GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire

                                                                                May 7, 2008, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth, accepted the minutes of April 23, 2008.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the April 23, 2008 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

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

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Thomas G. Cooper, Concord                                                                            Effective:  May 7, 2008

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

Cheryl L. Killam, Newton                                                                                  Effective:  May 7, 2008

 

Associate Justice of the Superior Court

Edward J. Fitzgerald III, Laconia                                                                     Effective:  June 30, 2008

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Hamilton R. Krans, Jr., Dover                                                                           Effective:  May 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 26, 2011

 

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission

Robert T. Grimley, Grantham                                                                           Effective:  May 7, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 1, 2011

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Teresa Ponn, MD, Manchester                                                                         Effective:  May 7, 2008

Succeeding:  Nick P. Perencevich, Concord (reached term limit)               Term:  January 1, 2011

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Public Member)

Kathleen A. Sternenberg, Hopkinton                                                              Effective:  May 7, 2008

Succeeding:  Julie A. Introcaso, Manchester                                                  Term:  February 17, 2011

 

Physical Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

Martha B. Aguiar, Campton                                                                             Effective:  May 7, 2008

Succeeding:  André A. Martel, Manchester (resigned)                                  Term:  October 28, 2009

 

Railroad Appeals Board

(Expert on Railroad Matters)

Wayne M. Gagne, Nashua                                                                                Effective:  May 7, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 7, 2011

 

Resources and Economic Development Advisory Commission

(Manufacturing)

Michael H. Monks, (d), Nashua                                                                       Effective:  May 7, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 1, 2013

 

Director of Audit Division:  Department of Revenue Administration

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Administration

Santo M. Presti, Penacook                                                                                 Effective:  May 7, 2008

Succeeding:  John Mintken, Concord                                                              Term:  Serves at Commissioners pleasure

Salary:  HH Maximum  $93,546

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(Legal Profession)

Eric G. Falkenham, Hopkinton                                                                         Effective:  May 7, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 7, 2011

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

 (New Hampshire Permanent Firefighters’ Association)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Permanent Firefighters’ Association

Joseph M. Butts, Allenstown                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  February 15, 2011

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Audiologist)

Dwight R. Valdez, Amherst                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 23, 2010

 

Commissioner: Insurance Department

Roger Sevigny, Manchester                                                                               Effective:  June 9, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 9, 2013

Salary:  II Maximum $98,923

 

Pari-Mutuel Commission

Bernard A. Streeter, Nashua                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

William F. J. Ardinger, Concord                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

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

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

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

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

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2012

 

Victims’ Assistance Commission

Nominated by the Attorney General

Elizabeth A. Dunn, Esq., Windham                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  Three years from confirmation

 

Victims’ Assistance Commission

Nominated by the Attorney General

Jean A. Horner, MD, Gilford                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  Three years from confirmation

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Fatima Deek, Manchester                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

 

 

                        BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Valley Regional Hospital located in Claremont, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 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 7, 2008 AT 10:00 A.M.

IN THE HARTMAN UNION BUILDING AT PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY

 

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At 10:30 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of a commercial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Valley Regional Hospital, Inc. (the “Hospital”) in Claremont, 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 the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project and emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved.  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 162-1:9 AUTHORIZING A NOT TO EXCEED $26,750,000 FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL, INC. IN CLAREMONT" and moved for its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, 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 162-1:9 AUTHORIZING A NOT TO EXCEED $26,750,000 FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL, INC. IN CLAREMONT

 

WHEREAS, Valley Regional Hospital, Inc. (the “Hospital”) has by submission of Form BFA-1 notified the Authority of its desire to refinance existing debt and to finance the acquisition, construction and equipping of improvements (collectively, the “Projects”) to commercial facilities in Claremont (the “Facilities”) and has requested the Authority to issue a series of Revenue Bonds (Valley Regional Hospital Issue), Series 2008 (the “Bonds”) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $26,750,000 under RSA 162-I (the “Act”) and to loan the proceeds to the Hospital in order to finance costs of the Projects to the extent the Bonds qualify as “qualified 501(c)(3) bonds” within the meaning of Section 145(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”);

 

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the transaction which they have requested; and

 

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

 

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

Section 1.              Findings.  On the basis of the Authority’s recommendation and the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

 

(a)           Special findings:

 

                                (1)           The Bonds will be used to pay, or reimburse the Hospital for paying, a portion of the costs of constructing, renovating and equipping capital projects with respect to the Hospital’s health care facilities, to refund certain outstanding debt of the Hospital and to pay certain costs associated with the issuance of the Bonds. For a detailed description of the Projects, see Exhibit A attached hereto.

 

(2)           The operation of the Facilities will create and preserve employment opportunities directly and indirectly within the State of New Hampshire.

 

(b)           General findings:

 

(1)        The Projects and the proposed financing and refinancing thereof, as applicable, are feasible;

 

(2)        The Hospital has the skills and financial resources necessary to operate its Facilities successfully;

 

(3)        The Agreement contains provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay costs of the Projects, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of any Facility except from proceeds of the Bonds or from funds received under the Agreement, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

 

(4)        The Agreement does not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to any Facility, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act; and

 

(5)        The proposed financing of the Projects by the Authority and the operation and use of the Facilities will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162-I: 1, will preserve or increase the social 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.

 

Section 2.              Ultimate Finding and Determination.  The Governor and Council find that the proposed financing, operation and use of the Facilities will serve a public use and provide a public benefit, and the Governor and Council determine that the Authority’s financing of the Project will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

 

Section 3.              Approval.  The Governor and Council approve the Authority’s taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

 

                Section 4.              Effective Date.  This resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

 

Passed and Agreed to May 7, 2008.


EXHIBIT A

 

Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire

Revenue Bonds

(Valley Regional Hospital Issue)

Series 2008

 

The Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the “Authority”), a body corporate and politic constituting a public instrumentality of the State of New Hampshire, intends to issue the Authority’s Revenue Bonds (Valley Regional Hospital Issue) Series 2008 (the “Bonds”), in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $26,750,000, to make a loan to Valley Regional Hospital, Inc. (the “Hospital”) for purposes of (a) current refunding the Authority’s Revenue Bonds (Valley Regional Hospital Issue) Series 2003 (the “Refunded Bonds”), originally issued in the aggregate principal amount of $11,000,000, (b) paying, or reimbursing the Hospital for paying, a portion of the costs of acquiring, constructing, renovating and equipping capital projects with respect to the Hospital’s health care facilities, including: (i) the demolition of two existing wings and construction of a new Emergency Department, expanded medical-surgical and ICU bed unit, (ii) the demolition and replacement of the existing central plant, including boilers, chillers, generators, switchgear, water pumps and other equipment, (iii) relocation of the helipad and (iv) various renovations of the Hospital facilities (the “Projects”), and (c) paying certain costs incurred in connection with the issuance of the Bonds. The Projects, which consist of approximately 32,000 square feet of new construction and 24,000 square feet of renovation, are or will be owned by the Hospital and located at the Hospital’s campus at 243 Elm Street, Claremont, New Hampshire.

 

 


                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#2           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a contract with FaciliClean LLC, Concord, NH, for office cleaning services in the amount of $9,415.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  28% Federal, 72% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#3           Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $864.23 from the Fish and Game Department for expenses incurred on February 16 and 18, 2008 Aerial Serial and Rescue support.

 

#4           Authorized to accept and place on file the updated Rules and Regulations of the NH State Veterans Cemetery (previously approved by G&C on 3-14-01, item #34).

 

#5           Authorized Major Robert P. Blonigen, Newington, 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.

 

#6           Authorized Major Darik C. Day, New Gloucester, ME, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#7           Authorized the department vehicle with license plate number 2304641 to be unmarked of State and Department decals.

 

#8           Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions received during the period of March 12, 2008 to April 17, 2008, in the amount of $1,000 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9           Authorized to accept a sculpture from the NH Council on the Arts to be placed on the front lawn of the State Library.

 

#9A        Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Nobis Engineering Inc., Concord, NH, for professional Environmental/Geotechnical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 

 

                                NH COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF MEN

#10         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the two calendar years ending December 31, 2007.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#11         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $33,661.88 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#11A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a contract with Robert Half International Inc., Manchester, NH, for temporary personnel services to assist with data entry of tax documents in the amount of $113,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12         Authorized Division of Libraries to accept and expend grants totaling $4,500 from the NH Library Association ($3,000), Concord, and NHLA-CHILIS ($1,500), Concord, NH for the Summer Reading Experience for the period ending September 30, 2008.  Other (NH Summer Reading) Funds. 

 

#13         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with NH Movies Inc., Deerfield, for the preservation of 5000 feet of 16mm B&W and color footage in the amount of $3,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Other (Conservation Trust) Funds. 

 

                                NH REAL ESTATE APPRAISER BOARD

#14         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea, and with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, authorized the request to reclassify position #42827 Secretary Typist I, labor grade 6 ($20,319) to Supervisor I, labor grade 19 ($33,052).  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#15         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to deny the petition of Daniel J. Goichman requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Felonious Sexual Assault.  Mr. Goichman is not eligible for an annulment until May 28, 2017.

 

#16         Authorized to appoint Naomi N. Butterfield as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $74,994.52 for a five year term that expires October 31, 2008.

 

#17         NOT USED 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#18         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and expend $6,402.48 in federal highway safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the development and implementation of a statewide safety program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#19         Authorized to continue one Supervisor, BAU, position #8T073, salary grade 24, through June 4, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#20         Authorized to continue one Secretary II, position #8T071, salary grade 9 on a full time temporary basis for an additional year through May 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#21         Authorized to continue one Grants Program Coordinator, position #8T177, salary grade 23, through June 1, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#22         Authorized to enter into a contract with Demand Electric Inc., Manchester, NH, to purchase and install a commercial generator at NHES’s Manchester location in the amount of $135,760.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $10,000 for unforeseen replacement of existing wiring or switching services.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized to amend a contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Boston, MA (previously approved by G&C on 10-25-06, #46), for additional enhancements of Unemployment Insurance processes and systems, by increasing the amount by $488,647 from $11,400,000 to $11,888,647.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits to Corrections Officer Gary Ferron in the amount of $3,277.05 for the period of October 25, 2004 through June 7, 2007 with current fiscal year funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #16265 Corrections Corporal, labor grade 16 to a Recreational Therapist II, labor grade 21.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Roland H. Bryan, D.D.S., Professional Association, Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-17-07, Late Item B), for general dentistry services, by increasing the amount by $11,400 from $36,198.75 to $47,598.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized a renewal contract with Brigade Fire Protection Inc., Boscawen, NH (previously approved by G&C on 12-12-06, item #52, amended on 6-6-07, item #64), for the inspection, testing and repair of the sprinkler systems at various facilities throughout the State in the amount of $96,026.  Effective June 30, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27A      Authorized to amend the Federal Carl D. Perkins grant (previously approved by G&C on 3-5-08, item #61A), for vocational training educational materials, equipment, and software for female inmates, by reallocating funds between classes in the amount of $3,724.06 to support grant program needs for the remainder of the State Fiscal Year 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#27B      Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits for supplemental military pay to Corrections Officer Lucien Comeau in the amount of $7,445.78 for the period of August 12, 2006 through November 12, 2007 with current fiscal year funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

#28         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton, and with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, authorized the request to reclassify position #14279 Administrative Secretary, salary grade 14 to Program Assistant, salary grade 15.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#29         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Rowell’s Sewer & Drain, Franklin, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at seven state parks in the amount of $8,168.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Bodwell’s Septic Service LLC., East Kingston, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at three state park facilities in the amount of $7,792.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Chasco Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for meter pole replacement and straightening at Hampton Beach in the amount of $8,290.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 16, 2008.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Handy House Inc., Foxboro, MA, for portable toilet service at seven state parks in the amount of $6,548.76.  Effective May 23, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Franklin Business & Industrial Development Corporation, Franklin, NH, to facilitate the revitalization planning for downtown Franklin in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized to accept and place on file the Division of Travel and Tourism Developments report regarding the Tourism Development Fund for the period ending June 30, 2007.

 

#35         Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Deirdre Brickner-Wood, Durham, NH, for the coordination of land protection activities under the Federal Forest Legacy Program in the amount of $20,000.  Effective May 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized Division of Economic Development to award a grant to the City of Claremont, NH, for a marketing initiative in the amount of $3,229.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain Ski Area to enter into a contract with Acuren Inspection Inc., LaPorte, TX, for the cable and connection hardware installation inspection on the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway and the Peabody Express chairlift at Cannon Mt Ski Area in Franconia in the amount of $5,954.39.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2008.  100% Cannon Mountain Funding. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38         Authorized to enter into a sole source memorandum of Agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, to develop probabilistic models to predict arsenic occurrence in drinking water wells in NH in the amount of $41,075.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds – Pass Thru Federal Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH – Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for conducting energy efficiency projects on behalf of the DES Pollution Prevention Program for $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Eastmount Environmental Services LLC, Newburyport, MA, for emissions measurement testing of a boiler located at Millipore Corporation in Jaffrey in an amount not to exceed $10,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2009.  100% Air Permit Fee Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Great Bay Marine Inc., Newington, NH, to pay for operation and maintenance costs for the boat sewage pumpout station in the amount of $1,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized Catherine Hobbs’ request to construct a tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier connecting to a ramp, connecting to two floats, providing one under-sized slip on the Piscataqua River in Dover.

 

#43         Authorized William Pothier’s request to construct a tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent upland landing connecting to a  ramp, connecting to a float, providing one under-sized slip on the Lamprey River in Newmarket.

 

#43A      Authorized Blizzard Inc’s request to reconfigure an existing docking facility providing 157 slips to provide 155 slips by removing five permanent docks providing 6 slips and installing four permanent docks at an angle providing 4 slips, and repair and maintain all structures within a major docking facility on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#44         Authorized Bureau of Human Resources Management to make a one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Paul Kafegelis, Assistant House Leader, Division of Juvenile Justice Services in the amount of $621.80 to compensate for wages that were not paid for the period of February 12, 2007 to June 7, 2007.  64% General, 36% County (Other) Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized Bureau of Human Resources Management to make a one-time retroactive payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Rebecca Smith, Cook II, Division of Juvenile Justice Services in the amount of $6,266.58 to compensate for wages that were not paid for unused sick leave upon her retirement date of September 1, 2006.  72% General, 28% Other (County) Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized Bureau of Human Resources Management to make a one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2008 funds to Patrick Coad, Teacher III, Division of Juvenile Justice Services in the amount of $1,561.48 to compensate for wages that were not paid for the period of September 11, 2006 to March 8, 2007.  64% General, 36% Other (School District) Funds. 

 

                                Office of Improvement and Integrity

#47         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #41079 Medical Services Technician, salary grade 17 to Program Specialist I, salary grade 19.

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#48         Authorized to accept a monetary donation from the Wild Rover Pub of Manchester, NH, in the amount of $1,000. 

 

#48A      Authorized to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $6,000 from the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant to fund travel expenses related to the Division’s accreditation efforts.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48B      Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #11604 Journeyman Electrician, salary grade 14 to Electrician Supervisor I, salary grade 16.  97% General, 3% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#49         Authorized to enter into a sole source memorandum of understanding with NH Employment Security in the amount of $3,484,744.24 for the purpose of obtaining wage, employer and unemployment compensation data, to provide staffing for employment and training services, and to co-locate the NH Employment Program and the Food Stamp Employment and Training Programs in the NHES facilities.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  62% Federal, 38% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#50         Authorized to amend a contract with Michael Kalinowski, Durham, NH (previously amended by G&C on 6-13-07, item #402), to conduct a Child Care Market Rate Survey, by increasing the amount by $11,704 from $152,625 to $164,329.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality child care awards in the amount of $187,348.80 to a total of thirty-six Licensed Plus child care providers throughout the State of NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized to amend a contract with Annie E. Casey Foundation, d/b/a Casey Family Services, Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #271), for recruitment and retention activities for foster and adoptive family homes, by increasing the amount by $25,000 from $199,403 to $224,403.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#53         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program to exercise a retroactive contract renewal option with BDB Health Promotions, Londonderry, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-22-06, item #67), to provide cultural competence services, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $50,000 to $100,000, and by extending the completion date to February 28, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Multiple Offender Program to amend a sole source agreement with CBC Innovis Inc., Bedford, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #382), to provide right party contact checks on clients of the DPHS Multiple Offender Program, by increasing the amount by $6,350 from $50,624 to $56,974.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other (Program Fees) Funds. 

 

#54A      Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, to exercise a contract renewal with Avis Goodwin Community Health Center Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #109), to provide community based childhood lead poisoning case management and prevention activities, by increasing the amount by $5,000 from $5,000 to $10,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#55         Authorized to amend an agreement with Jeanne M. Benjamin, Registered Nurse, Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #86), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the amount by $20,800 from $25,508 to $46,308, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to amend an agreement with Marie P. Cote, Registered Nurse, Belmont, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #90), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the amount by $31,200 from $87,419.08 to $118,619.08, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

 

#57         Authorized to amend an agreement with Lori J. Rich, Registered Nurse, Northfield, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #87), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the amount by $20,800 from $22,494.56 to $43,294.56, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#58         Authorized to amend an agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #100), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $4,525.12 from $547,291.51 to $551,816.63.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  67% Federal, 33% General Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to amend an agreement with Area Homecare & Family Services Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #135), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $3,580 from $3,301,095.43 to $3,304,675.43.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  67% Federal, 33% General Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to amend an agreement with Androscoggin Valley Home Care Services, Berlin, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #99), to provide Home Health Aide services, by increasing the amount by $1,788.80 from $1,232,576.04 to $1,234,364.84.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  67% Federal, 33% General Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to amend an agreement with Special Transit Service Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #102), to provide Transportation services, by increasing the amount by $53,254.15 from $243,292.50 to $296,546.65.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  67% Federal, 33% General Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized to amend an agreement with PHA Housing Development LTD, Portsmouth, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #129), to provide Adult Non-Medical Day services, by increasing the amount by $10,604.88 from $308,929.44 to $319,534.32.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  67% Federal, 33% General Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to amend an agreement Holiday Center Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #130), to provide Adult Non-Medical Day services and Transportation services, by increasing the amount by $925.69 from $301,089.43 to $302,015.12.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  67% Federal, 33% General Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized to amend an agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council Inc., Lebanon, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #120), to provide Transportation and Adult In Home Care services, by increasing the amount by $70,658.02 from $2,826,645.80 to $2,897,303.82.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  54% Federal, 46% General Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized to amend an agreement with St. Joseph Community Services Inc., Merrimack, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #108), to provide Nutrition services, by increasing the amount by $18,049.96 from $3,374,871.33 to $3,392,921.29.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  51% Federal, 49% General Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized to amend an agreement with Rockingham Nutrition & Meals on Wheels Program Inc., Brentwood, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #94), to provide Nutrition and Transportation services, by increasing the amount by $18,691.01 from $2,736,905.07 to $2,755,596.08.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  52% Federal, 48% General Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized to amend an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #121), to modify Adult Group Day Care funding and add program requirements under Older American’s Act Title IIIE NH Family Caregiver Support Program and to provide Nutrition and Transportation services, by decreasing the amount by $1,630.93 from $1,650,314.92 to $1,648,683.99.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  52.5% Federal, 47.5% General Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to amend an agreement with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #137), to provide Adult In-Home Care, Transportation, Adult Group Day Care, and Nutrition services, by increasing the amount by $21,298.92 from $3,728,403.73 to $3,749,702.65.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  57% Federal, 43% General Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized to amend an agreement with Community Alliance of Human Services Inc., Claremont, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #128), to provide Transportation services, by increasing the amount by $28,310.38 from $118,765.11 to $147,075.49.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  67% Federal, 33% General Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized to amend an agreement with North Conway Community Center, North Conway, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #104), to provide Transportation services, by increasing the amount by $1,728.97 from $64,687.09 to $66,416.06.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  67% Federal, 33% General Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized to amend an agreement with Somersworth Housing Authority, Somersworth, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #119), to provide Nutrition services, by increasing the amount by $10,070.73 from $1,004,870.95 to $1,014,941.68.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  54% Federal, 46% General Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized to amend an agreement with Ossipee Concerned Citizens Inc., Center Ossipee, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #107), to provide Nutrition services, by increasing the amount by $9,887.85 from $674,742.49 to $684,630.34.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  55% Federal, 45% General Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized to amend an agreement with Newport Senior Center Inc., Newport, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #110), to provide Nutrition services, by increasing the amount by $6,310.85 from $1,150,899.51 to $1,157,210.36.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  59% Federal, 41% General Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized to amend an agreement with Gibson Center for Senior Citizens Inc., North Conway, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #109), to provide Nutrition services, by increasing the amount by $8,865.85 from $642,873.54 to $651,739.39.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  55% Federal, 45% General Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized to amend an agreement with The Visiting Nurse Association of Franklin, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #97), to provide Homemaker services, by increasing the amount by $10,740 from $147,174.52 to $157,914.52.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  47% Federal, 53% General Funds. 

 

#75A      Authorized to amend an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap and Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #117), to provide Nutrition and Transportation services, by increasing the amount by $301.15 from $3,239,890.45 to $3,239,589.30.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home

#76         Authorized to accept monetary donations for the period of January 1, 2008 through March 31, 2008 in the amount of $100.

 

#77         Authorized to accept a monetary donation from Charles & Margaret Hurll, Royal Palm Beach, FL, in the amount of $100.

 

#78         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Power’s Generator Service, Spofford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-18-07, item #73), to provide diesel generator maintenance and repair services by increasing the amount by $11,300 from $8,000 to an amount not to exceed $19,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#78A      Authorized to conduct up to 12 educational employment forums with an estimated total cost of $32,100.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a service agreement with the Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide benefits and Work Incentives workshop presentations, counseling, and information at 12 educational employment forums, for a total cost of $18,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#79         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of New England, Biddeford, ME, to provide for the enrollment of up to five students for each class year in the College of Osteopathic Medicine in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#80         Authorized to reclassify position #41650 Accountant III, salary grade 21 to Program Specialist, salary grade 21.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized to exercise the renewal option to grant funds to the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-04, item #140), to provide technical assistance in supporting positive behavioral strategies for children and youth with disabilities in an amount not to exceed $456,687.41.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized to exercise a renewal option to grant funds to the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #431), to develop and implement a regionally-based Statewide Early Childhood Professional Development Technical Assistance Network in an amount not to exceed $154,276.39.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized to exercise a renewal option to grant funds to the Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-2-07, item #107), to develop and implement regional support networks for parents of children and youth with disabilities and their families in an amount not to exceed $148,964.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized to exercise a renewal option for the contract with Chris Anderson, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #224), to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the state of NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered an approved in lieu of the withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH BOARD OF NURSING

#84A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and expend $42,020 in grant funds from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, to aid in a smooth implementation of the Criminal Background Checks and fingerprinting for NH state nurses.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH LOTTERY COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#85         Authorized to exercise a renewal option with International Protective Services Inc., d/b/a Snyder Security Group of Danvers, MA, for cash courier services, at a maximum cost of $171,127.87.  Effective June 5, 2008 through June 4, 2010.  100% Sweepstakes Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized to exercise a renewal option with McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Manchester, NH, for trademark and legal services at a maximum cost of $7,500.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Sweepstakes Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#86A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and expend US Department of Transportation grant funds in the amount of $10,618 in support of the Dig Safe program in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#87         Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to provide project management in the development of the statewide J-One information system in an amount not to exceed $98,999.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 7, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized Division of Fire Safety to enter into an agreement with Propane Gas Association of New England, Moultonborough, NH, for instructional services for the National Fire Protection Association in the amount of $18,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#89         Authorized to amend a contract with the North Country Council, Bethlehem, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #489), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $23,966 from $295,400 to $319,366.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  80% Federal Highway, 20% Local Match Funds. 

 

#90         Authorized to amend agreements with four Regional Planning Commissions (Central, Southern, Rockingham, and Nashua), (previously approved by G&C on 11-29-06, item #121), to provide technical planning assistance to the 26 towns and cities in the area influenced by the reconstruction of I-93, by extending the completion date from May 15, 2008 to May 15, 2009.

 

#91         Authorized the request of the Bureau of Right of Way for appointment of new Highway Layout Commission members for the Rochester project as the former Commission Members are no longer available.

 

#92         Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $377,175.80 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from April 2, 2008 through April 16, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#93         Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to enter into a grant agreement with Moultonboro Airbase LLC, owner of Moultonboro Airport, Moultonborough, NH, for airfield pavement repair in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to enter into a lease agreement for a parcel of land with Ann & Dick Corr, Lebanon, NH, on the State-owned Northern Railroad Line in Enfield for $1,925 per year.  Effective June 13, 2008 to June 12, 2009.

 

#95         Authorized to enter into a contract with Gordon Landscape & Hydroseed of Sangerville, ME, on the basis of an adjusted bid price of $138,666 for establishment of native wildflower fields along highways throughout the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2009.  100% Wildflower Fund. 

 

#96         Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the City of Berlin, NH, delineating duties and responsibilities of both the State and the municipality in providing funding and services necessary to assist them in laying out and constructing a Class IV Highway.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  80% Federal, 20% City Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Frank W. Whitcomb Construction Corp., Walpole, NH on the basis of a low bid of $1,853,185.05 for replacing the NH 123/NH 12A bridge over the Cold River and associated roadway approach work.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 7, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $185,318.51 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CPM Constructors Inc., Freeport, ME on the basis of a low bid of $1,825,162.50 for guardrail replacement and drainage work on I-93 north of the Hooksett Toll Plaza.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 26, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $182,516.25 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#99         Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,684,416.45 for three individual projects along NH 16 involving intersection improvements, widening and overlaying at the intersections of Governor’s Road, Gage Hill Road, Old Wakefield Road, and Stoneham Road.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $168,441.64 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#100       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to amend a grant to provide additional funding to the Laconia Airport Authority, for AIP-16 to reconstruct, mark and light Runway 8-26; construct, mark and ight declared distance runway portion; construct runway safety area; and construct, mark and light a parallel taxiway in the amount of $127,860.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

#101                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay Assumption College, Worcester, MA, the sum of $1,549.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jessica Petrella, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the on-line course entitled “Directed Study in Psychiatric Rehabilitation”.

B.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES – Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,573.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Owen David, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Work Environment Policy and Health of Workers”.

C.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families – Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $333.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Stacy Lareau, Supervisor, in the course entitled “Reiki”.

D.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families – Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,325.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kendra McCauley, Child Protective Service Worker, in the courses entitled “Project Phase IV”, “Strategic Planning” and “Program Evaluation”.

E.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families – Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $950.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Erica Ungarelli, Supervisor, in the course entitled “Economics of Change”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,868.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Amy Newbury, Family Service Specialist I, in the courses entitled “Information Technology” and “Mathematics”.

G.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Juvenile Justice – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,434.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jason Demerto, Teacher I, in the course entitled “Intro to Educational Research”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Juvenile Justice – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,434.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jason Demerto, Teacher I, in the course entitled “Learning through Technology”.

I.          HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Public Health Services – Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,538.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna M. Fleming, Program Manager, in the course entitled “Principles of Toxicology”.

J.         OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY– Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $611.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kelly Genest, Technical Support Specialist I, in the course entitled “Working at a Small-to Medium Business”.

K.         OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY– Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH, the sum of $2,050.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Leslie Mason, Information Technology Manager IV, in the course entitled “Software Licensing Law”.

L.         PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION– Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,530.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robyn Descoteau, PUC Examiner, in the course entitled “Global Management”.

M.        TRANSPORTATION– Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $631.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alexis Martin, Safety Supervisor, in the course entitled “Public Policy Analysis & Implementation”.

N.         TRANSPORTATION– Request permission to pay Granite State College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $444.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Spottiswood, Accountant III, in the course entitled “Physiology of Wellness”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $20,270.50

 

#102                                                                       TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Behavioral Health- Request permission for one (1) employee, Suzanne Harrison, Consumer, or her designee, to travel to Washington, DC for five days from May 19, 2008 to May 23, 2008 to attend the 2008 National Grantee Conference on Mental Health Block Grant and Data.  A CASH ADVANCE OF $388.00 FOR SUZANNE HARRISON IS ALSO REQUESTED. Total Cost: $680.00. Source of Funds:  100% Mental Health Block Grant Funds.  No registration fees.

 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

A.            Authorized to accept and expend additional restricted federal matching funds in the amount of $2,838,467 and additional unrestricted revenue in the amount of $7,140,891.  (2)Further authorize the transfer of general funds in the amount of $9,979,358 and accept and expend federal matching funds in the amount of $9,989,337.36.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                JUDICIAL COUNCIL

B.            Authorized to receive additional General Funds from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $125,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned