GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

March 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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Reverend Garrett Lear offered the prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilor Wheeler.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, accepted the minutes of March 16, 2011.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the March 16, 2011 meeting.

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

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The Governor and Council, on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to set the date for a special election for State Representative, Strafford County, District 3. 

 

The filing period will begin on April 4, 2011 and end on April 8, 2011.  The primary election, if necessary, will be June 7, 2011.  The special election will be August 9, 2011.

 

 

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority

Michael K. Massey, Bedford                                                                            Effective: March 30, 2011

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Upon Recommendation of the NH College and University Council)

Steven Kadish, Hanover                                                                                    Effective: Upon appointment of a successor

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

Robert C. DuPont, Penacook                                                                            Effective: April 5, 2011

 

Water Management Planning Area (WMPA) Advisory Committee for the Souhegan River

(Representative of Conservation Interests in the WMPA)

Angela Rapp, Nashua                                                                                        Effective: March 30, 2011

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Deputy Adjutant General

Carolyn J. Protzmann, South Berwick, Maine                                               Effective: March 30, 2011

Succeeding: Stephen C. Burritt, Henniker                                                      Term: July 15, 2014

Salary: Grade GG; Step Maximum $90,606

 

State Board of Auctioneers

Russell R. Abbott, Bow                                                                                      Effective: March 30, 2011

Succeeding: Devin Moisan, Durham                                                               Term: March 1, 2016

 

Division of Children, Youth, and Families Advisory Board

(Hillsborough County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Keith A. Marsh, Nashua                                                                                    Effective: March 30, 2011

Succeeding: Sandra D. Hogan, Nashua (resigned)                                        Term: July 1, 2012

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employers/ Insurers)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Labor

David F. Foster, New London                                                                           Effective: March 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: February 9, 2014

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Labor

Mark S. MacKenzie, Manchester                                                                    Effective: March 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: February 9, 2014

 

Judicial Council

(NH Bar Assoc. Member)

Joseph M. McDonough, Manchester                                                               Effective: March 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: October 18, 2012

 

Judicial Council

(Lay Person)

Richard F. Winters, Meriden                                                                              Effective: March 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: January 1, 2014

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Rep. Conservationists)

Nominated by the NH Assoc. of Conservation Commissions

Larry T. Spencer, Holderness                                                                            Effective: March 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: October 12, 2013

 

Department of Safety, Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services Director

Nominated by the Commissioner of Safety after consultation with the Fire Standards and Training Commission and the Emergency Medical Trauma Services Coordinating Board

Perry E. Plummer, Dover                                                                                    Effective: March 30, 2011

Succeeding: Richard A. Mason, Portsmouth (resigned)                               Term: March 31, 2013

Salary: Grade GG; Step Maximum $90,606

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Committee

(Industry)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Resources and Economic Development

Maura M. Weston, Concord                                                                             Effective: March 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: September 19, 2013

 

Department of Transportation, Director of Project Development

Nominated by the Commissioner of Transportation

William J. Cass, Laconia                                                                                    Effective: March 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: February 18, 2015

Salary: Grade II; Step Maximum $104,364

 

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors

(Postsecondary Education)

Paula J. Gregory, Milford                                                                                   Effective: March 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: October 10, 2013

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Employee Relations Manager of the Division of Personnel for the Dept of Administrative Svcs

Nominated by: Director of Personnel

Matthew J. Newland, Concord                                                                         Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: July 1, 2011

Salary: Grade FF; Maximum $83,917

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Commission

(Public member)

Lisa Peakes, Manchester                                                                                   Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: M. Anne Lawing, Dover                                                              Term: October 4, 2013

 

Family Mediator Certification Board

(Mental Health Professional)

I. Terry Sturke, Concord                                                                                    Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: April 10, 2014

 

Board of Professional Geologists

(Public member)

Philip R. Braley, Concord                                                                                  Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Ronald E. Cook, Canterbury                                                      Term: February 14, 2016

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Audiologist)

William Flanders, Hampton                                                                              Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: April 23, 2013

 

Executive Director of the Land and Community Heritage Authority

Nominated by the NH Land and Community Heritage Authority Board of Directors

Dorothy Tripp Taylor, Hopkinton                                                                    Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Deborah K. Turcott, Hampton (resigned)                                Term: December 20, 2015

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

(Residential Telecom User)

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

Martha McLeod, Franconia                                                                              Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: September 19, 2013

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employers)

Frederick B. Kfoury Jr., Manchester                                                                Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: March 26, 2014

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Chair)

Lee C. Nyquist, New Boston                                                                             Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: March 26, 2014

 

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors

Pamela S. Hall, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: March 26, 2014

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                ADJUTANT GENERAL

A.      Authorized to accept donations of a humidifier, Christmas wreaths, tree care contract, vests for office staff, granite pavers, dumping trailer, and coffee in the amount of $20,164.74.

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL

B.      Authorized to accept a gift in the amount of $4,034.96 from a life insurance policy naming the State of NH as the beneficiary. 

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Bethlehem, for the purpose of subgranting $200,000 to a nonprofit business, the Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network for a Microenterprise Development and Assistance Grant, in the amount of $220,000.  Effective upon G&C through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3           Authorized to award a grant to the County of Merrimack, Boscawen, NH, for infrastructure upgrades in support of 34 units of affordable elderly housing in Newbury, in the amount of $275,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized to enter into a sole source contractual agreement with the University of NH Survey Center, Durham, NH, to conduct the NHTSA Seat Belt Use Survey, in the amount of $42,005.13.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to enter into a sole source contractual agreement with the NH Operation Lifesaver Inc., Concord, NH, to conduct the “Operation Lifesaver” public relations and education campaign, in the amount of $15,580.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6           Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended ARRA Low Income Weatherization funds in the amount of $1,765,815.28 from the US Department of Energy.  (2)Further authorized to reallocate ARRA funds, in the amount of $123,553.81 between expenditure classes.  (3)Further authorized to reallocate ARRA funds, in the amount of $103,020.96 between expenditure classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on March 25, 2011. 

 

#7           Authorized a waiver of Plant and Property Management Rules, to increase the fleet by the purchase of one new vehicle in the amount of $18,464.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#8           Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Wheeler voting no, to reclassify position #21223 Systems Development Specialist V, labor grade 28 to a Technical Support Specialist VI, labor grade 32, a difference of salary of $9,769.50.  Highway Funds. 

 

#9           Authorized to amend a sole source contract with ACR Systems of Jacksonville, FL, (previously amended by G&C on 11-18-08, item #69), to continue support and maintenance of the NHSLC’s point-of-sale application and to upgrade the software to the most current version, by increasing the amount by $360,000 from $4,618,570.03 to $4,978,570.03.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014.  100% Other (Agency Class 27) funds: the Agency Class 27 funds used by NHSLC to reimburse DoIT for this work are 100% Liquor Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#10         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to nominate Carolyn J. Protzmann, South Berwick, ME, for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#11         Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award non-monetary recognition to William Fiske, Joane Vielleux, Kiera Arguin, Lindsay Aubin, Sally Bellerose, Diane Holmes, Sulvia Lowe, Kamrie Moulton, Nicholas Ramsay, Dona Sanborn and Chris Uggerholt of the Department of Resources and Economic Development.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#12         Authorized to accept and place on file the report and findings of Councilor Daniel St. Hilaire with regard to the financing of certain construction, renovation and equipment and the refinancing of certain outstanding indebtedness in connection with Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH, Proctor Academy, Andover, NH and the Huntington at Nashua, NH, NH.

 

#13         Authorized to accept and place on file the report and findings of Councilor Daniel St. Hilaire with regard to the financing of certain construction, renovation and equipment and the refinancing of certain outstanding indebtedness in connection with New England College, Henniker, NH.

 

#14         Authorized to accept and place on file the report and findings of Councilor Daniel St. Hilaire with regard to the financing of certain construction, renovation and equipment and the refinancing of certain outstanding indebtedness in connection with NH Higher Education Loan Corporation, Concord, NH.

 

#15         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a three-month holdover agreement with Sal’s Kitchen Realty, Lawrence, MA, for the Milford District Court, in the amount not to exceed $15,820.05.  Effective April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011.  100% Transfer Funds from Administrative Office of the Courts (100% General Funds). 

 

#16         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. Laflamme Inc., Londonderry, NH, for the upgrade standby power and a uninterruptible power supply, for a total price not to exceed $147,770.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 23, 2011.  100% General/Capital Funds. 

 

#16A      Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Meridian Construction Corp., Gilford, NH, for renovations to the State Library, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $847,777.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 8, 2011.  100% General/Capital Funds. 

 

#16B      Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Century Mechanical Inc., Concord, NH, for the installation of kitchen hood fire suppression – three locations, Concord, for a total price not to exceed $79,665.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2011.  53% Capital – General, 47% Transfer (DHHS Bldg – 42% Federal, 31% Agency Fees, 27% General) Funds.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $3,800 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $83,465.  Transfer Funds (DHHS Bldg – 42% Federal, 31% Agency Fees, 27% General) Funds. 

 

#16C      Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. Laflamme Inc., Londonderry, NH, for lighting modifications and additions for the NHARNG Hangar, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $83,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 28, 2011.  100% General/Capital Funds. 

 

#16D      Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to increase its fleet by purchasing three used vehicles for an amount not to exceed $23,000.  This will reduce the Bureau’s lease of state-owned equipment and in-state travel costs.  Effective upon G&C approval.  77% General, 23% Agency Fees. 

 

#16E      Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. Laflamme Inc., Londonderry, NH, for lighting modifications at the Sununu Youth Services Center, Manchester, NH, for a total price not to exceed $111,110.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 28, 2011.  100% Capital/General Funds. 

 

#16F       Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a Lease Extension Agreement with the US Postal Service, Englewood, CO, for courtroom and office space for the Littleton District Court, Littleton, NH, in an amount not to exceed $140,040.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014.  100% Transfer Funds from Administrative Office of the Courts (100% General Funds). 

 

#16G      Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Hascall & Hall Inc., Portland, ME, to re-caulk ledge trim at the Hillsborough South Courthouse, Nashua, for a total price not to exceed $81,270.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $9,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $90,270.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 24, 2011. 100% Other Funds - Administrative Office of the Courts (100% Escrow Fees). 

 

#16H      Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Hutter Construction Corp., New Ipswich, NH, for the Legislative Office Building Parking Garage Repairs, for a total price not to exceed $774,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 11, 2011.  100% Capital/General Funds. 

 

#16I       Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Hutter Construction Corp., New Ipswich, NH, for the NH State Prison Residential Treatment Unit, Phase II, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $2,741,000.  98% General/Capital, 2% Agency Fees (Demand Response Funds).  (2)Further authorized the amount of $1,500 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $2,742,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012. 100% Agency Fees (Demand Response Funds). 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#17         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $80,344 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $80,343.09 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized to enter into a contract with Account Control Technology Inc (ACT)., Canoga Park, CA, to perform debt collection services for debts accumulated by out-of-state residents.  ACT will retain 18.5% from funds that are recovered without litigation; if litigation is required, ACT will retain 35%.  Effective upon G&C approval through one year.

 

#19         Authorized to enter into a contract with Unifund Government Services LLC, Cincinnati, OH, to perform debt collection services for debts accumulated by out-of-state residents.  Unifund will retain 35% from any funds that are recovered.  Effective upon G&C approval through one year.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#20         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to transfer Fiscal Year 2011 appropriations in the amount of $15,150 between classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#21         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of Plaistow, in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#22         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award a Traditional Arts Project grant in the amount of $3,825 to Canterbury Shaker Village.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Fund. 

 

#23         Authorized to amend a two year operating grant awarded to the Weathervane Theatre Players (previously approved by G&C on 3-10-10, item #38), by reducing the amount $735 from $10,500 to $9,765.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the City of Somersworth, for the “Phase III survey Update of Somersworth Historic District” in the amount of $22,260.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24A      Authorized the State Library to make a one-time retroactive unencumbered payment to Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA, in the amount of $5,122 for the assessment of 16th-19th century books held by the NH State Library.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#25         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into a grant agreement with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH, to develop and conduct an education program for farmers, in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25A      Authorized to accept and expend federal funds from the NH Association of Conservation Districts in the amount of $2,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds – SUDA NRCS – Farm Bill Outreach. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26         Authorized to amend a sub grant with Child and Family Services of NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #32), for the purpose of providing comprehensive risk assessments, intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and family counseling through the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  54% Federal, 46% Agency Income. 

 

#27         Authorized to amend a sub grant with Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, (previously amended by G&C on 9-22-10, item #68), for the purpose of funding personnel to participate in the Division of Community Corrections’ Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  34% Federal, 66% Agency Income. 

 

#28         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Sophus Consulting Company, (previously approved by G&C on 11-17-10, item #75B), to provide a new module to Prolaw, the DOJ’s case management system, by increasing the amount by $24,750 from $115,566.98 to $140,316.98.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Board of Optometry for the purposes of providing administrative prosecutions for the Board, and to accept and expend $1,000 from the Board for the purpose of providing legal services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Transfer from Other Agencies (General Funds at origin). 

 

#30         Authorized to amend a sub grant with the National Alliance on Mental Illness NH, (previously amended by G&C on 9-25-10, item #65), for the purpose of funding personnel for the Division of Community Corrections Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  31% Federal, 69% Agency Income. 

 

#31         Authorized to amend a sub grant with the Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (previously approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #70), for the purpose of providing much-needed items such as bus passes, toiletries, new clothing and other necessities, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized to amend a sub grant with the NH Department of Corrections (previously approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #32), for the purpose of providing comprehensive case management and oversight of the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized to amend a sub grant with MHM Services (previously approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #72), for the purpose of providing medication assistance through the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized to amend a sub grant with Community Health Institute, (previously approved by G&C on 1-19-11, item #31), for the purpose of providing comprehensive staff training through the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to amend a sub grant with the NH Department of Corrections, (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #27), for the purpose of providing comprehensive case management and oversight of the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized to amend a sub grant with Community Health Institute, (previously approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #67), for the purpose of providing comprehensive staff training through the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized to amend a sub grant with MHM Services, (previously approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #28), for the purpose of providing medication assistance and psychotropic medication prescribing and monitoring through the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38         Authorized to amend a sub grant with the NH Department of Corrections, (previously approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #66), for the purpose of providing comprehensive case management and oversight of the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#39         Authorized to amend a contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Boston, MA, (previously amended by G&C on 8-11-10, item #25B), for additional maintenance of Unemployment Insurance processes and systems, by increasing the amount by $835,000.  Effective April 2, 2011 through December 2, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#39A      Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Littleton Area Learning Center LLC, for rental of 6,510 square feet of office space, Littleton, NH, in the amount of $390,600.  Effective May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#40         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to table the request to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $666,031 from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of supporting a process in NH to determine whether NH should establish a health insurance exchange for individuals and small businesses.  (2)Further authorized to establish a part-time temporary position for one Grants and Contracts Technician, and Consultants.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#41         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to table the request to enter into a contract with the Wakely Consultant Group, Winchester, MA, for the provision of consulting services in connection with the planning initiative for evaluating options for an exchange under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the amount of $610,675.04.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#42         Authorized to amend a sub grant in the amount of $52,758 from the Department of Justice, (previously amended by G&C on 6-9-10, item #35), for the implementation of the Division of Community Corrections’ Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to June 30, 2011.  (2)Further authorized to extend one full-time temporary Administrator II position, labor grade 29.  Effective April 1, 2011, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011.  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on March 25, 2011. 

 

#43         Authorized a renewal option and to contract with Dana L. Goudreault d/b/a Amoskeag Carrier, Manchester, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-27-10, item #21), for the provision of in-state courier services, by increasing the amount by $69,680 from $272,100 to $341,780.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

#43A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to retroactively accept and expend federal revenues, received from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in the amount of $1,400.  Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  (2)Further authorized to make a retroactive travel reimbursement to the Executive Director Joni N. Esperian, in the amount of $991.15 for travel to the annual EEOC/FEPA Conference, held in Philadelphia, PA, June 8, 2010 through June 11, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION

#44         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report for the period ending June 30, 2010.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#45         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a sole source contract with the Nature Conservancy – NH Chapter, Concord, NH, for ecological services in support of the Division of Forests and Lands, in the amount of $61,150.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands in partnership with the NH Fish and Game Department to enter into a contract with SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC, Salem, MA, to initiate a Riverbank Restoration Project at the Mascoma Wildlife Management Area in Canaan, NH, as designed and funded by the US Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service, in the amount of $156,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Dave’s Septic Service Inc., Bedford, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at five state parks facilities, in the amount of $28,626.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.  10% Park, 90% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Sebastian Septic Service, Milton, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at eleven state park facilities, in the amount of $16,945.75.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to exercise a contract renewal option with Centrix Bank and Trust, Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-15-09, item #28), for lockbox services for the Hampton Parking Meters program, in the amount of $7,280.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2013.  100% Hampton Meters Fund. 

 

#50         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Parks and Recreation to reclassify position #42061 Clerk III, salary grade 8, to Program Specialist II, salary grade 21.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Office of Energy and Planning, Concord, NH, for the purpose of completing the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, in the amount of $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized the Bureau of Historic Sites to enter into a sole source contract with Bruce J. Parsons Design LLC, New London, NH, for architectural drafting services and on-site construction management for the White Island Light Station Historic Site walkways restoration project, in the amount of $32,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2011.  100% Conservation Number Plate Trust Fund. 

 

#53         Authorized to budget and expend carried forward Conservation Number Plate Trust Funds from Fiscal Year 2010 in the amount of $38,046.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Conservation Number Plate Trust Funds. 

 

#53A      Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the Community College System of NH on behalf of River Valley Community College, for the purchase of equipment and supplies necessary to equip a portable Computer Numerical Control Machinist classroom, in the amount of 168,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 16, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53B      Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Richard M. Monahon Jr. Architect, Peterborough, NH, for interior design services and construction management at the Forestry Learning Center at Shieling Forest in Peterborough, in the amount of $28,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2011.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#54         Authorized to amend a contract with Mark Damian Duda & Associates INC for conducting a Needs Assessment Survey for the NHFG Aquatic Resources Education Program, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011 from March 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized to accept and expend grants totaling $10,100 from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH to assist with the cost of Discover Wild NH Day, publication of Discover Wild Times for Kids, and aerial stocking of remote ponds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Agency Income (Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH). 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#56         Authorized to retroactively pay Laura Weit-Marcum in the amount of $585.25 for back pay earned while assuming the duties of Acting Rivers Coordinator from August 20, 2009 through November 16, 2009.  100% General Funds.

 

#57         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Cap’n Sav’s Charters Inc., Rye, NH, to support the purchase and installation of a replacement boat engine in F/V Schuler Ann, in an amount not to exceed $29,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized a loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey in the amount of $1,080,000 to finance the Squantum Road Well Pump house and interconnect improvement project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to enter into an agreement with W. F. Richards & Son Inc., Meredith, NH, for as-needed earthwork repair services for Winnipesaukee River Basin Program infrastructure, in the amount of $61,880.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% WRBP Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-1-09, item #61), for the Update Piscataqua River Management Plan, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2011 from December 31, 2010.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Normandeau Associates Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 8-11-10, item #36), for the Lamprey Instream Flow Pilot Program, by extending the end date to September 30, 2011 from January 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to provide an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant in the amount of $100,000 to replace an inadequately sized culvert to improve connectivity to a section of the Oyster River in Barrington, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% ARM Funds.  Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to enter into a sole source Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, to provide technical assistance in assessing transport processes and potential geochemical reactions controlling arsenic concentrations in groundwater at the Auburn Road Landfill Superfund Site in Londonderry, NH, in the amount of $74,900.  Effective April 1, 2011 through January 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized a loan agreement with the City of Dover, to finance the north end pressure zone water improvement project in the amount of $4,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#64A      Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Association of US Delegates to the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, South Portland, ME, to support Council coordination, information technology services and regional report preparation, in the amount of $22,770.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Improvement and Integrity

#65         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Goold Health Systems, Augusta, ME, to become the NH Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor for the purposes of reviewing and auditing paid Medicaid provider claims in an amount not to exceed $10,000,000 payable on a contingency fee basis.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#66         Authorized to retroactively pay the annual membership fee to the National Association of Medicaid Directors, Washington, DC, in the amount of $7,350.  Effective January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

#67         Authorized to amend a sole source lease with Ashuelot River Realty Inc., Spofford, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 3-10-10, item #98), for continued occupation by the Keene District Office, by increasing the price in the amount of $637,000.08 to $2,458,166.76 from $1,821,166.68, and by extending the end date from April 30, 2011 to April 30, 2013.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to amend a sole source lease with Cablecar Realty LLC, Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-23-10, item #93), for continued occupation by the Laconia District Office, by increasing the price in the amount of $495,979.20 to $1,889,334 from $1,393,354.80, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2011 to June 30, 2013.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families

#69         Authorized to exercise a renewal option with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #115), for the provision of after hours information and referral services, by increasing the price by $87,045 from $86,860.20 to $173,905.20.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#69A      Authorized to pay a subscription fee to Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, in the amount of $20,000 to access the Center for State Foster Care and Adoption Data service.  Effective April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#70         Authorized the Bureau of Laboratory Services, Public Health Laboratories, to enter into a sole source agreement with Biotage LLC, Charlotte, NC, to provide repair and service for the Rapid Trace System, in an amount not to exceed $50,975.  Effective upon G&C approval through thirty-six months, with the option to extend for up to an additional three years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized the Bureau of Prevention Services, Obesity Prevention Program to enter into an agreement with Precise Research & Evaluation LLC, Marlboro, MD, to provide the written Evaluation Plan for the Healthy Eating Active Living initiative, in an amount not to exceed $6,650.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services to enter into an agreement with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, to provide Child and Family Health Support Services, in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013, with the option to renew for up to two additional years.  48% Federal, 52% General Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening Section, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program to amend an agreement with the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #56), to support the implementation of the NH Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, by increasing the price by $24,000 from $291,000 to $315,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#74         Authorized to amend an agreement with Behavioral Health and Developmental Services of Strafford County Inc., d/b/a Community Partners of Strafford County, Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-9-10, item #111), to provide Rehabilitation for Employment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work services, by increasing the price by $3,000 from $1,770 to $4,770.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized to amend an agreement with Seacoast Mental Health Center Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-9-10, item #112), to provide Rehabilitation for Employment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work services, by increasing the price by $3,000 from $59,142 to $62,142.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  56% General, 44% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized to amend an agreement with On The Road To Recovery Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-9-10, item #122), to provide peer support services for geographic Region X (Salem/Derry Area), by increasing the price by $53,638 from $277,452 to $311,090.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  30% General, 61% Federal Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized to amend an agreement with The Lakes Region Mental Health Center Inc., d/b/a Genesis Behavioral Health, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-9-10, item #115), to provide Rehabilitation for Employment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work services, by increasing the price by $3,000 from $16,770 to $19,770.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized to amend an agreement with The Mental Health Center of Southern NH d/b/a CLM Center for Life Management, Derry, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-9-10, item #116), to provide Rehabilitation for Employment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work services, by increasing the price by $3,000 from $108,770 to $111,770.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  76% General, 24% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#79         Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-9-10, item #105), to provide services to homeless individuals, by extending the end date from January 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#80         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-10, item #83), to provide education, training, and primary care redesign for early identification, assessment, and care management of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the University System of NH, Institute on Disability, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-10, item #84), to provide project and fiscal management of the Alzheimer’s Disease Support Services Program, by extending the end date from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#82         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association, Gilford, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-9-10, item #97), to provide training to case managers, existing and new providers to support their participation in the NH Access to Recover program, by increasing the price by $55,000 from $1,102,180 to $1,157,180.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#82A      Authorized to reclassify position #41050 Fraud Investigator, salary grade 21, to Program Specialist II, salary grade 21.  51.42% Federal, 48.58% General Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#83         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, authorized the request to accept and expend additional revenue in the amount of $8,362.  100% School License Fees. 

 

#84         NOT USED

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#85         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to secure the services of Audrey Ald, Sole Proprietor, Hopkinton, NH, to provide research and training to Institutions of Higher Education on new federal reporting requirements in the amount of $7,980.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012, with the option to renew for up to two additional years.  100% Teacher Credentialing Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no,  the Division of Instruction to amend a sole source contract with Patricia Bradley Ewen, Sharon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #203B), to provide content support and technical assistance to districts/schools and the Department of Education in Early Childhood Education, by increasing the amount by $25,000, and by extending the end date to September 30, 2011, with the option to renew for up to two additional fiscal years.  (2)Further authorized payment for services rendered in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  67% General, 33% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#87         Authorized the Division of State Police to transfer $14,500 to re-align appropriated funds for the purpose of implementing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration New Entrant Safety Audit Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#87A      TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to table the request of the Division of State Police to accept and expend a sub-grant from the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $299,700, to purchase additional digital livescan fingerprint stations to be distributed to the State Police and localities to support automated fingerprinting of arrestees and fingerprinting of applicants for positions requiring a criminal records check.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on March 25, 2011. 

 

#88         Authorized the Division of State Police to transfer $7,100 to re-align appropriated funds that will be used by the Forensic Laboratory to provide funding for supplies needed for the purchase and installation of proximity locks.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#89         Authorized the Division of Fire Safety to transfer $21,550 to re-align appropriations with the approved grant allocation categories, as detailed in letter dated December 30, 2010.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend “Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness” grant funds in the amount of $11,593 from the US Department of Transportation, Pipeline, and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#90         Authorized to accept and expend $418,969 from federal grants entitled “FY 2007 Homeland Security Grant Program”, “FY 2008 Homeland Security Grant Program”, and “FY 2009 Homeland Security Grant Program” from the US Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, Preparedness Directorate, for the purpose of executing the mission of the Homeland Security Grant funding at the local and state level.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on March 25, 2011. 

 

#91         Authorized the Division of Administration to accept and expend $6,000 from the Oil Discharge and Disposal  Cleanup Fund to fund projected administrative cost shortages for FY 2011.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies (ODD Clean-up Fees at origin). 

 

#92         Authorized the Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Kustom Signals Inc., Chanute, KS, for the repair and maintenance of defective Kustom radar units, for $22,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized the Grants Management Unit to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding and grant $119,268.70 to Volunteer NH! for the administration and coordination of grants to local Citizen Corps Councils and/or programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to accept and expend “Homeland Security Grant – Transfer to Other State Agencies” funds in the amount of $2,600 into the Grants Coordinator accounting unit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds at origin. 

 

#95         Authorized the Division of Fire Safety to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Division of Fire Standards and Training and EMS in the amount of $81,112.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to exercise a one-year renewal option to contract with Precision Temperature Control Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #214), to provide maintenance services for HVAC & mechanical systems, in the amount not to exceed $10,658, an increase from $8,158 to $18,816.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a sole source agreement with the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications, Quincy, MA, to provide accreditation for the Division’s certified training programs, in the amount not to exceed $33,000.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Irvine, CA, to provide liability insurance for the Motorcycle Rider Education Program, for an amount not to exceed $23,848.65.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2011.  100% Motorcycle Rider Education Program Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#99         Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to appoint a Commission for the petition for a hearing on alteration to US 4 and NH 125, known as the Lee Traffic Circle, in the Town of Lee, and if the necessity is found, to layout the new highway, with a suggestion budget of $844.80. 

 

#100       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to transfer a 1.02 acre Right of Way and Utility Easement to the North Conway Water Precinct, for the purpose of accessing, extending, and maintaining utility services along the Remoat/Kearsarge Trail in exchange for connection fees of water and sewer services to State owned property located at 86 Remoat/Keargarge Trail.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#101       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in the Old NH Route 115 Highway Easement that lies westerly of a line fifty feet westerly of and parallel with NH Route 115 centerline, as now traveled, in the Town of Carroll to Steven P. Sweeney and Joan M. Sweeney, where it abuts other land of said Sweeney, for $1,100 Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#102       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $399,006.60 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from February 26, 2011 through March 10, 2011.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#103       Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending February 28, 2011.

 

#104       Authorized the Office of Federal Compliance to enter into a contract with Compliance U.S.A. Inc., Easton, NH, to provide employment outreach and placement services for minorities and female candidates under the NH On-the-Job Training program necessary to meet Federally mandated EEO/Affirmative Action requirements, based on a single bid received in a low bid process, for a total fee of $35,730.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#105       Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Manchester, NH, for on-call Turnpike-related consulting services, in the amount not to exceed $750,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2014.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#106       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for resurfacing of approximately 11.6 miles in District IV and in Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties and reclaiming approximately 1.8 miles of Chesham Road in Harrisville, on the basis of a low bid of $1,860,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 26, 2011.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for resurfacing of approximately 29.6 miles in District VI and in Strafford and Rockingham Counties, on the basis of a low bid of $1,622,790.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 26, 2011.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway resurfacing of 27.5 miles in maintenance District III and in Merrimack, Belknap and Carroll Counties, on the basis of a low bid of $1,859,957.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 16, 2011.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc, Dracut, MA, for resurfacing of approximately 7 miles of the Blue Star Turnpike and Spaulding Turnpike in North Hampton, Greenland, Seabrook, Portsmouth Milton and Rochester, on the basis of a low bid of $1,588,566.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 26, 2011.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway resurfacing of 28.2 miles in maintenance District I in Coos, Carroll and Grafton Counties, on the basis of a single bid of $2,042,862.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 26, 2011.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway resurfacing of 21.4 miles in maintenance District II in Merrimack, Grafton and Sullivan Counties, on the basis of a low bid of $1,478,443.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 26, 2011.  100% Betterment Funds.  

 

#112       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for resurfacing of approximately 10 miles of mainline and ramps on the F.E. Everett Turnpike in the Town of Bow and in the Cities of Manchester and Nashua, on the basis of a low bid of $2,584,203.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 26, 2011.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#113       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for resurfacing of approximately 31.8 miles in District V and in Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham Counties, on the basis of a low bid of $1,507,550.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 26, 2011.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for roadway improvements along the Manchester Airport Access Road in the Town of Londonderry within the Manchester Airport property limits north of the Little Cohas Brook Bridge, on the basis of a low bid of $5,415,620.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $324,937.21 for latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 29, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for pavement and bridge rehabilitation work on approximately 3 miles of NH Route 4, including the bridge over the Salmon Falls River into South Berwick, ME, on the basis of a low bid of $2,308,715.70.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $161,610.10 for latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 14, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized the Bureau of Turnpikes to budget and expend additional revenue in the amount of $27,500 from the Turnpike Fund Balance (Surplus) for a one-time special assessment.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  (2)Further authorized to continue membership and participation with the E-ZPass Interagency Group, New York, NY, by paying retroactive annual membership dues and one-time special assessment fee in the amount of $45,000 for calendar year 2011.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to remove item #34- which was tabled at the 2-2-11 Meeting

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#34         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to approve the request to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the National Marine Fisheries Service to designate the State of NH as an exempted state from the National Saltwater Angler Registry.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove item #30- which was tabled at the 3-16-11 Meeting

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#30         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request of the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Meridian Construction Corp., Gilford, NH, for renovations to the State Library, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $847,777.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $85,000 to provide for additional unanticipated expenses, bringing the total to $932,777.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 8, 2011.  100% General-Capital Funds. 

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove item #31- which was tabled at the 3-16-11 Meeting

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#31         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request of the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. Laflamme Inc., Londonderry, NH, for lighting modifications and additions for the NHARNG Hangar, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $83,100.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $10,000 for code-compliant wiring modifications and other unanticipated expenses, bringing the total to $93,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 28, 2011.  100% Capital-General Funds. 

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove item #32- which was tabled at the 3-16-11 Meeting

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#32         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request of the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Century Mechanical Inc., Concord, NH, for the installation of Kitchen Hood Fire Suppression – Three Locations, Concord, for a total price not to exceed $79,665.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $9,000 for unanticipated expenses, bringing the total to $88,665.  (3)Further authorized the amount of $3,800 for payment to the Department of Administration Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $92,465.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2011.  53% Capital-General, 47% Transfer (DHHS Bldg – 42% Federal, 31% Agency Fees, 27% General) Funds. 

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove the confirmation of Karen Griswold from the table - which was tabled at the 2-16-11 Meeting

 

CONFIRMATION DENIED

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor St. Hilaire and Councilor Wieczorek voting no, voted NOT to confirm the following:

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

Karen Peterson Griswold, Bedford                                                                   Effective: February 17, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: February 17, 2014

 

 

 

Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 1:00 p.m.