GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

November 9, 2011, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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Father Bill Cryans of St. Thomas More, Durham, NH, offered the prayer.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilor Burton.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, accepted the minutes of October 26, 2011.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the October 26, 2011 meeting.

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

 

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RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

Board of Licensure for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals

(Public Member)

Charlotte Houde Quimby, Lebanon                                                                Effective:  November 9, 2011

 

Assistant Director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Kathryn E. Doutt, Concord                                                                               Effective:  December 31, 2011

 

Site Selection Committee

Douglas A. Bechtel, Penacook                                                                          Effective:  November 9, 2011

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Board

(Superintendent)

Middleton K. McGoodwin, Claremont                                                           Effective:  November 9, 2011

Succeeding:  Michael A. Morgan, Brentwood                                               Term:  December 18, 2013

 

Air Resources Council

(General Public)

Carmela C. Amato-Wierda, Durham                                                              Effective:  November 9, 2011

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  December 6, 2014

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Municipal official of town with population greater than 5,000)

Roger E. Coutu, Hudson                                                                                    Effective:  November 9, 2011

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  July 14, 2012

 

Director of the Division of Program Support in the Department of Education

(Division of Program Support)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Dept of Ed after consultation with the State Board of Education

Judith Fillion, Concord                                                                                       Effective:  November 9, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 8, 2015

Salary:  Grade GG; Maximum Step, $90,606

 

Electricians’ Board

(Public Member) 

Deborah A. Pendergast, Gilford                                                                        Effective:  November 9, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 28, 2016

 

Family Mediator Certification Board

Nominated by the NH Conflict Resolution Association

Elizabeth A. Christensen, Belmont                                                                  Effective:  November 21, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 21, 2013

 

Fire Standards & Training Commission

(NH Permanent Fire Fighters’ Association)

Nominated by the New Hampshire State Permanent Fire Fighters’ Association

Richard P. McGahey, Hooksett                                                                        Effective:  November 9, 2011

Succeeding:  Joseph M. Butts, Allenstown                                                     Term:  February 15, 2014

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(Member representing Marine Trades Association)

John J. Irwin, Laconia                                                                                        Effective:  November 9, 2011

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  August 22, 2014

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(Rep. NH Lakes Association)

David W. Packard, Goffstown                                                                          Effective:  November 9, 2011

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  August 1, 2012

 

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Nominated by the Commissioner of Environmental Services

Frederick J. McNeill, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  November 9, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 12, 2015

 

Pesticides Control Board

(NH Horticultural Society)

Jeffrey R. Huntington, Loudon                                                                        Effective:  November 9, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 6, 2014

 

Director of the Division of Ports and Harbors

Geno Marconi, Stratham                                                                                   Effective:  November 9, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2016

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

Bradley J. Cook, Hampton                                                                               Effective:  November 9, 2011

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  December 16, 2015

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

Christopher D. Snow, Rye                                                                                  Effective:  December 16, 2011

Succeeding:  Donald Stevens, Rye (resigned)                                                Term:  December 16, 2016

 

Waste Management Council

(Municipal Official)

Stephen R. Crean, Goffstown                                                                           Effective:  November 9, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 7, 2015

 

 

CONFIRMATION DENIED:

 

Office of the Consumer Advocate – Councilors Sununu, Wieczorek, and Wheeler voted no.

Nominated by the Residential Ratepayer’s Advisory Board

Meredith A. Hatfield, Concord                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 5, 2015

 

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Superintendent)

Mark Conrad, Nashua                                                                                       Effective:  December 18, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 18, 2014

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Peter M. Kujawski, Bedford                                                                              Effective:  December 18, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 18, 2014

 

Air Resources Council

(Natural Gas Industry)

Debra Hale, Hooksett                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 4, 2015

 

Business Finance Authority

Dick Anagnost, Bedford                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 3, 2014

 

Business Finance Authority

Edward F. Caron, Hudson, Chairman                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 3, 2014

 

Business Finance Authority

(Elected/Appointed Local Official)

Guy A. Santagate, Claremont                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 3, 2014

 

Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Hillsborough County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Sharon Houle, Weare                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation Reappointment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Rockingham County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Kathleen M. Olson, Windham                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2014

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Nancy Johnson, Dover                                                                                       Effective:  December 6, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 6, 2014

 

Director of the Division of Instruction within the Department of Education

(Division of Instruction)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Education

Joseph J. Miller, Lyme                                                                                        Effective:  December 11, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 11, 2015

Salary:  GG, Step 4 - $86,131

 

Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

(Public Member)

Randy S. Gordon, Merrimack                                                                           Effective:  November 25, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 25, 2016

 

Historical Resources Council

(Archeology)

David Starbuck, Plymouth                                                                                Effective:  December 10, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 10, 2016

 

Advisory Committee on Marine Fisheries

Peter Tilton, Jr., Hampton                                                                                  Effective:  December 31, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 31, 2014

 

Board of Medicine

Robert J. Andelman, Portsmouth                                                                     Effective:  December 3, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 3, 2016

 

Board of Medicine

Louis E. Rosenthall, Concord                                                                           Effective:  December 3, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 3, 2016

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Judith E. Houston, Contoocook                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: Sept 4, 2013 per RSA 4:4

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Michele L. Munson, Hill                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: Sept 4, 2013 per RSA 4:4

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Real Estate Appraiser/Broker)

Mark Correnti, New Boston                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Peggy Gallus, Berlin (Real Estate Appraiser/Broker)            Term:  August 12, 2014

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

Jennifer M. Frye, Northwood                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Janet R. Sable, Strafford                                                            Term:  October 25, 2014

 

NH Retirement System Board of Trustees

(Non-member Trustee)

Hershel D. Sosnoff, Silver Lake                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  2 years from confirmation

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Conservation Interests)

Michele L. Tremblay, Boscawen                                                                      Effective:  December 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 28, 2014

 

Site Selection Committee

(Nominated by the Nature Conservancy)

Peter Steckler, Exeter                                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Douglas A. Bechtel, Penacook (resigned)                                Term:  September 27, 2012

 

Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Christopher D. Clement, Sr., Durham                                                              Effective:  December 3, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 3, 2015

Salary:  LL - $116,170

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Religious Community)

Richard J. Shannon, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2014

 

Water Well Board

(Technical Driller)

Steven Garside, Henniker                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Thomas Garside, Londonderry (term limited)                        Term:  September 15, 2014

 

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                New Hampshire Hospital

A.      Authorized to accept donations for the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011, in the amount of $906.37, to be deposited into the Resident Benefit Fund.

 

B.      Authorized to accept nonmonetary donations as detailed in letter dated October 13, 2011, received during the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

C.      Authorized to accept monies totaling $36,415.10 received during the period of July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#2           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Wheeler – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Rockingham Economic Development Center for a project located in Brentwood, 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 9, 2011

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be  a loan to be made by Business Finance Authority to Rockingham Economic Development Center (the "Borrower")  and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject.   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 St. Hilaire introduced a resolution entitled "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 ROCKINGHAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER" 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 St. Hilaire, Councilor Sununu,  Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Wheeler;  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 ROCKINGHAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER

 

                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 Rockingham Economic Development Center (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $250,000 to provide seasonal working capital financing for Multi Technology Industries/Polyexe Corporation, Inc. (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 9, 2011.

 

 

#3           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Wheeler – no, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Centrix Bank & Trust to Boyce Highlands, Inc. and S.A.P.H. Trucking, LLC located in Brentwood, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON NOVEMBER 9, 2011

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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                At approximately 11:10 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Centrix Bank & Trust to Boyce Highlands, Inc., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor St. Hilaire introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM CENTRIX BANK & TRUST TO BOYCE HIGHLANDS, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Sununu.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor St. Hilaire, Councilor Sununu, and Councilor Wieczorek,;  those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor Wheeler.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18

AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a

WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

 CENTRIX BANK & TRUST TO

 BOYCE HIGHLANDS, INC. AND S.A.P.H. TRUCKING, LLC

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $500,000 from Centrix Bank & Trust to Boyce Highlands, Inc. and S.A.P.H. Trucking, LLC  pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to November 9, 2011.

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized with Councilors Sununu and Wheeler voting no, to award a grant to the County of Sullivan, Newport, NH, in the amount of $220,000, for the purpose of providing capacity funding to the NH Alliance of Regional Development Corporations.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to amend a $495,000 grant agreement with the City of Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #5), to allow for finalization of construction and creation of jobs, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2012 from December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to amend a $500,000 grant agreement with the City of Lebanon, NH (originally approved by G&C on 4-14-10, item #5), to allow for finalization of construction work, by extending the end date to December 31, 2012 from December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#7           Authorized to amend a $500,000 grant agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-28-10, item #3), to complete the Second Chance for Success transitional housing facility, by extending the end date to December 31, 2012 from December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#8           Authorized to amend a $320,000 grant agreement with the Town of Hinsdale, NH (originally approved by G&C on 4-14-10, item #4), to resolve restitution and complete the administrative grant requirements, by extending the end date to December 31, 2012 from December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#9           Authorized to amend a $400,000 grant agreement with the City of Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-14-10, item #6), to allow for finalization of software upgrades and creation of jobs, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2012 from December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10         Authorized with Councilors Sununu and Wheeler voting no, to award a grant to the Town of Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $140,000 for the purpose of assisting the Woodstock Inn with a business expansion activity.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE HEALTH AND EDUCATION FACILITIES AUTHORITY

#11         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the fiscal years 2010 and 2011.

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12         Authorized confirmation of Captain Nicholas J. Scola, Ocoee, FL, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#13         Authorized nomination of Colonel Gretchen S. Dunkelberger, Eliot, ME, for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#14         Authorized nomination of Colonel Peter L. Corey, Whitefield, NH, for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#15         Authorized nomination of Colonel Robert M. Tyszko, Milford, NH, for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#16         Authorized nomination of Captain Mark G. Bianchi, Concord, NH, 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 nomination of Major Robert A. Connors, Manchester, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized the Bureau of Plant and Property Management to transfer $21,198 within the account entitled State Administrative Expense, to re-align appropriated funds that will be used by Surplus Food to provide funding for the receipt, distribution, and warehousing of USDA Commodity Foods to eligible NH schools and Child and Adult Care Facilities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#19         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to retroactively pay membership dues and assessment for technical services to the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers, Lexington, KY, in the amount of $5,000 for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#20         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to increase engineering fees in the amount of $8,617 from $12,000 to $20,617 for additional services rendered to the Department of Transportation for the Exit 8 Nashua Bus Facility (originally approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #A).  80% Grant, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#21         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract with Sterling Moving & Storage, Billerica, MA, for moving the 9th Circuit-District Division-Nashua Court to the Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse South, in the amount not to exceed $4,582.  Effective November 15, 2011 through December 15, 2011.  100% Transfer Funds from AOC. 

 

#22         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, and with Councilor Burton voting no, voted to table the request to amend a contract with Tri-State Fire Protection LLC, Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #35), for fire alarm system testing and maintenance services at forty-three state buildings, by increasing the amount by $116,235 from $250,645.76 to $366,880.76.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2014.  2% Transfer, 98% General Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Advanced Excavating and Paving Inc., Suncook, NH, for paving and parking improvements – Troop D Headquarters, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $50,400.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $7,900 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $58,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 2, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Knowles Industrial Services, Corp., Gorham, ME, (originally approved by G&C on 5-1-11, item #11), for the Brown Building Parking Garage, by increasing the amount by $36,838 from $209,975 to $246,813.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 28, 2011.  60.5% General, 39.50% Federal Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Stallion Builders, LLC, Nashua, NH, for ARRA – Energy Upgrades – Five Buildings, Concord, NH, as part of the US Department of Energy, ARRA Grant, for a total price not to exceed $545,347.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 30, 2012.  100% ARRA – Federal Funds. 

 

#25A      Authorized that $59,463,436 be lapsed from the Working Capital Warrant for the month of July, August, and September.  (3)Further authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $640,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditure for the month of December.

 

                                STATE TREASURY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26         Authorized to proceed with the sale and issuance of up to $10 million of general obligation bonds through a private placement with the NH Municipal Bond Bank.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 29, 2012.

 

#27         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $113,354 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $113,353.75 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#28         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Bedford Historical Society, in the amount of $9,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Exeter, in the amount of $12,820.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $20,000 to the City of Nashua/Hunt Memorial Building, Nashua, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award two year operating grants totaling $51,130 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 17, 2011.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized the State Library to award a Conservation License Plate Grant in the amount of $7,710 to the Boscawen Public Library, for the Conservation and Microfilming of Selectman Reports.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#33         Authorized the Division of Pesticide Control to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of New Castle, for the River Road Marsh IPM Restoration; in the amount of $11,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012.  100% Other Funds – Integrated Pest Management Fund. 

 

#34         Authorized the Division of Pesticide Control to enter into a grant agreement with Rockingham County Conservation District, for the Odiorne Point State Park IPM Restoration Project, in the amount of $16,860.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012.  100% Other Funds – Integrated Pest Management Fund. 

 

#35         Authorized the Division of Pesticide Control to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Derry, Derry Conservation Commission, for the Shepard Park Invasive Species Control Project, in the amount of $12,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012.  100% Other Funds – Integrated Pest Management Fund. 

 

#36         Authorized to retroactively amend a memorandum of understanding with NH Department of Resources and Economic Development in the amount of $150,000 (originally approved by G&C on 1-13-10, item #36), to continue a marketing project uniting NH agriculture with tourism, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2011 from March 1, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37         FAILED – The Governor and Council, with Councilors Sununu and Wieczorek voting no, and Councilor Wheeler abstaining, failed to authorize the request to enter into a grant agreement with the NH Maple Museum, to implement a marketing and education program to promote the NH Maple Museum, in the amount of $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38         FAILED – The Governor and Council, with Councilors Sununu, Wieczorek, and Wheeler voting no, failed to authorize the request to enter into an agreement with the NH/VT Christmas Tree Association, to conduct a television marketing program to promote the purchase of NH Christmas trees, in the amount of $8,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#39         Authorized to reappoint David M. Hilts as an Assistant Attorney General for a term effective November 21, 2011 through November 21, 2016.

 

#40         Authorized to enter into a sub grant in the amount of $32,276 with the Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Grant, for the purpose of funding resources for the Division of Community Corrections’ Second Chance Act Demonstration Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012.  50% Federal, 50% Agency Income. 

 

#41         Authorized to enter into a sub grant in the amount of $30,000 with the National Alliance for Mental Illness, utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Grant, for the purpose of funding personnel for the Division of Community Corrections’ Second Chance Act Demonstration Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYEMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#42         Authorized to accept and expend an additional $1,602,067 in federal funds from the US Department of Labor for the purpose of improving unemployment insurance program security and performance.  (2)Further authorized to adjust appropriations in the amount of $150,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#43         Authorized to enter into a contract with Scott Brochu d/b/a Scott Brochu’s New England Roofing, Rochester, NH, for rooftop snow removal services at NHES’s Portsmouth and Somersworth offices, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013, with the option to terminate, with 30 days notice, if rooftop snow removal services become available to NHES through the Department of Administrative Services.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized to enter into a contract with RWN Property Services, North Conway, NH, for rooftop snow removal services at NHES offices statewide, in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013, with the option to terminate, with 30 days notice, if rooftop snow removal services become available to NHES through the Department of Administrative Services.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized to amend a contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Boston, MA, (originally approved by G&C on 10-25-06, item #46), for continued maintenance of the new comprehensive and integrated unemployment benefits system, NH Unemployment Insurance System, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2012 from December 2, 2011.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#45A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to accept and place on file the summary of the vegetables grown by GraniteCor on the farm in Concord this growing season.

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#46         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request to expend federal grant funds in the amount of $333,000 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, for the purpose of supporting a process in NH to determine whether NH should establish a health insurance exchange for individuals and small businesses.  (2)Further authorized to establish a Class 046 (Consultants) to enter into a contract with various vendors, to provide consulting services, in an amount not to exceed $329,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#47         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $1,000,000 for FY 2012 from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of improving health insurance rate filing requirements, enhancing consumer protection standards related to health insurance premium rate filings, provide additional IT capacity for processing and reviewing health insurance premium rate filings, and for reporting to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services on health insurance premium rate increase patterns.  (2)Further authorized to establish a Class 050 (Personal Service – Part Time Temporary) position for one Grants & Contracts Technician.  (3) Further authorized to establish a Class 046 (Consultants) to enter into a contract with various vendors, to provide consulting services, in an amount not to exceed $917,599.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#48         Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH Technology Transfer Center through the University of NH’s Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to update and improve means by which the Department of Revenue Administration collects data from real estate transfers and to develop a Real Estate Transfer Tax Administration System, for a fee not to exceed $463,471.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 28, 2013.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Real Data Corporation, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-7-01, item #17A), for monthly reports on real estate transactions within the State, computer software maintenance, and technical assistance in the amount of $183,000.  Effective October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#50         Authorized to accept and place on file the Division of Parks and Recreation’s reports of the transfer of funds for the Bureau of Trails for the quarter ending September 30, 2011.

 

#51         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to table the request to enter into a contract with Act One Inc., Concord, NH, for conservation license plate marketing, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Forests and Lands to renew membership with the National Association of State Foresters, Washington, DC, in the amount of $7,000 for Fiscal Year 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Jutras Signs Inc., Bedford, NH, for banner and miscellaneous sign removal, inspection, cleaning, restoration, storage and re-installation services for Hampton Beach, in the amount of $9,020.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other (Hampton Beach Capital Improvement Fund).

 

#54         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to renew a 2011/2012 membership and radio agreement with the New England Ski Areas Council, Lebanon, NH, for the upcoming ski season, in the amount of $10,376.92.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Ski Area Fund. 

 

#55         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a retroactive contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the delivery of Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker National Emergency Grant Program services, in the amount of $209,062.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#56         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #56), for reconstruction of Adam’s Point Road, Durham, NH, by increasing the amount by $12,666 from $187,334 to $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#57         Authorized to accept and expend $292,597 in Federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for implementation of a grant titled “Creation of an Integrated and Comprehensive Aquatic Resource Habitat Restoration and Protection Program”.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#58         Authorized to accept and expend $50,100 in federal funds awarded by the US Department of Agriculture to assist rural NH communities with implementing best management practices for solid waste management.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#59         Authorized to accept and expend $300,000 in Federal Funds from the US Department of Environmental Protection Agency, for implementation of a grant project titled “Advancing NH’s Wetlands Program – Developing Water Quality Standards, Improving Assessments, and Enhancing Permit Reviews”.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#60         Authorized to amend a grant from the US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (originally approved by G&C on 9-9-09, item #23), to enhance the services provided by the Homicide Survivor Services Program, and develop written protocols, procedures and materials to assist in institutionalizing the program, by reallocating $16,374 to better utilize the funds.  (2)Further authorized the Department of Justice to accept and expend an additional amount of $100,000 from the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, for the purpose of continuing the enhancements of the Homicide Survivor Services Program, committed to developing protocols, procedures and materials to assist in institutionalizing the program.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#61         Authorized to accept and place on file the 2011 annual report.

 

#62         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Manchester acting by and through the Manchester Water Works in the amount of $410,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Repayment Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Newmarket in the amount of $530,988.54, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Repayment Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Manchester acting by and through the Manchester Water Works in the amount of $1,800,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 39.6% Federal, 10.4% State Match Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with Tilton-Northfield Water District in the amount of $1,162,461.92, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Repayment Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Greenville in the amount of $124,552.13, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Repayment Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Epping in the amount of $289,417.16, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Repayment Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Hillsborough in the amount of $240,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 39.6% Federal, 10.4% State March - General Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Concord in the amount of $490,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Repayment Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with Pillsbury Lake District in the amount of $130,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 39.6% Federal, 10.4% State March - General Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with Rollinsford Water & Sewer District in the amount of $195,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Repayment Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized to retroactively amend an ARRA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund cleanup grant to the City of Berlin (originally approved by G&C on 1-19-11, item #47A), for addressing hazardous substance contamination associated with the former Notre Dame High School site, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2012 from September 30, 2011.  100% ARRA Federal Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award a grant to the University of NH, in the amount of $27,000 for the purchase of two light duty vehicles that run on compressed natural gas.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012.  100% ARRA Federal Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to retroactively pay 2012 membership dues to the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials, Washington, DC, in the amount of $4,000.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  75% Federal, 25% Oil Pollution Control Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Derry, to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects, totaling $6,006.  Effective May 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized to award a grant to the University of NH, Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, to provide technical planning assistance to coastal communities, in the amount of $20,000.  Effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award a grant to the Southeast Watershed Alliance, Portsmouth, NH, to support program coordination and development of a model stormwater standards document, in the amount of $28,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with New Hampton Village Precinct, in the amount of $514,635.72, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Repayment Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with Newfields Water and Sewer District, in the amount of $1,000,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Federal, 17% State Match Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized to amend Fifteen Mile Falls Mercury Reduction Fund, (originally approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #105), by transferring appropriations in the amount of $15,555 between classes.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Dam re-licensing settlement funds. 

 

#81         Authorized to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH – Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-6-09, item #72), for the I-93 Chloride Mitigation Project, by extending the project completion date to June 30, 2013 from December 31, 2011.  No Additional Funding.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized to amend an agreement with the Baboosic Lake Association, Amherst, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #106), for the Baboosic Lake Watershed Stormwater BMP Implementation, Phase 2 project, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2012 from December 31, 2011.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized to complete repairs to Steels Pond Dam in Antrim, in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Dam Maintenance Program Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized to enter into sole source agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated October 21, 2011, in the amount of $15,343.55 to engage in outreach activities to communities in support of the Suncook River fluvial erosion hazard program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized to enter into an agreement with John Turner Consulting Inc., Dover, NH, to provide on-demand construction materials testing services for repair and reconstruction projects at certain dams owned by the State of NH, in the amount of up to $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized Vintage Trust’s request to perform work on an average of 1,647ft of frontage along Lake Winnipesaukee on Long Point, in Moultonborough (originally approved by G&C on 2-7-07, item #64).

 

#87         Authorized Courtyard Condominium’s request to dredge material from lakebed adjacent to two docking structures on frontage in Paugus Bay on Lake Winniesaukee in Laconia.

 

#88         Authorized Ossipee Bluffs Association Inc’s request to dredge organic material from lakebed on Ossipee Lake, in Ossipee.

 

#89         Authorized Will Herman’s request to amend work on an average of 291 ft of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee, in Wolfeboro (originally approved by G&C on 2-2-11, item #42), by installing a permanent boatlift.

 

#90         Authorized Alger Rollin’s request to construct a tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier with a ramp, to a landing float connecting in a T configuration to two floats, providing 4 slips on frontage on Little Bay, Durham, NH.

 

#91         Authorized the City of Portsmouth’s request to dredge and fill tidal wetland and impact previously developed upland tidal buffer zone for the removal and replacement of an existing deteriorated bridge, and for the installation of temporary trestles for construction access and roadway approach work to the bridge.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Improvement and Integrity

#92         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Massachusetts Peer Review Organization Inc., Waltham, MA, to provide Medicaid In-Patient hospital utilization review services in an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#93         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Philip Grillo, RN III, NH Hospital, in the amount of $1,264.04 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  69% General, 31% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Jeanne Clement, Administrative Assistant I, Board of Dental Examiners, in the amount of $321.60 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  97% General, 3% Other Funds. 

 

                                Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs

#95         Authorized to enter into a contract with Nemon Consulting LLC, Londonderry, NH, to provide evaluation consultation services to the Health Profession Opportunity Project that serves NH Temporary Assistance to Needy Families recipients and other low-income adults to train for and secure jobs in high demand healthcare fields, in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman

#95A      Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to hold an organized meeting for the State of NH Abuse Prevention Conference on November 10, 2011 at the Fireside Inn and Suites, West Lebanon, NH, for a total cost not to exceed $10,687.50.  (2)Further authorized to pay an estimated amount not to exceed $4,387.50 to the Fireside Inn and Suites, West Lebanon, NH.  (3)Further authorized to make a one-time payment to Dr. Marilyn Guggliucci for travel and to enter into a contract with Dr. William H. Thomas for $6,000 for speaking and travel; for a total expense of $6,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#96         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Kathleen Guilmain, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, North Haverhill, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $45,000.  Effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, Infectious Disease Investigation Section, to accept and expend Other Funds in the amount of $119,630 from the Department of Safety to fund the Critical Care and Supplemental Oxygen Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Other (US Homeland Security) Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#98         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal & Child Health Section, Injury Prevention Program, to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $384,031 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#99         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $84,039 from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Office on Smoking and Health, to fund the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#100       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Population health and Community Services, Health Eating & Physical Activity Section, Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $233,860, and transfer $19,900 between accounts, from the US Department of Agriculture to fund the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#101       Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Protection, Healthy Homes and Environments Section, Health Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, to enter into an agreement with Caring Community Network of the Twin Rivers, Franklin, NH, to provide community based childhood lead poisoning case management and health homes activities, in an amount not to exceed $48,895.  Effective November 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#102       Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Protection, Healthy Homes and Environments Section, Health Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, to enter into an agreement with the County of Sullivan, Newport, NH, to provide community based childhood lead poisoning case management and health homes activities, in an amount not to exceed $60,541.  Effective November 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#103       Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Protection, Healthy Homes and Environments Section, Health Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, to enter into an agreement with the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health Inc., Laconia, NH, to provide community based childhood lead poisoning case management and health homes activities, in an amount not to exceed $50,059.  Effective November 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#104       Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Protection, Healthy Homes and Environments Section, Health Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, to enter into an agreement with the Health and Safety Council of Strafford County, Somersworth, NH, to provide community based childhood lead poisoning case management and health homes activities, in an amount not to exceed $54,718.  Effective November 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#105       Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Protection, Healthy Homes and Environments Section, Health Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, to enter into an agreement with the Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH, to provide community based childhood lead poisoning case management and health homes activities, in an amount not to exceed $87,878.  Effective November 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#106       Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Health Eating and Physical Activity Section, Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children, to enter into an agreement with Mead Johnson and Company LLC, Evansville, IL, to accept cash rebates from Mead Johnson and Company LLC, on infant formula purchased with food vouchers issued by the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2014.

 

#107       Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $7,889 from DHHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and $12,142 from DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, for a total of $20,031 to fund the Maternal and Child Health Section, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#108       Authorized to enter into a contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the provision of child care resources and referral services for the Seacoast District Office catchment area, in the amount of $87,377.  Effective January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#109       Authorized to accept and expend State Planning Grant for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Services federal funds in the amount of $599,347 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#110       Authorized to accept and expend Employment Development Initiative federal funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the amount of $13,901.  (2)Further authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $84,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#110A    Authorized to enter into an agreement with NFI North Inc., Contoocook, NH, to develop and operate a transitional housing program on the campus of NH Hospital in an amount not to exceed $15,143,904.  Effective January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015.  51% General, 49% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF NURSING

#111       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report for FY 10 and FY 11.

 

                                BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE

#112       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for fiscal year 2011.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS

#113       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for FY 2010 – FY 2011.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#114       Authorized the Division of Higher Education to enter into a sole source contract with the University System of NH, to increase college access and success for NH citizens by improving the infrastructure for students progressing from one level to another with accurate transcript and credit evaluations for courses, in the amount of $122,403.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized to grant funds through a cooperative project agreement, on a sole source basis, to the Institute on Disability, University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families to develop leadership skills, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#116       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of State Police to pay annual membership dues of $5,300 to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Greenbelt, MD, for the period of January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to pay sole source, annual licensing fees, to the International Association of Firefighters, Washington, DC, for an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income (Testing Fees). 

 

#118       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Barnstead, NH, for updating the local hazard mitigation plan, for a total amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the sub-applications as detailed in letter dated October 13, 2011, for a total amount of $251,657 for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#120       Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into an agreement with the Town of Brookline, to provide funding and services under the Transportation Enhancement Program through a local project administration process, totaling $357,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through fiscal years 2012 and 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121       Authorized with Councilors Sununu and Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Manchester, for AIP-89, to design and install a solar photovoltaic facility at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $3,341,589.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#122       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Boston Express Bus Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #214), for bus service on I-93 between Manchester and Boston, MA, by increasing the amount by $1,800,000 from $5,360,001 to $7,160,001.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#123       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation, Dover, NH, for coordinated transportation services, for an amount not to exceed $135,621.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with KTA-Tator Inc., Pittsburg, PA, for on-call consulting, engineering, and construction inspection services for various painting projects for bridges and structures located throughout the State, for an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2014. 

 

#125       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Jeremy Hiltz Excavating Inc., Ashland, NH, for reconstruction and expansion of the I-93 Exit 23 Park and Ride located off of NH Route 104 in New Hampton, on the basis of a low bid of $658,631.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $65,863.10 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 27, 2012.  62% Federal, 38% Betterment Funds. 

 

#126       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail, Andover, NH, for replacement of older cable guardrail with steel post beam guardrail and terminal units at two locations on US 4 in Boscawen and Lebanon/Canaan, on the basis of a low bid of $522,410.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $52,241 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 22, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#127       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for 2.5 miles of pavement rehabilitation and bridge rehabilitation work on 6 bridges on I-93 in Northfield, on the basis of a low bid of $3,294,588.80.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $230,621.22 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 26, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#128       Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Construction’s quarterly summary of active projects that may require contingency use, a report for the period through September 30, 2011.

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove item #15- which was tabled at the October 26, 2011 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#15         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to approve the request the Division of Plant Industry to enter into a contract with Laura Beard, Farmington, NH, to provide coordination services for the Forest Pest Outreach and Survey projects, in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove item #49- which was tabled at the October 26, 2011 Meeting

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

New Hampshire Hospital

#49         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton, and with Councilors Wieczorek and Wheeler voting no, voted to approve the request to enter into an agreement with ECOLAB Inc., Dedham, MA, for the preventive maintenance and repair of food services equipment used in the Acute Psychiatric Services building and Brown building, in the amount not to exceed $33,048.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  69% General, 31% Federal Funds. 

 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove item #64- which was tabled at the October 26, 2011 Meeting

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

#64         FAILED - The Governor and Council, with a unanimous vote of no, failed to authorize the request of the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Manchester, for AIP-89, to design and install a solar photovoltaic facility at the Manchester Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $3,429,526.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

 

 

 

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LATE ITEM

 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

A.      Authorized to designate Robert Adams as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $82,000 for a term of November 10, 2011 through December 9, 2014.  100% Other Agency Income (Banking). 

 

 

 

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The Governor and Council approved disability for Judge Weeks.  Under RSA 547:19-a, Judge Weeks is entitled to half of his salary for the rest of his life, beginning on this date.

 

 

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The Governor and Council will set up a meeting with the Chief Operating Officers and Chief Executive Officers of all the utility companies in New Hampshire to discuss their responses to the last snowstorm.

 

 

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Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 1:55 p.m.