GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                June 25, 2008, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, accepted the minutes of June 4, 2008.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the June 4, 2008 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

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

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

Michael Pagan, Sanbornville                                                                            Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board

Nancy Rescino, Bow                                                                                          Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Commissioner:  Department of Administrative Services

Linda M. Hodgdon, Epsom                                                                               Effective:  July 1, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2012

Salary:  LL - $110,114

 

Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

W. Scott Miller, Webster                                                                                     Effective:  June 25, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 13, 2012

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Aviation Association of New Hampshire)

Bruce Hutchings, Lancaster                                                                              Effective:  June 25, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 23, 2012

 

Ballot Law Commission

Stephen M. Duprey, (r), Concord                                                                     Effective:  June 25, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 21, 2012

 

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics

(Cosmetologist)

Kathleen A. Humes, Deerfield                                                                          Effective:  July 1, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Boxing and Wrestling Commission

Robert Stephen, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  July 15, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 15, 2011

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Cheshire County)

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

Betsy Wilder, Keene                                                                                           Effective:  July 1,2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Small Business)

Benoit L. Lamontagne, Colebrook                                                                  Effective:  July 1, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Joseph A. Dickinson, Concord                                                                          Effective:  June 25, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 17, 2011

 

Community College System Board of Trustees

(Community Service Sector)

William A. Marcello, Keene                                                                              Effective:  June 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2012

 

NH Housing Finance Authority

(Public Member)

Amy L. Lockwood, i, Concord                                                                         Effective:  July 1, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2013

 

NH Housing Finance Authority

(Public Member)

Harvey L. Schwartz, Harrisville                                                                        Effective:  July 1, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(NH Association of Realtors)

George P. Quackenbos, New London                                                              Effective:  June 27, 2008

Succeeding:  Kenneth P. Jordan, Canterbury                                                Term:  June 27, 2011

 

Board of Optometry

(Optometrist)

David M. Hartenstein, OD, Hampton Falls                                                    Effective:  July 1, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Lay Public)

David L. Mahoney, Nashua                                                                              Effective:  June 30, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2013

 

Director of the Divisions of Operations:  Department of Transportation

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Lyle Knowlton, Northfield                                                                                 Effective:  June 25, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  January 7, 2012

Salary:  II – Maximum - $98,923

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(Alternate/General Public)

Roy W. Tilsley, Jr. Lyndeborough                                                                    Effective:  June 25, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 7, 2011

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Adult Parole Board

George J. Khoury, Salem                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2013

 

State Apprenticeship Advisory Council

(Labor)

John P. Jackson, South Berwick, Maine                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 25, 2012

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Municipal official of town with population greater than 5,000)

Cheryl-Ann Bolouk, Salem                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 14, 2010

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

(Physician/Practice of Sports Medicine)

Douglas J. Moran, MD, Concord                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  John J. O’Connor, Concord (reached term limit)                   Term:  March 18, 2010

 

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics

(Manicurist)

Deborah A. Booth, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Belknap County)

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

Marilyn R. Lynch, Laconia                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

 (Belknap County)

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

Sandra T. McGonagle, Gilford                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

 (Rockingham County)

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

Kathleen M. Olson, Windham                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Board of Licensing of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

(Non-deaf public member)

Elizabeth V. Brown, Keene                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Richard Cohen, Concord                                                           Term:  October 10, 2010

 

Board of Dental Examiners

(Dental Hygiene Member)

Stacy A. Plourde, Hooksett                                                                               Effective:  July 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 26, 2013

 

Associate Justice:  Manchester District Court

John C. Emery, Bedford                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  Until 70 years of age

 

Associate Justice:  Nashua District Court

Michael J. Ryan, Goffstown                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  Until 70 years of age

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Member of the Disabled Community)

Scott C. Rice, Manchester                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Deborah McKinney, Derry (resigned)                                      Term:  February 22, 2009

 

Fish & Game Commission

(Hillsborough County)

Walter A. Morse, (r), Hillsborough                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 29, 2013

 

Board of Foresters

(Director of Forests and Lands)

Philip A. Bryce, Deering                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment

Term:  August 22, 2011 or upon separation from service as the Director of Forests and Lands

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

(Health Care Insurer)

James R. Tollner, Nashua                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Beth-Ann Roberts, Lodonderry (reached term limit)            Term:  April 19, 2011

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Audiologist)

William Flanders, Hampton                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Peggy Sheets, Nashua (reached term limit)                             Term:  April 23, 2009

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Hearing Aid Dealer)

Norman P. Fournier, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  David P. Dachowski, Bedford (reached term limit)               Term:  April 23, 2009

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Public Member)

Elizabeth F. Valway, Londonderry                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Joel Saren, East Hampstead                                                      Term:  April 23, 2009

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

(Public Member)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Debra D. Stohrer, Concord                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 27, 2011

 

Board of Medicine

(Public Member)

Daniel W. Morrissey, O.P., North Hampton                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  David Miccichi, Amherst (resigned)                                         Term:  December 18, 2011

 

Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission

(Dairy Farmer)

Debora A. Erb, Landaff                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 19, 2010

 

Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission

(Dairy Processor)

Bethany Hodge, Hinsdale                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 19, 2011

 

Passenger Tramway Safety Board

(Insurance Industry)

Selden Hannah, Rochester                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 1, 2012

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

John J. Preve, Concord                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Michael Pagan, (resigned)                                                          Term:  October 25, 2009

 

State Veterans’ Council

John H. Jacobsmeyer, Jr., Northwood                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2011

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank and Precision Lumber, Inc. in Wentworth, New Hampshire. 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 25, 2008

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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             At approximately 10:40 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Precision Lumber, Inc. and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM  WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO PRECISION LUMBER, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18

AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13

WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO PRECISION LUMBER, INC.

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $706,793 from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Precision Lumber, Inc., pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of the proposed financing;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to June 25, 2008.

 

 

 

#2           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank and Precision Lumber, Inc. in Wentworth, New Hampshire. 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 25, 2008

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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             At approximately 10:45 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Precision Lumber, Inc., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  She said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO PRECISION LUMBER, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18

AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a

WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO PRECISION LUMBER, INC.

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $1,200,000 from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Precision Lumber, Inc. pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of the proposed financing;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to June 25, 2008.

 

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#3           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Rockingham, Brentwood, NH, for the purpose of rehabilitating the Cross Roads House homeless shelter in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#4           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Grafton, North Haverhill, NH, for the purpose of subgranting $390,000 to a nonprofit business, the NH Community Loan Fund, for a Microenterprise Development and Assistance Grant in the amount of $400,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Charlestown, NH for infrastructure improvements that will assist the Town with upgrades to the CEDA and CEDA Gristmill Industrial Parks in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to amend an agreement with the Town of Troy, NH (previously approved by G&C on 7-19-06, item #1), for the purpose of replacing the existing municipal surface water supply with a new bedrock well and water storage tank in the amount of $337,500, by extending the end date to June 30, 2009 from June 30, 2008.

 

                                GOVERNORS COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#7           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and expend $900 in Other Funds for the Client Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other (Client Assistance) Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#8           Authorized to transfer funds between classes as detailed in letter dated June 2, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#9           Authorized to transfer funds between classes as detailed in letter dated June 6, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#10         Authorized to transfer funds between classes as detailed in letter dated May 5, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#11         Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $450 from Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition and Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities Inc., for reimbursement of travel expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

#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 $26,020.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#13         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 4-23-08, item #4), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $500,000 from $4,937,981 to $5,437,981.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#14         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 4-23-08, item #5), for the Fuel Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $200,000 from $2,500,633 to $2,700,633.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#15         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 $25,261.  (2)Further Authorized to advance $6,315 to immediately begin work.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#16         Authorized to accept a donation of $17,500 from The Conservation Fund (nation conservation organization) to be deposited in the OEP Land Conservation Endowment established in the Department of Treasury, for easement monitoring and stewardship on behalf of the NH Fish and Game Department.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Council on Resources and Development and the OEP relative to stewardship and funding of conservation easement monitoring.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 

 

#17         Authorized to accept a donation of $5,000 from The Conservation Fund (nation conservation organization) to be deposited in the OEP Land Conservation Endowment established in the Department of Treasury, for easement monitoring and stewardship on behalf of the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Council on Resources and Development and the OEP relative to stewardship and funding of conservation easement monitoring.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 

 

#18         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 $25,011.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#19         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 $25,721.  (2)Further Authorized to advance $6,430 to immediately begin work.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#20         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 $24,713.  (2)Further Authorized to advance $6,178 to immediately begin work.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#21         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 $25,817.  (2)Further Authorized to advance $6,454 to immediately begin work.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#22         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 $26,479.  (2)Further Authorized to advance $6,620 to immediately begin work.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#23         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 $23,930.  (2)Further Authorized to advance $5,982 to immediately begin work.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#24         Authorized to enter into a contract with Verus Financial LLC, Waterbury, CT, for the purpose of carrying out examinations of records of any holder or person to determine compliance with RSA Chapter 471-C, Custody and Escheat of Unclaimed and Abandoned Property.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2012.  100% Other (Abandoned Property) Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized to issue a warrant form funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $68,183.79 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26         Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc., Bethesda, MD, to provide a digital archiving and capturing solution for born-digital state of NH publications in the amount of $43,060.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized to enter into a contract with Conant Custom Brass Restoration, Burlington, VT for restoration of a bronze chandelier originally made for the opening of the NH State Library in 1895 in the amount of $5,550.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award federally funded Certified Local Government Grants totaling $56,455 to the towns as detailed in letter dated June 10, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized NH State Library to establish a Full Time Temporary Position for one (1) Library Associate I, labor grade 14.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended Library Services Technology Act funds in the amount of $87,839.21.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#30         Authorized to amend a contract with Bromelkamp Company, Minneapolis, MN (previously amended by G&C on 9-19-07, item #28),  for technical support, maintenance, improvements and training of the PEARL software system, by increasing the amount by $8,000 to $24,000, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2009.  19% General, 81% Federal Funds. 

 

#31         NOT USED

 

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#32         Authorized Bryan C. Gray, Concord, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#33         Authorized Davis K. Ulricson, Ashland, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#34         Authorized Lieutenant Colonel James J. Moody, Manchester, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#35         Authorized Robert M. Tyszko, Milford, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard. 

 

#36         Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions received during the period of April 30, 2008 through May 21, 2008, in the amount of $935 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

 

#37         Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $1,326.37 from the Fish and Game Department for expense incurred on February 16 and 18, 2008 Aerial Serial and Rescue support in NH.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#38         Authorized a contract renewal with AMEC Earth and Environmental Inc., Plymouth Meeting PA, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #27), for environmental services in the amount of $200,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $1,864.23 from the Department of Resources and Economic Development for expenses incurred on April 25, 2008 Fire Fighting mission in NH.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized to grant a deed of easement for 14,853 square feet of land located at Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH to the City of Nashua/Pennichuck Water Works Inc., to maintain a water main and construct a future water booster station.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#41         Authorized Risk Management Unit to enter into a contract with Ferdinando Insurance Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, for Blanket Public Official and Blanket Position Public Official Bond coverage for State employees for a total cost not to exceed $31,760.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a service contract with Waste Management of NH, Hampton, NH, for solid waste collection and removal services for an amount not to exceed $13,059.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities and General Services to enter into a contract with Casella Waste Management of Massachusetts, Salem, NH, for solid waste collection and removal services in an amount not to exceed $83,614.44.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  98% Transfer, 2% General Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a rental agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, providing the Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with office space located in the Nashua District Court, Nashua, NH, for an amount not to exceed $10,548.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into an agreement with the City of Claremont, NH for providing office and courtroom space for the Claremont District Court in the City Hall Building for an amount not to exceed $102,046.80.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to amend a lease with Candia South Branch Brook Holdings LLC, Candia, NH (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07, item #24), for tenant occupancy and commencement of rental payments in advance of the date currently set for the Candia District Court in an amount not to exceed $732,720.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 20, 2013.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. Laflamme Inc., Londonderry, NH, for Uninterruptible Power Supply Upgrades for Computer Rooms located at Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $298,700.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $30,000 for unanticipated expense for the UPS Upgrades, bringing the total to $328,700.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $15,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering fees provided, bringing the total to $343,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 26, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized to accept and place on file a list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2008 during the month of May 2008.

 

#49         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the County of Rockingham for state owned property located in the Rockingham County Courthouse, Brentwood, NH in the amount of $569,933.16.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the County of Hillsborough, Goffstown, NH, providing newly constructed office and courtroom space for the Goffstown District Court in an amount not to exceed $796,370.37.  Effective July 1, 2008 through November 30, 2013.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized Bureau of General Services to enter into a contract with Enviro Vantage Inc., Epping, NH, for mold remediation and office renovation services at 29 Hazen Drive in an amount not to exceed $48,800.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $4,800 for unanticipated expenses bringing the total to $53,600.  Effective June 26, 2008 through August 31, 2008.  100% Other (Transfer) Funds. 

 

#52         Bureau of Facilities and Asset Management to enter into an agreement with Enviro Vantage Inc., Epping, NH, for the painting and maintenance project at Thayer Building, Concord, NH, in  the amount not to exceed $262,800.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $32,691 for unanticipated expenses brining the total to $295,491.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.  33% Tobey, 66% Other (Transfer) Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized Bureau of Purchase & Property to amend a contract with Paymentech LLC, Dallas, TX, (previously amended by G&C on 2-13-08, Late Item A), for financial card processing services, enabling State Agencies to accept credit cards, debit cards or stored value cards for the purchase or payment of registrations, fees, fines, goods and services as required, by extending the end date from July 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008.

 

#54         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Alvin J. Coleman & Son Inc., Conway, NH, for installation of a new patrol shed located in Conway, for a total price not to exceed $2,693,970.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $39,387.35 for unanticipated expense for the new patrol shed, bringing the total to $2,733,357.35.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $60,000 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $2,793,357.35  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized Bureau of General Services, Telecommunication to enter into a contract with G4 Communications Corporation, Manchester, NH, to obtain data network circuits for use by multiple State Agencies in an amount not to exceed $15,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through 60 months thereafter. 

 

#56         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Eckhardt & Johnson Inc., Manchester, NH, for Design/Build Air Conditioning Manchester Armory, Manchester, NH, for a price not to exceed $66,202.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $1,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $67,202.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 29, 2008.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Cyn Environmental Services, Stoughton, MA, for removal of underground storage tanks and installation of above ground storage tanks located at several state agencies for an amount not to exceed $33,625. (2)Further Authorized the amount of $700 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $34,325.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2008.  76% Federal, 24% General Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized to accept and place on file the agency transfers Authorized for the month of May 2008.

 

#59         Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $410,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of July 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $356,707,867.68 for the month of May and recommend the balance of $93,292,132.32 be lapsed.

 

#60         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Risk Management Unit to enter into a retroactive agreement with Ferdinando Insurance Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, to purchase Watercraft Liability Insurance and Hull coverage for the State for a total cost of $37,443.  Effective June 4, 2008 through June 3, 2011.

 

#61         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Helmsman Management Services LLC, Bedford, NH, for the provision of Workers’ Compensation Claims Administration, Loss Prevention, Managed Care, Risk Information Services and Applications for a total cost of $2,352,308.  Effective July 1, 2008 through July 1, 2012.  

 

#62         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with J.G.E. Enterprises Inc., Bedford, NH, for parking lot reconstruction statewide for a total price not to exceed $997,777.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $75,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $1,072,777.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $7,500 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,080,277.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 22, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Douglas J. Pellowe d/b/a Pellowe Construction, Alton, NH, for stair reconstruction at the Manchester Armory Building for a total price not to exceed $135,250.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $3,400 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $138,650.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with White Mountain Communication Corporation, Randolph, NH, for design/build wastewater treatment facilities, Sherman Adams Building, Mt Washington State Park, Sargent’s Purchase, NH, for a total price not to exceed $497,431.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $80,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $577,431.  100% General Funds. 

 

#64A      Authorized Division of Accounting Services to amend a contract with Municipal Resources Inc., Meredith, NH, for professional and technical assistance in the recording of financial transactions and the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to December 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#64B      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Keith P. Hemingway, Architect, Bristol, NH, for design of the new Merrimack District Courthouse for a total price not to exceed $425,320.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $25,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $450,320.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#64C      Authorized Centralized Mailing Distribution to amend a contract with NH Mailing Services Inc., Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #23), to provide presort mailing services, by extending the end date from June 30, 2008 to December 31, 2008.

 

#64D      Authorized Bureau of Graphic Services to amend a contract with PagePath Technologies Inc., St. Plano, IL, in order to continue with a subscription contract for web-to-print applications and hosting, by increasing the amount by $4,745 from $18,819 to $23,564, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $500 for unanticipated e-mail services and onsite training, bringing the total to $24,064.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#64E      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Lavallee, Brensinger Architects, Manchester, NH, for professional Architectural services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required, for an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.

 

#64F       Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities and General Services to enter into a service contract with Picard and Son’s Waste and Recycling, Claremont, NH, for solid waste collection and removal services in an amount not to exceed $6,825.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION

#65         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request a contract renewal with Applied Measurement Professionals Inc., Olathe, KS, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #56), for testing services in an amount not to exceed $170,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Testing Fees. 

 

                                JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#66         Authorized to enter into a contract with Leigh English, Epsom, NH, for calligraphy services in the amount of $4,500.  Effective July 1, 2008 through Jun 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Washington, D.C., for membership in NCARB and the preparation and scoring of the national architect examinations in the amount of $11,500.  Effective July 1, 2008 through July 1, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#68         Authorized to enter into new sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated June 10, 2008, in the total amount of $359,202 from the FFY 2006 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 new sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated June 10, 2008, in the total amount of $180,000 from the FFY 2007 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized to enter into subgrants totaling $327,150 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated June 12, 2008, from the US Department of Justice’s office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for increased enforcement of NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Paul Morrow as a substitute medical examiner for $15,000 to conduct autopsies as needed in the absence of the State Medical Examiner and the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through July 15, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized to appoint Deborah B. Weissbard as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $73,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.

 

#72         Authorized to reappoint Suzanne M. Gorman as a Senior Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $93,313.48.  Effective June 30, 2008 through June 30, 2013.

 

#73         Authorized to reappoint Sandra Matheson as Director, Office of Victim/Witness Assistance at a salary level of $79,541.80.  Effective June 30, 2008 through June 30, 2013.

 

#74         Authorized to pay Fiscal Year 2009 dues to the National Association of Attorneys General in the amount of $25,475.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.

 

#75         Authorized to amend the FY 2006 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws grant award from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (previously approved by G&C on 7-18-07, item #51), to support and enhance state efforts, in cooperation with local law enforcement, to enforce laws prohibiting the sale to, or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors, by extending the end date from May 31, 2008 to May 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#76         Authorized to amend the federal FY 2006 Violence Against Women grant program award from the Office on Violence Against Women (previously approved by G&C on 7-18-07, item #47), to support the services to women who have been victims of violence crime in NH, by extending the end date of May 31, 2008 to May 31, 2009.  100% Federal funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#77         Authorized to amend a contract with Attorney Kathryn Bradley, Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-31-08, item #31), for legal services to assist the Attorney General’s Office in developing an on-line internet based training program for municipal election officials and voters funded by the PEW Charitable Trust Grant, by increasing the amount by $3,000 from $33,440 to $36,440.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  90% Agency Income, 10% Transfers from Other Agencies. 

 

#78         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with National Medical Services, Willow Grove, PA, to provide toxicology testing services to the State Medical Examiner in the amount of $150,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized to reappoint Suzan J. Lehmann as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $70,955.82.  Effective June 30, 2008 through June 30, 2013.

 

#80         Authorized to pay Fiscal Year 2009 dues to the National Criminal Justice Association in the amount of $3,485.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  90% Federal, 10% General Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Elyse Alkalay, Nashua, NH, to provide legal services necessary for the implementation of the Help America Vote Act in the amount of $49,038.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfer from Other Agencies. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#82         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton and with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, authorized the request to reclassify position #41305 Claims Hearings Officer, labor grade 26 ($44,284.50), to Life and Health Insurance Examiner, labor grade 28 ($48,262.50).  100% Insurance Assessment Fees. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#83         Authorized to amend a contract with GMI Asphalt Corporation, New Hampton, NH (previously approved by G&C on 10-17-07, item #41), for parking lot repair and resurfacing at NHES’s Laconia Local Office, by increasing the amount by $1,450 from $19,179 to $20,629.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 20, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, to provide services to the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., as the Performance Accountability and Customer Information Agency in the amount of $280,036.33.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.

 

#85         Authorized to enter into a contract with Claremont Savings Bank, Claremont, NH, for rental of 3,100 square feet of office space in the amount of $18,600.  Effective July 1, 2008 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:

 

#86         Authorized to establish the temporary position as detailed in letter dated May 20, 2008.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.

 

#87         Authorized a renewal option with Roland H. Bryan, DDS, Professional Association, Bedford, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 5-7-08, item #26), for general dentistry services, by increasing the amount by $37,285.50 from $47,598.75 to $84,884.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized a renewal option with John M. Carroll, DMD, Grantham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-17-07, late item E), for general dentistry services, by increasing the amount by $37,285.50 from $36,198.75 to $73,484.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized a renewal option with Robert J. Madden, DMD, Derry, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-17-07, late item D), for the provision of clinical oral surgeon services, by increasing the amount by $54,896.80 from $53,295.20 to $108,192.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#90         Authorized to amend a contract with Xwave New England, Augusta, ME, (previously amended by G&C on 10-17-07, item #43), for system and enhancement maintenance, by increasing the amount by $1,136,741.20 from $1,612,940 to $2,749,681.20, and by extending the completion date from March 31, 2009 through March 31, 2013.  55.32% OIT General, 44.68% DOC Restitution and Canteen Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized to enter into a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Whitefield, NH, for guardianship services in the amount of $98,550.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized a contract renewal with Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #46A), for hospital services in the amount of $3,400,000, an increase from $3,400,000 to $6,800,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized a retroactive contract renewal with Lincare Inc., Clearwater, FL, (previously approved by G&C on 2-8-06, item #27), for the rental and maintenance of medical equipment for oxygen concentrators, C-PAP and Bi-PAP machines, in the amount of $50,952, an increase from $151,852 to $202,804.  Effective February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized a contract renewal with Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #46B), for hospital services in the amount of $726,242, an increase from $700,000 to $1,426,242.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized a contract renewal with John A. Eppolito Jr. MD, Bridgewater, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 5-16-07, item #48), for physician services as a staff physician in the amount of $227,193.01, an increase from $434,726.94 to $661,919.95.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized a contract renewal with Celia Englander, MD, Rye, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 5-16-07, item #47), for physician services as a Chief Medical Officer in the amount of $242,943.98, an increase from $464,865.94 to $707,809.92.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized to enter into a contract with Office of Public Guardian, Concord, NH, for guardianship services in the amount of $189,088.25.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#97A      Authorized to pay $1,228,500 in overtime for permanent personnel services out of salaries for vacant positions due to pending recruitment through June 30, 2008.

 

#97B      Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source lease agreement with Hillsborough County, Goffstown, NH, for building and grounds to house the NH State Prison for Women in an amount not to exceed $1,051,265.71.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                BANKING DEPARTMENT

#98         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to continue the membership and participation in the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors, for the amount of $5,532.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Bank Assessment Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#99         Authorized to accept and expend NH Liquor Commission “Last Drink Survey” funds totaling $11,203.79 from the NH Highway Safety Agency through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#100       Authorized to enter into a contract with L. Parker’s Electric Service, Londonderry, NH, for the sole purpose of providing electrical services at various liquor store locations throughout NH in the amount of $378,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#101       Authorized to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH, Inc., Hampton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #75), for rubbish removal services for various Liquor Commission locations throughout NH, by increasing the price from $114,932.37 to $121,328.17, an increase of $6,395.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#102       Authorized to enter into a contract with Casella Waste Service Incorporation, Salem, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #76), for rubbish removal services for various Liquor Commission locations throughout NH, by increasing the price from $207,975.92 to $211,388.72, an increase of $3,412.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#103       Authorized to amend a contract with Carriage Care Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #93), for shopping cart maintenance and services at various liquor store locations throughout NH, by increasing the price from $62,070 to $67,070, an increase of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#104       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton and with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, authorized the request to reclassify position #14376 Utility Analyst III, salary grade 28 to Administrator IV, salary grade 33.  100% Utility Assessment Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#105       Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into a contract with CaLLogix Inc., Bedford, NH, for call center, database management, and mail fulfillment services in the amount of $670,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#106       Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a sole source contract with Dufresne-Henry Inc., d/b/a Stantec Consulting Services Inc., North Springfield, VT (previously amended by G&C on 1-26-06, item #47), for construction administration support for the project to bring grid electrical power to the summit of Mt. Washington, by increasing the amount by $35,230 from $473,600 to $508,830, and by retroactively extending the completion date to October 31, 2008 from December 1, 2006.  100% Capital Budget Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract renewal with the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-07, item #56A), for management of the Job Training Grant Program in the amount of $1,000,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to amend a contract with USA 800 Inc., Kansas City, MO (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #64), for telemarketing, inquiry fulfillment, and reporting services, by increasing the amount by $60,000 from $760,000 to $820,000, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2008 to September 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a purchase and sale agreement and promissory note with the Trustees of Dartmouth College in the amount of $2,123,584.94 for the purchase of 8.176 acres, more or less with the buildings thereon located at the summit of Mount Washington State Park from the Trustees of Dartmouth College.  100% Mt. Washington Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized Division of Economic Development to award a grant to the Hannah Grimes Center Inc., Keene, NH, to facilitate the expansion of high-speed wireless service in the southwestern region in the amount of $10,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to amend a grant from the National Parks Service Land and Water Conservation Fund (previously amended by G&C on 5-16-07, item #55), for the Monadnock State park Development and Acquisition project, by extending the completion date to October 31, 2008 from June 25, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized Trails Bureau to award Recreation Trails Program grants totaling $779,187 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated June 25, 2008.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#113       Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept and expend an estimated total of $292,369.65 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency via the State Office of Emergency Management in order to reimburse eligible expenses for mitigating flood-related damages suffered on DRED-managed lands in Coos, Grafton, Carroll, Merrimack and Rockingham counties during the April 2007 rainstorm.  100% Transfer-FEMA Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#114       Authorized to provide retroactive pay to Judith A. DuBois, a former DRED and current PDA employee, in the amount of $11,465.24 plus associated benefit costs due to an adjustment of longevity and seniority dates based on an audit by the Division of Personnel.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#114A    Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to pay an invoice from Rowell’s Sewer & Drain LLC, Franklin, NH, for emergency pumping at the Basin Notch within Franconia Notch State Park on April 24, 2008 in the amount of $456.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#114B    Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Green Mountain Communications Inc., Wolfeboro Falls, NH, for communication tower repairs at the Mount Sunapee and Mount Kearsarge Communication Sites in the amount of $17,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  88% Parks, 12% Forest Management and Protection Funds. 

 

#114C    Authorized to enter into a sublease agreement with the Pease Development Authority, Portsmouth, NH, for renting the 6,134 square foot facility currently housing the International Trade Resource Center in the amount of $137,216.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#115       Authorized to transfer $20,870 from the NH Fish and Game Reserve to the Fish and Game FY 2009 Operating Budget.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend an additional $62,673 in federal funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Service for the purpose of purchasing fish food for the fiscal year 2009 for six hatcheries.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#116       Authorized to purchase 72.65 acres in Kingston, NH, from The Nature Conservancy, Concord, NH, in the amount of $55,123.77.  (2)Further Authorized to accept the donation of three parcels of land totaling approximately 31 acres in Kingston, NH from The Nature Conservancy.  (3)Further Authorized to accept the donation of a 0.26 acre parcel of land in Kingston, NH from Roland and Rebecca Edmiston, East Kingston, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized to enter into a contract with William Puls d/b/a Deyo’s Cleaning Service, West Brattleboro, VT, for professional cleaning services at the Region 4 Office in Keene in the amount of $3,030.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized to enter into a contract with Exeter Rent-All Inc., Exeter, NH, to provide tents, chairs, and tables for the Annual Hunter Education Volunteer Recognition Day at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center on June 28, 2008 in the amount of $4,489.26.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized to accept and expend an estimated $11,715.27 and to enter into a sole source agreement with Macro International Inc., Burlington, VT, and to reimburse NHFG up to $26,715.27 for collection of information on catch by NH marine recreational anglers.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#120       Authorized to purchase a conservation easement on 284 acres in Milton, NH, from The Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Concord, NH, in the amount of $157,122.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to donate $20,900 to the Land Conservation Endowment Fund for easement monitoring and stewardship on behalf of NH Fish and Game.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 25, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121       Authorized to accept the assignment of the contract agreement from GreatLodge.com Inc., to Outdoor Central Inc., Jefferson City, MO (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #85A).  (2)Further Authorized to amend a contract with Outdoor Central Inc., Jefferson City, MO, for the purpose of providing maintenance and hosting of an Internet based Department licensing and migratory bird Harvest Information Program as well as to conduct a server upgrade, by increasing the contract by $37,500 from $25,000 to $62,500, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  67% Fish & Game, 33% Other (Agency Income from Game Management) Funds. 

 

#122       Authorized to hold a Hunter Education Volunteer Recognition Day on June 28, 2008 at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH for a total cost of $11,294.26.  (2)Further Authorized to pay the Hart’s Turkey Farm, Meredith, NH, to provide a catered Chicken BBQ for the Hunter Education Volunteer Recognition Day at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center on June 28, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#123       Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated June 6, 2008, to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection Projects totaling $41,173.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized to accept and expend $465,097 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for a Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership collaborative data project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#125       Authorized to accept and expend $70,000 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency to administer a Wetlands Program Development Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#126       Authorized to accept and expend federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency to provide funding for the Northeast Regional Pollution Prevention Information Center.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#127       Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $146,259 in order to meet a shortfall in budgeted personnel, utility, current expense, and in-state travel funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% WRBP Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#128       Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MI, for the purpose of milfoil research activities in the amount of $20,000.  (2)Further Authorized to award an advance payment in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Lake Restoration Funds.  

 

#129       Authorized the Department of Environmental Services and the NH Fish and Game Department to enter into a memorandum of agreement in the amount of $450,000 for the reconstruction of the Alton Power Dam in Alton and Perkins Pond Marsh Dam in Weare.  (2)Further Authorized to advance these funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Fish and Game Funds.  (3)Further Authorized to expend these funds on a force account basis.  100% Dam Maintenance Funds. 

 

#130       Authorized to amend a memorandum of agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-26-08, item #96), for stream flow monitoring as part of water quality studies in the vicinity of the I-93 roadway in southern NH, to extend the completion date to September 30, 2008 from June 30, 2008.

 

#131       Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Seabrook, NH to complete the Cains Pond Restoration Project in the amount of $91,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#132       Authorized to amend a contract with Secondwind Water System Inc., (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #156B), for providing safe drinking water, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009 from June 30, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Oil and Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#133       Authorized to amend a Water Supply Land Grant to the Town of Windham, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #110), for the purchase of property in a source water protection area, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009 from June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#134       Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Connecticut River Joint Commission Inc., Charlestown, NH, to complete the Stream Restoration and the Lower Mohawk River and Colebrook Business Park Project in the amount of $122,913.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#135       Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Dover, NH, to complete the Willand Pond Drainage Establishment and Public Outreach Project in the amount of $68,064.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#136       Authorized to amend a contract with SEA Consultants Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-13-08, item #42), to promote public water system mutual aid, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2008 from June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#137       Authorized to award a grant to the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Dover, NH, to provide planning technical assistance to member coastal communities in the amount of $32,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#138       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Bear Creek Environmental LLC, Middlesex, VT, to complete the Geomorphic Assessment and Watershed Restoration Plan for Exeter River Watershed Project in the amount of $104,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#139       Authorized to enter into a contract with Katahdin Analytical Services Inc., Scarborough, ME, for laboratory analytical services in the amount of $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  58% General, 42% Other Fee Funds. 

 

#140       Authorized to enter into contracts with the entities as detailed in letter dated June 12, 2008, for purposes of sharing data for the Gulf of Maine at a total cost of $406,549.64.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#141       Authorized to amend a Water Supply Land Grant to the City of Rochester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #115), to purchase a piece of property in a source water protection area to protect water supply land, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009 from June 30, 2008. 

 

#142       Authorized to amend a contract with Portsmouth Harbor Towing LLC, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #135), to operate one additional mobile pumpout boat provided by the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009. 

 

#143       Authorized to enter into an Allonge to Promissory Note and amendment of Loan Agreement with Mt. Washington Condominium Association, in the amount of $250,912.94, finalizing the loan amount used to finance the upgrades to the existing public water system serving the Mt. Washington Condominium Association.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#144       Authorized to enter into an Allonge to Promissory Note and amendment of Loan Agreement with Hampstead Area Water Company Inc., in the amount of $1,315,290.86, finalizing the loan amount used to finance the construction of a new storage tank and water main connection to the existing distribution system.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#145       Authorized to approve an Original Loan Agreement with Hill Water Works to finance water system improvements in the amount of $485,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital Funds. 

 

#146       Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $3,489,718 for public water pollution control projects.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#147       Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association, Boston, MA, to provide funding approved by USEPA for the Northeast Regional Pollution Prevention Information Center in the amount of $106,781.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#148       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Kevin C. Dolloff d/b/a Dolloff Lawncare, Laconia, NH, for lawn maintenance services in the amount $20,760.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% WRBP Funds. 

 

#149       Authorized to amend the Newfound Lake Dam gate improvement project (previously approved by G&C on 6-26-07, item #99), by extending the completion date to October 30, 2008 from June 30, 2008.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#150       Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated May 23, 2008, totaling $30,383 to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#151       Authorized to enter into a service agreement with HTE Northeast Inc., Bedford, NH, for an underwater inspection of the pond drain gate at the Deering Reservoir Dam in the amount of $3,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Capital General Funds. 

 

#152       Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated June 12, 2008, to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects totaling $33,307.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#153       Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated June 12, 2008, to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects totaling $53,943.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#154       Authorized to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the Business Finance Authority, Concord, NH, for financial services to assist with Drinking Water State Revolving Loans to privately owned public water systems in the amount of $45,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#155       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Forrest Bell, d/b/a FB Environmental Consulting, Portland, ME, to complete a comprehensive modeling study at coastal beaches in the amount of $101,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#156       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc., Manchester, NH, for professional engineering design services associated with process, civil and structural improvements at the Franklin wastewater treatment plant.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2010.  100% Winnipesaukee River Basin Funds. 

 

#157       Authorized Lawrence & Janet Hebb’s request to rework an existing “L-shaped” breakwater to incorporated two 12 inch culverts to promote water movement, repair the “F-shaped” cantilevered and piling supported docking system, dredge sand and repair rip-rapped shoreline on frontage on Barndoor Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#158       Authorized Paul Sr. & Brigid Gaudet’s request to remove two existing crib piers, construct a piling pier connected to a piling pier by a walkway connected to a piling pier by a walkway connected to a piling pier by a walkway in an “W” configuration, drive three 3-piling ice clusters, drive 4 pilings to support 2 permanent boatlifts, install 2 personal watercraft lifts, install a seasonal canopy, a irregularly shaped seasonal canopy, and excavate shoreline to construct a perched beach with steps to the water on frontage on Governor’s Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford. 

 

#159       Authorized Six High Street LLC’s request to construct a tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier connecting to a ramp connecting to a float, connecting in a T configuration to seven float sections providing 9 slips  on the Cocheco River in Dover.

 

#160       Authorized James Curvey’s request to repair breakwater and cantilevered dock and dredge sand from frontage in Alton on Lake Winnipesaukee.

 

#161       Authorized James Curvey’s request to repair an “L-shaped” breakwater with a gap a the shoreline and a cantilevered dock accessed by a walkway along the shore and dredge from a previously dredged area in Alton on Lake Winnipesaukee.

 

#162       Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with University of NH, Office or Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to implement estuarine monitoring activities that support the National Coastal Assessment in the amount of $9,999.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#163       Authorized to enter into a Joint Funding agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, for streamflow gaging in the amount of $106,550.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  96% Other, 4% General Funds. 

 

#164       Authorized to amend a sole source memorandum of agreement with the Business Finance Authority, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07, item #79), for financial services to assist DES with Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund loans, by increasing the amount by $17,000 from $48,000 to $65,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#165       Authorized, with Councilor Pignatelli abstaining, Lou Zajac’s request to remove three piers, extend the main pier in a major docking facility and add two finger piers at the lakeward end to provide deeper water in 4 slips within an existing private community docking facility in Tuftonboro on Lake Winnipesaukee.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#166       Authorized adjustment of the General Fund appropriations within benefit accounts in the amount of $407,986.  (2)Further Authorized approval of net decreasing related revenue adjustments of $62,702 in federal funds and net decreasing revenue adjustments of $30,978 in Other Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#167       Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH of the University System of NH, Durham, NH, to provide an economic analysis of NH’s Child Support Guidelines in the amount of $120,439.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 30, 2009.  100% Other (Agency Income) Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

#168       Authorized to amend a lease with Cameron Real Estate Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #160), by increasing the amount of $413,448 to $2,145,802.80 from $1,732,354.80.  Effective July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#169       Authorized to amend a contract with MedSolutions SHC Inc., Franklin, TN, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #152), to continue an outpatient diagnostic imaging prior authorization program, by increasing the price by $185,000 from $765,881.25 to $950,881.25, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to December 31, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#170       Authorized to retroactively pay a membership fee to the American Public Human Services Association, Washington, DC, in the amount of $3,663 for annual membership dues.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#171       Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source contract with First Health Services Corporation, Glen Allen, VA, (previously amended by G&C on 1-10-07, item #73), to continue managing pharmacy benefits for the Medicaid Program, by increasing the price from $12,664,279 to $16,549,933, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to September 30, 2009.  63% Federal, 37% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#172       Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to provide Licensed Plus quality child care awards in the amount of $38,216.07 to a total of nine Licensed Plus child care providers throughout the State of NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#173       Authorized to enter into a contract with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Bedford, NH, for educational consultant services in the amount of $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#174       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to retroactively reclassify the positions as detailed in letter dated May 27, 2008.

 

#175       Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #106), for the provision of child psychiatry rotations, by increasing the price by $40,238 from $32,290 to $72,528, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2010.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#176       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Shelby Bailey, Registered Nurse, Jaffrey, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer in the amount of $31,200.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#177       Authorized to amend an agreement with Rebecca Rogers, Registered Nurse, Stark, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 1-16-08, item #91), to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $31,200 from $83,886 to $115,086, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  50% General, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#178       Authorized to accept and expend $100,000 from the State Treasurer to support the provisions of the Housing Security Grantee Program.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (previously amended by G&C on 11-28-07, item #105), for homeless assistance services, by increasing the price by $100,000 from $871,247.64 to #971,247.64.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#179       Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract renewal with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #156), to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $55,889.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#180       Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract renewal with NH Legal Assistance, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #160), to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $25,193.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#181       Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract renewal with The Salvation Army, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #189), to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $25,858.  Effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#182       Authorized to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 11-28-07, item #107), to provide services to homeless individuals, by increasing the price by $79,829 from $532,763.33 to $612,592.33.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#183       Authorized to enter into a contract with Controlled F.O.R.C.E., Inc., Elburn, IL, to provide Defensive Tactics Instructor training for Division staff in an amount not to exceed $7,440.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#184       Authorized to amend an agreement with Crawford Polygraph Services, Center Harbor, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-13-08, item #50), to provide interview and interrogation training, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#185       Authorized to enter into a contract with Duval Survey Inc., Hooksett, NH, to provide survey services to subdivide the property located on North River Road in Manchester, NH, in preparation for sale in an amount not to exceed $5,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Tobey School

#186       Authorized to accept and expend agency income in the amount of $175,000 for renovations of space at the Thayer Building for use by the Tobey School.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#187       Authorized to amend a contract with the Office of Public Guardian, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #199), to provide pubic guardianship services, by increasing the amount by $801,967.41, from $834,362.28 to $1,636,329.69, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of $126,978.17.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#188       Authorized to amend an agreement with National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Madison, WI, (previously amended by G&C on 10-31-07, item #90), to develop training curriculum and training materials for, and complete the implementation of the standardized risk assessment instruments for the Adult Protective Services program, by increasing the amount by $36,415 from $71,190 to $107,605, and by extending the termination date from June 30, 2008 to September 29, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#189       Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide public guardianship and protection services in an amount not to exceed $7,593.75.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  55% General, 45% Federal Funds. 

 

#190       Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Office of Public Guardian, Concord, NH, to provide public guardianship and protection services in an amount not to exceed $53,156.25.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  55% General, 45% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home

#191       Authorized to enter Rhonda A. Bibeau into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with CareMed Educational Services LLC, Plymouth, NH, to participate in the course entitled Licensed Practical Nurse Program, during the period of April 29, 2008 through April 26, 2009 and to pay said costs in the amount of $2,000.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#192       Authorized to increase the annual salary of Matthew J. Masewic, MD, Physician In Charge by $3,000 for being board certified in Family Practice.

 

#193       Authorized to enter into an agreement with The University of Vermont Technical Services Program, Burlington, VT, to provide clinical equipment repair and maintenance in the amount of $16,500.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  68% General, 30% Federal, 2% Other Funds. 

 

#194       Authorized to enter into an agreement with BK Systems Inc., Goffstown, NH, to provide fire detection, nurse call and alarm system test and maintenance services in the amount of $42,400.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  69% General, 30% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

#195       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Sodexo Operations LLC, Gaithersburg, MD, to provide the purchase of food and food related products, systems and equipment for the Hospital’s Food and Nutrition and Environmental Services Departments in the amount of $3,474,018.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011.  69% General, 30% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#196       Authorized to amend a contract with The Bristol Observatory Ltd., Bristol, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #372), to provide statistical analysis and consulting services on the number of persons in the mental health system that are also served by other government agencies, by increasing the price by $25,000 from $140,089.97 to $165,089.97, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#197       Authorized to enter into a contract with The Alternative Life Center, Conway, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $876,526.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  64% Federal, 36% General Funds. 

 

#198       Authorized to enter into a contract with The Stepping Stone Drop-In Center Association, Claremont, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $705,368.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  64% Federal, 36% General Funds. 

 

#199       Authorized to amend a sole source contract with the Institute on Disability, University of NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-3-07, item #58), to conduct public mental health consumer surveys as required by the Mental Health Block Grant Program, by increasing the price by $75,000 from $142,928 to $217,928, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 through June 30, 2009; and that the Institute on Disability, University of NH be allowed to carry over any unexpended funds from SFY 2008 to SFY 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#200       Authorized on behalf of the Children’s Care Management Collaborative, to amend an agreement with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #166), to provide technical assistance and supports in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  59% Federal, 41% General Funds. 

 

#201       Authorized to enter into a contract with Tri-City Consumers’ Action Co-operative, Dover, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $336,626.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  100% General Funds. 

 

#202       Authorized to enter into a contract with On The Road To Recovery Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $624,126.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  64% Federal, 36% General Funds. 

 

#203       Authorized to enter into a contract with Peer Support Mental Health Alliance of Southern NH Inc., d/b/a Circle of L.I.F.E., Derry, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $340,634.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  64% Federal, 36% General Funds. 

 

#204       Authorized to enter into a contract with Seacoast Mental Health Consumer Alliance Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $415,556.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  64% Federal, 36% General Funds. 

 

#205       Authorized to enter into a contract with Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board, Laconia, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $706,766.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  64% Federal, 36% General Funds. 

 

#206       Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Monarchs, Keene, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $337,062.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  64% Federal, 36% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#207       Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $132,217 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the National Cancer Prevention and Control Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to establish two full-time temporary positions at the following levels: one Administrator I, labor grade 27 and one Administrative Secretary, labor grade 14, utilizing funds from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the National Cancer Prevention and Control Program.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

Councilor Pignatelli commented on agenda item #207 as follows:

 

I am disappointed to see that almost all state money for cancer prevention has been removed from the state budget.  This is due to our current fiscal situation.  I am hopeful that if money becomes available, cancer prevention will be the first need to receive funding.  We know that the cost, not only financial, but in terms of human suffering, increases if cancer is not prevented or caught and treated at an early stage.

                                                                                                                                Debra B. Pignatelli

 

#208       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, STD/HIV Section to enter into an agreement with Creative Classrooms Inc., Raymond, NH, to provide logistical and capacity building support to the NH HIV Prevention and Care Community Planning Group and to HIV Prevention services contracted agencies in an amount not to exceed $236,686.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#209       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with The Family Resource Center at Gorham, Gorham, NH, to provide Child and Family Health Support Services in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  48% Federal, 52% General Funds. 

 

#210       Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section to enter into an agreement with Makin’ It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth, Manchester, NH, to provide tobacco prevention and control initiatives in an amount not to exceed $26,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#211       Authorized, with Councilor Pignatelli abstaining, the Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section to retroactively amend an agreement with NH Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #279), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $18,000 from $100,000 to $118,000.  Effective May 1, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#212       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with the Town of Derry, NH, to provide Public Health Network services with responsibility to improve the capacity and capability of public health response partners to mount a coordinated response to public health emergencies within a defined region in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY 2009, not to exceed 25% of the agreement, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated program costs.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

#213       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with Concord Hospital Inc., Concord, NH, to provide Public Health Network services with responsibility to improve the capacity and capability of public health response partners to mount a coordinated response to public health emergencies within a defined region in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY 2009, not to exceed 25% of the agreement, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated program costs.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

#214       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with Northern Strafford County Health and Safety Council, Rochester, NH, to provide Public Health Network services with responsibility to improve the capacity and capability of public health response partners to mount a coordinated response to public health emergencies within a defined region in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY 2009, not to exceed 25% of the agreement, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated program costs.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

#215       Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Health Statistics and Data Management Section to enter into an agreement with Maine Health Information Center, Manchester, ME, to provide ongoing hospital data collection and consolidation for the DHHS Uniform Hospital Discharge Data in an amount not to exceed $221,622.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#216       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with North Country Health Consortium, Whitefield, NH, to provide Public Health Network services with responsibility to improve the capacity and capability of public health response partners to mount a coordinated response to public health emergencies within three regions in an amount not to exceed $225,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY 2009, not to exceed 25% of the agreement, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated program costs.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

#217       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH, to provide Public Health Network services with responsibility to improve the capacity and capability of public health response partners to mount a coordinated response to public health emergencies within a defined region in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY 2009, not to exceed 25% of the agreement, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated program costs.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

#218       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with Sullivan County, Newport, NH, to provide Public Health Network services with responsibility to improve the capacity and capability of public health response partners to mount a coordinated response to public health emergencies within a defined region in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY 2009, not to exceed 25% of the agreement, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated program costs.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

#219       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with Mascoma Valley Health Initiative, Canaan, NH, to provide Public Health Network services with responsibility to improve the capacity and capability of public health response partners to mount a coordinated response to public health emergencies within a defined region in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY 2009, not to exceed 25% of the agreement, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated program costs.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

#220       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Section to enter into an agreement with the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, Nashua, NH, to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention services in an amount not to exceed $192,748.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#221       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH (previously approved by G&C on 1-30-08, item #50), to provide primary care services for individuals experiencing homelessness, by increasing the amount by $204,880 from $58,905 to $263,785, and by extending the completion date to July 1, 2010.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#222       Authorized, with Councilor Pignatelli abstaining, the Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend a contract with Lamprey Health Care Inc., Newmarket, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #223), to provide family planning services, by increasing the price by $227,044 from $347,286 to $574,330, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009.  92% Federal, 8% General Funds. 

 

#223       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program to enter into an agreement with NH Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities Inc., Concord, NH, to provide education, advocacy, resources and support for families with infants and children who have a suspected or confirmed hearing loss in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#224       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Indian Stream Health Center Inc., Colebrook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-30-08, item #49), to provide primary care services, by increasing the price limitation by $230,586 from $77,482 to $308,068, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010.  90% General, 10% Federal Funds. 

 

#225       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Valley Regional Hospital Inc., Newport NH, to provide primary care services and breast and cervical cancer screening in an amount not to exceed $518,850.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  82% General, 18% Federal Funds. 

 

#226       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Manchester Community Health Center, Manchester, NH, to provide primary care services and breast and cervical cancer screening in an amount not to exceed $903,236.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  82% General, 18% Federal Funds. 

 

#227       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Mid-State Health Center, Plymouth NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-30-08, item #48), to provide primary care services, by increasing the amount by $397,700 from $125,700 to $523,400, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#228       Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-26-08, item #119), to provide primary care services, by increasing the amount by $273,898 from $80,390 to $354,288, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010.  90% General, 10% Federal Funds. 

 

#229       Authorized Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster, NH, to provide Child and Family Health Support Services in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  52% General, 48% Federal Funds. 

 

#230       Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, to exercise a contract renewal with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #281), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the price by $22,000 from $22,000 to $44,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#231       Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, to exercise a contract renewal with Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #121), to provide tobacco prevention and control initiatives, by increasing the price by $23,625 from $63,000 to $86,625, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#232       Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, to exercise a contract renewal with Inter-Laes School District fiscal agent for the Belknap County CoRe Coalition, Meredith, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #186), to provide tobacco prevention and control initiatives, by increasing the price by $24,750 from $66,000 to $90,750, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#232A    Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with Health First Family Care Center, Franklin, NH, to provide Public Health Network services with responsibility to improve the capacity and capability of public health response partners to mount a coordinated response to public health emergencies within a defined region in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated program costs.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

#232B    Authorized Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, to provide Public Health Network services with responsibility to improve the capacity and capability of public health response partners to mount a coordinated response to public health emergencies within a defined region in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated program costs.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS

#233       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a contract with the NH Professionals’ Health Program of the NH Medical Society, Concord, NH, to manage and administer a Dental Professional Assistance Program in an amount not to exceed $26,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  91% General, 9% Other (Professional Assistance Program) Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF PHARMACY

#234       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to continue the 30% salary enhancements for the Board’s 4 pharmacist positions (previously approved by G&C on 5-2-07, item #100), for retention purposes.  Effective August 14, 2008 through August 13, 2010.  80% General, 20% Transfer Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

#235       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to retroactively amend a lease with McCarthy Properties, West Wareham, MA (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #23), by increasing the amount by $2,521.70 from $13,253.71 to $15,775.41.  Effective June 16, 2008 through November 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#236       Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Pharmasource Healthcare Inc., Dublin, OH, to provide onsite pharmacy services to Homes residents in the amount of $879,984.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  55% Federal, 45% General Funds. 

 

#237       Authorized to retroactively pay invoices from West Central Services Inc., Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-21-05, item #114), in the amount of $44,000 to provide Geriatric Psychiatrist services to the Homes residents.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  33% Federal, 43% Agency Income, 27% General Funds. 

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#238       Authorized to amend a sole source contract with H.B. Stubbs Inc., Warren, MI, (previously amended by G&C on 3-26-08, item #139), to create and install first floor exhibits, by increasing the price limitation by $585,934 from $1,268,000 to $1,853,934, and by extending the end date from July 31, 2008 to April 1, 2009.  7% Federal, 93% Planetarium Capital Funds. 

 

#239       Authorized to amend a contract with Martin S. Quinn, (previously approved by G&C on 7-17-06, item #140), to design an introductory 2-minute visual and audio sequence for the “Space Mission 3D Sonification” project, by increasing the price from $27,900 to $31,120.50, and by extending the end date retroactively from May 31, 2008 to August 31, 2008.  100% Planetarium Donation Funds. 

 

#240       Authorized to amend a contract with NH Public Radio (previously approved by G&C on 4-4-07, item #93), for weekly radio advertisement, by increasing the price by $208 from $6,032 to $6,240, and by extending the completion date from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  36% General, 64% Planetarium Revenue Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#241       Authorized to amend the memorandum of agreement with the Community College System of NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-19-04, item #85), to build the Gregg Public Safety Academy in Littleton and connect via interactive videoconferencing technology to the NH Police Standard and Training Council, the Fire Standards and Training Council, the Department of Transportation, Pease Tradeport, and the other site in Keene, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009, and by increasing the price in the amount of $100,000.  100% Other (Penalty Assessment) Funds. 

 

#242       Authorized to amend the Cooperative Project agreement with Granite State College (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #151), to build the Gregg Public Safety Academy in Littleton and connect via interactive videoconferencing technology to the NH Police Standard and Training Council, the Fire Standards and Training Council, and the Department of Transportation, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009, and by increasing the price in the amount of $123,911.  100% Penalty Assessment Funds. 

 

#243       Authorized to enter into a service 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 in the amount of $243,674.30.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Penalty Assessment Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#244       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to amend a lease agreement with Granite State Management & Resources, for 190 square feet of office space, Concord, NH, by increasing the total rental by $9,846.30.  (2)Further Authorized additional expenditures of funds for Fiscal Year 2009 through Fiscal Year 2012 as detailed in letter dated June 4, 2008.  Effective July 1, 2008 through September 30, 2012.  76% General, 24% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#245       Authorized to grant funds to the HUB Family Resource Center, Dover, NH, to offer extended day programming for youth and their families in an amount not to exceed $137,500.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#246       Authorized to contract with Patricia Eddy, Lancaster, NH, to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#247       Authorized to contract with Jonas Taub, Antrim, NH, to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#248       Authorized to contract with Bruce Ehielen, Keene, NH, to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#249       Authorized to contract with Allyson Vignola, Barnstead, NH, to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#250       Authorized to enter into a contract with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to implement the Math Science Project entitle Increasing Student Achievement II, by providing professional development in science education that emphasized inquiry and the literacy and assessment skills that support it in an amount not to exceed $91,840.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#251       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #13141 Program Assistant II, salary grade 15 ($28,177.50) to Administrative Supervisor, salary grade 17 ($30,556.50).  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#252       Authorized to amend a contract with Connie Upschulte, Nashua, NH, School Improvement Coach (previously amended by G&C on 4-9-08, item #76), to continue to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to September 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#253       Authorized to amend a contract with Kathryn Treamer, Lancaster, NH, School Improvement Coach (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07 item #154), to continue to provide support and technical assistance in mathematics to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to NH educators, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to September 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#254       Authorized to grant funds to the Northern Strafford County Health and Safety Council, Rochester, NH, to offer extended day programming for youth and their families for an amount not to exceed $225,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#255       Authorized to pay the Education Commission of the States $47,247 for a partial payment of the annual State Assessment for FY 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#256       Authorized to grant funds to the Dover Housing Authority, Dover, NH, to offer extended day programming for youth and their families in an amount not to exceed $81,250.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#257       Authorized to contract with Attitash Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center, for meeting space, overnight accommodations and meals for the 3rd Annual APEX II Dropout Prevention Institute in an amount not to exceed $33,511.24.  Effective August 20, 2008 to August 21, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#258       Authorized a renewal contract with MAGI Educational Services White Plains, NY, (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #245), to collect parent involvement surveys from parents of students with disabilities in an amount not to exceed $125,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#259       Authorized to pay FY 2009 Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation annual dues in the amount not to exceed $8,679.  72% General, 28% Federal Funds. 

 

#260       Authorized to pay the Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC, $30,003 for FY 2009 dues.  100% General Funds. 

 

#261       Authorized to grant funds to Southern NH Services Inc., Hispanic/Latino Community Services Program, Manchester, NH, to provide English as a Second Language and English Language/Civics classes at the Latin American Center, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $61,703.  Effective September 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  57% Federal, 43% General Funds. 

 

#262       Authorized to grant funds to the Fuller Public Library, Hillsboro, NH, in the amount of $26,440.85 to provide training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults in Hillsborough County.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#263       Authorized to grant funds to the NH Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, Concord, NH, in the amount of $20,140 providing English Language/Civics Education classes to workers who are learning English as another language and to students in adult basic education classes throughout the state.  Effective September 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#264       Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the University of NH, Institute on Disability to organize and facilitate the Executive Committee on Special Education’s development of plan for improved comprehensive, systemic, and sustained systems of pre-service and in-service special education in an amount not to exceed $24,437.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of the 25% withholding provision.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#265       Authorized to amend a contract with University of NH, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #168), to reduce the FY08 funds by $47,052.85 and increase the FY09 funds by $47,052.85 on the Cooperative Project Agreement for the Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant Project, Leaders In Mathematics Education.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#266       Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with New England Document Systems, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-19-06, item #130), to archive federal records by scanning onto CD-ROM for a total amount not to exceed $36,815.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.   (2)Further Authorized a waiver of the 25% withholding provision and payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25%.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#267       Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Private Secretary Inc., Cranston, RI, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #437), to provide medical transcription services for a total cost of $88,957.38.  Effective July 1, 2008 through July 10, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to waive the 25% withholding requirement.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#268       Authorized to utilize the services of the medical and psychological consultants as detailed in letter dated May 27, 2008, from July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009, and Authorized unencumbered payments on a fee for service basis to a total cumulative amount of $857,101.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#269       Authorized to exercise a renewal option and contract with the individuals as detailed in letter dated May 13, 2008 (previously amended by G&C on 5-16-07, item #132) to conduct impartial special education complaint investigations for a total not to exceed $75,000.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#270       Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $597,637 to provide 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.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  60% Federal 40% General Funds. 

 

#271       Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $69,300 to provide basic math and reading instruction for NH Employment Program clients.  The program operated by the Nashua Adult Learning Center will provide services to students from southern Hillsborough County.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% DHHS Transfer Funds. 

 

#272       Authorized to grant funds to Lutheran Community Services, Concord, NH, in the amount of $50,449.50 to provide English as a Second Language classes to newly arriving refugees in the Concord and Laconia communities.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#273       Authorized to grant funds to Rockingham Community Action Program, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $93,933.30 to provide Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language classes in the Seacoast area.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#274       Authorized a renewal option with Measured Progress Inc., Dover, NH, for the development and administration of a Science Assessment to meet federal and state requirements in an amount not to exceed $2,103,565.  (2)Further Authorized to waive Administrative Rule, Section 311.07 (a) (5).  (3)Further Authorized to reduce from 25% to 7.5% the percentage of the total contract price to be withheld until the satisfactory completion of all services, including acceptance of all reports and the receipt of the detailed listing of expenses incurred for the contract period.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2010.  70% General, 30% Federal Funds. 

 

#274A    Authorized a renewal contract with Community and School Partners LLC, Rye, NH (previously approved by G&C on June 27, 2007, Item #326), for the purpose of continued support with the Initiative for School Empowerment and Excellence in an amount not to exceed $152,064.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  96% Federal, 4% Transfer Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#275       Authorized Division of State Police to transfer $9,700 within the budgeted appropriation titled Detective Bureau in order to offset anticipated shortages in FY 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  71% Highway, 29% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#276       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $325,169.  (2)Further Authorized to award funds to the sub-grantees as detailed in letter dated May 22, 2008, for a total amount of $318,812 for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#277       Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an agreement with ADR Small Engine Repair, LLC, Penacook, NH, to provide maintenance services for gas powered tools and generating equipment in an amount not to exceed $40,500.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#278       Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a contract with L.A.D. Welding & Fabrication Inc., Concord, NH, to provide welding, installation & fabrication services in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#279       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively reimburse the Town of Hinsdale, in the amount of $1,226.05 for Radiological Emergency Response Planning, using SFY08 funds for services provided in SFY07.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Private Funds. 

 

#280       Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training & Emergency Medical Services to enter into a contract with Contigiani’s Catering Services Inc., Laconia, NH, to provide catering services for students, board and commission members, activations of Emergency Operations Center, and other events in an amount not to exceed $282,163.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.  60.29% Fire & EMS, 9.76% Federal, 10.69% Seabrook, 6.18% Vermont Yankee, 7.32% Highway, 1.72% Turnpike, 3.30% Navigation Safety, 0.74% Agency Income Funds. 

 

#281       Authorized Division of State Police to amend grant funds received from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (previously amended by G&C on 10-31-07, item #136), by reallocating the funds utilized in support of improving the State Police Forensic Laboratory’s infrastructure to maintain accreditation of the DNA laboratory and to use the Laboratory Information Management System in a manner which will improve casework management and evidence in the amount of $3,446.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

#282       Authorized Division of State Police to amend position #9T152 Program Specialist IV, labor grade 25 (previously amended by G&C on 9-19-07, item #99), by extending the end date from June 30, 2008 to September 30, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#283       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $348,763.  (2)Further Authorized to award funds to the sub-grantees as detailed in letter dated May 5, 2008, for a total amount of $345,028 for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#284       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, the Division of Administration to reclassify position #41993 Counter Clerk II, labor grade 9, step 8 to an Accounting Technician, labor grade 12, step 6 in the Business Office.  Effective retroactive to April 25, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#285       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into agreements with the communities as detailed in letter dated May 27, 2008 for a total amount of $42,988.50, for the purpose of activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#286       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into agreements with the communities as detailed in letter dated May 27, 2008 for a total amount of $264,167, for the purpose of activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#287       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into agreements with the communities as detailed in letter dated May 27, 2008 for a total amount of $71,727.50, for the purpose of activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#288       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into agreements with the communities as detailed in letter dated May 27, 2008 for a total amount of $112,981, for the purpose of activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#289       Authorized Division of Fire Safety and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health Services to enter into a memorandum of understanding for bioterrorism preparedness planning in the amount of $90,058, plus state negotiated salary and benefit increases, if any.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies. 

 

#290       Authorized Division of State Police to amend a sole source contract with Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-9-08, item #108), for the painting of approximately 40 additional State Police cruisers, by increasing the amount by $40,000 from $90,000 to $130,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#291       Authorized Divisions of State Police and Motor Vehicles to make a retroactive payment to Irving Oil Corporation, Lewiston, ME, for parts and labor for repair of the oil furnace at the Troop B/Motor Vehicle Substation in the amount of $151.41.  Effective upon G&C approval.  88% Highway, 12% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#292       Authorized Divisions of Homeland Security/Emergency Management, Emergency Communications and State Police to enter into a contract with BWCP LLC2 d/b/a 106 Commerce Park Mini Storage, Pembroke, NH, for the purpose of renting storage units in an amount not to exceed $6,612.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  56% Federal, 23% Private Local, 17% Agency Income, 4% Revolving Funds. 

 

#293       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a contract with J. L. Shephard & Associates, San Fernando, CA, to purchase and install Cesium 137 radiation sources for two CD V Radiological Equipment Calibrators in an amount not to exceed $49,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008.  84% Private & Local, 14% Federal, 2% Revolving Funds. 

 

#294       Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a sole source retroactive contract with Contigiani’s Catering Service Inc., Laconia NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-7-06, item #189), to provide catering services for the Motorcycle Rider Training meeting, by increasing the amount by $548.80 from $167,000 to $167,548.80.  Effective March 29, 2008 through June 30, 2008.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#295       Authorized Bureau of Traffic to enter into a sole source contract with Roadsafe Traffic Systems Incorporated, Avon, MA, for the purpose of upgrading dynamic message sign hardware at five Seacoast sign locations for a total of $16,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#296       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to accept and expend Federal Aviation Administration funds in the amount of $687,045 for an airport security enhancement project at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  (2)Further Authorized to provide funding to the City of Manchester, NH, AIP-70 for an airport security enhancement project at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in the amount of $687,045.  100% Federal Funds.  (3)Further Authorized to provide the State 5% required match to the City of Manchester, NH, AIP-70 for an airport security enhancement project at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in the amount of $45,803.  100% General Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#297       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to accept and expend Federal Aviation Administration funds in the amount of $389,577 for property acquisition at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  (2)Further Authorized to provide funding to the City of Manchester, NH, AIP-75 for property acquisition for the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in the amount of $389,577.  100% Federal Funds.  (3)Further Authorized to provide the State 5% required match to the City of Manchester, NH, AIP-75 for property acquisition for the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in the amount of $25,972.  100% General Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#298       Authorized to accept and place on file the Department’s Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending May 31, 2008.

 

#299       Authorized Office of Stewardship & Compliance to exercise a contract renewal option with Newport Alliance, Newport, RI, (previously approved by G&C on 9-13-06, item #145), for drug and alcohol testing services in the amount of $138,127.50.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.  85% Highway, 15% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#300       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Lebanon, NH, for AIP-36 to analyze and design the rehabilitation of obstruction lights and to conduct an assessment of a hill at the approach end of Runway 36 in the amount of $235,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2013.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#301       Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to amend a contract with HNTB Corporation, Boston, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 1-10-07, item #108), to complete all final design tasks and to perform interim mechanical inspections for the rehabilitation of the Memorial Bridge between the City of Portsmouth, NH and the Town of Kittery, ME, and replacement of the bridge of Scott Avenue, owned by the City of Portsmouth, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to April 30, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#302       Authorized Bureau of Finance & Contracts to retroactively pay Lee R. Belanger, prior year increment wages that were not processed from September 28, 2006 through June 7, 2007 in the amount of $1,048.65.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#303       Authorized Bureau of Traffic to enter into a contract with National Sign Reclaiming Inc., Rothsay, MN, on the basis of a single bid received in an amount not to exceed $30,000 for providing a service to hydro-strip retroreflective sheeting off aged signs so they may be re-used.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#304       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Milan Excavating Inc., Milan, NH for rubbish disposal services in the amount of $3,300.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#305       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 $11,080.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#306       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim any interest the State of NH may have in a portion of old Newton Junction Road highway easement not needed for the reconstruction of Newton Junction Road and surplus State owned property, to the abutting property owners, Daniel and Pamela Mastroianni, in the Town of Kingston.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#307       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $324,716.18 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from May 15, 2008 through June 10, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#308       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to revise the five-year inter-agency rental agreement with the Department of Employment Security, Concord, NH, (approved by G&C on 11-15-06), providing their Concord based carpenter staff with building space located in the Stickney Avenue Facility, Concord, NH.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011. 

 

#309       Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with McFarland Johnson, Incorporated, Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, for preliminary and final design for the rehabilitation for four red-listed bridges along the Interstate 93 corridor in Bow and Concord in the amount of $393,255.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#310       Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with The Louis Berger Group Incorporated, Manchester, NH, and East Orange, NJ, for the preliminary engineering design for the replacement of the I-95 Turnpike System bridge over the Taylor River in Hampton Falls and Hampton, by increasing the amount by $88,896.80 from $355,787.50 to $444,684.30 for additional design services that were not included in the original scope of work, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 26, 2009. 100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#311       Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Incorporated, Bedford, NH, Watertown, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 1-15-03, item #139), for the preliminary design for the widening of the Spaulding Turnpike in the Town of Newington and the City of Dover, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to October 31, 2008.

 

#312       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with B.U.R Construction LLC, Claremont, NH, for roadway rehabilitation on Route 63 north of the intersection with NH Route 119 on the basis of a low bid of $972,677.85.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $97,267.79 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 5, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% State Funds. 

 

#313       Authorized with Councilor Shea abstaining, the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Severino Trucking Co., Inc., Candia, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $14,884,149.94 for reconstruction of the I-93 northbound on ramps, southbound on and off ramps, and new bridges over the existing recreational trail (former railroad corridor) at the Exit 5/Route 28 interchange in the Town of Londonderry.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $744,207.50 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.   Effective upon G&C approval through November 6, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#314       Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services, Fuel Distribution to amend a contract with E.J. Ward Inc., San Antonio, TX, (previously amended by G&C on 6-7-06, item #218), for the maintenance and service of the Fuel Distribution software and hardware, by increasing the amount by $30,000 from $210,000 to $240,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#315       Authorized to enter into a contract with Shawmut Equipment Company Inc., Manchester, CT, on the basis of a low bid of $5,157.41, for emergency certified welding repairs to the Department’s Grove Crane.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#316       Authorized Bureau of Traffic to enter into a sole source contract with ECM Inc, Buda, TX, to retrofit Weigh-In-Motion sensors at two WIM stations in NH in the amount of $120,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#317       Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Weaver Bros. Construction Corp., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-11-06, item #100), for the reconstruction and widening of US 3/NH 11 beginning west of the intersection of Old State Road and continuing easterly to the Laconia town line in Belmont, by increasing the amount by $890,000 from $7,966,941.60 to $8,856,941.60.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% State Highway Funds. 

 

#318       Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R.J. Olszak Construction, Inc., d/b/a All-Ways Wrecking, Bridgewater, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-4-05, item #144), for the demolition of a total of six buildings in the Towns of Colebrook, Madison, and Whitefield, by increasing the amount by $28,035.60 from $49,800 to $77,835.60.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% State Highway Funds. 

 

#319       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Jalbert Leasing Inc., Portsmouth, NH, facility operator, to make security camera repairs and improvements in an amount not to exceed $65,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  58% Highway, 42% Federal Funds. 

 

#320       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to accept and expend Federal Aviation Administration funds in the amount of $4,782,247 for a sound insulation project in the vicinity of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  (2)Further Authorized to provide funding the City of Manchester, NH, AIP-73 airport noise program project to sound insulate approximately 82 single-family residences and a daycare center in the amount of $4,782,247.  100% Federal Funds.  (3)Further Authorized to provide the State 5% required match to the City of Manchester, NH, for AIP-73 airport noise program project to sound insulate approximately 82 single-family residences and a daycare center in the amount of $298,890.  100% General Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#321       Authorized to enter David S. Smith into a retroactive educational tuition agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled Capital Budgeting and Finance during the period of Jun 18, 2008 through August 27, 2008, and to pay said costs in the amount of $748.50.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#322       Authorized to enter into a contract with Howard Systems Voice, Data and Video Wiring LLC., Barrington, NH, for Intercom Communication Systems and Related Equipment Services in the amount of $6,262.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#323       Authorized to enter into a contract with Tri State Fire Protection LLC, Nashua, NH, for fire extinguisher inspection and service at District One Highway Maintenance facilities in the amount of $7,960.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#324       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Wragg Brothers of Vermont, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Nancy McCormick, Hampstead, NH, in the amount of $23,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 29, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#325       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Wragg Brothers of Vermont, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Barbara Baltz, Salisbury, NH, in the amount of $24,990.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 29, 2008.  100% Highway Funds

 

#326       Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Clough Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-21-01, item #323), for the final design of the expansion of the Spaulding Turnpike from Exit 11 to Exit 16 in the City of Rochester, by extending the completion date from August 27, 2008 to July 30, 2010. 

 

#327       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Jay-Mor Enterprises Inc., Pelham, NH, for the demolition of the bridge that formerly carried US 302 over Rocky Branch River on the basis of a low bid of $160,898.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 7, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $24,134.70 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#328       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with SPS New England Inc., Salisbury, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $6,712,530 for bridge rehabilitation for the bridge that carries NH Route 1A over the Hampton River .  Effective upon G&C approval through June 17, 2011.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $335,626.50 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.    80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

#329                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $953.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Lee, Program Planner I, in the on-line course entitled “Managing Conflict”.

B.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheila M. Miller, Human Resources Technician, in the course entitled “Issues in Women’s Health”.

C.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Children, Youth & Families – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $789.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rebekah Dougherty, Fiscal Specialist, in the course entitled “Organizational Behavior”.

D.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,250.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melissa Diozzi, Family Service Specialist I, in the courses entitled “Clinical Skills II” and “Program Evaluation & Research”.

E.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $888.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Merrill, Supervisor III, in the course entitled “Environmental Heritage”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $798.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kerry Nelson, Program Specialist IV, in the on-line course entitled “Popular Fiction”.

G.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,776.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Shapiro, Family Services Specialist II, in the on-line & weekend intensive courses entitled “Managing Conflict” and “Psychology of Adulthood”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Family Assistance  Request permission to pay Springfield College, Springfield, MA, the sum of $2,450.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Suzette Stratton, Supervisor III, in the courses entitled “Social Transformations & Alternative Visions” and “Ethical Decision Making in Human Services”.

I.          HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Improvement & Integrity - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $789.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Stephanie E. Ondus, Fraud Investigator, in the course entitled “Managerial Accounting”.

J.         INSURANCE – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $798.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristen Avery, Secretary II, in the course entitled “Introduction to Operations Management”.

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

L.         TRANSPORTATION – Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $405.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karla Kemp, Program Assistant II, in the course entitled “Interpretive Statistics”.

M.        TRANSPORTATION – Request permission to pay Lakes Region Community College, Laconia, NH, the sum of $268.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joyce Libbey, Secretary II, in the course entitled “Managerial Accounting”.

N.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,263.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Emerson, in the course entitled “Strategic Human Resources Management”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $15,845.50

 

LATE ITEMS

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

A.      Approve the Report and Findings of Councilor John Shea with regard to the construction, renovation and equipping of certain facilities and the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with Riverbend Community Health, Inc., Concord, NH.

 

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

B.      Authorized to accept and expend an additional $8,000 from the Oil Discharge and Disposal Cleanup Fund to fund projected administrative cost shortages for SFY 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Community Based Care Services

C.      Authorized to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. Berlin, NH, to provide public guardianship services by increasing the price limit by $380,054.40 from $384,430.60 to $764,485.00 beginning July 1, 2008 or date of G&C approval whichever is later, and extending time frame of the original contract from June 30, 2008, through June 30, 2009.  SOLE SOURCE.  100% General Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Public Health Services

D.      Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, Laconia, NH, to provide Public Health network services effective July 1, 2008, or date of G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009, in an amount not to exceed $75,000.00.  74% Federal Funds 26% General Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Public Health Services

E.      Authorized to enter into an agreement with the North Country Health Consortium, Whitefield, NH, to procure services for a disaster behavioral health specialist, to be effective July 1, 2008, or date of G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010, in an amount not to exceed $150,000.00.  74.08% Federal funds and 25.92 General Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Public Health Services

F.       Authorized to enter into an agreement with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH, to provide Pediatric Primary Care Services to be effective July 1, 2008, or date of G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010, in an amount not to exceed $626,192.00.  9% Federal Funds 91% General Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Public Health Services

G.      Authorized to amend an agreement with Welligent, Norfolk, VA, by increasing the price limitation by $168,500.00 from $179,00 to $347,500.00 to provide ongoing administration, management, hosting, support and maintenance of the NH AURIS System and extend the completion date to June 30, 2011, effective July 1, 2008, or the date of G&C approval, whichever is later.  99% Federal Funds 1% General Funds

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Franklin City Hall, Franklin, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:50 p.m.