GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

May 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of the Special G&C Meeting on April 13, 2012.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, accepted the minutes of April 18, 2012.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the April 18, 2012 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 accepted the following resignation:

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board - RSA:  328-F

Sharon Nichols, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective:  May 9, 2012

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors - RSA:  19-H

(Postsecondary Education)

Paula J. Gregory, Milford                                                                                   Effective:  May 9, 2012

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Commissioner of the Dept of Administrative Services - RSA:  21-I – Councilors Wieczorek & Wheeler voted no.

Linda M. Hodgdon, Epsom                                                                               Effective:  July 1, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  July 1, 2016

 

Acting Director of the Air Resources Division for the Dept of Environmental Services - RSA:21-O

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services

Craig A. Wright, Loudon                                                                                    Effective:  May 9, 2012

Succeeding:  Robert R. Scott, Bow (resigned)                                                Expiration:  July 1, 2013

Salary: Grade HH; step 4 - $93,812

 

State Apprenticeship Advisory Council - RSA:  278:2

(Labor)

Jonathan R. Mitchell, Dover                                                                             Effective:  May 9, 2012

Succeeding:  Dennis E. Adams, Deerfied (resigned)                                      Expiration:  June 25, 2014

 

New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Authority - RSA:  227-M:4

(Natural Resources)

Harold Janeway, Webster                                                                                  Effective:  May 9, 2012

Succeeding:  Jack R. Bronnenberg, Strafford (resigned)                              Expiration:  September 6, 2015

 

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center - RSA:  12-L

Tricia A. Boucher, Pembroke                                                                            Effective:  May 9, 2012

Succeeding:  William H. Lambrukos, Concord                                             Expiration:  September 19, 2013

 

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center - RSA:  12-L

Robert J. Letourneau, Derry                                                                              Effective:  May 9, 2012

Vacancy                                                                                                                Expiration:  September 19, 2013

 

Racing & Charitable Gaming Commission - RSA:  284:6-a

Frederick Booth, New Durham                                                                         Effective:  May 9, 2012

Vacancy                                                                                                                Expiration:  April 9, 2014

 

State Radiation Advisory Committee - RSA:  125-F

(Healing Arts)

Nominated by the State Radiation Advisory Committee

Michael A. Dutton, Weare                                                                                 Effective:  May 9, 2012

Succeeding:  J. Douglas Roberts, Claremont                                                  Expiration:  October 14, 2014

 

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board - RSA:  328-F

(Licensed SPL, Clinical Setting)

Debra E. Kaufman, Bedford                                                                            Effective:  May 9, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  March 4, 2015

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Committee - RSA:  12-A

 (Long Distance Learning)

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

Brian T. Shepperd, Lee                                                                                       Effective:  May 9, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  October 18, 2014

 

Waste Management Council - RSA:  21-O:9

(Licensed Sanitary or Environmental Engineer from Private Industry)

Arthur J. Cunningham, Bow                                                                              Effective:  May 9, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  April 21, 2016

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Agricultural Lands Preservation Committee - RSA:  432

Peter S. Helm, Canaan                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reapointment                                                                                                      Expiration:  October 10, 2014

 

Deputy Bank Commissioner - RSA:  383

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Banking

Glenn A. Perlow, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  August 1, 2012

Succeeding:  Robert A. Fleury, Hopkinton (resigned)                                   Expiration:  August 1, 2018

Salary:  Grade GG, Maximum step - $90,606

 

Board of Foresters - RSA:  310-A:100

(Dir. of the Division of Forest and Lands)

Brad W. Simpkins, Hillsborough                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  August 22, 2016

 

Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board - RSA:  170-G:6

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

Strafford County

Steven H. Slovenski, Lee                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  December 2, 2014

 

Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees - RSA:  188-F

(Public Member)

Richard M. Heath, Bow                                                                                     Effective:  June 30, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 30, 2016

 

Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees - RSA:  188-F

(Public Member)

Katharine Bogle Shields, Canterbury                                                              Effective:  June 30, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 30, 2016

 

Community Development Finance Authority - RSA:  162-L

(Community Development Organization)

David S. Moore, Portsmouth                                                                             Effective:  July 1, 2012

Succeeding:  David Wood, Bethlehem                                                            Expiration:  July 1, 2017

 

Division of Higher Education - RSA:  21-N:8-a

(On recommendation from the NH College and University Council)

Michele D. Perkins, Henniker                                                                            Effective:  June 30, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 30, 2017

 

Director of Agency Software at the Department of Information Technology - RSA:  21-R:3

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Information Technology

Peter C. Hastings, Derry                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Expiration:  4 years from confirmation

Salary:  Grade HH, Maximum step - $98,691

 

Maine-New Hampshire Interstate Bridge Authority - RSA:  234:46

Robert A. Allard, Portsmouth                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  May 25, 2013

 

Maine-New Hampshire Interstate Bridge Authority - RSA:  234:46

Henry B. Stebbins, Portsmouth                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Michael M. O’Malley, Portsmouth                                           Expiration:  May 25, 2013

 

Pharmacy Board - RSA:  318

(Public Member)

Heather C. Shambarger, Salem                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Sandra Keans, Rochester (term limited)                                 Expiration:  October 14, 2016

 

Advisory Board on Private Investigative Agencies and Security Services - RSA:  106-F:3-a

(Licensed Investigator/Bail Recovery)

Seldon E. Nason Jr., Webster                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  April 27, 2015

 

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board - RSA:  328-F

Richard W. Mozier, Jr., Belmont                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Michael W. Quinlan, Bedford (resigned)                                 Expiration:  January 8, 2015

 

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court - RSA:  490:1

James P. Bassett, Canterbury                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James E. Duggan, Amherst (resigned)                                      Expiration:  Until 70 years of age

 

Board of Veterinary Medicine - RSA:  332-B

Nominated by the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association

Catherine Gajewski, Barrington                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Michael Maki, New Ipswich (term limited)                             Expiration:  March 5, 2017

 

Wetlands Council - RSA:  21-O:5-a

(Member of Municipal Conservation Commission)

Deborah Lievens, Londonderry                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Paul A. Dionne, Derry                                                                 Expiration:  November 21, 2013

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - TRAVEL:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

A.      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to allow two employees to travel over 300 miles one-way in a state owned vehicle, in the amount of $3,499 to attend the Gulf of Maine Council meeting on June 4-8, 2012, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#2           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to award a grant to the Town of Bethlehem, NH, in the amount of $360,000 for the purpose of assisting The Sovereign Journey, L3C LLC, with a business expansion activity.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#3           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to amend a sole source contract with Allen Systems Group Inc., Naples, FL (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #17), for the purpose of supporting DHHS-DFA New HEIGHTS application growth, by increasing the amount by $84,319 from $612,304 to $696,623, and by increasing the MIPS capacity from 300 to 350 for the mainframe computer resource licenses, maintenance, and technical support services.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other (Agency Class 027) funds: the Agency Class 027 used by the Department of Health and Human Services to reimburse DoIT for this work will be 58% General and 42% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS

#3A        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request for additional funding in the amount of $1,207,621 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, from funds not otherwise appropriated.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized to enter into a contract with the Lloyd Center for the Environment Inc., Dartmouth, MA, for Moth Identification and Survey at the State Military Reservation, Concord, NH, in the amount of $17,894.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized the confirmation of Christopher A. Fauver, Springfield, VT, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

#6           Authorized the nomination of John W. Gorham, Concord, NH, for appointment 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 the nomination of Captain Andrew R. Smith, Dover, NH, 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.

 

#8           Authorized to accept a Controlled Humidity Storage Building from the Federal Government – National Guard Bureau at no cost to the State of NH.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9           Authorized to transfer funds in and among accounting units in the amount of $30,325.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#10         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, retroactive payment to the National Association of State Personnel Executives, Lexington, KY, in an amount not to exceed $4,500 for Fiscal Year 2012 membership dues.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#11         Authorized to accept and expend “Disaster FEMA 4026-DR-NH” funds in the amount of $10,711 from the State of NH, Department of Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management for costs incurred during the declared event of Tropical Storm Irene.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#12         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with The HayGroup Inc., Irvine, CA, (originally approved by G&C on 4-6-09, item #27), to provide consulting services for the administration and management of the classification and compensation plans for unclassified employees, by extending the date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% General Funds. 

 

#12A      Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Daniel St. Hilaire with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the financing of certain capital improvements in connection with Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH.

 

#12B      Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no on the DHHS Vacant Positions only, and Councilor Wheeler voting no on the entire request, the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver approval of classification decisions as detailed in letter dated April 18, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#13         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $136,495 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $136,494.05 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#14         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award a Partnership Initiative Grant in the amount of $4,500 to the Nashua Symphony Orchestra.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#15         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Arts to enter into a contract with Ingrid Pichler, Swampscott, MA, to create artwork for the Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse, Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $39,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Percent for Arts Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#16         Authorized to transfer a total of $410,000 between the Byrne JAG Grant and the Drug Task Force-Regional account in order that it may be used to support the ongoing operation of the NH Attorney General’s Drug Task Force.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#17         Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds, in the amount of $27,316, from the NH Highway Safety Agency, that are over and above the amount budgeted in FY 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#18         Authorized to accept and expend a federal grant in the amount of $110,107 received from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, Federal Fiscal Year 2011 John R. Justice Grant program, to be utilized to provide student loan financial assistance to public defenders and prosecutors in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#19         Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the Coos County Attorney’s Office, in the amount of $3,060 from the FFY 2009 ARRA Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2013.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#20         Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the Manchester Police Department, in the amount of $5,500 from the US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for increased enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#21         Authorized to amend the sub grants as detailed in letter dated April 25, 2012, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #43), from the FFY 2010 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and are used to support and enhance State and regional efforts in enforcing laws prohibiting the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors, by extending the end date from May 31, 2012 to May 31, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#22         Authorized to amend the sub grants as detailed in letter dated April 25, 2012, (originally approved by G&C on 5-12-10, item #33), from the FFY 2009 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws grant and are used to support and enhance State and regional efforts in enforcing laws prohibiting the sale to, or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors, by extending the end date from May 31, 2012 to September 30, 2012.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#22A      Authorized to enter into a contract with Tsunis Holding Inc., d/b/a Holiday Inn Concord, Concord, NH, for the purpose of providing a handicapped accessible room and refreshments for the annual Municipal Trustees Seminars, in the amount not to exceed $3,200.  Effective upon G&CL approval through June 21, 2012.  100% Other Funding (Charitable Trust Fees). 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#23         Authorized to transfer appropriated contracts for Program Services Funds, in the amount of $50,000 to cover increased cost of retirees Health Insurance.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Insurance Assessment Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#24         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into a contract with ReportingMD, for the provision of consulting services in connection with the premium rate review initiative to evaluate options for improving the rate review process under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the amount of $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into a contract with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, for the provision of consulting services in connection with the premium rate review initiative to evaluate options for improving the rate review process under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the amount of $125,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25A      Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into a contract with MMcLeod Consulting, for the provision of consulting services in connection with the premium rate review initiative to evaluate options for improving the rate review process under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in the amount of $257,040.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#26         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Early Education and Intervention Network of NH, Concord, NH, to conduct an Early Childhood Mentorship program, in the amount of $56,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Human Resources

#27         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Karol Dermon, Program Specialist IV, Elderly and Adult Services, in the amount of $1,761.75, to compensate for wages that were not paid in SFY 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#28         Authorized to amend a contract with Network Medical Review Company Ltd., Rockford, IL, (originally approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #120), to provide independent clinical review services for the Medicaid medical services and pharmacy program, by increasing the price by $12,675 from $15,140 to $27,815, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2014.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized the Dental Unit, to amend a contract with David A. Gruette, D.D.S., Center Barnstead, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-23-08, item #64), for dental consulting, by increasing the price by $149,760 from $258,960, not to exceed $408,720, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2014.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized the Dental Unit, to amend a contract with Wilbur E. Blackey, D.M.D., Salem, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-23-08, item #63), for orthodontist consulting, by increasing the price by $99,840 from $172,640 to an amount not to exceed $272,480, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2014.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized to amend a contract with Gulf South Medical Supply Inc., Jacksonville, FL, (originally approved by G&C on 9-23-09, item #66), to provide disposable incontinence products for non-institutional Medicaid recipients not participating in Medicaid managed care arrangements, by increasing the price by $534,956.02 from $3,465,043.98 to not to exceed $4,000,000, and by extending the completion date from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#32         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to make a one-time retroactive payment to renew agency membership in the American Public Human Services Association, Washington, DC, in the amount of $13,895.  Effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  46% Federal, 54% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#33         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section, Obesity Prevention Program, to enter into an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, to provide Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care Services for no fewer than six child care programs, in an amount not to exceed $15,521.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, to enter into an agreement with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH, to provide personal responsibility education services, in an amount not to exceed $275,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, to enter into an agreement with Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH, to provide personal responsibility education services, in an amount not to exceed $150,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

#36         Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control to enter into a grant agreement with Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth, NH, under which the Division of Public Health Services will provide two portable ventilators and necessary accessories valued at $13,980 to enhance respiratory medical capacity in response to a large-scale health emergency, using funding supported by the federal Department of Homeland Security Grant to NH.  Effective upon G&C approval and until the grant agreement is terminated by one of the parties.  100% Other (DOS – Fed Homeland Security Grant) Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control to enter into a grant agreement with Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH, under which the Division of Public Health Services will provide four portable ventilators and necessary accessories valued at $27,960 to enhance respiratory medical capacity in response to a large-scale health emergency, using funding supported by the federal Department of Homeland Security Grant to NH.  Effective upon G&C approval and until the grant agreement is terminated by one of the parties.  100% Other (DOS – Fed Homeland Security Grant) Funds. 

 

#37A      Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening Section, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter Christin H. D’Ovidio into a retroactive educational tuition agreement with the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, to participate in the course entitled Social Marketing Program Management – On-line, during the period of April 30, 2012 through June 30, 2012, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,730.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#38         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Dede Wescott, RN, Boscawen, NH, to provide services as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $39,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Jill Weyant, RN, Franklin, NH, to provide services as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $41,600.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Herbert W. Crosby Jr., Ph.D., Concord, NH, to provide services as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#41         Authorized to amend an agreement with The Stepping Stone Drop-In Center Association, Claremont, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #129), to increase the agency’s capacity to provide crisis respite services in Region 2, by increasing the price limitation by $8,000 from $330,575 to an amount not to exceed $338,575.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  39% General, 61% Federal Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized to amend an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #118), to provide Assertive Community Treatment services, by increasing the price by $20,000 from $116,246 to $136,246.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  16% General, 84% Federal Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized to amend an agreement with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #117), to provide state general funds to enhance the agency’s Assertive Community Treatment program, by increasing the price by $10,000 from $1,078,072 to an amount not to exceed $1,088,072.  (2)Further authorized to amend an agreement with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #117), for refugee interpreter services at the agency, by increasing the price by $13,000 from $1,078,072 to an amount not to exceed $1,091,072.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  88% General, 12% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#44         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Mental Health Center Inc., d/b/a Genesis Behavioral Health, Laconia, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $97,260.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

#45         Authorized to enter into an agreement with CLM Center for Life Management, Derry, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $272,100.  Effective August 6, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 5, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized to amend an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #78), for homeless assistance services, by increasing the price by $79,829 from $508,735 to $588,564.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $38,271.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home

#48         Authorized to enter into a contract with ATC Group Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide wastewater laboratory services, in an amount not to exceed $6,191.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION

#49         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to continue one Account Clerk III position, salary grade 9, through June 30, 2013, at an estimated cost of $30,888.  100% Liquor Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

#50         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a lease with NTC Concord Holdings LLC, Concord, NH, for rental of office and hearing room space comprised of approximately 2,360 square feet, Concord, NH, for an amount not to exceed $35,460.  Effective July 1, 2012 through no later than June 30, 2017.  99.3% General, .7% Other (Filing fees) Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#51         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a contract with Exeter Associates Inc., Columbia, MD, to provide expert testimony, litigation assistance, training, and other services related to representing the interests of residential utility customers in dockets at the NH Public Utilities Commission, in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Utility Assessment Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#52         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#53         Authorized to accept and place on file the Division of Parks and Recreations report of transfers of funds for the Bureau of Historic Sites for the quarter ending March 31, 2012.

 

#54         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, to accept and place on file the report of transfer of funds for Cannon Mountain Ski Area for the quarter ending March 31, 2012.

 

#55         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #32), for the delivery of Workforce Investment Act On-the-Job employment and training services, by increasing the amount from $1,539,839 to $1,548,071.18, and increase of $8,232.18.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal ARRA and NEG Workforce Investment Act Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-9-11, item #55), for the delivery of Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker National Emergency Grant Program services, by increasing the amount from $209,062 to $210,701.83, and increase of $1,639.83.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Dave’s Septic Service Inc., Bedford, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at 14 state park facilities and 3 welcome information centers, in the amount of $49,012.75.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $2,450.63 to cover any unforeseen septic issues found, that isn’t included under the original scope of services, once septic pumping is performed.  Effective July 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.  85% Park Account, 15% Highway Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Rowell’s Sewer & Drain LLC, Franklin, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at 6 state park facilities and 1 welcome information center, in the amount of $20,875.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,043.75 to cover any unforeseen septic issues found, that isn’t included under the original scope of services, once septic pumping is performed.  Effective July 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.  81% Park Account, 19% Highway Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Lamprey Suburban Septic Inc., Moultonborough, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at 2 state park facilities, in the amount of $15,690.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $784.50 to cover any unforeseen septic issues found, that isn’t included under the original scope of services, once septic pumping is performed.  Effective July 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.  100% Park Account Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Sebastian Septic Service LLC, Milton, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at 1 historic site and 6 state park facilities, in the amount of $27,617.50.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,380.87 to cover any unforeseen septic issues found, that isn’t included under the original scope of services, once septic pumping is performed.  Effective July 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.  99% Park Account, 1% General Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with the Peterborough Police Department, Peterborough, NH, for security coverage and traffic control at Miller State Park, in the amount of $2,680.  Effective September 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012.  100% Park Account Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with the Town of Nottingham Police Department, Nottingham, NH, for security coverage and traffic control at Pawtuckaway State Park, in the amount of $6,240.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Park Account Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to enter into a sole source contract with Evergreen Wire Rope Testing, Brush Prairie, WA, for the electromagnetic wire rope testing of the Aerial Tramway and Peabody Express Lift at Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Ski Area Fund. 

 

#64         Authorized the Bureau of Trails to enter into a retroactive Land Use Agreement with Twitchell Heirs c/o Thomas Carney, Rochester, NH, for snowmobile trails access in the towns of Millsfield and Errol, for a yearly payment of $1,000, a total payment amount of $5,000.  Effective November 6, 2011 through November 5, 2016.  100% Agency Income (snowmobile) Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into a contract with CaLLogix Inc., Bedford, NH, for call center, database management, and mail fulfillment services, in the amount of $660,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014, with the option to renew for one two-year period.  100% General Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to amend a sole source contract with Rumbletree Inc., Portsmouth, NH (originally approved by G&C on 4-27-11, item #23), for advertising  and promotional services for NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food, Division of Agricultural Development, by increasing the amount by $159,040 from $8,785,060 to $8,944,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Travel & Tourism Revolving Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to exchange 0.17 acres of Bear Brook State Park for 0.17 acres of land owned by Shannon Groves which will become part of Bear Brook State Park.   No Cost to the State.  (2)Further authorized to accept $1,100 of administrative fees, and deposit into “the Forest Improvement Account”. 

 

#68         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend USDA Forest Service, Stewardship Program Grant Funds in the amount of $2,111 that were unexpended as of June 30, 2011, for the purpose of funding the purchase of educational supplies.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend USDA Forest Service, Urban Forestry Assistance Program Grant Funds in the amount of $14,828 that were unexpended as of June 30, 2011, for the purpose of funding existing personnel, and the purchase of meeting room and educational supplies.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69A      Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to accept the Quitclaim Deed from the Town of Madison and the Gerry Heirs, for two tracts of land in the Town of Madison which is known as Madison Boulder Natural Area. (No state funds).

 

#69B      Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with The Student Conservation Association Inc., Charlestown, NH, to provide services for various park projects, in the amount of $95,160.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#70         Authorized to accept and expend a $12,162 reimbursement from a cooperative cost share agreement between the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and the NH Fish and Game Department.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#70A      Authorized to enter into a contract with Harry-O Electrical Corp., Loudon, NH, for the Owl Brook Lighting Improvements, Holderness, NH, in the amount of $31,035.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  75% Federal, 25% Other (Wildlife Heritage Foundation) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#71         Authorized to accept and expend $97,500 in Federal flow-through funds from the Association of US Delegates to the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment for implementation of a grant to fund Northeast Regional Ocean Council activities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with the Association of US Delegates to the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, for implementation of a grant to fund Northeast Regional Ocean Council activities, in the amount of $97,500.  Effective January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Other (Federal flow-through) Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#72         Authorized to amend item #77 originally approved by G&C on 6-3-09, ARRA – Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, ARRA 2009 federal funds, by reallocating $14,700 for better utilization of funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2015.  100% ARRA Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#73         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Enfield, (originally approved by G&C on 10-7-09, item #46), which finalizes the Original Loan Agreement in the amount of $583,640.  Effective upon G&C approval.  41.5% Clean Water State Revolving, 8.5% Capital (General), 50% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Greenville, (originally approved by G&C on 11-18-09, item #30), which finalizes the Original Loan Agreement in the amount of $875,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  41.5% Clean Water State Revolving, 8.5% Capital (General), 50% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro, (originally approved by G&C on 6-17-09, late item #A-5), which finalizes and lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $824,959.37 from $2,000,000 to $1,175,040.63.  Effective upon G&C approval.  33.2% Clean Water State Revolving, 6.8% Capital (General), 60% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized to amend a Cooperative Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 3-30-11, item #62), to provide an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant by extending the end date to June 30, 2013 from June 30, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.  No Additional Funding.  100% ARM Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Field Geology Services, Farmington, ME, to conduct a fluvial erosion hazard assessment of the Suncook River for a not to exceed contract value of $106,598.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, for comparative evaluation of alternative wetland assessment methods, in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Epping Historical Society, Epping, NH, for interpretive signs and information that provide historic documentation of the Bunker Pond Dam, in an amount not to exceed $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  62.5% Private, 37.5% Maintenance of Dam Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the NH Rivers Council, Concord, NH, for the purpose of early detection activities related to exotic aquatic species, in the amount of $4,871.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Lakes Restoration Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, to finance the River Street and Nelson Circle Pump Station Replacement project, in the amount of $262,500.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Clean Water State Revolving, 17% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Action Wakefield Watersheds Alliance Inc., Union, NH, to complete the Salmon Falls Headwaters Watershed Management Plan Implementation Project – Phase 2: Brackett Road Load Reductions, Youth Conservation Corps and Outreach Project, in the amount of $87,026.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized Sally F. Stewart Trust’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

#84         Authorized Jay and Kathryn Leach’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#85         Authorized James & Christine Zampell’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#86         Authorized to accept material donations totaling $7,000 received during the period of January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012, as a result of contributions.

 

#87         Authorized to transfer appropriation funding in the total amount of $70,000 for the fiscal year 2012 to compensate for unexpected shortfalls and to adjust the budget between existing expenditure lines.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  38% Federal, 44% Agency, 18% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#88         Authorized to accept monies totaling $45,206.61 received during the period of January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2012 as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#89         Authorized to transfer appropriations between classes in the amount of $31,096.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Private Grant Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#90         Authorized to transfer appropriated Teacher Credentialing funds, in the amount of $50,000 to cover increased cost of part-time employees.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Other – Teacher Certification Fees.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#91         Authorized to transfer appropriated funds for FY12 and carry-forward grant funds from prior fiscal years between classes in the amount of $45,845 in order to maximize the use of federal funds and to increase expenditures in class 060.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#92         Authorized to transfer appropriated funds for FY12 and carry-forward grant funds from prior fiscal years between classes in the amount of $311,153 in order to maximize the use of federal funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#93         Authorized to enter into a contract with the NH Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, d/b/a Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, to provide technical assistance to school districts regarding State priorities for preschool special education and to support data reporting requirements throughout NH, in an amount not to exceed $149,981.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized the Charter School Office, to enter into a contract with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center located in Bedford, NH, to serve as Lead Evaluator to conduct a qualitative and quantitative on-site evaluation of three current NH Charter Schools, in an amount not to exceed $16,850.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized to pre-pay the hotel, Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA, in the amount of $709.60 which is the cost for one individual who will be attending the Special Education Law Symposium on Sunday, June 24-29, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#96         Authorized to accept and expend $6,574,948 from federal grants from the Homeland Security Grant Program for Fiscal Years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 from the US Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, Preparedness Directorate, for the purpose of executing the mission of the Homeland Security Grant funding at the local and state level.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#97         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $133,540 for the implementation of cost effective mitigation projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  (2)Further authorized to enter into grant agreements with the City of Claremont, and the Town of Newbury, for a total amount of $50,742, for the reimbursement of project cost overruns associated with the project identified through the evaluation of natural hazards.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#98         Authorized the Division of State Police to amend item #121 originally approved by G&C on 9-28-11, by reallocating grant funds of $75,000 received from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, for the purpose of reducing and deterring serious crimes in NH.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the City of Manchester, in the amount of $75,000 for the enforcement of activities relating to Gang, Undercover Drug Investigations, and related search warrant executions.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#99         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to transfer funds within “Emergency Management Admin” in the amount of $31,000 for an anticipated shortage in retiree pension benefit health insurance and personal services – temp for the Fiscal Year 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  31% Federal, 54% Private Local, 11% Agency Income, 4% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#100       Authorized the Division of State Police to transfer funds within State Police Enforcement, in the amount of $20,000 for anticipated shortages in current expense charges for the Fiscal Year 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Highway Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#101       Authorized the Division of State Police to transfer funds between Traffic Bureau and Ammunition, in the amount of $125,000 for anticipated shortages in holiday pay personnel charges and temporary personnel service charges for the Fiscal Year 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#102       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to transfer Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds in the amount of $25,000 to align the appropriations with the obligations from FEMA.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from FEMA, in the amount of $95,698 for the implementation of cost effective flood mitigation projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#103       Authorized to restore 223 hours and 36 minutes of sick leave to Trooper Matthew Favreau who suffered a line of duty injury and was unable to perform his normal or routine duties from October 30, 2011 through December 30, 2011.

 

#104       Authorized to restore 116 hours and 8 minutes of sick leave to Trooper Jeffrey Bird who suffered a line of duty injury and was unable to perform his normal or routine duties from June 7, 2011 through July 24, 2011.

 

#105       Authorized the Division of Emergency Services and Communications to exercise a contract with Green Mountain Communications Inc., Pembroke, NH, for removal and installation of redundant vertical wall mount air conditioner/heating units on existing State of NH public safety communications shelters at remote mountaintop summit communications sites, in an amount not to exceed $135,898.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#106       Authorized the Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac Inc., Concord, NH, for reconditioning and transport of vehicles to the White Farm before auction, in an amount not to exceed $28,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  74% Highway, 11% Turnpike, 15% Agency Income. 

 

#107       Authorized the Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac Inc., Concord, NH, for painting of approximately thirty-five State Police vehicles, in an amount not to exceed $51,975.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into two memorandums of agreement with the NH Department of Environmental Services, one in the amount of $178,941.58 and one in the amount of $230,467.95, for a total amount of $409,409.53 for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 18, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Environmental Services, for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $238,552.38.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 27, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding and grant $95,142.50 to Volunteer NH!, for the administration and coordination of grants to local citizen corps councils and/or programs identified in the memorandum.  The Department of safety will retain a grant allowable 5% management and administrative cost recovery of $5,007.50 from the total grant allocation from the US Department of Homeland Security of $100,150.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Fish and Game for the Operation Stonegarden award of the 2011 Homeland Security grant program, in the amount of $8,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, (originally approved by G&C on 1-27-10, item #89), to update Hazard Mitigation Plans, by extending the performance period from July 10, 2012 to July 10, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#113       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, (originally approved by G&C on 1-27-10, item #89), to update Hazard Mitigation Plans, by extending the performance period from July 10, 2012 to July 10, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Atkinson, to develop a Local Emergency Operations Plan for the community, for a total amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Rochester School Department, for an electrical engineering design for the emergency shelter area of the Rochester Middle School, for a total amount of $5,650.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Brookfield, NH, for updating local hazard mitigation plans, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 18, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized the Division of Fire Safety to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Manchester Fire Department, for activities associated with the development and implementation of emergency plans under the Emergency Planning and Right to Know Act, in the amount of $11,967.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized the Office of the Commissioner, Grants Management Unit, to purchase portable radios on behalf of all local and county law enforcement agencies statewide, in an amount not to exceed $4.4 million.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Saga Communications NE LLC, Manchester, NH, for the purpose of the creation, production, distribution and promotion of radio announcements focusing on the importance of sharing the road and motorcycle rider training courses, in an amount not to exceed $22,000.  Funding is available through the “Motorcycle Rider Training Program Media Campaign” grant that was approved by G&C on 1-11-12, item #84.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2012. 

 

#120       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Rochester to purchase and outfit a mobile incident command vehicle and upgrade the Fire Department’s current command vehicle for a total amount of $42,237.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121       Authorized the Division of Fire Safety to enter into a grant agreement with the North Country ERT, for activities associated with the development and implementation of emergency plans under the Emergency Planning and Right to Know Act, in the amount of $12,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#122       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Manchester, for the purchase and installation of an emergency generator at the Central Fire Station for a total amount of $76,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#123       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Claremont, for the purchase of a command cabinet, a laptop computer with air card and a duel head mobile radio for their Emergency Management command vehicle for a total amount of $14,107.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Sandwich, to purchase and install a generator and associated equipment at the Sandwich Central School to provide emergency back-up power in order for the school to act as the Town’s primary emergency shelter for a total amount of $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#125       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Merrimack Village Water District for the purchase of a portable generator for a total amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#126       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Plaistow, to purchase and outfit a mobile Emergency Operations Center command vehicle for a total amount of $26,737.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#127       Authorized to transfer $159,000 between Turnpike Fund accounts and classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#128       Authorized to transfer $805,000 from Highway Surplus to fund vehicle parts, maintenance and repairs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Highway Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#129       Authorized to transfer $974,948 between Highway Fund accounts.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#130       Authorized the Division of Operations to establish a temporary part-time position of Civil Engineer IV, LG 27, and to establish a Consultant to determine bridge capacity ratings in the performance of bridge reviews for overweight permits.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $31,841 to provide engineering services for bridge reviews.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income-Oversize/Overweight.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#131       Authorized to transfer $151,022 from Highway Surplus to fund increases in various accounting units.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Highway Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#132       Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to accept and expend funds in the amount of $76,000 to fund the NH public use airports as prescribed by State statute.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income-Aeronautics Registration Fees.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#133       Authorized the Bureau of Planning to accept and expend Transportation Community and System Preservation federal funds in the amount of $195,660 to conduct a planning study for US Route 3 at Exit 36 southbound.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#134       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $69,204.41 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from March 28, 2012 through April 18, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.  

 

#135       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on alterations to US 3 in the Town of Pembroke, and to appoint members to the commission to hold the hearing, and if the necessity is found, to layout the new highway at this location, with a suggested budget of $1,899.60. 

 

#136       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on a culvert reconstruction in the Town of Andover, and to appoint members to the commission to hold the hearing, and if the necessity is found, to layout the new highway at this location, with a suggested budget of $893.04.

 

#137       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on an intersection reconstruction in the Town of Barrington, and to appoint members to the commission to hold the hearing, and if the necessity is found, to layout the new highway at this location, with a suggested budget of $433.20.

 

#138       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to swap a 0.39 acre parcel of State owned land located along NH Route 111 in the Town of Windham, in exchange for a 1.61 acre parcel of land along the NH Route 111 in Windham, needed for the Salem-Manchester, 10418C project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  No Cost Transaction.

 

#139       Authorized the Bureau of Mechanical Services to amend the Acquisition Plan for Fiscal Year 2012 (originally approved by G&C on 10-12-11, item #89), by increasing the plan amount by $235,007 from $2,429,993 to $2,665,000 and adjusting the type and amounts of equipment being purchased for the best use of funding available.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#140       Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending March 31, 2012.

 

#141       Authorized to accept and expend Statewide Planning Research Federal Funds in the amount of $15,900 to fund exhaust hoods and their installation.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#142       Authorized the Bureau of Rail and Transit to enter into an agreement with Transport Central, Plymouth, NH, for transportation coordination efforts, in an amount not to exceed $45,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#143       TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to table the request of the Bureau of Construction’s summary of projects with possible contingencies use for the period through March 31, 2012.

 

#144       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with M.E. Latulippe Construction Inc., Ashland, NH, for scour protection under the NH Route 25/3A bridge over the Baker River in the Town of Plymouth, on the basis of a low bid of $142,858.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $21,428.70 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 7, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#145       Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to enter into two individual agreements with the firms of CHA Consulting Inc., Keene, NH, and McFarland-Johnson Inc., Concord, NH, for on-call engineering services for various transportation projects located throughout the State, for an amount not to exceed $750,000 each.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2015. 

 

#146       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement and bridge rehabilitation for 3.85 miles between Exits 15 and 17 on I-89, on the basis of a low bid of $11,925,026.67. (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $596,251.33 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 18, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#147       Authorized the Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into an agreement with Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS Inc., McLean, VA, under a best-value procurement undertaken by the E-ZPass Group to provide E-ZPass-related equipment for the Turnpike system.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 22, 2021.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#148       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000, for the sum total of $30,782.98 for the period extending from January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012.

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, and with Councilor Wheeler voting no, voted to remove item #54A- which was tabled at the March 28, 2012 Meeting.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Office of the Commissioner

#54A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorekno, Councilor Wheeler – no, authorized to enter into individual agreements with the Managed Care Organizations as follows: (1)Granite State Health Plan Inc., c/o Centene Corp, St. Louis, MO; (2)Boston Medical Center Health Plan Inc., Boston, MA; and (3)Granite Care – Meridian Health Plan of NH, Detroit, MI, to provide Medicaid Managed Care medical and long-term care services to Medicaid clients at an estimated cost, based on clients’ choices of enrollment into a single Managed Care Organization following program implementation, not to exceed $2,226,923,030 in the aggregate between all vendors.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015.  50.3% Federal, 40.3% General, 9.4% Other (County) Funds. 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove item #37- which was tabled at the April 18, 2012 Meeting.

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#37         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to deny the petition of Brian R. LaClair (age 52), requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.  

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and with Councilor Wheeler voting no, voted to remove item #114- which was tabled at the April 18, 2012 Meeting.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#114       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, and with Councilor Wheeler voting no, authorized the request of the Division of Motor Vehicles to exercise a contract with Gordon-Darby for intelligent test equipment and network to support the State’s motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  No State Funds will be used for this contract; services will be paid by the licensed inspection stations. 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #Late Item A- which was tabled at the April 18, 2012 Meeting.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Late Item A.         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized  the request of the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.M. Piper, Inc., Plymouth, NH on the basis of a low bid of $887,028.00 for slope stabilization on US 302 near the Catterall Road intersection west of I-93, Exit 42 in Lisbon.  From the date of G&C approval through October 26, 2012.  100% Federal funds.  2) Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $88,702.80 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #Late Item B- which was tabled at the April 18, 2012 Meeting.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Late Item B.         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request of the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.M. Piper, Inc., Plymouth, NH on the basis of a low bid of $631,636.65 for rehabilitation work on the NH Route 140 bridge over the Winnipesaukee River in the Town of Tilton, from date of G&C approval through November 16, 2012. 100% Federal funds. 2) Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $63,163.67 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.

 

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The Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:00 p.m.