GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

November 19, 2008, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth, accepted the minutes of October 22, 2008.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the October 22, 2008 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

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

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Manufacturing Industry)

Joseph Landers, Meredith                                                                                  Effective:  November 19, 2008

 

Board of Foresters

(Public Member)

Roland E. Olivier, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  November 19, 2008

 

Board of Medicine

Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, Hanover                                                             Effective:  November 19, 2008

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

Bruce K. Johnson, Laconia                                                                               Effective:  November 19, 2008

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Certified General Appraiser)

George Brooks, Londonderry                                                                            Effective:  November 19, 2008

 

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

Michael Vlacich, Concord                                                                                 Effective:  December 5, 2008

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Accountancy

(Certified Public Accountant)

Jefferson M. Chickering, Manchester                                                              Effective:  November 19, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 19, 2013

                                           

Adult Parole Board

Paul E. Emery, Bow                                                                                            Effective:  November 19, 2008

Succeeding:  Donald Laroche, Berlin, (resigned)                                           Term:  September 29, 2011

 

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Karen B. Smith, Exeter                                                                                      Effective:  November 23, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 23, 2013

 

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Toni Pappas, Manchester                                                                                  Effective:  November 23, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 23, 2013

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Public Member)

Thomas N. Thomson, Orford                                                                            Effective:  November 19, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 16, 2010

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Public Member/Agriculture)

Rebecca Nelson, Newport                                                                                  Effective:  November 19, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 16, 2010

 

Department of Employment Security Appellate Board

(Attorney-Vice Chair)

Heather E. Krans, Exeter                                                                                   Effective:  November 21, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 21, 2012

 

Interim Director of the Division of Forests and Lands

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

Brad W. Simpkins, Hillsborough                                                                      Effective:  November 19, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                                Term: Until a Director is confirmed

Salary:  GG, Step 2/$73,158                                                                                             & duly sworn

 

Board of Foresters

(Public Member)

Charles W. Thompson, Wilmot                                                                        Effective:  November 19, 2008

Succeeding: Thomas G. Chrisenton, Lyndeborough (reached term limit) Term:  August 22, 2013

 

Deputy Commissioner: Department of Health and Human Services

Appointed by the Commissioner of DHHS – Subject to approval of G&C

Mary Ann Cooney, Manchester                                                                       Effective: November 19, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: August 18, 2012

Salary: KK – Max $106,977

 

State Historical Resources Council

Robert Macieski, New Boston                                                                          Effective:  December 10, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 10, 2013

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

Nominated by the New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association

Elizabeth Christensen, Pelham                                                                         Effective:  November 21, 2008

Succeeding:  Honey Hastings, Temple                                                            Term:  November 21, 2011

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

Donald J. Coker, Portsmouth                                                                            Effective:  November 19, 2008

Succeeding:  Mark C. Epply, Rye                                                                    Term:  August 29, 2013

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

Frederick J. McNeill, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  November 19, 2008

Succeeding:  Thomas Sutton, Jr., Lincoln                                                       Term:  November 16, 2011

 

Director of the Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management: Department of Safety

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

Bruce G. Cheney, Laconia                                                                                                Effective:  December 1, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 1, 2012

Salary:  Group II, Maximum/$98,923

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Board of Accountancy

(Public Accountant)

Owen H. Walton, Jr., Londonderry                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 2, 2013

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Sullivan County)

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

Keith A. Marsh, Springfield                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 years from confirmation

 

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

(Public Member)

Laura Sheppard, Amherst                                                                                 Effective:  December 28, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 28, 2013

 

Community College System Board of Trustees

(Public Member)

Richard M. Heath, Bow                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  June 30, 2012

 

Community College System Board of Trustees

(Public Member)

Kristie L. Palestino, Goffstown                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  June 30, 2010

 

Community College System Board of Trustees

(Business and Industry)

Ronald J. Rioux, Exeter                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  February 17, 2011

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Nancy Johnson, Dover                                                                                       Effective:  December 6, 2008

Succeeding:  Susan D. Engle, Stratham                                                          Term:  December 6, 2011

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Ellen R. Lewis, Enfield                                                                                        Effective:  December 6, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 6, 2011

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

David R. Caron, Belmont                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 12, 2011

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

Nominated by the New Hampshire Telephone Association

Marc Violette, Warner                                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 8, 2011

 

Board of Foresters

(Public Member)

Paula K. Miner, Penacook                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Roland Olivier, Manchester (resigned)                                     Term:  November 7, 2012

 

State Historical Records Advisory Board

Anne T. Packard, Holderness                                                                            Effective:  December 6, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 6, 2011

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

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

George Pappas, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 3, 2011

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

Nominated by the Marine Trades Association

Kenneth P. Wilson, Gilford                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 22, 2011

 

Moorings Appeals Board

John F. Bridges, Wolfeboro                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 28, 2011

 

Board of Natural Scientists

Mary A. Currier, Kingston                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Paula K. Miner, Penacook (reached term limit)                     Term:  December 17, 2012

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

(Represents Consumers)

Robert F. Hamel, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 16, 2011

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

(New car dealer)

Peter R. Mans, Sunapee                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 28, 2011

 

Personnel Appeals Board

James R. MacKay, (r), Concord                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  John Reagan, (r), Deerfield                                                        Term:  September 24, 2010

 

Public Employees Labor Relations Board

(Alternate Member representing the public)

Charles S. Temple, Concord                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Bruce K. Johnson, Gilford (resigned)                                       Term:  February 13, 2010

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Certified General Appraiser)

Brian C. Underwood, Wolfeboro                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  George Brooks, Londonderry (resigned)                                  Term:  August 12, 2009

 

Interim Director, Division of Economic Development:  Department of Resources and Economic Development

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

Roy C. Duddy, Northwood                                                                                Effective:  December 6, 2008

Succeeding:  Michael Vlacich, Concord, (resigned)                                      Term: Until Director is apt’d & duly sworn

Salary:  GG – Step 4:  $81,642

 

Commissioner:  Department of Revenue Administration

Kevin A. Clougherty, Manchester                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  G. Philip Blatsos, Goffstown                                                      Term:  September 1 2012

Salary:  LL:  $110,114.00

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(Alternate/Professional Engineer)

Todd D. Connors, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 23, 2011

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Burton and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from TD Banknorth, N.A. to Lewis & Clark, Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire. 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 19, 2008

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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                At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Banknorth, N.A. to Lewis & Clark, Inc. and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Pignatelli 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  BANKNORTH, N.A. TO  LEWIS & CLARK, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli;  those abstaining were Councilor (s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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

UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

BANKNORTH, N.A. TO  LEWIS & CLARK, INC.

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $1,000,000 from Banknorth, N.A. to Lewis & Clark, Inc. pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to November 19, 2008.

 

 

 

 

#2           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Coastal Economic Development Corporation for a project located in Hampton, 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 19, 2008

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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                At approximately 11:04 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 Coastal Economic Development Corporation and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Hollingworth        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 COASTAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli;  those abstaining were Councilor (s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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

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

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO COASTAL 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 Coastal Economic Development Corporation (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $300,000 to provide debt restructure financing for TVC Realty, LLC., of Portsmouth, 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 19, 2008.

 

 

#3           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 Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation to Vision Financial Corporation located in Keene, NH.  Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON NOVEMBER 19, 2008

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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                At approximately 11:08 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 purchase of the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, 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 Pignatelli 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 Wieczorek .  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli;  those abstaining were Councilor (s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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

UNDER RSA 162-A:10 WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN FROM

THE MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO

VISION FINANCIAL 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 the purchase and acquisition by the Authority of a loan in the principal amount of Ninety-Six Thousand Dollars ($96,000) (the "Loan") made by the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, a municipal corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of New Hampshire and a local development organization (the "Lender") to Vision Financial Corporation,  a New Hampshire corporation (the "Borrower") to be used to purchase equipment in order to automate its administrative functions.

 

                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 purchase of the Loan by the Authority 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 purchase of the 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 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 purchase and acquisition of the Loan will make available funds for the local or regional promotion, encouragement, or development of business activities in an area where such funds are needed; and

 

(ii)                 The Loan to be purchased by the Authority does not impose an

undue risk of loss to the Authority.

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

(i)            The purchase of the Loan by the Authority as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

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

 

(iii)                The purchase of the Loan by the Authority 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 purchase of the Loan by the Authority 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 purchase of the Loan by the Authority as recommended by the Authority and authorize the Authority to cause the execution and delivery of a Loan Purchase Agreement substantially in the form submitted to the Governor and Council and to take such further action under 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 19, 2008.

 

 

#4           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the Business Finance Authority’s annual financial statement for FY 2008.

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5           Authorized to amend a grant to the Town of Salem, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-3-06, item #3), for the purpose of assisting Rockingham Economic Development Corp., a non-profit corporation, to make a loan to Bio-Concept Laboratories, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010 from December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to amend a grant to the City of Berlin, NH (previously approved by G&C on 1-10-07, item #3), for the purpose of rehabilitating at least 25 housing units in downtown Berlin neighborhoods by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009 from December 31, 2008.   100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Barrington, NH, in the amount of $421,941, for the purpose of assisting Turbocam Inc. with a business expansion activity.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8           Authorized to amend a grant to the Town of Londonderry, NH (previously approved by G&C on 1-11-06, item #2), to replace failed septic systems, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009 from December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9           Authorized to amend a grant to the Town of Greenfield, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-7-07, item #2), to construct a subsurface disposal system which will serve 175 units of housing, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#10         Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $37,341,324.05 from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in the amount of $37,341,324.05.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#11         Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $108,473.74 from the US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, to continue implementation of the state’s Flood Map Modernization Program.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#12         Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $308,914 from the US Department of Energy for the Granite State Energy Efficiency initiative.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13         Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $77,170.18 from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the Refugee Targeted Assistance Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.    Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#14         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, item #13C), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $6,536,455 from $2,646,022 to $9,182,477.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#15         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, item #13D), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $4,166,230 from $1,698,800 to $5,865,030.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#16         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, item #9), for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, by increasing the amount by $66,050 from $132,101 to $198,151.  (2)Further Authorized to advance $11,889 of the amendment amount.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#17         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, item #10), for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, by increasing the amount by $42,376 from $84,751 to $127,127.  (2)Further Authorized to advance $7,628 of the amendment amount.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#18         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, Late item #D), for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, by increasing the amount by $27,968 from $55,935 to $83,903.  (2)Further Authorized to advance $5,034 of the amendment amount.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#19         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, item #8), for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, by increasing the amount by $49,121 from $98,244 to $147,365.  (2)Further Authorized to advance $8,842 of the amendment amount.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#20         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-22-08, item #1B), for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, by increasing the amount by $31,881 from $63,761 to $95,642.  (2)Further Authorized to advance $5,739 of the amendment amount.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#21         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, item #13E), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $11,349,416 from $4,510,247 to $15,859,663.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#22         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, item #13B), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $5,953,861 from $2,401,396 to $8,355,257.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, Late item #B), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $3,412,767 from $1,391,678 to $4,804,445.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-22-08, item #1B), for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services, by increasing the amount by $32,604 from $65,208 to $97,812.  (2)Further Authorized to advance $5,869 of the amendment amount.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#25         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, Late item #A), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $4,477,450 from $1,819,902 to $6,297,352.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26         Authorized to accept and place on file the report that the NH National Guard has gone through a process called transformation, which includes a major change in the way that they Army trains its soldiers and diversifies its missions.  Included in this transformation is the closure of some of our state armories.  These properties were deeded to the state on the express condition that when they are no longer used for military purposes, ownership of the property would revert back to the grantor towns.  These sites are the Claremont Armory, and the Center Haverhill Storage Facility.  Informational Item. 

 

#27         Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $172,318 from the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of the columbarium expansion at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#28         Authorized Kevin B. Keenan, Westfield, MA, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#29         Authorized Major Scott L. Hoyt, Stratham, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#30         Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $662.03 from the Fish and Game Department for expenses incurred on September 24, 2008 Aerial Search and Rescue support in NH.  100% Transfer (F&G Funds). 

 

#31         Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Jungle Jim’s of Epsom, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-29-06, item #14A), for snow removal and winter surface treatment services at the Manchester Armory in an amount not to exceed $10,150.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.  98.78% General, 1.22% Federal Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Waste Management Systems Inc., Londonderry, NH, for rubbish removal and disposal at various statewide locations, in an amount not to exceed $37,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  31% General, 69% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#33         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to budget and expend $74,627 of excess revenue for the period from G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  87% General, 13% Agency Income-BPW Fees.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#34         Authorized Risk Management Unit to waive the State’s Workers’ Compensation lien related to Timothy Decker in the amount of $45,328.

 

#35         Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source contract with G4 Communications Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 3-22-06, item #19), to provide increased bandwidth capacity for Internet connection services to State agencies, by increasing the amount by $21,000 from $186,000 to $207,000, and by extending the expiration date from October 21, 2008 to March 30, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Agency Income – Mixed Funding.

 

#36         Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source contract with SegTEL Inc., Enfield, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #150), to provide Internet connection services to State agencies, by increasing the amount by $131,880 from $249,570 to $381,450, and by extending the expiration date from September 1, 2008 to September 1, 2010.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Agency Income – Mixed Funding.

 

#37         Authorized Bureau of Graphic Services to enter into a contract with Offtech of Maine Inc., d/b/a AB Dick Products Co., to provide printing and bindery machine service in an amount not to exceed $59,620.  (2)Furhter Authorized a contingency in the amount of $2,000 be approved for emergency repair services and material not included in the basic scope of work, bringing the total to $61,620.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2010.  100% Agency Income – Mixed Funding.

 

#38         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract with Control Technologies Inc., Manchester, NH, for mechanical equipment service and maintenance in an amount not to exceed $623,538.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $62,500 for emergency repairs, bringing the total to $686,038.  Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010.  100% Transfer from AOC – Rents from other Agencies. 

 

#39         Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers for Fiscal year 2009 during the month of July through September 2008.

 

#40         Authorized to accept and place on file the list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of July 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008.

 

#41         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a new lease with Berlin Falls Real Estate LLC, Berlin, NH, in the amount of $2,750,806.32 commencing December 1, 2008 through November 30, 2019.  100% Transfer Funds – Transfer from AOC – rent from other Agencies. 

 

#42         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the US Postal Service, Englewood, CO,  providing office and courtroom space for Littleton District Court in an amount not to exceed $132,120.  (2)Further Authorized to waive compliance with RSA 10:B for this location.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.  100% Transfer Funds – Transfer from AOC – rent from other Agencies – 100% General Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized Bureau of General Services to enter into a service contract with Bow Landscape Supply LLC, Bow, NH, for snow plowing and ice removal services in an amount not to exceed $131,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 10, 2010.  100% Transfer Funds – Rents from other Agencies. 

 

#44         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Meridian Construction Corp., Gilford, NH, for the construction of twelve Columbarium units at the Veterans’ Cemetery, Boscawen, NH, for a total price not to exceed $856,777.25.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $25,875.97 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services, bringing the total to $882,653.22.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  98% Federal, 2% Other Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Ernest Guimond Construction LLC, Bow, NH, for the Monadnock Mill Re-Pointing, Claremont, NH, for a price not to exceed $103,886.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $15,614 be approved for unanticipated expense for the re-pointing, bringing the total to $119,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% General Funds (Capital). 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#46         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $147,167.06 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#47         Authorized Division of Arts to grant an award in the amount of $22,500 to the New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA, for a collaborative regional partnership initiative for the NH Artists and Presenters. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized Division of the Arts to award FY 2009 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants totaling $5,508 to Master Artists Ron Raiselis, Lebanon, ME, and Ke Ke, Webster, MA.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized Division of the Arts to award a FY 2009 Arts in Education grant in the amount of $6,600 to Mascoma Valley Regional High School.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#50         NOT USED 

 

#51         NOT USED

 

#52         Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $8,100 to the Town of Lisbon for the restoration of Lisbon Historic Railroad Station.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 2010.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized to award Conservation Number Plate Grants totaling $40,000 as detailed in letter dated September 20, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 2010.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#54         Authorized to enter into a grant with the Merrimack County Conservation District, Concord, NH, for the Prime Farmland and Cultural Resource Stabilization on the Contoocook River in the amount of $46,723.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#54A      Authorized to budget and expend additional funds in the amount of $1,131.11 which are carry forward funds needed for Grants to Other State Agencies to fulfill the scope of work with NH Department of Resources and Economic Development.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Department of Resources & Economic Development in the amount of $85,520 to continue a marketing project uniting NH agriculture with tourism marketing for the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds (Federal Grant). 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#55         Authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $450,000 from funds not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of covering projected shortfalls for general litigation expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#56         Authorized to retroactively amend a subgrant award received from the NH Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 10-31-07, item #52), to be utilized in support of forensic services at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, by extending the end date from September 30, 2008 to Jun 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively amend a subgrant award received from the NH Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 3-5-08, item #35A), to be utilized in support of forensic services at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, by extending the end date from September 30, 2008 to Jun 30, 2009.   Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#57         Authorized to retroactively amend a federal award received from the National Institute of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 10-31-07, item #48), to be utilized in support of forensic services in NH, by extending the end date from September 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively amend a federal award received from the National Institute of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07, item #45), to be utilized in support of forensic services in NH, by extending the end date from September 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.   100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#58         Authorized to retroactively amend the FY 2006 Project Safe Neighborhoods award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (previously amended by G&C on 7-18-07, item #49), designed to promote gun safety, by extending the end date of September 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#59         Authorized to retroactively accept and expend a 2008 supplemental award in the amount of $480,978 from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, titled Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program to be utilized to improve the state’s response to families with a history of violence involving domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and/or stalking.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively enter into subgrants, totaling $461,778, with the agencies listed below, to continue providing safe facilities for visitation and the exchange of children in families where there is a history of violence in cases of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking with no lapse in funding.  Effective October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.   (3)Further Authorized to retroactively amend a federal award received from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, titled 2006 Safe Havens (previously approved by G&C on 7-18-07, item #46), which provides funding to support a safe facility for supervised visitation and the safe exchanges of children, by extending the end date from September 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  (4)Further Authorized to amend the subgrantee programs list (previously approved by G&C on 7-18-07, item #73), by retroactively extending the end date from September 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009, which collectively provide a safe facility for supervised visitation and safe exchanges of children.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $78,212 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, Federal Fiscal Year 2008 Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant program, to be utilized to support anti-gang and gun crime efforts.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#61         Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $99,337 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 $44,653 to assist the State Police Crime Laboratory with forensic services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#62         Authorized to retroactively amend the federal fiscal year 2005 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant received from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (previously approved by G&C on 7-18-07, item #40), to support law enforcement and justice efforts in NH, by extending the end date from September 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#62A      Authorized to conduct a Child Abuse and Neglect Investigation Protcol training on December 16, 2008 at a cost not to exceed $4,984, paid in full in part from registration fees, paid by up to 140 attendees.  Effective upon G&C approval.  70% Agency Income, 30% Federal Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the training in the amount of $25 from each of an estimated 140 participants for a total amount not to exceed $3,500 to help defray the cost of these conference and facility expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Agency Income.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Yard Restaurant in an amount not to exceed $4,884 for necessary conference facilities and food services for the regional protocol training and is part of the total cost above.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  72% Agency Income, 28% Federal Funds. 

 

#62B      Authorized to appoint Richard J. Valenti to serve as a part-time criminal justice investigator in the amount of $226,200 for the purpose of investigating allegations of voting fraud and other violations of state or federal law relating to federal elections.  Effective November 19, 2008 through November 19, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#63         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2008.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#64         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to make a retroactive payment to the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in the amount of $675 for eventing activities provided during the 2007 National Unemployment Insurance Directors’ Conference hosted by NHES and held in Nashua, NH during late October 2007.  100% Registration Fees. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#65         Authorized to reclassify (2) vacant positions, numbers #30338 and #40190, Corrections Officer, labor grade 14 to Records Control Clerk, labor grade 10.

 

#66         Authorized to reimburse Administrator II Kimberly Marsh in the amount of $2,110.87 for out-of-state travel and training expenses incurred in State fiscal year 2008, with State Fiscal year 2009 funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Michael Harvey, Ph.D., Framingham, MA, for Psychological Evaluation and American Sign Language services in the amount not to exceed $3,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to amend a contract with Androscoggin Valley Hospital Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #94), for hospital services, by requiring the vendor to maintain excess/umbrella liability insurance coverage in the amount of $5,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#69         Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with ACR Systems of Jacksonville, FL (previously amended by G&C on 7-14-04, item #41), to continue the support and maintenance ACR provides on the NHSLC’s point-of-sale application, and to enable the state to upgrade to the most current version of the software, by increasing the amount by $340,000 from $4,278,570.03 to $4,618,570.03, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized to amend a contract with Ali-Di Properties LLC, Ashland, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #29), for snow and ice removal services at Store #46 - Ashland, by increasing the amount from $9,900 to $13,700, an increase of $3,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized to amend a contract with The Doty Group Incorporated, Hollis, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #30), for snow and ice removal services at Store #69 – Nashua, by increasing the amount from $18,000 to $24,600, an increase of $6,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% General Funds 

 

#72         Authorized to amend a contract with LaBrie Property Maintenance & Landscaping LLC, Raymond, NH, (previously approved by G&C 11-16-05, item #31), for snow and ice removal services at Store #34 – Salem and Store #62 - Raymond, by increasing the amount from $39,784 to $53,984, an increase of $14,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% General Funds 

 

#73         Authorized to amend a contract with Plow MD Incorporated, Walpole, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #32), for snow and ice removal services at Store #15 – Keene, by increasing the amount from $28,500 to $38,475, an increase of $9,975.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

#74         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to retroactively pay mileage and meals reimbursements in the amount of $357.80 for Joni Esperian, Executive Director and Roxanne Juliano, Assistant Director for an annual Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Conference held in Newport, RI, on September 9-10, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to accept a donation valued at $278 for the hotel accommodations for Joni Esperian, Executive Director and Roxanne Juliano, Assistant Director, provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at the conference held in Newport, RI on September 9-10, 2008.  82.6% General, 17.4% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#75         NOT USED 

 

#76         NOT USED

 

#77         NOT USED

 

#78         Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with GDS Associates Inc., Marietta, GA, for energy efficiency audits in an amount not to exceed $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a retroactive contract with Handy House Inc., Foxboro, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 5-7-08, item #32), to add portable toilet service at Clough State Park, by increasing the amount by $512 from $6,548.76 to $7,060.76.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept and expend an estimated total of $104,281.71 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency via the State Office of Emergency Management in order to reimburse eligible expenses for mitigating flood-related damages suffered on DRED-managed lands on White Island during the April 2007 rainstorm.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#81         Authorized to enter into a Lease Agreement with the White Mountain Attractions Association in the amount of $39,600 for the purpose of operating a Visitor Center and offices located in Woodstock, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2013.  State Park Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to amend a sole source contract with Rumbletree Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 11-28-07, item #59), for advertising and promotion services, by increasing the amount by $85,521 from $7,697,020 to $7,782,541.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Travel and Tourism Revolving Funds (Federal Grant). 

 

#83         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to make a retroactive payment to Irving Oil Corporation, Lewiston, ME, in the amount of $1,407.11 for propane delivery service at Odiorne Point Science Center on May 1, 2008.  100% Park Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#84         Authorized to transfer $192,000 of unexpended funds from Excess Registration Fees to the OHRV Fiscal Year 2009 Operating Budget.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#85         Authorized to transfer $219,000 from the Reserve to the FY 2009 Operating Budget.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#86         Authorized to accept and expend $7,000 in donations from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH for use in printing and distributing Discover Wild Times for Kids.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#87         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, to conduct a research project in support of bobcat management in the amount of $226,245.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  35% Federal, 65% Other (Game Management Funds). 

 

#88         Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Service Agreement with the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, at no cost, reflecting the shared desire to work cooperatively to support and implement respective wildlife damage control efforts.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 

 

#89         Authorized to enter into a Grant agreement with the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, New London, NH, for costs associated with the purchase of three conservation easements on the Courser Family Trust property in the Towns of Warner and Webster in the amount of $203,000.  (2)Further Authorized to accept an executor interest as contingent Grantee in two Conservation Easements held by the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust on the Courser Family properties located in the Town of Warner.  (3)Further Authorized to accept an executor interest as third party right of enforcement in the Conservation Easement held by the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust on the Courser Family Trust properties located in the Town of Webster.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#90         Authorized with Councilor Burton voting no, to budget and expend $476,339 in funds from the Wetlands and Shoreland Review Fund to implement the requirements of the Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Wetland and Shoreland Review Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#91         Authorized to accept and expend $270,025 in federal funds for purposes of underground storage tank facility regulation.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#92         Authorized to accept and expend $360,783 of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Emissions Reduction Funds received from the Public Utilities Commission.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Public Utilities Commission for activities conducted.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other (RGGI Fees) Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#93         Authorized to accept and expend $620,518 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for purposes of funding remedial action efforts at Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Action sites.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#94         Authorized to budget and expend additional funds in the amount of $600,000 for purposes of hazardous waste cleanup at contaminated sites.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#95         Authorized to award grants to the municipalities as detailed in letter dated October 9, 2008, for purposes of used oil collection.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 22, 2009.  100% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Funds. 

 

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

 

#97         Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #59), which lowers the original loan agreement by $253,990.61 from $5,135,950 to $4,881,959.39.  This finalizes the loan amount used to finance the Lorraine/Bremer/West Bridge Combined Sewer Overflow Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Loan Repayment Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Claremont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #132), in the amount of $2,689,019.66.  This finalizes the loan amount used to finance water distribution system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% General Funds. 

 

#99         Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #56), which lowers the original loan agreement by $837,967.15 from $5,250,000 to $4,412,032.85, and finalizes the loan amount used to finance Phase II of the Cohas Brook Interceptor.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% General Funds. 

 

#100       Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant and a Business United for Water Security Installation grant to the Aquarion Water Company of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $16,206.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #41638 Outdoor Education Coordinator, labor grade 20 to an Environmentalists III, labor grade 23.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#102       Authorized to accept and expend federal funds from the US Geological Survey for preservation of historic and archival geologic information in the amount of $6,347.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#103       Authorized to award a Business United for Water Security Installation grant to the City of Concord, NH, in the amount of $4,450 to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#104       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Breton Construction LLC, Laconia, NH, for asphalt paving in the amount of $11,780.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% WRBP Funds. 

 

#105       Authorized to award a grant to the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, in the amount of $30,000 to provide planning technical assistance to member coastal communities.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#106       Authorized to amend an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #54), for the Beaver Brook E coli Impairment Investigation and Remediation and Habitat Restoration Project, by extending the end date to June 30, 2009 from December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized to amend the Assessment of Physical Factors Affecting Water Quality in the Lamprey River Project agreement with the Lamprey River Watershed Assocation Inc., Lee, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #135), by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009 from December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized to amend an agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-23-08, item #50), for the Exeter River Subwatershed Management Plans project, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for the expansion of the compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure and vehicles in the amount of $64,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized Richard Hawes Revocable Trust’s request to perform work on an average of 100ft of frontage on Rattlesnake Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#110A    Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Inc., New York, NY, to provide technical and administrative services for implementation of the NH Carbon Dioxide Budget Trading Program in the amount of $396,376.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment to RGGI Inc., in the full amount of the contract amount for each year in accordance with the terms of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010 with an option to extend to December 31, 2012.  100% CO2 Trading Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#111       Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from SFY 2009 funds to Janet Kohlhase-Purdy, Child Protective Service Worker, Division of Children Youth and Families in the amount of $428.63 to compensate for wages that were not paid for the SFY 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from SFY 2009 funds to Lisa Roy, Training Coordinator, Division of Public Health in the amount of $143.62 to compensate for wages that were not paid for the SFY 2008.  70% Federal, 30% General Funds. 

 

#113       Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from SFY 2009 funds to Carrie Keeley, Social Worker II, NH Hospital in the amount of $182.81 to compensate for wages that were not paid for the SFY 2008.  33% Federal, 66% General, 1% Other (Children’s Services) Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from SFY 2009 funds to Julie Smith, Mental Health Worker III, NH Hospital in the amount of $1,039.93 to compensate for wages that were not paid for the SFY 2008.  33% Federal, 66% General, 1% Other (Children’s Services) Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from SFY 2009 funds to Brian Dearborn, Mental Health Worker III, NH Hospital in the amount of $1,245.63 for wages that were not paid for the SFY 2008.  33% Federal, 66% General, 1% Other (Children’s Services) Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from SFY 2009 funds to Ma Socorro Noel, Mental Health Worker II, NH Hospital in the amount of $299.86 for wages that were not paid for the SFY 2008.  33% Federal, 66% General, 1% Other (Children’s Services) Funds. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#117       Authorized Bureau of Finance to make a one-time payment of $9,750 to Business Data Solutions, Campton, NH, for sole source expert systems design work for the county billing module of the DHHS Medicaid Management Information System on behalf of the county governments.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 209.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

#118       Authorized to enter into a new lease with Berlin Falls Real Estate LLC, Berlin, NH, in the amount of $2,910,585.  Effective December 1, 2008 through November 30, 2019.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#119       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #15326 from Mental Health Worker House Supervisor, salary grade 14 to Supervisor I, salary grade 19.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#120       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to accept and expend funds in the amount of $116,096 in SFY 2009 from the Child Care Development-Quality Assure Account to support Program Improvement Initiatives, contract monitoring, and professional credentialing functions.  (2)Further Authorized to establish three full-time temporary positions as detailed in letter dated September 25, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#121       Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality child care awards in the amount of $30,470 to a total of six Licensed Plus child care providers throughout the State of NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#122       Authorized to amend a contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #171), to provide services to homeless individuals, by increasing the price by $3,465 from $70,000 to $73,465.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#123       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $110,262.  Effective retroactive to November 1, 2008 through October 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#124       Authorized to increase from $450 to $700 per recipient per year the maximum annual allowance for fuel deliveries under the emergency assistance program.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#125       Authorized to accept and expend carryover balances from the previous fiscal year from the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the amount of $85,008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized retroactive extension of a temporary full time position #9T105, Senior Management Analyst, salary grade 26 for the period of July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#126       Authorized John H. Sununu Youth Services Center to accept a monetary donation from the Local Outreach Committee of the First Congregational Church of Manchester, NH, in the amount of $1,000.

 

#127       Authorized to compensate Earl Cook, a Youth Counselor at the Sununu Youth Services Center, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#128       Authorized Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, to enter into a MOA with the Bureau of Liquor Enforcement, to provide enforcement of the amended Indoor Smoking  Act, and surveillance relevant to youth access to tobacco in an amount not to exceed $97,050.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized Bureau of Liquor Enforcement to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $69,625 as stipulated above.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  43% Federal, 57% Other (drug forfeiture) Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#129       Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Disease Control Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $648,373 from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to fund a project to demonstrate and evaluate plans and methods for coordination of healthcare delivery during an influenza pandemic.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#130       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to grant, as detailed in letter dated September 22, 2008, the list of public health emergency preparedness funds to the associated All Health Hazards Regions fiscal agents in the amount of $259,744.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#131       Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Disease Control Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,748,873, of which $1,193,374 is from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and $555,499 is from the Assistance Secretary for Preparedness and Response, to fund public health emergency preparedness planning activities at the state and regional levels.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#132       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to grant, as detailed in letter dated September 22, 2008, the list of Medical Reserve Corps funds to the associated All Health Hazards Regions’ fiscal agents in the amount of $152,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#133       Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $10,000 from the National Alliance of Mental Illness, and $24,000 from Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy Clinical Practice, for a total of $34,000 to fund questions on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other (NAMI & Dartmouth) Funds. 

 

#134       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Kimberly P. Fader, Meredith, NH to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $36,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#135       Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health Inc., Laconia, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-30-08, item #38), to provide by the ServiceLink Resource Center of Belknap County additional supports and services to family caregivers, and through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program enhance statewide outreach, counseling and enrollment assistance for Medicare Park D Prescription Drug and the low-income subsidy, by increasing the amount by $36,731 from $713,999.53 to $750,730.53.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#136       Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, acting as fiscal agent to ServiceLink Resource Center of Merrimack County (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #147), to provide additional supports and services to family caregivers by increasing the amount by $10,000 from $965,881.70 to $975,881.70.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#137       Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the University System of NH, Durham, NH, to provide nutrition education programs in the amount of $774,083.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#138       Authorized to transfer $3,760,000 of General funds.  Effective upon G&C approval htrough June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#139       Authorized to reclassify position #12192 Senior Management Analyst, salary grade 26 to Business Administrator II, salary grade 24.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#140       Authorized to enter Barbara Barney into a retroactive Educational Tuition agreement with Southern NH University to participate in the course entitled Human Resource Management during the period of October 27, 2008 through December 21, 2008 and to pay said costs in the amount of $855.  25% Federal, 75% General Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#141       Authorized with Councilor Shea voting no, to enter into an agreement with Greasebusters, Concord, NH, to provide the cleaning of kitchen hoods, ducts, and fans in the amount of $7,550.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  69% General, 30% Federal, 1% Other (Transfer from Behavioral Health) Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home

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

 

#143       Authorized to accept monetary donations during the period of July 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008 in the amount of $50.

 

                                BOARD OF LICENSING FOR ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG USE PROFESSIONALS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#144       Authorized to provide travel reimbursement to Susan Latham, Peer Review Committee member, with current year funds in the amount of $41.80 for June 26, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#145       Authorized to provide travel reimbursement to Dianne Pepin, Peer Review Committee member, with current year funds in the amount of $60.60 for the period from June 20, 2008 to June 26, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#145A    The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized with Councilor Hollingworth and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, the request to enter into a retroactive contract with the NH Medical Society, Concord, NH, to manage and administer the Physician Health Program for FY 09 and FY 10 in the amount of $125,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#146       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept monies totaling $36,659.64 received during the period of July 1, 2008 to September 30, 2008, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

 

                                STATE VETERANS COUNCIL

#147       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth authorized the request to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $1,087.85 for the use of the Veterans Council service delivery programs, received during the period of November 3, 2008 and November 6, 2008. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY

#148       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to amend a contract with Scientific Games International Inc., Alpharetta, GA, (previously amended by G&C on 4-9-08, item #89), to obtain prize merchandise to enhance prize structures of certain instant ticket games to improve product awareness and sales.  Effective through June 30, 2010.

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#149       Authorized to award a $22,500 grant to Plymouth State University for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#150       Authorized to award a $5,500 grant to New England College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#151       Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $27,490.93, and to accept and expend additional grant funds received in the amount of $824,461.64 from the US Department of Education, for math and science partnership grants, to provide expanding learning opportunities for mathematics and science teachers.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#152       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #41534 Statistical Clerk III, salary grade 12 ($29,269.50) to a Program Specialist I, salary grade 10 ($33,052.50).  100% General Funds. 

 

#153       Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with State Library, Family Resource Connection to provide quality materials and resources in the areas of literacy, behavior, and secondary transition to support the NH RESPONDS grant in the amount of $10,800.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 with the option to renew for up to three additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#154       Authorized a sole source grant to Keene State College, Keene, NH, in the amount of $14,000, to reform and improve pre-service personnel preparation in the areas of literacy instruction, positive behavior interventions and supports, and secondary transition supports for students with emotional/behavior challenges. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 with the option to renew for up to three additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#155       Authorized a sole source grant to University of NH, Durham, NH, in the amount of $14,000, to reform and improve pre-service personnel preparation in the areas of literacy instruction, positive behavior interventions and supports, and secondary transition supports for students with emotional/behavior challenges. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 with the option to renew for up to three additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#156       Authorized to renew a contract with The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-11-07, item #73), to provide technical assistance for the NH state assessment and accountability systems in an amount not to exceed $131,550.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009 with the option to renew for up to one additional fiscal year.  100% General Funds. 

 

#157       Authorized to contract with Mary Beth LaSalle, Hollis, NH, to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.    Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009 with the option to renew for up to one additional fiscal year.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#158       Authorized to contract with Anne L. Kebler, Intervale, NH, to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.    Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009 with the option to renew for up to one additional fiscal year.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#159       Authorized to utilize the services of Michael Maliszewski, PhD, to provide medical consultations in an amount not to exceed $52,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#160       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Emergency Assistance funds in the amount of $5,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#161       Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend $100,000 to be received as part of a “Cooperative Agreement” with the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, to be used by the Forensic Laboratory to provide overtime funding, registration fees, out-of-state travel, supplies and consumables needed for the screening and analysis of DNA samples.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#162       Authorized to accept and expend a $242,875 grant known as “Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program” from the US Department of Homeland Security FEMA Grant Programs Directorate for the purpose of improving interoperable emergency communications throughout the state.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#163       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, the Division of State Police to reclassify position #18065 Counter Clerk II, labor grade 9 to Administrator II, labor grade 29 in the Detective Bureau.  Effective upon G&C approval.  70% Highway, 30% General Funds. 

 

#164       Authorized Division of Homeland Security/Emergency Management to retroactively amend a sole source contract with JL Shepherd & Associates, San Fernando, CA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #293), by extending the end date from October 31, 2008 to February 28, 2009, and the scope of services.  13.559% Federal, 84.049% Private and Local, 2.391% Revolving Funds. 

 

#165       Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with The Doty Group Inc., Hollis, NH, for snow removal at the Troop B/Motor Vehicle Substation building in Milford, in the amount of $4,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  91% Highway, 9% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#166       Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Knipstein & Conner Enterprises LLC, Newfields, NH, for snow removal at the Troop A/Motor Vehicle Substation building in Epping in the amount of $11,980.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  91% Highway, 9% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#167       Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to accept and expend a $28,000 federal grant from the US Department of Homeland Security for implementation of US Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy training courses and programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#168       Authorized Division of Administration to accept and expend $42,000 from the sale of NH Selected Motor Vehicle, Boating and Related Laws Annotated and NH Criminal Code Annotated to other State agencies, counties, cities and towns.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#169       Authorized Grants Management Unit to grant a total amount of $27,750 to the designated hospitals as detailed in letter dated September 15, 2008, for the purchase of burn supplies for medical surge preparedness.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#169A    Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to provide project management in the development of the statewide J-One information system for an amount not to exceed $189,020.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 7, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#170       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Wragg Brothers of Vermont Inc., Ascutney, VT, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Kevin Scott, Chester, NH, in the amount of $25,850.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#171       Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to pay an amount not to exceed $94,230 to Manchester Transit Authority, Manchester, NH, to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration grant funds for bus replacement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds (Capital). 

 

#172       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-21-05, item #102), for technical studies in support of the Lowell – Nashua commuter rail project, by increasing the amount by $40,000 from $186,000 to $226,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009 from December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#173       Authorized Bureau of Traffic to amend a contract with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., Bedford, NH, and Watertown, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-08, item #94), for on-call consultant assistance to the Bureau of Traffic in providing technical support services to the Department’s project development program and operation needs, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#174       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $1,093,264.40 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from October 1, 2008 through November 3, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Funding is available based on the funding source for each particular project. 

 

#175       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way petition for a public hearing on the replacement of the US Route 3 Bridge over the F. E. Everett Turnpike in the Town of Bedford and associated improvements to US Route 3.

 

#176       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.44-acre parcel of land in Salem to Francis X. Smith or nominee for $265,500 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee.  (2)Further Authorized to compensate The Masiello Group from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $13,275 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Private/Local Funds. 

 

#177       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 1.03 acre parcel in Merrimack to Mid-City Paving Inc., for $101,100 which includes $1,100 Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#178       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.39 acre parcel and quitclaim whatever interest the State may have in the Old NH Route 108 Highway Easement as it abuts land owned by Frank and Maureen Leandro located in the Town of Plaistow to Frank and Maureen Leandro for $11,100 which includes a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#179       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 7-acre parcel located in the Town of Warner to the Town of Warner for $85,000 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#180       Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Jay-Mor Enterprises Inc., Pelham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-08, item #192), for the excavating and transporting existing stockpiles of asbestos contaminated material and debris from the former transporting existing stockpiles of asbestos contaminated material and debris from the former Benson’s site in the Town of Hudson.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#181       Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 7-16-08, item #104), for roadway rehabilitation on US Route 202/NH 9 beginning east of Rush Road in Henniker proceeding east 7.3 miles to Putney Hill Road in Hopkinton, by increasing the amount by $25,000 from $2,972,847 to $2,997,847.  80% Federal, 20% State Highway Funds. 

 

#182       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Jay-Mor Enterprises Inc., Pelham, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $41,711 for removal of an abandoned Quonset-style patrol shed located on Route 107 in the Town of Pittsfield.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $6,256.65 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 21, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#183       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with American Excavating Corp., Derry, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,047,099.05 for shoulder construction for shared use with bicycles on Lowell Road and NH Route 111A in Windham.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $104,709.91 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 25, 2009.  71% Federal, 29% Betterment Funds. 

 

#184       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $5,966,233.94 for replacing the two bridges that carry Island Pond Road over I-93 NH & SB in the City of Manchester.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $298,311.70 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 28, 2010.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

#185                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request: EDUCATION – to pay Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, the sum of $5,780.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Leander Corman, Educational Consultant, in the on-line courses entitled “Leading Innovation” and “Principles of Educational Administration”.  Source of Funds:  100% Federal Funds

B.         RESOURCES & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- Requests permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Portsmouth, NH, the sum of $1,497.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Amanda Schanck, Program Assistant II, in the course entitled “Financial Reporting/Analysis”.  Source of Funding:  100% General Funds

 

 

REQUESTED TUITION TOTAL:  $7,277.00

 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Division of Public Health Services

A.            Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with Tri-County Action Program Inc., (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #197), for an advance payment in an amount not to exceed $108,304 for an estimated two months costs of the program that provides alcohol and other drug treatment services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 11:45 a.m.