GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

May 25, 2011, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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Councilor Sununu offered the prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu, accepted the minutes of May 11, 2011.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the May 11, 2011 meeting.

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

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The Governor and Executive Council swore into office the following Representative-elect:

 

Hillsborough County District No. 4.

Jennifer Daler, d, Temple (PO Box 22, Temple) 03084

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RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

J. Kirk Trombley, Barrington                                                                            Effective:  May 25, 2011

 

Department of Corrections – Northern NH Correctional Facility Warden

Larry D. Blaisdell, Littleton                                                                               Effective:  May 31, 2011

 

Land and Community Heritage Authority Board of Directors

(Business)

Doris Burke, Goffstown                                                                                     Effective:  May 25, 2011

 

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board

(Rep. interests of persons of low-income)

Lawrence M. Kelly, Berlin                                                                                 Effective:  May 25, 2011

 

Water Management Planning Area Advisory Committee for the Souhegan River

(Affected Business Water Users in WMPA)

Stephen J. Densberger, Merrimack                                                                   Effective:  May 25, 2011

 

Water Management Planning Area Advisory Committee for the Souhegan River

(Affected Business Water Users in WMPA)

Larry Major, Belmont                                                                                        Effective:  May 25, 2011

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION FAILED

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to approve the following confirmation.  A roll call vote was requested as follows: Councilor Burton – no, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – no, Councilor Wieczorekno, Councilor Wheeler – no, the following confirmation failed.

 

Deputy Attorney General

Nominated by the Attorney General

Richard W. Head, Concord                                                                               Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Orville B. Fitch II, Concord                                                         Term: March 31, 2015

 

CONFIRMATION TABLED

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to table the following confirmation:

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Marriage and Family Therapy)

Shawn J. Hassell, Epping                                                                                   Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Joan Staigers Haley, New Boston (resigned)                           Term: October 31, 2011

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

(General Public)

Ned Densmore, Franconia                                                                                 Effective:  June 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2012 (per RSA 188-F)

 

Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

(General Public)

Robert L. Mallat, Jr., Keene                                                                              Effective:  June 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2015

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Denis W. Parker, Hooksett                                                                                 Effective:  May 25, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 9, 2014

 

Department of Education

(District 4)

John R. Rist, Manchester                                                                                   Effective:  May 25, 2011

Succeeding:  Stephen R. L’Heureux, Hooksett (resigned)                           Term:  January 31, 2013

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

(Nominated by the State Treasurer)

Alan W. Johnson, (r), Penacook                                                                       Effective:  June 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2014

 

New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority

Jill A. Duncan, Meredith                                                                                     Effective:  May 25, 2011

Succeeding:  Michael K. Massey, Bedford (resigned)                                  Term:  June 30, 2013

 

Commissioner of the Department of Information Technology

S. William Rogers, Jr., Dover                                                                             Effective:  May 25, 2011

(Was Acting Commissioner)                                                                              Term:  May 25, 2015

Salary:  Grade LL - $116,170

 

Non-Medical Director of the Division of Medical and Psychiatric Services

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections

Helen Hanks, Lochmere                                                                                    Effective:  May 25, 2011

(Was Acting Director)                                                                                         Term:  Serves at Commissioners pleasure

Salare:  Grade HH; step maximum - $98,691

 

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors

(Rep. of National Service Program)

Deborah T. Scire, Windham                                                                              Effective:  May 25, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 4, 2014

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Administrative Services: Manager of Employee Relations of the Division of Personnel

Nominated by the Director of Personnel

Matthew J. Newland, Concord                                                                         Effective:  July 1, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2015

Salary:  Grade FF, Maximum Step - $83, 917

 

State Committee on Aging

(Grafton County)

Edwin C. Engborg, (d), Ashland                                                                        Effective:  June 24, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 24, 2014

 

Air Resources Council

(Practicing Physician)

Deborah Chabot, Hancock                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Robert Hickey, New Castle (resigned)                                     Term:  October 24, 2014

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employers/Insurers)

Robert C. Norton, Concord                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Nominated by the Commissioner of Labor                                                   Succeeding:  George T. Wells, Derry

Term:  February 9, 2014

 

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission

Robert T. Grimley, Grantham                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 1, 2014

 

Fish and Game Commission

(Belknap County)

John W. McGonagle, (r), Gilford                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 29, 2016

 

Land and Community Heritage Authority Board of Directors

(Business)

Douglas Cole, Loudon                                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Doris Burke, Goffstown (resigned)                                           Term:  September 6, 2013

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Public Member)

Joseph P. Nadeau, Durham                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Karen Peterson Griswold, Bedford                                           Term:  February 17, 2014

 

Milk Sanitation Board

(Milk Producer)

David B. Fernald, Nottingham                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Gary Peters, Bath                                                                         Term:  October 11, 2016

 

Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission

(Dairy Farmer)

Debora A. Erb, Landaff                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment Effective:  Upon confirmation                                            Term:  June 19, 2013

 

Occpational Therapy Governing Board

(Licensed Occupational Therapist)

Wendi Guillette, Auburn                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Eileen Thayer, Epsom (resigned)                                              Term:  January 8, 2014

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Public Member)

John A. Curran, Londonderry                                                                           Effective:  June 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2016

 

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board

(Represents interests of persons of low-income)

Joseph L. Costello, Conway                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Lawrence M. Kelly, Belmont (resigned)                                  Term:  October 14, 2011

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

Janna Hartley, Pembroke                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Thomas J. Roberts, Exeter                                                         Term:  January 24, 2013

 

Water Management Planning Area Advisory Committee of the Souhegan River

(Affected Business Water Users in the WMPA)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services

Ryan A. Crosbie, Barrington                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Larry Major, Wilton (resigned)                                                  Term:  Upon completion of the Plan

 

 

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                New Hampshire Hospital

A.      Authorized to accept and expend a monetary donation from the NH Hospital Association, Foundation for Healthy Communities to fund NH Pandemic Preparedness and response initiatives including employee education in the amount of $7,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 

 

#2           CONSENT CALENDAR – TUITION REQUESTS:

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Public Health Services

A.      Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening Section, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, to enter Christin H. D’Ovidio into an educational tuition agreement with the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, for the period of June 10-14, 2011, and to pay said costs in the amount of $2,300.

 

#3           NOT USED

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#4           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Wheeler – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Newmarket Mills, LLC for a project located in Durham, NH.  Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON MAY 25, 2011

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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                At approximately 11:05 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be a temporary loan by the Business Finance Authority to be made to Newmarket Mills, LLC  and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan.  Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor St. Hilaire introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:7  WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN TO NEWMARKET MILLS, LLC" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Sununu.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor, Councilor Burton, Councilor St. Hilaire, Councilor Sununu,  Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Wheeler; those abstaining were Councilor (s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN

UNDER RSA 162-A:9 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO NEWMARKET MILLS, LLC

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to a loan by the Authority to Newmarket Mills, LLC (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $1,400,000 to provide financing towards the redevelopment of a 200,000 square foot mill building in Newmarket, New Hampshire (the "Loan")

 

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

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council will receive all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed Loan by the Authority; and

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved that:

 

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

 

                a.             Special Findings.

 

                                (i)  The Loan in consistent with local or regional development plans or policies.

 

                b.             General Findings.

 

(i)            The Loan that the Authority has proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

(ii)           The Loan that the Authority has proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred, by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

(iii)          The Loan that the Authority has proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State's citizens.

 

(iv)          The Loan that the Authority has proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

                2.             Approval.              Governor and Council approve the Loan by the Authority as recommended by the Authority and authorize the Authority to cause the execution and delivery of the loan documents substantially in the form submitted to Governor and Council and to take such further action as the act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

 

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

 

                Passed and agreed to May 25, 2011.

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5           Authorized to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Gilsum, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-19-09), in the amount of $220,000, to help municipalities solve development problems, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2012 from June 30, 2011.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#6           Authorized to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Hinsdale, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #7), in the amount of $12,000, to help municipalities solve development problems, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2011 from June 30, 2011.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7           Authorized to enter into a contract with Winnisquam Regional School District, Tilton, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA – State Energy Programs – Program Support, in the amount of $15,561.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 15, 2012.  100% Federal Funds (ARRA-SEP). 

 

#8           Authorized to enter into a contract with Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA – State Energy Programs – Program Support, in the amount of $17,838.94.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 15, 2012.  100% Federal Funds (ARRA-SEP). 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#9           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request on behalf of the Department of Cultural Resources to amend a retroactive sole source contract with SirsiDynix Corporation (originally approved by G&C on 5-15-02, item #46, in the amount of $448,000), for maintenance and support of the NH State Library On-Line Catalogue System, by increasing the amount by $120,461.32 from $811,449.17 to $931,910.49, and by extending the end date from October 31, 2010 to October 31, 2011, and by including hardware maintenance through January 31, 2013.  51.47% Other (Agency Class 02) Funds: the Agency Class 027 used by the Department of Cultural Resources to reimburse DoIT and 48.53% Federal Funded. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#10         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request for the nomination of Captain Philip a. Plourde, Sanford, ME, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#11         Authorized to accept and place on file, the Report and Findings of Councilor Christopher T. Sununu with regard to the financing of certain construction, renovation and equipment and the refinancing of certain outstanding indebtedness in connection with the University System of NH, Lee, NH.

 

#12         Authorized with Councilors Wieczorek and Wheeler voting no, the Deferred Compensation Commission, to enter into a contract with Segal Advisors of New York, NY, for independent investment consulting to the State of NH Public Employees Deferred Compensation Plan, in an amount not to exceed $250,000.  (2)Further authorized to accept $250,000 from the Plan Administrator, Great-West Retirement Services, to pay for the services above.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2016.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#13         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. Laflamme Inc., Londonderry, NH, for the NH Army National Guard Fire Alarm and Life Safety Upgrade, Statewide, for a total price not to exceed $278,700.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $5,400 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $284,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  50% Capital – General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#14         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Weaver Brothers Construction Co Inc., Concord, NH, for the Bow Brook Drainage Improvement and Dolloff Building Drainage Improvement (Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park South), Concord, for a total price not to exceed $700,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Capital – General Funds. 

 

#15         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Security Construction Services, Hudson, MA, for the TMC Equipment Room Fire Suppression, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $195,240. (2)Further authorized the amount of $2,800 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $198,040.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2011.  92% Highway – Capital, 8% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF STATE

#16         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the period of July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#17         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $101,731 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $101,730.84 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized to reappoint Paul E. Brodeur as Chief Criminal Investigator, at a salary level of $74,059.70.  Effective May 27, 2011 through May 27, 2016. 

 

#19         Authorized to reappoint Allison P. Vachon as a Criminal Justice Investigator at a salary of $67,192.32.  Effective May 27, 2011 through May 27, 2016.

 

#20         Authorized to appoint Anne M. Edwards as an Associate Attorney General.  Effective through February 3, 2014.

 

#21         Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source contract with Dr. Kristin Landi, Bronx, NY, (originally approved by G&C on 1-19-11, item #26), to serve as a substitute medical examiner, by increasing the contract by $2,248.38 from $15,000 to $17,248.38, to conduct autopsies as needed in the absence of the State Medical Examiner and the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#22         Authorized to accept and expend an unbudgeted amount of $14,100.14 of a grant awarded by the NH Highway Safety Agency for the purpose of funding the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor position and related expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Transfer from other agencies (75% Federal, 25% Agency Income at origin). 

 

#23         Authorized to enter into the sub grants as detailed in letter dated May 12, 2011, for a total of $77,591 from the Federal Fiscal Year 2009 ARRA Victims of Crime Act to support programs for the providers of direct services to victims of crime.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized to amend a sub grant from the 2010 Sexual Assault Services federal grant program (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #53, in the amount of $149,171), designed to provide services to victims of sexual assault in NH, by extending the end date from June 30, 2011 to July 31, 2012.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized to enter into sub grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated May 3, 2011, for a total amount of $547,228 from the FFY 2009 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, to provide funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized to amend the sub grants as detailed in letter dated May 10, 2011, from the FFY 2009 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws grant (originally approved by G&C on 5-12-10, item #34), used to support and enhance State and regional efforts in enforcing laws prohibiting the sale to, or consumption of, alcoholic beverages by minors, by extending the end date from May 31, 2011 to May 31, 2012.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized to amend the sub grants as detailed in letter dated May 10, 2011, from the FFY 2008 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program (originally approved by G&C on 6-9-10, item #26), which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, by extending the end date from June 30, 2011 to June 30, 2012.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the Manchester Police Department from the US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for increased enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws, in the amount of $3,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the NH Department of Safety, from the FFY 2009 Paul Coverdell National Forensic Science Improvement Act Grant Program, which provides funding to support forensic laboratory services in NH, in the amount of $15,501.84.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized to enter into sub grants with the Agencies as detailed in letter dated May 11, 2011, for residential substance abuse treatment programming from the FFY 2008, FFY 2009, and FFY 2010 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Programs, totaling $180,534.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the Belknap County Sheriff’s Department, utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant, for the purpose of funding enhanced law enforcement coverage for the annual Hell’s Angels World Run in and around Belknap County, in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31A      Authorized to enter into a sub grant totaling $11,000 with the NH State Liquor Commission, Bureau of Enforcement, from the US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention FFY 2008 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Grant Program for increased enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#32         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to amend a contract with Geographic Solutions Inc., Palm Harbor, FL, (originally approved by G&C on 9-17-08, item #36), for maintenance of the Job Match & Labor Exchange System, by increasing the amount by $410,880 from $650,000 to $1,060,880.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#33         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to table the request to enter into a cooperative project agreement with the University of NH for the NH Insurance Department Data Center for Premium Review Grant project, to identify UNH as the “data center” organization responsible for providing additional public information on health care payments through the NHID’s HealthCost website, in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

#34         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to table the request to enter into a contract with Gorman Actuarial, Marlborough, MA, for consulting services in connection with the premium rate review initiative to evaluate options for improving the rate review process under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the amount of $160,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to table the request to enter into a contract with Susan Palmer Terry, Concord, NH, for consulting services in connection with the premium rate review initiative to evaluate options for improving the rate review process under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the amount of $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to table the request to enter into a contract with NH Center for Public Policy Studies, Concord, for consulting services in connection with the premium rate review initiative to evaluate options for improving the rate review process and transparency under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to table the request to enter into a contract with the Center for Health Law and Economic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Charlestown, MA, for consulting services in connection with the premium rate review initiative to evaluate options for improving the rate review process under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the amount of $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to table the request to enter into a contract with Compass Health Analytics Inc., Portland, ME, for consulting services in connection with the premium rate review initiative to evaluate options for improving the rate review process under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the amount of $196,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION – OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#38A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a contract with Scott J. Rubin, Bloomsburg, PA, to provide expert testimony and other services related to two pending dockets, in an amount not to exceed $39,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Public Utility Assessment Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION

#39         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to amend a contract with NH Fisher Cats, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-10-10, item #57),  for additional requirements to the existing contract, for valuable consideration, i.e., large signage to be placed in a strategic location at the NH Fisher Cats Stadium, by increasing the price from $39,000 to $50,000 an increase of $11,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2011.  100% Transfer Funds (Justice – Underage Drinking Initiative at origin). 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#39A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to pay overtime in the amount of $787,000 for permanent personnel from appropriations for positions that are vacant due to illness, extended leaves of absence, or pending recruitment, for pay periods 21-24 and the estimate of additional funds needed for pay periods 25-26 of state fiscal year 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#40         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a sole source contract with the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Inc., (originally approved by G&C on 4-28-10, item #43), for delivery of the Senior Community Service Employment Program services, by increasing the contract by $6,000 from $255,301 to $261,301, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2011 to December 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a sole source contract with the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Inc., (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #114), for delivery of the Senior Community Service Employment Program services, by increasing the contract by $100,000 from $622,350 to $722,350, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2011 to December 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the Community College System of NH, Concord, NH, for the implementation and delivery of a Job Readiness Certificate program for unemployed NH citizens, in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000.  Effective May 25, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Other Funds – Job Training Program. 

 

#43         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a sole source contract with the Community College System of NH, on behalf of River Valley Community College, to oversee the implementation of the STAR Program, by increasing the amount by $66,900 from $1,557,900 to $1,624,800, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2011 to December 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Northern New England Field Service LLC, Stewartstown, NH, for meter pole replacement and straightening at Hampton Beach, in the amount of $11,739.  Effective upon G&C aprpvoal through June 24, 2011.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized the Bureau of Trails to amend a retroactive contract with TGM Plumbing and Heat Installations, Gorham, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-19-11, item #38), for construction of the new Visitor Center in Jericho Mountain State Park, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011 from March 30, 2011.  No Additional Funding. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#46         Authorized to enter into a contract with Joe Brigham Inc., Pembroke, NH, to carry out aerial stocking and water sample collection (acid rain analysis) of remote, high altitude trout ponds, in the amount of $12,850.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  21% Fish and Game, 63% Federal, 16% Wildlife Heritage Foundation Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the NH Rivers Council, to partially fund the development of a watershed restoration plan for the McQuesten Brook Watershed in Bedford and Manchester, NH, in the amount of $9,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Other (Fisheries Habitat Account). 

 

#48         Authorized to enter into a contract with Layne Christensen Company Inc., Dracut, MA, for the chemical treatment and redevelopment of Field Well #5 at Milford State Fish Hatchery, in the amount of $10,110.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized to accept $13,390.24 from the Society for the Protection of NH Forests for land stewardship activities at the Muchyedo Banks Wildlife Management Area in Canterbury, NH, to be deposited in the Wildlife Habitat Account. 

 

#49A      Authorized to enter into a retroactive cooperative agreement with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation for the purposes of implementing a direct mail marketing program targeting lapsed anglers to increase fishing license sales, in the amount of $15,000.  Effective April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012.  10% Other (RBFF Grant) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#50         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Underwood Engineers Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-19-11, item #54), for construction-phase services related to a water main extension in Raymond, NH, by increasing the contract by $327,900 from $161,100 to $489,000, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2011 to December 31, 2012.  90% Federal, 10% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-28-10, item #33), to assess potential contaminant transport pathways in deep bedrock at the OK Tool Superfund site in Milford, NH, by increasing the amount by $30,000 from $35,000 to $65,000, and by extending the completion date to September 30, 2011 from June 30, 2011.  90% Federal, 10% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the entities as detailed in letter dated April 28, 2011, for geologic mapping services in the amount of $38,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized to enter into retroactive grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated April 27, 2011, for fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects, in the amount of $38,087.  Effective July 12, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Derry, to fund a Household Hazardous Waste Collection project in the amount of $5,792.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized to award grants totaling $11,485 to the municipalities as detailed in letter dated May 3, 2011, for the purpose of used oil collections.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 25, 2012.  100% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with the City of Rochester, to fund a Household Hazardous Waste Collection project in the amount of $11,581.  Effective May 14, 2011 through June 30, 2011.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized to enter into retroactive grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated May 12, 2011, to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects in the amount of $8,321.  Effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the New Castle Conservation Commission to restore tidal marsh and reestablish the ecological integrity of a degraded ecosystem in New Castle, in the amount of $27,993.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Ossipee, NH, for the purpose of milfoil control activities in portions of Broad Bay and Leavitt Bay, Lake Ossipee Systems, Ossipee, NH, in the amount of $2,581.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Northwood Lake Watershed Association Inc., Epsom, NH, for the purpose of milfoil and Phragmites control activities in Northwood Lake, Epsom, NH, in the amount of $3,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Lake Restoration Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized a loan agreement with Castle Trust, Lunenburg, MA, to finance water system improvements, in the amount of $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized a loan agreement with the City of Rochester, to finance a wastewater improvements project, in the amount of $1,600,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Clean Water State Revolving Fund Repayment Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized Robert & Wendy Moores’s request to conduct work on an average of 100 ft of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.  (Previously approved by G&C on 1-19-11, item #61).

 

#64         Authorized Gregory and Jo Ann Shouldice’s request to perform work on an average of 320 ft of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

 

#65         Authorized 105 Bay Street LLC’s request to perform work on property having an average of 141 ft of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

#65A      Authorized to enter into a contract with Secondwind Water Systems Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide safe drinking water to properties impacted by oil and hazardous waste contamination, in the amount of $1,524,324.78.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2015.  26% Oil, 53% Gasoline Remediation & Elimination of Ethers, 21% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Funds. 

 

#65B      Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Anchor Marine Corporation, Weirs Beach, NH, to provide a replacement pumpout station, for a total of $11,508.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  (2)Further authorized to enter into an agreement with Anchor Marine Corporation, Weirs Beach, NH, to pay for operation and maintenance costs for the Clean Vessel Act boat sewage pumpout station, in the amount of $1,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#66         Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2011 funds to Katelyn Pike, Registered Nurse II, for NH Hospital in the amount of $840 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2010.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#67         Authorized to amend an agreement with CBC Innovis, Bedford, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #382), for credit bureau services, by increasing the price by $16,708 from $67,332 to $84,040, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2011 to June 30, 2012.  66% Federal, 25.5% General, 8.5% Other Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to amend an agreement with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Burlington, NC, (originally approved by G&C on 5-2-07, item #98), for parentage testing services, by increasing the price by $43,179 from $172,716 to $215,895, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2011 to June 30, 2012.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#69         Authorized a renewal option with White Mountain Community Health Center, Conway, NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-18-09, item #46), for the provision of Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Conway District Office catchment area, by increasing the price by $115,310 from $102,300 to $217,610, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2011 to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to exercise a sole source renewal option with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #119), for the provision of a statewide program to improve responses to domestic violence, by increasing the price by $1,785,556 from $1,785,556 to $3,571,112, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2011 to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Child & Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, for the provision of statewide recruitment & retention activities for resource family homes and support services and technical assistance for Foster and Adoptive Parent Networks, for a maximum price of $150,000.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into a sole source agreement with NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH, for the provision of a statewide domestic violence prevention program, in an amount not to exceed $1,010,000.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  69.8% Other (Marriage License Fees), 30.2% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#73         Authorized the Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Dr. Richard Laracy, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Conway, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $32,000.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012, with the option to renew for up to two additional years.  100% General Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, to provide epidemiological and health data analysis expertise to eight health programs, in an amount not to exceed $118,898.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, Infectious Disease Surveillance Section to exercise a sole source contract renew and amend option with Scientific Technologies Corporation, Tucson, AZ (originally approved by G&C on 2-4-09, item #65), to provide maintenance and support of the NH Electronic Disease Surveillance System, the State’s public health disease surveillance software application “Sentinel”, by increasing the price by $390,000 from $487,500 to $877,500, and extending the completion date to June 30, 2013.  90.83% Federal, 9.17% General Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Health Eating and Physical Activity Section, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, to enter into an agreement with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, to provide Women, Infants and Children, Commodity Supplemental Food Program nutrition services and Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program services, in an amount not to exceed $872,564.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.    100% Federal Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Health Eating and Physical Activity Section, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, to enter into an agreement with Goodwin Community Health, Rochester, NH, to provide Women, Infants and Children, Commodity Supplemental Food Program nutrition services and Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program services, in an amount not to exceed $964,992.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.    100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Health Eating and Physical Activity Section, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, to enter into an agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide Women, Infants and Children, Commodity Supplemental Food Program nutrition services and Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program services, in an amount not to exceed $2,312,098.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.    100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Health Eating and Physical Activity Section, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide Women, Infants and Children, Commodity Supplemental Food Program nutrition services and Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program services, in an amount not to exceed $694,832.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.    100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Home Visiting Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #178), to provide home visiting services, by increasing the price by $60,704 from $30,352 to $91,056, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Home Visiting Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #184), to provide home visiting services, by increasing the price by $60,704 from $30,352 to $91,056, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Home Visiting Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #183), to provide home visiting services, by increasing the price by $60,704 from $30,352 to $91,056, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Home Visiting Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #175), to provide home visiting services, by increasing the price by $60,704 from $30,352 to $91,056, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Home Visiting Program to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Community Action Program Belknap and Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #180), to provide home visiting services, by increasing the price by $60,704 from $30,352 to $91,056, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#85         Authorized to exercise the option to extend the term of and funding for the agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #388), to provide staffing for the NH Employment Program in the delivery of employment and training services to clients of the Financial Assistance to Needy Families program, by increasing by amount by $2,205,438 from $4,280,615.73 to $6,486,053.73, and by extending the agreement from June 30, 2011 to June 30, 2013.  67% Federal, 33% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#86         Authorized the Special Medical Services to pay medical and health related care claims in excess of $5,000 to the Direct Health Care Services Agencies as detailed in letter dated April 27, 2011, on behalf of children with special health care needs in the amount not to exceed $397,920.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds. 

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#87         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Vicki Martino, RN, Epsom, NH, to provide services as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $36,816.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Katherine Wescott, RN, Concord, NH, to provide services as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $48,000.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized to amend an agreement with Peter S. Bradley, MD, Deerfield, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-19-11, item #64), to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the amount not to exceed $104,000 from $50,700 to $154,700, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2012.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#90         Authorized with Councilor St. Hilaire recusing himself, to enter into an agreement with Attorney Steven P. Bunker, Concord, NH, to provide legal services in an amount not to exceed $32,948.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Attorney Earl S. Carrel, Manchester, NH, to provide legal services in an amount not to exceed $92,296.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized to enter into an agreement Therese Charest, Nashua, NH, to provide Social Security representative payee services in an amount not to exceed $9,600.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Attorney Lauren Vallari, Concord, NH, to provide legal services in an amount not to exceed $65,584.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Attorney John P. LeBrun, Concord, NH, to provide legal services in an amount not to exceed $73,912.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Riverbend Community Mental Health Inc., Concord, NH, to provide mental health services in Region 4, in an amount not to exceed $549,357.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#96         Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds for annual membership dues to the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors Inc., Washington, DC, in the amount of $10,900.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#97         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Mental Health Center Inc., d/b/a Genesis Behavioral Health, Laconia, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $36,605.  Effective retroactive to February 1, 2011 through January 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#98         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler recusing himself, to amend an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-3-09, item #176B), to provide Adult Group Daycare services, by increasing the price by $4,062 from $210,574.08 to $214,636.08.  Effective retroactive to April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011.  57.62% Federal, 42.38% General Funds. 

 

#99         Authorized to amend an agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council Inc., Lebanon, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #220), to provide Adult In-Home Care services, by increasing the price by $10,659 from $3,118,927.12 to $3,129,586.12.  Effective retroactive to April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011.  48.17% Federal, 51.83% General Funds. 

 

#100       Authorized to amend an agreement with Community Alliance of Human Services Inc., Newport, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-3-09, item #160), to provide Homemaker and Transportation services, by increasing the price by $18,080 from $154,940.96 to $173,020.96.  Effective retroactive to April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011.  55.7% Federal, 44.3% General Funds. 

 

#101       Authorized to amend an agreement with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #237), to provide Homemaker and Adult Group Daycare services, by increasing the price by $36,535.50 from $3,766,477.26 to $3,803,012.76.  Effective retroactive to April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011.  48.17% Federal, 51.83% General Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home

#102       Authorized to enter into a contract with Suzanne Appleton d/b/a Newfound Therapeutic Massage, Hebron, NH, to provide massage therapy services in an amount not to exceed $12,000.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#103       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Amy Tuller, Registered Dietitian, Norwich, VT, to provide registered dietitian services, in an amount not to exceed $67,200.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Veterans Home

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#104       Authorized to retroactively pay Alfreda Judkins, LNA III, $3,250.73 for prior year wages with current fiscal years funds that were not processed from September 29, 2009 to June 3, 2010.  24% General, 33% Federal, 43% Other Funds. 

 

#105       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into a sole source contract with Pharmasource Healthcare Inc., Dublin, OH, to provide onsite pharmacy services to the Home residents, in the amount of $453,192.  58% Federal, 42% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#106       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to secure the services of Michael H. Kelleher, Sole Proprietor, to implement the protocols for the investigation of teacher misconduct complaints in an amount not to exceed $104,000.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.  100% Teacher Certification Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#107       Authorized to enter into an agreement with New England Sealcoating Co., Inc., to make repairs to a parking lot storm drain, rout and fill open cracks in the driving pad area and parking lot, seal coat the driving pad and parking, and re-striping the parking spaces, at a cost of $31,837.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Penalty Assessment Fund. 

 

#108       Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with SkidCar Systems Inc., to provide installation and mounting of a PSTC owned Chevy Impala onto an existing skid platform, and to provide 5 days of training and certification of up to 4 officers in the use of the Skid Car System, at a cost of $8,420.30.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds (penalty assessment). 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#109       Authorized the Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Stash’s Service Center and Body Shop of Loudon, NH, for the reconditioning and transport of vehicles to the White Farm before auction, in an amount not to exceed $17,300.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.  70% Highway, 5% Turnpike, 25% Agency Income Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized the Division of Administration to pay annual membership dues of $5,897 to the Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, DC.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2010.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to pay sole source annual membership dues to IRP Inc., Arlington, VA, a subsidiary of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, for an amount not to exceed $14,800.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Hanover, NH, for the reimbursement of project cost overruns associated with the project identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, in the amount of $25,379.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#113       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Sub-applicants as detailed in letter dated March 7, 2011, for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, in the amount of $103,077.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  

 

#114       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Hopkinton, to purchase and install an emergency back-up generator for the town’s emergency shelter, in the amount of $54,537.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Jefferson to purchase and install a generator at the town’s fire station/emergency operations center, in the amount of $17,849.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Londonderry, to purchase security equipment for the local emergency operations center, in the amount of $12,116.79.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Allenstown to purchase emergency alert and traffic detour signs, in the amount of $6,043.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of New London, NH, for the implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, in the amount of $268,960.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized the Division of Fire Safety to enter into an agreement with Tetra Tech EM Inc., Kansas City, MO, for the Hazardous Materials Review Program, in the amount of $89,897.74.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#120       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Allenstown to purchase a portable generator and installation of a transfer switch for the town’s shelter, in the amount of $56,361.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the two Regional Planning Commissions as detailed in letter dated April 1, 2011, to provide technical assistance to local communities for the update of hazard mitigation plans, in the amount of $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#122       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant with Sanborn Regional School District to develop a comprehensive emergency plan, in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#123       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend the grant agreements as detailed in letter dated April 15, 2011, for the Town of Allenstown, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-3-09, item #196), by extending the completion date from December 15, 2010 to December 15, 2011. No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized the permit application of Pinegrove Condominium Association located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 6 moorings. 

 

#125       Authorized the permit application of Indian Point Beach Association located on Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH, for a congregate mooring field renewal of 7 moorings.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#126       FAILED – Councilors Sununu, Wieczorek and Wheeler voted no.  This item failed.  Request to reclassify position #20200 Reproduction Equipment Operator I, labor grade 8, to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19, an increase of $12,071.  (2)Further authorized to reclassify position #20216 Offset Press Operator III, labor grade 14, to Accountant IV, labor grade 23, and increase of $12,441.

 

#127       Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending April 30, 2011.

 

#128       Authorized to enter into a contract with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities, in the amount of $400,427.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#129       Authorized the Bureau of Rail and Transit to pay an amount not to exceed $37,500 to Manchester Transit Authority, to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration grant funds for bus acquisition.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#130       Authorized the Bureau of Rail and Transit to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-3-09, item #227, in the amount of $3,225), for additional operating expenses, by increasing the amount by $18,919 from $37,975 to $56,894, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2011 to December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Stimulus Funds. 

 

#131       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to par various owners $331,428.10 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from April 20, 2011 through May 2, 2011.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#132       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.28 +/- acre parcel of State owned land located in the City of Portsmouth to Osgood Lodge #48 Odd Fellows for $130,000 plus a $1,100 administrative fee.  (2)Further authorized to compensate Keller Williams Coastal Realty from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $7,800 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#133       Authorized the Bureau of Turnpikes to budget and expend additional revenue in the amount of $20,000,000 from the Turnpike Fund Balance (Surplus) to fund the cash payment amount as a result of the I-95 1.6 mile highway and bridge purchase.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#134       Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Kriester Artesian Well Company Inc., Henniker, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Elizabeth Thompson, Chichester, NH, in the amount of $19,720.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 29, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#135       Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Kriester Artesian Well Company Inc., Henniker, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Jean Belanger, Auburn, NH, in the amount of $18,161.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 29, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#136       Authorized the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Kriester Artesian Well Company Inc., Henniker, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Harry Lamprey, Canterbury, NH, in the amount of $19,368.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 26, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#137       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, for roadway resurfacing on 3 miles of NH 38 between NH/MA State line and Rita Ave in Pelham, on the basis of a low bid of $879,045.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 26, 2011.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#138       Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreements with the sub-recipients as detailed in letter dated May 2, 2011, to provide funding and services under the Federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Program through a local project administration process, totaling $5,694,270.28.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#139       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with All States Asphalt Inc., Sunderland, MA, for roadway resurfacing of approximately 2 miles of Forest Road in Greenfield, on the basis of a single bid of $117,627.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 12, 2011.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#140       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-14-10, in the amount of $4,338,718.55), for the replacement of the Brookdale Road bridge over I-93 northbound and southbound in Salem, by increasing the amount by $585,000, from $4,338,718.55 to $4,923,718.55.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#141       Authorized to enter into a contract with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Rochester, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities, in the amount of $907,084.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#142       Authorized to enter into a contract with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities, in the amount of $510,208.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#143       Authorized to enter into a contract with the Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities, in the amount of $1,492,572.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#144       Authorized to enter into a contract with the North Country Council, Bethlehem, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities, in the amount of $625,634.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#145       Authorized to enter into a contract with the Central NH Regional Planning Commission, Concord, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities, in the amount of $564,178.  Effective July 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove item #82- which was tabled at the 5-11-11 Meeting

 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#82         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Rail and Transit to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH, for coordinated transportation services for elderly persons and persons with disabilities, for an amount not to exceed $101,638.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

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LATE ITEMS

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

A.      Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $99,042.00 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $99,041.65 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

B.      Authorized the list of Governor and Council meeting dates for the period of July through December 2011. 

 

 

 

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Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 1:05 p.m.