing fluid storage the Manchester Boston Regional Airport in the amount of $762,667.  Effective upon G&C approval.  93.75% Federal, 6.25% General Funds. 

 

#90          Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to amend an agreement with HNTB Incorporated, Boston, MA (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #549), to complete the Environmental Study as part of the project to rehabilitate the Memorial Bridge carrying US Route 1 over the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME, by retroactively extending the completion date from September 22, 2006 to March 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to amend for the reapportionment of fees, within the previously approved contract amount, for additional alternatives analysis for the cultural resource review being completed as part of the Environmental Study.

 

#91          Authorized with Councilor Spaulding voting no, Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a lease agreement with Hillcroft Realty LLC, Manchester, NH, for a parcel of land on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Laconia for $1,925 per year.  Effective upon G&C approval through five years.

 

#92          Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Community Action Program/Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #534, amended on 6-22-05, item #546), for transportation services for the general public and elderly and disabled citizens in the Concord and Laconia areas, by increasing the amount by $74,566 from $1,047,490 to $1,122,056.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with the Community Alliance of Human Services, Claremont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #137), for transportation services for the general public and elderly and disabled citizens in the Claremont-Newport area, by increasing the amount by $56,063 from $348,452 to $404,515.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #533), for transportation services for the general public and elderly and disabled citizens in the Berlin-Gorham area, by increasing the amount by $52,158 from $328,826 to $380,984.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized Bureau of Right of Way’s request to pay various owners $1,184,821 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period of extending from September 9, 2006 through September 22, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#96          Authorized Bureau of Finance & Contracts to retroactively pay various employees to compensate as part of the Collective Bargaining Sub-unit negotiations on behalf of the Department of Transportation, for the period of February 14, 2006 through March 16, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#97          Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Abhe & Svoboda Inc., Prior Lake, MN, (previously approved by G&C on 1-11-06, item #95), for maintenance repainting of two state-owned steel through-plate girder bridges carrying NH Route 103 over the Warner River in Warner, by increasing the amount by $35,000 from $220,310 to $255,310.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 17, 2006.  100% State Highway Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R.J. Olszak Construction Inc., d/b/a All-Ways Wrecking, Bridgewater, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-9-06, item #105), for demolition of buildings on two State owned parcels located in the City of Manchester and the Town of Bedford, by increasing the amount by $9,000 from $48,025 to $57,025.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 20, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% State Highway Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley, Inc., Bow, NH, for the construction of approximately 440 space Park and Ride/Bus Station facility just west of Exit 5 (I-93) in Londonderry on Route 28 on the basis of a low bid of $7,438,749.90.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the Standard Specifications.  74.4% Federal, 18.6% Highway, 7% Other Funds. 

 

#100        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Weaver Brothers Construction, Co., Inc., Concord, NH, for the reconstruction and widening of US3/NH 11 beginning west of the intersection of Old State Road and continuing easterly to the Belmont/Laconia town line on the basis of a low bid of $7,966,941.60.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the Standard Specifications.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

#101                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,548.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cathy Matthews, Account Technician, in the distance learning courses entitled “Financial Accounting” and “Microeconomics”.

B.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marion Greenlaw, Accountant IV, in the course entitled “Statistics”.

C.             GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $630.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Gayle Baird, Sr. Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Foundations Math”.

D.             GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $630.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Gayle Baird, Sr. Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “College Writing II”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $3,558.00

 

 

#102                                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission for (1) employees, Eric Williams, Assistant Administrator or designee, to travel to St. Andrews, New Brunswick on October 22 - 25, 2006, to attend the Gulf of Maine Council Working Group Meeting.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle.  Total Cost: $824.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  No Registration Fees.

B.             SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission for (1) employees, Sergeant Michael Nolan, Major Crime Unit or designee, to travel to Woodside, DE on November 5 - 10, 2006, to attend the 11th Annual Delaware State Police Homicide Conference.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle.  Total Cost: $665.00. Source of Funds: 81% Highway and 19% Turnpike Funds.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding voted to remove item #117 - which was tabled at the September 13, 2006 Meeting

 

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

#117        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to approve the request of NHCTC – Laconia to enter into an agreement with John’s Kitchen Refacing, Laconia, NH, for the purpose of renovating a nursing classroom in the amount of $19,704.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006.  42% General, 58% Other Funds. 

 

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding voted to remove item #156 - which was tabled at the September 13, 2006 Meeting

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#156        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Pease Development Authority, for AIP-33 airport noise program project to sound insulate residences in the vicinity of the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease in the amount of $832,800.  Effective upon G&C approval.  95% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

 

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to remove item #R - which was tabled at the September 27, 2006 Meeting

 

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

R.            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to approve the request to enter into a contract with Capitol Alarm Systems, Inc. Penacook, NH for the purpose of providing specialized burglar and fire alarm services in the amount of $137,383.00 through June 30, 2008.  45% General Funds 55% Other Funds

 

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to remove item #U - which was tabled at the September 27, 2006 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

U.            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to approve Stonefence Acquisition LLC’s request to fill 5,168 of wet meadow to construct recreational facilities and fill 8,637 sq ft of palustrine forested wetland including culverting 239 ft of intermittent stream to provide parking for a commercial development and private recreational facilities, reconfigure and expand an existing 68 slip docking facility to provide a total of 73 slips and stabilize the shoreline exposed by the removal of the pre-existing docking facility on properties having 639 feet of frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.  This project is a modification of a major docking facility.

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned