GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                May 16, 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 May 2, 2007.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the May 2, 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

 

Board of Accountancy

(Public Member)

Ellery Hathorn, Manchester                                                                               Effective:  May 16, 2007

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Airport Manager)

Kevin A. Dillon, Brentwood                                                                               Effective:  June 1, 2007

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals

(Office of Alcohol and Drug Policy)

Joseph P. Harding, Chester                                                                                Effective:  May 16, 2007

Succeeding:  Mary Dube, Epsom (reached term limit)                                   Term:  January 28, 2010

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Water Park Operator)

Tom Brady, Jefferson                                                                                          Effective:  May 16, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  May 16, 2009

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Electrical Engineer)

Tyler E. Carlisle, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  May 16, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  May 16, 2010

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Insurance Professional)

Robert Simpson, Bow                                                                                          Effective:  May 16, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  May 16, 2008

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Public Member)

Eugene T. Reed, Nottingham                                                                             Effective:  June 2, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 2, 2009

 

Electricians Board

(Master Electrician)

Thomas J. Malley, Nashua                                                                                 Effective:  June 30, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2012

 

NH Housing Finance Authority

(Experienced in Construction of Single Family Real Estate)

John T. Eller, (d), Newbury                                                                                 Effective:  May 16, 2007

Succeeding:  David Frydman, Concord (resigned)                                         Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Board of Nursing

Barbra Brown, Littleton                                                                                       Effective:  May 16, 2007

Succeeding Martha S. Danderson, Berlin                                                        Term:  May 11, 2010

 

Board of Nursing

Mertie L. Potter, Concord                                                                                   Effective:  May 16, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  May 10, 2010

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Public Member)

Suzanne M. Foster, Newfields                                                                           Effective:  May 16, 2007

Succeeding:  Sally Sullivan, Concord (resigned)                                            Term:  September 16, 2008

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Public Member)

Kevin A. McCue, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  May 16, 2007

Succeeding:  Michael F. Whiby, Manchester                                                 Term:  May 13, 2010

 

State-Capital Region Planning Commission

Deborah de Peyster, Concord                                                                            Effective:  May 16, 2007

Succeeding:  Robert C. Washburn, Concord                                                  Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

Department of Resources and Economic Development Advisory Commission

(Agriculture)

Diane Souther, (r), Concord                                                                               Effective:  May 16, 2007

Succeeding:  Richard D. Greeley, Wilton                                                         Term:  April 1, 2012

 

Speech Language Pathology Governing Board

(Public Member)

Nancy H. Rescino, Bow                                                                                      Effective:  May 16, 2007

Succeeding:  Mariellen Mackay, Nashua (resigned)                                      Term:  March 4, 2009

 

Assistant Commissioner: Department of Safety

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to remove from the table, the following confirmation - which was tabled at the May 2, 2007 Meeting

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to approve the following confirmation:

 

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

Earl M. Sweeney, Belmont                                                                                  Effective:  May 16, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 31, 2011

Salary:  Group JJ Step 5 $99,778

 

Assistant Commissioner: Department of Transportation

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

David J. Brillhart, Concord                                                                                 Effective:  May 16, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 28, 2010

Salary:  Group KK maximum, $102,365

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(Professional Engineer)

H. Edmund Bergeron, North Conway                                                               Effective:  May 16, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 23, 2010

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Lisa C. Michaud, Manchester                                                                            Effective:  May 16, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  May 16, 2010

 

Water Council

(Industrial Interests)

Christopher M. Rawnsley, Antrim                                                                    Effective:  May 16, 2007

Succeeding:  Wayne L. Patenaude, Hopkinton                                              Term:  September 17, 2009

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Owner of portable amusement rides)

W. Scott Miller, Webster                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  1 year from confirmation

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Operator of permanently placed carnival or amusement rides)

Thomas Morrow, Salem                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  2 years from confirmation

 

Director of the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning: Department of Education

Nominated by the the Department of Education in consultation with the Board of Education

Paul K. Leather, Concord                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  4 years from confirmation

Salary:  GG maximum $81,984.00

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Coos County)

Catherine P. McDowell, Randolph                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 years from confirmation

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

Nominated by the Federation of Fire Mutual Aid Association

Kevin Pratt, Raymond                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 16, 2010

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

(Represents Consumers)

John Badger, Newmarket                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Susan Richey, Concord                                                               Term:  March 25, 2010

 

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

(Alternate – knowledgeable in auto mechanics)

George F. Dykstra, Chichester                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  May 26, 2010

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Lay Public)

James M. Fitzgerald, Laconia                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kenneth R. Rhodes, Auburn (resigned)                                   Term:  June 30, 2012

 

Railroad Appeals Board

(Legal Profession)

Francis X. Quinn Jr., Rye                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 23, 2010

 

Interim Commissioner: New Hampshire Community Technical College System

Richard A. Gustafson, Bedford                                                                         Effective:  July 1, 2007

Succeeding:  William Simonton, Concord                                                        Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure Salary:  KK maximum $102,365                                                                                    (RSA 4:5)

 

State-Capital Region Planning Commission

Mark Ciborowski, Concord                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Victoria Zachos, Concord                                                           Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

Board of Managers of the NH Veterans Home

(Member of a Chartered Veterans Service Organization)

Richard L. Murphy, Merrimack                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 10, 2010

 

Director of Waste Management: Department of Environmental Services

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services (with consultation of Waste Management Council)

Michael J. Wimsatt, Concord                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Tony P. Guinta, Franklin                                                             Term:  May 13, 2011

Salary:  HH Step 4: $84,919

 

Water Treatment Plant Advisory Committee

(Nominated by the NH Water Works Association)

Thomas Bowen, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  June 25, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 25, 2011

 

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli 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 Coastal Economic Development Corporation for the benefit of Port City Air, Inc. located in Portsmouth, 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 MAY 16, 2007

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan to be made by Coastal Economic Development Corporation 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. Mike Donahue, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project and introduced Daniel Gray, Managing Director of Coastal 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 Wheeler introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:7 WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN TO COASTAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Pignatelli.  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 COASTAL 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 Coastal Economic Development Corporation (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $150,000 to provide equipment financing for Port City Air, Inc., of Portsmouth, 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 May 16, 2007.

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2            Authorized to amend an agreement with the Town of Hinsdale, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #15), for the purpose of replacing the existing sewer main along Canal Street, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2008 from June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, for the purpose of supporting infrastructure improvements to a vacant downtown property, known as the Railroad Yard, in the amount of $480,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#4            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Merrimack, Concord, NH, to address a public health emergency, by replacing kitchen equipment and the septic system at the Nutrition and Elder Services Central Kitchen in Concord, in the amount of $134,732.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#5            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and expend $23,021.33 in federal highway safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the development and implementation of a statewide safety program.  Effective upon G&C approval  through June 30, 2007. 

 

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#5A        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into an agreement with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc., Concord, NH, for the distribution of telecommunications equipment, in an amount not to exceed $184,500.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  80% Other, 20% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#6            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $3,176 from the US Department of Energy, for out-of-state travel for the Certified Energy Mangers seminar in Natick, MA from June 11-15, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#7            Authorized to amend a contract with Connecticut General life Insurance Company d/b/a CIGNA Healthcare (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #28), by extending the term of its existing medical benefit administrator services agreement.  The cost for the administrator services, together with the premium for an associated medical claim stop loss policy will increase by $3,717,406.86 from $13,477,002 to $17,194,408.86.  Effective June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007.

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#8            Authorized to enter into a contract with Compass Systems & Programming Inc., Exeter, NH, for network technical services in the amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#9            Authorized to enter into a contract with Software House International Incorporated, Paxton, MA, for software and peripheral services, including support services and maintenance, to sustain day-to-day operational needs of agencies within the State of NH, in the amount of $35,939.  Effective June 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  28% General, 32% Federal, 34% Other, 6% Highway Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#10          Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $1,460 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

 

#11          Authorized to accept donations of computer services and media converter in the amount of $1,148.68 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

 

#12          Authorized to pay two unencumbered, retroactive, sole source invoice from Daniel’s Electric, Gilford, NH, in the amount of $2,154.75 for electrical repairs at the Plymouth Armory.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#13          Authorized the list of G&C meeting dates for the period of July through December 2007 with location subject to change.

 

#14          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with F.L. Merrill Construction Inc., Pembroke, NH, for drainage reconstruction at the Concord District Courthouse, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $24,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $2,500 for unanticipated expense for the Concord District Courthouse Drainage Reconstruction, brining the total to $27,000.  100% General Funds. 

 

#15          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Beloin Construction Inc., Rochester, NH, for the construction of a storage building located at the Department of Motor Vehicle, Concord, NH, for a price not to exceed $353,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 16, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $28,300 for unanticipated expense for the DMV storage building, brining the total to $382,070.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $21,240 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Pubic Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#16          Authorized Bureau of General Services to amend a contract with Janitech Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #V), for janitorial services at the Health and Human Services Building, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $9,000 from $545,712 to $554,712.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Rental Income. 

 

#17          Authorized to enter into a contract with Inmate Calling Solutions LLC d/b/a IC Solutions of San Jose, CA, for Inmate and Pay Telephone Services.  Effective August 23, 2007 through August 22, 2012. 

 

#18          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a inter-agency rental agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing the Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with office space located in the Nashua District Court, Nashua, NH, for a total amount not to exceed $10,242.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. 

 

#19          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D&C Construction Company Inc., Rockland, MA, for the waterline improvements at the Powder Mill Fish Hatchery, New Durham, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,426,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $30,000 for unanticipated expense for the Waterline Improvements, Powder Mill Fish Hatchery, brining the total to $1,456,000.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $41,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.  Fish and Game Funds). 

 

#20          Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2007 during the Month of April.

 

#21          Authorized to accept and place on file the Salary Adjustment Fund and Employee Benefit Adjustment Fund agency transfers for the month of April.

 

#22          Authorized to accept a portrait of Governor Jeanne Shaheen from the Governor Shaheen Portrait Committee and Authorized the hanging of the portrait in the State House.  Effective May 18, 2007.

 

#23          Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $460,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of June 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $325,119,821.61 for the Month of April and recommends the balance of $104,880,178.39 be lapsed.

 

#24          Authorized an annual salary step for Joseph B. Bouchard, Assistant Commissioner, from Group II, Step 4 ($89,855) to Group II, Step 5 ($94,854) effective June 5, 2007.

 

#24A      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Dzioba Construction Co. Inc., Derry, NH, for an addition and renovations to Little Hall Dining Services, NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $1,596,041.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $29,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.  100% General Funds. 

 

#24B       Authorized Bureau of Risk Management to enter into an agreement with Rowley Insurance Agency for the purchase of liability insurance to protect the State for its watercraft operations for an amount not to exceed $12,072.  Effective June 4, 2007 through June 4, 2008. 

 

#24C       TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to table the request to enter into a contract with the Local Government Center Health Trust LLC, Concord, NH, to administer the prescription drug benefit provided to state employees and retirees, for an amount estimated to be $467,313.97.  Effective July 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009.

 

#24D       Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora Pignatelli with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the financing of certain new capital projects in connection with High Mowing School, Wilton, NH.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#25          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $17,660.30 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#26          Authorized to retroactively enter Sylvia Yeaton into an educational tuition agreement with Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, to participate in the course entitled The Legal and Social Environment of Business, during the period of April 24, 2007 through June 18, 2007, and to pay said costs in the amount of $610.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27          Authorized Division of Arts to award Arts in Education Grants totaling $9,500 to Timberline Regional School, Plaistow, NH and Arts Alliance of Northern NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28          Authorized Division of Arts to award a Community Arts Project Grant to the Moving Company Dance Center, Keene, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#29          Authorized Division of Arts to award a Community Arts Partnership Initiative Grant to the Crotched Mountain Foundation, Greenfield, in the amount of $7,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#30          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $17,000 to the Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized Division of Arts to award a Mini-Grant to Great River Arts Institute, Bellows Falls, VT in the amount of $1,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#32          Authorized Division of Arts to an Organizational Support Cultural Facility Grant to Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#33          Authorized Division of Arts to enter into an agreement with Karen Holman, Andover, 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.  

 

                                JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#34          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth authorized the request to budget and expend $4,500 in examination fees collected from the Principles and Practices of Engineering and Land Surveying Examinations and the Fundamentals of Engineering and Land Surveying Examinations for direct expenses of these examinations.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 

 

                                BOARD OF TAX AND LAND APPEALS

#35          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to renew a contract with Bragan Reporting Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #41), for court reporting services in an amount not to exceed $12,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  80% General, 20% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#36          Authorized Division of Animal Industry to accept and expend grant funds from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in the amount of $3,000 to be used to provide financial assistance to the State for Scrapie Disease surveillance, flock certification, education for flock owners and veterinarians, and supporting the fairs in maintaining isolation pens and education to maintain a Scrapie Disease free environment.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36A      Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, to assist in the promotion and advancement of Integrated Pest Management practices in NH in the amount of $4,910.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized prepayment of funds within 30 days of G&C approval.  100% Private & Local Funds. 

 

#36B       Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, to assist in the promotion and advancement of Integrated Pest Management practices in NH in the amount of $14,788.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized prepayment of funds within 30 days of G&C approval.  100% Private & Local Funds. 

 

#36C       Authorized Division of Animal Industry to amend a cooperative agreement for the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Surveillance Cooperative Agreement Award in the amount of $28,500 (previously approved by G&C on 2-7-07, item #14A), by extending the completion date retroactively to December 31, 2007 from April 30, 2007.

 

#36D       Authorized to amend a grant with the UNH Cooperative Extension Hillsborough County, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05), for the Innovative Landscape Practices project, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2007 from June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to amend the Price and Method of Payment, to provide one final payment upon completion of all work instead of quarterly payments.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#37          Authorized to amend a grant from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #54),to support the development of a prescription drug monitoring program in NH, by extending the end date from June 1, 2007 to June 1, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38          Authorized to appoint James W. Kennedy as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $60,000.  Effective May 26, 2007 through May 26, 2012.

 

#38A      Authorized to appoint Jane E. Young as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $90,546.30.  Effective June 4, 2007 through November 10, 2009.

 

#38B       Authorized to appoint John M. Gasaway Jr. as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $57,000.  Effective through October 31, 2007.

 

#38C       Authorized to designate Karin Eckel as an attorney at a salary of $52,000.  Effective June 4, 2007.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#39          Authorized a renewal of the 25% compensation rate increase of Chief Boiler Inspector, position #10973, labor grade 25, (previously approved by G&C on 12/7/05,  item #29), to retain the incumbent in this position.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Authorized a continuance of the 25% salary enhancement (previously approved by G&C on 12-7-05, item #29), for four currently filled positions; Boiler Inspection, position #43060 (labor grade 23); Chief Elevator Inspector, position #43059 (labor grade 23); and two current Elevator Inspectors, position #41306 (labor grade 21), and #10981 (labor grade 21); for a two year period upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#40          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH for acting as the grant recipient/fiscal intermediary to Workforce Opportunity Council in the amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend agency income in the amount not to exceed $10,000.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#41          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a contract with Edmonds Landscaping Co., LLC, Merrimack, NH, for lawn care and landscaping services at NHES’s Nashua local office in the amount not to exceed $25,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#42          Authorized to accept and place on file the annual report for the State Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2006.

 

#43          Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Bergeron Construction Company Inc., Keene, NH, for Probation/Parole District Office space, Keene, NH, in the amount of $145,285.00.  Effective retroactive to April 3, 2007 through April 2, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#44          Authorized to enter into a contract with Johnson Controls Inc., Manchester, NH, for refrigeration services for the locations as detailed in letter dated May 1, 2007, in the amount of $45,094.60.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#45          Authorized to enter into a contract with The Doctor’s Office at Salmon Street, Manchester, NH, for pre-assignment and/or fitness for duty examinations in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized to enter into a contract with Johnson Controls Inc., Manchester, NH, for HVAC services for the locations as detailed in letter dated May 1, 2007, in the amount of $61,052.20.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#47          Authorized to renew an agreement with Celia Englander, MD, Rye, NH, for clinical medical services as the Chief Medical Officer (previously approved by G&C on 7-19-06, item #57), in the amount of $235,867.94.  Effective June 30, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized to renew an agreement with John Eppolito, MD, for clinical medical services as staff physician (previously approved by G&C on 7-19-06, item #58), in the amount of $220,575.74.  Effective June 30, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#49          Authorized to renew a contract with Neat NH Cleaning Service Inc., Auburn, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-06, item #40), for cleaning services for the Division of Field Service’s Nashua Probation/Parole District Office, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $9,600.  Effective retroactive to February 28, 2007 through February 28, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#49A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to amend a contract with Susan M. Baldwin, to provide expert testimony and relatd assistance to assist in participating in the NH Public Utilities Commission docket concerning FairPoint Communications Inc’s proposed acquisition of Verizon New England’s landline business within NH, by increasing the amount by $93,585 from $24,550 to $118,135.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#50          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and expend Sweepstakes Incentive Award Funds from the Multi-State Lottery Commission, West Des Moines, IA, in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#51          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to accept and expend US Department of Transportation grant funds in the amount of $24,097 in support of the Dig Safe program in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#52          Authorized to enter into a sublease agreement with the Pease Development Authority, Portsmouth, NH, for renting the 6,134 square foot facility currently housing the International Trade Resource Center, in the amount of $73,608.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a sole source contract with the University of NH, Complex Systems Research Center, to develop a GIS-compatible database for state forest and park lands administered by the Department in the amount of $18,000.  (2)Further Authorized to make a payment of $2,000 upon approval of contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Forest Management and Protection Fund. 

 

 

#54          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend prior year unexpended grant awards under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, Urban and Community Forestry, America the Beautiful, in the amount of $13,463.65.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to retroactively amend a grant from the National Parks Service Land and Water Conservation Fund (previously approved by G&C on 9-8-04, item #55), in the amount of $980,000 for the Monadnock State Park Development and Acquisition project, by extending the completion date to June 25, 2008 from December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#56          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Casella Waste Management Inc., Salem, NH, for rubbish removal and disposal at five state park facilities in the amount of $59,724.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  97% Park, 3% General Funds. 

 

#57          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Rowell’s Sewer & Drain, Franklin, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at two state parks in the amount of $37,185.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#58          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Waste Management of NH, Hampton, NH, for rubbish removal and disposal at fifteen state parks in the amount of $74,274.55.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#59          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with J. K. Lynch Disposal, Colebrook, NH, for rubbish removal and disposal at five state parks in the amount of $16,243.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#60          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Handy House Inc., Foxboro, MA, for portable toilet service at various State Parks in the amount of $4,130.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Lighthouse Kids Corporation to partner in the White Island Light Station conservation project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 

 

#62          Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, for Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Southwest NH in the amount of $7,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized payment of $6,750 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to renew a sole source contract with the New England State Travel Directors Council Inc., d/b/a Discover New England, Stowe, VT, for collaborative international marketing in the amount of $380,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to make the first quarterly payment to vendor in the amount of $26,125 in July of each fiscal year of the contract.  100% General Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into a sole source contract with Granite State Ambassadors Inc., Manchester, NH, for tourism related training and volunteer coordination in an amount not to exceed $94,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. (2)Further Authorized to pay vendor $30,000 on July 2, 2007.  93% General, 7% Parks Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into a sole source contract with NH Stories, Inc., d/b/a NH Made, Andover, NH, to market NH made products and services in the amount of $50,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to pay $25,000 on July 2, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#66          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Information Station Specialists of Zeeland, MI, to provide turnkey installation for a 10 Watt low frequency radio station in Pittsburg, NH for the purpose of providing visitor information about moose viewing and the Connecticut Lakes Natural Area, in the amount of $19,475.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  100% Dedicated Moose Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Russell Weldon, New Durham, NH, for the purpose of reimbursement for the relocation of an existing leach field that will be destroyed by the installation of a waterline to the Powdermill Fish Hatchery, New Durham, NH, in an amount not to exceed $28,238.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized to grant at no cost, a utility easement on Fish and Game owned land in the Town of Warren, NH, to NH Electric Cooperative Inc., for the purpose of installing one power pole and associated wires at the Warren Fish Hatchery.

 

#69          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with the Wildlife Management Institute Inc., Washington, DC, to implement a habitat improvement program to benefit American woodcock and other species of conservation concern found in similar habitats in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized the pre-payment of funds on the first day of fiscal year 2008 and 2009.  50% Federal (State Wildlife Grants), 50% Wildlife Habitat Funds. 

 

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

 

#71          Authorized to accept and expend $300 from Fiske Hydro Inc., to fund fuel costs for transporting anadromous fish for release in the Ashuelot River.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Private Local Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, to conduct an Eastern hognose snake habitat evaluation in the amount of $12,698.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#73          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Complete Recycling Solutions LLC, Fall River, MA, for the purpose of recycling mercury-containing fluorescent lamps collected through a DES/TrueValue Hardware Stores fluorescent lamp take-back and recycling program, in the amount of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized the nomination of Ray Konisky, Newmarket, NH, as the Nature Conservancy/Marine Conservation Ecologist to the Lamprey River Water Management Planning Area Advisory Committee.  Effective upon G&C approval through the completion of the Lamprey Water Management Plan.

 

#75          Authorized to award grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated May 3, 2007, for purposes of used oil collection.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 2, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the NH Lakes Association, Concord, NH, for the purpose of milfoil prevention activities in the amount of $185,000.  (2)Further Authorized an advanced payment in the amount of $75,000 in accordance with the terms of the grant agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized to amend a contract with the University of NH Environmental Research Group (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #146), to assist in the evaluation of ongoing and future bioremediation proposals for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites, by extending the contract from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized to amend a contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #59, amended on 5-18-05, item #47, amended on 6-21-06, item #112, amended on 8-8-06, item #46, amended on 10-11-06, item #42), to provide site investigation and remedial action planning services, by increasing the amount by $65,000 from $596,140 to $661,140.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-06, item #61), to complete a project to better protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2007 from June 30, 2007.

 

#80          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Rockingham County Conservation District, Brentwood, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $13,850.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81          Authorized to amend a contract with Sanborn, Head and Associates Inc., Concord, NH (previously amended on 10-25-06, item #51), to conduct site investigations and remediation design by increasing the amount by $65,000 from $2,001,400 to $2,066,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82          Authorized to award four Regional Water System Grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated April 19, 2007, totaling $1,641,020.25, to complete interconnection projects.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hancock, NH, to complete the Hancock Village Stormwater Management and Water Quality Improvement Project in the amount of $94,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84          Authorized to execute a Quitclaim Deed to the Town of Weare conveying one permanent and two temporary easements needed for the realignment and replacement of the Abijah Bridge on Abijah Road in Weare.  (2)Further Authorized to accept from the Town of Weare, the sum of $1,100 as an administrative fee for the conveyance of these easements.  Effective upon G&C approval through completion of construction or on January 1, 2009, whichever shall come first. 

 

#85          Authorized Rourke Builders LLC’s request to remove a permanent dock, and construct a “U-shaped” docking facility consisting of two piling piers connected by a walkway with three 3-pile ice clusters and one fender piling, a seasonal canopy and seasonal boatlift within the center slip, and two seasonal PWC lifts, construct a separate piling pier approximately 25 ft from the easterly property line, and excavate shoreline to construct a perched beach with lake access steps on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

#86          Authorized Richard Horan’s request to construct a tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier connecting to a ramp connecting to a float, providing one under-sized slip on frontage on the Oyster River in Durham.

 

#87          Authorized John & James Murray’s request to remove existing crib supported deck over water with a seasonal dock extension, fill lake bed to construct breakwater in an “L” configuration with a cantilevered pier and a piling pier connected by a cantilevered pier in a “C” configuration on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

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

 

#89          Authorized Brian P. Caven’s request to construct a tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier connecting to a ramp connecting to a float, providing one under-sized slip on frontage on the Cocheco River.

 

#89A      Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive cooperative agreement with the University System of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for the purpose of field and laboratory work related to variable milfoil control in the Suncook River in Barnstead for $10,450.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with the Town of Barnstead, for the purpose of variable milfoil control in the Suncook River in Barnstead for $35,350.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2008.  100% Fee Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Operations Support

#90          Authorized Division of Legal Services to make payment, in the amount of $4,080 to Aspen Publishers Inc., Frederick, MD, for Loislaw Internet Legal Services during the period of May 2007 through April 2008. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#91          Authorized to continue an increase for retention purposes for the Pharmaceutical Service Specialist classification hourly rate by 20% (previously approved by G&C on 9-22-04, item #53).  Effective retroactive to September 23, 2006 through G&C approval of item 2 which follows.  (2)Further Authorized to temporarily increase for retention purposes the Pharmaceutical Service Specialist classification hourly rate by 30%.  Effective retroactive to November 21, 2006 through two years from G&C approval.

 

#91A      Authorized to amend an agreement with the NH Healthy Kids Corporation, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #244, amended on 6-7-06, item #142), to support the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, Title XXI of the Social Security Act, by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $814,024 from $31,856,441 to $32,670,465.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  65% Federal, 35% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#92          Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $110,262.  Effective November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $181,434.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through February 15, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#94          Authorized Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, Women, Infants and Children to enter into an agreement with Valerie A. Long, Epsom, NH, to provide consultant services as the Fit WIC Project Coordinator in an amount not to exceed $43,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized Office of Minority Health to enter into an agreement with the Sam Hospitality Inc., d/b/a Crowne Plaza of Nashua, Nashua, NH, to hold an organized meeting/conference on June 29-30, 2007 in an amount not to exceed $12,000.  Effective June 29, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized payment of other organized meeting costs for printing, copying and supplies in the amount of $5,000.  (3) Further Authorized staff to stay overnight at the Minority Women’s Health Conference for one night, June 29, 2007, in order to administer conference activities.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide prenatal services in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  63% General, 37% Federal Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with The Family Resource Center at Gorham, Gorham, NH to provide home visiting services in an amount not to exceed $60,704.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH, to provide prenatal services in an amount not to exceed $57,600.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  63% General, 37% Federal Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Inc., Littleton, NH to provide home visiting services in an amount not to exceed $60,704.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#100        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH to provide home visiting services in an amount not to exceed $60,704.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH to provide home visiting services in an amount not to exceed $60,704.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#102        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment in an amount not to exceed $29,400.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  58% General, 42% Federal Funds. 

 

#103        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to enter into an agreement with Lamprey Health Care Inc., Newmarket, 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.  54% General, 46% Federal Funds. 

 

#104        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to enter into an agreement with White Mountain Community Health Center, Conway, NH, to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment in an amount not to exceed $13,600.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  51% General, 49% Federal Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to enter into an agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Inc., Littleton, NH, to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment in an amount not to exceed $12,500.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  63% General, 37% Federal Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to enter into an agreement with Avis Goodwin Community Health Center, Dover, NH, to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment in an amount not to exceed $72,480.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  64% General, 36% Federal Funds. 

 

#107        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to enter into an agreement with Concord Hospital Inc., Concord, NH, to provide voluntary, confidential HIV counseling, testing, and referral services and STD testing and treatment in an amount not to exceed $46,220.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  51% General, 49% Federal Funds. 

 

#108        Authorized Public Health Laboratories to amend an agreement with Alpha Courier Co., Inc., Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #69, amended on 6-22-05, item #304), to provide courier services of laboratory specimens, by increasing the price by $8,500 from $177,000 to $185,500.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to enter into an agreement with Avis Goodwin Community Health Center Inc., Dover, NH, to provide community based childhood lead poisoning case management and prevention activities in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  68.5% Federal, 31.5% General Funds. 

 

#109A    Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Communicable Disease Control Section, Immunization Program to enter into an agreement with American Lung Association of NH, Bedford, NH, to provide clerical, administrative, and logistical support for the Granite State Immunization partnership in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#110        Authorized to amend an agreement with the University System of NH, Granite State College, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #92), for Early Child Care Tuition Assistance, by increasing the agreement $300,000 to $600,000, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#111        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Community Services Council for Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Conway District Office catchment area in an amount not to exceed $124,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals NH, for Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Keene District Office catchment area in an amount not to exceed $188,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#113        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals NH, for Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Concord District Office catchment area in an amount not to exceed $228,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#114        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Community Services Council – Laconia Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Laconia District Office catchment area in an amount not to exceed $176,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115        Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with NH Community Technical College, Berlin, for Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Berlin/Littleton District Office catchment area in an amount not to exceed $176,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southern NH Services Inc, for Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Nashua District Office catchment area in an amount not to exceed $230,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Rockingham Community Action Child Care Services, for Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Rochester District Office catchment area in an amount not to exceed $268,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals NH, for Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Manchester District Office catchment area in an amount not to exceed $382,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118A    Authorized to award six one-time-only seed grants of up to $8,900 each, to NH’s Head Start programs for coordination, homelessness and transition plan development activities.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#119        Authorized to accept nonmonetary donations as detailed in letter dated April 11, 2007, received during the period of January 1, 2007 through March 31, 2007. 

 

#120        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Martel’s Self-Care Products Inc., Allenstown, NH, for the service and repair of patient medical equipment in the amount of $10,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  70% General, 29% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#121        Authorized to accept a monetary donation from Margaret Hurll, Palm Beach, FL, in the amount of $100.

 

#122        Authorized to accept monetary donations during the period of October 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006 in the amount of $100 as detailed in letter dated April 12, 2007. 

 

#123        Authorized to enter into a contract with Dewhirst Funeral Home, Laconia, NH, to provide funeral services in an amount not to exceed $11,310.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF NURSING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#124        Authorized to conduct a one day conference on June 5, 2007 to provide training for Registered Nurses, Practical Nurses and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners for a total cost not to exceed $21,098.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend up to $21,098 in registration fees from participants to defray the cost of the day-long conference entitled “100th Anniversary of the NH Board of Nursing” to be held on June 5, 2007.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Courtyard Marriott & Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH to provide the use of the Granite Ballroom, Pre-function Room and the Merrimack Room, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch, in the amount of $13,008.  (4)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with ICM Artists Ltd, on behalf of Elizabeth Norman, NY, to present the keynote speech “Nursing Hero’s in History”, as well as round-trip flight, hotel, meals and mileage in the amount of $6,000.  (5)Further Authorized to spend up to $2,090 for other expenses related to the conference as detailed in letter dated April 26, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#125        Authorized to conduct a one day conference on May 23, 2007 to provide training for Licensed Nursing Assistants and Medication Nursing Assistants for a total cost not to exceed $13,895.33.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $13,895.33 in registration fees, from participants to defray the cost of the day-long conference entitled “Licensed Nursing Assistant Conference” to be held on May 23, 2007.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Contigiani’s Catering Service, Laconia, NH, to provide morning refreshments and lunch to conference participants on May 23, 2007 in the amount of $8,690.32.  (4)Further Authorized to spend up to $5,205.51 for other expenses related to the conference as detailed in letter dated April 6, 2007.  93% Other, 7% General Funds. 

 

#125A    Authorized to amend a contract with Norman Patenaude, Portsmouth, NH, for investigative/prosecutorial services for the Board of Nursing, by increasing the amount by $8,400, from $62,500 to $70,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  13% General, 87% Other Funds. 

 

#125B     Authorized to enter into a 2-year contract with Norman Patenaude, Portsmouth, NH, for investigative/prosecutorial services in the amount of $167,440.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  48% General, 52% Other Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#126        Authorized to accept monies totaling $10,580.99 received during the period of January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions as detailed in letter dated April 23, 2007. 

 

#127        Authorized to retroactively pay Irving Oil Corporation, Bangor, ME, the amount of $28,130.39 for the delivery of fuel oil to the Veteran’s Home during the period of December 2005 through February 2006.  41% Agency, 34% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#128        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to award $200,000 in FY 2007 to the University System of NH, which has received private gifts and contributions as a match for state funds under the Granite State Scholars Program, for the benefit of the highly qualified NH residents pursuing programs of study at pubic colleges and universities within the state.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#129        WITHDRAWN – The Governor withdrew the request to reappoint Paul K. Leather as Director, Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning for a four-year term beginning May 17, 2007, at a salary level in Group GG, Step 5/Maximum, $81,984.

 

#130        Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into an agreement with the Governor’s Commission on Disability, Concord, NH, to house the Statewide Independent Living Council in an amount not to exceed $60,600.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#131        Authorized to enter into a contract with Elizabeth M. Erickson, Georges Mills, NH, to provide technical assistance in mathematics to the NH teachers who will work with migrant students and families in an amount not to exceed $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#132        Authorized to exercise a renewal option and contract with the individuals as detailed in letter dated February 28, 2007 (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #466, amended on 6-21-06, item #210), to conduct impartial special education complain investigations in the amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#132A    Authorized to accept and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $4,095 for the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#133        Authorized NHCTC – Laconia to enter into a contract with Contigiani’s Catering, Laconia, NH, for the purpose of obtaining catering services for the automotive graduation banquet in the amount of $5,002.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  40% General, 60% Other Funds. 

 

#134        Authorized to retroactively pay membership dues to National League of Nursing, New York, NY, in he amount of $935.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  40% General, 60% Other Funds. 

 

#135        Authorized with Councilor Hollingworth and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively pay membership dues to Campus Compact, Concord, NH, in the amount of $21,500.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  41% General, 59% Other Funds. 

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

#136        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a contract with Northern Light Motion Pictures Inc., d/b/a Northern Light Productions, Boston, MA, to create videos on the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in the amount of $3,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH LOTTERY COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#137        TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to table the request to reclassify position #18353 Chief Security Officer (salary grade 16) to Program Specialist II (salary grade 21).

 

#138        Authorized with Councilor Shea voting no, to enter into a contract with Griffin, York & Krause Inc., Manchester, NH, for the purpose of advertising and promoting the state lottery games in the amount of $5,400,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#139        Authorized to enter into a contract with International Protective Services Inc., d/b/a Snyder Security Group, for cash courier services for the collection, pickup, transport, and delivery of Lottery sales proceeds from the Lottery Sales Outlets and Instant Ticket Vending Machines to the Lottery’s banking institution.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 4, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#140        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively pay annual dues to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Washington, DC, covering the period from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007, in the amount of $5,300.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#141        Authorized Division of Fire Safety to enter into a contract with Customized Structures Inc., Claremont, NH, for construction of two evidence storage modular units to be set on existing concrete slabs in the amount of $34,138.77.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#142        Authorized Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal to retroactively pay a sole source invoice with Northeast Kustom Kreations, Manchester, NH, for repairs and modifications to the Incident Command Post trailer that they previously designed and built for the Fire Marshal’s Office in the amount of $2,534.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#143        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to exercise the option of a one-year contract extension with Tri-City Janitorial Services of Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #276, amended on 5-3-06, item #115), for cleaning at the Dover Point sub-station in the amount of $11,912.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#144        Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to conduct a conference on June 18, 2007 entitled “Working Together; Effective Strategies for Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery”.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Radisson Hotel Manchester, NH, for the purpose of providing food service, conference space and audiovisual equipment for an amount not to exceed $21,253.97.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Transfer from Other Agencies. 

 

#145        Authorized Division of State Police to amend the DNA Backlog Reduction Grant from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 10-11-06, item #76), by reallocating $1,457.98.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#146        Authorized to grant a total amount of $75,000 of bioterrorism preparedness funds, $9,375 to each of the eight associated Regional Hazardous Materials Response Teams as detailed in letter dated April 10, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  100% Transfers from other agencies. 

 

#147        Authorized to enter into a sole source contract amendment with the NH Hospital Association, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #154, amended on 6-4-06, item #202A), for hospital emergency preparedness planning services, by increasing the amount by $71,450 from $3,324,539 to $3,395,989.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2007.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies. 

 

#148        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a $42,016.76 grant from the US Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Agency, for the purpose of collecting and reporting of fatal accident information in the state.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#149        Authorized to deny the application permit of Boulevard Commons, A. Condominium located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 4 mooring plus an additional 5 moorings, for a total of 9 moorings.

 

#150        Authorized the application permit of Raven Inc., d/b/a Sands of Brookhurst located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 6 moorings.

 

#150A    Authorized the application permit of Grouse Point Club Community Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 20 moorings with 4 of the 20 moorings pending the approval of a DOT land lease.

 

#150B     Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source retroactive maintenance contract with Printrak International, A Motorola Company Inc., Anaheim, CA, for after hours maintenance and support of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective April 30, 2007 through April 30, 2008.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#150C     Authorized Division of Fire Safety to advance 2 payments 1) in the amount of $220 payable to the Notre Dame Spiritual Center c/o Brothers of Christian Inst. Alfred, ME, to cover the cost of two nights’ room and board for two Fire Investigator/handlers and their Accelerant Detection Canines and 2) in the amount of $130 payable to Maine Specialty Dogs (Paul Gallagher DBA) Gray, ME, for the registration fees to attend K-9 training being held on July 16-18, 2007.  100% Fire & EMS Funds. 

 

#150D     Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with 106 Commerce Park Mini Storage, Pembroke, NH, for the rental of three storage units in an amount not to exceed $2,500.  Effective December 14, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Forfeiture Funds. 

 

#150E     Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to reclassify position #10496 from Counter Clerk III (LG 10) to Assistant Administrator (LG 29).  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#151        Authorized to amend a contract with the Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #521), to conduct a feasibility study, in conjunction with Rockingham Planning Commission, for bus service between Portsmouth and Manchester, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007. 

 

#152        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $116,742.50 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from April 12, 2007 through April 24, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#153        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in a 0.08 acre parcel of land beyond the new layout of Green Street, in the Town of Plymouth, to the Town of Plymouth where it abuts other land of the Town of Plymouth.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#154        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to reclassify position #20225, Engineer Technician II, labor grade 19, to Supervisor II, labor grade 21.

 

#155        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with PB Americans, Incorporated, Manchester, NH, and Boston, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 1-15-03, item #135), for the study of improvements to the US 1 Bypass in the City of Portsmouth, by extending the completion date from June 16, 2007 to December 31, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#156        Authorized Bureau of Traffic to reclassify position #21799, Engineering Technician I, labor grade 10, to a Program Assistant II, labor grade 15.

 

#157        Authorized Bureaus of Environment and Highway Maintenance to retroactively process payment in the amount of $10,958.49 to Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Bow, NH, for the pick up and disposal of hazardous materials.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively pay the vendors as detailed in letter dated April 12, 2007, for expenditures incurred in Fiscal year 2006 totaling $7,598.26.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#158        Authorized Bureau of Bridge Maintenance to reclassify position #17389 Account Clerk III, labor grade 9, to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19.

 

#159        Authorized to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH, Inc., Hampton, NH, for rubbish removal at the South Nashua Maintenance Facility and the Nashua Welcome Center in the amount of $30,457.44.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#160        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to enter into a grant agreement with Boake Morrison, owner of the Newfound Valley Airport, Bristol, NH, for runway pavement maintenance in the amount of $9,223.24.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#161        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to enter into a grant agreement with David C. Heasley, owner of Errol Airport, Errol, NH for Phase I of the construction of a paved and lighted helipad at Errol Airport in the amount of $6,430.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#162        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Michael Hansen Construction Inc., New London, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-22-06, item #70), for the rehabilitation of the existing truss bridge over the Connecticut River and minor approach roadway work in Monroe, NH – Barnet, VT, by increasing the amount by $80,000 from $1,989,581 to $2,069,581.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#163        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with F.L. Merrill Construction Inc., Pembroke, NH, for roadway rehabilitation along NH 125/Old County Road intersection in Plaistow, on the basis of a low bid of $3,497,853.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 5, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $244,849.75 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#164        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Frank W. Whitcomb Construction Corp., Walpole, NH, for roadway rehabilitation along NH 123 and Cobb Hill Road and bridge replacement at the intersection of Cobb Hill Road and NH 123 on the basis of a low bid of $1,469,554.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 20, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $146,955.45 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#165        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA for pavement rehabilitation on NH Route 101 east of the Lamprey River in Epping to just west of I-95 in Hampton on the basis of a low bid of $5,803,845.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $290,192.25 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#166        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Liddell Brother Inc., Halifax, MA, for replacing five aluminum traffic sign structures and associated signs throughout the State on the basis of a low bid of $591,244.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $59,124.45 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#167        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway and bridge rehabilitation on NH Route 16 south of the intersection of Pine River Road proceeding north to the bridge over the Lovell River in Ossipee, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,641,340.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $164,134 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#168        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 1.63 acre parcel improved with a historic two-story wood framed, New England style house in Conway for $319,900 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  (2)Further Authorized to compensate Kevin Gregston Real Estate from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $15,995 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#169        Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract with Casella Waste Systems, Salem, NH, for bi-weekly trash removal in the amount of $2,088.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#170        Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract with Casella Waste Systems, Salem, NH, for bi-weekly trash removal in the amount of $4,152.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#171        Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Pro Controls Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #516), for HVAC Energy Management and Control System Service in the amount of $63,460.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#172        Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract with Waste Management, Hampton, NH, for bi-weekly trash removal in the amount of $2,157.84.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#173        TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Grouse Point Club Community Association, Meredith, NH, for a parcel of land on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Meredith for $2,500 per year.  Effective February 1, 2006 through May 15, 2012. 

 

#174        Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with The Jordan Institute, Concord, NH, for office space located at the Stickney Ave Facility, Concord, NH, for a total of $58,020.83.  Effective June 1, 2007 through June 30, 2012.

#175                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,395.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher J. Crowley, Technical Support Specialist, in the online course entitled “Authoring with HTML”.

B.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Franklin University, Columbus, OH, the sum of $1,020.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine Fall, Program Assistant, in the online course entitled “Organizational Behavior”.

C.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Wheelock College, Boston, MA, the sum of $1,283.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Ranfos, Supervisor, in the course entitled “Multicultural Perspectives on Families”.

D.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, the sum of $1,309.80 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Geaumont, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the internet course entitled “Psychological Aspects of Disability”.

E.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marion Greenlaw, Accountant IV, in the course entitled “Biology I”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $704.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cheryl A. Connor, Program Specialist I, in the course entitled “English Composition”.

G.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cheryl A. Connor, Program Specialist I, in the course entitled “Accounting II”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,804.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Thibeault, Technical Support Specialist, in the online courses entitled “Principles of Marketing” and “Behavior in Organizations”.

I.          HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,422.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mary Ann Cooney, Director, in the course entitled “Work Environment Policy and Health of Workers”.

J.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Tobey School - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $2,526.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Roberta Avery, Teacher II, in the courses entitled “Foundations of School Psychology” and “Psycho Educational Prescriptions”.

K.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,056.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lauren Laliotis, Mental Health Worker II, in the courses entitled “Contemporary Ethical Issues” and “Human Growth & Development”.

L.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $528.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Steward W. McPhee, Social Worker II, in the course entitled “Contemporary Ethical Issues”.

M.        NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $748.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina Paddock, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Microbiology”.

N.         TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO the sum of $457.78 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mitchell LaChapelle, Highway Maintainer II, in the online course entitled “Creating Academic and Professional Success”.

O.        TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $328.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Spottiswood, Accountant II, in the course entitled “Intermediate Accounting I”.

 

 

Requested Tuition Total :  $15,859.58

 

#176                                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission for (1) employee, John Dreisig, Toxicologist IV or designee, to travel to Atlantic City, NJ on June 18 to 22, 2007, to attend the National Environmental Health Association 71st Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by personal vehicle.  Total Cost: $1,226.76. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.  No Registration Fees.

 

B.            DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY, Homeland Security & Emergency Management – Request permission for (4) employees, Christopher Pope, Director; Kathryn Doutt, Assistant Director; Donald Keeler, Operations Chief; and Jennifer Harper, BT Coordinator, to travel to Fredericton, New Brunswick on June 11 to 14, 2007, to attend the International Emergency Management Group (IEMG) Spring Conference.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by personal vehicle.  Total Cost: $2,848.  Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

A.            Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, to accept and expend Public Assistance funds up to $25,000,000.00 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the April 2007 flooding disaster.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

B.            Authorized to transfer $2,554,000.00 between Highway Fund accounts and to transfer $3,331,000.00 from Highway Surplus as outlined in item.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

C.            Authorized to transfer General Funds in the amount of $95,158.35 to the SCHP account from the MMA Part D State Phase Down account.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend Federal matching funds in the amount of $176,740.32.  Fiscal Committee Approved.

 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

D.            Authorized to amend into a retroactive, sole-source contract with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Inc. Raritan, NJ, by increasing the contract amount by $646,551.50 from $448,663.50 to $1,095,215.00 for clinical laboratory services.  100% General Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

E.             Authorized to accept and expend funds not to exceed $280,462.00 from NHFG to reconstruct Big Brook Dam in Pittsburg.  100% Capital – F&G Fund.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

F.             Authorized to transfer $814,980.00 from the appropriation for Medicare Part D payments to the hospital outpatient account in the Office of Medicaid Business and Policy.   Fiscal Committee Approved

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned