GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                April 4, 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 Shea, accepted the minutes of March 21, 2007.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the March 21, 2007 meeting.

 

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

 

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret, accepted the following

 

Ethics Committee

John J. Barthelmes, Hopkinton                                                                          Effective:  March 29, 2007

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Medicine

(Public Member)

David Micciche, Amherst                                                                                   Effective:  April 4, 2007

Succeeding:  Mary Nelson, Nashua                                                                 Term:  December 18, 2011

 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board

(Petroleum Dealer)

Thomas Klemm, Salem                                                                                        Effective:  April 4, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  January 1, 2010

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

(Commercial Fisherman)

Erik Anderson, Portsmouth                                                                                Effective:  April 4, 2007

Succeeding:  Alan Vangile, Portsmouth (resigned)                                        Term:  December 16, 2009

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Public Member)

John A. Curran, Londonderry                                                                            Effective:  April 4, 2007

Succeeding:  Christopher J. Sullivan, Concord                                               Term:  June 30, 2011

 

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

(Physician knowledgeable in the practice of respiratory care)

Jeffrey T. Reisert, DO, Plymouth                                                                       Effective:  April 4, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 18, 2010

 

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

Carl J. Rod, Jefferson                                                                                           Effective:  April 4, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 4, 2010

 

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

(Public Member)

Luann Udell, Keene                                                                                             Effective:  April 4, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 24, 2010

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employers)

Carolyn H. Benthien, Goffstown                                                                       Effective:  April 4, 2007

Succeeding:  Gary Levy, Portsmouth                                                               Term:  March 26, 2010

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Labor/Employees)

Daniel P. Manning, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  April 4, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 26, 2010

 

Board of Veterinary Medicine

Nominated by the NH Veterinary Medical Association

Michael Maki, DVM, New Ipswich                                                                   Effective:  April 4, 2007

Succeeding:  Derek H. Fritz, DVM, Francestown (reached term limit)         Term:  March 5, 2012

 

Water Council

(Public Member, Chairman)

John F. Bridges, Wolfeboro                                                                               Effective:  April 4, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 27, 2010

 

Water Council

(Public Member, Vice Chair)

Nancy E. Christie, Pittsfield                                                                                Effective:  April 4, 2007

Succeeding:  F. Wayne DiMarzio, Londonderry                                            Term:  February 5, 2011

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

(Public Member)

George S. Tosatti, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

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:  Upon confirmation

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:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  October 10, 2008

 

State Liquor Commission

Mark M. Bodi, Manchester                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

Salary:  GG Max $81,984

 

Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission

(Dairy Processor)

Bethany Hodge, Hinsdale                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Physical Therapy Governing Board

(Physical Therapy Assistant)

Wendy Farricy, Laconia                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 8, 2010

 

Department of Resources and Economic Development Advisory Board

(Recreation)

Donna J. Kuethe, (i), Gilford                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 1, 2012

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Local Government)

Robert J. Landman, North Hampton                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  October 10, 2008

 

Waste Management Council

(Private Solid Waste Management Industry)

David J. Tooley, Portsmouth                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, for the purpose of supporting the acquisition of a vacant industrial building, known as the J A Wright building, adjacent to the Railroad Yard Development, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#2            Authorized to enter into an agreement with Rockingham County, Brentwood, NH, for the purpose of supporting operations of Colors, Compounds and Consultants Inc, in the amount of $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#3            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a sole source agreement with the NH Fisher Cats Baseball Team to coordinate a highway-safety related advertisement campaign during the 2007 season home games in the amount of $18,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4            Authorized to conduct a one day conference on April 28, 2007 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester, Manchester, NH, to provide training to local land use board members for a total cost not to exceed $20,692.50.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees in an amount up to $20,692.50 along with financial support from the Department of Environmental Services $660 and the NH Division of Historical Resources $440 to offset the cost of the conference.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with JPA Management II, d/b/a Radisson Hotel Manchester, Manchester, NH, to provide facility rental, audio/visual equipment, refreshments and meals at a total cost not to exceed $18,692.50.  (4)Further Authorized to make an advance payment in the amount of $500 to the Radisson Hotel Manchester as a non-refundable security deposit.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#5            Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #7), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $100,000 from $2,159,117 to $2,259,117.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6            Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #8), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $114,913.93 from $1,755,576 to $1,870,489.93.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7            Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #9), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $300,000 from $3,566,186 to $3,866,186.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8            Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services Program, in the amount of $5,446.  Effective April 4, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#9            Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #4), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $200,000 from $2,977,899 to $3,177,899.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #9), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $100,000 from $2,211,251 to $2,311,251.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services in the amount of $3,168.  Effective April 4, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.

 

#12          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services in the amount of $3,857.  Effective April 4, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.

 

#13          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services in the amount of $7,346.  Effective April 4, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.

 

#14          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services in the amount of $6,532.  Effective April 4, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.

 

#15          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for the Senior Energy Assistance Services in the amount of $4,318.  Effective April 4, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#16          Authorized to accept a gift in the amount of $1,700 from Retail Information Systems News, Randolph, NJ, for travel, lodging, and attendance at the three day Retail Technology Conference 2007 to be held April 18-20, 2007 at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.

 

#17          Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Formax, a Division of Bescorp, Inc., Dover, NH, to provide hardware maintenance for the Department of Administrative Services in the amount of $10,251.72.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#18          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with International Business Machines, Pittsburgh, PA, to provide Business Recovery Services for the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Support Services in the amount of $115,844.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 20, 2010.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#19          Authorized, for the benefit of the Board of Tax and Land Appeals, to enter into a sole source contract with Real Data Corporation, Manchester, NH, for electronic market sales and assessment data in the amount of $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#20          Authorized Jeanne B. Jones, Laconia, NH, be nominated for promotion 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.

 

#21          Authorized Daniel T. Wilson, Concord, NH, be nominated for promotion 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.

 

#22          Authorized David R. Routhier, Grafton, be nominated for promotion 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.

 

#23          Authorized Brian A. Phillips, Keene, NH, be nominated for promotion 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.

 

#24          Authorized Daniel L. Saucier, Rochester, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#25          Authorized David F. Baker, Boylston, MA, be nominated for promotion 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.

 

#26          Authorized Melinda A. Morin, Milan, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

#26A      Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $37,000 from the National Guard Bureau for the purpose of Integrated Training Area Management.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to budget and expend $38,275 of excess revenue upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#28          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John D. Shea with regard to the financing of certain major new capital projects in connection with New London Hospital Association Inc., New London, NH.

 

#29          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John D. Shea with regard to the NH Higher Education Loan Corporation – Concord – student loan program.

 

#30          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor John D. Shea with regard to the Capital Note and Revenue Anticipation Note Program – Statewide projects.

 

#31          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease extension with the Town of Durham, NH, for space at the Durham District Court for a total amount not to exceed $62,347.20.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 

 

#32          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Control Technologies Inc., Manchester, NH, for the upgrade of Energy Management Systems in five State owned buildings in Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $269,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 5, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,050 for unanticipated expense for the electric system upgrades, bringing the total to $271,000.

 

#33          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract  with J.V. Hostetter Roofing/Progressive Roofing Inc., Haverhill, MA, for replacing roof membrane and flashing at the State House, Concord, NH for a total price not to exceed $203,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 17, 2007.  (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $12,198 for unanticipated expense for Replacing State House Roof Membrane and Flashing, bringing the total to $215,498.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#34          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $14,105.30 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#35          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#36          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request the State Library to make a one time unencumbered sole source payment to Jason Thibodeau, d/b/a D&J Professional Image, for the cleaning of the State Library in the amount of $2,360.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#37          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to deny the petition of Joseph Steven Crandall requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Drug.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until March 30, 2012. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively amend a lease agreement with Mascoma Rivermill Enterprises LLC (previously approved by G&C on 4-21-04, item #31), for rental of 5,800 sq ft of office space in Lebanon, by extending the agreement from February 1, 2007 through January 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38A      Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive contract with Ferdinando Insurance Associates Inc., d/b/a FIAI, Manchester, NH, for property insurance and liability coverage for NHES properties statewide in the amount not to exceed $142,602.  Effective April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#39          Authorized to pay $580,000 in overtime for permanent personnel services out of salaries for vacant positions due to pending recruitment for the period October 13, 2006 through February 23, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#40          Authorized additional funding in the amount of $1,600,000 for medical and dental expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#41          Authorized to retroactively amend G&C item #44 from the March 8, 2007 meeting, by adjusting the salary from Unclassified Group II, step 1, ($75,671) to Group II, step 2, ($80,399) to correct an error made in setting the temporary salary for Mr. Richard Gerry.  Effective March 2, 2007.

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#41A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a contract with Brevitz Consulting Services of Topeka, KS, for expert testimony and related assistance concerning financial issues in the NH Public Utilities Commission docket concerning FairPoint Communications Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Verizon New England’s landline business within NH in an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#42          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract with NH Fisher Cats, Manchester, NH, for the sole purpose of providing a sponsorship agreement for a total contract price of $13,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#43          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to award grants to Joint Promotional Advertising in the total amount of $2,259.50 for their 2007 in-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#44          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to award grants to Joint Promotional Advertising in the total amount of $17,870.50 for their 2007 out-of-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#45          Authorized Division of Economic Development to reclassify position #11496 from Secretary II, salary grade 9, to the level of Program Assistant I, salary grade 12.  100% General Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a sole source contract with the Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc., Manchester, NH, for advertising energy efficiency services during the NH Fisher Cats 2007 season in the amount of $6,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  

 

#47          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a retroactive contract with Acuren Inspection Inc., LaPorte, TX, for the cable and connection hardware inspection on the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway in Franconia in the amount of $5,809.71.  Effective April 22, 2006 through October 31, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Waterline Services LLC, Seabrook, NH, to provide effluent pump station replacement at Wallis Sands State Beach, Rye, NH, in the amount of $52,177.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 18, 2007.  84% Capital, 16% Other Funds. 

 

#49          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend $12,000 of federal funds to restore a Federal Excess Property vehicle.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#50          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to award a Forest Land Enhancement Grant to Howard N. Feist III, Sudbury, MA for timberstand improvement work and road access in the amount of $5,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#51          Authorized to enter into a contract with Robert J. Condit d/b/a Maple Ridge Septic Service, North Sandwich, NH, for the cleaning of department-owned portable restrooms for the Squam Lake Boat Access facility in the amount of $4,180.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 13, 2007 with the option to extend to June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Department of Transportation for the purpose of re-constructing a NH DOT public trailered boat access facility fronting the Winnipesaukee River in Northfield, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#53          Authorized to accept and expend an additional $33,000 in other agency income from the Maine Department of Marine Resources for the purpose of monitoring studies on rainbow smelt.  (2)Further Authorized a memorandum of agreement with the Maine Department of Marine Resources in the amount of $33,000 for the purpose of monitoring and conducting research on rainbow smelt.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#53A      Authorized to accept and expend $42,250 in Other Funds which are from the Conn. Lakes Endowment Funds to be used in substitution of Fish and Game Funds which will have no impact on the level of appropriation in the budget.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#54          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Connecticut River Joint Commissions Inc., Charlestown, NH, to complete the Mill Brook Stream Restoration Planning at the Confluence with the Upper Ammonoosuc River project in the amount of $24,390.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized to accept and expend $100,561.32 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the Beaches Environmental and Coastal Health Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#56          Authorized to transfer funds between classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#57          Authorized to accept and expend $99,200 in Federal Funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency to identify issues and areas of concern for water resource management in NH.  Effective through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#58          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with EMC Legato Corporation, Hopkinton, MA for the renewal of license subscription and technical support services for the installed electronic file storage management software, Legato Disk Extender 2000 Suite in the amount of $8,555.99.  Effective January 20, 2006 through January 19, 2008.  72% Other 23% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

 

#59          Authorized to enter into a contract with Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc., Manchester, NH, for professional engineering services associated with the development of a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan for Winnipesaukee River Basin Program facilities in the amount of $24,150.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#60          Authorized with Councilor Hollingworth voting no,  to award grant to the entities as detailed in letter dated March 22, 2007, for purposes of used oil collection, for a total of $11,147.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 7, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively amend a contract with Weston Solutions, Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-06, item #55), for operations and maintenance, sampling and analysis and data evaluation services, by increasing the contract value by $26,646 from $3,008,732 to $3,035,378 and by extending the completion date from March 31, 2007 to March 31, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized to enter into a Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, to estimate current non-registered and future total water withdrawal and return flow by census block in NH in the amount of $40,750.  Effective May 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized Water Division to enter into an agreement with EnviroSystems Inc., Hampton, NH for Whole Effluent Toxicity testing in the amount of $17,300.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#63A      Authorized to enter into a contract with Jeffrey H. Taylor & Associates Inc., Concord, NH, for facilitation and research services in support of the Salt Reduction Workgroup relative to the I-93 expansion in the amount of $81,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized a loan agreement with the City of Manchester, to finance the construction of the Cohas Brook Interceptor in the amount of $4,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#65          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant and a Businesses United for Water Security Installation grant to the City of Rochester, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized to award Businesses United for Water Security Installation grant to the entities as detailed in letter dated March 22, 2007, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $9,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Green Mountain Conservation Group, Effingham, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Rochester, NH, for an illicit sewage discharge elimination project in the amount of $3,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Gilford, NH, for the Outreach and Education Program to reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution from Septic Systems in the Town of Gilford project in the amount of $2,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#70          Authorized to make a one-time payment of $398.05 to Roberta Vitale-Nolen, Director of Nursing, at NH Hospital.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#71          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend a lease with 20 West Park LLC, Lebanon, NH, by increasing the amount of $2,625 to $7,623 from $4,998, and by extending the end date retroactively from March 31, 2007 to September 30, 2007.  40% Federal, 60% General Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Absolute Data Destruction, Goffstown, NH,  (previously approved by G&C on 6-26-02, item #129, amended on 5-18-05, item #58), to both safeguard confidential materials from misuse and to recycle post-consumer waste paper, by extending the end date to June 30, 2012.

 

                                Office of Community & Public Health

#73          Authorized Office of Minority Health to enter into a sole source agreement with Richard Hunt, Littleton, NH, to provide consultation, technical assistance and developmental support services to the OMH, and the coordination of a health and wellness event for Native American populations in NH as funded through the State Partnership Grant awarded to the DHHS in an amount not to exceed $41,333.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#74          Authorized to reclassify position #42925 Program Specialist II, salary grade 21 to Program Planner III, salary grade 25.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Section, Asthma Control Program to amend an agreement with Lamprey Health Care Inc., Raymond, NH, (previously approved by G&C On 1-26-05, item #53, amended on 3-22-06, item #69A), to build capacity to improve health outcomes for people with asthma, by increasing the amount by $20,000 from $224,781 to $244,781, and by extending the completion date to August 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $514,192 from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund public health emergency preparedness planning activities at the state and local levels.  (2)Further Authorized to accept additional Transfers from Other Agencies funds in the amount of $184,586 from DHHS.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#77          Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to grant the list of pandemic influenza preparedness funds as detailed in letter dated March 13, 2007, to the associated All Health Hazards Regions Planning Groups in the amount of $617,525.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#78          Authorized to amend the Consultant List (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #441, amended on 4-5-06, item #61, amended on 1-10-07, item #83), by adding the individuals as detailed in letter dated February 28, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  68% General, 31% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#79          Authorized to accept and expend additional Nursing Facility Quality Assessment Funds in the amount of $8,000,000, and additional federal Medicaid funds in the amount of $8,008,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#80          Authorized with Thanks, John H. Sununu Youth Services Center to accept a monetary donation from Fred B. Roedel, III of Wilton, NH in the amount of $1,000.

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#81          Authorized to make a retroactive payment in the amount of $1,532.11 to Capitol Fire Protection, Loudon, NH, for emergency sprinkler system repair work at the Anna Philbrook Center for Children on the campus of Hugh Gallen State Office Complex.  Effective upon G&C approval.  70% General, 29% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#82          Authorized to provide quality child care awards in the amount of $125,168 to a total of twenty-seven accredited child care programs throughout the State of NH who partner with the DHHS to provide child care services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#83          Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the NH Department of Employment Security, Concord, NH, to provide unemployment compensation intercept, and parent locator services which are related to child support collection activities in a total amount of $40,300.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#84          Authorized to enter into a contract with Brian Weeks Electric, Warren, NH, to provide electrician services in an amount not to exceed $4,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#85          Authorized to enter into a contract with Hampshire Fire Protection Co Inc., to provide fire sprinkler system inspections in an amount not to exceed $7,242.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#86          Authorized to enter into a contract with Ecolab Inc., St Paul, MN, to provide pest control services in an amount not to exceed $3,240.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL

#87          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and expend Federal Fiscal Year 2006 grant award funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families in the amount of $83,755.63.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#88          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to retroactively pay Pharmasource Healthcare Inc., Cincinnati, OH, for computer license and software fees in the amount of $11,226.  Effective September 2005 through June 30, 2006.  37% Agency, 38% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#89          Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation, Services for Blind and Visually Impaired, to accept eighteen donations totaling $625 in the memory of Ruth Spelas.

 

#90          Authorized to utilize interpreter services at public meetings or forums in an amount not to exceed $40,810.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#91          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 10-5-05, item #113), for on-site evaluations for programs designed for children and youth with disabilities in an amount not to exceed $749,206.80.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the NH Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities Inc., d/b/a Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, to strengthen the partnership between schools and families through the development and provision of family-friendly education opportunities and materials in the areas of literacy and secondary transition services and supports for youth with disabilities and their families in an amount not to exceed $35,996.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

#93          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a contract with NH Public Radio, Concord, NH, to provide advertising for the Planetarium in an amount not to exceed $7,424.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 29, 2008.  56% General, 44% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#94          Authorized to pay annual membership dues of $6,000 to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Inc., Lexington, KY.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized to retroactively pay a total of $871.85 from SFY 2007 funds for SFY 2006 wages and benefits for the individuals as detailed in letter dated February 21, 2007, which represents payroll periods from March 8, 2006 through June 8, 2006 for annual evaluations that were not received as required.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized Division of Safety Services to transfer $45,000 as detailed in letter dated February 26, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#97          Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to transfer $95,921 as detailed in letter dated February 26, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#98          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a federal grant known as “Basic MCSAP Grant for 2007” from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the amount of $219,821 for motor carrier safety programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#99          Authorized Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (previously approved by G&C on 2-8-06, item #86), by authorizing the receipt and expenditure of an additional $102,000 Pre-Disaster Mitigation competitive grant funds for the purpose of developing cost effective hazard mitigation activities that complement a comprehensive mitigation program.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a grant from FEMA (previously approved by G&C on 2-8-06, item #86), by transferring and reallocating $13.278.17, and by modifying the grant for the best utilization of available funds.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Lancaster for a total of $102,000 for completing a cost effective hazard mitigation project through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#100        Authorized to accept and expend a $189,000 grant known as “NH Buffer Zone Protection – 2006” from the US Department of Homeland Security Preparedness Directorate for the purpose of reimbursing the cost of preparedness activities at one designated federally critical site.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized the application permit of the Pine Harbor Condominium Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 10 moorings. 

 

#102        Authorized the application permit of the Scenic Heights Condominium Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 8 moorings. 

 

#103        Authorized the application permit of The Ledges at Newfound Lake located on Newfound Lake in Alexandria, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 42 moorings. 

 

#104        Authorized the application permit of the Wolfeboro Corinthian Yacht Club located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 27 moorings. 

 

#105        Authorized the application permit of the Manor Estates Condominium Association located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, for a congregate mooring field, with an increase of 11 moorings for a total of 32 moorings. 

 

#105A    Authorized Division of Fire Safety to reclassify position #10542 Executive Secretary, labor grade 11 to an Administrative Supervisor, labor grade 17.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#105B     Authorized Division of State Police to amend a grant (Operation Street Sweeper) received from the US Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #132, amended on 9-13-06, item #128), by reallocating $79,455.25 between operating classes, for the best utilization of available funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#105C     Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively amend a federal grant entitled “Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS)” from the US Department of Transportation/NHTSA, by extending the end date of December 31, 2006 to January 31, 2007.  1000% Federal Funds. 

 

#105D     Authorized Grants Management Unit to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Volunteer NH! for a total amount of $189,386.92, to implement the Citizen Corps program in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security guidelines.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#106        Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to budget prior year carry-forward funds in the amount of $273,668.82 from the Special Railroad Fund for maintenance and repairs to active state-owned railroad lines.  (2)Further Authorized to budget and expend additional revenue in the amount of $387,309.57 from the Special Railroad Fund for maintenance and repair of active State-owned railroad lines.  (3)Further Authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $1,177,344.85 for maintenance and repairs to active state-owned railroad lines.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#107        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $101,373.25 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from March 6, 2007 through March 15, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#108        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell two contiguous parcels of State owned land consisting of 3.5 acres and .93 acre respectively, located on the southerly side of NH Route 3A in Bristol to the NH Housing Finance Authority for $63,000.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#109        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Paul M. Darbyshire Associates, Gilmanton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-19-04, item #104), for on-call professional survey consulting services for various highway projects located throughout the State, by extending the completion date from May 19, 2007 to January 18, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#110        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with McFarland-Johnson Incorporated, Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, (previously approved by G&C on 11-13-02, item #171), for the final design of the Manchester Airport Access Road in the Towns of Bedford, Londonderry and Merrimack and the City of Manchester by increasing the fee by $291,596.77 from $7,733,664.32 to $8,025,261.09 for additional design services, and by extending the completion date from April 15, 2007 to May 1, 2008.

 

#111        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to reclassify position #20914 Highway Maintainer II, labor grade 9 to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19.

 

#112        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company, Dunbarton, NH, for the grout sealing of abandoned wells on the properties of Sonia Gauthier, Auburn, NH, Carol Estes, Northwood and Josh DiJoseph, Barrington, in the amount of $10,115.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2007.

 

#113        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $1,655,275 for roadway resurfacing of 38.1 miles in maintenance District VI and in Merrimack, Strafford and Rockingham Counties.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $165,527.50 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project. 100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#114        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CPM Constructors of Freeport, ME on the basis of a low bid of $526,825 for installing protective netting throughout various locations in the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 10, 2007.  (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $30,970 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  (3) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $21,712.50 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  Federal/Highway/Turnpike Funds. 

 

#115        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the Town of Acworth, NH, to compensate the Town $35,383 for their work as manager and contractor for road rehabilitation work related to the floods of October 2005.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with New England Signal Systems Inc., Northwood, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $169,433 for signal replacement on NH Route 106 and NH Route 129 in Loudon.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 16, 2007.  (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $25,414.95 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#117        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $1,393,613 for roadway resurfacing of 16.5 miles of the F.E. Everett Turnpike/I-293 in the communities of Nashua, Merrimack, Bedford, Manchester and Hooksett.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2007.  (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $139,316.30 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#118        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Weaver Bros. Construction Co., Inc., Concord, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $654,912.50 for slope stabilizing on West Road in Canterbury just west of I-93 Exit 18.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $65,491.25 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA on the basis of a low bid of $1,578,584 for roadway resurfacing of 13.94 miles of the Blue Star and Spaulding Turnpikes in the communities of Hampton and Rochester.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2007.  (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $157,858.40 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#120        Authorized with Councilor Shea abstaining, the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,933,340 for roadway resurfacing of 39.6 miles in maintenance District I and in Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham Counties.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $193,334 be approved 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 Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA on the basis of a low bid of $1,757,580 for roadway resurfacing of 28.72 miles in maintenance District IV in Cheshire, Hillsborough, and Sullivan Counties.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $175,758 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#122        Authorized with Councilor Shea abstaining, the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,192,180 for pavement rehabilitation and roadway improvements on NH 102 and NH Route 3A.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 24, 2007.  (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $119,218 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#123                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.             CORRECTIONS - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,485.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Gary P. Arceci, Financial Manager, in the course entitled “Managerial Communications”.

B.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $897.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sharon DeAngelis, Business Administrator II, in the on-line course entitled “Managing Diversity”.

C.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Argosy University, Sarasota, FL, the sum of $2,175.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cathy Higgins, Education Consultant II, in the distance learning course entitled “Dissertation Course V”.

D.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $897.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Lee, Program Planner I, in the on-line course entitled “Organizational Behavior”.

E.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Rochester, NH, the sum of $897.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara Romanos, Case Technician, in the course entitled “Natural History of Northern New England”.

F.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of e/nrolling Marion Greenlaw, Accountant IV, in the course entitled “Legal & Social Environment Of Business”.

G.            GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $630.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Gayle Baird, Sr. Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “20th Century”.

H.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,132.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alysia Kennard, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled “Interpersonal and Group Process”.

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Excelsior College, Albany, NY, the sum of $1,540.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorene Reagan, Administrator II, in the on-line course entitled “Health Care Delivery Systems: Social, Political, and Economic Influences”.

J.              HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,664.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Frank Beck, Fraud Investigator, in the courses entitled “Introduction to Philosophy” and “Constitutional Law”.

K.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay University of MA at Lowell, Lowell, MA, the sum of $695.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Djelloul Fourar-Laïdi, Business System Analyst, in the course entitled “Six Sigma-Green Belt Training”.

L.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,362.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Patrick McGowan, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “MOML 601 (Project Phase I)”.

M.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $832.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa A. Merrill, Supervisor III, in the course entitled “Human Development”.

N.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay the Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,458.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Speass, Family Services Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Economics for Business”.

O.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,716.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joy Tyrrell, Family Services Specialist, in the courses entitled “Corrections” and “Senior Human Services Project”.

P.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Improvement and Integrity - Request permission to pay Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $1,362.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Daniels, Administrative Assistant, in the course entitled “Career Development and Counseling”.

Q.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Improvement and Integrity - Request permission to pay Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $1,362.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Daniels, Administrative Assistant, in the course entitled “Psychological Testing”.

R.             LIQUOR - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $774.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina M. Demers, Statistician I, in the course entitled “Software Development w/C#.NET”.

S.             OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,482.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Andrew S. Divers Jr., Systems Development Specialist IV, in the courses entitled “Social Psychology” and “Criminal Investigation and Evidence”.

T.             TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $696.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Renee Dupuis, Human Resource Technician, in the courses entitled “Public Speaking” and “Managerial Accounting”.

 

Requested Tuition Total :  $23,806.00

#124                                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

A.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE  - Request permission for (1) employee, Stephen Ryan, Professor of Computer/Electronic Engineering or designee, to travel to Rochester, NY, on April 26 to April 29, 2007, to attend Project Lead the Way.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle.  Total Cost: $943.30. Source of Funds: 100% General Fund.  No Registration Fees.

B.             HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES  - Request permission for (2) employees, John Lambrukos, MD, and Glenn Martin, Licensing & Evaluation Coordinator or designee, to travel to Baltimore, MD, on April 15 to April 21, 2007, to attend a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Basic Hospital Surveyor Training Course.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle.  Total Cost: $3,444.28. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned