GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                March 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.

 

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 9:00 a.m. with all members present.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of February 13, 2008.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the February 13, 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

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

Deborah Ann Robinson, Merrimack                                                               Effective:  April 20, 2008

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Commissioner:  Department of Administrative Services

Linda M. Hodgdon, Epsom                                                                               Effective:  March 5, 2008

Succeeding:  Donald S. Hill, Pembroke (resigned)                                         Term:  July 1, 2008

Salary:  LL - $110,114.00

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals

(Member of National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors)

William T. Kohut, Sr., Dover                                                                             Effective:  March 5, 2008

Succeeding:  Tom Jordan, Manchester                                                           Term:  January 28, 2011

 

State Board of Auctioneers

Frank L. Eaton, Epsom                                                                                      Effective:  March 5, 2008

Succeeding:  Charles H. Clougherty, Claremont                                           Term:  March 1, 2013

 

Chief Operations Officer: Department of Environmental Services

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services

Susan A. Carlson, Bow                                                                                       Effective:  March 10, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 10, 2012

Salary:  GG Maximum $85,882.00

 

Equalization Standards Board

Nominated by the Association of Counties

George Maglaras, Dover                                                                                    Effective:  March 5, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 24, 2009

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

(Fire Instructors and Officers Association of NH)

Stephen M. Carrier, Gilford                                                                               Effective:  March 5, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 15, 2011

 

Executive Director:  Fish and Game Department

Glenn D. Normandeau, Portsmouth                                                                Effective:  March 5, 2008

Succeeding:  Lee Perry, Strafford (resigned)                                                  Term:  March 5, 2012

Salary:  HH Maximum $93,546.00

 

Senior Division Director:  Department of Health and Human Services

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

Mary P. Castelli, Chichester                                                                              Effective:  March 5, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 5, 2012

Salary:  JJ Maximum $104,300.00

 

Judicial Council

(Lay person)

Richard F. Winters, Meriden                                                                              Effective:  March 5, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2011

 

New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority

Bruce R. Burns, Hopkinton                                                                               Effective:  March 5, 2008

Succeeding:  Major W. Wheelock, Harrisville (resigned)                             Term:  June 30, 2009

 

New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Industry Board

Walter F. McCarthy, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  March 5, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 9, 2012

 

Board of Nursing

(LNA)

Cynthia Smith, Meredith                                                                                   Effective:  March 5, 2008

Succeeding:  Linda M. Morel, Nottingham                                                    Term:  October 24, 2010

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Non-power boating)

R. Andrew Robertson, Deerfield                                                                       Effective:  March 5, 2008

Succeeding:  Patricia Goodrich, Atkinson                                                       Term:  October 27, 2010

 

Director of the Division of Travel and Tourism Development: Department of Resources and Economic Development

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

Alice L. DeSouza, Bedford                                                                                Effective:  March 8, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 8, 2012

Salary:  GG Maximum  $85,882.00

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

(Camping)

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

Crosby S. Peck, Lancaster                                                                                 Effective:  March 5, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 1, 2010

 

Board of Managers of New Hampshire Veterans’ Home

(Veteran of Foreign Wars)

Donald R. Caron, Goffstown                                                                            Effective:  March 5, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 1, 2013

 

Board of Managers of New Hampshire Veterans’ Home

(VFW Auxiliary)

Elizabeth Castricone, Windham                                                                       Effective:  March 5, 2008

Succeeding:  Sandra Jenkins, Manchester                                                      Term:  March 1, 2010

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Artist Laureate

James Aponovich, Hancock                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 18, 2010

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

Amy Hollingworth, Derry                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

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:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 22, 2011

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Public Member)

John C. Severance, Whitefield                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 22, 2011

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Forest Products/Timberland Owners)

Henry Swan, Lyme                                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 10, 2011

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Marilyn Mills, Manchester                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Merrimack River Valley Flood Control Commission

Frederick W. Welch, Seabrook                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 1, 2011

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

(Non-member Trustee)

Debra M. Douglas, Concord                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 13, 2008

 

Director of the Division of Safely 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:  Upon confirmation

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:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employers)

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

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 26, 2011

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employees)

Robert E. Martel, Dunbarton                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 26, 2011

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Chair)

Lee C. Nyquist, New Boston                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 26, 2011

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Pamela S. Hall, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1           Authorized to accept a gift of 2,000 copies of a brochure entitled “Housing and Conservation Planning Program” with a value of $2,350 from the NH Charitable Foundation, Concord, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#2           Authorized a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Transportation, the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, the NH Fish and Game Department and the NH Department of Environmental Services, Concord, NH, to provide $25,000 for the purposes of improving the existing GRANIT web site, archiving and distributing agency data through the GRANIT database and providing technical support for the development of GIS data and applications.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds (DOT).  100% Fee Income Funds (DES).  50% Federal, 50% Donation Funds (F&G).  100% Conn. Lake Funds (DRED).  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $10,000 from DOT ($5,000) and F&G ($5,000) for the purpose of outlined above for GRANIT.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds (DOT).  50% Federal, 50% Other Funds (F&G).  (3)Further Authorized to amend a sole source contract with the University of NH, Durham, NH, for the GRANIT project , by increasing the amount by $25,000 from $70,000 to $95,000.  100% Other Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

#3           Authorized to conduct a one day conference on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester in Manchester, NH, to provide training to local land use board members for a cost not to exceed $25,781.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees in an amount up to $25,000 along with financial support from DES $250, the NH Division of Historical Resources $250, and the NH Preservation Alliance $250, to offset the cost of the above referenced conference.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with JPA Management III, d/b/a Radisson Hotel Manchester, Manchester, NH, to provide facility rental audio/visual equipment, refreshments and meals at a total cost not to exceed $23,981.  (4)Further Authorized to make an advance payment in the amount of $500 to the Radisson Hotel Manchester as a non-refundable security deposit.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Fee Income Funds. 

 

#4           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program in the amount of $6,481.  Effective March 5, 2008 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Pass Through Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program in the amount of $4,590.  Effective March 5, 2008 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Pass Through Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program in the amount of $6,602.  Effective March 5, 2008 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Pass Through Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program in the amount of $8,741.  Effective March 5, 2008 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Pass Through Funds. 

 

#8           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program in the amount of $3,250.  Effective March 5, 2008 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Pass Through Funds. 

 

#9           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program in the amount of $2,240.84.  Effective March 5, 2008 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Pass Through Funds. 

 

#9A        Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $4,361,180.20 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#9B        Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $299,312.21 from the US Department of Energy to fund the Weatherization Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#10         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive contract with Software House International Incorporated, Paxton, MA, for software and peripheral services, including support services and maintenance, to sustain day-to-day operational needs of agencies within the State of NH in the amount of $30,211.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#11         Authorized to reclassify position #18290 Administrative Secretary, labor grade 14 ($27,144) to Administrative Supervisor, labor grade 17 ($30,556.50).  Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12         Authorized to enter into a contract with Corcoran Environmental Services Inc., Kennebunk, ME to provide recycling services for the Health and Human Services building in Concord for an amount not to exceed $12,740.  Effective retroactive to March 3, 2008 through February 28, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#13         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond Wieczorek with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the construction, furnishing and equipping of new facilities in connection with The Derryfield School, Manchester, NH. 

 

#14         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John Shea with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the construction, furnishing and equipping of new facilities in connection with Proctor Academy, Andover, NH.

 

#15         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John Shea with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the financing of certain capital acquisitions and improvements in connection with The Audubon Society, Concord, NH.

 

#15A      Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to transfer funds in the amount of $269,400.  (2)Further Authorized to hire two part time Building Service Worker II’s, labor grade 5.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  84% Transfer, 3% Agency Income, 13% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#15B      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to budget and expend $79,502 of excess revenue.  (2)Further Authorized to hire a part-time Word Processor I, labor grade 9 and a Project Manager IV, labor grade 30.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#16         Authorized Commander Alan M. Bridgham, Kingston, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#17         Authorized Major David J. Mikolaities, Portsmouth, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#18         Authorized to enter into an agreement with GDS Associates of Manchester NH, for an alternative backup power feasibility study in the amount of $29,459.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#19         Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with the City of Concord for the rental of state owned property located at 247-249 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, for the amount of $1.00.  Effective October 3, 2007 through October 2, 2012.

 

#20         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease extension with the Town of Hillsborough, NH, to provide office and courtroom space in an amount not to exceed $17,349.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 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. 

 

#21         Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a net sum of $375 to Bobbie Carter of the Joint Board of Licensure & Certification.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#22         Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfer Authorized for fiscal year 2008 during the months of November 2007 through January 2008.

 

#23         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a hold over amendment with the Town of Merrimack, for office and courtroom space for an amount not to exceed $16,077.72.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

                                DEFERRED COMPENSATION COMMISSION

#23A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a contract with Segal Advisors of New York, NH to develop an RFP and assist the state in the evaluation and award of a contract with a Third Party Administrator for the State’s Deferred Compensation Plan at a cost of $67,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 12, 2009.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $50,212.68 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#24A      Authorized the State Treasurer to proceed with the sale and issuance of up to $30 million of general obligation bonds through a competitive process.  (2)Further Authorized the State Treasurer to proceed with the competitive sale and issuance of up to $62 million of general obligation refunding bonds to refund outstanding bonds through a competitive process.  Effective through March 30, 2008.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#25         WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request of the Division of Arts to award an Operating Grant totaling $15,000 to NH Music Festival.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  43% General, 57% Federal Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized Division of Arts to award an Art in Education Partnership Grant in the amount of $7,000 to Music for All, Warren, NJ.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized Division of the Arts to award an Art in Education Partnership Grant in the amount of $4,165 to the Friends of the Arts, A Regional Arts Council, Plymouth, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized Division of the Arts to award a Traditional Arts Partnership Initiative Grant in the amount of $1,500 to Arts Alliance of Northern NH, Littleton.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized Division of the Arts to award Community Arts Project Grants totaling $6,000 to the following organizations:  (1)the City of Portsmouth in the amount of $2,500, and (2)The Moving Company Dance Center in the amount of $3,500.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29A      TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to table 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. 

 

                                NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#30         Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with the Eastern States Exposition, W. Springfield, MA, for emergency repair services performed from September 14-17, 2007, in the amount of $8,185.72.  86% Other (Eastern States Exposition), 14% General Funds. 

 

#30A      Authorized Division of Pesticide Control to accept and expend additional grant funds revenues from the US Environmental Protection Agency to be utilized for the Certification, Groundwater Management, Worker Protection and Enforcement Program within the Division of Pesticide Control in the amount of $79,538.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#31         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Attorney Kathryn Bradley, Bow, NH, for legal services to assist the Secretary of State in implementing provisions of the Help America Vote Act and also to assist the training program for municipal election officials and voters funded by the PEW Charitable Trust Grant, in an amount not to exceed $33,440.  HAVA – 100% Transfer from Other Agencies.  PEW – 90% Agency Income, 10% Transfers from Other Agencies. 

 

#32         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Attorney Lisa Walker, Manchester, NH, for legal services to assist the Attorney General’s Office in developing an on-line internet based training program for municipal election officials and voters in an amount not to exceed $36,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  90% Agency Income, 10% Transfer from Other Agencies. 

 

#33         NOT USED

 

#34         Authorized to designate Peter Hinckley as an attorney at a salary of $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#35         Authorized to appoint Jacqueline Rompre as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary of $53,994.40 with a five year term effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#35A      Authorized on behalf of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, to accept and expend a grant from the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $64,430 to be used to assist in contract staffing and equipment purchase.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#35B      Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $94,452 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, to be utilized to support gun violence reduction efforts in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#35C      Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $135,697 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, to be utilized to support anti-gang efforts.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#36         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Nashua, NH, for maintenance and support services of the Enhanced Remote Initial Claim Application web-based application portion of the NH Unemployment Insurance System in the amount not to exceed $276,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#36A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and expend retroactive federal funds, on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH to develop an integrated economic and workforce development system in the amount of $250,000.  Effective December 17, 2007 to June 15, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#37         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Thomas Kokx & Associates, Gilford, NH, for planning consultant services in the amount of $341,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#38         Authorized Trails Bureau to amend a contract with the snowmobile clubs as detailed in letter dated March 5, 2008, (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07, item #58), for winter trail grooming and plowing, by increasing the amount by $438,906.36 from $1,573,098.55 to $2,012,004.91.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2008.  100% Trails Bureau Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with The Allen Daniel Associates Inc., Waltham, MA for debt collection services for the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Parks and Recreation for unpaid parking tickets.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Hampton Parking Meter Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Charles Caron, Westminster, MA, for boundary line maintenance work at Wantastiquet Natural Area and Hubbard Hill State Forest in the amount of $4,289.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.  100% Forest Management and Protection Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#41         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend a retroactive memorandum of agreement with Maine Department of Marine Resources, (previously approved by G&C on 4-4-07, item #53), for the reimbursement for monitoring and conducting research on rainbow smelt, by increasing the amount by $82,411 from $103,593 to $186,004.  Effective December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2008.  100% Other agency income. 

 

#42         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the San Diego State University Research Foundation for assessing conservation genetics of endangered snakes in the amount of $7,593.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  60% Federal, 40% Other (Nongame account). 

 

#43         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with John Brown & Sons Inc., Weare, NH, to conduct habitat enhancement for the federal and state endangered Karner blue butterfly at the Concord Municipal Airport in the amount of $3,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Other (Nongame) Funds. 

 

#43A      Authorized to transfer $258,824 of unexpended funds from Excess Registration Fees to the Fish and Game OHRV Fiscal Year 2008 Operating Budget.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#44         Authorized to retroactively amend a memorandum of agreement with the State of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #138), by extending the completion date from November 30, 2007 to May 31, 2009.

 

#45         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Northwood Lake Watershed Association Inc., Northwood, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in the amount of $5,442.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized to enter into a contract with Lycott Environmental Inc., Southbridge, MA, for the purpose of milfoil control activities on Lake Pemigewasset, New Durham, NH and Powwow Pond, Kingston, NH, in the amount of $24,230.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#46A      Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Back Bay in the amount of $9,522.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Fee Income Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Brookline, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Melendy Pond and Lake Potanipo in the amount of $12,182.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Fee Income Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Winchester, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in Forest Lake in the amount of $3,695.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Fee Income Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized to enter into an Allonge to Promissory Note and amendment of Loan Agreement with Hanover Water Works Company which finalizes the loan amount used to finance construction of new surface water treatment facility and storage tank project in the amount of $6,493,081.49.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% General Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized a supplemental loan agreement with the City of Manchester, lowering the original loan agreement by $1,876,564.52 from $4,330,000 to $2,453,435.48, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the South Main Street North Combined Sewer Overflow Separation Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other (revolving loan) Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, to finance the construction of wastewater treatment plant upgrades, by increasing the amount by $7,371,000 from $7,307,154.34 to $14,678,154.34.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Clean water repayment revolving funds. 

 

#52         Authorized a supplemental loan agreement with the City of Lebanon, lowering the original loan agreement by $3,520,583.88 from $5,097,000 to $1,576,416.12, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the design of the Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Loan Repayment Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized a supplemental loan agreement with the Town of Piermont, lowering the original loan agreement by $263,250 from $331,250 to $68,000, which finalized the loan amount used to finance the design of the Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Loan Repayment Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized a loan agreement with the City of Portsmouth in the amount of $1,500,000 to finance the Rye Line Pumping Station/Sewer Upgrade.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Federal, 17% Capital Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to exercise the option to retroactively extend a sole source lease agreement with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties, Wareham, MA, for the storage and repair of boats and emergency response equipment in the amount of $13,500.  Effective November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2008.  100% Fee Income Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized Newfound Lake Marina Inc.’s request to dredge and completely remove the 2,040 sq ft building from public waters, construct retaining wall, and reconfigure and upgrade docking facilities within an existing marina resulting in a reduction in the number of slips provided from 111 to 95 within a previously dredged inlet off the Cockermouth River in Hebron.

 

#56A      Authorized to accept and expend $230,523 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the Beaches Environmental and Coastal Health Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#56B      Authorized to accept and expend $72,935 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency to administer the Wetlands Program Development Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#57         Authorized to reclassify position #30347 Corrections Officer, labor grade 14 ($31,740.80) to a Systems Development Specialist V, labor grade 28 ($48,262.50).  100% General Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized to reclassify position #18832 Corrections Officer, labor grade 14 ($31,740380) to a Senior Psychiatric Social Worker, labor grade 26 ($44,284.50).  100% General Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Office of Public Guardian Inc., Concord, NH, for Guardianship Services in the amount of $39,528.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for Guardianship Services in the amount of $14,640.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Orvis Rollins d/b/a – Keene Maintenance Service, Keene, NH, for cleaning services for the probation/parole district office in Keene NH in the amount of $2,520.  (2)Further Authorized to make a onetime retroactive payment in the amount of $2,520 for cleaning services provided to the NH DOC.  Effective May 5, 2006 through May 25, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#61A      Authorized to establish a position for the purpose of contracting for services to develop student assessments and activities in support of a Federal Carl D. Perkins Grant.  100% Transfer of Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a Federal Carl D. Perkins Grant in the amount of $41,455.12 for vocational training education materials, equipment and software for female inmates.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#62         Authorized to amend a contract with Kent Clean Septic Services LLC, Hooksett, NH (previously approved by G&C on 4-5-05, item #40), for septic pumping and cleaning services for various Liquor Commission locations throughout NH, by increasing the amount from $25,950 to $43,509.60.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to enter into a contract with Lockwood Floor Maintenance, West Windsor, VT, for floor care services at various liquor store locations throughout NH in the amount of $90,870.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized to accept and expend Public Awareness Education Campaign Mascot costume and logo branding funds totaling $10,000 from the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association for the period of G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

#64A      Authorized to accept and expend State & Community Highway Safety funds entitled “Mobile DUI Command Van” totaling $450,000 from the NH Highway Safety Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

#65         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a contract with the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, for the purpose of providing laboratory testing services in the amount of $299,800 per year.  Effective April 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#66         Authorized to enter Donna M. Fleming in a retroactive educational tuition agreement with the University of NH, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled PHP 930, Climate Change and Health during the period of January 22, 2008 through March 11, 2008 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,518. 

 

#67         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Dr. Ajay Koshy, Goffstown, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#68         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth voted to table 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. 

 

#69         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, to enter into an agreement with The Way Home Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide community based lead poisoning prevention activities to families, property owners, homeowners, childcare providers, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69A      Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $98,727.49 as stipulated by the memorandum of agreement to enhance data quality and compatibility between related databases.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#69B      Authorized Bureau of Disease Control, Emergency Response Section to accept and expend Other funds in the amount of $64,026 from the Department of Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management to fund the Emergency Response Program and the Radiochemistry Laboratory.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#69C      Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Immunization Program to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $8,263,492 from the NH Vaccine Association to fund the Immunization Program vaccine purchase.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#69D      Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Disease Control Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $693,944 from the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to fund healthcare emergency preparedness planning activities at the state and local levels.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#69E      Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition Health Promotion Section to accept and expend rebates on infant formula purchased with food vouchers issued by the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children in the amount of $734,490 from Nestle Nutrition USA to fund the Women, Infants, and Children Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other (infant formula rebates)Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

#70         Authorized to enter into an agreement with NH Independent Case Management Association, Concord, NH, to provide relocation services in an amount not to exceed $367,689.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 

 

#70A      Authorized to transfer $2,120,917 in Federal, County and State funds between expenditure classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#71         Authorized to increase the annual salary of Craig M. Coldwell, MD, Physician In Charge by $3,000 for being board certified.

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#71A      Authorized to accept and expend carryover balances form the previous fiscal year from the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the amount of $361,969.  (2)Further Authorized to establish a full time temporary position, Senior Management Analyst, labor grade 26.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#71B      Authorized to conduct an organized meeting for the purpose of providing professional development training for female employees to be held from March 13, 2008 through March 14, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Inns & Spa at Mill Falls, Meredith, NH, for conference meeting space and food and beverage fees in the amount of $10,878.12.  (3)Further Authorized the employee’s who’s office or residence is within fifty miles of the conference site to stay overnight at this training conference site and to pay an amount not to exceed $2,648.49 for associated mileage reimbursement costs for 87 staff attending the conference.  (4)Further Authorized to pay lodging fees in an amount not to exceed $7,467 to the Inns & Spa at Mills Falls, Meredith, NH, for overnight stays at the conference site for 85 staff and 4 invited dignitaries.  92% Federal, 8% General Funds. 

 

#71C      Authorized to transfer General funds in the amount of $6,556,221 and increase related revenue adjustments of $944,309 in Federal funds and decrease revenue adjustments of $787,197 in Other Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#71D      Authorized to transfer General Funds in the amount of $2,056,545 and increase related revenue adjustments of $226,933 in Federal Funds and increase revenue adjustments of $28,303 in Other Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#72         Authorized to enter into a contract with Ed Tech Associates Inc., to provide technical assistance to improve the content knowledge of NH science teachers and to improve science instruction and learning in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008 with the option to renew for up to two additional fiscal years.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved on the basis of invoices which are supported by a summary of activities that have taken place in accordance with the terms of the contract, along with a detailed listing of expenses incurred in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with North Country Educational Services, Gorham, NH, to provide dropout prevention services in two NH communities, Lancaster and Littleton in an amount not to exceed $276,379.32.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract.  (3)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price in accordance with the NH Code of Administrative Rules 311.07(a)(5).  100% General Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized to enter into a contract with NBH Solutions LLC, Ormand, FL, for the purpose of supporting the Governor’s P-16 Working Group with articulation of data sharing options by developing a white paper on the subject in an amount not to exceed $74,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#75         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a service agreement with the NH chapter for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Concord, NH, to provide instruction in three one half-day classes of Interacting with Persons with Mental Illness at a cost of $1,620.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other (Penalty Assessment) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#76         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the NH Department of Environmental Services in the amount of $100,000 for the purpose of activities associated with all-hazard mitigation planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept a donation of 100 pairs of Gold Star Mother number plates from 3M Company with a value of $500.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#78         Authorized to make unencumbered payments to reimburse local public safety and public health organizations, as well as the National Guard, for the actual costs of participating in a series of public health emergency preparedness exercises in April and May 2008, at a cost not to exceed $29,000.  Effective April 1, 2008 through August 29, 2008.  100% Other (Transfer from DHHS Funds). 

 

#79         Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with CHG Trucking LLC, Shelburne, NH, to provide snow plowing and related services for the 2007-2008 winter season in an amount not to exceed $3,500.  Effective October 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a sole source contract with Interstate Emergency Unit Fire Mutual Aid, Stratham, NH, to provide two firefighter certification courses in Rockingham County for an amount not to exceed $65,280.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized to amend a sole source retroactive contract with Harry-O Electrical Corp., Loudon, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 11-28-07, item #162), for office renovations electrical work, by extending the end date from February 29, 2008 to June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized Divisions of Safety Services and State Police to enter into a sole source contract with Concentra Health Services Inc., d/b/a Concentra Medical Centers, Linthicum, MD, for the provision of pre-employment physical exams and/or drug testing of law enforcement personnel in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#83         Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively pay Lake Sunapee Savings Bank, Newport, NH, for deposit slip charges which occurred in SFY07 in the amount of $408.05 using SFY08 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively pay Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, Woodsville, NH, the amount of $109.50 using SFY08 funds, for deposit slip charges which occurred in SFY07.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively pay Meredith Village Savings Bank, Meredith, NH, the amount of $105.45 using SFY08 funds, for deposit slip charges which occurred in SFY07.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively pay Mascoma Savings Bank, Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $114.75 using SFY08 funds, for deposit slip charges which occurred in SFY07.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively pay Ocean National Bank, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $174.65 using SFY08 funds, for deposit slip charges which occurred in SFY07.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively pay Northway Bank, Berlin, NH, in the amount of $715 using SFY08 funds, for deposit slip charges which occurred in SFY07.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively pay Laconia Savings Bank, Laconia, NH, in the amount of $160.50 using SFY08 funds, for deposit slip charges which occurred in SFY07.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#90         Authorized the application permit of Bayview Condominiums located on Newfound Lake in Bridgewater, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 13 moorings.

 

#91         Authorized the application permit of Wabanaki Campground LLP located on Ossipee Lake in Freedom, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 31 moorings.

 

#92         Authorized the application permit of Totem Pole Park Association located on Ossipee Lake in Freedom, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 28 moorings.

 

#93         Authorized the application permit of Blye Hill Landing Homeowners Association located on Sunapee Lake in Newbury, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 9 moorings.

 

#93A      Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to transfer funds in the amount of $65,000, to re-align appropriated funds to cover the cost of Driver Manuals.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#93B      Authorized Division of State Police to amend grant funds received from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, utilized in support of partnering with local law enforcement to address gang and drug-related problems, by re-budgeting funds in the amount of $8,270.96 to meet current demands.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#93C      Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend $88,350 of federal pass-through funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency for the purpose of replacing 15 motorcycles and 219 helmets.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008.  100% Transfers from other agencies.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#93D      Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, to accept and expend $504,643 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the purpose of enhancing State and Local All Hazard Mitigation programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#93E      Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend $170,085 in Pre-disaster Mitigation Competitive Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the purpose of developing local multi-hazard mitigation plans.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#93F       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to transfer funds received from the US Department of Homeland Security for the purpose of activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning in the amount of $67,290 to realign the funding to meet current demands.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#93G      Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively amend a federal award received from the US Department of Justice, Grants Administration, Law enforcement Technology, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #92), utilized in support of providing the State with the ability to continue implementing and expanding the primary principals and philosophy of LAWNET, by extending the current end date of December 7, 2007 to November 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to establish one consultant position for the purpose of providing project management and system integration for the State Police simulcast system.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#94         Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $231,960 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amount greater than $5,000 for the period extending from January 26, 2008 through February 12, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#95         Authorized to enter into agreements with Andover, Concord, Farmington, Gorham, Hopkinton, Lebanon, Nashua, New Ipswich, and Portsmouth, and with the Safety and Health Council of Northern New England on behalf of NH BikeSmart, to provide services under Safe Routes to School.  Effective upon G&C approval through State FY 2010.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#96         Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to continue its membership and participation with the E-ZPass interagency Group, New York, NY, by paying annual membership dues in the amount of $17,500 in each of calendar years 2008 and 2009 for a total of $35,000.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Frank W. Whitcomb Construction Corp., Walpole, NH, for the bridge replacement on NH 123 over the Cold River in Walpole, on the basis of a low bid of $1,555,714.95.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $155,571.49 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with McFarland-Johnson, Incorporated, Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, (previously approved by G&C on 2-22-06, item #66), for addressing transportation needs along the US 3/NH 25 corridor in the Town of Meredith, by extending the completion date from March 31, 2008 to December 31, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#99         Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with Paul M. Darbyshire Associates, Gilmanton, NH, for a time and materials fee not to exceed $350,000, for on-call consultant professional survey services for various highway projects located throughout the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2011.

 

#100       Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into two contracts with two firms, HRV Conformance Verification Associates Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, for a total amount not to exceed $450,000, and with NDT Non-Destructive Testing Services Inc., Caledonia, MI, for a total amount not to exceed $350,000, for structural steel inspection services for bridge construction.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2011.

 

#101       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to enter into an agreement with Hoyle, Tanner & Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, to assist the Bureau of Aeronautics by providing on-call aviation planning, engineering, and technical support services for various aviation projects statewide in the amount not to exceed $600,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 1, 2011. 

 

#102       Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with TransCore ITS LLC, Incorporated, New York, NY and Chicago, IL, (previously approved by G&C on 5-4-05, item #150), for on-call engineering and technical services for design of Intelligent Transportation Systems projects for various highways throughout the State, by extending the completion date from May 5, 2008 to October 1, 2008.

 

#103       Authorized Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into a sole source agreement with the New England Transportation Technician Certification Program, Marshfield, MA, to participate in NETTCP’s training and certification program for a fee not to exceed $65,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#104       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a lease agreement for a parcel of land with Merrimack Valley Railroad Company, Northfield, NH, on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln railroad Line in Northfield for $3,000 per year and a one-time administrative fee of $1,100 for five years, renewable for an additional five-year period.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012. 

 

#105       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on the reconstruction of several Town Center intersections, which will result in the reconfiguration of traffic patterns within the Town Center area of Pelham, NH with a suggested budget of $2,500. 

 

#106       Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R.S. Audley, Inc., Bow, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 4-18-07, item #118), for replacing the Route 3 “double decker” bridge over the Suncook River and reconstructing Route 3 in Allenstown and Pembroke, by increasing the amount by $85,000 from $11,660,639.75 to $11,745,639.75.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% State Highway Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH on the basis of a low bid of $9,671,292 for roadway and bridge rehabilitation on I-89 from Exit 7 to 8 and Exit 9 to 11.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 18, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $483,564.60 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  90% Federal, 10% Highway Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with The Lane Construction Corp., Cheshire, CT, for roadway and bridge rehabilitation on NH Route 12 south of the intersection with Route 9 proceeding north to the Surry/Westmoreland town line on the basis of a low bid of $2,837,003.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 5, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $198,590.21 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, for pavement and bridge rehabilitation along I-93/I-293/NH 101 in the City of Manchester and I-293/NH 101 in the Town of Bedford on the basis of a low bid of $3,983,701.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 28, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $278,859.07 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  90% Federal, 10% State under the Interstate Pavement Preservation Program and NH Route 101: 80% Federal and 20% State under the Federal Resurfacing Program. 

 

#110       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for roadway rehabilitation on Hazen Drive from Loudon Road to East Side Drive in Concord, on the basis of a low bid of $811,187.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 27, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $81,118.73 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  100% Capital Funds. 

#111                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.         EDUCATION- Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,270.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Leander Corman, Education Consultant, in the course entitled “Planning in Education and Human Services”.

B.         EDUCATION- Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,270.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Leander Corman, Education Consultant, in the course entitled “Legal Issues in Policy Making”.

C.         EDUCATION- Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,270.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Leander Corman, Education Consultant, in the course entitled “Collaborative Leadership”.

D.         EDUCATION- Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,263.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Emerson, Grants & Contracts Technician, in the course entitled “Managing Projects”.

E.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Business Operations - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $810.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey F. Whitney, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled “Business Law”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,132.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kaye Brazier, Juvenile Probation & Parole Officer, in the course entitled “Career Counseling & Development”.

G.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,538.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jessica Fricker, Child Protective Services Worker, in the course entitled “Practice IV”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,132.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura St. Laurent, Juvenile Probation & Parole Officer, in the course entitled “Career Counseling & Development”.

I.          HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,132.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Amy Osterhout, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Career Counseling & Development”.

J.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,994.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Andrea Tine, Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer, in the courses entitled “Police in the American Experience” and “Organized Crime”.

K.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,886.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kaylynn Trombley, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Family & Social Systems” and “Career Counseling & Development”.

L.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,015.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jodi Turant, Child Protective Services Worker, in the course entitled “Career Counseling & Development”.

M.        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 Barbara Barney, Family Services Specialist II, in the on-line course entitled “Finite Mathematics”.

N.         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 Shannon Bartlett, Family Services Specialist I, in the on-line course entitled “Critical Thinking”.

O.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,596.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Monica Brady-DeRico, Family Services Specialist II, in the on-line courses entitled “Introduction to Humanities I” and “Human Growth and Development”.

P.         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 Laura LeMien, Family Services Specialist II, in the on-line course entitled “Finite Mathematics”.

Q.        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 Tina LaPierre, Family Services Specialist I, in the on-line course entitled “Critical Thinking”.

R.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,776.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Shapiro, Family Services Specialist II, in the on-line courses entitled “History of New England” and “Managing Diversity”.

S.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH,  the sum of $1,497.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Speass, Family Services Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Organizational Leadership”.

T.         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 Jane V. Eldridge, Licensed Nurse Assistant III,  in the course entitled “Licensed Practical Nurse Program”.

U.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Human Resource Management - Request permission to pay Antioch University New England, Keene, NH, the sum of $5,200.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lori A. Weaver, Administrator II, in the course entitled “Supervised Consulting Project”.

V.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESNew Hampshire Hospital - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elva Alvarado, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Statistics”.

W.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESNew Hampshire Hospital - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,263.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert DuPont, Supervisor IV, in the course entitled “Financial Accounting in Healthcare”.

X.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESNew Hampshire Hospital - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,182.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Julie McMinn, Recreation Therapist II, in the course entitled “Foundations of Teaching”.

Y.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESNew Hampshire Hospital - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $746.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Aimee-Lynn Pilote, RN III, in the course entitled “Nutrition Concepts and Controversies”.

Z.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESOffice of Improvement & Integrity - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $738.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Stephanie E. Ondus, Fraud Investigator, in the course entitled “Religions of the World”.

AA.      HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESOffice of Improvement & Integrity - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $738.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Stephanie E. Ondus, Fraud Investigator, in the course entitled “Public Speaking”.

BB.      HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESPublic Health Services - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,518.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Bonnie R. Wrisley, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Direct Practice IV”.

CC.      LOTTERY - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,434.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kassie Strong, Chief Accountant, in the course entitled “International Accounting Graduate Class”.

DD.      REVENUE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Guyer, Internal Auditor, in the course entitled “Interview Techniques/Legal Aspect of Fraud”.

EE.      TRANSPORTATION- Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $631.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alexis Martin, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled “Managing Projects”.

FF.      TRANSPORTATION- Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $399.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Spottiswood, Accountant III, in the on-line course entitled “Business Law I”.

GG.     VETERAN’S HOME- Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $404.19 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret D. LaBrecque, Business Administrator III, in the course entitled “Managerial Accounting”.

HH.      VETERAN’S HOME- Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $341.01 for the sole purpose of enrolling Garry D. Naughton, Director of Operations, in the course entitled “Organizational Management and Leadership”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $44,318.70

 

 

#112                                                                       TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

A.         SAFETY - Request permission for (3) employees, Matt Hotchkiss, Road Toll Auditor III, Paula Sykes, Road Toll Auditor II, and Eric Marshall, Road Toll Auditor II, or designees, to travel to Saint John, New Brunswick, from March 16, 2008 to March 22, 2008 to attend the Motor Fuel Distributor and Oil Discharge & Pollution Control Audits.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by State vehicle. Total Cost: $4,387.89.  Source of Funds: 100% Highway.  No registration fees. 

 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

A.      Authorized to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract amendment with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $500,000 from $4,145,563 to $4,645,563 for the Fuel Assistance Program.  100% Federal Funds

 

  1. Authorized to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract amendment with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $380,000 from $2,287,035 to $2,667,035 for the Fuel Assistance Program.  100% Federal Funds

 

  1. Authorized to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract amendment with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $1,223,658 from $5,057,515 to $6,281,173 for the Fuel Assistance Program.  100% Federal Funds

 

  1. Authorized to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract amendment with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $380,000 from $1,838,324 to $2,218,324 for the Fuel Assistance Program.  100% Federal Funds

 

  1. Authorized to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract amendment with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $1,200,000 from $2,738,121 to $3,938,121 for the Fuel Assistance Program.  100% Federal Funds

 

  1. Authorized to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract amendment with Rockingham Community Action, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $950,000 from $2,340,708 to $3,290,708 for the Fuel Assistance Program.  100% Federal Funds

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to remove item #73 - which was tabled at the February 13, 2008 Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#73         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea voted to approve the request to reclassify position #20603 Highway Maintainer II, labor grade 9 to Supervisor VII, labor grade 28 and position #21366 Highway Maintainer II, labor grade 9 to Supervisor VII, labor grade 28.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned