GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                February 7, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of January 24, 2007.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 24, 2007 meeting.

 

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with thanks for their service, accepted the following

 

Public Employees Labor Relations Board

(Alternate Member/Management)

Carol M. Granfield , Meredith                                                                            Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Carol A. Murray, Epsom                                                                                     Effective:  March 1, 2007

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

State Committee on Aging

(Strafford County)

Joanne A. Dodge, (d), Dover                                                                             Effective:  February 7, 2007

Succeeding:  Shirley Thompson, Durham                                                        Term:  June 24, 2009

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals

(Consumer of Substance Abuse Counseling Services)

Judith E. Cooper, Hollis                                                                                      Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 28, 2010

 

New Hampshire Council on the Arts

Sara W. Germain, Dublin                                                                                     Effective:  February 7, 2007

Succeeding:  Jasmine Shah, Nashua                                                                 Term:  November 23, 2011

 

New Hampshire Council on the Arts

Robert J. Begiebing, Newfields                                                                          Effective:  February 7, 2007

Succeeding:  James Patrick Kelly, Portsmouth                                                Term:  October 14, 2011

 

New Hampshire Council on the Arts

Dorothy J. Yanish, Peterborough                                                                      Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  November 23, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer-Insurer)

Maureen E. Dwyer-Heinrichs, Kingston                                                          Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

John C. Emery, Bedford                                                                                      Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Roger E. Gagnon, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  February 9, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Albert G. Karam, Manchester                                                                            Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Daniel P. Manning, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  February 9, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Richard A. Mitchell, Candia                                                                               Effective:  February 13, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 13, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Norman J. Patenaude, Portsmouth                                                                    Effective:  February 15, 2007

Succeeding:  Peter Wright, Jr. Henniker                                                           Term:  February 15, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

William J. Schubert, Manchester                                                                       Effective:  February 15, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 15, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

S. David Siff, Concord                                                                                         Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2010

 

State Board of Education

(District 4)

Stephen R. L’Heureux, Hooksett                                                                       Effective:  February 7, 2007

Succeeding:  Mary Elizabeth McNeil, Bedford (resigned)                            Term:  January 31, 2009

 

Juvenile Parole Board

Kelly Stoller, Milford                                                                                           Effective:  February 7, 2007

Succeeding:  Edward B. Boyle, Manchester                                                    Term:  July 1, 2010

 

Juvenile Parole Board

(Alternate Member)

Yvonne M. Vissing, Durham                                                                              Effective:  February 7, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  February 7, 2012

 

Board of Medicine

(Public Member)

Gail A. Barba, Concord                                                                                       Effective:  February 7, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  February 7, 2012

 

State Commission on the Status of Men

Scott A. Garman, Dover                                                                                      Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 1, 2007

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Pastoral Psychotherapist)

David L. Sundell, Salem                                                                                      Effective:  February 7, 2007

Succeeding:  Ronald P. Dieter, Contoocook (reached term limit) Term:  October 31, 2009

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Public Member)

Ronald R. Poirier, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  February 7, 2007

Succeeding:  James Connolly, Jr. (resigned)                                                   Term:  January 1, 2008

 

Skyhaven Airport Commission

(Public Member)

William S. Richard, Durham                                                                                Effective:  February 7, 2007

Succeeding:  Fred Hochgraf, Durham (resigned)                                            Term:  August 14, 2008

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

(Industry)

Jeremy L. Katz, Lebanon                                                                                     Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2009

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

 (Industry)

Carol Miller, Gorham                                                                                            Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 6, 2009

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

(Industry)

William R. Stafford, Weare                                                                                 Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2009

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

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

 (Attractions)

James S. Morash, Meredith                                                                                Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 1, 2009

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

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

(Education)

Katharine Eneguess, Jaffrey                                                                              Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 1, 2009

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

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

(Food and Beverage)

Scott G. Rice, North Woodstock                                                                       Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 15, 2009

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

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

(Chambers of Commerce)

Timothy G. Sink, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  February 7, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 1, 2009

 

Wetlands Council

Nominated by the NH Association of Conservation Districts

(Member of a Soil or Water Conservation District)

David A. Thompson, Lincoln                                                                            Effective:  February 7, 2007

Succeeding:  W. Michael Dennehy, Woodsville                                            Term:  December 6, 2009

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Robert Duff, Etna                                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  William Hallager, Lincoln                                                            Term:  October 14, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employers/Insurers)

Susan A. Jeffery, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Thomas F. Parks, Jr., Dover                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Robert E. Hynes, Dover                                                              Term:  January 1, 2010

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Statewide Conservation Organization)

Robert W. Christie, Lancaster                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 22, 2010

 

Director: Division of the Arts/Department of Cultural Resources

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources

Rebecca L. Lawrence, Concord                                                                         Effective:  March 11, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 11, 2011

Salary:  DD - $66,830

 

State Board of Education

(District 5)

Helen G. Honorow, Nashua                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Debra Hamel, Keene (resigned)                                                 Term:  January 31, 2008

 

Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

(Public Member)

Gregory A. Moffett, Bow                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  John A. Curran, Londonderry                                                    Term:  November 25, 2011

 

Board of Land Surveyors

(Public Member)

Richard W. Bond, Merrimack                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Linda Capuchino, Manchester (reached term limit)                Term:  February 3, 2012

 

Board of Optometry

(Public Member)

Joyce E. Egge, Danbury                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 20, 2012

 

Pari-Mutuel Commission

(Thoroughbred, Harness Horse Racing Interests)

Michael J. Gatsas, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 21, 2010

 

Physical Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

André A. Martel, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Elizabeth Cary, Derry (reached term limit)                                Term:  October 28, 2009

 

Public Employees Labor Relations Board

(Alternate Member representing Management)

Sanford Roberts, Portsmouth                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Carol Granfield, Meredith                                                            Term:  December 19, 2009

 

Telecommunications Development and Advisory Commission

(Industry)

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

Christopher K. Hodgdon, Nashua                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Terry Hicks, Gilford                                                                      Term:  November 9, 2009

 

Telecommunications Development and Advisory Commission

(Large Business Telecommunications User)

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

Jeffrey J. Rose, Manchester                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  October 18, 2007

 

Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Charles P. O’Leary, Hopkinton, MA                                                                 Effective:  March 19, 2007

Succeeding:  Carol A. Murray, Epsom                                                             Term:  December 3, 2007

Salary:  LL - $105,396

 

Board of Managers of the New Hampshire Veterans’ Home

(American Legion)

Robert J. Wyman, Keene                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 1, 2012

 

Waste Management Council

(Representative of private industries that generate hazardous waste)

Ronald Allard, Barrington                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 22, 2010

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hudson, NH, for the purpose of installing new water mains, waterlines, and wastewater lines in the 31 unit Otarnic Pond Cooperative manufactured housing community for connection to Hudson’s municipal system in the amount of $358,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#2            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Greenfield, NH, for the purpose of constructing a subsurface disposal system which will serve 175 units of housing in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#2A        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Farmington, NH, for the purpose of supporting ongoing operations of Samco, Inc., in the amount of $360,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#2B         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Gorham, NH, for the purpose of supporting the expansion of operations of Steel Elements, Inc., in the amount of $400,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#3            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into a memorandum of agreement with DOT for the purpose of administering seven scenic byways projects as detailed in letter dated January 26, 2007, in the amount of $625,709.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#4            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea and with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, authorized the request to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with New Horizons Software, Inc., Lowell, MA, to maintain and support the Municipal Agent Automation Project printers located in approximately 120 town offices, in the amount of $4,698.  Effective July 1, 2006 through August 18, 2006.  100%Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5            Authorized Wayne W. Santos, Fort Greely, AK, 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. 

 

#6            Authorized David J. Mikolaities, Portsmouth, 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. 

 

#7            Authorized John Mirabello, Belmont, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#8            Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $1,653,236 from the federal government (National Guard Bureau) as part of the five-year Federal-State Master Cooperative Agreement to cover the cost of minor construction projects at NH Army National Guard from February 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  These cost for the NH Army National Guard minor construction projects shall be reimbursed 100% by the federal government.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#9            Authorized to amend a lease agreement with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties, Wareham, MA, for the lease of 10,317 square feet of office space located at 57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH, for up to six additional months from June 1, 2007 to no later than November 30, 2007.  The Adjutant General’s Office wishes to maintain occupancy in the premises until the new Joint Force Headquarters on the State Military Reservation in Concord is ready for occupancy. 100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10          Authorized to accept donations of bricks and monument engravings for memorial walkway, computer services, public address system accessories and repairs to roads at the cemetery in the amount of $1,892.95 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery. 

 

#11          Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $1,950 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.  These donations were received during the period of December 14, 2006 through January 2, 2007.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12          Authorized to accept an offer from F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company to donate and plant one sugar maple tree at the Bridges House on Mountain Road in Concord, NH.

 

#13          Authorized to pay Hansen-Fox Company Inc., Manchester, NH, for emergency sewer repairs that were performed at the State House, Concord, NH, in mid-December 2006 in the amount of $18,114.54.  100% General Funds. 

 

#13A      Authorized to transfer funds up to $25,000 within departments not to exceed the total amounts of funds available.  (2)Further Authorized to make a report monthly of all such transfers to G&C for their final approval.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#14          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $11,966.93 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#14A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request Division of Animal Industry to accept and expend grant funds from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services to be used to identify, educate, assist, test and document groups of birds that are presently unidentified and at risk for undetected Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the amount of $28,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#15          Authorized Division of Arts to enter into an agreement with Gene Matras, Pittsfield, for the creation of artwork for the NH Folklife Website in the amount of $3,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#16          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Education to disseminate information on the Achievement of Drop-Out Prevention and Excellence project (APEX II) to parents and community leaders in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to accept anticipated funding in the amount of $15,000 as noted above.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#17          Authorized Division of Arts to award an Organizational Support Project Planning Grant in the amount of $5,650 to North Country Studio Conference, Deerfield.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#18          Authorized Division of Arts to award Community Arts Project grants totaling $6,825 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated January 18, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#19          Authorized Division of Arts to award an Organizational Support American Masterpieces Grant in the amount of $3,400 to League of NH Craftsmen Inc., Concord.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#20          Authorized Division of Arts to award Operating Grants totaling $29,750 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated January 18, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21          Authorized to designate Jacqueline Rompre, as an attorney at a salary of $48,000.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#22          Authorized to appoint David J. Hilts as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $61,100.  Mr. Hilts will be occupying a position with a five year term that expires November 21, 2011.

 

#23          Authorized to reclassify position #19809, from Accountant II, labor grade 18 to Business Administrator II, labor grade 24.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#24          Authorized to increase funding for the purpose of renewing a consultant contract to catalogue evidence and other related services at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  (2)Further Authorized on behalf of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to accept and expend a grant from the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $40,957 to be used to assist the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in contract staffing and equipment purchase.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#25          Authorized to establish one part-time consultant for the provision of legal advice to the NH Secretary of State to support the preparation of an up-to-date manual on the privileges, duties, and responsibilities of Notaries Public and Justices of the Peace in NH.  (2)Further Authorized a memorandum of understanding with the Secretary of State which sets forth the terms and conditions whereby the Secretary of State will fund a contract attorney in the amount of $15,000 to provide legal research, prepare memoranda of law, and draft a Notary Public/Justice of the Peace policy and procedure manual.  (3)Further Authorized to accept and expend funds for the contract attorney above in the amount of $15,000.  (4)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dianne Martin, Concord, NH, to provide legal research, prepare memoranda of law, and draft a Notary Public/Justice of the Peace Policy and procedure manual on behalf of the Secretary of State in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#26          Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report on the Drug Forfeiture Fund.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#27          Authorized to conduct a multidisciplinary summit for professionals from around the State entitled “Statewide School Violence Summit” to be held on April 10, 2007 at The Courtyard Marriott – Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH, at a cost not to exceed $19,635.  This figure reflects the anticipated printing costs and supplies, presenter fees and hotel facility costs.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Courtyard Marriott – Grappone Center in an amount not to exceed $15, 815.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2007 for the necessary conference facilities and food services, as part of the cost above.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28          Authorized to enter into a subgrant for $3,913.20 with UNH Police Department, c/o UNH Office of Sponsored Research to May 31, 2007 for increased enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29          Authorized to conduct a daylong pre-conference training for multidisciplinary sexual response teams (SART) scheduled for June 6, 2007, entitled “Second Statewide SART Training” and a two-day advanced training conference scheduled for June 7-8, 2007, entitled “The Thirteenth Statewide Conference on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking”, both to be held at Attitash Grand Summit Hotel in Bartlett, NH, at a cost not to exceed $83,815.  This amount will be paid in part from registration fees, paid by up to 300 attendees.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the two-day advanced training conference above in the amount of $125 from each of the 300 participants, for a total amount of $37,500, to help defray the cost of this conference and facility expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with Attitash Grand Summit Hotel in an amount not to exceed $64,315 for the day-long pre-conference SART training, and the two-day advanced training conference as part of the cost above.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2007.  (4)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Patricia Bland to conduct a keynote address and four seminars.  The contract covers preparation time, travel time, conducting the keynote address and seminars, and travel expenses for the Thirteenth Statewide Conference on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking at a cost not to exceed $4,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2007.  44.7% Other, 55.3% Federal Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#30          Authorized to continue one Program Specialist I, position #8T992, salary grade 19 through June 30, 2007 at an estimated cost of $11,158.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized to continue one Program Specialist I, position #8T069, salary grade 19 through June 30, 2007 at an estimated cost of $14,251.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#32          Authorized to continue one Program Assistant I, position #8T172, salary grade 12 through June 30, 2007 at an estimated cost of $7,446.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33          Authorized to continue one Grants Program Coordinator, position #8T070, salary grade 23 through June 30, 2007 at an estimated cost of $12,259.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Regional Economic Models Inc., Amherst, MA, to provide service and maintenance of four NH Policy Insight models developed by REMI for NHES’s Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau in the amount of $35,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized to enter into a contract with ABC Moving & Storage Co., LLC, Hudson, NH, to provide general moving and storage services at NHES’s offices statewide in the amount of $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

                                           

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#36          Authorized to reclassify position #19923, Program Assistant II, labor grade 15 to an Administrative Supervisor, labor grade 17.  Effective retroactive to January 19, 2007.

 

#37          Authorized to enter into a contract with New England Security Inc., d/b/a NES Courier Service, Berlin, NH, to provide In-State Courier Services in the amount of $76,480.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#37A      Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend a contract with Advanced Pest Control Services (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-05, item #28), for scheduled and nonscheduled services to control pests, by increasing the amount from $42,880 to $85,760 a total increase of $42,880.  Effective retroactive to January 31, 2007 through January 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#37B       Authorized to pay a one-time retroactive payment of wages and benefits to Officer Wayne Washburn in the amount of $2,259.97 from a prior fiscal year from current year funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#37C       Authorized to pay a one-time retroactive payment of wages and benefits to Mr. Rodney Roy in the amount of $1,111.22 from a prior fiscal year with current year funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#37D       Authorized to pay a one-time retroactive payment of wages and benefits to Lieutenant Paul Cascio in the amount of $1,198.38 from a prior fiscal year with current year funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#37E       Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,to extend a lease agreement with Mass Investment Group LLC, Sharon, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 1-7-04, item #37), for office space in Franklin, NH, for the purpose of housing a Probation/Parole District Office, by increasing the amount by $5,896.80 from $8,670.24 to $14,567.04.  Effective retroactive to December 31, 2006 through December 31, 2008.  100% General Funds.  

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38          Authorized to reclassify position #14273, Accounting Technician, labor grade 12 to Human Resources Assistant III, labor grade 14.  100% General Funds. 

 

#39          Authorized to pay for the retroactive invoices from Seacoast Lock & Safe Company, Amesbury, MA, in the amount of $2,135.50 for locksmith services to three of our state retail stores.  Effective September 15, 2005 to December 16, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

#40          Authorized to amend a contract with Law Warehouses, Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-19-97, item #43a), to provide continued bailment storage, handling and transportation of liquor, wine, supplies and equipment, by extending the termination date from April 30, 2007 to April 30, 2012.

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#41          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to reclassify position #14343, Clerk IV, salary grade 12, to a Senior Accounting Technician, salary grade 14.  100% other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#42          Authorized to grant an annual salary increment to Allison McLean, from salary group GG, step 4 ($76,359) to salary group GG, step 5, maximum ($81,984), effective March 23, 2007.

 

#43          Authorized to accept and place on file the report of season passes issued for Cannon Mountain during fiscal year 2007. 

 

#44          Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the City of Berlin, NH, for a community redevelopment plan for the City of Berlin in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#45          Authorized Division of Economic Development to accept a donation for 400 (30 second) cable television spots in Comcast’s service area in MA and 200 (30 second) spots in Comcast’s NH service area during February 2007.  This donation is valued at approximately $200,000.

 

#46          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Mission Management Information Systems Inc., Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, to provide support for Campground Manager reservation software, Book-Your-Site on-line reservation program, and PC Charge software in the amount of $54,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#47          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept from the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Raymond, NH a donation of assorted items for Pawtuckaway State Park valued at $3,150.

 

#48          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a memorandum of agreement with The Old Man of the Mountain Revitalization Fund Inc., d/b/a Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund to work cooperatively to memorialize the Old Man of the Mountain at Franconia Notch State park.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.

 

#49          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a Land/Facility Use Agreement with the Franconia Ski Club of Franconia, NH, to provide various services and activities at Cannon Mountain.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.

 

#50          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept the gift of a certain 1.1 mile long by thirty foot wide recreational trail easement in the Township of Berlin, NH from the Berlin Industrial Development and Park Authority, an enterprise fund of the City of Berlin.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#51          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a contract with Waste Management Inc., Hampton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-6-06, item #67), for trash removal at Pillsbury State Park, by increasing the contract amount by $3,585.60 from $31,448.40 to $35,034.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through October 31, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized Trails Bureau to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $950,877 from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration for the Recreational Trails Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#53          Authorized Trails Bureau to accept and expend and estimated total of $88,416.53 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency via the State Office of Emergency Management in order to reimburse eligible expenses for mitigating flood-related damages suffered on DRED-managed lands in Merrimack, Belknap, Rockingham and Strafford counties during the May 2006 rainstorm.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#54          Authorized to enter into Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Law Enforcement supplemental contracts with the NH Police Departments as detailed in letter dated January 10, 2007, in an aggregate total of $118,125.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development for the purpose of protecting a unique natural resource and for providing shore bank angling access, public car-top access and education information on the Pemigewasset River, in a portion of the area known as Livermore Falls State Forest in the towns of Holderness and Campton, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#56          Authorized to accept and expend $25,000 from the NH Charitable Foundation to support the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program to implement the Wildlife Action Plan.  Effective upon G&C approved through October 1, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#57          Authorized to award a grant to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to conduct marine debris monitoring, reduction and education in the NH seacoast in the amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58          Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $306,893 for the purposes of motor oil discharge cleanup.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#59          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Carol Koteff, Herndon, VA, for geologic mapping services in the amount of $15,000.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Peter Thompson, Durham, NH, for geologic mapping services in the amount of $9,064.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2007.  41% Federal, 34% Other, 25% General Funds. 

 

#60          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Northeast Engineering PLLC, Weare, NH, to provide technical assistance to small public water systems in the amount of $60,000.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with RCAP Solutions Inc., Gardner, MA, to provide technical assistance to small public water systems in the amount of $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized Town of Durham’s request to construct a permanent tidal pier to a ramp to a float providing one undersized slip on property located on Little Bay in Durham.

 

#62          Authorized Brian Haberstroh’s request to construct a permanent timber pier with a ramp connected to a seasonal float section terminating with a seasonal float in a “T” configuration on property located on Little Bay in Newington.

 

#63          Authorized Robert & Mary Jo Brady’s request to re-configure an existing breakwater by removing the existing breakwater material lakeward of an existing large boulder and filling lakebed to construct a breakwater with a permanent dock accessed by a permanent dock with a finger and a wharf along the shoreline, install two seasonal PWC lifts in the shoreward slip, install two perched beach with access stairs to the waterbody on property located at the Winnipesaukee in Laconia.

 

#64          Authorized Vintage Trust’s request to construct a wood walkway over an existing concrete walkway, install a seasonal canopy over a slip provided by an existing “F” shaped docking structure, remove an existing seasonal pier and construct two piling piers and a piling pier connected by a piling pier in an “E” configuration and drive two 3 pile ice clusters and install two personal watercraft lifts on property located at Long Point on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

 

#65          Authorized Abigail Phillips Revocable Trust’s request to construct a permanent ramp leading to a permanent fixed pier to a seasonal ramp to a seasonal float providing one slip on property located within Exeter Prime Wetland No. 63 on the Squamscott River in Exeter.

 

#65A      Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Community-Based Restoration Program (previously approved by G&C on 3-10-04, item #80), to extend the grant award period from July 31, 2005 to January 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., Bedford, NH, to perform tasks associated with design and permitting of the Homestead Woolen Mill Dam river restoration project in the amount of $14,410.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Finance

#66          Authorized adjustments to the quarterly allotments as detailed in letter dated January 17, 2007. 

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#67          Authorized to accept and expend additional federal Medicaid funds in the amount of $7,045,963.42 and private/local funds of $7,038.924.50 and to allocate them as detailed in letter dated January 2, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#68          Authorized John H. Sununu Youth Services Center to accept a monetary donation from the Human Services Affiliate of Strafford County, NH in the amount of $150.

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#69          Authorized adjustments to the quarterly allotments as detailed in letter dated January 4, 2007.

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#70          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract for child support insurance intercept services with the State of Rhode Island, Providence RI in the amount of $87,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  66% Federal, 24% General, 10% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#71          Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to grant the public health emergency preparedness funds as detailed in letter dated December 15, 2006, to the associated All Hazards Regions fiscal agents in the amount of $240,023.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, to enter into an agreement with the City of Manchester Department of Health, Manchester, NH, to support local community coalition capacity focused on tobacco prevention and control initiatives in an amount not to exceed $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with LRGHealthcare, Laconia, NH, to fund implementation and then continuation of a Balanced Scorecard Program in an amount not to exceed $8,487.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Operations Support

#74          Authorized Division of Licensing and Regulation Services to enter into a contract with JCM Code Specialists LLC, Pembroke, NH, for Fire Life Safety Code plan reviewer services in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  25% Federal, 75% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#75          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive lease renewal agreement with Richard L. Poulin, Berlin, NH, for office space in Berlin, NH, in the amount of $505,053.  Effective January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009.  59% General, 41% Federal Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive lease option with Yan Shknevsky, Mass Investment Group, LLC, Sharon, MA, in the amount of $8,568.  Effective January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2008.  59% General, 41% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#77          Authorized to provide NH GraniteCare Senior Wellness Initiative grant awards as detailed in letter dated January 9, 2007, in an amount not to exceed $2,500 per grant award to twenty-six senior centers and $8,740 to the NH Association of Senior Centers for a total amount of $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#78          Authorized adjustments to the quarterly allotments as detailed in letter dated January 5, 2007.

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#79          Authorized adjustments to the quarterly allotments as detailed in letter date January 5, 2007.

 

#80          Authorized to amend a contract with The Mental Health Center of Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #161), to provide Illness Management and Recovery Services and Supportive Employment training by increasing the price by $17,784 from $813,568 to $831,352.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  49% General, 51% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#81          Authorized adjustments to the quarterly allotments as detailed in letter dated January 22, 2007.

 

#82          Authorized a 40% temporary increase in the compensation of position #15788, X-Ray and Electrocardiograph Technologist.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively continue an increase for recruitment and retention purposes for the Chief Pharmacist and Pharmacist classifications hourly rates by 20% as approved by G&C on 9-22-04, item #53.  (2)Further Authorized to temporarily increase for recruitment and retention purposes for the Chief Pharmacist and Pharmacist classifications hourly rates by 30%.  Effective retroactively from November 21, 2006 through two years upon G&C approval.  70% General, 30% Federal Funds. 

 

#84          Authorized to enter into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, so that Amy Smith-Call may participate in the course entitled PC Applications during the period of January 16, 2007 through May 10, 2007 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,260.  75% General, 25% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH BOARD OF MEDICINE

#85          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report.

 

                                NH VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#86          Authorized to transfer $67,000 of appropriated funds as detailed in letter dated January 2, 2007.  34% General, 30% Federal, 36% Other Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#87          Authorized to accept a list of monies as detailed in letter dated January 23, 2007, totaling $37,564.58 received during the period of October 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006 as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.  These monies are placed in the Veterans Home Benefit Fund.

 

#88          Authorized to accept a list of monies as detailed in letter dated January 23, 2007, totaling $4,199 received during the period of October 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006 as a result of contributions.

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#89          Authorized to accept and expend additional federal grant funds in the amount of $161,348 from the US Department of Education for the purpose of providing grants to college students.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#90          Authorized to award a $5,000 grant to Colby-Sawyer College for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#91          Authorized to grant funds to NH ATECH Services, Concord, NH, to improve educational outcomes for students who are blind and visually impaired for an amount not to exceed $49,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through twelve months after.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  (3)Further Authorized a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms..  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized to retroactively pay the FY 2007 fee to participate in the Consortium for Math Plus to META Associates in the amount of $4,150.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized to retroactively pay the FY 2007 fee to participate in the Consortium for Quality and Consistency in Identification and Recruitment to the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, Lewisburg, PA, in the amount of $32,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized to retroactively pay the FY 2007 fee to participate in the Migrant Reading Net Consortium to the Educational Research and Training Corporation, Greeley, CO, in the amount of $23,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized to hold a series of workshops on February 15-16, 2007, March 12-13, 2007 and April 10, 2007 for Reading First Coaches, Site Coordinators, Principals, Special Education and Title I personnel regarding the review of and technical assistance to Supplemental and Intervention Programs.  (2)Further Authorized to contract with The Highlander Inn, Manchester, NH, to provide appropriate meeting space and meals for the Review of Supplemental and Intervention Programs Workshops above, in a total amount not to exceed $19,240.50.  (3)Further Authorized to exercise the right to reschedule this meeting from the original dates above in case of inclement weather and/or unforeseen circumstances to a date not to go beyond June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized to budget and accept additional grant funds in the amount of $119,957.32 from the US Department of Education to support the achievement of migrant children and youth.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#97          Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a lease agreement with Gemini Investment Properties LLC, Nashua, NH, for 2,948 square feet of space in Nashua for a total cost of $381,017.88.  Effective March 1, 2007 through February 28, 2012.  7% General, 93% Federal Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized to enter into a contract with Performance Pathways of Mechanicsburg, PA, for the implementation and ongoing support for a new Follow the Child Assistance Center System in an amount not to exceed $871,333.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved, withholding 10% of the total value of the contract to be paid upon successful completion of the warranty period.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98A      Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Eugene A. Blumkin, Sole Proprietor, Marblehead, MA, to provide rehabilitation technology consultant services in an amount not to exceed $52,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#99          Authorized to establish a salary for Donald Vittum, Director of the Police Standards and Training Council, position #9U164, at $73,787 (salary grade GG, step 3, unclassified) effective February 1, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#100        Authorized to expend up to $11,800 for the travel expenses of finalist candidates for the presidential positions at the NH Community Technical Colleges at Stratham and Claremont.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  49% General, 51% Other Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized NHCTC – Stratham to enter into a retroactive agreement with LandCare Associates Inc., Durham, NH, for the purpose of removing snow in the amount of $30,000.  Effective January 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  44% General, 56% Other Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#101A    Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $8,220 from the NH Highway Safety Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a service agreement with the University of North Florida Training and Service Institute Inc., d/b/a Institute of Police Technology and Management of Jacksonville, FL, to hold the class Medical Foundations of Visual Testing at a cost of $7,500 to be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Criminal Justice Training Facility and Campus on the dated as detailed in contract.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#101B     Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $9,864 from the NH Highway Safety Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a service agreement with the University of North Florida Training and Service Institute Inc., d/b/a Institute of Police Technology and Management of Jacksonville, FL, to hold the class Traffic Engineering for Police at a cost of $9,000 to be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Criminal Justice Training Facility and Campus on the dated as detailed in contract.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#102        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay $4,566.06 to Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac-Pontiac-GMC, Concord, NH, for work performed in repairing a State Police cruiser for damage received in a collision with a deer.  Effective upon G&C approval.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#103        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively amend a grant in the amount of $63,014 from the Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 12-22-05), by extending the termination date from September 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively amend a grant from the NH Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 1-11-06, item #74), by extending the termination date from September 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#104        Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $2,961,684 grant from the US Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, to continue the developing of an integrated criminal justice system.  (2)Further Authorized to hire consultants to work with the State in the development and implementation of the integrated criminal justice program known as the J-One Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#105        Authorized Division of Fires Standards & Training & EMS to accept and expend a $106,013 federal grant from the US Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for the Hazardous materials Emergency Preparedness, Planning and Training Activities in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized to accept and expend a $98,664 grant known as the DARE Program, being provided to NH DARE by the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, for the purpose of implementing a DARE Program in targeted schools around the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Revenue Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#107        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Handy House Inc., Foxboro, MA, to provide comfort stations at the various motorcycle rider training sites throughout NH, including but not limited to, Concord, Keene, Merrimack, North Hampton, and North Haverhill, for each training season or other time period approved by the DMV in an amount not to exceed $23,200.  Effective April 1, 2007 through December 31, 2012.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#108        Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $11,348.83 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police Tire Deflation Devices (24)” for the purpose of purchasing twenty-four sets of tire deflation devices.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#109        Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $46,427.04 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police Motorcycles (2)” for the purpose of purchasing two new police motorcycles.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#110        Authorized the application permit of the Scenic View Resort located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 18 moorings. 

 

#111        Authorized the application permit of Whip-O-Will Condominium Association located on Newfound Lake in Bridgewater, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 20 moorings. 

 

#112        Authorized the application permit of the Monaco Beach Motel & Cottages located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 15 moorings. 

 

#113        Authorized the application permit of YMCA Camp Belknap Inc., located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 16 moorings. 

 

#114        Authorized the application permit of Wildwood Shores Association located on Winnisquam Lake in Laconia, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 12 moorings. 

 

#115        Authorized the application permit of West Point of Long Island Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 10 moorings. 

 

#116        Authorized the application permit of Whittemore Shores Condominium Association located on Newfound Lake in Bridgewater, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 39 moorings. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#117        Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $104,000 from the Federal Department of Homeland Security administered through the NH Department of Safety for the purpose of purchasing radio interoperability equipment.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  100% Federal Fund.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#118        Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending December 31, 2006.

 

#119        Authorized to enter into a rental agreement with the Department of Safety, Concord, NH providing the State Police Division with vehicle storage space for a total amount not to exceed $53,200.  Effective February 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.

 

#120        Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $119,961 for the period extending from October 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

 

#121        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in a portion of old NH Route 125 highway easement not needed for the reconstruction of the NH Route 125 to abutting property owner Kingsbury David in the Town of Plaistow.

 

#122        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $316,602.38 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from January 5, 2007 through January 17, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#123        Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit in cooperation with the Office of Energy and Planning to enter into an agreement with the US Forest Service White Mountain National Forest, Laconia, NH, in the amount of $40,000 under the provisions of the Federal Highway Scenic Byways Program for the purpose of site restoration at the Rocky Gorge Scenic area in Albany, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Bureau of Bridge Design to retroactively amend a sole source contract with GM2 Associates Inc., Glastonbury, CT (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #91), for additional design services for replacement of the Island Pond Road bridges over Interstate 93 in Manchester, by increasing the amount by $58,418.99 from $208,270.85 to $266,689.84, and by extending the completion date from January 5, 2007 to June 30, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#125        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Bureau of Highway Design to retroactively amend a contract with Edwards and Kelcey, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C On 12-19-01, item #124), for on-call engineering and technical services for various highway projects located throughout the State, by extending the completion date from December 20, 2006 to July 31, 2007.

 

#126        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Beck & Bellucci Inc., Franklin, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $711,013.83 for bridge and associated safety improvements on Grandview Road over I-93.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 21, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $71,101.38 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  The contingency requested is 10% of the contract amount and is reasonable for projects of this type.

#127                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Walden University, Baltimore, MD, the sum of $2,500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathleen Dotter, Associate Professor, in the online course entitled “Intervention Strategies in Human Services”.

B.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marion Greenlaw, Accountant IV, in the course entitled “American Experience”.

C.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL, the sum of $740.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Dean F. Robinson, Jr., Environmental Technician III, in the online course entitled “Environmental Assessment & Orientation”.

D.             GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $630.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Gayle Baird, Sr. Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Statistics”.

E.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,362.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debora E. W. Vallery, Financial Agent II, in the course entitled “eCommerce”.

F.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $774.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Monica A. Brady-DeRico, Family Service Specialist, in the course entitled “College Composition II”.

G.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,599.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joy Tyrrell, Family Services Specialist, in the courses entitled “Theories of Domestic Violence” and “Community Organization”.

H.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Medicaid Business and Policy - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,475.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donald Hunter, Program Planner III, in the course entitled “Public Health Policy Analysis”.

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Medicaid Business and Policy - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,475.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Valerie King, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Public Health Policy Analysis”.

J.              NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,422.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Viger, Manager of Infection Control, in the course entitled “Integrating Seminar”.

K.             OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,410.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Andrew S. Divers, Jr., Systems Development Specialist IV, in the courses entitled “Quantitative Research” and Police Work”.

 

Requested Tuition Total :  $14,138.00

 

#128                                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

 

A.             EDUCATION - Request permission for (1) employee, Richard Andrusiak, State Coordinator for Mathematics Education or designee, to travel to Atlanta, GA, on March 16 - 20, 2007, to attend the State Supervisors of Mathematics, Annual Conference.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $600.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Richard Andrusiak. Total Cost: $1,421.02. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.  Registration Fees: $100.00.

 

 

 

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DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY, DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY

A.            Authorized the New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Fire Safety  to enter into a contract with ABC Moving & Storage Co. not to exceed $4,000.00, to provide supplies, packing and relocation of the Division of Fire and Safety and Bureau of Electrical Safety and Licensing.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

B.            Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $1,040,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of March 2007.  The Department of Administrative Services recommends acceptance of the Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $311,999,375.96 for the Month of January and recommends the balance of $78,000,624.04 to be lapsed.

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned