GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

December 5, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

        

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

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Reverend Garrett Lear of Sanbornton offered the prayer and Councilor Wheeler led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, accepted the minutes of November 14, 2012.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, accepted the minutes of the Special meeting held November 21, 2012.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the November 14, 2012 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management - RSA:  21-P:5-a

Christopher M. Pope, Concord                                                                         Effective:  12:00 pm, January 3, 2013

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Adult Parole Board - RSA:  651-A:3

Barbara A. M. Maloney, Manchester                                                             Effective:  December 5, 2012

Succeeding:  Pierre J. Morin, Berlin                                                                  Expiration:  September 29, 2017

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council - RSA:  188-E:22

(Superintendent)

Debra Livingston, Charlestown                                                                        Effective:  December 18, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  December 18, 2015

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council - RSA:  188-E:22

(Public Member)

Susan Bloom Newcomer, Spofford                                                                 Effective:  December 18, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  December 18, 2015

 

State Council on the Arts - RSA:  19-A

Richard W. Ayers, Sanbornton                                                                         Effective:  December 5, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  November 10, 2017

 

Compensation Appeals Board - RSA:  281-A:42

(Attorney)

Timothy S. Wheelock, Portsmouth                                                                  Effective:  December 5, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  November 15, 2015

 

Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Compact Commission - RSA:  213-N

Duncan McInnes, Merrimack                                                                           Effective:  December 5, 2012

Succeeding:  Richard C. Shelton, Newmarket                                               Expiration:  June 20, 2015

 

Board of Professional Geologists - RSA:  310-A

Muriel S. Robinette, Gilmanton Iron Works                                                   Effective:  December 5, 2012

Succeeding:  John E. Cotton, East Andover (term limited)                         Expiration:  October 4, 2017

 

Lakes Management Advisory Council - RSA:  483-A

(Member of a conservation commission)

Martha Twombly, Hebron                                                                                Effective:  December 5, 2012

Succeeding:  Diane Hanley, Laconia (resigned)                                            Expiration:  August 22, 2013

 

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

(Physician Assistant)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Mark C. Iber, Strafford                                                                                      Effective:  December 9, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  December 9, 2015

 

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

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Peter H. Wilson, Hopkinton                                                                               Effective:  December 5, 2012

Succeeding:  Michael Barr, Nashua (resigned)                                              Expiration:  December 3, 2015

 

Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission - RSA:  184-A

(Consumer Interest)

Douglas E. Morris, Durham                                                                               Effective:  December 5, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 19, 2015

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board - RSA:  310-B

(Rep. NH Lending Institution)

Cynthia L. Baron, Sunapee                                                                               Effective:  December 5, 2012

Succeeding:  Richard N. Burgess, Jr. Ashland (resigned)                              Expiration:  August 12, 2013

 

NH Retirement System Board of Trustees - RSA:  100-A:14

(Rep. Management of State Employees)

John T. Beardmore, Hopkinton                                                                        Effective:  December 5, 2012

Vacancy                                                                                                                Expiration:  July 13, 2013

 

Director of the Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management - RSA:  21-P:48-a

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

Bruce G. Cheney, Laconia                                                                                Effective:  December 5, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  December 1, 2016

Salary: Grade II; maximum step - $104,364

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

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

(Public Member)

Rebecca Ewing, Hopkinton                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

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

(Public Member)

Chris Placy, Newmarket                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Appellate Board - RSA:  282-A

(Public Member)

Dick Anagnost, Bedford                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Appellate Board - RSA:  282-A

(Labor)

William K. Clayton, Manchester                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Appellate Board - RSA:  282-A

(Public Member)

Katherine K. Dewan, Brentwood                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Business Finance Authority - RSA:  162-A

James M. Halepis, Stratham                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  November 3, 2015

 

Compensation Appeals Board - RSA:  281-A:42

(Employer/Insurer)

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

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  January 1, 2016

 

Compensation Appeals Board - RSA:  281-A:42

(Employer/Insurer)

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

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  January 1, 2016

 

Compensation Appeals Board - RSA:  281-A:42

(Employer/Insurer)

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

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  January 1, 2016

 

Compensation Appeals Board - RSA:  281-A:42

(Attorney)

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

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  January 1, 2016

 

Current Use Advisory Board - RSA:  79-A

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

Scott W. Bartlett, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Current Use Advisory Board - RSA:  79-A

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

Gary J. Karp, Holderness                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Enhanced 911 Commission - RSA:  106-H

(NH Sheriff’s Association)

Nominated by the NH Sheriff’s Association

Craig H. Wiggin, Meredith                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

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

(Volunteer Fire Chief)

Nominated by the NH Fire Chief’s Association

Jason B. Lyon, Wilmot                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  November 12, 2015

 

Judicial Council  - RSA: 494

(Lay Person)

Henry P. Mock, Jackson                                                                                    Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Expiration: January 1, 2014

 

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

(Public Member)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Nina C. Gardner, Sanbornton                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

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

(Physician)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Michael Sochat, Weare                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  December 9, 2015

 

Board of Optometry - RSA:  327

Guy R. Lessard, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Board of Registration of Podiatrists - RSA:  315

David E. Biss, Concord                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

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

(Industry)

Brian R. Foucher, Harrisville                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  December 6, 2015

 

State Veteran’s Council - RSA:  115:4

James H. Adams, Pittsfield                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors - RSA:  19-H

(Postsecondary Education)

Charles R. Lloyd, Concord                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

 

 

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DENTAL HYGIENISTS COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

The Dental Hygienists Committee of the Board of Dental Examiners was created under RSA 317-A:2-a in 2011 with three members appointed by Governor and Council for 3-year terms.  The initial appointments should have been staggered in 1, 2, and 3 year terms.  However, when the three members were originally appointed in 2011, they were all given the full 3-year term.

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to change the term of Joan Fitzgerald of Manchester, to a 1 year term, expiring September 28, 2012.

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to change the term of Carolyn Boisvert of Brookline, to a 2 year term, expiring October 12, 2013.

 

The third member, Lisa Malfait of Concord’s term will remain unchanged and will expire on September 28, 2014.

 

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#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

A.      Authorized to accept two Christmas trees to be placed at the Bridges House on Mountain Road and the State House in Concord, NH.  The trees are being donated by Noel’s Tree Farm from Litchfield NH, with an approximate value of $130.

 

B.      Authorized to accept a portrait of former Governor and Senator Henry Wilder Keyes to be placed in the State House.  The portrait is donated by family and friends of the late Governor and US Senator Henry Wilder Keyes, with an approximate value of $25,000.

 

GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

C.      Authorized to accept a $1,000 monetary stipend from University System of NH, Durham, NH, to support the participation of Executive Director, John Richards in the Disability and Public Health Project, Year 1.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds (private donation). 

 

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

D.      Authorized the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Service to accept the donation of computer equipment with a value of approximately $9,000 from the IVantage Health Analytics.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

E.       Authorized the Division of State Police to accept the donation of three Labrador Retrievers from the US Marine Corps Military Working Dog Program.  The animals are valued at approximately $3,000 and meet the criteria for explosive detection.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

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

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON DECEMBER 5, 2012

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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                At approximately 11:15 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Centrix Bank & Trust to Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics, Inc., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  She said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor St. Hilaire introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM CENTRIX BANK & TRUST TO ATLAS ADVANCED PYROTECHNICS, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor St. Hilaire, Councilor Sununu, and Councilor Wieczorek;  those abstaining were Councilor (s):  None; and those voting against were:  Councilor Wheeler.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18

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

WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

 CENTRIX BANK & TRUST TO

 ATLAS ADVANCED PYROTECHNICS, 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 fifty percent (50%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $1,400,000 from Centrix Bank & Trust to Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics, 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 fifty percent (50%) 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.

 

 

 

#3           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Wheeler – yes, authorized to accept and place on file the annual financial statement for FY 2012.

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#4           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to amend a grant agreement with the County of Sullivan, Newport, NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-9-11, item #4, in the amount of $220,000), to allow for finalization of job creation goals, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF STATE

#4A        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Burton, and with Councilors St. Hilaire, and Wieczorek abstaining, authorized the request to accept and place on file the report of return of votes cast at the biennial election held on November 6, 2012 in the several towns and wards of the State for Presidential Electors and Representatives in Congress from the First and Second Districts.

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5           Authorized the confirmation of Mark J. Curdo, Wilmington, MA, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#6           Authorized the confirmation of Major Paul M. Kell, Durham, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#7           Authorized the confirmation of Major Jeffrey M. Denton, Stratham, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#8           Authorized the confirmation of Major Brian G. Waters, York, ME, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#9           Authorized the confirmation of Captain Brian M. Carloni, Exeter, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major NH Air National Guard.

 

#10         Authorized the nomination of Thomas G. Behling, Brooklyn Park, MN, for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#11         Authorized the nomination of Robert J. Burnham, Manchester, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#12         Authorized the nomination of Captain Adam A. Bourassa, Hilliard, OH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#13         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a sole source contract with Merrimack Valley Corp – Merrimack Sheet Metal, Methuen, MA, for a total maintenance and repair program for the cooling tower and chiller at the Hillsborough County Superior Court North facility, Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $23,155.66.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC. 

 

#14         Authorized the Bureau of Facilities and Asset Management to make a onetime retroactive payment from SFY 2013 funds to Markus Scandalis, full time Building Services Supervisor in the amount of $2,175.66 to compensate for wages that should have been paid during the SFY 2011 and 2012.  100% Other Funds (Rental Income). 

 

#15         Authorized the Division of Personnel’s request for a waiver of the classification decisions as detailed in letter dated November 21, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#16         Authorized to amend a temporary full-time Administrator IV position (originally approved by G&C on 11-4-09, item # 9B), to complete the second phase of the NH First effort for Human Resources and Asset Management, as well as to continue the back office consolidation effort, by extending the position through December 31, 2013.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#17         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to amend the current 20-month holdover amendment with the City of Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #21), which will increase the current square footage of the Keene Circuit Court from 4,586 to 4,794.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2014.  No Additional Funds.

 

#18         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Harvey Construction, Bedford, NH, for the Tobey Building Renovations and Parking Deck – NH Hospital Campus, Concord, NH, for a price not to exceed $16,799,000.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,008,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $17,807,000.  (3)Further authorized the amount of $175,500 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $17,982,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 29, 2013.  100% Other Funds Employment Security. 

 

#18A      Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with MGT of America Inc., Tallahassee, FL (originally approved by G&C on 7-11-12, item #15, for a cost not to exceed $171,347), for the provision of consulting services for the evaluation and analysis of certain proposals received as a result of several facilities’ driven request for proposals, by extending the term through February 28, 2013.  No Additional Funding.

 

#18B      Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the Local Government Center, Health Trust LLC, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 11-17-10, item #34A), for the provision of a revised minimum rebate guarantee and a revised minimum generic dispensing rate guarantee.  The current total price of the agreement of $188,138,958 is reduced by approximately $6.8 million as a result of recent plan design and administrative changes, for a revised total price of $181,338,958 million.  Effective November 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013.  40% General, 16% Federal, 26% Enterprise, 16% Highway, 2% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#18C      Authorized the Risk Management Unit to enter into a contract with Anthem Health Plans of NH Inc., d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Manchester, NH, for the administration of the medical benefit provided to state employees and retirees, in the amount of $20,526,000.  Effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015, with the option to renew for an additional two year period.  40% General, 16% Federal, 26% Enterprise, 16% Highway, 2% Turnpike Funds. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#19         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $84,157 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $84,156.94 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#20         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21         Authorized to transfer Fiscal Year 2013 appropriations in the amount of $82,557 between classes and create a new class for the accounting unit as detailed in letter dated October 16, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#22         Authorized the Division of Arts to award an Arts In Healthcare Grant in the amount of $3,375 to Behavioral Health and Developmental Services of Strafford County.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Goffstown, in the amount of $7,830, to include markers for properties eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, to emphasize the history of the community.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized the Division of Arts to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $5,000 to the Town of Wilmot, for the conservation of two stage curtains purchased by the Town during its centennial year of 1907, and to display.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized the Division of Arts to award a Youth Arts Project grant in the amount of $4,500 to the Winchester School District, to present a two week rock chorus residency with musician Judy Fine for their ACCESS (All Children, Cared for, Educated, Supported & Successful) after school programming.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of Allenstown in the amount of $10,000, to stabilize the humidity in the Old Allenstown Meeting House building by restoring the ceiling above the meeting room.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized the Division of Arts to award an Arts in Healthcare grant in the amount of $2,925 to the Littleton Studio School, to present a drawing for the seniors program at the Littleton Senior Center.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized the Division of Arts to award a Cultural Facilities Grant in the amount of $7,200 to the Winnipesaukee Playhouse for installation of removable theatre seats to provide wheelchair access, three accessible restrooms and a ramp in their facility, the former Annalee complex.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#29         Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $129,580 from the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, federal fiscal year 2012 National Criminal History Improvement Program, to be utilized to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a sub grant with the NH Department of Safety in the amount of $129,450 to be utilized to enhance the criminal history records system.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funding.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#30         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Carolyn Kappen, Bronx, NY, as a substitute medical examiner for a total not to exceed $20,000 to conduct autopsies as needed in the absence of the State Medical Examiner and the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 19, 2012, totaling $701,625 from the Federal Fiscal Year 2012 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, for the purpose of providing services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  (2)Further authorized to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 19, 2012, totaling $242,000 from the Federal Fiscal Year 2011 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, for the purposes of providing services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#32         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to amend a contract with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #60), for modifications and improvements to the NH Unemployment Insurance System, by increasing the amount by $1,684,564 from $7,961,080 to $9,645,644.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#33         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Milliman Inc., Brookfield, WI, to provide all actuarial services and technical support relative to Medicaid Care Management in an amount not to exceed $2,701,560.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#34         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals within the Greater Manchester, Concord, and surrounding areas in an amount not to exceed $166,904.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-11-12, item #43A), for homeless assistance services, by increasing the price by $32,568 from $141,219 to $173,787.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Concord, NH, to provide housing assistance and supportive services to individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families, in an amount not to exceed $714,731.  Effective March 1, 2013 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through February 29, 2016.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#37         Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, Infectious Disease Surveillance Section, Emergency Preparedness Surveillance Program to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $150,275 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to funds the BioSense 2.0 initiative for public health Situational awareness.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#38         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services to accept and expend Federal Funds in the amount of $45,584 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the NH Tobacco Prevention and Control Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $5,761 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the NH Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry: Building Capacity.  (2)Further authorized to enter a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Justice, Concord, NH, to continue the development of the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry: Building Capacity.  (3)Further authorized the Department of Justice to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $14,950 from DHHS, to fund the NH Sudden Unexpected Infant Death research.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section and DHHS, to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Dr. Nii Norte Lokko, Doctor of Dental Medicine (originally approved by G&C on 11-18-09, item #54), to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment program, by increasing the price by $40,000 from $70,000 to $110,000, and by extending the end date to December 31, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Community Based Care Services

#41         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to accept and expend System of Care Implementation federal funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the amount of $749,879.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#42         Authorized to accept and expend Balancing Incentive Payment Program federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $4,730,040.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#43         Authorized to accept and expend Medicaid Incentive for Prevention of Chronic Diseases grant federal funds of $1,752,753.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#44         Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Research Group Inc., Northampton, MA, to provide questionnaire printing, scanning and delivery of a clean data set for the NH Youth Risk Behavior Survey, in an amount not to exceed $35,890.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  30% Federal, 70% Other (Client Fees) Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION

#44A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to grant a 20 x 464 foot utility easement to Public Service of NH to construct (bury) a 464 foot, three-phase line extension from Route 9, W. Chesterfield to the new retail store’s transformer.  100% Liquor Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#44B      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to transfer $1,472 within the account entitled Safe Streets Task Force to re-align appropriated funds that will be used to provide certified Probation/Parole Officers to increase officer presence with the primary focus in the City of Manchester.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend additional grant funding from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the amount of $714 and the Drug Forfeiture-State fund in the amount of $3,681 for a total of $4,395 to support the “NH Safe Streets Task Force” initiative by providing certified Probation/Parole Officer to increase officer presence with the primary focus in the City of Manchester.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  16.3% Federal, 83.7% Agency Income (Drug Forfeiture-State).  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#45         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to enter into a contract with Gorham Gold Greenwich & Associates LLC, Leawood, KS, to monitor the ongoing development, testing and deployment of information technology systems for Liberty Energy Utilities (Liberty), in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2014.  100% Utility Assessment. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#46         Authorized with Councilor Burton voting no, the Division of Forests and Lands, Natural Heritage Bureau to enter a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental Services, for the development of outreach materials, including a vernal pool website and enhanced field guide materials which is in the compliance with a grant awarded by the US Environmental Protection Agency, in the amount of $33,736.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with NH Fish and Game, for upgrading their Wildlife Sightings website to better accommodate vernal pool data which is in compliance with a grant awarded by the EPA, in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized the Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance Contracts, (Winter Trail Grooming), with the Snowmobile clubs as detailed in letter dated November 9, 2012, for a total amount of $1,512,844.35.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2013.  100% OHRV and Snowmobile Fund. 

 

#47A      Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Administrative Services, Risk Management Unit to make a retroactive payment to Wells Fargo Special Risks Inc., Dover, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-17-07, item #54), in the amount of $57,504 for adjusted liability insurance premiums owned through an audit of actual revenue generated at Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway and Ski Area (Cannon Mountain) during the contract periods of November 1, 2007 through February 1, 2011 and February 1, 2011 through February 1, 2012.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#47B      Authorized to assign vehicle D1 on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis to the DRED Commissioner.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#48         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to transfer $100,000 of unexpended funds from Excess Registration Fees to the Fish and Game OHRV Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Budget.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#49         Authorized to accept and expend $485,719 in federal funds from the Department of Defense for purposes of funding remediation efforts at DoD sites.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#50         Authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $775,000 between classes within accounting unit, NPDES Permit Implementation, for better use of appropriated funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Winnipesaukee River Basin Program Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#51         Authorized to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Trust for Public Land, Montpelier, VT, in the amount of $89,000 for the acquisition of a fee interest in 938 acres in Wentworth Location and Errol, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized to award a grant to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $27,917 to conduct marine debris cleanups, monitoring and education in the NH seacoast.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the Town of Exeter, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #78), for the Exeter River Restoration Project: Evaluating the Impacts of Dam Removal for the Great Dam project, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013 from December 31, 2012.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Hillsborough, in the amount of $214,258.47, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) Repayment Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Greenville Estates Village District in Greenville, NH, in the amount of $2,500,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) Repayment Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized Christian D. McCauley’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.

 

#57         Authorized Barvel Whang Association’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro.

 

#58         Authorized to accept and place on file the 2012 annual report.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#59         Authorized to expend funds in excess of 110 percent of budgeted amounts, as necessary, to fund the projected obligations to the State’s charter schools, for current fiscal year chartered public school payments, in an estimated amount of $4,451,563.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Education Trust Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#60         Authorized to amend a grant (originally approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #158F), to strengthen education, drive reforms, and improve results for students from early learning through college, by retroactively extending the grant period from July 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013, to best utilize the remaining funds balance of $789,626.68.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#61         Authorized to hold an awards banquet to recognize the NH Teacher of the Year, the NH Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists and Finalists, the Milken Educator, the NH Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Recipient, and the NH Blue Ribbon School, for a total cost not to exceed $4,461.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a contract with The Common Man Inn Inc., Plymouth, NH, to provide necessary conference facilities, and food services for the banquet for up to 150 attendees on December 11, 2012, in an amount not to exceed $4,461 which is the total cost above.  100% Private Grant Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF NURSING

#62         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL, in the amount of $3,000 for the Board’s participation in the National Licensing Compact Administrators.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#63         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of State Police to pay annual membership dues of $5,300 to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Greenbelt, MD, for the period of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized the Division of Fire Safety to retroactively enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Division of Fire Standards and Training and EMS, for the continued statewide hazardous material required training, in the amount of $54,600.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized the Division of State Police to retroactively accept and expend $88,836 of federal funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency that will be used to conduct patrols known as “Operation Safe Commute”.  Effective October 26, 2012 through September 15, 2013.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#66         Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a sole source contract with Xerox State & Local Solutions Inc., formerly ACS State & Local Solutions Inc., Phoenix, AZ, (originally approved by G&C on 1-12-05, item #64), to provide International Registration Plan VISTA/RS & Performance and Registration System Management VISTA/SE systems maintenance and intellectual property licensing including a one-time cost of $8,910 for an enhancement required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, increasing the amount by $158,922 to $1,359,018.  Effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to exercise an option to amend a contract with Marquis Consulting Services Inc., d/b/a Marquis ID Systems Inc., Fort Wayne, IN (originally approved by G&C on 1-30-08, item #178), by extending the end date from January 15, 2013 to January 15, 2015, increasing the total price by $1,846,750 from $4,834,000 to $6,680,750, including the funds to add two additional Marquis Consulting Services Inc., workstations at a one time cost of $34,000.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#68         Authorized to transfer $1,395,437 between Highway Fund accounts and classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#69         Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to accept and expend Federal Highway Funds in the amount of $1,266,067 to (1) reconstruct Hutchins Street from Napert Street to Bridge Street in Berlin, and (2) rehabilitate approximately 2,700 feet of two-lane roadway including sidewalk upgrades on Main Street in Claremont.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#70         Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to budget and expend prior year carry-forward funds in the amount of $169,500, to further fund the wildflower program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#71         Authorized the Division of Operations to transfer $7,842 from Highway Surplus to fund safety and environmental training.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Highway Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#72         Authorized the Bureau of Human Resources to enter into a sole source agreement with Federal Highway Administration Finance Division, National Highway Institute, Arlington, VA, for training, in an amount not to exceed $83,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to pay membership dues in the amount of $9,097.29 to the National Association of State Aviation Officials, Washington, DC.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned property improved with a single-family home on an 8.17 acre parcel of land located at 30 Fitzwilliam Road in Troy, to Robert J. Kemp Jr. and Valerie S. Kemp for $80,000 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  (2)Further authorized to compensate Better Homes and Gardens / The Massiello Group, Keene, NH, from the proceeds of the sale in the amount of $4,000 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.  This parcel was originally purchased with 91.75% Federal Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., Bedford, NH, and Watertown, MA, (originally approved by G&C on 4-19-06, item #112), for final design for the reconstruction and widening of a 6.0 miles section of NH 125 in Plaistow and Kingston, by extending the completion date from January 31, 2013 to May 30, 2014.  No Additional Funding.

 

#76         Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., Bedford, NH, and Watertown, MA, (originally approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #77), for the final design for the widening of the Spaulding Turnpike in the Town of Newington and City of Dover, by increasing the amount by $1,408,409.12 from $14,962,127 to $16,370,536.12 for additional design services that were not anticipated in the original agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Beck & Bellucci Inc., Franklin, NH, for bridge rehabilitation on NH Route 11 over the Blackwater River in the town of Andover, on the basis of a low bid of $1,572,548.18.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 25, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Delucca Fence Company Inc., Methuen, MA, for replacement of 133 terminal “F” guardrail end units with current standard W-beam guardrail end units at various locations throughout the State, on the basis of a low bid of $927,875.76.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $92,787.58 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 26, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for 8.6 miles of pavement rehabilitation and rehabilitation work on 5 bridges on US Route 2 between the Town of Randolph and the Maine state border, on the basis of a low bid of $3,888,122.14.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $272,168.55 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 20, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with McFarland-Johnson Inc., Concord, NH and Binghamton, NY (originally approved by G& Con 3-24-10, item #123), for the final design for the replacement or removal of 6 red list bridges over the US Rte 1 Bypass in the City of Portsmouth, by increasing the amount by $166,241.51 from $2,244,746.28 to $2,410,987.79 for additional design services that were not anticipated in the original agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for widening and reconstruction of US Route 3/NH Route 28 in Hooksett, on the basis of a low bid of $4,074,351.95.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $285,204.64 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 17, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with American Excavating Corp., Derry, NH, for intersection improvements on NH 125 at Toldend Road / Greenhill Road in Barrington and modifications on NH 43 at the Exit 3 interchange with NH 101 in the Town of Candia, on the basis of a low bid of $594,897.72.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $29,744.89 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 23, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for cold planning and repaving 7 roadway segments / locations in the City of Concord and the Towns of Bow, Hopkinton, and Warner, on the basis of a low bid of $1,124,130.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $78,689.10 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 20, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Weaver Brothers Construction Co., Inc., Concord, NH, for roadway and bridge rehabilitation on NH 25 at the bridges over the Baker River in the Towns of Wentworth and Rumney, on the basis of a low bid of $7,154,845.64.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $357,742.28 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 20, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Liddell Brothers Inc., Halifax, MA, for replacing various signs of poor retroreflectivity on Interstate 93 and NH Route 101, on the basis of a low bid of $548,868.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 23, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Jay-Mor Enterprises Inc., Pelham, NH, for demolition of buildings on two State owned parcels in the City of Keene and Town of Troy, on the basis of a low bid of $57,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, for replacing the concrete bridge deck on the Ocean Road Bridge over I-95 in Greenland, on the basis of a low bid of $1,625,078.75.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $81,253.94 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2014.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Evroks Corporation, Winnisquam, NH, for bridge rehabilitation work on NH Route 12 / NH Route 101 over the Ashuelot River in the City of Keene, on the basis of a low bid of $662,198.70.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $66,219.87 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 4, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #11- which was tabled at the October 17, 2012 Meeting.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#11         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to approve the request to amend a sole source contract with Information Management Corporation d/b/a IMC Solutions of North Grafton, MA, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #6A), for software support and maintenance of IMC Public Safety Software required by the NH Liquor Commission, Bureau of Liquor Enforcement in the amount of $31,350, increasing the total from $71,285 to $102,635, and by extending the expiration date from January 31, 2013 to December 31, 2015.  100% Other/Liquor Funds. 

 

 

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The Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

 

Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:30 p.m.