GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                May 21, 2008, 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 Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of May 7, 2008.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the May 7, 2008 meeting.

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

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CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

 (New Hampshire Permanent Firefighters’ Association)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Permanent Firefighters’ Association

Joseph M. Butts, Allenstown                                                                             Effective:  May 21, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 15, 2011

 

Fish & Game Commission – Councilor Pignatelli voted no.

(Merrimack County)

Eric P. Orff, (i) Epsom                                                                                         Effective: May 21, 2008

Succeeding: William Carney, Bow                                                                   Term: June 29, 2012

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Audiologist)

Dwight R. Valdez, Amherst                                                                               Effective:  May 21, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 23, 2010

 

Commissioner: Insurance Department

Roger Sevigny, Manchester                                                                               Effective:  June 9, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 9, 2013

Salary:  II Maximum $98,923

 

Pari-Mutuel Commission

Bernard A. Streeter, Nashua                                                                              Effective:  May 21, 2008

Succeeding:  Robert S. Fennerty, Bow                                                            Term:  April 9, 2011

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees – Councilor Pignatelli abstained.

William F. J. Ardinger, Concord                                                                        Effective:  May 21, 2008

Succeeding:  Joel W. Maiola, Bow (resigned)                                                 Term:  June 30, 2011

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

Chester E. Homer III, Portsmouth                                                                   Effective:  June 30, 2008

Succeeding:  Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough                                             Term:  June 30, 2012

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

Henry B. Stebbins, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  June 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2012

 

Victims’ Assistance Commission

Nominated by the Attorney General

Elizabeth A. Dunn, Esq., Windham                                                                 Effective:  May 21, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 21, 2011

 

Victims’ Assistance Commission

Nominated by the Attorney General

Jean A. Horner, MD, Gilford                                                                             Effective:  May 21, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 21, 2011

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Fatima Deek, Manchester                                                                                 Effective:  May 21, 2008

Succeeding:  Anne B. Botteri, Bedford (resigned)                                         Term:  October 20, 2009

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

(Insurance Professional)

Robert Simpson, Bow                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 16, 2012

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

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

(Carroll County)

Christine MacDonald, Ossipee                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 8, 2011

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

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

 (Merrimack County)

Marjorie S. Waters, Concord                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 years from confirmation

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

Nominated by the State Treasurer

Alan W. Johnson, (r), Penacook                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  L. Douglas O’Brien (r), Bow (resigned)                                    Term:  June 30, 2011

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

Karol A. Lacroix, (i), North Hampton                                                             Effective:  June 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2011

 

New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority

Michael K. Massey, Bedford                                                                            Effective:  June 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2013

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Hearing Aid Dealer)

Herbert J. Hodgdon II, Epsom                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 23, 2010

 

Board of Medicine

(Paramedical Professional)

Mark C. Sullivan, Stratham                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kevin R. Costin, Manchester (reached term limit)                Term:  April 21, 2013

 

Pease Development Authority

Arthur  H. Nickless, Jr., Rochester, Chairman                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 23, 2011

 

Personnel Appeals Board

Patrick H. Wood, (d), Laconia                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 2, 2011

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(On recommendation from NH College and University Council)

George J. Hagerty, Keene                                                                                  Effective:  June 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2013

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Lay Public)

Eliezer Rivera, Keene                                                                                         Effective:  June 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2013

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Governor’s Commission on Disability)

Michael R. Lassonde, Bedford                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Cheryl Killam, Newton (resigned)                                             Term:  October 27, 2010

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Public Member)

Mary Ellen Pfeifle, Bradford                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Allen K. MacNeil, Plymouth (resigned)                                   Term:  October 27, 2009

 

Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation

(Management)

Thomas W. Callahan, Sunapee                                                                        Effective:  June 13, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 13, 2011

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to amend an agreement with the Town of Newport, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-06, item #4), for the purpose of acquiring and preparing a property to construct affordable elderly housing in Newport by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009 from June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#1A        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and expend from seminar attendees an amount not to exceed $800 to cover the cost of registration fees and lunch for a Legislative Process Training Seminar to educate persons with disabilities and the general public on the Legislative process in the State of NH on May 30, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2           Authorized to amend a sole source contract with International Business Machines, Pittsburg, PA, (previously approved by G&C on 3-20-10), to provide Business Recovery Services for the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Family Assistance in the amount of $130,262.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 20, 2010.  100% Other (Agency) Funds. 

 

#3           Authorized to enter into a contract with Software House International Incorporated, Paxton, MA, for software and peripheral services, including support services and maintenance, to sustain day-to-day operational needs of agencies within the State of NH in the amount of $205,138.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Other (Agency) Funds. 

 

#4           Authorized OIT and the Department of Environmental Services to amend a sole source, retroactive contract with EMC Legato Corporation, Hopkinton, MA (previously approved by G&C on 4-4-07, item #58), for renewal of license subscription, software upgrades, and technical support services for the installed electronic file storage management software Legato Disk Xtender, by increasing the amount by $4,968 from $8,555.59 to $13,523.59.  Effective January 20, 2008 through January 19, 2010.  100% Other (Agency) Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Software House International Incorporated, Paxton, MA, for software and peripheral services in the amount of $18,317.  Effective September 1, 2007 through May 1, 2009.  100% Other (Agency) Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with First Data Government Solutions, Englewood, CO, for support and maintenance of a proprietary interactive voice response system that provides child support payment information to clients and claims payment information to childcare providers for the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Support Services and Division for Children, Youth and Families in the amount of $102,735.64.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2011.  100% Other (Agency) Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Software House International Incorporated, Paxton, MA, for software and peripheral services, including support services and maintenance, to sustain day-to-day operational needs of agencies within several state agencies in the amount of $26,450.  Effective September 1, 2007 through May 31, 2009.  100% Other (Agency) Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#8           Authorized Major Robert P. Blonigen, Newington, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#9           Authorized Captain Michael E. Terry, Sunapee, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally and professionally qualified.

 

#10         Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $94,559 from the federal government (National Guard Bureau) to pay for employee salaries, benefits, audit and post retirement costs.  These costs shall be reimbursed 100% by the federal government.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#11         Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $470,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of June 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $338,127,681.28 for the Month of April and recommends the balance of $71,872,318.72 be lapsed.

 

#12         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Beverly Hollingworth with regard to the financing of certain equipment and certain routine capital expenditures in connection with Wentworth Douglas Hospital, Dover, NH.

 

#13         Authorized Employee Benefit Adjustment Fund transfers for the Months of March through April.

 

#14         Authorized a list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2008 during the month of April 2008.

 

#15         Authorized to enter into a contract with Amoskeag Maintenance Services LLC, Concord, NH for sand sweeping and removal services in an amount not to exceed $13,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2008.

 

#16         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design & Construction to enter into an agreement with DuBois & King Inc., Randolph, VT, for professional Mechanical Services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.

 

#17         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Cape Ann Equipment LLC, North Andover, MA, for the North Beach Seawall Repair, Route 1-A, Hampton, NH, for a total price not to exceed $885,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $115,000 for unanticipated expenses or the North Beach Seawall Repair, Route 1-A, Hampton, NH, bringing the total to $1,000,000.  100% General Funds. 

 

#18         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Northern Peabody LLC, Manchester, NH, for Chiller & Tower Replacement Men’s Prison, Concord, Boiler Room Upgrades at Men’s & Women’s Prison, Concord and Goffstown, and HVAC and Water Upgrades at Shea Farm, NorthEnd House, Concord MSU, Concord District Office and Calumet House, for a total price not to exceed $1,057,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $54,245 for unanticipated expense for Chiller & Tower Replacement, bringing the total to $1,111,495.  100% General Funds. 

 

#19         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Edwards and Kelcey Inc., Manchester, NH, for professional Civil/Structural services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects in an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 

 

#20         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Eckhardt & Johnson Inc., Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 9-5-07, item #13), for the Sutton Rest Area HVAC renovations, by increasing the amount by $38,016 from $397,431 to $435,447.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized payment of $1,300 to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $39,316.

 

#20A      Authorized Bureau of General Services to enter into a contract with Bow Plumbing and Heating Corp., Bow, NH, to provide downspout and drain cleaning services a the Legislative Office Building in Concord for a total amount not to exceed #16,060.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 9, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#20B      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Horne Construction Company Inc., Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #33), for new waterproof membrane and sealer repairs at the Skyhaven Airport, Rochester, NH, by increasing the amount by $7,028 from $100,578 to $107,606.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2008.  100% Private Funds. 

 

#20C      Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to accept the transfer of land located at 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, NH, from the Town of Merrimack at no cost to the State.

 

 

#20D      Authorized to amend a contract with Robert Half International Inc., Manchester, NH, for professional assistant in the areas of accounting and technical policy and procedure documentation in conjunction with the implementation of the new Enterprise Resource Planning system, by increasing the price by $78,000 from $56,768 to $134,768.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#20E      Authorized Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management to enter into a contract with the F.A. Bartlett Tree Experts Company d/b/a Bartlett Inc., Hooksett, NH, for tree trimming and debris removal located at the Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park, Concord, NH, for a total amount not to exceed $3,555.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21         Authorized to exercise a two-year contract renewal option with Public Resources Advisory Group Inc., New York, NY (previously amended by G&C on 4-9-08, item #18), for financial advisory services, including debt affordability and debt management, by increasing the amount by $180,750 from $319,250 in an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#22         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $55,824.88 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#23         Authorized to transfer appropriated funds in the amount of $365,000 for debt service payments.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#24         Authorized to accept and expend $1,200,000 of Unique Plan Management fee revenues from the NH Excellence in Higher Education Endowment Trust Fund for the purpose of providing educational scholarships.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#25         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request of the Division of Libraries to enter into an agreement with Wayne Thibodeau Sr. d/b/a WT’s Reliable Janitorial Service, Penacook, NH, for cleaning 7,233 sq ft of department offices in the amount of $7,732.62.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#26         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and expend funds in the amount of $5,400 from the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service to reimburse the department for conducting audits at retail markets and for administering the USDA Country of Origin Labeling Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27         Authorized to reappoint Susan P. McGinnis as a Senior Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $69,770.48.  Effective May 21, 2008 through May 21, 2013. 

 

#28         Authorized to enter into subgrants with the organization as detailed in letter dated May 7, 2008, in the total amount of $151,945 to fund programs providing direct services to victims of crime.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated May 7, 2008, in the total amount of $636,770 to fund programs providing direct services to victims of crime.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, in the amount of $16,000 to fund programs providing direct services to victims of crime.  Effective upon G&C approval to September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized to amend subgrants from the 2006 Violence Against Women federal award, with the organizations as detailed in letter dated May 2, 2008, (previously approved by G&C on 12-11-07, item #29), by extending the end date from May 31, 2008 to May 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated May 1, 2008, totaling $30,000 from the previously accepted 2007 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated May 7, 2008, in a total amount of $16,600 out of the FFY 2006 Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Initiative.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated May 7, 2008, in a total amount of $58,318 out of the FFY 2006 Project Safe Neighborhoods Gun Crime Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated May 7, 2008, in a total amount of $122,128 out of the FFY 2007 Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Initiative.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  (4)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated May 7, 2008, in a total amount of $85,007 out of the FFY 2007 Project Safe Neighborhoods Gun Crime Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33A      Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Rosemary Swain (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #59), to catalog evidence and provide general office support, by increasing the price by $41,671.73 from $42,637.77 to $84,309.50, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33B      Authorized to accept and expend $5,000 from the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section, Janet D. Steiger Fellowship, Hartford, CT, for the purpose of providing funds to support an intern in the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau for the summer of 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 2008.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#34         Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with GMI Asphalt Corporation, New Hampton, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-17-07, item #41), for parking lot repair and resurfacing at NHES’s Laconia local office, by extending the completion date from November 30, 2007 to November 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to continue one (1) Programs Technician position #8T072, salary grade 19 at an estimated cost of $37,629.15.  Effective through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#36         NOT USED 

 

#37         NOT USED 

 

#38         NOT USED 

 

#39         NOT USED 

 

#40         NOT USED 

 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#41         NOT USED 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#42         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a contract with LaCapra Associates Inc., Boston, MA to provide expert testimony and other services related to a pending docket at the NH Public Utilities Commission in an amount not to exceed $27,170.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.  100% Utility Assessment. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#43         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a sole source contract with White Mountain Communication Corp., Randolph, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-13-07, item #102), for the Mt. Washington Summit Power Project, Phase 2C, by increasing the amount by $70,167 from $153,365 to $223,532.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a Conservation Easement from the City of Berlin for approximately 26.6 acres adjacent to Berlin High School, City of Berlin, NH as part of a wetlands mitigation requirement for the wetlands permit for the Greenova, LLC wood pellet processing facility in the Berlin Industrial Park.

 

#45         Authorized Trails Bureau to amend a retroactive contract with the Presidential Range Riders Snowmobile Club, Gorham, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 3-5-08, item #38), for winter trail grooming and plowing from December 15, 2007 through April 2, 2008, by increasing the amount b7 $3,239.33 from $19,680 to $22,919.33.  100% Trails Bureau Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept and expend a grant of $20,000 from Public Service of NH, Manchester, NH, for interpretive programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.

 

#47         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Seacoast Science Center Inc., Rye, NH, to provide public services and facility management at the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, in the amount of $232,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2011.  100% Park Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#48         Authorized to transfer appropriations in the Operating Budget as detailed in letter dated April 1, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#49         Authorized to transfer $25,000 from the NH Fish and Game Fund Reserve to the Fish and Game FY 2009 Operating Budget.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#50         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to reclassify position #40463, labor grade 23 Programs Information Officer, to a Supervisor VI, labor grade 27.  Effective retroactive to January 4, 2008.  4.63% Fish and Game, 95.37% Federal Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to enter into a contract with Bedrock Paving and Construction Inc., Deerfield, NH, to provide asphalt paving conducted on Department land located adjacent to Pleasant Lake, Deerfield, NH in the amount of $14,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.  100% Other (Public Boat Access) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#52         Authorized a step increase in salary for Michael J. Wimsatt, to Group HH, Maximum, $93,546.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#53         Authorized to establish a Hydrogeologist I position in the Geological Survey.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $322,184 from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the Environmental Information Exchange Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#54         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, Oil Fund Disbursement Board to accept and expend funds in the amount of $8,000 to fund the Department of Safety salary and benefits increases.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Oil Fund Board Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#55         Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $44,000,000 for the issuance of low interest loans.  Effective  upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#56         Authorized to accept and expend prior year carry forward funds from the Maintenance of Dams fund in the amount of $27,350.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 

 

#57         Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant to the City of Rochester, Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C On 4-4-07, item #65), to complete a project to better protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2008 from June 30, 2008. 

 

#58         Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the City of Franklin, NH, in the amount of $15,000 to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Fay’s Boat Yard Inc., Gilford, NH to provide a portable pumpout cart to service boats in the boatyard for a total of $7,262.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to award a Water Supply Land Grant to the City of Dover, NH, in the amount of $85,000 to purchase a conservation easement on a parcel of property in a source water protection area to protect water supply land.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to amend an agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #55), to conduct water quality sampling and analysis of the Upper Merrimack River for planning public water and wastewater projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.

 

#62         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Amherst, NH, to complete the Baboosic Lake Phase III Expansion of Community Wastewater System Project in the amount of $144,105.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Troy, which lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $48,040.32 from $1,550,000 to $1,501,959.68 finalizing the loan amount used to finance the Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Loan Repayment Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized to amend an existing memorandum of understanding with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-3-07, item #38), to continue evaluating the effectiveness of the remedial action at the OK Tool Superfund site, by increasing the amount by $69,650 from $134,900 to $204,550.

 

#65         Authorized to accept and expend additional funds from Water Users in the amount of $9,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Ct-Coos Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized to accept and expend additional funds from Water Users in the amount of $2,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Winnipesaukee Project Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized to award a Water Supply Land Grant to the Town of Hooksett, NH to purchase land in a source water protection area to protect water supply land in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Town of Canaan, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $19,424.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Washington, NH, to complete the East Washington Mill Pond Project in the amount of $48,546.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized to enter into an Allonge to Promissory Note and amendment of Loan Agreement with Sunapee Hills Association in the amount of $310,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the development of an additional groundwater supply.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#71         Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH – Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for the NH Small Business Development Center to produce distance learning (internet) training in management skills in support of the DES Environmental Leadership Initiative in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized DES and the Pease Development Authority – Division of Ports and Harbors to enter into a memorandum of agreement for the annual lobster gear cleanup in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance Inc., East Wakefield, NH, to complete the Watershed Based Plan for High Quality Waters in the AWWA Region Project in the amount of $103,166.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized to award grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated April 24, 2008, for purposes of used oil collection totaling $18,910.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 7, 2009.  100% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized Michael Goodridge’s request to remove an existing unAuthorized non-conforming tidal dock system, and replace with a reduced and conforming tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier, connecting to a ramp connecting to a landing float, connecting to a T float section running parallel to shore, providing a total of 6 slips on frontage on Sagamore Creek in Portsmouth.

 

#76         Authorized Edge of Lake Association’s request to repair two existing 3 pile ice clusters and add two new 3 pile ice clusters to protect an existing 36 slip permanent docking facility and to dredge from lakebed along property on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro.

 

#77         Authorized John & Catherine Fisher’s request to construct a seasonal dock accessed by a walkway on property on the Nashua River in Nashua.

 

#78         Authorized Chieftain Motor Inn’s request to construct a seasonal wharf accessed by two seasonal ramps, completely remove pea stone placed over the bank and on the bed of the river, and install access stairs from the beach to the waterbody on the Connecticut River in Hanover.

 

#78A      Authorized to enter into a contract with Vanesse Hangen Brustlin, Bedford, NH, for the purpose of developing a watershed strategy for wetlands restoration and protection in the Merrimack River watershed in the amount of $56,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78B      Authorized to award Local Source Water Protection grants totaling $46,925 to the entities as detailed in letter dated April 29, 2008, to complete projects to protect drinking water from contamination.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Southern NH Planning Commission, for $17,000 to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#79         Authorized to transfer Other Funds in the amount of $46,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#80         Authorized to amend an agreement with the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, to extend Social Security and Medicare coverage to the employees of the Town of Chichester whose positions are covered by the NH Retirement System-Group I.  Effective date of coverage is June 1, 2008.

 

#81         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Northeast Record Retention LLC, Hooksett, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 3-21-07, item #54), to provide for the storage of paper records, by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $55,000 from $280,541.44 to $335,541.44, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  66% General, 34% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

#82         Authorized to amend a lease with the City of Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #317A), for additional supply/storage space, by increasing the amount of $10,937.50 to $1,333,937.50 from $1,323,000.  Effective June 1, 2008.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#83         Authorized to exercise a renewal option for a contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (previously amended by G&C on 6-13-07, item #392), to provide translation and interpretation services, by increasing the amount by $177,317 from $434,450 to $611,767, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#84         Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $12,934.50 in SFY 2008 and $150,540.07 in SFY 2009 from Parental Reimbursement funds that will be matched with additional Federal funds, and to accept and expend corresponding Federal funds in the amount f $12,934.50 in SFY 2008 and $150,540.07 in SFY 2009 based on the Federally approved Department Cost Allocation Plan and worker Random Moment Time Sample results, to be used to support Parental Reimbursement and billing activities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to establish six full-time temporary positions.  Effective June 6, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#85         Authorized John H. Sununu Youth Services Center, to accept a monetary donation from Airbrush Unlimited Inc., in the amount of $385.

 

#86         Authorized to accept and expend carryover balances from the previous fiscal year from the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Congressional Earmark program in the amount of $90,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#87         NOT USED 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#88         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section to exercise a contract renewal option with the Community Diversion Program, Greenland, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #187), to provide tobacco prevention and control initiatives, by increasing the price by $23,250 from $62,000 to $85,250, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89         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, annual membership dues in the amount of $7,900.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 100% Federal Funds. 

 

#90         NOT USED 

 

#91         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $4,711,438 from two grant awards from the US Department of Agriculture for the purchase of food for participants of the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children, and for a Special Project grant entitled FitWIC.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#92         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to grant the list of pandemic influenza preparedness funds as detailed in letter dated April 18, 2008, to the 13 associated All Health Hazards Regions Planning Groups in the amount of $213,805.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section to exercise a contract renewal option with North Country Health Consortium, Whitefield, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #183), to provide tobacco prevention and control initiatives, by increasing the amount by $49,500 from $132,000 to $181,500, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section to exercise a contract renewal option with Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-19-06, item #124), to provide tobacco prevention and control initiatives, by increasing the amount by $24,000 from $64,000 to $88,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to reclassify position #42940 from Health Promotion Advisor, salary grade 23 to Program Specialist IV, salary grade 25.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#96         Authorized to make a retroactive payment in the amount of $2,189.13 to Douglas L. Noordsy, M.D. Canaan, NH, for medical services provided in SFY 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized to amend an agreement with Lewis N. Stieglitz, MD, Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #280), to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $3,502.56 from $10,405.68 to $13,908.24, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized to amend an agreement with Lee Winslow, Registered Nurse, Concord, NH (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #92), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $20,800 from $55,924 to $76,724, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#99         Authorized to amend an agreement with Mary D. McGilvray, Registered Nurse, Concord, NH (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #89), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $31,200 from $88,860.48 to $120,060.48, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#100       Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Concord Hospital, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #146), to continue to provide Pathology and Laboratory Services and Employee Health Services, by increasing the amount from $431,000 to $1,047,689, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2010 from June 30, 2008.  66% General, 33% Federal, 1% Other (School Districts) Funds. 

 

#101       Authorized to accept donations from contributors in the amount of $1,967.30 during the period of January 1, 2008 through March 31, 2008.

 

#102       Authorized to accept nonmonetary donations in the amount of $409.90 received during the period of January 1, 2008 through March 31, 2008.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#103       Authorized to accept monies totaling $39,620.41 received during the period of January 1, 2008 to March 31, 2008 as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

 

#103A    Authorized to exercise a retroactive sole source contract with New England Home Therapies Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-16-05, item #76), to provide oxygen and respiratory services to the Homes residents in the amount of $85,160.  Effective November 16, 2007 through November 30, 2009.  33% Federal, 43% Agency Income, 27% General Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#104       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and expend additional federal grant funds in the amount of $123,105 from the US Department of Education for the purpose of providing grants to college students.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#105       Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $142,866 from the US Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education Programs to improve instruction and achievement of migrant children.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#106       Authorized to exercise a renewal option with Bernard R. Davis, Contoocook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #235), for the purpose of assisting the Bureau of School Approval and Facility Management in the amount of $10,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Educator Credentialing Fees. 

 

#107       Authorized to utilize interpreter services at public meetings or forums from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payments for services to a total cumulative amount not to exceed $48,490.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized to grant funds, as the State’s share of the cost of a four-day law conference, to the University of Southern Maine in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% Teacher Competence Fund. 

 

#108A    Authorized Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a contract with Market Decisions LLC, Portland, ME, to conduct a statewide customer satisfaction survey of its primary customers in an amount not to exceed $24,857.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#109       Authorized Division of State Police to amend a Cooperative Agreement with the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 10-31-07, item #139), to reallocate funds in the amount of $1,725 to be used by the Forensic Laboratory to provide overtime funding as well as to purchase supplies and consumables needed for the screening and analysis of DNA Samples.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#110       Authorized to transfer $40,000 between Highway funded accounts to cover shortages in overtime.  Effective upon G&C approval through Jun 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#111       Authorized to transfer funds from the Highway Surplus account to the Department of Safety for additional funds over budget estimates, in the amount of $516,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#112       Authorized to retroactively amend the federal grant received from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (previously amended by G&C on 7-18-07, item #162), utilized to increase the efficiency and reporting time of crash data for use by State and Federal agencies, by extending the termination date from March 30, 2008 to March 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to establish a consultant position for the purpose of providing an automated data upload system that will automate the transfer of appropriate commercial vehicle crash data from the current state system directly into SafetyNet.  (3)Further Authorized to amend the federal grant received from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (previously amended by G&C on 7-18-07, item #162), utilized to increase the efficiency and reporting time of crash data for use by State and Federal agencies, by reallocating funds in the amount of $21,560to allow the funding of technical assistance needed to complete the requirements of this grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#113       Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to budget and expend $287,650 of the prior year carry forward balance in the Fire Standards Instruction Account to fund part-time salaries and associated benefits as well as replacing a self contained breathing apparatus training trailer.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#114       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, Division of Safety Services to budget and expend $52,500 of the prior year carry forward balance in the Watercraft Safety Account to fund personal services and overtime.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Navigation Safety.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#115       Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend $7,000 in grant funds from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, utilized in support of motor carrier safety programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with Agilent Technologies Inc., Wilmington, DE for Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometry training for State Police Forensic Laboratory personnel in an amount not to exceed $10,540.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Transfers from other Agencies. 

 

#117       Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $25,154.58 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “NH State Police Statewide DWI Hunter Patrols”, for the purpose of conducting DWI enforcement patrols on weekend and holiday evenings.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.  100% Other (Transfers from Other Agencies). 

 

#118       Authorized Grants Management Unit to amend a memorandum of understanding and grant to the Trustees of Dartmouth College of Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-2-07, item #123), for development of emergency medical response teams in the region, by extending the end date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to contract with URS Corporation, Salem, NH, to design and implement a training program for state agencies in the development of Continuity of Operations plans in the amount of $71,469.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfer from Other Agencies. 

 

#120       Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into an sole source License for Use of Premises with SAU #26 Merrimack School District, Merrimack, NH, to provide parking area and classroom space for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program in an amount not to exceed $22,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program. 

 

#121       Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into an sole source License for Use of Premises with Seacoast Harley-Davidson, North Hampton, NH, to provide parking area and classroom space for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program in an amount not to exceed $8,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program.

 

#122       Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into an sole source License for Use of Premises with the Tri-Town Ice Arena, LP, Hooksett, NH, to provide parking area and classroom space for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program in an amount not to exceed $22,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program.

 

#123       Authorized the application permit of Camp Cody Inc located on Ossipee Lake in Freedom, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 11 moorings.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#124       Authorized to transfer $322,000 between Highway Fund accounts.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend agency (other funds) income and expenditures for the Mechanical Services Bureau in the amount of $2,500,000.  (3)Further Authorized to transfer $185,000 between Turnpike accounts.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#125       Authorized Bureau of Finance & Contracts to retroactively pay Walter B. Perrin, prior year increment wages that were not processed from March 16, 2007 through June 7, 2007 in the amount of $90.60.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#126       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $652,250 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from April 17, 2008 through April 29, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#127       Authorized Bureau of Materials and Research to enter into a collection agreement with the USDA Forest Service on a sole source basis to develop computer modeling services that will aid in determining when to post seasonal weight restrictions for a fee not to exceed $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#128       Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to amend a contract with The Louis Berger Group, Incorporated, Manchester, NH, and East Orange, NJ (previously approved by G&C on 2-7-01, item #181), for completion of a Type, Size, and Location Study for replacement of the bridges carrying NH Route 119 over the Connecticut River between Hinsdale, NH and Brattleboro, VT, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.

 

#129       Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into a sole source agreement with The Student Conservation Association Inc., Charlestown, NH, for a time-and-equipment fee not to exceed $32,100 for landscaping services related to the State’s transportation system.  (2)Further Authorized to purchase landscaping materials not to exceed $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% State Funds. 

 

#130       Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Curtin Enterprises Inc., d/b/a Northeast Door Co., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #216), for Door and Window Services at Turnpike Maintenance and Toll Facilities in the amount of $39,800.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#131       Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #207), for weekly rubbish disposal services at the Merrimack Maintenance Facility on the Central Turnpike in the amount of $6,725.16.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#132       Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #208), for weekly rubbish disposal services at the Hooksett Maintenance Facility and Rest Areas on the Central Turnpike in the amount of $27,984.84.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#133       Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #206), for weekly rubbish disposal services at the Dover Maintenance Facility on the Spaulding Turnpike in the amount of $6,364.80.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#134       Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #209), for weekly rubbish disposal services at the Donald Small Maintenance Facility in Hampton NH and Seabrook Welcome Center on the Blue Star Turnpike in the amount of $18,255.12.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#135       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $2,772,847 for roadway rehabilitation on US Route 202/NH 9 beginning east of Rush Road in Henniker proceeding east 7.3 miles to Putney Hill Road in Hopkinton.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 17, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $194,099.29 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#136       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Liddell Brothers Inc., Halifax, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $249,701.50 for the replacement of two full overhead sign structures and one bridge mounted sign structure on Interstate 93 northbound with a cantilever sign structure, a full overhead sign structure and two bridge mounted signs.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $24,970.15 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  100% Bonded Betterment Funds. 

 

#137       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Hohl Industrial Services Inc., Tonawanda, NY, on the basis of a low bid of $1,936,400 for rehabilitation work to two bridges along Route 1B in Portsmouth.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $193,640 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  100% Bond Funds. 

#138                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.         EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $693.90 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jill Revels, Business Administrator III, in the course entitled “Senior Business Seminar”.

B.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Business Operations - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,164.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cheryl Connor, Program Specialist IV, in the courses entitled “Principles of Finance” and “Macroeconomics”.

C.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Business Operations - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $582.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer M. Ordway, Accountant II, in the course entitled “Accounting I”.

D.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Community Based Care - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,434.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debora E.W. Vallery, Financial Agent II, in the course entitled “Quantitative and Research Techniques for Leaders”.

E.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,497.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Speass, Family Services Specialist II, in the on-line course entitled “Employment Law”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Glencliff - Request permission to pay Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, the sum of $813.06 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sarah F. Lester, Nursing Coordinator, in the on-line course entitled “Community Health Nursing”.

G.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, NHH - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $800.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Desirae Brooks, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Anatomy and Physiology II”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, NHH - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $800.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joshua Burney, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Anatomy and Physiology I”.

I.          HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES- NHH -  Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $800.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melinda Flanagan, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled ”Microbiology”.

J.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES - NHH - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $567.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lauren Laliotis, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Introduction to Sociology”.

K.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – NHH - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $820.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Stewart McPhee, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Anatomy and Physiology II”.

L.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – NHH - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $820.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Maria Tucker, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Anatomy and Physiology II”.

M.        LOTTERY - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,434.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kassie Strong, Chief Accountant, in the course entitled “Controllership”.

N.         TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,032.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert A. Christensen, Toll Systems Manager, in the course entitled “Policy Analysis and Organizational Change”.

O.        TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $283.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Daphne Manifold, Administrative Secretary, in the course entitled “Elementary Spanish I”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $ 13,540.46

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned