GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

December 3, 2008, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of November 19, 2008.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the November 19, 2008 meeting.

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

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

 

Rockingham, District 3 (Auburn / Londonderry)

Dudley D. Dumaine, r, Auburn (104 Windsor Dr) 03032

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RESIGNATIONS

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

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Nominated by NH Association of Assessing Officials)

Stephen Hamilton, Salem                                                                                  Effective:  December 3, 2008

 

Water Council

(Granite State Designers & Installers Association)

Kenneth Bradley, Jr., Concord                                                                         Effective:  December 31, 2008

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Accountancy

(Public Accountant)

Owen H. Walton, Jr., Londonderry                                                                  Effective:  December 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 2, 2013

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Sullivan County)

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

Keith A. Marsh, Springfield                                                                               Effective:  December 3, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  December 3, 2011

 

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

(Public Member)

Laura Sheppard, Amherst                                                                                 Effective:  December 28, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 28, 2013

 

Community College System Board of Trustees

(Public Member)

Richard M. Heath, Bow                                                                                     Effective:  December 3, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  June 30, 2012

 

Community College System Board of Trustees

(Public Member)

Kristie L. Palestino, Goffstown                                                                         Effective:  December 3, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  June 30, 2010

 

Community College System Board of Trustees

(Business and Industry)

Ronald J. Rioux, Exeter                                                                                     Effective:  December 3, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  February 17, 2011

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Nancy Johnson, Dover                                                                                       Effective:  December 6, 2008

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

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

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

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 6, 2011

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

David R. Caron, Belmont                                                                                  Effective:  December 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 12, 2011

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

Nominated by the New Hampshire Telephone Association

Marc Violette, Warner                                                                                        Effective:  December 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 8, 2011

 

Board of Foresters

(Public Member)

Paula K. Miner, Penacook                                                                                 Effective:  December 3, 2008

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

 

State Historical Records Advisory Board

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

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 6, 2011

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

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

George Pappas, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective:  December 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 3, 2011

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

Nominated by the Marine Trades Association

Kenneth P. Wilson, Gilford                                                                                Effective:  December 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 22, 2011

 

Moorings Appeals Board

John F. Bridges, Wolfeboro                                                                               Effective:  December 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 28, 2011

 

Board of Natural Scientists

Mary A. Currier, Kingston                                                                                 Effective:  December 3, 2008

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

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

(Represents Consumers)

Robert F. Hamel, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  December 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 16, 2011

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

(New car dealer)

Peter R. Mans, Sunapee                                                                                     Effective:  December 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 28, 2011

 

Personnel Appeals Board

James R. MacKay, (r), Concord                                                                       Effective:  December 3, 2008

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

 

Public Employees Labor Relations Board

(Alternate Member representing the public)

Charles S. Temple, Concord                                                                              Effective:  December 3, 2008

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

 

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

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

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

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

Salary:  GG – Step 4:  $81,642

 

Commissioner:  Department of Revenue Administration

Kevin A. Clougherty, Manchester                                                                    Effective:  December 3, 2008

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

Salary:  LL:  $110,114.00

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(Alternate/Professional Engineer)

Todd D. Connors, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  December 3, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 23, 2011

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Barbara J. Couch, Hanover                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: 3 yrs from confirmation (per RSA 4:4)

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Superintendent)

Jacqueline E. Guillette, Claremont                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  1 yr from confirmation (per RSA 4:4)

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Superintendent)

Christopher Hottel, Gilmanton                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 yrs from confirmation (per RSA 4:4)

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Victor C. Kissell, Westmoreland                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  1 yr from confirmation (per RSA 4:4)

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Public Member )

Peter M. Kujawski, Bedford                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 yrs from confirmation (per RSA 4:4)

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Superintendent)

Michael A. Morgan, Brentwood                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  2 yrs from confirmation (per RSA 4:4)

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Susan Bloom Newcomer, Spofford                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  1 yr from confirmation (per RSA 4:4)

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Public Member)

John F. Olson, Charlestown                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  2 yrs from confirmation (per RSA 4:4)

 

Assessing Standards Board

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Assessing Officials

Robert J. Gagne, Manchester                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Stephen Hamilton, Salem (resigned)                                        Term:  September 19, 2009

 

Home Inspector Licensing Board

(Home Inspector)

Robert J. Corsetti, Dover                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  1 yr from confirmation

 

Home Inspector Licensing Board

(Home Inspector)

Robert J. Gray, Derry                                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  2 yrs from confirmation

 

Home Inspector Licensing Board

(Home Inspector)

Carla J. Horne, Meredith                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  2 yrs from confirmation

 

Home Inspector Licensing Board

(Home Inspector)

Daryl Justham, Rochester                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  1 yr from confirmation

 

Home Inspector Licensing Board

(Public Member)

Gayle Robertson, Windham                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  2 yrs from confirmation

 

Home Inspector Licensing Board

(Home Inspector)

David J. Roth, Hollis                                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  2 yrs from confirmation

 

Independent Investment Committee, NH Retirement System

David A. Jensen, Contoocook                                                                          Effective:  January 1, 2009

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  At the pleasure of G&C

 

Independent Investment Committee, NH Retirement System

Maynard Goldman, Grantham                                                                        Effective:  January 1, 2009

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  At the pleasure of G&C

 

Board of Medicine

Louis E. Rosenthall, MD, Concord                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Catherine Pipas, Lebanon (resigned)                                       Term:  December 3, 2011

 

State Commission on the Status of Men

David Lauren, Marlborough                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 1, 2010

 

Board of Natural Scientists

(Wetlands Scientist)

Daniel H. Geiger, Loudon                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Rick Van de Poll, Gilsum (reached term limit)                       Term:  October 26, 2013

 

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

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

Ted Austin, Norwich, VT                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Allison A. McLean, New London (resigned)                           Term:  April 1, 2010

Salary:  GG Maximum  $85,882

 

Real Estate Appraiser Board

(Public Member)

Leonard Gerzon, Amherst                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Suzanne Foster, Newfields                                                         Term:  September 16, 2011

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Recreation Interests)

Kenneth D. Kimball, Jackson                                                                           Effective:  December 28, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 28, 2011

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Board

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

Brian T. Shepperd, Milton                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 18, 2011

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

(Lodging)

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

Scott R. Labnon, Gorham                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 1, 2011

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

(Environment and Wildlife)

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

Adair D. Mulligan, Lyme Center                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 1, 2011

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

(Recreation)

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

Benjamin E. Wilcox, North Conway                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 1, 2011

 

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors

(Representative of National Service Program)

Deborah T. Scire, Windham                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 4, 2011

 

Water Treatment Plant Advisory Committee

(Representing consumers from a community w/ population over 5,000)

Pierre C. Lavoie, Dover                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 5, 2012

 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Service Program in the amount of $3,282.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds – Federal pass-thru. 

 

#2           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Service Program in the amount of $6,815.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds – Federal pass-thru. 

 

#3           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Service Program in the amount of $5,030.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds – Federal pass-thru. 

 

#4           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Service Program in the amount of $1,329.74.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds – Federal pass-thru. 

 

#5           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Service Program in the amount of $9,580.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds – Federal pass-thru. 

 

#6           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Service Program in the amount of $7,220.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds – Federal pass-thru. 

 

#7           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $103,600.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $11,889 of the contract amount.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $88,158.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $7,628 of the contract amount.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $73,749.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $5,034 of the contract amount.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $51,662.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $5,739 of the contract amount.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $52,385.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $5,869 of the contract amount.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#12         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $180,446.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $8,842 of the contract amount.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the University of NH, Complex Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, to continue implementation of the state’s floodplain mapping program, as approved by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $73,895.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13A      Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $75,000 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement, for refugee social service programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#14         Authorized to accept the assignment of a contract with Dynix Corporation, Provo, UT, to Sirsi Corporation d/b/a SirsiDynix, Provo, UT, (previously approved by G&C on 5-15-02, item #46, amended on 4-19-06, item #13), for continued maintenance and support of the NH State Library System.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#15         Authorized on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, New Hampshire Hospital, to amend  a sole source contract with Netsmart New York Inc., Great River, NY, for an increase level of software maintenance for the Patient Care System at NH Hospital to the Silver Level Upgrade, by increasing the amount by $32,514 from $1,666,057 to $1,698,571.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  69.4% General, 29.2% Federal, 1.4% Other Funds out of the Class 027 appropriation. 

 

#15A      Authorized on behalf of the NH Department of Employment Security, to enter into a sole source contract with CMB Technologies Inc., Milford, MA, for a block of 100 professional service hours that will be used for the coding and support to convert the current Integrated Voice Response system from integration with the NH Unemployment System to the new Unemployment Insurance Modernization System in the amount of $17,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 4, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#16         Authorized that Major Randall F. Dyer, Kittery Point, ME, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#17         Authorized that Major Scott L. Hoyt, Stratham, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#18         Authorized that Kevin B. Keenan, Westfield, MA, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#19         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John Shea with regard to the financing of certain construction and furnishing and equipping of certain facilities and the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with The Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH. 

 

#19A      Authorized sections of the Departments Manual of Procedure.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#19B      Authorized to pay the National Association of State Budget Officers, Washington, DC, for a total amount of $10,815 for Fiscal Year 2009 membership dues.

 

#19C      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Thibeault Corporation of N.E., Londonderry, NH, for demolition of Saunders & East Cottages, at the Youth Development Center, Manchester, NH, for a total price not to exceed $74,715.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $7,500 for unanticipated expense for the demolition, bringing the total to $82,215.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 26, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#20         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request of the Division of Arts to award a FY 2009 Arts in Education grant totaling $6,380 to Boys & Girls Club of Manchester.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#21         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $74,884.75 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF STATE

#21A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the return of votes cast at the biennial election held on November 4, 2008 in the several towns and wards of the State for Presidential Electors, United States Senator, and Representatives in Congress from the First and Second Districts.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#22         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#23         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Manchester-Nashua Cellular Telephone LP at a monthly fee of $2,420.47, for mountain-top tower space at Federal Hill Fire Tower in Milford, NH.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2012.

 

#24         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain Ski Area to enter into a membership with the NH Ski Group, USA, in the amount of $22,125.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2009.  100% Other (Cannon Mt) Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized Trails Bureau to enter into Grant-In-Aid Trail Maintenance Contracts (Winter Trail Grooming) with the Snowmobile clubs as detailed in letter dated December 3, 2008, in the total amount of $1,527,566.41.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2009.  100% Trails Funds. 

 

#25A      Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend $120,806 of federal funds from the Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service for maintaining and enhancing the Forest Health Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26         Authorized to enter into a one year contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Londonderry, NH, to provide waste removal services at Fish and Game Headquarters, Concord, NH in the amount of $3,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized to pay $2,309.95 to the Wildlife Management Institute in support of the regional Northeast Wildlife Teamwork Strategy.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#28         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement in the amount of $4,700 with the NH Department of Transportation to perform drilling and sampling at Sunrise Lake Dam.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Dam Projects Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the Town of Seabrook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #136), for the Cains Brook and Mill Creek Watershed Restoration Project, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009 from May 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized to enter into agreements with the three entities as detailed in letter dated November 20, 2008, to implement water quality planning and outreach programs in the amount of $44,695.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southworth-Milton Inc., Hopkinton, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-2-07, item #62), for as-needed emergency repair services for Winnipesaukee River Basin Program generator sets, by increasing the amount by $15,000 from $15,000 to $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2010.  100% WRBP Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized to amend an agreement with Underwood Engineers Inc., Portsmouth, NH (previously approved by G&C on 9-5-07, item #37), for professional engineering services, by extending the completion date to March 31, 2009 from January 1, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized to amend a contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #131), to oversee remediation at contaminated sites, by increasing the amount by $27,000 from $940,000 to $967,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

#34         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH – Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, towards the purchase of a low speed electric truck in the amount of $15,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to enter into an Allonge to Promissory Note and Amendment of Loan Agreement with Forrest Street Condominium Association of Plaistow, Inc., in the amount of $85,000.  This finalizes the loan amount used to finance the installation of arsenic treatment and additional storage and upgrade of the existing pump house.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% General Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with Public Service Company of NH, Manchester, NH, to support the purchase of two hybrid material handling bucket trucks in an amount not to exceed $143,379.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized to enter into a Contract with R.W. Gillespie Associates Inc., to provide testing services associated with the repair of Sunrise Lake Dam in the amount of $12,509.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Dam Projects Funds. 

 

#38         Authorized Donna Theobald’s request to construct a permanent pier leading to a seasonal ramp landing on a seasonal float to provide water access on shoreline frontage on the Berrys Brook in Rye.

 

#39         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, JWM Generations Trust’s amended request to replace an existing nonconforming crib-supported boathouse constructed over water with a crib supported boathouse on frontage in Tuftonboro on Lake Winnipesaukee. 

 

#40         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to carry out activities to implement portions of the NH Estuaries Project Management Plan.  Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.  100% Mixed Federal Funds. 

 

#40A      Authorized to extend a Hydrogeologist I position #9T118 in the Geological Survey Unit from December 13, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#40B      Authorized to accept and expend $540,541 from US Environmental Protection Agency for the Environmental Information Exchange Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#41         Authorized to amend a federal award to the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (previously approved by G&C on 7-18-07, item #70), providing services for women and children where there is a co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse, by extending the end date from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#41A      Authorized to amend a federal award received from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, titled 2004 Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization grant program (previously approved by G&C on 7-18-07, item #45), to support services for women and children where there is a co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#42         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to continue one Supervisor VII, Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, position #8T089, salary grade 28, from January 2, 2009 through June 30, 2009 at an estimated cost of $28,522.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized to enter into a contract with T.J. Caldon LLC, Gilmanton, NH, for brick masonry chimney and wall repairs at NHES’s Administrative Office Building, Concord, NH in the amount of $12,500.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,000 for unforeseen repairs to the chimneys’ brick façade and/or flu cap.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#44         Authorized to enter into a contract with MHM Solutions Inc., Vienna, VA, for the provision of physician and dental services in an amount not to exceed $4,841,175.  Effective January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits to Senior Psychiatric Social Worker, Edward Redmond in the total amount of $1,220.61.  Effective December 28, 2007 through June 5, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits to Senior Psychiatric Social Worker, Deborah Green in the total amount of $1,220.61.  Effective December 28, 2007 through June 5, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits to Senior Psychiatric Social Worker, Linda Hannigan in the total amount of $2,398.84.  Effective December 28, 2006 through December 27, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                RACING AND CHARITABLE GAMING COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#48         Authorized to continue its membership and participation in the Association of Racing Commissioners, for the period of January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009, for an amount of $13,000.  81% General, 19% Other Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized to downgrade and reclassify vacant position #43344 from Tax Auditor II, LG 19 to Program Assistant I, LG 12.  81% General, 19% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#50         Authorized an increase of $4,205.80 in the annual salary of Unclassified Position #9U423, Administrator of Glencliff Home, L. Todd Bickford, salary grade FF, from $86,217.56 to $90,423.36.  Effective retroactive to October 6, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#51         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Janet Levenson, Doctor of Psychology, d/b/a Bow Adult Counseling Svcs PLLC, Bow, NH, to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $12,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#52         Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Health Statistics & Data Management section to reimburse Michael Laviolette, for relocation expenses in the amount of $2,048.45 based upon actual expenses incurred.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Eric M. Katzman, Stratham, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

#54         Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Health Statistics and Data Management Section to enter into an agreement with Macro International Inc., Burlington, VT, to plan, organize, test, and implement the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, in an amount not to exceed $582,984.  Effective January 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through February 15, 2011.  88% Federal, 12% Other Funds. 

 

#54A      Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Immunization Program to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $7,602,813 from the NH Vaccine Association to fund the Immunization Program vaccine purchase.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other (non-profit) Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#55         Authorized to amend the Consultant List (previously amended by G&C on 4-23-08, item #74), by adding Roberta A. Brunelle, Contoocook, NH, to provide pharmacy services at NHH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  66% General, 33% Federal, 1% Other (Reimbursement from School Districts) Funds. 

 

 

#55A      NOT USED

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#55B      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea and with Councilor Hollingworth and Councilor Wieczorek voting no, authorized the request to reclassify position #13991 Retail Store Manager III, labor grade 19 and position #17087, Retail Store Manager II, labor grade 17 to Staff Development & Training Specialist, labor grade 24.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#56         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to hold an awards banquet to recognize the NH Teacher of the Year, the NH Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists and Finalist, the NH Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Recipients, and the NH Milken National Educator for a total cost not to exceed $3,415.65.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with The Common Man Inn & Spa, Plymouth, NH, to provide the necessary conference facilities, and food service for the banquet for up to 150 attendees on December 9, 2008 in an amount not to exceed $3,415.65 which is part of the total cost above.  100% Donation Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#57         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to contract with URS Corporation, Salem, NH, to design, conduct and evaluate a series of exercises for state and local public health response plans in the amount of $199,885.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies (Federal Funds). 

 

#58         Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a contract with Superior Fire Protection Inc., Hooksett, to provide maintenance services for the fire sprinkler systems in an amount not to exceed $6,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized Grants Management Unit to enter into a memorandum of understanding and grant the Trustees of Dartmouth College of Hanover, NH, in the amount of $311,584 of federal Department of Homeland Security FY 2008 funds for emergency medical response teams in the region.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized Grants Management Unit to award a grant to Volunteer NH! to continue development of the Citizens Corps program for the state in the amount of $282,587.09.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60A      Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to amend the grant funds received from the US Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-08, item #154), to implement an integrate system for sharing and exchanging criminal justice information among state and local agencies in NH, by reallocating the funds in the amount of $50,938 to allow for the establishment of one full-time temporary Administrator II position, LG 29, Step 1.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#60B      Authorized Division of State Police to transfer grant funds in the amount of $77,318.99 within a federal grant entitled “Border Enforcement 09” from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to provide enhanced security along the NH borders.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#60C      Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $104,433.12 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police Enforcement Patrols” for the purpose of conducting targeted enforcement patrols throughout the state.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#60D      Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $91,378.98 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police DWI Patrols” for the purpose of conducting DWI enforcement patrols on weekend and holiday evenings.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#60E      Authorized Division of Fire Safety to accept and expend a $179,328 grant known as “Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness” from the US Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for the purpose of hazardous materials planning and training for local communities and first responders.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Division of Fire Standards and Training and EMS in the amount of $48,643.37.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#60F       Authorized Division of State Police to amend a federal award received from the US Department of Justice, Grants Administration, Law Enforcement Technology (previously amended by G&C on 3-5-08, item #93G), utilized in support of providing the State with the ability to continue implementing and expending the primary principals and philosophy of “LAWNET”, by extending the end date from November 30, 2008 to May 30, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#61         Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan Status report for the period ending October 31, 2008. 

 

#62         Authorized to enter into agreements totaling $1,057,003 with the Towns as detailed in letter dated October 13, 2008, to provide services under the Safe Routes to School program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Plymouth, NH, owner of Plymouth Municipal Airport, Plymouth, NH, in the amount of $4,000 for airport obstruction removal.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with McFarland-Johnson Inc., Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, (previously approved by G&C on 2-22-06, item #66), for addressing transportation needs along the US 3/NH 25 corridor in the Town of Meredith, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2008 to June 30, 2009. 

 

#65         Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Liddell Brothers, Inc., Atkinson, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $453,959 for replacing three aluminum traffic structures and associated signs on I-93 and I-393 in the City of Concord.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $45,395.90 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

#66         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Martin S. Quinn, Lee, NH, to design and fabricate Light Runners, a touring version of the Walk on the Sun exhibit created by Mr. Quinn in a prior contract with the Planetarium, and to tour this exhibit to US museums, conferences and other public venues in an amount not to exceed $96,214.  Effective July 23, 2008 through July 22, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

A.            Authorized to retroactively compensate Nomad Technologies, Kalispell, MT for additional costs totaling $67,724.27 to a contract approved by the Governor and Council (Item 64A March 5, 2008) for the NH State Liquor Commission to accept and expend $450,000.00 for a mobile DUI Command Van.  SOLE SOURCE.  100% Federal Funds

 

 

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

B.            Authorized James W. Nuttall be nominated for appointment to the rank of Major General, New Hampshire Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:00 p.m.