GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                                May 4, 2005 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton,

accepted the minutes of April 20, 2005.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli

approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the April 20, 2005 meeting. 

 

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

 

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following:

 

Human Rights Commission

John J. Coughlin, Mont Vernon                                                                        Effective:  April 10, 2005

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Assistant Commissioner: Department of Administrative Services

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services

Joseph B. Bouchard, Concord                                                                           Effective: June 5, 2005

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: June 5, 2009

Salary: Group II Step 3 ($80,213)

 

Director: Division of Plant and Property Management/Department of Administrative Services

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services

Michael P. Connor, Pembroke                                                  Effective: May 4, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: May 1, 2009

Salary: Group GG, maximum $77,255

 

Education and Training Officer: Division of Personnel: Department of Administrative Services

Nominated by the Director of Personnel

Monika Bissell, Plymouth                                                                                   Effective: May 4, 2005

Succeeding:  Peter Gamache, Gilmanton                                                          Term: March 22, 2009

Salary: Group DD, Step 4 ($59,823)

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

Maren C. McElwee, Gilmanton                                                                          Effective: May 4, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: January 8, 2008

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Corporate Aviation)

T. William White, Manchester                                                                           Effective: May 4, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 25, 2008

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Public Member)

Nancy J. B. Franklin, Plainfield                                                                          Effective: May 4, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: January 22, 2008

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Commercial Tourism Industry)

Denise Meadows, Keene                                                                                    Effective: May 4, 2005

Succeeding: Cynthia Reeves, Walpole                                                            Term: January 22, 2008

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

(Forest Products/Timberland Owners)

Henry Swan, Lyme                                                                                               Effective: May 4, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: February 10, 2008

 

Fish and Game Commission

(Strafford County)

Mitchell E. Kalter, MD, Durham (i)                                                                    Effective: May 4, 2005

Succeeding: Ellis R. Hatch, Jr., Rochester (d)                                                  Term: June 29, 2009

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

(Health Care Insurer)

Beth-Ann Roberts, Londonderry                                                                      Effective: May 4, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: April 19, 2008

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

Nominated by the NH Health Care Association

(Health Care Provider)

Scott M. Wojtkiewicz, Bedford                                                                          Effective: May 4, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: April 19, 2007

 

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board

(Law Enforcement)

Michael Schwartz, Portsmouth                                                                          Effective: May 4, 2005

Succeeding: Janet Champlin, North Hampton                                                 Term: September 20, 2007

 

Medical Review Subcommittee – Councilor Pignatelli abstained.

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

(Medical Director)

Robert E. Feder, M.D., Hollis                                                                             Effective: May 4, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: December 3, 2006

 

Board of Medicine– Councilor Pignatelli abstained.

James G. Sise, M.D., Keene                                                                                Effective: May 4, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: April 21, 2010

 

NH Motor Vehicle Industry Board

Robert M. Copeland, Wolfeboro                                                                       Effective: May 4, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: January 9, 2009

 

Occupational Therapy Governing Board

Eileen Bartlett, Epsom                                                                                         Effective: May 4, 2005

Succeeding:  Tom Prince, Auburn (reached term limit)                                  Term: January 8, 2008

 

Physical Therapy Governing Board

Robert P. Brunton, Wolfeboro                                                                           Effective: May 4, 2005

Succeeding:  Ann Grenier, Hooksett (reached term limit)                              Term: January 8, 2008

 

Rivers Management Advisory Commission

Nominated by the NH Association of Conservation Commission

Deborah Hinman, Acworth                                                                                Effective: May 4, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: October 12, 2007

 

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors

Robert D. Bussey, Gilmanton                                                                             Effective: May 4, 2005

                                                                                                                                Term: May 4, 2008

 

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors

Deborah Scire, Windham                                                                                    Effective: May 4, 2005

                                                                                                                                Term: May 4, 2008

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Merrimack County)

John P. McPhail, Bow                                                                                         Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Douglas Cole, Loudon                                                                 Term: January 31, 2010

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Food Distribution Industry)

Mary Ann Kristiansen, Roxbury                                                                       Effective: June 19, 2005

Succeeding: Michael Satzow, Claremont                                                         Term: June 19, 2010

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Coos County)

Gordon Gray, Groveton                                                                                       Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: John Amey, Pittsburg                                                                   Term: January 31, 2010

 

Board of Licensing of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals

(LADC)

Eileen Fiori, Nashua                                                                             Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Raymond McGarty, Durham                                                        Term: January 28, 2008

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

(Member of the Board of Medicine)

Kevin R. Costin, Manchester                                                                             Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: December 3, 2007

 

New England Board of Higher Education

(Private Citizen)

Andrew R. Peterson, Peterborough                                                                  Effective: Upon Confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: 4 yrs from confirmation

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

Alan F. Vangile, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: December 16, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin 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 to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Ocean National Bank and Infinity Flooring, LLC in Auburn, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I: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 4, 2005

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 11:15 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be

considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Ocean National Bank to Infinity Flooring, 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 loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced John Udaloy, Vice President of Ocean National Bank, and Dan Cote of Infinity Flooring, LLC. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Spaulding introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM OCEAN NATIONAL BANK TO INFINITY FLOORING, LLC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Griffin.  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 STATE

GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a WITH RESPECT TO A

LOAN FROM OCEAN NATIONAL BANK TO

INFINITY FLOORING, 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 the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to sixty percent (60%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $1,100,000 from Ocean National Bank to Infinity Flooring, LLC, pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed sixty percent (60%) of the proposed financing;

 

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

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed award of the Authority's guarantee which they have requested; and

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

                                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will contribute significantly to the success of the financing.

 

                                                (ii)           Reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to the Authority and to ensure that any private benefit from the award of the guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

                                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

                                                (ii)           The award of the guarantee as proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

                                                (iii)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the state and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the state's citizens.

 

                                                (iv)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

                2.             Approval.  The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the award of the guarantee as may be required and authorize the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to May 4, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to amend an existing agreement Cheshire County, Keene, NH, for the creation of the first site of the Monadnock Regional Business Incubator Network, LLC., (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, item #19), to extend the completion date from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2005.

 

#3            Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the City of Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-10-04, item #4), to purchase equipment and software for Vision Financial Corporation, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

 

#4            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the Town of Lancaster, NH, to study existing conductions at the Grange Wastewater Treatment Facility, related sewer collection and distribution lines, and storm water drainage lines, in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5            Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $429,580 from the federal government (National Guard Bureau) to pay for employee’s salaries, benefits, audit fee, and post retirement costs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6            Authorized Jed J. French, Yarmouth, ME, be nominated 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.

 

#7            Authorized Roger F. Clements, Newington, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Air National Guard.

 

#8            Authorized Luis N. Maldonado, Concord, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#9            Authorized Lawrence A. Rea II, Windham, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#10          Authorized John E. Bassett, Saco, ME, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard. 

 

#11          Authorized to enter into an amended Military Cooperative agreement with the Federal Government (National Guard Bureau), (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #19), to provide for additional funding for the design and construction of the Military Readiness Center Alteration/Addition, Project at the State Military Reservation in Concord, NH.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $276,536.31 from the federal government (National Guard Bureau) to pay for additional design costs of the Military Readiness Center Alteration/Addition at the State Military Reservation in Concord, NH.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#12          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $7,795.79 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#13          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to enter into a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service to implement the Organic Certification Cost-Share Program in the amount of #6,000.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $6,000 from the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#14          Authorized to accept and place on file the list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of January 1, 2005 through March 31, 2005.

 

#15          Authorized the quarterly revised schedule and status report of Capital Budget Projects Authorized under Chapter 226, Laws of 1999; Chapter 32, Laws of 2000; Chapter 132, Laws of 2000; Chapter283, Laws of 2000; Chapter 202, Laws of 2001; Chapter 81, Laws of 2002; and Chapter 240, Laws of 2003.

 

#15A      Authorized to accept and expend $143,066 from the Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles for operating expenses for the recently opened addition to the new Division of Motor Vehicles building on Hazen Dr.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

 

                                NH BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

#16          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to amend a sole source agreement with Attorney Tanya Richmond of Crisp & Richmond, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-7-04, item #31, amended on 8-18-04, item #35), by extending the end date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006 and increasing the amount by $10,000 from $26,000 to $36,000.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#17          Authorized to expend up to $55,000 from general funds not otherwise appropriated to cover a shortfall in the Medical Examiner PAU, autopsy expense class line and transfer $10,000, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#18          Authorized to designate Thomas D. Ralph as an attorney at a salary of $60,000 effective upon G&C approval.

 

#19          Authorized on behalf of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to accept and expend a grant from the NH Department of Safety in the amount of $10,000 to be used to assist in purchasing equipment for use in mitigating weapons of mass destruction.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#20          Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $356,211 from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants totaling $332,873 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated April 21, 2005, for increased law enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2006.    100% Federal Funds. 

 

#21          Authorized to nominate Jean A. Horner, M.D., to serve on the NH Victims’ Assistance Commission.  Effective upon G&C approval through three years.

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#22          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request to transfer $306,876, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#23          NOT USED

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24          Authorized to accept donations for the period January – March 2005 with a total value of $5,627.37, as detailed in letter dated April 14, 2005. 

 

#25          Authorized to enter into a contract with W. R. Bevans Fire Alarms Incorporated, Boscawen, NH, for maintenance, testing and repair of the Fire Protection Equipment connected to the detection, alarm, and communications systems at the Department of Corrections Facilities as indicated in letter dated April 11, 2005, in the amount of $240,600.  Effective May 10, 2005 through May 9, 2007 with an option to renew for an additional period of two years upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#26          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to continue one Secretary II position, salary grade 9 on a full time temporary basis for an additional period through June 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to transfer $27,200, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#28          Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to accept an allotment of federal funds in the amount of $35,000 for administration of the Federal Forest Legacy Program through September 30, 2006. 

 

#29          Authorized Design, Development, and Maintenance to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Brandon J. Young, Epsom, NH, for plowing the snowmobile parking lot at Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown, NH, in the amount of $4,830 by adding $1,800 for a new total of $6,630.  Effective December 21, 2004 through May 1, 2005.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#30          Authorized to purchase renewal commercial fire insurance for the Fox Forest Reservation in Hillsboro, NH, from Chittenden Insurance Group, Portsmouth, NH, at a cost of $4,786.  Effective February 14, 2005 to February 14, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation in the amount of $6,650 from the New Hampshire The Beautiful, Littleton, NH, to establish a recycling program for the state parks.

 

#32          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to issue a Special Use Permit to George Antoine, NH Towing Association, Concord, NH, to conduct a Towing Rodeo, May 13-15, 2005 at Hampton Beach State Park , Hampton, NH, for $3,500.

 

#33          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement with Longview Inspection, Inc., LaPorte, TX, for the cable and connection hardware inspection on the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway in Franconia, NH in the amount of $5,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#34          Authorized to transfer $270,000 from the Fish and Game Fund Reserve to cover a shortfall in employee benefits, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#35          Authorized to enter into a contract with Maple Ridge Septic System, North Sandwich, NH, for the cleaning of department-owned portable restrooms for the Squam Lake Boat Access Facility for an amount not to exceed $4,410.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 25, 2005.

 

#36          Authorized to enter into a contract with Debra Ryder, dba Thisbe & Shmopp Cleaning Company, Lancaster, NH, for cleaning services in the amount of $16,880.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fish and Game funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#37          NOT USED

 

#38          Authorized to enter into contracts with the on-call consultants as detailed in letter dated April 7, 2005, to provide services in support of the department’s watershed approach.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#39          Authorized Scot Nickson’s request to fill to construct breakwater, with a gap at the shoreline, and a cantilevered pier connected to a piling pier by a walkway in a “U” shaped configuration with wide access steps on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#40          Authorized Richard Ray’s request to fill to construct breakwater in a “dog-leg” configuration, with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered pier extending from a cantilevered pier accessed by stairs on frontage on property located at Rattlesnake Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#41          Authorized Vance Sedlar’s request to fill to construct breakwater with a gap at the shoreline and construct a cantilevered pier with three fender pilings spaced apart accessed by stairs on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#42          Authorized Steve Barth’s request to fill to construct breakwater in an “L” configuration with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered pier connected to a wharf by a cantilevered pier accessed by stairs on frontage on property located at Rattlesnake Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#43          Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter, Concord, NH, for the River Continuity Assessment of the Ashuelot River Watershed Project, in the amount of $19,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44          Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, Concord, NH, in the amount of $20,000 from the NH Coastal Program for the development of a coastal watershed-wide land conservation plan.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#45          Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, Concord, NH, in the amount of $20,000 from the NH Estuaries Project for the development of a coastal watershed-wide land conservation plan.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized to grant the Town of Ossipee, NH, $5,000 for hand harvesting four acres of variable milfoil by scuba divers in Leavitt Bay and Phillips Brook.  Effective upon G&C approval through December, 311, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#47          Authorized to grant the Laconia Pickerel Cove Association, Laconia, NH, $2,448.25 for the purpose of aquatic milfoil control in Paugus Bay.  (2)Further Authorized to grant the Balch Lake Improvement Committee, East Wakefield, NH, $3,190 for the purpose of aquatic milfoil control in Balch Lake. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. 

 

#48          Authorized to award Local Source Water protection grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated March 24, 2005, to complete projects to protect drinking water from contamination, totaling $37,429.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#49          Authorized to award Local Source Water protection grants to the South Main Street Water District, Warren, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, totaling $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#50          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Dover, community Services Department, Dover, NH, for illicit discharge detection, mapping, and elimination, in the amount of $24,410.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#51          Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Nottingham, NH, which lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $224,406.96 from $480,000 to $255,593.04, to finance a landfill closure under the provision of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#52          Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Hillsborough, NH, which lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $186,900.19 from $1,598,500 to $1,411,599.81 to finance a landfill closure under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#53          Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Exeter, NH, which lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $345,660 from $1,700,000 to $1,354,340 to finance the design of a new surface water treatment facility under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#54          Authorized to approve a loan agreement with the City of Rochester, in the amount of $1,550,000 to finance water system improvements under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#55          Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of New Ipswich, which is the same amount as the Original Loan Agreement of $800,000, to finance a landfill closure under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#56          Authorized to enter into an Original Loan Agreement between the Department of Environmental Services and Pennichuck East Utility, Inc., in the amount of $750,000 to finance the construction of a new storage tank and associated pump station for the Williamsburg Water System that serves a portion of the Town of Pelham subject to conditions as outlined in documents substantially in the form presented, under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 and contingent upon the execution of the documentation outlined on the closing agenda. 

 

#57          Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the Town of Nottingham, NH, for the Closure of the Town of Nottingham’s Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $84,944.22.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#58          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Franklin, NH, in the amount of $30,000 for the Webster Lake Watershed Management Plan project.  Effective upon G&C approval through December, 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#59          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, in the amount of $18,087 to conduct an evolution of the Natural Resources Outreach Coalition program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60          Authorized to enter into a contract with The H.L. Turner Group Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $50,000 for professional services associated with as-needed structural engineering services involving the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program’s facilities and infrastructure.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Frank J. Pescinski, dba Pescinski Industrial Painting, Hill, NH, in the amount of $17,500 for industrial painting services.  Effective through June 25, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant award to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-10-04, item #94), to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2006 from June 30, 2005.

 

#63          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Lake Sunapee Protective Association, Sunapee, NH, for the LSPA Watershed Approach Scoping and Outreach project, in the amount of $3,560.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized to amend an agreement with Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-8-04, item #73), for the purpose of natural resource mapping, by increasing the grant award by $1,045 from $10,000 to $11,045.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with ENSR Corporation, Westford, MA, for the purpose of milfoil and sediment research, in the amount of $89,566.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with ENSR Corporation, Westford, MA, for the purpose of milfoil and plant replacement research, in the amount of $69,550.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized to reclassify position #19740, Air Pollution Control Engineer V, labor grade 28 to an Administrator IV, labor grade 33.

 

#67          Authorized the Oil Fund Disbursement Board to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $22,000 to cover a benefits shortfall for the Department of Safety.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized to budget and expend additional funds from Water Users in the amount of $4,000, for streamgaging at Mascoma Lake Dam.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with Normandeau Associates, Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-10-04, item #18, amended on 12-15-05, item #65), for tidal wetland mapping and assessment, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2005 from January 30, 2005.  .  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants  in an aggregate amount of $1,153,276 for water pollution control projects.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#71          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the University System of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for the purpose of milfoil research into biological control using nematode species, in the amount of $225,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized to award an advance payment in the amount of $15,000 to the University  System of NH, Office of Sponsored Research in accordance with the terms of this grant agreement.

 

#71A      Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH which lowers the original loan agreement by $701,890.46 from $9,600,000 to $8,898,109.54 to finance a sewer improvement program under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF NURSING

#72          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to conduct an organized meeting a the Courtyard by Marriot, Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH, on June 1, 2005,  for an estimated cost of $14,665.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Courtyard by Marriot, Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH, in the amount of $12,117 for the purpose of providing the participants attending the meeting with lunch and refreshments.  91.6% General, 8.4 % Other Funds. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#73          Authorized to accept and expend $382,870 in federal funds and $237,181 in other funds and transfer $3,759,908, as specified in their letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#74          Authorized to accept and expend $2,800,000 in federal funds, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#75          Authorized to accept and expend $9,776,340 in federal funds and $1,614,939 in other funds and transfer $13,487,745, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#76          Authorized the Social Security Program to amend the agreement between the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services and the State of NH on behalf of the Town of Chesterfield, for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage for the services performed by election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,200.

 

                                Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

#77          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with VNA at HCS, Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #377, amended on 6-2-04, item #72), to provide Title III-C Home Delivered and Congregate Meals and Title XX Adult In Home Care, Adult Group Day Care and Homemaker services, by increasing the contract by $118,169.47 from $3,240,127.04 to $3,358,296.51.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  56% Federal, 44% General, Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Community Health & Hospice, Inc., Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #375), to provide Title XX Adult In Home Care and Homemaker services, by increasing the contract by $53,210.50 from $1,117,812.10 to $1,171,022.60.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  45% Federal, 55% General Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Area Homecare & Family Services, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #402), to provide Title XX Homemaker services and decrease Title XX Adult In Home Care units, by decreasing the contract by $84,583 from $3,230,293.82 to $3,145,710.82.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  45% Federal, 55% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Program Support

#80          Authorized to expend examination fees not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $2,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

 

#81          Authorized to accept and expend $136,713 in federal funds and establish a Program Planning and Review Specialist position through June 30, 2005, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#82          Authorized to accept and expend $61,488 from the NH Department of Education and transfer $61,488, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#83          Authorized to accept and expend $21,218.48 from the NH Department of Justice, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#84          Authorized to accept and expend $424,844 in federal funds, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#85          Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Supreme Court of the State of NH, Administrative Office of the Courts, Concord, NH, for the implementation of a IV-D Case Resolution Process, in an amount not to exceed $272,360.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized to adjust fund amounts as needed and justified between State Fiscal Years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Burlington, NC, (previously approved b7 G&C on 6-12-02, item #74), by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006 and by increasing the price limitation by $76,234 from $228,702 to $304,936.  66% Federal, 23% General, 11% Other Funds. 

 

#87          Authorized to amend an existing agreement with ACS State and Local Solutions, Inc., Washington, DC, (previously approved by G&C on 4-17-02, item #93, amended on 4-2-03, item #70, amended on 6-23-04, item #246), by extending the completion date from April 30, 2005 to April 30, 2006 and by increasing the price limitation by $1,100,000 from $3,271,026.38 to $4,371,026.38.  Effective retroactive to April 30, 2005.  66% Federal, 23% General, 11% Other Funds. 

 

                                Developmental Disabilities Council

#88          Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Family Center of Greater Peterborough, Peterborough, NH, to support this agency’s efforts in the creation of a parent-child playgroup that will serve children both with and without disabilities up to age 5, in the amount of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Institute on Disability, Concord, NH, to continue the council’s support of the University of NH’s Leadership Series by providing partial funding for the next two series, in the amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#90          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #59), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the price limitation by $1,230,866 from $1,162,730 to $2,393,596, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#91          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Coos County Family Health services, Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #62), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families, by increasing the price limitation by $245,096 from $228,662 to $473,758, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Rockingham Community Action , Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #60), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the price limitation by $892,540 from $835,752 to $1,728,292, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #66), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the price limitation by $4,800 from $4,476 to $9,276, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Inc., Littleton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #58), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the price limitation by $286,882 from $257,982 to $544,864, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Avis Goodwin Community Health Center Inc., Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #64), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the price limitation by $537,682 from $506,364 to $1,044,046, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Ossipee Concerned Citizens, Inc., Center Ossipee, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #63), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the price limitation by $319,784 from $299,794 to $619,578, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #65), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the price limitation by $708,680 from $650,172 to $1,358,852, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Vermont and NH, Inc., Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #67), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the price limitation by $241,230 from $224,028 to $465,258, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Southern NH Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #61), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the price limitation by $1,970,864 from $1,719,870 to $3,609,734, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#100        Authorized to amend an agreement with Nashua Health Department, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #202, amended on 6-2-04, item #56), to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Disease counseling, testing, referral and treatment; Lead Case Management services; Tuberculosis services; and Immunization services, by increasing the price limitation by $337,298 from $622,178 to $959,476 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

#101        NOT USED

 

#102        Authorized to accept and expend $57,546 in federal funds, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#103        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Breast & Cervical Cancer Program to amend an agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #203), to provide services to maintain an Administrative and Screening Center for Breast and Cervical Cancer, by increasing the price limitation by $603,692 from $671,100 to $1,274,792 and extending the completion date to June 30, 2007. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.   56% General, 44% Other Funds. 

 

#104        Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Health Statistics and Data Management Section to amend an agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College of Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-15-02, item #107, amended on 1-7-04, item #85, amended on 5-19-04, item #52), to provide funds for the operation and maintenance of the NH State Cancer Registry, by increasing the price limitation by $551,811 from $1,522,350 to $2,074,161.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Communicable Disease Control Section, Immunization Program to amend an agreement with the American Lung Association of NH, Bedford, NH, to continue to provide clerical, administrative, and logistical support for the Granite State Immunization Partnership, by increasing the price limitation by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 

 

#106        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Radiological Health Section, to enter into an agreement with Vicki D. Jeffs, Shelbyville, KY, to provide assistance in processing radioactive material license applications, totaling $15,000.  Effective May 4, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#107        Authorized to utilize the services of the medical and psychological consultants and unencumbered payments on a fee for service basis as per the yearly maximums to a total cumulative amount of $859,405 pending legislative approval of the biennial budget. Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#108        Authorized to enter into a contract with Community and School Partners, LLC, Rye, NH to collect data in accordance with RSA 193-E:4, Unique Pupil Identification, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#109        Authorized to accept and expend additional revenue in the amount of $171,324 for Apprenticeship Training.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#110        Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended funds in the amount of $191,647.46 from the US Department of Education, to support the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program as Authorized by Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#111        Authorized to enter into a contract with Plymouth State University to provide high quality professional development for teachers, for a total amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112        Authorized to grant funds to Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, for the purpose of preparing to implement the new teacher preparation program approval process, in a total amount not to exceed $5,000.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112A    Authorized the permanent assignment of a NH Department of Education vehicle to the Commissioner of Education.

 

                                NH POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#113        Authorized to award a $76,000 grant to the University of NH, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

#114        Authorized to award a $2,000 grant to Colby-Sawyer College for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need.  When combined with previous FY 2005 financial aid money, total funds awarded to Colby-Sawyer College exceed $5,000.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#115        Authorized to transfer $36,270, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#116        Authorized to enter into a contract with H.B. Stubbs, Inc., Warren MI, to create a conceptual design for exhibits in the Alan Shepard Discovery Center in an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#117        Authorized to transfer and expend $136,812.50 from penalty assessment funds in the Police Standards and Training Council Fund to cover the cost of unanticipated repairs to the administrative wing at the Concord facility, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#118        Authorized to accept and expend grant funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency, in the amount of $3,452.40 for a grant entitled PS&TC Drugs Alcohol and Impaired Driving Conference.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized to accept and expend grant funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency in the amount of $19,334.54 for a grant entitled PS&TC Rollover Convincer Demonstrations.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#120        Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Dec-Tam Corporation, North Reading, MA, to provide Lead Abatement and Decontamination of he NH Police Standards and Training Council’s Indoor Firing Range at a cost of $16,729.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 20, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH LOTTERY COMMISSION

#121        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to transfer $179,000, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                ELECTRICIANS BOARD

#122        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to accept and expend an additional $2,279.49 in examination fees over the amount budgeted for FY’05.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#123        Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services for authorization to transfer $228,100 from the Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services Fund to cover a shortfall in FY 2005 employee benefits, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#124        Authorized the application permit of Town of Bristol located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 19 moorings.

 

#125        Authorized the application permit of the Windrifter Resort Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 10 moorings.

 

#126        Authorized the application permit of South Down Boat Club located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 20 moorings.

 

#127        Authorized the application permit of YMCA of Greater Boston – North Woods and Pleasant Valley Camps located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 18 moorings.

 

#128        Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $15,021,162 from the US Department of Homeland Security.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.

 

#129        Authorized to open a regular checking account with the Merrimack Savings Bank in Newton for use as a holding account for revenues collected by the Town of Newton.

 

#130        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive two-year lease extension agreement with Windalier Miracle Mile Plaza, LLC, Lebanon, NH.  Effective May 1, 2005 through April 30, 2007.

 

#131        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive five-month lease amendment with First Development Corporation, Salem, NH, for office space in Gorham, NH.  Effective April 1, 2005 through August 31, 2005.

 

#132        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend an additional $357,189.91 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005.

 

#133        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, to enter into a sole source agreement with the USNH – College for Lifelong Learning, Concord, NH, for the FST Distance Training and Technology Collaboration in the amount of $24,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005, and may be extended annually by mutual agreement for a period of up to three years.

 

#134        Authorized Division of State Police to amend the existing contract with Port City Air, Hampton, NH, for the maintenance of the Bell 407 Helicopter, by increasing the contract by $2,736.86 from $8,000 to $10,736.86.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

 

#135        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively extend the existing grant entitled “Fatal Accident Reporting System” to a new end date of September 30, 2005, and to accept and expend additional $19,150.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#136        Authorized Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims submitted under the provisions of RSA 228:29 for the period of April, 2005 to June, 2005.

 

#137        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Geodecisions, Camp Hill, PA, for a fee not to exceed $102,900 to develop a Route Log Application.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.

 

#138        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend the agreement with Clough Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-99, item #131), for additional design services, by increasing the amount by $54,711.87 from $212,100 to $266,811.87.

 

#139        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail Co., Andover, NH, on the basis of a single bid of $969,760.50 for guardrail replacement on NH Route 111 from NH Route 103 (Sunapee) to I-89 (New London).  Effective upon G&C approval through September 2, 2005.

 

#140        Authorized to enter into a contract with Dave’s Septic Service Inc, Bedford, NH, on the basis of a low bid in the amount of $15,120 fro providing standard and ADA handicapped chemical portable toilets at Hilton Park, Dover, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2006.

 

#141        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a lease agreement with Shanna Mailloux, Bedford, NH, to lease a parcel of land on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln railroad line in Laconia for $180 per year.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009, with the right to request a renewal lease for an additional five years.

 

#142        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with Tom Warne & Associates, LLC of South Jordan, UT, in the amount of $500,000 to develop Context Sensitive Solution training and design services from the date of notice to proceed, upon G&C approval through thirty-six months.

 

#143        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, for a fee not to exceed $62,500 to undertake the US 4 Corridor Management Study in Lebanon, Enfield, and Canaan upon G&C approval through June 30.

 

#144        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.J. Olszak Construction, Inc., dba All-Ways Wrecking, Bridgewater, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $49,800 for the demolition of a total of six buildings in the Towns of Colebrook, Madison and Whitefield.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 24, 2005. 

 

#145        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with L.G. Cushing & Sons, Inc., Walpole, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $9,531.20 for grout sealing abandoned drilled wells in Sutton and in Shelburne.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2005.

 

#146        Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $225,000 from the Special Railroad Fund to purchase new railroad crossties and other track materials for the continued maintenance of active state-owned railroad lines, as specified in letter dated April 19, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#147        Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Roger W. Dignard dba Dignard Architectural Services, New Boston, NH, for professional architectural services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ projects in an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.

 

#148        Authorized Bureau of Public Works to amend a contract with Aaron Environmental, Plantsville, CT, (previously approved by G&C on 9-8-04, item #170), for Cathodic Protection Testing and Upgrades, Statewide, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $52,200.

 

#149        Authorized to amend an existing contract with Pinard Waste Systems, Inc., for Rubbish Removal at South Nashua Maintenance facility and the Nashua Welcome Center, by exercising the renewal option which will extend the end date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007, and increasing the amount by $9,152 from $9,152 to $18,304.

 

#150        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with TransCore ITS, Incorporated of New York, NY and Chicago, IL, in the amount of $500,000 for the study and design of Intelligent Transportation Systems Statewide.  Effective from the notice to proceed upon G&C approval through thirty-six months

 

#151        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH, Inc., Hampton, NH, on the basis of a low bid in the amount of $36,176 for container rental and rubbish pickup at thirteen District 05 locations.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Highway Funds. 

 

#152        Authorized to extend an existing contract with Precision Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Hooksett, NH, in the amount of $70,200 for Preventive Maintenance of Turnpike Boilers and HVAC Systems.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Turnpike Funds. 

 

#153        Authorized Division of Aeronautics to accept and expend $48,374 in Federal Funds for this AIP-26 airport development project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized to provide additional participation in the amount of $2,687.44 with the City of Lebanon, NH, for the AIP-26 airport development project to acquire snow removal equipment at the Lebanon Airport.  State and Federal participation in the amount of $51,061.44 is effective upon G&C approval.

 

#154        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Incorporated, Manchester, NH, and Boston, MA, in the amount of $13,190,755 for final design engineering for the northern section of I-93 from Salem to Manchester, from the date of notice to proceed upon G&C approval through forty-eight months.

 

#155        Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of March 31, 2005 through April 13, 2005.

 

#156        Authorized to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH Inc, Hampton, NH, on the basis of a low bid in the amount of $8,039.52 for providing rubbish removal at Hilton Park, Dover, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2005 and from May 1, 2006 through October 31, 2006.  Turnpike Funds. 

 

#157        Authorized to amend an existing contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, for rubbish removal at the Hooksett Maintenance facility and the Hooksett Rest Areas, by exercising the renewal option which will extend the end date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006 and increasing the amount by $23,517 from $47,034 to $70,551.

 

#158        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, on the basis of a low bid in the amount of $50,264.96 for providing container rental and rubbish removal services at seventeen locations within District Three.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#159        Authorized to amend an existing contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, for rubbish removal at the Merrimack Maintenance facility, by exercising the renewal option which will extend the end date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006 and increasing the amount by $4,446 from $8,892 to $13,338.

 

#160        Authorized to amend an existing contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, for rubbish removal at the Dover Maintenance facility, by exercising the renewal option which will extend the end date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006 and increasing the amount by $7,255.56 from $14,511.12 to $21,766.68.

 

#161        Authorized to amend an existing contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, for rubbish removal at the Donald Small Maintenance facility and the Seabrook Welcome Center, by exercising the renewal option which will extend the end date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006 and increasing the amount by $19,032 from $38,064 to $57,096.

 

#162                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.             ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $490.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kelly Brown, Agency Records Auditor, in the course entitled “Financial Management”.

B.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,636.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michelle Capozzi, College Counselor, in the course entitled “Basic Human Interaction Skills”.

C.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $232.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jean Magee, Assistant Professor, in the course entitled “Sexuality”.

D.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $232.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jean Magee, Assistant Professor, in the course entitled “Mental Health”.

E.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, the sum of $700.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ann Weddleton, Education Consultant, in the Internet course entitled “Introduction to Institutional Research”.

F.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $936.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rosanne A. Curry, Internal Auditor III, in the course entitled “Financial Management”.

G.            EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $948.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Morrissette, Program Assistant I, in the courses entitled “Accounting II” and “Introduction to Business”.

H.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $675.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Azeredo, Administrative Supervisor, in the course entitled “English Composition I”.

I.               ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $675.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Azeredo, Administrative Supervisor, in the course entitled “Introduction to Sociology”.

J.              ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $675.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Azeredo, Adminstrative Supervisor, in the course entitled “Oral Communication”.

K.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester NH, the sum of $1,024.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond T. Gordon III, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Seminar/Techniques Public Managment”.

L.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,636.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melissa Brien, Child Protective Service Worker Coordinator, in the course entitled “Substance Abuse Counseling”.

M.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,961.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristen Neil, Child Protective Worker, in the courses entitled “Building Multicultural Organizations and Communities” and “Adult Learning Theory and Practice” and “ Project Phase II”.

N.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,200.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ann Marie Young, Sustance Abuse Councilor I, in the courses entitled “Human Service Delivery Systems” and “Community Project II” and Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy”.

O.            INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $648.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeremy Dupuis, System Development Specialist II, in the course entitled “Introduction to System Analysis and Design”.

P.             LIQUOR - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $474.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cherie L. Sirrianna, Accountant Clerk III, in the course entitled “Introduction to Business”.

Q.            TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $259.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond Grogan, Bridge Maintainer II, in the course entitled “Surveying”.

R.             TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $499.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin Schofield, Secretary II, in the course entitled “Managerial Accounting”.

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

A.            Authorized the Department to amend a Memorandum of Agreement for the state to pay the City of Concord $20,000 to compensate them for delays with road and sidewalk improvements relative to the installation of a communications conduit in the City right of way.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

B.            Authorized the acceptance and transfer of unrestricted revenue funds in the amount of $2,712,500 to the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services, Nursing Services, further authorize the acceptance and expenditure of additional federal Medicaid funds in the amount of $5,430,425 and additional county funds in the amount of $2,712,500, effective the date of Governor and Council approval, through June 30, 2005.  Fiscal committee approved.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

C.            Authorized the transfer of state general funds otherwise unappropriated in the amount of $12,280,919.68 and further authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to accept and expend additional federal Medicaid funds in the amount of $12,774,506.42 and private/local funds of $480,825 effective the date of Governor and Council approval through June 30, 2005.  Fiscal committee approved.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM TABLE

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to remove item #41- which was tabled at the April 20, 2005 Meeting.

 

NH FISH AND GAME DEPARMENT

#41          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding voted to approve the request to accept a $7,500 donation from the Meredith Rotary Club.

 

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove item #66- which was tabled at the April 20, 2005 Meeting.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Public Health Services (Tabled at 4-20-05 Meeting)

#66          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli voted to approve the request of the STD/HIV Prevention Section, to amend an agreement with The Feminist Health Center of Portsmouth, Inc., Greenland, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, Late Item F, amended on 6-23-04, item #169),  to provide human immunodeficiency virus and sexually transmitted disease counseling, testing, referral, and treatment, by increasing the price limitation by $58,500 from $57,956 to $116,456 and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval or July 1, 2005, whichever is later.  52% Federal, 48% General Funds.

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned