GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

February 4, 2009 10:00 p.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 Shea, accepted the minutes of January 14, 2009.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 14, 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 Council, on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to set the date for a special election for state representative in Rockingham County District No.4 (Salem, Windham).

 

The filing period will begin on February 9, 2009 and end on February 17, 2009.  The primary election will be March 24, 2009.  The special election will be April 28, 2009.

 

 

RESIGNATIONS

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

 

State Apprenticeship Advisory Council

(Management)

Philip Hamblet, Surry                                                                                         Effective:  February 4, 2009

 

State Historical Resources Council

(History)

David H. Watters, Dover                                                                                    Effective:  February 4, 2009

 

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights

Laura Simoes, Concord                                                                                     Effective:  February 4, 2009

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals

(Licensed Clinical Supervisor)

Jacqueline H. Abikoff, Gilford                                                                          Effective:  February 4, 2009

Succeeding:  Robert O. Kelley, Jr., Lee (term limited)                                  Term:  January 28, 2012

 

Cannon Mountain Advisory Council

Dennis E. Murphy Jr., Center Harbor                                                              Effective:  February 4, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2012

 

State Board of Education

(District 4)

Stephen R. L’Heureux, Hooksett                                                                     Effective:  February 4, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 31, 2013

 

State Board of Education

(District 2)

Thomas Raffio, Bow                                                                                          Effective:  February 4, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 31, 2013

 

Equalization Standards Board

(Experienced with Equalization Process)

John W. McSorley, Nottingham                                                                       Effective:  February 4, 2009

Succeeding:  Joyce M. Fulweiler, Northfield                                                   Term:  October 10, 2009

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

(Consumer)

Joseph M. Miller, Durham                                                                                 Effective:  February 4, 2009

Succeeding:  Katherine W. Wheeler, Durham (term limited)                      Term:  December 1, 2011

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Public Member)

A. Hope MacDonald, Wolfeboro                                                                     Effective:  February 4, 2009

Succeeding:  Caroletta C. Alicea, Boscawen                                                 Term:  April 23, 2009

 

Independent Investment Committee, NH Retirement System

Thomas Silvia, Amherst                                                                                     Effective:  February 4, 2009

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

Motor Vehicle Industry Board

William F. Perry, Swanzey                                                                                 Effective:  February 4, 2009

Succeeding:  Charles Frank Yanko, Manchester                                          Term:  January 9, 2013

 

Occupational Therapy Governing Board

(Licensed Occupational Therapist)

Carol Lewis, Amherst                                                                                         Effective:  February 4, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 8, 2012

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Petroleum Refinery)

Thomas J. Frawley, Lyme                                                                                 Effective:  February 4, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2012

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Petroleum Distributor)

James E. Robertson, Spofford                                                                          Effective:  February 4, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2012

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Public Member)

Kevin A. Sheppard, Manchester                                                                      Effective:  February 4, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2012

 

Physical Therapy Governing Board

Laurel L. Clute, Lempster                                                                                  Effective:  February 4, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 8, 2012

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Fishing)

Ronald R. Poirier, Pembroke                                                                             Effective:  February 4, 2009

Succeeding:  Richard Smith, Hancock (resigned)                                         Term:  October 27, 2010

 

Real Estate Commission – Councilor Burton voted no.

(Attorney)

David C. Dunn, Manchester                                                                              Effective:  February 4, 2009

Succeeding:  Robert Stephen, Manchester                                                     Term:  September 15, 2013

 

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

Michael H. W. Quinlan, Bedford                                                                      Effective:  February 4, 2009

Succeeding:  J. Sean Kenneally, Meredith (term limited)                            Term:  January 8, 2012

 

Water Council

Nominated by the Granite State Designers and Installers Association

Bruce A. Barnard, Hebron                                                                                 Effective:  February 4, 2009

Succeeding:  Kenneth A. Bradley Jr., Concord (resigned)                           Term:  June 13, 2010

 

Advisory Council on Worker’s Compensation

(Health Care Provider)

Douglas M. Goumas, Bedford                                                                          Effective:  February 4, 2009

Succeeding:  Gary L. Woods, Bow                                                                   Term:  January 12, 2012

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals

(Public Member)

Lloyd S. Doughty II, Epsom                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

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:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Mary Ann Ashcroft, Derry                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Arthur J. Connelly, Laconia                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 13, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Leo D. Kelly, Goffstown                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Ronald E. Ludwig, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 13, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Robert H. Morneau, Wolfeboro                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 13, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

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

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Constance J. Roy, Wolfeboro                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

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:  Upon confirmation

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:  Upon confirmation

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

 

State Historical Resources Council

(Historic Preservation)

Mary R. Boswell, Franklin                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2014

 

Lottery Commission

Debra M. Douglas, Concord                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

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:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 9, 2013

 

Mount Washington Commission

John J. Gallus, Berlin                                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 11, 2014

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

Stephany M. Lavallee, Henniker                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

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:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 28, 2011

 

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board

(Public Member)

Julie Introcaso, Manchester                                                                              Effective:  March 4, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 4, 2012

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Claremont, NH, to acquire and rehabilitate Knights Hall, which will serve as the new home for the Claremont Soup Kitchen in the amount of $237,249.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

#2           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Tilton, NH for the purpose of completing infrastructure improvements in White Rock Estates Cooperative in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3           Authorized to retroactively amend a Grant with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-10-07, item #6), to rehabilitate 50 housing units in Cheshire County in the amount of $350,000, by extending the end date from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#4           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the contract (“Capital Access Program:  Lender Participation Agreement”) with Hampshire First Bank.  Action will Authorized Resolutions under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the contract will serve a public use, provide public benefit, the proposed participating bank is qualified to participate, appropriate measures have been taken to ensure CAP loans will be made under the requirements of the Act, the contract complies with RSA 162-A:12, and reasonable precautions have been made to minimize loss, all within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON FEBRUARY 4, 2009

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW

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At approximately 10:40 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the proposed contract entitled “Capital Access Program: Lender Participation Agreement” with the following bank: The Hampshire First Bank 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 execution of the agreement.  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 proposed contract.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF THE STANDARD CONTRACT ENTITLED ‘CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM : LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT’ OF THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BY THE HAMPSHIRE FIRST BANK” and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Pignatelli;  those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18

APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF THE STANDARD CONTRACT ENTITLED

"CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM:  LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT"

OF THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

BY HAMPSHIRE FIRST BANK

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have previously, upon recommendation of the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority"), approved the Authority's standard contract entitled "CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM:  LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT" (the "Standard Contract") by resolution dated September 2, 1992 (the "Approving Resolution"); and

 

                WHEREAS, at the time of such approval of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council made, upon recommendation of the Authority, certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the approval of the Standard Contract, which findings and determinations are stated in the Approving Resolution;

 

                      WHEREAS, in the Approving Resolution, the Governor and Council authorized the Authority to take necessary and appropriate steps to cause the execution of the Standard Contract with qualifying State banking institutions; and

                WHEREAS, acting pursuant to the direction of the Authority, the Executive Director of the Authority has received interest from Hampshire First Bank (the "Specific Bank") to execute the Standard Contract and participate in the Authority's Capital Access Program through such execution; and

 

                      WHEREAS, the Executive Director of the Authority has examined such information as he has deemed necessary and appropriate and has determined that the Specific Bank is a duly organized bank or trust company authorized to make loans and accept deposits in the State of New Hampshire and accordingly is qualified to execute the Standard Contract and participate in the Capital Access Program;

 

                      WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed execution of the Standard Contract which they have requested;

 

                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 assuming (1) the execution of the Standard Contract as approved by the Governor and Council on September 2, 1992, by the Authority and an authorized officer of the Specific Bank, and (2) review and acceptance of the executed Standard Contract by an appropriate official of the Office of Attorney General upon receipt of a certificate of registration of the Specific Bank and a resolution of the board of directors of the Specific Bank authorizing execution of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council hereby find:

 

                                (a)             The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

                                         (b)    The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

                                         (c)    The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract 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.

 

                                (d)           The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

                                         (e)                  Appropriate measures have been taken to ensure that a the Specific Bank participating under the terms of such Standard Contract makes only loans which meet the requirements of RSA 162-A:12, IV.

 

                                         (f)  The Standard Contract complies with RSA 162-A:12, III.

 

                                         (g)    Reasonable precautions have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to any reserve fund which is established under the terms of the proposed Standard Contract.

 

                                (h)           The Specific Bank is qualified to execute the Standard Contract and to participate under the terms of such Standard Contract and the applicable provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

 

 

                      2.  Approval.  Subject to (1) the execution of the Standard Contract as approved by the Governor and Council on September 2, 1992, by the Authority and an authorized officer of the Specific Bank, and (2) review and acceptance of the executed Standard Contract by an appropriate official of the Office of Attorney General upon receipt of a certificate of registration of the Specific Bank and a resolution of the board of directors of the Specific Bank authorizing execution of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council approve the proposed execution of the Standard Contract by the Authority and authorize the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to February 4, 2009.

 

 

 

 

#5           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Franklin Savings Bank and Meadowbrook Farm, LLC in Gilford, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON FEBRUARY 4, 2008

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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                At approximately 10:45 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Franklin Savings Bank to Meadowbrook Farm, LLC., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  She said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Hollingworth 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 FRANKLIN SAVINGS BANK TO MEADOWBROOK FARM, 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: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Pignatelli;  those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING

A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13

WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

FRANKLIN SAVINGS BANK TO MEADOWBROOK FARM, 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 twenty-five percent (25%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $1,800,000 from Franklin Savings Bank to Meadowbrook Farm, LLC., pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed twenty-five percent (25%) 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 insure that any private benefit from the award of the guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                (iv)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to February 4, 2009.

 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6           Authorized to enter into a contract with NH Minority Health Coalition, Manchester, NH, for the purpose of conducting cultural competency trainings in the Manchester School District in the amount of $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 14, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to transfer funds between classes as detailed in letter dated January 16, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#8           Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $75,000 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement, for the refugee cash and medical program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#8A        Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with DOT, DRED, F&G, and DES, to provide $25,000 for the purpose of improving the existing GRANIT web site, archiving and distributing agency date through the GRANIT database and providing technical support services for the development of GIS data and applications.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway (DOT), 100% Other (DES), 20% Federal, 80% Other (F&G), 7% Federal, 93% Other (F&C), 100% Other (DRED) Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the total amount of $10,000 with DOT providing $5,000 and F&G providing $5,000 for the purposes above for GRANIT.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway (DOT), 20% Federal, 80% Other (F&G), 7% Federal, 93% Other (F&C) Funds.  (3)Further Authorized to amend a sole source contract with the University of NH, Durham, NH, for the GRANIT project, by increasing the amount by $25,000 from $70,000 to $95,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#9           Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Regional Economic Models Inc., Amherst, MA, (previously amended by G&C on 6-4-08, item #5), to provide continued support and maintenance services for the proprietary software, Policy Insight, customized for NHES’ Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau.  Effective March 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010.  100% Other (Agency Class 027) Funds – 100% Federal Funds reimbursed to DES. 

 

                                JUDICIAL COUNCIL

#10         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to receive additional General Funds from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $412,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF STATE

#10A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

 

                                ADJUTANT GENERAL

#11         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request that Grazyna Galicka-Piskorska, Colebrook, NH, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12         Authorized to accept and place on file a list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2009 during the month of December 2008.

 

#13         Authorized to enter into a service contract with Tri-State Sprinkler Corporation, Derry, NH, for fire suppression system testing and inspection services for an amount not to exceed $91,800.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $36,000 for unanticipated expenses for the services, bringing the total to $127,800.  Effective March 1, 2009 through February 29, 2012.  67% Other (Transfers), 26% General, 7% Federal Funds. 

 

#14         Authorized to accept the donation of 47 fire extinguishers and related monitoring equipment including installation of the equipment in the State House, Legislative Office Building and Upham Walker House, from Simplex Grinnell, Nashua, NH, En-Gauge Inc., Rockland, MA and Ansul Incorporated, Marinette, WI.

 

#15         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from State Fiscal Year 2009 to Catherine Nichols in the amount of $279.75 for wages that were not paid for SFY 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#16         Authorized to accept and place on file the list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of October 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.

 

#17         Authorized to amend a contract with Nextel of Bedford, NH, for cellular telephone and data services, by extending the end date from February 18, 2009 to June 17, 2009.

 

#18         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. Laflamme Inc., Manchester, NH, for installation of fire alarm systems and automatic auxiliary power systems located at various National Guard Readiness Centers in an amount not to exceed $1,263,700.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $150,000 for unanticipated expenses for Fire Alarm and Auxiliary Power for Readiness Centers, Statewide, bringing the total to $1,413,700.  (3)Further Authorized payment of $17,600 to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,431,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2009.  Capital Funds - 50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#19         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with LavalleeBrensinger Architects, Manchester, NH,  for professional services for the design of the Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse – North, Manchester, NH, for a lump sum price of $1,230,350.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General (Capital) Funds. 

 

#20         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with DL King & Associates Inc., for interior finishes and facility enhancements at the NH Veteran’s Home in Tilton, NH, for a total price not to exceed $894,000. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $23,600 for unanticipated expenses, bringing the total to $917,600.  (3)Further Authorized payment of $15,000 to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $932,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 16, 2010.  Capital Funds - 35% General, 65% Federal Funds. 

 

#20A      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a retroactive contract with Wesfield Construction Company Inc., Swanzey, NH (previously amended by G&C on 7-16-08, item #25A), for additional work to the office and maintenance  garage renovations and additions, at the District 4 office building in Swanzey, by increasing the price by $12,023 from $1,148,985 to $1,161,008.  100% Capital (Highway) Funds. 

 

#20B      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Northern Peabody LLC, Manchester, NH, for additional work to the chiller & tower replacement at the Men’s Prison (North End House), Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $18,385 from $1,057,250 to $1,075,635.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,615 for unanticipated expenses, bringing the total to $1,077,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 15, 2009.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#20C      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation for energy enhancements at the NH Veterans’ Home, Tilton, NH, for a price not to exceed $3,481,098.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $286,400 for unanticipated expenses, bringing the total to $3,767,498.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $60,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $3,827,498.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 16, 2010.  35% General, 65% Federal Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21         Authorized to borrow up to and including an amount of $100 million and to determine the most advantageous form of borrowing and to enter into such agreements as may be necessary to effect the borrowing, provided that the final maturity date not be later than June 30, 2014.

 

#22         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $56,231.13 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#23         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request of the Division of Arts to award a FY 2009 Arts in Education grant in the amount of $2,770 to Friends of the Arts Plymouth, A Regional Arts Council, Plymouth NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

#24         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the years 2007 and 2008.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#25         Authorized to amend a federal award (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-07, item #32), received from the 2007 US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Violence Against Women Formula grant program designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes, by extending the end date from February 28, 2009 to June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to amend subgrants, as detailed in letter dated December 31, 2008, (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #16), from the 2007 Violence Against Women federal award for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes, by extending the end date from February 28, 2009 to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#26         Authorized to appoint Sarah T. Blodgett as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $58,500.  Effective February 14, 2009 through January 1, 2014.

 

#27         Authorized to amend subgrants as detailed in letter dated January 14, 2009, from the 2007 Violence Against Women federal award (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-08, item #32), to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes, by extending the end date from February 28, 2009 to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#27A      Authorized Office of Medical Examiner to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Elizabeth A. Bundock, Burlington, VT, to assist the Chief Medical Examiner with autopsies specific to Neuropathology Examinations, including consultations, trials and depositions when required, in the amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27B      Authorized salary increase referenced in Appendix A, for attorney’s in the Department of Justice, effective pay period January 16, 2009 to be paid on February 13, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#27C      Authorized to conduct the three one-day regional trainings on Child Abuse Investigation Protocol at a cost not to exceed $9,019, paid in part from registration fees, paid by up to 270 attendees.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2009.  73% Agency, 27% Federal Funds.   (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for each one of the regional trainings above, in the amount not to exceed $6,750 to help defray the cost of these conference and facility expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2009.  100% Agency Income.   (3)Further Authorized to enter into agreements with the facilities as detailed in letter dated January 20, 2009.  79% Agency Income, 21% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#28         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth authorized the request to amend a retroactive agreement for the Johnes Disease Surveillance and Enhancement Cooperative Agreement Award in the amount of $21,174 (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-08, item #35B), by extending the completion date to September 29, 2009 from December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#28A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to amend a contract with Compass Health Analytics, Portland, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-08, item #49C), for the development of a standard benefit design and wellness program, by increasing the amount from $50,000 to $74,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2009.  100% Insurance Assessment Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#29         Authorized to continue one Legal Secretary III, position #8T129, salary grade 13 on a full time temporary basis for an additional period from March 10, 2009 through June 30, 2009 at an estimated cost of $8,859.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized to enter into a contract with Phipps Landscape LLC, Rollinsford, NH for snow plowing and removal services at NHES’s Local Office, Somersworth, NH in an amount not to exceed $15,646.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized to enter into a contract with Alvin J. Coleman & Son Inc., Conway, NH, for snow plowing and removal services at NHES’s Local Office, Conway, NH, in the amount not to exceed $39,565.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized to enter into a contract with Capital Alarm Systems Inc., Penacook, NH, for fire alarm equipment and sprinkler electrical testing and repairs at NHES’s offices statewide in the amount not to exceed $52,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#33         Authorized to accept and place on file the annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.

 

#34         Authorized to enter into a contract with MTS Associates of Londonderry, Hooksett, NH, to provide fork lift maintenance and repair services at various Liquor Commission locations throughout NH in the amount of $114,690.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to retroactively pay Melinda A. Bean, Program Specialist I, the amount of $42.43 for the period of December 23, 2005 through January 1, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized to accept and expend Enforcing Underage Drinking funds totaling $47,135.25 from the NH Highway Safety Agency for the purpose of supporting the Drug Recognition Expert Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Agency Income (DRE Administration) Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with FM Emergency Generator Inc., Canton, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 11-2-05, item #52), to provide generator preventative maintenance and repairs, by increasing the price from $24,367.50 to $41,497.50.  Effective November 1, 2008 through October 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #42033 Engineering Technician III, salary grade 16 to Public Works Project Manager I, salary grade 20 in the Design, Development and Maintenance office.  46.41% General, 53.59% Other Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized to award a grant to the Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council, Conway, NH, in the amount of $15,000 for a marketing initiative.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2009.  100% Economic Development Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized to award a grant to the City of Manchester, NH in the amount of $4,000 for a marketing initiative for NH’s businesses.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Londonderry, NH in the amount of $2,388 for a comprehensive update of their Economic Development website.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a sole source retroactive contract with Bodwell’s Septic Service, LLC, East Kingston, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-7-08, item #30), to add additional pumping services at North Hampton Beach for the months of September 2008 and April 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to make a retroactive payment to Fred Fuller Oil Company Inc., Hudson, NH, for fuel services made by DD&M and Robert Frost Farm during the months of October – November 2006 and May 2007 in the amount of $1,703.45.  60% Parks, 40% General Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to make a retroactive payment to Palmer Gas/Ermer Oil Company, Atkinson, NH, in the amount of $216.34 for fuel services made by Pawtuckaway State Park during the month of September 2007.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to make a retroactive payment to LL Cote Sport Center d/b/a Percy Tackle Inc., Errol, NH, in the amount of $194.73 for repair services made by Umbagog State Park during the month of June 2007.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to make a retroactive payment to Gorham Hardware Store and Sport Center, Gorham, NH, in the amount of $45.63 for purchases made by Moose Brook State Park during the month of April 2008.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#46A      Authorized to accept a donation from FairPoint Communications and ViTAL Economy Inc., for the development of an Economic Development Strategy and assistance in its implementation, valued at $22,500.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#47         Authorized to accept and expend $500,000 in federal and $125,000 in non-federal funds for the purpose of removing the Winnicut River Dam and construction of a fish passage system under Route 33, Greenland, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#48         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Franklin Pierce College for winter hibernacula surveys for endangered and special concern bats in NH for a total of $7,147.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% Other (non-game) Funds. 

 

#48A      Authorized with Councilor Pigantelli voting no, the Hunter Education Program to enter into a contract with the New England School of Archery Inc., Concord, NH, to coordinate and implement the National Archery in the Schools Program in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#49         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the entities as detailed in letter dated December 18, 2008, in the amount of $70,000 for geologic mapping services.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Topsham, ME (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #128), for completing the design and permitting for the removal of the Winnicut River Dam in Greenland, NH, and construction of a fishway, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009 from September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with the Town of Bow, NH, to fund a Household Hazardous Waste collection project in the amount of $1,963.  Effective October 3, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized to retroactively pay 2009 membership dues to The Environmental Council of the States, Washington, DC, in the amount of $9,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties, Wareham, MA, for the storage and repair of boats, outboard engines, boat trailers and limnological equipment in the amount of $71,000.28.  Effective May 1, 2009 through April 30, 2014.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

#54         Authorized to budget and expend funds carried forward from FY 2008 that were collected in the amount of $156,871 to provide for anticipated shortfalls in budgeted utility, current expense, training and travel funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% WRBP Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#55         Authorized to amend an agreement with the Town of Washington, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-08, item #69), to improve water quality in Mill Pond, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to amend an agreement with the Action Wakefield Watersheds Alliance Inc. (AWWA), East Wakefield, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-08, item #73), for the Watershed-based Plan for High Quality Waters in the AWWA Region Project, by increasing the amount by $5,100 from $103,166 to $108,266, for the completion of additional tasks, and increasing the match requirement by $3,402 from $95,354 to $98,756.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Glendale Cove Association Inc., Glendale, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Smith Cove, Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford, NH, in the amount of $7,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the Partridge Lake Property Owners Association, Littleton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-19-06, item #93), for the Partridge Lake Nonpoint Source Pollution Phosphorus Load Reduction Project, by changing the Scope of Services to include additional tasks and extending the completion date from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#59         Authorized to amend a contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #124), to oversee remediation at contaminated sites by increasing the amount by $251,500 from $1,600,000 to $1,851,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  40% Hazardous Waste Cleanup, 60% Federal Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized Town of Newbury’s request to approve a permit to perform work on Route 103 along frontage on Lake Sunapee in Newbury.

 

#61         Authorized Wendy F. McCarthy Revocable Trust’s request to retain a seasonal dock from the northwest property line and dredge from lakebed on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#62         Authorized to make a one-time payment in the amount of $4,458 from State Fiscal Year 2009 funds to the University of NH, Durham, NH, as payment for tuition for coursework completed by Mary Ann Cooney, Deputy Commissioner.  Effective retroactive to July 9, 2007 through May 13, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#63         Authorized to accept and expend from the federal Social Services Block Grant funds in the amount of $158,777.  (2)Further Authorized to establish two full time temporary positions to include, one Public Health Program Manager, labor grade 26, and one Program Assistant I, labor grade 12.  Effective retroactive to January 2, 2009 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#64         Authorized to amend a contract with the University of Massachusetts – Medical School, Worcester, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 4-9-08, item #54), to provide Backlog Reduction Services, by extending the completion date from February 14, 2009 to June 30, 2009.

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#65         Authorized Bureau of Communicable Disease Control to enter into a sole source agreement with Scientific Technologies Corporation, Tucson, AZ, for the maintenance and support of the public health disease surveillance software application in an amount not to exceed $487,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Prenatal Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Community Action Program Belknap and Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #96), to provide prenatal services, by increasing the price by $100,000 from $100,000 to $200,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  52% General, 48% Federal Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Coos County Family Health Services Inc., Berlin, NH (previously approved by G&C on 4-18-07, item #65), to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment, by increasing the price by $13,000 from $13,000 to $26,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  54% General, 46% Federal Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized Division of Public Health Services to make a one-time payment to Brian Scherer, Laboratory Scientists III, Bureau of Prevention Services, Radiological Health Section in the amount of $703.42 as reimbursement for In-State Travel expenses including five nights lodging and associated meals incurred during attendance at the Radiation Safety Officer Course October 6 – 10, 2008 in Salem, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other (Radiological Fees) Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Communicable Disease Section to enter into an agreement with Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, to provide tick collection and identification in an amount not to exceed $26,174.  Effective May 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to enter into a sole source agreement with Bi-State Primary Care Association, Concord, NH, to develop a strategic oral health workforce plan for NH in an amount not to exceed $174,912.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#71         Authorized to accept and expend $362,015 of US Office of Refugee Resettlement funds granted to the NH Office of Energy and Planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#72         Authorized to reclassify position #30295 from Technical Support Specialist II, salary grade 21 to Program Specialist II, salary grade 21.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#73         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Scott Noyes, Sole Proprietor, Essex, VT, for Preventing Drowning in Child Care training in an amount not to exceed $54,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#74         Authorized to accept donations from October 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 from contributors as detailed in letter dated January 12, 2009, in the amount of $2,482.91.

 

#75         Authorized to accept nonmonetary donations as detailed in letter dated January 12, 2009, during the period of October 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.

 

                                Glencliff Home

#76         Authorized to accept all monetary donations for the time period of October 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 in the amount of $350, as detailed in letter dated January 7, 2009.

 

#77         Authorized to accept a monetary donation from Episcopal Churchwomen-Church of The Messiah, North Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $200.

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

#78         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth authorized the request to enter into a contract with L.A. Brochu Inc., Concord, NH, to provide snow plowing for the Planetarium and the Alan Shepard Discovery Center in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  34% General, 66% Planetarium Revenue Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#79         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report for FY08.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#80         Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to budget and expend $117,650 of the prior year carry forward balance in the Fire Standards Instruction Account to fund part-time salaries and associated benefits as well as additional travel expense for the part time instructors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 20, 2009.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#81         Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend an additional $107,835.63 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the purpose of improving motor carrier safety.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#82         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Emergency Assistance funds in the amount of $20,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#83         Authorized Division of State Police to establish a consultant position for the purpose of conducting inspections and reviewing the laboratory’s protocol’s and procedures to ensure compliance with American Society of Crime Lab Directors/Lab Accreditation Board standards.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $44,653 of federal pass-through funds from the NH Department of Justice for the purpose of reimbursing the cost for equipment and continuing training requirements needed by the Forensic Lab.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#84         Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively amend a grant received from the NH Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #171), for the purpose of reimbursing the cost for upgrading existing equipment and continuing training requirements needed by Forensic Lab, by extending the date from September 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively amend the consultant positions for the purpose of providing training and continuing education requirements to the analysts who works primarily in the Controlled Drug and Toxicology section for the State Forensic Lab, by extending the end date from September 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from other agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#85         Authorized to establish three new full-time temporary State Police Troopers, LG 19, 40 hours per week, in the newly formed Sex Offender Unit funded with the federal grant entitled “NH – SORNA Compliance Unit Grant” from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009 subject to approval of requested action #2.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a $300,000 grant known as “NH – SORNA Compliance Unit Grant” from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs for the purpose of developing a more comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional Sex Offender Unit.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#86         Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $841,770 grant from the US Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services to be used to facilitate the NH State Police’s ability to partner with other State, local, county and Federal agencies in the war on drugs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#87         Authorized Division of State Police to transfer $39,500 within the budgeted appropriation titled Highway Patrol & Enforcement in order to offset anticipated shortages in FY 2009.  100% Highway Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#88         Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively amend a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 10-22-08, item #58A), for the purpose of completing the entry of crimes into the Uniform Charge Table component of the Integrated Crime Justice Information System (J-One), by extending the completion date from January 31, 2009 to June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Kathleen Brown, Hollis, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-22-08, item #58A), for the purpose of completing the entry of crimes into the Uniform Charge Table component of the Integrated Crime Justice Information System (J-One), by extending the completion date from January 31, 2009 to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the communities as detailed in letter dated December 4, 2008, for a total amount of $40,000 for the purpose of preparing Federal Emergency Management Agency approved updated local multi-hazard mitigation plans.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#90         Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a contract with Infra-Red Building and Power Service Inc., Holbrook, MA, to provide transformer maintenance services in an amount not to exceed $29,520.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized to enter into sub-grant with the state agencies as detailed in letter dated January 13, 2009, in the total amount of $144,482 for the State Homeland Security Program portion of the 2007 Homeland Security grant program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized to retroactively pay Safety Kleen Systems, Inc., Pittsburg, PA, the amount of $472 for removal of a leaking 55 gallon drum of Kurseal 830 in SFY 2007, using SFY2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay Tiffany Cleaners Inc., Nashua, NH, the amount of $1,649.60 for dry cleaning of State Police uniforms provided in SFY2008 using SFY2009 funds.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively pay The City of Berlin, NH, the amount of $386 for sewer services for the Berlin substation provided in SFY2008 using SFY2009 funds.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay annual dues, covering the period of January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009 in the amount of $5,300 to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Washington, DC.  18.06% Transfers from DOT and 81.94% Federal Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay an invoice in the amount of $5,236 to the American Society of Crime Lab Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board, Garner, NC, for the annual fee to continue the Forensic Laboratory’s accreditation certificate program for the period of January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized the application permit of Deer Cove Condominium Association located on Ossipee Lake in Ossipee, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 19 moorings.

 

#98         Authorized the application permit of Diamond View Associates Inc. located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 18 moorings.

 

#99         Authorized the application permit of John & Anna Newton Porter Foundation (Camp Kabeyun) located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 8 moorings.

 

#100       Authorized the application permit of Colonial Cottages Homeowners Association located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 8 moorings.

 

#101       Authorized the application permit of Chanticleer Shores Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 14 moorings.

 

#102       Authorized the application permit of Camp Berea Inc. located on Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 6 moorings.

 

#103       Authorized the application permit of Brewster Academy located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 25 moorings.

 

#103A    Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively pay Staples Business Advantage, Boston, MA, the amount of $453.53 for office supplies purchased in SFY2008 using SFY2009 funds.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#104       Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.

 

#105       Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending December 31, 2008.

 

#106       Authorized to transfer $1,613,200 between Highway Funds accounts.  (2)Further Authorized an additional estimated $140,000 in Bridge Maintenance revenue.  (3)Further Authorized to transfer $275,000 between Turnpike Fund accounts.  (4)Further Authorized to transfer $1,340,000 from Turnpike Retained Earnings.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#107       Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $37,510.80 for a period extending from October 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.

 

#108       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.02 acre parcel of land improved with a two-car garage in Haverhill to Denise Smith for $52.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#109       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to grant an easement along US Route 3 in the Town of Bedford.  The easement will be 10 ft wide and approximately 700 ft long.  The original easement was located on property acquired for the reconstruction of US Route 3 as part of the Bedford-Manchester-Londonderry-Merrimack 11512 project.

 

#110       Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Construction’s summary report for the period through December 31, 2008.

 

#111       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to amend a sole source contract with Peter Dimmitt, licensed electrician, Clarksville, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-3-07, item #90), for electrical repairs and installation at District One Highway Maintenance facilities, by increasing the amount by $13,000 from $50,000 to $63,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Paul & Emiliette Beaudoin, Meredith, NH, for a parcel of land on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Meredith for $1,925 per year.  Effective September 6, 2008 through December 31, 2009. 

 

#113       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Modern Protective Coatings, Hudson, NH, for bridge painting of Br. No. 207/094 NH Route 101 over Tide Mill Creek on the basis of a low bid of $249,900.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $24,990 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 11, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Modern Protective Coatings, Hudson, NH, for bridge painting of Br. No. 114/128 Bagdad Road over US Route 4 on the basis of a low bid of $294,046.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $29,404.60 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 21, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized to amend a lease agreement with Pease Development Authority, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-22-08, item #75), to operate and maintain the Skyhaven Airport in Rochester, NH, by extending the end date to June 30, 2009 from February 15, 2009.

#116                                                                       TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

A.         TRANSPORTATION - Request permission for (2) employees, Andrew Hall, Research Engineer and Daniel John, Engineering Technician, or their designees, to travel to Harrisburg, PA for 3 days during the period of February 4, 2009 to March 30, 2009 to bring a Falling Weight Deflectometer to the Pennsylvania DOT for calibration.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle. Total Cost: $790.00.  Source of Funds: 80% Federal, 20% Highway.  No registration fees. 

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to remove item #60 which was tabled at the January 14, 2009 Meeting

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Juvenile Justice Services

#60         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to reclassify position #11662 Youth Development Center Operations Officer I, salary grade 20, to Supervisory III, salary grade 23.  85% General, 15% Other (School District) Funds. 

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea, voted to remove item #92 which was tabled at the January 14, 2009 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#92         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to approve the request to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending November 30, 2008. 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

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