GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                April 18, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of April 4, 2007.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the April 4, 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 Burton, voted to set the date for a special election for state representative in Merrimack County District No.9 (Hooksett).

 

The filing period will begin on April 23, 2007 and end on April 30, 2007.  The primary election will be June 5, 2007.  The special election will be July 10, 2007.

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret, accepted the following

 

NH Housing Finance Authority

(Experienced in construction of single family real estate)

David Frydman, Concord                                                                                   Effective:  April 20, 2007

 

Board of Medicine – (as amended from March 8, 2007)

Paul J. Scibetta, Jr., Thornton                                                                            Effective:  June 30, 2007

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Lay Public)

Kenneth Rhodes, Auburn                                                                                  Effective:  April 18, 2007

 

NH Real Estate Commission

(Broker)

Arthur H. Slattery, Amherst                                                                               Effective:  May 1, 2007

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

(Public Member)

George S. Tosatti, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  April 18, 2007

Succeeding:  Donald Manning, Manchester                                                   Term:  February 17, 2010

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

(Insurance Industry of New Hampshire)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Domestic Insurance Companies

John Hoglund, Nashua                                                                                       Effective:  April 18, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 14, 2010

 

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association for the Deaf

Christopher M. Emerson, Epsom                                                                       Effective:  April 18, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  October 10, 2008

 

State Liquor Commission

Mark M. Bodi, Manchester                                                                                Effective:  April 18, 2007

Succeeding:  John W. Byrne, North Hampton (resigned)                             Term:  July 1, 2013

Salary:  GG Max $81,984

 

 

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Subsequent to the confirmation of Mark M. Bodi, Councilor Pignatelli asked that the following statement be made part of the minutes:

 

I have given a lot of thought to this important nomination and want to say a few words.

 

First, once again, the Governor has brought to the Council a man of fine character and excellent qualifications. Even with that, I had to wrestle with the question of whether there was any kind of conflict of interest for me to vote and for Mark Bodi to serve in this position.

 

As elected officials, we must carefully assess potential conflicts. For years, I did so in the House and Senate to make sure I was conflict-free in my votes. In this case, Mark Bodi did make a contribution to my campaign. Certainly, though, we can’t exclude excellent people who have given contributions, from public service. I did ask the State Executive Ethics Commission about this and was told there is no conflict so long as a contribution is disc1osed, and of course, I did so. Further, I would never vote in favor or against someone whether he did or did not contribute to my campaign.

 

I also considered the potential conflict issue around Mark’s employment in his advertising agency which does business with the State’s Liquor industry.

 

When considering these important nominations to State positions, foremost in my mind is that we need knowledgeable and qualified people to assume these crucial posts. When I vote for a qualified judge, for instance, I know I cannot reject him or her solely because he or his firm represented clients who will come before the court. When we have an applicant's word he will recuse himself in cases of conflict and we know he is a person of integrity, we believe he will. And the same goes for a nominee to lead a state agency who might have worked in one industry or another and have gained valuable knowledge and experience. And if confirmed to lead an agency, she might be regulating that industry. We, the Governor and the Councilors, need to satisfy ourselves she will work solely for the public’s interest when she comes into state government. If not, we should not entrust that nominee with such important public responsibilities.

 

In this case, Mark Bodi will be severing all business ties with his former company. He will not be receiving compensation or payouts in the future. When he and I met to discuss his nomination, he assured me he will recuse himself from discussions and votes on any contracts for which his former company will be competing. Those statements were reassuring to me.

 

The Public Hearing was very helpful to me in reaching my decision. Of course, it was an entirely open process, and I learned from a wide variety of New Hampshire people about Mark's outstanding qualities - his integrity, his generosity to the state, his creativity and work ethic.

 

I had all of these thoughts about qualifications and conflicts in mind when evaluating this nominee.  I have satisfied myself that Mark Bodi is a man of integrity and ability.  He has convinced me he will do a great job as Commissioner. And he will get my vote.

 

                                                                Debora Pignatelli

 

 

Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission

(Dairy Processor)

Bethany Hodge, Hinsdale                                                                                  Effective:  April 18, 2007

Succeeding:  Powell Cabot, Walpole                                                                Term:  June 19, 2008

 

Physical Therapy Governing Board

(Physical Therapy Assistant)

Wendy Farricy, Laconia                                                                                     Effective:  April 18, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 8, 2010

 

Department of Resources and Economic Development Advisory Board

(Recreation)

Donna J. Kuethe, (i), Gilford                                                                               Effective:  April 18, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 1, 2012

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Local Government)

Robert J. Landman, North Hampton                                                                 Effective:  April 18, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  October 10, 2008

 

Waste Management Council

(Private Solid Waste Management Industry)

David J. Tooley, Portsmouth                                                                             Effective:  April 18, 2007

Succeeding:  John Osgood, Wolfeboro                                                           Term:  December 23, 2010

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

State Board of Auctioneers

Jay T. St. Jean, Manchester                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Evelyn S. Lamprey, Portsmouth (reached term limit)              Term:  March 1, 2012

 

Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Compact

Richard C. Shelton, Newmarket                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 20, 2009

 

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission

Robert G. Kline, Plainfield                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  May 1, 2010

 

Board of Medicine

Robert P. Cervenka, M.D., Manchester                                                            Effective:  July 1, 2007

Succeeding:  Paul Scibetta, O.D., Thornton (resigned)                                 Term:  April 21, 2009

 

Moorings Appeals Board

Melvin Borrin, Moultonborough                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 16, 2009

 

Director: Division of Personnel

Nominated by The Commissioner of Administrative Services

Karen D. Hutchins, Concord                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Karen Levchuk, Concord                                                            Term:  January 1, 2011

Salary:  Grade HH Step 2: $75,983

 

Assistant Commissioner: Department of Safety

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

Earl M. Sweeney, Belmont                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 31, 2011

Salary:  Group JJ Step 5 $99,778

 

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board

Linda L. Hanrahan, Concord                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Debra Hiney, Exeter                                                                     Term:  March 4, 2010

 

Traffic Safety Commission

Frank R. Dickinson, Ossipee                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  September 16, 2008

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(General Public)

Shawn M. Donovan, Lebanon                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  April 23, 2009

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(Alternate Member)

Roy W. Tilsley, Jr., Mont Vernon                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  May 7, 2008

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Derry Economic Development Corporation for the benefit of Derry Depot Square Holdings, LLC in Derry, NH.  Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON APRIL 18, 2007

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 11:04 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be loan made by the Business Finance Authority to Derry Economic Development Corporation to finance the purchase of property at 6 West Broadway, Derry, New Hampshire and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject.  Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, briefly explained the project and introduced Jack Dowd of Derry Economic Development Corporation.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Wieczorek introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7  FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY TO DERRY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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

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

OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO DERRY ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to a loan by the Authority to Derry Economic Development Corporation (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $150,000 to provide financing to complete the purchase of property located at 6 West Broadway, Derry, New Hampshire (the "Loan").

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved that:

 

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

 

                a.             Special Findings.

 

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

 

                b.             General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                Passed and agreed to April 18, 2007.

 

 

 

#2            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Pentucket Bank and PowerHouse Design and Assembly Corp. in Salem, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON APRIL 18, 2007

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 11:08 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Pentucket Bank to PowerHouse Design & Assembly, Corp., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Wieczorek introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM PENTUCKET BANK TO POWERHOUSE DESIGN & ASSEMBLY, CORP." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE

UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

PENTUCKET BANK TO POWERHOUSE DESIGN & ASSEMBLY CORP.

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $450,000 from Pentucket Bank to PowerHouse Design & Assembly Corp., pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of the proposed financing;

 

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

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed award of the Authority's guarantee which they have requested; and

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

                                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will contribute significantly to the success of the financing.

 

                                                (ii)           Reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to the Authority and to ensure that any private benefit from the award of the guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

                                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

                                                (ii)           The award of the guarantee as proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

                                                (iii)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the state and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the state's citizens.

 

                                                (iv)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

                2.             Approval.  The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the award of the guarantee as may be required and authorize the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to April 18, 2007.

 

 

 

#3            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Ocean National Bank and Skillcraft Finishing Systems, Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON APRIL 18, 2007

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 11:12 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Ocean National Bank to Skillcraft Finishing Systems, Inc., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project .  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Pignatelli introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM OCEAN NATIONAL BANK TO SKILLCRAFT FINISHING SYSTEMS, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18

AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a

WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

OCEAN NATIONAL BANK TO

SKILLCRAFT FINISHING SYSTEMS, INC.

 

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $500,000 from Ocean National Bank to Skillcraft Finishing Systems, Inc., pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of the proposed financing;

 

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

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed award of the Authority's guarantee which they have requested; and

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

                                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will contribute significantly to the success of the financing.

 

                                                (ii)           Reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to the Authority and to ensure that any private benefit from the award of the guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

                                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

                                                (ii)           The award of the guarantee as proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

                                                (iii)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the state and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the state's citizens.

 

 

                                                (iv)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

                2.             Approval.  The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the award of the guarantee as may be required and authorize the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to April 18, 2007.

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#4            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to amend an existing agreement with the Town of Ossipee, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-8-06, item #4), for the purpose of upgrading the water, wastewater and electrical infrastructure at the Sandy Ridge Estates Cooperative in the amount of $500,000, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2008 from June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5            Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Transportation, Concord, NH, NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Concord, NH, and the NH Department of Environmental Services, Concord, NH, to provide $20,000 for the purpose of improving the existing GRANIT web site, archiving and distributing agency data through the GRANIT database and providing technical support services for the development of GIS data and applications.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds (DOT), 100% Other Funds (DES), 100% Other Funds (DRED).  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $20,000 from DOT, DRED and DES for the purposes above from GRANIT. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract amendment with the University of NH, Durham, NH, for the GRANIT project, by increasing the amount by $20,000 from $74,500 to $94,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#6            Authorized to retroactively accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,550 from the US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, for out-of-state travel for the FEMA required Annual New England Mitigation conference in Connecticut from April 3-5, 2007, as well as the Association of State Floodplain Managers conference in Virginia from June 3-8, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Poore Family Farm Foundation for North Country Conservancy, Colebrook, NH, to provide safe access to the facility from NH Route 145, develop architectural drawings for an interpretive center, and perform site preparation work in the amount of $134,999.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#8            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Haverhill, N. Haverhill, NH, to create a riverfront park along the Connecticut River Byway in Haverhill in the amount of $65,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#9            Authorized to enter into an agreement with Upper Valley Land Trust, Hanover, NH, to purchase the development rights of two agricultural land parcels located along the Connecticut River Scenic Byway in the amount of $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.   100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#10          Authorized to pay membership fees in the amount of $15,600 to the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, Lexington, KY, for fiscal years 2008 and 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to accept a gift in the amount of $995 from NASCIO for the complementary registration fee for the 2007 Midyear Conference to be held May 1, 2007 through May 4, 2007 in Chantilly, VA.

 

#11          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Oce North America Inc., Chicago, IL, for computer hardware maintenance and support services for the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009 in the amount of $11,140.96.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12          Authorized to exercise a second contract renewal option with JWC Enterprises d/b/a Chemserve of Milford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-19-04, item #5), for hazardous waste & environmental testing at NH Army National Guard facilities in the amount of $17,188.17.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13          Authorized to accept donations of bricks and monument engravings for memorial walkway, computer services, refurbished computers in the amount of $2,273.98 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

 

#14          Authorized David F. Baker, Boylston, MA be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#15          Authorized Jeanne B. Jones, Laconia, NH be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#16          Authorized Daniel T. Wilson, Concord, NH be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#17          Authorized David R. Routhier, Grafton, NH be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#18          Authorized Brian A. Phillips, Keene, NH be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#19          Authorized Daniel L. Saucier, Rochester, NH be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#20          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. LaFlamme Inc., Manchester, NH, for Electric System Upgrades at the State Office Park South, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $269,690.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#21          Authorized Risk Management Unit to enter into an agreement with Ferdinando Insurance Agency, utilizing Acadia Insurance Agency to purchase property insurance for State owned property for an amount not to exceed $894,402.  Effective May 1, 2007 through May 1, 2010. 

 

#21A      Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a non-monetary recognition to Barbara Hoover of the Office of Information Technology.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#21B       Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a non-monetary recognition to William Laycock of the Office of Information Technology.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#21C       Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a non-monetary recognition to Jay Joplin of the Office of Information Technology.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#21D       Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Perm-A-Drive Paving Co., Inc., Conway, NH, for Armory Site Improvements in Berlin, Manchester, and Nashua for a total price not to exceed $937,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 1, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $86,610.80 for unanticipated expense for the Armory Site Improvements, bringing the total to $1,023,610.80.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $35,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.

 

#21E       Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $390,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of May 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $488,903,801.97 for the Month of March and recommends the balance of $551,096,198.03 be lapsed.

 

#21F       Authorized Salary Adjustment and Employee Benefit Adjustment Fund transfers for the month of March.

 

#21G       Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2007 during the month of March.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#22          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $23,190.71 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#23          Authorized Division of Libraries to award a grant to the NH State Library Summer Reading Experience in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend grants totaling $5,500 from the organizations as detailed in letter dated April 4, 2007.  91% Federal, 9% Other Funds. 

 

#24          Authorized Division of Arts to award an Arts in Education Partnership Grant in the amount of $8,500 to the Park Street Foundation, Concord, NH.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25          Authorized Division of Arts to commission the artists as detailed in letter dated April 3, 2007, to create various works of art for the State Archives & Division of Vital Records Building, Concord.  100% General Funds. 

 

#26          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a Certified Local Government grant to the Town of Hollis in the amount of $8,491. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#27          Authorized Division of Arts to enter into an agreement with Randy Miller, Alstead, NH, for the creation of artwork for the NH Folklife Website in the amount of $3,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#28          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request Division of Pesticide Control, to accept and expend additional grant funds revenues from the US Environmental Protection Agency to be utilized for the Certification, Groundwater Management, Worker Protection and Enforcement Program in the amount of $31,626.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#29          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voting to deny the petition of Christopher R. Mulligan requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Negligent Homicide.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until September 2015.

 

#30          Authorized to designate Diana E. Fenton as an attorney at a salary of $55,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#31          Authorized to appoint Glenn A. Perlow as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $64,000.  Effective through July 31. 2008.

 

#32          Authorized to amend the Violence Against Women federal grant award (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #33), providing funding for five subgrants that support services to women in NH who have been victims of violent crime, by extending the termination date from May 31, 2007 to May 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to amend the five original subgrantees (previously approved by G&C on 11-29-06, item #37), by extending the termination date of May 31, 2007 to May 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33          Authorized to retroactively amend a grant received from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (previously approved by G&C on 5-3-06, item #17), to reimburse several law enforcement agencies for the purchase of Ballistic Vests, by extending the end date from September 30, 2006 to September 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $5,285.51 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to reimburse several law enforcement agencies for the purchase of Ballistic Vests.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter date April 5, 2007, in a total amount of $5,314.22 for the reimbursement of ballistic vests already purchased.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#34          Authorized to enter into a contract with Engelwood Construction, Bedford, NH, to seal the computer data room in preparation for the installation of a clean agent fire suppression system in the amount of $9,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to expend up to an additional $2,500 (contingency amount) for any unforeseen areas that may require sealing.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized to enter into a contract with Rescon Construction Services LLC d/b/a Rescon Basement Solutions, Londonderry, NH for the installation of a water proofing system at the NHES’s Concord local office for an amount not to exceed $18,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#36          Authorized to amend a contract for Portable Toilet Services with Dave’s Septic Services Inc., Beford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #82), for the NH State Prison for Men, Concord, NH, by increasing the total price from $8,064 to $16,128 a total increase of $8,064, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 3007 to June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#37          Authorized to amend a contract with Presidential Pest Control, Berlin, NH (previously approved by G&C on 4-20-05, item #38), for scheduled and nonscheduled services to control pests, by increasing the total price from $10,440 to $20,880 a total increase of $10,440.  Effective April 30, 2007 through April 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#38          Authorized to amend a contract with W.R. Bevans Fire Alarms Incorporated, Boscawen, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-4-05, item #25), for the maintenance, testing and repair of the Fire Protection Equipment connected to the detection, alarm, and communications systems at the Department of Corrections Facilities, by increasing the amount from $240,600 to $461,200 a total of $220,600, and by extending the completion date from May 10, 2007 to May 10, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#39          Authorized to reclassify position #18843, Corrections Officer, labor grade 14, to Human Resources Technician, labor grade 17.

 

#40          Authorized to reclassify position #42273, Secretary II, labor grade 9 to Accounting Technician, labor grade 12.

 

#41          Authorized to reclassify position #18804, Corrections Lieutenant, labor grade 21 to Program Specialist II, labor grade 21.

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#42          Authorized to amend a contract with Monadnock Disposal Service Inc., Jaffrey, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-10-02, item #36), for rubbish removal services, by increasing the amount from $39,564.80 to $42,347.80, and increase of $2,783.  100% General Funds. 

 

#43          Authorized to amend a contract with Interstate Electrical Services Corporation, North Billerica, MA, for electrical services, by increasing the price from $320,719 to $355,131, an increase of $34,412.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISION

#44          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to increase the salary rate for the state-appointed horse veterinarians from $299.78 per live racing program to $350 per live racing program.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#45          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to amend a sole source contract with Richill Inc., d/b/a Four Star Aviation, Andover, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #75), for flying forest health aerial detection surveys, by increasing the amount by $5,000 from $10,000 to $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2008.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with J. Parker & Daughters Inc., Pittsfield, NH, for installation of a septic system at Bear Brook State Park in the amount of $58,655.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#46A      Authorized Division of Economic Development to award a grant to the University of NH, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to support additional SBDC business counseling services in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#47          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a contract with Joe Brigham Inc., Pembroke, NH, to carry out aerial stocking and water sample collection (acid rain analysis) of remote, high altitude trout ponds in the amount of $13,150.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized to enter into a contract with Woodlot Alternatives Inc., Topsham, ME, for surveys of wetlands and Blanding’s turtle habitat in southern NH in the amount of $12,932.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 16, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#49          Authorized with Councilor Hollingworth voting no, to enter into a sole source contract with Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities Inc., Conway, NH, to provide Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, and CPR certification and re-recertification to the Conservation Officers in the amount of $4,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#50          Authorized to accept a donation with an estimated value of $4,500 from Elias Nyberg, Stow, MA, for a 2005 Ski-Doo Expedition snowmobile.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#50A      AMENDED - Authorized to enter into a contract with Richard A. Cook, Warner, NH, for coordination of the NH Landowner Incentive Program in an amount not to exceed $128,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  75% Federal Funds from the Landowner Incentive Program, and 25% State Funds from the Conservation Number Plate Program.  This item was amended at the table to clarify that the hourly rate would be $32.94 for 3 years in an amount not to exceed $98,000 plus an additional $30,000 to reimburse program expenses related to mileage, phone, office supplies and other necessary expenses.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#51          Authorized to award exotic weed grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated April 5, 2007, for the purpose of exotic aquatic weed control in the amount of $8,030.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized to transfer 24 Emissions Reductions Credits without charge to the University of NH to facilitate construction and operation of a new renewable landfill gas-to-energy facility.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#53          Authorized to enter into a Loan Agreement with Granliden Community Association, to finance the interconnection of the Granliden water system with the Town of Sunapee water system in the amount of $600,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#54          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant and a Business United for Water Security Installation grant to the Hampstead Area Water Company Inc., Atkinson, NH, to complete projects to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $13,150.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized NH Fish & Game Department’s request to dredge river bed and excavate bank along shoreline to construct two wide boat ramps separated by a floating pier accessed by a gangway and install a pier accessed by a walkway and a pier accessed by a walkway on frontage on the Winnipesaukee River in Laconia.

 

#56          Authorized Stuart Bauder’s request to construct a permanent timber pier with an aluminum ramp to a seasonal float on shoreline frontage on Great Bay in Greenland.  In addition, a set of wooden stairs with railing will be installed to provide access to the pier over the embankment.

 

#57          Authorized Gabriel Stabile Meredith LLC’s request to construct two seasonal docks connected by a seasonal walkway in a “U” configuration attached to two concrete pads located in the bank, construct a 320 sq ft perched beach with 4 ft access stairs to the waterbody on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

 

#58          Authorized Gabriel Stabile Meredith LLC’s request to construct two seasonal docks connected by a seasonal walkway in a “U” configuration attached to two concrete pads located in the bank, construct a 280 sq ft perched beach with 4 ft access stairs to the waterbody on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

 

#59          Authorized Hilde Cochrane Revocable Trust’s request to construct a tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier to a ramp to a float providing two under-sized slips on frontage on Little Bay in Newington.

 

#60          Authorized Division of Ports & Harbors, Pease Development Authority’s request to remove existing deteriorated commercial timber fish pier which is beyond its service life and replace with a new concrete and steel pier in the same location with appurtenant gangways and floats on shoreline at the Rye Harbor State Marina in Rye.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Operations Support

#61          Authorized to increase the vehicle fleet by one and permanently assign an automobile to be used by the newly transferred Licensing and Evaluation Coordinator position.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#62          Authorized to make retroactive a one-time payment in the amount of $7,359.01 to Fletcher Allen Health Care Hospital, for payment of Medicaid claim billed under the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized to provide reimbursement for claims similar to that above through the Integrated Financial System.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#63          Authorized Office of Minority Health to enter into an agreement with Lamprey Health Care Inc., Southern NH Area Health Education Center, Raymond, NH, to provide to middle school children, with an emphasis on minority youth, an opportunity to explore rewarding career opportunities in nursing, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to enter into an agreement with Dragon Mosquito Control Inc., Stratham, NH, to provide mosquito collection and sorting services to support West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus surveillance in an amount not to exceed $120,000.  Effective June 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through May 31, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to enter into an agreement with Coos County Family Health Services Inc., Berlin, NH to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment in an amount not to exceed $13,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  46% Federal, 54% General Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter retroactively into an educational tuition agreement with New England College, Henniker, for Stacey Smith to participate in the course “Class, Poverty, and Race in America” during the period January 22, 2007 through March 11, 2007 and to pay said costs in an amount not to exceed $2,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized to reclassify position #42931 Disease Prevention Specialist, salary grade 17 to the level of Dormitory Supervisor II, salary grade 11.

 

#68          Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Department of Health Management and Policy, Durham, NH to provide a zoonotic disease epidemiology specialist to support public health officials in an amount not to exceed $283,091.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Diabetes Education Program to amend an agreement with Community Health Access Network, Newmarket, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #301), to provide activities for the prevention and control of diabetes in NH, by increasing the amount by $85,000 from $170,000 to $255,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

#70          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with the NH Coalition for Citizens and Disabilities Inc., d/b/a Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, to provide funding for educational and support services for families of infants and young children with suspected or confirmed hearing loss in an amount not to exceed $45,599.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#71          Authorized to enter into a contract with Eastern Analytical Inc., Concord, NH, to provide wastewater laboratory services in an amount not to exceed $6,850.80  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized to enter into a contract with Uni-Care Health Services, Londonderry, NH, to provide pharmacy services in an amount not to exceed $6,360.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized to enter into a contract with Power’s Generator Service, Spofford, NH, to provide diesel generator maintenance and repair services in an amount not to exceed $8,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized to enter into a contract with Hampshire Fire Protection Co Inc., Londonderry, NH, to provide fire extinguisher maintenance and fire suppression system inspections and cleaning of the range hood services in an amount not to exceed $4,800.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#75          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide mediation services to parents in Cheshire County to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting in an amount not to exceed $21,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide mediation services to parents in Coos, Carroll, and Grafton Counties to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting in an amount not to exceed $17,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Merrimack County Visitation Center, Concord, NH, to provide safe supervised visitation in the counties of Merrimack, Grafton, Cheshire, Hillsborough and Rockingham, between children and their parents and further to provide safe supervised transfer of children between their parents during visitations in an amount not to exceed $34,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH, to provide access, visitation and mediation services to parents in Sullivan County to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody, access and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting in an amount not to exceed $24,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#79          Authorized to amend an agreement with Southeastern Regional Education Services Center Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #346, amended on 4-5-06, item #59), for inclusion of children with special needs in pre-school programs, by increasing the amount by $340,000 to $680,000, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#80          Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Concord, NH, to provide housing assistance and supportive services to individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families in an amount not to exceed $663,919.  Effective March 1, 2007 through February 28, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS

#81          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and expend $2,200 in examination fees to cover personnel costs of administering licensing examinations.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#82          Authorized to grant funds to NH Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Concord, NH, to improve educational outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  (3)Further Authorized, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized to enter into a contract with Pamela Mueller, Contoocook, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in English Language arts to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84          Authorized to enter into a contract with Christine Downing, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85          Authorized to enter into a contract with Elizabeth Erickson, Georges Mills, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86          Authorized to enter into a contract with Kathleen Fowler, Hampstead, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87          Authorized to enter into a contract with Caroline Herold, Manchester, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88          Authorized to enter into a contract with Cecile Carlton, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms herein, to exercise a renewal option on this grant for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89          Authorized to exercise the renewal option to grant funds to the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-04, item #140), to provide technical assistance in supporting positive behavioral strategies for children and youth with disabilities for an amount not to exceed $457,377.84.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

#90          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to increase the size of the fleet by 2 vehicles from 84 to 86.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#91          Authorized with Councilor Hollingworth and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management request of retroactive sole source approval to pay an invoice from Whittier House Restaurant in the amount of $1,770.94 for a dinner meeting held on March 28, 2007.  35% Federal, 54% Private & Local, 11% Revolving Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a contract with College Bound Movers Inc., Amherst, NH, for the relocation of Homeland Security and Emergency Management office furnishings, equipment and materials, Concord, NH, to the Incident Management Center, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $6,990.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  35% Federal, 54% Private & Local, 11% Revolving Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, to provide space for the Motorcycle Rider Education courses in an amount not to exceed $21,000.  Effective May 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2007.  100% Agency Income.

 

#94          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a lease with Windalier Miracle Mile LLC, Portland, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 5-7-03, item #154, amended on 5-4-05, item #130), to house the Motor Vehicle sub-station in Lebanon, by extending the end date from April 30, 2007 through August 31, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a retroactive contract with HGM Development Inc., Keene, NH, for lease of office space for the purpose of conducting business activities related to Operation Flood Recovery for the Keene/Alstead long term recover efforts in the amount of $1,200.  Effective May 1, 2006 through August 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to accept and expend a federal grant from the US Department of Homeland Security for implementation of US Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy training courses and programs in the amount of $28,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized Division of Fire Safety to pay a retroactive sole source invoice in the amount of $1,850.47 to the Town & Country Motor Inn., Gorham, NH, for food and lodging associated with joint fire & life safety inspections which occurred on March 14-15, 2007.  100% Revolving Funds (Fire & EMS Fund). 

 

#98          Authorized to open a regular checking account with the Merrimack County Saving Bank, Bow, NH, for use as a holding account for revenues collected by the Bow Municipal Agent.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#99          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a lease with One Dow Court Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-4-95, item #78, amended on 12-3-03, item #56, amended on 11-10-04, item #138, amended on 5-18-05, item #79, amended on 8-31-05, item #185, amended on 3-22-06, item #132, amended on 10-25-06, item #85), for the Manchester Motor Vehicle sub-station, by extending the expiration date from April 30, 2007 to July 31, 2007 at a cost of $12,088.50.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#100        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a contract with Grant Cleaning Service, Pelham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #72), for janitorial services at the Windham weigh stations, by extending the end date from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009 in the amount not to exceed $8,256.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a contract with Grant Cleaning Service, Pelham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #483, amended on 3-9-05, item #73), for janitorial service and emergency cleaning of public bathrooms in the Merrimack sub-station, by extending the end date from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009 in the amount not to exceed $22,460, an increase of $390.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#102        NOT USED

 

#103        Authorized the application permit of the Winnipesaukee Habitat Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 30 moorings. 

 

#104        Authorized the application permit of the Paradise Lodge Condominium Association located on Newfound Lake in Bridgewater, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 12 moorings. 

 

#105        Authorized the application permit of the Stonedrift Condominium Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 9 moorings. 

 

#106        Authorized the application permit of the South Down Boat Club located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 40 moorings. 

 

#107        Authorized to deny the application permit of The Oakledge Association located on Sunapee Lake in Sunapee, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for 29 original moorings plus an additional 8 mooring for a total of 37 moorings.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

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

 

#109        Authorized to amend a sole source contract with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #518), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $75,901 from $426,522 to $502,423, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007..  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#110        Authorized to amend a sole source contract with the Strafford Planning Commission, Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #168), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $112,946 from $535,094 to $648,040, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007..  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#111        Authorized to amend a sole source contract with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #169), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $86,507 from $369,876 to $456,383, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007..  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#112        Authorized to enter into a sole source joint fund agreement with the US Geological Survey, NH/VT Water Science Center, Pembroke, NH, to develop regression equations with GIS solutions for a fee not to exceed $126,475.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#113        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $175,339.56 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amount greater than $5,000 for the period extending from March 16, 2007 through March 27, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#114        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Pinard Waste Systems Inc., Manchester, NH, for container rental and rubbish pickup at eight District 05 locations on the basis of a low bid of $33,160.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#115        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Charles George Trucking Co Inc., Londonderry, NH, for container rental and rubbish pickup at nine District 05 locations on the basis of a low bid of $22,113.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#116        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hinsdale, NH, to compensate the Town $31,216 for their work as manager and contractor for road rehabilitation work related to the floods of October 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117        Authorized Bureau of Materials and Research to enter into two (2) contracts; (1)John Turner Consulting Inc., Dover, NH for a fee not to exceed $500,000; and (2)New England Testing Co., Enfield, NH for a total fee not to exceed $400,000, for statewide materials testing and construction inspection.  Effective upon G&C approval, from the Notice to Proceed through December 31, 2008.

 

#118        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R. S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #198), for replacing the Route 3 “double decker” bridge over the Suncook River and reconstructing Route 3 in Allenstown and Pembroke, by increasing the amount by $308,000 from $11,352,639.75 to $11,660,639.75.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to amend a contract with the University of NH Complex Systems Research Center through the University of NH’s Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for work related to town boundary enhancement collaboration and road centerline mapping, by extending the contract’s completion date from April 30, 2007 to October 31, 2007.

 

#120        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Weaver Bros. Construction Co., Inc., Concord, NH, for roadway reconstruction of US Route 4, Main Street and Horse Corner Road on the basis of a low bid of $2,034,099.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 16, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $142,386.95 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#121        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Nicom Coatings Corp., Barre, VT for crack sealing at various locations through I-93 and I-393 on the basis of a low bid of $1,045,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 5, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $104,590 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#122        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Nicom Coatings Corp., Barre, VT for crack sealing at various locations through I-93 on the basis of a low bid of $798,998.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 5, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $79,899.80 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#123        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Busby Construction Co., Inc., Atkinson, NH, for widening of NH 125 for a center dual use left turn lane and raised concrete medians for improve safety on the basis of a low bid of $1,585,875.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 13, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $158,587.50 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#124        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation and roadway improvements along NH Route 11 on the basis of a low bid of $1,224,212.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $122,421.23 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#125        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Annseal Inc., Binghamton, NY for roadway crack sealing at various locations throughout the State on the basis of a low bid of $736,300.18.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 12, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $73,630.02 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#126                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.             ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,506.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Beverly R. Kowalik, Project Manager III, in the courses entitled “Architectural History”, “Regional Geography of the Non-Western World” and “Nutrition in Health and Well Being”.

B.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $908.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Doris Baillargeon, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Economics of Change”.

C.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $908.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Beard, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Economics of Change”.

D.             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 “Algebra”.

E.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,663.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathaleen Henkle, Secretary II, in the courses entitled “Social Transformation and Alternative Visions”, “Group Project Community Development” and “Crisis Intervention”.

F.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,916.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ruth Kaste, Child Protective Services Worker, in the course entitled “Psychology of Career & Personal Development”.

G.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott E. Beckwith, Family Services Specialist II, in the course entitled “English Composition”.

H.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, West Lebanon, NH, the sum of $1,716.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin White, Family Services Specialist, in the on-line courses entitled “Theories of Domestic Violence” and ”Courts and Criminal Procedure”.

I.               NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia B. Gilbert, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Accounting II”.

J.              OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay the NH Community Technical College, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mikyung C. Hughes, Accountant II, in the course entitled “Spreadsheets”.

K.             PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robyn J. Descoteau, PUC Examiner, in the course entitled “Management Accounting”.

L.             TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Boston University, Boston, MA, the sum of $4,968.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ram Maddali, Civil Engineer VI, in the course entitled “Module 2: Operating & Economic Decision Making”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $19,647.00


#127                                                                       
TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

A.             EDUCATION - Request permission for (1) employee, Betina Greco, Transition Coordinator of Vocational Rehabilitation or designee, to travel to Charlotte, NC on April 29th to May 4th, 2007, to attend the IDEA Partnership National Community on Transition and the NSTTAC Secondary Transition State Planning Institute.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $480.60 IS REQUESTED FOR Betina Greco. Total Cost: $596.62. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned