GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                March 22, 2006, 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 Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of March 8, 2006.

 

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

 

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

 

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following with regret:

 

Joint Promotional Program Steering Committee

(Lodging)

Stephen Barba, Concord                                                                                     Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Fishing)

John R. Cowan, Weare                                                                                        Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Artist Laureate

Nominated by the NH State Council on the Arts

James Aponovich, Hancock                                                                              Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding:  M. Marguerite Mathews, Durham                                             Term:  February 18, 2008

 

Board of Barbering. Cosmetology and Esthetics

(Manicurist)

Deborah A. Booth, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding:  Anne Dalton, Manchester (resigned)                                       Term:  July 1, 2008

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Public member)

Glenn E. English, North Haverhill                                                                      Effective:  March 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 10, 2009

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Public member)

John B. Tucker, New London                                                                            Effective:  March 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 22, 2009

 

Economic Development Matching Grants Program

Nominated by the Nashua Chamber of Commerce

Bryan Christiansen, Manchester                                                                       Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding :  Gary Mayo, Lebanon                                                                  Term:  September 8, 2006

 

Economic Development Matching Grants Program

Nominated by the Nashua Chamber of Commerce

Larry Hersh, Nashua                                                                                           Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding:  Scott Flegal, Nashua                                                                    Term:  September 8, 2006

 

Equalization Standards Board

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

Kathryn H. Temchack, Canterbury                                                                   Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding:  Guy Santagate, Claremont                                                          Term:  October 10, 2007

 

Health Services Planning & Review Board

(County Official)

Robert M. Chase, Laconia                                                                                  Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding:  William F. Sturtevant, Exeter (deceased)                                  Term:  December 15, 2007

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(Member representing Marine Dealers Association)

Kenneth P. Wilson, Gilford                                                                                Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding Paul W. Goodwin, Gilford                                                             Term:  August 22, 2008

 

State Lottery Commission

Richard J. Campbell, New Boston                                                                     Effective:  March 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 29, 2008

 

Board of Medicine – Councilor Pignatelli abstained.

Amy Feitelson, MD, Rye                                                                                    Effective:  April 21, 2006

Succeeding:  Cynthia Cooper, MD, Durham (reached term limit) Term:  April 21, 2011

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Public member)

David J. Braiterman, Concord                                                                            Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding:  Michael Mortimer, Manchester (resigned)                              Term:  October 31, 2007

 

Milk Sanitation Board

(Milk Producer)

Martha C. Crete, Boscawen                                                                                Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding:  Glenn Bohanan, Contoocook                                                     Term:  November 1, 2011

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Representing Petroleum Refiners)

Thomas J. Frawley, Lyme                                                                                   Effective:  March 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2009

 

Pari-Mutuel Commission – Councilor Pignatelli voted no.

(Thoroughbred and Harness Horse Racing Interests)

Timothy J. Connors, Newington                                                                       Effective:  April 9, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 9, 2009

 

Personnel Appeals Board

Joseph M. Casey, Rochester (d)                                                                       Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding:  Robert Preston, Seabrook (resigned)                                        Term:  June 2, 2007

 

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board

(Representing interests of small business owners)

Nathan Cass, Cornish                                                                                         Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding Richard Stoner, Manchester                                                         Term:  January 5, 2009

Department of Safety: Director of the Division of Administration

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

Wesley J. Colby, Laconia                                                                                   Effective:  March 31 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 31, 2010

Salary:  GG maximum - $80,376.00

 

Department of Safety:  Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles – Councilor Pignatelli voted no.

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

Virginia C. Beecher, Bow                                                                                    Effective:  March 31, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 31, 2010

Salary:  II maximum - $92,729.00

 

Department of Safety:  Director of the Division of State Police

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

Frederick H. Booth, New Durham                                                                      Effective:  March 31, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 31, 2010

Salary:  II maximum - $92,729.00

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism – Councilor Griffin voted no.

(Retail Industry)

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

Eileen B. Freedman, Nashua                                                                               Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding:  Nancy Kyle, Pembroke (resigned)                                             Term:  December 1, 2007

            as set pursuant to RSA 4:4

TABLED

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to table the following confirmation:

Department of Education

(District 3)

Daphne A. Kenyon, Ph.D., Windham                                                              Effective:  March 22, 2006

Succeeding:  William E. Boc, Dover                                                                  Term:  January 31, 2010

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Grafton County)

Jesse Laflamme, Monroe                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Lisa Knapton, Piermont (reached term limit)                            Term:  January 31, 2011

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(General Aviation)

Joseph R. Brigham, Bow                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 23, 2010

 

Cannon Mountain Advisory Commission

Rich McLeod, Franconia                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kenneth B. MacLeod, Franconia                                               Term:  January 1, 2009

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

John A. Maclean, Keene                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Peter Russell, Meredith (no longer a representative member of the Municipal Association)

Term:  November 16, 2006

Marital Master: Administrative Office of the Courts

Diane M. Nicolosi, Concord                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 years from confirmation

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

Billie Tooley, Portsmouth                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reapointment                                                                                                       Term:  October 16, 2006

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Daniel McGuire, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Michael Heffron, Bedford                                                           Term:  September 4, 2008

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Bruce D. Smith, PE, Hancock                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  William Johnson, Weare                                                             Term:  September 4, 2008

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Fishing)

Richard Smith, Hancock                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  John Cowan, Weare                                                                     Term:  October 27, 2007

 

Board of Veterinary Medicine

Nominated by the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association

Jennifer Sula, DVM, Salisbury                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Craig Kelleher, North Hampton (reached term limit)               Term:  March 5, 2011

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Grafton County Economic Development Council and North Country Council, Inc. for the benefit of Dartmouth Regional Technology Center located in Lebanon, NH.  Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON MARCH 22, 2006,

STATE HOUSE, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the loan by the Business Finance Authority to Grafton County Economic Development Corporation and North Country Council, Inc. and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7  FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO GRAFTON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND NORTH COUNTRY COUNCIL, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA

162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF

NEW HAMPSHIRE TO GRAFTON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND NORTH COUNTRY COUNCIL, INC.

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to a loan by the

Authority to Grafton County Economic Development Council and North Country Council, Inc. (collectively, the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $1,500,000 to provide

financing for construction and permanent financing for the Dartmouth Regional Technology

Center in Centerra Park, Lebanon, New Hampshire (the "Loan")

 

                WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A, the Governor and Council is authorized to approve the recommendation of the Authority and to authorize and approve the Loan by the Authority upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council will receive all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed Loan by the Authority; and

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved that:

 

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

 

                a.             Special Findings.

 

                                (i)  The Loan in consistent with local or regional development plans or policies.

 

                b.             General Findings.

 

(i)            The Loan that the Authority has proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

(ii)           The Loan that the Authority has proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred, by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

                (iii)          The Loan that the Authority has proposed will preserve or increase the

social welfare or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State's citizens.

 

(iv)          The Loan that the Authority has proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

                2.             Approval.              Governor and Council approve the Loan by the Authority as recommended by the Authority and authorize the Authority to cause the execution and delivery of the loan documents substantially in the form submitted to Governor and Council and to take such further action as the act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

 

 

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

 

                Passed and agreed to March 22, 2006.

 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2            Authorized to reclassify position #11110, Supervisor of Computer Operation, labor grade 19, salary $30,342, to a Technical Support Specialist III, labor grade 25, salary $39,195.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#3            Authorized to reclassify position #19493, Systems Development Specialist IV, LG 30, ($48,867), to a Technical Support Specialist VI, LG 32 ($53,508).  100% Other Funds. 

 

#4            Authorized to reclassify position #10511, Data Control Clerk III, LG 12 ($22,854), to a Supervisor of Computer Operations, LG 19 ($30,342).  100% Other Funds. 

 

#5            Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with CBE Technologies Inc., Boston, MA, to perform security vulnerability services in the amount of $25,400.  Effective February 24, 2006 through April 15, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#6            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to conduct a one day conference on Saturday April 1, 2006 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester to provide training to local land use board members for a total cost not to exceed $15,158.29.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees to help defray the costs of the conference above.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with JPA Management III, d/b/a Radisson Hotel, Center of NH, Manchester, NH, to provide facility rental, audio/visual equipment, morning refreshments, and lunch for the conference at a total cost not to exceed $12,908.29.  (4)Further Authorized to advance the Radisson Hotel Manchester $500 in the form of a non-refundable security deposit from funds above.  (5)Further Authorized up to $2,250 for partial reimbursement of expenses related to speakers and conference materials including but not limited to handout reproduction, printing, mailings, and supplies, etc.  85.1% Other, 9.9% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, for the purpose of studying the potential for establishing a transitional shelter, in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the City of Claremont, NH, for the purpose of constructing a child care facility in Claremont, in the amount of $350,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9            Authorized that Peter L. Corey, Whitefield, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#10          Authorized that William K. Sylla, Portsmouth, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#11          Authorized to enter into a lease renewal agreement with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties, Wareham, MA, for the lease of 10,317 square feet of office space on Regional Drive, Concord, NH, in the amount of $113,487.  Effective June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2007 with the option to extend the lease term for one additional one-year period.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11A      Authorized to accept donations of building parts & supplies, equipment repairs & parts and temporary grave markers in the amount of $1,364.94 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery as detailed in letter dated February 28, 2006.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Ruth L. Griffin with regard to financing the construction, renovation, furnishing and equipping of certain new facilities in connection with Seacoast Hospice, Exeter, NH.

 

#13          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Ruth L. Griffin with regard to financing the acquisition of land, the construction, renovation, furnishing and equipping of certain new facilities as well as the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with The Mental Health Center for Southern NH d/b/a CLM Center for Life Management, Salem, NH.

 

#14          Authorized to award a sum of $2,500 in individual amounts of $500 each, to Joy Hotchkiss, Denise Smith, Leanne Topolosky, Mary Lee Glidden and Jo Mercier of NH Employment Security.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#15          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond J. Wieczorek with regard to financing the construction, renovation, furnishing and equipping of certain facilities as well as the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH.

 

#16          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond J. Wieczorek with regard to financing the construction, renovation, furnishing and equipping of certain facilities in connection with The Trustees of the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH.

 

#17          Authorized to accept and place on file the adjustments to agency’s quarterly allotments for the period through December 31, 2005.

 

#18          Authorized to reclassify position #41140 from Data Base Administrator, labor grade 30, to Financial Data Specialist, labor grade 30.

 

#19          Authorized to amend a statewide contract with G4 Communications, Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide increased bandwidth capacity for Internet connection services to State agencies, by increasing the contract by $96,000 from $90,000 to $186,000, and extending the date from October 21, 2006 through October 21, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#19A      Authorized to enter into a second amendment of the existing Prescription Drug Program Agreement with the Local Government Center HealthTrust, LLC, to provide for the provision of certain administrative services incident to the State’s participation in the Medicare Retiree Prescription Drug Subsidy Program Fees for the services as detailed in letter dated March 10, 2006, which have not yet been negotiated by the State and the Local Governments Center HealthTrust and will be determined in a separated agreement provided that a legislative appropriation therefore is enacted by the General Court in its current Session.

 

#19B       Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $420,000,000 to cover expenditures for the month of April 2006.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $267,007,810.99 for the month of February and recommends the balance of $462,992,189.01 be lapsed.

 

                                NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#20          Authorized Division of Animal Industry, to amend a cooperative agreement (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-06, item # 20), for Garbage Feeding in the amount of $29,000 by extending the completion date to September 29, 2006 from March 31, 2006.

 

#21          Authorized Division of Animal Industry to amend a cooperative agreement (previously approved by G&C on 2-8-06, item #12), for the Foreign Animal Disease in the amount of $50,450 by extending the completion date to September 29, 2006 from March 31, 2006.

 

#22          Authorized Division of Animal Industry to amend a cooperative agreement (previously approved by G&C on 11-2-05, item #23), for the National Animal ID System in the amount of $50,000 by extending the completion date to September 29, 2006 from March 31, 2006.

 

#23          Authorized Division of Pesticide Control to accept and expend additional grant funds revenues from US Environmental Protection Agency to be utilized for the Certification, Groundwater Management, Worker Protection and Enforcement Program in the amount of $21,943.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24          Authorized Division of Libraries to retroactively pay an FY 05 invoice to Weed Family Automotive, Concord, NH, in the amount of $603.94 from FY 06 funds for the repair of a state vehicle.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25          Authorized Division of Historic Resources, to accept a Term Historic Preservation Easement consisting of the real property and structure known as the Music Hall, Portsmouth, and no appraised value, from The Music Hall, Portsmouth, a NH voluntary corporation, for the term of fifty years from G&C approval.

 

#26          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source contract with Rodger Martin, Harrisbille, NH, for the coordination of the “Poetry Out loud” competition to be held at the Representatives’ Hall in the State House in Concord, on April 10, 2006 in the amount of $4,800.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#27          Authorized Division of Arts to award an Organizational Support Project Planning Grant in the amount of $6,450 to Opera North, Lebanon.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28          Authorized Division of Arts to award a Community Arts Project grant to the NH Theatre Project, Portsmouth, in the amount of $3,500.  100% General Funds.

 

#29          Authorized Division of Arts to award an Art Links grant to Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Enfield, in the amount of $5,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#30          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $13,219.17 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#31          Authorized to accept a gift to the State of NH of 1,000 copies of a guidebook (“Guidebook for NH Charitable Nonprofit Organizations”) from Fidelity Investments and the NH Charitable Foundation with an approximate value of $2,577.

 

#32          Authorized to conduct a two-day training seminar for law enforcement personnel scheduled for April 6-7, 2006, and entitled “Drug Investigations & Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories Training” to be held at the Nashua Holiday Inn in Nashua, NH, at a cost not to exceed $6,186.88.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend Streetsweeper grant funds in the amount of $4,500 from the Office of the US Attorney for the District of NH, for a Drug Task Force training seminar.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to deny the petition of Mark Robert Lacerte requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Simple Assault (2 counts).  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

#34          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to deny the petition of Prayer Feather Farrow requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of First Degree Murder.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

#35          NOT USED

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#36          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to retroactively accept a gift on behalf of the State in the amount of $750 for travel expenses.

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#37          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to accept and expend Enforcing Underage Drinking grant funds totaling $8,314 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the US Department of Justice through the NH Department of Justice.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2006.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

#38          A motion by Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli to table, failed with Councilor Burton, Councilor Griffin and Councilor Wieczorek voting no.  A motion by Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin and with Councilor Spaulding and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the Calendar Year ending December 31, 2005.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#39          Authorized to reclassify position #16292 from Accounting Technician, LG 12, to Program Specialist IV, LG 25.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#40          Authorized to enter into a contract with Neat NH Cleaning Service Inc., Auburn, NH, for the provision of cleaning services for the Division of Field Service’s Nashua probation/parole district office, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $4,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2007 and has one option to renew this contract for one additional period of up to two years.  100% General Funds. 

 

#41          Authorized to enter into a contract with Apex Cleaning Company, LLC for the provision of cleaning services for the Division of Field Service’s Exeter probation/parole district office, Exeter, NH, in the amount of $7,980.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 25, 2007 and has one option to renew this contract for one additional period of up to two years.  100% General Funds. 

 

#42          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source contract for accreditation of the NH Department of Corrections facilities as detailed in letter, with the American Correctional Association, Lanham, MD.  Effective retroactive to September 22, 2005 through September 21, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#43          Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with the Strafford County Commissioners, Dover, NH, in an amount not to exceed $62,392.56.  Effective April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2008 with the options to renew for additional periods of one year with a 3% rate of increase on April 1 of each year.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#44          Authorized to enter into Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Law Enforcement contracts with the NH Police Departments as detailed in letter dated March 2, 2006, in an aggregated total of $118,860.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#45          Authorized to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #50), for the purpose of identifying moth specimens collected during previous Lepidopteron surveys by extending the term of the contract from March 31, 2006 to May 10, 2006.

 

#46          Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, under the terms and conditions of the Master Agreement for Cooperative Projects between the State of NH and the University System of NH, for the purpose of estimating the density of two regional NH bear populations, for management purposes for a total of $90,146.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#47          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to reclassify position #16759 from Administrative Secretary, labor grade 14 to Program Assistant III, labor grade 17.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to reclassify position #19427 from Executive Secretary, labor grade 11 to Program Assistant I, labor grade 12.  100% General Funds. 

 

#49          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to budget prior years carry forward funds in the amount of $18,074 from the Combined Federal Flood Control Fund for the purpose of funding a vehicle replacement.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#50          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant under the Joint Promotional Program to the Arts Alliance of Northern NH, for Historic & Heritage Sites of Northern NH: A Map & Guide in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#51          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant under the Joint Promotional Program to the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce for Summer Marketing in the amount of $17,368.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#52          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Office of Energy and Planning in order to provide continued funding for the alternative transportation fuel programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 

 

#53          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the NH Lakes Association, Concord, NH, for the purpose of milfoil prevention activities in the amount of $185,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to award an advance payment in the amount of $75,000 to the NHLA in accordance with the terms of the grant agreement.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#54          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Exeter River Local Advisory Committee, Exeter, NH to conduct the sixth and seventh annual Exeter River Alewife Festivals in the amount of $7,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized to amend a contract with Weston Solutions, Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-23-05, item #46), for operations and maintenance and data evaluation services, by extending the date from March 31, 2006 to March 31, 2007.

 

#56          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with MWH Preservation Limited Partnership d/b/a Mt. Washington Resort at Bretton Woods (previously approved by G&C on 2-8-06, item #47B),by increasing the contract amount by $3,750 from $22,482 to $26,232.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#57          Authorized to retroactively amend a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Transportation (previously approved by G&C on 3-23-05, item #43),  for the development of the Natural Stream Channel Design and Streambank Stabilization Guidelines, by extending the end date from December 31, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively amend a grant agreement with Milone and MacBroom Inc., Cheshire, CT (previously approved by G&C on 3-23-05, item #43), for the development of the Natural Stream Channel Design and Streambank Stabilization Guidelines, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2005 to June 30, 2007.

 

#58          Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Veolia Water North America Operating Services LLC, Houston, TX (previously approved by G&C on 2-23-94, item #47), for maintenance and response activities at Gilson Road Superfund Hazardous Waste Site in Nashua, NH, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2006.

 

#59          Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Winnipesaukee River Basin Project to increase the loan by $750,000 from $6,250,000 to $7,000,000 to complete dewatering improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#60          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Department of Health and Human Services, Glencliff Home for the Elderly, Benton, NH, in the amount of $15,000 to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the North Conway Water Precinct, North Conway, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000.  (2)Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Rockingham County Conservation District, Brentwood, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized Sagamore Landing Condominium Associates request to replace an existing wooden ramp with an aluminum ramp and the addition of three floats to an existing dock, overall structure length is 126 ft., providing two full sized slips on frontage on Sagamore Creek, Portsmouth, NH.

 

#64          Authorized Dennis Kivley’s request to construct breakwater with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered pier accessed by a walkway and wide stairway and drive 3 tie-off pilings on frontage in Alton on Lake Winnipesaukee.

 

#65          Authorized Nelson Cook’s request to construct a fixed pier to a ramp to a float providing one slip on frontage on the Piscataqua River in Dover.

 

#65A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to research the influence of abiotic factors on reproductive success of rainbow smelt in the Great Bay estuary in the amount of $40,508.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#66          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to name the new gymnasium being constructed at the Governor John H. Sununu Youth Services Center, North River Road, Manchester, NH, as the Terry L. Morton Gymnasium.

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#66A      Authorized an Educational Tuition Agreement between Catholic Medical Center and Susan Dennen, Secretary II, to take a course entitled RN Reentry Course in the amount of $2060. (2) Further Authorized the department to grant Susan Dennen 186 hours of educational leave with full pay and benefits for the period March 24,2006 through June 26, 2006.

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#67          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section, NH Strategic Prevention Framework Program to enter into an agreement with BDB Health Promotions, Londonderry, NH, to ensure the NH SPF Program implements culturally competent policies, programs, and practices as condition of this substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Breast & Cervical Cancer Program to amend an agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #203, amended on 5-4-05, item #103), to fund increased reimbursement rates for screening services through the Administrative and Screening Center for Breast and Cervical Cancer, and fund designated breast and cervical cancer initiatives to meet the goals of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, by increasing the price by $121,140 from $1,274,792 to $1,395,932.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Environmental Health Tracking Program to retroactively reimburse Misty Richard, for relocation expenses of up to $1,295 based on actual expenses incurred.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69A      Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Asthma Control Program to amend an agreement with Lamprey Health Care Inc, Raymond, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-05, item #53), to build capacity to improve health outcomes for people with asthma, by increasing the price by $88,866 from $135,915 to $224,781, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#70          Authorized to retroactively reimburse Diane L. Chick, Family Service Specialist from State Fiscal Year 2006 appropriations, $115.94 for travel expenses incurred between March 23, 2005 to May 4, 2005, which should have been paid from SFY 2005 funds.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#71          Authorized to reclassify position #41076 from Administrative Secretary, SG 14 to Administrative Assistant I, SG 16.

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#72          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to retroactively pay a membership fee to Judge Baker Children’s Center, Boston, MA, for annual membership in the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized to reclassify position #16569 from House Leader, SG 21 to Program Specialist III, SG 23.

 

#74          Authorized to award six one-time-only seed grants of up to $5,000 each, to NH’s Head Start programs for coordination and transition plan development activities.  (2)Further Authorized to award six one-time-only seed grants of up to $3,000 each, to NH’s Head Start programs for coordination activities.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75          NOT USED

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#76          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with Ossipee Concerned Citizens, Inc., Center Ossipee, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #225), to provide Home Delivered and Congregate Meals, by increasing the reimbursement rate and by increasing the contract amount by $63,637.94 from $570,091.24 to $633,729.18.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  82% Federal, 18% General Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with Rockingham Nutrition & Meals on Wheels Program Inc., Brentwood, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #233), to provide Home Delivered and Congregate meal and Transportation services, by increasing the contract by $150,389.73 from $2,392,725.02 to $2,543,337.41.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  80% Federal, 20% General Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with Newport Senior Center Inc., Newport, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #226), to provide Home Delivered Meals and Transportation Services, by increasing the reimbursement rate and by increasing the contract amount by $46,722.75 from $1,027,042.72 to $1,073,765.47.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  78% Federal, 22% General Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with Gibson Center for Senior Services Inc., North Conway, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #229), to provide Home Delivered and Congregate Meals and Transportation Services, by increasing the reimbursement rate and by increasing the contract amount by $23,597.02 from $560,300.90 to $583,897.92.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  73% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with Somersworth Housing Authority, Somersworth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #224), to provide Home Delivered and Congregate Meals, by increasing the reimbursement rate and by increasing the contract amount by $70,935.54 from $842,732.94 to $913,668.48.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  82% Federal, 18% General Funds. 

 

#81          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend an agreement with St. Joseph Community Services Inc., Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #231), to provide Home Delivered and Congregate Meals and Transportation Services, by increasing the contract amount by $120,425.66 from $3,014,795.32 to $3,135,220.98.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  77% Federal, 23% General Funds. 

 

#82          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #206), to provide Adult In Home Care, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $6,647.34 from $1,307,193.26 to $1,313,840.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #234), to provide Nutrition and Transportation Services, by increasing the reimbursement rate and by increasing the contract amount by $151,739.45 from $2,836,113.42 to $2,987,852.87.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  78% Federal, 22% General Funds. 

 

#84          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with Greater Wakefield Resource Center Inc., Union, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #230), to provide Congregate Meals, by increasing the reimbursement rate and by increasing the contract amount by $252 from $18,690 to $18,942.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#85          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with Carroll County Health and Home Care Services Chocorua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #171), to provide Adult In Home Care, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $2,205 from $818,211.02 to $820,416.02.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  73% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

#86          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with The Homemakers of Strafford County, Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #173), to provide Nutrition, Adult Group Day Care, and Adult In Home Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $8,611.23 from $2,042,556.72 to $2,051,167.95.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  78% Federal, 22% General Funds. 

 

#87          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #166), to provide Nutrition, Adult Group Day Care, and Adult In Home Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $38,160.21 from $3,343,712.94 to $3,381,873.15.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  76% Federal, 24% General Funds. 

 

#88          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council Inc., Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #220), to provide Nutrition, Adult Group Day Care, Adult In Home Care, and Transportation services, by increasing the contract amount by $136,497.43 from $2,393,057.88 to $2,529,555.31.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  79% Federal, 21% General Funds. 

 

#89          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend an agreement with Valley Regional Hospital Inc., d/b/a Connecticut Valley Home Care, Newport, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #170), to provide Adult Group Day Care, and Adult In Home Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $5,657.04 from $740,253.18 to $745,910.22.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  76% Federal, 24% General Funds. 

 

#90          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #167), to provide Nutrition, Adult Group Day Care, and Transportation services, by increasing the contract amount by $148,803.08 from $1,342,799.90 to $1,491,602.98.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  73% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

#91          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend an agreement with Special Transit Service, Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #180), to provide Transportation services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $12,883.84 from $184,399.96 to $197,283.80.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #227), to provide Transportation services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $7,680 from $133,359.78 to $141,039.78.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend an agreement with The Holiday Center Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #232), to provide Transportation services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $960 from $213,373.52 to $214,333.52.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend an agreement with Community Alliance of Human Services, Newport, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #235), to provide Transportation services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $3,425.28 from $49,024.32 to $52,449.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend an agreement with Lamprey Health Care, Newmarket, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #236), to provide Transportation services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $23,784.96 from $340,422.24 to $364,207.20.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized to enter into an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, to provide fiscal intermediary, coordination and management services for the annual conferences on aging in an amount not to exceed $30,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#97          NOT USED

 

#98          Authorized to amend an agreement with Area Homecare & Family Services Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #164), to provide Adult In-Home Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $10,492.86 from $3,021,620.40 to $3,032,113.26.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  73% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized to amend an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #197), to provide Adult Group Day Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by decreasing the contract amount by $2,190 from $237,896 to $235,706.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. 

 

#100        Authorized to amend an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #199), to provide Adult Group Day Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $8,950.50 from $220,960.32 to $229,910.82.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  77% Federal, 23% General Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized to amend an agreement with Rochester District Visiting Nurse Association, Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #205), to provide Adult In-Home Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $2,205 from $279,814.02 to $282,019.02.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  73% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

#102        Authorized to amend an agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #174), to provide Adult In-Home Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $3,789.66 from $487,456.86 to $491,246.52.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  73% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

#103        Authorized to amend an agreement with Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #169), to provide Adult In-Home Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $3,786.72 from $486,723.84 to $490,510.56.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  73% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

#104        Authorized to amend an agreement with North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency inc., Littleton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #168), to provide Adult In-Home Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $3,034.08 from $247,408.40 to $250,442.48.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  73% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized to amend an agreement with Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #207), to provide social services by adding Adult In-Home Care services, by increasing the contract amount by $48,253.92 from $101,020.80 to $149,274.72.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  96% Federal, 4% General Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized to amend an agreement with Androscoggin Valley Home Care Services, Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #172), to provide Adult In-Home Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $7,382.34 from $1,126,216.64 to $1,133,598.98.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  73% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

#107        Authorized to amend an agreement with Community Health and Hospice., Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #165), to provide Adult In-Home Care services, by increasing the reimbursement rate for this service and by increasing the contract amount by $5,924.10 from $1,206,798.22to $1,212,722.32.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  73% Federal, 27% General Funds. 

 

                                BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS

#108        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to accept and expend $3,200 in general funds from examinations fees, not otherwise appropriated.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#109        Authorized to pay the FY 2007 participation fee for the Health Education Assessment consortium to the Council of Chief State School Officers in the amount of $12,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#110        Authorized to enter into a contract with RMC Research Corporation, Portsmouth, NH, to complete a summative evaluation of NH’s Transition to Teaching grant Project ACROSS, in an amount not to exceed $9,809.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#111        Authorized to enter into a contract with Kathleen Fowler, Hampstead, NH, Distinguished Educator, to provide technical assistance to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112        Authorized to enter into a contract with the Elizabeth Erickson, Georges Mills, NH, Distinguished Educator, to provide technical assistance to schools, and districts designated as in need of improvement in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#113        Authorized to enter into a contract with Cecile Carlton, Nashua, NH, Distinguished Educator, to provide technical assistance to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#114        Authorized to enter into a contract with Christine Downing, Nashua, NH, Distinguished Educator, to provide technical assistance to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115        Authorized to enter into a contract with Caroline Herold, Manchester, NH, Distinguished Educator, to provide technical assistance to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and technical assistance to educators in an amount not to exceed $13,580.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#116        Authorized to reimburse Dr. Darlene Miller, President of NHCTC – Manchester for moving expenses not to exceed $12,355, associated with moving from Vashon, Washington to Bedford, NH.  45% General, 55% Other (Tuition) Funds. 

 

#117        Authorized to conduct a one-day symposium for faculty and staff within the Community Technical College System to be held on April 19, 2006 at NH Technical Institute, Concord, for a total cost of $15,145 for an estimated attendance of 700 employees.  (2)Further Authorized to contract with Chartwells Dining Service to provide morning food and lunch in the amount of $5,145.  45% General, 55% Other (Tuition) Funds. 

 

#118        Authorized NHCTC – Concord be granted permission to enter into a contract with The Syvertsen Corp., Manchester, NH, for the purpose of obtaining miscellaneous plumbing services in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  40% General, 60% Other (Tuition) Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#119        Authorized to award a $2,000 grant to Plymouth State University 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. 

 

#120        Authorized to award a $5,000 grant to McIntosh College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#121        Authorized to award a $12,600 grant to the NH Regional Community Technical College System for the benefit of NH students pursuing approved programs of study in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH.  100% General Funds. 

 

#122        Authorized to award a $24,610 grant to Rivier 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. 

 

#123        NOT USED

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#124        Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-18-05, item #75), for the conduct of exercises to test community-developed plans for response to a health emergency, by extending the completion date from March 31, 2006 to March 31, 2007, and by increasing the price by $62,603 from $112,122 to $174,725.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#125        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay Charles Johnston, Trooper I, $1,051.97 in salary and the associated benefits as detailed in letter dated March 7, 2006, for Fiscal Year 05.  Effective January 7, 2005 to June 24, 2005.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#126        Authorized to reclassify position #42565 from Program Planner I, LG 19 to a Business Administrator I, LG 21.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#127        Authorized Division of State Police to reclassify position #41949 from a Clerk/Interviewer, LG 9, to a Executive Secretary, LG 11.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#128        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to reclassify position #10520 from a Licensing Examiner, LG 14 to an Internal Auditor III, LG 23.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#129        Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to hold a workshop for “Homeland Security for Local Governments” on March 28-30, 2006 at The Comfort Inn, Manchester, NH, for a total cost not to exceed $6,605.68.  (2)Further Authorized a contract with The Comfort Inn, Manchester, NH, for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $6,605.68.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#130        Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA, for maintenance for the Genetic Analyzer instruments located in the Forensic Laboratory in the amount of $24,482.64.  Effective April 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#131        Authorized to amend a $500,000 grant known as the “2005 Buffer Zone Protection Program” (previously approve by G&C on 8-31-05, item #180), for the protection of critical infrastructure in the state, by extending the end date from March 31, 2006 to March 31, 2007.  100% Federal Revenue. 

 

#132        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend the lease with One Dow Court Inc., Manchester, NH, to house the Motor Vehicle sub-station, by extending the expiration date from April 30, 2006 to October 31, 2006 with monthly rent being $3,797.50 and a total of $22,785.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

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

 

#134        Authorized the application permit of Camp Onaway located on Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 5 moorings. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

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

 

#136        Authorized the Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims for the period of April, 2006 to June, 2006.

 

#137        Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Awards List for amounts less than $5,000 for the period extending from October 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. 

 

#138        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Pease Development Authority to delineate duties and responsibilities for a public outreach campaign by the Transportation Management Association to prepare for alternative transportation options during the construction of the Little Bay Bridges project in the Seacoast region.

 

#139        Authorized Bureau of Human Resources to enter into a contract with Louis Berger Group Inc., Manchester, NH, for the procurement of technical and business assistance services provided under the Disadvantages Business Enterprise Program in the amount of $237,180.87.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 1, 2008.  100% Federal funds. 

 

#140        Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract with Bormann Brothers Inc., Pepperell, MA, for relocation of the Bureau of Mechanical Services on the basis of a low bid of $53,649.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 12, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#141        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interests the State of NH may have in three remnant parcels of land acquired for the NH Route 16 (Conway Bypass) that lie outside the proposed layout detailed in letter dated February 17, 2006.

 

#142        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in a portion of Route 3 Prescriptive Highway Easement to Joseph and Veronica3 Shank.

 

#143        Authorized to amend a retroactive contract with The Revenue Markets, Inc, Accord, NY, (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-03, item #185), for Phase I of the purchase and installation of new toll equipment on the Turnpike System, by increasing the contract amount $381,146 from $15,846,216.56 to $16,227,362.56 and by extending the end date from March 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

#144                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.             ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $400.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kelly Brown, Agency Records Auditor, in the course entitled “Professional and Organizational Ethics”.

B.             ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,215.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Valeria Hamilton, Risk Manager, in the course entitled “Professional and Organizational Ethics”.

C.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $580.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alyssa LaBelle, Human Resources Assistant II, in the course entitled “Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership”.

D.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $845.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Fifield, Disability Examiner, in the on-line course entitled “Introduction to Philosophy”.

E.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,560.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jane Levesque, Program Assistant I, in the courses entitled “Introduction to College Mathematics (on-line)” and “Sustainable Gardening”.

F.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $2,290.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shanthi Venkatesan, Administrator III, in the courses entitled “Legal Issues in Healthcare” and “Managing Projects”.

G.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $665.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tina Goulet, Adult Protective Social Worker III, in the course entitled “Social Work and the Law”.

H.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the sum of $2,558.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jonathan McCosh, Business Administrator, in the course entitled “Marketing Theory”.

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $845.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Thibeault, Technical Support Specialist I, in the course entitled “Advanced Software Tools”.

J.              TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $390.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ronald Crickard, District Environmental Coordinator, in the course entitled “Introduction to Photography”.

K.             TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Bow, NH, the sum of $780.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ellen Harrington, Program Assistant I, in the courses entitled “Women’s Literature” and “Sustainable Gardening”.

L.             TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $714.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Oldenburg, Chief of Preliminary Design, in the on-line course entitled “Productions and Operations Management”.

#145                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

A.            AGRICULTURE, Markets & Food - Request permission for one (1) employee, Victoria Smith, Agriculture Inspector & Certification Coordinator or designee, to travel to State College, PA, on April 20 – 22, 2006, to attend the USDA AMS National Organic Program Training Session.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $850.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Victoria Smith.  Total Cost: $850.00.  Source of Funds: 100% Other Funds.  No Registration Fees.

B.            AGRICULTURE, Markets & Food - Request permission for one (1) employee, Michael Sweeney, Veterinary Technician or designee, to travel to Middleburg, VA, on June 11 – 17, 2006, to attend the Code 3 Associates – Equine Investigations Academy.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,764.24 IS REQUESTED FOR Michael Sweeney.  Total Cost: $1,764.24.  Source of Funds: 100% Other Funds.  Registration Fee: $1,250.00.

C.            COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission for three (3) employees, Lynn Darnell, Professor, Steve Ryan, Professor, and Robert Arredondo, Professor or designee, to travel to Rochester, NY, on April 7 – 10, 2006, to attend the Project Lead the Way.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle.  Total Cost: $1,863.80.  Source of Funds: 36% State and 64% Tuition Funds.  No Registration Fees.

 

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                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a lease with the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Concord, NH, for Society property adjacent to Monadnock State Park for an annual payment equal to the gross proceeds from the collection of fees at the Old Toll Road trailhead in the previous fiscal year, less any costs directly related to collection.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2021.  100% Other Funds. 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned