GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

December 9, 2009 10:00 a.m.

 

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:30 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 18, 2009.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wiezcorek, accepted the minutes of Special Meeting of November 23, 2009.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the November 18, 2009 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

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

 

Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Cheshire County)

Betsy Wilder, Keene                                                                                           Effective:  December 9, 2009

 

Water Council

(Granite State Designers & Installers Association)

Bruce Barnard, Hebron                                                                                      Effective:  December  9, 2009

 

 

CONFIRMATION REMOVED FROM TABLE

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove the following confirmation  - which was tabled at the November 4, 2009 Meeting

 

CONFIRMATION

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea and with Councilor Hollingworth and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, voted to approve the confirmation as follows:

 

Air Resources Council

(Municipal Government)

Raymond R. Donald, Kingston                                                                        Effective:  November 4, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 24, 2013

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Operator of permanently placed carnival or amusement rides)

Ryan DeMaria, Salem                                                                                        Effective:  December 9, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 13, 2013

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Commercial Tourism Industry)

Janet Rebman, Hanover                                                                                    Effective:  December 9, 2009

Succeeding:  Denise Meadows, Keene                                                            Term:  January 22, 2011

 

State Historical Resources Council

(Law)

Carolyn W. Baldwin, Gilmanton                                                                      Effective:  December 10, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 10, 2014

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

(Physician Assistant)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Kevin R. Costin, Manchester                                                                            Effective:  December 9, 2009

Vacancy (new position created by HB 408 (2009) per RSA 329:17-V-a) Term:  December 9, 2012

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

(Physician)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Michael Sochat, Weare                                                                                      Effective:  December 9, 2009

Vacancy (new position created by HB 408 (2009) per RSA 329:17-V-a)Term:  December 9, 2012

 

Midwifery Council

(Midwife)

Carol L. Leonard, Hopkinton                                                                           Effective:  December 9, 2009

Succeeding:  Monica Stevens, Colebrook (term limited)                             Term:  November 10, 2013

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(Alternate Member Labor Representative)

Richard J. Laughton, Jr., Durham                                                                    Effective:  December 9, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 6, 2015

 

New Hampshire Retirement System

(NH Local Government Center)

Nominated by the NH Local Government Center

Keith R. Hickey, Merrimack                                                                             Effective:  December 9, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 5, 2011

 

Waste Management Council

(Municipal Public Works Field)

Carl L. Quiram, Manchester                                                                              Effective:  December 9, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 10, 2013

 

 

CONFIRMATION TABLED

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Shea, voted to table the confirmation as follows:

 

Department of Revenue Administration, Assistant Commissioner

Nominated by the Commissioner of Revenue Administration

Margaret L. Fulton, Bedford                                                                             Effective:  January 1, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2014

Salary:  HH max $98,691

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Susan Bloom Newcomer, Spofford                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 18, 2012

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Superintendent)

Jacqueline E. Guillette, Claremont                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 18, 2012

 

Air Resources Council

(Environmental Interests)

Georgia Murray, Conway                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 24, 2013

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Representing assessing official from a town with more than 5,000 population)

Normand R. Pelletier Jr., Hudson                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 23, 2011

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

(Professional Firefighters of NH International Association of Firefighters)

Nominated by the Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire

David C. Lindh, Jr., Dover                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  David R. Duquette, Somersworth                                             Term:  November 12, 2012

 

Board of Foresters

(Public Forester)

Charles Hersey, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Northam Parr, Rumney (term limited)                                     Term:  August 22, 2014

 

State Historical Records Advisory Board

Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Plymouth                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 2, 2013

 

State Historical Records Advisory Board

Richard E. Winslow III, Rye                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 2, 2013

 

Board of Home Inspectors

(Home Inspector)

Robert J. Corsetti, Dover                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 18, 2011

 

Liquor Commission:  Commissioner

Joseph W. Mollica, (i), Sunapee                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Patricia Russell, Keene (retired)                                                Term:  July 1, 2011

Salary:  GG Step 4:  $86,131

 

Marital Master

Nominated by the Administrative Judge of the Judicial Court, Family Division

Jennifer A. Lemire, Stratham                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Diane M. Nicolosi, Concord                                                       Term:  May 3, 2012

 

Moorings Appeals Board

Melvin Borrin, Moultonborough                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 16, 2012

 

Municipal Bond Bank

Matthew D. Boucher, Manchester                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James Tibbetts, Colebrook                                                        Term:  July 1, 2014

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

(Commercial Fisherman)

Erik Anderson, Portsmouth                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 16, 2014

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Represents Fish & Game Commission)

Nominated by the Fish & Game Commission

James W. Ryan, Northwood                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Walter Morse, Hillsborough                                                       Term:  September 28, 2012

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Lori DeLeo, Nashua                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 years from confirmation

 

Commission on the Status of Women

Fatima Deek, Manchester                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 20, 2012

 

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to award a grant to the Town of Colebrook, NH, in the amount of $170,000 for the purpose of assisting BlackMag Industries LLC, with a business expansion activity.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2           Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with International Institute of Boston, Boston, MA, through its subsidiary the International Institute of NH, in the amount of $100,000 to provide direct services to NH refugees.  Effective October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3           Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, in the amount of $30,000 to provide direct services to NH refugees.  Effective October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#4           Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Lutheran Social Services of New England Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $80,000 to provide direct services to NH refugees.  Effective October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Lutheran Social Services of New England Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $140,271 to provide employment services to Merrimack County refugees.  Effective October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to enter into a contract with GDS Associates Inc., Marietta, GA, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA – State Energy Program – Building Code Compliance, in the amount of $600,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University System of NH, Durham, NH, to implement energy saving and/or renewable energy-generating projects in USNH-owned buildings and facilities to save energy, reduce emissions, and create and/or retain jobs for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRAUSNH Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Building Projects in the amount of $1,300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal ARRA-SEP Funds. 

 

#8           Authorized to enter into a contract with TRC Environmental Corporation, Boston, MA, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program – Subgrants to NH Communities, in the amount of $7,108,717.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA-EECBG Funds. 

 

#9           Authorized to enter into a contract with the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Concord, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA – State Energy Programs – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects – Loans and Grants for Businesses in the amount of $3,500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA-SEP Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#10         Authorized to amend the sole source contract with Information Management Corporation d/b/a NH NOE Better Software Inc., North Grafton, MA, for software support and maintenance of IMC Public Safety Software required by the NH Liquor Commission, Bureau of Liquor Enforcement, by increasing the amount by $30,060 from $41,225 to $71,285, and by extending the completion date from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012.  100% Other (Agency Class 27) funds: the Agency Class 27 used by the NH Liquor Commission to reimburse DoIT for this purchase is 100% Other (Agency Class 27) used by the NH Liquor Commission is 100% Liquor Funds. 

 

#11         Authorized on behalf of the NH Department of Employment Security, to amend a sole source contract with VantiCore LLC, Bedford, NH (previously amended by G&C on 5-6-09, item #13), to provide a block of 250 Professional Service Support hours, by increasing the amount by $45,000 from $26,750 to $71,750, and extending the completion date from April 15, 2010 to April 14, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  The Agency Class 027 used by the Department of Employment Security to reimburse DoIT for this maintenance service is 100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11A      Authorized to accept and expend $10,000 in SFY 2010 of additional Other Funds available from the Banking Department for procurement of information technology capabilities.  Effective upon G&CJ approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Other (Agency Class 027) Funds; the agency Class 027 used by the Banking Department to reimburse DoIT is 100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12         Authorized Major Michael J. Blair, Epping, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#13         Authorized Captain Nelson E. Perron, Nottingham, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#14         Authorized to amend a contract with Delta Dental Plan of NH Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C On 11-28-07, item #25), by extending the term of the contract for a period of six months from January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010. 

 

#15         Authorized Bureau of Public Works and Construction to amend the assignment of pool vehicle #H81 to a permanent vehicle assigned to Timothy Davis, Clerk of the Works II, expected to provide an annual savings of approximately $8,000.  (2)Further authorized  to amend permanently assigned motor vehicle #A1 from Carl Wideberg to a permanently assigned pool vehicle.

 

#16         Authorized to amend an existing contract with CIBER Inc., Greenwood Village, CO, to provide the State of NH’s NH FIRST Enterprise Resource Planning project with Warrantee/Go-Live Support, the 2010 CAFR software and onsite support, and Vendor Registration Software/Support, by extending the contract for one year from December 30, 2009 to December 30, 2010 at no additional cost.

 

#17         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and with Councilor Burton and Councilor Shea voting no, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gemini Electric Inc., Auburn, NH, for electrical renovations at various State turnpike facilities for a total price not to exceed $395,900.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $40,000 for additional unanticipated expenses bringing the total to $435,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 2, 2010.  100% Turnpike Funds – Renewal – Replacement. 

 

#18         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Lakes Region Environmental Contractors Inc., Belmont, NH, for removal and replacement of underground storage tanks for a total price not to exceed $16,998.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $2,000 for additional unanticipated expenses bringing the total to $18,988.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  36% General, 64% Transfers from other agencies. 

 

#18A      Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the County of Merrimack, Boscawen, NH, for courtroom and office space for the Merrimack County Probate Court in an amount not to exceed $148,835.16.  Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

#18B      Authorized to accept one Christmas tree to be placed at the Bridges House on Mountain Road, Concord, NH, with an approximate value of $55 from the Nichols Tree Farm, Orford, NH.

 

#18C      Authorized to accept one Christmas tree to be placed in Governor and Council Chambers at the State House with an approximate value of $75 from Rocks Tree Farm, Bethleham, NH.

 

#18D      Authorized to enter into a contract with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide an employee shuttle service for state employees who work in the State House complex in an amount not to exceed $63,332.  Effective January 4, 2010 through June 10, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#18E      Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a service contract with Allen & Coles North American, Hudson, NH, for moving services at the Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse North in the amount of $9,775.  Effective upon G&CJ approval through January 31, 2010.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies.  

 

#18F       Authorized to enter into a License for Use Agreement with the City of Laconia to utilize the Hank Risley Field for youth and adult sport practices as well as parking for sporting events at the Robbie Mills Park.  Effective December 10, 2009 through April 10, 2012. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#19         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $234,490 and to issue checks in the amount of $234,489.44 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#20         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH Technology Transfer Center through the University of NH’s Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for a pilot project to develop a sustainable statewide mosaic parcel map in the amount not to exceed $35,683.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 1, 2010.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21         Authorized State Library to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $9,400 to the Department of Resources and Economic Development, to clean, conserve and restore a relief map of NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Other (Conservation Plate) Funds. 

 

#22         Authorized Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the City of Manchester in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized Historical Resources to award Conservation Number Plate Grants to the Towns of Sugar Hill, Winchester, and Danville totaling $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Other (Conservation Plate) Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Department of Transportation in the amount of $7,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized to award two year operating grants totaling $109,200 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 5, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized to award two year operating grants totaling $15,700 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 5, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized to award two year operating grants totaling $112,400 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 5, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#28         Authorized Division of Agricultural Development to enter into a sole source agreement with NH Made, Andover, NH, to develop and implement a marketing project promoting local foods to consumers and institutional buyers.  100% Other Funds – UNH grants. 

 

#29         Authorized to grant an annual salary increment to Lorraine S. Merrill, Commissioner, from Group HH, step 4 $93,812 to Group HH, step 5 $98,691.  100% General Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized Division of Animal Industry to accept and expend funds from NH Department of Safety via the Homeland Security and Emergency Management office in the amount of $2,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Other Funds – HSEM. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#31         Authorized to designate Karen Gorham as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $79,500 for a term effective December 9, 2009 through December 9, 2014.

 

#32         Authorized to transfer the State’s interest in the real property and buildings known as the Peterborough Armory located in the Town of Peterborough, as described in the Quitclaim Deed, to the Town of Peterborough.

 

#33         Authorized to designate James C. Vara as an attorney at a salary of $56,500 effective December 14, 2009.  ARRA Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Vincent Tranchida, Long Island City, NYC as a substitute medical examiner in the amount of $15,000 to conduct autopsies as needed in the absence of the State Medical Examiner and the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 23, 2009, totaling $775,153 from the 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 May 31, 2011.  (2)Further  Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the Nashua Police Department, totaling $63,125 from the FY2008 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, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 23, 2009, totaling $32,870 from the 2007 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 February 28, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized to appoint James T. Boffetti as a Senior Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $80,994 with a five year term that expires October 31, 2012. 

 

#37A      Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the Franklin Police Department in the amount of $43,251 from the 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. 

 

#37B      Authorized to enter into a subgrant totaling $10,000 with the NH State Liquor Commission, Bureau of Enforcement, from the US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention FFY 2009 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Grant Program for increase enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38         Authorized to amend a contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Boston, MA, (previously amended by G&C on 6-3-09, item #41), for additional enhancements of Unemployment Insurance processes and systems, by increasing the amount by $988,000 from $13,510,497 to $14,498,497.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  96% ARRA, 4% Federal Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized to enter into a contract with Professional Physical Therapy Services, Concord, NH, for ergonomic workstation set-up, evaluation and follow-up services at NHES offices statewide, in the amount not to exceed $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Noblis Inc., Falls Church, VA, (previously approved by G&C on 4-1-09, item #30), a non-profit organization and member of the Unemployment Insurance Information Technology Support Center for a Business Impact Assessment, Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#41         Authorized to accept and place on file the annual report for the State fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

 

#42         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with The Moss Group Inc., d/b/a The Moss Group of Washington, Washington, D.C., for technical assistance and training development services in relation to sexual assault in the amount of $48,988.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized to exercise the renewal option to contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-11-07, item #311), to operate an Academy Case Management (Academy) Program for the Northern Hillsborough County area, in the amount of $72,000, a SFY 2010 increase from $72,000 to $144,000 for a total increase from $288,000 to $360,000.  Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#43A      Authorized a retroactive annual salary increase to Richard E. Simard, Commissioner, from Group GG, step 4 ($86,131) to Group GG, step5 ($90,606) effective August 13, 2009.  100% Liquor Funds. 

 

#44         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to enter into a sole source contract with 2-1-1 NH United Way of NH, Manchester, NH, for the purpose of providing Call Center Services in the amount of $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012.  100% Transfer (100% Federal Origin) Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#44A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the period ending June 30, 2009.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#45         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a Competitive Power Supply Procurement Services Agreement with EnerNoc, Boston, MA.  Effective December 9, 2009 through October 31, 2010.

 

#46         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a sole source lease agreement with International Financial Services Corporation, Libertyville, IL, for a four year lease for one Prinoth snow groomer in the amount of $235,508.  Effective December 15, 2009 through April 15, 2013.  100% Cannon Mountain Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to make a retroactive payment to Granite State Telephone, Weare, NH, for telephone services at Clough State Park during the period of August 2007 in the amount of $50.89.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept a donation of 266 acres of vacant forestland, and certain mineral rights, located in the Town of Orange, from Norco Corporation.  (2)Further authorized  to name the new property the “Frank H. Jackson Forest” as requested by the donor.

 

#49         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to renew membership for the 2010 fiscal year with the National Association of State Foresters, Washington, DC in the amount of $7,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance Contracts (Winter Trail Grooming) with the Snowmobile clubs as detailed in letter dated November 17, 2009, in the total amount of $1,468,546.18.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2010.  100% Trails Bureau Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to exercise a contract renewal option with Cale Parking Systems USA Inc., Clearwater, FL, (previously approved by G&C on 3-4-09, late item #A), for the purchase, installation and technical support of 10 additional wireless pay stations for Hampton Beach State Park in the amount of $211,353.15.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Hampton Capital. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#52         Authorized to retroactively approve an invoice from Valley Transportation Inc., d/b/a Valley Fire Equipment, Bradford, NH, for parts and labor performed on the NH Fish and Game Department’s anadromous fish transport truck for a cost of $5,460.  100% Other (Brood Atlantic Salmon) Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized to accept a donation of two conservation easements totaling approximately 780.3 acres in Shelburne, NH.  (2)Further authorized  to enter into a Grant Agreement with The Conservation Fund for administrative costs associated with the Philbrook and Croftie Farms easement in Shelburne, NH, in the amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal from the Landowner Incentive Program. 

 

#54         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Bear-Paw Regional Greenways for up to $10,000 to be used for costs associated with land conservation efforts in the Bear Brook – Allenstown Focus Area.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other (Conservation License Plate) Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Service Agreement with the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, at no cost to the NHFGD, reflecting shared desire to work cooperatively to support and implement respective wildlife damage control efforts.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010. 

 

#56         Authorized to enter into a Land Exchange Agreement with the RMR Pacific LLC.

 

#57         Authorized to accept $25,000 from Granite Reliable Power to be deposited in the Nongame Species Management Account.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#58         Authorized a loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey in the amount of $2,871,000 to finance a wastewater improvement project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  41.5% CWSRF, 8.5% Capital, 50% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 10-21-09, item #49), to oversee remediation at contaminated sites, by increasing the value by $250,000 from $2,355,900 to $2,605,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to pay 2010 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. 

 

#61         Authorized to amend a sole source 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 increasing the award by $28,834 from $122,913 to $151,747.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized to award a grant to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $30,000 to conduct marine debris monitoring, reduction and education in the NH seacoast.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Channel Marine LLC, Weirs Beach, NH, for a total of $8,359.88 to provide a replacement pumpout station.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  (2)Further authorized  to enter into an agreement with Channel Marine LLC, Weirs Beach, NH, to pay for operation and maintenance costs for the Clean Vessel Act boat sewage pumpout station in the amount of $1,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized DES and the Fish and Game Department to amend an agreement with Absorption Technologies Inc., Providence, RI, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-09, item #1), to remove the Winnicut River Dam and install a technical fishpass system beneath the Route 33 Bridge in Greenland, NH, by increasing the amount by $71,438.80 from $1,094,075 to $1,165,558.80.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized to accept and place on file the 2009 Annual Report.

 

#66         Authorized to amend an agreement with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #57), for the implementation of the Watershed Restoration Plan for Hodgson Brook Project, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2010 from December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Manchester, NH, to complete the Manchester Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study Project in the amount of $27,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to acquire a fifty acre parcel of land in Raymond, NH known as the Mottolo Superfund Site.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#69         Authorized a loan agreement with Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in the principal amount of $4,100,000 to finance a wastewater improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#70         Authorized to amend a contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 12-18-08, item #39), for operations and maintenance, sampling and analysis and remedy evaluation services at the Kearsarge Metallurgical Corporation Superfund Site, by increasing the value by $85,301 from $3,264,627 to $3,349,928, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2009 to December 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized to enter into a contract with Manufacturing Extension Partnership of NH Inc., Concord, NH, for LEAN facilitation support in an amount not to exceed $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized the Department of Transportation’s request to replace an existing storm water outfall and add an underground storm water and infiltration system of twin perforated pipes under sand, temporarily impacting marine intertidal shore in Hampton.

 

#73         Authorized PSNH’s request to retain dredge conducted under Emergency Authorization 2008-2780 issued on 12-29-08, to the MLLW contour within a footprint of tidal river bottom to provide the safety margin for underkeel clearance required by the US Coast Guard for oil vessels off-loading petroleum and coal at Schiller Station terminal dock, and conduct maintenance dredge of the berth to the contour over the life of the permit.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#74         Authorized to assign vehicles to the positions that warrant the need for vehicle use on a 24-hour, 7 days per week basis upon G&C approval. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#75         Authorized to amend and agreement with the Supreme Court of the State of NH, through the Administrative Office of the Courts, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C On 12-12-06, item #124), for the continuation of the Marital Masters Program, by increasing the amount by $1,184,501 from $4,375,170 to $5,559,671, and by extending the termination date from December 31, 2009 to December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

#76         Authorized to amend a contract with Stebbins Spectacular Painting LLC, Marlborough, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #94), for interior surface repair; priming and painting at the Thayer Building located at the Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park, Concord, NH, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2009 to April 30, 2010. 

 

#77         Authorized to amend a lease with Richard L. Poulin, Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-7-07, item #75), for office space in Berlin, by increasing the price of $6,788.40 to $511,841.40 from $505,053, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2009 through January 15, 2010.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Ray The Mover, Manchester, NH, to move the Berlin District Office to its new District Office location in the amount of $11,580.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2010.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized to enter into a new lease with NH LLC c/o James J. Horne, CPManagement Inc., Exeter, NH, in the amount of $1,463,922.96.  Effective December 10, 2009 through March 31, 2013.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#80         Authorized to enter into an Interstate Agreement with the State of Arkansas Office of Child Support for the purpose of joining the Arkansas Medical Support Services Consortium to offer a wide range of medical support service options, ranging from data matches only to full scope National Medical Support Notice generation and processing of employer responses.  (2)Further authorized  to enter into a sole source agreement with Health Management Systems Inc., New York, NY, to provide Medical Support Service in an amount not to exceed $150,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  66% Federal, 5% Agency Income (Incentive Funds), 29% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#81         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 $867,591.  Effective October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-17-09, item #98), to provide translation and interpretation services, by increasing the amount by $48,312 from $706,730 to $755,042, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2009 to March 31, 2010.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $1,045,360.  (2)Further authorized  to make an advance payment of $156,397.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $441,895.  (2)Further authorized  to make an advance payment of $68,126.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $491,093.  (2)Further authorized  to make an advance payment of $77,553.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $410,430.  (2)Further authorized  to make an advance payment of $64,815.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $549,727.  (2)Further authorized  to make an advance payment of $86,813.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant, to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $680,496.  (2)Further authorized  to make an advance payment of $107,464.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#89         Authorized to retroactively award five grants totaling $169,083.60 for the provision of Title I programs to the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 19, 2009.  Effective October 8, 2009 through August 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#90         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Concord District Office catchment area in the amount of $188,100.  Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA). 

 

#91         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Keene, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Keene District Office catchment area in the amount of $155,100.  Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA). 

 

#92         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Manchester District Office catchment area in the amount of $315,150.  Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA). 

 

#93         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community College System of NH, Concord, NH, acting through the CCSNH campus White Mountains Community College, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Berlin and Littleton District Office catchment area in the amount of $180,654.  Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds (20% Federal ARRA). 

 

#94         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Claremont School District, Claremont, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Claremont District Office catchment area in the amount of $125,400.  Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA). 

 

#95         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Community Services Council Inc., Laconia, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Laconia District Office catchment area in the amount of $145,200.  Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA). 

 

#96         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Portsmouth and Salem District Office catchment area in the amount of $178,200.  Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA). 

 

#97         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Rochester District Office catchment area in the amount of $221,100.  Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds (22% Federal ARRA). 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#98         Authorized to amend an agreement with Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Prevention Tools Inc., Lincoln, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 5-6-09, item #131), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $7,071 from $169,371 to $176,442.  (2)Further authorized  to amend agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated November 10, 2009, by increasing the price limitations for each vendor, as specified, in a total amount not to exceed $900,585, to provide substance abuse prevention and/or treatment services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#99         Authorized to amend the existing allocation of $2,398,294 of Part C IDEA Infants & Toddlers federal funds through the ARRA of 2009 from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education, by increasing the amount in SFY 2010 from $700,700 to $1,701,700 and decreasing the amount in SFY 2011 from $1,697,594 to $696,594.  Effective December 3, 2009 through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approved of December 3, 2009. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#100       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nonni’s Italian Eatery at the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH, to serve as the venue for the Compliance And Quality in NH’s Peer Support System: Catching Up and Moving Forward conference scheduled for May 19, 2010, in the amount of $4,572.  (2)Further authorized  payment of a $500 deposit to secure the date and the facility.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#101       Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide Retired Senior Volunteer Program services in an amount not to exceed $33,027.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#102       Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council Inc., Lebanon, NH, to provide Retired Senior Volunteer Program services in an amount not to exceed $26,448.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#103       Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide Retired Senior Volunteer Program services in an amount not to exceed $25,548.30.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#104       Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Monadnock Family Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide Retired Senior Volunteer Program services in an amount not to exceed $26,448.99.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#105       Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with The Friends Program Inc., Concord, NH, to provide Foster Grandparent and Retired Senior Volunteer Program services in an amount not to exceed $206,603.93.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#106       Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide Senior Companion services in an amount not to exceed $86,198.24.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with North Conway Community Center, North Conway, NH, to provide Retired Senior Volunteer Program services in an amount not to exceed $25,999.58.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds.  

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#108       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, to provide services for homeless individuals and families in an amount not to exceed $141,219.  Effective retroactive to August 1, 2009 through July 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $86,222.45.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $130,181.85.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $85,681.85.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $38,271.85.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#113       Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2010 funds to the NH Taskforce on Women and Recovery, Manchester, NH, for services delivered during January through June 2009 in the amount of $14,764.93.  100% General Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Geovision Inc., d/b/a Geovision Communications, Watertown, MA, to utilize their technical and marketing skills to develop and implement an alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, intervention and treatment public awareness and best practices initiative in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  Effective January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#115       Authorized Bureau of Laboratory Services, Healthcare Associated Infections Program to enter into an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, to provide a healthcare-associated infections data validation plan for DPHS to use to validate HAI data received from NH Hospitals through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network in an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children to enter into an agreement with Hero Group Inc., d/b/a Beech Nut Nutrition, Latham, NY, to provide rebates on selected infant foods purchased with food instruments issued by the WIC Program.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2012.  100% Other (Food Rebates) Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Farmington, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #228), to provide home visiting services, by increasing the price by $30,352 from $60,704 to $91,056, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010, effective retroactive to July 1, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Dr. John C. Avery, North Stratford, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans throughout the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Amy T. Stoddard, Registered Dental Hygienist, Fryeburg, ME, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans throughout the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $17,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#120       Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to retroactively exercise a renew and amend option with US Translation Company d/b/a US Global Consulting, Ogden, UT, (previously approved by G&C on 10-3-07, item #57), to provide translation of documents related to H1N1, communicable disease and bioterrorism, by increasing the price by $20,000 from $40,000 to $60,000, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 through June 30, 2011, effective July 1, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% General Funds. 

 

#121       Authorized Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, Women, Infants, and Children Program to amend an agreement with Valerie Long, Epsom, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-4-08, item #145), to provide services as the FitWIC Project Coordinator, by increasing the price by $5,000 from $89,249 to $94,249.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#122       Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Communicable Disease Section, to amend a sole source agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Office of Sponsored Projects, Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #64), to conduct and evaluate a pandemic influenza planning demonstration project, by extending the completion date to September 29, 2010. 

 

#123       Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #169), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $42,495 from $364,000 to $406,495.  (2)Further authorized  advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount.  Effective retroactive to September 9, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with Sullivan County, Newport, NH (previously amended by G&C on 10-7-09, item #70), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $90,698 from $112,495 to $203,193.  (2)Further authorized  advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount.  Effective retroactive to October 7, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#125       Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with Concord Hospital Inc., Concord, NH (previously amended by G&C on 10-7-09, item #74), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $145,613 from $112,495 to $258,108.  (2)Further authorized  advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount.  Effective retroactive to October 7, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#126       Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH (previously amended by G&C on 10-7-09, item #K), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $83,456 from $112,495 to $195,951.  (2)Further authorized  advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount.  Effective retroactive to October 7, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#127       Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with the Town of Derry, NH (previously amended by G&C on 10-7-09, item #K-1), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $150,862 from $112,495 to $263,357.  (2)Further authorized  advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount.  Effective retroactive to October 7, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#128       Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with the North Country Health Consortium, Whitefield, NH (previously amended by G&C on 10-21-09, item #61), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $94,064 from $137,495 to $231,559.  (2)Further authorized  advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount.  Effective retroactive to October 7, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#129       Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (previously amended by G&C on 8-19-09, item #165), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $87,231 from $112,495 to $199,726.  (2)Further authorized  advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount.  Effective retroactive to October 21, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#130       Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with Health First Family Care Center, Franklin, NH, as the fiscal agent for the Caring Community Netowrk of the Twin Rivers, (previously amended by G&C on 10-7-09, item #71), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $82,458 from $117,495 to $199,953.  (2)Further authorized  advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount.  Effective retroactive to October 7, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#131       Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with Northern Strafford County Health and Safety Council, Dover, NH (previously amended by G&C on 10-7-09, item #72), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $137,631 from $129,377 to $267,008.  (2)Further authorized  advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount.  Effective retroactive to October 7, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#132       Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH (previously amended by G&C on 8-19-09, item #169), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $406,495 to $456,495.  (2)Further authorized  advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount.  Effective retroactive to October 7, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#133       Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (previously amended by G&C on 8-19-09, item #165), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $42,495 from $70,000 to $112,495.  (2)Further authorized  advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount.  Effective retroactive to September 9, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#134       Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend a sole source agreement with the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, Laconia, NH (previously amended by G&C on 10-7-09, item #75), to improve readiness for, and response to, the H1N1 influenza pandemic, by increasing the price by $95,778 from $112,495 to $208,273.  (2)Further authorized  advance payment not to exceed 25% of the amendment amount.  Effective retroactive to October 7, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#135       Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment in the amount of $3,045.54 to KCI USA, Houston, TX, for medical supplies.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

                                Glencliff Home

#136       Authorized to accept a non-monetary donation of new clothing items from Buck & Buck, Seattle, WA, with an approximate value of $163. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#137       Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with West Central Services Inc., Lebanon, NH, to provide Geriatric Psychiatrist services to the Homes residents in the amount of $168,480.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2012.  31% Federal, 39% Agency Incomes, 30% General Funds. 

 

#138       Authorized to enter into a contract with Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA, for the sole purpose of providing conservation of the 1890’s original hand drawn architectural papers of the Old Soldier’s Home in the amount of $7,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Preservation Grant. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#139       Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide nursing home transition services and life coaching for individuals with disabilities in an amount not to exceed $150,000.  (2)Further authorized  payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#140       Authorized to enter into a contract with the Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, to provide school-to-work internship and employment activities within the healthcare industry in an amount not to exceed $160,000.  (2)Further authorized  payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#141       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 Recipients, and the NH Milken National Educator for a cost not to exceed $4,186.  (2)Further authorized  to enter into a contract with The Common Man Inn & Spa, Plymouth, NH, to provide the necessary conference facilities, and food service for the banquet for up to 150 attendees on December 10, 2009 in an amount not to exceed $4,186 which is part of the cost above.  100% Other (Donated) Funds. 

 

#142       Authorized to amend the contract with ATECH Services, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C On 6-17-09, tiem #291), coordinating the provision of instructional materials for the education of students who are blind, visually impaired and deaf-blind, by extending the end date from December 31, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#143       Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with NH Project Learning Tree, Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-14-09, item #85), to continue the project titled Building Science Literacy in Grades K-8 in order to improve the content knowledge of NH science teachers and to improve science instruction and learning in an amount not to exceed $119,000.  (2)Further authorized  payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#144       Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with MorphoTrak Inc., Anaheim, CA, for maintenance and support to the Automated Fingerprint Identification System, for a total amount of $836,654.  Effective February 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#145       Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract renewal with the Lakes Region Community College, Laconia, NH, to provide parking area and classroom space for the Motorcycle Rider Education Program in an amount not to exceed $21,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Motorcycle Rider Education Program Funds. 

 

#146       Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Pease Development Authority, Portsmouth, NH, to provide parking area for the Motorcycle Rider Education Program for an amount not to exceed $3,452.  Effective April 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010.  100% Motorcycle Rider Education Program Fund. 

 

#147       Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with TreMac Development LLC, Keene, NH, to provide parking area for the Motorcycle Rider Education Program for an amount not to exceed $6,000.  Effective January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.  100% Motorcycle Rider Education Program Fund. 

 

#148       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with the Town of Deerfield, NH, for the implementation of a project identified through the evaluation of natural hazards in the total amount of $3,120.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#149       Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively reimburse Trooper Amanda Johnson, Twin Mountain, NH, for expenses incurred while on Field Officer Training during the months of December 2008, January 2009, and February 2009, in the amount of $812, using SFY10 funds.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#150       Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to pay sole source, retroactive annual membership dues to IRP Inc., Arlington, VA, a subsidiary of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, for an amount not to exceed $14,800.  Effective October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#151       Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training & Emergency Medical Services to accept a donation of a 1987 E-One Fire Pumper and appurtenant equipment with a value of $35,000, for training purposes from the Manchester Fire Department.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#152       Authorized Director of State Police to restore 56 hours and 00 minutes of sick leave to Trooper Scott Tracy who suffered a line of duty injury and was unable to perform his normal or routine duties from July 21, 2009 through August 3, 2009.

 

#153       Authorized grant agreements between the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the applicants as detailed in letter dated November 10, 2009, for activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning in the amount of $129,751.93.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#154       Authorized grant agreements between the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the applicants as detailed in letter dated November 9, 2009, for activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning in the amount of $56,014.68.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#155       Authorized to accept and place on file the annual report for the period of July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.

 

#155A    Authorized an annual salary step increase for Kevin P. O’Brien from Grade GG, step 4 ($86,131) to Grade GG, step 5 ($90,606) effective December 18, 2009.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#156       Authorized to accept and expend federal ARRA funds in the amount of $310,070 for Forest Highway projects.  (2)Further authorized  to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation along NH Route 112 in the Town of Woodstock on the basis of a single bid of $997,860.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 27, 2010.  (3)Further authorized  a contingency in the amount of $29,935.82 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.  Contingent on Fiscal Committee approval of December 3, 2009. 

 

#157       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #20643 from Highway Maintainer II, labor grade 9 to Welder Mechanic I, labor grade 14 in the Bureau of Highway Maintenance.

 

#158       Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with CHA Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-00, item #159), for the preliminary design for the replacement of the Sewalls Falls Road Bridge in the City of Concord, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2009 to December 31, 2010.

 

#159       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 1.38 acre parcel of State owned land improved with a commercial building located on the northerly side of US Route 3/NH Route 11 in the Town of Belmont to Ross Cupples and Renee Cupples or assigns for $355,000, plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  (2)Further authorized  to compensate Gold Eagle Realty LLC, from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $21,300 (6%) for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#160       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $256,618.22 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from October 29, 2009 through November 17, 2009. 

 

#161       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to renew an Operating Agreement with the Claremont Concord Railroad Corp, Schuylkill Haven, PA, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-00, item #171), to provide rail freight service on the active portion of the state-owned Northern Railroad line, a three-mile track section connecting Lebanon to White River Junction, VT from May 1, 2010 through April 30, 2010.  

 

#162       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to support new public transportation services and public transportation alternatives that assist individuals with disabilities, for an amount not to exceed $47,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#163       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-09, item #313), to administer a planning study to determine the feasibility of expanding Advance Transit’s service to Slayton Hill Road and Alice Peck Day Hospital, by increasing the amount by $4,000 from $93,120 to $97,120.  Effective upon GC approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#164       Authorized Bureau of Traffic to amend an agreement with Louis Berger Group Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #115), to complete the Environmental Impact Statement for the I-93 Salem to Manchester project, by extending the completion date to May 28, 2010 from December 31, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#165       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Wragg Brothers of VT Inc., Ascutney, VT, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Paul Titus, Belmont, NH, on a low bid of $34,270.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2010.  100% Highway Funds.

 

#166       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with C. White Marine Inc., Danvers, MA, for cleaning and encasement of steel H-piles supporting three bridges over the Saco River along River Road in Conway on the basis of a low bid of $299,704.  (2)Further authorized  a contingency in the amount of $29,970.40 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 15, 2010.  80% Federal, 20% Match/Turnpike Toll Credit Funds. 

 

#167       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Alvin J. Coleman & Son Inc., Conway, NH, for replacement of the NH Route 9 bridge over the Pan Am Railways Inc. Railroad and reconstruction of the associated roadway approaches on the basis of a low bid of $4,193,296.65.  (2)Further authorized  a contingency in the amount of $293,530.77 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 2, 2011.  80% Federal, 20% Match/Turnpike Toll Credit Funds. 

 

#168       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with F.L. Merrill Construction Inc., Pembroke, NH, for improvements and signalization of the NH 28/Leavitt Road intersection in Pittsfield on the basis of a low bid of $622,406.75.  (2)Further authorized  a contingency in the amount of $62,240.68 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 13, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#169       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Eastern Pipe Service Inc., Merrimack, NH, to repair a drainage culvert on Route 125 in Lee, NH, based on a single bid of $23,530.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#169A    Authorized an annual salary step increase for Christopher D. Clement Sr. from Grade JJ, step 4 ($104,589) to Grade JJ, step 5 ($110,036) effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#169B    Authorized an annual salary step increase for William J. Cass from Grade II, step 4 ($99,202) to Grade II, step 5 ($104,364) effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

#170                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request:

A.         LIQUOR – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $906.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cherie L. Sirrianna, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Business Law”.  Source of funds:  100% Liquor

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $906.00

 

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove item #69 - which was tabled at the November 18, 2009 Meeting

                               

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Division of Public Health Services

#69         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Performance Management Institute LLC, Portland, ME, to assist rural and underserved stakeholders in developing and sustaining creative, effective access to quality health care services in their rural NH communities in an amount not to exceed $786,000.  Effective October 21, 2009 through August 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

               

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

A.            Authorized the Department to amend a loan agreement with Tilton-Northfield Water District by decreasing the loan amount by $231,291 from $1,039,679 to $808,388 to finance water improvements. 2) Further authorized  the Department to amend a loan agreement with Tilton-Northfield Water District by increasing the loan amount by $231,291 from $124,910 to $354,201 to finance water improvements. Effective upon G&C approval.  The original loans were approved by G&C on August 19, 2009 100% ARRA Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

B.            Authorized the Department to accept and expend $662,114 in federal funds from the US EPA for purposes of funding remediation efforts at Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) sites effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 100% Federal Funds.

 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

C.            Authorized the PUC to accept and expend $783,538 in ARRA federal funds from the USDOE, National Energy Technology Laboratory for the purpose of creating capacity on staff to engage in electricity system modernization in the long term and allow for regulatory support in the transformation of the electric grid, in coordination with other agencies in the State of New Hampshire and other States in our region.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% ARRA Funds.

 

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

D.            Authorized the Department to amend a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services for the Joint Family Support Assistance Program by increasing the contract amount by $100,000 from $1,498,800 to $1,598,800 and extending the contract end date from December 31, 2009 to March 31, 2010.  This agreement was originally approved by G&C on Sept. 17, 2008, item #15B, amended on June 17, 2009, item #22A and amended on Sept. 23, 2009, item #8. 100% Federal Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

E.            Transfer Among Accounts, Authorized the Department, Div. of Community Based Care Services, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services to transfer funds in the amount of $670,800 in SFY 2010 and $1,069,303 in SFY 2011, effective G&C approval though June 20, 2011 as listed in letter dated November 25, 2009.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

F.             Authorized the Department, Div. of Community Based Care Services, to amend a sole source Agreement with Easter Seals NH, Manchester NH, to continue providing support services to NH reserve military families and military members deployed o returning from combat, by increasing the price limitation by $100,000 to a revised amount not to exceed $1,598,500 and to extend the contract period from January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2010. This agreement was originally approved by G&C on Sept. 17, 2008, item #61, amended on April 15, 2009, item #49, a second amendment on Aug. 19, 2009, item #128 and amended on Sept. 23, 2009, item #79 100% Other (Federal from the Adjutant General).

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

G.            Authorized the Department, Div. of Community Based Care Services, Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services to enter into a sole source agreement with Southeastern New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Dover NH to provide Multiple Offender Program services.  Effective January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010, in an amount not to exceed $374,400.  2) Contingent upon approval of 1), Authorized the department to enter into sole source agreements with the following vendors, in an amount not to exceed $296,400 to provide Multiple Offender Program services, effective Jan. 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010. Amethyst Foundation, Inc. of Epping, Serenity Place of Manchester, and Tri-County Community Action of Berlin.  100% Other funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

H.            Authorized the Department to accept and expend a grant from the US DOJ, Office of Violence Against Women, in the amount of $342,402 for the purposes of establishing a program that will support activities to train professional in law enforcement, prosecution, victim services, and elder services in recognizing, addressing, investigating, and prosecuting instances of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 100% Federal Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

I.             Authorized the Department, Div. of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a Competitive Power Supply contract with TransCanada, Westborough MA from Dec. 9, 2009 through October 31, 2010. 100% Cannon Mountain Funds.

 

 

 

 

Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 1:30 p.m.