GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                March 8, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of February 22, 2006.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the February 22, 2006 meeting.

 

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

 

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following with regret:

 

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics

(Manicurist)

Anne Dalton, Manchester                                                                                  Effective:  March 8, 2006

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Kathleen Moulis, Concord                                                                                 Effective:  March 8, 2006

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Public member)

Thomas N. Thomson, Orford                                                                             Effective:  March 8, 2006

Succeeding:  Elaine Hoiska, Greenville                                                                             Term:  September 19, 2007

 

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics

(Cosmetology School Owner)

Gary Trottier, Claremont                                                                                     Effective:  March 26, 2006

Succeeding:  Sylvia Donah, Litchfield (reached term limit)                                           Term:  March 26, 2011

 

Cannon Mountain Advisory Commission

Dennis E. Murphy, Jr., Center Harbor                                                                              Effective:  March 8, 2006

Succeeding:  Jere A. Peabody, Franconia                                                        Term:  January 1, 2009

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employers/Insurers)

Mary Ann Ashcroft, Derry                                                                                                Effective:  March 8, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2009

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Teresa B. Jones, Dover                                                                                       Effective:  March 8, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2009

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

James T. Keefe, Portsmouth                                                                                               Effective:  March 8, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 13, 2009

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Leo D. Kelly, Goffstown                                                                                     Effective:  March 8, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2009

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Robert H. Morneau, Wolfeboro                                                                        Effective:  March 8, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 13, 2009

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employers/Insurers)

Constance J. Roy, Wolfeboro                                                                            Effective:  March 8, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2009

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Mobile Telecommunications Carriers Industry)

Robert D. Girard, Bedford                                                                                   Effective:  March 8, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  March 8, 2009

 

Equalization Standards Board

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Counties

George Maglaras, Dover                                                                                     Effective:  March 8, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 24, 2007

 

NH Commission for Human Rights

Purnell F. Ross, Jr., Dover                                                                                  Effective:  March 8, 2006

Succeeding:  Rogers Johnson, Stratham (resigned)                                       Term:  January 1, 2008

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Chambers of Commerce)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Robin A. Comstock, Nottingham                                                                      Effective:  March 8, 2006

Succeeding:  Clinton Bean, Hanover (resigned)                                                             Term:  July 13, 2007

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

(Public member)

Donald F. Dickey, West Lebanon                                                                     Effective:  April 10, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 10, 2009

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

(Public member)

Karen McCall, Nashua                                                                                        Effective:  April 10, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 10, 2009

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

(Mental Health Professional)

I. Terry Sturke, Concord                                                                                     Effective:  April 10, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 10, 2008

 

Board of Nursing

(LPN)

Christine M. Naas, Hudson                                                                                                Effective:  March 8, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  May 10, 2009

 

Regional Community Technical College Board of Trustees

(Law Enforcement)

Nicholas J. Halias, Pembroke                                                                             Effective:  March 8, 2006

Succeeding:  Eve E. Eisenbise, Hooksett (resigned)                                      Term:  March 3, 2007

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the New Hampshire State Employees Association

Germano Martins, Hooksett                                                                                               Effective:  March 8, 2006

Succeeding:  Dennis E. Kinnan, Manchester (resigned)                                               Term:  July 1, 2007

 

Speech Language Pathology Governing Board

(Public member)

Mariellen MacKay, Nashua                                                                                               Effective:  March 8, 2006

Succeeding:  Miriam Dunn, Concord                                                                                Term:  March 4, 2009

 

Speech Language Pathology Governing Board

Patricia Stavolone, Bedford                                                                                                Effective:  March 8, 2006

Succeeding:  Susan Wright, Strafford (reached term limit)                                           Term:  March 4, 2009

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Debra A. Paul, Londonderry                                                                                              Effective:  March 8, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  March 8, 2009

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Person between 16 and 25/participant in a service program)

Mau-Don Tran, Manchester                                                                                              Effective:  March 8, 2006

Succeeding:  Juan Rodriguez, Concord                                                                            Term:  December 19, 2008

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Artist Laureate

Nominated by the NH State Council on the Arts

James Aponovich, Hancock                                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Board of Barbering. Cosmetology and Esthetics

(Manicurist)

Deborah A. Booth, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Public member)

Glenn E. English, North Haverhill                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 10, 2009

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Public member)

John B. Tucker, New London                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 22, 2009

 

Economic Development Matching Grants Program

Nominated by the Nashua Chamber of Commerce

Bryan Christiansen, Manchester                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Economic Development Matching Grants Program

Nominated by the Nashua Chamber of Commerce

Larry Hersh, Nashua                                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Department of Education

(District 3)

Daphne A. Kenyon, Ph.D., Windham                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Equalization Standards Board

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

Kathryn H. Temchack, Canterbury                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Health Services Planning & Review Board

(County Official)

Robert M. Chase, Laconia                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(Member representing Marine Dealers Association)

Kenneth P. Wilson, Gilford                                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

State Lottery Commission

Richard J. Campbell, New Boston                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 29, 2008

 

Board of Medicine

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

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

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Public member)

David J. Braiterman, Concord                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Milk Sanitation Board

(Milk Producer)

Martha C. Crete, Boscawen                                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Representing Petroleum Refiners)

Thomas J. Frawley, Lyme                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2009

 

Pari-Mutuel Commission

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

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 9, 2009

 

Personnel Appeals Board

Joseph M. Casey, Rochester (d)                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board

(Representing interests of small business owners)

Nathan Cass, Cornish                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding Richard Stoner, Manchester                                                         Term:  January 5, 2009

 

Department of Safety: Director of the Division of Administration

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

Wesley J. Colby, Laconia                                                                                   Effective:  March 31 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 31, 2010

Salary:  GG maximum - $80,376.00

 

Department of Safety:  Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

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

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 31, 2010

Salary:  II maximum - $92,729.00

 

Department of Safety:  Director of the Division of State Police

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

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

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 31, 2010

Salary:  II maximum - $92,729.00

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

(Retail Industry)

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

Eileen B. Freedman, Nashua                                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

            as set pursuant to RSA 4:4

 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#1            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the request to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Transportation (DOT), NH Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) and the NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) for the purposes of improving the existing GRANIT web site, archiving and distributing agency data through the GRANIT database and providing technical support services for the development of GIS data and applications for a total amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  67% Other, 30% Federal, 3% Highway Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the total amount of $15,000 from DOT, DRED, and DES. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. (3)Further Authorized to amend an agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH for the purpose of improving the existing GRANIT web site, archiving and distributing agency data through the GRANIT database and providing technical support services for the development of GIS data and applications, by increasing the amount by $15,000 from $70,000 to $85,000.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2            Authorized under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Greenville, NH, for the purpose of conducting a study to make the Greenville Town Hall ADA compliant in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3            Authorized under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH for the purpose of conducting a study to determine whether it is feasible for Southwestern Community Services to purchase the Tilden School in Keene in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4            Authorized William K. Sylla, Portsmouth, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#5            Authorized Shawn M. O’Brien, Fremont, NH be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#6            Authorized Gregory A. Blackwell, Dover, NH be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#7            Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $3,426 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#7A        Authorized Peter L. Corey, Whitefield, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade having been found to by physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#8            Authorized on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, to accept the portrait of Vesta M. Roy from Doctor Albert Roy and Family.  It is planned to have the portrait displayed near the Senate Chambers.

 

#9            Authorized to adjust the compensation of the Director of the Division of Plant and Property Management from a Grade GG to that of Grade HH.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#10          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to exercise their option to extend the term of the current rental agreement with the US Postal Service, Asset Management, Englewood, CO, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #9), for 4,404 square feet of space serving as the Littleton District Court, Littleton, NH.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#11          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to amend a lease with 7 Liberty Hill LLC, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #38), to provide an additional 550 square feet of office space and increase the monthly payment from $2,500 to $3,187.50 for the Henniker District Court.  Effective July 1, 2006 through August 31, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#12          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the request to enter into a grant with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research to assist in the promotion and advancement of Integrated Pest Management practices in NH, in the amount of $39,620.86.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2007.  76.08% State, 23.92% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#13          Authorized Division of Libraries to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $1,500 from the Cogswell Benevolent Trust, Manchester for the Summer Reading Experience.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#14          Authorized NH Film & TV Office to enter into a sole source contract with Dot.Org., Inc., Charlotte, NC, for a digital film library that is fully integrated with project and client management and driven by a web-based response system in the amount of $22,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007 with the option to renew annually through December 31, 2012 subject to G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized advanced payment of $8,000 to be made at the initiation of the project.  (3)Further Authorized the Department of Cultural Resources to pay associated travel costs on behalf of Dot.Org not to exceed $2,000.  100% General Funds. 

 

#15          Authorized Division of Historic Resources to accept a Historic Preservation Easement consisting of approximately 244.74 acres and no appraised value, located in the Towns of Randolph and Gorham, for the Robert C Potter Trust.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#16          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $9,019.63 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#17          Authorized the salary increase as detailed in letter dated February 22, 2006, for attorney’s in the Department of Justice.  Effective March 17, 2006.

 

#18          Authorized to reappoint Peter C. L. Roth as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term effective retroactive to October 18, 2005 through October 18, 2010.

 

#19          Authorized to amend the terms of office for the appointments of Richard Rugg and Coleen C. Brickley, as members of the Equalization Standards Board from a 2-year terms of office between September 19, 2004 and September 19, 2006 to amended 3-year terms of office between September 19, 2004 to September 19, 2007.

 

#20          Authorized to conduct a five-day skill building course entitled “The Childhood Trust Forensic Interviewer Training” for professionals involved in the county multidisciplinary Child Advocacy Center investigation teams scheduled for April 17-21, 2006 and is to be held at Sheraton Harborside Hotel and Conference Center in Portsmouth, NH, at a cost not to exceed $22,810.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Sheraton Harborside Hotel and Conference Center for necessary conference facilities, food services and audiovisual equipment for the five-day skill-building course as part of the cost noted above in an amount not to exceed $16,610.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Julie Kenniston of Mason, OH, for course preparation and presentation and travel expenses for the five-day conference as noted above in an amount not to exceed $6,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#21          Authorized to conduct two multidisciplinary trainings for professionals from around the state entitled “Living on the Edge: Working with Families Impacted by Substance Abuse” will be held on April 20, 2006 at the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH, at a cost not to exceed $9,067.80 and “Trauma and Self Harming Behavior in Adults” will be held on May 23, 2006 at CR Sparks in Bedford, NH at a cost not to exceed $9,503.40.  These figures reflect the anticipated printing costs and supplies, presenter fees, hotel facility costs and anticipated printing registration fees collected from up to 150 attendees at each of the trainings.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for each of the two trainings above, in the amount of $35 from each of an estimated 150 participants at each training, for a total amount not to exceed $10,500 to help defray the costs of these trainings and facility expenses for the period of G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Holiday Inn for the April 20, 2006 training for the necessary conference facilities and food services noted above in an amount not to exceed $6,267.80.  (4)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with CR Sparks for the May 23, 2006 training for the necessary conference facilities and food services noted above in an amount not to exceed $6,703.40.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SERCURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#22          Authorized to reclassify position #11148, Clerk IV, salary grade 12, to Administrative Supervisor, salary grade 17.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#23          Authorized to amend a service agreement with Hampshire Fire Protection Co., (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #59), for mechanical sprinkler testing and repairs at NHE’s offices statewide, by increasing the price of $13,500 by $2,900 to $16,400.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24          Authorized to amend a contract with Select Energy Contracting Inc., (previously approved by G&C on 12-15-04, item #46, amended on 9-21-05, item #57), for environmental control systems purchase and installation services at NHES’s Administrative Office Building Concord, NH, by retroactively extending the end date to February 28, 2006.

 

#25          Authorized to enter into a service agreement with McGonigle & Sons Irrigation LLC for lawn irrigation services at NHE’s offices statewide in the amount not to exceed $8,666.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006 with the option to extend for up to two additional one-year periods in the annual amount of $8,666 for a total of $25,998 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25A      Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Littleton Area Learning Center LLC for rental of 6,510 square feet of office space in Littleton, NH with a pro-rated total cost limit of $427,809.75.  Effective March 16, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through February 28, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#26          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to pay $336,000 in overtime for permanent personnel services out of salaries for vacant positions due to pending recruitment for the period July 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005.

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27          Authorized to accept a $5,000 donation from the Lakes Region Inland Fishing Association Inc.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#28          Authorized to accept and expend $115,000 in State Wildlife Grant Funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Service for the purpose of implementing Wildlife Action Plan Research projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with The Audubon Society of NH, Concord, NH, for the purpose of implementing Wildlife Action Plan Research Projects in the amount of $120,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#29          Authorized to accept and expend $181,300 from the State of NH, Department of Safety for the purchase of Interoperable Communication Equipment.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#30          Authorized to accept and expend $100,100 in State Wildlife Grant funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Service for the purpose of funding a habitat conservation project in the towns of Newfields and Newmarket, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#31          Authorized to accept and expend $195,000 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office for Law Enforcement upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#32          Authorized Trails Bureau to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $927,674 from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration for the Recreational Trails Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#33          Authorized Trails Bureau to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $265,272 from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration for the Recreational Trails Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#34          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept and expend additional federal grant funds from the National Park Service, through the Land and Water Conservation Fund for “Monadnock State Park Development and Acquisition Stage I and Stage II” in the amount of $630,711.28.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#35          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation Cannon Mountain to enter into a Special use Permit with Kristen’s Gift for the upcoming fundraiser for Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth on March 18, 2006 at Cannon Mountain.  100% Park Fund/Cannon. 

 

#36          Authorized Design, Development and Maintenance to enter into a contract with D&D Restoration LLC., Londonderry, NH, to install metal roofing at Lafayette State Park Campground Main Lodge on the basis of a low bid of $40,760.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Capital/Park Funds. 

 

#37          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source agreement with Mander Inc., d/b/a JD Associates Inc., Leominster, MA, for software upgrades, maintenance and support of the current proprietary retail system software, Retail Pro, in the amount of $26,794.50.  Effective retroactive to October 15, 2005 through April 30, 2007. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38          Authorized to reclassify position #18487, Air Pollution Control Engineer V, labor grade 28 to an Administrator III, labor grade 31.  100% Funded.

 

#39          Authorized to reclassify position #42210 Program Assistant I, temporarily reallocated to Program Specialist II, labor grade 21, to a Program Specialist III, labor grade 23.   Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to pay Laura Kieronski retroactive pay in the amount of $508.69 for the period of February 4, 2005 to June 9, 2005 in accordance with the Division of Personnel administrative rule: Per 303.04(c).

 

#40          Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $21,000 for FY 2006.  100% Fee Funds. 

 

#41          Authorized to accept and expend $2,000 in federal funds from the US Department of Energy for education and outreach events related to the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend up to $2,000 incentive award from General Motors Corporation to be used for activities related to functions of the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition.  100% Other Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#42          Authorized to accept and expend $75,000 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for a water system security implementation pilot program to assist community water systems through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#43          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively pay 2005-2006 membership dues to the Ground Water Protection Council, Oklahoma City, OK, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44          Authorized Water Division to make a retroactive unencumbered payment in the amount of $5,348.05 to Treelyn Road Corporation for emergency work undertaken of October 13, 2005 to replace a culvert under the access road to DES’s Island Pond Dam in Stoddard that was destroyed in the flooding that occurred in the southwestern part of the state on October 9, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#45          Authorized to retroactively enter into an agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, to study groundwater resources in the coastal watershed in the amount of $120,322.  Effective October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively enter into a memorandum of understanding with NH Community Technical College-Berlin Campus to provide a training class for certified drinking water operators, totaling $11,927.85.  Effective January 17, 2006 through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#47          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Limerick Steeplejacks Inc., Limerick, ME in the amount of $16,950 for industrial painting services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Concord, NH, to conduct a seminar entitled Tools for Real Estate Professionals – Land Conservation Transactions and Land Planning project in the amount of $2,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#49          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Milton Water District, Milton, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000.  (2)Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $10,053.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#50          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Grandview Estates of Rochester Homeowners Association, Rochester, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000.  (2)Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to LifeWise Community Projects Inc., Barrington, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#51          Authorized to enter into grant agreements totaling $223,185 with the entities as detailed in letter dated January 26, 2006, to provide training classes for certified drinking water operations.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized a name change to James & Jacqueline Russ.  Previous request to construct a permanent fixed pier to a seasonal ramp to a seasonal float providing two boat slips on shoreline frontage on Back Channel of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth was approved by G&C on 6-2-05.

 

#53          Authorized Jack MacLatchy’s request to construct a fixed pier to a ramp to a float and associated float stops, overall structure length is 71 ft., providing one undersized slip on frontage on the Bellamy River in Dover.

 

BOARD OF LICENSURE OF INTERPRETERS FOR

THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

#54          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year 2005.

 

                                NH BOARD OF MEDICINE

#55          FAILED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin and with Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, failed to authorize the request for the appropriation transfers of $16,600 as detailed in letter dated February 9, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL

#56          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton and with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, authorized the request to enter into an agreement with Mentorship Inc., Concord, NH, to help people with disabilities maintain their personal autonomy and prevent unnecessary guardianships by providing them with advice and support in their decision making in the amount of $20,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#57          Authorized General Fund transfers in the amount of $2,686,112 and increase related revenue adjustments of $147,875 in Federal Funds and decrease revenue adjustments of $30,508 in Other Funds as detailed in letter dated February 8, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#58          Authorized General Fund transfers in the amount of $4,346,124 and increase related revenue adjustments of $594,320 in Federal Funds and increase revenue adjustments of $176,963 in Other Funds as detailed in letter dated February 8, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Office of Program Support & Integrity

#59          Authorized to reclassify position #43073 and #43074 Agency Audit Manager, LG 25, to Administrator I, LG 27. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#60          Authorized to reclassify positions #’s 14613 from Public Health Coordinator, SG 20 to Program Specialist IV, SG 25, #16623 from Regional Coordinator, SG 21 to Health Promotion Advisor III, SG 23, #16595 from Regional Coordinator, SG 21 to Health Promotion Advisor III, SG 23 and #42880 from Public Health Nurse Coordinator, SG 21 to Public Health Nursing Program Manager, SG 26.

 

#61          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $75,000 from the US Department of Agriculture to fund the Women, Infants, and Children Migration Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#62          Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $869,392, of which $414,101 if from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and $455,291 is from the Health Resources and Services Administration for public health emergency preparedness activities.  (2)Further Authorized to accept additional transfers from other agencies funds in the amount of $124,161 from the Department of Health and Human Services.  (3)Further Authorized to establish one fulltime temporary position, using the other funds accepted above.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#63          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Comprehensive Cancer Control and Prevention Unit, to enter into an agreement not to exceed $24,951 with Macro International, Inc., Burlington, VT, to provide the Colorectal Cancer Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Telephone Survey.   Effective upon G&C approval through June 20, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation

#64          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $110,263.  Effective retroactive to November 1, 2005 through October 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#65          Authorized to retroactively reimburse the individuals as detailed in letter dated February 1, 2006, from current year funds for in-state travel expenses in the total amount of $661.37 incurred while in the performance of official state business during the last state fiscal year.  80% Federal, 20% General Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized to provide quality child care awards in the amount of $141,887 to a total of twenty-nine accredited child care programs throughout the State of NH who partner with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide child care services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized to reclassify twenty-nine positions from Child Protective Services Worker Coordinator, SG 23 to Supervisor IV, SG 25.

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#68          Authorized an increase in compensation for the Senor Physician/Psychiatrist at NH Hospital, unclassified position #9U440, from SG OO to SG PP, with a respective salary increase of $5,784 from $115,831 to $121,615 annually.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#69          Authorized to accept donations from October 1, 2005 through January 31, 2006, from contributors as per the list as detailed in letter dated February 8, 2006, in the amount of $2,820.32 and deposit same into the NH Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

 

#70          Authorized to accept non-monetary donations as per the list as detailed in letter dated February 8, 2006, received from October 1, 2005 through December 30, 2005.

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#71          Authorized to accept monetary donation from Joan Kelso, Bath, NH, in the amount of $100 and deposit same into Patient’s Welfare Fund.

 

#72          Authorized to accept a monetary donation from Jean and Melvin Low, Rye, NH, in the amount of $200 and deposit same into the Patient’s Welfare Fund. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#73          Authorized to accept and expend $84,825 of US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, Food Stamp Program funds.  (2)Further Authorized to transfer $84,825 in federal funds as Agency Income to the Division of Family Assistance, Economic Field Services.  (3)Further Authorized to accept and expend $84,910 of federal funds that will be earned through various federal programs based upon the Department of Health and Human Services approved Cost Allocation Plan and the expense of Agency Income above.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#74          Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the University System of NH, Institute on Disability, Concord, NH to provide technical assistance to BEAS in the development of a strategic plan for implementing long-term supports system transformation in the amount of $378,693.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#75          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively pay on a sole source contract with Granite State Plumbing and Heating the amount of $5,130.97 for the maintenance of plumbing and heating systems at the Veteran’s Home from July 2005 through January 2006.  35% General, 30% Federal, 35% Other Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized to transfer $304,194 of appropriated funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#77          Authorized to accept a list of monies totaling $37,496.30 received during the period of October 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#78          Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with North Country Educational Services, Gorham, NH, to provide dropout prevention and recovery services in two NH Communities, Colebrook and Groveton in an amount not to exceed $199,478.99.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized to transfer $19,377 for the period ending June 30, 2006 and adjust the budget as detailed in letter dated December 15, 2005.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#80          Authorized to establish a full-time temporary position for one Education Consultant I.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $147,938.59 from Alabama Educational Television Foundation Authority and adjust the budget as detailed in letter dated January 5, 2006.  (3)Further Authorized to pay course facilitator stipends to participating educators in the amount of $1,500 per course during each year of the grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#81          Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $200,000 from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#82          Authorized to exercise a renewal option and grant funds to the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-16-03, item, #93, amended on 6-2-04, item #91, amended on 4-6-05, item #72), to develop and implement a regionally-based Statewide Early Childhood Professional Development Technical Assistance Network, for an amount not to exceed $126,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#83          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to accept and expend grant funds form the NH Department of Safety in the amount of $20,000 for a grant entitled Terrorism Prevention Program.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Wante-McBath Associates LLC, Concord, NH, to design and construct a Model City simulation board for the training of NH Law Enforcement Officers at a cost of $20,000.  (3)Further Authorized an advanced payment of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#84          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request to accept and expend additional federal grant funds in the amount of $158,763 from the US Department of Education for the purpose of providing grants to college students.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#85          Authorized Division of Fire Standards, Training, and Emergency Services to transfer $11,000 as detailed in letter dated February 10, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#86          Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $75,127.98 grant from the State of NH Highway Safety Agency to fund overtime for the purpose of providing additional enforcement during the most peak travel times on our roads.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#87          Authorized Division of State Police to pay annual membership dues of $5,800 to the SEARCH Group, Inc., National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, Sacramento, CA.  100% Criminal Records.

 

#88          Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $25,275.12 from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled NH State Police Join the NH Clique Seat Belt Campaign to fund seatbelt enforcement patrols.  Effective May 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006.

 

#89          Authorized Division of Fire Safety to accept and expend a $2,000 donation from the NH Fire Protection Society.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#90          Authorized Division of Safety Services, Marine Patrol Bureau to accept a donation in the amount of $2,000 from the Samantha Catherine Smith Foundation for funding the Samantha Smith Boating Safety Fund.

 

#91          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, the Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management, Bureau of Emergency Communications retroactive approval for a sole source contract with Orr & Reno Professional Association, Concord, NH, for consultant services relative to wireless providers in the amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective August 9, 2005 through December 31, 2006.  100% Surcharge Revenue (Revolving). 

 

#92          Authorized grant agreements with the Bureau of Emergency Management and the communities as detailed in letter dated February 2, 2006, for a total amount of $12,000, for activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006.

 

#93          Authorized Division of Safety Services to enter into a $8,346 contract with Drake Electric, Lakeport, NH, to complete lighting and electrical needs for 31 Dock Road in Gilford and Higgins Drive in Belmont.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 15, 2006.  100% Navigation Safety Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized Bureau of Emergency Management and Southwestern Community Services for $10,000 for recovery activities associated with the October 2005 floods.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.

 

#95          Authorized Division of Administration to enter into a contract with Boucher Acoustic Contractor Inc., Manchester, NH, for installation of new suspended ceilings in two specific locations at the Department of Safety building at Hazen Drive, Concord in the amount of $12,364.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized Division of Administration to enter into a contract with Iron Works Fire Protection Co., Inc., Gilmanton Iron Works, NH, to relocate/add sprinkler heads in the 1st and 2nd floor spaces being renovated at Hazen Drive, Concord in the amount of $14,125.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized the application permit of Leeward Shores Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonboro, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 5 moorings. 

 

#98          Authorized the application permit of Piping Rock Shores Landowners’ Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 5 moorings. 

 

#99          Authorized the application permit of Pine Cove Shores – South Beach Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonboro, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 5 moorings. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#100        Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to retroactively pay Bedford Toll employee, Lucille L. Stonner, shift differential for work performed from November 2, 2001 through June 30, 2005 in the amount of $3,800 using Fiscal Year 2006 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to retroactively pay Dover Toll employee, Dawn N. Clough, shift differential for work performed from June 27, 2003 through June 30, 2005 in the amount of $2,126 using Fiscal Year 2006 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#102        Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of February 7, 2006 through February 16, 2006.

 

#103        Authorized to accept and expend Federal Highway Administration Emergency Response funds up to the amount of $17,882,000 for the October 2005 Flood damage repairs to state maintained federal-aid eligible highways.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend Federal Emergency Management Agency funds of $7,849,000 for the October 2005 Flood damage repairs to stat maintained non-federal-aid eligible highways.  (3)Further Authorized to transfer $5,435,000 from Highway Surplus for the anticipated state share of these expenditures.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#104        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to enter into a sole source contract with the International Right of Way Association, Torrance, CA, for training to occur between G&C approval and September 30, 2007, for an amount not to exceed $20,000.  (2)Further Authorized to spend up to $1,800 for food and other incidentals to vendor which will be determined at a future time.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for roadway rehabilitation on NH 102 intersection in the Town of Hudson, on the basis of a low bid of $1,664,468.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 13, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, based on the results of the design-build selection process, to provide engineering and construction services for replacement of the bridge carrying NH Route 10 over Mink Brook and for improvements to approximately 750 feet of approach roadway and in the Town of Hanover, for a total amount of $1,378,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

#107                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Walden University, Baltimore, MD, the sum of $2,500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathleen Dotter, Associate Professor, in the on-line course entitled “Principles of Societal Development” and “Research Seminar II: Design in Human Services Research”.

B.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Walden University, Nashua, NH, the sum of $465.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathleen Dotter, Associate Professor, in the course entitled “Ph.D. Residency”.

C.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,102.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Frances Seigle, Professor, in the course entitled “Research Design”.

D.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Argosy University, Sarasota, FL, the sum of $1,980.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cathy Higgins, Educational Technology Consultant II, in the Internet course entitled “Dissertation Course I”.

E.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH, the sum of $4,333.32 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan McKevitt, Education Consultant III, in the Internet courses entitled “Proseminar 1 Phase 4”, “Reflective Leadership Essay Phase 4” and “Case Study Analysis Phase 4”.

F.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,162.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin Warner, Administrator III, in the course entitled “Legal Issues in Policy Making”.

G.            ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $753.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Heather Dionne, Environmentalist II, in the course entitled “Field Description of Soils”.

H.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,813.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond Gordon III, Environmentalist IV, in the course entitled “The Art of Negotiation”.

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Behavioral Health - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,091.40 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charlene Noyes, Accountant I, in the course entitled “Organizational Behavior”.

J.              HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,286.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kenneth Merrifield, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Strategic Management”.

K.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Child Support Services - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Denise Sherburne, Program Specialist I, in the course entitled “Principles of Marketing”.

L.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $805.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rosemarie Rayno, Child Protective Services Worker III, in the course entitled “Research Design”.

M.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $845.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Frank Beck, Fraud Investigator, in the course entitled “History of New England”.

N.             TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $765.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Nagavalli Vyakaranam, Engineering Technician I, in the course entitled “Financial Management”.

 

Requested Tuition Total - $19,635.72

 

 

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to remove item #59- which was tabled at the February 22, 2006 Meeting.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#59          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to approve the request to reclassify position #21538, Survey Team Technician II, labor grade 12 to Environmentalist IV, labor grade 27; position #21790, Survey Team Technician I, labor grade 10 to Environmentalist III, labor grade 23; and position #21792, Survey Team Technician I, labor grade 10 to Environmentalist III, labor grade 23.

 

 

LATE ITEMS

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

A.      Authorized to enter into a contract amendment with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH, by increasing the contract amount of $1,047,176.00 from $3,939,613.00 to $4,986,789.00 for the Fuel Assistance Program upon approval of Governor and Council through September 30, 2006.  100% General Funds

 

  1. Authorized to enter into a contract amendment with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH by increasing the contract amount by $451,600.00 from $1,717,070.00 to $2,168,670.00 for the Fuel Assistance Program upon approval of Governor and Council through September 30, 2006.  100% General Funds

 

  1. Authorized to enter into a contract amendment with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH  by increasing the contract amount by $549,807.00 from $2,090,576.00 to $2,640,383.00 for the Fuel Assistance Program upon approval of Governor and Council through September 30, 2006.  100% General Funds

 

  1. Authorized to enter into a contract amendment with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $1,567,727.00 from $5,852,537.00 to $7,420,264.00 for the Fuel Assistance Program upon approval of Governor and Council through September 30, 2006.  100% General Funds

 

  1. Authorized to enter into a contract amendment with Rockingham Community Action, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $615,361.00 from $2,331,519.00 to $2,946,880.00 for the Fuel Assistance Program upon approval of Governor and Council through September 30, 2006.  100% General Funds

 

  1. Authorized to enter into a contract amendment with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $776,318.00 from $2,931,075.00 to $3,707,393.00 for the Fuel Assistance Program upon approval of Governor and Council through September 30, 2006.  100% General Funds

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

G.    Authorized to amend the contract with Hong Environmental, Inc. to replace defective flooring in the State House Annex, Concord, by increasing the contract by $44,000.00 from $521,417.00 to $565,417.00

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned