GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

April 15, 2009 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of April 1, 2009.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the April 1, 2009 meeting.

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

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The Governor and Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to set the date for a special election for state representative in Grafton County District No.11 (Lebanon Wards 1, 2, 3).

 

The filing period will begin on April 20, 2009 and end on April 27, 2009.  The primary election will be June 2, 2009.  The special election will be July 7, 2009.

 

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret, accepted the following resignation:

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission

(Drug Abuse Prevention)

Valerie Herres, Lancaster                                                                                   Effective:  April 15, 2009

 

Public Employees Labor Relations Board

(Alt. Member representing Labor)

Kevin Cash, Rochester                                                                                       Effective:  April 15, 2009

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals

(Public Member)

Daniel I. St. Hilaire, Concord                                                                            Effective:  April 15, 2009

Succeeding:  David M. Pierce, Etna (resigned)                                               Term:  January 28, 2010

 

Cannon Mountain Advisory Board

Richard McLeod, Franconia                                                                             Effective:  April 15, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 1, 2012

 

State Advisory Board for the Division for Children, Youth and Families

(Sullivan County)

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

Carmella M. Tsetsi, Charlestown                                                                     Effective:  April 15, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 16, 2011

 

Historical Resources Council

(Law)

Carolyn W. Baldwin, Gilmanton                                                                      Effective:  April 15, 2009

Succeeding:  David H. Watters, Dover (History) (resigned)                         Term:  December 10, 2009

 

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights

Joshua P. Boynton, Goffstown                                                                         Effective:  April 15, 2009

Succeeding:  Laura Simoes, Concord (resigned)                                           Term:  January 1, 2013

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

(Physician)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Richard P. Hockman, Bedford                                                                         Effective:  April 15, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 3, 2011

 

Board of Medicine

Robert P. Cervenka, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  April 21, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 21, 2014

 

New England Board of Higher Education

(Private Citizen)

Andrew R. Peterson, Peterborough                                                                   Effective:  May 18, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 18, 2013

 

Pesticides Control Board

(Public Member)

Timothy J. Fleury, Sunapee                                                                               Effective:  April 15, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 10, 2012

 

State Board of Licensing and Regulation for Plumbers

(Public Member)

Brian D. Thomas, Bedford                                                                                Effective:  April 15, 2009

Succeeding:  John Pendelton, Portsmouth                                                      Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Full-Time Student of a 4-year college)

Nominated by the NH College and University Council

Gregory W. Wallace, Francestown                                                                   Effective:  April 15, 2009

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  Will expire upon date of graduation

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(Labor)

Kevin E. Cash, Rochester                                                                                  Effective:  April 15, 2009

Succeeding:  E. Vincent Hall, Nashua (deceased)                                         Term:  October 29, 2013

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(Labor)

J. David McLean, Rochester                                                                             Effective:  April 15, 2009

Succeeding:  Richard E. Molan, Manchester (resigned)                               Term:  October 2, 2009

 

Railroad Appeals Board

(General Public)

Benjamin E. Clark, North Woodstock                                                            Effective:  April 23, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 23, 2012

 

Department of Resources and Economic Development Advisory Commission

(Commerce)

Thomas J. Sedoric, Rye Beach                                                                         Effective:  April 15, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 1, 2014

 

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board

(Licensed SPL, Clinical Setting)

Debra E. Kaufman, Bedford                                                                            Effective:  April 15, 2009

Succeeding:  Patricia Stavalone, Bedford                                                      Term:  March 4, 2012

 

Board of Veterinary Medicine

Nominated by the NH Veterinary Medical Association

Timothy Fallon, Epping                                                                                     Effective:  April 15, 2009

Succeeding:  Robin C. Hertel, Londonderry (term limited)                         Term:  March 5, 2014

 

Waste Management Council

(Representative of a community which recycles or recovers solid waste)

Nominated by the NH Resource Recovery Association

Michael W. Durfor, Sunapee                                                                             Effective:  April 15, 2009

Succeeding:  Fuat Ari, Chichester (resigned)                                                  Term:  September 7, 2011

 

Commission on the Status of Women

Debra Simmons, Whitefield                                                                              Effective:  April 15, 2009

Succeeding:  Pamela B. Remick, Lancaster (resigned)                                                Term:  October 20, 2009

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Adjutant General

William N. Reddel III, Londonderry                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kenneth R. Clark, Stratham                                                      Term:  Until the age of 65 years

Salary:  Group II, Step 5 - $104,364

 

Assistant Commissioner of Administrative Services

Nominated by the Commissioner of Administrative Services

Joseph B. Bouchard, Concord                                                                          Effective:  June 5, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 5, 2013

Salary:  Group II, Step 5 - $104,364

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Water Park Operator)

Thomas M. Brady, Jefferson                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 16, 2013

 

Community College System of New Hampshire

(Business and Industry)

Lori B. Hitchcock, Portsmouth                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2013

 

Commissioner of the Department of Education

Virginia M. Barry, PhD, Bridgewater                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Lyonel B. Tracy, EdD, Portsmouth                                          Term:  March 23, 2013

Salary:  Grade KK, Max - $112,861

 

Commissioner of the Department of Employment Security

Tara Reardon, Concord                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  vacancy                                                                                         Term:  April 1, 2014

Salary:  Grade II, Step 4 - $99,202

 

Independent Investment Commission - New Hampshire Retirement System

Patrick O’Donnell, Concord                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  At the pleasure of the G&C

 

Pesticides Control Board

Nominated by the Horticultural Society of New Hampshire

Jeffrey R. Huntington, Loudon                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  November 6, 2011

 

Board of Registration of Podiatrists

James H. Dolan, North Hampton                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 27, 2014

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Greg J. Donald, Manchester                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  September 4, 2011

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(Alternate Member Representing Labor)

Richard J. Laughton, Jr. Durham                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kevin Cash, Rochester (resigned)                                             Term:  December 6, 2009

 

Skyhaven Airport Operation Commission

(Public Member)

William S. Richard, Durham                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 14, 2011

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Lisa Brown, Concord                                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Nancy D. Nadeau, Boscawen                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Local Labor)

Thomas D. Noonan, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Frank Emiro, Lodonderry                                                          Term:  May 19, 2010

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Lidia Pedro, Bedford                                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Gabriela Walder, Auburn                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1           Authorized Lieutenant Colonel Robert Piotroski, Dover, NH, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#2           Authorized Commander Wayne A. Caroleo, Bath, ME, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#3           Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $1,109.41 from the Fish and Game Department for expenses incurred on February 15, 2009 Aerial Serial and Rescue support in NH.  100% Transfer (F&G) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#3A        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and expend $6,724 in State fiscal year 2009 of additional other funds available from the Public Utilities Commission as part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to support program requirements within the Multiple Pollutant Reduction Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other (Agency Class 027) Funds.  The agency class 027 used by PUC to reimburse DoIT for this work is 100% RGGI Funded. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized an annual salary step increase for Karen Hutchins from Grade HH, Step 3 (salary $88,933) to Grade HH, Step 4 (salary $93,812) effective May 11, 2009.

 

#5           Authorized Bureau of Graphic Services to amend a current contract with McIntire Business Products, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #43), for repairs and maintenance to bindery equipment, by increasing the amount by $8,564 from $8,564 to $17,128.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,000 for unanticipated emergency repair services and materials not included in the basic scope of work.  Effective June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#6           Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Brookstone Builders Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Concord State Prison – South Wall/Tower Reconstruction, Concord, NH for a total price not to exceed $728,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $109,335 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $838,235.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2009.  100% Capital Funding with 100% General Funds. 

 

#6A        Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award non-monetary recognition to Douglas Miner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#6B        Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John Shea with regard to the construction, renovation and equipping of certain facilities and the provision of working capital as well as the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with New Hampshire Health & Education Facilities Authority-Revenue Anticipation Note/Capital Note Program.

 

#6C        Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Hutter Construction Corp., New Ipswich, NH, for Manchester Courthouse Renovations, Manchester, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,321,584.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $158,590 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $1,480,174.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 29, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#6D        Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a 12-month holdover amendment with the City of Berlin, NH, and to provide approximately 5,264 square feet of office and courtroom space located in the Berlin District Court Facilities in an amount not to exceed $44,222.16.  Effective May 1, 2009 through April 30, 2010.  100% Transfer Funds, transfer from the AOC, Rent from other Agencies. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7           Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $90,118.84 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#8           Authorized to accept and place on file the quarterly report relative to the cash positions of the State as of December 31, 2008.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9           Authorized Division of the Arts to award an FY09 Community Arts in Healthcare grant in the amount of $2,500 to Pontine Theatre, Portsmouth, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10         Authorized the Division of Historic Resources to accept a Term Historic Preservation Easement consisting of the real property and structure known as Littleton Town Building, from the Town of Littleton, a NH municipality, for the term of 50 years from G&C approval.

 

#11         Authorized Division of Arts to commission the artists as detailed in letter dated March 11, 2009, to create various works of art for the Manchester Community College.  100% For Arts Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to deny the petition of Lisa I. Laughton requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Credit Card Fraud.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until March 27, 2028.

 

#13         Authorized to reappoint James Brown as a Criminal Investigator, at a salary level of $67,192.32, effective April 30, 2009 through April 30, 2014.

 

#14         Authorized to amend the Drug Task Force subgrants as detailed in letter dated April 1, 2009, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #68), utilized in support of Drug Task Force operations, by extending the end date of June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized to amend the Drug Task Force subgrants as detailed in letter dated April 1, 2009, (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-08, item #47), utilized in support of Drug Task Force operations, by extending the end date of June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#15         Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the Office of the Courts, in the amount of $2,313, form the FFY 2007 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#16         Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated April 2, 2009, out of the FFY 2006 Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Initiative, to help curb gang activity and to provide healthy activities for Nashua’s and Manchester’s youth in a total amount of $15,921.59.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#17         Authorized to amend a sub-grant in the amount of $511,709 to the Department of Safety (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #17C), utilized in support of J-ONE related activities, by extending the end date only from June 30, 2009 to September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#18         Authorized to accept and expend $5,000 from the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section, Janet D. Steiger Fellowship, Hartford, CT, for the purpose of providing funds to support an intern in the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau for the summer of 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 2009.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#19         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea voted to deny the petition of Steven Michael Craig requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Driving With Suspended License.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until January 25, 2012.

 

#19A      Authorized to appoint David A. Rienzo as an Assistant Attorney General, effective May 29, 2009, at a salary level of $67,739, for a term ending September 30, 2009.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#20         Authorized to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $1,234,406 to preserve and create jobs, promote the nation’s economic recovery, and assist those most impacted by the recession.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  ARRA Funds – 100% Federal.  Action taken by G&C is contingent on Fiscal Committee approval on April 17, 2009.

 

#20A      Authorized to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $2,918,025 to preserve and create jobs, promote the nation’s economic recovery, and assist those most impacted by the recession.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  ARRA Funds – 100% Federal.  Action taken by G&C is contingent on Fiscal Committee approval on April 17, 2009.

 

#20B      Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $126,306 from the Federal US Department of Labor’s Community Service Program, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for recruiting and enrolling new participants as well as supporting additional training and employment opportunities  for unemployed low-income seniors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  ARRA Funds – 100% Federal.  Action taken by G&C is contingent on Fiscal Committee approval on April 17, 2009.

 

#20C      Authorized to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $2,501,984 to preserve and create jobs, promote the nation’s economic recovery, and assist those most impacted by the recession.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  ARRA Funds – 100% Federal.  Action taken by G&C is contingent on Fiscal Committee approval on April 17, 2009.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21         Authorized to continue one Certifying Officer III, position #8T083, salary grade 20 on a full time temporary basis for an additional period to June 30, 2009 at an estimated cost of $8,549.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#22         Authorized to amend a contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Boston, MA, (previously amended by G&C on 3-4-09, item #14), for additional enhancement of Unemployment Insurance processes and systems, by increasing the amount by $675,000 from $12,413,647 to $13,088,647.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to make a retroactive payment to the Pitney Bowes Inc., Bedford, NH, for remote mail meter leasing services at NHES’s offices statewide in the amount of $12,321.07 from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#23A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with Eckhardt & Johnson Inc., Manchester, NH, for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning preventative maintenance and repairs at NHES’s two Concord offices in the amount not to exceed $240,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24         Authorized to accept and expend donated funds in the amount of $1,586 from the Donald E. Miller Memorial Fund, collected during the period of February 7, 2008 through February 14, 2008, for the specific purpose of purchasing defibrillator equipment for the NH State Prison for Men, Concord, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#24A      Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to exercise a retroactive renewal option to a lease agreement with the Strafford County Commissioners, Dover, NH (previously amended by G&C on 2-13-08, item #30), for the purpose of office space for the probation/parole office in an amount not to exceed $33,592.56.  Effective April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#25         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a contract with Thomas Kokx & Associates, Gilford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-5-08, item #37), for additional planning consultant services, by increasing the contract amount by $25,000 from $341,500 to $366,500, and by extending the completion date from April 30, 2009 to July 30, 2009.  100% General Funds – Capital. 

 

#26         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept the donation from The Nature Conservancy of a 1,318 +/- acre Conservation Easement on four properties, known as the Ossipee Pine Barrens Forest Legacy Match Tracts located in the Towns of Madison, Ossipee and Freedom, Carroll County, NH. 

 

#27         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Evans Line Construction Inc., Hooksett, NH, for power line repairs and tree removal and chipping at Greenfield State Park and Monadnock State Park in the amount of $24,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Centrix Bank and Trust, Bedford, NH, for lock box services for the Hampton Parking Meters program in the amount of $7,280.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011.  100% Hampton Meters Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#29         Authorized to accept a $5,000 donation from the Meredith Rotary Club.

 

#30         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Crotched Mountain Foundation, Greenfield, NH, for an informational kiosk and interpretive signs on their universally accessible Dutton Brook Trail as part of the Merrimack River Watershed Wildlife Heritage Trail in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31         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 $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized to enter into a Lease Agreement with the Town of Orford, for the purpose of reconstructing and maintaining the Town owned boat access facility to the Connecticut River.  Effective upon G&C approval.  No Funding is involved.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#33         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Pier People LLC d/b/a Wentworth by the Sea Marina, New Castle, NH, to pay for operational and maintenance costs for the Clean Vessel Act boat sewage pumpout station in the amount of $1,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Blizzard Inc., d/b/a Lakeport Landing Marina, Laconia, NH, to pay for operation and maintenance costs for the boat sewage pumpout station in the amount of $1,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Great Bay Marine Inc., Newington, NH, to pay for operation and maintenance costs for the boat sewage pumpout station in the amount of $1,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds from Water Users in the amount of $9,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Mascoma Project Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hudson Conservation Commission, Hudson, NH, for the purpose of exotic aquatic plant control activities in Otternic Pond, Hudson, NH, in the amount of $13,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#38         Authorized Gloria Troendle Trust’s request to modify an existing non-conforming “L” shaped breakwater connected to the shoreline and add a piling supported dock to create a conforming breakwater in a “dogleg” configuration with a gap at the shoreline connected to a piling supported dock by a walkway, providing 2 slips on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#38A      Authorized to accept a donation from the NH Rivers Council to construct pervious walkways and four parking spaces at 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.  The donation will be matched with funding from the Moose Plate grant program to pay for the entire cost of the proposed improvements, exhibits and brochures.  The total value of the project will be approximately $29,000.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#39         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from SFY 2009 funds to Alan Ford, Registered Nurse III, NH Hospital in the amount of $1,200 for wages that were not paid for the SFYs 2006 & 2007.  70% General, 30% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#40         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to exercise a contract renew and amend option with University of Massachusetts, Jamaica Plain, MA (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #253), to provide laboratory services for newborn screening for the state of NH, by increasing the price by $1,440,295 from $1,388,454 to $2,828,749, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Other (Filter Paper Fees) Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with VNA/Hospice of Southern Carroll County and Vicinity, Wolfeboro, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #263), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program, by increasing the price by $43,200 from $43,200 to $86,400, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section, to exercise a contract and renew and amend option with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Inc., Williston, VT (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #270), to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment, by increasing the price by $74,220 from $74,220 to $148,440, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  47% Federal, 53% General Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section, to exercise a contract and renew and amend option with Indian Stream Health Center Inc., Colebrook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #241), to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment, by increasing the price by $13,000 from $13,000 to $26,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  46% Federal, 54% General Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Concord Hospital Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #264), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program, by increasing the price by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #239), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program, by increasing the price by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #274), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program, by increasing the price by $70,000 from $70,000 to $140,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #254), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program, by increasing the price by $68,000 from $68,000 to $136,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Coos County Family Health Services Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #256), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program, by increasing the price by $74,000 from $74,000 to $148,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Community Based Care Services

#49         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-08, item #61), to expend the provision of support services to NH reserve military families and military members deployed or returning from combat, by increasing the price by $299,000 to an amount not to exceed $999,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Other (Federal funds through the Adjutant General) Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#50         Authorized to exercise a contract renew and amend option with the NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association, Gilford, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #242), to provide workforce development services for alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, intervention and treatment professionals, by increasing the price by $180,034 from $384,996 to $565,030, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010.  Effective upon G&C approval.  77% Federal, 23% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#51         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Gilford Siteworks Inc., Gilford, NH, to make repairs to sewer and perimeter drain lines in an amount not to exceed $5,975.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#52         Authorized to amend an agreement with Cynthia J. Ward, Masters of Education, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Case Manager, Certified Disability Management Specialist, Weare, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-3-07, item #61), to provide services as a Vocational Expert, by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $8,000 from $49,900 to $57,900.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#53         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source agreement with the University System of NH, Institute on Disability, Concord, NH, to provide project and fiscal management of the NH Nursing Home Diversion Modernization in the total amount of $495,243.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#54         Authorized to amend a contract with Riverbend Community Mental Health Inc., Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-08, item #122), to provide start-up funds for the implementation of a children’s Assertive Community Treatment Team, by increasing the price by $80,000 from $118,770 to $198,770.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  74% General, 26% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home

#55         Authorized to enter into a contract with Reverend James Burow, Glencliff, NH, to provide protestant church services in an amount not to exceed $4,080.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Amy Tuller, Registered Dietitian, Norwich, VT, to provide registered dietitian services in an amount not to exceed $7,040.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Board of Hearing Care Providers

#57         Authorized to expend examination fees not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $950.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#57A      Authorized to amend a contract with Nashua Pastoral Care center Inc. Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 11-28-07, item #109), to provide services to homeless individuals, by increasing the price by $15,825.50 from $175,840 to $191,665.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#57B      Authorized to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-25-08, item #182), to provide services to homeless individuals, by increasing the price by $51,436.40 from $612,592.33 to $644,028.73.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                STATE VETERANS COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#58         Authorized a salary increment of $3,463 to the Director of the Veterans Council, Mary E. Morin, effective April 19, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $2,150 received during the period of February 19, 2009 and March 31, 2009, for the use of the Veterans Council service delivery programs.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#60         Authorized to make a sole source grant to Plymouth State University in the amount of $13,612.96 to reform and improve pre-service personnel preparation in the areas of literacy instruction, positive behavior interventions and supports, and secondary transition supports for students with emotional/behavior challenges.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved on the basis of invoices which are supported by a summary of activities that have taken place in accordance with the terms of the contract, in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 with a renewal option for up to three additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to grant funds through a cooperative project agreement, on a sole source basis, to the Institute on Disability, University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families to develop leadership skills and collaborate on the film project Crying Out Loud: Including Kids with Behavioral Challenges in School and Community, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#62         Authorized Division of State Police to accept a donation from Wal-Mart Inc., Wal-Mart’s Neighborhood Community Grant program, in the amount of $2,000 for the purpose of purchasing essential equipment for the State Police Canine Unit.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#63         Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a federal grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency in the amount of $18,241.29 known as “Motorcycle Rider Training Program Equipment & Education Grant” to provide funding for tools and mechanical equipment to maintain and repair the current fleet along with promotional items that will enhance the delivery of outreach programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Agency (Federal) Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a retroactive lease with Miracle Mile Realty LLC, West Lebanon, NH, for office space for Emergency Medical Services’ regional office in the amount of $90,652.32.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2013.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized the permit application of Lakeview Lot Owners Association located on Ossipee Lake in Ossipee, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 6 mooring.

 

#65A      Authorized Division of Fire Safety to enter into an agreement with Propane Gas Association of New England, Moultonboro, NH, for instruction services for National Fire Protection Association 54 code 2008 edition in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#66         Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway resurfacing of 47.26 miles in maintenance District III in Grafton, Belknap, and Carroll Counties on the basis of a single bid of $3,077,940.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $215,455.80 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 11, 2009.  100% Federal Stimulus Funds.  ARRA Funding. 

 

#67         Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $1,581,200 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from March 13, 2009 through March 26, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#68         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, and with Councilors Burton and Wieczorek voting no, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Modern Protective Coatings Inc., Hudson, NH, for maintenance repainting of one toll plaza canopy on the F.E. Evertt Turnpike (I-93) in Hooksett and two toll plaza canopies on the F.E. Everett Turnpike at Exit 11 in Merrimack on the basis of a low bid of $362,600.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $36,260 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Hi-Tech Rockfall Construction Inc., Forest Grove, OR, for rock stabilization on Interstate 93 located at the base of Barron Mountain in Woodstock on the basis of a low bid of $1,082,318.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $108,231.80 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 16, 2009.  90% Federal, 10% Highway Funds. 

 

#70                                                                         TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.         BANKING - Request permission for (1) employee, Parker Howell, Bank Examiner IV, or his designee, to travel to Arlington, VA, for six (6) days from April 19, 2009 to April 24, 2009 to attend the FDIC Advance Network Vulnerabilities Assessment training.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle. Total Cost: $716.00.  Source of Funds: Other-Exam/Assessment.  No registration fees. 

 

 

 

LATE ITEM

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A.            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton, and with Councilor Shea abstaining, authorized the request of the department to enter into a contract with Continental Paving, Inc. of Londonderry, NH on the basis of a low bid of $10,032,097.60 for roadway reconstruction for the Manchester Airport Access Road (MAAR) from the date of G&C approval though June 2, 2011.  (2) Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $501,604.88 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  100% Federal Funds. ARRA Funds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 11:45 a.m.