GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                June 21, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, accepted the minutes of June 7, 2006.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the June 7, 2006 meeting.

 

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

New Hampshire Council on the Arts

Paul W. Hodes, Concord                                                                                    Effective:  Upon acceptance of resignation

 

Advisory Committee on Marine Fisheries

Laura Simmons, North Hampton                                                                       Effective:  Upon acceptance of resignation

 

New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank

Jeffrey C. Towne, Concord                                                                 Effective:  May 9, 2006

 

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

Harvey Hill, Charlestown                                                                                    Effective:  Upon acceptance of resignation

 

Commission to Study the State Park System

Timothy J. Decker, Manchester                                                                         Effective:  Upon acceptance of resignation

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

State Committee on Aging

(Belknap County)

Judith B. Pilliod (r), Belmont                                                                               Effective:  June 24, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 24, 2009

 

Assessing Standards Board

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Assessing Officials

Gregory A. Heyn, Milford                                                                                  Effective:  June 21, 2006

Succeeding:  Gary J. Roberge, Deerfield                                                          Term:  September 19, 2007

 

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics

(Barber)

David Caron, Concord                                                                                        Effective:  July 1, 2006

Succeeding:  Frank Coletta, Salem (reached term limit)                  Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Community Development Organization)

Brian F. Hoffman, Bedford                                                                  Effective:  June 21, 2006

Succeeding:  William A. Marcello, Keene                                                        Term:  July 1, 2010

 

Director of the Division of Forest and Lands,

State Forester: Department of Resources and Economic Development

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

Philip A. Bryce, Deering                                                                                     Effective:  June 21, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 1, 2010

Salary:  GG maximum $80, 376

 

Director of the Division of Parks and Recreation: Department of Resources and Economic Development

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

Allison A. McLean, New London                                                                     Effective:  June 21, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 1, 2010

Salary:  GG Step 4 $76, 359

 

State Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers

(Master Plumber)

Tedd P. Evans, Concord                                                                                     Effective:  July 1, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

Donald L. Stevens, Rye                                                                                      Effective:  June 21, 2006

Succeeding:  Anthony Aslanian, Greenland (resigned)                                Term:  December 16, 2006

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

Nominated by the New Hampshire College and University Council

William J. Farrell, Nashua                                                                                   Effective:  June 30, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2011

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

John D. Crosier, Concord                                                                                   Effective:  June 30, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2010

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

George Epstein, Madison                                                                                   Effective:  June 30, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2010

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Board of Acupuncture Licensing

(Public Member)

Katrine N. Barclay, Franconia                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Susan Chulyk, Portsmouth (resigned)                                      Term:  September 8, 2009

 

Deputy Adjutant General

Stephen C. Burritt, Henniker                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Joseph K. Simeone, Stratham                                                     Term:  July 15, 2010

Salary:  GG Step 3 - $73, 787

 

Deputy Commissioner: Banking Department

Robert A. Fleury, Hopkinton                                                                             Effective:  August 1, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 1, 2012

Salary:  GG Maximum $81, 984

 

Boxing and Wrestling Commission

Arthur J. Nolin, Pembroke                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 15, 2009

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Private Financial Institution)

Michael J. Long, Plymouth                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 10, 2011

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Employment and Training Programs)

Kathleen M. Moore, Thornton                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Arthur J. Connelly, Laconia                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Tom Jordan, Manchester                                                            Term:  February 13, 2009

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

Nominated by the Commission Members

William E. Roberts, Hinsdale                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Bruce Clement, Westmoreland                                   Term:  February 10, 2009

 

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

(Public Member)

William B. Cashin, (d), Manchester                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety in consultation with the Governor

Christopher M. Pope, Concord                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Term:  Shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor                                         Salary:  $94, 584

 

Board of Medicine

(Public Member)

Brian T. Stern, Dover                                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Judith Dickinson, Concord (resigned)                                      Term:  October 14, 2011

 

Merrimack River Valley Flood Control Commission

Barbara  Reid, Concord                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Randy Perkins, Franklin                                                              Term:  March 1, 2009                                          

 

Merrimack River Valley Flood Control Commission

Frederick W. Welch, Seabrook                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  March 1, 2008

 

New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank

Katherine E. L. Chambers, Milford                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Jeffrey Towne, Concord (resigned)                                           Term:  July 1, 2007

 

Department of Resources and Economic Development Advisory Commission

(Public Relations)

Richard Hamilton, Littleton                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 1, 2011

 

The Commission to Study the State Park System

(General Public)

Allen R. Damren, Claremont                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Timothy Decker, Manchester (resigned)                  Term:  November 30, 2006

 

 

 

                        BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Measured Progress, Inc. located in Dover, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD JUNE 21, 2006

IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

 

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                At 10:45 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of a commercial facility project by the Business Finance Authority (“Authority”) for Measured Progress, Inc. and 171 Watson Road of Dover Holding Corporation and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project.  The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject.  Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project and emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; [there being none], Councilor Griffin introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR MEASURED PROGRESS, INC. AND 171 WATSON ROAD OF DOVER HOLDING CORPORATION, IN DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were:  the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $2,000,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE A COMMERCIAL FACILITY FOR MEASURED PROGRESS, INC. AND 171 WATSON ROAD OF DOVER HOLDING CORPORATION IN DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination under RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of a commercial facility for Measured Progress, Inc. and 171 Watson Road of Dover Holding Corporation (collectively, the "Co-Borrowers"), in Dover, New Hampshire, by the Authority’s issuance of up to $2,000,000 in revenue bonds (the "Bonds") under RSA 162-I:1 et seq. (the "Act"); and

 

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

 

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

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

(a)           Special Findings.

 

(1)           The project to be financed with the proceeds of the Bonds consists of: (i) financing amounts previously expended in connection with the construction of a 72,000 square foot processing facility at 400 Sixth Street, Dover, New Hampshire and the construction of a 73,000 square foot office building and related improvements at 100 Education Way, Dover, New Hampshire ("Phase I"); and (ii) financing the construction of an approximately 22,000 square foot two wing addition to the office building at 100 Education Way, Dover, New Hampshire, related costs (architects, engineering, etc.) including reimbursement of amounts previously expended therefore by the Co-Borrowers, issuance costs, and possibly including capitalized interest and/or credit enhancement costs ("Phase II") (collectively, the "Facility" or the "Project").  The Facility is within the definition of "Commercial Facility" in RSA 162-I:2 and may be financed under the Act.

 

(2)           The establishment and operation of the Facility will create or preserve employment opportunities directly or indirectly within the State of New Hampshire (the "State") and will likely be of general benefit to the community as a whole.

 

(b)           General Findings.

 

(1)           The Project and the proposed financing of the Project are feasible.

 


(2)           The Co-Borrowers have the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facility successfully.

 

(3)           The Mortgage, Security, Loan and Trust Agreement and the other documents to be executed in connection with the issuance of the Bonds (collectively, the "Financing Documents"), contain provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated, directly or indirectly, to pay Project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from proceeds of the Bonds or from funds received under the Financing Documents, exclusive of funds received under the Financing Documents by the Authority for its own use.

 

(4)           The Financing Documents do not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facility, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act.

 

(5)           The proposed financing of the Project by the Authority and the proposed operation and use of the Facility will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162-I:1, will preserve or increase the social or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State’s citizens.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to:   June 21, 2006

 

#2            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pigantelli, seconded by Councilor Burton and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation Keene Affordable Housing Corporation located in Keene, NH.  Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON JUNE 21, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 11:14 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be

considered would be the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan to be made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the purchase of the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, briefly explained the project and introduced Jack Dugan, Executive Director of Monadnock Economic Development Corporation.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Pignatelli introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:7  WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN TO MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s):  None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18

AWARDING A LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:10

WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN FROM

THE MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO

MONADNOCK AFFORDABLE HOUSING CORPORATION

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the purchase and acquisition by the Authority of a loan in the principal amount of Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars ($85,000) (the "Loan") made by the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, a municipal corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of New Hampshire and a local development organization (the "Lender") to Keene Affordable Housing Corporation,  a New Hampshire corporation (the "Borrower") to be used to construct a 12,200 square foot facility.

 

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

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed purchase of the Loan by the Authority; and

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

                                                (i)  The purchase and acquisition of the Loan will make available funds for the local or regional promotion, encouragement, or development of business activities in an area where such funds are needed; and

 

                                                (ii)  The Loan to be purchased by the Authority does not impose an undue risk of loss to the Authority.

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

                                                (i)  The purchase of the Loan by the Authority as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                2.             Approval.  The Governor and Council approve the purchase of the Loan by the Authority as recommended by the Authority and authorize the Authority to cause the execution and delivery of a Loan Purchase Agreement substantially in the form submitted to the Governor and Council and to take such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to June 21, 2006.

 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

#3            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request to accept and expend $247,929.13 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency via NH Office of Emergency Management in order to reimburse eligible State Active Duty expenses incurred during the October 2005 floods in Southwestern NH.  (2) to reimburse the Adjutant General’s Department the amount of $247,929.13 as Federal reimbursement for their State Active Duty expenses incurred during the October 2005 floods in Southwestern NH..  Effective upon G&C approval.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                GOVERNORS COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#4            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to transfer $14,000 to replace worn out and broken furniture and equipment for the period ending June 30, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5            Authorized to enter into a contract with Applied Geographics Inc., Boston, MA to complete the Strategic Geographic Information System Plan as well as a business plan, including an assessment of State agency GIS needs and priorities for statewide data development, in the amount of $49,650.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 14, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6            Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $24,195.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $6,048 to immediately begin work for the first quarter of FY 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#7            Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $28,907.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#8            Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $25,061.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $6,265 to immediately begin work for the first quarter of FY 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#9            Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $22,989.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#10          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with North Country Council, Bethlehem, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $20,476.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $5,119 to immediately begin work for the first quarter of FY 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#11          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $28,858.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $7,214 to immediately begin work for the first quarter of FY 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#12          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $31,612.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $7,903 to immediately begin work for the first quarter of FY 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#13          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Central NH Regional Planning Commission, Concord, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $23,886.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $5,971 to immediately begin work for the first quarter of FY 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#14          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Dover, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $24,016.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to advance to the vendor $6,004 to immediately begin work for the first quarter of FY 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#15          Authorized transfers in the amount of $40,000 as detailed in letter dated May 15, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#16          Authorized to accept a contract with The MedStat Group Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide for ongoing contractor system maintenance and enhancements for the Department of Health and Human Services Medicaid Decision Support System.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a contract on a sole source basis with The MedStat Group Inc., to provide for ongoing contractor system maintenance and enhancements for the Department of Health and Human Services Medicaid Decision Support System, by increasing the amount by $478,900 from $2,423,777 to an amount not to exceed #2,902,677, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007, and providing for an option to extend the contract for an additional year up to June 30, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#17          Authorized to accept a gift of services from Microsoft Inc., Redmond, WA, valued at $25,200.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Nashua, NH for technical training associated with the above gift for support of the Department of Safety’s migration from Novell to Microsoft network operating systems.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 

 

#18          Authorized to enter into a contract with Akibia Inc., Westborough, MA, to assess the NH Lottery Commission’s information technology security model and practices in an amount not to exceed $283,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#18A      Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Software House International, Paxton, MA for software and peripheral services including support services and maintenance, to sustain day-to-day operational needs of agencies within the State of NH in the amount of $43,927.  Effective April 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  98% Other, 2% Federal Funds. 

 

#18B       Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with MultiProcess Computer Corporation, Windham, NH, for document imaging software, support, maintenance, and enhancement services in the amount of $297,500.  Effective January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2008 with an option to renew through December 31, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#19          Authorized Brian C. Elbert, Farmington, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#20          Authorized Richard F. Oberman, Concord, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

#21          Authorized Stephen C. Burritt, Henniker, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Army National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#22          Authorized to exercise the option to renew a contract for three months with Class Act Cleaning Service LLC, Berlin, CT., for janitorial services at the Health and Human Services building on Hazen Drive, increasing the contract from $587,996.22 to $638,009.55.  Effective July 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006.  99.64% Transfer, .36% General Funds. 

 

#23          Authorized Centralized Mailing Distribution, to enter into a contract with NH Mailing Services, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide presort mailing services for the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $498,960.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008. 

 

#24          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a twelve-month hold over amendment with Dusty’s Transportation Inc., Auburn, NH, for office and courtroom space located in Auburn, NH, for a total amount not to exceed $44,502.60.  Effective July 1, 2006 through no later than June 30, 2007.

 

#25          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a one-year inter-agency rental agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing their Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with office space located in the Nashua District Court, Nashua, NH for a total amount of $8,280.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

 

#26          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a nine-month hold over amendment with the Town of Colebrook, NH, for office and courtroom space for a total cost not to exceed $7,481.25.  Effective July 1, 2006 through no later than March 1, 2007. 

 

#27          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a six-month hold over amendment with Sals Kitchen Realty, Salem, NH, for office and courtroom space for a total cost not to exceed $33,219.36.  Effective July 1, 2006 through no later than December 1, 2006.

 

#28          Authorized to pay the National Association of State Budget Officers, Washington, DC $10,200 for FY 2007 membership dues.

 

#28A      Authorized to amend an agreement with the Local Government Center HealthTrust, LLC, to provide administrative services related to the State’s participation in the Medicare Retiree Prescription Drug Subsidy Program for an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#28B       Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $400,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of July 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $306,073,249.09 for the Month of May and recommends the balance of $83,926,750.91 be lapsed.

 

#28C       Authorized to exercise an option to renew a contract with Kang Company Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-6-05, item #22), for janitorial services at Londergan Hall, Johnson Hall, Spaulding Hall and Records and Archives, by increasing the amount from $133,000 to $244,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

 

#28D       Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2006 during the month of May.

 

#28E       Authorized Salary Adjustment Fund and Employee Benefit Adjustment Fund transfer for the month of May.

 

#28F       Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D.L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH, for mold remediation and restoration for North Hall, NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, for a total not to exceed $174,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 25, 2006.

 

#28G       WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request of the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the City of Concord for state owned property located in the Concord District Court, Concord, NH.  Effective September 1, 2006 through August 31, 2009.

 

#28H       Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Harvey Construction Corporation of NH, Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-5-04, item #168), for the Readiness Center Addition/Renovations, State Military Reservation, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $221,704 from $10,714,553.52 to $10,936,257.52.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 26, 2007. 

 

#28I        Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a sole source contract with Harvey Construction Corporation of NH, Bedford, NH, for an addition to the Readiness Center State Military Reservation, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $3,589,780 from $10,936,257.52 to $14,526,037.52.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized that an additional amount of $44,024.48 be approved for payment to Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, increasing engineering fees from $155,553.52 to $199,578 bringing the total contract from $14,526,037.52 to $14,570,062. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#29          Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to enter into a five-year contract with Citizens Bank, Manchester, NH, to provide centralized toll processing services for the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Turnpikes, in the estimated amount of $2,188,150.  Effective July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2011 with two one-year options to extend.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a revised memorandum of agreement as detailed in letter dated June 7, 2006, with the Department of Transportation from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2011.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#30          Authorized Abandoned Property Division to distribute funds accrued from unclaimed property in Report Year 2002 to NH Counties and escheat funds to the State in the total amount of $3,969,341.

 

#31          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $86,357.46 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#32          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to establish a Full Time Temporary position for one Historian, labor grade 24.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for the reconstruction, use, administration and maintenance of the first NH State House built in 1758, in the amount of $248,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#33          Authorized Division of the Arts, to grant an award in the amount of $19,500 to the New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA for the subsidized funding of NH Artists and Presenters.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34          Authorized Division of the Arts to enter into a contract with Dharma Creative, Nashua, NH, for the design and layout of various publications in the amount of $25,492.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized Division of the Arts to award Community Arts in Healthcare grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated June 2, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36          Authorized Division of the Arts to award a Mini Grant in the amount of $550 to Keene State College, Keene, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37          Authorized Division of the Arts to award grants totaling $9,000 to Concord Community Music School, Concord, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  61% General, 39% Federal Funds. 

 

#38          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a Preservation Grant to the NH Preservation Alliance, Concord, NH in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH REAL ESTATE COMMISSION

#39          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to enter into a contract with Applied Measurement Professionals Inc., Lenexa, KS, for testing services in an amount not to exceed $165,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  64% General, 36% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

#40          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to enter into a contract with Crisp & Richmond, PLLC, Concord, NH, for prosecution and legal services associated with disciplinary matters in the amount of $20,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#41          Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $121,955 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, to be utilized to support anti gang efforts.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#42          Authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $2,109,000 from the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, Victims of Crime Act Grant Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#43          Authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $210,000 from the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, Victims of Crime Act Grant Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#44          Authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $53,074 from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Program, for funding residential substance abuse treatment for adult and juvenile state offenders.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#45          Authorized to amend a contract with Attorney Elyse S. Alkalay (previously approved by G&C on 8-18-04, amended on 6-22-05, item #52, amended on 8-31-05, item #69), by increasing the amount by $48,739.60 from $95,095 to $143,834.60, and by extending the completion date from July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized to amend a contract with Attorney Mary Anne Mueller, Londonderry, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #67), increasing the amount by $36,400 from $33,880 to $70,280, and by extending the end date from July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#47          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Alexander Chirkov, MD, Ph.D of Lincoln, RI, as a substitute medical examiner to conduct autopsies as needed in the absence of the State Medical Examiner and the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, for a total of $11,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized to retroactively pay Pamela Murphy $778.80 for an increment which was effective December 28, 2004 from SFY 2006 appropriations.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#49          Authorized to pay Fiscal Year 2007 dues to the National Association of Attorney’s General in the amount of $23,827.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  84% General, 12% Transfer, 4% Agency Funds. 

 

#50          Authorized to pay Fiscal Year 2007 dues to the National Criminal Justice Association in the amount of $2,904.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  90% Federal, 10% General Funds. 

 

#51          Authorized to enter into four sub-grants totaling $313,290 to fund programs providing direct services to victims of crime.  Effective July 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized to enter into seven sub-grants totaling $521,582 to funds programs providing direct services to victims of crime.  Effective July 1, 2006 to September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized to enter into a sub-grant totaling $1,229,461 with the agency as detailed in letter detailed in letter dated June 6, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#54          Authorized to retroactively amend a grant from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-05), to support the development of a prescription drug monitoring program in NH, by extending the end date of May 31, 2006 to June 1, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54A      Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $32,829.62 from autopsy fees collected from counties to be utilized to support autopsy expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#54B       Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated June 8, 2006, in the amount of $189,052 from the FFY 2005 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated June 8, 2006, totaling $555,107, from the FFY 2004 Byrne Formula Grant Program which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the Nashua Police Department in the amount of $30,000 from the FFY 2003 Byrne Formula Grant Program which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective July 1, 2006 to September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54C       Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with National Medical Services, Willow Grove, PA for a total of $65,000 to provide toxicology testing services to the State Medical Examiner.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#55          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to amend a contract with University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research Service Building Room 109B, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-6-05, item #37), for conducting health care consulting services through the Institute for health Policy and Practice, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007 from June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#56          Authorized to accept and expend federal funds of $459,661 from the US Department of Labor’s Senior Community Service Program, to support projects that provide gainful, part-time community service employment, training opportunities, and unsubsidized employment for persons with low income who are 55 yrs of age or older.  Effective July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#56A      Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, for acting as the grant recipient/fiscal intermediary to Workforce Opportunity Council in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend agency income in the amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through fiscal year 2007.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#57          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to accept and expend additional federal funds from the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration as part of an effort to improve Unemployment Insurance Performance, Information Technology Security and Internal Security in the amount of $552,255.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Mitretek Systems Inc., Falls Church, VA, a non-profit organization and member of the Unemployment Insurance Information Technology Center, for technical assistance and support necessary to conduct a comprehensive Risk Assessment of NH’s Unemployment Insurance System, develop an Operational Security Plan for NHES’s Unemployment Insurance Program and provide security awareness training to Unemployment Insurance and IT staff, in an amount not to exceed $372,055.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#58          Authorized to accept and place on file the 2005 Annual Report. 

 

#59          Authorized to enter into a contract with Phipps Landscape LLC, Rollinsford, NH, for lawn care services at NHES’s Somersworth office in an amount not to exceed $10,618.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through October 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#60          Authorized to amend a contract with Hoyle, Tanner & Associates Inc., Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, late item #A), for professional services associated with the investigation and correction of pollutant discharges from the Lakes Region Facility to the Governor Park Stream, both located in Laconia, NH, by increasing the amount of $9,416.96 form $63,224.73 to $72,641.69, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized to enter into a contract with Elizabeth A. Jones, DDS, Mont Vernon, NH, for the provision of clinical dental services as a Staff Dentist for the NH Department of Corrections.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007 with two options to renew for an additional period of up to one year and at an annual increase of no more than 3%.  100% General Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized retroactive payment of wages and benefits to Dennis Race. Administrator II in the amount of $1,083.65 which is compensation for the period January 20, 2006 through June 9, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized to transfer the sum of $610,861 to cover projected shortfalls for the remainder of state fiscal year 2006 as detailed in letter dated May 17, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized additional funding in the amount of $1,199,000 for medical and dental expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#64          Authorized to purchase equipment and equipment-related items in an amount not to exceed $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#65          Authorized to pay $761,000 in overtime for permanent personnel services out of salaries for vacant positions due to pending recruitment for the period January 1, 2006 through June 8, 2006.

 

#66          Authorized to accept and place on file the annual report for the State Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2005.

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#67          Authorized to accept and expend Sweepstakes Incentive Award Funds from the MUSL, Des Moines, IA, in the amount of $2,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized to accept and expend Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws funds in the amount of $32,058.97 from the NH Department of Justice.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized to amend a contract with Interstate Electrical Services Corporation, North Billerica, MA, for electrical services for various Liquor Commission locations throughout NH, by increasing the amount from $185,100 to $320,719 an increase of $135,619, and by extending the termination date through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Hyster New England Inc., North Billerica, MA, for forklift maintenance and service at the Concord warehouse and various liquor store locations throughout NH by increasing the amount from $38,291 to $55,083.50, an increase of $16,792.50.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#71          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to transfer funds in the amount of $2,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#72          Authorized Planning & Development to enter into a contract with The Lawton Company of Littleton, NH to make the J.W. Weeks Mansion ADA accessible in the amount of $71,357.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Dave’s Septic Service Inc., Bedford, NH, for portable toilet service at eight state parks in the amount of $7,686.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend Federal Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program funds for restoration and maintenance of wildlife habitat in the amount of $148,055.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend funds from the NH Fish and Game Department in the amount of $125,555 as State Matching funds to the WHIP grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (3)Further Authorized to amend a memorandum of understanding with the Fish and Game Department (previously approved by G&C on 5-18-05, item #28), to accept WHIP funds in the amount of $148,055 to implement fish and wildlife habitat projects approved through the WHIP program on state reservations, and to bill the NH Fish and Game Department on a quarterly basis for the expense incurred as part of the NH Fish and Game Department’s agreed match of $125,555.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  54% Federal, 46% Transfer Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#75          Authorized  Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Richill Inc d/b/a Four Star Aviation, Andover, MA, for the purpose of flying the forest health aerial detection surveys in the amount of $10,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through May 31, 2008.  20.43% General, 76.32% Federal, 3.25% Transfer Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized Trails Bureau to award Recreational Trails Program grants totaling $899,652.21 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated June 5, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76A      Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept an allotment of federal funds in the amount of $30,000 for administration of the Federal Forest Legacy Program through September 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Deirdre Brickner-Wood, Durham, NH, for the coordination of land protection activities under the Federal Forest Legacy Program in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#77          Authorized to hold an organized meeting for the purpose of providing training and recognition of volunteer instructors involved with mandated hunter, bowhunter, trapper and aquatic education programs of the Fish and Game Department and to recognize donors to the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in an amount not to exceed $10,697.33.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Smoke Shack Southern Barbecue LLC, Loudon, NH for an annual recognition and training event for the volunteer hunter and aquatic education instructors and to recognize donors to the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center to be held at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH on July 22, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized to accept and expend an additional $15,000 in Federal funds on a sole source basis from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the purpose of examining lobsters for shell disease.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Ethan Nedeau d/b/a BIODRAWVERSITY, Amherst, MA for inventories of rare freshwater mussels in the amount of $4,995.  Effective July 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized to reclassify position #18316, Principal Planner, labor grade 24 to Administrator I, labor grade 27.  Effective retroactive to May 21, 2006.  93.77% Fish & Game, 6.23% Federal Funds. 

 

#81          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Dave’s Septic Service Incorporated, Bedford, NH, for the rental and servicing of portable restrooms by increasing the amount by $10,820 from $17,000 to $27,820.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#82          Authorized to enter into a contract with Christopher Kane, Concord, NH for vegetation monitoring of the Concord Municipal Airport Conservation Zones in the amount of $3,915.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized to accept and expend an additional $318,696 in Federal Funds from the US Department of Agriculture for the purpose of Mapping and characterization of salt marsh soils.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, for the purpose of mapping salt marsh soils in the amount of $318,631.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  99.9% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#84          Authorized to accept and expend $883,517 in Landowner Incentive Program funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Service for the purpose of habitat conservation and restoration for species of conservation concern.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#85          Authorized to transfer $12,500 from the NH Fish and Game Reserve to the Fish and Game FY 2007 Operating Budget.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fish & Game Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#85A      Authorized to amend a sole source contract with GreatLodge.com Inc., Nashville, TN, (previously approved by G&C on 8-18-04, item #54), for the purpose of providing maintenance and hosting of an Internet based Department licensing an migratory bird Harvest Information Program in the amount of $25,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#86          Authorized to accept and expend $560,000 in funds from the Department of Transportation to carry out water quality studies relative to the I-93 expansion.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#87          Authorized to accept and expend $101,760 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency under the State Response Program for the investigation and cleanup of hazardous waste sites.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#88          Authorized to accept and expend $134,540 in additional funds from UNH, Durham, NH, to carry out activities to implement portions of the NH Estuaries Project Management Plan.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively enter into a memorandum of agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH to carry out activities to implement portions of the NH Estuaries Project Management Plan.  Effective January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#89          Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds collected in the amount of $63,500 in order to meet a shortfall in budgeted utility and personnel benefit funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006 through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#90          Authorized to budget and expend funds collected in the amount of $270,562 for Winnipesaukee River Basin treatment facility debt service bond payments.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#91          Authorized to accept and expend $234,100 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for a new “Encouraging Superior Environmental Performance Through Management Systems, Recognition, and Rewards” program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#92          Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $246,632 for purposes of hazardous waste cleanup at contaminated sites.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#93          Authorized to establish a Hydrogeologist V position in the Water Division, Water Supply Engineering Bureau.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $106,889 in federal funds from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to cover the costs associated with the requested position above.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#94          Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $140,000 from the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service to complete safety assessments of ten dams.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#95          Authorized Water Division to make a retroactive sole source payment of an invoice in the amount of $14,658.75 for emergency work undertaken on May 19-23, 2006 in repairing a wash out along a 60-inch interceptor near Silver Lake in Tilton.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized to approve an Original Loan agreement with the City of Somersworth in the amount of $5,000,000 to finance the construction of the upgrade of the existing surface water treatment facility.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized Water Division to make retroactive unencumbered payments of invoices in the amount of $52,713.82 for emergency work undertaken on May 28-29, 2006 in repairing a leak on a 24-inch force main in Gilford on Route 11B.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized to amend a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #54, amended on 6-7-06, item #81), for the NH Clean School Bus Initiative grant, by extending the completion date from September 17, 2006 to September 17, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a contract with First Student Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-20-05, item #51), for additional time for installation of pollution control equipment on school buses in the Nashua School District, by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to September 17, 2007.  (3)Further Authorized to amend a grant with the Manchester Transit Authority, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-20-05, item #51), for additional time for installation of pollution control equipment on school buses in the Manchester School District, by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to September 17, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized to amend a contract with Sanborn, Head and Associates Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, item #82, amended on 8-18-04, item #71, amended on 5-18-05, item #47), to conduct site investigations, remediation design and remedial action implementation, by increasing the contract value by $170,000 from $1,741,400 to $1,911,400.  18% Federal, 82% Other Funds. 

 

#100        Authorized to retroactively enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for implementing the 2006 National Coastal Assessment in the amount of $67,908.  Effective April 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to provide a $25,000 advance payment to the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to utilize ribotyping capabilities in pollution source investigations in the amount of $39,054.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to provide a $20,054 advance payment to the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research for Jackson Estuarine Laboratory.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#102        Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant award to the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-04, item #68, amended on 2-9-05, item #53), to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2006 from June 30, 2006.

 

#103        Authorized to award three Regional Water System Grants and one Groundwater Investigation Grant to the entities as detailed in letter dated May 4, 2006, totaling $1,451,550, to complete interconnection and groundwater investigation projects.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#104        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to support the Great Bay Coast Watch phytoplankton and water quality monitoring program, in the amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized to budge and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $24,906, for operating expenditure shortfalls.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $14,923 for operating expenditure shortfalls.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#107        Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract agreement with the NH Water Works Association Inc., Concord, NH, for services at the 2005 Drinking Water Operator Exposition and Trade Show on November 2, 2005 in the amount of $4,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#108        Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #50), for Statewide MtBE Risk Analysis & Risk Reduction Recommendations study, by increasing the amount by $82,363 from $607,100 to $689,463, and by extending the completion time from April 30, 2006 to September 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#109        Authorized to enter into a contract with Great Bay Marine Inc., Newington, NH to pay for operation and maintenance costs for the boat sewage pumpout station in the amount of $1,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#110        Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Alternate Transit Advertising Inc., Greenland, NH, to produce, install and remove advertising back wraps on buses in the major transit market areas in the amount of $19,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#111        Authorized to amend a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (previously approved by G&C on 12-4-02, item #55, amended on 9-21-05, item #89, amended on 12-21-05, item #62), to develop an electronic data flow directly from laboratories to regulating state programs, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112        Authorized to amend a contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #59, amended on 5-18-05, item #47), to conduct site investigations, remediation design and remedial action implementation, by increasing the amount by $101,660 from $316,480 to $418,140. 100% Federal Funds. 

 

#113        Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Hearst-Argyle Properties Inc., Manchester, NH, to produce and air television spots and implement a website campaign for the NH Public Transit and Air Quality Action Days Program in the amount of $38,998.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#114        Authorized to award grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated June 8, 2006, for purposes of used oil collection in the total amount of $7,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 7, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#115        Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Woodard & Curran Environmental Services, Inc., Portland, ME (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #145), for funding groundwater treatment operations, by increasing the amount by $133,010 from $3,747,430 to $3,880,440, and extending the date to June 30, 2007 from June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#116        Authorized to enter into a loan agreement with Southern Peaks Development LLC, Lincoln, NH, to provide a loan in the amount of $930,000 for remediation of environmental contamination.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Complex Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, to digitize eleven 1:24,000-scale surficial geology maps in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment in the amount of $3,000 in accordance with the terms of the Cooperative Project Agreement.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118        Authorized to amend a contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #59, amended on 5-18-05, item #47), to conduct site investigations, remediation design and remedial action implementation, by increasing the amount by $87,480 from $229,000 to $316,480.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized to amend an agreement with Cocheco River Watershed Coalition, Dover, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #92), to conduct biological water quality monitoring in the Cocheco River Watershed, by increasing the amount by $9,370 from $5,750 to $15,120, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007 from June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#120        Authorized to amend a memorandum of understanding with the US Geological Survey, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #49), to continue evaluating the effectiveness of the remedial action at the OK Tool Superfund site, by increasing the amount by $122,000 from $611,600 to $733,600, and by extending the expiration date from September 30, 2006 to September 30, 2007.  90% Federal, 10% General Funds.

 

#121        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Horizons Engineering PLLC, Littleton, NH, to perform a fluvial geomorphology based assessment that supports a restoration plan for the Cold River, Bowers Brook and Warren Brook in the amount of $80,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#122        Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Somersworth, to finance the design of the upgrade of the existing surface water treatment facility, which lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $2,199,688.08 from $2,500,000 to $300,311.95.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#123        Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Pennichuck Water Works Inc., Merrimack, NH, to fund design and permitting activities associated with the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#124        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Methuen Construction Company Inc., Salem, NH for construction of dewatering and wastewater treatment plant improvements in the amount of $4,292,722.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 22, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to establish an contingency amount of $429,272 to cover unforeseen work that may occur during construction of the dewatering and wastewater treatment plant improvements.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#124A    Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Baboosic Lake Association, Merrimack, NH, to complete the Baboosic Lake Stormwater Management Project in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124B     Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties, West Wareham, MA, for vehicle and equipment storage in the amount of $34,800.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#124C     Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli abstaining, 18 Mile Point Drive Realty Trusts request to add a total of five permanent pilings supported docks with a permanent walkway and three, three-pile ice clusters and nine tie-off piles attached to a previously permitted major docking facility.  The entire complete structure consisting of ten piling supported docks attached to a walkway with a single access stairway over the bank and five, three-pile ice clusters and eighteen tie-off piles, providing 19 slips is on frontage on property located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#125        Authorized General Fund transfers in the amount of $1,309,954 and increase related revenue adjustments of $74,719 in Federal Funds and increase revenue adjustments of $141,994 in Other Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#126        Authorized General Fund transfers in the amount of $1,005,113 and increase related revenue adjustments of $247,263 in Federal Funds and decrease revenue adjustments of $315,835 in Other Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#127        Authorized to reclassify position #12466, Business Administrator IV, salary grade 29 to the level of Administrator III, salary grade 31.

 

                                Office of Operations Support

#128        Authorized Division of Legal Services to retroactively make payment in the amount of $1,200 to Aspen Publishers, Inc., Frederick, MD, for four additional Loislaw Internet Legal Services user licenses.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#129        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Northern Human Services, formerly known as Northern NH Mental Health and Development Services, Conway, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $253,088.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#130        Authorized to compensate Erich LeBlanc, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#131        Authorized to compensate Donna Mitchell, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#132        Authorized to compensate Katherine Wescott, a Nurse Specialist in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#133        Authorized to compensate James Graham, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#134        Authorized to compensate Joy Baum, a Registered Nurse in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#135        Authorized to compensate Daniel Vaillancourt, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#136        Authorized to compensate Brian Loughlin, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#137        Authorized to compensate Kimberly Lafleur, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#138        Authorized to compensate Bruce Ahern, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#139        Authorized to compensate Jennica Himes, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#140        Authorized to compensate Christopher McClintock, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#141        Authorized to compensate George Gagnon, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#142        Authorized to compensate Pamela Lorden, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#143        Authorized to compensate Richard Locke, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#144        Authorized to compensate Stevo Korasic, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#145        Authorized to compensate Jeffery Ferguson, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury.

 

#146        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Concord Hospital, Concord, NH to provide Pathology and Laboratory Services and Employee Health Services in the amount of $431,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two years pending availability of funding, the agreement of parties, and upon G&C approval.  33% Federal, 66% General, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#147        Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality child care awards in the amount of $197,832.30 to a total of 25 Licensed Plus child care programs throughout the State of NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#148        Authorized to amend an agreement with Lutheran Community Services of NH d/b/a Lutheran Social Services of New England, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #86), for provisions of a 15-bed female short-tem staff-secure shelter care facility in Antrim, NH, by increasing the amount by $1,172,776 to $3,170,683, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  49% Federal, 20% General, 31% Other Funds. 

 

#149        Authorized to amend an agreement with NFI North, Inc., Contoocook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #88), for provisions of a 15-bed male short-tem staff-secure shelter care facility in Manchester, NH, by increasing the amount by $1,185,053 to $3,400,915, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  62% Federal, 11% General, 27% Other Funds. 

 

#150        Authorized to amend an agreement with NFI North Inc., Contoocook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #87), for provisions of a 15-bed co-ed short-tem staff-secure shelter care facility in Jefferson, NH, by increasing the amount by $1,236,259 to $3,536,997, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  45% Federal, 23% General, 32% Other Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#151        Authorized to amend a contract with NH Optical Company, Incorporated, Concord, NH (previously approved by G& Con 6-4-03, item #110, amended on 6-22-05, item #335), to process and monitor claims and payments through the Medicaid Fiscal agent, EDS Federal Corporation, by increasing the amount by $331,156 form $938,775 to $1,269,931, and by extending the completion date through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#152        Authorized to enter into an agreement with MedSolutions SHC, Inc., Franklin, TN, to provide an outpatient diagnostic imaging prior authorization program in an amount not to exceed $765,881.25.  Effective June 21, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#153        Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA, to provide services for data research and evaluation for the State of NH Medicaid for Employed Adults with Disabilities Program in the amount of $84,872.  Effective March 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Medicaid Management Office

#154        Authorized to amend an agreement with Electronic Data Systems Corporation a Delaware Corporation, (previously approved by G&C on 4-28-93, item #81, amended on 6-23-04, item #157), to provide fiscal agent systems and operational support to the State’s Medicaid Management Information System and the Medicaid Program, by increasing the amount by $16,869,360 from $102,313,443 to $119,182,803, and by extending the date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2008.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Medical Services

#155        Authorized to amend an agreement with Cynthia J. Ward, Masters of Education, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Case Manager, Certified Disability Management Specialist, Deering, NH, (previously approved by G&C on3-9-05, item #48, amended on 6-22-05, item #342), to provide services as a Vocational Expert to the Disability Determination Unit, by increasing the contract by $25,000 from $45,000 to $70,000, and by extending the completion date through June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#156        Authorized to amend an agreement with Ossipee Concerned Citizens Inc., Center Ossipee, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #225, amended on 3-22-06, item #76), to provide Home Delivered Meals, by increasing the amount by $10,187.58 from $633,729.18 to $643,916.76.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  86% Federal, 14% General Funds. 

 

#157        Authorized to amend an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #167, amended on 3-22-06, item #90), to provide Home Delivered Meals, by increasing the amount by $7,085.13 from $1,491,602.98 to $1,498,688.11.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  86% Federal, 14% General Funds. 

 

#158        Authorized to amend an agreement with St. Joseph Community Services Inc., Merrimack, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #231, amended on 3-22-06, item #81), to provide Home Delivered Meals, by increasing the amount by $2,405 from $3,135,220.98 to $3,137,625.98.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  86% Federal, 14% General Funds. 

 

#159        Authorized to amend an agreement with Rockingham Nutrition & Meals on Wheels Program Inc., Brentwood, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #233, amended on 3-22-06, item #77), to provide Home Delivered Meals, by increasing the amount by $18,802.29 from $2,543,337.41 to $2,562,139.70.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  86% Federal, 14% General Funds. 

 

#160        Authorized to amend an agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #236A), to provide Information and Referral services, by increasing the amount by $81,024.17 from $136,489.50 to $217,513.67, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 6o January 31, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  85% Federal, 15% General Funds. 

 

#161        Authorized to amend an agreement with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc., Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #185), to provide communication access services to the deaf and hard of hearing and to process invoices for DHHS’ interpreter services, by increasing the amount by #25,000 from $150,000 to #175,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#162        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua, Inc., to provide outreach and awareness of personal care services through group informational sessions targeted to adults with disabilities and to the service provider community in an amount not to exceed $37,424.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#163        Authorized to amend an agreement on a sole source basis with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #181, amended on 9-21-05, item #124A), to provide Health Insurance Counseling, Education and Assistance Service, by increasing the amount by $76,191.50 from $367,435 to $443,626.50, and by extending the termination date from June 30, 2006 to December 31, 2006.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#164        Authorized to pay its membership renewal cost to the National Association of State Units on Aging, Washington, DC, in an amount not to exceed $5,398.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#165        Authorized to enter into an agreement with On The Road to Recovery Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $315,271.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 with the option to renew for an additional year upon G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  68% Federal, 32% General Funds. 

 

#166        Authorized on behalf of the Children’s Care Management Collaborative to enter into an agreement with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, to provide technical assistance and supports in an amount not to exceed $75,031.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  25% Federal, 45% General, 30% Other Funds. 

 

#167        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Office of Public Guardian, Concord, NH, to provide public guardianship services in an amount not to exceed $794,684.08.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of $126,487.22 of the contract price limitation.  3% Federal, 97% General Funds. 

 

#168        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide public guardianship services in an amount not to exceed $384,787.72.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of $61,245.38 of the contract price limitation.  2% Federal, 98% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#169        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Region VIII Community Developmental Services Agency Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide developmental and acquired brain disorder services in an amount not to exceed $617,541.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  58% Federal, 42% General Funds. 

 

#170        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Area Agency of Greater Nashua, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide developmental and acquired disorder services in an amount not to exceed $808,077.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  49% Federal, 51% General Funds. 

 

#171        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Monadnock Developmental Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide developmental and acquired disorder services in an amount not to exceed $274,957.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#172        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Lei Jiang, MD, Plymouth, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program totaling $40,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#173        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $80,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  87% Federal, 13% General Funds. 

 

#174        Authorized Public Health Laboratories to accept and expend agency funds in the amount of $38,960 from the University of NH, NH Estuaries Project, to support the NH Shellfish Sanitation Program.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2005 through January 15, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#175        Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Food Protection Section to amend an agreement with Stonyfield Farm Inc., Londonderry, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #93), to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $60,000 to fund the New Zealand Milk Inspections Project, by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#176        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, for cancer registry services in the amount of $1,144,218.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  78% Federal, 22% General Funds. 

 

#177        Authorized to amend an agreement with Concord Hospital Inc., Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, Late Item #I), to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies, by increasing the amount by $75,000 from $150,000 to $225,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#178        Authorized to amend an agreement with Northern Strafford County Health and Safety Council, Rochester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, Late Item #H), to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies, by increasing the amount by $75,000 from $150,000 to $225,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#179        Authorized to amend an agreement with North Country Health Consortium, Littleton, NH (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, Late Item #D), to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies, by increasing the amount by $300,000 from $600,000 to $900,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#180        Authorized to amend an agreement with the Town of Derry, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #124), to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies, by increasing the amount by $75,000 from $75,000 to $150,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#181        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter into an agreement with Mascoma Valley Health initiative, Canaan, NH, to support local community coalition capacity focused on tobacco prevention and control initiatives in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with potential for a one year amendment.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#182        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter into an agreement with Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH, to support local community coalition capacity focused on tobacco prevention and control initiatives in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with potential for a one year amendment.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#183        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter into an agreement with North Country Health Consortium, Littleton, NH, to support local community coalition capacity focused on tobacco prevention and control initiatives in an amount not to exceed $132,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with potential for a one year amendment.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#184        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter into an agreement with the Dover NH Police Department, Dover, NH, to support local community coalition capacity focused on tobacco prevention and control initiatives in an amount not to exceed $62,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with potential for a one year amendment.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#185        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter into an agreement with Steppingstone Music Opportunities Inc., d/b/a The Sad Café, Plaistow, NH, to support local community coalition capacity focused on tobacco prevention and control initiatives in an amount not to exceed $59,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with potential for a one year amendment.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#186        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter into an agreement with Inter-Lakes School District d/b/a CoRe, Meredith, NH, to support local community coalition capacity focused on tobacco prevention and control initiatives in an amount not to exceed $66,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with potential for a one year amendment.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#187        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter into an agreement with The Community Diversion Program, Greenland, NH, to support local community coalition capacity focused on tobacco prevention and control initiatives in an amount not to exceed $62,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with potential for a one year amendment.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#188        Authorized to enter into an agreement with First Congregational Church, UCC, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $12,208.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#189        Authorized to enter into an agreement with My Friend’s Place, Dover, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#190        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#191        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Northern Human Services, Conway, NH, to provide developmental and acquired disorder services in an amount not to exceed $323,026.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  100% General Funds. 

 

#192        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Developmental Services of Sullivan County, Claremont, NH, to provide developmental and acquired disorder services in an amount not to exceed $295,953.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  100% General Funds. 

 

#193        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Moore Center Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide developmental and acquired disorder services in an amount not to exceed $590,048.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  43% Federal, 57% General Funds. 

 

                                BOARD OF PHARMACY

#194        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, the request to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with the NH PharmAssist Foundation, Manchester, NH, for the administration of peer assistance program for the identification of and development of a treatment plan for impaired pharmacists in the amount of $6,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#195        Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with M. Jonathan Mishcon, M.D., for the sole purpose of providing medical care to the residents of the NH Veterans Home in the amount of $463,878.99.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009.  33% Federal, 40% Other, 27% General Funds. 

 

#196        Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Northeast Mobile Dental Service, Derry, NH, for the sole purpose of providing dental services on site to the residents of the NH Veterans Home in the amount of $136,875.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009.  33% Federal, 40% Other, 27% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#197        Authorized to utilize the services of the medical and psychological consultants as detailed in letter dated May 18, 2006.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payments on a fee for service basis to a total cumulative amount of $900,306.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#198        Authorized to enter into a contract with University of NH, Institute on Disability, to develop, implement and monitor a Response to Intervention Model for literacy program in five pilot schools targeting students in grades 4-10 who are struggling with reading in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option for up to one additional fiscal year, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein and the availability of funds.  (3)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved on the basis of invoices which are support 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. 

 

#199        Authorized to amend a contract with Susan E. Auerbach, Ph.D., Sole Proprietor, d/b/a Engaging Results, LLC, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-21-05, item #91), to complete program coordination, facilitation, and operations services for the Enterprise Teacher Program by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007 from June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#200        Authorized to amend a contract with F. Joanne Baker, Sole Proprietor, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #145), to complete materials development and training for program reviewers and the review team chairs for professional educator preparation program approval, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007 from June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#201        Authorized to amend a contract with the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #142), to provide technical assistance to develop a process that ensures states will get the support they need to manage the assessment program after this project ends, by extending the ending date to May 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#202        Authorized to grant funds to the Fuller Public Library, Hillsboro, NH, to provide training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults in Hillsborough County in the amount of $19,700.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#203        Authorized to amend a contract with Ann Marie Jones, Sole Proprietor, Rumney, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #146), to complete assessment materials development for both collegiate faculty and program coordinators for professional educator preparation programs, by extending the end date to June 30, 2007 from June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#204        Authorized to amend a contract with Mandsager and Associates LLC, Sole Proprietor, Nottingham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #146), to provide materials development and training for both collegiate faculty and for program reviewers of professional educator preparation programs, by extending the end date to June 30, 2007 from June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#205        Authorized to grant funds to Second Start, Concord, NH, for basic math and reading instruction of NH Employment Program clients in the amount of $90,053 serving students from Concord and the surrounding communities.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#206        Authorized to grant funds to Second Start, Concord, NH, to provide basic adult education and GED preparation services at multiple locations throughout Merrimack County, in the amount of $425,632.14.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  51% Federal, 49% General Funds. 

 

#207        Authorized to grant funds, as the State’s share of the cost of a five-day law conference, to the University of Southern Maine for the conference scheduled for July 24-27, 2006 in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#208        Authorized to budget and expend unexpended prior year funds for the period of G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#209        Authorized to grant funds in the amount of $15,000 to the NH Community Technical College, Berlin, NH to support “Rural Realities”, the First Summer Teacher’s Conference being held July 11-13, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#210        Authorized to renew a contract with the individuals as detailed in letter dated March 13, 2006, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #466), to conduct impartial special education complaint investigation complaint investigations for an amount not to exceed $100,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#211        Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, for basic math and reading instruction for NH Employment Program clients to the students from southern Hillsborough county in the amount of $82,842.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.   100% Other Funds. 

 

#212        Authorized to grant funds to Rockingham Community Action Program Portsmouth, NH, providing Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language classes in the Seacoast area, in the amount of $75,901.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.   100% Federal Funds. 

 

#213        Authorized to enter into a contract with The Center for Secondary School Redesign Inc., West Warwick, RI, to provide consultation and technical assistance in an amount not to exceed $43,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#214        Authorized to grant funds to Hillsborough County, Department of Corrections, for instruction in the areas of upper level adult basic education and GED test preparation at the Hillsborough County House of Correction in the amount of $26,565.68.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#215        Authorized to pay the FY 2007 membership renewal fee to the National Association of State Directors of Special Education in the amount of $6,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#216        Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to amend a contract with NH JAG (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #138, amended on 10-25-05, item #70), by increasing the amount by $7,200 from $2,314,443 to an amount not to exceed $2,321,643.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#217        Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH for adult basic education/ESL, English Language/Civics Education classes and training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults coordinated from the Nashua Adult Learning Center, the Learning Center Annex in Nashua and in students’ homes in the amount of $522,911.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  60% Federal, 40% General Funds. 

 

#218        Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with The NH Association of School Principals, Concord, NH for development of a collaborative effort of High School support between the NH Association of School Principals and the NH Department of Education, with the goal of developing a High School Principals Network to collect, share, and disseminate information on Course Level Competencies and Assessments, in an amount not to exceed $90,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#218A    Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into an agreement with Mascoma Rivermill Properties LLC, Lebanon, NH, for lease of 920 square feet of space at the Rivermill Commercial Center, Lebanon, NH, for a total amount of $90,123.20.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#218B     Authorized to enter into a contract with Philip Loud, Dover, NH, Distinguished Educator to provide technical assistance to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#218C     Authorized to enter into a contract with Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH, to develop materials which provide guidance to the NH Transition to Teaching grant Project ACROSS participants and other educators in developing and implementing their professional development plans in an amount not to exceed $28,968.72.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#219        Authorized NHCTC – Concord to enter into a contract with Best Septic, Loudon, NH, for the purpose of obtaining septic tank and pump chamber pumping services in the amount of $8,650.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  27% General, 73% Other Funds. 

 

#220        Authorized to extend an agreement with the University System of NH, for the purpose of providing wide area network services, video conferencing services and access to the Internet in the amount of $113,412. Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  40% General, 60% Other Funds. 

 

#221        Authorized NHCTC – Berlin to terminate a lease between NHCTC – Berlin and Northern Human Services, approved by G&C on 4-23-86.

 

#222        Authorized NHCTC – Berlin to enter into a contract with Androscoggin Publishing Inc., Milan, NH, for the purpose of design, photography, and mechanical preparation services in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  49% General, 51% Other Funds. 

 

#223        Authorized NHCTC – Concord to enter into a contract with Hoyles Carpet Care Center, Westford, MA, for the purpose of carpet and upholstery cleaning services in the Child and Family Development Center in the amount of $2,940.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  35% General, 65% Other Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#224        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into an agreement with Compass Group USA d/b/a Chartwells Dining Services, Rye Brook, NY, for the provision of meals through the NH Technical Institute dining hall to recruit and in-service officers attending programs at the Council facility for a total amount of $206,706.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH LOTTERY COMMISSION

#225        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to transfer $2,300,000 from the Lottery Special Revenue Account for the purchase instant gaming tickets and related services.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Scientific Games International Inc., Alpharetta, GA, for instant ticket printing and related services in an amount not to exceed $4,600,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for two years.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#226        Authorized to transfer $37,000 as detailed in letter dated May 22, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#227        Authorized Division of State Police to transfer $140,800 in order to offset anticipated shortages in FY 2006 as detailed in letter dated May 23, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#228        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to transfer $30,000 in order of offset anticipated shortages in FY 2006 as detailed in letter dated May 23, 2006.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#229        Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., Concord, NH, for the painting of State Police cruisers in an amount not to exceed $99,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#230        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Mr. Perry’s Janitorial, Enfield Center, NH, to provide cleaning services for the Lebanon office in the amount of $11,040.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008. 

 

#231        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a lease with REL Commons, LLC, Rye, NH, for rental of space for the DMV, Rochester, NH, for a total cost of $122,110.44.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#232        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively reclassify position #10552, Data Control Clerk II, labor grade 12, to a Supervisor I, labor grade 19.  Effective June 9, 2006.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#233        Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a sole source agreement with Interstate Emergency Unit, Stratham, NH, to provide two Firefighter certification courses in Rockingham County in the amount of $65,280.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#234        Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a sole source agreement with Kidde Fire Trainers Inc., Montvale, NJ, to provide annual maintenance for the A-2000 Live Fire Training Systems at the Fire Academy.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#235        Authorized Division of Marine Patrol to amend a contract with Kalkomey Enterprises Inc., d/b/a Boat Ed, (previously approved by G&C on 3-20-02, item #116, amended on 3-19-03), to issue a new request for proposal for the Boaters Education program with no interruption in the service, by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to December 31, 2006 and by increasing the amount by $50,950 from $208,748 to $259,698.  Effective July 1, 2006.  100% Watercraft Safety Funds. 

 

#236        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively reclassify positon #41239, Paralegal II, labor grade 19 to a Supervisor IV, labor grade 25.  Effective June 9, 2006.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#237        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept a donation of a Black Labrador K-9 dog from Division of Motor Vehicles employee Jeff Bird for the Bureau of Highway Patrol and Enforcement, Border Team.  The approximate value of the donation is $800.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#238        Authorized the application permit of the Merrimack Valley YMCA – Camp Lawrence located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 6 moorings. 

 

#239        Authorized the application permit of the Merrimack Valley YMCA – Camp Nokomis located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 8 moorings.  

 

#239A    Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $33,033.87 from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled “DMV/Financial Responsibility Traffic Records Update” for payroll costs associated with upgrading individual driving records.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#239B     Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to execute an agreement with Klotz Consultants Group Inc., to train members of the NH Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineers of NH on the screening of buildings for potential hazards due to dynamic & impact forces, the assessment of building subjected to dynamic & impact forces, and computerized databases, evaluation programs and their uses in the amount of $18,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  50% Federal, 50% In Kind Funds. 

 

#239C     Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to exercise an option for a one year extension of an agreement with R&W Cleaning Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #277), for the purpose of cleaning the Manchester substation in the amount of $8,970.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#239D     Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay an invoice from the Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $31.20 from FY 2006 appropriations for services provided on November 8, 2004.  Effective upon G&C approval through. 

 

#239E     Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with B&D Cleaning of Nashua, NH for cleaning Troop B located in Milford in the amount of $18,848.99.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

 

#239F     Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to extend a lease with Miracle Mile Realty LLC, West Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #494), for office space for Emergency Medical Services’ regional office for an amount not to exceed $32,081.40.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.

 

#239G     Authorized Division of Administration to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Nortech Systems, Barrington, NH, for services provided for renovations at the Safety building in Concord, NH in the amount of $7,500.  Effective March 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#240        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Manchester, NH, for AIP-61 airport noise program project to sound insulate approximately 75 residences in the vicinity of the Manchester Airport.  State and Federal participation in the amount of $2,656,250 is effective upon G&C approval.  94.12% Federal, 5.88% General Funds. 

 

#241        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Manchester, NH, for the AIP-60 Reconstruction and Extension of Runway 17-35 at the Manchester Airport.  State and Federal participation in the amount of $4,800,000 if effective upon G&C approval.  93.75% Federal, 6.25% General Funds. 

 

#242        Authorized to accept and place on file the Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending May 31, 2006.

 

#243        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the City of Nashua, NH for the engineering and construction of mitigation associated with the widening of the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Nashua, NH in the amount of $200,000.  Effective from Notice to Proceed, upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#244        Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract with Unifirst Corporation, Lebanon, NH, for the lease of uniforms for certain employees working at Lancaster and Twin Mountain satellite garages in the amount of $9,185.28.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#245        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Normandeau Trucking Inc., Groveton, NH, for rubbish disposal services in the amount of $19,773.  Effective July 1, 2006 though June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#246        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with J.K. Lynch Disposal Inc., Colebrook, NH, for rubbish disposal services in the amount of $8,500.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#247        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH, Hampton, NH, for rubbish disposal services in the amount of $23,304.10.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#248        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Earley Rubbish & Recycling, Columbia, NH, for rubbish disposal services in the amount of $9,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#249        Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of May 19, 2006 through June 1, 2006. 

 

#250        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a lease agreement with Upper Valley Produce, West Lebanon, NH, for a parcel of land on the State-owned Northern Railroad Corridor in Lebanon for $170 per year and a one-time administrative fee of $500.  Effective upon G&C approval for five years, and renewable for an additional five year period.

 

#251        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 3.2 acre parcel of State owned land located in the Town of Greenville to Nancy S. Brooks for $72,600.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#252        Authorized Bureau of Construction  to enter into a contract with Cherokee Construction Co., Inc., Goffstown, NH, for the demolition of multiple buildings on Manchester Airport property on the basis of a low bid of $269,810.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#253        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with NES Traffic Safety LP, Avon, MA, for overhead sign replacement on I-293/F.E. Everett Turnpike and I-93/E.F. Everett Turnpike on the basis of a low bid of $544,357.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2006.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#254                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.             ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,093.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Valerie Hamilton, Risk Manager, in the course entitled “Organizational Management & Leadership”.

B.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ, the sum of $1,170.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Miller, College Counselor, in the online course entitled “Educational Action Research”.

C.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $845.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sharon B. DeAngelis, Business Administrator II, in the online course entitled “Nutrition Concepts and Controversies”.

D.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $845.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Lee, Program Planner I, in the online course entitled “Nutrition Concepts and Controversies”.

E.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Rochester, NH, the sum of $845.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara Romanos, Case Technician, in the course entitled “American Popular Culture”.

F.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Samson, Administrative Supervisor, in the course entitled “Accounting I”.

G.            ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Samson, Administrative Supervisor, in the course entitled “Introduction to Business Law”.

H.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Laconia Adult Education, Laconia, NH, the sum of $600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Craig Thoroughgood, Air Pollution Technician I, in the course entitled “Electrical I”.

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey F. Whitney, Accountant II, in the course entitled “Management of Office Systems”.

J.              HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,191.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Suzette Stratton, Supervisor II, in the courses entitled “Education, Oppression, and Social Intervention” and “Issue In Research”.

K.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $845.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Thibeault, Technical Support Specialist I, in the course entitled “Principles of Management”.

L.             TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $682.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Oldenburg, Chief of Preliminary Design, in the course entitled “Organizational Leadership”.

 

 

Requested Tuition Total - $11,322.00

 

 

#255                                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

 

A.                  COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission for one (1) employee, Steve Ryan, Professor of Computer/Electronic Engineering Technology, or designee, to travel to Rochester, NY, on July 9 - 14, 2006, to attend Project Lead the Way.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle.  Total Cost: $1,843.00.  Source of Funds: 36% State and 64% Tuition Funds.  Registration Fees:  $1,050.00

 

 

B.                  LIQUOR COMMISSION - Request permission for one (1) employee, Anthony C. Maiola, Chairman, or designee, to travel to Hersey, PA, on August 13 - 16, 2006, to attend the 2006 Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Marketing Conference.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle.  Total Cost: $1,246.00.  Source of Funds: 100% General.  Registration Fees:  $75.00

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Bureau of Behavioral Health

A.            Authorized the Bureau of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with Attorney Merin Chamberlain, Manchester, NH, to provide legal services in an amount not to exceed $12,500.00.  100% General Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Bureau of Behavioral Health

B.            Authorized the Bureau of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with Attorney Earl S. Carrell, Manchester, NH, to provide legal services in an amount not to exceed $25,668.00.  100% General Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Bureau of Behavioral Health

C.            Authorized the Bureau of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with Attorney Lauren Vallari, Concord, NH, to provide legal services in an amount not to exceed $25,792.00.  100% General Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Bureau of Behavioral Health

D.            Authorized the Bureau of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with Attorney John P. LeBrun, Concord , NH, to provide legal services in an amount not to exceed $29,760.00.  100% General Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Bureau of Behavioral Health

E.             Authorized the Bureau of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with Attorney Steven P. Bunker, Concord, NH, to provide legal services in an amount not to exceed $13,950.00.  100% General Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Bureau of Behavioral Health

F.             Authorized the Bureau of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with Therese Charest, Nashua, NH, to provide representative payee services in an amount not to exceed $4,800.00.  100% General Funds

 

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

G.            Authorized to enter into a Sole Source contract amendment with The Melanson Co, Bow, NH, increasing the contract amount by $25,000.00 from $225,100.00 to $150,100.00 for roof replacement services at NHES’s Manchester office.  100% Federal Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

H.            Authorized to acquire real estate severely damaged or destroyed in the October 2005 floods located in Alstead, Langdon and Walpole, pursuant to Chapter 256, Laws of 2006, in the amount of $1,210,553.00.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

I.              Authorized the reclassification of Position Number 14371, Hearings Examiner, Labor Grade 31 to Financial Analyst, Labor Grade 28.  Authorized the reclassification of Position Number 20031, Agency Audit Manager, Labor Grade 25, to Financial Analyst, Labor Grade 28.  Authorized the reclassification of Position Number 17189, Engineering Technician III, Labor Grade 16 to Program Specialist I, Labor Grade 19. 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

J.             Authorization to enter into a Sole Source contract with James S. Piscopo General Contractor, Winnisquam, NH, in the amount of $428,840.00 for emergency replacement of approximately 960 liner feet of sewage force main in Gilford.  100% Other funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

K.            Authorization to enter into a Sole Source Retroactive Memorandum of Agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH in the amount of $80,000.00 for stream gauge installation and operation in the vicinity of the I-93 roadway in southern New Hampshire.  100% Other Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

L.             Authorization to expend an amount not to exceed $5,000 from the Dam Maintenance Fund for the emergency repair of Soughean Site 14 Dam in New Ipswich.  100% Other Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

M.           Authorization to expend an amount not to exceed $90,000.00 for emergency repair of deteriorated concrete at Pittsfield Mill Dam in Pittsfield.

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

N.                  Authorization to enter into a Sole Source contract with Charles A Catanese, M.D. of Long Beach, NY, as a substitute medical examiner for a total of $11,000.00 to conduct autopsies as needed in the absence of the State Medical Examiner and the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner.   100% General Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

O.            DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to deny the petition of Michael A. DelaCalzada requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Simple Assault.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction

P.             Authorization to enter into a contract with Eckman Construction Company, Bedford, for Design/Build of NH Community Technical College – Health Education & Technical Center, Manchester, NH, for a total price of $8,765,000.00.  Further Authorized a transfer of $43,825.00 to the State Art Fund within the Department of Cultural Resouces for purchasing art for this new building.

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Q.         Authorization to exercise renewal option in an amount not to exceed $618,438.44 to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with Granite State College to improve the educational outcomes for children and youth in New Hampshire.  100% Federal Fund.

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at NH Institute of Politics, St. Anselm’s College, Manchester, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned