GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                December 21, 2005, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, accepted the minutes of December 7, 2005.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the December 7, 2005 meeting. 

 

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

 

The Following state representative-elect was sworn into office by the Governor and Executive Council:

 

Jim Aguiar, d, Campton (21 Depot St) 03223

Grafton County District 6 (Campton, Ellsworth, Orford, Rumney, Wentworth)

 

The Governor and Executive Council issued a precept calling for a special election to fill the vacancy for state representative in Rockingham County District 9. (Epping & Fremont)

The filing period will be from December 27, 2005January 4, 2006

The primary election will be held on February 7, 2006

The Special election will be held on March 14, 2006

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following with regret:

 

Department of Justice

Deputy Attorney General

Michael A. Delaney, Manchester                                                                     Effective: January 4, 2006

 

Midwifery Council

Carol Leonard, Hopkinton                                                                                  Effective: December 8, 2005

 

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

(Law Enforcement)

Eve E. Eisenbise, Hooksett                                                                                 Effective: December 23, 2005

 

University System of NH Board of Trustees

Debra B. Miller Londonderry                                                                             Effective: December 21, 2005

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

(Consumer)

John R. Stanton, Manchester                                                                            Effective:  December 21, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 19, 2008

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

(Consumer)

Katherine W. Wheeler, Durham                                                                        Effective:  December 21, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 1, 2008

 

NH Commission for Human Rights

Deborah R. Reynolds, Plymouth                                                                       Effective:  December 21, 2005

Succeeding:  Nancy Allen, Canaan                                                                   Term:  November 1, 2010

 

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

Nominated by the NH Association for the Deaf

Lori A. McLaren, Pembroke                                                                               Effective:  December 21, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 10, 2008

 

State Commission on the Status of Men – Councilor Griffin voted no.

Joseph H. Mastromarino, MD, Hampton                                                         Effective:  December 21, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 1, 2007

 

Midwifery Council

(Public Member)

Tracy Nudd-Homeyer, Newport                                                                        Effective:  December 21, 2005

Succeeding:  Kendall Temper, Contoocook                                                    Term:  September 28, 2009

 

Midwifery Council

Monica Stevens, Colebrook                                                                               Effective:  December 21, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 10, 2009

 

Poet Laureate

Patricia Fargnoli, Walpole                                                                                  Effective:  December 21, 2005

Succeeding:  Cynthia Huntington, Hanover (resigned)                                Term:  March 22, 2009

 

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

Lori Hitchcock, Nottingham                                                                               Effective:  December 21, 2005

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  December 21, 2007

 

Skyhaven Airport Operation Commission

Richard C. Jackson, Rochester                                                                          Effective:  December 21, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 14, 2008

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

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

(Education)

Katharine Eneguess, Jaffrey                                                                              Effective:  December 21, 2005

Succeeding:  William R. Peterson, Bedford (reached term llimit)  Term:  set pursuant to RSA 4:4

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

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

(Camping)

Crosby Peck, Lancaster                                                                                      Effective:  December 21, 2005

Succeeding:  Ronald Brown, Twin Mountain                                                 Term:  set pursuant to RSA 4:4

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

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

(Member-at-large)

Judi Window, Manchester                                                                                 Effective:  December 21, 2005

Succeeding:  Timothy Bechert, Bedford                                                          Term:  set pursuant to RSA 4:4

 

Waste Management Council

(Public Health Expert)

Michael Blayney, Grantham                                                                               Effective:  December 23, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 23, 2009

Wetlands Council

Nominated by the NH Audubon/NH Society for the Protection of Forests

Thomas G. Chrisenton, Lyndeborough                                                            Effective:  December 21, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 23, 2008

 

Wetlands Council

Nominated by the NH Marine Trades Association

Paul Goodwin, Gilford                                                                                         Effective:  December 21, 2005

Succeeding:  Glenn Normandeau, Portsmouth                                                Term:  October 23, 2008

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Air Resources Council

(Environmental Interests)

Georgia Murray, Conway                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Charles Niebling, Boscawen                                                       Term:  October 24, 2009

 

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Diseases

Margaret B. Duffy, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 10, 2009

 

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Diseases

(Merrimack County)

Andrea K. Grevior, Franklin                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 3, 2009

 

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Diseases

(Hillsborough County)

Claudette L. Mahar, Nashua                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 3, 2009

 

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Diseases

(American Heart Association)

Nancy Pederzini, Nashua                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Peter Klementowicz, Nashua (resigned)                                   Term:  October 22, 2009

 

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Diseases

(NH Lung Associtiaon)

Diane Smogor, Manchester                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 3, 2009

 

State Conservation Committee

(Belknap/Carroll Counties)

Kenneth N. Kettenring, New Hampton                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Edward Person, Moultonborough                                             Term:  August 1, 2009

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Susan D. Engle, Stratham                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

ucceeding:  Jil F. Shangraw, Lebanon                                                              Term:  December 6, 2008

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Ellen R. Lewis, Enfield                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Collette Janson-Sand, Rollinsford                                             Term:  December 6, 2008

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

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

George C. Pappas, Portsmouth                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 3, 2008

 

NH Land and Community Heritage Authority: Executive Director

Nominated by the NH Land & Community Heritage Authority Board of Directors

Rachel Rouillard, Durham                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 20, 2010

 

Midwifery Council

Adrian E. Feldhusen, New Ipswich                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Carol Leonard, Hopkinton (resigned)                                       Term:  September 28, 2007

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Daniel W. Caron, Melvin Village                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 4, 2008

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Walter Zanchuk, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 4, 2008

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

Nominated by the Granite State Hydropower Association, Inc.

William Heinz, Boscawen                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  George Lagasse, North Hampton                                              Term:  January 5, 2009

 

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Gary E. Hicks, Nashua                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Joseph P. Nadeau, Durham (resigned)                                       Term:  Until 70 years of age

 

University System of NH Board of Trustees

Henry B. Stebbins, Amherst                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Debra Miller, Londonderry (resigned)                                      Term:  June 30, 2008

 

Waste Management Council

(Public Member)

G. Bradley Richards, Rye Beach                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 10, 2009

 

Waste Management Council

Nominated by the Association of Conservation Commissions

(Local Conservation Commission Member)

Duncan Watson, Drewsville                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 10, 2009

 

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaudling, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England located in Concord, New Hampshire. Action will authorize 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 21, 2005
in the State House,
Concord

At 11:15 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 Goodwill Industries of Northern New England in Concord.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received documentation and information with respect to the project.  The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject.  Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, stated that the Authority had approved the financing and recommended that the Governor and Council make the required findings under RSA 162-I:9 and approve the issuance of the Bonds under Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.  He also briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved, and introduced Steve Tselikis and Red Densmore of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Spaulding introduced a resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $2,668,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCNE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE A COMMERCIAL FACILITY FOR GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND IN CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE” and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Pignatelli.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were:  the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $2,668,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE A COMMERCIAL FACILITY FOR GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND

IN CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council 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 a determination under RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of an commercial facility for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (the “Borrower”), in Concord, New Hampshire, by the Authority’s issuance of up to $2,668,000 in revenue bonds (the “Bonds”) under RSA 162-I:1 et seq. (the “Act”); and

 

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

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, 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 to be financed or refinanced with the proceeds of the Bonds consists of: (i) the acquisition of certain real property generally described as the commercial facility located at 204 Loudon Road, Concord, New Hampshire and improvements thereon (the “Project”); and (ii) the payment of certain closing costs (collectively, the “Facility”).  The Facility is within the definition of “Commercial Facility” in RSA 162-I:2 and may be financed under the Act.

 

(2)           The establishment and operation of the Facility will create or preserve employment opportunities directly or indirectly within the State of New Hampshire (the “State”) and will likely be of general benefit to the community as a whole.

 

                (b)           General Findings.

 

(1)           The acquisition of the Facility (the “Project”) and the proposed financing of the Project are feasible.

 

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

 

(3)           The Loan Agreement and the other documents to be executed in connection with the issuance of the Bonds, including the Mortgage and Trust Agreement and the Bond Purchase Agreement (collectively, the “Financing Documents”), contain provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated, directly or indirectly, to pay Project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from proceeds of the Bonds or from funds received under the Financing Documents, exclusive of funds received under the Financing Documents by the Authority for its own use.

 

(4)           The Financing Documents do 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.

 

(5)           The proposed financing of the Project by the Authority and the proposed 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 will serve a public use and provide a public benefit and 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 hereby approve the Authority’s taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction involving the Facility, the Project and the Bonds as may be required.

 

 

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

 

 

Passed and Agreed to:          December 21, 2005

 

               

 

#2            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation located in Keene, NH.  Action will authorize 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 DECEMBER 21, 2005

STATE HOUSE, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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At approximately 11:25 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan to be made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project and introduced Jack Dugan, Executive Director of Monadnock Economic Development Corporation.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Pignatelli introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:7  WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN TO MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were:  the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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

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

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to a loan by the Authority to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $240,000 to provide financing to assist the Borrower in refinancing an existing mortgage loan and provide funds to pay off existing payables. (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 December 21, 2005.

 

 

#3            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Passumpsic Savings Bank and Currier Trucking Corporation and Currier RV Center, Inc. in Gorham, New Hampshire. Action will authorize 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 DECEMBER 21, 2005

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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At approximately 11:33 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Passumpsic Savings Bank to Currier Trucking Corporation and Currier RV, Inc, and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM  PASSUMPSIC SAVINGS BANK  TO  CURRIER TRUCKING CORPORATION AND CURRIER RV, INC.," and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Pignatelli.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were:  the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18

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

WITH RESPECT TO LOANS FROM  PASSUMPSIC SAVINGS BANK TO

CURRIER TRUCKING CORPORATION AND CURRIER RV CENTER, INC.

 

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of  loans up to $370,000 from Passumpsic Savings Bank to Currier Trucking Corporation and Currier RV Center, Inc. pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to December 21, 2005.

 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4            Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $18,854 from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families for the Residential Energy Assistance Challenge Options Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $4,798,917.41 from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#5            Authorize to enter into a contract with Northern Comfort Diagnostics, Woodhull, NY, to conduct on-site training for Weatherization Assistance Program Installation crews and contractors in an amount not to exceed $45,346.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6            Authorize to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #10), by increasing the amount from $1,008,071 by $433,754 to an amount not to exceed $1,441,825.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7            Authorize to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #1), by increasing the amount from $2,295,580 by $1,005,793 to an amount not to exceed $3,301,373.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8            Authorize to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #14), by increasing the amount from $1,227,396 by $528,079 to an amount not to exceed $1,755,475.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9            Authorize to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #13), by increasing the amount from $3,391,250 by $1,505,777 to an amount not to exceed $4,897,027.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10          Authorize to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #12), by increasing the amount from $1,365,422 by $591,042 to an amount not to exceed $1,956,464.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11          Authorize to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #11), by increasing the amount from $1,712,279 by $745,639 to an amount not to exceed $2,457,918.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#11A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request of the Disability’s Client Assistance Program to enter Pamela Prescott into a retroactive educational tuition agreement with Granite State College, Concord, NH, for the course entitled “Introduction to Sociology” from September 10, 2005 through December 11, 2005, and to pay said costs in the amount of $780.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12          Authorize under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Alstead, NH for site improvements in the development of Senior Housing, in the amount of $556,559.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13          Authorize under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the County of Grafton, N. Haverhill, NH, for the purpose of assisting Grafton County Economic Development Council, a non-profit corporation, to fit up the first floor of the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#14          Authorize under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Northwood, NH, for the purpose of preparing a site for the construction of 31 units of elderly housing, in the amount of $103,896.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#15          Authorize under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with the Town of Seabrook, NH (previously approved by G&C on 1-7-04, item #4, amended on 12-5-04. item #14), for the purpose of rebuilding the town’s fishing pier, by extending the end date from December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2006.

 

#16          Authorize under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with the Town of Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-18-04, item #3), for rehabilitation of internal sewer lines, and to tie the Park to the town’s waste water system, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2006.

 

#17          Authorize under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with the City of Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04, item #21), for renovating the existing structure used for the FRIENDS Emergency Housing Program, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18          Authorize to reclassify position #10495, Training Development Manager, labor grade 24, salary $36,757.50, to a System Development Specialist III, labor grade 23, salary $35,197.50.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#19          Authorize to reclassify position #18960, Data Control Clerk, labor grade 12, salary $21,957, to an Administrative Secretary, labor grade 14, salary $23,790.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#20          Authorize with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, a sole source retroactive contract with The Library Corporation, Research Park, Inwood, West Virginia, for annual software maintenance, including phone support, software fixes and patches, and all upgrades that supports the Department of Health and Human Services at NH Hospital/Division of Community Based Care Services Library System for the Dorothy M. Breene Library in the amount of $5,630.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#21          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Bentley Systems, Incorporated, d/b/a Bentley Systems Delaware, Exton, PA, for software, maintenance support services and user group membership with the goal of training and supporting existing Department of Transportation Computer Aided Design and Drafting software engineers in the amount of $108,251.70.  Effective January 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#22          Authorize to enter into a contract with Voyager Systems Inc., Bedford, NH, to engage an experienced Oracle/PowerBuilder programmer to assist OIT staff in the development of an enhanced staff training module within the Division for Children, Youth and Families, Child Welfare Case Management System, in an amount not to exceed $191,812.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#23          Authorize Jerome S. Loring, Belmont, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

#24          Authorize Thomas F. Spencer, York, ME, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#25          Authorize Rodney T. Freeman, York, ME, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#26          Authorize to amend a contract with Lakes Regional Environmental of Belmont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #30), for the purpose of Underground Storage Tank Overfill Protection by extending the end date from December 31, 2005 to June 1, 2006. 

 

#27          Authorize to accept donations of a lawn trimmer, concrete, engraved bricks, memorial walkway improvements, technical services/computer upgrade, repairs to alarm system and landscaping material in the amount of $5,330.67 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#28          Authorize to accept one Christmas tree from Mountain Star Farms in Bath, NH.  This tree will be placed at the Bridges House in Concord, NH.

 

#29          Authorize to accept one Christmas tree from The Rocks Christmas Tree Farm in Bethlehem, NH.  This tree will be placed in Governor and Council Chambers at the State House.

 

#30          Authorize to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers authorized for Fiscal Year 2006 during the month of November.

 

#31          Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $480,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of January 2006.  (2)Further authorize a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $276,112,200.03 for the month of November and recommends the balance of $143,887,799.97 be lapsed.

 

#32          Authorize Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a one year renewal lease with the Town of Plaistow, NH, for office and courtroom space in the amount of $40,716 annually, plus the cost of janitorial services not to exceed $6,708 annually.  Effective January 19, 2006 through January 18, 2007.

 

#33          Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Ruth L. Griffin with regard to the making of certain improvements to plant and facilities, as well as the possible refinancing of certain of its existing indebtedness in connection with the University System of NH, Lee, NH.

 

#34          Authorize to amend a Prescription Drug Program agreement with the Local Government Center HealthTrust, LLC, to provide for the provision of certain administrative services incident to the State’s participation in the Medicare Retiree Prescription Drug Subsidy Program.

 

#34A      Authorize Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Hong Environmental, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for low bid design/build bathroom additions at Salem and Portsmouth Liquor Stores and HVAC improvements at Portsmouth Liquor Store, for the lump sum price of $710,154.

                               

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#35          Authorize to accept and place on file the information regarding the Real Estate Transfer Tax Amnesty Program.

 

#36          Authorize to reclassify position #14501, Tax Forms Examiner, labor grade 12, step one, salary $22,405.50, to Tax Auditor I, labor grade 16, step one, salary $26,305.50.

 

                                NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTRE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#37          Authorize to accept and expend grant funds from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, to be used to provide adequate Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis surveillance and education to the consuming public in order to re-establish and maintain strong marketing opportunities for cattle producers, in the amount of $26,500.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38          Authorize to enter into an agreement with George Deenihan, West Springfield, MA, to provide year-round custodial and general maintenance work at the Eastern States Exposition NH Building, West Springfield, MA in the amount of $5,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 29, 2006.  93.94% General, 6.06% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#39          Authorize to reclassify position #11431, Data Entry Operator II, labor grade 6, to Library Assistant II, labor grade 8.  100% General Funds. 

 

#40          Authorize with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, a retroactive one-year renewal option with Jason Thibodeau, d/b/a D&J Professional Image, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #20), for cleaning the department offices at 117 Pleasant Street, Concord.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#41          Authorize to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the NH Department of Justice for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.

 

#42          Authorize to enter into a sub-grant totaling $15,000 to fund the Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County that handles joint investigations of child abuse and exploitation cases.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43          Authorize to enter into sub-grants in the amounts as detailed in letter dated November 28, 2005, from the FY 2004 Byrne Formula Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44          Authorize to amend a federal grant received from the National Institute of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-05, item #12), to enhance forensic science services at both the NH State Police Crime Laboratory and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, by retroactively extending the end date from September 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006.  (2)Further authorize to amend two sub-grants to the NH Department of Safety, Division of State Police, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-05, item #12), to assist both the State Police Crime Laboratory and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the accreditation process, by retroactively extending the end date from September 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006.  (3)Further authorize to amend a sub-grant received from the NH Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-05, Late Item #B), to assist the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the accreditation process, by retroactively extending the end date from September 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006.  (4)Further authorize to retroactively enter into a sole source contract with Lynn Maville, Lebanon, NH, to provide staffing assistance to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in an amount not to exceed $13,293.  Effective October 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#45          Authorize to compensate Tim Copeland, a Liquor Investigator I in the Law Enforcement Bureau, in the amount of 123.12 hours for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury, for the time period of September 7, 2005 to October 27, 2005, and to maintain his status on active payroll, in accordance with Compensation for State Employees Injured in Line of Duty.

 

#46          Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the period ending June 30, 2005.

 

                                COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

#47          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the period of July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#48          Authorize a waiver to retroactively exceed the 300-mile maximum travel radius by state vehicle in lieu of common carrier for three employees to travel to Cape May, NJ, on October 31, 2005 and to return November 2, 2005 to attend a Glock Inc. Armorer’s Course.  100% General Funds. 

 

#49          Authorize to reclassify position #40232, Technical Support Specialist III, labor grade 25, to Maintenance Technician, labor grade 21.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#50          Authorize to enter into a contract with David Cantagallo and RTT Associates, Manchester, NH, for the provision of Substance Abuse Treatment Services to male and female parolees previously residing in and returning to Manchester NH, under the supervision of the NH Department of Corrections.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#51          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to reclassify position #11459 Public Works Project Manager IV, salary grade 29, to Administrator III, salary grade 31.

 

#52          Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation to reclassify position #40068 Program Assistant II, salary grade 15 to Design Drafter II, salary grade 20.

 

#53          Authorize Trails Bureau to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance Contracts with the snowmobile and ATV clubs as detailed in letter dated December 21, 2005, to repair their trail system due to October 7-18th flood damage, for a total amount of $134,712.39.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#54          Authorize Division of Forests and Lands to budget prior years carry forward funds in the amount of $45,500 from the Stone Estate Trust Fund for the purpose of eliminating a severe mold problem throughout the Jackson Cottage at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#54A      Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation Cannon Mountain to enter into a Sponsor Agreement on a sole source basis with Lakes Region Audi/Volkswagen, Gilford, NH.  Lakes Region VW/Audi is donating the use of a vehicle for two years in return for a promotional partnership with Cannon Mountain.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2007.

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#55          Authorize to pay annual dues in the amount of $300 to the Wildlife Management institute for membership in the Atlantic Flyway Council.  (2)Further authorize to pay the Wildlife Management Institute $2,258 for the 2006 NH assessment of project costs for the Atlantic Population Canada Goose banding.  (3)Further authorize to pay the Wildlife Management Institute $7,000 for the 2006 NH assessment of project costs for Eastern Canada Cooperative Waterfowl Banding.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#56          Authorize with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source agreement with Macro International Inc, Burlington, VT, and to reimburse NHFG up to $37,801 for collection of information on catch by NH marine recreational anglers.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend an estimated $37,801 for the above performed services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

 

#57          Authorize to amend an existing contract with The Nature Conservancy entitled “Research to Assess the Quality of NH’s Watersheds, Lakes, and Forests for Wildlife Conservation”, (previously approved by G&C on 8-18-04, item #55, amended on 6-22-05, item #116), by extending the completion date from December 30, 2005 to April 1, 2006.

 

#58          Authorize to accept the fee title transfer of twelve properties totaling 806.9 acres with a total market value of $9,337,500 from The Nature Conservancy.  (2)Further authorize to accept conservation easement transfer to two properties totaling 220.5 acres with a total easement value of $1,743,000 from The Nature Conservancy.

 

#59          Authorize to enter into a purchase and sales agreement for 1.4 +/- acres of land from the City of Laconia, NH, for the purchase of the land to construct and maintain a public boat access facility on Lake Winnisquam in Laconia, in the amount of $180,000.  (2)Further authorize to accept a donation of $55,000 of appraised value from the City of Laconia, which represents the difference in the appraised value of $235,000 and the purchase price of $180,000.  (3)Further authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Environmental Services for the purpose of providing access across State-owned property controlled by the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program to provide public access to the public boat access facility for Lake Winnisquam.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#60          Authorize to accept an Easement Deed in the Town of Madbury, from Changing Places LLC, Dover, for 1.79 acres to provide access and parking to Hoyts Pond.  (2)Further authorize to quitclaim an existing easement in the Town of Madbury, to Changing Places LLC, Dover, for .65 acres, which currently provides access to Hoyts Pond.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#61          Authorize to pay 2006 membership dues to the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, Washington DC in the amount of $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62          Authorize to accept and expend $25,185.55 from the US Environmental Protection Agency to develop an electronic data flow directly from laboratories to regulating state programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63          Authorize to pay FY 2005 expenses with FY 2006 funding in the amount of $3,074 to Aldrich Vending Services, Concord, NH, for cafeteria services.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#64          Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Seabrook, NH, for storm drainage system mapping, in the amount of $12,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65          Authorize an agreement with the Town of New Castle, NH, to implement the WHIP agreement to conduct habitat restoration activities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 

 

#66          Authorize to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to optimize the use of E.Coli Ribotyping for identifying sources of bacterial pollution in NH’s coastal waters, in the amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67          Authorize to enter into an agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH, to acquire four parcels of land in the Berry’s Brook Watershed for conservation purposes in the amount of $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68          Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hampton, NH, to aid in the purchase of a vacuum truck to clean and remove liquids and solids from the town’s storm drains in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69          Authorize to amend a grant agreement with Belknap County Conservation District, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on  7-16-03, item #67), for reducing nutrient loading into Hunkins Pond from Swain Farm, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2006.

 

#70          Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Veolia Water North America Operating Services LLC, Houston, TX, (previously approved by G&C on 2-25-05, item #44), for the operation and maintenance of the groundwater treatment facility at the OK Tool/Savage Well Superfund Site in Milford, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2006, and by increasing the price by $545,123.77 from $2,638,970.51 to $3,184,094.28.  90% Federal, 10% State Funds. 

 

#71          Authorize to amend a contract with Weston Solutions Incorporated, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #50), for completion of Statewide Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether Risk Analysis & Risk Reduction study, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2005 to April 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#72          Authorize to retroactively extend the grant period for the terrorism response equipment grant from the Department of Safety (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-05, item #33), from November 30, 2005 to May 31, 2006. 

 

#73          Authorize to amend a dam safety assessment agreement with the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #127), by extending the completion date from December 31, 2005 to March 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74          Authorize to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Jaffrey which lowers the original loan agreement by $1,306,871.40 from $2,813,118 to $1,506,246.60 to finance an upgrade to the Town’s Wastewater Treatment Facility.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#75          Authorize Manor Estate Condo Association’s request to permanently remove an existing seasonal dock, permanently reduce an existing grandfathered deck by removing a section over the water, construct a seasonal dock with six seasonal fingers providing ten boat slips on frontage on property located on Newfound Lake in Bristol.

 

#76          Authorize Edmond and Marilyn Shepard’s request to permit to change the location of the breakwater and docking system on property located at Clark Point on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03).

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#77          Authorize to amend a sole source contract with First Health Services Corporation, Glen Allen, VA, to continue managing pharmacy benefits under the Medicaid Program in a total amount of $2,973,069.  Effective January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

Office of the Commissioner

#78          Authorize to pay the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Washington, D.C. $10,970 in annual membership dues.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  6% Federal, 94% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#79          Authorize to enter into an agreement with M2 Enterprises, Inc., Montgomery Village, MD, to provide translation of documents related to communicable diseases and bioterrorism, in an amount not to exceed $80,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80          Authorize Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Welligent Inc., Norfolk, VA, to provide hosting, support and maintenance of the Auris Tracking system, a web based application for maternal and child health data collected in the state of NH, totaling $179,000.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#81          Authorize to reclassify position #19763 Senior Management Analyst, salary grade 26, to Supervisor VII, salary grade 28.

 

                                Office of Operations Support & Program Integrity

#82          Authorize  to reclassify position #17120 Area Program Coordinator, salary grade 21, to Health Facilities Construction Coordinator, salary grade 21.

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#83          Authorize to accept a monetary donation from Piermont Women’s Fellowship, Piermont, NH, in the amount of $500.

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#84          Authorize to enter into a contract with Waste Management Inc., Londonderry, NH, in the amount of $13,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  19% Other, 81% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#85          Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $146,751.  Effective retroactive to August 1, 2005 through July 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#86          Authorize to amend an agreement with Citizens Bank NH, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-6-01, item #106, amended on 9-3-03, item #78, amended on 8-18-04, item #143), to provide banking services related to the State Disbursement Unit, by increasing the amount from $233,145 to $242,033, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2005 to April 30, 2006.  66% Federal, 17% General, 17% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#87          Authorize to pay an invoice to Ken Partridge Construction, Northfield, NH, for labor involved in preparing the site prior to the concrete being poured associated with the walk-in freezer project of the authorized Capital Budget of FY 2004-05, in the amount of $4,628.  100% Capital Funds.  Retroactive. 

 

#88          Authorize to pay an invoice to Cullen Concrete Form Company Inc., Northfield, NH, for labor and materials including footings, walls, concrete slab, and condenser pads associated with the walk-in freezer project of the authorized Capital Budget of FY 2004-05, in the amount of $9,962.  100% Capital Funds.  Retroactive. 

 

                                JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#89          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized a sole source contract with National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, for the preparation and scoring of the national engineering and land surveying examinations, for a price limitation of $75,000.  Effective April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS

#90          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the biennial report.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#91          Authorize to enter into a contract with Susan E. Auerbach, Ph.D., Sole Proprietor, d/b/a Engaging Results, LLC, Concord, NH, to provide program coordination, facilitation, and operations services for the Enterprise Teacher Program in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  (2)Further authorize payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of the 25% withholding provision.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92          Authorize to enter into a contract with Molly Colman, Sole Proprietor, South Berwick, ME, to implement and provide materials for the Enterprise Teacher and Future Educator’s Academy Programs, in an amount not to exceed $14,850.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  (2)Further authorize payment for services rendered an approved in lieu of the 25% of the total value of the contract withholding provision.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

#93          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request of NHCTC – Nashua to amend a contract with Schiavi Leasing Corporation, Oxford, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #142), for the purpose of leasing a second modular building containing two classrooms, by increasing the amount of $74,016, a new total of $148,032.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2009.  44% General, 56% Other (Tuition) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#94          Authorize Bureau of Hearings to reclassify position #40020 Clerk IV, labor grade 12, to Administrative Supervisor, labor grade 17.  72% Highway, 24.2% Agency, 3.8% Federal Funds. 

 

#94A      Authorize Division of State Police to amend an existing lease with Lighthouse Trust, Concord, NH, by extending the end date from December 31, 2005 to June 30, 2006, and an increase in rent for a total of $30,420.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95          Authorize Division of State Police to enter into a $40,000 contract with Port City Air Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide scheduled engine and propeller overhaul to the State Police Cessna 182Q aircraft.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2006.

 

#96          Authorize Division of State Police to amend a grant from the US Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 11-5-03, item #85, amended on 9-21-05, item #175), called “Operation Street Sweeper”, by reallocating the remaining $776,993.94, and extending the end date to March 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#97          Authorize Division of State Police to retroactively pay $747.50 in tuition for Brian MacFadzen, Supervisor I, to participate in an on-line course with the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, called “Project Planning and Implementation”.  The course began on December 6, 2005 and will end on January 16, 2006.

 

#97A      Authorize grant agreements between the Bureau of Emergency Management and the communities as detailed in letter dated December 1, 2005, for a total amount of $118,305, for activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#98          Authorize Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on alteration to Lowell Road from NH Route 111 to NH Route 111A in the Town of Windham, and to appoint a commission to layout the new highway at this location with a suggested budget of $7,298.

 

#99          Authorize with Councilor Griffin voting no, to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of November 16, 2005 through November 28, 2005.

 

#100        Authorize to enter into a contract with the University of NH to delineate duties and responsibilities for the construction of regional Compressed Natural Gas fueling station and purchase of CNG/alternative fuel engines on new fleet vehicles a the University of NH. 

 

#101        Authorize to pay Small Claims for the period of January, 2006 to March, 2006.

 

#102        Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, for a fee not to exceed $186,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 

 

#103        Authorize Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into a sole source agreement with the New England Transportation Technician Certification Program, Marshfield, MA, for the training and certification of transportation technicians, in the amount of $65,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#104        Authorize Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Incorporated, Bedford, NH, for additional preliminary design for the widening of I-93, and contract plans for NH 28 and Exit 5 related to a proposed industrial development near the Exit 5 interchange, by increasing the amount by $133,873 from $5,561,889 to $5,695,772.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#105        Authorize Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.25 acre parcel of State owned land located in the Town of Wentworth to Wayne L. DeCotis, Margaret E. DeCotis, Robert L. Casella and Andrea J. Casella for $16,150.

 

#106        Authorize to sell a 0.8 acre parcel of State owned land located in the Town of Conway to Greyson B. Carrier for $38,005.

 

#107        Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.M. Piper Inc., Plymouth, NH, for installing protective netting on 18 bridges located along Interstate 93 northbound, southbound in the Towns of Salem, Windham and Londonderry, on the basis of a low bid of $229,487.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 5, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#108        Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Evroks Corporation, Winnisquam, NH, for the superstructure replacement for the bridge that carries NH 27 over the B&M Railroad in the Town of Hampton, on the basis of a low bid of $664,638.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 25, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#109        Authorize Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Kriester Artesian Well, Henniker, NH, for drilled well and pump for Sky Ganz, Deerfield, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $15,580.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#110        Authorize Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company Inc., Dunbarton, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Roger Snow, Gilford, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $22,315.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#111        Authorize Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.M. Piper Inc., Plymouth, NH, for replacement of the existing railroad bridge over Green Street (NH Route 110), the reconstruction of the railroad tracks south of Mount Forist Street, the rehabilitation of Green Street, the reconstruction of Mount Forist/Exchange Street and a new curbing configuration for and overlay of Pleasant Street between the Green Street and Exchange Street intersections, on the basis of a low bid of $4,391,417.05..  Effective upon G&C approval through August 24, 2007.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

#112                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.        ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Manchester, NH, the sum of $720.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Dupont, Building Maintenance Supervisor, in the courses entitled “UG Fund. of Refrigeration II” and “UG Fund. Of Refrigeration II Lab”.

B.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan Blais, Program Assistant II, in the course entitled “Cognition and Learning”.

C.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, the sum of $1,075.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Galbraith, Associate Professor, in the course entitled “Toxic Use Reduction”.

D.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Newport, NH, the sum of $845.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Gould, Program Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Educational Psychology”.

E.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,023.75 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alyssa LaBelle, Human Resources Assistant, in the course entitled “Multinational Corporate Management”.

F.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Nova Southeastern University, Springfield, MA, the sum of $1,724.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Froann McLaughlin, Assistant Professor, in the course entitled “Applied Dissertation Services”.

G.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,102.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Frances Seigle, Professor, in the course entitled “Philosophy, Ethics & Education”.

H.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $845.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sharon De Angelis, Business Administrator II, in the course entitled “Introduction to College Mathematics”.

I.          EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $780.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Fifield, Disability Examiner, in the on-line course entitled “Introduction to Criminology”.

J.          EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $845.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Lee, Program Planner I, in the course entitled “Introduction to College Mathematics”.

K.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,225.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Morrissette, Program Assistant I, in the courses entitled “English Composition” and “Microeconomics”.

L.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,813.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond Gordon III, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Cases in Public Management”.

M.        ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $699.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Linda Lester, Clerk III, in the course entitled “English Composition I”.

N.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Maria Michel, Data Processing Supervisor, in the course entitled “Microeconomics”.

O.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,310.51 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia North, Air Toxics Program Supervisor, in the course entitled “Public Health Law”.

P.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,335.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jessica Sheldon, State Implementation Plan Modeler, in the course entitled “Atmospheric Aerosol and Precipitation Chemistry”.

Q.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, the sum of $1,430.97 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ellis Wongsearaya, Toxicologist III, in the course entitled “Toxics Use Reduction”.

R.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,335.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marjorie Yin, Industrial Hygiene Engineer I, in the course entitled “Public Health Policy Analysis”.

S.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community Based Services - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $925.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine Beardsley, RN III, in the course entitled “Critical Thinking”.

T.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,820.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Fontneau, Family Service Specialist I, in the courses entitled “Core I: Education, Oppression & Social Intervention”, “Issues in Research” and “Exploring Women’s Issues Through Literature”.

U.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Juvenile Justice Services - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,250.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Eric Artus, Teacher I, in the course entitled “Hispanic Caribbean”.

V.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,833.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura Holmes, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled “Public Planning and Budgeting”.

W.       LOTTERY - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $699.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Leonard Mannino, Chief Security Officer, in the course entitled “Sociology of Commercial and Political Communication”.

X.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling John Lombard, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Introduction to Psychology”.

Y.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Briana Miller, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Contemporary Ethical Issues”.

Z.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $700.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jenna Paquette, Mental Health Worker I, in the course entitled “English Composition”.

AA.     NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $599.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Deborah Robinson, Supervisor IV, in the course entitled “Foundations in College Teaching”.

BB.      NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $744.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Darlene St. Laurent, Medical Coding Clerk, in the course entitled “Human Biology”.

CC.      NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $744.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debra Tucker, Medical Secretary II, in the course entitled “Human Biology”.

DD.      NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $666.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ashley Turner, Mental Health Worker I, in the course entitled “English Composition”.

EE.       OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $599.25 for the sole purpose of enrolling Julie Seiger, Systems Development Specialist IV, in the course entitled “IT Project Management”.

FF.       TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $390.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling David Chandler, Chief of Labor Compliance, in the course entitled “Integrative Experience-Operations Management Research”.

GG.      TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Rochester, NH, the sum of $780.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathryn Dow, Account Clerk III, in the course entitled “Critical Thinking” and the on-line course entitled “Comparative Religions”.

 

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and with Councilor Spaulding and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, voted to remove item #64- which was tabled at the December 7, 2005 Meeting.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#64          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and with Councilor Spaulding and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, voted to approve Far Echo Harbor Club’s request to reconfigure an existing 50 slip major docking facility by permanently removing it and replacing it with a 50 slip major docking facility consisting of a piling pier with twelve piling supported finger piers located southerly and a piling pier with fourteen piling supported finger piers to the north, install four ice clusters at the lakeward end of the docking facilities on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

 

 

WITHDRAWN TABLED ITEM

 

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

B.         WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request to retroactively enter into an agreement with the Ford Motor Credit Company, Dearborn, MI in the amount of $47,585.28 for the purpose of a lease/purchase of a Ford F-350 truck.  46% General Funds 54% Other Funds.

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned