GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                November 15, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of October 25, 2006.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the October 25, 2006 meeting.

 

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

Community Development Finance Authority

Katharine Bogle Shields, Canterbury                                                               Effective:  Upon acceptance

(Banking)

 

State Board of Education

Mary Elizabeth McNeil, Bedford                                                                       Effective:  Upon acceptance

(District 4)

 

NH Municipal Bond Bank

Kevin Clougherty, Manchester                                                                         Effective:  Upon acceptance

(Municipal Government)

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Agricultural Lands Preservation Committee

Ruth I. Clough, Elkins                                                                                         Effective:  November 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 10, 2009

 

Department of Employment Security Appellate Board

(Attorney - Vice Chair)

Heather E. Krans, Exeter                                                                                     Effective:  November 15, 2006

Succeeding:  Scott McGuffin, Northfield (reached term limit)                      Term:  November 21, 2008

 

Department of Employment Security Appellate Board

(Attorney – Chair)

Thomas P. Mullins, Greenfield                                                                           Effective:  November 21, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 21, 2010

 

NH State Council on the Arts

Richard Ayers, Sanbornton                                                                               Effective:  November 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 10, 2011

 

NH State Council on the Arts

Jacqueline R. Kahle, Wilton                                                                               Effective:  November 23, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 23, 2011

 

NH State Council on the Arts

Peter J. McLaughlin, Hanover                                                                           Effective:  November 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 28, 2011

 

NH State Council on the Arts

Edra Toth, Farmington                                                                                        Effective:  November 15, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  October 28, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Thomas G. Cooper, Concord                                                                              Effective:  November 15, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  August 18, 2007

 

Electricians’ Board – Councilor Wieczorek voted no.

Dennis S. Hager, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  November 15, 2006

Succeeding:  Joan M. Delorie, Pembroke (reached term limit)                      Term:  August 26, 2011

 

Electricians’ Board– Councilor Wieczorek voted no.

Deborah A. Pendergast, Gilford                                                                        Effective: November 15, 2006

Succeeding: R. Peter Chierechetti, Wentworth (reached term limit)            Term: October 28, 2011

 

Emergency Shelter and Homeless Coordination Commission

(Business and Industry)

Ruth E. Franks, Grantham                                                                                   Effective:  November 15, 2006

Succeeding:  Harold Acres, Nashua                                                                 Term:  August 26, 2008

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

Nominated by the Associated Firefighters of NH-International Association

David R. Duquette, Somersworth                                                                      Effective:  November 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 12, 2009

 

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

Nominated by the NH Association of the Deaf

Michael Schock, Rollinsford                                                                              Effective:  November 15, 2006

Succeeding: Joan E. Case, Weare                                                                     Term:  October 10, 2009

 

NH Land and Community Heritage Authority

(Cultural and Historic Resources)

Edward J. McLear, Meredith                                                                              Effective:  November 15, 2006

Succeeding:  Thomas S. Burack, Hopkinton (resigned)                                Term:  September 6, 2008

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Psychologist)

Karen Jennings, Hudson                                                                                    Effective:  November 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 31, 2009

 

Board of Nursing

(LPN)

Sharon Dyer, Greenfield                                                                                      Effective:  November 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 16, 2009

 

Passenger Tramway Safety Board

(Cable Lift)

Robert Hoyt, Madison                                                                                        Effective:  November 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 20, 2010

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Brenda K. Quinn, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  November 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 4, 2008

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Rep. Fish & Game Commission)

Walter A. Morse, Hillsborough                                                                         Effective:  November 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 28, 2009

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Community-based Organization)

Donald E. Chesnel, Rochester                                                                           Effective:  November 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 10, 2009

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Postsecondary Education)

Paula J. Gregory, Milford                                                                                    Effective:  November 15, 2006

Succeeding:  Kathleen Moulis, Concord (resigned)                                      Term:  October 10, 2007

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Kyle MacDonald, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  November 15, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  November 15, 2009

 

Water Resources Council

A. Bradford Wyman, Dummer                                                                           Effective:  November 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 9, 2010

 

Wetlands Council

Nominated by the NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists

Lawrence Morse, Newmarket                                                                             Effective:  November 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 3, 2009

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Marilyn T. Mahoney, Goffstown                                                                      Effective:  November 15, 2006

Succeeding:  Ronna F. Wise, Contoocook                                                      Term:  October 20, 2009

 

Advisory Council on Workers Compensation

(Labor)

Denis R. Beaudoin, Sr., Pittsfield                                                                       Effective:  November 15, 2006

Succeeding: Richard N. Joy, Nottingham                                                        Term:  June 13, 2009

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Air Resources Council

(Municipal Government)

Raymond R. Donald, Kingston                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 24, 2009

 

Air Resources Council

(General Public)

Robert E. Duval, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 21, 2010

 

Air Resources Council

(Manufacturing)

Steven J. Walker, Peterborough                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 1, 2010

 

NH State Council on the Arts

Grace L. Sullivan, Deerfield                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 14, 2011

 

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission

Robert T. Grimley, Grantham                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Gregory Cloutier, Jefferson                                                         Term:  May 1, 2008

 

Director: Division of Economic Development – Department of Resources and Economic Development

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

Michael A. Vlacich, Concord                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Stuart T. Arnett, Concord                                                           Term:  April 1, 2010

Salary:  Group GG – Step 4:  $77, 885.00

 

Employment Security Appellate Board

(Labor)

David A Pelletier, Dunbarton                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Thomas D. Noonan, Manchester (reached term limit)            Term:  October 14, 2010

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

(Volunteer Fire Chief)

Carl F. Roediger, New Castle                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 12, 2009

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

(Full-time Career Fire Chief)

Michael O. Williams, Hooksett                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 12, 2009

 

NH Commission for Human Rights

Marta E. Rodriguez, Nashua                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 1, 2011

 

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

Nominated by the NH Association for the Deaf

Cindy Wallace, Londonderry                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Eric W. Eliason, Barnstead                                                         Term:  October 10, 2009

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

Nominated by the NH Lakes Association

Philip J. O’Brien, New London                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Joseph Farrelly, Concord                                                            Term:  August 1, 2009

 

Midwifery Council

Judith Gillen, Keene                                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 28, 2010

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Linda S. Johnson, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 20, 2009

 

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Anheuser-Busch located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 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
November 15, 2006

in the State House, Concord. NEW HAMPSHIRE

At 10:45 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. in Merrimack.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received documentation and information with respect to the project.  The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject.  Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, stated that the Authority had approved the financing and recommended that the Governor and Council make the required findings under RSA 162-I:9 and approve the issuance of the Bonds under Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.  He also briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved, and introduced  Dennis Nesbitt, Plant Manager, and Rob Haas, Operations Manager, of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Pignatelli introduced a resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES, INC. IN THE TOWN OF MERRIMACK” and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were:  the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, 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‑I:9 WITH RESPECT TO
THE FINANCING OF INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES BY THE BUSINESS
FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR ANHEUSER‑BUSCH COMPANIES, INC.
in THE TOWN OF MERRIMACK

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the “Authority”) its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162‑I:9 with respect to the financing of industrial facilities comprising a project consisting of sewage and solid waste disposal facilities for Anheuser‑Busch Companies, Inc. (the “Borrower”) at the Anheuser‑Busch Brewery, 221 Daniel Webster Highway, in the Town of Merrimack, New Hampshire by the Authority’s issue of up to $12,000,000 of Sewage and Solid Waste Disposal Facilities Revenue Bonds under RSA 162‑I (the “Act”); and

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the transaction which they have requested; and

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

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

Section 1.  Findings.  On the basis of the Authority’s recommendation and the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

(a)           Special Findings:

(i)            The Project (which when completed will constitute the “Facilities”) consists of sewage and solid waste disposal facilities, primarily including a “Bio‑Energy Recovery System (BERS)” and related necessary and appropriate facilities.  The Project is within the definition of “Industrial Facility” in the Act and may be financed under the Act.

(ii)           The establishment and operation of the Facilities will help to protect and enhance the state’s physical environment in the State of New Hampshire.

(b)           General Findings:

(i)            The Project and the proposed financing of the Project are feasible;

(ii)           The Borrower has the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facilities successfully;

(iii)          The Indenture of Trust and the Loan Agreement (collectively, the “Agreements”) contain provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facilities except from Bond proceeds or from funds received under the Agreements, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

(iv)          The Agreements do not purport to create any debt of the State of New Hampshire with respect to the Facilities other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act; and

(v)           The proposed financing of the Project by the Authority and the proposed operation and use of the Facilities will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162‑I:1, will preserve or increase the social 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.

Section 2.  Ultimate Finding and Determination.  The Governor and Council find that the proposed financing, operation and use of the Industrial Facilities will serve a public use and provide a public benefit; and the Governor and Council determine that the Authority’s financing of the Project will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

Section 3.  Approval.  The Governor and Council approve the Authority’s taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

Section 4.  Effective Date.  This Resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

Passed and Agreed to November 15, 2006.

 

 

#2            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Claremont Development Authority for the development of the Brown Block 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 NOVEMBER 15, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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At approximately 10:50 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan to be made by Claremont Development Authority 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 CLAREMONT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were:  the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, 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 CLAREMONT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

 

                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 Claremont Development Authority (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $450,000 to provide financing to assist the Borrower in the redevelopment of the Brown Block located 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 November 15, 2006.

 

               

#3            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation for renovations to the former Dunning building located in North Walpole, 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 NOVEMBER 15, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 10:53 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan to be made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. 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 Spaulding introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:7  WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN TO MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Griffin.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were:  the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, 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

 

                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 (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $120,000 to provide financing for renovations to the former Dunning building at 171 Main Street, North Walpole, 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 November 15, 2006.

 

 

#4            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from GE Capital Small Business Finance Corporation to Hobo Corporation d/b/a Hobo Line, Inc. in Lincoln, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON NOVEMBER 15, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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At approximately 10:55 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by The GE Capital Small Business Finance Corporation to Hobo Corporation d/b/a Hobo Line, Inc. and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority who briefly explained the project.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM GE CAPITAL SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE CORPORATION TO HOBO CORPORATION D/B/A HOBO LINE, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were:  the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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

GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A

LOAN FROM GE CAPITAL SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE CORP.

TO HOBO CORPORATION D/B/A HOBO LINE, INC.

 

                                                                      WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to ninety percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $315,267 from of GE Capital Small Business Finance Corporation to Hobo Corporation d/b/a Hobo Line, Inc. pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

 

                      WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed ninety percent (75%) of the proposed financing;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                      NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)                                Special Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

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

 

                      (ii)     The award of the guarantee as proposed is within the policy of, and the authority                          

            conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to November 15, 2006.

 

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Exeter, NH, for the purpose of assisting New England Workforce Housing LLC in the development of 16 units of affordable housing in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

#6            Authorized to amend an agreement with the Towns of Conway, Madison, and Albany, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, late item, amended on 10-21-05, item #3), for the purpose of constructing a technology and training center in Conway, by extending the time period to complete the project from December 31, 2006 to June 30, 2008.

 

#7            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Grafton, North Haverhill, NH, for the purpose of assisting Grafton County Economic Development Council, a non-profit corporation, to fit-up approximately one-third of the second floor of the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Claremont, NH, and the County of Sullivan, Newport, NH for the purpose of assisting Pleasant Valley Estates Cooperative to replace the existing individual on-site septic systems by connecting to the public wastewater treatment facility in the amount of $462,726.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9            Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the University of NH, Complex Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, for mapping/data services, and the building of teaching modules on floodplain maps and management in the amount of $145,831.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development, Concord, NH, for the continued operation of the Business Energy Efficiency Program in the amount of $62,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  39% Federal, 61% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#10A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into a contract with Kalos Inc., Topeka, KS, for a pharmacy system with ongoing maintenance for the Department of Corrections in the amount of $61,124.  Effective November 151, 2006 through December 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                JUDICIAL COUNCIL

#11          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request to amend an agreement with the NH Public Defender for the purposes resulting from the enactment of RSA 135-E, the law establishing procedures for the involuntary civil commitment of persons deemed to be sexually violent predators, by increasing the amount by $193,077 from $13,380,147 to $13,573,224.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12          Authorized Jonathan R. Eckerman, Chester, NH, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#13          Authorized Matthew P. Boucher, Barrrington, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer will meet all prerequisites for this grade having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#14          Authorized to reclassify position #10059, Plant Maintenance Engineer I, Labor Grade 17, to a Maintenance Technician, Labor Grade 21.  100% General Funds. 

 

#15          Authorized to exercise a renewal option with Waste Management Systems Inc., Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-6-04, item #6), for rubbish removal and disposal at various statewide locations, by extending the date of October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  73% Federal 27% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#16          Authorized to amend a component of the Department of Administrative Services Procedures Manual “Reimbursement of Travel, Meals, and Lodging Expenses” (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #23), for additional language in Section 1105-K which clarifies travel mileage reimbursement for employees on State business as it relates to commuter miles

 

#17          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, the Unit of Risk Management to enter into a retroactive agreement with Lakeside Insurance Agency, Inc., for purchase of Fleet physical damage insurance (for collision and comprehensive insurance coverage) on specific state owned and leased vehicles for an initial coverage of $7,433.  Effective November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2007.

 

#18          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to contract with RPF Associates, Northwood, NH, for mold testing services at Hillsborough County North Courthouse in Manchester, NH, for a total amount of $3,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2007.

 

#19          Authorized to contract with Hay Group Inc., Los Angeles, CA, to provide consulting services for the administration and management of the classification and compensation plans for unclassified employees in the amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 

 

#20          Authorized Bureau of General Services to contract with Tasker Landscaping, Loudon, NH, for snow and ice removal services, in an amount not to exceed $58,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.

 

#21          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive inter-agency renewal rental agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing their Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with office space located in the Jaffrey-Peterborough District Court, Jaffrey, NH, in the total amount of $6,526.56.  Effective November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2010.

 

#22          Authorized Bureau of Graphic Services to transfer $11,000 in FY 2007 appropriations as detailed in letter dated September 27, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% transfers from other agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#23          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond J. Wieczorek for financing the refinancing of existing indebtedness in connection with Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH.

 

#24          Authorized to reclassify position #30948, currently and Automotive Mechanic, labor grade 15, to a Pipefitter, labor grade 14.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#25          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Ackroyd Engineering LLC, Manchester, NH, for professional Electrical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#26          Authorized Bureau of Public Works’ Design and Construction to enter into a sole source contract amendment with A. W. Therrien, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-17-06, item #35), for additional repairs to the NH State Prison, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $335,934 from $1,716,624 to $2,052,558.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006.

 

#27          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract for snow and ice removal services with T.J.B Inc., Auburn, NH, at the Hillsborough County Superior Court North in the total amount not to exceed $19,890.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.

 

#28          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract for snow and ice removal services with Groundhog Landscaping and Property Maintenance Inc., Londonderry, NH, at the Auburn District Court and the Derry District Court in the total amount not to exceed $24,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.

 

#29          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract for snow and ice removal services with T.J.B Inc., Auburn, NH, at the Manchester District Court in the total amount not to exceed $19,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.

 

#30          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract for snow and ice removal services with R.M. Piper Inc., Plymouth, NH, at the Plymouth District Court in the total amount not to exceed $17,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.

 

#31          Authorized Bureau of General Services to contract with Maurice’s Enterprises LLC, Claremont, NH, for snow and ice removal services in a total amount not to exceed $11,619.36.  Effective December 1, 2006 through September 30, 2009.

 

#32          Authorized to accept and place on file a report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with the period of July 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006.

 

#32A      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Associated Concrete Coatings, Manchester, NH, for Repointing & Joint Sealants at the State House, and State Library, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $102,325.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 21, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#32B       Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract for snow and ice removal services with D.F. White Excavating Inc., Lancaster, NH, at the Coos County Courthouse in the amount not to exceed $19,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009. 

 

#32C       Authorized to enter Valerie Hamilton into a retroactive educational tuition agreement with New England College, Henniker, NH, to participate in the course titled MG 6310 Financial Management from October 30, 2006 through December 11, 2006 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,093.  100% State Funds. 

 

#32D       Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract with Capital City Paving, Inc., Concord, NH, for snow and ice removal services at the Concord District Court in the amount not to exceed $22,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#33          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $10,109.90 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#34          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to place Kathleen Sher in an Unclassified position #9U431, Audit Team Leader, Group II, maximum step ($70,867) from Unclassified position # 9U154, Field Audit Leader, Group DD, maximum step ($66,830).  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#35          Authorized Division of the Arts to award a Cultural Facility Grant in the amount of $8,000 to Red River Theatres, Concord, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#36          Authorized Division of the Arts to award an Organizational Support Project Planning Grant in the amount of $4,000 to Advice to the Players, North Sandwich.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37          Authorized Division of the Arts to award a Traditional Arts Project Grant in the amount of $4,000 to Arts Alliance of Northern NH, Littleton.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,000 to UNH Manchester, to repair and restore the chimney of the former Amoskeag Manufacturing Company Machine Shop.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#39          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $7,815 to the Franklin Opera House Inc., Franklin, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#40          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,000 to the Town of Bradford, for the restoration and preservation planning of the Bradford Town Hall. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.   100% Other Funds. 

 

#41          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,000 to the Friends of Temple Town Hall, for window restoration.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#42          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to retroactively accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $18,500 from the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service to implement the Organic Certification Cost-Share Program.  Effective upon September 30, 2005 through December 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#43          Authorized to reclassify position #10331 Administrative Assistant II, labor grade 19 to Investigative Paralegal, labor grade 22, within the Charitable Trusts Unit.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2006.

 

#44          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Griffing voted to deny the petition of Rafael Skinner Matiz requesting a pardon hearing for the offenses of Domestic Violence Simple Assault and Unregistered Motor Vehicle.  The petitioner has received an annulment.

 

#45          Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $63,389 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, federal fiscal year 2006 Project Safe Neighborhoods program, to be utilized to support gun violence reduction efforts in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#46          Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $91,015 from the National Institute of Justice to be utilized in support of forensic services in NH.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Department of Safety, Division of State Police in the amount of $40,957 to be used to assist the State Police Crime Laboratory with forensic services.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the amount of $40,957 to be used to assist the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in contract staffing and equipment purchase.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#47          Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $1,192,435 from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, federal fiscal year 2006, 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, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#48          Authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $114,135 from the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services, entitled Children’s Justice Act Grant to be utilized to improve the criminal justice’s response in the handling of actual or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect in the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#49          Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $996,233 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 crime.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#50          Authorized to accept and expend a supplemental award in the amount of $376,391 from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women to the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enhancement Grant which will improve the response to women in NH who are victims of violent crime.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to amend the Rural Domestic Violence Child Victimization Enhancement Grant federal grant award (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #30), by extending the end date of December 31, 2006 to a new date of June 30, 2007.  (3)Further Authorized to amend the sub-grant made to the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #30), by extending the end date of December 31, 2006 to a new end date of June 30, 2007.  (4)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence to fund three Domestic Violence Prevention Specialists at DCYF District Offices in Coos, Grafton, Carroll and Sullivan Counties for services to women and their children that are victims of violent crime. 100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#51          Authorized to designate Jill A. Desrochers as an attorney at a salary of $54,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#52          Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $49,999 from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, federal fiscal year 2006 Statistical Analysis Center grant, utilized to collect, analyze and report statistics on crime and justice.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research to be used to support a NH Cyber Crime Initiative evaluation conducted by Justiceworks in the amount of $27,021. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 1, 2006, totaling $89,159.50 for programs designed to reduce gang related violence.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively enter into a sub-grant with the Nashua Police Athletic League in the amount of $4,000 to be utilized to support anti gang related youth programs in Nashua.  Effective September 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#54          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to process payment to Sandra L. Barlow, a department employee for FY 2006 retroactive wages totaling $658.05 from FY 2007 funds.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#55          Authorized to enter into a contract with ARC Electrostatic Painting Co., Auburn, NH, to provide electrostatic refinishing services at NHES’s offices statewide in the amount of $21,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#56          Authorized to enter into a contract with Professional Physical Therapy Services, Concord, NH, for ergonomic workstation set-up, evaluation and follow-up services at NHES offices statewide in an amount not to exceed $14,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#57          Authorized to enter into a contract with PMB Cleaning & Extra, Manchester, NH, for janitorial services at NHES’s Salem office in an amount not to exceed $18,240.  Effective November 18, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58          Authorized to enter into a contract with PMB Cleaning & Extra, Manchester, NH, for janitorial services at NHES’s Nashua office in an amount not to exceed $21,600.  .  Effective November 18, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#59          Authorized to retroactively amend a lease with the Grafton County Commissioners, North Haverhill, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #81), to add construction cost for a security counter to the entranceway, by increasing the amount by $1,171 from $109,498.80 to $110,669.80.

 

#60          Authorized to accept donations for the period of April – September 2006 with a total value of $28,764.85.

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#61          Authorized to enter into a contract with Coastal Landscaping LLC, Hampton Falls, NH, for the sole purpose of providing snow and ice removal services at various NH State Liquor locations, for a total of $161,685.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Hyster New England, North Billerica, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 2-11-04, item #20), for forklift maintenance and services, by increasing the amount by $57,238 from $55,083.50 to $112,321.50, and by extending the termination date through December 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized to release renovation and relocation funds from the Program Appropriation Unit “Store Operations” in the amount of $97,241 to be used specifically for the relocation of NH State Liquor Stores throughout the State during State Fiscal Year 2007  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#64          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to continue the membership and participation in the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners for an amount of $24,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#65          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Stephen G. Hill, Hurricane, West Virginia, to provide expert testimony related to the cost of capital to be used in setting Delivery Service rates for Public Services Company of NH, in an amount not to exceed $16,175.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized to amend an existing contract for professional services with Michael W. Homes, Esq., by extending the end date from December 31, 2006 through June 30, 20007.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#67          Authorized to accept and place on file the report of season passes issued for Cannon Mountain during fiscal year 2007.

 

#68          Authorized to accept and place on file the report of transfer of funds for Cannon Mountain Ski area for the quarter ending September 30, 2006.

 

#69          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Office of Energy and Planning, Concord, NH, for the purpose of completing the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan in the amount of $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized to accept a donation from the Directors of the Weeks State Park Association, Lancaster, NH, in the amount of $1,320 for staffing expenses beyond the Labor Day weekend.

 

#71          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source lease agreement with Concord Commercial,  division of Alter Moneta Corporation, Duluth, GA in an amount up to $157,927.16 for Cannon’s snow groomers at Cannon Mountain.  Effective December 1, 2006 through December 1, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to reclassify positions #11550 and #11540 from Journeyman Electrician, salary grade 14 to Electronic Technician I, salary grade 17.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain Ski Area to enter into a sole source contract with Sno.matic Controls and Engineering Inc., Lyme, NH, for the repair and consolidation of the control system for the snowmaking operation in the amount of $9,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized pursuant to RSA 14:30-a, VI, to budget and expend $550,000 from the NH Economic Development Fund.  (2)Further Authorized pursuant to RSA 12-A:2-e, to budget and expend $550,000 from the NH Economic Development Fund.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#75          Authorized Division of Forests and lands to grant an easement situated within the limits of Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH, in perpetuity to allow the Franconia/Mittersill Water Department to maintain a community well having a 150’ protective radius, access road to the site, a pump house and water electric lines.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#76          Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no,  Division of Forests and Lands to transfer control of 26.25 acres of state owned land known as Reed’s Ferry State Forest in Bedford to the Department of Transportation for the purpose of highway improvements to the Everett Turnpike.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#77          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a 25-year lease agreement with the Baker River Valley Snowmobile Club for snowmobile trail and clubhouse facility rights at Foster and Colburn State Forest in Wentworth NH.  Effective upon G&C approval, with the option to renew for one addition 25-year term.

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#78          Authorized to pay the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Washington, NH, $19,361 in annual membership dues.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized to enter into a contract with the University of Connecticut to test for the presence of chronic wasting disease in deer or moose in the amount of $22,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2008 with an option to renew for an additional two-year period upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Zero Waste and Recycling Services Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #52), for weekly waste removal services at NHFG headquarters, Concord, NH, in the amount of $6,000.  Effective January 1, 2007 through January 1, 2009.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#81          Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no,  to enter into a contract with Edward L. Haskell Jr. d/b/a Super Ed of Rumney, NH, for the purpose of roofing the white house at Barry Conservation Camp on the grounds of the Berlin Fish Hatchery in the amount of $11,000.  (2)Further Authorized to include a contingency totaling $2,500 if necessary due to the unknown conditions under the shingles.  (3)Further Authorized advanced payment in the amount of $6,820 to Edward L. Haskell Jr. d/b/a Super Ed.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 15, 2007.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#82          Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Service agreement with the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, to support and supplement respective wildlife damage control efforts.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#83          Authorized to award grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated November 1, 2006, for the purposes of used oil collection, in the total amount of $8,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 15, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#84          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hampton Falls, NH, to purchase approximately fourteen acres of conservation land adjacent to the Taylor River salt marsh in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Fremont, to develop a natural resources inventory in the amount of $3,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, to provide coordination services for the Natural Resources Outreach Coalition in the amount of $44,998.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the entities as detailed in letter dated November 14, 2006, in the amount of $77,067 in order to implement water quality planning and outreach programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88          Authorized to pay membership dues to the Ground Water Protection Council, Oklahoma City, OK in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Sunrise Lake Village District for the repair of the spillway section of Sunrise Lake Dam.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $50,000 from the Sunrise Lake Village District to perform repair of the spillway of Sunrise Lake Dam.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 11, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#90          Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source contract with the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association, Boston, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 11-2-05, item #56), to allow additional time for completion of work tasks, by extending the end date from September 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#91          Authorized to amend an original loan agreement with Pennichuck East Utility Inc., a for-profit corporation, (previously approved by G&C on 5-4-05, item #56), to finalize the financing of the construction of a new storage tank, by decreasing the loan $185,433.11 from $750,000 to $565,529.89. 

 

#92          Authorized to amend an original loan agreement with the City of Manchester, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, item #86), to finalize the loan agreement for the upgrade of the existing surface water treatment facility in the amount of $2,970,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized to accept and place on file the annual report of the Oil Fund Disbursement Board.

 

#94          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Hilltop Partnership’s request to construct a piling pier accessed by a walkway adjacent to a boathouse and associated permanent docks providing slips on frontage on property located at Squam Lake in Center Harbor.

 

#95          Authorized Glenn & Margaret Newell’s request to amend a permit to add a dock/walkway with a connecting walkway on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.  (Previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05).

 

#96          Authorized Russell Scott’s request to fill to construct a long breakwater with a gap from the shoreline and construct a cantilevered dock at the shoreline accessed by wide wooden steps constructed over the bank on frontage on property located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#97          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, J.W. Marriott Jr.’s request to dredge from lakebed, excavate bank and protected shorelands and construct retaining wall to construct a two slip, dug-in boathouse and construct stone retaining wall to perch an existing sloped beach on frontage on property located along Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro.

 

#98          Authorized with Councilor Spauding and Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  Scott Desantis’ request to drive five temporary pilings to support a turbidity curtain, fill lakebed to construct a temporary cofferdam, excavate bank to construct a dug-in boathouse, dredge material from lakebed for access, install a seasonal dock, excavate bank to construct a perched beach, utilizing sand, surrounded by stone wall, with steps accessing the beach and the water, and install steps over the bank to access the water on frontage on property located at Cavaliers Cove on Lake Winnipesaukee in Center Harbor.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#99          Authorized to grant an annual salary increment to Nicholas Toumpas, Deputy Commissioner, from salary group KK, step 4 ($97,249) to salary group KK, step 5 ($102,365).  Effective December 1, 2006.

 

#100        Authorized to pay Ms. Mary Calise, currently a Business Administrator III, in the DHHS Office of Finance the amount of $5,595.46 for services performed as an Administrator III, labor grade 31, while she was in her previous position of DHHS, Division for Juvenile Justice Services, Grants Program Coordinator, labor grade 23 for the period July 1, 2005 to March 24, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  59% General, 41% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#101        Authorized to enter Denise Sherburne into a retroactive Educational Tuition agreement with Hesser College, Concord, NH, to attend the course titled Ethics from November 6, 2006 through January 6, 2007 and to pay said costs in the amount of $735.  25% Federal, 75% General Fund. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#102        Authorized to enter Shanthi Venkatesan into a retroactive Educational Tuition agreement with New England College, Henniker, NH, to attend the course titled MG 6970 Capstone Project Part I from October 29, 2006 through December 23, 2006 and to pay said costs in the amount of $764. 

 

#103        Authorized to amend a lease with Lloyd A. Drew, Intervale, NH, by increasing the amount of $1,787.22 to $5,891.22 from $4,104, and by extending the end date to March 31, 2007 from October 24, 2006.  Effective retroactive to October 25, 2006.  59% General, 41% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Medical Services

#104        Authorized Disability Determination Section, to enter into an agreement with Meghan Casey, Registered Nurse, Amherst, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Intake Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $15,552.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized Special Medical Services Section to amend an agreement with Camilla D. Jones, M.D., Holderness, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #341), to provide developmental pediatric services to Special Medical Services’ specialty clinics for children with neuromotor disabilities, by increasing the amount by $2,280 from $70,120 to $72,400.  Effective upon G&C approval.  32.18% Federal, 62.82% General Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized Disability Determination Section, to amend an agreement with Mary D. McGilvray, Registered Nurse, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #329), to function as a Disability Determination Intake Reviewer, by increasing the price by $4,974.48 from $27,636 to $32,610.48.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Tobey School

#107        Authorized to enter into a contract with Mark Ragonese, Bellows Falls, VT, to provide instruction to youth in multi-modal murals in an amount not to exceed $7,086.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#108        Authorized General Fund transfers in the amount of $16,050.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#109        Authorized to enter into a contract with Child and Family Services, to provide family intervention and assessment services for participants in the NH Employment Program, in the amount of $1,230,882.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008, with the option to extend the term of the contract for one, two-year term without further competitive bidding.  71% Federal, 29% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#110        Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #181, amended on 9-21-05, item #124A, amended on 6-21-06, item #163), that provides Health Insurance Counseling, Education and Assistance Services, by continuing the Senior Medicare Patrol Project, by increasing the amount by $42,784.33 from $443,626.50 to $486,410.83.

 

                                Office of Operations Support

#111        Authorized Bureau of Improvement and Integrity to enter into an agreement with Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation for Medicaid In-Patient hospital utilization review services in an amount not to exceed $196,541.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#112        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Center for Life Management, Salem, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $241,391.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. 

 

#113        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Lakes Regional 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, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#114        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Partners, Dover, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $41,095.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $70,057.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116        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, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117        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, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#118        Authorized to reclassify position #12386 Provider Services Rep I, salary grade 19, to Supervisor IV, salary grade 25 and position #14656 Reproduction Equipment Operator I, salary grade 8 to Child Protective Service Worker I, salary grade 18.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized to enter into an agreement with NH Community Action Association, Manchester, NH, to provide Quality Early Learning Opportunity Initiative services for an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective December 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to make a payment for up to 25% of the contract price at the beginning of the contract period, with subsequent payments to be made on a cost reimbursement basis.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#120        Authorized the list of monies, totaling $13,270.86, received during the period of July 1, 2006 to September 30, 2006 as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

 

#121        Authorized to alter the size of the fleet by increasing the number by two upon G&C approval.

 

#122        Authorized to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH/ME, Hampton, NH, for the sole purpose of providing trash removal services for a total of $70,296.44.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 11, 2009.  33% Federal, 40% Agency Income, 27% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#123        Authorized to retroactively process payment to In A Pinch for a FY 2006 invoice totaling $162 from FY 2007 funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124        Authorized to enter into a contract with Susan Avis, Bow, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide technical assistance in English Language arts and/or reading to selected schools and districts to raise student achievement to meet state performance targets for an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#125        Authorized to enter into a contract with Shirley Smith, Northwood, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide Technical assistance in English Language arts and/or reading to selected schools and districts to raise student achievement to meet state performance targets in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#126        Authorized to retroactively pay the Schools Interoperability Framework, Washington, DC, and FY 07 assessment fee in the amount of $2,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#127        Authorized to grant funds in the amount of $5,000 to the NH Teen Institute, Concord, NH, to support preventing youth from dropping out of school at the Open Space Forum being held December 2, 2006 at the NH Technical College, Laconia, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#128        Authorized to grant funds to St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH, for the purpose of assisting them with implementing the new professional educator preparation program approval process in a total amount not to exceed $25,982.27.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#129        Authorized to grant funds to Rivier College, Nashua, NH for the purpose of assisting them with implementing the new professional educator preparation program approval process in a total amount not to exceed $51,008.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#130        Authorized to make a grant to University of Massachusetts-Boston to help fund the Regional Program to Prepare Teachers of the Visually Impaired in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#131        Authorized to grant funds to Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH for the purpose of assisting them with implementing the new professional educator preparation program approval process in a total amount not to exceed $54,727.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#132        Authorized to grant funds to University of NH, Durham, NH for the purpose of assisting them with implementing the new professional educator preparation program approval process in a total amount not to exceed $68,999.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#133        Authorized to grant funds to NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH for the purpose of assisting them with implementing the new professional educator preparation program approval process in a total amount not to exceed $32,988.16.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#134        Authorized to grant funds to Upper Valley Teacher Institute, Lebanon, NH for the purpose of assisting them with implementing the new professional educator preparation program approval process in a total amount not to exceed $42,724.80.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#135        Authorized to enter into a contract with Measured Progress, Inc., Dover, NH, for the development and administration of a custom science assessment to meet federal and state requirements for the Tri-State New England Common Assessment Program in an amount not to exceed $1,896,752.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to waive Administrative Rule, Section 311.07 (a)(5).  The parties to these agreements agree to a liquidated damage provision in the event that delivery of late or inaccurate test materials or reports, caused by the negligence of Measured Progress, materially compromise the administration or validity and reliability of the tests or reports.  For the purpose of liquidated damages, test materials are the test and answer booklets, as listed in Section 4 c, Test Administration and the reports as listed in Section 7 b., Reporting, Exhibit A, Scope of Services of the contract.  (3)Further Authorized to reduce from 25% to 7.5% the percentage of the total contract price to be withheld until the satisfactory completion of all services, including acceptance of all reports and the receipt of the detailed listings of expenses incurred for the contract price.  (4)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to three additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein and pending legislative approval for the next two biennium budgets.  36% General, 64% Other Funds. 

 

#136        Authorized to enter into a contract with Gary Lovgren, North Conway, NH, for the purpose of assisting the Department of Education with the ongoing implementation of the Troops to Teachers program in NH in an amount not to exceed $21,384.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of the 25% of the total value of the contract withholding provision of section 311.07 (a)(5) of the Code of Administrative Rules.  (3)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein and pending legislature approval for the next biennium budget.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#137        WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request to enter into a contract with Strafford Learning Center, Somersworth, NH, to develop a Regional Secondary Transition Center to provide training and technical assistance to Local Education Agencies and other key project partners in scientific evidence-based secondary transition planning strategies and practices to increase the capacity of local communities to provide appropriate secondary transition services and supports to all students between the ages of 14-21, with emphasis on students with disabilities in an amount not to exceed $101,399.40.  (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to one additional fiscal year, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein.  (3)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#138        Authorized to exercise a renewal option with Measured Progress Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #78, amended on 8-31-05, item #137), to administer the NHEIAP Alternative Assessment, maintain the School District Profile webpage, and run educational accountability reports in an amount not to exceed $1,015,187.  (2)Further Authorized to reduce from 25% to 7.5% the percentage of the total contract price to be withheld until the satisfactory completion of all services, including acceptance of all reports and the receipt of the detailed listing of expenses incurred for the contract period.   Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#139        WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request to enter into a contract with Monadnock Developmental Services, Keene, NH, to develop a Regional Secondary Transition Center to provide training and technical assistance to Local Education Agencies and other key project partners in scientific evidence-based secondary transition planning strategies and practices to increase the capacity of local communities to provide appropriate secondary transition services and supports to all students between the ages of 14-21, with emphasis on students with disabilities in an amount not to exceed $119,081.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to one additional fiscal year, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein.  (3)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.   100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#140        Authorized to process payment to Benjamin Jean, for FY 2006 retroactive wages totaling $424.99 from FY 2007 funds.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#141        Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $15,921.59 from the NH Department of Justice to develop an on-line training course addressing Youth/Street Gangs and Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#142        Authorized to retroactively pay a total of $18,996.44 from SFY 2007 funds for SFY 04-06 wages and benefits for the individuals on the list as detailed in letter dated November 1, 2006, which represents payroll period from May 28, 2004 through June 8, 2006 for annual evaluations and part-time annual pay that were not received as required.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#143        Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an agreement with The Inn at Mill Falls, Meredith, NH, to provide meals and facility space for the 5th Annual State of NH Trauma System Conference to be held on November 30, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Fire & EMS Funds. 

 

#144        Authorized Division of Fire Safety to accept and expend a $50,319 federal grant from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs for the Fire Marshal’s Evidence Storage Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#145        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend FIS-279 (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-06), to include the establishment of a Word Processor I, LG 9 position, to process a wide variety of documents and data for reports for the implementation and maintenance of the Border Enforcement Unit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#146        Authorized to make unencumbered payments to reimburse local public safety and public health organizations, as well as the National Guard, for the actual costs of participating in the statewide Strategic National Stockpile exercises in April 2007, at a cost not to exceed $90,000.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#147        Authorized Division of Safety Services to amend the contract with Wayne Thibodeau, d/b/a Reliable Janitorial Services, Penacook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-19-06, item #146), for the facility in Belmont, by increasing the amount by $475 from $30,873 to $31,348.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Watercraft Safety Funds. 

 

#148        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay an invoice in the amount of $129.19 date March 15, 2005 from SFY 07 funds to Keene Medical Products Inc., Concord, NH, for the purchase of a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope for the State Police SWAT Unit.  Effective upon G&C approval.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#149        Authorized to reclassify position #10393, Administrator III, labor grade 31, to an Attorney IV, labor grade 32.  Effective upon G&C approval.  45.5% Highway, 50.2% ALS, 4.3% Federal Funds. 

 

#150        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to reclassify a vacant Secretary II, position #18680, LG 9 to a Clerk IV, LG 12.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#151        Authorized to restore 232 Hours and 12 Minutes sick leave to Trooper First Class Paul A. Massaro.

 

#152        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to extend a contract with Digimarc Systems, Bedford, MA (previously approved by G&C on 7-15-98, item #159, amended on 1-23-02, item #66, amended on 6-22-05, item #485, amended on 11-16-05, item #89), for the production of driver licenses, special identification cards and non-driver identification cards in the amount of $720,000.  Effective December 4, 2006 through December 3, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#153        Authorized Bureau of Emergency Communications to enter into a contract with Verizon New England, Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide network services to E-911 in the amount of $3,270,637.60.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 11, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#154        Authorized Bureau of Emergency Communications to amend an agreement with Verizon New England Inc., Manchester, to provide E-911 database maintenance and support in an amount not to exceed $1,302,363.10.  Effective upon G&C approval for a period not to exceed 15 months.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#154A    Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively amend a grant received from the Federal Carrier Safety Administration entitled “High Priority Boarder Grant 2005” (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05,item #65), that is used for the protection of our borders, by reallocating $25,680.52.  Effective September 1, 2006 through November 30, 2006.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#155        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southwest Regional Planning Commission, Keene, NH, to support the Southwest Region Access Management Implementation in various communities in the amount of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#156        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, to conduct a NH Route 25 Corridor Study in the communities of Center Harbor and Moultonborough in the amount of $43,608.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#157        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, to develop a NH Route 120 Corridor Management Plan – Phase I in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#158        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Dover, NH, to develop Phase II of the NH Route 125 Transportation and Land Use Study for the NH 125 corridor communities of Lee, Barrington, and Rochester, in the amount $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  80% Federal, 20% State Highway Funds. 

 

#159        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Central NH Regional Planning Commission, Concord, NH, to develop a US 3 Corridor Study for Allenstown, Hooksett, and Pembroke in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#160        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, to develop the NH 28 (South Willow Street) Access Management Plan – Phase I in the amount of $11,580.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#161        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, to develop the Hackett Hill Road Land Use Inventory Project for the Town of Hooksett in the amount of $9,360.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#162        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, to develop a conceptual plan and implementation strategy for the East Coast Greenway in NH in the amount of $9,940.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#163        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, to underwrite the transportation portion of the Regional Comprehensive Plan to establish policy framework for both regional and local master plans in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#164        Authorized to amend a contract with The Initiative for a 20/20 Vision for Concord d/b/a Concord 20/20, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #517), by extending the contract’s completion date from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#165        Authorized to enter into a rental agreement with the Department of Employment Security, Concord, NH, providing their Concord based carpenter staff with building space located in the Stickney Avenue Facility, Concord, NH,.  Effective December 1, 2006 through June 30, 2011.

 

#166        Authorized to amend a contract with CLD Consulting Engineers, Incorporated, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-5-01, item #147), for final design for the reconstruction of the I-293/Exit 5 (Granite Street) interchange in the City of Manchester by extending the end date from October 6, 2006 to February 28, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#167        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on the replacement of the bridge that carries NH 123 over the Cold River, which was damaged during the floods of October 9, 2005 with a suggested budget of $3,112.50.

 

#168        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim a permanent access easement over a portion of land owned by the State of NH located northerly of NH Route 28 in the Town of Londonderry to Waste Management Holdings Inc.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#169        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $2,350,167.20, as documented in the Contemplated Awards list for amount greater than $5,000 for the period extending from October 5, 2006 through October 26, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#170        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT to purchase transit vehicles and transit-related equipment in an amount not to exceed $1,683,853.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  89% Federal, 11% General Funds. 

 

#171        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with VNA @ HCS Inc., Keene, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #538, amended on 11-2-05 #97), for transportation services for the general public and elderly and disabled citizens in the Keene area, by increasing the amount by $62,878 from $294,658 to $357,536.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#172        Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to retroactively amend a contract with CLD Consulting Engineers, Incorporated, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-00, item #175), for bridge design projects and assignments on a statewide basis by extending the end date from September 15, 2006 to September 15, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#173        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Newport, NH, owner of Parlin Field, Newport, NH, in the amount of $3,500 for repair of runway pavement cracks.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#174        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to extend an ongoing service in the form of a retroactive, sole source reimbursable agreement with the National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD for the services of a Resident Geodetic Advisor for an amount not to exceed $198,000.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2011.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#175        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH on the basis of a low bid of $6,650,644.60 for the replacement of the Cross Street bridge over I-93, as well as related improvements to the roadway approaches.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 25, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% State Funds. 

 

#176        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Park Construction Corp., Fitzwilliam, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $6,386,989.80 for roadway reconstruction and other improvements in Keene.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 1, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#177        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with James S. Piscopo G.C., Inc., Winnisquam, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $183,880 for slope repairs along NH Route 101 west of Exit 3 in Candia and along the I-293 southbound on-ramp in Hooksett.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#178        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to accept and expend Federal Aviation Administration funds in an amount of $4,873,350 for a sound insulation project in the vicinity of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

#179                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, and with Councilor Pignatelli voting no on letters D and G, authorized the requests:

A.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,684.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michelle Capozzi, College Counselor, in the course entitled “Group Counseling”.

B.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH, the sum of $4,675.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan McKevitt, Education Consultant III, in the internet courses entitled “Proseminar II Phase 3”, “Organizational Change Project Phase 3”, “ Critical Analysis of Methods Literature Phase 3”, “Methods Redesign Phase 3” and “Change and Literature Conceptual Papers Phase 3”.

C.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire Manchester, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,921.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia North, Environmental Program Manager, in the courses entitled “Public Health Field Study” and “Public Health Integrating Seminar”.

D.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Samson, in the course entitled “Civil Litigation and Tort Law”.

E.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Samson, in the course entitled “Principles of Management”.

F.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,362.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charlene Noyes, Accountant III, in the course entitled “Legal and Ethical Issues in Organizations”.

G.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $897.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Thibeault, Technical Support Specialist I, in the on-line course entitled “Financial Management”.

H.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Improvement and Integrity - Request permission to pay Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $1,332.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Daniels, Administrative Assistant, in the course entitled “Psychology of Sexual Behavior”.

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Improvement and Integrity - Request permission to pay Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $1,332.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Daniels, Administrative Assistant, in the course entitled “Counseling in Community Settings”.

J.              TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli voted to table the request of the Department of TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the Boston University, Boston, MA, the sum of $4,968.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ram Maddali, Civil Engineer VI, in the course entitled “Module 1: Value Creation and Performance Measurement”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $20,641.00

 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

 

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

A.            Authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $17,006.00 for the repair of HVAC system.  56% General Funds 44% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

B.            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Concord, NH, in the amount of $170,000.00 for the purpose of replacing malfunctioning furnaces in two Concord housing developments. 100% Federal Funds

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

C.            Authorized to retroactively amend #FIS 05-176, approved on 9/21/05 by reallocating $4,598.94 of a federal grant entitled “New Entrant Grant” from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration used for the instruction and training of commercial drivers in New Hampshire. 100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

D.            Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, the Bureau of Emergency Communications (E-911) to accept and expend $2,052,138.75 generated by an additional telephone surcharge of $0.07.  100% Agency Income (surcharge)  Fiscal Committee Approved.

 

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

E.             Authorized for the Bureau of Emergency Communications to transfer $46,944.00 from the Non-Lapse Enhanced 911 System Funds to fund a position to oversee the continued development and maintenance of the 911 database.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee Approved

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

F.             Authorized for the Bureau of Emergency Communications to transfer $1,378.203.00 from the Non-Lapse Enhanced 911 System Funds to fund the various classes outlined in the item.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee Approved.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

G.            Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into an agreement with Anthem Life Insurance Company for the provision of group life insurance for active state employees at an estimated cost of $234,000 per year.  Effective January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009.

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned