GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Milford Town Hall, Milford, New Hampshire

October 12, 2011, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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Pastor Gary Williams offered the prayer.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilor Wheeler.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, accepted the minutes of September 28, 2011.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the September 28, 2011 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 Council, on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to set the date for a special election for State Representative, Hillsborough County, District 10. 

 

The filing period will begin on October 17, 2011 and end on October 21, 2011.  The primary election will be December 20, 2011.  The special election will be February 21, 2012.

 

 

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Merrimack County)

Debra M. Coe, Northwood                                                                                Effective:  October 12, 2011

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Attractions)

Susan L. Leidy, Concord                                                                                   Effective:  October 31, 2011

 

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

James E. Duggan, Concord                                                                               Effective:  January 13, 2012

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Roger C. Brooks, Concord                                                                                 Effective:  October 14, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2016

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Municipal official of town with population less than 5000)

Eric G. Stohl, Colebrook                                                                                     Effective:  October 12, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 17, 2013

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Labor)

Joseph J. Donahue, Derry                                                                                  Effective:  October 12, 2011

Succeeding:  Raymond Trueman, Newfield                                                  Term:  July 1, 2014

 

State Conservation Committee

(Hillsborough/Merrimack)

Nominated by the Hillsborough County Conservation District

John A. Parker, Greenfield                                                                                 Effective:  October 12, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 1, 2015

 

County-State Finance Commission

Richard D. Crocker, Plymouth                                                                          Effective:  October 12, 2011

Succeeding:  Bruce Clow, Gilford                                                                     Term:  September 21, 2013

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Firefighter)

Nominated by the Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire

Derek J. Martel, Concord                                                                                   Effective:  October 12, 2011

Succeeding:  Brett R. Scholbe, Auburn                                                           Term:  September 16, 2014

 

Judicial Council

(Lay Person)

Dianne Kearns Duncan, Walpole                                                                     Effective: October 12, 2011

Succeeding: David N. Page, Sunapee                                                              Term: January 1, 2014

 

Board of Medicine

(Public Member)

Edmund J. Waters Jr., Contoocook                                                                 Effective:  October 14, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2016

 

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board

(Represents interests of persons of low-income)

Joseph L. Costello, Conway                                                                              Effective:  October 14, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2014

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Representative of Agricultural Community)

Roger F. Noonan, New Boston                                                                         Effective:  October 12, 2011

Succeeding:  Alan S. Bartlett, Concord                                                           Term:  March 22, 2012

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employers)

Connie M. Roy-Czyzowski, Bedford                                                              Effective:  October 12, 2011

Succeeding:  Carolyn H. Benthien, Goffstown (resigned)                           Term:  March 26, 2013

 

Waste Management Council

(Representative of community which recycles or recovers solid waste)

Michael W. Durfor, Sunapee                                                                             Effective:  October 12, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 7, 2015

 

CONFIRMATION TABLED:

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler voted to table the following confirmation:

 

Board of Dental Examiners, Dental Hygienists’ Committee

(Dental Hygienist)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Dental Society

Carolyn M. Boisvert, Milford                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy (New committee established by 2011 HB 565, Chapter 172)     Term:  October 12, 2014

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Board of Acupuncture Licensing

(Acupuncturist)

Karla Renaud, Concord                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 8, 2014

 

State Council on the Arts

Richard W. Ayers, Sanbornton                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: November 10, 2012 (per RSA 4:4)

 

State Council on the Arts

Darryl Furtkamp, Andover                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  October 28, 2016

 

State Council on the Arts

Sara W. Germain, Dublin                                                                                   Effective:  November 23, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 23, 2014 (per RSA 4:4)

 

State Council on the Arts

Jacqueline R. Kahle, Wilton                                                                              Effective:  November 23, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 23, 2016

 

State Council on the Arts

Elizabeth A. Morgan, Amherst                                                                         Effective:  November 23, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 23, 2014 (per RSA 4:4)

 

State Council on the Arts

Erle B. Pierce, Bow                                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Grace L. Sullivan, Deerfield                                                       Term:  October 14, 2014 (per RSA 4:4)

 

State Council on the Arts

Peter Warburton, Exeter                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Robert J. Begiebing, Newfields                                                  Term:  October 14, 2016

 

Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Rockingham County)

Debra M. Coe, Northwood                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Member of the Disabled Community)

Sandra Teti, East Rochester                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Scott C. Rice, Manchester                                                          Term:  February 22, 2012

 

Equalization Standards Board

(Experienced with Equalization Process)

John W. McSorley, Nottingham                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2014

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Public Member)

Kathleen Skinner Shulman, New London                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  David J. Braiterman, Concord (resigned)                                Term:  October 31, 2013

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Marriage and Family Therapist)

Shawn J. Hassell, Bow                                                                                        Effective:  October 31, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 31, 2014

 

Mooring Appeals Board

John F. Bridges, Wolfeboro                                                                               Effective:  October 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 28, 2014

 

Nash Stream Forest Citizens Committee

(Representative of snowmobile club)

David Goulet, Stark                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 5, 2014

 

New England Board of Higher Education

(Private College)

Jonathan P. DeFelice, Manchester                                                                   Effective:  Upon cofirmation

Succeeding:  Walter Peterson, Peterborough (deceased)                              Term:  February 16, 2014

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

(Rep. of Consumers)

Robert F. Hamel, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 16, 2014

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Fishing)

Richard D. Smith, Hancock                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Ronald R. Poirier, Henniker                                                       Term:  October 27, 2013

 

State Radiation Advisory Committee

(Physical Science)

James J. Cherniack, Derry                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2015

 

State Radiation Advisory Committee

(Medical)

Edward J. Farmlett, Laconia                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2015

 

State Radiation Advisory Committee

(Industry)

Kenneth E. Mayo, Nashua                                                                                Effective:  Upon cofirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2015

 

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board

(Represents interests of residents of low-income housing)

Otis E. Perry, Dover                                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2014

 

New Hampshire Water Well Board

(Water Well Contractor)

David R. Hunt, Washington                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Peter W. Caswell, Temple (term limited)                                 Term:  September 15, 2014

 

 

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Glencliff Home

A.      Authorized to accept monetary donations for the time period of October 29, 2010 through June 30, 2011, with a value totaling $1,170.

 

                                Glencliff Home

B.      Authorized to accept a monetary donation from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, Woodsville, NH, in the amount of $1,000.

 

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

C.      Authorized to accept a donation from the NH Tax Collectors’ Association, in the amount of $217 for a one night hotel, meals, and conference registration expense for a DRA employee to participate at their annual conference.

 

 

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2           Authorized to amend a sole source contract with the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-1-09, late item H), for the Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the amount not to exceed $320,000 from $4,685,855 to $5,005,855.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.

 

#2A        Authorized to relocate offices from Chenell Drive, Concord, to Johnson Hall, Pleasant Street, Concord, by November 15, 2011 in order to achieve cost savings for office space.  (2)Further authorized to transfer between expenditure classes for the office relocation in the amount of $78,228.14 in FY12 and $76,244.43 in FY13.  FY12 - 49% Federal, 9% Other, 42% General Funds; FY13 – 41% Federal, 4% Other, 55% General Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on October 28, 2011. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#3           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request of the confirmation of John W. Logsdon Jr, Laconia, NH, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized a waiver as per Chapter 224:315, Laws of 2011, and RSA 21-I:56 I, to reclassify positions, as detailed in letter dated September 29, 2011.

 

#4A        Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $600,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of November.

 

#4B        Authorized to enter into a contract with Employee Benefit Management Inc., Freeport, ME, to administer the programs for Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Reimbursement Arrangements for state employees, and by providing the Department with Producer Services to administer the voluntary group insurance plans offered to, and paid by, state employees, for a total not to exceed $772,502.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  40% General, 16% Federal, 26% Enterprise, 18% Restricted Funds. 

 

#4C        Authorized to accept and place on file a report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011.

 

#4D        Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gemini Electric Inc., Auburn, NH, for the Emergency Generator Upgrades, NH Department of Safety, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $289,500.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $4,800 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $294,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 25, 2012.  100% Capital – Highway Funds. 

 

#4E         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Armand E. Lemire CO. Inc., Hooksett, NH, for the New Steam Boiler at the HHS Building, Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $120,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2011.  100% Capital – General Funds. 

 

#4F         Authorized to make transfers from the Salary Adjustment Fund to agency permanent personnel service accounts for the period of October 1 – December 31, 2011, and to report transfers made as soon as practical after December 31, 2011 and prior to request for further authority.  There are no agency transfers to report for July 1 – September 30, 2011.  (2)Further authorized to make transfers from the Benefit Adjustment Fund to agency benefit accounts for the period of October 1 – December 31, 2011, and to report transfers made as soon as practical after December 31, 2011 and prior to request for further authority.  There are no agency transfers to report for July 1 – September 30, 2011. 

#4G        Authorized to accept and place on file the quarterly report for transfers processed July 1 – September 30, 2011.  (2)Further authorized transfers of funds up to $25,000 within departments not to exceed to total amounts of funds available for October 1 – December 31, 2011, and to report transfers made as soon as practical after December 31, 2011 and prior to request for further authority. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5           Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $115,764 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $115,763.87 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#6           Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7           Authorized to award Conservation Number Plate Grants in the amount of $19,854 to Keene State College.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#8           Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Arts to award a grant in the amount of $10,000 to the City Cultural Commission d/b/a ArtSpeak, Portsmouth, NH, for a collaborative regional partnership initiative for NH Artists.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9           Authorized the State Library to award a Conservation License Plate Grant in the amount of $9,973 to the Town of Grafton, for the Conservation and Microfilming of Grafton Town Records.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#10         Authorized the State Library to award a Conservation License Plate Grant in the amount of $5,322 to the Town of Nelson, for the Conservation and Microfilming of Nelson Town Records.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#11         Authorized the State Library to award a Conservation License Plate Grant in the amount of $9,972 to the City of Berlin, for the Conservation and Microfilming of Early Berlin Records.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Conservation Plate Funds.

 

#12         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Arts to retroactively renew membership with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Washington, DC, in the amount of $15,765.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award a Partnership Initiative Grant in the amount of $7,000 to Arts Alliance of Northern NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#14         Authorized to conduct a three-day training on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, for the NH Network of Trauma Informed Mental Health Providers, to be held at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth, NH, at a cost not to exceed $12,037.20.  (2)Further authorized to enter into an agreement with the Common Man Inn Inc., for the conference facilities and food services for the three-day training, in an amount not to exceed $3,412.20.  (3)Further authorized to enter into an agreement with EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, to conduct the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training, at a cost not to exceed $8,625.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#15         Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $54,665 from the Department of Safety, State Homeland Security Program for the purchase of equipment outlined in the memorandum of agreement between the DOJ and DOS (originally approved by G&C on 5-11-11, item #63).  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2012.  100% Transfer from Other Agencies (Federal) Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#16         Authorized to amend a $400,000 grant received from the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance(originally approved by G&C on 11-4-09, item #16), to be utilized to support offender reentry, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#17         Authorized to retroactively amend a $100,000 federal grant received from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, Federal Fiscal Year 2010 John R. Justice grant program (originally approved by G&C on 3-16-11, item #46), to be utilized to provide student loan financial assistance to public defenders and prosecutors in NH.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#18         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to accept and place on file the 2010-2011 Biennial Report.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#19         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and expend additional funds made available through the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act Grant, in the amount of $24,120 to increase awareness and prevention of Prison rape and sexual misconduct within the NH Corrections Facilities.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

#20         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the period of July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011.

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#21         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to continue membership and participation in the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners Inc., for an amount of $24,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Utility Assessment Funds. 

 

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*ITEMS #’s 49-52 which failed at the 9/14/11 G&C meeting were reconsidered & APPROVED. *  :

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to reconsider failed items #’s 49-52 from the G&C meeting held on September 14, 2011.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and with Councilors Wieczorek and Wheeler voting no, approved adoption of the items as follows:

 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#49 (9/14/11 G&C)            Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $51,850 to Mascenic Regional School District, to install, own, and operate a wood pellet boiler at the Greenville Elementary School in Greenville, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Renewable Energy Funds. 

 

#50 (9/14/11 G&C)            Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $151,040 to Monadnock Paper Mills Inc., to rebuild a dormant hydroelectric generating unit and install flashboards on the dam crest at the Monadnock Station facility in Bennington, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Renewable Energy Funds. 

 

#51 (9/14/11 G&C)            Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $100,000 to Revolution Energy LLC, to design, develop, build, own, and operate a 140 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on the main office of Favorite Foods Inc., Somersworth, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Renewable Energy Funds. 

 

#52 (9/14/11 G&C)            Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $165,000 to Spaulding Ave Industrial Complex LLC, to replace the existing culvert in the tailrace that runs parallel to the Salmon Falls River with four new culverts, thereby increasing  the generating capacity of the existing hydroelectric system in Rochester, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Renewable Energy Funds. 

 

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                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#22         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a contract with GG Young Company, Franconia, NH, for the Brookside Addition roof installation at Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $26,250.  (2)Further authorized advance payment in the amount of $13,125.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2011.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with William C. Wallace Prefab Corporation, Danbury, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #45), in order to connect the newly constructed addition to the existing Brookside Building at Cannon Mountain Ski Area, by increasing the amount by $3,152 from $44,286 to $47,438, and by extending the completion date to October 30, 2011 from September 30, 2011.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#24         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to transfer of $268,241 of unexpended funds from Excess Registration Fees to the Fish and Game OHRV Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Budget.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#25         Authorized to budget and expend $250,000 in Pass-Thru Federal FEMA funds from the Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, for the purposes of updating the state drought management plan.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Pass Thru Federal Funds – Other Agency Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#26         Authorized to award a grant to the City of Concord, NH, in the amount of $27,000 for the purchase of two light duty vehicles that run on compressed natural gas.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012.  100% ARRA SEP Federal Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Steven C. Chapra, Weston, MA, for the Independent Review of the Water Quality Model for the Squamscott River Project, for a total of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the entities as detailed in letter dated September 29, 2011, for surficial geologic mapping services, in the amount of $61,725.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized to enter into a contract with John Turner Consulting Inc., to provide construction testing services associated with the reconstruction of Pleasant Lake Dam in the Town of Deerfield, in the amount of $4,725.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized a loan agreement with the Emerald Lake Village District, to finance water system improvements in the amount of $1,800,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Town of Epping, to reimburse the Town for materials to relocate a dry hydrant and to relocate a dry hydrant near the Bunker Pond Dam in Epping as part of the project to remove the dam, in an amount not to exceed $1,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Transportation to perform drilling and sampling at five State-owned dams at a cost not to exceed $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with the Pemi-Baker Solid Waste District to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects, totaling $6,223.  Effective August 28, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized the NH Department of Transportation’s request to replace the Memorial Bridge and the Scott Avenue Bridge impacting 21,519 sq. ft. (5,294 sq. ft. temporary) of previously developed tidal buffer zone and estuarine wetlands.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#35         Authorized to make an unencumbered payment to the New England States’ Consortium Systems Organization, Shrewsbury, MA, to provide Medical technical support services in an amount not to exceed $28,500.  Effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs

#36         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wierzorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request to accept and expend $18,024 of Federal Funds for the State Partnership Grant to Improve Minority Health.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Human Resources Management

#37         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Wendy Booker, Mental Health Worker II, NH Hospital, in the amount of $114.68 to compensation for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  31% Federal, 69% General Funds. 

 

#38         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Kristen Marabella, Youth Counselor III, Juvenile Justice Services, in the amount of $897, to compensation for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Leta Ricard, part-time Word Processor Operator I, Office of the Commissioner, in the amount of $264.96 to compensation for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  50% General, 50% Other – Licensing Fee Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Beverly Williams, part-time Clerk Interviewer, Division of Family Assistance, in the amount of $952.43 to compensation for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  48.18% Federal, 55.82% General Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Stephen Guay, Employment Counselor Specialist, Division of Family Assistance, in the amount of $600, to compensation for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  45% Federal, 55% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Juvenile Justice Services

#42         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive sole source payment in the amount of $16,150 to PbS Learning Institute Inc., Braintree, MA, for continued participation in the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators Performance-based Standards for Youth Correction and Detention Facilities.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#43         Authorized to retroactively reimburse Kathleen Mercier in the amount of $57.63, from current year funds for in-state travel-related expenses incurred in the performance of official state business during the last fiscal year.  40% Federal, 60% General Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized to retroactively reimburse Jennifer Goffin in the amount of $614.29, from current year funds for in-state travel-related expenses incurred in the performance of official state business during the last fiscal year.  32.54% Federal, 67.46% General Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized the Risk Management Unit to retroactively enter into a contract with FIAI Inc., Manchester, NH, to purchase a general liability insurance policy for foster parents, in the amount of $61,275.  Effective October 11, 2011 through October 11, 2012.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#46         Authorized the Bureau Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Dr. James B. Spencer, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Etna, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized the Bureau Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Dr. Julie Furlan, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Sandwich, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized the Bureau of Laboratory Services, Public Health Laboratories to expend an amount not to exceed $82,295 for required proficiency testing and to enroll vendors to perform those tests as may become necessary.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.  72.17% General, 20.43% Federal, 7.4% Other – Lab Testing Funds. 

 

#49         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #290), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $111,710.10 from $550,780 to $439,069.90.  66.96% Federal, 33.04% General Funds. 

 

#50         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Lamprey Health Care Inc., Newmarket, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #287), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $110,224.71 from $513,785 to $403,540.29.  64.5% Federal, 35.5% General Funds. 

 

#51         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with White Mountain Community Health Center, Conway, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #294), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $50,233.45 from $239,274 to $189,040.55.  63.35% Federal, 36.65% General Funds. 

 

#52         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Indian Stream Health Center Inc., Colebrook, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #287), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $10,658.97 from $79,036 to $68,377.03.  70.03% Federal, 29.97% General Funds. 

 

#53         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Goodwin Community Health, Somersworth, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #292), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $75,253.33 from $351,460 to $276,206.67.  63.75% Federal, 36.25% General Funds. 

 

#54         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Inc., Littleton, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #297), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $47,618.29 from $252,454 to $204,835.71.  67.75% Federal, 32.25% General Funds. 

 

#55         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Concord Hospital Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #296), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $60,584.03 from $323,598 to $263,013.97.  68.81% Federal, 31.19% General Funds. 

 

#56         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Weeks Medical Center Inc., Lancaster, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #289), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $27,385.08 from $151,079 to $123,693.92.  66.76% Federal, 33.24% General Funds. 

 

#57         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #288), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $26,191.90 from $131,346 to $105,154.10.  62.3% Federal, 37.7% General Funds. 

 

#58         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to amend an agreement with Coos County Family Health Services Inc., Berlin, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #295), to provide family planning services, by decreasing the price by $32,733.10 from $172,125 to $139,391.90.  65.77% Federal, 34.23% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#59         Authorized to transfer $300,000 and accept and expend additional federal funds of $520,521.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#60         Authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $400 between class codes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#61         Authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $6,000 between class codes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#62         Authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $17,500 between class codes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $9,500 between class codes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.    Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#63         Authorized to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Goodwin Community Health, Somersworth, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #70), to continue substance abuse prevention services in the Southeastern Region, by increasing the price by $666 from $248,352 to $249,018, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  80% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#64         Authorized to accept and expend additional agency income funds in the amount of $152,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#65         Authorized the Bureau of Developmental Services and the Office of Client and Legal Services to enter into an agreement with Jo A. Edwards, Penacook, NH, to provide Complaint Investigator services to conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and rights violations, in an amount not to exceed $29,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Other Funds from Area Agencies. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF PHARMACY

#66         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to enter into a holdover amendment for up to 19 months with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties, West Wareham, MA, for office space comprised of 2,685 square feet located at 57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $44,638.22.  Effective December 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION

#67         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

 

                                MCAULIFFE-SHEPARD DISCOVERY CENTER

#68         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to make unencumbered payments totaling $4,016.75 to AAA Energy Service Company, Auburn, NH, for emergency services performed prior to an FY 2012 HVAC service contract being in place.  100% Discovery Center Revenue. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#69         Authorized the Division of Higher Education to enter into a sole source contract with Community College System of NH, Concord, NH, to increase the knowledge of community college opportunities and awareness of mathematics pre-requisites and graduation requirements, increase the financial literacy of students and their postsecondary aspirations, enrollment and persistence, improve guidance and admissions staff knowledge and understanding of mathematics requirements, and increase the mathematics preparedness of at-risk students through its Mathematics Learning Communities, in the amount of $115,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 14, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.                          

 

#70         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Higher Education to enter into a sole source contract with Granite State Management & Resources, Concord, NH, to improve access to college planning and admissions information for students, parents and education professionals in the State’s seven regions, increase participation in standardized testing and related preparation activities for students at the State’s public high schools with the lowest college-going and highest poverty rates, and in partnership with NH’s degree-granting postsecondary schools and the Department of Education continue a public awareness campaign focusing on the value of pursuing a higher education in the amount of $839,555.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Higher Education to enter into a sole source contract with NH College and University Council, Concord, NH, to promote student participation in a rigorous high school curriculum; enhance the quality and number of tools available for schools that encourage postsecondary education; expand professional development opportunities for middle and high school guidance personnel regarding academic rigor; and, increase the access to higher education opportunities, build financial literacy, and provide information about the road to college to underrepresented students, in the amount of $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Higher Education to enter into a sole source contract with Campus Compact for NH, Concord, NH, to implement a professional development opportunity for guidance counselors at middle and secondary schools, and financial aid administrators and college admission counselors at institutions of higher education to improve such individuals capacity to assist students and parents to provide information on financing options and to implement a professional development/networking opportunity for these professionals to explore current resources and emerging trends related to higher education access, in the amount of $117,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Instruction to renew the contract with Patricia Bradley Ewen, Sharon, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #203B), to provide content support and technical assistance to districts/schools and the Department of Education in Early Childhood Education, in an amount not to exceed $67,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#74         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to retroactively pay annual dues of $6,500 to SEARCH Group Inc., the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, Sacramento, CA, for dues for the period of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of State Police to retroactively pay annual membership dues of $6,000 to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Inc., Lexington, KY.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized the Division of State Police to accept and expend an additional $25,816 of federal funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency that will be used by the Division of State Police to conduct patrols known as “Operation Safe Commute” and “NHSP DWI Hunter”.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2011.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#77         Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $89,333.16 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from September 9, 2011 through September 21, 2011.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#78         Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Manchester for AIP-88, to acquire property in the Runway Protection Zone at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $2,195,752.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Manchester for AIP-86, to install Closed Circuit Television Terminal Security System, Phase III at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $812,058.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Lebanon, NH, for AIP-46 to perform pavement maintenance (crack sealing) on all airfield pavements at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, in the amount of $46,756.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Manchester for AIP-87, to acquire Interactive Employee-Training Module, and to provide airport personnel the ability to act as airfield safety guides for contractors operating in the aircraft operations area at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $282,105.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized the Bureau of Traffic to enter into a public private partnership agreement with TrafficLand Incorporated, Fairfax, VA, to provide a Video Information Distribution System.  Effective upon G&C approval through a period of five years.  No Cost.

 

#83         Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreements totaling $989,017 with the sub-recipients as detailed in letter dated September 19, 2011, to provide funding and services under the Federal Safe Routes to School Program through a local project administration process.  Effective upon G&C approval for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Kriester Artesian Well Company Inc., Henniker, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of David Latuch, Auburn, NH, in the amount of $22,260.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with The Louis Berger Group Inc., Manchester, NH, and Morristown, NJ, (originally approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #90), for the final design of the Southern Section of the reconstruction and widening of I-93 from Salem to Manchester, by extending the end date from October 28, 2011 to August 31, 2012.  No Additional Funding. 

 

#86         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Worksafe Traffic Control Industries Inc., Barre, VT, for furnishing, installing, relocating, operating and maintaining an automated, portable, real-time, Smart Work Zone/Intelligent Transportation System package for the Interstate 93 expansion construction projects, on the basis of a low bid of $1,239,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 21, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with VR Concrete Inc., Colebrook, NH, for deck and backwall rehabilitation of the US Route 3 bridge over the Connecticut River, on the basis of a low bid of $448,025.26.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $44,802.53 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Annseal Inc., Johnson City, NY, for crack sealing the full width of various sections of roadways in the Counties of Carroll, Merrimack, Belknap, Strafford, Cheshire, Hillsborough and Rockingham, on the basis of a low bid of $446,625.28.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 15, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized to accept and place on file the Equipment Acquisition Plan for FY 2012.  (2)Further authorized to expend, encumber or obligate funds as detailed in letter dated October 3, 2011, with the amount appropriated for Fiscal Year 2012. 

 

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Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 11:35 a.m.