GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                May 17, 2006, 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 Pignatelli    , seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of May 3, 2006.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the May 3, 2006 meeting.

 

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

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Invasive Species Committee

(Represents Horticultural Interests)

Glenn L. Caron, Raymond                                                                                   Effective:  May 17, 2006

Succeeding:  George Timm, Hancock (resigned)                                            Term:  August 9, 2009

 

Medical Review Subcommittee – Councilor Pignatelli abstained.

(Physician)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Richard P. Hockman, MD, Bedford                                                                   Effective:  May 17, 2006

Succeeding:  H. James Forbes, MD, Alton                                                      Term:  December 3, 2008

 

Pesticides Control Board

(Public Member)

Timothy Fleury, Sunapee                                                                                   Effective:  May 17, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 10, 2009

 

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

J. Sean Kenneally, Meredith                                                                              Effective:  May 17, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 8, 2009

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

(Municipal Government)

Robert D. Ciandella, New Castle                                                                        Effective:  May 17, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2008

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

(County Government)

Arthur Durette, Pembroke                                                                                  Effective:  May 17, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2008

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

(Residential Telecom User)

Theodore R. Jastrzembski, Hanover                                                                 Effective:  May 17, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2007

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

(Industry)

Jeremy Katz, Lebanon                                                                                         Effective:  May 17, 2006

Succeeding:  Donald Brough (formerly of Laconia- resigned)                     Term:  October 18, 2006

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

(Small Business Telecom User)

David Lendry, New Boston                                                                                Effective:  May 17, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2007

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

(Regional Economic Development Organization or Planning commission)

Kenneth G. Lurvey , Concord                                                                            Effective:  May 17, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2008

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

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

(Long Distance Learning)

Brian T. Shepperd, Dover                                                                                   Effective:  May 17, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2008

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employees)

Omer F. Beaudoin, Manchester                                                                         Effective:  May 17, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 26, 2009

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employers)

Kevin P. Sullivan, Hampton                                                                               Effective:  May 17, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 26, 2009

 

Commission to Study Uniform State Laws

Michael D. Ruedig, Concord                                                                              Effective:  May 17, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 4, 2010

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

 

State Committee on Aging

(Carroll County)

Dorothy Solomon , (d), Albany                                                                         Effective:  June 24, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 24, 2009

 

State Apprenticeship Council

(Employees)

Dennis Adams, Deerfield                                                                                    Effective:  June 25, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 25, 2010

 

State Apprenticeship Council

(Employers)

Gerard D. Perron, New Boston                                                                           Effective:  June 25, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 25, 2010

 

State Board of Auctioneers

(Public Member)

Ashton E. Welch, Concord                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Marilyn Hoffman, Londonderry                                                 Term:  March 1, 2011

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Airline)

Edward A. Schmidt, Bristol                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Wesley J. Lundquist, Londonderry (reached term limit)        Term:  April 23, 2010

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Audiologist)

Dwight R. Valdez, Amherst                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James O’Day, Somersworth (reached term limit)                     Term:  April 23, 2008

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

 (Lodging)

Cynthia Foster, Glen                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Stephen Barba, Concord (resigned)                                          Term:  July 13, 2008

 

State Lottery Commission

Paul Holloway, Rye                                                                                             Effective:  June 29, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 29, 2009

 

Board of Natural Scientists

Thomas A. Peragallo, Rindge                                                                            Effective:  June 30, 2006

Succeeding:  James Long, Lee (reached term limit)                                        Term:  June 30, 2011

 

Board of Nursing

Karen L. Baranowski, DNSc, RN, Nashua                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Thomas Bloomquist, Bow                                                           Term:  May 10, 2009

 

Director of the Division of Ports and Harbors

Geno J. Marconi, Stratham                                                                                 Effective:  July 1, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Railroad Appeals Board

(General Public)

Benjamin Clark, North Woodstock                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 23, 2009

 

State Veterans’ Council

Paul L. Bernard, Concord                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Margaret W. Nally, Newton                                                       Term:  June 30, 2009

 

Board of Managers of the NH Veterans’ Home

(American Legion Auxiliary)

Sandra A. Jenkins, Manchester                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Wanda Furbish, Portsmouth                                                      Term:  March 1, 2008

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1        The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from TD Banknorth to Allen & Mathewson Energy Corporation in Rindge, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON MAY 17, 2006

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 award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by TD Banknorth to Allen & Mathewson Energy 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 loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Pignatelli introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM TD BANKNORTH TO ALLEN & MATHEWSON ENERGY CORPORATION." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Pignatelli ;  those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18

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

WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

TD BANKNORTH TO ALLEN & MATHEWSON ENERGY 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 the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to fifty (50%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $1,000,000 from TD Banknorth to Allen & Mathewson Energy Corporation, pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed fifty percent (50%) of the proposed financing;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to May 17, 2006.

 

 

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

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON MAY 17, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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            At approximately 10:43 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Passumpsic Savings Bank to Isaacson Structural Steel, Inc., Inc, and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM  PASSUMPSIC SAVINGS BANK  TO  ISAACSON STRUCTURAL STEEL, INC.," and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Pignatelli;  those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18

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

WITH RESPECT TO LOANS FROM

PASSUMPSIC SAVINGS BANK TO

ISSACSON STRUCTURAL STEEL, INC.

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of  a loan  up to $1,000,000 from Passumpsic Savings Bank to Isaacson Structural Steel, Inc. pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to May 17, 2006.

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#3            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, item #19, amended on 5-4-05, item #2), to help municipalities solve development problems, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007. 

 

#4            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with the Town of Milton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-05, item #1), for the purpose of replacing a defective water tank and providing meters for the water district user, by changing the end date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007, and by increasing the amount by $280,000 for a new total of $425,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Alstead, NH, for the purpose of acquisition and site development for six donated modular and stick built housing units for victims of the October 8-9, 2005 floods, in the amount of $350,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Middleton, NH, to support a loan to Middleton Building Supply, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7            Authorized to amend a contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #11, amended on 12-21-05, item #11, amended on 1-26-06, item #2, amended on 3-8-06, Late Item #D), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the contract amount by $21,351 from $7,420,264 to $7,441,615.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8            Authorized to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #11, amended on 12-21-05, item #11, amended on 1-26-06, item #2, amended on 3-8-06, Late Item #A), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the contract amount by $139,108 from $4,986,789 to $5,125,897.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9            Authorized to amend a contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #11, amended on 12-21-05, item #11, amended on 1-26-06, item #2, amended on 3-8-06, Late Item #B) for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the contract amount by $291,449 from $2,168,670 to $2,460,119.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10          Authorized to amend a contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #11, amended on 12-21-05, item #11, amended on 1-26-06, item #2, amended on 3-8-06, Late Item #C), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the contract amount by $232,072 from $2,640,383 to $2,872,455.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11          Authorized to amend a contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #11, amended on 12-21-05, item #11, amended on 1-26-06, item #2, amended on 3-8-06, Late Item #E), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the contract amount by $464,421 from $2,946,880 to $3,411,301.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#12          Authorized to amend a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #11, amended on 12-21-05, item #11, amended on 1-26-06, item #2, amended on 3-8-06, Late Item #F), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the contract amount by $430,693 from $3,707,393 to $4,138,086.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13          Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Southern NH Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, for services to be provided under the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces energy consumption and the impact of energy costs in low-income households, in the amount of $407,720.  Effective April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $71,543 of the contract above.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#14          Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for services to be provided under the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces energy consumption and the impact of energy costs in low-income households, in the amount of $305,032.  Effective April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $53,524 of the contract above.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#15          Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, for services to be provided under the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces energy consumption and the impact of energy costs in low-income households, in the amount of $174,641.  Effective April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $30,645 of the contract above.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#16          Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for services to be provided under the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces energy consumption and the impact of energy costs in low-income households, in the amount of $192,886.  Effective April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $33,846 of the contract above.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#17          Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for services to be provided under the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces energy consumption and the impact of energy costs in low-income households, in the amount of $200,143.  Effective April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $35,119 of the contract above.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#18          Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for services to be provided under the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces energy consumption and the impact of energy costs in low-income households, in the amount of $254,392.  Effective April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $44,638 of the contract above.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#19          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the installation of five solar water heaters in low income, Weatherization-eligible homes, in the amount of $34,219.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#19A      Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $326,458.13 from the US Department of Energy to fund the Weatherization Assistance Program.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#19B       Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,679,094 from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#19C       Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $6,673,267 from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#20          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to accept a gift of in kind services for travel fees from the Gartner Inc., Stamford, CT, in the sum of $1,350.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $9,834 to the City of Laconia, for stained glass window restoration at Laconia Public Library.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#22          Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,000 to the Charles W. Canney Camp, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, for the repair of the Candia Soldiers Monument.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#23          Authorized Division of the Arts to purchase artwork in the amount of $12,000 from James Aponovich, Hancock.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $49,611.13 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

#25          Authorized to accept in the name of the State, a gift having a total value of approximately $2,300 from the NH Bankers’ Association.

 

                                JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#26          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to reclassify position #11349 Administrative Secretary, labor grade 14, step 1 salary $24,745.50, to an Administrative Assistant I, labor grade 16 step 1 salary $26,832.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27          Authorized to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for 2005.

 

#28          Authorized Jeffrey R. Cole, South Berwick, Me, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#29          Authorized Brian J. Monahan, Strafford, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#30          Authorized to amend a contract with the Louis Berger Group Inc., East Orange, NJ, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #26), to perform Historic Building Evaluations 2005 and 2006, by increasing the amount of $28,500 by $4,900 for a new total of $33,400.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#31          Authorized to pay an unencumbered, retroactive invoice from Mr. Electric of Rollinsford, NH, for electrical repairs and modifications to Building F at the State Military Reservation in Concord, in the amount of $2,031.27.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.  Sole source. 

 

#32          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Diversified Electrical Services Inc., Berwick, ME, for electrical repairs and modifications to a vehicle lift system at the CSMS Shop at the State Military Reservation in Concord in the amount of $10,250.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#32A      Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $371,582.90 from the federal government to pay for employees salaries, benefits, audit and post retirement costs.  (2)Further Authorized the federal funds to be budgeted as detailed in letter dated March 13, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#33          Authorized to accept and place on file the list of Governor and Council meeting dates for the period of July through December 2006.

 

#34          Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal Year 2006 during the month of April.

 

#34A      Authorized to accept and place on file the Salary Adjustment Fund and Employee Benefit Adjustment Fund transfers Authorized for the month of April.

 

#35          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with A.W. Therrien Co., Inc., Manchester, NH, for Re-roofing and repairs, NH State Prison, Concord, NH, for the lump sum price of $1,716,624.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006

 

#36          Authorized to amend a contract with Class Act Cleaning Service LLC, Berlin, CT., (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #33), for janitorial services at the Hills Avenue Warehouse, State Library and Old Labor Building, by increasing the amount by $3,125 from $139,663.06 to $142,788.06.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

#37          Authorized to amend a contract with Class Act Cleaning Service LLC, Berlin, CT., (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #33, amended on 5-19-04, item #15, amended on 4-6-05, item #21), for janitorial services at the Health and Human Services building, by increasing the amount by $13,000 from $574,996.22 to $587,996.22.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

 

#38          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Control Technologies Inc., Manchester, NH, for preventative maintenance of the Invensys Digital Control System located at the State Laboratory, Concord, NH, for a total not to exceed $125,078.40.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency fund be available in an amount not to exceed a total of $12,660 for the duration of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 18, 2009. 

 

#38A      Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $440,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of June 2006.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $304,409,549 for the Month of April and recommends the balance of $115,590,451 be lapsed.

 

#38B       Authorized Bureau of Risk Management to enter into an agreement with The Rowley Insurance Agency, for the purchase of liability insurance to protect the State for its watercraft operations, for an amount not to exceed $13,122.  Effective June 4, 2006 through June 4, 2007. 

 

#38C       Authorized an annual salary step for Joseph B Bouchard, Assistant Commissioner, from Group II, step 3 ($83,457) to Group II, step 4 ($88,092) effective June 5, 2006.

 

#38D       Authorized an annual salary step for Karen Levchuk, Director, Division of Personnel, from Group HH, step 4 ($83,256) to Group HH, step 5 ($87,635) effective June 1, 2006.

 

#38E       Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Financial Report and the State’s Annual Report to the Citizens for the year ended June 30, 2005.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#39          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to accept and expend funds in the amount of $25,000 from the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, to assist the department with conducting easement monitoring on farmland easements acquired under the Federal Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#40          Authorized to enter into subgrants totaling $327,063 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated April 28, 2006, for increased enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#41          Authorized to amend the grant of 2004 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Grant Program (previously approved  by G&C on 5-4-05, item #20), for additional activities related to enforcing NH’s underage drinking laws, by extending the end date only of the federal grant award from May 31, 2006 to May 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into subgrants totaling $16,339 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated April 28, 2006, for increased enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#42          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to deny the petition of Warren L. Jones requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of First Degree Assault.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

#43          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to deny the petition of Peter A. Melnicki requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of DWI.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

#43A      Authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $350,000 from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Grant Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#43B       Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $61,600 from the Office of the US Attorney for the District of NH to be utilized to support drug enforcement efforts by the Attorney General’s Drug Task Force.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#44          Authorized to enter into a contract with Bordeau’s Janitorial, Claremont, NH, for janitorial services at NHES’s Claremont office in an amount not to exceed $23,400.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#45          Authorized to enter into a contract with Bordeau’s Janitorial, Claremont, NH, for janitorial services at NHES’s Lebanon office in an amount not to exceed $23,400.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized to enter into contract with JaniKing of Boston, Inc., Burlington, MA, for janitorial services at NHES’s Portsmouth office in the amount not to exceed $34,200.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#47          Authorized to accept donations for the period January – March, 2006 with a total value of $14,255.11.

 

#48          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive contract with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings Inc., Raritan, NJ, for the provision of Clinical Laboratory Services in the amount of $448,663.50.  Effective April 12, 2006 through May 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#48A      Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Robat Holdings LLC, Manchester, NH, for probation/parole district office space in Manchester, NH, in the amount of $369,913.67.  Effective June 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through May 31, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                JUDICIAL COUNCIL

#48B       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to receive additional funding from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $400,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#48C       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council, Inc in the amount of $6,796,429 as part of the state workforce investment system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#49          Authorized to amend a contract with Great Bay Contracting LLC, Pembroke, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-19-03, item #31), for continued snow and ice removal services at various NH State Liquor locations, by increasing the amount from $141,870 to $242,404.11 an increase of $100,534.11, and by extending the date through May 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#50          Authorized to amend a contract with Barlo Signs Intl. Inc., Hudson, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-03, item #45), for continued sign maintenance, repair/replacement and new signage at various liquor store locations throughout NH, by increasing the amount from $105,635 to $176,259, an increase of $70,624, and by extending the termination date for two years through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

#51          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to purchase a High Performance Liquid Chromatograph for the Pari-Mutuel Racing Laboratory from the Thermo Electron North America LLC, for a total of $38,820.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#52          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to exercise a renewal option with Seacord Leading Edge of Newfields, NH, (previously approved by G&C On 7-14-04, item #53), for public relations services in the amount of $60,500 from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation of a Master Tow utility trailer, valued at $2,125 from the Seacoast Science Center.

 

#54          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a gift of 0.27 acre parcel of land along US Route 3, a 20 foot wide trail easement, and a conservation Easement on 21.21 acres from the Palmer Group LLC, in Twin Mountain, NH.

 

#55          Authorized to exercise the renewal option with Glen Group Inc., North Conway, (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #72), for domestic and international advertising, marketing and promotional services, in the amount up to $210,305.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#56          Authorized to enter into a contract with Greg Franklin Associates LLC, Lebanon, NH, for professional project facilitation and management in implementing the High Speed Heroes Best Practices Demonstration Project in the amount of $59,880.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment in the amount of $12,000 to Gregory S. Franklin Associates LLC in accordance with the terms of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#57          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the University of NH, Small Business Development Center, to support additional SBDC business counseling services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#57A      Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to transfer $14,312.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#57B       Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation and Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend an estimated total of $163,611.47 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency via the State Office of Emergency Management in order to reimburse eligible expenses for mitigating flood-related damages suffered on DRED-managed lands in Belknap, Cheshire, Hillsboro, Merrimack and Sullivan counties during the October 2005 rain storm.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#58          Authorized to reclassify position #13933 & #18938, Biologists III, labor grade 24 to Supervisor VI, labor grade 27.  Effective retroactive to February 3, 2006.

 

#59          Authorized to accept and expend $22,014 from the State of NH, Department of Safety for FEMA reimbursement for expenses from the Alstead Flood.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

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

 

#61          Authorized to host the Summer Meeting of the Atlantic Flyway Council and Technical Section on July 22-27, 2007 for a total cost not to exceed $14,000.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advanced payment of $1,000 to the Sheraton Harborside Hotel and Conference Center, Portsmouth, NH, to reserve the conference site.  (3)Further Authorized to accept all registration fees, sponsorships, donations and exhibitor fees that may have become available and to expend an estimated $15,000 for related expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized to enter into a contract with Joe Brigham Inc., Pembroke, NH, to carry out aerial stocking and water sample collection of remote, high altitude trout ponds in an amount not to exceed $11,030.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Audubon Society of NH, d/b/a Loon Preservation Committee to conduct research and monitoring statewide on Common Loons for a total of $25,320.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Audubon Society of NH to provide technical expertise and training to the endangered seabird restoration effort on the Isles of Shoals for a total of $6,604.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#64A      Authorized to transfer $64,000 from the NH Fish and Game Fund Reserve to the Fish and Game FY 2006 Operating Budget to cover shortfalls in appropriations for energy costs for the Department’s six hatcheries.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#65          Authorized to grant the entities as detailed in letter dated April 20, 2006, $9,294.70 for the purpose of exotic aquatic weed control.  Effective July 1, 2006 through September 29, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Wilton Water Commission, Wilton, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $10,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH, for the City of Portsmouth Stormwater Master Plan Project, in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $69,000 for emergency repairs to Waumbek Dam in Milton, on a force account basis, retroactive from March 28, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Balch Lake Improvement Committee Inc., Wakefield, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control in the NH portion of Balch Lake, in the amount of $3,700.  Effective July 1, 2006 through September 29, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the City of Franklin, NH for residual disposal services in the amount of $9,800.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#71          Authorized to amend a Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #49), to sample additional private water supplies in Hillsborough, Merrimack, and Strafford counties for the presence of the contaminant methyl tertiary butyl ether, by increasing the amount by $191,050 from $311,575 to $502,625, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to September 30, 20-7.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the NH Department of Transportation in order to provide funding to expend the State’s current alternative fuel vehicle program.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010. 

 

#73          Authorized to reclassify position #19885, Water Pollution Sanitarian II, labor grade 19 to an Environmentalist III, labor grade 23.

 

#74          Authorized to reclassify position #13050, Environmental Program Manager, labor grade 27 to an Administrator II, labor grade 29.

 

#75          Authorized Randy Hitchcock’s request to construct a 6 slip seasonal docking facility consisting of three seasonal docks attached to a seasonal walkway along the shoreline and construct a beach on frontage on Bow Lake, Northwood.

 

#76          Authorized Homecoming LLC’s request to construct a permanent fixed pier with a seasonal ramp to a seasonal float providing two slips on shoreline frontage on the Piscataqua River in New Castle.

 

#77          Authorized Star Island Corp’s request to reconstruct, repair and reconfigure the existing Star Island stone pier and associated float system including the installation of an additional float and attach a new steel ramp landing to the existing stone pier together with a ramp leading to the new float, on shoreline frontage, to provide safer accessibility to the island on property located at Gosport Harbor in Rye.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#78          Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Richard Hunt, Littleton, NH, to provide consultation to the OMH and technical assistance and developmental support services to Native American populations in NH in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78A      Authorized the transfer of $1,700,000 in Federal, County and State funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#78B       Authorized Emergency Services Unit to accept and expend $144,185 of State Agency Homeland Security Grant funds from the NH Department of Safety to enhance the Departments ability to respond to emergencies.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#78C       Authorized the acceptance and transfer of unrestricted revenue funds in the amount of $1,005,212 to the Division of Family Assistance, Old Age Assistance and Aid to Permanently and Totally Disabled Cash Assistance Grants, and accept and expenditure of additional county matching funds in the amount of $1,005,213.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  50% General, 50% County Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.

 

                                Bureau of Medical Services

#79          Authorized Special Medical Services Section to amend an agreement with Joseph Fish, Ph.D., Goffstown, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-15-04, Late Item #G, amended on 7-13-05, item #97), to provide psychology services to children with special health care needs and their families served by Special Medical Services, by increasing the price by $55,653 from $105,871 to $161,524, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  32% Federal, 68% General Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#80          Authorized to accept a nonmonetary donation of a motorized power wheelchair from Joseph Dukette, Claremont, NH, with a value of $3,500.

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#81          Authorized on a sole source basis, to utilize the services of five part time registered nurses, to provide monitoring of clinical eligibility under the Home and Community Based Care-Elderly and Chronically Ill program, in the amount of $25 per hour.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81A      Authorized to accept and expend additional County Funds for payment of Medicare Part D state phase down contributions in the amount of $2,764,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  50% Other, 50% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#82          Authorized to reclassify position #15732, Cashier, salary grade 9 to the level of Accounting Technician, salary grade 12 and #15779, Senior Accounting Technician, salary grade 14 to the level of Accountant I, salary grade 16.

 

#83          Authorized to reclassify position #18616, Mental Health Worker III, salary grade 13 to the level of Licensed Practical Nurse II, salary grade 18.

 

#84          Authorized to amend an agreement with Marshall Technical Services, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-04, item #85), to continue providing the maintenance and repair services of typewriters, by increasing the price by $3,440 from $4,900 to $8,340.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  69% General, 28% Federal, 3% Other Funds. 

 

#84A      Authorized to accept and expend previously earned restricted revenue and additional restricted revenue in the amount of $469,265 from Transitional Housing Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#84B       Authorized to accept and expend grant funds from the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $59,847.52 to fund the provision of substance abuse treatment for females at the Governor John H. Sununu Youth Services Center, Manchester, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  75% Other, 25% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#85          Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to amend an agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, Late Item #G), to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies, by increasing the price by $75,000 from $118,500 to $193,500, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with The Hub Family Resource Center, Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #269), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $31,814 from $31,814 to $63,628, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with SAU #41, Hollis-Brookline Cooperative School District, Hollis, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #276), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $14,500 from $28,800 to $43,300, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Northern Strafford County Juvenile Court Juvenile Court Diversion Program d/b/a Chances, Farmington, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #308B), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $25,000 from $25,000 to $50,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  20% Federal, 80% General Funds. 

 

#89          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center, Antrim, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #308D), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $21,250 from $21,250 to $42,500, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#90          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with School Administrative Unit #7, Colebrook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-05, item #48), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#91          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Oyster River Cooperative School District, acting as fiscal agent for Oyster River Community for Healthy Youth, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, Late Item #N), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $68,300 from $68,300 to $136,600, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  80% General, 20% Federal Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with White Mountain Regional School District SAU#36, Whitefield, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #128), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $33,800 from $33,800 to $67,600, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Alliance for Community Support, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #95), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $54,787 from $54,787 to $109,574, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  20% Federal, 80% General Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol, and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with Manchester Alcoholism Rehabilitation Center d/b/a Farnum Center, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #116), to provide substance abuse treatment services, by increasing the price by $931,770 from $931,770 to $1,863,540, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  87% Federal, 12% General, 1% Other Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with SAU #35, Littleton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #275), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $80,179 from $80,179 to $160,358, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with City of Keene Youth Services Department, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-05, item #49), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $52,000 from $52,000 to $104,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  35% Federal, 65% General Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol, and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with Headrest Inc., Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #123), to provide substance abuse treatment services, by increasing the price by $278,217 from $278,217 to $556,434, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Valley Regional Healthcare Inc., Claremont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on6-25-03, item #233D, amended on 1-21-04, Late item #P, amended on 6-22-05, item #293), to provide comprehensive primary care, and breast and cervical cancer screening tests and case management services, by increasing the price by $264,468 from $840,584 to $1,105,052, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  15% Federal, 85% General Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to amend an agreement with Health First Family Care Center, Franklin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, Late item #B), to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies, by increasing the price limitation by $75,000 from $347,145 to $422,145, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99A      Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $813,384 from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support pandemic preparedness planning at the state and regional level.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#99B       Authorized to accept and expend $1,301,300 of federal Medicaid funds available from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                BOARD OF NURSING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#100        Authorized to conduct a one day conference on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 to provide training for Licensed Nursing Assistants and Medication Nursing Assistants for a total cost not to exceed $13,814.50.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend up to $13,814.50 in registration fees, from participants to defray the cost of the day-long conference entitled “Licensed Nursing Assistant Conference” to be held May 24, 2006.  (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 24, 2006 in the amount of $8,900.  (4)Further Authorized to spend up to $4,914.50 for other expenses related to the conference: rental of the Winnipesaukee Exposition Center, Laconia, NH; audio/visual equipment and related services; transportation services; and conference materials, including, but not limited to, handout reproduction, printing, mailings and other supplies.  93% Other, 7% General Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized to conduct a one day conference on Wednesday June 7, 2006 to provide training for Registered Nurses, Practical Nurses and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners for a total cost not to exceed $11,165.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend up to $11,165 in registration fees from participants to defray the cost of the day-long conference entitled “NH Board of Nursing Annual RN/LPN Day of Discussion” to be held on June 7, 2006.  (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 June 7, 2006 in the amount of $6,500.  (4)Further Authorized to spend up to $4,664.50 for other expenses related to the conference: rental of the Winnipesaukee Exposition Center, Laconia, NH, 3 guest speakers, audio/visual equipment and related services, transportation services, and conference materials, including, but not limited to, handout reproduction, printing, mailings and other supplies.  98% General, 2% Other Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#102        Authorized to retroactively pay Nancy Fogarty, an employee at the NH Veterans Home, increment wages that were not processed from September 18, 2003 to June 24, 2005 in the amount of $1,764.11, which includes holiday pay.

 

#103        Authorized to retroactively pay Carol Subulkin, an employee at the NH Veterans Home, increment wages that were not processed from May 14, 2004 to June 24, 2005 in the amount of $691.22, which includes holiday pay.

 

#104        Authorized to retroactively pay George Sleeper, an employee at the NH Veterans Home, increment wages that were not processed from December 28, 2002 to June 24, 2005 in the amount of $4,584, which includes holiday pay.

 

#105        Authorized to retroactively pay Helen Witbeck, an employee at the NH Veterans Home, increment wages that were not processed from December 27, 2003 to June 24, 2005 in the amount of $441.87, which includes holiday pay.

 

#106        Authorized to retroactively pay Patricia Soules, an employee at the NH Veterans Home, increment wages that were not processed from February 5, 2004 to June 24, 2005 in the amount of $1,037.45, which includes holiday pay.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#107        Authorized to pay the General Educational Development Testing Service the 2005 Annual Per Person Fee in the amount of $17,093.50.  100% General Funds. 

 

#108        Authorized to retroactively pay the Education Commission of the State’s $56,000 for the annual State Assessment for FY 2006.  100% General Funds.  

 

#109        Authorized to enter into a contract with Loretta Y Jones, sole proprietor, Manchester, NH, to provide transcription service in an amount not to exceed $18,500.  (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option for up to two additional years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein.  (3)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#110        Authorized to exercise the renewal option to grant funds to Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, (previously approve by G&C on 12-15-04, item #103, amended on 2-8-05, item #67), to develop regional support networks for parents of children and youth with disabilities and their families for an amount not to exceed $148,980.60.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#110A    Authorized to transfer in FY 2006, the amount of $96,500 from the US Department of Education.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#111        Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Manchester Police Department, Manchester, NH, to provide a police officer for cadre to serve in the 140th session of the NH Police Academy.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#112        Authorized to amend a federal grant from the US Department of Justice, Community-Oriented Policing Office, (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #119A), for technology infrastructure to create a recruit wireless network, by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to December 31, 2006. 

 

#113        Authorized to enter into a sole source service agreement with The Gerard Group International, Tyngsboro, MA, to provide instruction in a session of Suicide Bombing at a cost of $7,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#114        Authorized to amend a memorandum of agreement with the NH Community Technical College, and the Bureau of Emergency Management (previously approved by G&C on 5-19-04, item #85), by increasing the price by $108,991.34 from $130,553.53 to $239,544.87, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to amend the Cooperative Project Agreement with Granite State College (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #151),  by increasing the price by $116,478 from $116,815.47 to $233,293.47, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#114A    Authorized to accept and expend $246,661 in federal funds through June 30, 2007, not September 30, 2007, as specified in letter dated May 5, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                NH LOTTERY COMMISSION

#114B     The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request the transfer of $224,000 for fiscal 2006 by the NH Lottery Commission.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

#115        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a contract with Shooting Star Broadcasting of New England LLC., Derry, NH, to provide advertising for the Planetarium in an amount not to exceed $6,500.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment in the amount of $2,145.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 7, 2006.  57% General, 43% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#116        Authorized the Oil Disbursement Board to grant the Department of Safety $20,000 additional funds to cover the FY 2006 shortfall in benefits.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $20,000 additional funds from the Oil Fund Distribution Board to cover a benefit shortfall in the Petroleum Audit Section in Road Toll.

 

#117        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to reclassify position #40028 Word Processor I, labor grade 9 to a Program Assistant I, labor grade 12.  Effective upon G&C approval.  81% Federal, 19% Highway Funds. 

 

#118        Authorized Division of Safety Services, Marine Patrol to enter into a retroactive agreement with Concentra Medical Centers, Hartford, CT, for Maine Patrol Officer Trainee candidate pre-employment medical examinations and drug screens, in an amount not to exceed $11,000.  Effective January 16, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized the application permit of Lake Sunapee Yacht Club located on Sunapee Lake in Sunapee, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 21 moorings. 

 

#120        Authorized the application permit of Overlook at Winnipesaukee Condominium Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 10 moorings. 

 

#121        Authorized the application permit of Masquebec Corporation located on Newfound Lake in Bridgewater, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 7 moorings. 

 

#122        Authorized the application permit of Oakdale Condominium Association located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 9 moorings. 

 

#122A    Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a federal grant known as “Basic MCSAP Grant for 2006”, from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the amount of $559,196.52 for motor carrier safety programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#122B     Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications, and Management to transfer $16,000 in order to offset anticipated shortages in FY 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#122C     Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to transfer $298,343 in order to offset anticipated shortages in FY 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#122D     Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to transfer $156,870.  (2)Further Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to establish four full-time temporary Data Control Clerk III positions, labor grade 12, 40 hrs per week effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#123        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH Complex Systems Research Center through the University of NH’s Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to provide Geographical Information System services to a support municipal GIS pilot study for a fee not to exceed $78,306.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2007.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#124        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Alvin J. Coleman & Son Inc., Conway, NH, for reconstructing a section of NH Route 112, adding paved shoulders, replacing drainage and guardrail, stabilizing slopes and reconstructing a retaining wall along the Swift River on the basis of a low bid of $2,986,194.84.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 13, 2007.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#125        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation and drainage upgrades along NH Route 118 just north of the bridge over the Indian River in Canaan proceeding north to the Canaan/Dorchester town line on the basis of a single bid of $1,249,679.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 25, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#126        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail, Londonderry, NH, for paving and guardrail replacement along NH Route 112 beginning west of the bridge over the East Branch of the Hancock River in Lincoln and proceeding east 3.8 miles to the Lincoln/Livermore Town line, on the basis of a low bid of $869,475.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#127        Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with Jason Belcourt d/b/a Pride Residential & Commercial Cleaning, Manchester, NH for weekly office cleaning services at the Bureau of Turnpikes and District 5 Administration Building in the amount of $16,080.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008, with the option to renew for an additional two-year period subject to G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#128        Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right-of-Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of April 14, 2006 through May 1, 2006.

 

#129        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to exercise the state’s statutory right of first refusal on a parcel of railroad in Concord for a purchase price of $330,000 from the Boston and Maine Corporation, to permit its purchase by the City of Concord.  (2)Further Authorized the title on this property to be transferred directly from the Boston and Maine Corporation to the City of Concord pursuant to the right of first refusal.  The City will provide the funds for the purchase of this property.

 

#130        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #359, amended on 5-18-05, item #87), for additional work associated with the roadway construction on NH 9 in Keene, and roadway construction on NH 10 in Swanzey, by increasing the amount by $277,000 from $7,839,638.95 to $8,116,638.95.

 

#131        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for roadway resurfacing of approximately 54.5 miles in maintenance District VI on the basis of a low bid of $2,381,672.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2006.  Highway Betterment Aid. 

 

#132        A motion to table was made by Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Burton, Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Pignatelli voting no.  A roll call was requested on the tabling motion: Councilor Burton – no, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, Councilor Pignatellino.  The motion to table failed.  The Governor and Council authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, to transfer $2,232,000 between accounts and classes and to transfer $1,924,000 from Highway Surplus.  (2)Further Authorized to transfer $2,015,000 from Turnpike Retained Earnings Fund.  (3)Further Authorized to accept and expend agency income and expenditures in the amount of $1,689,000.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#133        Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to budget and expend additional revenue in the amount of $229,463 from the Turnpike Retained Earnings Fund for maintenance of the electronic toll collection system.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with The Revenue Markets Inc., Accord, NY, in the amount not to exceed $1,179,302 for a professional services agreement for maintenance of toll collection system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#134                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.         ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,167.90 for the sole purpose of enrolling James Ramanek, Associate Professor, in the Online course entitled “Economics for Managers”.

B.         ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,167.90 for the sole purpose of enrolling James Ramanek, Associate Professor, in the Online course entitled “Financial Management”.

C.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,263.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michelle Capozzi, College Counselor, in the course entitled “Implementing the Philosophy of Quality in Education”.

D.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,350.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher Crowley, Technical Support Specialist, in the Online course entitled “Evaluating Educational Technology for the Classroom”.

E.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, the sum of $785.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ann Weddleton, Education Consultant, in the Online course entitled “Institutional Research Institute”.

F.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,332.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jessica Gammon, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Employment and Career Development Strategies for Special Populations.”.

G.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $700.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cheryl Connor, Program Specialist I, in the course entitled “Principles of Management”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,335.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elizabeth Collins, RN,C, Public Health Nurse Coordinator, in the course entitled “Clinical Decision Making in Health Care”.

I.          HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay NH Community Technical College, Berlin, NH, the sum of $492.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tina LaPierre, Family Service Specialist II, in the Online course entitled “Legal and Ethical Issues”.

J.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,102.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lucille Wiemer, Administrative Supervisor III, in the course entitled “Psychology of Adulthood”.

K.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,102.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lucille Wiemer, Administrative Supervisor III, in the course entitled “Communication for Educators”.

L.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Public Affairs & Government Relations - Request permission to pay NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $559.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Dawn Chown, Service Specialist, in the course entitled “Web Design & Development”.

M.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Public Affairs & Government Relations - Request permission to pay NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $559.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ransey Hill, Senior Business Administrator, in the course entitled “Web Design & Development”.

N.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $937.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling David Reichel, Senior Management Analyst, in the Online course entitled “Design of Experiments I”.

O.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $937.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling David Reichel, Senior Management Analyst, in the Online course entitled “Statistical Methods of Quality Improvement”.

P.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,776.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ann Marie Young, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, in the courses entitled “The Use of Empowerment as a Counseling Tool in the Intervention Process” and “Clinical Issues in Criminal Justice”.

Q.        NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $765.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rosemary Costanzo, Nurse Coordinator, in the course entitled “Community Health Nursing I: Population Health”.

R.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $744.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling John Lombard, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Anatomy and Physiology II”.

S.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Briana Miller, Mental Health Worker III, in the Online course entitled “PC Applications”.

T.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jenna Paquette, Mental Health Worker I, in the Online course entitled “PC Applications”.

U.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ashley Turner, Mental Health Worker I, in the Online course entitled “PC Applications”.

V.         OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay NH Community Technical College, Concord, NH, the sum of $589.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marta Boyle, Systems Development Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Visual Basic NET”.

W.       OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $599.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Theresa Laderbush, Systems Development Specialist V, in the distance learning course entitled “Advanced Database w/Oracle”.

X.         TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $765.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Nagavalli Vyakaranam, Engineering Technician I, in the course entitled “Organizations, Design and Leadership”.

 

 

Requested Tuition Total - $21,601.80

 

 

#135                                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.            CULTURAL RESOURCES, Division of the Arts - Request permission for one (1) employee, Catherine O’Brian, Grants Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Milwaukee, WI, on May 31 – June 2, 2006, to attend an Arts in Education Conference.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $200.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Catherine O’Brian.  Total Cost: $1,117.08.  Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  Registration Fee: $225.00.

B.            EDUCATION - Request permission for one (1) employee, Phillip Fujawa, Education Consultant, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on May 21 – 24, 2006, to attend Mentoring in the 21st Century.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by rail.  Total Cost: $980.45.  Source of Funds: 100% Other Funds.  Registration Fee: $275.00.

C.            OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission for one (1) employee, Cheryl Cizewski, Systems Development Specialist V, or designee, to travel to Burlington, MA, on July 31 – August 4, 2006, to attend Oracle 10g: Program with PS/SQL Training.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $500.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Cheryl Cizewski.  Total Cost: $3,350.00.  Source of Funds: 100% Other Funds.  Registration Fee: $2,550.00.

 

 

D.            REAL ESTATE COMMISSION - Request permission for one (1) employee, Arthur Slattery, Chairman, or designee, to travel to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, on May 31 – June 3, 2006, to attend the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) Canadian District Meeting.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle.  Total Cost: $1,475.00.  Source of Funds: 100% Board Fees.  Registration Fee: $366.00.

E.            SAFETY, Bureau of Emergency Management - Request permission for two (2) employees, Kathryn Doutt, Assistant Director, and Michael Poirier, Chief, Planning Section, or designee, to travel to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, on May 23 – 26, 2006, to attend the International Emergency Management Group (IEMG) Meeting.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle.  Total Cost: $1,480.00.  Source of Funds: 36% Federal and 64% Utilities Funds.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

A.            Authorized to conduct a one day conference entitled “Managing Sex Offenders in the Community” at an estimated cost not to exceed $11,292.60; further authorize the Department to enter into a contract in an amount not to exceed $4,974.60 with the Wayfarer Inn and Conference Center, Bedford, NH, for expenses related to conference.  100% Federal Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

B.            Authorized Clay Point Homeowners Association’s request to reconfigure a 12 slip docking structure consisting of five 4 ft by 30 ft permanent docks with one 4 ft by 30 ft tapered dock connected by a 144 ft long walkway along the shoreline and install 12 seasonal boatlifts in the slips provided on 360 ft of frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

C.            Authorized NHNY Marina Development LLC’s request to reconfigure a 101 slip major docking facility, repair and renovate the 4 existing boathouses, repair 145 ft of existing retaining wall and upgrade the site with improved drainage, plantings and erosion controls on property located on the Squam River in Ashland.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

D.            Authorized to accept and expend $75,000.00 from the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program, for the Telecom-Broadband Initiative in targeted counties of Carroll, Coos, Grafton, and Sullivan.  100% Federal Funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Crotched Mountain, Greenfield, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned