GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                March 26, 2008, 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 Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of March 5, 2008.

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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 March 5, 2008 meeting.

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret, accepted the following resignation

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission

Drug Abuse Prevention

Alan Robichaud, Belmont                                                                                 Effective: March 26, 2008

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Lillye Ramos Spooner, Manchester                                                                 Effective: March 26, 2008

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Artist Laureate

James Aponovich, Hancock                                                                             Effective:  March 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 18, 2010

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

Amy Hollingworth, Derry                                                                                   Effective:  March 26, 2008

Succeeding:  Laura C. Decoster, Manchester (reached term limit)            Term:  January 8, 2010

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Public Member)

Nancy J. B. Franklin, Plainfield                                                                        Effective:  March 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 22, 2011

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Public Member)

John C. Severance, Whitefield                                                                          Effective:  March 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 22, 2011

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Forest Products/Timberland Owners)

Henry Swan, Lyme                                                                                             Effective:  March 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 10, 2011

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Marilyn Mills, Manchester                                                                                 Effective:  March 26, 2008

Succeeding:  Lynn Abbott, Stratham                                                              Term:  December 6, 2010

 

Merrimack River Valley Flood Control Commission

Frederick W. Welch, Seabrook                                                                          Effective:  March 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 1, 2011

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

(Non-member Trustee)

Debra M. Douglas, Concord                                                                              Effective:  March 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 13, 2008

 

Director of the Division of Safety Services: Department of Safety

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

David T. Barrett, Gilford                                                                                    Effective:  March 31, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 31, 2012

Salary:  FF Maximum $79,542

 

State Fire Marshal and Director of the Division of Fire Safety: Department of Safety

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

J. William Degnan, Amherst                                                                              Effective:  March 31, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 31, 2012

Salary:  HH Maximum $93,546

 

Speech Language Pathology Board

Carol Ann McGurk, Nashua                                                                             Effective:  March 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 4, 2011

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Committee

(Small Business Telecommunication User)

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

Thomas J. Daly, Nashua                                                                                    Effective:  March 26, 2008

Succeeding:  David R. Lendry, New Boston                                                  Term:  October 18, 2010

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employers)

Frederick B. Kfoury, Jr., Manchester                                                               Effective:  March 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 26, 2011

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employees)

Robert E. Martel, Dunbarton                                                                            Effective:  March 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 26, 2011

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Chair)

Lee C. Nyquist, New Boston                                                                             Effective:  March 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 26, 2011

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Pamela S. Hall, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective:  March 26, 2008

Term:  March 26, 2011

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Department of Administrative Services:  Financial Data Manager

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services

Charles Russell, Derry                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Michael E. Barlow, Concord                                                     Term:  4 yrs from confirmation

Salary:  HH Step 3:  $84,297

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Represents Assessing Official in a City)

Laura J. Thibodeau, Sullivan                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 15, 2010

 

Economic Development Matching Grants Program

Nominated by the Business and Industry Association

David A. Juvet, Barnstead                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                                Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Fish and Game Commission

(Coastal Commission Member)

Nominated by the Advisory Committee on Marine Fisheries

Michael J. Griffin, (r), Portsmouth                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Glenn D. Normandeau (r), Portsmouth                                    Term:  September 13, 2012

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

(Consumer)

Constance A. Jones, Grantham                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Elizabeth L. Crory, Hanover                                                     Term:  April 19, 2009

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

(Mental Health Professional)

I. Terry Sturke, Concord                                                                                    Effective:  April 10, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 10, 2011

 

Midwifery Council

(Obstetrician)

Sylvia Horsley, MD, Nashua                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Lisa K. Stolper, MD, Gilsum                                                      Term:  September 28, 2011

 

Penalty Appeals Board

(Management)

Gayle E. Troy, Dunbarton                                                                                 Effective:  April 11, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 11, 2011

 

Physical Therapy Governing Board

Greg Woodsum, Weare                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Robert P. Brunton, Wolfeboro                                                  Term:  January 8, 2011

 

Commissioner:  Department of Transportation

George N. Campbell, Jr., Portsmouth                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Charles P. O’Leary, Hopkinton, MA                                        Term:  December 3, 2011

Salary:  LL: $110,114

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

Carol S. Perkins, Plymouth                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Ann M. Sprague, Plainfield (resigned)                                      Term:  June 30, 2009

 

Board of Veterinary Medicine

Nominated by the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association

Laurie A. Farrell, DVM, Bradford                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Brad Taylor, Canterbury (reached term limit)                       Term:  March 5, 2013

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Sandra Matheson, Hooksett                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Marie Metoyer, Manchester (reached term limit)                  Term:  October 20, 2010

 

                                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 Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Mount Washington Valley Economic Council located in Conway, 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 26, 2008

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                  At approximately 11:13 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be a loan made by the Business Finance Authority to Mount Washington Valley Economic Council 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.  Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer 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 PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:7  WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN TO MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY ECONOMIC COUNCIL" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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

UNDER RSA 162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO MOUNT WASHINGTON

VALLEY ECONOMIC COUNCIL

 

                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 Mount Washington Valley Economic Council (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $250,000 to provide financing for the development of 45 acres in the Technology Village parcel in Conway, 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 26, 2008.

 

 

 

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

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON MARCH 26, 2008

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                  At approximately 11:18 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guarantee Asset  Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to DCI, 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 and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM  WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO  DCI, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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

UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO DCI, 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 the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to ninety percent (90%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $900,000 from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to DCI, Inc., pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guarantee Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed ninety percent (90%) of the proposed financing;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and agreed to March 26, 2008.

 

 

 

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

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON MARCH 26, 2008

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                  At approximately 11:25 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Centrix Bank & Trust to Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics, Inc., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  The Governor said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Pignatelli introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM CENTRIX BANK & TRUST TO ATLAS ADVANCED PYROTECHNICS, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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

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

CENTRIX BANK & TRUST TO ATLAS ADVANCED PYROTECHNICS, 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 the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $175,000 from Centrix Bank & Trust to Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics, Inc., pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and agreed to March 26, 2008.

 

 

 

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

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON MARCH 26, 2008

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                  At approximately 11:33 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Centrix Bank & Trust to Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics, Inc., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  The Governor said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Pignatelli introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM CENTRIX BANK & TRUST TO ATLAS ADVANCED PYROTECHNICS, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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

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

CENTRIX BANK & TRUST TO  ATLAS ADVANCED PYROTECHNICS, 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 the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to fifty percent (50%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $1,400,000 from Centrix Bank & Trust to Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics, Inc. pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed fifty percent (50%) of the proposed financing;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and agreed to March 26, 2008.

 

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hampton, NH, for the purchase of machinery and equipment, so that Foss Manufacturing can expand its manufacturing capacity in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Nelson, NH to assist the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music pay for furnishing & equipment and working capital associated with a newly constructed community Auditorium and Learning Center in the amount of $120,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Franklin, NH to conduct a study to develop cost estimates to address water treatment, water filtration and facility improvements; water main replacement; and water storage for its municipal water system in order to bring it into compliance with DES regulations in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#8           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a contract with New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Nashua, NH, for technical training courses in an amount not to exceed $829,400.  Effective April 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009.  99% Other, 1% General Funds. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9           Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the NH Fisher Cats Baseball Team to coordinate a highway-safety related advertisement campaign during the 2008 season home games in the amount of $20,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10         Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Safety & Health Council of Northern New England to conduct the “Operational Lifesaver” public relations and education campaign in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#11         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $176,423.  Effective April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $29,745.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#12         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern New Hampshire Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $365,515.  Effective April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $61,625.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#13         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $154,768.  Effective April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $26,093.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#14         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $180,428.  Effective April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $30,420.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#15         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $271,836.  Effective April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $45,831.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#16         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $234,501.  Effective April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $39,536.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#17         Authorized Major Ian S. Tate, Grand Forks AFB, ND, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#18         Authorized Major David J. Mikolaities, Portsmouth, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#19         Authorized Captain David F. Erb, Readfield, ME, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#20         Authorized Lieutenant Colonel Francine I. Swan, Bristol, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#21         Authorized Major Brian G. Waters, York, ME, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air Nation Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#22         Authorized Lieutenant Colonel John F. Cuddy, Warwick, RI, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#23         Authorized to accept donations of wreaths, laser printer, concrete blocks, and supplies for chapel mural in the amount of $2,159.70 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery. 

 

#24         Authorized to accept donations of computer services, temporary grave markers and equipment parts/repairs in the amount of $1,938.35 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery.

 

#25         Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $235 received during the period of January 3, 2008 through February 5, 2008 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery.

 

#26         Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Loureiro Engineering Associates of Merrimack, NH (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-07, item #17), to perform a Waste Analysis Plan, by extending the end date from December 31, 2007 to April 26, 2008.

 

                                DIVISION OF PERSONNEL

#27         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#28         Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2008 during the month of February 2008.

 

#29         Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $410,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of April 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $343,993,552.99 for the Month of February and recommend the balance of $56,006,447.01 be lapsed.

 

#30         Authorized to reclassify position #43180 Administrator II, labor grade 29 to Purchasing Agent, labor grade 24.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#31         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a one-year lease agreement with the City of Berlin, NH, to provide office and courtroom space for the Berlin District Court in an amount not to exceed $41,916.72.  Effective May 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to waive compliance with NH RSA 10:B “Clean Indoor Air” which requires performance of certain testing to certify indoor air quality in the facility.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into an agreement with Sullivan County, Newport, NH, providing office and courtroom space for the Sullivan County Superior and Probate Court in an amount not to exceed $584,064.36.  Effective May 1, 2008 through April 30, 2011.  (2)Further Authorized a one-time payment for reimbursement for the Landlord’s provision of certain architecturally barrier-free interior renovations in an amount not to exceed $18,515.75.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Employee Benefits Management Inc., Portland, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07, item #30A), to perform Flexible Spending Account banking account services, and to administer COBRA services, by increasing the amount by $7,944 from $249,789 to $257,730.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009. 

 

#34         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Quantum Construction Consultants LLC, Concord, NH, for professional Civil/Structural services required for planning, design and construction of various Pubic Work’s Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 

 

#35         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Tennant/Wallace Architects, AIA, PA, Manchester, NH, for professional Architectural services required for planning, design and construction of various Pubic Work’s Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 

 

#36         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Oak Point Associates, Portsmouth, NH, for professional Architectural services required for planning, design and construction of various Pubic Work’s Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 

 

#37         Authorized to enter into a contract with Norris Inc., Greenland, NH, for fire alarm system testing and maintenance services at several state facilities in an amount not to exceed $322,188.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2011.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSING

#38         WITHDRAWN - The Agency withdrew the request to transfer property at 136 Lowell Street, Manchester, NH from the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services to the NH Housing Financing Authority. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#39         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $89,025.62 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#40         Authorized Division of Historical Resources to amend a Preserve America Grant received from the Department of Interior originally approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #56, by extending the end date from March 30, 2008 to March 31, 2009.

 

#41         Authorized Division of Arts to award an Operating Grant totaling $30,000 to NH Music Festival.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  43% General, 57% Federal Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized Division of Arts to award a Community Arts Project Grant in the amount of $1,500 to Pontine Theatre, Portsmouth.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized Division of Arts to award an Art in Education Leadership Grant in the amount of $5,000 to the Timberlane Regional School, Plaistow.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized Division of Arts to award an Arts in Education Partnership Grant in the amount of $12,000 to the Monadnock Writers Group, Peterborough.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized Division of Arts to award an Operating Grant totaling $12,000 to Apple Hill Chamber Players.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#46         Authorized to retroactively continue one (1) Interviewer I, position #8T176, salary grade 16 on a full time temporary basis for one year, to March 21, 2009 with an estimated cost of $8,187.30 for this position for the remainder of the state fiscal year.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to retroactively reclassify position #11112, Payroll Officer II, salary grade 16, to Supervisor I, salary grade 19.  Effective February 29, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to retroactively reclassify position #11125, Accountant III, salary grade 21, to Business Administrator II, salary grade 24.  Effective March 14, 2008.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#49         Authorized to accept and expend $1,000 in stipends from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA for two students interning in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#50         Authorized to conduct a two-day advanced training conference scheduled for May 15-16, 2008, entitled “The Fourteenth Statewide Conference on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking”, to be held at Attitash Grand Summit Hotel in Bartlett, NH, at a cost not to exceed $82,537.40.  This amount will be paid in part from registration fees, paid by up to 300 attendees for the period of G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  49% Agency Income, 51% Federal Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the two-day advanced training conference, in the amount of $135 from each of an estimated 300 participants for a total amount not to exceed $40,500 to help defray the cost of this conference and facility expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Agency Income.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with Attitash Grand Summit Hotel for the two-day period in an amount not to exceed $63,790.40.  63% Agency Income, 37% Federal Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators, in the amount of $15,000, for the purpose of conducting a 5-day training seminar titled “Prosecuting the Drugged Driver”.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#52         Authorized to appoint Danielle Pacik as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $64,495.  Ms. Pacik will be occupying a position with a five year term beginning upon G&C approval. 

 

#52A      Authorized to enter into a sole source memorandum of understanding with the NH Board of Medicine for the purposes of providing additional professional legal services, and to accept and expend $3,157.75 from the Board of Medicine for the purposes of providing these legal services.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Attorney Elyse S. Alkalay, Nashua, NH, for the purpose of providing professional legal services to the Board by increasing the amount by $3,157.75 from $194,035.60 to $197,193.35.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Transfer from Other Agencies. 

 

#52B      Authorized to enter into a sole source license agreement with Capital Region Health Care Development Corporation, Concord, NH, for use of 2,150 square feet of morgue and autopsy lab space located at the Concord Hospital for use by the Chief Medical Examiner in an amount not to exceed $266,671.20.  Effective April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#53         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieeczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a grant with The Nature Conservancy for the Whitton Pond Conservation Project in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#54         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits to Corrections Officer Terry Oliver in the amount of $1,541.34. Effective July 28, 2006 through June 7, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized to reclassify position #12991, Corrections Officer, labor grade 14 ($31,740.80) to a Prison Dental Office Supervisor, labor grade 16 ($29,367).  100% General Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to reclassify position #12878, Medical Records Administrator, labor grade 24 ($43,305.60) to a Supervisor II, labor grade 21 ($35,880).  100% General Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized to reclassify position #30898, Corrections officer, labor grade 14 ($31,740.80) to a Medical Records Technician, labor grade 11 ($24,458).  100% General Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits to Warehouseman Randy Leslie in the amount of $1,596.49, for the period of March 1, 2006 through June 7, 2007 with current fiscal year funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Joyce Dental Laboratory, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-19-06, item #41), for Dental Laboratory Services in the amount of $88,464.  Effective April 4, 2008 through April 4, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to reclassify position #42269, Executive Secretary, labor grade 11, to a Human Resources Assistants III, labor grade 14.  Effective retroactive to February 29, 2008.

 

#61         Authorized to reclassify position #18833, Corrections Officer, labor grade 14 ($31,740.80) to a Physical Therapist II, labor grade 21 ($35,880). 

 

#62         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits to Ms. Linda Levassuer, Psychological Associate I, in the amount of $692.44 for the period of March 30, 2007 through June 7, 2007 with current fiscal year funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to accept and place on file the annual report for the State fiscal year ending June 30, 2007.

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#64         Authorized to enter into a contract with Signature Services, Lowell, MA, to provide floor care services at various liquor store locations throughout NH in the amount of $157,999.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized to enter into a contract with The Tracey Edwards Company Inc., d/b/a Tracey Edwards O’Neil, Bedford, NH, to provide advertising and promotional services in the amount of $3,254,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#65A      Authorized to retroactively pay Deborah Moreau, Retail Store Clerk I, in the amount of $428.58 due to payroll oversight, for the period of February 6, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#66         Authorized to amend a lease agreement with McCarthy Properties Inc., West Wareham, MA (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #31), for office space, Concord, NH, to terminate the agreement in advance of its current expiration date of November 30, 2009, early termination shall be effective June 15, 2008 and will allow the current lease to be replaced by a new five year lease, authorization for which is under separate cover.  The total sum to remain unpaid from this agreement is $44,084.78.

 

#67         Authorized to amend the Janitorial Service Contract with Kang Company Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #79), for relocation to a larger office space in an amount not to exceed $8,795.  Effective June 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  010-2210 89% General, 11% Other.  013-2212 100% Sweepstakes Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to accept and place on file the report of activities for the year ending December 31, 2007.

 

#68A      Authorized to enter into a sole source lease agreement with McCarthy Properties Inc., West Wareham, MA, for office space, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $439,335.  Effective April 1, 2008 through June 15, 2013.  010-086-2210-022-0248 - 89% General, 11% Other Funds.  013-086-2212-022-0248 – 100% Sweepstakes Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#69         Authorized Office of the Commissioner to enter into a contract with M.H. Beecy Appraisal Services, Manchester, NH, for appraisal work for the proposed Mittersill – Sentinel Mountain State Forest land exchange in the amount of $7,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 16, 2008.  81% Cannon Mountain Ski Area Fund, 19% Forest Improvement Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized Office of the Commissioner to enter into a retroactive memorandum of agreement with the Office of Energy and Planning to provide monitoring services for the State’s interests in privately owned conservation lands held by DRED in the amount of $61,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Forest Management and Protection. 

 

#71         Authorized Division of Economic Development to accept a donation of five tradeshows from Public Service of NH valued at $25,380. 

 

#72         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development  to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated March 26, 2008, in the total amount of $15,742.55 for their 2008 out-of-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated March 26, 2008 in the total amount of $6,089 for their 2008 in-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a retroactive memorandum of agreement with the Department of Safety, Division of State Police; Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management; Department of Fish and Game; and the Department of Transportation for the lease of space in the state-owned Yankee Building, Mount Washington State Park in the amount of $340,486.56.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2010.  100% Revolving Funds (Mt. Washington Com). 

 

#75         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation in the amount of $15,000 from the Reach the Beach Relay, Inc., Woodsville, MA.

 

#76         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Cardinal Tracking Inc., Flower Mound, TX, for hardware, software, training, installation, and annual support for tracking out-of-state vehicle registrations for the Hampton Beach parking meter operation in the amount of $150,879.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2013.  100% Parks Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation Cannon Mountain Ski Area, to amend a contract with The Tracey Edwards Company Inc., Bedford, NH (previously approved by G&C On 7-18-07, item #90), to enhance the revenues with additional advertising, by increasing the amount by $30,000 from $400,000 to $430,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#78         Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Service Agreement with the US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, Concord, NH, to remove, by live-trapping, predators of piping plovers at Hampton Beach State Park in the amount of $8,635.  Effective April 1, 2008 through September 1, 2008.  100% Other (Nongame) Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized to pay $2,500 to the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in support of a national reptile and amphibian coordinator position.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% Other (Nongame Dedicated) Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH to conduct a relocation project in support of the recovery and management of the New England cottontail rabbit in the amount of $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2009.  74% Federal, 26% Other (Conservation License Plate and Nongame) Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized to purchase 0.18 acres, Lot 37 at Big Diamond Pond, Stewartstown, NH, from the Town of Stewartstown for the sum of $22,600.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other (Public Boat Access) Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with The Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Concord, NH, for the purchase of a conservation easement and associated costs on the Francestown Land Trust-Turner property (86.1 acres) in the amount of $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal from the Landowner Incentive Program. 

 

#83         Authorized to enter into a contract with the Preservation Company, Kensington, NH, for the purpose of conducting a Historic American Buildings Survey of three cabins on the Weeks Property at Bracketts Point, Greenland, NH, in the amount of $8,177.50.  (2)Further Authorized an advanced payment of $4,000 to the Preservation Company to begin the HABS documentation in accordance with the terms of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with The Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Concord, NH in the amount of $42,878 for costs associated with the purchase of a conservation easement on the Mulligan Forest property (2028+/- acres) in Nottingham, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal from the Landowner Incentive Program. 

 

#85         Authorized to accept $11,755.83 donation from Lucy Bartley and Shawn Allen to be deposited into the Fisheries Habitat Account. 

 

#86         Authorized to accept a $5,000 donation from the Lakes Regional Inland Fishing Association Inc.

 

#87         Authorized to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Union Water Power Company of Augusta, ME in the amount of $250.  Effective March 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized to enter into a contract with Jean’s Waterproofing Inc., Auburn, ME, for the purpose of repairing leaks at fishways on the Oyster River in Durham and the Lamprey River in Newmarket in the amount of $22,817.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other (NHEP) Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities Inc., Conway, NH to provide wilderness emergency medical training to Conservation Officers in the amount of $6,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  40% Fish and Game, 60% Other (Search and Rescue) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#90         Authorized to enter into a contract with Healthy Environmental Innovations Inc., for the purpose of designing and constructing and underwater surveillance vessel for exotic aquatic plant mapping for $49,998.  (2)Further Authorized to award an advance payment in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized to enter into a Loan Agreement with Lamprey River Cooperative Inc., in the amount of $100,000 to finance water system improvements to the water system serving the Cooperative in Raymond.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water Loan Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized to amend a memorandum of agreement with the Sawyer Lake Village District (SLVD) (previously approved by G&C on 11-2/-07, item #75), to reduce the scope of work to be performed by DES and reduce the amount of the initial deposit to be provided by SLVD from $275,000 to $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#93         Authorized to reclassify position #42720 Principal Planner, labor grade 24 to Accountant III, labor grade 21.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to amend a contract with the US Environmental Protection Agency for remedial action at the Ottati & Goss Superfund Site in Kingston, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $7,000,000 from $24,200,000 to $31,200,000 and by increasing the State’s share of the contract by $700,000 from $2,420,000 to $3,120,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized to retroactively enter into a Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey in the amount of $120,000 to add ten streamflow gages to the existing Cooperative Stream Gaging Program.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2009.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive memorandum of agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, for stream gauge operation in the vicinity of the I-93 roadway in southern NH in the amount of $10,020.  Effective October 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to LifeWise Community Projects Inc., Hampton, 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, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized to enter into a contract with Weston & Sampson Inc., Peabody, MA to develop and perform a water resource survey in the amount of $22,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99         Authorized to approve an Original Loan Agreement with Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District to finance water system improvements in the amount of $148,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital Funds. 

 

#100       Authorized to award grants totaling $6,320 to the entities as detailed in letter dated March 27, 2008, for purposes of used oil collection.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 9, 2009.  100% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Funds. 

 

#101       Authorized Porter Street Realty Trust’s request to fill lake bed in order to construct breakwater in a “dog-leg” configuration, with a gap at the shoreline, and construct a permanent “W-shaped” docking facility consisting of a cantilevered pier with a seasonal boatlift connected to a walkway and another walkway accessing a dock with two tie-off piles, install a seasonal canopy over the center slips, remove the existing boulder-supported deck over water and reuse boulders for breakwater construction, on frontage in Alton on Lake Winnipesaukee.

 

#102       Authorized Department of Transportation’s request to remove and replace concrete encasement of the steel pile supports for two bridges impacting estuarine wetlands located in Portsmouth and New Castle. 

 

#103       Authorized Town of Bristol’s request to construct a seasonal dock with two seasonal finger docks in an “F” shaped configuration on Newfound Lake in Bristol. 

 

#103A    Authorized Debra Ford’s request to retain impacts for the in-kind repair and reconstruction of an existing failing seawall conducted under DES emergency authorization issued on December 7, 2007; for a new rip-rap buttress to stabilize and protect shoreline; previously developed upland tidal buffer zone immediately adjacent to the existing seawall to repair sink holes within the existing lawn area in Little Bay in Dover.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#104       Authorized the adjustment of the General Fund appropriations within benefit accounts in the amount of $1,052,190, and further Authorized net decreasing related revenue adjustments of $936,294 in Federal Funds and net decreasing revenue adjustments of $93,778 in Other Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 

 

#105       Authorized Bureau of Human Resource Management to make a retroactive one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Ann Goulet, Registered Nurse III, Division for Juvenile Justice Services in the amount of $1,721.41 to compensate for wages that were mistakenly not paid from SFY 2007 funds.  82% General, 18% Other (County) Funds. 

 

                                Office of Improvement and Integrity

#106       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #15753 Program Specialist III, salary grade 23 to Medical Service Consultant II, salary grade 24.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#107       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #15841 Caste Technician Trainee, salary grade 12 to Administrator II, salary grade 29.  53% Federal, 47% General Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #12763 Case Aide, salary grade 14 to Family Service Specialist I, salary grade 15.  47% Federal, 53% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#109       Authorized to provide quality child care awards in the amount of $162,820 to a total of twenty-nine accredited child care programs throughout the State of NH who partner with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide child care services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#110       Authorized to reclassify position #11884 Program Specialist III, salary grade 23 to the level of Medical Service Technician, salary grade 17.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#111       Authorized Bureau of Field Services to reclassify position #16975 Child Protective Service Worker IV, salary grade 24 to Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer Series I-IV, salary grades 18-24 for the Nashua District Office; and position #40105 Child Protective Service Worker II, salary grade 20 to Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer Series I-IV, salary grades 18-24 for the Laconia District Office.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

#112       Authorized to amend an agreement with the University System of NH, Institute on Disability, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-8-06, item #74), to continue to provide BEAS with technical assistance in implementing long-term supports system transformation, by increasing the amount by $1,259,205 from $378,693.50 to $1,637,898.50 retroactive to January 1, 2008 and to extend the end date from December 31, 2007 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#113       Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with The Friends Program Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #335, amended on 1-16-08, item #154), to provide Foster Grandparent services, by increasing the amount by $48,140.84 from $157,513.05 to $205,653.89.  Effective April 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#114       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #40518 Child Support Officer, salary grade 20 to Supervisor II, salary grade 21.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-18-07, item #76), to continue providing mediation services to parents in Coos, Carroll and Grafton counties and to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting, by increasing the amount by $17,750 from $17,750 to $35,500, and by extending the end date from March 30, 2008 to September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized to amend a contract with Monadnock Family Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-18-07, item #75), to continue providing mediation services to parents in Cheshire County and to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting, by increasing the amount by $21,750 from $21,750 to $43,500, and by extending the end date from March 31, 2008 to September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized to amend a contract with Merrimack County Visitation Center, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 4-18-07, item #77), to continue providing safe supervised visitation between children and their parents and further to continue providing safe supervised transfer of children between their parents during visitation, by increasing the amount by $34,750 from $34,750 to $69,500, and by extending the end date from March 31, 2008 to September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized to amend a contract with Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-18-07, item #78), to continue providing access, visitation and mediation services to parents in Sullivan County and to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting, by increasing the amount by $24,750 from $24,750 to $49,500, and by extending the end date from March 31, 2008 to September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#119       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster, NH, to provide primary care services in an amount not to exceed $80,390.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#120       Authorized Multiple Offender Program to reclassify position #19035 Dormitory Supervisor II, salary grade 11 to Program Assistant II, salary grade 15.  100% Other (Program Fees) Funds. 

 

#121       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section to reclassify position #42945 Supervisor IV, salary grade 25 to Administrator I, salary grade 27.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#122       Authorized Maternal and Child Health Section to establish a list of specialty medical consultants to be utilized on an as needed basis, related to the management of clinically significant newborn screening results in an amount not to exceed $36,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  63% Federal, 37% Federal Funds. 

 

#123       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to grant the list of public health emergency preparedness funds to the associated All Health Hazards Regions fiscal agents in the amount of $225,882.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to grant the list of pandemic influenza preparedness funds to the 19 associated All Health Hazards Regions Planning Groups in the amount of $190,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124A    Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Section to retroactively reimburse Valerie Morgan, for relocation expenses, based on actual expenses incurred in an amount not to exceed $2,000.  Effective December 28, 2007 through January 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#125       Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment in the amount of $2,598 to Staples Inc., Framingham, MA, for next day printing services.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#126       Authorized to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $5,000 from the NH Hospital Association, Foundation for Health Communities to fund emergency preparedness.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 

 

#127       Authorized to compensate William McKenzie, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#128       Authorized Transitional Housing Services to reclassify position #16006 from Clinical Mental Health Worker, salary grade 21 to Senior Psychiatric Social Worker, salary grade 26.  76% General, 21% Other (Board & Care), 4% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home

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

 

#130       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify #15558 Bus Driver, salary grade 8 to Nursing Assistant III, salary grade 14.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#131       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton and with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, authorized the request to reclassify position #10356 Administrative Secretary, labor grade 14 to Administrative Supervisor, labor grade 17.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#132       Authorized to award a $24,000 grant to Southern NH University 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, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#133       Authorized to award a $8,000 grant to Rivier College for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time or 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. 

 

#134       Authorized to award a $6,000 grant to Colby-Sawyer College for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time or 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. 

 

#135       Authorized to award a $7,000 grant to the Community College System of NH for the benefit of NH students pursuing approved programs of study in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#136       Authorized to enter into a contract with Cynthia Currier, Sole Proprietor, Georges Mills, NH, to provide assistance with the implementation of the Initiative for School Empowerment and Excellence in an amount not to exceed $22,500.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of the 25% of the total value of the contract withholding provision.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.  (3)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#137       Authorized to enter into a contract with Dr. Isabel Beck to present a one day workshop on April 16, 2008 entitled “Lively Vocabulary for Young Children”, to provide an opportunity for the NH Reading First Faculty, selected teams from Schools or Districts in Need of Improvement, NH content area coaches, NHREADS representatives and DOE personnel to participate in a workshop lead by a highly qualified, nationally known reading researcher and practitioner with expertise in vocabulary development for an amount not to exceed $3,533.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#138       Authorized to enter into a contract with Dr. Russell Gersten to present a two day workshop on June 23-24, 2008 entitled “Evidenced-Based Practices for Teaching Reading and Language to English Learners”, to provide an opportunity for the NH Reading First Faculty, selected teams from Schools or Districts in Need of Improvement, NH content area coaches, NHREADS representatives and DOE personnel to participate in a workshop lead by a highly qualified, nationally known reading researcher and practitioner with expertise in vocabulary development for an amount not to exceed $4,959.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#139       Authorized to amend a contract with H.B. Stubbs Inc., Warren, MI, (previously approved by G&C on 9-13-06, item #120), to add interactivity to the “Imaging our Universe” exhibit and to increase the price limitation by $8,000 from $1,260,000 to $1,268,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#140       Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Northern Light Motion Pictures Inc., d/b/a Northern Light Productions, Boston, MA (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #136), to create four informational videos on the Planetarium and its capital project, the Alan Shepard Discovery Center, to be used for purposes of public education on the project and for fundraising, by extending the end date from October 31, 2007 to June 30, 2008. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#141       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, Division of State Police to reclassify position #18437 Executive Secretary, labor grade 11 to Program Assistant III, labor grade 17.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#142       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, Division of Safety Services to retroactively reclassify position #10568 Executive Secretary, labor grade 12 to Administrative Assistant I, labor grade 16.  Effective December 7, 2007.  100% Navigation Safety Fund. 

 

#143       Authorized to amend a contract with Glen Group Inc., North Conway, NH, for the implementation of a recruitment campaign for volunteer healthcare professionals for emergency response, by increasing the price limitation by $55,210 from $60,000 to $115,210, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to December 31, 2008.  22% Federal, 78% Transfer from other Agencies. 

 

#144       Authorized with Councilor Burton and Councilor Hollingworth voting no, Divisions of Administration and State Police to enter into a sole source contract with HSM Electronic Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the upgrades and monitoring of intrusion/security systems, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $15,886.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  54% Highway, 38% Federal, 8% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#145       Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, to enter into a lease agreement with Roland W. Couture, Gorham, NH in an amount not to exceed $114,750.  Effective March 26, 2008 through April 30, 2013.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#146       Authorized the application permit of Mountview Property Owners Association of Freedom Inc. located on Ossipee Lake in Freedom, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 36 moorings.

 

#147       Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $29,347 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled NH State Police Join the NH Clique Seat Belt Campaign for the purpose of conducting patrols to enforce the State’s occupant protection law between May 19 and June 1, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other (Transfer from other Agencies) Funds. 

 

#148       Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $16,769.75 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled NH State Police Sobriety Checkpoints for the purpose of conducting specific sobriety checkpoints from Memorial Day 2008 through Labor Day 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008.  100% (Transfers from other Agencies) Funds. 

 

#149       Authorized Division of Administration to amend a contract with Waste Management of NH, Hampton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #474), by increasing the frequency of trash removal services at 3 Higgins Drive, Belmont, only, from bi-weekly to weekly, by increasing the amount from $22,235.56 to $22,963.48, an increase of $727.92.  Effective April 3, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Navigation Safety Funds. 

 

#150       Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training & Emergency Medical Services to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Utility Service & Assistance Inc., Hooksett, NH, to provide emergency repairs in conjunction with the loss of a main power transformer at the Fire Academy on September 11, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#151       Authorized Grants Management Unit to award a grant to the NH Department of Health and Human Services in an amount not to exceed $75,000 for the 2006 State Agency eligible share of Homeland Security funds for Critical infrastructure security enhancement by installing fixed bollards at strategic locations around the perimeter of the Public Health Laboratory.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#152       Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training & Emergency Medical Services to accept a donation of 36 automotive airbags from Ron Currier Hilltop Chevrolet, Somersworth, NH with a value of $3,564, to be used to enhance vehicle extrication training.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#153       Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Bureau of Emergency Communications, to increase the Division’s vehicle fleet by one medium duty truck to provide the necessary towing capacity to move the Emergency Communication trailers used in response to natural disasters, where multi-jurisdictional radio requirements are needed.  The Division also needs to move the Mass Casualty trailers it maintains for the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  This vehicle will be housed in Concord.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#154       Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to increase the Division’s vehicle fleet by one medium duty truck to provide the necessary towing capacity to move the Division-owned trailers used for training fire and emergency medical services personnel throughout the state.  This vehicle will be housed in Concord.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Grant Funds. 

 

#155       Authorized to amend a contract with Mr. Perry’s Janitorial, Enfield Center, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #230), for janitorial service and emergency cleaning of Lebanon Motor Vehicle substation, in an amount not to exceed $11,040, by extending the end date upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#156       Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay annual dues in the amount of $5,300 to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Washington, DC for the period of January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#156A    Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source maintenance contract with Printrak International, a Motorola Company Inc., Anaheim, CA, for the maintenance and support of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System in the amount not to exceed $77,650.  Effective April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#157       Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan Status Report for the period ending February 29, 2008.

 

#158       Authorized Bureau of Finance & Contracts to retroactively pay Norman Howcroft, prior year increment wages that were not processed from March 20, 2006 through June 7, 2007 in the amount of $2,140.81.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#159       Authorized to sell to the Town of Jaffrey, a parcel of land 0.975 acre in size in Jaffrey for $65,300 and a one-time administrative fee of $1,100.

 

#160       Authorized Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims for individual amounts less than $600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#161       Authorized to enter into a inter-agency rental agreement with the Department of Administrative Services, Concord, NH, for office/training space in the Stickney Avenue Facility in the amount of $34,074.99.  Effective April 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#162       Authorized to transfer $3,478,000 between Highway Fund accounts and to transfer $2,482,000 from Highway Surplus as detailed in letter dated March 6, 2008.

 

#163       Authorized to amend a contract with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 10-3-07, item #87),  for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $17,220 from $185,680 to $202,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2009. 

 

#164       Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $40,000 for necessary maintenance and repairs to the state-owned inactive and abandoned railroad corridors, some of which are now being used for recreational purposes under the management of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, Bureau of Trails.  (2)Further Authorized to pay the Bureau of Bridge Maintenance, Bureau of Highway Maintenance and the Department of Resources and Economic Development, Bureau of Trails, for their expenses on maintenance of these properties.  100% State Special Railroad Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#165       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to grant an easement to Public Service of NH for overhead electrical distribution and transmission lines and current laterals on the State-owned Ashuelot Branch railroad corridor in the Town of Swanzey and City of Keene, for a one-time fee of $5,000.

 

#166       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on the replacement of five bridges and the removal of one bridge along the US 1 Bypass from the Sara Long Bridge southerly to the US 1/Greenleaf Woods Drive intersection with a suggested budget of $14,040.

 

#167       WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request for the Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on US Route 4 Bridge replacement and improvements to US 4/NH 4A Intersection with a suggested budget of $3,515.

 

#168       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $614,905.24 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from February 13, 2008 through March 3, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#169       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 2.55 acre parcel in Hampstead to 17 Gigante Drive Realty Trust for $163,600 which includes an administrative fee of $1,100.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#170       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Liddell Brothers Inc., Halifax, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $174,497.50 for traffic sign removal and replacement on the Spaulding Turnpike.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $26,174.63 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#171       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a low bid contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $2,214,080 for roadway resurfacing of 36.12 miles in maintenance District IV in Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $154,985.60 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 28, 2008.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#172       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #17237 Survey Team Technician I, labor grade 10, to Transportation Management Communications Specialist I, labor grade 12.

 

#173       Authorized to enter into a contract with Stephens-Marquis Assoc. Inc., Merrimack, on the basis of a low bid of $742,560 for the reconstruction of vehicle fueling sites in Derry and Manchester.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $74,256 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 26, 2008.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#174       Authorized to enter into a contract with Stephens-Marquis Assoc. Inc., Merrimack, NH on the basis of a low bid of $776,800 for the reconstruction of vehicle fueling sites in Milford and Swanzey.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $77,680 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 3, 2008.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#175       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with New England Signal Systems Inc., Northwood, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $169,769.25 for traffic signal removal and replacement on NH Route 101A at the intersection with NH Route 101 and North River Road in the town of Milford. (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $25,465.39 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 28, 2008.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#176       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a low bid contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,648,160 for roadway resurfacing of 31.5 miles in maintenance District VI and in Strafford and Rockingham Counties.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $164,816 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 19, 2008.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#177       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a low bid contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,787,265 for roadway resurfacing of 27.01 miles in maintenance District II and in Grafton, Merrimack and Sullivan Counties.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $178,726.50 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 12, 2008.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#178       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a low bid contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $2,096,245 for roadway resurfacing of 37.57 miles in maintenance District III and in Belknap, and Carroll Counties.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $146,737.15 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 22, 2008.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#179       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a low bid contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,932,960 for roadway resurfacing of 35.76 miles in maintenance District I in Coos, Carroll and Grafton Counties.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $193,296 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project.    Effective upon G&C approval through August 28, 2008.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#180       Authorized to enter into a contract with Howard Systems Voice, Data and Video Wiring LLC, Barrington, NH, for Security Cameras and Related Equipment Services in the amount of $8,937.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#181       Authorized to enter into a contract with TMC Services Inc., Bellingham, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $863,350 for the reconstruction of vehicle fueling sites in Warner, Alton and Pittsfield.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $86,335 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the execution of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 3, 2008.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#182       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, for acting as the grant recipient/fiscal intermediary to Workforce Opportunity Council in the amount not to exceed $10,000.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend agency income in the amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Agency Income Funds. 

#183                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Littleton, NH, the sum of $953.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Philip Fujawa, Education Consultant I, in the course entitled “Presentational Communication”.

B.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH, the sum of $4,918.75 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan McKevitt, Education Consultant III, in the on-line courses entitled “Proseminar III Phase IV” and “Individualized Learning Agreement B Phase III”.

C.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheila M. Miller, Human Resources Technician, in the course entitled “Living in a Digital Democracy”.

D.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Rochester, NH, the sum of $953.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara Romanos, Case Technician, in the course entitled “Child Development”.

E.         EMPLOYMENT SECURITY – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,497.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elisabeth Picard, Program Specialist, in the course entitled “Strategic Management”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Community Based Care – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH,  the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorna J. Landry, RN, in the on-line course entitled “Health Care Policy”.

G.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Community Based Care – Request permission to pay Excelsior College, Albany, NY, the sum of $1,580.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorene Reagan, Administrator III, in the on-line course entitled “Professional Role Development and Ethics”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Springfield College School of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,168.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Fontneau, Program Specialist II, in the courses entitled “Project Phase IV”, “Economics of Change” and “Program Evaluation”.

I.          HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, the sum of $1,770.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Stacy M. McHugh, Family Services Specialist I, in the on-line courses entitled “Corrections” and ”Senior Criminal Justice Seminar”.

J.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $798.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kerry Nelson, Program Specialist IV, in the on-line course entitled “Nonfiction Writing Workshop”.

K.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Shapiro, Family Services Specialist II, in the course entitled “Dynamics of Family Relationships”.

L.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Glencliff Home – Request permission to pay CareMed Educational Services LLC, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cheryl A. Noyes, Licensed Nurse Assistant II, in the course entitled “Licensed Practical Nurse Program”.

M.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Medicaid Business & Policy – Request permission to pay American Health Information Management Association, Chicago, IL, the sum of $600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Maria A. Pliakos, Program Specialist III, in the on-line courses entitled “Healthcare Delivery Systems”, “Medical Terminology” and “Computer Basics in Healthcare”.

N.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Public Health Svcs. – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Rochester, NH, the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan M. Conboy, Supervisor I, in the course entitled “Introduction to Research in Behavioral Science”.

O.        PUBLIC UTILITIES – Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,530.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robyn J. Descoteau, PUC Examiner, in the course entitled “Business Law”.

P.         TRANSPORTATION – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $444.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ronald Crickard, District Environmental Coordinator, in the on-line course entitled “Teaching and Learning in Adulthood”.

Q.        TRANSPORTATION – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $717.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling David S. Smith, Senior Consultant Supervisor, in the course entitled “Financial Management”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $24,480.75

 

 

 

 

#184                                                                       TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

A.         Safety  -  State Police - Request permission for (1) employee, Captain Robert L. Quinn, Commander, Field Area 1, or his designee, to travel to Quantico, VA, for sixty-nine (69) days from March 30, 2008 to June 6, 2008 for the purpose of attending the FBI National Academy.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle.  Total Cost: $1,085.40. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

A.      Authorized to conduct a meeting for the purpose of providing professional development training to individuals outline in the item to be held on April 4, 2008 to be effective upon G&C approval  through April 30, 2008; contingent upon this approval, enter into an agreement with the Inns & Spa at Mills Falls, Meredith, NH, for conference meeting space and food and beverage fees in the amount of $5,376 and further retroactively authorize the payment of non-refundable security deposit in the amount $795; further approval to pay an amount not to exceed $1,496.82 for associated mileage reimbursement cost for approximately 26 staff attending the training.  81% Federal, 13% General Funds. 

 

 

 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

B.      Authorized to conduct a meeting for the purpose of providing professional development training to individuals outline in the item to be held on April 4, 2008 to be effective upon G&C approval  through April 30, 2008; contingent upon this approval, enter into an agreement with the Inns & Spa at Mills Falls, Meredith, NH, for conference meeting space and food and beverage fees in the amount of $5,376 and further retroactively authorize the payment of non-refundable security deposit in the amount $795; further approval to pay an amount not to exceed $1,496.82 for associated mileage reimbursement cost for approximately 26 staff attending the training.  81% Federal, 13% General Funds. 

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to remove item #29A- which was tabled at the March 5, 2008 Meeting

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#29A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea, voted to approve the request of the Division of Historical Resources to retroactively continue a Full Time Temporary position for one Historian, labor grade 24, from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively amend the ending date of a Economic Development Initiative grant received from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009 and reallocate funding in the amount of $84,782.49 between classes and fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove item #68 - which was tabled at the March 5, 2008 Meeting

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

#68         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, to enter into an agreement with the National Center for Healthy Housing Inc., Columbia, MD, to research, develop and produce a plan for the NH CLPPP Health Homes Project in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  52% General, 48% Federal Funds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned