GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

December 8, 2010, 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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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea, accepted the minutes of November 17, 2010.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of November 29, 2010.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the November 17, 2010 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 Representatives-elect:

 

Belknap County District 5

James P. Pilliod, r, Belmont (504 Province Road) 03220

 

Carroll County District 4

Dave Knox, r, Wolfeboro (PO Box 102) 03894

 

Rockingham County District 15

James A. Waddell, r Hampton (190 Kings Hwy A-8) 03842

 

Strafford County District 7

Judith T. Spang, d, Durham (55 Wiswall Road) 03824

 

RESIGNATION

The Governor and Council, with regret and thanks, accepted the following resignation:

 

Board of Auctioneers

(Public Member)

Ashton E. Welch, Concord                                                                                Effective:  December 7, 2010

 

Commissioner of the Banking Department – Councilor Pignatelli voted no.

Peter C. Hildreth, Concord                                                                                 Effective:  January 1, 2011

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Nominated by FairPoint)

Kevin M. Shea, Derry                                                                                         Effective:  July 20, 2010

 

Independent Investment Committee

David Jensen, Contoocook                                                                               Effective:  December 18, 2010

 

Deputy Attorney General of the Department of Justice

Orville B. Fitch, II, Concord                                                                              Effective:  December 8, 2010

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(Rep. Of NH Lakes Association)

Philip J. O’Brien, New London                                                                          Effective:  December 8, 2010

 

Mount Washington Commission

(State Representative Member)

Martha McLeod, Franconia                                                                              Effective:  December 8, 2010

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(Alternate Member Representing Labor)

Richard J. Laughton, Jr., Durham                                                                    Effective:  December 8, 2010

 

NH Supreme Court

(Chief Justice)

John T. Broderick, Jr., Concord                                                                        Effective:  December 8, 2010

 

Telecommunications Planning & Development Advisory Committee

(Regional Economic Development Organization or Planning Commission)

Kenneth G. Lurvey, Concord                                                                            Effective:  December 8, 2010

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Accountancy

(Public Member)

Patrick C. Closson, Lee                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Andrea Goldberg, Concord (resigned)                                      Term:  September 17, 2013

 

Board of Accountancy

(Public Member) 

Tanya G. Richmond, Bedford                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Sheila K. Christie, Dover                                                            Term:  September 21, 2015

 

Board of Acupuncture Licensing

(Acupuncturist)

Patty Jensen, Henniker                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Sheryl L. Wookey, Hampton                                                    Term:  October 14, 2013

 

Board of Acupuncture Licensing

(Acupuncturist)

Jeanne Ann Whittington, Dunbarton                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2013

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Public Member)

John F. Olson, Charlestown                                                                               Effective:  December 18, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 18, 2013

 

State Committee on Aging

(Hillsborough County)

Joan H. Schulze, (i), Nashua                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

New Term/Vacancy                                                                                            Term:  December 8, 2013

 

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention & Treatment Commission

(Drug Abuse Prevention)

Betsy Abrahams, Merrimack                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 20, 2013

 

Business Finance Authority

F. Daniel Henderson Jr., Keene                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 3, 2013

 

Business Finance Authority

Karen G. Pollard, Rochester                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 3, 2013

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation

Christine A. Schon, Henniker                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

(New Term/Vacancy)                                                                                         Term: Term begins December 8, 2010

 

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

(Consumer of oral interpreting services)

Laura H. Sinclair, Exeter                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Izabella Kantsepolsky, Nashua (term limited)                      Term:  October 10, 2013

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Carole A. Palmer, Penacook                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 6, 2013

 

Justice of the Laconia District Court

James M. Carroll, Laconia                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  Until 70 years of age

 

Associate Justice of the Concord District Court

M. Kristin Spath, Concord                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  Until 70 years of age

 

Family Mediator Certification Board

Nominated by the NH Conflict Resolution Association

John D. Cameron, Gilford                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 6, 2013

 

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights

Sheryl L. Shirley, Holderness                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 1, 2015

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Member-at-Large)

Nominated by the NH Travel Council

Nancy Clark, Intervale                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Suzanne Bresette, North Hampton                                          Term:  July 13, 2013

 

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

(Education Community)

Antoinette B. Galvin, Hampton                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 19, 2013

 

State Commission on the Status of Men

David Lauren, Marlborough                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 1, 2013

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Clinical Mental Health Counselor)

Gail Mears, Ashland                                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 31, 2013

 

New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank

(Municipal Government)

Nominated by the NH Municipal Association

Robert T. Levan, Loudon                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 9, 2015

 

Board of Nursing

(Public Member)

James M. Kuras, Francestown                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Lynda Elliot, Northwood (resigned)                                         Term:  December 21, 2012

 

Board of Nursing

(LNA)

Cynthia Smith, Meredith                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 24, 2013

 

Pesticides Control Board

(Public Member)

Anne D. Krantz, Amherst                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 23, 2013

 

Pesticides Control Board

(Ecologist)

Susan L. Whittemore, Keene                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 6, 2013

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Full-time Undergraduate Student)

Nominated by the NH College & University Council

Robert J. Downey, Weare                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: Upon graduation or change of status

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(Management)

James O’Mara, Amherst                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 17, 2016

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the National Education Association of NH

Michael Macri, Concord                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Debra Hackett, Barrington                                                        Term:  July 1, 2012

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Historic/Archaeological)

Anne Krantz, Amherst                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 15, 2013

 

Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court

Linda S. Dalianis, Nashua                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Term:  Until 70 years of age

 

Associate Justice of the NH Supreme Court

Robert J. Lynn, Windham                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  John T. Broderick, Manchester (resigned)                               Term:  Until 70 years of age

 

Water Council

(Public Member) (Chairman)

John A. Gilbert, Concord                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  John F. Bridges, Wolfeboro – Chairman (resigned)               Term:  December 27, 2014

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Board of Licensure for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals

(Public Member)

Charlotte Houde Quimby, Lebanon                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Daniel St. Hilaire, Concord                                                        Term:  January 28, 2013

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Airport Manager)

Kim W. Hopper, Rochester                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 29, 2014

 

Board of Licensure of Interpretors for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

(Non-deaf Public Member)

Christine C. Wellington, Derry                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Elizabeth V. Brown, Keene                                                        Term:  October 10, 2013

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Nominated by FairPoint)

Karen Mead, Bedford                                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kevin M. Shea, Derry                                                                 Term:  July 8, 2011

 

Board of Professional Geologists

John M. Regan, Concord                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Dorothy Richter, Salem (term limited)                                     Term:  October 4, 2015

 

Board of Home Inspectors

(Home Inspector)

Carla J. Horne, Meredith                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 18, 2015

 

Independent Investment Committee

Harold Janeway, Webster                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  David Jensen, Contoocook (resigned)                                     Term:  At the Pleasure of G&C

 

Chairman of the Liquor Commission

Joseph W. Mollica, Sunapee                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Mark Bodi, Portsmouth                                                              Term:  July 1, 2011

Salary:  Grade HH, Step 4, $93,812

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

Kim Gretchen Spencer, Center Harbor                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Sheila Renaud-Finnegan, Pembroke (term limited)              Term:  October 31, 2013

 

Mount Washington Commission

(Public Member)

Martha McLeod, Franconia                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Guy Gosselin, Gorham (resigned)                                             Term:  July 2, 2014

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(Labor)

Richard J. Laughton, Durham                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  J. David McLean, Rochester (resigned)                                   Term:  October 2, 2015

 

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

Douglas A. Hall, Weare                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Carl J. Rod, Jefferson (term limited)                                        Term:  March 4, 2013

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Rep. Public Water Works)

Donald L. Ware, Merrimack                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Robert G Beaurivage, Auburn (resigned)                                Term:  September 28, 2013

 

Sky Haven Airport Operations Commission

Kenneth L. Weyler, Kingston                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 years from confirmation

 

Telecomminications Planning & Development Advisory Committee

(Regional Economic Deveolpment Organization or Planning Commission)

Michael D. Blair, Swanzey                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kenneth G. Lurvey, Concord (resigned)                                  Term:  October 18, 2011

 

Telecomminications Planning & Development Advisory Committee

(Industry)

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

Christopher K. Hodgdon, Contoocook                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 9, 2012

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(Professional Engineer)

Christopher R. Bean, Concord                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  H. Edmond Bergeron, North Conway                                     Term:  April 23, 2013

 

 

#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, Concord, NH.  The trees are being donated by Beloin Tree Farm from Colebrook, NH, with an approximate value of $130.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

B.      Authorized the Division of Economic Development to receive private spnsorship0 support for business recruitment at as value of approximately $12,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012. 

 

ADJUTANT GENERAL

C.      Authorized to accept donations of low voltage lighting, washer and dryer, training, pens, bricks and engraving, and computer services in the amount of $4,392.28 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

New Hampshire Hospital

D.      Authorized to accept donations from contributors as detailed in letter dated November 4, 2010, in the amount of $1,141.63, for the period of July 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010.

 

E.       Authorized to accept nonmonetary donations as detailed in letter dated November 4, 2010, for the period of July 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010.

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

F.       Authorized the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, Services for Blind and Visually Impaired, to accept a donation in the amount of $100.

 

G.      Authorized the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, Services for Blind and Visually Impaired, to accept a donation in the amount of $100 in memory of Alma Langlois and $100 in memory of E. Chester “Chet” Wilson.

 

 

 

                            BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#2           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for the Canam Steel Corporation located in Claremont, New Hampshire.  Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD dECEMBER 8, 2010

AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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                At 10:50 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority (“Authority”) for Canam Steel Corporation and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project.  The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject.  Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project and emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR CANAM STEEL CORPORATION IN CLAREMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were:  Governor Lynch, Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $10,000,000 VARIABLE RATE DEMAND LIMITED OBLIGATION RECOVERY ZONE FACILITY REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY FOR CANAM STEEL CORPORATION IN CLAREMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination under RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of an industrial facility for Canam Steel Corporation (the “Borrower”), in Claremont, New Hampshire, by the Authority’s issuance of up to $10,000,000 aggregate amount of variable rate demand limited obligation recovery zone facility revenue bonds (the "Bonds") under RSA 162-I:1 et seq. (the "Act"); and

 

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

 

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

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

(a)           Special Findings.

 

(1)           The project to be financed with the proceeds of the Bonds consists of the following:  (i) financing the costs of the acquisition and renovation of an approximately 239,000 square foot bridge manufacturing facility located at 386 River Road, Claremont, New Hampshire (the “Facility”); (ii) financing the costs of acquisition and installation of machinery and equipment to be used within the Facility;  and (iii) financing the payment of certain related financing, closing and other costs and expenses, possibly including capitalized interest and issuance expenses (collectively the “Project”). The Facility is within the definition of "Industrial Facility" in RSA 162-I:2 and may be financed under the Act.

 

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

 

(b)           General Findings.

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

(4)           The Financing Documents do not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facility, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to:  December 8, 2010

 

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#3           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Rollinsford, NH, in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of assisting Green View Technologies LLC with a business expansion activity.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#4           Authorized to amend a grant to the Town of Nelson, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-13-10, item #9), for assisting the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music pay for furnishings and equipment and working capital associated with a newly constructed Community Auditorium and Learning Center, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2011 from December 31, 2010.  No additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Hampton, NH, in the amount of $400,000 for the purpose of assisting a business, SleepNet Corporation, with business expansion activities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Haverhill, NH, in the amount of $500,000, for acquisition of the Opera House.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Lancaster, NH, in the amount of $500,000, for acquisition and rehabilitation of McKee Inn.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#8           Authorized to amend a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University System of NH, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-9-09, item #7), for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA – State Energy Program – USNH Energy Efficiency Building Projects, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2010 to April 1, 2011.  100% Federal Funds (ARRA – SEP). 

 

#9           Authorized to enter into a contract with The National Infrastructure Institute, Portsmouth, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA – Energy Assurance Program for a Risk and Vulnerability Assessment, in the amount of $64,996.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds (ARRA – EA). 

 

#10         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Thomas J. Duffy, Concord, NH, for the purpose of providing data analysis and reports associated with the operation of NH’s State Data Center, in the amount of $10,000.  Effective January 3, 2011 through September 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#11         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program, in the amount of $49,210.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#12         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program, in the amount of $49,523.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#13         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program, in the amount of $55,653.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#14         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program, in the amount of $59,612.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#15         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program, in the amount of $39,773.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#16         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program, in the amount of $58,959.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#16A      Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Horizon Residential Energy Services NH LLC, Concord, NH, to assist OEP in performing Quality Assurance inspections to insure meeting the OEP’s stated goal of inspecting 10% of all completed units in the low-income Weatherization Program, in the amount not to exceed $38,133.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#17         Authorized to exercise a sole source contract renewal with MultiProcess Computer Corporation, Windham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #18B), for Financial Responsibility Imaging System software maintenance, by increasing the value by $120,000 from $297,500 to $417,500.  Effective January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012.  100% Other Funds.  The Agency Class 027 used by the Department of Safety to reimburse DoIT for this maintenance service is 100% Highway Funds. 

 

#18         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with AK Associates Inc., Derry, NH, to provide emergency restoration services for the State Police Valor Computer Aided Dispatch / Records Management System / Mobile Field Reporting System, in the amount of $40,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 6, 2011.  100% Other Funds.  The Agency Class 027 used by the Department of Safety to reimburse DoIT for this maintenance service is 100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#19         Authorized Lieutenant Colonel Paul N. Loiselle, Falmouth, ME, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#20         Authorized Major Darik C. Day, New Gloucester, ME, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#21         Authorized Captain Dennis D. Jones, Nashua, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#22         Authorized Lieutenant Colonel David R. Routhier, Grafton, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#23         Authorized Brian S. Fisher, Madbury, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

#24         Authorized Luis N. Maldonado, Concord, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#25         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Century Mechanical Inc., Concord, NH, for the Chiller upgrades and mechanical improvements at 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $594,999.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $64,500 for unanticipated expenses, bringing the total to $659,499.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 29, 2011.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized to reclassify position #10103 Administrative Assistant II, labor grade 19, to a Paralegal II, labor grade 19.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli abstaining, to enter into a contract with Anthem Life Insurance Company, Worthington, OH, for the employer-paid life insurance provided to full time employees, in the amount of approximately $643,500.  Effective January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2015.  Approximately 40% General, 16% Federal, and 44% Other Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond S. Burton with regard to the financing of certain capital expenditures as well as the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH.

 

#29         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John D. Shea with regard to the financing of certain capital improvements and the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH and The Holderness School, Plymouth, NH.

 

#30         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John D. Shea with regard to the financing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with Proctor Academy, Andover, NH.

 

#31         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora Pignatelli with regard to the financing of certain new capital equipment in connection with Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua, NH.

 

#32         Authorized that excess Working Capital Warrant from the month of October of $200,321,496 be transferred to Working Capital Warrant for the month of November.  (2)Further authorized a Working Capital Warrant for the month of January in the amount of $500,000 to cover expenditures.

 

#33         Authorized to extend the temporary full-time position of Administrator IV, (previously approved by G&C on 11-4-09, item #9B), through December 31, 2012.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a three-month holdover amendment with Sal’s Kitchen Realty, Lawerence, MA, to provide courtroom and office space for the Milford District Court in an amount not to exceed $15,820.05.  Effective January 1, 2011 through March 31, 2011.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

#35         Authorized to enter into a contract with Tri State Fire Protection LLC, Nashua, NH, for fire alarm system testing and maintenance services at forty-three state buildings, in an amount not to exceed $250,645.76.  Effective January 16, 2011 through January 15, 2014.  31.6% General, 68.4% Transfer Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a long term lease agreement with Monadnock Development Corporation, Keene, NH, for office and courtroom space for the Keene District Court and the Cheshire County Superior and Probate Court, in an amount not to exceed $8,369,510.  Effective December 8, 2010 through June 27, 2027.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC. 

 

#37         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Rowley Agency Inc., Concord, NH, for commercial property, general liability and umbrella insurance for the Franklin, Derry and Jaffrey District Courthouses, in an amount not to exceed $16,659.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 14, 2014.  100% Transfer Funds – AOC. 

 

#37A      Authorized to amend an existing contract with CIBER Inc., Greenwood Village, CO, at no additional cost to provide the State of NH’s NH FIRST Enterprise Resource Planning project with Warrantee support by extending the contract ending term for three months from December 30, 2010 to March, 31, 2011.

 

#37B      Authorized a new chapter of the Manual of Procedures, DAS MOP 2100 – Identification of State Vehicles.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#37C      Authorized revision to the provisions of Chapter MOP 2700 of the Manual of Procedures, MOP 2700 – NH FIRST Implementation, Utilization, Polices and User Instructions, as detailed in letter dated November 30, 2010.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                STATE TREASURY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38         Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

 

#39         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $126,598 and the Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $126,597.46 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#40         Authorized to award an unconditional state guarantee of principal and interest on a proposed line of credit note for the Pease Development Authority in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $2.5 million to be outstanding at any time.  (2)Further authorized to amend the Reimbursement agreement between the Authority and the State relative to issuance of stated obligations of the Authority.

 

#41         Authorized to fill an Assistant Treasurer position effective January 1, 2011 at Grade DD, Step 1, and annual salary of $59,469.

 

#42         Authorized to enter into a contract (Credit Agreement) with US Bank, N.A., New York, NY, for access to a $50,000,000 Commercial Paper Liquidity Facility, in an amount not to exceed $600,000.  Effective December 15, 2010 to December 14, 2013.  (2)Further authorized to execute the Fee Letter pursuant to the Credit Agreement above.  (3)Further authorized an amendment to the agreement with Treasury’s commercial paper dealer (Barclay’s) to reflect the replacement of Helaba Bank with US Bank, N.A.  (4)Further authorized an amendment to the agreement with Treasury’s issuing and paying agent/trustee (Deutsche Bank) to reflect the replacement of Helaba Bank with US Bank, N.A. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#43         Authorized to amend an operating grant to the NH Music Festival, Center Harbor (previously approved by G&C on 1-13-10, item #31), by reducing the amount by $791 from $11,300 to $10,509.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized to amend an operating grant awarded to the Pontine Theatre, Portsmouth (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #16), by reducing the amount by $490 from $7,000 to $6,510.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized to amend an operating grant awarded to the Monadnock Music, Peterborough (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #23), by reducing the amount by $840 from $12,000 to $11,160.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized to amend operating grants awarded to the organizations as detailed in letter dated September 29, 2010, (previously approved by G&C on 12-9-09, item #27), by reducing the amounts as reflected.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source contract with Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc., Bethesda, MD, (previously amended by G&C on 8-19-09, item #38), for the digital archiving and capturing solution for born-digital state of NH publications, by increasing the amount by $21,522.30 to $88,150.10, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2011.  Effective July 1, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized the Division of Arts to enter into a service agreement with Nathan Desesso, Scarborough, ME, to create a work of art for the Hampton Beach State Park Redevelopment Project in the amount of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Percent For Arts Fund. 

 

#49         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of Wilton in the amount of $9,856.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to award Conservation Number Plate Grants totaling $49,978 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 5, 2010.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to Portsmouth Historical Society in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#51A      Authorized the State Library contract for Conant Metal  Light, for restoration of three 1895 exterior light fixtures in the amount of $4,470.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

#52         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report for FY 2010.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#53         Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $157,022 from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Sexual Assault Services Program, to be utilized to improve the state’s response to victims of sexual assault in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a sub grant with the agencies as detailed in letter dated October 25, 2010, from the Sexual Assault Services Program award, for the purpose of providing services for victims of sexual assault in NH, totaling $149,171.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#54         Authorized to transfer FY 2011 appropriations in the amount of $26,029 in the National Institute of Justice Federal FY 2011 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program to be utilized in support of forensic services in NH.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend an additional amount of $94,954 from the National Institute of Justice Federal Fiscal Year 2011 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program to be utilized in support of forensic services in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#55         Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the Hillsborough County Human Services, in the amount of $25,228 from the 2009 ARRA, Violence Against Women Formula Grant, for the purpose of assisting in the establishment of a new victim advocate position at HCHS.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the Administrative Office of the Courts, totaling $18,000 from the previously accepted 2009 ARRA, Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized to enter into a sub grant in the amount of $262,860 with Keystone Hall, utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Family-Based Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for the purpose of funding residential substance abuse treatment for justice-involved women with children.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized to enter into sub grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 23, 2010, totaling $630,500 from the 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 July 31, 2012.  (2)Further authorized to enter into sub grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 23, 2010, totaling $172,690 from the previously budgeted FY 2009 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, for the purpose of providing services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2012.  (3)Further authorized to enter into sub grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 23, 2010, totaling $42,154 from the previously budgeted FY 2008 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, for the purpose of providing services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58A      Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, in the amount of $10,807.25 funded by the 2009 OVC Services to Families of Homicide Victims in Rural Areas Cooperative Agreement Grant Award to support contracted services in needs assessment and program evaluation relevant to the Department of Justice, Office of Victim/Witness Assistance.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58B      Authorized to enter into a contract with Attorney David F. Conley, Concord, NH, for the purpose of serving as a Hearing Officer on an as needed basis for appeals before any of the environmental councils of the Department of Environmental Services, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#58C      Authorized to enter into a contract with Attorney Stephen J. Judge, Manchester, NH, for the purpose of serving as a Hearing Officer on an as needed basis for the Department of Banking Administrative Hearings, in an amount not to exceed $61,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#59         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request the Commissioners appointment of Deborah L. Stone to be the Assistant Property and Casualty Actuary at an annual salary of $83,917, which equates to Step 5 of salary group FF, effective January 3, 2011.  100% Insurance Assessment Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#60         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to renew a lease agreement with Concord Business Center/Lighthouse Trust, Concord, NH, which provides 3,000 square feet of storage space located at 126 C Hall Street, Concord, NH, in the amount of $87,924.  Effective January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2015.  100% Workers Comp Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#61         Authorized to continue/extend four positions in a temporary status until December 17, 2011, with an estimated cost of $56,493.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized to enter into a contract with RWN Property Services, North Conway, NH, for rooftop snow removal services at NHES, in the amount of $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to enter into a contract with Scott Brochu d/b/a Scott Brochu’s New England Roofing, Rochester, NH, for rooftop snow removal services at NHES’s Portsmouth and Somersworth offices, in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#64         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report for the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION

#65         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a lease agreement with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties for the property at 57 Regional Drive, Concord, in the amount of $497,660.40.  Effective March 1, 2011 through February 28, 2016.  100% Liquor Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#66         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton, and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yea, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $400,000 to the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Economic Development, to partner with Lakes Region Community College and Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative to expand the energy efficiency workforce training program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds. 

 

#67         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – no, Councilor Shea – yea, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to award funds in the amount of $2,000,000 to the NH Housing Finance Authority, to implement the Greener Homes program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds. 

 

#68         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth, and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yea, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $2,000,000 to the NH Community Loan Fund, to provide energy efficiency retrofits for manufactured homes in resident-owned communities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds. 

 

#69         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Shea, and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yea, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $2,000,000 to the NH Business Finance Authority, to expand and administer loans to NH businesses to increase energy efficiency.  (2)Further authorized an advance payment of $746,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds. 

 

#70         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – no, Councilor Shea – yea, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $5,000,000 to TRC Energy Services, a division of TRC Environmental Corporation, to develop and implement the Pay for Performance program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds. 

 

#71         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yea, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $2,000,000 to the NH Retail Merchants Association, to expand the energy efficiency program for commercial buildings.  (2)Further authorized an advance payment of $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds. 

 

                                RACING AND CHARITABLE GAMING COMMISSION

#72         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to continue its membership and participation in the Association of Racing Commissioners, Lexington, KY, for an amount of $11,000.  Effective January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#73         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a contract with Alene Cangles LLC, Milford, NH, to implement employer-based training under the NH Job Training Program, in the amount of $97,129.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 15, 2012.  100% Training Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized the Division of Economic Development to amend a memorandum of agreement with the Lakes Region Community College, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-9-09, item #40), for the Expanded Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program, by extending the end date and timeline to March 31, 2011 from December 31, 2010.  No additional Funds.  100% Other Funds: RGGI – Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. 

 

#75         Authorized the Division of Economic Development to accept and expend private contributions in the amount of approximately $48,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds (Energy Audit Fund Donations). 

 

#76         Authorized the Division of Economic Development to accept and expend funds from the NH Public Utilities Commission in the amount of $45,000 for the purpose of building an Efficiency Training Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds: RGGI – Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. 

 

#77         Authorized the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to exercise a sole source contract renewal option with Yankee Publishing of Dublin Inc., Dublin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #21), for online reservation services through the State’s tourism website www.visitnh.gov .  Effective upon G&C approval through a period of two years. 

 

#78         Authorized the Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance Contracts with the Snowmobile clubs as detailed in letter dated November 17, 2010, for a total amount of $1,472,603.49.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2011.  100% OHRV and Snowmobile Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized the Bureau of Trails to enter into a lease agreement with Conway Scenic Railroad Inc., North Conway, NH, in the amount of $10,032, to provide public use of snow traveling vehicles on their property starting the first Monday in January and ending on March 31st of each fiscal year for three winter seasons.  100% OHRV and Snowmobile Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to make a payment to NH Campground Owners’ Association, Epsom, NH, in the amount of $4,329 for membership renewal, brochure distribution, advertising via their guide and on the web per invoice for a due date of December 18, 2010.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Parks Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend federal funds from the USDA Forest Service Grant, in the amount of $44,298.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a retroactive memorandum of agreement with the Department of Safety for lease space on the second floor of the Yankee Building located at the summit of Mount Washington, for a total of $150,000.  Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2015. 

 

#83         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a retroactive memorandum of agreement with the Department of Transportation for lease space on the second floor of the Yankee Building located at the summit of Mount Washington, for a total of $50,000.  Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2015. 

 

#84         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a retroactive memorandum of agreement with the NH Fish and Game Department for lease space on the second floor of the Yankee Building located at the summit of Mount Washington, for a total of $50,000.  Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2015. 

 

#85         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Rowell’s Sewer & Drain LLC, Franklin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-12-10, item #49), to add an additional pumping location and services at Ellacoya State Park from July 15, 2010 through August 31, 2010, by increasing the amount by $3,997.25 from $16,339 to $20,336.25.  100% Park Account Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend $11,308 from the USDA Forest Service for maintaining and enhancing the Urban and Community Forestry Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86A      Authorized the Risk Management Unit to enter into a contract with The Rowley Agency Inc., Concord, NH, for general liability insurance coverage for the OHRV, Snowmobile Trails, and Easement for NH Heritage Trail, in the amount of $174,009.  Effective January 1, 2011 through January 1, 2014.  100% OHRV and Snowmobile Funds. 

 

#86B      Authorized Cannon Mountain to enter into a Long-Term Rental Agreement with Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, Nashville, TN, for a Caterpillar 450E Backhoe Loader, in the amount of $116,265.76.  Effective December 18, 2010 through December 18, 2013, with the option to purchase for $42,819 at the end of the lease term.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#86C      Authorized Cannon Mountain to enter into an agreement with the Franconia Ski Club of Franconia, NH, to continue a competitive ski racing and snow sports, and skier education program at Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the total amount of $25,000.  (2)Further authorized to grant the Franconia Ski Club the right to use on a non-exclusive basis “Ernie’s Haus” as its headquarters.  Effective December 8, 2010 through December 7, 2020. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#87         Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Service Agreement with the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, reflecting the shared desire to work cooperatively to support and implement the respective wildlife damage control efforts.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011. 

 

#88         Authorized to amend an existing grant agreement with the Connecticut River Joint Commissions Inc., Charlestown, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #42), for restoring and enhancing fish gabitat in the Mohawk and Connecticut Rivers, Colebrook, NH, by extending the end date from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2012.  100% Other (Fisheries Habitat Account). 

 

#89         Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with The Nature Conservancy, in the amount of $10,782 for transaction costs associated with the Department’s purchase of 137 acres in Webster.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 30, 2011.  75% Federal, 25% Other (wildlife habitat dedicated funds). 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#90         Authorized to amend G&C item #65, previously approved on 6-3-09, the Water Quality Program, ARRA funds by reallocating $4,829 for better utilization as detailed in letter dated October 19, 2010.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 17, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized to accept and place on file the 2010 annual report.

 

#92         Authorized to pay 2011 membership dues to the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, Washington, DC, in the amount of $6,900.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized to enter into a project takeover agreement with The Hanover Insurance Company, Philadelphia, PA, to install a technical fishpass system beneath the Route 33 Bridge in Greenland, NH, and to restore the site of the former Winnicut River Dam, in the amount of $586,590.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  80% ARRA, 15% Federal, 5% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to amend an agreement with the Connecticut River Joint Commissions Inc., Charlestown, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #134), for the Stream Restoration at the Lower Mohawk River and Colebrook Business Park Project by changing the completion date from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized to amend an agreement with Trout Unlimited, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-13-10, item #74), for the Nashua Stream Restoration Project, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2011 from December 31, 2010.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized a loan agreement with Lyme Water Association Inc., Lyme, NH, in the amount of $300,000 to finance the water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized a loan agreement with Hampshire Court Condominium Owner’s Association, Rindge, NH, in the amount of $61,000 to finance the water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized to amend a contract with Riverside Technology Inc., Fort Collins, CO, for improvements to an existing watershed modeling computer application, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011 from December 31, 2010.  100% Dam Maintenance Funds. 

 

#99         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Portsmouth (previously approved by G&C on 3-5-08, item #54), which finalizes and lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $430,286.26 from $1,500,000 to $1,069,713.74, used for the construction of the Rye Line Pumping Station/Sewer Upgrade Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Federal, 17% CWSRF State Match. 

 

#100       Authorized to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund Grant to the Town of Alton, in the amount of $23,000 to purchase 10 floodplain culverts for connectivity improvements at Coffin Brook Road.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% ARM Funds. 

 

#101       Authorized an Allonge to Promissory Note and amendment of Loan Agreement with Pennichuck East Utility Inc., in the amount of $595,000 to finance the interconnection of the Town of Derry and Maple Hills water system.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% DWSRF Loan Repayment Funds. 

 

#102       Authorized to enter into a single bid contract with Transformer Service Inc., Concord, NH, for main switchgear inspection and maintenance services in the amount of $30,390.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100 % WRBP Funds. 

 

#103       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 Pisacatqua Region Estuaries Partnership Management Plan.  Effective January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#104       Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Woodard & Curran Environmental Services Inc., Portland, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #48), for the operation and maintenance of the groundwater treatment facility at the Keefe Environmental Services Hazardous Waste Site in Epping, by increasing the amount by $123,611 from $4,552,699 to $4,676,310, and by extending the contract completion date from March 31, 2011 to August 31, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#105       Authorized the City of Portsmouth’s request to construct a float to be installed perpendicular to the end of an existing permitted docking structure consisting of a permanent pier connecting to a ramp connecting to a float with a total structure length of 42 ft, providing one slip on frontage on the Piscataqua River.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#106       Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2011 funds to Jason Gabour, Mental Health Worker II, NH Hospital, in the amount of $346.40 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2010.  70% General, 30% Federal Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2011 funds to Terri Kangas-Feller, Registered Nurse III, NH Hospital, in the amount of $204.23 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2010.  70% General, 30% Federal Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2011 funds to Adele Gallant, CPSW IV, and Division for Children, Youth and Families, in the amount of $1,361.01 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2010.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2011 funds to Shawn Driskell, CPSW III, Division for Children, Youth and Families, in the amount of $452.58 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2009 & 2010.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2011 funds to Jennifer Coke, CPSW IV, Division for Children, Youth and Families, in the amount of $2,826.97 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2010.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2011 funds to Paula Bennett, Fiscal Specialist I, Division for Children, Youth and Families, in the amount of $2,538.61 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2009 & 2010.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2011 funds to Diana Carney, Licensing and Evaluation Coordinator, Child Care Licensing, in the amount of $107.34 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2009 & 2010.  38% General, 62% Federal Funds. 

 

#113       Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2011 funds to Joseph Peters, Youth Counselor III, Division of Juvenile Justice Services, in the amount of $716.94 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2010.  97.53% General, 2.47% Other Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized to amend an agreement with John Gfroerer, d/b/a Accompany, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-13-10, item #82), to produce a 25-30 minute web-based Realistic Job Preview video illustrating the role and responsibilities of a state classified position known as Adult Protective Service Worker, by increasing the price by $8,953 from $17,905 to $26,858.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#115       Authorized to accept $43,587.06 from Entergy Corporation as reimbursement to the State of NH for costs incurred in responding to the January tritium leak at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear plant in Vernon, VT.  (2)Further authorized to distribute $43,587.06 to the state agencies as detailed in letter dated November 1, 2010.  100% Other (Entergy Corporation) Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#116       Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Institute of Health Policy and Practice, Durham, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 11-17-10, item #147), to provide assistance implementing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ mandated Minimum Data Set 3.0 Section Q initiatives, by increasing the amount of $114,497 from $1,552,945 to an amount not to exceed $1,667,442.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

#117       Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source lease with 20 West Park LLC, Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-17-07, item #75), for Lebanon Itinerant Office space, by increasing the price of $4,980 to $21,527.16 from $16,547.16, and by extending the end date to September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Minority Health

#118       Authorized to enter into a retroactive, sole source contract with Lutheran Community Services of NH Inc., Concord, NH, to provide school-related social services to NH refugees, in the amount of $55,000.  Effective August 14, 2010 through August 15, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized to enter into a retroactive, sole source contract with International Institute of Boston Inc., Boston, MA, to provide school-related social services to NH refugees, in the amount of $120,000.  Effective August 14, 2010 through August 15, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#120       Authorized to enter into a retroactive, sole source contract with Lutheran Community Services of NH Inc., Concord, NH, to provide preventive health services to NH refugees, in the amount of $33,000.  Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121       Authorized to enter into a retroactive, sole source contract with International Institute of Boston Inc., Boston, MA, to provide preventive health services to NH refugees, in the amount of $33,000.  Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#122       Authorized to amend a sole source retroactive agreement with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Bedford, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 2-9-10, item #58), for educational specialist services, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2010 to December 31, 2010.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#123       Authorized the Child Development Bureau to accept and expend federal funds available from US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, through the ARRA of 2009 in the amount of $664,227.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  (2)Further authorized to award a one-time retroactive sole source grant payment to Early Learning NH, Concord, NH, for establishment of an early childhood advisory council in an amount not to exceed $664,227.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#124       Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the NH Children’s Trust Fund, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #150), for the provision of a Community-Based NH Incentive Fund Program, by increasing the price by $15,089 from $1,544,517 to $1,559,606.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#125       Authorized the Division for Children, Youth and Families and the Division of Juvenile Justice Services to enter into an agreement with Familystrength, an affiliate of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Concord, NH, for the provision of family assessment and inclusive reunification program services, in an amount not to exceed $624,999.  Effective January 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#125A    Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the Supreme Court of the State of NH, through the Administrative Office of the Courts, Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 12-9-09, item #75), for the continuation of the Marital Masters Program, by increasing the price by $1,020,000 from $5,559,671 to $6,743,773, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#126       Authorized to retroactively enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University System of NH, Durham, NH, to provide nutrition education programs, in the amount of $828,447.  Effective October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#127       Authorized Bureau of Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $10,667 from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the NH Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Registry Pilot.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Justice, Concord, NH, to develop a Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Registry Pilot, in an amount not to exceed $9,156.  (3)Further authorized the Department of Justice to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $9,156 to fund the NH Sudden Unexplained Infant Death research.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#128       Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $43,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#129       Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, Infectious Disease Investigation Section, to accept and expend Other funds in the amount of $861,548 from the Department of Safety to fund the Metropolitan Medical Response System and the Critical Care and Supplemental Oxygen Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#130       Authorized to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $41,745.19 from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials to fund a statewide strategic plan on the public health impacts of climate change.  (2)Further authorized to make a one time retroactive payment to the Department of Environmental Services, Concord, NH, in the amount of $41,745.19 for services provided in SFY 2010.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2010.  100% Other (ASTHO) Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#131       Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, Infectious Disease Investigation Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $2,374,732 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the continuation of pandemic influenza preparation at the state and regional level.  (2)Further authorized to create an IT Consultant position, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  (3)Further authorized to amend item #90, approved by G&C on 6-9-10, by extending the temporary position end date.  (4)Further authorized the Department of Safety to accept and expend additional Transfers from Other Agencies fund in the amount of $106,704 from DHHS.  Effective retroactive to August 30, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#132       Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Injury Prevention Program to enter into an agreement with Turning Points Network, Claremont, NH, to develop sexual violence prevention messaging in social media formats designed by and used with high school age adolescents, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#133       Authorized the Bureau of Prevention Services, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $49,662 from the Centers for Disease Control to fund the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#134       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, the Bureau of Community Health Services to amend an agreement with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 5-6-09, item #108), to provide family planning services, by increasing the price by $2,552 from $223,104 to $225,656.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#135       Authorized General Fund transfers in the amount of $871,000 from the NH Hospital to the Bureau of Behavioral Health.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend additional federal revenue in the amount of $711,712, and to make use of the general funds above.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#136       Authorized Special Medical Services to accept and expend Lifespan Respite Care Program federal funds from the US DHHS, Administration on Aging, in the amount of $9,142.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#137       Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH, to provide expert consultation and training services in an amount not to exceed $54,086.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#138       Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with NH Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities Inc., d/b/a Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, to provide family centered medical home and health information training for youth with epilepsy and parents of children with epilepsy in an amount not to exceed $86,246.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#139       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Center for Life Management, Derry, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $230,945.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#140       Authorized with Councilor Burton and Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to enter into an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, to provide financial management services statewide by managing the Authorized service dollars, under the NH Caregiver Support Program, for eligible family caregivers through a consumer directed service delivery model in an amount not to exceed $1,017,460.  Effective January 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012.  66.02% Federal, 33.98% General Funds. 

 

#141       Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health Inc., Laconia, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 10-20-10, item #68), acting as fiscal agent to operate Belknap County ServiceLink Resource Center, to provide fiscal oversight and program functions for the Nursing Home Person Centered Transition to Community Living Project, Veteran Directed – Home and Community Based Services, State Health Insurance Assistance Program – Medicare Improvements for Patients & Providers Act, and Senior Medicare Patrol Project services, by increasing the amount by $280,985 from $299,676.07 to $580,661.07.  (2)Further authorized to make an advance payment of $85,763.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#142       Authorized to accept nonmonetary donations from the NH Hospital Association, Foundation for Health Communities to support NHH’s emergency preparedness.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend other funds of $10,000 from the Federal Hospital Preparedness Program for Healthy Communities to fund the NHH Emergency Preparedness Program.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#143       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to amend a contract with Kang Company Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #66), for janitorial services, by increasing the amount by $6,000 from $12,000 to $18,000, and by extending the end date through December 31, 2011.  Effective January 1, 2011.  99% General, 1% Other (Professional Health Program) Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#144       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract with Simplex Grinnell, Nashua, NH, to provide Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection services to the Home, in the amount of $9,940.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#145       NOT USED

 

#146       Authorized to award a $6,000 grant to Rivier College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#147       Authorized to award a $11,000 grant to Franklin Pierce University, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#148       Authorized to award a $55,000 grant to Community College System of NH, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#149       Authorized to award an $80,000 grant to the University of NH, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#150       Authorized to award a $30,000 grant to Keene State College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#151       Authorized to award a $25,000 grant to Plymouth State University, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#152       Authorized to award a $11,000 grant to Hesser College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#153       Authorized to award a $6,000 grant to New England College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#154       Authorized to award a $5,000 grant to Colby-Sawyer College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#155       Authorized to award a $12,000 grant to Saint Anselm College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#156       Authorized to award a $23,000 grant to Southern NH University, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#157       Authorized to transfer FY 2011 appropriations in the amount of $280,000 between classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#158       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 NH Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Recipient, the NH Milken National Educator, and the NH Blue Ribbon Schools, at a cost not to exceed $3,891.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a contract with the Common Man Inn Inc., Plymouth, NH, to provide the necessary conference facilities, and food service for the banquet for up to 150 attendees on December 15, 2010.  100% Donated Funds. 

 

#159       Authorized the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to conduct a one day summit focusing on high school graduation: Getting to Zero in 2010, Early Warning Indicators and Intervention to be held on December 13, 2010 at Nonnis-Chi LLC, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $8,446.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a contract with Nonnis-Chi LLC, Concord, NH, to host the one day summit above.  100% Private Grant Funds. 

 

#160       Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend a sole source contract with Kyran Research Associates Inc., Newport, RI, (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-09, item #65), for maintenance and support of the NH Vocational Rehabilitation Case Management System, and to provide annual enhancement support for the NH VRCMS, by increasing the amount by $250,000 from $800,000 to $1,050,000, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2012.  (2)Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#161       WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Plymouth, to update the Town’s Emergency Operations Plan, for a total amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#162       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Hinsdale, NH, for the reimbursement of project cost over runs associated with the project identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $73,120.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#163       WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with Volunteer NH! for emergency preparedness capabilities enhancements, in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#164       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the City of Claremont, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 9-23-09, item #102), by extending the completion date from December 31, 2010 to September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#165       Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending October 31, 2010.

 

#166       Authorized to continue membership and participation with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, Washington, DC, by paying annual membership dues in the amount of $20,299 for Calendar Year 2011.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#167       Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000, for the sum total of $86,909.11 for the period extending from July 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010.

 

#168       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $2,883,345 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from October 30, 2010 through November 17, 2010.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#169       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a permanent Right of Way easement over a portion of the Spaulding Turnpike Limited Access Right of Way located in Dover to 25 Charles Street, LLC, for $20,100 which includes an Administrative Fee of $1,100.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#170       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell an 8.3-acre parcel of State owned land located in the Towns of Warner and Sutton to Robert C. Shoemaker, III Living Trust for $63,000, plus an Administrative Fee of $1,100.  (2)Further authorized to compensate Parade Properties from the proceeds of the subject sale in the maoutn of $3,780 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#171       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a permanent utility easement consisting of 15,750 square feet over a parcel of State owned land in Merrimack to Merrimack Village District for $12,400 which includes an Administrative Fee of $1,100, plus the installation of an 8-inch water stub off the water line to be installed in the utility easement for future benefit of the State at the expense of Merrimack Village District.

 

#172       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Michael & Elizabeth Hurley, Laconia, NH, for the use of state-owned railroad property in Laconia along Paugus Bay, in the amount of $8,000.  Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2015. 

 

#173       Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with PB Americas Inc., Manchester, NH, and Boston, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 5-4-05, item #154), for final design engineering for the northern section of the Salem-Manchester I-93 widening project, by extending the end date from December 31, 2010 to March 31, 2011. 

 

#174       Authorized the NH Rail Transit Authority to enter into a memorandum of understanding to assign responsibilities for promoting and implementing passenger rail service in NH.

 

#175       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #215), to provide coordinated public transportation services for the general public and elderly and disabled citizens in the City of Concord, by extending the end date from December 31, 2010 to June 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds. 

 

#176       Authorized the Office of Stewardship and Compliance to enter into a contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Manchester, NH, for auditing each of the environmental management systems of the five bureaus within the Division of Operations, on the basis of a low bid of $48,000.  Effective from the date of Notice to Proceed through June 30, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#177       Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to amend a contract with Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 5-26-10, item #94), for addressing transportation planning issues, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2010 to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#178       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Liddell Brothers Inc., Halifax, MA, for replacing aluminum sign structures at two locations along I-93 (Exit 26 northbound, Plymouth and Exist 33 northbound in Lincoln), on the basis of a low bid of $108,208.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $16,231.20 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 20, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#179       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with BUR Construction LLC, Claremont, NH, for rehabilitation of the bridge deck carrying NH Route 103 over Stevens Brook in Warner, on the basis of a low bid of $303,765.99.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $30,376.60 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 19, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#180       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail Inc., Andover, NH, for replacement of cable guardrail and terminal end units in the towns of Winchester, Richmond, Fitzwilliam and Rindge, on the basis of a low bid of $447,446.30.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $44,744.63 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 24, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#181       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a renewal Lease Agreement with Lincoln RR Enterprises, Lincoln, NH, for the continued lease of Locomotive No. 1008, in the estimated amount of $7,200.  Effective January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2020. 

 

#182       Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreements with the sub-recipients as detailed in letter dated November 22, 2010, to provide funding and services for projects in Plymouth, Sanbornton, Northfield, Wolfeboro, and Loudon for improvement under the State Aid Highway Program, totaling $1,446,346.34.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#183       Authorized the Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims for individual amounts less than $600.  Effective January 1, 2011 through March 31, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#184       Authorized to retroactively pay prior year’s increments and annual wages that were not processed from August 1996 through June 2010 in the amount of $36,533.14, from FY 2011 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

A.            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Shea, and with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, authorized the request to approve the new section of the Department of Administrative Services Manual of Procedures (DAS MOP). Specifically that Chapter 150 be revised to add a new section, DAS MOP 150 IV, entitled “Governor and Executive Council Approval of Service Contracts” and that existing DAS MOP 150, IV be renumbered as DAS MOP 150, V.  Effective upon G&C approval.  

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL

B.            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, authorized the request to retroactively approve the reappointment of Rebecca Woodard as an Assistant Attorney General for a term effective December 6, 2010 through December 6, 2015. Her salary will remain the same. 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove item #55- which was tabled at the 11-17-10 Meeting

 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#55         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, and with Councilor Shea voting no, voted to deny the petition of Steven M. Denver requesting a pardon hearing for the Offense of Felonious Sexual Assault.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

 

                               

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove item #75A- which was tabled at the 11-29-10 Pardon Hearing

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council held a public pardon hearing for Eileen M. Kerwick regarding her request approved by G&C on November 17, 2010 (item #75A), for the offense of DWI 4th (2 counts). 

 

#75A      WITHDRAWN - the petition of Eileen M. Kerwick requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of DWI 4th (2 counts).  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until after September 1, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 20, 2010, at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

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