GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                November 28, 2007, 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 Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of October 31, 2007.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of November 14, 2007.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the October 31, 2007 meeting.

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

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The Governor and Executive Council swore into office the following Representative-elect:

 

Rockingham District 10 (Brentwood)

Don Petterson, d, Brentwood (150 Pickpocket Rd) 03833

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RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation

 

Community College System Board of Trustees

(Business and Industry)

Thomas Wilhelmsen, Nashua                                                                           Effective:  November 28, 2007

 

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights

Kenneth Brown, Manchester                                                                            Effective:  November 28, 2007

 

NH Land and Community Heritage Authority: Executive Director

Rachael Rouillard, Durham                                                                              Effective:  September 12, 2007

 

Special Justice:  Northern and Southern Carroll County District Courts

James R. Patten, Ossipee                                                                                   Effective:  November 28, 2007

 

Waste Management Council

(Business or Financial Community)

Mark Lennon, Warner                                                                                        Effective:  November 28, 2007

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Acupuncture Licensing

Jeanne Ann Whittington, Dunbarton                                                               Effective:  November 28, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2010

 

State Committee on Aging

(Grafton County)

Louis E. Paré, Holderness                                                                                  Effective:  November 28, 2007

Succeeding:  Susan M. Presby, Littleton                                                         Term:  June 24, 2010

 

Commissioner: Department of Agriculture, Markets & Foods

Lorraine Stuart Merrill, Stratham                                                                     Effective:  November 28, 2007

Succeeding:  Stephen H. Taylor, Plainfield                                                    Term:  November 18, 2012

Salary:  HH/Step 3, $81,445.00

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission

(Public Member)

M. Anne Lawing, Dover                                                                                     Effective:  November 28, 2007

Succeeding:  J. Gail Barry, Manchester                                                           Term:  October 4, 2010

 

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Tim Sappington, Randolph                                                                               Effective:  November 28, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 23, 2012

 

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics

(Cosmetologist)

Kathleen A. Humes, Deerfield                                                                          Effective:  November 28, 2007

Succeeding:  Sheila Covert, Milford (resigned)                                              Term:  July 1, 2008

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Natural Gas Distribution)

William F. Ruoff, Antrim                                                                                   Effective:  November 28, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 2, 2012

 

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

(Consumer of oral interpreting services)

Izabella Kantsepolsky, Nashua                                                                       Effective:  November 28, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2010

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Member-at-Large)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Suzanne Bresette, North Hampton                                                                  Effective:  November 28, 2007

Succeeding:  Brett St. Clair, Dunbarton                                                          Term:  July 13, 2010

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Chamber of Commerce)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Robin Comstock, Nottingham                                                                          Effective:  November 28, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 13, 2010

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Clinical Mental Health Counselor)

Gail Mears, Ashland                                                                                           Effective:  November 28, 2007

Succeeding:  Jeanette Goldberg, Manchester                                                 Term:  October 31, 2010

 

Midwifery Council

(Midwife)

Cilia Bannenberg, Barrington                                                                           Effective:  November 28, 2007

Succeeding:  Judith Gillen, Keene (resigned)                                                  Term:  September 28, 2010

 

Board of Natural Scientists

(Public Member)

Patricia A. Barker, Campton                                                                             Effective:  November 28, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 19, 2012

 

Water Council

(Industrial Interests)

James Varotsis, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective:  November 29, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 29, 2011

 

Wetlands Council

(Member of Municipal Conservation Commission)

Paul A. Dionne, Derry                                                                                         Effective:  November 28, 2007

Succeeding:  Camilla C. Lockwood, Chester                                                 Term:  November 21, 2010

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Linda Gathright, Nashua                                                                                   Effective:  November 28, 2007

Succeeding:  Sylvia Gale, Nashua (resigned)                                                 Term:  October 20, 2008

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Board of Accountancy

(Certified Public Accountant)

Richard O. Hanson, Bedford                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 2, 2012

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Operator of permanently placed amusement ride)

Ryan DeMaria, Salem                                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Tom Morrow, Salem (deceased)                                               Term:  June 13, 2009

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Public Member)

Charles W. Roffo, Gilford                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Randy Armstrong, Barrington                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 23, 2012

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation

Rad C. Nichols, Durham                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

Director of the Division of Instruction: Department of Education

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Education

Kathleen A. Murphy, Salem                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  4 yrs from confirmation

Salary:  GG, Step Max - $82,978

 

State Historical Resources Council

(Historic Preservation)

Nancy C. Dutton, Wilmot                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 10. 2012

 

State Historical Resources Council

(Business)

Jeff Woodburn, Whitefield                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Jason Hoch, Littleton                                                                  Term:  December 10, 2012

 

Human Rights Commission

William E. Brennan, Bedford                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding Kenneth Brown, Manchester (resigned)                                    Term:  November 1, 2008

 

Judicial Retirement Plan Board of Trustees

(Business Experience – Chair)

Deborah B. Butler, Concord                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Charles G. Douglas III, Concord                                               Term:  November 19, 2010

 

Juvenile Parole Board

Barbara R. Carpenter, Kensington                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kathryn D. Kachavas, New Boston                                        Term:  July 1, 2012

 

NH Land and Community Heritage Authority: Executive Director

Nominated by the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Authority Board of Directors

Deborah K. Turcott, New Hampton                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Rachael Rouillard, Durham (resigned)                                    Term:  December 20, 2010

 

Advisory Committee on Marine Fisheries

(Alternate)

G. Ritchie White, Rye                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 2, 2010

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

(Public Member)

David S. Phillips, Amherst                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Donald F. Dickey, West Lebanon (resigned)                          Term:  April 10, 2009

 

State Commission on the Status of Men

Larry Colby, Gilsum                                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Alfred Lerandeau, North Swanzey                                           Term:  September 25, 2010

 

State Commission on the Status of Men

Scott A. Garman, Rochester                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 1, 2010

 

State Commission on the Status of Men

Michael J. Geanoulis, New Castle                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 1, 2010

 

State Commission on the Status of Men

Joseph H. Mastromarino, Hampton                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 1, 2010

 

Pesticides Control Board

(Public Member)

Anne D. Krantz, Amherst                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 23, 2010

 

Board of Registration of Podiatrists

David R. Kosofsky, Nashua                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 5, 2012

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Representing Rivers Association)

Brian A. Giles, Durham                                                                                      Effective:  December 16, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 16, 2010

 

Chief of Policy and Planning; Department of Safety

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

Kevin P. O’Brien, Concord                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  Serves at Commissioner’s pleasure

Salary:  GG  Step 3 - $74,781    ($77,400 as of January 2, 2008)

 

Waste Management Council

(Representative of a community which recycles or recovers solid waste)

Nominated by the Northeast Resource Recovery Association

Fuat Ari, Chichester                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Anthony Ilacqua, Littleton                                                        Term:  September 7, 2011

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Shea, 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 with respect to the financing of a loan to Southeast Economic Development Corporation located in Dover, 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 28, 2007

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 10:50 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be loan made by the Business Finance Authority to Southeast Economic Development Corporation to finance a line of credit for expansion and retention of businesses and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  She said that she 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 Shea  introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7  FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY TO SOUTHEAST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" 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 LOAN

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

 OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO SOUTHEAST 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 Southeast Economic Development Corporation (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $1,000,000 to provide additional loan capital to support the expansion and retention of businesses (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 28, 2007.

 

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Belknap, Laconia, NH, to address a public health emergency by rehabilitating at least 20 housing units in NH that were damaged in the floods of May 2007 in the amount of $225,268.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Claremont, NH, to support infrastructure improvements in the downtown mill area in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH HEALTH AND EDUCATION FACILITIES AUTHORITY

#4           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for fiscal years 2006 and 2007.

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5           Authorized to enter into a “hold over” amendment with McCarthy Properties Inc., West Wareham, MA (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #8), for office space at 57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $33,000, beginning December 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008.  43% General, 52% Federal, 6% Other Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with The Jordan Institute, Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Energy’s State Energy Activities grant program in the amount of $710,718.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Other Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to transfer funds between classes as detailed in letter dated November 14, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#7A        Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward Petroleum Violation Escrow funds in the amount of $142,306 for the Granite State Energy Efficiency initiative.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  2% Federal, 98% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#7B        Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $569,259 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.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#8           Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $213,720.15 from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement, for refugee social services programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#8A        Authorized to amend a sole source contract with ASA Cleaning Service, Pembroke, NH, for office cleaning services, by increasing the amount by $2,190 from $4,925 to $7,115, and by extending the end date from November 30, 2007 to May 31, 2008.  42% General, 54% Federal, 4% Other Funds. 

 

#8B        Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with The Somali Development Center Inc., Boston, MA, through its subsidiary the NH Somali Development Center, to provide direct services to NH refugees in the amount of $10,000.  Effective October 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8C        Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with the International Institute of Boston d/b/a International Institute of NH, Boston, MA, to provide direct services to NH refugees in the amount of $155,000.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8D        Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Lutheran Community Services of NH Inc., Concord, NH, to provide direct services to NH refugees in the amount of $165,000.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8E         Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Saint Benedict of NH Inc., d/b/a St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH, to provide English for Speakers of Other Languages to NH refugees in the amount of $40,000.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9           Authorized to amend a contract with The Library Corporation, Research Park, Inwood, West Virginia (previously approved by G&C on 12-21-05, item #20, amended on 9-13-06, item #5), for annual software maintenance, including phone support, software fixes and patches, and all upgrades, that supports the Department of Health and Human Services at NH Hospital/Division of Community Based Care Services Library System for the Dorothy M. Breene Library, by increasing the amount by $6,207 to $17,748.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#10         Authorized for the benefit of the Joint Board of Licensure and Certification to enter into a contract with Compass Systems & Programming Inc., Exeter, NH, for the upgrade of the licensing database from Access 97 to Access 2003 in the amount of $2,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#11         Authorized to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for 2007.

 

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

 

#13         Authorized Captain Erik A. Fessenden, Bow, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

#14         Authorized Major Shawn R. Burrus, Hampton, 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.

 

#15         Authorized to reclassify position #10065, Maintenance Mechanic II, labor grade 12 to a Building and Grounds Utility Person, labor grade 8 in the Adjutant General’s Department.

 

#16         Authorized Captain Sean P. Bennett, Concord, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#17         Authorized to enter into a lease renewal agreement with General Growth Properties Inc., Concord, NH, for the lease of space for the purpose of a recruiting storefront located at the Steeplegate Mall, Concord, NH, in the amount of $202,653.  Effective December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Program, the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Services Award Evaluation Committee to award non-monetary recognition to Chad M. Hayes for the Department of Transportation.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#19         Authorized Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Program, the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Services Award Evaluation Committee to award a net sum of $1,500 to Mary Tirell of the Department of Transportation.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#20         Authorized Bureau of Graphic Services to enter into a contract with Xerox Corporation, Philadelphia, PA, to provide full service repairs and maintenance for production copier equipment in an amount not to exceed $260,351.92.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#21         Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $740,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of December 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $626,322,256.59 for the Month of October and recommends the balance of $83,677,743.41 be lapsed.

 

#22         Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal year 2008 during the months of September and October 2007.

 

#23         Authorized Bureau of Graphic Services to amend a contract with Offtech of Maine Inc., d/b/a AB Dick Products Co., Westbrook, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 7-18-07, item #17), to provide service and maintenance for one additional piece of printing equipment located at 12 Hills Ave, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $7,685.60 from $49,132.84 to $56,818.44.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#24         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with Candia South Branch Brook Holdings, LLC, Candia, NH, for the Candia District Court construction in an amount not to exceed $732,720.  Effective December 12, 2007 through September 30, 2013.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized Risk Management Unit to enter into a contract with Delta Dental Plan of NH, Concord, NH, for the administration of self-funded dental coverage for state employees and eligible dependents for a total estimated price of $24,549,700, with administrative fees accounting for $728,200.  Effective December 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009. 

 

#26         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Beverly A. Hollingworth with regard to making certain improvements to the University System’s plant and facilities located at the University System of NH, Lee, NH.

 

#27         Authorized to reclassify position #41876 Maintenance Mechanic II, labor grade 12, to a Building Services Supervisor, labor grade 11.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#28         Authorized Risk Management Unit to partially waive the State’s Workers Compensation lien related to Jerome Clement.  Liberty Mutual, serving as the State’s Third Party Administrator of the State Employees’ Workers’ Compensation Program at the time of injury, recommends that a partial waiver be granted.  Approval of this action will allow $89,000 to be returned to the State funds.

 

#29         Authorized Risk Management Unit to partially waive the State’s Workers Compensation lien related to Diane Dupuis.  Liberty Mutual, serving as the State’s Third Party Administrator of the State Employees’ Workers’ Compensation Program at the time of injury, recommends that a partial waiver be granted.  Approval of this action will allow $25,000 to be returned to the State funds.

 

#30         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Daniel Hebert Inc., Colebrook, NH, for renovation and moving of the dietary area at the Glencliff Home for the Elderly, Benton, NH, for a price not to exceed $964,182.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $41,818 for unanticipated expense for the renovation and moving of the dietary area, bringing the total to $1,006,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 24, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#30A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with Employee Benefits Management Inc., Portland, ME, to administer Flexible Spending Account plans for an estimated amount of $40,871 per year; and Health Reimbursement Arrangement plans for state employees for an estimated amount of $70,146.65 per year. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#31         Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,850 to the City of Concord.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized Division of Arts to award Organizational Support Project Planning Grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 8, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized Division of Arts to award American Masterpieces: NH Inspirations Grants totaling $15,550 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 8, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33A      Authorized Division of Arts to award two year Operating Grants totaling $76,800 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 8, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#34         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, 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 $111,446 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds that have escheated to the general fund.

 

                                JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#35         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a lease agreement with McCarthy Properties in the amount of $194,177.76 for office space located at 57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH.  Effective February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                COMMISSION OF THE STATUS OF WOMEN

#36         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the period of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

 

                                BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

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

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38         Authorized to reappoint Michael K. Brown as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term effective December 11, 2007 through December 11, 2012.

 

#39         Authorized to reappoint Elizabeth J. Baker as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $58,995, for a five year term effective December 4, 2007 through December 4, 2012.

 

#40         Authorized to appoint Tracy M. Culberson as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $63,994.44 effective upon G&C approval.

 

#41         Authorized to enter into sub-grants totaling $26,658.40 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 14, 2007, for increased enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with NH Department of Justice in the amount of $48,183 to be used to support ongoing J-ONE efforts being undertaken by the State of NH.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a sub-grant from the NH Department of Safety in the amount of $48,183 to be used to support ongoing J-ONE efforts being undertaken by the State of NH.  (3)Further Authorized to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research (previously approved by G&C on 10-31-07, item #49), to revise the original scope of work to focus on the development of the statewide J-ONE information system, a joint priority of the NH Departments’ of Justice and Safety.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $110,151 from the Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services, entitled Children’s Justice Act Grant, to be utilized to improve the criminal justice’s response in the handling of actual or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect in the State.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#44         Authorized to establish one part-time consultant for the purpose of hiring an investigator for allegations of elder abuse fraud, violations of the Consumer Protection Act and to assist with other investigative needs.  (2)Further Authorized to budget and expend up to $40,000 from the Consumer Escrow Account for the purpose of hiring a part-time investigator to investigate allegations of elder abuse fraud, violations of the Consumer Protection Act and to assist with other investigate needs.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Joseph F. Byron, Manchester, NH, to serve as a part-time investigator for the purpose of investigating allegations of elder abuse fraud, violations for the Consumer protection Act and to assist with other investigative needs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#45         Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $143,177 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 $64,430 to assist the State Police Crime Laboratory with forensic services.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Office of the Chief Medical examiner, in the amount of $64,430 to assist in contract staffing and equipment purchase. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#46         Authorized to accept and expend a charitable trust grant from the PEW Charitable Trusts in the amount of $189,500 to develop, implement and support an online interactive training website for election officials and voters.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Secretary of State to expend the amount of $23,970 for personnel and technology costs associated with implementing and supporting an online interactive web site for election officials and voters and to receive $19,760 from the Secretary of State from the federal Help America Vote Act funds for personnel costs.  (3)Further Authorized to establish part-time consultant positions to provide legal advice, election polling place inspectors/evaluators, and research and training.  (4)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH in the amount of $116,032 for the purpose of assisting with the NH evaluation of on-line technology for election officials training and voter education.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#46A      Authorized to appoint James T. Boffetti, as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $77,494.42 for a five year term effective November 28, 2007 through November 29, 2012.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#47         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the 57th Biennial Report for the period of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

                               

BANKING DEPARTMENT

#48         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to exercise an amendment of a current lease agreement with the Pasquale F. Alosa Revocable Trust, of 7,680 square feet of office space located at 64B Old Suncook Road, Concord, NH, by extending the expiration date from December 31, 2007 to December 31, 2008, and by increasing the rent of $84,480 to $99,840.  100% Bank Assessments. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

#49         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to continue membership and participation in the Association of Racing Commissioners for the period of January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008, for an amount of $11,000.  89% General, 11% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#50         Authorized to grant an annual salary increment to Michael Vlacich, Director of the Division of Economic Development, from Salary Group GG, Step 4 ($78,879) to Salary Group GG, Step 5, maximum ($82,978).  Effective December 1, 2007.

 

#51         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into two sole source agreements with EnerNOC Inc., Boston, MA, to participate in a electricity Demand Response Program and Price Response Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2012. 

 

#52         Authorized DRED and the Department of Environmental Services, Water Resource Council to surplus at no cost to the state, by Easement Deed, vehicular and pedestrian access rights over specific sections of state-owned roadways known as “Deadwater Road”, “Road 36-05”, “Cedar Stream Road” and “First Road” to Gaston and Pauline Rodrigue, in Pittsburg and Clarksville NH.  (2)Further Authorized DRED and the Department of Environmental Services, Water Resource Council to accept, by Easement Deed, vehicular and pedestrian access rights over a specific section of roadway, known as “Deadwater Road” (“Road 36-00”), which is private, and snowmobile and pedestrian rights over an existing recreational trail across private land from Gaston and Pauline Rodrigue (“Rodrigue”), in Clarksville NH.

 

#53         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to convey a groundwater discharge zone easement at Shadow Hill State Forest to the Town of Sutton for their new Middle School.

 

#54         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Horizons Engineering PLLC, Littleton, NH, for completion of Phase I Environmental Assessments for Mittersill Tract #2012 in Franconia, NH, and for Sentinel Mountain State Forest in Piermont NH in the amount of $2,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to grant a utilities easement in perpetuity to Verizon, for utilities required for the new “Gilson Pond Campground” at Monadnock State Park in Jaffrey, NH.

 

#56         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a retroactive contract amendment with the Seacoast Science Center Inc., Rye, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-7-01, item #A), to provide public services and facility management in the amount of $58,750, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2008 from November 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Yankee Publishing, Dublin, NH, for online reservation services through the Division’s websites.  Effective upon G&C approval through a period of one year with the option to renew for an additional one-year period.

 

#58         Authorized Trails Bureau to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance contracts (winter tail grooming) with the OHRV clubs in the total amount of $1,573,098.55.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into a sole source amendment with Rumbletree Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-2-07, item #54), for advertising and promotion services, by increasing the amount by $100,020 from $7,597,000 to $7,697,020.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Southworth-Milton Inc., Scarborough, ME for repair service for two generators on top of Mt. Washington in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Mt. Washington Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant to the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $23,110 for their 2007/2008 out-of-state marking project under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant to the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $5,000 for their 2007/2008 in-state marking project under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant to Dover Main Street in the amount of $5,000 for their 2007/2008 in-state marking project under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 28, 2007, in the total amount of $21,851 for their 2007/2008 out-of-state marking project under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#65         Authorized to grant a sewer line easement over a parcel of Fish and Game owned land in New Hampton to Patricia Fazio for the purpose of future maintenance of a sewer line. 

 

#65A      Authorized to enter into, as Contingent Grantee, a Conservation Easement from the Town of Weare to the Piscataqua Watershed Association.

 

#65B      Authorized to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #82), for continuation of the Extension Wildlife Conservation Program, by increasing the amount by $50,569 from $190,000 to $240,569.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#66         Authorized to reclassify position #19496 State Geologist, labor grade 32 to an Administrator IV, labor grade 33.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized to reclassify position #41225 Environmental Program Manager, labor grade 27 to Supervisor VII, labor grade 28.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to reclassify position #42197, Paralegal I, labor grade 16 to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized to reclassify position #18554 unclassified L, to Sanitary Engineer III, labor grade 31.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized to reclassify position #12040, Water Pollution Sanitarian II, labor grade 19 to an Environmentalist III, labor grade 23.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized to reclassify position #30247 Water Pollution Sanitarian II, labor grade 19 to an Environmentalist III, labor grade 23.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized to award grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated November 14, 2007, for purposes of used oil collection.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 29, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Exeter, NH to complete the Exeter’s Clean Water Campaign “Pet Owners – Please Pick up Pet Waste” Education and Outreach Project, in the amount of $12,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#74         Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $40,000 with the US Fish & Wildlife Service for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#75         Authorized to accept and expend $270,300 from the Sawyer Lake Village District to perform spillway repairs to Sawyer Lake Dam on a force account basis.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the District for the repair of the outlet works of Sawyer Lake Dam.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized the Oil Fund Disbursement Board to accept and expend funds in the amount of $460,000 for the purpose of oil import fee collection and contract audit services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#77         Authorized Oil Fund Disbursement Board to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $1,300,000 for purposes of oil discharge cleanup.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#78         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Seabrook, NH, to complete the Seabrook Conservation Commission’s Pet Waste Control Outreach Project in the amount of $5,880.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source retroactive memorandum of agreement with the Business Finance Authority, Concord, NH, for financial services to assist DES with Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund loans for cleanup of publicly and privately owned hazardous waste sites in the amount of $48,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized to award a grant to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to conduct marine debris monitoring, reduction and education in the NH seacoast in the amount of $37,727.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with the Town of Londonderry, NH, to fund a Household Hazardous Waste collection project in the amount of $9,733.69.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized to enter into a contract with GeoInsight Inc., Manchester, NH, to perform site investigation and remediation services at contaminated sites in the amount of $700,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Jaffrey in the amount of $850,000 to finance the River Street Water main Replacement project.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#84         Authorized to pay 2008 membership dues to The Environmental Council of the States, Washington, DC in the amount of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized to enter into a sole source amendment to a contract with Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, item #74), for additional professional engineering services associated with upgrading sludge processing facilities by increasing the amount by $66,000 from $1,208,341 to $1,274,341.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized Paul Rabuck Revocable Trust’s request to remove a gazebo from within the 20 ft accessory structure setback, retain the configuration of, and repair, the breakwater and cantilevered pier accessed by a walkway, and replenish the existing perched beach with 10 cubic yards of sand on frontage in Gilford on Lake Winnipesaukee.

 

#87         Authorized Joseph A. Christi’s request to dredge sand from lakebed to restore water depths within a commercial marina located in Tilton on Lake Winnisquam.

 

#88         Authorized John Packard’s request to install an additional seasonal float connected to the existing pier/float by a seasonal access walk to provide docking for an additional watercraft on shoreline frontage on the Piscataqua River Channel.

 

#89         Authorized Eric Katz’s request to construct a permanent pier with a ramp landing on a seasonal float to provide water access on shoreline frontage on property located on the Piscataqua River. 

 

#90         Authorized James Lamm’s request to remove existing concrete block wall, install rock wall capped with a compost filled fabric sock secured with live stakes, install two sets of stairs to the river, and install rip rap on property located on the Lovell Rover in Ossipee.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#91         Authorized Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Peter Burnett, Attorney II, in the amount of $219.98 to compensate the employee for wages that were not paid for the period of April 27, 2007 to Jun 7, 2007.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Patricia Dean, Medical Service Consultant II, in the amount of $113.65 to compensate the employee for wages that were not paid for the period of May 20, 2007 to Jun 7, 2007.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Debra Kavanagh, Assistant Administrator, Division of Children Youth and Families, in the amount of $1,517.80 to compensate the employee for wages that were not paid for the period of May 10, 2007 to Jun 7, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a retroactive one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Louise Jordan, Registered Nurse III, Division for Juvenile Justice Services, in the amount of $3,425.58 to compensate the employee for wages that were mistakenly not paid from SFY 2006 and SFY 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95         Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a retroactive one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Janet Shirley, Clerk IV, in the amount of $106.50 to compensate the employee for wages that were not paid for the period of May 15, 2007 to Jun 7, 2007.  25.5% General, 66% Federal, 8.5% Other Funds. 

 

#96         Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a retroactive one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Sharon Wilcox, Senior Psychiatric Social Worker, New Hampshire Hospital, in the amount of $122.71 to compensate the employee for wages that were mistakenly not paid from SFY 2007 funds.  79% General, 21% Other Funds. 

 

 

                                Office of Alcohol and Drug Policy

#97         Authorized to reclassify position #12266 Senior Policy Analyst, salary grade 26 to Administrator I, salary grade 27.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#98         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Stebbins Spectacular Painting LLC, Keene, NH, for interior surface repair; priming and painting at the Thayer Building, Concord, NH, in the amount of $76,106.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#99         Authorized to make a single payment of $12,000 to the NH Dental Society of Concord, NH, to provide comprehensive support and treatment services for oral health care for elderly and adult disabled persons.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#100       Authorized to make an annual sole source payment in the amount of $12,000 to the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH, to provide annual support for statewide health care initiatives.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#101       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 $801,265.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#102       Authorized to reclassify position #19780 Program Specialist I, salary grade 19 to Training Coordinator, salary grade 21.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#103       Authorized to reclassify position #19655 Secretary Typist II, salary grade 8 to Program Specialist IV, salary grade 25.  100% General Funds. 

 

#104       Authorized to amend a contract with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #177), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $21,591.60 from $218,097 to $239,688.60.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#105       Authorized to amend a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #187, amended on 10-17-07, item #95), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $78,483.64 from $792,764 to $871,247.64.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#106       Authorized to amend a contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #176), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $65,538 from $662,000 to $727,538.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #167), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $47,992.33 from $484,771 to $532,763.33.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #384), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $10,625.47 from $107,328 to $117,953.47.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized to amend a contract with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #152), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $15,840 from $160,000 to $175,840.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized to amend a contract with The Way Home, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #147), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the price by $36,257.76 from $366,240 to $402,497.76.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#111       Authorized to amend a contract with the Mental Health Center for Southern NH d/b/a CLM Center for Life Management, Derry, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #363), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $15,266 from $42,107 to $57,373.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized to amend a contract with the Lakes Region Mental Health Center Inc., d/b/a GENESIS Behavioral Health, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #369), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $11,683 from $15,107 to $26,790.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#113       Authorized to amend a contract with the Community Council of Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #366), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $3,871 from $386,426 to $390,297.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized to amend a contract with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #365), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $22,197 from $51,687 to $73,884.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized to amend a contract with Riverbend Community Mental Health Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #368), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $15,266 from $135,107 to $150,373.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized to amend a contract with West Central Services Inc., d/b/a West Central Behavioral Health, Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #201), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $9,346 from $214,789 to $224,135.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized to amend a contract with Seacoast Mental Health Center Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #364), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $23,755 from $253,155 to $276,910.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized to amend a contract with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #367), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $3,155 from $661,053 to $664,168.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized to amend a contract with Behavioral Health and Developmental Services of Strafford County Inc., d/b/a Community Partners of Strafford County, Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #370), to improve the quality, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of data submitted, by increasing the price by $4,475 from $420,107 to $424,582.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#120       Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Health Statistics Section, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Program, to exercise a contract renewal option with Macro International Inc., Burlington, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 1-11-06, item #49, amended on 11-29-06, item #80), to provide telephone survey services, by increasing the price by $250,900 from $468,255 to $719,155, and by extending the completion date from February 15, 2008 to March 31, 2009.  99% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

#121       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Caitlin L. Dulac, Bristol, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#122       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to retroactively extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007 for Cities Readiness Initiative funds already provided to the list of All Health Hazards Regions fiscal agents to be effective June 30, 2007, (previously approved by G&C on 2-7-07, item #71).  

 

#123       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Headrest, Lebanon, NH, to provide Hotline services to individuals asking for assistance with alcohol and other drug abuse crisis situations or individuals needing referral to treatment services in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children to amend an agreement with Starling Consulting, Inc.,  d/b/a Greg Starling Consulting, Olympia, WA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #237), by reassigning the contract with CQuest America Inc., Springfield, II, who will maintain continuity by providing technical services for hosting the NH WCI Program’s integrated benefits management system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.

 

#125       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Community Health Access Network, Newmarket, NH, to provide Perinatal Client Data Form Information Technology assistance in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#126       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section, to exercise a sole source contract renewal option with the City of Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-9-02, item #81, amended on 10-22-03, item #64, amended on 10-5-05, item #94), to provide a broad range of public health emergency preparedness and response activities, by increasing the price by $1,151,408 from $3,710,579 to $4,861,987, and by extending the completion date to August 30, 2009, retroactive to August 31, 2007.  85.5% Federal, 14.5% General Funds. 

 

#127       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section, to enter into an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, to provide technical assistance and logistical support to improve local capabilities and capacities to prepare for, and respond to, public health emergencies and threats in an amount not to exceed $258,365.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2009.  85.5% Federal, 14.5% General Funds. 

 

#128       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with JSI Research & Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, to devlelop and provide training programs for the purpose of improving the knowledge, skills and abilities of regional planning partners related to public health emergency preparedness and response in an amount not to exceed $198,696.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2009.  85.5% Federal, 14.5% General Funds. 

 

#129       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Inc., Littleton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #180), to provide primary care services with integrated behavioral and/or oral health services, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $358,887 to $408,887.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#130       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with White Mountain Community Health Center, Conway, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #179), to provide primary care services with integrated behavioral and/or oral health services, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $214,510 to $264,510.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#131       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Valley Regional Healthcare Inc., Claremont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #273), to provide primary care services with integrated behavioral and/or oral health services, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $263,550 to $313,550.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#132       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Manchester Community Health Center, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #176), to provide primary care services with integrated behavioral and/or oral health services, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $301,763 to $351,763.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#133       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southern NH Services on behalf of the NH Community Action Association, Manchester, NH, to provide quality Early Learning Opportunity Initiative Services for an amount not to exceed $1,500,000.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                Glencliff Home

#137A    Authorized to establish a trust account to benefit the Resident Council at Glencliff Home with Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, Woodsville, NH.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#138       Authorized a retroactive increase of $7,116.72 in the annual salary of Barry E. Conway, salary grade GG, from $82,978 to $90,094.72.  Effective July 6, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized an increase of $4,218.24 in the annual salary of Barry E. Conway, salary grade GG, from $90,094.72 to $94,312.96.  Effective December 28, 2007.  (3)Further Authorized an increase of $3,265.60 in the annual salary of Barry E. Conway, salary grade GG, from $94,312.96 to $97,578.56.  Effective January 4, 2008.

 

#139       Authorized to exercise a retroactive renewal option with Lakes Region General Healthcare Foot Clinic, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, #B), to provide foot clinic services to the Homes residents in the amount of $51,000.  Effective October 5, 2007 through October 5, 2009.  33% Federal, 40% Agency Income, 27% General Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#140       Authorized to award a $80,500 grant to the University of NH for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#141       Authorized to award a $14,000 grant to Hesser College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#142       Authorized to award a $6,000 grant to Colby-Sawyer College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#143       Authorized to award a $29,000 grant to Keene State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#144       Authorized to award a $5,000 grant to McIntosh College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#145       Authorized a renewal option with Measured Progress Inc., Dover, NH (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #78, amended on 8-31-05, item #137, amended on 11-15-06, item #138, amended on 8-22-07, item #239), to administer the NHEIAP Alternative Assessment, maintain the School District Profile, and run educational accountability reports in an amount not to exceed $1,530,244.  (2)Further Authorized to reduce from 25% to 7.5% the percentage of the total contract price to be withheld until the satisfactory completion of all services, including acceptance of all reports and the receipt of the detailed listing of expenses incurred for the contract period.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  86% General, 14% Federal Funds. 

 

#146       Authorized to make a sole source grant to the University of NH, Institute on Disability in the amount of $500,000 to reform and improve pre-service personnel preparation and in-service professional development systems in the areas of literacy instruction, positive behavior interventions and supports, and secondary transition supports for students with emotional/behavior challenges.  (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to three additional fiscal years in accordance with the grant award, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein.  (3)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved on the basis of invoices which are supported by a summary of activities that have taken place in accordance with the terms of the contract, along with a detailed listing of expenses incurred in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#147       Authorized Bureau of Special Education to contract with McCarthy Properties, Wareham, MA, a sole proprietor, to provide space for Due Processing Hearings of Special Education complaints, for a total cost of $92,400.12.  Effective December 18, 2007 through December 17, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#148       Authorized to budget and expend carry forward funds in the amount of $376,555.55 from the Department of Education for the Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.   Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#149       Authorized to enter into a contract with Judy Ullman, Portsmouth, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in English Language arts to selected schools and districts to raise student achievement to meet state performance targets in an amount not to exceed $22,500. (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#150       Authorized to enter into a contract with Elizabeth Erickson, Georges Mills, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#151       Authorized to enter into a contract with Christine Chase, Manchester, NH, to provide technical assistance in Reading Recovery training in selected schools, and districts to raise student achievement to meet state performance targets, in an amount not to exceed $35,000.  (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#152       Authorized to enter into a contract with Christine Downing, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#153       Authorized to enter into a contract with Shirley Smith, Northwood, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in English Language arts and/or reading to selected schools and districts to raise student achievement to meet state performance targets in an amount not to exceed $10,000. (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#154       Authorized to enter into a contract with Kathryn Treamer, Lancaster, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#155       Authorized to make a sole source grant to Evergreen Educational Consulting LLC, sole proprietor, Jericho, VT, to conduct the evaluation of the NH-RESPONDS grant in the amount of $126,761.  (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to three additional fiscal years in accordance with the grant award, subject to contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein.  (3)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#156       Authorized to hold an awards banquet to recognize the NH Teacher of the Year and the NH Teacher of the Year Finalists, the NH Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Recipients, and the NH Milken National Educator, for a cost not to exceed $5,532.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Celebrations Distinctive Catering, Bedford, NH, to provide the necessary conference facilities, and food service for the banquet for up to 150 attendees on December 6, 2007 in an amount not to exceed $5,532.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#157       Authorized to grant funds in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act to Strafford County Department of Corrections to assist in the operation of their approved vocational education programs for male offenders in the amount of $15,260.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#158       Authorized to grant funds in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act to Strafford County Department of Corrections to assist in the operation of their approved vocational education programs for female offenders in the amount of $10,208.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#159       Authorized to grant funds in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act to Merrimack County Department of Corrections, Boscawen, NH, to assist in the operation of their approved vocational education programs in the amount of $11,514.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#160       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report for the period of July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.

 

                                NH LOTTERY COMMISSION

#161       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#162       Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Harry-O Electrical Corp., Loudon, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-06, item #106A, amended on 6-13-07, item #480), for office renovations electrical work, by increasing the amount by $34,736 from $183,156 to $217,892, and by extending the end date from November 30, 2007 to February 20, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#163       NOT USED

 

#164       Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $84,430.88 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police Enforcement Patrols” for the purpose of conducting enforcement patrols when violations are felt to be most prevalent throughout the state.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#165       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $311,167.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#166       Authorized Division of Administration to accept and expend a $136,400 grant known as “Dyed Fuel Evasion Enforcement Project” from the Federal Highway Administration for the purpose of creating a Federal/State dyed fuel enforcement initiative.  (2)Further Authorized to increase the vehicle fleet by two vehicles to support the new Dyed Fuel Evasion Enforcement Project being instituted by this grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#167       Authorized Division of Safety Services to accept and expend $226,851.20 in additional funds from a financial agreement between the US Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard and the State of NH to carry out the State Recreational Boating Safety Program objectives.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#168       Authorized Division of State Police to create a part-time Criminalist I position to process Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) samples in an effort to decrease the backlog of samples awaiting analysis.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend funds to be received as part of a “Cooperative Agreement” with the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice in the amount of $46,000 to improve the laboratory’s ability to process convicted offender samples and enter the profiles into CODIS in a timely manner.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#169       Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $75,696.65 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police DWI Patrols” for the purpose of conducting DWI enforcement patrols on weekend and holiday evenings.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008.  100% Transfers from other Agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#170       Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with G.W. Brooks & Son Inc., Freedom, NH, for snow removal at the Troop E building in Tamworth in the amount of $11,710.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  90% Highway, 10% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#171       Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Kearsarge Party Rentals LLC, Concord, NH, for snow removal at State Police Special Services and Troop D, Concord, in an amount not to exceed $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#172       Authorized the application permit of The Oakledge Association located on Sunapee Lake in Sunapee, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for the renewal of 29 moorings plus an additional 2 moorings for a total of 31 moorings.

#173       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Freedom for the purpose of activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning in the amount of $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#174       Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Contel Construction Inc., Manchester, NH, for snow removal at Troop A in Epping and at Troop B in Milford in the amount of $13,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  90.5% Highway, 9.5% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#175       Authorized Division of Administration to enter into a contract with Xerox Corporation, Boston, MA, for maintenance of the Xerox copier/printer in an amount not to exceed $42,400.02.  Effective December 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#176       Authorized to retroactively process payments from the previous fiscal year in the amount of $12,395.16 to Iron Age Corporation, Chicago, IL.

 

#177       Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending October 31, 2007.

 

#178       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to continue membership with the National Association of State Aviation Officials, Silver Spring, MD, and pay membership dues of $8,022.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#179       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to reclassify position #20066 Engineering Technician IV, labor grade 19, to Licensed Land Surveyor, Labor grade 27.

 

#180       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $1,457,216.60 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from October 11, 2007 through November 2, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#181       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $70,352.83 for the period extending from July 1, 2007 through September 30, 2007. 

 

#182       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into agreements with a total amount not to exceed $425,080 to provide vehicles through the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Mobility Program, to the nonprofit agencies as detailed in letter dated November 6, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through the life of the equipment to be purchased.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#183       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a retroactive contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #395), for transportation services, by increasing the amount by $101,628 from $442,472 to $544,100.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#184       Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Clough, Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #104), for highway design consultant engineering services for various highway projects statewide, by extending the completion date from December 1, 2007 through June 1, 2008.

 

#185       Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Wilbur Smith Associates, Portland, ME, and New Haven, CT, (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, item #112), for the corridor study of transportation safety needs for NH 3A in the City of Manchester and the Towns of Hooksett and Bow, by extending the completion date from November 30, 2007 to September 30, 2008.

 

#186       Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with PB Americas, Incorporated, Manchester, NH, and Boston, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 1-15-03, item #135), for the study of improvements to the US 1 Bypass in the City of Portsmouth, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2007 to October 1, 2008.

 

#187       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to exercise a contract renewal option with Capital Cleaning Contractors Inc. of NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #190), for janitorial services at the District 4 Office building in the amount of $13,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#188       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Casella Waste Management Inc., d/b/a Northeast Waste, White River Jct., VT, for providing and maintaining portable chemical toilets at the Lebanon Welcome Center in the amount of $6,720.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#189       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to exercise a contract renewal option with Hometown Forecast Services Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-29-06, item #117), for providing statewide weather forecasting services in the amount of $17,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.    100% Highway Funds. 

 

#190       Authorized Bureau of Environment to enter into two prequalified, low bid, cost-based contracts for a combined total of $300,000 with:  (1)University of Maine, Farmington, ME, for $16,000; and (2)Monadnock Archaeological Consulting LLC, Stoddard, NH, for $140,000 to undertake certain cultural resource investigations involving pre-contact, Native American archaeological studies for transportation purposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009. 

 

#191       Authorized to expend up to $8,000 for expenses of finalist candidates for the position of Commissioner to travel to NH for interviews.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#192       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract with Systematics Inc., Westborough, MA, for the purchase, relocation, reinstallation and upgrade of the Departments tax filing system in the amount of $140,060.33.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in the amount of $70,030.16 to Systematics Inc., in accordance with the terms of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#193       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth authorized the request to enter into a contract with MHM Correctional Services Inc., Vienna, VA, for the purposes of providing residential treatment unit and outpatient psychiatric services for NHDOC inmates and inpatient services for State inmates and non-adjudicated residents of the Secure Psychiatric Unit in the amount not to exceed $15,192,515.  Effective January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

#194                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized #A-Y & AA-III.  Item Z was withdrawn by the Agency:

A.         EDUCATION Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $444.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Emerson, Grants & Contracts Technician, in the course entitled “Legal Issues in the War on Terror”.

B.         EDUCATION Request permission to pay Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH, the sum of $4,918.75 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan McKevitt, Education Consultant III, in the on-line courses entitled “Proseminar III Phase 3” and “Individualized Learning Agreement B Phase 2”.

C.         EDUCATION Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheila M. Miller, Human Resources Technician, in the course entitled “Human Resources and the Law”.

D.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire Manchester, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,104.75 for the sole purpose of enrolling Owen David, Program Specialist II, in the courses entitled “Epidemiology” and “Climate Change and Health”.

E.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,575.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia H. Gruttemeyer, public Information Representative, in the courses entitled “Litigation and Trial Preparation”, “Real Estate” and “Business Organizations and Bankruptcy”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Norwich University, Northfield, VT, the sum of $3,546.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Santone, Child Protective Service Worker, in the on-line course entitled “Leadership Fundamentals: Ethical Leadership & Value Driven Organizations”.

G.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Community Based Care - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $2,943.55 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karen M. Kimball, Administrator III, in the on-line courses entitled “Health Policy” and “Strategic Management”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Community Based Care - Request permission to pay Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the sum of $2,680.90 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jonathan McCosh, Business Administrator IV, in the course entitled “Seminar in Research Analysis for Marketing Decisions”.

I.          HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Community Based Care - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,434.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charlene Noyes, Accountant III, in the course entitled “Financial Management”.

J.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Frank Beck, Fraud Investigator, in the course entitled “Comparative Religions”.

K.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $798.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Monica Brady-DeRico, Family Services Specialist, in the course entitled “Research Methods”.

L.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College School of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $4,068.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Fontneau, Program Specialist II, in the courses entitled “Building Multicultural Organizations & Communities”, “Fiscal Management”, “Project III” and “Child & Family Assessment and Intervention”.

M.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Keene, NH, the sum of $885.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michele Hilliard, Family Services Specialist, in the course entitled “Community Organization”.

N.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $4,069.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Annie Laurendeau, Family Services Specialist, in the courses entitled “Communication Skills I”, “Integrative Core Seminar I: Education, Oppression & Resistance”, “Issues in Research” and “Victimization”.

O.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,776.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Shapiro, Family Services Specialist II, in the courses entitled “Principles of Management” and “Introduction to Research in Behavioral Science”.

P.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,458.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Speass, Family Service Specialist, in the course entitled “Legal & Justice Research”.

Q.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,841.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Thibeault, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line courses entitled “Interpersonal Communications” and “Best Practices in Information Technology”.

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

S.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESNew Hampshire Hospital - Request permission to pay St. Joseph’s College of Maine, Windham, ME, the sum of $975.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Winnona Vachon, Administrator II, in the course entitled “Ethical & Legal Perspectives”.

T.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESOperations Support - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,421.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debra Beaulieu, Program Special I, in the course entitled “Basic/Intermediate Ambulatory Coding”.

U.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Public Health - Request permission to pay Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI, the sum of $2,872.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Loring, Public Health Microbiologist, in the on-line courses entitled “Concepts in Molecular Biology”, “Clinical Applications of Molecular Biology” and “Molecular Pathology Laboratory”.

V.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Tobey School - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $3,400.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Roberta Avery, Teacher II, in the courses entitled “Group Counseling” and “Basic Human Interaction”.

W.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Tobey School - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $2,795.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Roberta Avery, Teacher II, in the courses entitled “Counseling Theory” and “Techniques of Counseling”.

X.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Tobey School - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $953.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Brian J. Pauling, Teacher I, in the course entitled “Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction”.

Y.         LOTTERY - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,434.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kassie Strong, Chief Accountant, in the course entitled “Introduction to Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination”.

Z.         WITHDRAWN BY AGENCY - OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $611.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kelly Genest, Technical Support Specialist I, in the course entitled “Database Design and Management”.

AA.      OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH, the sum of $3,150.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Leslie Mason, Information Technology Manager IV, in the course entitled “Copyright Law”.

BB.      OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $756.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Constance Weisberg, Accountant III, in the course entitled “Intermediate Accounting II”.

CC.      OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $567.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeanette White, System Developer Specialist III, in the course entitled “Programming Fundamentals”.

DD.      PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,530.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robyn J. Descoteau, PUC Examiner, in the course entitled “Marketing Research & Strategy”.

EE.      REVENUE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Guyer, Internal Auditor, in the course entitled “Detection/Prevention of Fraudulent Financial Statements”.

FF.      TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $444.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ronald Crickard, District Environmental Coordinator, in the on-line course entitled “Educational Psychology”.

GG.     TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $738.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Renee Dupuis, Human Resources Technician, in the courses entitled “Leadership” and “Compensation & Health Benefit Administration”.

HH.      TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $385.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karla Kemp, Program Assistant II, in the course entitled “Leadership & Organizational Change”.

II.         TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $717.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling David S. Smith, Senior Consultant Supervisor, in the course entitled “Managerial Economics”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $62,902.30

 

#195                                                                       TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.         AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD – Request permission for (1) employee, Christopher Rallis, entomologist & apiary Inspector, or designee, to travel to Sacramento, CA, from January 8, 2007 to January 13, 2007 to attend the 2008 National Beekeeping Conference.  Total Cost: $1,730.00 Source of Funds: 100% General Funds, Chapter 270 Apiary.  Registration Fee:  $230.00

B.         CULTURAL RESOURCESDivision of the Arts - Request permission for (1) employee, Catherine O’Brian, Grants Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Baltimore, MD, on December 4, 2007 – December 9, 2007 to attend the National Association State Arts Agencies Annual Assembly.  A CASH ADVANCE of $800.00 is also requested for Catherine O’Brian.  Total Cost: $1,869.28.  Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  Registration Fee:  $395.00

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A.            Authorized to enter into a contract with SUR Construction, Inc., Rochester, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $14,467,000.00 for reconstruction and widening of the southbound barrel of the Spaulding Turnpike through the Exit 12 interchange as well as reconstruction of the southbound on and off ramps. Approval through August 14, 2009, unless extended in accordance with the Standard Specifications. 100% Turnpike funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

B.            Approved Katherine Tjarks's request to dredge 80 cu yd from 4,523 sq ft of lakebed to improve navigation and remove milfoil along the shoreline of property having 61.5 ft of frontage on Smith Cove, off Lake Winnipesaukee, in Gilford.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

C.            Authorized to amend an existing contract approved by Governor and Council on June 27, 2007, item #83 by extending the end date from November 30, 2007 to June 30, 2008. This is a no cost time extension and requires no new funds.

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned