GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Berlin Middle School, Berlin, New Hampshire

                                                                                October 17, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth, accepted the minutes of October 3, 2007.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the October 3, 2007 meeting.

                                                      

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with thanks and  regret, accepted the following resignations:

 

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

(Public Member)

Laura V. Althoff, Concord                                                                                Effective:  October 17, 2007

 

Executive Branch Ethics Commission

Nominated by the State Treasurer

L. Douglas O’Brien, (r), Bow                                                                             Effective:  October 17, 2007

 

New Hampshire Liquor Commission

Anthony C. Maiola, (r), Newport                                                                      Effective:  January 15, 2008

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

Anne M Sprague, Plainfield                                                                               Effective:  October 17, 2007

 

Wetlands Council

Representing Marine Contractors

Paul Goodwin, Gilford                                                                                        Effective:  October 17, 2007

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Acupuncture Licensing

(Acupuncturist)

Sheryl Wookey, Hampton                                                                                 Effective:  October 17, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2010

 

Board of Architects

(Public Member)

Ty Gagne, Holderness                                                                                        Effective:  October 17, 2007

Succeeding:  Edward S. Kelly, Bedford                                                          Term:  September 9, 2012

 

Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Commission

Erle Pierce, Bow                                                                                                   Effective:  October 17, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2010

 

Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Oversight Council

George A. Cushing, Milton                                                                                 Effective:  October 17, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 8, 2009

 

Economic Development Matching Grants Program

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

James T. McKim, Jr., Goffstown                                                                      Effective:  October 17, 2007

Succeeding:  Jennifer Quinlan, Portsmouth                                                    Term:  September 8, 2010

 

Equalization Standards Board

(Public Member)

Richard H. Rugg, Greenland                                                                             Effective:  October 17, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 19, 2010

 

Fish & Game Commission

(Coos County)

Theodore Tichy, Milan                                                                                       Effective: October 17, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: June 29, 2012

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(Member of a Conservation Commission)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions

Diane Hanley, Laconia                                                                                      Effective:  October 17, 2007

Succeeding:  Marsha Lavallee Huntoon, Wakefield                                    Term:  August 22, 2010

 

Advisory Committee on Marine Fisheries

Peter A. Whelan, Portsmouth                                                                            Effective:  October 17, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 29, 2010

 

Occupational Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

Barbara D. Richardson, Concord                                                                     Effective:  October 17, 2007

Succeeding:  Jeffrey D. Spill, Dunbarton                                                        Term:  August 18, 2010

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(Labor)

E. Vincent Hall, Nashua                                                                                     Effective:  October 29, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 29, 2013

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Power Boating)

Paul F. Blizzard, Laconia                                                                                   Effective:  October 27, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 27, 2010

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Governor’s Commission on Disability)

Cheryl L. Killam, Newton                                                                                  Effective:  October 27, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 27, 2010

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Fishing)

Richard D. Smith, Hancock                                                                              Effective:  October 27, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 27, 2010

 

Telecommunications Development and Advisory Commission

(Large Business Telecommunications User)

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

Jeffrey J. Rose, Manchester                                                                              Effective:  October 17, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 18, 2010

 

Warden: New Hampshire State Prison for Women

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections

Joanne Fortier, Bow                                                                                            Effective:  October 17, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  Serves at Commissioners pleasure

Salary:  FF (Max) $76,852.00

 

New Hampshire Water Well Board

(Public Member)

Christopher L. Covel, Lyndeborough                                                              Effective:  October 17, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 15, 2010

 

Advisory Council on Workers Compensation

(Representing Self-Funded Employers)

Jonathan G. Steiner, Bradford                                                                          Effective:  October 18, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 18, 2010

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Agricultural Lands Preservation Committee

Dwight E. Barney, Lee                                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Elwin Hardy, Hollis                                                                     Term:  October 10, 2010

 

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

(Public Member)

Laura Sheppard, Amherst                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Laura V. Althoff, Concord (resigned)                                      Term:  December 28, 2008

 

Consumer Advocate

Meredith A. Hatfield, Concord                                                                         Effective:  November 5, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 5, 2011

Salary:  FF Maximum $76,852

 

Director: Division of Program Support – Department of Education

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Education

Judith D. Fillion, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  November 8, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 8, 2011

 

Economic Development Matching Grants Program

Nominated by the New Hampshire Economic Developers Association

Kenneth G. Lurvey, Concord                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Economic Development Matching Grants Program

Nominated by the New Hampshire Economic Developers Association

Elizabeth A. Thompson, Dover                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Judicial Council

(Attorney)

Philip H. Utter, Exeter                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 18, 2010

 

New Hampshire Land & Community Heritage Authority

(Outdoor Recreation)

Julia Steed Mawson, Pelham                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Linda Read Stoddard, North Haverhill                                   Term:  September 6, 2011

 

Marital Master

Nominated by the Judge of the Judicial Branch Family Division

Henrietta W. Luneau, Hopkinton                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

(Attorney)

Karen J. Borgstrom, Lyme                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 11, 2010

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

John D. Cameron, Gilford                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Georgine M. Williams, Bedford                                                 Term:  September 6, 2010

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

Ellen Dinerstein, Hancock                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 6, 2010

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Public Member) 

David J. Braiterman, Concord                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 31, 2010

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

Sheila Renaud-Finnegan, Pembroke                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 31, 2010

 

Board of Natural Scientists

Craig A. Wood, Deerfield                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 26, 2012

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Lakes Association)

Joseph B. Goodnough, Newbury                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Maynard Goldman, Grantham                                                 Term:  October 27, 2010

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Hunting)

Joseph A. Norton, Henniker                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Roger J. Bellerose, Sr., Manchester                                           Term:  October 27, 2010

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Public Member – Chairman)

Thomas Quarles, Jr., Brookline                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 27, 2010

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

Deborah Ann Robinson, Merrimack                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 25, 2010

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Community-Based Organization)

Paula J. Gregory, Milford                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2010

 

Wetlands Council

(Farm or Forest Landowner)

George W. Kimball, Center Sandwich                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Louise B. Graham, Wolfeboro                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Elizabeth Paine, Plymouth                                                         Term:  October 20, 2010

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Gyme D. Hardy, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Jessica Stern, Concord                                                                Term:  October 20, 2010

 

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation for the benefit of Railroad Land Development, LLC in Keene, 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 ONOCTOBER 17, 2007

BERLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL, BERLIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 11:00 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 Monadnock 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 and introduced Jack Dugan, Executive Director of Monadnock Economic Development Corporation.  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 LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:7  WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN TO MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli;  those abstaining were Councilor (s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  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 MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND RAILROAD LAND DEVELOPMENT, LLC

 

                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 Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (collectively the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $840,000 to provide financing for site work and development of the former B&M Railroad property in Keene, New Hampshire (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 17, 2007.

 

 

 

 

#2           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, 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 TD Banknorth and Resource Technical Services, Inc. in Dover, 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 17, 2007

BERLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL, BERLIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 11:05 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be

considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by TD Banknorth to Resource Technical Services, 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 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  BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO  RESOURCE TECHNICAL SERVICES, 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 Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli;  those abstaining were Councilor (s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  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

TD BANKNORTH TO  RESOURCE TECHNICAL SERVICES, 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 seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $250,000 from TD Banknorth to Resource Technical Services, 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 seventy-five percent (75%) 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 17, 2007.

 

 

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#3           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into an agreement with the County of Belknap, Laconia, NH, for the purpose of building the capacity of NH’s Regional Development Corporations in the amount of $220,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization Services, in the amount of $65,481.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $11,787.  Effective October 17, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Southwestern Community Service Inc., Keene, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization Services, in the amount of $63,207. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $11,377.  Effective October 17, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization Services, in the amount of $98,436. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $17,718.  Effective October 17, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization Services, in the amount of $83,125. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $14,963.  Effective October 17, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization Services, in the amount of $133,312. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $23,996.  Effective October 17, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization Services, in the amount of $56,439. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $10,159.  Effective October 17, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#10         Authorized to reclassify position #16690, Computer Operator III, labor grade 16 ($28,372.50) to a Technical Support Specialist VI, labor grade 32 ($55,575).  100% Other Funds. 

 

#11         Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Accu-Med Services LLC, Cincinnati, OH proprietary software maintenance services to sustain day-to-day operational needs of the Veterans Home, in the amount of $9,900.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#11A      Authorized to enter into an Equipment Finance Agreement with Lake Sunapee Bank, Portsmouth, NH, for the purpose of financing the procurement and implementation of the NH Liquor Commission’s desktop computers, servers and storage systems that support their head quarters and disaster recovery systems, supplied by DELL Marketing L.P., Round Rock, TX, in the amount of $517,613.88.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 15, 2012.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12         Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $1,035 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.  These donations were received during the period of July 13, 2007 through August 3, 2007. 

 

#13         Authorized Lieutenant Colonel Paul Hutchinson, Topsfield, MA, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#14         Authorized Christopher A. Hegarty, Brookline, NH, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#15         Authorized Teresa L. Bascom, Nottingham, NH, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#16         Authorized to enter into a contract agreement with Jay McKenna Cleaning Services Inc., Merrimack, NH, for the purpose of providing custodial services at the new Joint Force Headquarters Building at the State Military Reservation in Concord, in the amount of $55,600 through September 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

 

#17         Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Jungle Jim’s, Epsom, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-29-06, item #14A), for snow removal and winter surface treatment services at the Manchester Armory in an amount not to exceed $10,150.  Effective November 1, 2007 through April 30, 2008.  98.71% State, 1.29% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the Town of Jaffrey/Office of the Regional Prosecutor (“Town”) for state owned property located in the Jaffrey-Peterborough District Court, Jaffrey, NH.  Effective November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2011.

 

#19         Authorized Risk Management Unit to enter into an agreement with FIAI, Inc., d/b/a Ferdinando Insurance Associates, Manchester, NH, to furnish Fleet Liability and Physical Damage Policy for a total amount not to exceed $1,755,735.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with FIAI, Inc., d/b/a Ferdinando Insurance Associates, Manchester, NH, to furnish Fleet Inland Marine for the Surveillance Van for a total not to exceed $1,380.  (3) Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with FIAI, Inc., d/b/a Ferdinando Insurance Associates, Manchester, NH, to furnish Fleet Fire Training Trailer for a total amount not to exceed $5,265.  Effective November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2010. 

 

#20         Authorized to accept and place on file the quarterly allotments for state departments and agencies for Fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to make necessary adjustments in the quarterly allotments not to exceed the total funds available for expenditures for the fiscal year.

 

#21         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Bauen Corporation, Meredith, NH, for structural repairs and interior renovations located at the NH Veterans’ Home, Tilton, NH for a total price not to exceed $402,484.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $8,200 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $410,684.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 18, 2008.  65% Federal, 35% General Funds. 

 

#22         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Portland, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 1-24-07, item #9, amended on 7-17-07, item #16), to provide additional quality assurance services for the ERP Project, by increasing the amount by $304,948 from $592,555 to $897,503.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract Wilson & Son Excavation of Center Harbor, NH, for repairing an underground water pipe leak, in a total amount not to exceed $3,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Bauen Corporation, Meredith, NH, for construction of the Alan B. Shephard Discovery Center Addition to the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $5,785,000.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $578,500 for unanticipated expense for the construction of the new facility, for a total of $6,363,500.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $72,500 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $6,436,000.  (4)Further Authorized a transfer of $14,733.87 to the State Art Fund, within the Department of Cultural Resources for the sole purpose of purchasing art for the Alan G. Shephard Discovery Center Addition to the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Concord, NH, bringing the total to $6,450,733.87.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 30, 2009.  49% Federal, 51% General Funds. 

 

#24A      Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli abstaining, to enter into the 2007 Medical Administration and Stop Loss Agreement with the Anthem Health Plans of NH Inc., d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Manchester, NH, to administer the medical benefit provided to state employees and retirees and consistent with the State Collective Bargaining Agreements, and to provide stop loss insurance coverage at a total estimated cost of $557,226,000.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010.

 

#24B      Authorized to accept and place on file the list of Governor and Executive Council meeting dates for the period of January through Jun 2008.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#25         Authorized Division of Arts to award a Traditional Arts Project Grant to the Concord Community Music School, Concord, NH, in the amount of $3,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized Division of Arts to award Organizational Support Project Planning Grants totaling $15,050 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 2, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized Division of Arts to award a Community Arts Project to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 2, 2007, totaling $6,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized Division of Arts to award two year Operating Grants totaling $40,000 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 1, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized Division of Arts to award American Masterpieces: NH Inspirations Grants totaling $10,450 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 1, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized Division of Arts to award Organizational Support Cultural Facility Grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 1, 2007, in the amount of $22,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized Division of Historical Resources to reclassify position #11446 Program Assistant, labor grade 15 ($27,222) to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19 ($31,941).  55% General, 45% Federal Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#32         Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2007.

 

#33         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $57,164.46 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#34         Authorized to grant a salary raise to Jacqueline Rompre, Attorney of $2,000 making her salary $50,994.40.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#35         Authorized to retroactively pay Cynthia L. Newell $194.77 for an increment which was effective April 1, 2007 from SFY 2008 appropriations.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized to retroactively pay Robin Godbout $221.25 for an increment which was effective March 30, 2007 from SFY 2008 appropriations.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized to retroactively pay Johanna Houman $681.95 for an increment which was effective November 30, 2006 from SFY 2008 appropriations.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds.

 

#38         Authorized to appoint Elizabeth J. Baker as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $58,995.  Ms. Baker will be occupying a position with a five year germ that expires December 4, 2007.

 

#39         Authorized to reappoint John M. Gasaway Jr., as an Assistant Attorney General for a term effective October 31, 2007 through October 31, 2012.

 

#40         Authorized to retroactively amend subgrants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 2, 2007, (previously approved by G&C on 7-18-07, item #64), to promote gun safety, by extending the end date from September 30, 2007 to September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#41         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into an agreement with the Courtyard Marriott & Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH, to serve as the host site for the 2007 Annual Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month Lunch scheduled for November 19, 2007, in the amount of $4,185.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#42         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a contract with GMI Asphalt Corporation, New Hampton, NH, for parking lot repair and resurfacing at NHES’s Laconia Local Office in the amount of $19,179.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#43         Authorized to exercise a two year renewal option, contract with Xwave New England, Augusta, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #26A, amended on 12-7-05, ITEM #37), to accommodate changes to the scope of services to provide software licensing, implementation and training services with software and maintenance services, by extending the end date from March 31, 2007 to March 31, 2009, and by decreasing the contract by $90,540 from $1,703,480 to $1,612,940.  84% Federal, 16% General Funds. 

 

 #44        Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of wages and benefits to Brian Coulombe, Supervisor I, in the amount of $424.18 for the period of April 27, 2007 through June 7, 2007 from current fiscal year funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

#45         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the 2006-2007 Biennial Report.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#46         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Green Mountain Communications Inc., Wolfeboro Falls, NH, for replacement of radio frequency transparent panels on the Cannon Mountain communication tower in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized Trails Bureau to accept the donation of two Polaris Ranger 4x4 utility vehicles with roofs and windshields, valued at $21,000 from Littleton Motorsports Inc.  (2)Further Authorized to purchase two 4,000 lbs winches, value of $1,598, from Littleton Motorsports Inc., to be installed on the donated vehicles.

 

#48         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to Joint Promotional Advertising in the total amount of $318,692.62 for their 2007/2008 out-of-state marketing projects under Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to Joint Promotional Advertising in the total amount of $15,132.90 for their 2007/2008 in-state marketing projects under Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to the Travel & Tourism Development Fund in the total amount of $106,744 for their 2007/2008 out-of-state marketing projects under Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to reclassify position #11458 Account Clerk III, labor grade 9 to a Program Specialist II, labor grade 21.  100% General Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a sole source lease agreement with Concord Commercial a division of Alter Moneta Corporation, Duluth, GA, in an amount not to exceed $224,684.97 for four bombardier snow groomers.  Effective December 1, 2007 to December 1, 2008.  100% Cannon Mt. Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized Division of Economic Development to accept, budget, and expend a donation of $8,588.24 from the NH Telecom Association, Concord, NH.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized Cannon Mountain, to enter into a contract with The Rowley Agency Inc., Concord, NH, to purchase liability insurance in the amount of $294,333.  Effective November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2010.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#54A      Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with AAA Septic, d.b.a Mikem Inc., Berlin, NH, for emergency septic pumping and disposal for Moose Brook State Park, by increasing the amount by $5,580 from $8,977.50 to $14,557.50.  Effective August 4, 2007 through September 4, 2007.  100% Park Funds. 

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#55         Authorized to pay annual dues in the amount of $300 to the Wildlife Management Institute for membership in the Atlantic Flyway Council.  (2)Further Authorized to pay the Wildlife Management Institute $3,213 for the 2007 NH assessment of project costs for Atlantic Population Canada Goose Research and Surveys.  (3)Further Authorized to pay the Wildlife Management Institute $7,000 for the 2007 NH assessment of project costs for Eastern Canada Cooperative Waterfowl Banding.  (4)Further Authorized to pay the Wildlife Management Institute $1,051.30 for Administrative Fees.  100% Dedicated Game Management Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Matson’s Laboratory LLC, Milltown, MT, for the purpose of providing age data by performing laboratory analysis of teeth collected from captured and/or harvested NH white-tailed deer, moose and black bear in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Dedicated Game Management Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#57         Authorized to adjust the budget of the original grant (previously approved by G&C On 2-25-05, late item #A), by rebudgeting the funds between classes for the best use of available funds.

 

#58         Authorized to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the University of NH – Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to integrate previous research examining the economic impact on NH of a State Renewable Portfolio Standard in to the analysis of implementation strategies for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in the amount of $1,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2007. 

 

 

#59         Authorized to enter into a sole source amendment with Energy Management and Control Company Inc., Marlboro, MA, for additional services to be performed in FY08 on two Solar turbine generators and for an additional $1,200 per year for unscheduled services at the Franklin Wastewater Treatment Facility, by increasing the amount by $11,875 from $16,500 to $28,375.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to award a grant to the Gundalow Company, Portsmouth, NH, to conduct an on-board environmental education series, in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to pay membership dues to the Coastal States Organization, Washington, DC in the amount of $8,293.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized to accept an access easement from Pierce Revocable Trust Agreement (Sharon L. Duble, and Lee H. and Virginia L. Pierce, Trustees) to the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program for consideration paid in the amount of $1 for the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of an interceptor located in Gilford.  Effective upon G&C approval and recordation at the Belknap County Registry of Deeds.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to amend a state aid grant to the Town of Rollinsford (previously approved by G&C on 11-29-06, item #63), by replacing all references to the Town of Rollinsford with the Rollinsford Water and Sewer District.

 

#64         Authorized to award a Public Water System Emergency Interconnection grant to the Town of Wilton, NH in the amount of $15,000 to complete a project to better protect public water supplies against future potential terrorist attacks by conducting mutual aid studies.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized to award a Wastewater State Aid Grant to the Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District in the amount of $55,792 for a water pollution control project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the city of Keene in the amount of $18,115, and the Nashua Regional Planning Commission in the amount of $53,363, for a total of $71,478 to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized to enter into retroactive grant agreements with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission in the amount of $9,619.79, and the Town of Conway in the amount of $2,576.69 for a total of $12,169.48 to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized Diane Morrison’s request to construct a concrete pad and install a seasonal dock adjacent to an existing breakwater with a gap at the shore and a cantilevered dock on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#69         Authorized Sunburst Condo Association’s request to dredge cubic yards of accumulated sediment from existing dug-in boathouse, construct a retaining wall and a planter to stabilize an existing beach on property on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#70         Authorized to assign a 2006 Chevrolet Impala, pate number 1750543 on a 24-hour, seven day a week basis to Acting Commissioner Nicholas A. Toumpas.  (2)Further Authorized an exemption to Administrative Rules 305.05 (a)(b)(c), which requires standard identification of all state-owned vehicles for a 2006 Chevrolet Impala, pate number 1750543 assigned to Acting Commissioner Nicholas A. Toumpas.

 

#71         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Lynn Blair, Secretary II, Division of Public Health Services in the amount of $425.29 to compensate for wages that were mistakenly not paid from SFY 2006 funds.  64% Federal, 36% General Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Jason Escabi, Supervisor IV, Division of Children, Youth, and Families in the amount of $1,169.72 to compensate for wages that were mistakenly not paid from SFY 2007 funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#73         Authorized to provide travel reimbursement for Dr. Clint Koenig, State Medical Director, in the amount of $12.00 for expenses incurred on May 17, 2007.

 

                                Office of Operations Support

#74         Authorized to reclassify position #12196 Licensing and Evaluation Coordinator, salary grade 20, to Program Specialist II, salary grade 21.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#75         Authorized to enter into a retroactive lease renewal agreement with 20 West Park LLC, Lebanon, NH, for office space in Lebanon in the amount of $16,547.16.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2010.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized to enter into a retroactive lease renewal agreement with the Town of Salem, NH, for office space in Salem in the amount of $50,829.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2012.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#77         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, to participate in a training organized by the Vermont Department of Health to be held at the Wyndham Hotel on October 25-26, 2007, to provide Value Enhanced Nutrition Education Assessment training, and to pay the Wyndham Hotel, Burlington, VT, conference expenses for the training in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  (2)Further Authorized to stay overnight at the training for two nights, in order to administer training activities and attend the training in an amount not to exceed $1,236.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, NH, to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  81% Federal, 19% General Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Health First Family Care Center, Franklin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #178), to provide primary care services with integrated behavioral and/or oral health services, by increasing the amount by $85,000 from $339,010 to $424,010.  Effective upon G&C approval.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH, to provide training on elderly falls screening and assessment for all DPHS-funded primary care centers in an amount not to exceed $3,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized Office of Minority Health to renew and amend an agreement with Lamprey Health Care Inc./Southern NH Area Health Education Center, Raymond, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-18-07, item #63), to provide middle school children, with an emphasis on minority youth, an opportunity to explore rewarding career opportunities in nursing, by increasing the amount by $30,000 from $15,000 to $45,000, and by extending the completion date to August 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#82         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $397,122.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $61,125 to the grantee to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $610,658.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $96,420 to the grantee to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Committee Inc., Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $418,308.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $58,154 to the grantee to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $493,310.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $77,891 to the grantee to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#86         Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Disease Control Section, to enter into an agreement with University of MA, Division of Entomology, Amherst, MA, to provide tick collection and pathogen testing services at designated sites in NH in an amount not to exceed $39,991.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Sonia Joslin, Plymouth, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#88         Authorized to execute a sole source amendment to a contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Pittsburgh, PA, to provide enhancements to the New HEIGHTS public assistance eligibility system, by increasing the price by $299,962 from $27,849,928 to $28,149,890.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.

 

#89         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $463,888.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $69,583 to the grantee to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#90         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $963,721.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $140,325 to the grantee to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Medical Services

#91         Authorized Disability Determination Section to enter into an agreement with Bonnie Sanborn, Registered Nurse, Concord, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer in the amount of $8,112.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#92         Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Northern Human Services, Conway, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #200), to provide funds for monthly mortgage payments for property purchased in Berlin, NH, for supported housing and respite care beds, and provide an Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor in the Berlin District Office, by increasing the price by $71,800 from $288,271 to $360,071.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  70% Federal, 30% General Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized to enter into an agreement with NAMI New Hampshire, Concord, NH, to provide technical assistance and training services in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to enter into an agreement with NAMI New Hampshire, Concord, NH, to provide family mutual support services in an amount not to exceed $242,734.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#95         Authorized to amend a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #187), for homeless assistance services, by increasing the amount by $100,000 from $184,382 to $284,382.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#96         Authorized to reclassify position #16607, Business Administrator III, salary grade 27 to Case Aide, salary grade 14.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized to reclassify position #14748 Administrative Secretary, salary grade 14, and position #40969 Stock Clerk II, salary grade 8 to Case Aide, salary grade 14.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#98         Authorized to pay the American Correctional Association, Alexandria, VA, accreditation fees of $27,200 for a three year period.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#99         Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality child care awards in the amount of $39,660.88 to thirteen Licensed Plus child care providers throughout the State of NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#100       Authorized to compensate Crystle Martin, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from work-related injury.

 

#101       Authorized to accept nonmonetary donations from the NH Hospital Association, Foundation for Healthy Communities to support NHH’s emergency preparedness.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $5,000 from the NH Hospital Association, Foundation for Healthy Communities to fund NHH emergency preparedness.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

#102       Authorized to amend the Consultant List (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #420, amended on 9-19-07, item #82), by adding Dr. Robert Feder, M.D., Manchester, NH, to provide evaluation services of sexually violent predators at the rate of $350 per hour.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  66% General, 33% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

#103       Authorized to reclassify position #15738 from Chaplain II, salary grade 23 to Program Specialist IV, salary grade 25.  68% General, 32% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home

#104       Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with ASCO Healthcare Inc., d/b/a Neighborcare Inc., Windsor, CT, to provide oxygen services in an amount not to exceed $18,720.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#105       Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Southern NH University, School of Community Economic Development, Center for Community Economic Development & Disability to provide evaluative reviews of business plans developed by Vocational Rehabilitation clients to improve self-employment outcomes in an amount not to exceed $39,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#106       Authorized to enter into a contract with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc., Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $87,750.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $208,996.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  16% General, 84% Federal Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#108       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to reclassify position #14557, Accountant II, labor grade 18 with an annual salary of $37,615.50 to Business Administrator I, labor grade 21 with an annual salary of $39,156.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#109       Authorized to contract with URS Corporation, Salem, NH, to design, conduct and evaluate a series of exercises focusing on public health emergency response plans in the amount of $262,411.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies. 

 

#110       Authorized Division of Fire Safety to enter into a contract with National Infrastructure Institute, Center for Infrastructure Expertise, Portsmouth, NH, for the research and development study of emergency service capabilities in the State of NH, in the amount of $47,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized Divisions of Safety Services and State Police to enter into a retroactive, sole source contract with Psychotherapy Associates Inc., Rochester, NH, for the provision of pre-employment psychological exams of law enforcement personnel in an amount not to exceed $13,800.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  45% Navigation Safety Fund, 37% Highway, 9% Turnpike, 9% Transfer from Other Agencies. 

 

#112       Authorized Division of Safety Services, Marine Patrol Bureau, to retroactively pay Tri State Fire Protection LLC, Nashua, NH, for 14 replacement 10lb fire extinguishers purchased in SFY07 in the amount of $1,050.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Navigation Safety Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#113       Authorized to designate ten projects for improvement under the State Aid Construction Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#114       Authorized to reclassify position #20328 Heavy Duty Crane Operator, labor grade 14 to Highway Maintainer III, labor grade 12, in the Bureau of Traffic.

 

#115       Authorized Bureau of Human Resources to enter into a sole source contract with Federal Highway Administration Finance Division, National Highway Institute, Washington, DC, for training in an amount not to exceed $78,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 

 

#116       Authorized to enter into a contract with Noyes Heating LLC, Groveton, NH, for heating system service at District One Highway Maintenance facilities in the amount of $9,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #518, amended on 4-18-07, item #109), for transportation related planning activities, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to March 30, 2008.  80% Federal, 10% State Highway, 10% Local Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #163), for underwriting the transportation portion of the Regional Comprehensive Plan, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to June 30, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #162), for the East Coast Greenway project, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to June 30, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#120       Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #169, amended on 4-18-07, item #111), for transportation related planning activities, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to March 30, 2008.  80% Federal, 10% State Highway, 10% Local Funds. 

 

#121       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Pease Development Authority, for AIP-37 to construct airport terminal building improvements, acquire snow removal equipment and to design aircraft holding aprons at the ends of Runway 16 and Runway 34 at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease in the amount of $3,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  95% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

 

#122       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Laconia Airport Authority, for AIP-18 to design and construct a parking apron for itinerant aircraft and to upgrade the airport hazard beacons in the amount of $2,130,667.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012.

 

#123       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with the Town of Newport, NH, owner of Parlin Field, Newport, NH, for paving the back taxiway in the amount of $10,126.37.  Effective October 15, 2007 through October 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Construction’s quarterly summary report of active projects that may require the use of contingencies for the period through September 30, 2007.

 

#125       Authorized Bureau of Environment to enter into two pre-qualified, low bid, cost-based contracts for a combined total of $300,000 with: (1)Monadnock Archaeological Consulting, LLC, Stoddard, NH, for $160,000, and (2)URS Corporation, Burlington, NJ, for $140,000 to undertake certain cultural resources investigations involving historical archaeological studies for transportation purposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.

 

#126       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $10,000 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from September 12, 2007 through September 25, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#127       Authorized Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance to amend an agreement with the University of NH Research Computing Center through the University of NH’s Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-3-06, item #125), by extending the completion date from October 31, 2007 to October 31, 2008, and by increasing the amount by $87,899 from $886,383 to $974,282 to complete the Crash Reporting Management System.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#128       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Naughton & Son Recycling Inc., Bradford, NH, for rubbish disposal at Andover patrol sheds in the amount of $7,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.

 

#129       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Pete’s Rubbish Removal, No. Haverhill, NH, for rubbish removal disposal at three patrol sheds, and the Rumney Rest Area in the amount of $31,040.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#130       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to amend a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Campton, NH, to rehabilitate, realign, mark and light the existing Taxiway “A” at the Skyhaven Airport, by increasing the amount by $995,574.50 from $671,949 to $1,667,523.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  95% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

#131                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.         GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY- Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, the sum of $655.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Gayle P. Baird, Sr. Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Intermediate Accounting I”.

B.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Business Operations - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey F. Whitney, Accountant II, in the course entitled “Sociology”.

C.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Child Support Services - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Denise Sherburne, Program Specialist I, in the course entitled “Marketing Research”.

D.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,476.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rebekah Dougherty, Fiscal Specialist, in the courses entitled “Principles of Management” and “Business Systems Analysis & Design”.

E.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Employee Assistance Program - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Penelope Lee Hollis, Administrative Assistant, in the course entitled “Challenges of Business in Society”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES - Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $798.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara A. Barney, Family Services Specialist II, in the course entitled “Introduction to Information Technology”.

G.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – New Hampshire Hospital - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $655.35 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer McAllister, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Principles of Accounting II”.

H.         LIQUOR - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $798.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina M. Demers, Statistician I, in the course entitled “Object Oriented Analysis/Design”.

I.          LIQUOR - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $798.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cherie L. Sirrianna, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Human Relations in Administration”.

J.         REVENUE - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, the sum of $885.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elaina Magoon, Legal Aide, in the course entitled “Legal Research Analysis and Writing”.

K.         TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,107.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Renee Dupuis, Human Resource Technician, in the courses entitled “Principles of Marketing”, “Introduction to Humanities I” and “Introduction to Critical Reading”.

L.         TREASURY- Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $655.35 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sylvia Yeaton, Accountant IV, in the course entitled “College Writing II”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $10,140.70

 

#132                                                                       TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.         EDUCATION - Request permission for (1) employee, Betina Greco, Transition Coordinator of Vocational Rehabilitation, or designee, to travel to San Antonio, TX, from October 28, 2007 to October 31, 2007 to attend the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation 2007 Fall Conference.  It is also requested that advance payment in the amount of $714.99 be made payable to Betina Greco. Total Cost: $1,114.99.  Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  $400.00 Registration Fee. 

B.         SAFETY- State Police -  Request permission for (1) employee, Trooper Steven Wheeler, or designee, to travel to Portsmouth, VA, from October 28, 2007 to November 17, 2007 to attend Police Motorcycle Instructor Training.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle.  Total Cost: $3,022.89. Source of Funds: 81% Highway Funds, 19% Turnpike Funds.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

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DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

A.            Authorized to enter into the NH Department of Corrections to retroactively upgrade the unclassified Senior Dentist position as recommended by the Hay Group and passed by the Joint Committee of Employee Classification on August 28, 2007, from the previously authorized salary group II ($94,584) to upgraded salary group JJ ($99,778) effective August 31,2007. 100% General Funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

B.            Authorized to enter into a contract in the amount not to exceed $36,198.75 with Roland H. Bryan, DDS, for the provision of clinical general dentistry services for the period beginning upon approval by the Governor and Council through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

C.            Authorized to enter into a contract in the amount not to exceed $36,198.75 with James Hamilton, DDS, for the provision of clinical general dentistry services for the period beginning upon approval by the Governor and Council through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

D.            Authorized to enter into a contract in the amount not to exceed $53,395.20 with Robert J. Madden, DMC, for the provision of clinical oral surgeon services for the period beginning upon approval by the Governor and Council through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

E.            Authorized to enter into a contract in the amount not to exceed $36,198.75 with John M. Carroll, DDS, for the provision of clinical general dentistry services for the period beginning upon approval by the Governor and Council through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center, Merrimack, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned