GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Tilton Veterans Home, Tilton, New Hampshire

October 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Shea, accepted the minutes of September 17, 2008.

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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 September 17, 2008 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

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

 

Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Catherine McDowell, Randolph                                                                       Effective:  October 8, 2008

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

State Council on Aging

(Hillsborough County)

Ally McNair, (i), Bedford                                                                                   Effective:  October 8, 2008

Succeeding:  Violet P. Constant, (i) Concord                                                 Term:  June 24, 2011

 

Agricultural Lands Preservation Committee

Peter S. Helm, Contoocook                                                                               Effective:  October 10, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2011

 

Air Resources Council

(Recreation)

Terry L. Callum, Unity                                                                                       Effective:  October 8, 2008

Succeeding:  Thomas Sutton, Lincoln                                                             Term:  October 24, 2011

 

Community College System of New Hampshire

(Technology Sector)

Jeremy Hitchcock, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  October 8, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  June 30, 2010

 

Board of Court Reporters

(Attorney)

Thomas H. Richards, Sunapee                                                                         Effective:  October 8, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 3, 2013

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

Nominated by Fairpoint

Kevin M. Shea, Derry                                                                                         Effective:  October 8, 2008

Succeeding:  Jill Healey Wurm, Londonderry                                                Term:  July 8, 2011

 

Board of Professional Geologists

Thomas C. Shevenell, Sandwich                                                                      Effective:  October 8, 2008

Succeeding:  Paul M. Sanborn, Canterbury (reached term limit)               Term:  October 4, 2013

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Marriage and Family Therapist)

Joan Staigers Haley, New Boston                                                                    Effective:  October 31, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 31, 2011

 

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services

Thomas P. Ballestero, Madbury                                                                       Effective:  October 8, 2008

Succeeding:  Robert A. Weimar, Meredith                                                     Term:  September 30, 2011

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Career School)

Nominated by the Council for Professional Education

Stephen M. Appleby, Bedford                                                                          Effective:  October 8, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  October 8, 2013

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Judith E. Houston, Contoocook                                                                       Effective:  October 8, 2008

Reapointment                                                                                                      Term:  September 4, 2011

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Michele L. Munson, Concord                                                                           Effective:  October 8, 2008

Succeeding:  Daniel McGuire, Epsom                                                             Term:  September 4, 2011

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(Management)

Carol M. Granfield, Meredith                                                                            Effective:  October 15, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 15, 2014

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Coastal and Marine Interests)

B. David Bryan, Newmarket                                                                             Effective:  October 8, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 5, 2011

 

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board

(Represents interests of persons of low income)

Lawrence M. Kelly, Berlin                                                                                 Effective:  October 14, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2011

 

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board

(Represents interests of residents of low income housing)

Otis E. Perry, Dover                                                                                             Effective:  October 14, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2011

 

Telecommunication Planning and Development Advisory Board

(Municipal Government)

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

Robert D. Ciandella, New Castle                                                                      Effective:  October 18, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 18, 2011

 

Deputy Commissioner:  Department of Transportation

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Christopher D. Clement, Sr., Durham                                                              Effective:  October 8, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  October 8, 2012

Salary:  JJ - Step 4 - $99,137

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Religious Community)

Richard J. Shannon, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  October 8, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2011

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Valerie Cunningham, Portsmouth                                                                    Effective:  October 20, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 20, 2011

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Linda Gathright, Nashua                                                                                   Effective:  October 20, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 20, 2011

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Linda M. Landry, Exeter                                                                                   Effective:  October 8, 2008

Succeeding:  Linda Johnson, Manchester (resigned)                                    Term:  October 20, 2009

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Business Finance Authority

Dick Anagnost, Bedford                                                                                    Effective:  November 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 3, 2011

 

Business Finance Authority

Edward F. Caron, Hudson                                                                                 Effective:  November 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 3, 2011

 

Business Finance Authority

(Elected/Appointed Official)

Steven D. Griffin, Berlin                                                                                     Effective:  November 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 3, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

J. Kirk Trombley, Durham                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  John Emery, Bedford (resigned)                                               Term:  January 1, 2010

 

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of the Deaf, Inc.

Marie Desrosiers, Concord                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Lori A. McLaren, Pembroke                                                      Term:  October 10, 2011

 

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of the Deaf, Inc.

Christopher M. Emerson, Epsom                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2011

 

Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Oversight Council

(Public Member)

Kevin E. Cash, Rochester                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kelly A. Clark, Webster                                                              Term:  September 17, 2011

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Firefighter)

Brett R. Scholbe, Auburn                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 16, 2011

 

Board of Foresters

(Industrial Forester)

Donald W. Winsor, Plymouth                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  J. Peter Howland, Conway                                                         Term:  August 22, 2013

 

Human Rights Commission

William E. Brennan, Bedford                                                                            Effective:  November 1, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 1, 2013

 

Human Rights Commission

Behzad Mirhashem, Mont Vernon                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Marta E. Rodriguez, Nashua (resigned)                                   Term:  November 1, 2011

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Camping)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Robert A. Bradley, Jr., Epsom                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 13, 2011

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Lodging)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Cynthia Foster, North Conway                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 13, 2011

 

State Library Advisory Council

Marlene F. McGonigle, (d), Meriden                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Frances M. Wiggin (d) Bedford                                                 Term:  July 26, 2011

 

Nash Stream Forest Citizens Committee

(Representative of snowmobile club)

David Goulet, Stark                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 5, 2011

 

Nash Stream Forest Citizens Committee

(Environmental Organization)

Wendell M. Lees, Kearsarge                                                                              Effective:  November 2, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 2, 2011

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

Janet R. Sable, Strafford                                                                                    Effective:  October 25, 2008

Succeeding:  Lou G. Powell, Strafford                                                             Term:  October 25, 2011

 

Speech Language Pathology Governing Board

(Public Member)

Julie A. Introcaso, Manchester                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Nancy Rescino, Bow (resigned)                                                Term:  March 4, 2009

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Board

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

(County Government)

Arthur Durette, Pembroke                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 18, 2011

 

Traffic Safety Commission

William A. Bevelaqua, Manchester                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Mark Hounsell, Conway (resigned)                                          Term:  September 16, 2010

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

Pamela Diamantis, Greenland                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Andrew E. Lietz, Rye                                                                  Term:  June 30, 2012

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Local Government)

Leslie A. Nepveu, Hooksett                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2011

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Ellie C. Stein, Dunbarton                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Lillye Ramos Spooner (resigned)                                              Term:  October 20, 2011

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth 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 and Brown Block Development Company, LLC for a project located in Claremont, NH.  Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON OCTOBER 8, 2008

VETERANS HOME, TILTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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                At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be  a loan to be made by Business Finance Authority to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation and Brown Block Development Company, LLC  (collectively the "Borrower")  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. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton  introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:7 WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN TO MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND BROWN BLOCK DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Hollingworth.  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 BROWN BLOCK DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, 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 and Brown Block Development Company, LLC  (collectively the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $280,000 to provide financing for construction and fit up of the former Oscar Brown Block property in Claremont, 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 8, 2008.

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Goffstown, NH to make emergency infrastructure repairs in the Medvil Cooperative in the amount of $266,820.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Goffstown, NH to complete an infrastructure study of the Medvil Cooperative in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#3A        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to accept and expend $18,170.63 in State Fiscal year 2008 of additional other funds available from the Department of Safety to support the overtime requirements within the Commercial Driver License Program Improvement Grant, administered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other (Agency Class 027) funds:  the Agency Class 027 used by the Department of Safety to reimburse DoIT for this overtime is 100% FMCSA funded. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-26-08, item #15), for the Weatherization Assistance program, by increasing the amount by $22,665.46 from $271,836 to $294,501.46.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-26-08, item #14), for the Weatherization Assistance program, by increasing the amount by $15,045 from $180,428 to $195,473.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-26-08, item #16), for the Weatherization Assistance program, by increasing the amount by $19,553 from $234,501 to $254,054.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-26-08, item #12), for the Weatherization Assistance program, by increasing the amount by $30,478 from $365,515 to $395,993.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with 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 $98,244.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $17,684.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with 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 $132,101.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $23,778.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with 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 $84,751.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $15,255.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11         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 $65,208.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $11,737.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#12         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Manchester School District, Manchester, NH, to address the educational, health and mental health needs of refugee children being resettled in the City of Manchester in the amount of $118,843.  Effective October 8, 2008 through August 14, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13         Authorized to enter into a contract with the Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH, to provide preventive health services to NH refugees in the amount of $20,000.  Effective October 8, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13A      Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Lutheran Social Services of New England Inc., Concord, NH, to provide employment services to Merrimack County refugees in the amount of $132,906.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13B      Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $2,401,396.  (2)Further Authorized an advance of $459,211.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13C      Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $2,646,022.  (2)Further Authorized an advance of $504,145.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13D      Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $1,698,800.  (2)Further Authorized an advance of $321,334.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13E      Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $4,510,247.  (2)Further Authorized an advance of $875,360.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#14         Authorized Major Robert C. Courtemanche, Londonderry, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#15         Authorized Michael J. Moranti, Manchester, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#16         Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $754.26 from the Fish and Game Department for expenses incurred on August 5, 2008 Aerial SAR support in NH.  100% Transfer (Fish and Game) Funds. 

 

#17         Authorized to amend a contract with Mike Mounsey & Son Foundation and Floors LLC, Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 8-13-08, item #25), for the purpose of constructing a concrete slab and foundation at the NH State Veterans Cemetery by extending the completion date retroactively to June 30, 2009 from October 1, 2008.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF STATE

#17A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the procedures manual for the Division of Archives and Records Management.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive fourteen month hold over amendment with the Town of Goffstown, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 12-12-06, item #30), for office and courtroom space in an amount not to exceed $42,472.78.  Effective January 1, 2008 through February 28, 2009.  100% Transfer Funds.  (Transfer from AOC) (Rents from other agencies). 

 

#19         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Beverly Hollingworth with regard to the acquisition of land and the construction, furnishing & equipping of facilities as well as the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with The RiverWoods Company, Exeter, NH.

 

#20         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Aberthaw Construction Company Inc., Lowell, MA, to construct an office building, a radio tower foundation and a parking lot with associated site work for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Safety, in Bedford, NH, for a total price not to exceed $2,546,533.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $79,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $2,625,533.  72% Highway, 3% Private & Local, 25% Other-Revolving Funds. 

 

#20A      NOT USED 

 

#20B      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Meridian Construction, Gilford, NH, for Water System Upgrade at the Lakes Region Facility, Laconia, NH, for a total price not to exceed $906,542.50.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $35,000 for unanticipated expenses, bringing the total to $941,542.50  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2009.  100% General Funds.  (Capital Funds). 

 

                                DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL

#21         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Institute on Disability, Concord, NH, to continue the Council’s support of the University of NH’s Leadership Series by providing partial funding for this series in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

                               

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#22         Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008.

 

#23         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $41,863.86 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24         Authorized to enter into a contract with Bormann Brothers Inc., Pepperell, MA, to relocate the Department from Regional Drive to Pleasant Street in Concord, on the basis of a low bid in the amount of $21,135.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized to make a retroactive sole source payment to Banks Chevrolet, Concord, NH, for vehicle transmission repairs in the amount of $2,911.99.  100% General Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized to retroactively pay the Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, DC for organizational dues in the amount of $8,424.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized to hire Ms. Victoria Silva as a Multi State Tax Auditor, at the maximum step of Group CC.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#28         Authorized Division of Libraries to retroactively pay an FY 08 invoice to NH College University Council, Concord, NH, in the amount of $4,403.61 from FY 09 funds for the Library Truck Assessment for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized Division of Arts to retroactively pay an FY 08 invoice to Janvier Holdings, Concord, NH, in he amount of $200 from FY 09 funds for Conference room usage.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized Division of Arts to retroactively pay an FY 08 invoice to Washington Street Café, Concord, NH, in the amount of $93.60 from FY 09 funds for ArtsLinks Panel Review Meeting.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized Division of the Arts to award FY 2009 Arts in Education grants totaling $13,625 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated September 15, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds 

 

#32         Authorized Division of the Arts to award FY 2009 Cultural Facility grants in the amount of $10,000 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated September 15, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds 

 

#33         Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $9,485 to the Exeter Public Library, for the Preservation of Old Exeter, NH Directories.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $9,122 to the Town of Bradford, for the Preservation of Town of Bradford town records.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $5,490 to the Town of Acworth, for the Preservation of the Town of Acworth vital records.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

#36         Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $9,612 to the Town of Randolph, for the Preservation and Digitization of Town of Randolph town records.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $5,055 to the Town of Brookfield, for the conservation and microfilming of Town Record Book III.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38         Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,000 to the Town of Warren, for the Preservation of Warren Town Records.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized Division of the Arts to award a Traditional Arts Project Grant in the amount of $5,000 to Newmarket Main Street Corporation, Newmarket.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized Division of the Arts to award an FY 2009 Artist in Residence Grant to Holderness Central School in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized Division of the Arts to award an FY 2009 American Masterpieces Grant in the amount of $5,000 to Peterborough Players Inc., Peterborough.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized to award Conservation Number Plate Grants totaling $36,000 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated September 15, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#43         Authorized Division of Regulatory Services, o amend a grant with the US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-08, item #38), for implementation of he Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program, in the amount not to exceed $35,000, and by extending the completion date to December 29, 2008 from September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43A      Authorized to retroactively enter Lynn Gallop into an educational tuition agreement with Everest University Online, Tampa, FL, to participate in the course entitled Computer Networking Fundamentals during the period of July 14, 2008 through October 6, 2008 and to pay said costs in the amount of $367.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

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

 

#45         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth, voted to deny the petition of Robert P Page Jr requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Statutory Rape.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until August 2, 2010.

 

#46         Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $70,395 from the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, federal fiscal year 2008 Stalking and Domestic Violence Records Improvement Program, to be utilized to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the Administrative Office of the Courts in the amount of $70,325 to be utilized to enter Domestic Violence Protective Orders into State and National databases so as to protect victims of Domestic Violence.  Effective October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#47         Authorized to enter into a new sub-grant with the Newmarket Police Department in the amount of $30,000 from the FFY 2007 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 29, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized to conduct a two-day advanced conference scheduled for November 20-21, 2008, entitled the Seventh Annual Tri-State Victim Assistance Academy to be held at the Eagle Mountain House in Jackson, NH, at a cost not to exceed $19,735 paid in part from registration fees, paid by up to 100 attendees through December 30, 2008.  68% Agency Income, 32% Federal Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the two-day advanced training conference, in the amount of $85 from each of an estimated 100 participants, for a total amount not to exceed $85,000, $3,000 from the Muskie School Public Service in Portland, ME and $2,000 from the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services, Waterbury, VT to help defray the cost of this conference and facility expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2008.  100% Agency Income.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Eagle Mountain House in an amount not to exceed $13,235 for necessary conference facilities and food services for the two-day advanced training conference and is part of the total cost above.  64% Agency Income, 36% Federal Funds.  (4)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Stephanie Frogge, MTS, CTS of Huntsville, TX, to conduct a day and a half presentation at the Seventh Annual Tri-State Advanced Victim Assistance Academy in the amount not to exceed $2,825 as part of the total cost above.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#49         Authorized to enter into a new subgrant, with the Child Advocacy Center of Carroll County in the amount of $20,000 from the 2008 Victims of Crime Act VOCA Assistance Formula Grant award, to fund programs providing direct services to victims of crime.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the Consumer Protection and Education Fund (Sears Fund) in the amount of $14,874.84 for the purpose of purchasing specialized equipment and the distribution of information for outreach and consumer education in the Consumer Protection Bureau.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#51         Authorized to reappoint Stephen D. Fuller as a Senior Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $87,357.14.  Effective October 31, 2008 through October 31, 2013.

 

#52         Authorized to reappoint Naomi N. Butterfield as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $74,994.40.  Effective October 31, 2008 through October 31, 2013. 

 

#53         Authorized to appoint Jason D. Reimers as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $60,000.  Effective October 10, 2008 through a period of five years.

 

#54         Authorized to designate Daniel J. Licata as an attorney at a salary of $60,500.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#55         Authorized to retroactively accept and expend a grant in the amount of $1,721,000 from the US Department of Justice Officer for Victims of Crime, Victims of Crime Act Grant Program, to be used to support programs that provide direct services to victims of crime.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated August 26, 2008, in the total amount of $1,200,720 to fund programs providing direct services to victims of crime and train direct service providers.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#56         Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $949,678 from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, to be utilized to improve the state’s response to women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#57         Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $630,203 from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, federal fiscal year 2008, Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, to be utilized to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#58         Authorized to establish one part-time temporary classified position Paralegal I position, labor grade 16, in the Charitable Trust Unit, to help in complying with the statutory requirements of the Bureau.  (2)Further Authorized to budge and expend additional revenue in the amount of $25,032 from the Charitable Trust Unit, Agency Income which is generated by the $75 annual renewal fee received from over 7,000 Charitable organizations for the purpose of establishing a part-time classified position in the Charitable Trust Unit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#59         Authorized to amend the award received from the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators (previously amended by G&C on 3-8-07, item #42) in a new account entitled TSRP 08 utilized in support of the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, currently budgeted in the Criminal Bureau.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Agency Income.  (2)Further Authorized to amend an award received from the NH Highway Safety Agency (previously amended by G&C on 3-8-07, item #42), in a new account entitled TSRP 08 utilized in support of the Traffic Safety Resource prosecutor, currently budgeted in the Criminal Bureau.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from other agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#60         Authorized to amend approval for one full-time temporary unclassified Attorney position and to budget this position in a new account entitled TSRP 08.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency in the amount of $81,941 for the purpose of continuing the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor position.  Effective October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from other agencies.  (3)Further Authorized to accept and expend the balance of an award from the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators in the amount of $9,632.48 for the purpose of funding the above Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor position.  Effective October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#60A      Authorized to enter into a subgrant from the 2005 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Formula Grant Program for residential substance abuse treatment programming with the agency as detailed in letter dated September 29, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into subgrants in the total amount of $9,427 from the 2006 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Formula Grant Program for residential substance abuse treatment programming with the agency as detailed in letter dated September 29, 2008.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into subgrants in the total amount of $46,129 from the 2007 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Formula Grant Program for residential substance abuse treatment programming with the agency as detailed in letter dated September 29, 2008.  (4)Further Authorized to enter into subgrants from the 2008 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Formula Grant Program for residential substance abuse treatment programming with the agency as detailed in letter dated September 29, 2008.   Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funding. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#61         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, and with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, authorized the request to enter into a sole source contractual agreement with the NH Association of Broadcasters, Manchester, NH, for the production and airing of highway safety-related radio announcements in the amount of $102,000.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#62         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH.  The NH Department of Labor as grant recipient under the US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety Health Administration seeks to transfer administration of the Mine Safety Health training grant to Workforce Opportunity Council in an amount not to exceed $40,045.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#63         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively reclassify position #11219 Legal Secretary III, salary grade 13 to Paralegal I, salary grade 16.  Effective September 12, 2008.

 

#64         Authorized to continue one Business Systems Analyst II position #8T087, salary grade 30, in the amount of $46,672 through June 30, 2009.  Federal Funds.  

 

#65         Authorized to continue ten Certifying Officer III positions, salary grade 20 for an estimated cost of $181,158.08 through April 18, 2009.  Federal Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with S.D. Carruthers Sons Inc., Argyle, NY, for roof repair services at NHES’s Concord local office in the amount not to exceed $16,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Insurance Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#67         Authorized to reclassify position #13038 Corrections Sergeant, labor grade 18, X208 pay scale, to an Administrator II, labor grade 29, A000 pay scale.

 

#68         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #41501 Senior Psychiatric Social Worker, labor grade 26, to a Supervisor VI, labor grade 27, and to make payment in the amount of $216.99 as a result of this reclassification.  Effective retroactive to May 9, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized to amend a contract with Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #92), to maintain excess/umbrella liability insurance coverage in the amount of $5,000,000 for the term of the contract for hospital services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010. 100% General Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized to accept retroactive donations of goods and supplies with a total value of $5,663.84 from various contributors from December 2007 – August 2008. 

 

#70A      Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits to Corrections Lieutenant Santo Fiorillo in the amount of $3,482.26 for the period of May 25, 2007 through July 3, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#71         Authorized to reclassify position #11464 Community Recreation Specialist, labor grade 24, to Internal Auditor II, labor grade 21.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 8, 2008, in the total amount of $6,585 for their 2008/2009 in-state and out-of-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 8, 2008, in the total amount of $161,189.98 for their 2008/2009 in-state and out-of-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to pay a sole source retroactive invoice from Rowell’s Sewer & Drain LLC, Franklin, NH, in the amount of $1,395 for emergency pumping of the septic tanks at park headquarters July 1, 2008.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Aerial NDT Inspection Inc., Milton, NH, in the amount of $2,645 for the magnetic particle testing of the chairlifts at Cannon Mountain Ski Area in Franconia.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% Cannon Mountain Funding. 

 

#76         Authorized Trails Bureau to amend a contract with the Sandwich Sidehillers Snowmobile Club, N Sandwich, NH, (previously approved by G&C 7-16-08, item #52), for Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance and Equipment, by increasing the amount by $5,700 from $19,016.26 to $24,716.26.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2009.  100% Trails Bureau Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized Division of Economic Development to award a grant to Colebrook Manufacturing Corporation, Colebrook, NH, in the amount of $75,000 for a State Jobs Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized Division of Economic Development to award a grant to Steel Elements Inc., Gorham, NH, in the amount of $25,000 for a State Jobs Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Mikem Inc., d/b/a AAA Septic, Berlin, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at Mount Washington State Park in the amount of $26,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Mt. Washington Commission Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation Cannon Mountain to renew membership with the New England Ski Areas Council, Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $2,656.92r the 2008–2009 ski season.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement for distribution of ski reports for an amount of $5,710.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to purchase a 50 acre parcel of land in Columbia, NH, from the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Concord, NH, for $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  20% Trails, 20% Forest Management and Protection, 60% Forest Improvement Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept a donation of 4.4 acres of undeveloped forestland located in the Town of Tamworth from the Chocorua Lake Conservation Foundation.

 

#83         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $5,738 from the US Fish & Wildlife Service for Recovery and Research of Federally Listed and Globally Rare Plant Species in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#84         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Roger Stephenson d/b/a Stephenson Strategic Communications, for fundraising efforts for the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program in an amount not to exceed $25,280.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Other (Nongame Management) Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized to enter into a contract with CGH Excavating, Newmarket, NH, to complete grading work for a parking area and access road at the Newsky Property off Dame Road in Durham, NH, in the amount of $8,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  63% Federal, 37% Donated Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, to conduct a research project in support of moose management in the amount of $92,247.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  35% Federal, 65% Other (Game Management) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#87         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Alstead, NH, to complete the Warren Brook Restoration and Enhancement in the amount of $12,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Pennichuck Waterworks Inc., Merrimack, NH, to complete the Pennichuck Brook/Harris Pond Phase I Watershed Restoration: Tinker Road and Everett Turnpike Best Management Practice Implementation Project in the amount of $210,780.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized to award a Public Water System Emergency Interconnection grant to the Central NH Regional Planning Commission, Concord, NH, to complete a project to better protect public water supplies against future potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters by conducting mutual aid studies in the amount of $27,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#90         Authorized to enter into an agreement  with the University of NH – Transportation and Parking Services, Durham, NH, towards the purchase of compressed natural gas buses, in the amount of $7,350.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized to enter into an agreement with East Coast Granitex Inc., Franklin, NH, for industrial digester painting services in the amount of $48,837.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% WRBP Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to assess the restoration potential of Fresh Creek in the amount of $21,757.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized Michelle Wilson’s request to perform work on an average of 100 ft of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#94         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignagelli, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth, voted to table Richard Gemberling’s request to install a permanent wharf in addition to an existing “U” shaped pier consisting of two piling piers connected by a walkway on an average of 360 ft of frontage on Barndoor Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#95         Authorized Joseph & Catherine Nadeau’s request to construct a tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier connecting to a ramp connecting to a float and associated float stops, providing one under-sized slip on 100 ft of frontage on the Oyster River in Durham.

 

#96         Authorized Faith Family Trust’s request to perform work on an average of 391 ft of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

 

#97         Authorized Nicholas Csendes’s request to perform work on 765 ft of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#98         NOT USED

 

                                Office of Operations Support

#99         Authorized to reimburse John Hancock from current year funds for in-state-travel related expenses incurred in the performance of official state business during the last fiscal year.  55% Federal, 45% General Funds. 

 

                                Employee Assistance Program

#100       Authorized to enter Penelope Lee Hollis in to a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, to participate in the course entitled Principles of Economics I, Legal and Ethical Issues in Organizations during the period of September 2, 2008 through February 28, 2009 and to pay said costs in the amount of $2,205.  56% General, 38% Transfers from other agencies, 6% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#101       Authorized to enter Jessica Gorton into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with University of NH, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled Propaganda and Persuasion during the period of September 8, 2008 through December 15, 2008 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1.606.  75% General, 25% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#102       Authorized to reimburse Rhonda Henault, Juvenile Probation & Parole Coordinator, $252.99; Vanessa Tancrede, Juvenile Probation & Parole Officer, $363.96; and Brady Serafin, Juvenile Probation & Parole Officer IV $187.86 from current fiscal year funds for a total of $804.81, for in-state travel expenses incurred while in the performance of official state business during State Fiscal Year 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#103       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position 12527 Technical support Specialist I, salary grade 17 to Program Specialist I, salary grade 19.  51% General, 49% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

#104       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Windfield Alloy Inc., Atkinson, NH, for the removal of and disposal of abandoned and used stored materials, located at the Main Building, Concord, NH in the amount of $42,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  60% Federal, 40% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#105       Authorized to accept non-monetary donations as detailed in letter dated September 5, 2008, received from July 1, 2008 through July 31, 2008.

 

#106       Authorized to retroactively enter Patrick Quann into an Educational Tuition Agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled Overview of Behavioral Health Services during the period of September 20, 2008 through October 19, 2008 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,400.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized to retroactively enter Melissa Hatfield into an Education Tuition Agreement with University of NH, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled Social Work Practice I; Field Internship during the period of September 21, 2008 through December 31, 2008 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,875.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Child Development Bureau to enter into a sole source contract with PlusTime NH, Concord, NH, to organize and fiscally administer a statewide conference for individuals currently or thinking about becoming engaged with youths in afterschool programs in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Davis and Towle Group, Penacook, NH, to purchase general liability insurance for foster parents for a maximum price of $193,500.  Effective October 11, 2008 through October 10, 2011.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#110       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth voted to table this request, with Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea and Councilor Wieczorek voting no.  On a roll call vote, the motion failed.  Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Maternal and child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH, to provide a statewide Leadership in Abstinence Education Program in an amount not to exceed $90,000.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

Councilor Hollingworth asked that the minutes reflect that she is concerned about why states have rejected federal money for this program.  She is not opposed to abstinence education, but wanted time to seek more information on that issue.

 

Councilor Pignatelli commented:

                I am very disappointed in my three fellow Councilors.  It appears we are setting a new precedent by not allowing an item to be tabled for 2 weeks so a Councilor may obtain information before a vote.

 

#111       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Dr. Donald Rose, Wolfeboro, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $24,389.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to exercise a contract renew and amend option with White Mountains Regional School District, Whitefield, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #284), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $33,800 from $33,800 to $67,600, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009, effective retroactive to July 1, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112A    Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Dr. Kei Jiang, Plymouth, NH, to received reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $4,796.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#113       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide access and visitation services in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide mediation services in an amount not to exceed $22,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH, to provide access, visitation, and mediation services in an amount not to exceed $16,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Merrimack County Visitation Center, Concord, NH, to provide supervised visitation services in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116A    Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify positions as detailed in letter dated September 11, 2008.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#117       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $113,750.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $37,796.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $85,747.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#120       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Mental Health center Inc., d/b/a Genesis Behavioral Health, Laconia, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $97,260.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $37,593.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#122       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $190,635.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#123       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals and families in an amount not to exceed $141,219.  Effective retroactive to August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Seacoast Mental Health Center, Portsmouth, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $13,817.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home

#125       Authorized to accept a monetary donation from Margaret Hurll, Royal Palm Beach, FL, in the amount of $100, and deposit same into the Patient’s Welfare Fund.

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#126       Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive agreement with Uni-Care Health Services, Londonderry, NH, to provide pharmacy services consisting of intravenous medications, IV therapy and related staff services, and education related to IV certification at the Hospital in the amount of $20,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  66% General, 33% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Board of Licensed Dietitians

#127       Authorized to pay Marilyn Mills, Board Member, with current year funds the amount of $46.46 for prior year travel costs for the period from April 2 through May 7, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#127A    TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli voted to table the request to enter into a contract with Hammar & Sons Incorporated, Pelham, NH, to provide sign maintenance and repair services at various liquor store locations throughout NH for a total price of $366,575.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#128       Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with West Central Services Inc., Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-05, item #114), to provide Geriatric Psychiatrist services to the Homes residents in the amount of $112,320.  Effective July 1, 2008 through October 30, 2009.  30% Federal, 43% Agency Income, 27% General Funds. 

 

#129       Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2008.

 

                                BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

#130       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report.

 

                                STATE VETERANS COUNCIL

#131       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $525 for the use of the Veterans Council service delivery programs.  These contributions were received during the period of September 6, 2008 and September 12, 2008. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#132       Authorized to award a $23,500 grant to Keene State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#133       Authorized to award a $27,500 grant to Southern NH University for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#134       Authorized to award a $12,000 grant to Franklin Pierce University for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#135       Authorized to award a $8,000 grant to Rivier College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through Jun 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#136       Authorized to award a $57,000 grant to the Community College System of NH for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through Jun 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#137       Authorized to award a $18,000 grant to Hesser College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through Jun 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#138       Authorized to enter into a contract with Measured Progress, Inc., Dover, NH, to develop, administer, score, analyze, and report results of the New England Common Assessment Program in an amount not to exceed $523,672.  (2)Further Authorized to waive Administrative Rule, Section 31107 (a)(5) and modify the withholding percentage from 25% to 7.5%.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  53% Federal, 47% General Funds. 

 

#139       Authorized to enter into a contract with the Brain Injury Association of NH, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $43,500.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#140       Authorized to enter into a contract with the Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc., Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#141       Authorized Division of Program Support: Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services to amend a contract with Kyran Research Associates Inc., Middletown, RI, (previously amended by G&C on 6-13-07, item #450), by increasing the scope of services, as it relates to the direct certification of Food Stamp eligible children.  Effective through September 30, 2010.  99% Federal, 1% State Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#142       Authorized to enter into a service agreement with the NH Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Concord, NH, to provide one-half day classes of Interacting with Persons with Mental Illness to our two Full-time and two Part-time Police Academies, to be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Facility and Campus in Concord, at a cost of $2,160.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Penalty Assessment Funds. 

 

#143       Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Forensic Consulting Associates of Nottingham, NH, to provide instruction in 3-three-day sessions of Dust and Bust to be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Facility and Campus in Concord and the Gregg Public Safety Academy in Littleton at a cost of $7,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Penalty Assessment Funds. 

 

#144       Authorized to utilize experienced law enforcement officers and other persons with experience in the criminal justice system as adjunct instructors in the part-time officer training academies in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Penalty Assessment Funds. 

 

#145       Authorized to accept and place on file the operations report for the fiscal year July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#146       Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Jolly Tyme Landscaping & Maintenance LLC, Gonic, NH, to provide snow plowing and removal services for the Dover Point Office for the 2008/2009 winter season, in an amount not to exceed $3,500.  Effective upon G&C approval though June 30, w009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#147       Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with CHG Trucking LLC, Shelburne, NH, to provide snow plowing and related services for the Berlin Office for the 2008/2009 winter season, in an amount not to exceed $3,500.  Effective upon G&C approval though June 30, w009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#148       Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively reimburse Gergory Ferry, Hooksett, NH, in the amount of $66.00 for police dog expenses incurred June 28-30, 2008, using SFY09 funds for services provided in SFY08.  Effective upon G&C approval.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#149       Authorized Division of State Police to make a retroactive payment to L&B Tailoring, Concord, NH, in the amount of $1,586.42 for alternations, patch removal and application for State Police uniforms, using SFY09 funds for services provided in SFY08.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#150       Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Banks Chevrlet-Cadillac Inc., Concord, NH, for the removal of decals from State Police cruisers in an amount not to exceed $7,425.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#151       Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Cintas Corporation, Pawtucket, RI, in an amount not to exceed $12,096 to provide fire alarm and detection services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#152       Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to develop an Automated Commercial Vehicle Crash Reporting Module in an amount not to exceed $27,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 30, 2009.  Match (80% Fed $27,000, 20% State Personnel and Resources $6,750).  

 

#153       Authorized to create consulting positions within federal grants entitled “FY 2006 Homeland Security Grant Program” and “FY2007 Homeland Security Grant Program”, from the US Department of Homeland Security, Preparedness Directorate, Office of Grants and Training, to provide for increased needs for subject matter experts beyond the limited resources of in-house personnel.  (2)Further Authorized to establish two new full-time temporary Planning Analyst positions, labor grade 24, 37.5 hours per week, in the investigative Services Bureau, Terrorism & Intelligence Unit.  (3)Further Authorized to accept and expend $3,369,436 from federal grants entitled “FY 2006 Homeland Security Grant Program” and “FY 2007 Homeland Security Grant Program” from the US Department of Homeland Security, Preparedness Directorate, Office of Grants and Training, for the purpose of executing the mission of the Homeland Security Grant Programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#154       Authorized to accept and expend a $57,609.98 grant form the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH DOS Prosecuting Paralegal” to continue the services of a Paralegal I position within the Prosecution Unit.  (2)Further Authorized to amend G&C item #100, approved by G&C on 9-19-07, by extending the end date of Paralegal I position within the Prosecution Unit to June 30, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from other agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#155       Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend federal grant funds known as “MCSAP FFY 08” in the amount of $303,128.68 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the purpose of improving motor carrier safety.  (2)Further Authorized Division of State Police to amend G&C item #282 approved by G&C on 6-25-08, to extend a Program Specialist IV, labor grade 23, from September 30, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#156       Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a federal grant known as “Commercial Drive License Program Improvement Grant” from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the amount of $56,275 to improve the CDL programs in order to be fully compliance with the requirements of MCSIA.  (2)Further Authorized to hire outside consultants for the purpose of researching and reviewing implementation guides at a high level in order to guide NH OIT staff in making the most effective/efficient modifications to the system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#157       Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend federal funds known as “Fatal Accident Reporting System” in the amount of $41,176.23 from the NH Highway Safety Agency to supplement an existing grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from other agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved.  (2)Further Authorized to amend item #134 approved by G&C on 10-31-07, to extend a Program Assistant II, labor grade 15 from September 20, 2008 through June 30, 2009 for the purpose of entering, tracking, and collecting information regarding fatal accidents for the federal and state database.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 46% Federal, 54% Transfers from other agency Funds.  

 

#158       Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with Computer Projects of Illinois, Bolingbrook, IL, to provide the hardware, software, and services required to successfully implement the criminal justice information exchange project called J-One in the amount of $2,321,560.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 22, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#158A    Authorized Division of Safety Services to enter into a sole source contract with Breton Construction LLC, Laconia, NH, for the temporary repair and re-grading of the back driveway and parking lot at the Gilford facility in an amount not to exceed $6,150.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 27, 2008.  100% Navigation Safety Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#159       Authorized Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims for individual amounts less than $600.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#160       Authorized Bureau of Finance & Contracts to retroactively pay Jerry Bracy, prior year increment wages that were not processed from October 28, 2005 through June 5, 2008 in the amount of $4,376.38 to be paid from Fiscal Year 2009 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#161       Authorized to enter into a contract agreement with Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, for a new transportation feasibility study in the Town of Windham in the amount of $230,670.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  89% Federal, 11% Highway Funds. 

 

#162       Authorized to enter David S. Smith into a retroactive educational tuition agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH to participate in the course entitled Fiscal and Monetary Policies during the period of September 23, 2008 through December 9, 2008, and to pay said costs in the amount of $748.50.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#163       Authorized to amend a contract with Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #380), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $83,200 from $1,459,950.50 to $1,543,150.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  97% Federal, 3% Highway Funds. 

 

#164       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Accompany, Concord, NH, for the production and duplication of an informational video focusing on wildlife and vehicle collisions.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#165       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $41,950 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from August 28, 2008 through September 22, 2008. 

 

#166       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 7.14 acre parcel of State owned land located in Exeter to Benham Investments for $137,500 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  (2)Further Authorized to compensate Prudential Verani Realty from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $12,375.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#167       Authorized to amend a grant to provide additional funding to the Pease Development Authority, for AIP-30 to cover costs for additional items needed to complete the Residential Sound Insulation Program for Group 1 in the amount of $17,446.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2012.  95% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

 

#168       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with VNA @ HCS Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #397), for transportation services for the general public and elderly and disabled citizens, and travel training for individuals with disabilities to assist them in using public transit, by increasing the amount by $50,843 from $480,600 to $531,443.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#169       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Lebanon, NH, for AIP-38 for wetland mitigation for the South Apron project in the amount of $198,842.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#170       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Haverhill, NH, owner of Dean Memorial Airport, Haverhill, NH, in the amount of $20,000 for construction of an aircraft hangar.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#171       Authorized Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into an agreement with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Manchester, NH, for on-call professional geotechnical engineering and related technical services for various transportation projects throughout the State in the amount of $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  Funding to be determined when service is provided.  Highway/Turnpike/Federal. 

 

#172       Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with The Louis Berger Group, Incorporated, Manchester, NH, and East Orange, NJ, for the final design for the Southern Section of the reconstruction and widening of I-93 from Salem to Manchester, by increasing the amount by $1,401,829.63 from $14,784,272 to $16,186,101.63, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#173       Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with TBE Group Inc., Clearwater, FL (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-05, item #109), for on-call engineering and technical services for identification of subsurface utility facilities for various highway projects throughout the State, by extending the completion date from October 21, 2008 to September 30, 2009.

 

#174       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Skilling & Sons inc., Hollis, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Douglas McCarthy, Harrisville, NH, in the amount of $17,530.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#175       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Wragg Bros., Well Drilling of Ascutney, VT, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Jon Moller, Newfields, NH, in the amount of $24,725.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#176       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Contoocook Artesian Well Co., Inc., Henniker, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Carol Baker, Chester, NH, in the amount of $23,735.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#177       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company, Dunbarton, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Kimberly Bosma, Dunbarton, NH, in the amount of $22,360.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#178       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with LG Cushing & Sons, Walpole, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of John Nicoll, Northwood, NH, in the amount of $26,175.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#179       Authorized to reclassify position #21539 Engineering Technician IV, LG 19, to Program Specialist I, LG 19.

 

#180       Authorized Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into an agreement with Golder Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, for on-call professional geotechnical engineering and related technical services for various transportation projects throughout the State in the amount of $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  Funding type will depend on the Funding type of the project being worked on. 

 

#181       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with The Middlesex Corporation, Littleton, MA, for roadway and bridge construction in the I-93 Exit 3 area in Windham, including the I-93 NB bridges over NH 111 and NH 111A, and the SB new off ramp in Windham on the basis of a low bid of $24,976,202.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,248,810.10 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 5, 2010.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#182       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Modern Protective Coatings Inc., Hudson, NH, for emergency repair of the I-93 SB bridge over Hall Street in the City of Concord, on the basis of a low bid of $225,000. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $22,500 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 12, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#183       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Reed & Reed Inc., Woolwich, ME, for replacement of bridge number 252/156, which carries NH Route 1 over the Seavey Creek in Rye and associated roadway reconstruction, on the basis of a low bid of $2,035,701. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $101,785.05 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 12, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

#184                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $2,676.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Emerson, Grants & Contracts Technician, in the courses entitled “Governmental Policy Makers II-Executive & Judiciary” and “Capstone Project Part 1”.

B.         NOT USED

C.         NOT USED

D.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,800.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patrick Quann, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Helping Relationships” and “Practicum”.

E.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Ashford University, Clinton, IA, the sum of $2,022.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Boucher, Administrative Supervisor V, in the on-line courses entitled “Introduction to Literature” and “Social Psychology”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,620.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joy Tyrrell, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Legal and Ethical Issues in Organizations”.

G.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Improvement & Integrity – Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,377.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer McAllister, Medical Service Technician, in the courses entitled “College Writing II” and “Public Speaking”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – New Hampshire Hospital – Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,338.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert DuPont, Supervisor IV, in the course entitled “Financial Management”.

I.          HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – New Hampshire Hospital – Request permission to pay Walden University, Baltimore, MD, the sum of $1,275.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Suzanne Belanger, Nurse Coordinator, in the on-line course entitled “The Nurse Leader: New Perspectives on the Profession”.

J.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Public Health – Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,620.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alicia M. Soucy, Adolescent Health Program Coordinator, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Applied Topics in Public Health/Essential Public Health”.

K.         INSURANCE – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $789.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristen Avery, Secretary II-Business, in the course entitled “Principles of Finance”.

L.         LIQUOR COMMISSION – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $855.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cherie L. Sirrianna, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Fundamentals of Algebra”.

M.        TRANSPORTATION – Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $405.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Dusavitch, Supervisor, in the course entitled “Principles of Financial Management”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $16,777.00

 

 

 

#185                                                                       TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

N.         EDUCATION - Request permission for (1) employee, Judy Gosselin, Program Specialist II, or her designee, to travel to Alexandria, VA for four days from October 27, 2008 through October 30, 2008 to attend the USDA CRE Training Makeup Session.  A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,151.38 IS REQUESTED FOR JUDY GOSSELIN.  Total Cost: $1,413.38.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal No Registration Fees.

 

O.        EDUCATION  - Request permission for (1) employee, Kathryn Hodges, Program Specialist IV, or her designee, to travel to Alexandria, VA  for four days from October 27, 2008 through October 30, 2008 to attend the USDA CRE Training Makeup Session.  A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,151.38 IS REQUESTED FOR KATHRYN HODGES.  Total Cost: $1,413.38.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal No Registration Fees.

 

 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

A.            Authorized to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract with Rockingham Community Action, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $1,819,902.00 for the Fuel Assistance Program effective upon Governor and Council approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.

 

B.            Authorized to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH, in the amount of $1,391,678.00 for the Fuel Assistance Program effective upon Governor and Council approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.

 

C.                  Authorized to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $12,905.00 from $154,768.00 to $167,673.00 for the Weatherization Assistance Program effective upon Governor and Council approval through March 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.

 

D.                  Authorized to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH, in the amount of $55,935.00 for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, effective upon Governor and Executive Council approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

E.                   Authorized to issue up to $175 million of general obligation bonds through a competitive process, negotiated sale or private placement.  This resolution will have an expiration date of June 30, 2009.

 

F.                   Authorized to negotiate and issue, from time to time, General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes up to a maximum of $175 million to provide interim financing for ongoing projects in the State’s Capital program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Newport Opera House, Newport, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 1:30 p.m.