GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                May 2, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea, accepted the minutes of April 18, 2007.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the April 18, 2007 meeting.

 

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret, accepted the following

 

Advisory Committee for Lamprey River (WMPA)

(Representative of the Conservation Interests in WMPA)

Jay Odell, Newfields                                                                                            Effective: Upon acceptance

 

Physical Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

Margaret Brand, Hopkinton                                                                               Effective: Upon acceptance

 

Recreation Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

Linda M. Rodger, Whitefield                                                                             Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board

(Public Member)

Mariellen MacKay, Nashua                                                                               Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

State Board of Auctioneers

Jay T. St. Jean, Manchester                                                                               Effective:  May 2, 2007

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

 

Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Compact

Richard C. Shelton, Newmarket                                                                         Effective:  May 2, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 20, 2009

 

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission

Robert G. Kline, Plainfield                                                                                   Effective:  May 2, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  May 1, 2010

 

Board of Medicine

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

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

 

Moorings Appeals Board

Melvin Borrin, Moultonborough                                                                      Effective:  May 2, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 16, 2009

 

Director: Division of Personnel

Nominated by The Commissioner of Administrative Services

Karen D. Hutchins, Concord                                                                              Effective:  May 2, 2007

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

Salary:  Grade HH Step 2: $75,983

 

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board

Linda L. Hanrahan, Concord                                                                              Effective:  May 2, 2007

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

 

Traffic Safety Commission

Frank R. Dickinson, Ossipee                                                                              Effective:  May 2, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  September 16, 2008

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(General Public)

Shawn M. Donovan, Lebanon                                                                           Effective:  May 2, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  April 23, 2009

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(Alternate Member)

Roy W. Tilsley, Jr., Mont Vernon                                                                     Effective:  May 2, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  May 7, 2008

 

TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea, voted to table the confirmation of:

 

Assistant Commissioner: Department of Safety

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

Earl M. Sweeney, Belmont                                                                                  Effective:  Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 31, 2011

Salary:  Group JJ Step 5 $99,778

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals

(Office of Alcohol and Drug Policy)

Joseph P. Harding, Chester                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Water Park Operator)

Tom Brady, Jefferson                                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  2 yrs from confirmation

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Electrical Engineer)

Tyler E. Carlisle, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Insurance Professional)

Robert Simpson, Bow                                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  1 yr from confirmation

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Public Member)

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

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 2, 2009

 

Electricians Board

(Master Electrician)

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

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2012

 

NH Housing Finance Authority

(Experienced in Construction of Single Family Real Estate)

John T. Eller, (d), Newbury                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Board of Nursing

Stephany M. Lavallee, Henniker                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kristine A. Day, Alexandria                                                        Term:  May 11, 2010

 

Board of Nursing

Barbra Brown, Littleton                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Board of Nursing

Mertie L. Potter, Concord                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  May 10, 2010

 

Public Utilities Commission

Thomas B. Getz, Chairman, Manchester                                                          Effective:  July 1, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2013

Salary:  Group JJ maximum, $99,778

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Public Member)

Suzanne M. Foster, Newfields                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Public Member)

Kevin A. McCue, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

State-Capital Region Planning Commission

Deborah de Peyster, Concord                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Department of Resources and Economic Development Advisory Commission

(Agriculture)

Diane Souther, (r), Concord                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Speech Language Pathology Governing Board

(Public Member)

Nancy H. Rescino, Bow                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Assistant Commissioner: Department of Transportation

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

David J. Brillhart, Concord                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 28, 2010

Salary:  Group KK maximum, $102,365

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(Professional Engineer)

H. Edmund Bergeron, North Conway                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 23, 2010

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Lisa C. Michaud, Manchester                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Water Council

(Industrial Interests)

Christopher M. Rawnsley, Antrim                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Senior Housing of New Hampshire, Inc. located in Meredith, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 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 2, 2007 AT 10:00 A.M.

IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

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At 10:35 the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing and refinancing of commercial facility projects by the Business Finance Authority for Senior Housing of New Hampshire, Inc. (the “Borrower”) in Meredith, New Hampshire and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project and emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved.   The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; Joe Haas had a question regarding the State’s ability to guarantee private debt.  There being no further comments, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-1:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $18,500,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE A COMMERCIAL FACILITY FOR SENIOR HOUSING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, INC. IN MEREDITH, NEW HAMPSHIRE" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Hollingworth.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

 

A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $18,500,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE A COMMERCIAL FACILITY FOR SENIOR HOUSING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, INC. IN MEREDITH, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council 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 a determination under RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of a commercial facility for Senior Housing of New Hampshire (the “Borrower”), in Meredith, New Hampshire, by the Authority’s issuance of up to $18,500,000 in revenue bonds (the “Bonds”) under RSA 162-I:1 et seq. (the “Act”); and

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and council have received all of the documentation and information with respect to the proposed transaction that they have requested; and

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

                Section 1.               Findings.  On the basis of the Authority’s recommendation and the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

 

 

                (a)           Special Findings.

 

(1)           The project to be financed with the proceeds of the Bonds consists of i) the construction of a 90,000 square-foot, 80-unit independent living facility with services, of which 20 units are for people with Alzheimer’s Disease on Mile Point Road in Meredith, New Hampshire, ii) payment of capitalized interest on the Bonds, iii) funding of a deposit to the Capital and Maintenance Reserve Fund; iv) paying a portion of start-up costs and costs of operation and maintenance during the construction period and a reasonable period thereafter; and v) paying issuance costs (collectively, the “Facility” or “Project”).  The Facility is within the definition of “Commercial Facility” in RSA 162-I:2 and may be financed under the Act.

 

(2)           The establishment and operation of the Facility will create or preserve employment opportunities directly or indirectly within the State of New Hampshire (the “State”) and will likely be of general benefit to the community as a whole.

 

 

                b.             General Findings.

 

                                (1)           The Project and the proposed financing of the Project are feasible.

 

(2)           The Borrower has the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facility successfully.

 

 

 

(3)           The Trust Indenture, the Loan Agreement, the Mortgage and the other documents to be executed in connection with the issuance of the Bonds (collectively, the “Financing Documents”), contain provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated, directly or indirectly, to pay Project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from proceeds of the Bonds or from funds received under the Financing Documents, exclusive of funds received under the Financing Documents by the Authority for its own use.

 

(4)           The Financing Documents do not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facility, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act.

 

(5)           The proposed financing of the Project by the Authority and the proposed operation and use of the Facility will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162-I:1, will preserve or increase the social 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.

 

                Section 2.               Ultimate Finding and Determination.  The Governor and Council find that the proposed financing, operation and use of the Facility will serve a public use and provide a public benefit and determine that the Authority’s financing of the Project will be within the  policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

 

                Section 3.               Approval.  The Governor and Council hereby approve the Authority’s taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction involving the Facility, the Project and the Bonds as may be requested.

 

                Section 4.               Effective Date.  This Resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Passed and Agreed to:  May 2, 2007.

 

 

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

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON MAY 2, 2007

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 10:38 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by The Business Development Corporation to Vitex Corporation or its Nominee 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 Jack Donovan, Executive Director 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; Joes Haas questioned the certificate required under RSA 162-A:13, III (b).  There being no further comments, Councilor Shea 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 THE BSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO VITEX CORPORATION OR ITS NOMINEE." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were:  None; and those voting against were:  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 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY TO VITEX CORPORATION

OR ITS NOMINEE

 

                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 eighty percent (80%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $2,250,000 from The Business Development Company to Vitex Corporation or its nominee pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed eighty percent (80%) 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:

2.                     

                                (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 insure 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 2, 2007.

 

 

#3            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Alice Peck Day Health Systems Obligated Group located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 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 2, 2007 AT 10:00 A.M.

IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

 

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At 10:45 the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing and refinancing of commercial facility projects by the Business Finance Authority for Alice Peck Day Health Systems Corp., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and Alice Peck Day Lifecare Center, Inc. (collectively, the “Obligated Group”) in Lebanon, New Hampshire and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project and emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; Joe Haas questioned whether the State Treasurer should be on the BFA Board of Directors.  There being no further questions, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-1:9 WITH RESPECT TO FINANCING OF COMMERCIAL FACILITIES BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR THE ALICE PECK DAY HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION, ALICE PECK DAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND ALICE PECK DAY LIFECARE CENTER, INC. IN LEBANON" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING

OF COMMERCIAL FACILITIES BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE

AUTHORITY FOR THE ALICE PECK DAY HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION, ALICE PECK DAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND ALICE PECK DAY LIFECARE CENTER, INC.,

IN LEBANON

 

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the “Authority”) its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing and refinancing of commercial facilities (the “Facilities”) for Alice Peck Day Health Systems Corporation, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and Alice Peck Day Lifecare Center, Inc. (collectively, the “Obligated Group”) in Lebanon by the Authority’s issue of Revenue Bonds (Alice Peck Day Health System Obligated Group Issue) in one or more series (collectively, the “Bonds”) in an aggregate amount not to exceed $43,000,000 under RSA 162-I (the “Act”);

 

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the transaction which they have requested; and

 

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

 

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

Section 1.               Findings.  On the basis of the Authority’s recommendation and the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

 

(a)           Special findings:

 

                                (1)           The Bonds will be used to finance and refinance certain projects to be owned or leased and operated by the members of the Obligated Group.  The Bonds are being issued to refund the Business Finance of the State of New Hampshire Revenue Bonds (Alice Peck Day Health Systems Obligated Group Issuance) Series 1999A and Series 1999B (the “Refunded Bonds”) and to finance a new facility for Harvest Hill (Lifecare) consisting of 69 independent living units and related facilities.  The Refunded Bonds financed and refinanced certain hospital facilities and equipment, acquisition, construction, renovation and equipping of a 24-unit facility for Harvest Hill (Lifecare) and refinanced other debt of the Obligated Group.  The Project is a “commercial facility” within the meaning of RSA 162-I:2, III-a (the “Act”) and may therefore be financed under the Act.

 

(2)        The operation of the Facility will preserve and create employment opportunities directly and indirectly within the State of New Hampshire.

 

(b)           General findings:

 

(1)        The Project and the proposed financing and refinancing of the Project are feasible;

 

(2)        The Borrower has the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facility successfully;

 

(3)        The LOAN AND TRUST AGREEMENT for the Bonds (is a combined financing document and security document, hereinafter called the “Agreement”) contains provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from Bond proceeds or from funds received under the Agreement, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

 

(4)        The Agreement does not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facility, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act; and

 

 

(5)        The proposed financing of the Project by the Authority and the operation and use of the Facility will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162-I: 1, will preserve or increase the social 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.

 

Section 2.               Ultimate Finding and Determination.  The Governor and Council find that the proposed financing, operation and use of the Facility will serve a public use and provide a public benefit, and the Governor and Council determine that the Authority’s financing of the Project will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

 

Section 3.               Approval.  The Governor and Council approve the Authority’s taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

 

Section 4.               Effective Date.  This resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

 

Passed and Agreed to May 2, 2007.

 

 

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISBILITIES

#3A        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and expend $5,156 in Federal Funds for the Client Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4            Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $2,806,662.28 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.  

 

#5            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 $138,083.  Effective April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $23,865 of the contract amount.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6            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 $154,642.  Effective April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $26,727 of the contract amount.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7            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 $326,162.  Effective April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $56,370 of the contract amount.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8            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 $160,202.  Effective April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $27,687 of the contract amount.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9            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 $203,376.  Effective April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $35,149 of the contract amount.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10          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 $240,832.  Effective April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $41,623 of the contract amount.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #7, amended on 12-12-06, item #12, amended on 4-4-07, item #5), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $150,029 from $2,259,117 to $2,409,146.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#12          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #9, amended on 12-12-06, item #10, amended on 4-4-07, item #7), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $512,141 from $3,866,186 to $4,378,327.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #8, amended on 12-12-06, item #11, amended on 4-4-07, item #6), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $230,341 from $1,870,489.93 to $2,100,830.93.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#14          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #6, amended on 12-12-06, item #13), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $240,333 from $5,689,057 to $5,929,390.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#15          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #5, amended on 12-12-06, item #14, amended on 4-4-07, item #10), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $288,250 from $2,311,251 to $2,599,501.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#16          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #4, amended on 12-12-06, item #15, amended on 4-4-07, item #9), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $291,878 from $3,177,899 to $3,469,777.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#17          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Manchester, NH, to complete work indentified in the Amoskeag Corridor Management Plan in the amount of $6,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18          Authorized to reclassify position #20037 Data Control Clerk II, labor grade 10 ($21,567) to Business Systems Analyst I, labor grade 28 ($45,630); and position #21284 Data Control Clerk III, labor grade 12 ($23,302.50) to a Business Systems Analyst I, labor grade 28 ($45,630).

 

 

#19          Authorized on behalf of DHHS to enter into a contract with Laboratory Automated Solutions Inc., Beavercreek, OH for the pre-acquision analysis and support needed to produce a request for proposal to procure a Laboratory Information Management System in the amount of $74,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#20          Authorized to reclassify position #10196 Service and Production Technician, labor grade 12 ($23,302.50) to Administrative Secretary, labor grade 14 ($25,233) a difference of $1,930.50.  Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21          Authorized to accept and place on file the audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ended June 30, 2006.

 

#22          Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the Division of Personnel.

 

#23          Authorized Division of Accounting Services to permanently reclassify position #11584, Source Document Examiner, labor grade 16, to a Chief Accountant, labor grade 26.

 

#24          Authorized Division of Personnel to amend a sole source contract with Dr. Johnna Herrick-Phelps, Littleton, NH, for instructional training, by increasing the amount by $2,400 from $2,400 to $4,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#25          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with KPMB Enterprises LLC, Bow, NH, for heating renovations at the NH Technical Institute, Strout Hall, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $493,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 17, 2007.  93% General, 7% Student Fees Funds. 

 

#26          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with KPMB Enterprises LLC, Bow, NH, for installing air conditioning at the NH Hospital, Spaulding Building, and the Youth Development Center, Manchester, NH, for a total price not to exceed $87,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through six weeks after notice to proceed is issued.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $1,200 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.  33% W/C Assessment Fees – Labor, 67% General Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $23,361.14 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#28          Authorized to accept and expend $225,000 in Fiscal Year 2007 additional program revenues as detailed in letter dated April 5, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#29          Authorized Division of Library to budget and expend prior year unexpended Library Services Technology Act funds in the amount of $75,000 as detailed in letter dated April 4, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#30          Authorized Division of Arts to award Organizational Support American Masterpieces Grants totaling $7,135 to the NH philharmonic, Manchester and to the Nashua Symphony Association.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized Division of Arts to award Operating Grants totaling $15,000 to Arts Alliance of Northern NH, Littleton, and to VSA Arts of NH, Concord.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#32          Authorized Division of Arts to award an Arts in Education grant to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Juvenile Justice Services in the amount of $7,500.  (2)Further Authorized Division of Juvenile Justice Services to accept and expend an Arts in Education grant from the Division of Arts.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM

#33          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to transfer $165,000 as detailed in letter dated April 4, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#34          Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Department of Safety in the amount of $3,504 to assist the NH State Police Forensic Crime Laboratory in the purchase of firearms related forensic equipment.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized to amend the FY 2006 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws grant award from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, (previously approved by G&C on 3-8-07, item #39), by extending the end date from May 31, 2007 to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#36          Authorized to amend the FY 2005 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws grant award from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, (previously approved by G&C on 5-17-06, item #43A), in order to allow for additional activities related to enforcing NH’s underage drinking laws, by extending the end date from May 31, 2007 to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#37          Authorized to accept and expend a subgrant in the amount of $1,470,686.09 from the NH Department of Corrections, to be utilized to support offender reentry efforts in the Manchester area.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#38          Authorized to enter into subgrants totaling $325,162 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated April 17, 2007, for increased enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38A      Authorized to budget and expend excess agency income in the amount of $49,473 from investigative fees received from Medicaid Fraud settlements to be used for the purpose of equipment acquisitions and other expenses related to the Medicaid Fraud Unit and to supplant $15,000 in federal funding.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds (Agency Income). 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#39          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a contract with Mooney Brothers Inc., d/b/a Interstate Fire Protection, North Conway, NH, for the installation of a clean agent fire suppression system in NHES’s computer data room in the amount not to exceed $43,670.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#40          Authorized to retroactively increase a 20% salary enhancement to a 30% salary enhancement for position #19851 Chief Pharmacist, labor grade 30 and positions #19848, #19553 and #12997 Pharmacist, labor grade 27, and to increase a 20% hourly rate enhancement to a 30% hourly rate enhancement for four part-time temporary Pharmacists.  Effective November 21, 2006 through September 18, 2007.

 

#41          Authorized to transfer funds between classes in the amount of $340,930.72 in order to modify a grant from the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, to support offender reentry efforts in the Manchester, NH area.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $782,412.37 from the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance for the reentry efforts in the Manchester, NH area.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $1,470,686.09, for programs designed to support offender reentry in the Manchester area.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#42          Authorized to amend a contract with Interstate Electrical Services Corporation, North Billerica, MA (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-04, item #22), to provide alarm and security system services for various Liquor Commission locations throughout NH, by increasing the amount from $158,301 to $270,691, an increase of $112,390, and by extending the termination date through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#43          Authorized to transfer appropriated funds in the amount of $123,500 within and among organizational units of the appropriation warrant dated July 1, 2005, Chapter 176, Laws of 2005, for fiscal year 2007, to compensate for expected shortfalls and to adjust the budget.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#44          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Manchester Monarchs, Manchester, NH, to provide a sponsorship agreement for a total price limitation of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  100% General Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOUCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#45          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Wright Communications Inc., Pembroke, NH, for moving the microwave equipment from the Department of Safety to the Incident Management Center in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized to accept and place on file the report of transfer of funds for Cannon Mountain ski area for the quarter ending March 31, 2007. 

 

#47          Authorized to accept and place on file the submittal regarding season passes issued for Cannon Mountain during fiscal year 2007.

 

#48          Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with GDS Associates Inc., Marietta, GA, for energy efficiency audits in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#49          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Acuren Inspection Inc., LaPorte, TX, for the cable and connection hardware inspection on the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway in Franconia in the amount of $6,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2007.  100% Cannon Mountain Funding. 

 

#50          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into an easement and rights-of-way agreement with the Mount Washington Railway Company, Mount Washington, NH, property associated with providing grid power for the summit in the amount of $165,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#51          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract New England School Services Inc., Medford, MA, to furnish and install toilet partitions at Bear Brook State Park in the amount of $6,509.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to exercise the first year of a contract renewal option with The Nature Conservancy, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #54), for ecological services in support of the NH Natural Heritage Bureau in the amount of $350,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  75% Federal, 25% Conservation License Plate Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized Trails Bureau to budget and expend unbudgeted revenues due to excess registrations in FY 2006 in the income and expenditure accounts for FY 2007 as detailed in letter dated March 29, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#54          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into a contract with Rumbletree Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for domestic and international advertising and promotional services in the amount of $7,597,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  97% General, 3% Parks/Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#55          Authorized to reclassify position #18313, labor grade 19 Supervisor I, to a Program Assistant II, labor grade 15.

 

#56          Authorized to transfer between funds to the OHRV Fiscal Year 2007 Operating Budget.  (2)Further Authorized to transfer $10,000 between funds to the OHRV Registration Program for fiscal year 2007.  (3)Further Authorized to accept and expend $25,000 from the OHRV Education, Training and Enforcement Account to the OHRV Registration Program for fiscal year 2007, as detailed in letter dated March 26, 2007.  100% OHRV Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#57          Authorized to accept by Easement Deed, the right to Big Brook Bog Dam and permanent flowage rights in the Town of Pittsburg, at the cost of $1, from Thomas R. Morrow and Stuart J. McCampbell, as Trustees of the Connecticut Lakes Realty Trust, Lyme, NH, in perpetuity, upon G&C approval.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#58          Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $140,000 for purposes of hazardous waste cleanup at contaminated sites.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#59          Authorized to amend a grant under the Troy Mills Landfill Cooperative Agreement (previously approved by G&C on 10-11-06, item #38), for additional ground and surface water sampling and analysis, by reallocating $40,320.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#60          Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $855,431 for purposes of oil discharge cleanup.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#61          Authorized to accept and expend $82,500 in additional funds from UNH, Durham, NH to carry out activities to implement portions of the NH Estuaries Project Management Plan.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, to carry out activities to implement portions of the NH Estuaries Project Management Plan in the amount of $82,500.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#62          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southworth-Milton Inc., Hopkinton, NH, for as-needed emergency repair services for Winnipesaukee River Basin Program generator sets in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2010.  100% other Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized a loan agreement with the City of Manchester, NH, to finance a secondary clarifier upgrade in the amount of $3,200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#64          Authorized a loan agreement with the Conway Village Fire District in the principal amount of $15,675,000 to finance sewerage system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized a loan agreement with the City of Rochester, in the amount of $1,000,000 to finance the Washington Street Sewer pump station and sewer collection system upgrade.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#66          Authorized a loan agreement with the North Conway Water Precinct, in the amount of $525,000 to finance the Depot Road Sewerage project.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#67          Authorized an Original Loan Agreement with the Town of Peterborough in the amount of $3,000,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#68          Authorized a loan agreement with the Town of Newport in the amount of $400,000 to finance the reconstruction of the Guild sewer pump station.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds from Water Users in the amount of $5,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized to retroactively amend a grant under the Aquatic Invasive Species grant program (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #56, amended on 12-12-06, item #80), by re-budgeting and reallocating $41,917.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71          Authorized to enter into sole source contracts totaling $114,925 with the entities as detailed in letter dated April 12, 2007, to provide training classes for certified drinking water operators.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Durham, NH, for storm drainage system mapping in the amount of $7,796.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Durham, NH, for illicit sewage discharge detection and elimination in the amount of $4,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized to award a Drinking Water State Aid Grant to Plainfield Village Water District for a water system improvement project in the amount of $135,652.72.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized to amend a state aid grant to the Town of Swanzey, NH, for water pollution control project, by increasing the grant by $526,160 from $1,375,279 to $1,901,439.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#75          Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $322,503 for water pollution control projects.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated March 13, 2007, for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects in the amount totaling $6,435.94.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated March 19, 2007, for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects in the amount totaling $78,042.86.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized City of Portsmouth’s request to construct a publicly accessible tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier connecting to a ramp, connecting to a float, providing one full-sized slip on City of Portsmouth frontage on Sagamore Creek.

 

#79          Authorized GSR Trust’s request to fill to construct breakwater in an “L” configuration, with a gap at the shoreline, and a cantilevered pier accessed by a walkway tapering in width, with a crib supported pier near the shoreline, and a seasonal canopy over the center slip.  Construct a permanent walkway over a wetland to access the upland area of frontage, retain impact to retain a ditch line directing flows to a culvert under the driveway, on property on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#80          Authorized Alan & Anne Weston’s request to remove an existing deteriorated pier, ramp, and float, and replace with construction of a permanent pier, connecting to a seasonal ramp, connecting to a seasonal float, providing 2 under-sized slips on the Piscataqua River Back Channel.

 

#81          Authorized Kimberly Levy’s request to construct a tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier to a ramp to a float, providing one under-sized slip on the Back Channel of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth. 

 

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

 

#83          Authorized Richard E. Marriott’s request to install 5 tie off piles and install two seasonal canopies adjacent to an existing permanent dock, permanently remove existing breakwater, and dredge leaf litter on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#84          Authorized to accept and expend through June 30, 2007, additional unrestricted revenues in the amount of $927,000 for Glenfliff Home for the Elderly, Board and Care/Medicaid ICF, additional restricted revenues in the amount of $70,030 federal Child Support Incentive Funds, and additional restricted revenues in the amount of $50,000 federal training funds for the Division of Children, Youth and Families.  (2)Further Authorized the transfer of $74,925 of additional unrestricted revenues.  (3)Further Authorized the transfer of $258,408 of general funds.  (4)Further Authorized the allocation of these funds as detailed in letter dated March 5, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#85          Authorized to accept and expend carryover balances from the pervious fiscal year from the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the amount of $430,554.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#86          Authorized to amend an agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council Inc., Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #220, amended on 3-22-06, item #88, amended on 5-3-06, item #66), to provide Adult In Home Care-Adult Protective Services and Adult In Home Care services, by increasing the contract by $58,032.68 from $2,548,235.31 to $2,606,267.99.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  85% Federal, 15% General Funds. 

 

#87          Authorized to amend an agreement with The Visiting Nurse Association of Franklin, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #208), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $3,515 from $135,960.20 to $139,475.20.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  85% Federal, 15% General Funds. 

 

#87A      Authorized to amend an agreement with The Homemakers Health Services, Rochester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #173, amended on 3-22-06, item #86), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $17,575 from $2,051,167.95 to $2,068,742.95.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  85% Federal, 15% General Funds. 

 

#87B       Authorized to amend an agreement with Holiday Center Inc., Berlin, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #232, amended on 3-22-06, item #93), to provide Adult Non-Medical Day services, by increasing the amount by $10,480 from $214,333.52 to $224,813.52.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  85% Federal, 15% General Funds. 

 

#87C       Authorized to amend an agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #174, amended on 3-22-06, item #102, amended on 5-3-06, item #61), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $5,624 from $515,851.52 to $521,475.52.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  85% Federal, 15% General Funds. 

 

#87D       Authorized to amend an agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #206, amended on 3-22-06, item #82, amended on 5-3-06, item #63), to provide Homemaker, Adult In Home Care and Adult In Home Care-Adult Protective Services, by increasing the contract by $99,717 from $1,322,276.60 to $1,421,993.60.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  85% Federal, 15% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#88          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section, to pay the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc., Washington DC, $7,800 annual membership dues for the period July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Asthma Control Program to enter into an agreement with Glen Group Inc., North Conway, NH, to review the program’s existing media plan, make recommendations for a phase two media plan, manage the implementation of the plan, and coordinate the project for delivery of services according to plan timeline in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#90          Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the NH Department of Employment Security, Concord, NH, to provide New Hire reporting services which are related to child support collection activities in a total amount of $363,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#91          Authorized to amend an agreement with the NH Community Technical College System (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #354), for Early Child Care Tuition Assistance, by increasing the amount by $400,000 to $800,000, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Tobey School

#92          Authorized to allocate and expend agency income in the amount of $391,413 for renovations of space at the Thayer Building for use by the Tobey School.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#93          WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to retroactively enter Brian J. Pauling into an Educational Tuition Agreement with Granite State College, Concord, NH, and to participate in the course entitled Applied Behavioral Analysis during the period of April 6, 2007 through June 30, 2007 and to pay said costs in the amount of $832.  75% General, 25% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#94          Authorized to enter into a contract with Alarmco Inc., d/b/a A&L Alarmco, Bradford, VT, to provide fire alarm and detection device testing and maintenance services in an amount not to exceed $7,600.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized to enter into a contract with Reverend James Burow, Glencliff, NH, to provide protestant church services in an amount not to exceed $4,080.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Hampshire Fire Protection, Londonderry, NH, to install 16 new fire suppression sprinklers on to the existing system in an amount not to exceed $5,120.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized to enter into a contract with Cottage Hospital Inc., Woodsville, NH, to provide Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in an amount not to exceed $4,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#98          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Burlington, NC, for parentage testing services in an amount not to exceed $129,537.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2010.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Health Management Systems Inc., Albany, NY, to provide National Medical Support Notice services in an amount not to exceed $393,525.  Effective July 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through September 30, 2009.  100% Other (Federal Incentive) Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#99A      Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Carrier Commercial Service, Greenland, NH, to perform teardown and valve rebuild on the 300-ton Carrier chiller used in the air conditioning service in the amount of $34,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2007.  70% General, 29% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                BOARD OF PHARMACY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#100        Authorized to retroactively increase the hourly rates by 20% for the Board’s 4 pharmacist positions as detailed in letter dated April 10, 2007, for retention purposes (previously approved by G&C on 9-22-04, item #53).  Effective August 14, 2006 through August 13, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively increase the hourly rates by 10% (over and above the continuing 20% enhancement above), for the Board’s 4 pharmacist positions as detailed in letter dated April 10, 2007, for retention purposes.  Effective November 21, 2006 through August 13, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized to enter into a retroactive, sole source contract with the NH PharmAssist Foundation, Manchester, NH, for the administration of a peer assistance program for the identification of and development of a treatment plan for impaired pharmacists in the amount of $6,000.  Effective January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#102        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to retroactively pay Beverly Stebbins, Nursing Assistant II, increment wages that were not processed from May 17, 2006 to June 16, 2006 in the amount of $80.52, which includes holiday pay.  Effective upon G&C approval.  37% Agency, 38% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#103        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and expend additional revenue in the amount of $400, Out-of-State Travel.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#104        Authorized to grant funds, as the State’s share of the cost of a four-day law conference scheduled for July 24-27, 2007, to the University of Southern Maine in the amount of $5,000.  100% General Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized to accept and expend prior year Federal Funds in the amount of $12,382 for the Advanced Placement Test Fee Program and budget as detailed in letter dated March 21, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized to hold the Reading First Summer Reading Academy during the period of June 24-27, 2007, to provide fifteen Reading First site personnel with intensive training in Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling for an amount not to exceed $29,036.40.  (2)Further Authorized to contract with Attitash Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center, Bartlett, NH, to provide appropriate meeting space and meals in an amount not to exceed $29,036.40.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#107        Authorized to exercise the renewal option to grant funds to Parent Information Center, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 12-15-04, item #103, amended on 2-8-05, item #67, amended on 5-17-06, item #110), to develop regional support networks for parents of children and youth with disabilities and their families in the amount not to exceed $148,977.36.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

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

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#109        Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $3,616.80 from the NH Highway Safety Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#110        Authorized to amend the resolution of December 12, 2006, by changing the name of the buildings comprising of the offices, classrooms and physical training areas occupied by the Police Standards and Training Council to the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Facility and Campus.

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

#111        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to transfer $50,000 from its Nonlapsing Account for the purpose of furnishing the recently constructed Claremont Library addition.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#112        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to transfer $540,000 in the budgeted appropriations as detailed in letter dated April 2, 2007, in order to offset anticipated shortages in FY 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#113        Authorized Division of State Police to amend the Capacity Enhancement Grant from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 1-11-06, item #76, amended on 9-27-06, Late Item #F), by reallocating $5,125.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#114        Authorized Division of State Police to amend a grant titled DNA Backlog Reduction Program FY2005 from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 1-11-06, item #75, amended on 7-19-06, item #148), to align the funding to meet current demands of the Forensic Laboratory, by reallocating funds in the amount of $19,780.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#115        Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to transfer funds in the amount of $30,000 for the anticipated additional cost of utilities for Fiscal Year 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fire and EMS Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#116        Authorized Division of Fire Safety to transfer funds from the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Fund in the amount of $68,500 for the anticipated additional benefits needed for Fiscal Year 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fire and EMS Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#117        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively amend the federal grant entitled “Northern Border Truck Inspection” from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #125), to provide security along the NH borders, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007 from September 30, 2006, and by reallocating $2,456.92.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#118        Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $53,690 Capacity Enhancement grant from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice to be used by the Forensic Laboratory to improve the laboratory’s infrastructure to maintain accreditation of the DNA Laboratory and to use the Laboratory Information Management System in a manner which will improve casework management and evidence handling.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#119        Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to reclassify position #42576 from Pharmaceutical Services Specialist, labor grade 25, to Program Specialist IV, labor grade 25.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Transfers from other agencies. 

 

#120        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay a total of $643 from SFY2007 funds for wages and benefits for Anne Hannigan, representing holiday pay for the period of July 1, 2001 through November 24, 2005.  Effective upon G&C approval.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#121        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively pay Susan Ritchey $56 representing her per diem as a member of the New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board for her attendance at the June 13, 2006 meeting using SFY 2007 funds to pay SFY 2006 per diem and mileage.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

 

#122        Authorized Division of Safety Services to retroactively pay a total of $768.32 from SFY 2007 funds for SFY 2006 annual leave due Andrew E. Roland.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Navigation Safety Funds. 

 

#123        Authorized Grants Management Unit to enter into a memorandum of understanding and grant the Trustees of Dartmouth College of Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $226,521.75 of federal Department of Homeland Security FY 2006 funds for emergency medical response teams in the region.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124        Authorized the application permit of Westview Estates located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 12 moorings.

 

#125        Authorized the application permit of the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 41 moorings.

 

#126        Authorized the application permit of The Oakledge Association located on Sunapee Lake in Sunapee, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 29 moorings.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#127        Authorized to transfer $3,883,500 from Turnpike Retained Earnings as detailed in letter dated April 16, 2007.

 

#128        Authorized Bureau of Human Resources to enter into a contract with Scott Lawson Group Ltd., Concord, NH, to provide industrial hygiene air quality testing services to the DOT districts and bureaus on an as needed basis in an amount not to exceed $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#129        Authorized to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, for rubbish removal at Hilton Park, Dover, NH in the amount of $11,903.04.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#130        Authorized to enter into a contract with Handy House Inc., Foxboro, MA, for portable toilet service at Hilton Park, Dover, NH, in the amount of $19,836.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2009. 

 

#131        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH for accepting unsegregated trash at their Auburn Facility delivered by DOT vehicles on the basis of a single bid in the amount of $9,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#132        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with L.G. Cushing & Sons Inc., Walpole, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump for the Maintenance Facility 214, New London in the amount of $11,996.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#133        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the City of Dover, NH, for construction services under a City contract for improvements in the Exist 9 Spaulding Turnpike interchange area and to signalize the intersection of the Park ‘n’ Ride Drive/Members way/Indian Brook Drive in Dover, NH, in the amount of $400,000.  Effective upon date of the Notice to Proceed through December 31, 2008. 

 

#134        Authorized Bureau of Environment to enter into three low bid contracts with: (1)Northern Ecological Associates Inc., Portland, ME, for $50,000, (2) The Louis Berger Group Inc., Manchester, for $40,000, and (3)Gove Environmental Services Inc., Exeter, NH, for $30,000, a combined total of $120,000, to undertake certain wetland investigations for transportation purposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009

 

#135        Authorized Bureau of Environment to enter into two qualifications-based contracts with: (1)Jacques Whitford Company Inc., Portsmouth, NH for $500,000, and (2)Golder Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, for $50,000, to undertake certain hazardous materials investigations for transportation purposes.  Effective upon date of Notice to Proceed through May 30, 2010.

 

#136        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to grant an access point through the Limited Access Right of Way located in the Town of Hooksett to Cabela’s Retail Inc., for $1,001,100.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#137        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.23 acre parcel of land in Nashua to Annie Faucher and Errol Faucher for $209,000 plus $1,100 administrative fee.  (2)Further Authorized to compensate Prudential Verani Realty from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $9,718.50 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#138        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $782,162.68 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from March 28, 2007 through April 11, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#139        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Wyman & Simpson, Inc., Richmond, ME, for constructing a new pedestrian bridge near the Pinkham Notch Center, over the Ellis River, on the basis of a low bid of $260,948.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $26,094.80 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#140        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway resurfacing of 58.7 miles in maintenance District III and in Belknap, Grafton and Merrimack Counties on the basis of a low bid of $2,338,746.30.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $163,712.24 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#141        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway rehabilitation on NH Route 4A, Main Street and Cogswell Way on the basis of a low bid of $1,072,239.70.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $107,223.97 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#142        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Gove Construction Services Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for reconstructing the intersection of Sagamore Road/Elwyn Road/Pioneer Road, also known as Foye’s Corner, to a roundabout on the basis of a low bid of $871,454.60.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 6, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $87,145.46 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#143        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Moulison North Corporation of Biddeford, ME for the replacement of the existing traffic signals on NH Route 11 at the intersection with US 3 Bypass in the Town of Gilford on the basis of a low bid of $143,118.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 2, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $21,467.70 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#144        Authorized Bureau of Finance & Contracts to enter into a contract with Robert Half International Inc., Manchester, NH, for temporary accounting services in the amount of $29,120.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

#145                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

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

B.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, the sum of $1,820.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Place, Instructor, in the online course entitled “Introduction to Computer Graphics for Animation”.

C.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Nashua, NH, the sum of $696.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shirley Silva-Paige, Program Specialist, in the course entitled “Entrepreneurship”.

D.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Nashua, NH, the sum of $696.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shirley Silva-Paige, Program Specialist, in the course entitled “Religions of the World”.

E.         CORRECTIONS - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,107.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Randy Hunneyman, T/I College Professor, in the course entitled “Seminar in Managing Human Resources”.

F.         CORRECTIONS - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,107.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Randy Hunneyman, T/I College Professor, in the course entitled “Strategic Communications/Crisis Management”.

G.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,188.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jessica Gammon, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Counseling Theory and Practice”.

H.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,489.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Owen David, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Principles of Toxicology”.

I.          ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,478.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond T. Gordon III, Environmentalist IV, in the course entitled “Capstone in Public Administration”.

J.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Samson, Administrative Supervisor, in the course entitled “Business Association Law”.

K.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Samson, Administrative Supervisor, in the course entitled “Family Law”.

L.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay California College for Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, the sum of $488.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joyce Butterworth, Program Planning & Review Specialist, in the distance learning course entitled “Final Project/Internship”.

M.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Excelsior College, Albany, NY, the sum of $655.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorene Reagan, Administrator II, in the online course entitled “Professional Socialization Performance Requirement”.

N.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Excelsior College, Albany, NY, the sum of $1,100.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorene Reagan, Administrator II, in the online course entitled “Health Assessment and Promotion in Nursing Practice”.

O.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,724.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Patrick McGowan, Program Specialist II, in the courses entitled “Leadership”, “Staffing & Supervision” and “Policies and Alternatives”.

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

Q.        INSURANCE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $774.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine A. Wenners, Program Assistant, in the course entitled “Introduction to Information Technology”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $18,632.00

#146                                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.         GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISBILITY - Request permission for (1) employees, Bill Hagy, CAP Ombudsman, or designee, to travel to St. Louis, MO on June 4 - 8, 2007, to attend the Client Assistance Program Annual Training Conference.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,143.13 IS REQUESTED FOR Bill Hagy.  Total Cost: $1,143.13. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  No Registration Fees.

B.         SAFETY - Request permission for (5) employees, Virginia Beecher, Director, Sheri Kelloway, DMV Attorney, Larry Brigden, Business Administrator, Tom Hettinger, Grant Administrator, RFP Coordinator and Kelly Brudniak, Supervisor of Registrations, or designee, to travel to Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada on May 7 – 9, 2007, to observe the workings of an Electronic Plate Manufacturing System.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle.  Total Cost: $1,584.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned