GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

February 9, 2010 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of January 27, 2010.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 27, 2010 meeting.

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RESIGNATIONS

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

 

State Committee on Aging

(Grafton County)

Louis E. Paré, Holderness                                                                                  Effective:  February 9, 2010

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

(Consumer)

Joseph Miller, Durham                                                                                       Effective:  February 9, 2010

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Public Member)

Kathleen A. Sternenberg, Hopkinton                                                              Effective:  February 9, 2010

 

Superior Court: Associate Justice

Kathleen McGuire, Laconia                                                                              Effective:  April 30, 2010

 

Department of Transportation: Deputy Commissioner

Christopher D. Clement, Sr., Durham                                                              Effective:  February 8, 2010

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Airport Authority)

Ernest F. Loomis, Concord                                                                                Effective:  February 9, 2010

Succeeding:  Joseph R. Alosa, Sr. Concord                                                    Term:  July 25, 2013

 

Cannon Mountain Advisory Commission

Gerald I. Coogan, New London                                                                        Effective:  February 9, 2010

Succeeding:  Georgie Thomas, Thornton                                                        Term:  January 1, 2012

 

Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Merrimack County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Debra M. Coe, Concord                                                                                     Effective:  February 9, 2010

Succeeding:  Donna Raycraft, Concord (resigned)                                       Term:  July 1, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Labor

Roger E. Gagnon, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  February 9, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2013

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Labor

Daniel P. Manning, Manchester                                                                       Effective:  February 9, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2013

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Labor

Richard A. Mitchell, Candia                                                                              Effective:  February 13, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 13, 2013

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Labor

Norman J. Patenaude, Portsmouth                                                                  Effective:  February 15, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 15, 2013

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Labor

William J. Schubert, Manchester                                                                      Effective:  February 15, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 15, 2013

 

Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Libraries Director

Nominated by the Commissioner of Cultural Resources

Michael York, Goffstown                                                                                  Effective:  February 10, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 12, 2014

Salary:  GG Max:  $90,606

 

Board of Education

(District 3)

Daphne A. Kenyon, Windham                                                                         Effective:  February 9, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 31, 2014

 

Judicial Retirement Plan Board of Trustees

(Business Experience)

Jack R.  Hutton, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  February 9, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 22, 2012

 

Board of Nursing

(RN)

Kathleen R. Hartman, Pittsburg                                                                       Effective:  February 9, 2010

Succeeding:  Barbara Brown, Littleton (resigned)                                         Term:  May 11, 2010

 

Physical Therapy Governing Board

(Physical Therapist Assistant)

Ronald Fuller, Henniker                                                                                     Effective:  February 9, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 8, 2013

 

Department of Transportation:  Assistant Commissioner

Nominated by the Commissioner of Transportation

David J. Brillhart, Concord                                                                                Effective:  February 28, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 28, 2014

Salary:  KK Max: $112, 861

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

(Public Member)

George S. Tosatti, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 17, 2013

 

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics

(Owner of Registered Tanning Facility)

Kay Hoyt, Northwood                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2015

 

Business Finance Authority

(Elected/Appointed Local Official)

Guy A. Santagate, Claremont                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Steven D. Griffin, Berlin (resigned)                                           Term:  November 3, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Susan A. Jeffery, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2013

 

Board of Land Surveyors

Gregory  Brown, Manchester                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 3, 2015

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Nicole Siparsky, Lebanon                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Mark H. Selesnick, Concord (resigned)                                   Term:  December 3, 2012

 

New England Board of Higher Education

(Private College)

Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 16, 2014

 

Occupational Therapy Governing Board

(Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant)

Roberta Daw, Sunapee                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 4, 2013

 

Pesticides Control Board

(Pesticides Applicator)

William C. Collins, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 6, 2012

 

Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission

(Greyhound Racing Interest)

Warren W. Leary Jr, Alton Bay                                                                        Effective:  April 9, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 9, 2013

 

Department of Resources and Economic Development:  Commissioner

George M. Bald, Somersworth                                                                          Effective:  April 1, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 1, 2014

Salary:  KK max, $112,861

 

Department of Resources and Economic Development:  Division of Parks and Recreation:  Director

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

Ted Austin, Norwich, VT                                                                                    Effective:  April 1, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 1, 2014

Salary:  GG max, $90,606

 

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

(Public Member)

Luann Udell, Keene                                                                                            Effective:  March 24, 2010

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 24, 2013

 

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board

Linda L. Hanrahan, Concord                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 4, 2013

 

Department of Transportation:  Deputy Commissioner

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Michael P. Pillsbury, Henniker                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Christopher D. Clement, Sr., Durham (resigned)                    Term:  October 8, 2012

Salary:  JJ, Step 4, $104,589

 

Board of Managers of the New Hampshire Veteran’s Home

(Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary)

Wanda Furbish, Portsmouth                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Elizabeth Castricone, Windham                                               Term:  March 1, 2012

 

Board of Managers of the New Hampshire Veteran’s Home

(Disabled American Veterans)

Nominated by the Disabled American Veterans

Junious B. Owens, Stratham                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 1, 2015

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1           Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the County of Carroll, Ossipee, NH, for the purpose of building the capacity of NH’s Regional Development Corporations in the amount of $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#2           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Rindge, NH, for the purpose of assisting in site development to support 24 units of affordable senior housing in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Charlestown NH, to connect Blueberry Hill manufactured housing park to the municipal water system in the amount of $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized to retroactively accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $15,568 from the Bureau of Census for the Count River Program.  Effective July 6, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Public Service Company of NH, Manchester, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA – State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program in the amount of $731,000.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor a one-time amount of $73,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 17, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6           Authorized, for the benefit of the Public Utilities Commission, to enter into a contract with LiquidHub Inc., Wayne, PA, for the construction of a document and contract management system in the amount of $85,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Other (Agency Class 27 Funds: the agency Class 27 used by the PUC to reimburse DoIT for this contract is 90.4% Utilities Assessment, 4.8% RGGI Allowances, and 438% Alternative Compliance Payments). 

 

#7           Authorized to enter into a contract with New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Northern New England, Nashua, NH, to procure Information Technology training services in the amount of $503,866.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 11, 2013.  25% General, 19% Federal, 30% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ECONOMIC STIMULUS

#7A        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to amend a grant received from the Federal Department of Education, federal Fiscal year 2009 ARRA State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, (previously amended by G&C on 10-21-09), by realigning $178,935 between classes and fiscal years.  (2)Further Authorized to create two positions for the purpose of organizing the Office of Economic Stimulus to best meet its obligation.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 20, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on February 5, 2010. 

 

                                JUDICIAL COUNCIL

#8           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request of the Judicial Council to receive additional General Funds from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $400,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on February 5, 2010.   

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9           Authorized Brian D. Fernandes, Manchester, NH, to be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

#10         Authorized Raymond R. Valas, Bow, NH, to be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#11         Authorized Major Shane R. Steward, Concord, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#12         Authorized to accept donations of a Walker snow blower, holiday wreaths, office computer, computer services, monument engraving, and kiosk renovation in the amount of $7,708 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

 

#12A      Authorized to amend a contract with DHHS for the Joint Family Support Assistance Program (previously amended by G&C on 12-9-09, late item #D), by increasing the amount by $500,000 from $1,598,800 to $2,098,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#13         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to transfer appropriations in the amount of $183,000 from class 201-Sheriff Reimbursement and $50,000 from class 202-Relocation, for a total amount of $233,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  86% Transfer, 2% Agency Income, 12% General Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of February 5, 2010. 

 

#14         Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a net sum of $250 to Paul Leary of the Department of Resources and Economic Development.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#15         Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award non-monetary recognition to Stephen Smith, of the Department of Administrative Services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#16         Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $575,000,000 to cover expenditures for the month of March 2010.

 

#17         Authorized provisions of the Manual of Procedures as detailed in letter dated January 28, 2010.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#18         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gemini Electric Inc., Auburn, NH, for lighting retrofit for the main building at State Office Park South, Concord, NH, for an amount not to exceed $238,068.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 25, 2010.  100% General - Capital Funds. 

 

#19         Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $10,173 from the Office of Energy and Planning as part of the US Department of Energy, ARRA grant for State Energy Programs.  (2)Further Authorized to establish a part-time temporary Data Entry Operator II, labor grade 6.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of February 5, 2010. 

 

#19A      Authorized Bureau of Plant & Property Management to amend a contract with Norris Inc., Greenland, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-26-08, item #37), for fire alarm system testing and maintenance services, by increasing the amount by $3,672 from $322,188 to $325,860.  Effective February 9, 2010 through January 15, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#19B      WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request of the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a consultant service agreement with SMRT Inc., Portland, ME, for professional services site/design of the Women’s Prison and Transitional Housing for a total price not to exceed $1,835,150.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $50,000 for additional services that may be required bringing the total to $1,885,150.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2011.  100% General - Capital Funds. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#20         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $39,641, and to issue checks in the amount of $39,640.12 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#21         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request of the State Library to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $5,850 from the National Endowment for the Humanities, for a Preservation Assessment of 16th – 19th books.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOODS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#22         Authorized Animal Population Control Program, to accept and expend funds as a donation from The Noah Foundation in the amount of $20,000.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized to enter into a grant with the Trust for Public Lands for the Stonehouse Pond Conservation Project in the amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Other Funds – State Conservation Committee. 

 

#23A      Authorized Division of Pesticide Control to enter into a grant agreement with Saint Anselm College, for the Langdon Mill Integrated Pest Management project in the amount of $51,618.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other ( Integrated Pest Management) Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Council of State Government Justice Center, from the FFY 2009 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, for an evaluation study of NH’s corrections system, in the amount of $70,000.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the NH Center for Public Policy Studies, from the FFY 2009 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, for an evaluation study of NH’s corrections system, in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to deny the petition of Michael T. LeBlanc requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of DWI II.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until November 27, 2017.

 

#26         Authorized to accept and expend a $98,000 subgrant received from the DOJ’s 2009 ARRA, Violence Against Women Act approved by G&C on 9-6-09, item #26, for the purpose of the enhancement of Adult Sexual Assault Services, Prosecution and Sexual Assault Response Teams in NH.  (2)Further Authorized to establish one part-time temporary position to create a Program Specialist IV, LG25, who will provide the coorindation of the SART project.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on February 5, 2010. 

 

#27         Authorized to accept and expend $184,231 from the Department of Insurance as reimbursement to DOJ for the costs associated with retaining outside council for Tuttle v. State, et al.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Insurance for the purpose of reimbursing the DOJ in the amount of $184,231 for the costs associated with engaging outside counsel for Tuttle v. State et al.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on February 5, 2010. 

 

#28         Authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $400,000 from funds not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of covering projected shortfalls for general litigation expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of February 5, 2010. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#29         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a contract with McLaughlin Transportation Systems Inc., Nashua, NH, for office moving and storage services for NHES’s Concord administrative office building in the amount of $12,500.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#30         Authorized to accept and expend funds made available through the Re-Entry Grant in the amount of $273,055 from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs for the reentry efforts in the Manchester, NH Area.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of February 5, 2010. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#31         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request retroactive pay for William H. Quigley III, Liquor Enforcement Sgt., in the amount of $37.68 for the Holiday dates of January 1, 2009, January 19, 2009, February 16, 2009, May 25, 2009 and July 4, 2009.  100% Liquor Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#32         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated January 12, 2010, in the total amount of $93,545 for their 2010 in-state and out-of-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with John P. Schnitzler, Eliot, ME, for preservation carpentry work at the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion in the amount of $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other (Conservation Plate) Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Robertson Transit Inc., Campton, NH, for the transport of groups to Cannon Mt. Ski Area for daily skiing in the amount of $7,155.  Effective February 9, 2010 through April 11, 2010.  100% Cannon Mountain Funding. 

 

#35         Authorized to accept and place on file the report regarding the Job Training Program for Economic Growth.

 

#36         Authorized to budget and expend the FEMA funds of $104,400.93 that were unexpended as of June 30, 2009, these funds were for damages suffered on public lands state wide during the December 12, 2008 Ice Storm.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Transfer (FEMA) Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on February 5, 2010. 

 

#37         Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Town of Newmarket, NH, to expand the wireless network in the downtown area in the amount of $4,500.  (2)Further Authorized payment of $4,050.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38         Authorized the transfer of $125,600 from the NH Fish and Game Fund Reserve to the Fish and Game FY 2010 Operating Budget.  (2)Further Authorized to establish one part-time Stock Clerk III, labor grade 11 for shipping and receiving functions and will serve as the Energy Coordinator.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Fish and Game Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on February 5, 2010. 

 

#39         Authorized to accept and expend $27,044 in federal funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to provide funding for a plow and program truck at the NH Fish and Game Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#40         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #48), to cover additional cleanup activities at the OK Tool/Savage Well Superfund Site in Milford, NH, by increasing the amount by $300,000 from $2,808,729 to $3,108,729, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011 from June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized to retroactively enter into a sole source Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, to provide technical assistance in assessing the source of arsenic contamination recently discovered in provide domestic wells around the Mottolo Superfund Site in Raymond, NH, in the amount of $50,000.  Effective January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to complete a project to protect public drinking water systems in the amount of $19,920.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, to complete a project to protect public drinking water systems in the amount of $19,989.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized to award sole source Brownfields Coalition Assessment Program grants totaling $51,100 to the entities as detailed in letter dated January 6, 2010, to fund their participation as coalition partners in the Brownfield Coalition Assessment Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 2, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source agreement with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to complete the Pet Waste Outreach in Seacoast NH: Tracking and Reducing Pet Waste in Seacoast Towns and Beaches in the amount of $48,595.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized to award grant totaling $14,206 to the entities as detailed in letter dated January 27, 2010, for the purpose of used oil collection.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 9, 2011.  100% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Mckernan Family Limited Partnership to conduct work on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

#48         Authorized William & Gale Mender’s request to conduct work on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#49         Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2010 funds to Alice Leeming, Human Resource Technician, Bureau of Human Resources in the amount of $210.85 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2009.  21% Federal, 89% General Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2010 funds to Paulette Laramee, Secretary I, Division of Public Health Services in the amount of $253.33 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2010 funds to Katherine Lajoie, Public Health Nurse Coordinator, Division of Public Health Services in the amount of $2,741.55 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2010 funds to Namita Shanbhag, Laboratory Scientist I, Division of Public Health Services in the amount of $1,670.02 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2010 funds to Helen Ford, Laboratory Scientist II, Division of Public Health Services in the amount of $570.74 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#54         Authorized to amend an agreement with the University System of NH, Institute on Health and Public Policy, Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-17-09, item #93), by increasing the Cooperative Project Agreement by $154,100 from $916,564 to $1,070,664.  Effective retroactive to January 4, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  97% Federal, 3% General Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized to amend a contract with Schaller Anderson Medical Administrators, Incorporated, Phoenix, AZ,  (previously amended by G&C on 3-4-09, item #41), for the Enhanced Care Coordination Pilot Program, the radiology Current Procedural Terminology codes, and the scope of Medicaid clinical services, by increasing the price by $1,855,668.23 from $8,894,017 to $10,749,685.23, and by extending the end date from February 28, 2010 to June 30, 2011.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#56         Authorized to make a one-time payment in the amount of $750 from SFY 2010 funds to the Cremation Society of NH, Boscawen, NH, for cremation services provided on June 10, 2009 for a cash assistance recipient of Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled. 48.5% Federal, 51.5% General Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized to make a one-time payment in the amount of $750 from SFY 2010 funds to the Lambert Funeral Home, Manchester, NH, for cremation services provided on April 29, 2008 for a cash assistance recipient of Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled.  48.5% Federal, 51.5% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#58         Authorized to amend a retroactive contract with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Bedford, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 12-18-08, item #62), for educational specialist services, by increasing the price by $96,335.46 from $143,550 to $239,885.46 and by extending the end date from September 30, 2009 to September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#59         Authorized to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $71,347.52 from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials to fund a statewide strategic plan on public health impacts of climate change.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental Services, Concord, NH for the development of a statewide strategic plan to prepare for the public health impact of climate change in an amount not to exceed $71,347.52.  (3)Further Authorized Department of Environmental Services to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $71,347.52 from Division of Public Health Services to fund a statewide strategic plan on public health impacts of climate change.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2010.  100% Other (Grant from ASTHO) Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on February 5, 2010. 

 

#60         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $199,960 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Comprehensive Cancer program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approved on February 5, 2010. 

 

#61         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Dr. Lisa Slaughter, DMD, Portsmouth, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  53.5% Federal, 46.5% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#62         Authorized John H. Sununu Youth Services Center to accept a Meade telescope with a total approximate value of $450.

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#63         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #232), to provide financial management services that will support the goals and objectives of the Nursing Home Diversion Modernization pilot project entitled Transitions in Caregiving with funds provided by the Administration on Aging Title IIIE NH Family Caregiver Support Program and the Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program Discretionary Grant funded by AoA, by increasing the amount by $92,675 from $375,000 to $467,675.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#64         Authorized to accept nonmonetary donations received during the period of October 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.

 

#65         Authorized to accept donations during the period of October 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009 from contributors as detailed in letter dated January 21, 2010, in the amount of $3,007.20. 

 

#66         Authorized to pay The Joint Commission annual subscription fees up to $6,205.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  68.4% General, 31.6% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals

#67         Authorized to expend examination fees not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $2,116.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#67A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Concord, NH, to provide housing assistance and supportive services to individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families in an amount not to exceed $696,688.  Effective March 1, 2010 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through February 28, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                STATE VETERANS COUNCIL

#68         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $75 for the use of the Veterans Council service delivery programs.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#69         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to pay $103,000 in overtime for permanent personnel services out of salaries for critical care vacant positions due to pending recruitment for the period July 1, 2009 through January 31, 2010.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#69A      Authorized Division of Instruction to contract with Michelle Romein, Goffstown, NH, to provide technical assistance to NH schools and districts in the area of elementary school Reading and Writing in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 with a renewal option for up to one additional fiscal year.  100% General Funds. 

 

#69B      Authorized to utilize the services of John H. MacEachran, MD, to provide medical consultations in an amount not to exceed $13,056 during FY 2010.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#70         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency to accept and expend Flood Mitigation Assistance funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $2,321,422 for the implementation of cost effective flood mitigation projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the sub-grantees as detailed in letter dated January 15, 2010, for a total amount of $2,319,102 for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval. 

 

#71         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend DRNH-1610 Emergency Assistance Funds in the amount of $111,863 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on February 5, 2010. 

 

#72         Authorized to modify the fleet by purchasing one vehicle.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized Director of the State Police to restore 144 hours and 12 minutes of sick leave to Trooper Michael Sebor for a line of duty injury suffered and was unable to perform his normal duties from July 1, 2009 through August 13, 2009.

 

#74         Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay an invoice in the amount of $5,390 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.  Effective January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies. 

 

#75         Authorized Division of Fire Safety to enter into a contract with NH Association of Fire Chiefs, Litchfield, NH, for the basic review and update of the NH All Hazard and Fire Mobilization Plan in an amount not to exceed $33,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 15, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a contract with Megasoft Consultants Inc., d/b/a BlueAlly, Herndon, VA, (previously approved by G&C on 9-9-09, item #112J), to gather detailed requirements for three additional DMV subsystems by increasing the price by $299,960.36 from $302,323 to $602,283.36.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized Division of Administration to enter into a contract with Interstate Electrical Services Inc., N. Billerica, MA, for the installation of electrical panels and wiring for communications closets at the James H. Hayes Building in the amount of $5,590.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Springfield for $5,000 to enhance the town’s local all-hazard plan.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract renewal with the Merrimack School District, Merrimack, NH, to provide parking area and classroom space for the Motorcycle Rider Education Program in an amount not to exceed $16,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Motorcycle Rider Education Program Fund. 

 

#80         Authorized the mooring permit application of the Leighton Estates Association located on Winnisquam Lake in Sanbornton, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 8 moorings.

 

#81         Authorized the mooring permit application of Stone Gate Acres Association located on Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 20 moorings.

 

#82         Authorized the mooring permit application of the Four Seasons Recreation Assocation located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 10 moorings.

 

#83         Authorized the mooring permit application of the South Down Boat Club located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 20 moorings.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#84         Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

 

#85         Authorized to accept and place on file the Comparative Statement of Operating & Capital Undesignated Surplus for fiscal years 2009, 2010 and 2011 update for actual appropriation activity and revenue projections through December 31, 2009.

 

#86         Authorized Bureau of Human Resources to transfer $40,000 as detailed in letter dated January 25, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend federal funds for Employee Training in the amount of $47,000 in each of the fiscal years 2010 and 2011.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on February 5, 2010. 

 

#87         Authorized to transfer $560,000 between Highway Fund accounts.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend agency income and expenditures for the Bridge Maintenance Bureau in the amount of $224,000.  (3)Further Authorized to transfer $1,300,000 from Turnpike Retained Earnings Funds.  As detailed in letter dated January 20, 2010.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on February 5, 2010. 

 

#88         Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $370,700 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from January 8, 2010 through January 15, 2010.  Effective upon G&C approval.  

 

#89         Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a three acre parcel of State owned land improved with an old Quonset hut patrol building located in Seabrook to the Town of Seabrook for $205,000 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#90         Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Community Alliance of Human Services Inc., Claremont, NH, for operating expenses, by increasing the contract amount by $14,975 from $119,400 to $134,375, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2010 to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Community Action Programs Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for additional capital and operating expenses, by increasing the contract amount by $52,087 from $280,000 to $332,087, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2010 to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Tri-Community Action Inc., Berlin, NH, for additional capital and operating expenses, by increasing the contract amount by $34,750 from $3,225 to $37,975, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2010 to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with VNA at HCS, Keene, NH, for operating expenses, by increasing the contract amount by $26,887 from $96,000 to $122,887.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT, for additional capital and operating expenses, by increasing the contract amount by $99,282 from $1,529,000 to $1,628,282.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

 

#95         Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, for pavement rehabilitation of NH 101 from just east of Exit 9 in Exeter to approximately 1 mile east of I-95 interchange in Hampton on the basis of a low bid of $4,655,868.70.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $325,910.81 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 10, 2010.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway resurfacing of 48.04 miles in maintenance District III and in Grafton, Belknap and Carroll Counties on the basis of a low bid of $3,248,582.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 27, 2010.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with S U R Construction Inc., Rochester, NH, for safety improvements and signalization at the intersection of NH 33 and Bayside Road/Winnicut Road in Greenland on the basis of a low bid of $542,898.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $54,289.80 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 20, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98                                                                         TRAVEL REQUESTS

 

A.            DRED - Request permission for (2) employees, Dona Sanborn, Gift/Food Services Manager and Stephanie McCann, Gift/Food Services Manager, or their designees, to travel to Utica, NY for 2 days, February 15, 2010 and February 16, 2010 to attend the Wilcor Buyer’s Show.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300 mile radius by state vehicle.  Total Cost: $334.00. Source of Funds: 100% Parks Funds.  No Registration Fees.

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services

A.            Authorized to amend an agreement with United Way of Merrimack County (previously amended by G&C on 6-17-09, item #153), to maintain a regional substance abuse prevention infrastructure, by increasing the price by $347,585.28 from $1,151,536.75 to $1,499,122.03.  (2)Further authorized to amend agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated January 8, 2010, by increasing the price in an amount not to exceed $1,554,335.11.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:15 p.m.