GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

March 7, 2012, 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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Councilor St. Hilaire offered the prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, accepted the minutes of February 22, 2012.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the February 22, 2012 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 Executive Council swore into office the following Representative-elect:

 

Hillsborough County District No. 10. (Manchester Ward 3)

Peter M. Sullivan, Manchester (PO Box 1412, Manchester) 03105


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RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

Deputy Commissioner of Banking - RSA:  383

Robert A. Fleury, Hopkinton                                                                             Effective:  March 31, 2012

 

Real Estate Appraiser’s Board - RSA:  310-B

Representative of NH lending institution

Richard N. Burgess, Jr., Ashland                                                                       Effective:  March 7, 2012

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Compensation Appeals Board - RSA:  281-A:42

(Employer/Insurer)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Labor

Ronald E. Ludwig, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  March 7, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 13, 2015

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians - RSA:  326-H

(Public Member)

Margaret E. Lynott, Swanzey                                                                           Effective:  March 28, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 28, 2015

 

Division of Fire Safety, State Fire Marshal - RSA:  21-P:12 – Councilor Wheeler voted NO.

Nom by the Commissioner of Safety after consultation with the State Advisory Board of Fire Control

J. William Degnan, Amherst                                                                              Effective:  March 31, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 31, 2016

Salary:  Grade HH: maximum step – $98,691

 

Hearing Care Providers Board - RSA:  137-F:3

(Audiologist)

Mary Louise Brozena, Portsmouth                                                                  Effective:  April 23, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 23, 2014

 

Hearing Care Providers Board - RSA:  137-F:3

(Hearing Aid Dealer)

David Dachowski, Bedford                                                                               Effective:  March 7, 2012

Succeeding:  Norman P. Fournier, Manchester                                              Term:  April 23, 2013

 

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights - RSA:  354-A:4

Christine C. Wellington, Derry                                                                           Effective:  March 7, 2012

Succeeding:  Behzad Mirhashen, Mont Vernon                                            Term:  November 1, 2016

 

Juvenile Parole Board - RSA:  170-H

Robert J. Peterson, Weare                                                                                  Effective:  March 7, 2012

Succeeding:  Frank E. Jones, Bow                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2016

 

New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Industry Board - RSA:  357-C:12

William S. Fenollosa, Hopkinton                                                                      Effective:  March 7, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 9, 2016

 

Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission

Amy Ignatius, Concord                                                                                      Effective:  March 7, 2012

Salary:  Grade JJ; step 4 - $104,589                                                                Term:  July 1, 2015

 

Commissioner of the Public Utilities CommissionCouncilor Burton voted NO.

Michael Harrington, Strafford                                                                          Effective:  February 2, 2012

Succeeding:  Thomas B. Getz, Manchester (resigned)                                 Term:  July 1, 2013

Salary:  Grade JJ; step 3 - $99,143

 

Commissioner of the Public Utilities CommissionCouncilor Wheeler voted NO.

Robert R. Scott, Bow                                                                                          Effective:  March 7, 2012

Succeeding:  Clifton C. Below, Lebanon                                                        Term:  July 1, 2017

Salary:  Grade JJ; step 3 - $99,143

 

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board - RSA:  328-F:3

(Public Member)

Julie A. Introcaso, Manchester                                                                         Effective:  March 4, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 4, 2015

 

Board of Managers of the New Hampshire Veteran’s Home - RSA:  119

(American Legion)

Robert J. Wyman, Keene                                                                                   Effective:  March 1, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 1, 2017

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Financial Data Manager for the Department of the Administrative Services - RSA:  21-I:5

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services

Charles S. Russell, Derry                                                                                    Effective:  April 9, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  April 9, 2016

Salary:  Grade HH; step 4 - $93,812

 

Air Resources Council - RSA:  21-O

(General Public)

J. Ryan Bielagus, Amherst                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  December 6, 2015

 

Advisory Commission for the Department of Resources and Economic Development - RSA:  12-A:5

(Recreation)

Donna J. Kuethe, (d), Gilford                                                                            Effective:  April 1, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  April 1, 2017

 

Advisory Commission for the Department of Resources and Economic Development - RSA:  12-A:5

(Agriculture)

Diane Souther, (r), Concord                                                                               Effective:  April 1, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  April 1, 2017

 

Enhanced 911 Commission - RSA:  106-H

(Rep. Mobile Telecommunications Carriers Industry)

Robert D. Girard, Bedford                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  March 8, 2015

 

Family Mediator Certification Board - RSA: 328-C

(Public Member)

David S. Phillips, Amherst                                                                                  Effective:  April 10, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  April 10, 2015

 

Senior Division Director for the Department of Health and Human Services - RSA:  126-A:9

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

Mary P. Castelli, Chichester                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  March 5, 2016

Salary:  Grade JJ; Maximum step - $110,036

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board - RSA:  151-C

(Health Care Insurer)

Maria Proulx, Raymond                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James R. Tollner, Nashua (resigned)                                        Expiration:  April 19, 2014

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers - RSA:  137-F:3

(Hearing Aid Dealer)

Cheryl Kenney, Campton                                                                                 Effective:  April 23, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  April 23, 2014

 

Board of Mental Health Practice - RSA:  330-A:3,II

(Public Member)

Jane Power Kilcoyne, Portsmouth                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Expiration:  September 27, 2012

 

Board of Nursing - RSA:  326-B

(RN)

Tracey L. Collins, Rochester                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kathleen R. Hartman, Pittsburg (resigned)                             Expiration:  May 11, 2013

 

Occupational Therapy Governing Board - RSA:  328-F

(Physician knowledgeable in the practice of Occupational Therapy)

Rod J. Chronister, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Michael S. Huffman, Hollis                                                       Expiration:  February 18, 2013

 

Board of Optometry - RSA:  327

(Public Member)

William L. Egge, Danbury                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Joyce E. Egge, Danbury (term limited)                                    Expiration:  January 20, 2017

 

Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission - RSA:  284:6-a

(Thoroghbred and Harness Horse Racing Interests)

Timothy J. Connors, Newington                                                                       Effective:  April 9, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  April 9, 2015

 

Board of Managers of the New Hampshire Vererans’ Home - RSA:  119

(American Legion Auxilary)

Nominated by the American Legion Auxilary                                              

Irene A. Lewis, Belmont                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Wanda Furbish, Portsmouth  (term limited)                            Expiration:  March 1, 2014

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

A.      Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation from Reach the Beach Relay Inc., Woodsville, MA, in the amount of $15,000, for the NH State Parks’ involvement in the 2011 edition of the New Balance Reach the Beach Relay race series.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION

B.      Authorized to accept a donation from the Italian Trade Commission, in the amount of $4,900 for hotel accommodations, meals and transfers in Verona, Italy for two Liquor Commission employees to attend the 2012 Vinitaly Wine Exhibition in Verona, Italy.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Glencliff Home

C.      Authorized to accept monetary donations in the amount of $236 for the period of August 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011, and deposit into the Resident Council Fund.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

D.      Authorized to accept a donation of three new Cascade Rescue Company Lightweight Titanium Stokes Litters valued at $1,822.80, for a total of $5,468.40 to be donated to the Law Enforcement Division to be used for search and rescue missions.

 

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

E.       Authorized to accept a retroactive gift in the amount of $280 from EMC2 Corporation, Hopkinton, MA, for lodging at an executive briefing, titled “Intelligent Business Transformation – Synchronizing IT and Business Strategy,” to be held Monday, March 5, 2012 a the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, VT.

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#2           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Wheeler – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Wentworth Economic Development Corporation located in Wolfeboro, NH.  Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON MARCH 7, 2012

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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                At approximately 10:45 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be loan made by the Business Finance Authority to Wentworth Economic Development Corporation to finance a line of credit for expansion and retention of businesses and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, briefly explained the project and introduced Denise Roy-Palmer from Wentworth Economic Development Corporation.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton  introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7  FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO WENTWORTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor St. Hilaire, Councilor Sununu,  Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Wheeler;  those abstaining were Councilor (s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor (s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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

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

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO WENTWORTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to a loan by the Authority to Wentworth Economic Development Corporation (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $250,000 to provide additional loan capital to support the expansion and retention of businesses (the "Loan");

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved that:

 

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

 

                a.             Special Findings.

 

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

 

                b.             General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

(iii)          The Loan that the Authority has proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State's citizens.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                Passed and agreed to March 7, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

#3           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Wheeler – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Coastal Economic Development Corporation for the benefit of Foss Manufacturing Co., LLC located in Hampton, NH.  Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON MARCH 7, 2012

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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                At approximately 10:50 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan to be made by Coastal Economic Development Corporation and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  She said that she and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject.   Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, briefly explained the project.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Sununu  introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7  FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO  COASTAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor St. Hilaire, Councilor Sununu,  Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Wheeler;  those abstaining were Councilor (s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor (s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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

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

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO COASTAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to a loan by the Authority to Coastal Economic Development Corporation  (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $1,600,000 to be reloaned to Foss Manufacturing Co., LLC., of Hampton, New Hampshire for permanent working capital(the "Loan")

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved that:

 

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

 

                a.             Special Findings.

 

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

 

                b.             General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

(iii)          The Loan that the Authority has proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State's citizens.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                Passed and agreed to March 7, 2012.

 

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized to award a grant to the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, in the amount of $500,000, for the purpose of assisting in site development to support 40 units of affordable housing.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to amend a grant agreement with the County of Merrimack, Boscawen, NH, (originally approved by G&C on  3-30-11, item #3, in the amount of $275,000), to allow for finalization of road improvement work to be completed, by extending the end date to December 31, 2012 from June 30, 2012.   100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to amend a grant agreement with the County of Merrimack, Boscawen, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-19-11, item #5, in the amount of $225,000), to allow for finalization of road improvement work to be completed, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2012 from June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  As per CDFA, there is an error in this item.  A representative of CDFA stated that the agreement does not cover road repair. 

 

#7           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Exeter, NH, in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of making infrastructure improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#8           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to exercise a sole source contract renewal option with International Business Machines, Pittsburg, PA, to provide Business Recovery Services for DHHS, Division of Child Support Services and Division of Family Assistance, by increasing the funding by $69,048 from $465,994 to $535,042, and by extending the end date from March 20, 2012 through September 20, 2012.  100% Other Funds: the agency Class 27 funds used by DHHS to reimburse DoIT for this service is of 42% Federal and 58% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9           Authorized the nomination of Michael J. Sanders, Portsmouth, NH, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#10         Authorized the confirmation of James L. Pappaioanou, Bow, NH, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

#11         Authorized the confirmation of Captain Nelson A. Abreu, Marston Mills, MA, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#12         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Securitas Security Services USA Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide armed security services at the Pease Air National Guard Facilities in Newington, NH, in the total amount of $1,117,152.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#13         Authorized the Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management to enter into an agreement with D&V Landscaping LLC, Belmont, NH, for lawn care services at the Laconia Lakes Region Facility, in the amount of $21,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#14         Authorized to enter into a contract with MGT of America Inc., Tallahassee, FL, for the provision of consulting services for business process analysis, design and reengineering, administrative supply chain planning and management, operational configuration and resource planning, quality control and service level development, operational and procedural documentation, and guidance to the State for the conversion to consolidated operations for administrative functions, in an amount not to exceed $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  

 

#14A      Authorized to transfer funds in and among accounting units in the amount of $346,704, made up of $186,339 general funds and $160,365 in other funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  53.7% General, 46.3% Other Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on March 9, 2012. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#15         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to enter into a sub-grant with the Newton Police Department, in the amount of $7,500 from the FFY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding to support the operation of the NH Attorney General’s Drug Task Force by assigning an officer to the Drug Task Force.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#16         NOT USED

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#17         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $69,776 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $69,775.56 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award a two year operating grant in the amount of $35,256 to Apple Hill Chamber Players, Sullivan, NH, and to Andy’s Summer Playhouse, Wilton, NH, in the amount of $35,256.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#19         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Arts to enter into a contract with Gordon Carlisle, Eliot, to create artwork for the 4th Circuit Courthouse, Laconia, in an amount not to exceed $7,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% for Arts Fund. 

 

#20         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Arts to enter into a contract with Matt Patterson, New Ipswich, NH, to create artwork for the Merrimack Courthouse, in an amount not to exceed $3,284.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% For Arts Fund. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21         Authorized to enter into an agreement with NH FFA Foundation, Concord, NH, to develop a marketing education programming and outreach activities, in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2012.  100% Other Funds – IT/Risk Management.  Councilor Wheeler requested that a copy of the program be provided to the Council when it is completed. 

 

#22         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Department of Resources & Economic Development, to continue a marketing project uniting NH agriculture with tourism marketing for the State, in the amount of $159,040.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Councilor Wheeler asked what was happening with the other $4,535 and the Commissioner advised that it was going back to Washington as instructed by the Council. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Information Services

#22A      Authorized with Councilors Wieczorek and Wheeler voting no, to amend a sole source contract with ACS State Healthcare LLC, Atlanta, GA (originally approved by G&C on 12-07-08, late item C), to extend the duration of the Design, Development and Implementation phase of the NH Medicaid Management Information System Project, by extending the termination date from September 30, 2016 to December 31, 2017, and increasing the price by $9,037,125 from $66,916,886 to an amount not to exceed $75,954,011.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#23         Authorized to accept and expend additional Title XXI State Children’s Health Insurance Program federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $599,142.54, and transfer out the general funds in the amount of $598,544.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend additional federal revenue in the amount of $599,142.54.  (3)Further authorized to accept and expend additional Title XXI State Children’s Health Insurance Program federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $3,774,170.40 and Federal Medicaid revenues of $1,676,362.54.  (4)Further authorized to accept and expend additional federal revenues in the amount of $3,895,928.89.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#24         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal & Child Health Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $2,131,176 from DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration to fund the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Visiting Program.  (2)Further authorized to establish a part-time temporary Program Planner II, labor grade 21, utilizing funds from DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#25         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Tara Nelson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Barnstead, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $32,000.  Effective April 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2015.  100% General Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Dr. Christine Fatterusso, Doctor of Allopathic Medicine, Lisbon, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective April 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2015.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Health Eating and Physical Activity Section, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children and Commodity Supplemental Foods Program to renew and amend an agreement with CQuest America Inc., Springfield, IL, (originally approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #237), for the operations and maintenance of the StarLINC management information system, by increasing the price by $908,752 from $2,189,636 to $3,098,388, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH, to provide home visiting services to pregnant women in accordance with the Healthy Families America model, in an amount not to exceed $232,821.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#29         Authorized to amend an agreement with Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health Inc., Laconia, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #76), to reduce substance abuse prevention services in the Lakes Region, by decreasing the price by $86,797 from $297,555 to an amount not to exceed $210,758.  (2)Further authorized to amend an agreement with Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health Inc., Laconia, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #76), to continue substance abuse prevention services in the Lakes Region by continuing to fund a Regional Network Coordinator, by increasing the price by $75,000 from $297,555 to an amount not to exceed $372,555, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  Effective upon G&C approval.  72% Federal, 28% General Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized to amend an agreement with Granite United Way, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #78), to reduce substance abuse prevention services in the Capital Region, by decreasing the price by $92,994 from $307,638 to an amount not to exceed $214,664.  (2)Further authorized to amend an agreement with Granite United Way, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #78), to continue substance abuse prevention services in the Capital Region by continuing to fund a Regional Network Coordinator, by increasing the price by $75,000 from $307,638 to an amount not to exceed $382,638, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  Effective upon G&C approval.  71% Federal, 29% General Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized to amend an agreement with County of Sullivan, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #74), to reduce substance abuse prevention services in Sullivan County Region, by decreasing the price by $34,359 from $185,869 to an amount not to exceed $151,510.  (2)Further authorized to amend an agreement with County of Sullivan, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #74), to continue substance abuse prevention services in the Sullivan County Region by continuing to fund a Regional Network Coordinator, by increasing the price by $75,000 from $185,869 to an amount not to exceed $260,869, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  Effective upon G&C approval.  91% Federal, 9% General Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized with Councilor St. Hilaire recusing himself, to amend an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #72), to reduce substance abuse prevention services in Sullivan County Region, by decreasing the price by $126,815 from $341,245 to an amount not to exceed $214,430.  (2)Further authorized to amend an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #72), to continue substance abuse prevention services in the Manchester Region by continuing to fund a Regional Network Coordinator, by increasing the price by $75,000 from $341,245 to an amount not to exceed $416,245, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  Effective upon G&C approval.  71% Federal, 29% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#32A      Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health Inc., Laconia, NH, acting as the fiscal agent for the ServiceLink Aging and Disability Network (originally approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #135), expanding outreach and education relative to Medicare cost saving under the State Health Insurance Assistance Program; enhancing volunteerism and education relative to Medicare fraud and abuse under the Senior Medicare Patrol Program, by increasing the price by $91,509 from $1,199,251.01 to $1,290,760.01, and by extending the completion date for the pilot project, Veteran Directed – Home and Community Based Services in Belknap County.   100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#33         Authorized to amend a lease contract with Bergeron Construction Company Inc., Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #43), for Probation/Parole District Office space, Keene, NH, by increasing the contract by $9,685.68 from $145,285.20 to $154,970.88, and by extending the completion date from April 2, 2012 to August 2, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized to accept and expend funds made available through a Victims of Crime Act sub grant from the NH Department of Justice, in the amount of $38,697 to supplant $23,009 of General Funds and provide for a net increase in spending authority of $15,668 of assistance to crime victims and their families.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income (federal funds at origin). 

 

#35         Authorized to pay overtime in the amount of $1,705,000 for permanent personnel from Class 10 appropriations for positions that are vacant due to illness, extended leaves of absence, or pending recruitment at the NH Department of Corrections.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#36         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton, and with Councilors Sununu and Wheeler voting no, authorized the request to enter into a contract with Scott J. Rubin, Bloomsburg, PA, to provide expert testimony, litigation assistance, training, and other services related to representing the interests of residential utility customers in dockets at the NH Public Utilities Commission, in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Public Utility Assessment. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#37         Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $201,499 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency via the Department of Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, for protective measures taken and damages incurred to DRED-managed properties by Hurricane Irene on September 1, 2011.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Transfer from Other Agency.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on March 9, 2012. 

 

#38         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend $97,280 from the Stone Property Trust Fund Account for the purpose of funding property maintenance and equipment purchase.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Private Local Funds (Trust Funds).  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on March 9, 2012. 

 

#39         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend $28,040 of federal funds from the Department of Agriculture, USDA Forest Service for maintaining and enhancing the Forest Health Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Decorative Interiors of Laconia Inc., Laconia, NH, for vinyl composition floor tile replacement at the North Country Resources Center in Lancaster, in the amount of $12,799.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#41         Authorized to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation for the purposes of implementing a direct mail marketing program targeting lapsed anglers to increase fishing license sales.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2013.

 

#42         Authorized to enter into a contract with Major L. Rodd “The Roofer” Inc., St. Johnsbury, VT, for Roof Replacements for Three Residences, Berlin Fish Hatchery, Berlin, NH, in the amount of $94,990.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Audubon Society of NH, Concord, NH, for implementing Wildlife Action Plan strategies, in the amount of $87,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Alstead, NH, in the amount of $35,000, to complete the Lower Warren Brook Restoration Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Other (Fisheries Habitat) Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized to enter into a contract with S.D. Szetela LLC, Glen, NH, for the Chimney Removal and Installation of New Metal Chimneys, Berlin Fish Hatchery, Berlin, NH, in the amount of $21,638.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#46         Authorized to amend item #54, approved by G&C on October 21, 2009, Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund, ARRA of 2009 federal funds by reallocating $38,000 between classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014.  100% ARRA Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#47         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Laconia, which finalizes and lowers the original loan agreement (originally approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #109C), by $2,761.61 from $437,000 to $434,238.39.  Effective upon G&C approval.   50% Clean Water State Revolving Fund Repayment Account, 50% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Merrimack, which finalizes and lowers the original loan agreement (originally approved by G&C on 7-15-09, item #53), by $490,716.41 from $1,600,000 to $1,109,283.59.  Effective upon G&C approval.  41.5% Clean Water State Revolving Funds, 8.5% Capital (General) Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the City of Keene (originally approved by G&C on 1-27-10, Late Item A), to reallocate the funding sources as follows:  increase the ARRA of 2009 by $294,000 from $635,099 to $929,099, and decrease Clean Water State Revolving Fund Repayment Funds by $294,000 from $1,864,901 to $1,570,901.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to amend the Cooperative Agreement with the University of NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-9-11, item #73), by modifying milepost dates, for the purchase of two compressed natural gas light duty vehicles, by increasing the amount by $4,296 from $27,000 to $31,296.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012.  100% ARRA Pass-through Federal Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to make a retroactive payment of an invoice in the amount of $45,396.92 for emergency work undertaken by the Town of Meredith on August 21 and September 8-14, 2-11 to repair a leak in the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program’s 12-inch sewer force main located in Meredith.  100% WRBP Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Rollinsford, NH, to support the replacement of a municipal multi-function truck, in an amount not to exceed $37,703.28.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized to retroactively amend the sole source Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 3-17-11, item #72), 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, by increasing the amount of $92,085 from $74,900 to $166,985.  Effective January 31, 2012 through March 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized Joseph R. Bresnahan’s request to amend a permit to perform work on frontage in Alton on Lake Winnipesaukee (originally approved by G&C on 9-3-08, item #59).

 

#55         Authorized Bow Lake Estates Property Management Corp’s request to perform work on lots 29 & 30 on Bow Lake, Strafford.

 

#56         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Powwow Pond Council Inc., Kingston, NH, for the purchase of milfoil control activities in Powwow Pond, Kingston.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Nashua, Nashua, NH, in an amount not to exceed $675,088, to support the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles to run on compressed natural gas.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Pass-through Federal Funds. 

 

#57A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with New England Southern Railroad Co., Inc., Goffstown, NH, to support the purchase of idle reduction equipment for its SW1500 switch locomotive, in an amount not to exceed $28,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#58         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to accept and expend Administrative Review and Training-Method 2 (Implementation Grant) funds in the amount of $1,201,771 from the US Department of Agriculture.  (2)Further authorized to establish a position for one Grants Program Coordinator.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#59         Authorized to grant funds in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to Strafford County Department of Corrections, Dover, NH, to assist in the operation of their approved career and technical education programs for male offenders, in the amount of $19,160, and Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 12, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to grant funds in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to Belknap County Department of Corrections, Laconia, NH, to assist in the operation of their approved career and technical education programs for offenders, in the amount of $10,941.22, and Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to grant funds in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to Strafford County Department of Corrections, Dover, NH, to assist in the operation of their approved career and technical education programs for female offenders, in the amount of $13,640, and Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 12, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized to enter into a contract with Bernard R. Davis, Contoocook, NH, for the purpose of assisting the Bureau of School Approval and Facility Management, in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Teacher Competence Fund. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#63         Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend “DMV Mobile Motorcycle Trailer Grant” funds in the amount of $26,000 from the NH Highway Safety Agency for the purpose of a mobile trailer to display and operate the Smart Trainer and training motorcycles at public events.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2012.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approval. 

 

#64         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with North Country Resource and Development Area Council Inc., to provide technical and planning assistance to rural communities in NH to improve their water delivery capacity and emergency response capabilities for a total amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a lease renewal agreement with One Wall Street LLC, and Brickwater LLC, c/o Brady Sullivan Properties LLC, Manchester, NH, for 4,900 square feet of space for the Division of Motor Vehicles offices, Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $459,618.96.  Effective April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2017.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Newfields Village Water & Sewer District in the amount of $15,000 toward the purchase and installation of a back-up power generator at the Hervey Court Wastewater Treatment Facility.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Newfields Village Water & Sewer District in the amount of $15,000 toward the purchase and installation of a back-up power generator at the Swampscott Road Wastewater Pumping Station.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Newfields Village Water & Sewer District in the amount of $15,000 toward the purchase and installation of a back-up power generator at the Otis Street Wastewater Pumping Station.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Barnstead, in the amount of $14,650 toward the purchase and installation of an emergency generator and automatic transfer at the Barnstead Fire Station #2.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Claremont, in the amount of $140,108 toward the purchase and installation of a generator for the community’s emergency shelter to be located at the new community center.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Colebrook, for the purchase of approved emergency response equipment for the Public Works Department, for a total of $5,896.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into an agreement with the City of Lebanon, to update the community’s Local Emergency Operations Plan and to update the infrastructure of their Emergency Operations Center for a total amount of $5,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into an agreement with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, to provide planning assistance to four communities with their local hazard mitigation plans, for a total amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 18, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into an agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, to provide planning assistance to three communities with their local hazard mitigation plans, for a total amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 18, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#75         Authorized to transfer $1,200,000 from Highway Surplus to fund the state match of Tropical Storm Irene FEMA and FHWA reimbursements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Fund.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#76         Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

 

#77         FAILED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Burton, and further on a roll call voted as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaireno, Councilor Sununu – no, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Wheeler – no, failed to authorize the request of the Bureau of Trail & Transit to enter into an agreement with URS Corporation, Salem, NH, and San Francisco, CA, to undertake a study of the Boston MA to Concord NH rail corridor (NH Capitol Corridor) to analyze transit options in the corridor including the viability of establishing passenger rail service on this line, which includes an Alternatives Analysis for rail and transit in the Lowell-Nashua-Manchester portion of the corridor and a service development plan for intercity passenger rail in the corridor between Boston and Concord, for an amount not to exceed $3,655,752.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  88.75% Federal, 11.25% General Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $32,471 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from January 19, 2012 through February 14, 2012. 

 

#79         Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way’s petition for a hearing on alterations to the NH 28 Intersection with Peacham Road and White Oak Road in the Town of Barnstead, with a Suggested Commission to hold a hearing, and if the necessity is found, to layout the new highway at this location, with a suggested budget of $5,596.80.

 

#80         Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 2.49 acre parcel of State owned land located in the Town of Chichester to Eddie Watson for $50,000 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  (2)Further authorized to compensate CB Richard Ellis – New England from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $3,000 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#81         Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section to enter into a contract with Kriester Artesian Well Company Inc., Henniker, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Paul Fultone, New Boston, NH, in the amount of $24,880.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 6, 2012.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized the Bureau of Materials and Research to enter into an agreement with S. W. Cole Engineering Inc., Somersworth, NH, for the purposes of providing materials testing and construction inspection services in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013. 

 

#83         Authorized the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike LLC, Burlington, MA, and Bedford, NH, for the preliminary design for the rehabilitation of the two Red List bridges carrying I-93 Northbound and Southbound over the Winnipesaukee River near Exit 20 in the Towns of Northfield and Tilton, for an amount not to exceed $337,887.26.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., Bedford, NH, to perform a system planning study to examine turnpike transportation system upgrades along three miles of the F.E. Everett Turnpike (I-293) through Exits 6 and 7 in the City of Manchester, in an amount not to exceed $883,591.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2013.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

 

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Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:30 p.m.