GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

May 20, 2009 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of May 6, 2009.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the May 6, 2009 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret, accepted the following resignation:

 

Board of Medicine

James Sise, MD, Keene                                                                                      Effective:  June 3, 2009

 

Midwifery Council

(Public Member)

Tracy Nudd-Homeyer, Center Sandwich                                                       Effective:  May 20, 2009

 

Board of Nursing

(RN)

Mertie Potter, Concord                                                                                       Effective:  May 31, 2009

 

Board of Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers

(Journeyman Plumber)

David Rieth, Mont Vernon                                                                                Effective:  May 20, 2009

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Hillsborough County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

Sharon C. Houle, Weare                                                                                    Effective:  May 20, 2009

Succeeding:  R. Craig Peterson, Merrimack                                                   Term:  July 1, 2010

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Banking)

Janet A. Brewer, Peterborough                                                                          Effective:  May 20, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 7, 2014

 

Health and Education Facilities Authority

Bruce R. Burns, Hopkinton                                                                               Effective:  June 30, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2014

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

(Consumer)

Debra S. Grabowski, Raymond                                                                        Effective:  May 20, 2009

Succeeding:  Ruth Griffin, Portsmouth                                                           Term:  April 19, 2010

 

State Lottery Commission

Paul J. Holloway, Rye                                                                                        Effective:  June 29, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 29, 2012

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

(Public Member)

Karen McCall, Nashua                                                                                      Effective:  May 20, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 10, 2012

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

David S. Phillips, Amherst                                                                                  Effective:  May 20, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 10, 2012

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Dick McIntire, Contoocook                                                                              Effective:  May 20, 2009

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  May 20, 2012

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Zenagui Brahim, Pelham                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  2 yrs from confirmation per RSA 4:4

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

Keith M. Belmore, Somersworth                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Andrea Lemire St. Onge, Manchester                                      Term:  January 8, 2012

 

Fish & Game Commission

(Grafton County)

Sharon Guaraldi, (r), West Canaan                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 29, 2014

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Audiologist)

William Flanders, Hampton                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 23, 2011

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Hearing Aid Dealer)

Norman Fournier, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 23, 2011

 

Real Estate Commission

(NonBroker)

James R. Therrien, Hampton                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Barbara Heath, Hampton (resigned)                                       Term:  September 15, 2012

 

State Veterans Council

Paul L. Bernard, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  June 30, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2012

 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1           Authorized to accept and expend Other Funds in the amount of $2,210 from the Land Conservation Endowment to cover a shortfall in employee benefits costs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#2           Authorized to retroactively accept and expend American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds in the amount of $25,827,000 from the US Department of Energy, for the State Energy Programs formula grant.  Effective May 1, 2009 through April 30, 2012.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively establish a full-time temporary ARRA Coordinator for SEP position for the period of May 1, 2009 through April 30, 2012; also to establish a full-time ARRA Procurement and Contract Compliance Officer position.  Effective May 22, 2009 through April 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds (Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval May 15, 2009). 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#3           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request of a salary increment for Peter Hastings, Director, Information Technology Management for the Department of Information Technology, Agency Software Division, increasing his salary from Group HH, Step 4 to Group HH, Step 5, a total increase of $4,879.  Effective June 6, 2009.

 

                                ADJUTANT GENERAL

#4           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request that Colonel Harry E. Miller Jr., Nashua, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Army National Guard. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF STATE

#5           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request for the reappointment of Frank C. Mevers, Concord, NH, as State Archivist.  Effective July 6, 2009.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6           Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond S. Burton with regard to the construction, renovation, furnishing and equipping of certain facilities and the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with Trustees of Dartmouth College & Dartmouth Educational Loan Corporation, both of Hanover, NH.

 

#7           Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease extension with the Town of Merrimack, NH, for 2,721 square feet of office and courtroom space in an amount not to exceed $35,454.63.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Transfer Funds, transfer from the AOC, Rent from other Agencies – 100% General Funds. 

 

#8           Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a rental agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing the Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with 900 SF of office space in the Nashua District Court for an amount not to exceed $10,706.28.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. 

 

#9           Authorized Bureau of Graphic Services to amend a contract with Offtech of Maine Inc., d/b/a AB Dick Products Co., Westbrook, ME, (previously amended by G&C on 11-28-07, item #23), to cover the cost of a two year renewal for repairs and maintenance to press and bindery equipment, by increasing the amount of $50,913.02 from $56,818.44 to $107,731.46.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $2,000 for unanticipated emergency repair services and materials not included in the basic scope of work.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Agency Income – Fee for Services. 

 

#10         Authorized a contract renewal option with the Local Government Center HealthTrust, LLC, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-22-07, item #24C), for the administration of the prescription drug benefit provided to state employees and retirees in the amount of $180,000.  57% General, 16% Federal, 15% Enterprise and 12% Restricted Funds. 

 

#11         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Ackroyd Engineering LLC, Manchester, NH, for professional Electrical Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  ARRA Funds. 

 

#12         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Aberthaw Construction Co., Lowell, MA, for Highway and Bridge Maintenance Facilities, East Point Drive, Bedford, NH, for a total price not to exceed $2,642,000.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount 158,520 for unanticipated expenses.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $89,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $2,889,520.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#13         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Brookstone Builders Inc., Manchester, NH, for Roof Replacement and Renovations to Building F, NH National Guard, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,107,000.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount 109,638.71 for unanticipated expenses.  (3)Further Authorized a transfer of $5,535 to the State Art Fund, within the Department of Cultural Resources for the sole purpose of purchasing art for the Roof Replacement and Renovations to Building F, NH National Guard, Concord, NH, bringing the total to $1,222,173.71.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#14         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Stan Graton/3 G Construction Inc., Holderness, NH, for covered railroad bridge fire protection, Contoocook covered railroad bridge, Hopkinton, NH for a total price not to exceed $123,300.  (2) Further Authorized the amount of $8,600 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $131,900.   Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Other Funds. 

 

#14A      Authorized the list of Governor and Executive Council meeting dates for the period of July through December 2009.

 

#14B      Authorized the provisions of the Department of Administrative Services Manual of Procedures as detailed in letter dated May 8, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#15         Authorized to proceed with the sale and issuance of up to $10 million of general obligation bonds through a private placement with the NH Municipal Bond Bank.  Effective through August 31, 2009. 

 

#16         Authorized to enter into a contract with Kelmar Associates LLC, Wakefield, MA, for the purpose of carrying out audits/examinations of records of any holder or person to determine compliance with RSA Chapter 471-C, Custody and Escheat of Unclaimed and Abandoned Property, based on a contingent fee of 12% of the “gross amount identified” and remitted to the state.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#17         Authorized to exercise the final one-year renewal option with BondLogistix LLC, New York, NY, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #35), for Arbitrage Rebate Compliance Services on the State of NH, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Turnpike Funds.  

 

#18         Authorized to accept and place on file the quarterly report relative to the cash position of the State as of March 31, 2009. 

 

#19         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $78,885.34 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#20         Authorized to enter into a grant with the NH Rivers Council, for the Pervious Pavement Demonstration Project in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Other (Moose Plate) Funds. 

 

#21         Authorized to enter into a grant with the Chocorua Lake Conservation Foundation, Boston, MA, for the remediation of shoreline retreat and soil erosion on the second half of the Grove at Chocorua Lake Project in the amount of $17,345.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Other (Moose Plate) Funds. 

 

#22         Authorized to enter into a grant with the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, in the amount of $61,000 for the Stream Restoration Implementation at Lower Mohawk River and Connecticut River at the Colebrook Business Park Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized Division of Regulatory Services to accept and expend $10,000 grant funds with the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, to provide cost-share assistance to eligible organic handlers.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized Division of Regulatory Services to accept and expend up to $45,000 in grant funds with the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, to implement the Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized Division of Animal Industry to accept and expend funds from the NH Department of Safety via the Homeland Security and Emergency Management office in the amount of $3,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other (Agency Income – HSEM) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Attorney Kathryn Bradley, Bow, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 12-18-08, item #17), for legal services provided to the boards and agencies as assigned by increasing the amount by $2,500 from $53,312 to $55,812.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from other agencies.

 

#27         Authorized to accept and expend $4,000 from the University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest Law, Baltimore, MD, for the purpose of providing funds to support a law school intern in the Civil Bureau for the summer of 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#28         Authorized to enter into a new sub-grant with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, in the amount of $30,000 from the FFY 2007 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#29         Authorized to amend a cooperative agreement with the University System of NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-08, item #48B), in the amount of $25,650, utilized in support of the enforcement of underage drinking laws, by extending the end date of May 31, 2009 to May 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funding. 

 

#30         Authorized to grant an annual salary increment to Kim K. Fallon, Forensic Investigator, from salary group BB, Step ($60,583) to salary group BB, Step 4 ($63,888).  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#31         Authorized to nominate Jessie Rankin-Carll to serve on the NH Victims’ Assistance Commission.  Effective for a five year period upon G&C approval.

 

#31A      Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated May 6, 2009, in the total amount of $248,152 from the FFY 2007 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into new-sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated May 6, 2009 in the total amount of $286,050 from an earmark in the Federal Community Oriented Police Services Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#32         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request for a renewal of 25% compensation rate increase of Chief Boiler Inspector, position #10973 (labor grade 25), (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #39), to retain the incumbent in this position.  (2)Further Authorized a continuance of the 25% salary enhancement (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #29), for the currently filled positions as detailed in letter dated April 24, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#33         Authorized to continue four Certifying Officer III positions on a full time temporary basis, as detailed in letter dated May 5, 2009, for an additional year through June 13, 2010 for an estimated total cost of $148,001.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized to continue four Certifying Officer III positions on a full time temporary basis, as detailed in letter dated May 5, 2009, for an additional year through June 13, 2010 for an estimated total cost of $153,027.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to accept a gift of personal property on behalf of the State from the former Commissioner of NHES, Richard S. Brothers.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#36         Authorized a contract renewal option with MAS Medical Staffing Corporation, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #86), for temporary nursing services in the amount of $25,264.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits to Probation/Parole Officer II Heather Ross in the amount of $2,073.51 for the period of September 27, 2007 through June 5, 2008 with current fiscal year funds. 

 

#38         Authorized to amend a contract with MHM Solutions Inc., Vienna, VA (previously approved by G&C on 12-3-08, item #44), for increasing the Dental Services Staffing, by increasing the amount by $268,393 from $4,841,175 to $5,109,568.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a contract with MHM Solutions Inc., Vienna, VA (previously approved by G&C on 12-3-08, item #44),  by decreasing the allocated indirect costs and program support in the amount of $285,215, and increasing the physician services staffing by $285,215.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized to amend a contract with MHM Correctional Services Inc., Vienna, VA, (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07, item #193), to establish an alternative psychiatric staffing plan for inmates and non-adjudicated residents, by decreasing the amount by $268,393 from $15,196,515 to $14,925,122.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#40         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source  contract with The Student Conservation Association Inc., Charlestown, NH, to provide services for park projects in the amount of $90,737.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 15, 2009.  67% General, 33% Park Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized to enter into a contract with Square Spot Publishing LLC, d/b/a Square Spot Design, Manchester, NH, for domestic and international advertising, marketing and promotional services in the amount of $235,727.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  95% General, 5% Federal Funds.

 

#42         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with the Nottingham Police Department, Nottingham, NH, for security coverage and traffic control at Pawtuckaway State Park for July 4 & 5, 2009, in the amount of $3,750.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized to enter into a contract with Rowell’s Sewer & Drain, Franklin, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at seven state parks in the amount of $10,387.50.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Park Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#44         Authorized to amend a Cooperative Project agreement with the University of NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #83), for mapping and characterizing salt marsh soils in Strafford County, by changing the end date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010. 

 

#45         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, Deerfield, NH, for the purchase of a conservation easement on the Southeast Land Trust of NH property (60.56 acres) in Epping, Raymond and Nottingham, NH, in the amount of $40,000.  (2)Further Authorized to accept an executor interest in the conservation easement held by Bear-Paw Regional Greenways on the Southeast Land Trust of NH property (60.56 acres) in Epping, Raymond and Nottingham, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal from the Landowner Incentive Program. 

 

#46         Authorized a contract renewal option with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike LLC, Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-18-07, item #106A), to provide environmental consulting and engineering services in the amount of $400,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other (Public Boat Access) Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized to accept a $9,113.93 donation from the Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#48         Authorized to reclassify nine positions in the Dam Bureau as detailed in letter dated May 4, 2009.

 

#49         Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds from Water Users in the amount of $16,700 to cover projected shortfalls in certain expenditure classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Connecticut-Coos Project Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds from Water Users in the amount of $12,200 to cover projected shortfalls in certain expenditure classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Winnipesaukee Project Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds from Water Users in the amount of $5,000 to cover projected shortfalls in certain expenditure classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Squam Project Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized to accept and expend $20,000 in federal funds from the US Department of Energy via Research and Development Solutions LLC, for data collection, reporting, and assessment for the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition, and for Coalition technical assistance and activities support.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized an Original Loan agreement with the City of Portsmouth, in the amount of $5,000,000 to finance the construction of an upgrade to the existing surface water treatment facility.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized to amend a Water Supply Land Grant to the Town of Hooksett, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-08, item #67), for the purchase of property in a source water protection area to protect water supply land, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009 from June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds – no additional funding. 

 

#55         Authorized to enter into an agreement with WeCare Organics LLC, Jordan, NY, for digester cleaning and sludge dewatering in the amount of $38,974.40.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 15, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Judith A. Pescinski d/b/a Pescinski Industrial Painting, Hill, NH, for industrial painting services in the amount of $19,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 15, 2009.  100% WRBP Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-08, item #78B), to complete a project to better protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009 from June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds – no additional funding. 

 

#58         Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source contract with Tufts University, Somerville, MA (previously approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #51), for a no-cost time extension to complete the final deliverable on the QUAL2E project.  Effective March 31, 2009 through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to enter into a contract with Hubbard Consulting LLC, Andover, NH, to conduct an emergency planning exercise in the amount of $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to accept and expend $19,000 to fund other agencies budget increases.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Oil Fund Board Funds.  (2)Further Authorized Department of Safety, Division of Administration to accept and expend an additional $16,000 from the Oil Discharge and Disposal Cleanup Fund to fund projected administrative cost shortages for FY 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies. 

 

#61         Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for conducting energy efficiency projects on behalf of the DES Pollution Prevention Program for $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized to amend a Water Supply Land Grant to the City of Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-08, item #66), for the purchase of conservation easements on land in a public water supply protection area, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009 from June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds – no additional funding. 

 

#63         Authorized to enter into a contract with Forecee Advocacy LLC, Bedford, NH, to develop an operational plan for the NH Public Works Mutual Aid Program in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63A      Authorized Donna Brown Revocable Trust’s request to reconstruct an existing timber pier on pilings, including a section which is attached by a  hinged ramp landing on a float with an added section of shoreline frontage on Sagamore Creek in Rye.  In addition, stone armor underlain by filter fabric will provide needed shoreline stabilization.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#64         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to make a one-time payment from SFY 2009 funds to Rachel Koladish, Juvenile Probation & Parole Officer II, Division of Juvenile Justice Services in the amount of $1,374.69 to compensate for employee wages that were not paid for SFY 2008.

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#65         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Bowe Bell and Howell, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #373), for preventive maintenance and service on the Automated In-line Mailing System, by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $127,514 from $123,575 to $251,089, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  66% General, 34% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#66         Authorized to amend a contract with Maine Health Information Center, Manchester, ME, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #308), for collection, consolidation, and analysis of health care insurance claims and quality data, by increasing the price by $715,929 from $2,983,567 to $3,699,496, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Minority Health

#67         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Richard Hunt, Littleton, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 9-17-08, item #59), to provide consultation and technical assistance, by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $20,000 from $55,500 to $75,500, and by extending the completion date from August 31, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#68         Authorized a contract renewal option with the Manchester Community Resource Center Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #297), to provide job readiness and work experience activities for limited-English participants in the NH Employment Program, by increasing the price by $406,654 from $327,448 to $734,102, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  86% Federal, 14% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#69         Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with NH Department of Employment Security, Concord, NH, to provide unemployment compensation intercept, and parent locator services which are related to child support collection activities in a total amount of $107,000.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#70         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 $338,362.87.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source Cooperative Project agreement with the University of NH of the University System of NH, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #167), to allow completion of all requirements of an economic analysis of NH’s Child Support Guidelines, by extending the completion date from March 20, 2009 to June 30, 2010, and by adjusting the encumbrance between fiscal years.  100% Other (Incentive Income) Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#72         Authorized Bureau of Disease Control, Communicable Disease Control Section, Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with the City of Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #258), to provide TB prevention and control services to the Manchester area, by increasing the price by $70,000 from $70,000 to $140,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #174), to provide an administration center for the provision of breast and cervical cancer screening tests and case management services, by increasing the price by $614,120 from $599,120 to $1,213,240, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  55% General, 45% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families

#74         Authorized to conduct an organized meeting for the 2009 DCYF Annual Teen Conference to be held in August, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a service agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, for conference coordination services, in the amount of $11,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74A      Authorized to amend an agreement with Lakes Region Community Services Council, Laconia, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #262), to include implementation of a Pilot Program known as “Watch Me Grow” in the Laconia and Conway district office catchment areas, by increasing the amount from $674,437 to $679,437.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#75         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $64,463.  Effective retroactive to December 1, 2008 through November 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#76         Authorized Prevention Services Unit to exercise a contract renew and amend option with the City of Manchester, Office of Youth Services, The Carol M. Rines Center for the Arts and Health Sciences, Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #200), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $39,020 from $90,000 to $129,020, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#77         Authorized to amend an agreement with Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #134), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $7,460 from $178,422.96 to $185,882.96.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009.  55% General, 45% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#78         Authorized Bureau of Prevention, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #272), to provide breast and cervical cancer screening tests and case management services, by increasing the price by $54,950 from $54,950 to $109,900, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Milford School District, Milford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #253), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program, by increasing the price by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (previously amended by G&C on 6-4-08, item #144), to provide Women, Infants and Children commodity supplemental food program and farms’ market nutrition program nutrition services, by increasing the price by $1,144,336 from $2,133,982 to $3,278,318, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010.  99.7% Federal, .3% General Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Ossipee Concerned Citizens Inc., Center Ossipee, NH (previously amended by G&C on 6-4-08, item #139), to provide Women, Infants and Children commodity supplemental food program and farms’ market nutrition program nutrition services, by increasing the price by $161,980 from $370,753.50 to $532,733.50, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010.  99.7% Federal, .3% General Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Avis Goodwin Community Health Center, Rochester, NH (previously amended by G&C on 6-4-08, item #143), to provide Women, Infants and Children commodity supplemental food program and farms’ market nutrition program nutrition services, by increasing the price by $357,307 from $634,371.71 to $991,678.71, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010.  99.7% Federal, .3% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#83         Authorized Special Medical Services Section to enter into an agreement with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, to provide feeding and swallowing services to children with special health care needs, for a total of $340,433.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011.  68% General, 32% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized Special Medical Services Section to enter into an agreement with NH Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities Inc., d/b/a Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, to identify individuals to perform the duties of parent consultants who shall function as Co-Directors in offering leadership/oversight in the operation of a Family-To-Family Health Information Center for families with children with special health care needs, for a total of $334,596.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011.  68% General, 32% Federal Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized Special Medical Services Section to enter into an agreement with White Mountain Community Health Center, Conway, NH, to provide family support services for children and adolescents with chronic health conditions and their families, for a total of $69,350.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized Special Medical Services Section to enter into an agreement with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH, to provide family support services for children and adolescents with chronic health conditions and their families, for a total amount of $69,350.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#86A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with Mental Health Center for Southern NH, d/b/a CLM Center for Life Management, Derry, NH, to provide mental health services in an amount not to exceed $40,770.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  96% Federal, 4% General Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#87         Authorized a contract renewal option with D&M Mechanical Inc., d/b/a Desmarais & Son, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #423), to provide maintenance and repair of kitchen refrigeration equipment, by increasing the price by $18,706 from $18,162 to $36,868, and by extending the completion date of June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  69% General, 30% Federal, 1% Other (transfer from other agencies) Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized a contract renewal option with Hobart Corporation, Hooksett, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 4-9-08, item #62), to provide maintenance and repair of kitchen equipment, by increasing the price by $32,400 from $32,400 to $64,800, and by extending the completion date of June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  69% General, 30% Federal, 1% Other (transfer from other agencies) Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home

#89         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Amy Tuller, Registered Dietitian, Norwich, VT, to provide registered dietitian services in an amount not to exceed $64,000.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011.   100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#90         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into an agreement with Douglas M. Black, M.D., Concord, NH, to serve as Physician Investigator of the Medical Review Subcommittee in an amount not to exceed $28,800.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  99% General, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#91         Authorized to contract with S. David Siff to conduct impartial special education complaint investigations in an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, with the option of renewal for up to one additional fiscal year.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized to enter into a contract with the Community College System of NH, Concord, NH, to implement the Math Science Partnership Project entitled Mathematics Learning Communities by providing professional development and leadership in mathematics education that is necessary to ensure that high school graduates are “Ready to Go” to college or work without remediation in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized a grant renewal to Evergreen Educational Consulting LLC, sole proprietor, Jericho, VT (previously approved by G&C 11-28-07, item #155), to conduct the evaluation of the NH-RESPONDS grant in an amount not to exceed $138,592.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized a contract renewal option with Cynthia Currier, Sole Proprietor, Georges Mills, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-9-08, item #82), to provide assistance with the implementation of the initiative for School Empowerment and Excellence (i4see) Follow the Child Assistance Center in an amount not to exceed $25,000.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized a grant renewal option for University of NH, Institute on Disability (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07, item #146), to reform and improve pre-service personnel preparation and in-service professional development systems in the areas of literacy instruction, positive behavior interventions and supports, and secondary transition supports for students with emotional/behavior challenges in an amount not to exceed $500,000.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized a grant renewal option for Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-31-07, item #124), to reform and improve pre-service personnel preparation and in-service professional development systems in the areas of literacy instruction, positive behavior interventions and supports, and secondary transition supports for students with emotional/behavior challenges in the amount of $499,495.32.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized a contract renewal option with Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 8-13-08, item #148), to build capacity of local school districts to ensure smooth and effective transitions for toddlers with disabilities into preschool special education in an amount not to exceed $65,000.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized a grant renewal option to the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH (previously amended on 6-4-08, item #166), for on-site evaluations for programs designed for children and youth with disabilities in an amount not to exceed $748,968.12.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99         Authorized a contract renewal option with Bernard R. Davis, Contoocook, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #235), to assist the Bureau of School Approval and Facility Management in the amount of $10,000.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#100       Authorized to enter into a contract with Ellen Hiebert, Keene, NH, as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent to provide management and support for trained and certified volunteer education surrogate parents and for accepting temporary educational surrogate parent appointments for students in specific situations that require their expertise or require immediate appointment in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the budget.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, with the option to renew for one additional year.    100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101       Authorized to enter into a contract with Allyson Vignola, Center Barnstead, NH, as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent to provide management and support for trained and certified volunteer education surrogate parents and for accepting temporary educational surrogate parent appointments for students in specific situations that require their expertise or require immediate appointment in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the budget.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, with the option to renew for one additional year.    100% Federal Funds. 

 

#102       Authorized to enter into a contract with Mariellen MacKay, NH, as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent to provide management and support for trained and certified volunteer education surrogate parents and for accepting temporary educational surrogate parent appointments for students in specific situations that require their expertise or require immediate appointment in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the budget.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, with the option to renew for one additional year.    100% Federal Funds. 

 

#103       Authorized to enter into a contract with Maureen Tracey, Merrimack, NH, as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent to provide management and support for trained and certified volunteer education surrogate parents and for accepting temporary educational surrogate parent appointments for students in specific situations that require their expertise or require immediate appointment in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the budget.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, with the option to renew for one additional year.    100% Federal Funds. 

 

#104       Authorized to enter into a contract with Jessica Phillips, Manchester, NH, as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent to provide management and support for trained and certified volunteer education surrogate parents and for accepting temporary educational surrogate parent appointments for students in specific situations that require their expertise or require immediate appointment in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, with the option to renew for one additional year.    100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#105       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to amend a Cooperative Project agreement with Granite State College (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #151), for videoconferencing technology, by increasing the funding in the amount of $104,394, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  100% Penalty Assessment Funds. 

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#106       Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Tidewater Catering Group, Manchester, NH, to operate a café on site in the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and to act as the exclusive caterer for all events at the Discovery Center requiring catering, producing annual estimated annual revenue of $15,000.  Effective March 6, 2009 through March 5, 2012.  No Cost. 

 

#107       Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Kang Company Inc., Concord, NH, to perform daily janitorial services at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in an amount not to exceed $12,000.  34% General, 66% Planetarium Revenue Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#108       Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an agreement with SimplexGrinnell LP, d/b/a SimplexGrinnell Limited Partnership, Nashua, NH, to provide hydrostatic testing and inspection services at the NH Fire Academy in the amount of $3,423.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $28,419.55 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled NHSP DWI Hunter Patrols, for the purpose of combating the DWI problem statewide.  Effective upon G&C approval, or June 1, 2009, whichever is later, through September 15, 2009.  100% Transfers from other Agencies. 

 

#110       Authorized Division of Fire Safety to grant a total amount of $84,147 to the Regional Hazardous Materials Teams and Emergency Services as detailed in letter dated March 31, 2009, for activities associated with the development and implementation of emergency plans under the Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know Act.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with ASCLD/Lab, Garner, NC, for the audit and inspection of the Toxicology Section of the Forensic Laboratory in the amount of $14,655.  Effective June 1, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized Division of Fire Safety and the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services to enter into a memorandum of understanding for bioterrorism and chemical disaster preparedness planning, in the amount of $103,310 plus state negotiated salary and benefit increases, if any.  Effective July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies. 

 

#113       Authorized the permit application of Camp Wicosuta located on Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH, for a congregate mooring field, a renewal of 8 moorings.

 

#114       Authorized the permit application of Camp Deerwood located on Squam Lake in Holderness, NH, for a congregate mooring field, a renewal of 9 moorings.

 

#115       Authorized the permit application of Camp Robindel Inc located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonboro, NH, for a congregate mooring field, a renewal of 16 moorings.

 

#115A    Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to exercise a contract renew and amend option with URS Corporation, Salem, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-08, item#119), to design and implement a training program for state agencies in the development of Continuity of Operations plans, by increasing the price by $59,608 from $71,469 to $131,077, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s “Emergency Management Performance Grant”. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#116       Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to increase the rate of toll at Hampton Mainline effective at 12:01 A.M. on July 1, 2009 by 50 cents for single rear tire vehicles (classes 1-4) and by $1.00 for dual rear tire vehicles (classes 5-12).  Effective upon G&C approval, and passage of HB391 into law.

 

#117       Authorized Bureau of Finance & Contracts to retroactively pay prior year increment and annual wages that were not processed from May 23, 2003 through June 5, 2008 in the amount of $5,944.29.  Effective upon G&C approval.  To be paid from Fiscal Year 2009 funds.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending April 30, 2009.

 

#119       Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $31,305 collected from tenants for rental property at the Stickney Ave Facility for upkeep.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Agency Income. 

 

#120       Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to budget and expend additional revenue in the amount of $150,000 from the Turnpike Retained Earnings Fund for a professional services agreement for the operation of NH E-ZPass Customer Service Centers.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a contract with ACS State and Local Solutions Inc., Washington, DC, for a professional services agreement for the operation of NH E-ZPass Customer Services Centers, by increasing the amount by $750,000 from $4,600,000 to $5,350,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#121       Authorized the Commissioner’s Office to retroactively amend agreements with the Central NH, Southern NH, and Rockingham Planning Commissions (previously amended by G&C on 5-7-08, item #90), for conducting a comprehensive Community Technical Advisory Program, by extending the completion date from May 15, 2009 to December 15, 2009.  No additional funding. 

 

#122       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on the reconstruction of NH 110 in the City of Berlin, NH, with a suggested budget of $21,000.

 

#123       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $326,138 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from April 22, 2009 through April 30, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#124       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to transfer to the Town of Londonderry, a utility easement and drainage easement located on State property.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#125       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Keene, NH, to complete an obstruction evaluation and update the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport (Keene) in the amount of $46,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2013.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#126       Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with HDR Engineering Inc., Boston, MA, for performing in-depth inspections, load ratings, and cost analyses of the Memorial Bridge, the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, and the I-95 High Level Bridge, all crossing the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME, in the amount of $2,737,439.26.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#127       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a retroactive lease agreement for a parcel of land with a private pedestrian crossing with Breakwater Condominium Association, Merrimack, NH, on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Laconia for $1,925 per year.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.  100% Other – Railroad Funds. 

 

#128       Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to exercise a contract renewal option with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-24-07, item #127), for acceptance of rubbish delivered by Bureau of Turnpike vehicles in the amount of $19,600.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#129       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company of Dunbarton, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Paul Muckerheide, Hampstead, NH, in the amount of $24,895.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 2, 2009. 

 

#130       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Liddell Brothers, Inc., Halifax, MA, for sign replacement on the mainline and the interchange on I-93 from Exits 40 to 42 to the limit of the junction signs in the towns of Woodstock and Littleton, on the basis of a low bid of $384,750.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $38,475 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 16, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#131       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Spears Bros. Building Salvage & Wrecking of Laconia, NH, for removal of one Quonset-style structure with a concrete foundation and one 2 story wood structure with a concrete foundation located on the northeast corner of NH Route 11 and NH 11C in the town of Gilford on the basis of a low bid of $31,999.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $4,799.85 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 19, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#132       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Northeast Earth Mechanics Inc., Pittsfield, NH, for cleaning and sliplining four 84” by 630” long corrugated metal pipes carrying Hodgson Brook under Interstate 95 in the City of Portsmouth and associated inlet and outlet work on the basis of a low bid of $1,283,870.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $128,387 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 25, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#133       Authorized Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims for individual amounts less than $600.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#134       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, the Bureau of Finance & Contracts to reclassify position #21221 Accountant I, labor grade 16 to Administrator III, labor grade 31.

 

#135       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Paul and Cynthia Gillis, Middleboro, MA, for a parcel of land with private pedestrian crossing for a total of $1,950.  Effective June 13, 2008 through December 31, 2009. 

 

#136       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a retroactive lease agreement for land with the Grouse Point Club Community Association, Meredith, NH, for $7,000 per year.  Effective May 1, 2009 through April 30, 2010. 

 

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to remove item #21 which was tabled at the May 6, 2009 Meeting

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#21         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Shea, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a nine-month hold over amendment with the City of Keene, NH, for courtroom space in an amount not to exceed $39,454.65.  Effective July 1, 2009 through March 30, 2010.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies – 100% General Funds.     

 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

A.      Authorized the Dept. of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Architechnology of Sanbornton, NH for professional Architectural Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department.  Effective from the date of G&C approval though June 30, 2012. Amount not to exceed $500,000.  100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

B.      Authorized the Dept. of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Jacobs Engineering, Inc. of Manchester, NH for professional Mechanical Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department.  Effective from the date of G&C approval though June 30, 2012. Amount not to exceed $300,000.  100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

C.      Authorized the Dept. of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with McFarland- Johnson, Inc. of Concord, NH for professional Civil Engineering Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department.  Effective from the date of G&C approval though June 30, 2012. Amount not to exceed $300,000.  100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

D.      Authorized the Dept. of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Yeaton Associates, Inc. of Littleton, NH for professional Mechanical Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department.  Effective from the date of G&C approval though June 30, 2012. Amount not to exceed $300,000.  100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

E.       Authorized the Dept. of Transportation to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Inc. of Belmont, NH on the basis of a low bid of $2,427,725.50 for 4.0 miles pavement rehabilitation  and bridge work on 4 bridges on I-93 between exits 20 and 22, from the date of G&C approval though June 10, 2010.  2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $169,940.79 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

F.       Authorized with Councilor Shea abstaining, the Dept. of Transportation to enter into a contract with Continental Paving, Inc. of Londonderry, NH on the basis of a low bid of $5,049,180.25 for pavement rehabilitation on I-93 between exits 23 and 24, from the date of G&C approval though June 10, 2010.  2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $252,459.02 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

G.      Authorized the Dept. of Transportation to enter into agreements with the listed municipalities to provide services under the Federal-Aid Program in providing funding and services necessary for construction a total of 22 projects (see list) through the municipal-managed process, effective, from the date of G&C approval though June 14, 2014. Funding in the amount of $21,821,762.  60% Federal Funds, 40% State-Aid Bridges Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

H.      Authorized the Dept. of Transportation to enter into agreements with Moultonborough, Bedford, Londonderry, and Hancock to provide services under the Federal-Aid Program in providing funding and services necessary for construction a total of 4 projects involving Class I, II, and V highways through the municipal-managed process, effective, from the date of G&C approval though June 14, 2014.  Funding in the amount of $3,299,622. 60% Federal Funds, 40% State-Aid Bridges Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

I.        Authorized the Dept. of Transportation to enter into agreements with Portsmouth and Hampton to provide services under the State-Aid Highway Program in providing funding and services necessary for construction a total of 2 projects involving Class I, II, and V highways through the municipal-managed process, effective, from the date of G&C approval though June 14, 2014.  Funding in the amount of $1,752,000. 66% State-Aid Construction Funds, 33% local funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

J.        Authorized the Dept. of Transportation to enter into a contract with New York Bituminous Products, Corp. of Chester, NY on the basis of a low bid of $899,325.00 for pavement rehabilitation on I-93 between exits 27 and 28, from the date of G&C approval though October 9,2009.  2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $89,932.50 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  100% Federal Stimulus funds. ARRA Funds.

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 1:00 p.m.