GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                March 8, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth, accepted the minutes of February 7, 2007.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the February 7, 2007 meeting.

 

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

 

The Governor and Council, on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth, voted to set the date for a special election for state representative in Hillsborough County District No.9.

 

The filing period will begin on March 12, 2007 and end on March 19, 2007.  The primary election will be April 24, 2007.  The special election will be May 29, 2007.

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret, accepted the following

 

State Board of Education

(District 2)

David B. Ruedig, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  February 15, 2007

 

Board of Medicine

Paul J. Scibetta, Jr., Thornton                                                                            Effective:  March 8, 2007

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Public Member)

Sally R. Sullivan, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  March 8, 2007

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Historical/Archaeological)

Wesley R. Stinson, Concord                                                                              Effective:  February 3, 2007

 

Advisory Committee for the Lamprey River (WMPA)

(Affected Dam Owner)

Robert Levesque, Portsmouth                                                                           Effective:  March 8, 2007

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Robert Duff, Etna                                                                                                 Effective:  March 8, 2007

Succeeding:  William Hallager, Lincoln                                                            Term:  October 14, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employers/Insurers)

Susan A. Jeffery, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  March 8, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 9, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Thomas F. Parks, Jr., Dover                                                                                Effective:  March 8, 2007

Succeeding:  Robert E. Hynes, Dover                                                              Term:  January 1, 2010

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Statewide Conservation Organization)

Robert W. Christie, Lancaster                                                                            Effective:  March 8, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 22, 2010

 

Director: Division of the Arts/Department of Cultural Resources

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources

Rebecca L. Lawrence, Concord                                                                         Effective:  March 11, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 11, 2011

Salary:  DD - $66,830

 

State Board of Education

(District 5)

Helen G. Honorow, Nashua                                                                                Effective:  March 8, 2007

Succeeding:  Debra Hamel, Keene (resigned)                                                 Term:  January 31, 2008

 

Fish and Game Commission

(Carroll County)

Robert Rowan, (r), Center Sandwich                                                 Effective: March 8, 2007

Succeeding: Nelson M. Russell, Sandwich                                                     Term: June 29, 2011

 

Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

(Public Member)

Gregory A. Moffett, Bow                                                                                    Effective:  March 8, 2007

Succeeding:  John A. Curran, Londonderry                                                    Term:  November 25, 2011

 

Board of Land Surveyors

(Public Member)

Richard W. Bond, Merrimack                                                                             Effective:  March 8, 2007

Succeeding:  Linda Capuchino, Manchester (reached term limit)                Term:  February 3, 2012

 

Board of Optometry

(Public Member)

Joyce E. Egge, Danbury                                                                                      Effective:  March 8, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 20, 2012

 

Pari-Mutuel Commission

(Thoroughbred, Harness Horse Racing Interests)

Michael J. Gatsas, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  March 8, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 21, 2010

 

Physical Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

André A. Martel, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  March 8, 2007

Succeeding:  Elizabeth Cary, Derry (reached term limit)                                Term:  October 28, 2009

 

Rockingham County Probate Judge

Peter G. Hurd, Kingston                                                                                      Effective: March 8, 2007

Succeeding: John R. Maher, Portsmouth (resigned)                                      Term: Until 70 yrs of age

 

Public Employees Labor Relations Board

(Alternate Member representing Management)

Sanford Roberts, Portsmouth                                                                            Effective:  March 8, 2007

Succeeding:  Carol Granfield, Meredith                                                            Term:  December 19, 2009

 

Telecommunications Development and Advisory Commission

(Industry)

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

Christopher K. Hodgdon, Nashua                                                                    Effective:  March 8, 2007

Succeeding:  Terry Hicks, Gilford                                                                      Term:  November 9, 2009

 

Telecommunications Development and Advisory Commission

(Large Business Telecommunications User)

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

Jeffrey J. Rose, Manchester                                                                               Effective:  March 8, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                 Term:  October 18, 2007

 

Commissioner of the Department of Transportation – Councilor Pignatelli voted no.

Charles P. O’Leary, Hopkinton, MA                                                 Effective:  March 19, 2007

Succeeding:  Carol A. Murray, Epsom                                                             Term:  December 3, 2007

Salary:  LL - $105,396

 

Board of Managers of the New Hampshire Veterans’ Home

(American Legion)

Robert J. Wyman, Keene                                                                                    Effective:  March 8, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 1, 2012

 

Waste Management Council

(Representative of private industries that generate hazardous waste)

Ronald Allard, Barrington                                                                                  Effective:  March 8, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 22, 2010

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Sullivan County)

Robert N. Beaudry, Charlestown                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  William Bartlett, Newport                                                            Term:  January 31, 2012

 

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Elizabeth A. Morgan, Amherst                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Edward J. McLear, Meredith                                                      Term:  November 23, 2011

 

Deputy Attorney General

Nominated by the Attorney General

Orville B. Fitch II, Concord                                                                 Effective:  March 31, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 31, 2011

Salary:  JJ, Step 4, $94,791

 

Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Sullivan County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Carmella M. Tsetsi, Charlestown                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Michael L. Prozzo, Claremont                                                     Term:  December 16, 2008

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Harry G. Ntapalis, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 1, 2010

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Agriculture)

Robert Ritchie, Piermont                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 10, 2010

 

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights

Sheryl L. Shirley, Holderness                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Deborah Reynolds, Plymouth (resigned)                                 Term:  November 1, 2010

 

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board

(Public Member)

Patricia A. Dowling, Derry                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  David J. Landry, Lochmere                                                         Term:  September 20, 2009

 

Merrimack River Valley Flood Control Commission

Merton L. Mann, Dunbarton                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 1, 2010

 

New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank

(Municipal Government)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

Robert T. Levan, Loudon                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kevin Clougherty, Manchester (resigned)                                              Term:  October 9, 2010

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

(Alternate Representing Consumers)

Billie Tooley, Portsmouth                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 16, 2009

 

Penalty Appeal Board

(Labor)

David W. Laughton, Auburn                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 5, 2010

 

Regional Community-Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

(High School Vocational Director)

Stephen Guyer, Gilford                                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Wayne Cotton, Keene                                                                 Term: February 17, 2008(RSA 4:4)

 

Regional Community-Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

(Law Enforcement)

Nicholas J. Halias, Pembroke                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 3. 2011

 

Regional Community-Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

(Business and Industry)

Paul J. Holloway, Rye                                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 3, 2011

 

Regional Community-Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

(Business and Industry)

Daniel B. McLeod, Bow                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 17, 2011

 

Regional Community-Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

(Public Member)

Connie M. Roy-Czyzowski, Bedford                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Stephen Guyer, Gilford                                                                                Term:  February 3, 2011

 

Regional Community-Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

(Education)

Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 3, 2008 (RSA 4:4)

 

Regional Community-Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

(Labor)

Kim M. Trisciani, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 3, 2011

 

Commissioner of the Department of Safety

John J. Barthelmes, Hopkinton                                                                          Effective:  March 31, 2007

Succeeding:  Richard M. Flynn, Dover                                                            Term:  March 31, 2011

Salary:  LL $105,396

 

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board

Dianne B. Roosen, Bedford                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 4, 2010

 

Waste Management Council

(Business or Financial Community)

Mark Lennon, Warner                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  John Lavalee, Pelham                                                                  Term:  December 23, 2009

 

 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#1            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to accept and expend Federal Highway Administration Scenic Byways Program funds in the amount of $625,709 from the Department of Transportation for the purpose of administering seven scenic byways projects as detailed in letter dated February 3, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2            Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, on behalf of the Department of Safety to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Software House International, Paxton, MA, for incidental consultant services in the amount of $15,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#3            Authorized to enter into a contract with SymbioSys Solutions, Inc., Nashua, NH, for a requirements analysis and design report for enhancements to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children, Youth, and Families existing web billing application in the amount of $95,175.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4            Authorized to accept and expend $630,578 in federal highway funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the development and implementation of a statewide safety program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#5            Authorized to enter into a sole source contractual agreement with the Safety & Health Council of Northern New England to conduct the “Operation Lifesaver” public relations and education campaign in the amount of $13,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#6            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the request to accept and expend $2,000 in Fiscal year 2007 Local funds from the New England ADA Technical Assistance Center for Healthcare Professional training.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $2,000 in Fiscal year 2007 Local funds from the New England ADA Technical Assistance Center for people with disabilities reasonable accommodation through a Job Fair.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 

 

                                JUDICIAL COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7            Authorized to receive additional General Funds from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $1,101,619.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#8            Authorized to amend an agreement with the NH Public Defender (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #55, amended on 11-16-06, item #11), for the purposes of providing representation in State v. Addison, a pending capital murder case which has imposed significant new and unanticipated demands on the Public Defender Program for which no prior funds have been budgeted, by increasing the amount from $13,573,224 to $13,707,766 an increase of $134,542 for Fiscal Year 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                SUPREME COURT

#8A        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request of the designation of Probate Court Judge David D. King as a full-time judge.  100% General Funds.

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9            Authorized to reclassify position #41563 Electronic Technician I, labor grade 17, to a Maintenance Technician, labor grade 21.

 

#10          Authorized to reclassify position #10056 Building and Grounds Utility Person, labor grade 8 to a Maintenance Mechanic II, labor grade 12.  100% General Funds. 

 

#11          Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $700,700 from the federal government (National Guard Bureau) as part of the five-year Federal-State Master Cooperative Agreement to cover the cost of utilities at Pease Air National Guard Base.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#12          Authorized Adam C. Shattuck, Henniker, 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.

 

#13          Authorized Todd E. Swass, Strafford, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#14          Authorized John Mirabello, Belmont, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#15          Authorized David J. Mikolaities, Portsmouth, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Majro, NH Army National Guard.

 

#16          Authorized Wayne W. Santos, Fort Greely, AK, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#17          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond S. Burton with regard to the financing of certain equipment and certain routine capital expenditures in connection with LRGHealthcare, Laconia, NH.

 

#18          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora Pignatelli with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtness and the financing of certain new capital projects in connection with Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH.

 

#19          Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a sum of $1,000 to Gina Quimby of the Department of Corrections.

 

#20          Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award non-monetary recognition to Dr. Theresa de Langis, Executive Director of the NH Commission on the Status of Women.

 

#21          Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a sum of $500 to Pierce Laskey-Rigrod of the Department of Environmental Services.

 

#22          Authorized to accept and place on file a list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal Year 2007 during the month of January.

 

#23          Authorized to accept and place on file the quarterly allotments for the period through December 31, 2006.

 

#24          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Palmer and Sicard, Inc., Exeter, NH, for the upgrade of Air Conditioning Units for the NH Army National Guard Reservation, Concord, NH for a total price not to exceed $203,730.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 23, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized $13,000 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for Fire Alarm Replacement and Sprinkler Additions to the State Library, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $255,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 27, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#26          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with A.W. Therrien Co., Inc., Manchester, NH, for roof repairs and replacement, for Manchester Court Facilities and Hillsborough County Superior Court, Manchester, NH for a total price not to exceed $463,892.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 22, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Meridian Construction, Laconia, NH, for air conditioning at the Tarr North & South Building, replace roofing on Tarr North, replace windows in the Tarr North and Welch Buildings, replace Fire Alarm & Nurse Call Systems in the Welch Building, Tarr North and Tarr South, also replace a generator (life safety upgrades) in the Tarr North and South, at the NH Veterans Home, Tilton, for a total price not to exceed $2,607,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 2, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $100,000 for unanticipated expense for the air conditioners, roof replacement, window replacements, generator, fire alarm and nurse call systems at the NH Veterans Home, brining the total to $2,707,000.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $80,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.  Funding source for the Capital Account is 35% General, 65% Federal Funds.  Operating Accounts funding source is 33% Federal, 40% Agency, 27% General Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#28          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, 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 $30,833.23 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#29          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to accept and place on file the refund report for January 2007.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#30          Authorized Division of Arts to grant an award to the New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA, for the subsidized funding of NH Artist and Presenters in the amount of $19,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to budget and expend prior year funds in the amount of $9,722.84 for the purpose of support for future publications of the division, including a future second printing or second edition of A Building History.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend additional donations up to $1,000 to the Merciful Restoration fund received during the State Fiscal Year 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#32          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award two Certified Local Government grants to the City of Somersworth totaling $30,942.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $8,531 to the Town of Farmington, for Town Records Preservation.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#34          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $6,856 to the Town of Madison, for the Archival Vault Project.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Historical Resources to retroactively enter into a lease agreement with HKH Associates, Concord, NH, for the provision of 4,100 square feet of space for an archaeological lab, Concord, NH, in the amount of $112,143.32.  Effective January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2011.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

                                JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#36          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to budget and expend $5,000 in funds not otherwise appropriated to provide funding for the procurement of investigative services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#37          Authorized to conduct a multidisciplinary training for professionals from around the State entitled “Elder Abuse and Neglect Summit” to be held on May 2, 2007 at the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH, at a cost not to exceed $11,133.75.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the training above in the amount of %35 from each of an estimated 150 participants for a total amount not to exceed $5,250 to help defray the costs of this training and facility expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  53% Federal, 47% Agency Income (Other Funds). 

 

#38          Authorized to enter into a subgrant for residential substance abuse treatment programming with the Belknap County Department of Corrections in the amount of $5,063.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#39          Authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $350,000 from the federal Office of Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention for the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Grant Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#40          Authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $360,000 from funds not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of covering projected shortfalls in State witness fees paid by the Department of Justice.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#41          Authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $450,000 from funds not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of covering projected shortfalls in the general litigation expenses incurred in the defense of the State and the prosecution of criminal law.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#42          Authorized to establish on full-time temporary unclassified Attorney position to create a Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor in the Criminal Justice Bureau.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators in the amount of $27,984 for the purpose of funding the above Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor position.  (3)Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency in the amount of $17,248 for the purpose of funding the above Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor position.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#43          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the request to reclassify positions #10946 & #40860 Claims and Hearings Clerk II, labor grade 12 to Insurance Claims Representative, labor grade 22.  (2)Further Authorized to reclassify position #41691 Claims and Hearings Clerk I, labor grade 10 to Statistician I, labor grade 16.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#43A      Authorized to accept and expend Fatal Choices and Underage Driver Education funds totaling $5,000 from the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#43B       Authorized to accept and expend Enforcing Underage Drinking funds totaling $5,000 from the Office of Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention of the US Department of Justice through the NH Department of Justice.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#43C       Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the period ending June 30, 2006.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#44          Authorized the temporary appointment of Mr. Richard Gerry, Warden of the NH State Prison-Women, Goffstown, NH to the position of Warden of the NH State Prison-Men, Concord, NH, and a change to Mr. Gerry’s salary to the appropriate compensation level from the unclassified salary pay Group FF, step 4, $72,857 to the unclassified salary pay Group II, step 1, $75,671.  Effective retroactive to March 2, 2007.

 

#45          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to reclassify position #13031, Corrections Sergeant, labor grade 18 to a Hearings Officer, labor grade 26.  Effective retroactive to January 19, 2007.

 

#46          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to reclassify position #30336, Corrections Lieutenant, labor grade 21, to a Supervisor VII, labor grade 28.  Effective retroactive to February 2, 2007.

 

#47          Authorized to retroactively enter Luis Pizarro into an Education Tuition agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled Work Based Learning/Student Organization during the period of January 10, 2007 through March 21, 2007, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,392.  100% General Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized to accept donations for the period beginning June 2006 through December 2006 with a total value of $7,302.

 

                                BANKING DEPARTMENT

#49          TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to table the request of a retroactive payment to Banks Chevrolet in the amount of $3,119.62 for repairs to agency owned passenger vehicle B2, 2001 Chevy Malibu which needed a new transmission and brakes on February 7, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#50          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to amend a contract with Susan M. Baldwin (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06), for professional services, by extending the date from June 17, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Utility Assessment. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#51          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $10,000 from the USDA Forest Service for administration of the Federal Forest Legacy Program through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to make a retroactive payment to Green Mountain Communications, Inc., Wolfeboro Falls, NH in the amount of $17,700 for emergency inspection and repairs at the Mount Sunapee and Mount Kearsarge Communication Sites.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a memorandum of agreement with EndorFUN Sports of Gilford NH who shall pay the annual amount of $16,500 for the annual Timberman Triathlon at Ellacoya State Park.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2009.

 

#54          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Kohlhase Electric, North Hampton, NH, to provide electrical services to the Hampton Beach Seashell Complex, Hampton Beach State Park in the amount of $26,637.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 13, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a retroactive contract with Holmes Lewis Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #77), for advertising and promotional services for Cannon Mountain by increasing the amount of $60,000 from $200,000 to $260,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#56          Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no,  Division of Travel and Tourism Development to amend a sole source contract with Rumbletree, Portsmouth, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #63), for advertising and promotion services, by increasing the amount by $205,000 for a new total of $3,395,000.  90% General, 10% Other Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#57          Authorized to accept and expend an additional $34,000 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the purpose of examining lobsters for shell disease.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58          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 $69,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% Conservation License Plate Funds. 

 

#59          Authorized to convey an easement for preservation and protection of three parcels of land within Cohas Marsh in the Town of Londonderry, NH, to the NH Department of Transportation.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#60          Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Service agreement with US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service, Wildlife Services to remove, by live-trapping, predators of piping plovers at Hampton Beach State Park in the amount of $8,635.  Effective April 1, 2007 through September 1, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized to transfer $266,000 from the NH Fish and Game Fund Reserve to the Fish and Game FY 2007 Operating Budget to cover the increased costs of fleet management and energy.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fish & Game Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#62          Authorized to enter into a contract with John Lucas Tree Expert Co., Portland, ME to provide Tree removal services at the Pleasant Lake Boat Access Facility in Deerfield, NH, in the amount of $5,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#63          Authorized to accept and expend additional funds from Water Users in the amount of $4,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds of $59,423 for the Drinking Water SRF Management Fee Account.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#65          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Normandeau Associates Inc., Bedford, NH, to add a task to the existing workscope in the Lamprey Instream Flow Pilot Program, by increasing the amount by $35,000 from $254,000 to $289,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Northeast Laboratory Services, Waterville, ME, for biosolids analysis, in the amount of $8,244.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for intern training and participation in NHDES Pollution Prevention Program’s assistance projects for $7,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $25,000 from the Dam Maintenance Fund for the replacement of one gate at Souhegan Site 25B Dam in Temple, on a force account basis.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Public Health Laboratories, Concord, NH to perform laboratory services in the amount of $46,246.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Capitol Alarm Systems Inc., Penacook, NH, for monitoring fire alarm systems in the amount of $12,600.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2012.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#71          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Exeter, NH, for an illicit sewage discharge elimination project in the amount of $17,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $4,161,487 for water pollution control projects as detailed in letter dated February 12, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized to approve a loan agreement with the Town of Hampton, to finance wastewater treatment plant improvements in the amount of $1,415,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#74          Authorized to amend a grant agreement with the Al Wood Drive Road Association, Barrington, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #72), for the Mendum’s Pond Watershed Assessment Project by extending the completion date to April 30, 2008 from December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75          Authorized to approve an Original Loan Agreement with the City of Portsmouth to finance water system improvements in the amount of $1,100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% General Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized to approve an Original Loan Agreement with the Town of Exeter to finance water system improvements in the amount of $3,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized to retroactively extend the grant agreement with the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #94), to complete a priority ranking for NRCS, by extending the end date from December 31, 2006 to March 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#78          Authorized Town of Ashland’s request to construct a stone wall with class 5 rip-rap placed to protect the wall footing, place sand above high water to perch existing beach with a concrete handicap ramp and stone stairs accessing the water, construct grass lined drainage swale with a stone lined spillway on property located at Little Squam Lake in Ashland.

 

#78A      Authorized the nomination of David Ceharholm, Durham, NH of the Lamprey River Water Management Planning Area Advisory Committee to become effective upon G&C approval through the completion of the Lamprey Water Management Plan.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#79          Authorized Office of Medicaid Business and Policy to amend an existing agreement with Electronic Data Systems Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, (previously approved by G&C on 4-28-93, item #81), to assess the impact of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s National Provider Identifier on the NH Medicaid Management Information System, to include services specific to conducting an assessment to determine the system changes necessary to support and implementation of the National Provider Identifier in the NH AIM Medicaid Management Information System, by increasing the amount not to exceed $250,000 from $119,182,803 to $119,432,803.

 

#80          Authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $3,350,737 and increase related revenue adjustments of $1,565,306 in Federal Funds and decrease revenue adjustments of $213,583 in Other Funds in the Department of Health and Human Services as detailed in letter dated January 23, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#81          Authorized to transfer $4,900,000 of additional unrestricted revenue; accept and expend additional federal matching funds in the amount of $7,437,912.48, and additional county matching funds in the amount of $859,356; further Authorized the transfer of general funds in the amount of $5,607,152 and federal matching funds in the amount of $2,217,314 in the Provider Payments-Regular Care account.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#82          Authorized Emergency Services Unit to accept and expend an additional $54,723 of Radiological Emergency Response Plan funds from the NH Department of Safety.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to make internal realignments of the funds to match the final grant award and allocate the additional funds as detailed in letter dated January 19, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#83          Authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $4,887,858 and increase related revenue adjustments of $498,817 in Federal Funds and increase revenue adjustments of $420,609 in Other Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#84          Authorized to transfer $81,939.75 of additional unrestricted revenue; accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $131,927.29; and accept and expend additional county matching funds in the amount of $49,855.75.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#84A      Authorized the reclassification of seventeen positions as detailed in letter dated February 13, 2007.  40% Federal, 60% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#85          Authorized to accept and expend $250,000 from the State Treasurer, from funds available to support the provisions of the Housing Security Guarantee Program.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #128), for homeless assistance services, by increasing the price by $250,000 from $165,000 to $415,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Medical Services

#86          Authorized Disability Determination Section to enter into an agreement with Robert T. Joseph Jr., Registered Nurse, New Hampton, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $36,480.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#87          Authorized Disability Determination Section to enter into an agreement with Jeanne M. Benjamin, Registered Nurse, Concord, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $24,320.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#88          Authorized Disability Determination Section to enter into an agreement with Lori J. Rich, Registered Nurse, Northfield, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $12,160.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#89          Authorized Disability Determination Section to enter into an agreement with Susan T. Clark, Registered Nurse, Goffstown, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $36,480.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#90          Authorized Disability Determination Section to enter into an agreement with Jane B. Turgeon, Registered Nurse, Northwood, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $24,320.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#91          Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental Services to continue the development of a state-based system to measure the impact of environmental health outcomes such as asthma, allergies, poisoning and cancer in an amount not to exceed $201,670.  (2)Further Authorized the Department of Environmental Services to accept and   expend additional funds in the amount of $115,509 to enhance data quality and compatibility between related databases.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#92          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Control and Prevention Section, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program to amend an agreement with Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-25-06, item #64), to provide professional management, administrative support, and fiscal management to the Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration, by increasing the amount by $45,000 from $204,450 to $249,450.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Education for the purpose of defining the terms of collaboration in administering the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $15,000 from the Department of Education to fund the administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, Women, Infants, and Children’s Nutrition Program to enter into an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, to provide the Evaluation Design of the NH Fit WIC Project in an amount not to exceed $53,388.18.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#95          Authorized to reclassify position #40541 Supervisor III, salary grade 23 to the level of Program Planner III, salary grade 25, in the Manchester District Office.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#96          Authorized to accept and expend additional federal Medicaid funds in the amount of $754,477 for home health care provider rate increases.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#97          Authorized to enter MaryGaye Grizwin into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with University of NH at Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled Epidemiology during the period of January 18, 2007 through May 10, 2007 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,422.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized to reclassify position #12189 from Senior Management Analyst, salary grade 26 to Business Systems Analyst I, salary grade 28 in the Reporting and Analysis Unit.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized to make a single payment of $12,000 to the NH Dental Society of Concord, NH, to provide comprehensive support and treatment services for oral health care for elderly and adult disabled persons.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#100        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend a contract with the Monadnock Developmental Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #171), to provide grant project services, by increasing the amount by $133,419 from $274,957 to $408,376.  Effective retroactive to February 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend a contract with the Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #170), to provide grant project services, by increasing the amount by $139,700 from $808,077 to $947,847.  Effective retroactive to February 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#102        Authorized to compensate Elizabeth Sabbagh, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.

 

#103        Authorized to compensate Melynda Thompson, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.  100% General Funds. 

 

#104        Authorized to compensate Bruce Ahern, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.

 

#105        Authorized to compensate Thomas Tirrell, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.

 

                                DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL

#106        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Institute on Disability, Concord, NH, to continue the Council’s support of the University of NH’s Leadership Series by providing partial funding for this year’s series in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF NURSING

#107        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wiczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract with Richard Nusbaum, Concord, NH, for the purpose of Administrative Rules writer in the amount of $4,000.  Effective upon G&C through June 30, 2007.  56.2% General, 43.8% Other Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#108        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek Authorized the request to retroactively pay Precision Mechanical of Hooksett, NH, for the reassemble of boiler #3 HB Smith that was not working and caused life safety issues to the staff and residents at the Home in December of 2006 in the amount of $777.  Effective upon G&C approval.  30% Federal, 36% Agency Income, 34% General Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#109        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the request to award a $2,000 grant to the New England College for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#110        Authorized to extend the medical leave of absence without pay for Ms. Sharon Hancock, Executive Secretary at NHCTC – Manchester.  Effective March 5, 2007 through May 31, 2007.

 

#111        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  NHCTC – Manchester to retroactively enter into a sole source contract with Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH, for the rental of classroom space to offer evening classes in an amount not to exceed $66,040.  Effective August 31, 2006 through August 31, 2009.  47% General, 53% Other Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#112        Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $17,879.05 from the NH Highway Safety Agency for a grant entitled PS&TC Rollover Demonstrations.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#113        Authorized to make payment in the amount of $3,880 to Precision Mechanical Contractors Inc., Hooksett, NH, for installation of an HVAC system in a newly created office area.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#114        Authorized permanent assignment of a NH Police Standards & Training Council vehicle to the Director of the Council.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#115        Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $263,372.05 for the Public Charter Schools Program and budget as detailed in letter dated January 16, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#116        Authorized to accept and expend additional 25% to States Funds in the amount of $246,413.75 from the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, to be used for the benefit of public schools of the counties in which the White Mountains National Forest is situated.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#117        Authorized to amend the original amount of grant funds awarded to Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-12-06, item #101), for the purpose of assisting them with implementing the new professional educator preparation program approval process, by $18,000 from $17,000 to $35,000.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#118        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of State Police to retroactively amend a sole source contract with Green Mountain Communications of Wolfeboro Falls, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-5-06, item #114), by increasing the amount by $28,420 from $124,297 to $152,717, and by extending the completion date from May 30, 2006 to August 8, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a sole source contract with Advantage Sign, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #87), for the installation of additional lettering needed to enhance customer awareness of the location of specific services a the Division of Motor Vehicles, by increasing the amount by $868 from $4,551.80 to $5,419.80.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#120        Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $22,998.58 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police SMART Radar Trailers (2)” for the purpose of purchasing two SMART radar trailers.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121        Authorized Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend grant agreements with the eight Regional Planning Commissions (previously approved by G&C on 2-8-06, item #86), by changing the completion date from December 31, 2006 to June 30, 2007. 

 

#122        Authorized Division of State Police to amend a $1,978,555 grant from the US Department of Justice called “COPS 2004 Technology Grant” (previously approved by G&C on 12-15-04, item #109, amended on 1-26-05, item #65, amended on 1-11-06, item #78), for the purchase of 21 dispatch consoles and related equipment to replicate the current existing dispatch configurations, by extending the end date to January 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#123        Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a grant form the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $40,957 for the purpose of purchasing new instrumentation, maintaining existing equipment and training laboratory personnel.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#124        Authorized grant agreements between Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the regional planning commissions as detailed in letter dated January 16, 2007, for a total amount of $195,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.

 

#125        Authorized Division of Safety Services to retroactively pay $4,436.34 to The Irwin Zone, Laconia, NH, for work performed in repairing a Safety Services vehicle.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Sole source.  100% Navigation Safety Funds. 

 

#126        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of State Police to enter into a sole source, retroactive contract with Slawsby Insurance Agency Inc., Nashua, NH, for insurance coverage on the State Police Bell 407 helicopter, Cessna 182, FLIR and Nightsun II in the amount of $27,579.  Effective November 1, 2006 through November 1, 2007.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#127        Authorized Division of State Police, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the Department of Transportation to enter into a contract with Aerial Site Communications, Gorham, NH for communications tower antenna installation services in the amount of $30,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#128        Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $1,085,951 grant known as “Operation Street Sweeper – 2006” from the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance for the purpose of partnering with local law enforcement to address gang and drug related problems.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#129        Authorized to establish a new Paralegal I, labor grade 17, to provide additional support to the prosecutors in the Bureau of Hearings.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a $33,226.73 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH DOS Prosecuting Paralegal for a new Paralegal I, labor grade 17.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#130        Authorized Office of the Commissioner to accept and expend $3,686,261.85 which is a portion of the $7,886,573 received from the US Department of Homeland Security FFY 2006 grant program, for the purpose of providing reimbursement-based funds for costs related to homeland preparedness activities for local and state entities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#131        Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.

 

#132        Authorized to amend a contract with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #167), to complete the corridor study west to the Bristol Town Line, by extending the completion date retroactively from December 31, 2006 to April 16, 2007.

 

#133        Authorized to modify an agreement with Louis Berger Group, Inc., Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #115), to develop and implement additional functionalities to the Statewide Travel Demand Model, by increasing the total amount by $116,500 from $471,794.34 to $588,294.34, and by extending the completion date retroactively from April 15, 2006 through December 31, 2007.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#134        Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending January 31, 2007.

 

#135        Authorized Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims for individual amounts less than $600 for the period of April 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#136        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with All States Asphalt Inc., Sunderland, MA, for resurfacing NH 47 in Francestown on the basis of a low bid of $170,590.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $25,588.50 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 29, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#137        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation and bridge repairs on I-89 in Warner, from just south of Exit 8 to just north of Exit 9 on the basis of a low bid of $1,581,678.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $158,167.80 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 20, 2007.  90%Federal, 10% Highway Funds. 

 

#138        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Middlesex Corporation, Littleton, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #210, amended on 8-9-06, item #100), for road and bridge improvements at the I-293 Exit 5 interchange with Granite Street in Manchester, by increasing the amount by $1,920,000 from $29,257,750 to $31,177,750.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% State Turnpike Funds. 

 

#139        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-15-04, item #125), for the reconstruction of NH 16/US 302 and the installation of water, sewer lines along NH 16.US 302 in North Conway, by increasing the amount by $656,000 from $11,689,405.94 to $12,345,405.94.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#140        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to go forward with emergency cleaning and repair contracts for Hangar 3 at the Skyhaven Airport, Rochester, NH, which caught fire and caused smoke and soot damage throughout the building.

 

#141        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to transfer 0.53 of an acre of surplus State owned property to Glenn N. Gidley.  This transfer is proposed as part of right of way negotiations for the Windham-Salem, 10075 project.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#142        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to purchase computer hardware in an amount not to exceed $3,660.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#143        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to pay the Maine Department of Transportation a portion of the costs associated with the 2007 Tri-State Transit Conference in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#144        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $2,824,227.50 as documented in the Contemplated Award List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period of January 18, 2007 through February 16, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#145        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on the replacement of the NH 1A bridge over Seavey Creek with a suggested budget of $1,291.

 

#146        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.63 acre parcel of State owned land improved with a 2 ½ story historic barn in Conway to James M. Logan Jr. and Sandra L. Logan of $81,000, which includes a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#147        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 4.2 acre parcel of State owned land located in Windham to the Mesiti Windham Realty Trust and reserving to the State of NH space on this 4.2 acre parcel to park 70 cars until the new I-93 Exit 3 Park and Ride is completed and operational in the Town of Windham.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#148        Authorized of Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike LLC, Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-14-94, item #94), for the preliminary design and environmental documentation of a study to improve access (via a new Exit 10 Interchange) to and from the Spaulding Turnpike within the Tri-City area of Dover, Somersworth and Rochester, by extending the completion date retroactively from June 30, 2006 to November 28, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

  #149      Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Wilbur Smith Associates, Portland, ME and New Haven, CT, (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, item #112), for the study of transportation safety needs for NH 3A in the City of Manchester and the Towns of Hooksett and Bow, by increasing the fee by $5,657.58 from $490,564.88 to $496,222.46 for additional design services.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively amend the contractor’s completion date from December 18, 2005 to November 30, 2007.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#150        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a sole source contract with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, LLC, Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-21-01, item #121), for the final design of the reconstruction of the I-89 Exit 20 (NH 12-A) interchange in the City of Lebanon, by increasing the amount by $266,014.80 form $738,830.85 to $1,004,845.65 for additional design services. (2)Further Authorized to retroactively amend the contractor’s completion date from May 21, 2005 to October 16, 2008.  980% Federal, 10% Highway Funds. 

 

#151        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Edwards and Kelcey, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-19-03, item #111), for on-call engineering and technical services for design of Intelligent Transportation Systems project for various highways throughout the State, by extending the end date retroactively from November 20, 2006 to July 31, 2007.

 

#152        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Edwards and Kelcey, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-26-02, item #148), for the final design of the replacement of a bridge carrying NH 9 over the B&M Railroad in the City of Dover, by extending the completion date retroactively from December 20, 2005 to December 31, 2008.

 

#153        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with SEA Consultants, Incorporated, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-18-99, item #205), to develop alternate design concepts of highway improvements for the reconstruction and relocation of segments of US 302/NH 10 in the Towns of Bath, Landaff and Lisbon, by extending the end date retroactively from September 23, 2006 to November 28, 2008.

 

#154        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Rizzo Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-17-02, item #131), for the preliminary design to widening and construct shoulders along NH 108 in the Towns of Durham and Newmarket, by extending the completion date retroactively from June 30, 2006 to December 28, 2007.

 

#155        Authorized Bureau of Finance & Contracts to reclassify position #20756 Civil Engineer IV, labor grade 27 to Financial Analyst, labor grade 28.  (2)Further Authorized to reclassify position #20154 Survey Team Technician III, labor grade 15 to Supervisor IV, labor grade 25.  (3)Further Authorized to reclassify position #19680 Engineering Technician III, labor grade 16 to Program Assistant II, labor grade 15.

 

#156        Authorized Bureau of Human Resources to reclassify position #18276 Program Assistant I, labor grade 12 to Program Specialist II, labor grade 21.

#157                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,192.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Danley, Education Consultant, in the course entitled “Collaborative Leadership”.

B.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,192.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sharon Sabol, Education Consultant, in the course entitled “Collaborative Leadership”.

C.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,014.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Sgroi, Instructor, in the course entitled “Human Resource Management”.

D.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,014.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Sgroi, Instructor, in the course entitled “Organizational Communications”.

E.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH, the sum of $4,675.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan McKevitt, Education Consultant III, in the Internet courses entitled “Proseminar II Phase 4”, “Organizational Change Project Phase 4”, “Critical Analysis of Methods Literature Phase 4”, “Methods Redesign Phase 4”, and “Change and Literature Conceptual Papers Phase 4”.

F.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,475.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond T. Gordon III, Environmentalist IV, in the course entitled “Financial Management & Budget”.

G.            ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Samson, Administrative Supervisor, in the course entitled “Criminal Litigation”.

H.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Samson, Administrative Supervisor, in the course entitled “Information Processsing”.

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey F. Whitney, Accountant II, in the course entitled “Principles of Management”.

J.              HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $952.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jessica Dery, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Counseling Skills”.

K.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,442.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Katherine Emerson, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Research II: Statistics”.

L.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $952.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Anne Graham, Assistant Supervisor, in the course entitled “Counseling Skills”.

M.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $796.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alysia Kennard, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Advanced Human Development”.

N.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $952.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rosemarie Rayno Lacroix, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Counseling Skills”.

O.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $952.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Amy Osterhout, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Counseling Skills”.

P.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $231.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Richard, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Counseling Skills”.

Q.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $952.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kaylynn Trombley, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Counseling Skills”.

R.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $109.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jodi Turant, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Counseling Skills”.

S.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $902.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Thibeault, Technical Support Specialist, in the online course entitled “Management of Information Technology”.

T.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,422.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alicia M. Soucy, Disease Investigation Specialist, in the course entitled “Public Health Policy Analysis”.

U.             INSURANCE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $774.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine Wenners, Program Assistant, in the distance education course entitled “Finite Math”.

V.             TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $696.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Renee Dupuis, Human Resource Technician, in the courses entitled “College Composition II” and “Business Systems Analysis/DSN”.

W.           TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Eric Healey, Carriage Operator, in the courses entitled “Social Anthropology” and ”Management Information Systems”.

 

Requested Tuition Total :  $24,742.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned