GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

February 18, 2009 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of February 4, 2009.

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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 February 4, 2009 meeting.

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

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

 

Hillsborough County District 20 (Nashua Ward 1)

Ruth Ginsburg, d, Nashua (6 Dover St, Nashua, NH) 03820

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RESIGNATIONS

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

 

Adjutant General

Kenneth R. Clark, Stratham                                                                             Effective:  April 4, 2009

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Grafton County)

Melissa A. Gould, Woodsville                                                                           Effective:  February 18, 2009

 

Real Estate Commission

(Non-Broker)

Barbara J. Heath, Hampton                                                                             Effective:  February 18, 2009

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals

(Public Member)

Lloyd S. Doughty II, Epsom                                                                             Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 28, 2012

 

State Board of Auctioneers

Richard C. Berman, Nashua                                                                             Effective:  March 1, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 1, 2014

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Dennis Adams, Deerfield                                                                                   Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Mary Ann Ashcroft, Derry                                                                                 Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Arthur J. Connelly, Laconia                                                                              Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 13, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Leo D. Kelly, Goffstown                                                                                    Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Ronald E. Ludwig, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 13, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Robert H. Morneau, Wolfeboro                                                                       Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 13, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Dennis E. Murphy, Jr., Center Harbor                                                             Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Constance J. Roy, Wolfeboro                                                                           Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2012

 

State Conservation Committee

Nominate by the Hillsborough County and Merrimack County Conservation Districts

(Hillsborough/Merrimack)

John A. Parker, Temple                                                                                      Effective:  February 18, 2009

Succeeding:  George A. Travers, Hollis                                                            Term:  August 1, 2011

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

Nominated by the Secretary of State

James A. Normand, (d), Manchester                                                               Effective:  February 18, 2009

Succeeding:  David L. Nixon, Manchester (resigned)                                   Term:  June 30, 2011

 

State Historical Resources Council

(Historic Preservation)

Mary R. Boswell, Franklin                                                                                 Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2014

 

Lottery Commission

Debra M. Douglas, Concord                                                                              Effective:  February 18, 2009

Succeeding:  Arthur P. Klemm, Jr., Windham                                                Term:  June 29, 2010

 

Merrimack River Valley Flood Control Commission

Barbara Reid, Concord                                                                                      Effective:  March 1, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 1, 2012

 

New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Industry Board

Robert M. Copeland, Wolfeboro                                                                      Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 9, 2013

 

Mount Washington Commission

John T. Gallus, Berlin                                                                                          Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 11, 2014

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

Stephany M. Lavallee, Henniker                                                                     Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 24, 2012

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Conservation Interests)

Nom. by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, the NH Audubon  Society and the NH Wildlife Federation

Michele L. Tremblay, Boscawen                                                                      Effective:  February 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 28, 2011

 

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board

(Public Member)

Julie Introcaso, Manchester                                                                              Effective:  March 4, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 4, 2012

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Education and Training Officer, Division of Personnel, Department of Administrative Services,

Nominated by the Director of Personnel

Dennis T. Martino, Hopkinton                                                                          Effective:  March 22, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 22, 2013

Salary:  DD, Step 5, $74,060

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Cheshire County)

Tracie Smith, Fitzwilliam                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Ellen R. Clement, Westmoreland                                              Term:  January 31, 2014

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Public Member)

Nominated by the Connecticut River Valley Resources Commission

Glenn E. English, North Haverhill                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 10, 2012

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Margaret Lynott, Swanzey                                                                                Effective:  March 28, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 28, 2012

 

Invasive Species Committee

(Livestock Owners and Feed Growers Interest)

Brandon Smith, Rye                                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Carl J. Majewski, Westmoreland                                              Term:  September 21, 2011

 

Poet Laureate

Walter E. Butts, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  March 22, 2009

Succeeding:  Patricia Fargnoli, Walpole                                                          Term:  March 22, 2014

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

Nominated by the Granite State Hydro Association

Gary L. Kerr, Chichester                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  William Heinz, Boscawen                                                          Term:  January 5, 2012

 

Director of the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety in consultation with the Fire Standards and Training Commission and Emergency and Trauma Services Coordinating Council

Richard A. Mason, Portsmouth                                                                        Effective:  March 31, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 31, 2013

Salary:  GG, Step 5, $90,606

 

Director of Finance; Department of Transportation

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Leonard L. Russell, Goffstown                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  4 years from confirmation

Salary:  GG, Step 5, $91,558

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

(Member-at-Large)

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

Mary Rose Boswell, Franklin                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Michelline Dufort, Concord                                                       Term:  December 1, 2011

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

(Member-at-Large)

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

John P. Grandmaison, Hampton                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Nancy F. Kilbride, Bedford                                                        Term:  December 1, 2011

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

(Transportation)

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

Thomas J. Malafronte, Epsom                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Collette Crisp, Nashua                                                                Term:  December 1, 2011

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

(Represents Statewide Trade Association)

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

Michael Somers, Hooksett                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Katherine J. LaPlante, Pembroke                                             Term:  December 1, 2010

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employers)

Kevin P. Sullivan, Hampton                                                                             Effective:  March 26, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 26, 2012

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Mary Johanna Brown, Rye                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Laurie L. Chandler, East Kingston (term limited)                  Term:  October 20, 2011

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1           Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the Town of Brentwood, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #6), for the purpose of changing the sub-recipient beneficiary name in the amount of $500,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#2           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Exeter, NH, to determine the need for affordable senior housing in Exeter in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Warner, NH, to determine the financial feasibility of redeveloping the Odd Fellows Building into low and moderate-income housing in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#4           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, for the purpose of renovating Central Square Terrace in the amount of $390,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#5           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to conduct a one day conference on May 2, 2009 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester to provide training to local land use board members for a total cost not to exceed $26,997.    (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees in an amount up to $25,000 along with estimated financial support from the Department of Environmental Services, $250, the NH Preservation Alliance, $250, the NH Division of Historical Resources, $250, and exhibitors, $320 to offset the cost of the conference above.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with JPA III Management Company Inc., d/b/a Radisson Hotel Manchester to provide facility rental, audio/visual equipment, refreshments and meals at a total cost not to exceed $25,552.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 2, 2009.  (4)Further Authorized to make an advance payment in the amount of $500 to the Radisson Hotel Manchester as a non-refundable security deposit.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6           Authorized a lease renewal agreement with Gerald Q. Nash, Nashua, NH, for $2,222,437.34 for 30,482 square feet of office space, Concord, NH.  Effective April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2014.

 

#7           Authorized for the benefit of the Department of Employment Security to enter into a sole source contract with HCL America Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, to provide software maintenance, technical support services, and custom enhancements for NHES FileNet applications in the amount of $450,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2012.  57% Other Agency Funds, NHES to reimburse for services 100% Federal Funds, 43% NHES Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#8           Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Beverly Hollingworth with regard to the making of certain improvements and the refinancing of certain indebtedness in connection with the University System of New Hampshire, Lee, NH.

 

#9           Authorized to amend a contract with US Cellular Corporation, Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-06), for Cellular Telephone and Data Services, by extending the term beginning on February 18, 2009 and to end June 17, 2009.

 

#10         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to amend a contract with Groundhog Landscaping & Property Maintenance Inc., Londonderry, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-1-06, item #28), for snow and ice removal services at the Auburn and Derry District Courts, by extending the end date from April 30, 2009 to April 30, 2010.  100% Transfer Funds – from AOC, rents from Others. 

 

#11         Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee recommending Lilliam Lee and Debbie Six of the Department of Education for monetary awards under the Award Program in the net sum of $500 each.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#12         Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2009 during the month of January 2009.

 

#13         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Major L. Rodd Inc., St. Johnsbury, VT, for roof and gutter repairs at the Legislative Office Building, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $90,750.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $13,250 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $104,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 29, 2009.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#14         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with James J. Welch & Co., Inc., Salem, MA, for renovations to Building #1 which includes a new residential treatment unit, locker rooms and associated work, as well as new gates for the North West Gate House, located at the NH State Prison, Concord, NH, for a total not to exceed $844,900.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $150,000 for unanticipated expense bringing the total to $994,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#15         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the County of Hillsborough, Goffstown, NH, for state owned property located in Hillsborough County Courthouse, Manchester, NH.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfer Funds (Transfer from AOC Rents from Other Agencies – General Funds). 

 

#16         Authorized to amend a contract with Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless of Bedmister, NJ, (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-06), for Cellular Telephone and Data Services, by extending the end date through June 17, 2009.

 

#17         Authorized to amend a contract with Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC d/b/a Fairpoint Communications NNE, Charlotte, NC, (previously amended by G&C on 10-3-07, item #102A), for communications network services.  Effective upon G&C approval and to end no later than October 9, 2010.

 

#17A      Authorized provisions of the Department of Administrative Services Manual of Procedures as detailed in letter dated February 11, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#17B      Authorized Surplus Distribution Section to amend a contract with the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-14-09, item #12), to continue the coordination and distribution of the statewide surplus Emergency Food Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $43,668 from $434,025 to $477,693, and by extending the end date from February 28, 2009 to September 30, 2009.

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized Grazyna Galicka-Piskorska, Colebrook, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

#19         Authorized Lieutenant Colonel Richard P. Greenwood, Stratham, NH, 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 Captain Alyn L. Theriault, Milford, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21         Authorized to amend Schedule B of the Restated Investment Management Agreement between the Strategic Advisers Inc., (d/b/a Fidelity Strategic Advisers and Fidelity Investments) and the NH State Treasurer, as Trustee of the NH Higher Education Savings Plan Trust.  The amendment, which will enable a reduction or waiver of certain Fidelity management fees under certain circumstances, will become effective upon G&C approval.

 

#22         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $66,112.55 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#23         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth voted to table the request of the Division of Arts to accept and expend $10,000 from the Nashua Community College for the Percent for Arts program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Donated Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized Division of Arts to award a FY 2009 Arts in Education grant in the amount of $2,500 to The Moving Company Dance Center / MOCO Arts, Keene, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#25         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth voted to deny the petition of Richard A. Hancock Jr., requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Simple Assault.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until February 21, 2011.

 

#26         Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the Grafton County Attorney Office totaling $205.56 from the previously accepted 2006 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, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Carolyn Kappen of Bronx, NY, as substitute medical examiner for a total not to exceed $15,000 to conduct autopsies as needed in the absence of the State Medical Examiner and the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner.  Effective February 22, 2009 through March 1, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#28         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a contract with CLD Acquisition LLC d/b/a CLD Paving, Laconia, NH, for snow plowing and removal services at NHES’s Local Office, Laconia, NH in the amount not to exceed $17,130.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#29         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept retroactive donations of goods and supplies with a total value of $3,612.57 from various contributors from July 2008 – December 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#30         Authorized to accept and place on file the report of season passes issued for Cannon Mountain during fiscal year 2009.

 

#31         Authorized to accept and place on file the report of the transfer of funds for Cannon Mountain Ski area for the quarter ending December 31, 2008. 

 

#32         Authorized to accept and place on file the detailed analysis of Park Revenue and Expenditures, including Cannon Mountain Ski area, for fiscal year 2008.

 

#33         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Heath Appraisal Services, Manchester, NH, for appraising the “market rent” of a typical camp site license at Nash Stream Forest in the towns of Columbia, Odell, Stark and Stratford in the amount of $2,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 1, 2009.  100% Forest Management and Protection Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#34         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to retroactively pay an invoice from Kevin J. Rines d/b/a K&R Heating, Gorham, NH, for emergency boiler replacement purchase and installation at the Berlin Fish Hatchery January 9, 2009 in the amount of $5,757.48.  100% Fish and Game Funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#35         Authorized Douglas & Susan MacLennan’s request to construct a tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier connecting to a ramp connecting to a float on frontage on the Oyster River in Durham.

 

#36         Authorized Mark Ferman’s request to perform work on 300 ft of frontage on Little Bear Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro.

 

#37         Authorized Sagamore Landing Condominium Association’s request to reconstruct permitted tidal docking structure by reducing fixed pier, connecting to a ramp, connecting to a float, connecting in a T configuration to an expanded float system consisting of a float, connecting to a float section to the easterly side of the center float; and connecting to a float section to the westerly side of the center float.  Reconstruction provides a total of 7 slips on frontage on Sagamore Creek in Portsmouth.  Relocate two stabilizing pilings to correspond with new float ends.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#38         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Community Council of Nashua, NH, d/b/a Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-08, item #118), to provide start-up funds for the implementation of an adult Assertive Community Treatment Team, by increasing the amount by $50,000 from $405,089 to $455,089.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  90% General, 10% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#39         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Developmental Services of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #215), to provide grant project services, by increasing the price by $20,000 from $262,767 to $282,767.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#40         Authorized to renew agency membership in the American Public Human Services Association, Washington, DC, in the amount of $12,405.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.  36% Federal, 64% General Funds. 

 

#40A      Authorized to make unencumbered payments on a fee for service basis to providers of interpreting services by increasing the estimated cost of these services by $7,000 from $23,000 to a total amount of $30,000 annually.  Effective February 18, 2009, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#41         Authorized to amend a contract with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G& on 5-16-07, item #93), to provide services to homeless individuals by extending the end date from February 15, 2009 to September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#42         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to exercise a contract renewal and to amend with Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #192), to provide Child and Family Health Support Services, by increasing the amount by $48,000 from $48,000 to $96,000, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2011.  52% General, 48% Federal Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to exercise a contract renewal and to amend with Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of VT and NH Inc., White River Junction, VT (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #184), to provide Child and Family Health Support Services, by increasing the amount by $40,976 from $40,976 to $81,952, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2011.  52% General, 48% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to exercise a contract renewal and to amend with Visiting Nurse Association – Hospice of Southern Carroll County and Vicinity Inc., Wolfeboro, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #244), to provide Child and Family Health Support Services, by increasing the amount by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2011.  52% General, 48% Federal Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Katrin Bergeron-Killough, MD, Exeter, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the state Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $13,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Maria Martin, Physician Assistant, Rochester, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the state Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to exercise a contract renewal and to amend with Community Health & Hospice Inc., Laconia, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #186), to provide Child and Family Health Support Services, by increasing the amount by $60,000 from $60,000 to $120,000, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2011.  52% General, 48% Federal Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to exercise a contract renewal and to amend with The Family Resource Center at Gorham, Gorham, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #189), to provide Child and Family Health Support Services, by increasing the amount by $30,000 from $30,000 to $30,000, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2011.  52% General, 48% Federal Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section, to exercise a contract renewal and to amend with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #102), to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment, by increasing the amount by $29,400 from $29,400 to $58,800, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2011.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section, to exercise a contract renewal and to amend with White Mountain Community Health Center, Conway, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #104), to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment, by increasing the amount by $13,600 from $13,600 to $27,200, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2011.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section, to exercise a contract renewal and to amend with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Inc., Littleton, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #105), to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment, by increasing the amount by $12,500 from $12,500 to $25,000, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2011.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section, to exercise a contract renewal and to amend with Avis Goodwin Community Health Center, Dover, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #106), to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment, by increasing the amount by $72,480 from $72,480 to $144,960, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2011.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#52A      Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Alexandria L. Noble, Nurse Practitioner, Benton, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $19,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#52B      Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH,  (previously approved by G&C on 12-12-06, item #123), for the provision of administrative case review services, by increasing the price by $1,074,668 to $2,027,508, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#53         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to accept monies totaling $24,351.48 received during the period of October 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

#54         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to amend a contract with H.B. Stubbs Inc., Warren, MI, (previously amended by G&C on 6-25-08, item #238), to create three free-standing signs that announce future exhibits and twelve 7’x 4’ banners for the Planetarium’s Discovery Center; to increase the price by $14,000 from $1,853,934 to $1,868,134; and to extend the completion date to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#55         Authorized to enter into a service agreement with the National Tactical Officers Association of Doylestown, PA, to assist the Council in reviewing the training available to NH law enforcement officers who serve on and lead SWAT/SOU teams and to propose model standards and/or best practice guidance which the Council will consider publishing for use by the State and municipalities as they review and update their own policies and procedures concerning existing SWAT/SOU teams or as they contemplate whether to constitute their own teams or enter into an agreement to join an existing multi-agency team, at the cost of $48,554.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Penalty Assessment Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to enter into a service agreement with SRR Training of Easthampton, MA, to provide instruction for 1, three-day session of Managing the FTO Unit, for the amount of $6,000, to be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Facility and Campus in Concord.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Penalty Assessment Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#57         Authorized to reclassify position #13209, Administrative Assistant, labor grade 16 ($29,367) to Program Assistant II, labor grade 15 ($28,178.50).  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized to pay the FY 2009 membership renewal fee to the National Association of State Directors of Special Education in the amount of $6,900.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#59         Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively pay Keene Publishing Corp. d/b/a Keen Sentinel, Keene, NH, the amount of $275.80 for newspaper advertisements placed in SFY2008, using SFY2009 funds.  100% Navigation Safety Funds. 

 

#59A      Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $40,800 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police Laser Radars” for the purpose of purchasing twelve Laser Radar units.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from other Agencies. 

 

#59B      Authorized to retroactively amend a grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH DOS Prosecuting Paralegal”, to continue the services of a Paralegal I position within the Prosecution Unit, by changing the start date of October 8, 2008 to October 1, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from other Agencies. 

 

#59C      Authorized Division of State Police to amend a sole source contract with Adamson Industries Corporation, Haverhill, MA, for the removal and reinstallation of E/Z Rider K9 compartment and Hot Dog systems in State Police canine cruisers, by increasing the amount by $975 from $2,275 to $3,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#59D      Authorized Division of Safety Services to enter into a contract with Intellectual Technology Inc., Carlsbad, CA, to produce and mail Boater Education Cards for individuals who have successfully completed the required education course in an amount not to exceed $160,000.  Effective upon G&C aprpval through December 31, 2012.  100% Navigation Safety Fund. 

 

#59E      Authorized Division of Administration to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Regional Processing Center for an amount not to exceed $316,770 for the purpose of facilitating the International Fuel Tax Agreement and to provide a basis for the processing of NH’s IFTA tax returns.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2014.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#59F       Authorized the permit application of Camelot Acres Residents Association located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 20 moorings.

 

#59G      Authorized the permit application of Camp Pasquaney located on Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 9 moorings.

 

#59H      Authorized the permit application of Center Harbor Inn located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Center Harbor, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 8 moorings.

 

#59I       Authorized the permit application of Cottage Owners Association located on Sunapee Lake in Newbury, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 25 moorings.

 

#59J       Authorized Division of Fire Safety to alter the size of its fleet of vehicles by surplus one Ford Crown Victoria car and replace it with a Ford Expedition 4x4 with flex fuel option at a cost of $24,493.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Fire & EMS Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#60         Authorized Bureau of Human Resources to enter into a sole source agreement with Federal Highway Administration Finance Division, National Highway Institute, Washington, DC, for training in an amount not to exceed $83,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 7.5 acre parcel of State owned land in Candia to Boyd and Allyn Chivers for $15,000 which includes a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#62         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, the Bureau of Right of Way to reclassify position #20245 and incumbent David Grandmont, Welder Mechanic I, labor grade 14 to Building Maintenance Supervisor, labor grade 15.

 

#63         Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 9.5 acre parcel of State owned land located in Hooksett to Reginald Ronzello or his nominee, for $2,850,000 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  (2)Further Authorized to compensate CB Richard Ellis/New England from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $171,000 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#64         Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $26,600 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from January 16, 2009 through January 30, 2009. 

 

#65         Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $84,596 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from December 30, 2008 through January 15, 2009.

 

#66         Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Atkinson, NH, for roadway reconstruction on NH Route 102 (East Broadway Street) and NH Route 28 (Crystal Avenue) in Derry, on the basis of a low bid of $1,075,067.50.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $107,506.75 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 13, 2010.  80% Federal, 10% Highway, 10% Municipal Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to enter into contracts with twelve appraisal firms to prepare appraisals for property needed for transportation projects for a total cost not to exceed $3,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 4, 2014.

 

#68         Authorized to transfer $303,783 among Capital Projects as detailed in letter dated February 5, 2009.

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

A.            Authorized to enter into a contract with Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk, CT, to rent the exhibit “Conservation Quest” for the period of March 6 through June 4, 2009.  (2)Further authorize to pay a $5,000 security deposit for this exhibit in an amount not to exceed $32,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  66% Planetarium Revenue, 34% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

B.            Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with TLT Construction Corp., Wakefield, MA, for the construction of the new Merrimack Courthouse, Merrimack, NH, for a total price not to exceed $4,275,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 8, 2010.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $313,760 for unanticipated expenses for the Merrimack Courthouse, bringing the total to $4,588,960.  (3)Further authorize that a transfer of $21,376 to the State Art Fund to purchase art for the Merrimack Courthouse, Merrimack, NH.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

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