GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

December 19, 2012, 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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Councilor Wheeler offered the prayer and The Governor led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of December 5, 2012 as amended as follows:  Councilor St. Hilaire added the name of Philip Mollica to the list of nominations for civil commissions as a Notary Public.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the December 5, 2012 meeting.

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

 

Cheshire District No. 11 (Fitzwilliam, Rindge)

Susan Emerson, r, Rindge (PO Box 646, Rindge) 03461

 

Cheshire District No. 14 (Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Harrisville, Jaffrey, Rindge, Roxbury)

Harry L. Young, d, Jaffrey (125 Jaquith Road) 03452

 

Grafton District No. 9 (Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Grafton)

Harold T. Reilly, r, Alexandria (1684 Ragged Mtn Hwy, Hill) 03243

 

Hillsborough District No. 2 (Deering, Weare)

Gary S. Hopper, r, Weare (107 Buxton School Road) 03281

 

Hillsborough District 13 (Manchester Ward 6)

William J. Infantine, r, Manchester (89 Winward Lane) 03104

 

Hillsborough District No. 22 (Amherst)

Peter T. Hansen, r, Amherst (82 Amherst Road) 03031

 

Hillsborough District No. 35 (Nashua Ward 8)

Roland H. LaPlante, d, Nashua (4 Midhurst Road) 03062

 

Hillsborough District No. 35 (Nashua Ward 8)

Mary S. Nelson, d, Nashua (18 Stanley Lane) 03062

 

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The Governor and Council, on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to set the date for a special election for State Representative, Hillsborough County, District 31 (Nashua Ward 4). 

 

The filing period will begin on December 24, 2012 and end on December 28, 2012.  The primary election will be February 19, 2013.  The special election will be April 9, 2013.  If there is no primary, the election will be held on February 19, 2013.

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

Community College System Board of Trustees - RSA:  188-F

(Alumni Member)

Melanie Levesque, Brookline                                                                           Effective:  December 19, 2012

 

Enhanced 911 Commission - RSA:  106-H

(Rep. Mobile Telecommunications Carriers Industry)

Robert D. Girard, Bedford                                                                                 Effective:  December 19, 2012

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission - RSA:  12-J

(Public Member)

Rebecca Ewing, Hopkinton                                                                               Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding: Lisa Peakes, Manchester (resigned)                                          Expiration:  October 4, 2013

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission - RSA:  12-J

(Public Member)

Chris Placy, Newmarket                                                                                     Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding:  Kathleen N. Taylor, Franconia                                                 Expiration:  September 20, 2015

 

Appellate Board - RSA:  282-A

(Public Member)

Dick Anagnost, Bedford                                                                                    Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding:  Richard N. Danis (term limited)                                                Expiration:  August 9, 2016

 

Appellate Board - RSA:  282-A

(Labor)

William K. Clayton, Manchester                                                                      Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding:  Jean Brassard, Bow (term limited)                                           Expiration:  August 23, 2016

 

Appellate Board - RSA:  282-A

(Public Member)

Katherine K. Dewan, Brentwood                                                                     Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding:  Margaret Ives, Derry (term limited)                                          Expiration:  October 14, 2014

 

Business Finance Authority - RSA:  162-A

James M. Halepis, Stratham                                                                             Effective:  December 19, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  November 3, 2015

 

Compensation Appeals Board - RSA:  281-A:42

(Employer/Insurer)

Maureen E. Dwyer-Heinrichs, Kingston                                                          Effective:  January 1, 2013

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  January 1, 2016

 

Compensation Appeals Board - RSA:  281-A:42

(Employer/Insurer)

Harry G. Ntapalis, Manchester                                                                         Effective:  January 1, 2013

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  January 1, 2016

 

Compensation Appeals Board - RSA:  281-A:42

(Employer/Insurer)

Thomas F. Parks, Jr., Dover                                                                               Effective:  January 1, 2013

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  January 1, 2016

 

Compensation Appeals Board - RSA:  281-A:42

(Attorney)

S. David Siff, Concord                                                                                       Effective:  January 1, 2013

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  January 1, 2016

 

Current Use Advisory Board - RSA:  79-A

(Rep. Assessing Official from town with more than 5,000 population)

Scott W. Bartlett, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding:  Normand R. Pelletier, Jr. Hudson                                              Expiration:  December 23, 2013

 

Current Use Advisory Board - RSA:  79-A

(Rep. Assessing Official from town with less than 5,000 population)

Gary J. Karp, Holderness                                                                                   Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding: Normand G. Bernaiche, Acworth (resigned)                            Expiration:  December 23, 2013

 

Enhanced 911 Commission - RSA:  106-H

(NH Sheriff’s Association)

Nominated by the NH Sheriff’s Association

Craig H. Wiggin, Meredith                                                                                 Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding:  James D. Linehan, Danville                                                       Expiration:  July 22, 2015

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission - RSA:  21-P:25

(Volunteer Fire Chief)

Nominated by the NH Fire Chief’s Association

Jason B. Lyon, Wilmot                                                                                       Effective:  December 19, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  November 12, 2015

 

Judicial Council  - RSA: 494

(Lay Person)

Henry P. Mock, Jackson                                                                                    Effective: December 19, 2012

Vacancy                                                                                                                Expiration: January 1, 2014

 

Medical Review Subcommittee - RSA:  329:17-V-a

(Public Member)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Nina C. Gardner, Sanbornton                                                                           Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding:  Patricia A. Waldvogel, Loudon (term limited)                        Expiration:  December 3, 2015

 

Medical Review Subcommittee - RSA:  329:17-V-a

(Physician)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Michael Sochat, Weare                                                                                      Effective:  December 19, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  December 9, 2015

 

Board of Optometry - RSA:  327

Guy R. Lessard, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding:  Keith A. Emery, Derry (term limited)                                       Expiration:  July 1, 2017

 

Board of Registration of Podiatrists - RSA:  315

David E. Biss, Concord                                                                                      Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding:  David R. Kosofsky, Nashua                                                      Expiration:  December 5, 2017

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Committee - RSA:  12-A

(Industry)

Brian R. Foucher, Harrisville                                                                             Effective:  December 19, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  December 6, 2015

 

State Veteran’s Council - RSA:  115:4

James H. Adams, Pittsfield                                                                                Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding:  Paul L. Bernard, Concord                                                          Expiration:  June 30, 2015

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors - RSA:  19-H

(Postsecondary Education)

Charles R. Lloyd, Concord                                                                                Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding: Paula J. Gregory, Milford (resigned)                                          Expiration:  October 10, 2013

 

 

NOMINATION & CONFIRMATION

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board - RSA:  310-B

George S. Lamprey, Center Harbor                                                                 Effective:  December 19, 2012

Succeeding:  Brian Underwood, Wolfeboro                                                   Expiration:  August 12, 2015

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

A.      Authorized to accept donations totaling $953 from (1)NH Diabetes Education Association, in the amount of $250; (2)NH Medical Association, in the amount of $250; and (3)NH Local Government Center, in the amount of $453, to help pay the cost of printing labels for containers used by NH residents to safely dispose of their in-home generated medical sharps at local transfer stations.  (2)Further authorized to accept 10,000 printed labels donated by Becton, Dickinson & Company, having an estimated value of $1,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE VETERANS CEMETERY

B.      Authorized to accept donations of $2,306.58 for radios, lawn care treatment, a digital recorder, conference and training registration fees, pens for the Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

 

#2           CONSENT CALENDAR - TUITION:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

A.      Authorized to enter into an educational tuition agreement with the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, so that Patrick Bell may participate in the course titled CE 3750 Surveying Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location, during the period of January 14, 2013 through May 6, 2013, and to pay said costs in the amount of $530.  100% General Funds. 

 

#3           CONSENT CALENDAR - TRAVEL:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

A.      Authorized Neil Bilodeau, Forest Ranger, and Karyn Cote, Special Deputy Warden, to travel by automobile in lieu of air travel, over 300 miles from headquarters to Freehold, NJ, for 7 days of out-of-state travel for Intermediate National Fire Danger Rating System Training, during the period of January 13, 2013 to January 19, 2013.

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#4           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, 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 refinancing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Monadnock Community Hospital  located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD DECEMBER 19, 2012                  

AT THE STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

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                At 10:55 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing and refinancing of a commercial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough (the “Project”) and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received documentation and information with respect to the Project.  The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject.  Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, stated that the Authority had approved the financing and refinancing and recommended that the Governor and Council make the required findings under RSA 162-I:9.  He also briefly explained the Project and emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Wheeler introduced a resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162‑I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF COMMERCIAL FACILITIES BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR MONADNOCK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IN PETERBOROUGH” and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were:  the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor 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-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING

OF COMMERCIAL FACILITIES BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE

AUTHORITY FOR MONADNOCK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

IN PETERBOROUGH

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the “Authority”) its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the refinancing of commercial facilities (the “Facilities”) for The Monadnock Community Hospital (the “Hospital”) in Peterborough, by the Authority’s issue of Refunding Revenue Bonds (The Monadnock Community Hospital Issue) Series 2013 (the “Bonds”) in an amount not to exceed an aggregate of $28,000,000 under RSA 162-I (the “Act”);

 

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

 

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

 

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

(a)           Special Findings:

 

(1)           The Bonds will be used to: (i) current refund the outstanding Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire Revenue Bond, The Monadnock Community Hospital Issue (2009); (ii) current refund the outstanding Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire Variable Rate Demand Revenue Bonds (Monadnock Community Hospital Issue) Series 2007 and (iii) pay certain costs associated with the issuance of the Bonds.

 

(2)           The operation of the Facilities will create and preserve employment opportunities directly and indirectly within the State of New Hampshire (the “State”).

 

(b)            General Findings:

 

(1)           The Projects and the proposed refinancing thereof are feasible;

 

(2)           The Hospital has the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facilities successfully;

 

(3)           The Agreement contains provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay Project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facilities except from proceeds of the Bonds or from funds received under the Agreement, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

 

(4)           The Agreement does not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facilities, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act; and

 

(5)           The proposed refinancing of the Projects by the Authority and the operation and use of the Facilities will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162-I:1, will preserve or increase the social or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State’s citizens.

 

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

 

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

 

                Section 4.              Effective Date.  This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.  Passed and Agreed to December 19, 2012.

 

 

 

#5           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek 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 commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Monadnock Economic development Corporation located in Keene, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD DECEMBER 19, 2012                  

AT THE STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

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                At 11:00 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of a commercial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Monadnock Economic Development Corporation in Keene (the “Project”) and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received documentation and information with respect to the Project.  The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject.  Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, stated that the Authority had approved the financing and recommended that the Governor and Council make the required findings under RSA 162-I:9.  Mr. Donovan introduced Jack Dugan of Monadnock Economic Development Corporation and briefly explained the Project.  Linda Hodgdon, Commissioner of Administrative Services, and representatives of the Court System explained the need for the new facility.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Wheeler introduced a resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162‑I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION” and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were:  the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor 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‑I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING AND OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE

AUTHORITY FOR MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the “Authority”) its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162‑I:9 with respect to the financing of a commercial facility for Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, including 33 Winter St., LLC) (the “Borrower”) in Keene by the Authority’s issue of approximately $5,000,000 Revenue Bonds (the “Bonds”) under RSA 162‑I (the “Act”);

 

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

 

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

 

                IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                (a)           Special findings:

 

(1)           The Project (as completed, the “Facility”) consists of a) the acquisition of approximately 0.58 acres of land located at 33 Winter Street, Keene, New Hampshire and the demolition of an existing parking lot thereon; and (b) the design, development, construction, installation, equipping and furnishing of a new 3-story, approximately 45,336 square-foot Cheshire County courthouse, to be leased to the State of New Hampshire (the “State”) and used for district and superior courts, including a 21-space parking garage to be located on the ground floor thereof and 14 adjacent outdoor parking spaces.   The Project is within the definition of “Commercial  facility” in the Act and may be financed under the Act.

 

                                (2)           The establishment and operation of the Facility has created or preserved employment opportunities directly or indirectly within the State and is of a general benefit to the community as a whole.

 

                (b)           General findings:

 

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

 

                                (2)           The Borrower has demonstrated the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facility successfully;

 

                                (3)           The LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (which is a combined financing document and security document, hereinafter called the “Agreement”) contains provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from Bond proceeds or from funds received under the Agreement, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

 

                                (4)           The Agreement does not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facility, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act; and

 

                                (5)           The proposed financing of the Project by the Authority and the operation and use of the Facility will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162‑I:1, will preserve or increase the social or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State’s citizens.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to December 19, 2012

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6           Authorized with Councilors Sununu and Wheeler voting no, to amend a grant agreement with the City of Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-14-10, item #6, in the amount of $400,000), to allow for finalization of job creation goals by the business, Vision Financial Corporation, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Wolfeboro, NH, to assist in site improvements for the creation of 24 units of affordable workforce rental housing, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8           NOT USED

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#9           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request, for the benefit of the Department of Safety, to implement a sole source contract extension with MultiProcess Computer Corporation, Windham, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #18B), for Financial Responsibility Imaging System software maintenance, by increasing the total value by $150,000 from $417,500 to $567,500.  Effective December 31, 2012 through December 31, 2015.  100% Other Funds.   The Agency class 027 used by the Department of Safety to reimburse DoIT for this maintenance service is 100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#10         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request of a memorandum of agreement with the Public Utilities Commission, Concord, NH, in the amount of $27,707 for the Electric Assistance Program (EAP) triennial process evaluation and $21,000 to manage the EAP.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Other Funds (Systems Benefits Charge). 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#11         Authorized the Individuals, as detailed in letter dated December 6, 2012, to be commissioned as Aides-De-Camp to the Governor.  Effective January 3, 2013.

 

#12         Authorized confirmation of Captain Adam A. Bourassa, Hilliard, OH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#13         Authorized confirmation of Robert J. Burnham, Manchester, NH, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

#14         Authorized confirmation of Thomas G. Behling, Brooklyn, MN, to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#15         Authorized the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver of classification decisions.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#16         Authorized $94,503,238 to be lapsed from the Working Capital Warrant for the months of July, August, and September.  (2)Further authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $400,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of January.

 

#17         Authorized to enter into an inter-agency lease with the Department of Employment Security, Concord, NH, for the approximate 77,000 square foot “Tobey Building” and certain areas of the surrounding grounds located on the NH Hospital Campus, Concord, NH, for the sum of $1.00.  Effective upon G&C approval through 35 years, upon completion of renovations and receipt of “certificate of occupancy” which is targeted as September 30, 2013.

 

#18         Authorized to amend a Cooperative Project sole source agreement with the University of NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Durham, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-6-12, item #16) , to increase the price limitation by $4,500 from $33,000 to $37,500 and expand the scope of services to include the production of a Healthy State Employees Video.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  57% General, 16% Federal, 15% Enterprise and 12% Other (Highway, Turnpike) Funds. 

 

#19         Authorized Centralized Mailing Distribution to enter into a services contract with Argyle Associates Inc., d/b/a NH Print & Mail Services, Concord, NH, to coordinate and provide presort mailing services for the State of NH, in an amount not to exceed $355,000.  Effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015.  100% Other (Centralized Mailing Services). 

 

#20         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works, Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Dubois & King Inc., Portland, ME, for professional services for a Facilities Analysis & Sustainment Plan – NH Army Reserve National Guard, for a total price not to exceed $624,300.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $36,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $660,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#21         Authorized the Bureau of Purchase and Property to enter into a contract with FM Generator Inc., Canton, MA, for generator maintenance, in an amount not to exceed $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.

 

#21A      Authorized a new chapter of the Manual of Procedures, Chapter DAS MOP 1150 (“NH FIRST Human Resources Management System”).  (2)Further authorized changes to DAS MOP 1125 (“NH FIRST Payroll Function”) as a reflection of the adoption of DAS MAP 1150.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#21B      Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Daniel St. Hilaire with regard to the refinancing of certain capital improvements, the purchase of certain capital equipment and the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with the Concord Hospital, Concord, NH.

 

#21C      Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to retroactively enter into a three month amendment to the Use of Premises Agreement with the City of Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-15-09, item #19), for rental of the State owned property located in the 6th Circuit District Division – Concord Courthouse, to which the City will pay the State $1,204.95, increasing the original agreement of $14,109.75 to a total of $15,314.67.  Effective September 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income.

 

#21D      Authorized to enter into a Use of Premises Agreement with Rockingham County for state owned property located in the Rockingham County Superior Courthouse, Brentwood, NH, to which the County will pay the State $532,920 for 18,052 square feet of office space located in the courthouse.  Effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#21E      Authorized to amend a contract with Infor (US) Inc., St. Paul, MN, (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #11C), to ensure the integrity of the implementation of the NH FIRST Phase 2 project, by providing sufficient resources to complete software system testing, user training, and technical support as part of overall transition management and warranty support, by increasing the price by $220,640 from $4,137,182 to $4,357,822, and by extending the end date of March 31, 2013 to April 30, 2013.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#21F       Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to amend a lease with the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, Keene, NH, to modify “Lessee’s Option to Purchase” in the original lease agreement for the design-build construction of the new Keene Courthouse for 49,620 square feet of Office and courtroom space to house the Keene District and Cheshire County Superior and Probate Courts, for a total amount of $9,159,965.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2028.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies.  (2)Further authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a Development Agreement with the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, Keene, NH, for the purpose of providing the State an alternate option to purchase the design-build construction of the new Keene Courthouse at a set cost of $7,500,000 on or after February 1, 2020.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#22         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $275,150 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $275,149.70 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#23         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and with Councilor Wheeler voting no, authorized the request of the Division of Arts to retroactively renew membership with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Washington, DC, in the amount of $16,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24         Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with LexisNexis, Branford, CT, to provide on-line legal research services, in the amount of $237,996.  Effective August 1, 2012 through July 31, 2015.  100% General Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized to reappoint Richard C. Tracy as a Criminal Investigator at a salary of $67,192, for a five year term effective December 31, 2012 through December 31, 2017.

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#26         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to retroactively amend a contract with Compass Health Analytics Inc., Portland, ME, (originally approved by G&C on 7-11-12, item #28), to assist in preparing data for and producing an annual supplemental report on health insurance markets in NH, by extending the end date from November 30, 2012 to January 31, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#27         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to make an unencumbered payment for annual membership dues to the New England States Consortium Systems Organization, Shrewsbury, MA, in the amount of $28,500.  Effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

 

                                Office of Information Services

#27A      Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to amend a sole source contract with Xerox State Healthcare LLC, Atlanta, GA, (originally approved by G&C on 12-7-05, late item C), to develop and operate the State’s new Medicaid Management Information System, by increasing the price by $15,765,290, from $75,954,011 to a new amount not to exceed $91,719,301, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2017 to March 31, 2018.  Design 90% Federal, 10% General Funds; Operations 50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Improvement and Integrity

#28         Authorized to amend an agreement with Goold Health Systems, Augusta, ME (originally approved by G&C on 3-30-11, item #65), to continue to provide NH Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor services for the purposes of reviewing and auditing paid Medicaid provider claims, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2012 to December 31, 2014.  No Additional Funding.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

#29         Authorized to amend a sole source retroactive lease with the Town of Salem, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-17-07, item #76), for office space in Salem, NH, for the Juvenile Probation and Parole Officers, by increasing the price in the amount of $20,331.60 to $71,160.60 from $50,829, and by extending the term to September 30, 2014, effective retroactive to October 1, 2012.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#30         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Old Dominion University Research Foundation, Norfolk, VA, to conduct public mental health consumer surveys as required by the Mental Health Block Grant program, in an amount not to exceed $59,820.  Effective January 1, 2013 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#31         Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Community Support Network Inc., Concord, NH, to implement specific projects to improve the availability and quality of community based long-term care supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders, in an amount not to exceed $1,524,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#32         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Community Health Development Section, to exercise a sole source amendment to an agreement with the JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #70), to increase funding to local emergency response volunteer units and expand training and technical assistance programs to improve local regional, and state partners’ capability to respond to public health emergencies, by increasing the price by $100,760 from $477,800 to $578,560.  Effective upon G&C approval.  97.29% Federal, 2.71% General Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Dr. Steven Youngs, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective January 1, 2013 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2014.  100% General Funds.    

 

#34         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Dr. Sohaib Siddiqui, Doctor of Allopathic Medicine, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  Effective January 1, 2013 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2015.  100% General Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Dr. Ernest Hanowell, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $37,500.  Effective January 1, 2013 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Dr. Lauren Brenner, Doctor of Dental Medicine, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $27,500.  Effective January 1, 2013 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#37         Authorized to enter into a renewal lease agreement with Richard Edmunds, North Salem, NH, for the purpose of probation/parole district office space, Exeter, NH, in an amount not to exceed $362,706.  Effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017.  100% General Funds. 

 

#38         Authorized to accept and place on file the annual report for the State Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2012.

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#39         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to amend an award of grant funds to TRC Energy Services, a division of TRC Environmental Corporation, in the amount of $5,000,000 (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #70), for the purpose of lowering energy costs and reducing CO2 emissions, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014.  No Additional Funding.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized to amend an award of grant funds to the University of NH, in the amount of $59,750 (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-12, item #44E), for the purpose of lowering energy costs and reducing CO2 emissions, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2012 to February 28, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Renewable Energy Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#41         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to make a sole source retroactive payment to Piscataqua Environmental Services LLC, Rochester, NH, in the amount of $544 for additional water sampling and testing services at Wallis Sands State Park.  Effective October 1-4, 2012.  100% Agency Income (Park Account Funds). 

 

#42         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with AD Construction LLC, Berlin, NH, for septic and site work at the Jericho Mountain State Park Visitors’ Center, Berlin, NH, in the amount of $105,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 24, 2013.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, and Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to renew a membership with the National Ski Areas Association, Lakewood, CO, in the amount of $4,161.17 for the 2012/2013 ski season.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend $8,000 from the Caroline A. Fox Fund for maintaining and enhancing the programs at the Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Trust Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized to accept and place on file the Division of Travel and Tourism Developments’ report on activity within the Travel and Tourism Revolving Fund. 

 

#46         Authorized to accept and place on file the Division of Travel and Tourism Developments’ report for the period ending June 30, 2012.

 

#46A      Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a contract with Robertson Transit Inc., Campton, NH, for the transport of international groups to and from Cannon Mountain Ski Area for daily skiing during the 2012/2013 ski season, in the amount of $13,440.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2013.  100% Ski Area Revolving Fund. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#47         Authorized to accept and expend a grant of $25,324 from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH for the purpose of funding three grant projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other Funds (Wildlife Heritage Foundation). 

 

#48         Authorized to amend an existing Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, (originally approved by G&C on 11-19-08, item #87), for bobcat management-related research, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2013 to September 30, 2014.  No Additional Funding.  25% State, 75% Federal Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized to grant to the Trust for Public Land $675,000 to provide partial funding for the purchase of 934 acres from Plum Creek Maine Timberlands LLC.  (2)Further authorized to accept fee title of the 934 acres above.  (3)Further authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program relative to the acceptance of fee title above.  100% Other (Wildlife Habitat, Fisheries Habitat) Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to accept from the Town of Hooksett a donation of an executory interest in a conservation easement held by Bear-Paw Regional Greenways.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.

 

#51         Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Service Agreement with the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Wildlife Services, at no cost, reflecting our shared desire to work cooperatively to support and implement our respective wildlife damage control efforts.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#52         Authorized to accept and place on file the 2012 Hazardous Waste Cleanup Fund Annual Report.

 

#53         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to pay calendar year 2013 membership dues to the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, Arlington, VA, in the amount of $6,900.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to retroactively pay the 2013 membership dues to the Northeast Waste Management Official’s Association, Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse, Boston, MA, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Fifteen Mile Fall Mercury Reduction Settlement Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized to retroactively amend a Local Source Water Protection grant to the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, (originally approved by G&C on 3-16-11, item #90, in the amount of $19,992), to complete a project to better protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to June 1, 2013 from December 1, 2012.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to amend an agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro, NH, for the Rust Pond, North Inlet and Rte 28 Boat Launch Watershed Management Plan and Stormwater BMP Projects, Phase 1 project, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2013 from December 31, 2012.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized to award a grant in the amount of $2,500 to the Town of Lempster, for the purpose of used oil collection.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 19, 2013.  100% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Hanover, (originally approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #91), which finalizes the original loan agreement at $4,235,000, used to fund the design and construction of the Water Reclamation Facility Improvements Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% CWSRF Repayment Account Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Town of New Hampton, NH, in the amount of $100,000 to establish a conservation easement on approximately 8.1 acres on the Snake River in New Hampton.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to execute a no-cost time extension amendment to the agreement with Wright-Pierce, Portsmouth, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-11-11, item #39), for professional cultural resource research and historic surveys as required for dam removal and/or reconstruction projects, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2013 from December 31, 2012.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to enter into a contract with M2 Facility Solutions LLC, Exeter, NH, to conduct leak detection surveys at twenty-eight NH community water systems, in an amount not to exceed $97,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Woodard & Curran Environmental Services Inc., Portland, ME, (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #63), for continued environmental Cleanup services at the Keefe Environmental Services Superfund Site in Epping, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2012 to March 31, 2014, and by increasing the amount by $205,000 from $4,824,706 to $5,029,706.  Effective upon G&C approval.  58% General, 42% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#63         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to exercise a retroactive contract extension with Lakes Region General Healthcare Foot Clinic, Laconia, NH (originally approved by G&C on 1-27-10, item #73), to provide foot clinic services the Homes residents, by increasing the amount by $54,000 from $79,500 to $133,500, and by extending the completion date from December 1, 2012 to November 30, 2014.  38% Federal, 18% General, 44% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#64         Authorized to enter into a contract with JSI Research & Training Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Concord, NH, to develop a nutrition and physical activity curriculum and supporting documents that are based on the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program rules and regulations, to be used for the training of Family Day Care Home Providers and teachers and administrators of Center Based Day Care facilities throughout NH, in an amount not to exceed $12,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized to secure the services of Karen Matso, Kittery, ME, for the purpose of collaborating with the Department of Education to assist districts and schools in understanding how to analyze and use data for evaluation of effective educators, for a total amount not to exceed $22,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized to secure the services of Donna Beauregard, Strafford, NH, for the purpose of collaborating with the Department of Education to assist districts and schools in understanding how to analyze and use data for evaluation of effective educators, for a total amount not to exceed $39,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized the Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to amend a contract with New England Farm Workers Council, Springfield, MA (originally approved by G&C on 2-8-12, item #70), to provide a minimum of 25 eligible out-of school youth aged 18-24 with employment and training services in the Greater Manchester area, by modifying the end date from December 31, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  100% Work Opportunity Grant Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#68         Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Charles C. Hemp to provide technical law enforcement training, at a cost of $5,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Penalty Assessment Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Advanced Police Training LLC to provide technical law enforcement training, at a cost of $5,616.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Penalty Assessment Funds. 

 

                                MCAULIFFE-SHEPARD DISCOVERY CENTER

#70         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to amend a retroactive sole source contract with AAA Energy Service Company, Auburn, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 2-22-12, item #64), to cover the costs of HVAC emergency repairs, by increasing the amount by $4,209 from $39,840 to $44,049 through December 31, 2012.  100% Center Revenue Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#71         Authorized the Division of State Police to enter into a new lease agreement with the City of Concord for the property located at 91 Airport Rd, in the amount of $81,795.50 for rent during the period of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017.  38% Federal, 52% Highway, 10% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized the Division of Emergency Services and Communications to exercise a lease renewal option with Wayne D. Mitchell and Rosario A. Matias-Mitchell, North Haverhill, NH (originally approved by G&C on 12-4-02, item #94), for a portion of real property with right of ways to Ayers Mountain for access to State Police communications equipment, in the amount of $43,451.47.  Effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  

 

#73         Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to exercise a sole source contract amendment with NIIT Technologies Inc., Atlanta, GA (originally approved by G&C on 4-27-11, item #83), for the purpose of providing development services in support of integrating and automating e-Ticketing into the State Police, local police departments and DMV, in the amount of $150,000, increasing the amount from $701,020 to $851,020.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to amend the sole source agreement with Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, NJ, to provide mechanical maintenance / air filter services, by increasing the amount by $9,607 from $9,327 to $18,934, and by extending the end date through June 30, 2013.  Effective January 1, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized to enter into a contract with Green Mountain Communications Inc., Pembroke, NH, for the purpose of providing communications site repair/replacement services at three existing State of NH public safety remote mountaintop summit communications sites, in an amount not to exceed $13,243.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 15, 2013.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#76         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a retroactive memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental Services, for $200,000 towards the Fluvial Erosion Hazard Assessment (FEH) Program, which provides support for two full-time personnel, one part-time personnel, associated benefits, travel and equipment necessary to support the successful completion of FEH assessments in several watersheds in NH.  Effective November 1, 2012 through May 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized the Division of Fire Safety to enter into a grant agreement with the Southeastern NH Hazardous Materials Mutual Aid District, in the amount of $5,000 for activities associated with the training of hazardous materials handling under the Emergency Planning and Right to Know Act.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized the Division of Fire Safety to enter into an grant agreement with the Southeastern NH Hazardous Materials Mutual Aid District, in the amount of $19,000 for activities associated with the development and implementation of emergency plans under the Emergency Planning and Right to Know act.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek abstaining, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with Elliot Health System for the upgrade of the facility’s emergency response communication system for a total amount of $116,548.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Washington, for the purchase and installation of an automatic transfer generator switch at the Washington Elementary School for a total amount of $8,425.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the American Red Cross to purchase and outfit five mobile equipment shelter trailers to be stationed in high risk counties, and will be used to train individuals in the surrounding communities in disaster preparation and response services, for a total amount of $74,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the County of Cheshire for the purchase and installation of a generator for the county complex’s water plant for a total amount of $18,073.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Grafton County Sheriff Department to purchase mobile radios for the department’s vehicles for a total amount of $29,395.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized the Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to purchase property known as the Ammonoosuc Ranger Station Compound, US Tract 12i in Bethlehem, NH, from the US Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, in an amount not to exceed $165,000 for the purposes of building a North Country fire training facility.  100% Fire and EMS Fund. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#85         Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $39,942.88 for the period extending from July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012.

 

#86         Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $903,610 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from October 18, 2012 through December 3, 2012.

 

#87         Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to grant an access point through the Controlled Access Right of Way of US Route 302 located in Carroll to Steven Messina for $15,100 which includes an Administrative Fee of $1,100.  Effective upon G&C approval.  33.3% Federal Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 2,994 +/- square foot parcel of State owned land located on the easterly side of the NH 11 and NH Route 28 in Alton to JOBEAN LLC for $4,000 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% Federal, 50% Highway Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into agreements with (1)Belknap-Merrimack CAP, Concord, NH, in the amount of $65,000; (2)Community Partners, Dover, NH, in the amount of $68,000; (3)Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $58,000; (4)Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Grafton County, in the amount of $126,000; (5)Monadnock Adult Care Center, Jaffrey, NH, in the amount of $135,000; and (6)Tri-County Community Action Program, Berlin, NH, in the amount of $58,000, for a total amount not to exceed $510,000 for the purchase of vehicles and equipment through the Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 10% Private/Local, 10% State (General) Capital Budget Funds. 

 

#90         Authorized the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an Interstate Bridge Agreement with the State of Vermont to allow the Department to bill Vermont for costs associated with installation of scour protection for the bridge carrying NH Route 18 over the Connecticut River between Littleton, NH, and Waterford, VT.  Effective upon G&C approval, and continuing through engineering design, construction, inspection, and final acceptance of the completed project.  67% NH, 33% VT Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Turnpikes to continue membership and participation with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, Washington, DC, by paying annual membership dues in the amount of $24,339 for Calendar Year 2013.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized the Bureau of Traffic to transfer funds in the amount of $21,060 from the Turnpike General Reserve Account to budget and expend revenue to amend a contract for the maintenance of the Automatic Vehicle Locator / Mobile Data Collector system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  (2)Further authorized to amend a contract with Delcan Corporation, Atlanta, GA (originally approved by G&C on 8-23-06, item #119), for maintenance of the Automatic Vehicle Locator / Mobile Data Collector system, by increasing the total lump-sum fee payable by $21,060 from $2,281,051 to $2,302,111.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2013.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with American Flagging & Traffic Control Inc., Salem, NH, for installing and upgrading warning signs located on rural State and local roadways throughout the Maintenance District III area, on the basis of a low bid of $232,499.15.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 23, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Connie’s Septic Service Inc., d/b/a C.S.S.I., Bedford, NH, for safety improvements at the intersection of NH 28, NH 126 and Wes Locke Road, on the basis of a low bid of $817,424.87.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $81,742.49 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 28, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Connie’s Septic Service Inc., d/b/a C.S.S.I., Bedford, NH, for design, permitting, construction, start-up, and placement of a septic system replacement in service for the existing NHDOT Rest Area (I-93 southbound) in Sanbornton, on the basis of a low bid of $117,000.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $2,300 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $119,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 17, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for 11 miles of pavement overlay on NH Route 49 in Campton and on Tripoli Road in Waterville Valley, on the basis of a low bid of $890,856.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $62,359.92 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 2, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Delucca Fence Company Inc., Methuen, MA, for replacement of substandard cable guardrail along the NH Rte 12 corridor in the Town of Walpole, on the basis of a low bid of $951,738.37.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $95,173.84 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 28, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Reed & Reed Inc., Woolwich, ME, for bridge rehabilitation on Interstate 93 over the Connecticut River between Littleton, NH and Waterford, VT, on the basis of a low bid of $8,189,764.20.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $573,283.48 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

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LATE ITEM

 

 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

A.                  Authorized to execute a no-cost time extension amendment to the contract with Homestead Woolen Mills Inc., to extend the completion date to December 31, 2013 from December 31, 2012, effective upon G&C approval.  The original agreement was approved by G&C on July 15, 2009.  93.74% Federal, 6.25% Other (Pass-Thru Grants) Funds. 

 

 

 

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The Council commended Dr. Susan Lynch for her work on renovating the Bridges House.

 

 

 

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Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:45 p.m.