GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                                May 18, 2005 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton,

accepted the minutes of May 4, 2005.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek

approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the May 4, 2005 meeting. 

 

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

 

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following:

 

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

Linda B. Horan, Alstead                                                                                     Effective: May 18, 2005

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

Tarry Hrovatin-Gallichon, Boston, MA                                                           Effective: May 18, 2005

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

Nancy C. Kyle, Concord                                                                                     Effective: May 18, 2005

 

Advisory Commission on Travel and Tourism

R. Sean O’Kane, Concord                                                                                   Effective: May 18, 2005

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Merrimack County)

John P. McPhail, Bow                                                                                         Effective: May 18, 2005

Succeeding: Douglas Cole, Loudon                                                                 Term: January 31, 2010

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Food Distribution Industry)

Mary Ann Kristiansen, Roxbury                                                                       Effective: June 19, 2005

Succeeding: Michael Satzow, Claremont                                                         Term: June 19, 2010

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Coos County)

Gordon Gray, Groveton                                                                                       Effective: May 18, 2005

Succeeding: John Amey, Pittsburg                                                                   Term: January 31, 2010

 

Board of Licensing of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals

(Licensed Alcohol & Drug Councelor)

Eileen Fiori, Nashua                                                                             Effective: May 18, 2005

Succeeding: Raymond McGarty, Durham                                                        Term: January 28, 2008

 

Medical Review Subcommittee – Councilor Pignatelli abstained.

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

(Member of the Board of Medicine)

Kevin R. Costin, Manchester                                                                             Effective: May 18, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: December 3, 2007

 

New England Board of Higher Education

(Private Citizen)

Andrew R. Peterson, Peterborough                                                                  Effective: May 18, 2005

Filling vacancy                                                                                                     Term: May 18, 2009

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

Alan F. Vangile, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective: May 18, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: December 16, 2009

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Public Member)

Eugene T. Reed, Nottingham                                                                             Effective: Upon Confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: 2 yrs from confirmation

 

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

Kim M. Trisciani, Manchester                                                                           Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Linda Horan, Alstead (resigned)                                                Term: February 3, 2007

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

John C. Severance, Whitefield                                                                           Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Charles Puksta, Claremont                                                           Term: January 22, 2008

 

State Liquor Commission

Patricia T. Russell (d), Keene                                                                             Effective: July 1, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 1, 2011

 

Pari-Mutuel Commission

Robert S. Fennerty, Bow                                                                                     Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: April 9, 2008

 

Director of Administration: Department of Transportation

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Edwin O. Smith, Hinsdale                                                                                   Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: W. Douglas Scamman                                                                  Term: October 17, 2006

Salary: Group GG, Step 2 ($65,668)

 

Director of Project Development: Department of Transportation

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

James A. Moore, Bow                                                                                         Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: David J. Brillhart, Concord                                                           Term: February 18, 2007

Salary: Group II, Step 3 ($80,213)

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1            Authorized under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hudson, NH, for a study to address deficiencies in the Otarnic Pond Cooperative, Inc.’s water and sewer infrastructure, in the amount of $12,000.   Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

 

#2            Authorized under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, to amend an existing agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-11-04, item #10), for the purpose of redeveloping an historic mill into housing and commercial space by changing the end date from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2006.

 

#3            Authorized under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, to amend an existing agreement with the City of Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04, item #20), to complete capital improvements and renovations of low and moderate income rental housing units, by increasing the price limitation by $800 for a new total of $435,800.

 

#4            Authorized under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, to amend an existing agreement with the Town of Littleton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-23-02, item #1B, amended on 6-2-04, item #5), by extending the end date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006, to allow Riverglen House to create the required jobs.

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5            Authorized to reclassify position #41683, Administrator II, LG 29 (salary $44,928), to a Human Resources Administrator, LG 26 (salary $39,390) with a difference of salary $5,538.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#6            Authorized to reclassify position #10603 to a Technical Support Specialist VI, LG 32 ($51,421.50) with a salary difference of $2,340.  100% Agency Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7            Authorized Jason R. Denton, Stratham, NH, 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 by physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#8            Authorized William R. Davis, Newfields, NH, 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 by physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#9            Authorized Jed J. French, Yarmouth, ME, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINSTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#10          Authorized a list of Governor and Council meeting dates for the period of July through December 2005.

 

#11          Authorized an annual salary step to Karen Levchuk from Group HH, Step 3 ($75,806) to Group HH, Step 4 ($80,019), effective June 1, 2005.

 

#12          Authorized to amend a contract with Fiber Technologies Networks LLC, Rochester, NY, to provide dark fiber facilities in Concord, NH, by extending the termination date from April 30, 2010 until July 30, 2010.

 

#13          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter a lease extension with Sullivan County, Newport, NH, covering office and courtroom space located in Newport, NH, in the amount of $371,166.24.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to waive compliance with RSA 10:B.  The non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply with RSA 10:B in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency.

 

#14          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities, to enter a lease extension with Grafton County, North Haverhill, NH, covering office and courtroom space located in North Haverhill, NH, in the amount of $540,006.72.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to waive compliance with RSA 10:B.  The non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply with RSA 10:B in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency.

 

#14A      Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal Year 2005 during the month of April.

 

#14B       Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $470,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of June 2005.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $299,153,170.01 for the Month of April and recommends the balance of $110,846,829.99 be lapsed.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINSITRATION

#15          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request that Charles H. Redfern be hired as Chief, Revenue Discovery Bureau, Unclassified position #9U431, and be placed at the maximum step for Group EE ($66,779).  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#16          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks totaling $382.77 to the payee(s) as detailed in letter dated May 5, 2005.

 

#17          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $21,376.72 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#18          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract with Gerald Putnam dba Cedarhouse Sound and Mastering, North Sutton, NH, for the “Archiving Documentary Audio Recordings: Music & Interviews” in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#19          Authorized to amend a grant received from the Office for Domestic Preparedness, (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #28), to support homeland security efforts in NH, by extending the end date from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2005.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a sub-grant to the NH Department of Safety, (previously approved by G&C on 4-6-05, item #36C), to assist the Department of Safety with acquiring upgraded hardware for their Bomb Squad Robot, by extending the end date from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2005.  (3)Further Authorized to amend sub-grants, as detailed in letter dated May 5, 2005, to the Department of Safety, (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #28), to assist the Department of Safety with homeland security related equipment and exercises, by extending the end date from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#20          Authorized to enter into a contract with KPMG, LLP (Forensic) of Boston, MA, to provide forensic audit services in connection with the non-prosecution agreement entered into by the Attorney General and the Diocese of Manchester, and pursuant to the March 22, 2005 order of the Hillsborough County Superior Court, for a total of $222,500.  Effective June 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#21          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source contractual agreement with the Safety & Health Council of Northern New England, to conduct the “Operational Lifesaver” public relations and education campaign, in the amount of $11,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#22          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to enter into a service agreement with Elf’s Landscaping, Inc., for lawn care services at NHES’s Portsmouth local office, in the amount of $4,200 from April 1, 2005 through October 31, 2005 and in the amount of $1,860 from April 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

               

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#23          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and expend a reimbursement in the amount of $167,264 from the US Department of Justice for the care and custody of criminal aliens in the NH Corrections system under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program to be used for addressing shortfalls in utilities expenses incurred by the Department of Corrections during state fiscal year 2005.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24          Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Ski Operations report of season passes issued for Cannon Mountain for the quarter ending March 31, 2005.  Informational Item. 

 

#25          Authorized to award a grant under the Economic Development Matching Grant Program to Bow Economic Development Corporation, to develop a website to promote and track available economic opportunity sites within the Town of Bow, in the amount of $2,625.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 19, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#26          Authorized to enter into a contract with Care America Property Services, Inc., Dover, NH, to provide janitorial services for the International Trade Resource Center, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $10,740 per year.  Effective July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27          Authorized to enter into a contract with NH Correctional Industries, Information Technology Department, Concord, NH, to provide mail services for the International Trade Resource Center in Portsmouth, in the amount of $3,000 per year.  Effective July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#28          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend Federal Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) funds for restoration and maintenance of wildlife habitat in the amount of $127,815.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend funds from the NH Fish and Game Department in the amount of $42,605 as State Matching funds to the WHIP grant.  (3)Further Authorized an amendment to a memorandum of understanding between the NH Fish and Game Department and the Division of Forests and Lands, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #105), to implement the conditions of the WHIP Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2010.

 

#29          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept a $1,640,000 Federal grant and assign the grant directly to The Trust for Public Land to pay the purchase price for acquisition of a Conservation Easement on 5,269+/- acres in the Towns of Errol and Cambridge, NH known as “Thirteen Mile Woods II”.  (2)Further Authorized to release a Right of first Offer obtained through execution of a Scenic Easement dated January 10, 1972, recorded in Book 543, Page 145, and also as acquired by Commissioner’s Return of Highway Layout dated December 10, 1971, and recorded in Book 545, Page 267.  (3)Further Authorized to accept the 5,269-acre Conservation Easement, and enter into a Snowmobile Agreement with the Town of Errol to ensure continued access to the property for this use.

 

#30          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept a $1,184,000 Federal grant and assign directly to The Trust for Public land to pay the purchase price for acquisition of a Conservation Easement on 2,660 +/- acres in the Towns of Freedom, and Madison, NH, known as “Trout Pond”.  (2) Further Authorized to accept the 2,660-acre Conservation Easement, and enter into a Snowmobile Agreement with the Town of Freedom to ensure continued access to the properties for this use.

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#31          Authorized to accept a $5,000 donation from the Lakes Region Inland Fishing Association Inc., to be deposited into the Small Gifts Account.

 

#32          Authorized to hold an organized meeting for the purpose of providing training and recognition of volunteer instructors involved with mandated hunter, bowhunter and trapper education programs of the Fish and Game Department, for a cost not to exceed $3,000 including supplies, awards, postage, and printing of invitations.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Tsunis Holding Inc., dba Holiday Inn – Concord, NH, for an annual recognition banquet for the volunteer hunter education instructors, in an amount not to exceed $4,316.10, to be held in Concord, NH on June 11, 2005.    Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33          Authorized to enter into a contract with John Bolens, dba Bolens Septic and Portable Toilets, Stewartstown, NH, for the rental and service of portable restrooms in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#34          Authorized to enter into a contract with Dave’s Septic Service, Incorporated, Bedford, NH for the rental and service of portable restrooms in an amount not to exceed $17,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized to enter into a contract renewal with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, LLC, Bedford, NH, to provide environmental consulting and engineering services, in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  100% F&G Funds. 

 

#36          Authorized to enter into Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Law Enforcement contract with the NH Police Departments as detailed in letter dated April 28, 2005, for a total of $253,050.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#37          Authorized to accept and expend $17,746 from the Department of Safety, for the purchase of Homeland Security First Responder Equipment.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $50,200 from the Department of Safety for the purchase of Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program Equipment.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2005.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38          Authorized to enter into a contract agreement with the Lake Massasecum Improvement Association, Bradford, NH, for the purpose of variable milfoil control in the northern cove of the lake in the amount of $4,790.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.    100% Other Funds. 

 

#39          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Exeter River Local Advisory Committee, Exeter, NH, to conduct the fifth annual Exeter River Alewife Festival, in the amount of $3,049.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#40          Authorized to enter into an agreement with The NH Lakes Association, Concord, NH, for the Lake Host 2005: An Exotic Aquatic Species Education and Prevention Program, in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#41          Authorized to grant the entities, as detailed in letter dated April 7, 2005, $23,153.40, for the purpose of variable milfoil control.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#42          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the City of Concord, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the City of Franklin Water Department, Franklin, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44          Authorized to amend an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-16-03, item #61), for the creation of a Souhegan River Watershed Management Plan, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2005 from June 30, 2005.

 

#45          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the NH Lakes Association, Inc., Concord, NH, for the purpose of milfoil prevention activities, in the amount of $185,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized to award an advance payment in the amount of $50,000 to the NHLA in accordance with the terms of the grant agreement.   Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Connecticut River Joint Commission, NH, for the Bank Stabilization Implementation and Assessment of the Connecticut River near Colebrook and Groveton NH Project, in the amount of $41,631.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Connecticut River Joint Commission, NH, for the Fluvial Geomorphic Assessment of Northern Connecticut River Tributaries Project, in the amount of $34,408.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#47          Authorized to amend a contract with Sanborn, Head and Associates, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, item #82, amended on 8-18-04, item #71), to conduct site investigations, remediation design and remedial action implementation, by increasing the contract value by $155,000 from $1,586,400 to $1,741,400.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #59), to conduct site investigations, remediation design and remedial action implementation, by increasing the contract by $109,000 from $120,000 to $229,000.  (3)Further Authorized to amend a contract with Nobis Engineering, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #57), to conduct site investigations, remediation design and remedial action implementation, by increasing the contract by $25,000 from $120,000 to $145,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.    100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized to amend an original loan agreement with Mt. Washington Condominium Association, to finance the upgrade of an existing public water system serving the Mt. Washington Condominium Association in the Town of Jackson, by increasing the loan amount $45,000 from $140,000 to $185,000, under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48A      Authorized to approve nominations of Sen. Sheila Roberge & Rep. Chris Christensen to the Souhegan River Water Management Planning Area Advisory Committee.  Effective upon G&C approval and continuing through the completion of the Souhegan Water Management Plan. 

 

                                JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#49          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request to budget and expend $5,000 in examination fees collected from the principles and practices of engineering and land surveying examinations and the fundamentals of engineers and land surveying examinations for direct expenses of these examinations.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Developmental Disabilities Council

#50          Authorized to pay an unencumbered license fee in the amount of $5,000 to EasyLiving Home of Georgia, to allow the NH Developmental Disabilities Council to become an affiliate of EasyLiving Home with the exclusive right to replicate this program in the State of NH.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#51          Authorized to make unencumbered payments on a fee for service basis to providers of interpreting services, in an annual amount of $15,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#52          Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Communicable Disease control Section, Immunization Prevention to amend an agreement with The Glen Group, Inc., North Conway, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-19-03, item #91), to continue with the Planning and implementation of an immunization marketing campaign, by increasing the price limitation by $198,000 from $512,000 to $710,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal. 

 

#53          Authorized Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care Section/Oral Health Program to amend an agreement with Milford School District, Milford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, item #112), to provide restorative dental treatment for students participating in the school-based dental program, by increasing the price limitation by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  81% Federal, 19% General Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#54          Authorized to compensate Annita Hopkins, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury in accordance with RSA 21-I:43-a, Compensation for State Employees Injured in Line of Duty.

 

#55          Authorized to compensate Corey Sheehan, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury in accordance with RSA 21-I:43-a, Compensation for State Employees Injured in Line of Duty.

 

#56          Authorized to compensate Denise Long, a Registered Nurse in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury in accordance with RSA 21-I:43-a, Compensation for State Employees Injured in Line of Duty.

 

                                Office of Alcohol and Drug Policy

#57          Authorized to pay the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc., Washington, DC, $7,500 annual membership dues for the period July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#58          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Absolute Data Destruction, Goffstown, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-26-02, item #129), revising terms to meet the spending authority under the current agreement, with authority to adjust amounts between State Fiscal Years if needed and justified.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  40% Federal, 60% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#59          Authorized Dental Unit, to enter into an agreement with Wilbur E. Blackey, Doctor of Medical Dentistry, Salem, NH, to function as an Orthodontia Specialist.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#60          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University System of NH – College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, for the provision of an education and training partnership for an amount not to exceed $2,429,554.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  75% Federal, 24.5% Other, .5% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#61          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept monies totaling $11,098 received during the period of January 1, 2005 to March 31, 2005, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.  These monies are placed in the Veterans Home Benefit Fund.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#62          Authorized to pay FY 2006 participation fee for the Health Education Assessment Consortium to the Council or Chief State School Officers in the amount of $12,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized to grant Armand Michaud, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II, paid educational leave from May 28, 2005 through June 16, 2005.

 

#64          Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into an agreement with the Governor’s Commission on Disability, Concord, NH, to house the Statewide Independent Living Council in an amount not to exceed $64,770 pending legislative approval of the next biennial budget.  Effective July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized to utilize interpreter services at public meetings or forums from July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006, and Authorized unencumbered payments for services to a total cumulative amount of $20,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#66          Authorized to amend a grant from the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #310), by extending the grant period end date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

 

#67          Authorized to amend a grant from the NH Department of Education, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #309), to increase the number of secondary mathematics and science educators available to teach in NH, by extending the grant period end date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

 

#68          Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with LandCare Associates, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-13-02, item #159), for the purpose of snow removal at the Pease Education & Training Center, by increasing the amount by $7,000.  36% General, 64% Other Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds from the NH Department of Education for the Program Improvement Coordination Grant in the amount of $1,021.08.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  (2)Further Authorized to create a class 080, Out of State Travel line, and class 094, Staff Development line, for required travel and staff development activities associated with this additional funding.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#69A      Authorized RCTC Board of Trustees to (1)conduct a two-day planning session for 25 trustees and 5 staff to be held on June 1, 2005 at the Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson, NH at a cost not to exceed $10486.00. (2)  Further authorize RCTC to contract with Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson, NH at a cost of $180.00 per person, not to exceed $5400.00 from May 31-June 1, 2005.  (3) Further authorize RCTC to enter into an educational service agreement with the Assn. of Community College Trustees for Dr. Narcisa Polonio for the purpose of retreat consultation services for the Board of Trustees from May 30-June 1, 2005 in the amount of $3500.00 ($3000 services, $500 expenses).  52% General, 48% Other Funds.

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#70          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to make a retroactive unencumbered payment to Control Technologies, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $1,262.94 for the repair and replacement of a hot water pump in the administrative wing of the training facility in Concord, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#71          Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications, and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to accept and expend Emergency Assistance funds in the amount of $5,250,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications, and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to hold a workshop for “Evacuation & Re-entry Planning” on May 24-25, 2005 at The Beacon Resort, Lincoln, NH, for an amount not to exceed $4,830.  (2)Further Authorized a contract with The Beacon Resort, Lincoln, NH, for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $4,830.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized to grant the below list of bioterrorism preparedness funds to the associated Regional Hazardous Materials Response Teams in the amount of $75,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized to encumber the funds in the appropriation as detailed in letter dated May 3, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized to contract with JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., dba Community Health Institute of Concord, NH, for an assessment of behavioral health mitigation strategies in disaster situations, in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75          Authorized to contract with Trustees of Dartmouth College of Hanover, NH, for the conduct of exercises to test community-developed plans for response to a smallpox incident or similar health emergency, in the amount of $112,122.  Effective May 18, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles, to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with McIntosh College, Dover, NH, to provide classroom and parking lot space for the Motorcycle Training Program, in the amount of $15,000.  Effective April 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized Division of State Police to amend an existing lease with Lighthouse Trust, Concord, NH, extending the end date from May 31, 2005 to December 31, 2005 and includes a four-percent increase in rent for this new period.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized Division of Emergency Services to amend a contract with 106 Commerce Park Mini Storage, Pembroke, NH, to cover costs for renting storage units through June 30, 2006, by increasing the amount from $1,560 to $6,258.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively amend the lease with One Dow Court, Inc., Manchester, NH, to house the Manchester Motor Vehicle sub-station, by extending the end date from April 30, 2005 to October 30, 2005.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #280A), for poison control services, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007, and by increasing the price limitation by $1,045,382 from $473,945 to $1,519,327.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#81          Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated award List for the period of April 14, 2005 through April 27, 2005.

 

#82          Authorized to accept and expend $2,981 in Federal Funds for this AIP-18 airport development project.  (2)Further Authorized to provide additional participation in the amount of $157 and award a purchase order to E.W. Sleeper Co. Inc., Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $3,138 for the acquisition of automatic chains.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#83          Authorized to sell a 2.52 acre parcel of State owned land located in the Town of Candia to the Town of Candia for $6,500.

 

#84          Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Pinard Waste Systems Company Inc., Manchester, NH, for container rental and rubbish pickup at two district 05 locations, in the amount of $15,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#85          Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract with Alltex Uniform Rental Service, Inc., Manchester, NH, for providing uniforms to certain Bureau employees in the amount of $18,252.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#86          Authorized Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into a sole source contract with Advanced Technical Support, Inc., Bordentown, NJ, for the calibration and preventive maintenance of the Department’s two model Viscotech direct shear rheometers, in the amount of $12,512.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2007.

 

#87          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), 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 $184,000 from $7,655,638.95 to $7,839,638.95.

 

#88          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a single bid of $2,347,055 for roadway resurfacing of 63.01 miles in districts I & II and in Coos, Carroll and Grafton counties.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 23, 2005.

 

#89          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a single bid of $2,547,250 for roadway resurfacing of 68.03 miles in districts II, III, and IV and in Carroll, Grafton, Merrimack and Strafford counties.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 21, 2005.

 

#90          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $2,176,700 for roadway resurfacing of 57.30 miles in districts II, and IV and in Grafton, Sullivan, Cheshire and Merrimack counties.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 23, 2005.

 

#91          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving, Inc., Londonderry, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $2,952,100 for roadway resurfacing of 77.47 miles in districts IV and V, and in Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham counties.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 21, 2005.

 

#92          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries, Inc., Dracut, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $2,231,190 for roadway resurfacing of 59.88 miles in districts V and VI, and in Merrimack, Strafford and Rockingham counties.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 23, 2005.

 

#93          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with East Coast Signals, Inc., Deerfield, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $122,534.25 for replacement of the existing span wire signal system at the intersection of NH Route 1A, Hooksett Street and River Road in Seabrook.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 10, 2005.

 

#94          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a single bid of $2,289,964 for pavement and safety work along US Route 3.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2005.

 

#95          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with S.U.R. Construction, Inc., Rochester, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $4,010,000 for interim safety improvements within the Spaulding Turnpike Exit 4 interchange in Newington.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 21, 2006.

 

 

#96                                                                          TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.             ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ann-Marie Hartshorn, Agency Records Auditor, in the course entitled “Financial Management”.

 

B.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Walden University, Baltimore, MD, the sum of $938.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathleen Dotter, Assistant Professor, in the on-line course entitled “Research Seminar 1:Human Inquiry and Science”.

 

C.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College Graduate School, Manchester, NH, the sum of $4,230.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Drayer, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the courses entitled “Economics of Change”, “Project Phase III”, “Human Service Delivery Systems” and “Medical Survey”.

 

D.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College Graduate School, Manchester, NH, the sum of $4,230.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karen Martin-Brown, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the courses entitled “Economics of Change”, “Project Phase III”, “Human Service Delivery Systems” and “Medical Survey”.

 

E.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $790.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Craig Thoroughgood, Air Pollution Technician I, in the course entitled “Introduction to Technical Math I”.

 

F.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Services - Request permission to pay Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, the sum of $1,402.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michelle Oakes, Executive Secretary, in the Internet courses entitled “Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies” and “Introduction to Creative Writing”.

 

G.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community and Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,251.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Teresa Brown, Health Promotion Advisor, in the course entitled “Survey Research in Public Health”.

 

H.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community and Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,502.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Snow, Dental Director, in the courses entitled “Special Topics/Survey Research in Public Health” and “Epidemiology”.

 

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community and Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,251.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Snow, Dental Director, in the course entitled “The Policy and Practice of Community Health Assessment”.

 

J.              HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Laconia, NH, the sum of $453.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan Dupuis, Administrative Secretary, in the course entitled “Introductory Algebra”.

 

K.             NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $676.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorne Colbert, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Microbiology”.

 

L.             NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $925.75 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rosemary Costanzo, Nursing Coordinator, in the course entitled “Nursing Research”.

 

M.            NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $632.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling John Lombard, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “English Composition”.

 

N.             NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $474.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling John Lombard, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Contemporary Ethical Issues”.

 

O.            NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $474.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Briana Miller, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Introduction to Psychology”.

 

P.             NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,688.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Deborah Robinson, Supervisor IV, in the course entitled “Contemporary Issues of Developmental Disabilities”.

 

Q.            TRANSPORTATION – Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $336.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Dusavitch, Right-of-Way Agent, in the course entitled “HistoryofArt”.

 

 

#97                                                                          TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.             FISH AND GAME - Request permission for (1) employee, Robert Fawcett, Hatchery Supervisor, or designee, to travel to Lock Haven, PA, on June 5 – 9, 2005, to attend the East Coast Trout Management and Culture Workshop IV.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle.  Total Cost: $727.95.  Source of Funds: 25% Fish & Game Funds and 75% Federal Funds.  Registration Fee: $165.00.

 

B.             SAFETY - Request permission for (1) employee, Earl Sweeney, Assistant Commissioner, or designee, to travel to Annapolis, MD, on May 29 – June 3, 2005, to attend the Issues in Law Enforcement Conference.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle.  Total Cost: $942.42.  Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned