GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                May 3, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, accepted the minutes of April 19, 2006.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the April 19, 2006 meeting.

 

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following with regret:

 

Board of Acupuncture Licensing

(Public Member)

Susan M. Chulyk, Portsmouth                                                                           Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

(Industry)

Donald Brough, (formerly of Laconia), Ocean City                                        Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission

Fred S. Parker, Keene                                                                                          Effective:  May 3, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  May 1, 2009

 

Board of Licensed Dietitians

Patricia L. Walker, RD, LD, Wolfeboro                                                             Effective:  May 3, 2006

Succeeding:  Mary Lavanway, Gilford (resigned)                                          Term:  December 6, 2007

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Skiing)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Kathleen Bennett, Madison                                                                               Effective:  May 3, 2006

Succeeding:  Dyke Shaw, Sunapee (resigned)                                                Term:  July 13, 2006

 

Marital Master: Administrative Office of the Courts

Robert J. Foley, Saco, ME                                                                                  Effective: May 3, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: May 3, 2009

 

Marital Master: Administrative Office of the Courts

Diane M. Nicolosi, Concord                                                                               Effective: May 3, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: May 3, 2009

 

Board of Nursing

Robert A. Duhaime, RN, Manchester                                                               Effective:  May 10, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  May 10, 2009

 

Board of Nursing

(Public Member)

Harley G. Featherston, Salem                                                                             Effective:  May 10, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  May 10, 2009

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Conservation Interests)

Michele L. Tremblay, Boscawen                                                                       Effective:  May 3, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 28, 2008

 

Commission to Study Uniform State Laws

W. Michael Dunn, Concord                                                                               Effective:  May 3, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 30, 2009

 

Director: Division of Water, Department of Environmental Services

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services

Harry T. Stewart, P.E., Londonderry                                                                 Effective:  May 23, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  May 23, 2010

Salary:  HH maximum $87,635

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Invasive Species Committee

(Represents Horticultural Interests)

Glenn L. Caron, Raymond                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  George Timm. Hancock (resigned)                                            Term:  August 9, 2009

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

(Physician)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Richard P. Hockman, MD, Bedford                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  H. James Forbes, MD, Alton                                                      Term:  December 3, 2008

 

Pesticides Control Board

(Public Member)

Timothy Fleury, Sunapee                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 10, 2009

 

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

J. Sean Kenneally, Meredith                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 8, 2009

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

(Municipal Government)

Robert D. Ciandella, New Castle                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2008

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

(County Government)

Arthur Durette, Pembroke                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2008

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

(Residential Telecom User)

Theodore R. Jastrzembski, Hanover                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2007

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

(Industry)

Jeremy Katz, Lebanon                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Donald Brough (formerly of Laconia- resigned)                     Term:  October 18, 2006

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

(Small Business Telecom User)

David Lendry, New Boston                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2007

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

(Regional Economic Development Organization or Planning commission)

Kenneth G. Lurvey , Concord                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2008

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Commission

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

(Long Distance Learning)

Brian T. Shepperd, Dover                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 18, 2008

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employees)

Omer F. Beaudoin, Manchester                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 26, 2009

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employers)

Kevin P. Sullivan, Hampton                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 26, 2009

 

Commission to Study Uniform State Laws

Michael D. Ruedig, Concord                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 4, 2010

 

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Berlin Industrial Development and Park Authority located in Berlin, 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 3, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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            At approximately 10:55 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be loan made by the Business Finance Authority to Berlin Industrial Development and Park Authority to finance the renovation and equipping of a building in Maynesboro Industrial Park in Berlin, New Hampshire and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. 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 Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7  FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY TO BERLIN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND PARK AUTHORITY" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli;  those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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

UNDER RSA 162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO BERLIN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND PARK AUTHORITY

 

                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 Berlin Industrial Development and Park Authority (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $625,000 to provide financing for renovations to and equip a 44,000 sq. ft building in Maynesboro Industrial Park, Berlin, 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 3, 2006.

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Littleton, NH, for the purpose of developing affordable elderly housing, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Salem, NH, for the purpose of assisting Rockingham Economic Development Corp, a non-profit corporation, to make a loan to Bio-Concept Laboratories, in the amount of $490,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3A        Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with the County of Belknap, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #4), for the purpose of rehabilitating 6 housing units, by changing the end date from June 30, 2006 to December 31, 2006.

 

                                ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4            Authorized to accept donations of equipment repairs & parts, computer KIOSK hardware, technical support for the KIOSK and a coffee pot in the amount of $1,890 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

 

#5            Authorized Brian J. Monahan, Strafford, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.  This promotion was approved by a board convened in accordance with the Reserve Officer Personnel Management Act.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6            Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond S. Burton with regard to the financing of construction, renovation, furnishing, equipping of certain new and existing facilities, financing certain routine capital expenditures and the refinancing of existing indebtedness in connection with The Memorial Hospital, North Conway, NH.

 

#7            Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley, Inc., Bow, NH, for repairs of the Hampton Beach Seawall and Rail Repair for a total not to exceed $1,594,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 25, 2007.

 

#7A        Authorized an annual salary step for Monika Bissell, Education & Training Officer, Division of Personnel, from Group DD, step 4 ($62,245) to Group DD, Step 5 ($65,520) effective May 5, 2006.

 

#8            Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for renovations to Representatives Hall, in the State House, for an amount not to exceed $299,136.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 20, 2006.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9            Authorized to designate James W. Kennedy as an attorney at a salary of $53,500.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#10          Authorized to designate John M. Gasaway as an attorney at a salary of $53,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#11          Authorized to reappoint James R. Norris as a Criminal Justice Investigator in the Drug Task Force, NH Department of Justice for a five year term effective retroactive to April 24, 2006 through April 24, 2011.

 

#12          Authorized to appoint Thomas D. Ralph as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $64,260 for a five year term expiring October 14, 2009.

 

#13          Authorized an annual salary increment to Sandra Petell, Criminal Investigator from salary group BB, Step 3 ($53,419) to salary group BB, step 4 ($56,386) effective May 12, 2006.

 

#14          Authorized an annual salary increment to Allison P. Vachon, Criminal Investigator from salary group BB, step 3 ($53,419) to salary group BB, step 4 ($56,386) effective May 12, 2006.

 

#15          Authorized an annual salary increment to James Brown, Criminal Investigator from salary group BB, step 4 ($56,386) to salary group BB, step 5 ($59,354) effective May 12, 2006.

 

#16          Authorized to conduct a daylong pre-conference training for multidisciplinary sexual assault investigative teams (SART) scheduled for June 7, 2006, entitled “Second Annual SART Training” and a two day advanced training conference scheduled for June 8-9, 2006, entitled “The Twelfth Statewide Conference on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking,” both to be held at Waterville Valley Conference and Event Center in Waterville Valley, NH at a cost not to exceed $84,191.70.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the two-day advanced training conference above, in the amount of $125 from each of an estimated 300 participants, for a total amount not to exceed $37,500 to help defray the cost of this conference an facility expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with Waterville Valley Conference and Event Center for the daylong pre-conference SART training and the two-day advanced training conference in an amount not to exceed $66,542.70 as part of the cost above.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  (4)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with American Program Bureau Inc., the speaker’s bureau that represents Victor Rivas Rivers, who will be conducting a keynote address, question and answer period.  The contract covers preparation time, travel time, conducting the keynote address, question and answer period and travel expenses for the 2006 Statewide Conference on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking at a cost not to exceed $4,500 as part of the cost above.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2006.  54% Federal, 46% Agency Income Funds. 

 

#17          Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $488.75 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, to be used to reimburse the Plymouth State University Police Department for the purchase of Ballistic Vests.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant for the reimbursement of ballistic vests already purchased.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#18          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $135,335.11 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#19          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to amend a contract with Thermal Stor Refrigeration Inc., Hooksett, NH, (previously approved by G&C On 2-9-05, item #30, amended on 6-22-05, item #71), for the sole purpose of adding additional requirements to the existing contract for unanticipated heating and air conditioning service requirements at various Liquor Commission locations, and by increasing the price from $184,126.50 to $215,301.50, an increase of $31,175.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#20          Authorized Bureau of Ski Operations report regarding season passes issued for Cannon Mountain during fiscal year 2006.

 

#21          NOT USED

 

#22          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Institute for Community, business, and the NH Economy, Concord, NH, to provide specialized energy services to the State of NH Industries of the Future program to reduce energy costs for NH industries in the amount of $23,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#23          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to reclassify position #42058 from Program Assistant I, labor grade 12 to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#24          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to retroactively renew a membership for the 2005-2006 season with the NH Campground Owner’s Association, Twin Mountain in the amount of $7,778.50.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#25          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend prior year unexpended grant awards under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, Urban and Community Forestry, America the Beautiful, in the amount of $7,620.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#26          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into a contract with Robert J. Condit d/b/a Maple Ridge Septic Service, North Sandwich, NH, for the cleaning of department-owned portable restrooms for the Squam Lake Boat Access facility in the amount of $4,180.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 13, 2006 with the option to extend to June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27          Authorized to enter into a contract with TDS Printing Inc., Nashua, NH, for graphic design and printing of a State of the Environment Report, in the amount of $20,203.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28          Authorized to amend a retroactive contract with Compass Systems & Programming Inc., Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #115), for technical support and development work for the underground and aboveground storage tank inspection application, by increasing the amount by $49,410 from $123,500 to $172,910, and by extending the end date from March 15, 2006 to September 15, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#29          Authorized to amend a sole source memorandum of agreement with the Business Finance Authority, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #65), for financial services to assist DES with Drinking Water State Revolving Loans to privately owned public water systems, by increasing the amount by $30,000 from $30,000 to $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30          Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $2,389,790 for water pollution control projects as detailed in letter dated April 12, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized a loan agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH, to finance Pleasant Point Sewer Extension in the amount of $350,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#32          Authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $50,000 from the Dam Maintenance Fund, for replacement of two gates at Pittsfield Mill Dam in Pittsfield.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#33          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Warner Village Water District, Warner, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $5,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Town of Peterborough, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $14,340.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant award to the City of Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-18-05, item #42), to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2006 from June 30, 2006.

 

#36          Authorized to amend a grant agreement with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Greenland, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-23-05, item #49), to provide additional funding for information technology support and travel funds, by increasing the amount by $3,040.57 from $69,505 to $72,545.57.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37          Authorized Marke Uhlar’s request to construct a fixed pier to a ramp, providing one undersized slip on frontage on the Cocheco River in Dover.

 

#38          Authorized Hampshire Ventures Inc.’s request to amend a permit to construct five seasonal docks connected to a seasonal walkway accessed by stairs over the bank on frontage on the Merrimack River in Manchester (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05).

 

#39          Authorized University of NH’s request to remove an existing concrete pier and associated approach trestle together with the stone-filled timber crib under-structure and replace with a new pier having a wide concrete deck supported on 14 steel pile bents connected to the shore by an angled approach trestle.  Additionally, a floating dock will be attached to the pier’s south side and a concrete-panel wave screen will be installed along the north side of the pier as well as other appurtenant structures including a gangway, a floating breakwater and under-pier space utilization for aquaculture activities.  This pier will create a central berthing location for the UNH Marine Program fleet, a new NOAA funded SWATH (small waterplane area twin hull) ocean mapping vessel and visiting research vessels at Fort Point, New Castle on shoreline on frontage along the Piscataqua River.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#40          Authorized Office of Medicaid Business and Policy to reimburse Norman W. Cordell, temporary and permanent relocation expenses of up to $15,447.55 based upon actual expenses incurred.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#41          Authorized to pay Jason Shifrin Assistant House Leader, position #16568 the amount of $660.08 for the period retroactive to February 1, 2005 to June 30, 2005, effective upon G&C approval.  82% Other, 18% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#42          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Pittsburgh, PA, to provide system modifications to the New HEIGHTS/Medicaid Management Information System interface subsystem for $499,992.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  90% Federal, 10% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Operations Support

#43          Authorized the reclassification of position #12362, Case Technician, salary grade 14 to the level of Paralegal II, salary grade 19, and #12752, Case Technician, salary grade 14 to the level of Paralegal II, salary grade 19.

 

#44          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Bureau of Improvement and Integrity, to award sixteen stipends in an amount not to exceed $400 per recipient as reimbursement for travel expenses and respite care services associated with participants in HCBC-ECI Stakeholder Quality Advisory Council in an amount not to exceed $6,400.  Effective retroactively from March 27, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#45          Authorized to reclassify position #15806 Utilization Review Coordinator, salary grade 20 to the level of Nursing Coordinator, salary grade 27.

 

#46          Authorized to reclassify position #30220 Business Administrator IV, salary grade 29 to the level of Administrator III, salary grade 31.

 

#47          Authorized to reclassify position #16252 Mental Health Worker III, salary grade 13 to the level of Licensed Practical Nurse II, salary grade 18.

 

#48          Authorized Xina Barnes to receive tuition assistance under the program for Enhances Nurse Development and Training (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #133), in the amount not to exceed $10,587.  Effective September 5, 2006 through the completion of all course requirements for the Institutes Registered Nurse Associated Degree Program.

 

#49          Authorized to amend an agreement with Sodexho Operations LLC, Gaithersburg, MD (previously approved by G&C on 1-21-04, item #70), to continue providing the purchase of food and food related products and the lease of services, systems and equipment for the Hospital’s food and nutrition and environmental services departments, by increasing the amount by $1,990,699.12 from $2,352,006.14 to $4,342,705.26.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  45% General, 19% Federal, 36% Other Funds. 

 

#50          Authorized to enter into an agreement with New England Emergency Response Systems Inc., to provide an emergency response system and service for Transitional Housing Services, in the amount of $11,500.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two years pending availability of funding, the agreement of the parties and G&C approval.  80% General, 5% Federal, 15% Other Funds. 

 

#51          Authorized to enter into an agreement with BK Systems Inc., Goffstown, NH to provide fire detection, nurse call and alarm system test and maintenance services in the amount of $43,200.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two years pending availability of funding, the agreement of the parties and G&C approval.  68% General, 28% Federal, 4% Other Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#52          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 $97,260.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Concord, NH, to provide support services, long term rental assistance and short term assistance to homeless, low income and very low income individuals who have HIV/AIDS and their families, in an amount not to exceed $801,644.  Effective retroactive to March 1, 2006 through February 28, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $79,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $55,692.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#56          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $42,500.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#57          Authorized to enter into an agreement with NH Legal Assistance, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58          Authorized to amend an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, by increasing the amount by $79,829 from $453,971 to $533,800.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#59          Authorized to accept a monetary donation for the time period of January 1, 2006 to March 31, 2006 in the amount of $276.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#60          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Community Health and Hospice Inc., Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #165, amended on 3-22-06, item #107), to provide Adult In-Home Care – Adult Protective Services, by increasing the amount by $11,248 from $1,212,722.32 to $1,223,970.32.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  86% Federal, 14% General Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #174, amended on 3-22-06, item #102), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $24,605 from $491,246.52 to $515,851.52.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  86% Federal, 14% General Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Androscoggin Valley Home Care Services, Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #172, amended on 3-22-06, item #106), to provide Adult In Home Care – Adult Protective Services, by increasing the amount by $23,902 from $1,113,598.98 to $1,157,500.98.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  86% Federal, 14% General Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #206, amended on 3-22-06, item #82), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $8,436 from $1,313,840.60 to $1,322,276.60.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  86% Federal, 14% General Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #169, amended on 3-22-06, item #103), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $21,090 from $490,510.56 to $511,600.56.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  86% Federal, 14% General Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Carroll County Health and Home Care Services, Chocorua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #171, amended on 3-22-06, item #85), to provide Adult In Home Care Services, by increasing the amount by $23,644.42 from $820,416.02 to $844,080.44.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  86% Federal, 14% General Funds. 

 

 

#66          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council Inc., Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #220, amended on 3-22-06, item #88), to provide Adult In Home Care – Adult Protective Services and Adult Group Day Care Services, by increasing the amount by $18,680 from $2,529,555.31 to $2,548,235.31.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  82% Federal, 18% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#67          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #118), to provide substance abuse treatment services, by increasing the amount by $487,830 from $487,830 to $975,660, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  34% Federal, 57% General, 9% Other Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Girls Incorporated of NH, Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #274), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $44,090 from $44,090 to $88,180, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Steppingstone Music Opportunities Inc., d/b/a The Sad Café, Plaistow, NH (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #129), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $37,914 from $37,914 to $75,828, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  20% Federal, 80% General Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with SAU #58, Northumberland School District, Groveton, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #265), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $39,704 from $39,704 to $79,408, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #111), to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services, by increasing the amount by $401,619 from $401,619 to $803,238, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  76% Federal, 24% General Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with The Pittsfield Youth Workshop, Pittsfield, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #271), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with CADY Inc., Plymouth, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #308F), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $90,888 from $90,888 to $181,776, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  60% Federal, 40% General Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Young Men’s Christian Association (Collaborative with Greater Manchester Family YMCA, Daniel Webster Council, BSA, & YMCA of Manchester) Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #94), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $196,070 from $196,070 to $392,140, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  77% Federal, 23% General Funds. 

 

#75          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center, Derry, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #264), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $37,614 from $37,614 to $75,228, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with West Central Services, Lebanon, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #115), to provide substance abuse treatment services, by increasing the amount by $143,651 from $143,651 to $287,302, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  67% Federal, 33% General Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with Sullivan County, Newport, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #247), to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services, by increasing the amount by $115,000 from $115,000 to $230,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  20% Federal, 80% General Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Second Start, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #110), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $69,240 from $69,240 to $138,480, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  76% Federal, 24% General Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #113), to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services, by increasing the amount by $52,000 from $52,000 to $104,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  43% Federal, 57% General Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with New Outlook Inc., Exeter, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #100), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $35,000 from $35,000 to $70,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  20% Federal, 80% General Funds. 

 

#81          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with United Way of Merrimack County, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #245), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $116,251 from $116,251 to $232,502, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  34% Federal, 66% General Funds. 

 

#82          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with NH Teen Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #270), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $169,967 from $169,967 to $339,934, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #308C), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $30,000 from $30,000 to $60,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#84          Authorized to reclassify position #40094 Attorney I, salary grade 26 to the level of Program Specialist III, salary grade 23.

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#85          Authorized to award a two year grant totaling $22,500 to the Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, fiscal agent for North Country Transportation Implementation Project, to provide matching funds for the Job Access Reverse Commute grant awarded by the Federal Department of Transportation.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Developmental Disabilities Council

#86          Authorized to provide two presenters at a two day seminar titled “Visioning the Future, A Seminar for Renewal and Rebuilding” to be held on ay 15-16, 2006 in an amount not to exceed $4,000.  Effective May 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87          NOT USED

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#88          Authorized to accept monies totaling $21,781.45 received during the period of January 1, 2006 to March 31, 2006, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

 

#89          Authorized to reclassify position #41746 Registered Nurse III, labor grade 23, to a Program Coordinator, labor grade 26.

 

#90          Authorized to reclassify position #11941 Building Service Worker III, labor grade 8, to a Automotive Mechanic, labor grade 15.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#91          Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with RKM Research and Communications Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to conduct a statewide customer satisfactory survey of its primary customers in an amount not to exceed $69,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized a renewal option and grant funds to Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #130), to provide academic content/pedagogy courses needed by middle and high school teachers who have met the definition of highly qualified teacher and who need to continue to enhance their content knowledge.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education.  This grant will not exceed $197,717.76.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized to enter into a contract with Evaluation Software Publishing Solutions Group, Austin, TX, for the purpose of enhancing the quality and reliability of data used to distribute state and federal aid, evaluating the performance of schools and making important policy decisions by developing comprehensive documentation of processes used for these activities in the amount not to exceed $37,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approve in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized to enter into a contract with North Country Education Services, Gorham, NH, to develop materials which provide guidance to the NH Transition to Teaching grant Project ACROSS participants and other educators in developing and implementing their professional development plans in an amount not to exceed $28,968.71.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approve in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired to enter into an agreement with the NH Department of Transportation, to provide vending services at four Rest Area facilities along the Interstate Highway for a flat monthly fee of $1,965 with exclusive rights to sell food, beverages, and candy from said vending machines.  Effective upon G&C approval through three years.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized a renewal option and grant funds to the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-14-02, item #213, amended on 3-19-03, item #127, amended on 4-16-03, item #92, amended on 7-14-04, item #102, amended on 6-22-05, item #463), to provide training and assigning of surrogate parents for educationally disabled students for an amount not to exceed $73,374.12.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#97          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive contract with Educational Computer Systems Inc., Coraopolis, PA, for 1098-T Tax Reporting services for the period of December 1, 2005-June 30, 2010.  The FY-06 amount is based on actual student enrollment for calendar year 2005.  The FY 2007 – FY 2010 fee estimates are based on Educational Computer Systems Inc’s lifetime rate of $.75 per 1098-T and estimated future calendar year enrollments at an increase of 5% each year over the next four years for a total contract price not to exceed $80,966.56.  45% General, 55% Other Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized NHCTC – Laconia to enter into a contract with Contigiani’s Catering, Laconia, NH, for the purpose of obtaining catering services for the automotive graduation banquet in the amount of $4,540.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  45% General, 55% Other Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized NHCTC – Concord to enter into a contract with Brigade Fire Protection, Concord, NH, for the purpose of obtaining fire inspection services and emergency repair services in the amount of $7,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  35% General, 65% Other Funds. 

 

#100        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend a sole source contract retroactively with Tashia Blanchard, Hooksett, NH for the purpose of creating documented instructions to complete the Finance Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System reports required by the federal government, by increasing the amount from $2,400 to $3,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  45% General, 55% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#101        Authorized to accept and place on file the Biennial Report covering the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.

 

#102        Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management and exemption from NH Purchasing Rule number 611.07(g) which limits the size of an agency’s fleet.

 

#103        Authorized to award a grant to the Police Standards and Training Council, Concord, NH, to create and provide homeland defense training to NH law enforcement officers, including training on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats to better protect the citizens of NH in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#104        Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to hold a workshop titled “Community Mass Care Management” on May 23-24, 2006 at the Snowy Owl Inn, Waterville Valley, NH, for a cost not to exceed $4,150.  (2)Further Authorized a contract with the Snowy Owl Inn, Waterville Valley, NH, for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $4,150.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 24, 2006.

 

#105        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend additional grant allocations of $25,009 from the US Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the purpose of helping to defray the cost of performance by providing funds for the collection and reporting of fatal accident information in the state.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively accept and expend a grant from the US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration in the amount of $12,000 to defray the cost relating to the eradication and suppression of illicit marijuana.  Effective January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#107        Authorized Division of Administration to amend a contract with Casella Waste Services, Salem, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #487), for trash removal at eight identified locations by increasing the amount by $768 from $20,586 to $21,354.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#108        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  Division of State Police and the Division of Safety Services to enter into a $15,100 retroactive sole source contract with Psychotherapy Associates Inc., Rochester, NH, to provide pre-employment psychological exams for law enforcement recruits.  Effective February 26, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

 

#109        Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a sole source $16,605 agreement with Economy Plumbing and Heating Inc., d/b/a Controtech of Keene, NH, to provide annual inspection and maintenance service on the boilers at the Fire Academy.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#110        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive contract renewal with the Seacoast Harley Davidson in North Hampton, NH, to provide parking area space and classroom area for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program for an amount not to exceed $16,500.  Effective April 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007.  100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program. 

 

#111        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive contract renewal with the Tri-Town Ice Arena in Hooksett, NH, to provide parking area space and classroom area for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program for an amount not to exceed $22,000.  Effective April 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007.  100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program. 

 

#112        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive contract renewal with SAU #26 for the Merrimack School District in Merrimack, NH, to provide parking area space and classroom area for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program for an amount not to exceed $22,000.  Effective April 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007.  100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program. 

 

#113        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive contract with the McIntosh College in Dover, NH, to provide parking area space and classroom area for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program for an amount not to exceed $27,000.  Effective April 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007.  100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program. 

 

#114        Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Green Mountain Communications Inc., Wolfeboro Falls, NH, for the construction of communication towers and communication shelter at the proposed Incident Management Center in Concord and Oak Hill Communications Site in Loudon in the amount of $124,297.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to exercise the option of a one-year contract extension with Tri-County Janitorial Services of Rochester, NH, for cleaning at the Dover Point sub-station in the amount of $11,912.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

 

#116        Authorized the application permit of Old Clubhouse Association located on Newfound Lake in Bridgewater, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 8 moorings. 

 

#117        Authorized the application permit of Loon Watch Condominium Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 5 moorings. 

 

#118        Authorized the application permit of Lakeside at Winnipesaukee Homeowners Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 11 moorings. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#119        Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no,  to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of March 31, 2006 through April 13, 2006.

 

#120        Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no,  to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Awards for amounts less than $5,000 for the time period extending from January 1, 2006 through March 31, 2006.

 

#121        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with NES Traffic Safety LP, Avon, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 5-5-04), for additional work associated with the replacement of existing signs, installation of new signs, and alterations to toll facilities involved with the implementation of an electronic toll collection system at ten toll plazas, by increasing the amount by $345,000 from $2,645,515 to $2,990,515.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#122        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Scotts Construction Inc., d/b/a SCI Group, Newport, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 9-8-04, item #159, amended on 8-31-05, item #220), for roadway reconstruction and widening, sidewalk construction, curbing and drainage on NH 4A in Lebanon, by increasing the amount by $30,000 from $2,259,516.50 to $2,289,516.50.  Highway Betterment Aid. 

 

#123        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Frank W. Whitcomb Construction Corporation, Walpole, NH (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #107), for reconstructing portions of NH Routes 12 and 63 that sustained flood damage and were temporarily repaired following the sever rainstorms that occurred in August 2003 in Westmoreland, by increasing the amount by $50,000 from $2,020,122.15 to $2,070,122.15.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#124        Authorized Construction Bureau to amend a contract with R.S Audley Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, item #114, amended on 7-28-04, late item #L), for roadway reconstruction and signalization along Kilton Road and Route 3 in Bedford, by increasing the amount by $325,000 from $7,658,727.47.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#125        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH Resource Computing Center through the University of NH’s Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to develop a Crash Reporting Management System for a fee not to exceed $886,383.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#126        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for inlaying the pavement, drainage and guardrail improvements, and partial and full depth bridge deck repair over Moose Brook on the basis of a single bid of $4,258,322.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 17, 2007.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#127        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway resurfacing of approximately 44 miles in District V and in Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham Counties on the basis of a low bid of $2,507,931.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2006.  100% Highway Betterment Aid. 

 

#128        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Liddell Brothers Inc., Halifax, MA, for sign related construction on I-95 in the City of Portsmouth and along the Spaulding Turnpike between Portsmouth and Milton on the basis of a low bid of $1,278,287.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2006.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

#129                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.            ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $850.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Valerie Hamilton, Risk Manager, in the course entitled “Managerial Economics for Healthcare”.

B.            EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Doris Baillargeon, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Graduate Project Phase III”.

C.            EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,332.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Doris Baillargeon, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Employment and Career Development Strategies for Special Populations”.

D.            EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,332.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Beard, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Employment and Career Development Strategies for Special Populations”.

E.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Beard, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Graduate Project Phase III”.

F.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Argosy University, Sarasota, FL, the sum of $1,980.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cathy Higgins, Educational Technology Consultant II, in the On-line course entitled “Dissertation Course II”.

G.            EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $1,332.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melvin LaClair, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Psychosocial Evaluation & Assessment”.

H.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,286.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kenneth Merrifield, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Conflict Management”.

I.              HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,145.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shanthi Venkatesan, Administrator III, in the course entitled “Negotiations and Mediation”.

J.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Child Support Services - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Denise Sherburne, Program Specialist I, in the course entitled “Marriage & Family”.

K.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Child Support Services - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Denise Sherburne, Program Specialist I, in the course entitled “Introduction to Algebra”.

L.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Community Based Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $940.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Hosue, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled “Review of Spanish”.

M.           HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,384.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Fontneau, Family Service Specialist I, in the courses entitled “Core II: Political Economy & Human Services” and “Project I: Community Development & Change”.

N.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $780.75 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debora Wyman, RN, Medical Services Consultant I, in the course entitled “Community Health Nursing I: Population Health”.

O.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $940.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debora Wyman, RN, Medical Services Consultant I, in the course entitled “Nutrition & Well-Being”.

P.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,223.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura Holmes, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled “Reading and Research”.

Q.            INSURANCE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine Wenners, Program Assistant, in the course entitled “Minority Relations”.

R.            TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay NH Community Technical College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $191.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeremy Lavigne, Highway Maintainer, in the course entitled “Welding 180 Basic Arc and Gas”.

 

 

Requested Tuition Total - $19,712.25

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned