GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                                June 2, 2005 8:00 a.m.

 

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 8:00 a.m. all members present.

 

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

accepted the minutes of May 18, 2005.

 

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

approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the May 18, 2005 meeting. 

 

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

 

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following:

 

Air Resources Council

Robert K. McLellan, Lebanon                                                                            Effective:  June 2, 2005

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

Carol Burney, Penacook                                                                                     Effective:  June 2, 2005

 

Personnel Appeals Board

Robert Preston, Seabrook Beach                                                                       Effective:  June 2, 2005

 

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism

Robert D. Greenleaf, Somersworth                                                                    Effective:  June 2, 2005

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Public Member)

Eugene T. Reed, Nottingham                                                                             Effective: June 2, 2005

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: June 2, 2007

 

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

Kim M. Trisciani, Manchester                                                                           Effective: June 2, 2005

Succeeding: Linda Horan, Alstead (resigned)                                                Term: February 3, 2007

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

John C. Severance, Whitefield                                                                           Effective: June 2, 2005

Succeeding: Charles Puksta, Claremont                                                           Term: January 22, 2008

 

State Liquor Commission

Patricia T. Russell (d), Keene                                                                             Effective: July 1, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 1, 2011

Salary: GG1 Maximum $77,255

 

Pari-Mutuel Commission

Robert S. Fennerty, Bow                                                                                     Effective: June 2, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: April 9, 2008

 

 

Director of Administration: Department of Transportation

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Edwin O. Smith, Hinsdale                                                                                   Effective: June 2, 2005

Succeeding: W. Douglas Scamman                                                                  Term: October 17, 2006

Salary: Group GG, Step 2 ($65,668)

 

Director of Project Development: Department of Transportation

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

James A. Moore, Bow                                                                                         Effective: June 2, 2005

Succeeding: David J. Brillhart, Concord                                                           Term: February 18, 2007

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

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

State Committee on Aging

Violet Constant (i), Concord                                                                              Effective:  June 24, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 24, 2008

 

Board of Licensing of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals

(NAADAC)

Thomas Jordan, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 8, 2008

 

NH State Council on the Arts

Dorothy J. Yanish, Peterborough                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Melissa Walker, Madbury                                                          Term:  November 23, 2006

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Aviation Association of NH)

Bruce Hutchings, Lancaster                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Paul Fleming, Manchester                                                          Term:  April 23, 2008

 

Department of Environmental Services: Director of Air Resources

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services

Robert R. Scott, Bow                                                                                           Effective:  July 1, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2009

Salary:  HH Maximum, $84,232

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

(NH Permanent Firemen’s Association)

Joseph M. Butts, Allenstown                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  February 15, 2008

 

Fish & Game Commission

(Sullivan County)

Thomas H. Hubert (i), Newport                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Donald Clark, Claremont                                                             Term:  June 29, 2010

 

Fish & Game Commission

(Cheshire County)

Robert Phillipson, Jr. (r), Keene                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 29, 2010

 

Department of Resources and Economic Development Advisory Commission

Northam D. Parr, Rumney                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 1, 2010

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the State Employees Association

Dennis Kinnan, Manchester                                                                              Effective:  July 1, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2007

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the NH Police Association

David W. Kelley, Hampton                                                                                Effective:  July 1, 2005

Succeeding:  Craig H. Wiggin, Meredith                                                         Term:  July 1, 2007

 

University System of NH Board of Trustees

Edward C. Dupont, Durham                                                                               Effective:  June 30, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2009

 

University System of NH Board of Trustees

Merle W. Schotanus, Grantham                                                                        Effective:  June 30, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2009

 

University System of NH Board of Trustees

Elizabeth M. Tamposi, Nashua                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Chester L. Jordan, Concord (resigned)                                     Term:  June 30, 2007

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            NOT USED

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2            Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $7,389 from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, to provide additional assistance to communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program that will improve floodplain management across the state for the period of October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized to amend a federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, (previously approved by G&C on 10-6-04, item #1), to provide assistance to communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program, by adjusting the budget for the grant for the best utilization of available funds, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005.

 

#3           Authorized to enter into the agreements, as detailed in letter, dated May 18,2005, with the New Hampshire

Regional Planning Commission, for the purpose of conducting Community Assistance Visits under the National Flood Insurance Program, for a total of$18,750 upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to amend an agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-03, item #198), to allow Southwest Community Services to complete housing rehabilitation efforts by changing the end date from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2005.

 

#5           Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to amend an agreement with the

Town of Stratford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-10-04, item #7), for a wastewater collection system, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2006 and increasing the price limitation by $350,000 for a new total of $700,000.

 

ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6            Authorized William R. Davis, Newfields, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#7            Authorized Jason R. Denton, Stratham, NH, be confmned to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#8            Authorized to reclassify position #19894, Maintenance Mechanic II, Salary Grade 12 to an Assistant Superintendent of Grounds, Salary Grade 16. 100% General Funds.

 

#9            Authorized to accept donations of landscaping materials, engraved bricks, electric club car, and work uniforms in the amount of $5,307.18 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery as detailed in letter dated May 17, 2005.

 

#9A        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend a contract with Bonnie Lee Rice, (previously approved by G&C on 12-15-04, item #22), for administrative support services to the Air National Guard Family Readiness and Support Program at Pease ANGB, by extending the contract from June 30, 2005 to September 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#10          Authorized Division of Personnel, to permanently reclassify position #18012, TI/College Associate Professor, labor grade 22, salary schedule A-180, to Human Resources Specialist II, labor grade 24, salary schedule A-000, effective upon G&C approval.

 

#11          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond J. Wieczorek for the construction, furnishing and equipping of two new student residence facilities, a new dining facility, infrastructure improvements and refinancing of existing indebtedness in connection with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH.

 

#12          Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to transfer $85,200, as specified in their letter dated April 28, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#13          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Personnel to enter into a contract with Michael P. Gillis, to provide computer training and consultation to government employees and agencies, for an amount not to exceed $9,000, for the period of July 1, 2005, or date of G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#14          Authorized the Salary Adjustment Fund and Employee Benefit Adjustment Fund and in conformance with the G&C action of January 6, 2005, the agency transfers indicated in letter dated May 5, 2005, were Authorized for the month of April.

 

#14A      Authorized Bureau of Risk Management to enter into a sole source agreement with The Rowley Insurance Agency for purchase of liability insurance to protect the State for its watercraft operations, for an amount not to exceed $11,012.  Effective June 4, 2005 through June 3, 2006.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#15          Authorized to accept and expend $75,000 in Fiscal Year 2005 additional program revenues from the period of G&C approval to June 30, 2005.

 

#16          Authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $59,571.20 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#17          Authorized to accept a gift to the State of NH of 2,500 copies of a guidebook (“Guidebook for NH Charitable Nonprofit Organizations”) from Fidelity Investments and the NH Charitable Foundation with an approximate value of $4,500.

 

#18          Authorized to designate Kim K. Fallon as a Forensic Investigator at a salary of $48,496 effective June 1, 2005, with a term that will end January 24, 2006.

 

#19          Authorized to transfer $51,000, as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#20          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to enter into an agreement with the Workforce Opportunity, Inc., to provide services to the Work Force Opportunity Council, Inc., as the Performance Accountability and Consumer Information Agency, in the amount of $257,859.71.  Effective July 1, 2005, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21          Authorized to transfer $19,350, as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#22          Authorized for $750,000 in additional general funds for inmate medical and dental costs, and to transfer $201,767 as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#23          Authorized to exercise the option to amend a contract with The Doctor’s Office, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #93), for pre-assignment and/or fitness for duty examinations, by extending the contract from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007, and increasing the price limitation from $41,410 to $82,820, and increase of $41,410.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24          Authorized to transfer $36,100, as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#25          TABLED – The Governor and Councilor on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to table the request to pay the National Conference of Insurance Legislators Assessment Dues in the amount of $10,000 for the calendar year 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#26          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request of the Division of Libraries, to accept and expend additional federal funds from the Institute of Museum & Library Services, in the amount of $29,912.94, for Library Services Technology Act funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#27          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to transfer $96,700, as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#28          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  the request to retroactively amend a federal grant award (previously approved by G&C on 5-19-04, item #23), by extending the termination date of the Mine Safety and Health Training federal grant for the promotion of mining safety programs from September 30, 2004 to a new end date of September 30, 2005.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively accept and expend registration fees in the amount of $35 from each participant in the mine training seminars, as part of the federal program above, totaling $13,160 to defray the cost of facility expenses for the period of October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#29          NOT USED – SOS

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#30          Authorized retroactive payment in the amount of $1,252.94 for Liquor Investigator Nick Houhoulis, for filling in for an employee who was unable to work due to Workers Compensation Injury during the time of January 29, 2004 through May 13, 2004 and November 1, 2004 through February 2, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized an amendment with Scherbon Consolidated Incorporated, Amesbury, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 9-25-02, item #65), to provide emergency generator maintenance at various Liquor Stores, by increasing the price limitation from $6,090 to $11,090, an increase of $5,000.  100% General Funds. 

 

#32          Authorized an amendment with Gobin Disposal Systems, Newport, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-26-02, item #80), to provide rubbish removal services at various Liquor Stores, by increasing the price limitation from $10,987.02 to $18,089.82 of $7,102.80 and extending the termination date through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#33          Authorized an amendment with Zero Waste & Recycling Services Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-26-02, item #82), to provide rubbish removal services at various Liquor Stores, by increasing the price limitation from $5,501.10 to $9,135.10 and increase of $3,634 and extending the termination date through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#34          Authorized an amendment with Monadnock Disposal Services Inc., Jaffrey, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-10-02, item #36), to provide rubbish removal services at various Liquor Stores, by increasing the price limitation from $24,252.80 to $39,564.80 an increase of $15,312 and extending the termination date through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#35          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to reclassify vacant position #8T003 from Maintenance Mechanic I, labor grade 8 to Park Manager I, labor grade 9 with a salary range of $19,539 - $25,720.50.

 

#36          Authorized Design, Development, and Maintenance to enter into a contract with A.W. Therrien Company, Manchester, NH, for the repair of the rain gutter system at the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, Portsmouth, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $12,580.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#37          Authorized Design, Development, and Maintenance to contract with Bayview Construction, Portsmouth, NH, for the repair of the undermined Center Pier at the Newport “Pier Covered Bridge”, Newport, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $61,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 29, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38          Authorized to pay the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Washington, DC $16,403 annual assessment.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#39          TABLED – The Governor and Councilor on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding and with Councilor Burton and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, voted to table the request to accept an $8,200 donation of materials and labor from the Basil Woods Junior Chapter 200 of Trout Unlimited and Carlisle Wide Plank Floors for the ceiling of the dining room at Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, NH.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#40          Authorized to pay a retroactive invoice to the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Resource Agencies in the amount of $500 for annual membership dues for the period of January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#41          Authorized to retroactively pay $6,500 to the Wildlife Management Institute, Washington, DC for Eastern Canada cooperative waterfowl banding project for calendar year 2005.  Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#42          Authorized to retroactively extend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-10-04, item #76), for the purpose of determining the effects of passage impediments and environmental conditions on out-migrating juvenile American shad.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

 

#43          Authorized to expend $2,433.21 in order to pay an invoice due to Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission for Statistical Analysis System Software License Agreement.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#44          Authorized to expend $66,542 in cooperative fencing grants to qualifying commercial agriculturists as identified in letter dated May 11, 2005.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2006.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#45          Authorized to enter into a contract with Joe Brigham, Inc., Pembroke, NH, to carry out aerial stocking and water sample collection of remote, high altitude trout ponds in an amount not to exceed $12,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized to enter into a contract with Perm-A-Drive Paving Co., Inc., Conway, NH, to provide asphalt pavement construction services at Sand Pond in Marlow, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 28, 2005.  75% Federal, 25% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#47          Authorized to transfer $46,795, as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#48          Authorized to accept and expend $67,466.34 in Federal Funds, from the US Environmental Protection Agency, to develop a computer based program for use by small businesses in calculating the impact of the use of Regulated Toxic Air Pollutants, under the PrintSTEP program through November 30, 2005.

 

#49          Authorized to amend a memorandum of understanding with the United States Geological Survey (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-03, item #70), to continue evaluating the effectiveness of the remedial action at the OK Tool Superfund Site, by increasing the value by $100,500 from $511,100 to $611,600, and extending the expiration date from September 30, 2005 to September 30, 2006.  90% Federal, 10% State Funds. 

 

#50          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, to develop a digitized drainage infrastructure inventory for coastal watershed municipalities, in the amount of $28,890.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#51          Authorized DES and the NH Fish and Game Department to enter into the memorandum of agreement as detailed in letter dated May 19, 2005,  for the operation and maintenance of Fish and Game dams.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to provide $188,526, contingent upon approval of the Fiscal Years 2006/2007 budget, for the costs of performing the work above.

 

#52          Authorized to approve a loan agreement with the City of Manchester, NH, by increasing the loan by $800,000 from $3,200,000 to $4,000,000 for a sludge dewatering system project.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#53          Authorized to amend a contract with Camp, Dresser & McKee, Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04, item #58), for professional engineering services, for additional improvements at the Laconia Compound, to increase the price limitation by $92,674 from $233,856 to $326,530, and to extend the completion date from August 31, 2006 to August 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#54          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, in the amount of $58,940 for the Beaver Brook Escherichia coli Impairment Investigation and Remediation and Habitat Restoration Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to enter into a sole source contract with Carl Koteff, Herndon, VA, for geologic mapping services in the amount of $24,000.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Emery & Garrett Groundwater, Inc., Meredith, NH, for geologic mapping services in the amount of $13,800.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dykstra Eusden Jr., Lewiston, ME, for geologic mapping services in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2005, with the option to renew for one year.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#56          Authorized to amend an original loan agreement with the Lakes Region Mobile Home Cooperative, a NH Cooperative, for financing the upgrade of an existing pump station project in the amount of $200,000.

 

#57          Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant award to Pennichuck Water Works, Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-04, item #67), to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2005 from June 30, 2005.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant award to Pennichuck Water Works, Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-21-04, item #44), to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2005 from June 30, 2005. 

 

#58          Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant award to the Manchester Water Works, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-03, item #78, amended on 5-19-04, item #42, amended on 2-25-05, item #45), to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2005 from June 30, 2005. 

 

#59          Authorized to award a Water Supply Land Grant to the Emerald Lake Village District, Hillsboro, NH, to purchase a piece of property in a source water protection area to protect water supply land, in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

#60          Authorized to award a Water Supply Land Grant to the Town of Newfields, NH, to purchase a conservation easement on 7 parcels of property in a source water protection area to protect water supply land, in the amount of $331,994.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized to award a Water Supply Land Grant to the Orford Village District, Orford, NH, to purchase a piece of property in a source water protection area to protect water supply land, in the amount of $20,306.54.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized to award a Water Supply Land Grant to the Town of Lee, NH, to purchase three parcels of property and a conservation easement in a source water protection area to protect water supply land, in the amount of $225,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized a supplemental loan agreement with the Town of Littleton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-29-02, item #67), which lowers the original loan agreement by $292,894.84 from $1,470,000 to $1,177,105.16 to finance a landfill closure.

 

#64          Authorized to award Used Oil grants to the municipalities as detailed in letter dated May 19, 2005, totaling $15,082, for the purpose of improving and/or operating their Used Oil Collection Centers.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized Leslie & Kathleen Beckwith’s request to install two seasonal piers connected by a seasonal walkway and increase an existing seasonal pier on shoreline frontage on property located at Wolfeboro Neck on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

#66          Authorized Malcolm Chase Revocable Trust’s request to construct a permanent fixed pier with a gangway leading to a seasonal float providing two boat slips on frontage on property located at Little Bay in Durham.

 

#67          Authorized John & Donna Jolin’s request to amend the permit to increase the size of the canopy on property located at Belknap Point on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04).

 

#68          Authorized Cynthia and Richard Vito’s request to fill to construct breakwater in an “L” configuration with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered pier with a cantilevered dock in an “L” configuration with a permanent dock adjacent to the shore, dredge adjacent to the dock on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#69          Authorized John Lindenthal’s request to construct a permanent fixed pier to a seasonal ramp to a seasonal float providing two boat slips on shoreline frontage on property located on the Back Channel of the Piscataqua River.

 

#70          FAILED – The Governor and Council with Counilors Spaulding, Griffin, and Pignatelli voting no, failed to approve Blaislake LLC’s request to construct breakwater in an “L” configuration, with a gap at the shoreline, excavate shoreline to construct a dug in boathouse and dredge to provide access to the boathouse on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#71          Authorized Blaislake LLC’s request to fill to construct breakwater in an “L” configuration with a gap at the shoreline, and a cantilevered pier accessed by a walkway, dredge from the boat-slip on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#72          Authorized Cynthia & Richard Vito’s request to fill to construct breakwater in an “I” configuration with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered pier accessed by a wharf with a piling supported dock and a piling supported dock in a “W” configuration, dredge from the northern slip and install two tie-off piles in the southern slip on frontage on property located at the Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#73          Authorized Norman J. Bergeron’s request to remove fill from bank and wetland to restore unAuthorized jurisdictional impacts, replace material with rip-rap to stabilize river bank, replace existing seasonal piers with seasonal piers connected by a seasonal walkway and a seasonal pier connected by a seasonal walkway to expend the capacity of an existing marina on frontage on property located along the Connecticut River in Hinsdale.

 

#74          Authorized Shaheen Enterprises, Inc’s request to construct a permanent fixed pier to a gangway to a seasonal float providing two boat slips on frontage on property located on the Oyster River in Durham.

 

#74A      Authorized Water Division to make retroactive unencumbered payments of the invoices as detailed in letter dated May 25, 2005, in the amount of $29,077.44 for emergency work undertaken on May 8 & 9, 2005 in repairing a leak on a 24-inch force main in Gilford on Route 11B, and in the cleanup work resulting from the leak.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS

#75          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to amend an existing sole source agreement with Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, PLLC, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-18-04, item #150), for legal and investigative services, by increasing the amount by $10,000 from $10,000 to an amount not to exceed $20,000, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006. 

 

                                NH BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#76          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend a sole source agreement with Jeffrey Graham, CPA, of Graham & Graham, Springfield, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 2-11-04, item #75, amended on 6-23-04, item #66), by extending the end date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006 and increasing the amount by $10,000 from $18,000 to $28,000.

 

#77          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to retroactively amend a sole source agreement with Attorney Tanya Richmond of Crisp & Richmond, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-7-04, item #31, amended on 8-18-04, item #35, amended on 5-4-05, item #16), by increasing the amount by $15,000 from $36,000 to $51,000.

 

                                NH COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

#78          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request for a lease agreement with Edgar A. Kelley, for 2,655 square feet of office space located at 2 Chenell Drive, Concord, NH from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2010 as detailed in letter dated May 12, 2005.  79.93% General, 18.44% Federal, 1.63% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#79          Authorized to pay the part-time employees as indicated in letter dated May 5, 2005, retroactive pay due to findings in a recent payroll audit.

 

#80          Authorized to pay Ms. Cheryl Weber, Family Services Specialist I, the amount of $5,970.29 due to delayed promotion as detailed in letter dated May 5, 2005.

 

#81          Authorized to pay the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Washington, DC $9,400 annual memberships dues.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  45% Federal, 55% General Funds. 

 

#82          Authorized to accept and expend $294,122 in federal funds and transfer $1,308,411, as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#83          Authorized to transfer $4,981,478.93 of general funds into the uncompensated care fund and accept and expend $9,600,338.53 in federal funds, and transfer $4,608,211.50 of the additional federal funds, as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Office of Program Support

#84          Authorized to transfer $121,999, as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division of Community Based Care Services

#85          Authorized to enter into a contract with Suzanne Appleton, Hebron, NH, to provide massage therapy services in an amount not to exceed $18,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#86          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $139,470.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#87          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $79,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#88          Authorized to amend an agreement with the NH Department of Education, Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation, (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, Late Item #D), by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to September 30, 2005 as detailed in letter dated May 2, 2005.

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#89          Authorized to increase the annual salary of Jonathan Schwartz, MD, Physician In Charge by $3,000 for being board certified.

 

#90          Authorized to reclassify vacant position #16460 from level of Executive Secretary, salary grade 11, to the level of Dietetic Technician, salary grade 14.

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#91          Authorized to amend an agreement with Easter Seals, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #98), for child care resource and referral services for Concord District Office catchment area, by increasing the agreement amount by $166,000 to a new price limitation of $332,000 and extending the end date to June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University System of NH, College for Lifelong Learning, Durham, NH, for early child care tuition assistance in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized to amend and extend an agreement with Strafford County Community Action, Farmington, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-03, item #16), for child care resource and referral services for the Rochester District Office catchment area, by increasing the agreement amount by $92,854 to a new price limitation of $276,854, and extending the end date to June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized to amend and extend an agreement with NH Community Technical College – Berlin Campus, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-7-03, item #99), for child care resource and referral services for the Berlin/Littleton District Office catchment area, by increasing the agreement amount by $135,917 to a new price limitation of $271,834, and extending the end date to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#95          Authorized to reclassify vacant position #9T072 from Assistant State Epidemiologist, salary grade 23, to Senior Management Analyst, salary grade 26.

 

#96          Authorized Rural Health & Primary Care Section/Oral Health Program to amend an agreement with Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Colebrook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #230), to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for clients of the community health center, by increasing the price limitation by $60,000 from $60,000 to $120,000, and extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  81% Federal, 19% General Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized Maternal & Child Health Section to amend an agreement with VNA/Hospice of So. Carroll County & Vicinity, Wolfeboro, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #240), to provide child health services, an access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for students participating in the school-based dental programs, by increasing the price limitation by $85,200 from $85,200 to $170,400, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  59% Federal, 41% General Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized Maternal & Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Health First Family Care Center, Franklin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #242, amended on 1-21-04, Late Item J), to provide oral health, breast and cervical cancer screening tests and case management, and primary care services, by increasing the price limitation by $719,818 from $714,604 to $1,434,422, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  88% General, 12% Federal Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized Maternal & Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #199, amended on 1-21-04, Late Item L), to provide oral health, breast and cervical cancer screening tests and case management, and primary care services, by increasing the price limitation by $520,676 from $519,856 to $1,040,532, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

#100        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to amend an agreement with Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-03, item #101), to provide appropriate breast and cervical cancer screening tests and case management services to eligible women age 18 to 64, by increasing the price limitation by $56,696 from $95,600 to $152,296, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to enter into an agreement with Eileen Ehlers, Hooksett, NH, to provide public education services in the greater Manchester community totaling $60,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#102        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter into an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., dba Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, to build capacity and promote telephone-based, tobacco cessation services to NH residents, totaling $400,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#103        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Community Health and Hospice, Inc., Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #225), to provide child and family health support services, by increasing the price limitation by $52,000 from $52,000 to $104,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  31% Federal, 69% General Funds. 

 

#104        Authorized Rural Health & Primary Care Section/Oral Health Program to amend an agreement with Claremont School District, Claremont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #233), to provide child health services, an access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for students participating in the school-based dental programs, by increasing the price limitation by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  81% Federal, 19% General Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to amend an agreement with Catholic Medical Center, Manchhester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #213), to provide appropriate breast and cervical cancer screening tests and case management services to eligible women age 18 to 64, by increasing the price limitation by $97,192 from $95,600 to $192,792, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment to enter into an agreement with the New England School of Addiction Studies, Augusta, ME, to provide scholarships for individuals wishing to extend their knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance abuse, totaling $5,703,  Effective upon G&C approval through June 24, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#107        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Odyssey House, Inc., Dover, NH, to provide residential substance abuse treatment services totaling $605,283.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#108        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Phoenix Houses of New England, Providence, RI, to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services totaling $1,281,125.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  50% Federal, 50% Other Funds. 

 

#109        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with The Youth Council, Nashua, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services totaling $256,684.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  36% Federal, 64% General Funds. 

 

#110        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, to enter into an agreement with Second Start, Concord, NH, to provide substance abuse prevention services totaling $69,240.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.

 

#111        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services totaling $401,619.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  71% Federal, 29% General Funds. 

 

#112        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Northern NH Mental Health and Development Services, Conway, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services totaling $587,786.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  17% Federal, 83% General Funds. 

 

#113        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services totaling $52,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  29% Federal, 71% General Funds. 

 

#114        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Lamprey Health Care, Newmarket, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services totaling $69,459.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#115        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with West Central Services, Inc., Lebanon, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services totaling $143,651.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  58% Federal, 42% General Funds. 

 

#116        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Manchester Alcoholism Rehabilitation Center, dba Farnum Center, Manchester, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services totaling $931,770.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  89% Federal, 11% General Funds. 

 

#117        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services totaling $713,188.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  60% Federal, 40% General Funds. 

 

#118        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Nashua, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services totaling $487,830.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  48% Federal, 52% General Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Horizons Counseling Center, Inc., Gilford, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services totaling $255,325.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  35% Federal, 65% General Funds. 

 

#120        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Southern NH Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services totaling $54,369.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#121        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Serenity Place, Manchester, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services totaling $449,504.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  91% Federal, 9% General Funds. 

 

#122        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Concord Hospital, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services totaling $80,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#123        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Headrest, Inc., Lebanon, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services totaling $278,217.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#124        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with Southeastern NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Dover, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services totaling $1,062,751.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  35% Federal, 65% General Funds. 

 

#125        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section to enter into an agreement with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide outpatient substance abuse counseling services totaling $30,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#126        Authorized to enter into an agreement with David A. Gruette, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Center Barnstead, NH, to function as a Dental Consultant, totaling $86,289.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#127        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to reclassify position #41761, Pharmacist, labor grade 25, to Administrator I, labor grade 27.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#128        Authorized to reclassify position #19799, Secretary II, labor grade 9, to Program Assistant I, labor grade 12.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#129        Authorized a memorandum of understanding with Wisconsin, Delaware, and Arkansas Enhanced Assessment Grant to join the WIDA Consortium as a limited partner.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized payment in the amount of $19,000 to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#130        Authorized to grant funds to Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Inc., Bedford, NH, to provide academic content/pedagogy courses needed by middle and high school teachers to meet the definition of high quality teacher, for an amount not to exceed $199,935.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 and Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option for up to four additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#131        Authorized to grant funds in the amount of $5,000 to the NH School Administrators Association, Concord, NH, to support the Commissioner’s Conference being held June 26-29, 2005 at the Red Jacket Mountain View Hotel, North Conway, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

#132        Authorized to grant funds to the College for Lifelong Learning, Concord, NH, for the purpose of preparing to implement the new teacher preparation program approval process, in a total amount not to exceed $8,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006 and Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#133        Authorized to grant funds to Rivier College, Nashua, NH, for the purpose of preparing to implement the new teacher preparation program approval process, in a total amount not to exceed $11,100. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006 and Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#134        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to enter into a sole source contract with The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment Inc., Dover, NH, to provide technical assistance in determining the technical adequacy of the alternate assessment and to develop the technical assistance processes and products that will ensure that states will get the support they need to continue after this project ends in an amount not to exceed $183,660.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2006 pending approval of the next biennium budget.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved on the basis of invoices which are supported by a summary of activities that have taken place in accordance with the terms of the contract, along with a detailed listing of expenses incurred in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#135        Authorized to enter into a contract with National Scoring Services, Inc., Steamboat Springs, CO, to score and report the scores of the GED Test for an amount not to exceed $20,540.  Effective July 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget.  (2)Further Authorized payment of services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#136        Authorized to enter into a contract with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Bedford, NH, to provide appropriate meeting space and meals for the New England Common Assessment Program test preparation workshop for test coordinators or their designee from schools and/or school districts and employees of the Department of Education on June 7, 2005 in an amount not to exceed $4,672.80.  (2)Further Authorized to exercise the right to reschedule this meeting form the original date of June 7, 2005 in case of inclement weather and/or unforeseen circumstances to a date not to go beyond June 30, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

#137        Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Southern NH Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide youth services, employment, and training in an amount not to exceed $290,545.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract.  (3)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price in accordance with the NH Code of Administrative Rules 311.07 (a)(5).  100% Other Funds. 

 

#138        Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Jobs for NH Graduates, Manchester, NH, to provide youth services, employment, and training in eight NH Communities in an amount not to exceed $2,392,299.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007 pending legislative approval of the next biennial budget.  (2)Further Authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract.  (3)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price in accordance with the NH Code of Administrative Rules 311.07 (a)(5).  100% Other Funds. 

 

#139        Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Jobs for NH Graduates, Manchester, NH, to provide youth services, employment, and training in one NH Community, Exeter, NH, in an amount not to exceed $3,901.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 pending legislative approval of the next biennial budget.  (2)Further Authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract.  (3)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price in accordance with the NH Code of Administrative Rules 311.07 (a)(5).  100% Other Funds. 

 

#140        Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a lease agreement with Chris J. Tasoulas, Keene, NH, for 4,400 square feet of space, for a total cost of $318,845.88.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#141        Authorized to exercise a renewal option and grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #454, amended on 7-14-04, item #101), to provide classes in early childhood education, adult education, and parenting education to promote academic success for families, for an amount not to exceed $190,655.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#141A    Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a lease agreement with 30 Maplewood Avenue Trust, Quincy, MA, for space comprised of 3,969 gross feet in Portsmouth, NH, for a total cost of $379,295.28.  Effective June 1, 2005 through May 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

#142        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request of NHTI in Concord, NH to amend a Title III Planning Grant, from the US Department of Education, (previously approved by G&C on 2-9-05, item #82), by extending the grant period end date from June 30, 2005 to September 30, 2005.

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#143        Authorized to award $200,000 in FY 2005 to the University System of NH, for the benefit of highly qualified NH residents pursuing programs of study at public colleges and universities within the state.  100% General Funds. 

 

#144        Authorized to award a $2,000 grant to St. Joseph School of Practical Nursing, for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need.  100% General Funds. 

 

#145        Authorized to award a $15,500 grant to Franklin Pierce College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

#146        Authorized to award a $2,000 grant to Saint Anselm College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part-time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the State of NH and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need.  100% General Funds. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#147        Authorized Division of State Police retroactive approval to an exception to Admin. Rule 308.05 (c) (2), which prohibits travel over a 300 mile radius using a state or personal vehicle without G&C approval.  Lieutenant John Lehacheur traveled to Harrisburg, PA, by state car on May 14-21, 2005 to attend the Oral Board Assessment Panels at the Pennsylvania State Police.

 

#148        Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications, and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to hold a workshop titled “Advanced Incident Command System” on June 14-16, 2005 at the Tourist Village Motel, Inc., dba The Royalty Inn, Gorham, NH, for a cost not to exceed $4,969.47.  (2)Further Authorized a contract with the Tourist Village Motel, Inc., dba The Royalty Inn, Gorham, NH, the low bidder, for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $4,969.47.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 16, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#149        Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency “NH Bureau of Hearings Traffic Records Equipment” in the amount of $68,028.26 to purchase equipment for the Bureau of Hearings.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#150        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively accept and expend funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the amount of $40,000 to study motorcycle crashes over a 15-month period.  Effective September 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005. 

 

#151        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively accept and expend a grant from the US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration in the amount of $13,000 to defray the cost relating to the eradication and suppression of illicit marijuana.  Effective January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#152        Authorized to extend the end dates of the grants as detailed in letter dated May 19, 2005, awarded by the NH Department of Justice from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2005.

 

#153        Authorized to retroactively extend the end date of a grant received from the Motor Carrier Safety Administration Program in the amount of $475,255 for the Performance and Registration Information Systems Management Program, by extending the then end date from June 30, 2004 to December 31, 2005. 

 

#154        Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services to retroactively amend the lease with Wilton Main Street Association, Wilton, NH, for the EMS field office in Wilton, NH for a total of $6,591.  Effective May 1, 2005 through October 30, 2005.  100% Fire & EMS Funds. 

 

#155        Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to retroactively extend a lease with Maynesboro Industries, Inc., Berlin, NH, for office space for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, for a total cost of $6,300.  Effective April 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005.  100% Fire & EMS Funds. 

 

#156        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles and Administration to enter into a sole source agreement with Eastman Kodak Co, Rochester, NY, to provide preventive maintenance, service and repairs to the equipment located in the Divisions of Motor Vehicles and Administration in the amount of $17,203.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 and may be extended for two additional terms of one year each.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#157        Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Bureau of Emergency Management to enter into a one-year, sole source contract with the NH Association of Broadcasters to purchase airtime for, and produce, radio and television Non-Commercial Sustaining Announcements on emergency management programs, projects and public information on emergency preparedness, in an amount not to exceed $66,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 through March 31, 2006.  35% Federal, 54% Utility, 11% Fire & EMS Funds. 

 

#158        Authorized the application permit of Hillplace Association of East Hebron located on Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 6 moorings.

 

#159        Authorized to transfer $151,047, as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#160        Authorized to transfer $38,500, as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#161        Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of April 28, 2005 through May 11, 2005.

 

#162        Authorized Division of Aeronautics to accept and expend $2,500,000 in federal funds for the AIP-58 noise program project to sound insulate approximately 75 residences in the vicinity of the Manchester Airport.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#163        Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $30,000 from the Special Railroad Fund for the installation of railroad bridge timbers and other related tract work on the Merrimack River Bridge and the replacement of a structural timber on an approach trestle in Concord for the continued maintenance of active state-owned railroad lines, as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#164        Authorized to transfer $3,220,000 from highway funds and $175,000 from turnpike funds, and $2,640,000 from highway surplus and $175,000 from turnpike retained earnings, as specified in letter dated May 18, 2005.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#165        Authorized with Councilor Spaulding voting no,  the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with the Boston and Maine Corporation to acquire a portion of an abandoned railroad corridor in Lancaster at a purchase price not to exceed $17,500.

 

#166        Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to sell several tracts of State owned land totaling 4.95 acres located in the Town of Gorham to the Town of Gorham for $119,650.46.

 

#167        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, to undertake the NH 104 Corridor Access Management Study for a fee not to exceed $48,928.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

 

#168        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Dover, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities for a fee not to exceed $535,094.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#169        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities for a fee not to exceed $369,876.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#170        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH to undertake certain transportation related planning activities for a fee not to exceed $297,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#171        Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Unisys Corporation of Blue Bell, PA, for mainframe computer support services in the amount of $147,300.49.  Effective June 1, 2005 through December 31, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#172        Authorized to enter into a contract with Ayer Electric LLC, Madbury, NH, for providing electrical services at the Bureau of Turnpikes Maintenance and Toll Facilities, on the basis of a low bid in the amount of $48,850.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#173        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the North Country Council, Bethlehem, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities for a fee not to exceed $324,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#174        Authorized the Bureau of Environment to enter into three prequalified, low bid, cost-based contract for a combined total of $500,000 with the firms as detailed in letter dated May 12, 2005, to undertake certain cultural resource investigations for transportation purposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2007.

 

#175        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Hong Environmental, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-25-05, item #80), for additional work associated with the demolition of a building located on land owned by the State of NH in Rye, by increasing the price by $1,000 from $16,580 to $17,580. 

 

#176        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a low bid contract with All States Asphalt, Inc., Sunderland, MA, on the basis of a single bid of $372,760 for roadway resurfacing of 18.72 miles along US 3 in Pittsburg and NH 16 in Errol and Wentworth Location.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 12, 2005.

 

#177        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Liddell Brothers, Inc., Norwell, MA, for overhead sign removal and replacement along I-93 and the F.E. Everett Turnpike, on the basis of a low bid of $609,999.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 28, 2006. 

 

#178        Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no,  Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation and safety work along NH Route 11 in the Town of Alton, on the basis of a single bid of $2,797,305.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 2, 2006. 

 

#179        Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation and safety work along NH Route 104 from east of Sugar Hill Rd to the  I-93 interchange, on the basis of a single bid of $2,145,498.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005.

 

#180        Authorized Bureau on Construction to enter into a contract with Moulison North Corporation, Biddeford, ME, for traffic signal upgrade and safety improvements for pedestrians in Littleton, on the basis of a low bid of $130,836.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 28, 2005.

 

#181        Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation and safety work along US Route 4 from the NH Route 107 intersection in Epsom to the Ridge Road intersection in Northwood, on the basis of a single bid of $2,970,194.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 28, 2005.

 

#182        Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a low bid contract with Dellagatta Contracting Co., Inc., Nashua, NH, for the Police Standards and Training Council Storage and Maintenance Facility, Concord, NH, for the lump sum price of $91,250.

 

#183        Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with Moulison North Corporation, Biddeford, ME, for Portsmouth Bridges Security Surveillance Systems and Integration on Sarah M. Long Bridge and High Level Bridge, Portsmouth, NH, for the lump sum price of $289,250.  (2)Further Authorized payment to the NH DOT, Bureau of Public Works for engineering services provided for the project in the amount not to exceed $12,750.

#184                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $897.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alyssa LaBelle, Human Resources Assistant, in the course entitled “Organizational Leadership”.

B.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, the sum of $603.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Nancy Labore, Professor, in the on-line course entitled “Health Policy Institute”.

C.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $685.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jean Magee, Assistant Professor, in the course entitled “Introduction to Health Promotion and Health Education”.

D.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,021.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Saylor, Associate Professor, in the course entitled “Graduate Practicum”.

E.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $632.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Amy Joy, Account Technician, in the course entitled “Intermediate Algebra”.

F.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,024.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura Kieronski, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Public Administration Urban Planning”.

G.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Behavioral Health - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,221.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charlene Noyes, Accountant I, in the course entitled “Management Information Systems”.

H.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Behavioral Health - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,221.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debora Vallery, Financial Agent II, in the course entitled “Financial Management”.

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,221.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kenneth Merrifield, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Managerial Accounting”.

J.              HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Wheelock College, Boston, MA, the sum of $1,510.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Dawn Rouse, Program Specialist, in the course entitled “Multicultural Perspectives on the Family”.

K.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $793.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Thibeault, Technical Support Specialist I, in the course entitled “Visual Programming II”.

L.             SAFETY, Division of Fire Standards, Training & EMS – Request permission to pay Walden University, Baltimore, MD, the sum of $1,750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Friedrich von Recklinghausen, EMS Regional Coordinator II, in the distance learning course entitled “Research Seminar III”.

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A.            Authorized, as amended, to apply a discount rate of 30% for private (automobile) vehicles and a discount rate of 10% for commercial vehicles with New Hampshire accounts in the E-Z Pass Program. Further authorize the token system be discontinued as payment for toll fare by the first day of fiscal year 2008. The amendment as proposed by Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli to set the cost for the transponders at $5.00 until May 1, 2006 PASSED.

The following amendments FAILED:

  • Councilor Pignatelli proposed, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, to give two free passes a day for Merrimack residents at the Merrimack tolls only.  The amendment failed with Councilors Burton, Spaulding, Griffin and Wieczorek voting NO.
  • Councilor Pignatelli proposed, seconded by Councilor Burton, to allow Merrimack residents with a 03054 zip code 75% discount when going through the 6 Merrimack toll booths. The amendment failed with Councilors Burton, Spaulding, Griffin and Wieczorek voting NO.
  • Councilor Burton proposed, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, to discontinue the use of tokens as of December 31, 2006. The amendment failed with Councilors Spaulding, Griffin, Wieczorek and Pignatelli voting NO.

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned