GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                February 22, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

 

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:00 a.m. with Councilor Griffin absent.

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, accepted the minutes of February 8, 2006.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the February 8, 2006 meeting.

 

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

 

The following state representative-elect was sworn into office by the Governor and Executive Council:

Rockingham County District 9 (Epping, Fremont)

Penn Brown, d, Epping (153 Old Hedding Rd) 03042.

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following with regret:

 

Joint Promotional Program Steering Committee

(Chambers of Commerce)

Clinton A Bean, Grantham                                                                                  Effective:  March 2, 2006

 

Joint Promotional Program Steering Committee

(Skiing)

Dyke Shaw, Sunapee                                                                                           Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Public member)

Michael R. Mortimer, Hollis                                                                                               Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

Occupational Therapy Governing Board

(Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant)

Nanci Sarno Duggan, Atkinson                                                                        Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

(Nominated by the NH State Employees Association)

Dennis E. Kinnan, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals

(Public member)

David M. Pierce, Etna                                                                                          Effective:  February 22, 2006

Succeeding:  Bonnie Wrisley, Concord (resigned)                                        Term:  January 28, 2007

 

Ballot Law Commission

(Alternate)

Gregory T. Martin, Keene (d)                                                                             Effective:  February 22, 2006

Succeeding:  Martin Honigberg, Concord (resigned)                                    Term:  July 1, 2009

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

David R. Caron, Belmont                                                                                    Effective:  February 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 12, 2008

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Member of the disabled community)

Deborah J. McKinney, Derry                                                                             Effective:  February 22, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  February 22, 2009

 

Board of Professional Geologists

(Public member)

Ronald E. Cook, Canterbury                                                                                               Effective:  February 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 14, 2011

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Hearing Aid Dealer)

Herbert J. Hodgdon II, Epsom                                                                           Effective:  February 22, 2006

Succeeding:  Stephen Little, Portsmouth                                                         Term:  April 23, 2008

 

State Historical Resources Council

(Historic Preservation)

Nancy C. Dutton, Wilmot                                                                                   Effective:  February 22, 2006

Succeeding:  Sheryl Hack, Canterbury (resigned)                                          Term:  December 10, 2007

 

New England Board of Higher Education

(Private citizen)

Thomas R. Horgan, Amherst                                                                                             Effective:  February 22, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  February 16, 2010

 

New England Board of Higher Education

(Private College)

Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough                                                                    Effective:  February 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 16, 2010

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Petroleum Distributor)

James E. Robertson, Spofford                                                                            Effective:  February 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2009

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Public member)

Kevin A. Sheppard, Manchester                                                                       Effective:  February 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2009

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Superintendent)

Michele L. Munson, Concord                                                                            Effective:  February 22, 2006

Succeeding:  F. Donald Jones, New London                                                   Term:  September 4, 2008

 

Department of Resources and Economic Development: Commissioner – Councilor Wieczorek voted no.

George M. Bald, Somersworth                                                                           Effective:  April 1, 2006

Succeeding:  Sean O’Kane, Hollis                                                                     Term:  April 1, 2010

Salary:  KK Maximum $100, 358

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Rep the NH Municipal Association)

Thomas W. Sutton, Lincoln                                                                                               Effective:  February 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 16, 2008

 

Skyhaven Airport Operation Commission

(Public member)

Fred Hochgraf, Durham                                                                                      Effective:  February 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 14, 2008

 

Waste Management Advisory Council

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

Charles E. Connell, Moultonborough                                                                               Effective:  February 22, 2006

Succeeding:  Michael Garrity, Manchester (resigned)                                   Term:  December 23, 2009

 

Wetlands Council

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

John S. Cobb, Woodsville                                                                                  Effective:  February 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 3, 2009

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Public member)

Thomas N. Thomson, Orford                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Elaine Hoiska, Greenville                                                                             Term:  September 19, 2007

 

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics

(Cosmetology School Owner)

Gary Trottier, Claremont                                                                                     Effective:  March 26, 2006

Succeeding:  Sylvia Donah, Litchfield (reached term limit)                                           Term:  March 26, 2011

 

Cannon Mountain Advisory Commission

Dennis E. Murphy, Jr., Center Harbor                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Jere A. Peabody, Franconia                                                        Term:  January 1, 2009

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employers/Insurers)

Mary Ann Ashcroft, Derry                                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2009

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Teresa B. Jones, Dover                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2009

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

James T. Keefe, Portsmouth                                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 13, 2009

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Leo D. Kelly, Goffstown                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2009

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Robert H. Morneau, Wolfeboro                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 13, 2009

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employers/Insurers)

Constance J. Roy, Wolfeboro                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2009

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Mobile Telecommunications Carriers Industry)

Robert D. Girard, Bedford                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 years from confirmation

 

Equalization Standards Board

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Counties

George Maglaras, Dover                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 24, 2007

 

NH Commission for Human Rights

Purnell F. Ross, Jr., Dover                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Rogers Johnson, Stratham (resigned)                                       Term:  January 1, 2008

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Chambers of Commerce)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Robin A. Comstock, Nottingham                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Clinton Bean, Hanover (resigned)                                                             Term:  July 13, 2007

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Skiing)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Andrew L. Noyes, Franconia                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Dyke Shaw, Sunapee (resigned)                                                                Term:  July 13, 2006

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

(Public member)

Donald F. Dickey, West Lebanon                                                                     Effective:  April 10, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 10, 2009

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

(Public member)

Karen McCall, Nashua                                                                                        Effective:  April 10, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 10, 2009

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

(Mental Health Professional)

I. Terry Sturke, Concord                                                                                     Effective:  April 10, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 10, 2008

 

Board of Nursing

(LPN)

Christine M. Naas, Hudson                                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  May 10, 2009

 

Regional Community Technical College Board of Trustees

(Law Enforcement)

Nicholas J. Halias, Pembroke                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Eve E. Eisenbise, Hooksett (resigned)                                      Term:  March 3, 2007

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the New Hampshire State Employees Association

Germano Martins, Hooksett                                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Dennis E. Kinnan, Manchester (resigned)                                               Term:  July 1, 2007

 

Speech Language Pathology Governing Board

(Public member)

Mariellen MacKay, Nashua                                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Miriam Dunn, Concord                                                                                Term:  March 4, 2009

               

Speech Language Pathology Governing Board

Patricia Stavolone, Bedford                                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Susan Wright, Strafford (reached term limit)                                           Term:  March 4, 2009

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Debra A. Paul, Londonderry                                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 years from confirmation

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Person between 16 and 25/participant in a service program)

Mau-Don Tran, Manchester                                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Juan Rodriguez, Concord                                                                            Term:  December 19, 2008

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – absent, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Sovereign Bank and Royal Window & Door LLC in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON FEBRUARY 22, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Sovereign Bank to Royal Window & Door, LLC and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Pignatelli introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM SOVEREIGN BANK TO ROYAL WINDOW & DOOR, LLC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: .  Those voting in favor were:  the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  Absent was Councilor Griffin.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE

UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

SOVEREIGN BANK TO  ROYAL WINDOW & DOOR, LLC.

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $500,000 from Sovereign Bank to Royal Window & Door, LLC  pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of the proposed financing;

 

                WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A, the Governor and Council is Authorized to approve the recommendation of the Authority and to award the recommended guarantee upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed award of the Authority's guarantee which they have requested; and

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

                1.             Findings and Determinations.  On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

 

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will contribute significantly to the success of the financing.

 

                                (ii)           Reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to the Authority and to ensure that any private benefit from the award of the guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

                                (ii)           The award of the guarantee as proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

                                (iii)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the state and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the state's citizens.

 

                                (iv)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will promote the orderly

development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

                2.             Approval.  The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the award of the guarantee as may be required and Authorized the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

 

                3.             Effective Date.  This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Passed and Agreed to February 22, 2006.

 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#2            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to retroactively amend the Weatherization Assistance Program contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-23-05, item #2), by increasing the contract of $170,869 by $1,680 to an amount not to exceed $172,549.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#3            Authorized under the provision of the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Raymond, NH, to complete a preliminary engineering study concerning a municipal wastewater system in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#4            Authorized under the provision of the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Bartlett, Intervale, NH, for the purpose of replacing the waterline on Albany Ave in Bartlett, NH, in the amount of $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5            Authorized under the provision of the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the County of Merrimack, Concord, NH, for the purpose of making the McKenna House emergency living facility fully ADA compliant and to repair and upgrade some of the building systems, in the amount of $86,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6            Authorized to pay an outstanding salary expense from State Fiscal Year 2005 in the amount of $1,304.25 using SFY 2006 funds.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#6A        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, a sole source retroactive contract with Software House International, Paxton, MA, for software and peripheral services, including support services and maintenance, to sustain day-to-day operational needs of agencies within the State of NH, in the amount of $23,228.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7            Authorized that Shawn M. O’Brien, Fremont, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#8            Authorized that Gregory A. Blackwell, Dover, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#9            Authorized that Paul M. Kell, Enid, OK, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#10          Authorized that Howard J. Landry, Medway, MA, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#11          Authorized to accept donations of uniforms, technical support services, and memorial walkway brick engravings in the amount of $1,259.46 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery as detailed in letter dated January 24, 2006.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12          Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $530,000,000 to cover expenditures for the month of March 2006.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $307,947,705.86 for the month of January and recommends the balance of $172,052,294.14 be lapsed.

 

#13          Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal Year 2006 during the month of January.

 

#13A      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Royal Electric, Woodsville, NH, for Low Bid Design Build Generator Installation at Troop Stations A, B, C, E and F, for a negotiated lump sum price of $198,742.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#14          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to accept, account for, hold and distribute the sum of $95.06, representing the remainder of the petty cash fund of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $15.86 of the $95.06 above to be used for an agricultural marketing program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#15          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $12,883.37 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#16          Authorized Division of Libraries to award a grant to the NH State Library Summer Reading Experience in the amount of $5,000.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend grants totaling $10,500 from the organizations as detailed in letter dated February 8, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  47% Federal, 53% Private/Other Funds. 

 

#17          Authorized Division of Arts to award an Organizational Support Project Planning grant in the amount of $5,400 to Keene State College, Keene.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#18          Authorized Division of Arts to award a Community Arts Project grant in the amount of $2,500 to Artists in Residence, Dover.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#19          Authorized Division of Arts to award a Special Project Grant in the amount of $5,000 to the Holderness Central School, Holderness, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#20          Authorized Division of Arts to commission the artists as detailed in letter dated January 17, 2006 to create various works of art for the John H. Sununu Youth Services Center, Manchester for a total of $45,000.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli voted to deny the petition of Jennifer Rae Hodgdon requesting a pardon hearing for the offenses of Felonious Sexual Assault (3 counts) and Conspiracy.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

#22          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli voted to deny the petition of Michael Pessolano requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Felonious Sexual Assault (2 counts).  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#23          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the request to enter into a contractual sole source agreement with the Safety & Health Council of Northern New England to conduct the “Operation Lifesaver” public relations and education campaign in the amount of $12,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#24          FAILED – The Governor and Council on a show of hands failed to authorize the request to enter into a contract with Viacom Outdoor, Glen, NH, for the purpose of rotating billboard advertising for the public information campaign “Buyer Beware” for a price of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2006.  .37% General, 41.81% Transfer, 57.82% Other Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#25          Authorized to accept a $5,000 donation from the Great Bay Stewards, Stratham, NH, to implement various wetland conservation projects on state lands in the Great Bay region.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#26          Authorized to accept an amendment to a conservation easement acquired in August of 2004 from the Robert C. Potter Trust (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #47).  (2)Further with thanks,  authorized to accept the donation of a conservation easement on three tracts of land that totals 143.64 acres in Randolph, NH, from the Robert C. Potter Trust.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Limerick Steeplejacks Inc., Limerick, ME, for industrial painting services in the amount of $33,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#28          Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, Lowell, MA, (previously approved by G&C On 12-15-04, item #77), for an innovative septage disposal facility demonstration project, by extending the project completion date from December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2006.

 

#29          Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $2,462,380 for water pollution control projects as detailed in letter dated January 11, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#30          Authorized to enter into a grant with the Environmental Careers Organization Inc., Boston, MA, for a NOAA Coastal Fellowship in the amount of $15,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized James Piscopo’s request to construct a permanent crib supported dock on frontage providing two boatslips on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

 

#32          Authorized Norman Ahn’s request to modify existing breakwater by moving breakwater southerly 3 degrees, convert southerly a piling pier to be supported by two cribs and install a seasonal canopy over the middle slip on frontage in Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#33          Authorized Mark & Debra O’Connell’s request to fill and replace an existing breakwater with a breakwater in a dog-leg configuration with a gap at the shoreline, a cantilevered pier and two piling piers connected by a cantilevered walkway in an “F” configuration with a seasonal canopy, and two seasonal PWC lifts on frontage on Long Island, Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

 

#34          Authorized Jeff Christensen’s request to construct a permanent pier to a ramp to a float providing one underside slip on shoreline frontage on Great Bay in Durham.

 

#35          Authorized Stephanie Lindenthal’s request to construct a pier to a seasonal ramp to a seasonal float providing two slips on the Piscataqua River Back Channel with shoreline frontage in Rye.

 

#36          Authorized Russell Lyon’s request to construct a permanent pier to a ramp to a float attaching in a T-shape to a float, overall structure length 155’, providing one boat slip on frontage on property located on the Piscataqua River in Dover.

 

#37          Authorized Leo Bosse’s request to construct a permanent pier to a ramp to a float section connected to a float section in a T-shaped configuration, overall structure length 180’, providing one full slip on frontage on the Piscataqua River in Dover.

 

#38          Authorized Skiffington Homes’ request to fill, construct breakwater in a dog-leg configuration with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered walkway and a walkway in a “W” configuration, repair retaining wall and construct a perched beach with lake access steps on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#39          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to reclassify position #8T029 from Maintenance Mechanic II, salary grade 12 to Plant Maintenance Engineer I, salary grade 17.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#40          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation in the amount of $10,000 from Reach the Beach Relay Inc., Hopkinton, MA.

 

#41          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Dan A. Gray, A-1 Enterprises, Bernardston, MA, for portable toilet service at various State Parks.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH BOARD OF MEDICINE

#42          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#43          Authorized to award one accreditation stipend in the amount of $1,500 for one center based child care program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#44          Authorized to pay the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, subscription fees up to $12,600, and on-site survey fees up to $12,000 for a total of $24,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  68% General, 32% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#45          Authorized with thanks, to accept monetary donation from Charles Engle, Wells River, VT in the amount of $100 and deposit same into the Patient’s Welfare Fund.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#46          Authorized a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Education, Division of Instruction to support a co-funded agreement with the Institute on Disability at the University of NH in the amount of $50,000.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Institute on Disability, University of NH, Durham, NH in the amount of $195,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  26% Other, 74% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#47          Authorized a salary increment for Director Virginia O’Brien Irwin from the current unclassified salary grade of GG, step 4 ($76,359) to grade GG, step 5 ($80,376) effective March 17, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized to enter into a contract with Joanna Kister, Columbus, OH, to provide a statewide assessment and recommendations for improvement for Career and Technical Education’s delivery system in the amount not to exceed $26,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#49          Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Jobs for NH Graduates, Manchester, NH, to provide dropout prevention services in five NH communities in an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract.  (3)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision on the contract price.  100% General Funds. 

 

#49A      Authorized to make a sole source grant to the Institute on Disability, University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research for $445,451.58 to provide training and service to those who are supporting educationally disabled students who are at risk of school dropout.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#50          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to accept a donation of the use of a web-based financial aid management application from the Granite State Management & Resources with an estimated value of $45,000.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#51          Authorized an annual salary step increase for Bruce Cheney from HH, step 4 ($83,256) to HH, step 5 ($87,635) effective February 28, 2006.

 

#52          Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $28,496.82 from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police DWI Patrols” to fund DWI enforcement patrols.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2006.

 

#53          Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management, to accept the donation of fifty portable electric generators for emergency use, with a total value of $19,630, from Mr. Guo Xiang Chen, General Manager of the Nantong Anda Power Machinery Co., Ltd., Nantong, China as detailed in letter dated January 27, 2006.

 

#54          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to reclassify a vacant Counter Clerk II, labor grade 10 position #10485 to a Supervisor of Cash Terminal Operations, labor grade 16.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive contract with Stericycle, Inc., Lake Forest, IL, for collection and disposal of all biohazardous materials from the Forensic Laboratory in the amount of $12,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  70% Highway, 30% General Funds. 

 

#56          Authorized the application permit of Belmore Court Condominium Association located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 9 moorings. 

 

#57          Authorized the application permit of Pine Hill Community Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 11 moorings. 

 

#58          Authorized the application permit of Long Island Bridge Campground located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonboro, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 27 moorings. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#59          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to table the request to reclassify position #21538, Survey Team Technician II, labor grade 12 to Environmentalist IV, labor grade 27; position #21790, Survey Team Technician I, labor grade 10 to Environmentalist III, labor grade 23; and position #21792, Survey Team Technician I, labor grade 10 to Environmentalist III, labor grade 23.

 

#60          Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of January 20, 2006 through February 6, 2006.

 

#61          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Bureau of Aeronautics to retroactively continue membership with the National Association of State Aviation Officials, Silver Spring, MD, and pay membership dues of $7,505 for the period of October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to retroactively lease a 4,400 square foot parcel of State owned land located in the City of Rochester to REL Commons, LLC for $900 per year and an Administrative fee of $500.  Effective January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2010 with the option to renew for an additional five year period.

 

#63          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities in the amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Dufresne-Henry, Inc., South Burlington, VT, for final engineering design in Alton, NH, in the amount of $181,826.16.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 1, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in a portion of a parcel of land located northerly of NH Route 28 in the Town of Londonderry to TFS Properties, LLC.

 

#66          Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with McFarland-Johnson, Incorporated of Concord, NH and Binghamton, NY, to prepare the first phase f the preliminary engineering design for the US 3 and NH 25 corridor in Meredith, in the amount of $786,363.73.  Effective upon G&C approval and Notice to Proceed through March 31, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to enter into contracts with O.R. Colan Associates of Salem, NH in the amount of $500,000 and with TBE Group of Clearwater, FL, in the amount of $500,000, for Statewide Right of Way Procurement Services, including engineering and surveying support services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Weaver Brothers, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-20-05, item #111, amended on 10-5-05, item #144), for ledge removal along the northbound barrel of I-89 in Sutton, by increasing the amount by $225,000 from $1,743,390.50 to $1,968,390.50.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with E.D. Swett, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-04, late item #G, amended on 9-21-05, item #197)), for additional work associated with the replacement of the existing NH Route 85 bridge over the B&M Railroad in Newfields, by increasing the amount by $98,000 from $4,173,776.15 to $4,271,776.15.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Michael Hansen Construction Inc., New London, NH, for the rehabilitation of the existing truss bridge and improvements to approximately 400 feet of approach roadway on the basis of a low bid of $1,989,581.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 22, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

#71                                                                          TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, and with letter #I being withdrawn by the agency, Authorized the requests:

A.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Franklin University, Columbus, OH, the sum of $488.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joanne Berry, Senior Accounting Technician, in the on-line course entitled “Virtual Communication Strategies”.

B.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $827.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charles Lloyd, Program Planner, in the course entitled “Staff Development and Evaluation”.

C.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $827.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charles Lloyd, Program Planner, in the course entitled “Theories of Learned and Cognitive Development”.

D.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,102.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Janet Paddack, Professor, in the course entitled “Digital Video Basics for Teachers”.

E.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,335.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura Jackson Gaudette, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Independent Study”.

F.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,335.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura Jackson Gaudette, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Integrating Seminar”.

G.            EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Assumption College, Worcester, MA, the sum of $2,612.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jessica Petrella, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the courses entitled “Research Seminar” and “Psychosocial Aspects of Disability”.

H.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,137.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kimberly Runion, Education Consultant, in the course entitled “Qualitative Methodology & Applied Research”.

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations – WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,286.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kenneth Merrifield, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Quantitative and Research Techniques”.

J.              HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Juvenile Justice Services - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $805.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kaye Brazier, Juvenile Probation & Parole Officer IV, in the course entitled “Research Design”.

K.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Juvenile Justice Services - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $805.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura St. Laurent, Juvenile Probation & Parole Officer IV, in the course entitled “Research Design”.

L.             LIQUOR - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina Demers, Statistician I, in the course entitled “Intro to Software Development w/JAVA”.

M.            SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission to pay the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, the sum of $1,495.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Brian MacFadzen, Supervisor I, in the on-line courses entitled “Computer Programming I” and “Computer Programming II”.

 

Requested Tuition Total - $14,804.00

 

 

#72                                                                          TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, Authorized the requests:

A.             EDUCATION - Request permission for two (2) employees, Rosemary Prescott, Program Coordinator of the Sight Services for Independent Living Program and Cheryl Johnston, Program Assistant of the Sight Services for Independent Living Program, or designee, to travel to Arlington, VA on March 19 – 22, 2006, to attend the 15th Annual Program Managers Conference on Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $804.70 IS REQUESTED FOR Rosemary Prescott.  Total Cost: $2,949.60. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  Registration Fee: $600.00.

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned