GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

June 6, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, accepted the minutes of May 23, 2012.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the May 23, 2012 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

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

(Business and Industry)

Ronald J. Rioux, Exeter                                                                                     Effective:  June 6, 2012

 

Director of the Division of Instruction for the Department of Education - RSA:  21-N:3

Joseph Miller                                                                                                        Effective:  June 15, 2012

 

Municipal Bond Bank - RSA:  33-A:4-a

Katherine E. L. Chambers, Milford                                                                 Effective:  July 1, 2012

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

State Committee on Aging - RSA:  161-F

Representing:  (Sullivan County)

Lawrence W. Flint, Newport                                                                              Effective:  June 24, 2012

Succeeding:  Jack Liberman, Newport (term limited)                                   Expiration:  June 24, 2015

 

Boxing and Wrestling Commission - RSA:  285

Arthur J. Nolin, Pembroke                                                                                  Effective:  July 15, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  July 15, 2015

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission - RSA:  227-E

(Hydro-Electric Concern)

Cleve P. Kapala, Hopkinton                                                                             Effective:  June 6, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  January 22, 2015

 

Electrician’s Board - RSA:  319-G

(Master Electrician)

Raymond R. Hebert, Manchester                                                                    Effective:  June 30, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 30, 2017

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee - RSA:  21-G:29

Joseph A. DiBrigida, Jr. (r), Bedford                                                                 Effective:  June 30, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 30, 2015

 

Family Mediator Certification Board - RSA:  328-C

(Public Member)

Karen McCall, Nashua                                                                                      Effective:  June 6, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  April 10, 2015

 

Passenger Tramway Safety Board - RSA:  225-A – Councilor Sununu recused himself.

(Surface Lift)

Mark Petrozzi, Gilford                                                                                        Effective:  June 6, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 20, 2013

 

Personnel Appeals Board - RSA:  21-I:45

Robert J. Johnson, (r), Hillsborough                                                                 Effective:  June 6, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 2, 2015

 

Associate Justice of the Superior Court - RSA:  491:1

John C. Kissinger, Jr., Manchester                                                                    Effective:  June 6, 2012

Vacancy                                                                                                                Expiration:  Until 70 years of age

 

Advisory Council on Worker’s Compensation - RSA:  281-A

(Labor)

William J. McQuillen, Portsmouth                                                                    Effective:  June 13, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 13, 2015

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals - RSA:  330-C:3

(Public Member)

Michael Lopez, Manchester                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Lloyd S. Doughty, II, Epsom (term limited)                           Expiration:  January 28, 2015

 

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

(General Public)

Ned Densmore, Franconia                                                                                 Effective:  June 30, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 30, 2016

 

Community Development Finance Authority - RSA:  162-L

(Community Development Organization)

Robert W. Tourigny, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  July 1, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  July 1, 2017

 

Board of Dental Examiners - RSA:  317-A

Tara Levesque-Vogel, Nashua                                                                         Effective:  July 15, 2012

Succeeding:  Neil S. Hiltunen, North Hampton (term limited)                    Expiration:  July 15, 2017

 

Board of Fire Control - RSA:  153:2

(Electrical Engineer)

Richard M. Heath, Bow                                                                                     Effective:  July 8, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  July 8, 2017

 

Board of Fire Control - RSA:  153:2

(Insurance)

William L. Mead, Sr., Franconia                                                                       Effective:  July 8, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  July 8, 2017

 

New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority - RSA:  195-D:4

Mary W. McLaughlin, Bedford                                                                        Effective:  June 30, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 30, 2017

 

Juvenile Parole Board - RSA:  170-H

Barbara R. Carpenter, Kensington                                                                  Effective:  July 1, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  July 1, 2017

 

State Lottery Commission - RSA:  284:21-a

Paul J. Holloway, Rye                                                                                        Effective:  June 29, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 29, 2015

 

Passenger Tramway Safety Board - RSA:  225-A

(Insurance Industry)

Selden Hannah, Rochester                                                                                Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 1, 2016

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees - RSA:  100-A:14

(Nominated by the NH Police Association)

Dean W. Crombie, Somersworth                                                                      Effective:  July 1, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  July 1, 2014

 

Director of the Division of Administration for the Department of Safety - RSA:  21-P:16

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

John T. Beardmore, Hopkinton                                                                        Expiration:  March 31, 2014

Succeeding:  Wesley J. Colby, Laconia (resigned)                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

New Hampshire School Building Authority - RSA:  195-C:1

Donald P. Bliss, Hampton                                                                                 Effective:  July 1, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  July 1, 2015

 

Transportation Appeals Board - RSA:  21-L

(Legal Profession)

Eric G. Falkenham, Hopkinton                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  May 7, 2014

 

Transportation Appeals Board - RSA:  21-L:14

(General Public)

Carl L. Quiram, Bedford                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  April 23, 2015

 

Director of the Division of Aeronautics, Rail and Transit  for the Depratment of Transportation - RSA:  21-L:7

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Patrick C. Herlihy, Contoocook                                                                       Expiration:  August 20, 2014

Vacancy                                                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Salary:  Grade FF, Step 3 - $75, 634

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees - RSA:  187-A

Pamela Diamantis, Greenland                                                                          Effective:  June 30, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 30, 2016

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees - RSA:  187-A

Chester E. Homer III, Portsmouth                                                                   Effective:  June 30, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 30, 2016

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees - RSA:  187-A

Henry B. Stebbins, Portsmouth                                                                        Effective:  June 30, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 30, 2016

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

A.      Authorized to accept a donation of a Panasonic AG-Af101 digital video camera and accessories valued at $6,102.37 to be donated to the Public Affairs Division to be used to promote the safe and responsible use of NH’s backcountry through public services messages and other materials.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Glencliff Home

B.      Authorized to accept monetary donations for the time period of January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012 with a value totaling $70.

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2           Authorized with a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – no, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Wheeler – no, to award a grant to the Town of Pittsfield, NH, in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of assisting Rustic Crust Inc., with a business expansion activity.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3           Authorized to amend an agreement with the Town of Raymond, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-27-11, item #6, in the amount of $270,000), to allow for finalization of installation of new septic systems in Lamprey River Cooperative manufactured housing park, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013 from June 30, 2012.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#4           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Belmont, NH, in the amount of $202,377, to replace waterline in Belmont’s village area.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to award a grant to the City of Concord, NH, in the amount of $500,000, to support construction of a soup kitchen in Concord.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, in the amount of $82,250 to assist a nonprofit business, Hannah Grimes Center, with a Microenterprise Development and Assistance Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to amend an agreement with the City of Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-9-09, item #2), for rehabilitating one vacant property, in order to redevelop such property for the benefit low and moderate-income persons and families, by increasing the amount by $315,000 from $8,120,000 to $8,435,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 9, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8           Authorized to amend an agreement with the City of Berlin, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-23-09, item #3), for rehabilitating additional vacant residential properties that have been foreclosed upon or abandoned in order to redevelop such properties for the benefit low and moderate-income persons and families.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 9, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#9           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to amend item #8, approved by G&C on April 18, 2012, by reallocating ARRA funding for the State Energy Programs between expenditure classes in the amount of $4,850.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#10         Authorized the nomination of Major Ryan P. Jones, York, ME, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#11         Authorized the nomination of Timothy L. White, Campton, NH, 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.

 

#12         Authorized the nomination of Lieutenant Colonel Shawn R. Burrus for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#13         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Christopher T. Sununu with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the financing of certain routine capital expenditures in connection with The River Woods Company at Exeter New Hampshire, Exeter, NH.

 

#14         Authorized the Division of Personnel’s request for a waiver of the classification decisions as detailed in letter dated May 16, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#15         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Helmsman Management Services LLC, Boston, MA, for the provision of Workers’ Compensation Third Party Claims Administration and Related Services for a total cost of $1,694,700.  Effective July 1, 2012 through July 1, 2015, with the option to renew for up to one year. 

 

#16         Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Durham, NH, to provide semi-annual updates to the NH Hospital Scorecard, claims reporting and to provide facilitation services to the members of the NH Purchasers Group on Health, for a total price not to exceed $33,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  57% General, 16% Federal, 15% Enterprise, 12% Other (Highway, Turnpike) Funds. 

 

#17         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities, to enter into a lease agreement with Strafford County, Dover, NH, for approximately 36,652 square feet of courtroom and office space for the Strafford County Superior and Probate Court.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2014.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

#18         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with Grafton County, North Haverhill, NH, for approximately 21,291 square feet of courtroom, office space and storage for the Grafton County Superior and the 2nd Circuit Court-District Division-Haverhill, North Haverhill, NH, in an amount not to exceed $568,801.92.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

#19         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with M.C. Contracting Inc., Tyngsboro, MA, for the re-roofing of McAuliffe-Shepard Discover Center, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $131,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 20, 2012.  99% General – Capital, 1% General Funds. 

 

#19A      Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Delta Dental Plan of NH Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #28), for the administration of self-funded dental coverage for the state employees and eligible dependents, in the amount of $879,000.  Effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014.  57% General, 16% Federal, 15% Enterprise, 12% Agency Income from other eligible participants (COBRA, Part Time employees) Funds. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#20         Authorized a transfer of appropriated funds in the amount of $50,500 for debt service payments.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  97% General, 3% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#21         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $70,561 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $70,560.27 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#22         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award an operating grant in the amount of $18,528 to Weathervane Theatre Players, Whitefield.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Historical Resources to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of Durham, in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2014.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to award an operating grant in the amount of $8,778 to Monadnock Arts in Education, Keene.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds 

 

#25         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Arts to award FY 2012 Individual Artist Visual Arts and Crafts Fellowship Awards to Alice Ogden, Franklin, NH, and to Maureen Mills, Portsmouth, NH, for a total amount of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Arts to award an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant in the amount of $900 to TJ Wheeler, Hampton Falls.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#27         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to accept and expend $2,931.29 representing the State of NH portion of disbursements of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission (originally approved by G&C on 12-7-05, item #17), to be used for an agricultural marketing program related to the dairy industry.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Other (Northeast Dairy Compact Commission) Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#28         TABLED  - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the petition of Amber K. Fontaine (age 42) requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Welfare Fraud Class A.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until March 21, 2021. 

 

#29         Authorized to amend item #56 approved by G&C on June 22, 2011, a sub grant in the amount of $10,153.68 awarded to the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to September 30, 2012.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized to accept and expend $20,250 in additional federal funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of funding anticipated additional personnel costs paid on behalf of a retiring state employee.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30A      Authorized to conduct a two-day training session for law enforcement scheduled for June 19 and 20, 2012 entitled “Advanced Law Enforcement Training”, to be held at the Police Standards and Training Facility in Concord, NH, at a cost not to exceed $7,200.  (2)Further authorized to enter into sole source agreements with two nationally known experts, Page Ulrey and Candace Heisler, in an amount not to exceed $3,600 each for the purpose of providing expert training and for travel costs related to the training.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 20, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#31         Authorized to amend a FY 2012 rate review grant (originally approved by G&C on 11-9-11, item #47), transferring funds in the amount of $301,707 and establishing one class 049, Transfer to Other State Agencies, by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $1,029,934 from FY 2013 from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of improving health insurance rate filing requirements, enhancing consumer protection standards related to health insurance premium rate filings, provide additional IT capacity for processing and reviewing health insurance premium rate filings, and for reporting to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services on health insurance premium rate increase patterns.  (3)Further authorized to continue a Part Time Temporary position for one Grants and Contracts Technician.  (4)Further authorized to continue to enter into contracts for consulting services with various vendors in an amount not to exceed $623,834.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#32         Authorized to accept and expend additional Examination Fee revenue in the amount of $51,000 to cover the increased cost of Personal Services Permanent Classified for Market Conduct Division.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Insurance Assessment Fund.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#33         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Health and Human Services, to reimburse DHHS, in the amount of $1,000,000 for a portion of the three-year cost incurred by DHHS in collecting data  in support of the NHID’s premium rate review initiative to evaluate options for improving the health insurance rate review process.  Effective June 6, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#34         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract with the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, Fairfax, VA, for membership in CLARB and the preparation and scoring of the national landscape architect examinations in the amount of $20,000.  (2)Further authorized unencumbered payments with internal accounting control.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#35         Authorized to enter into a contract with Language Line Service, Monterey, CA, for telephone language translation services at NHES’s office statewide, in the amount not to exceed $33,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized to make a retroactive payment in the amount of $2,573 to employee Taryn Hagan for wages and benefits not paid during the period of March 4, 2010 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized to enter into a contract with Jay McKenna Cleaning Services LLC, Merrimack, NH, for carpet and upholstery cleaning services at NHES offices statewide, in the amount not to exceed $36,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38         Authorized to enter into a contract with Professional Physical Therapy Services, Concord, NH, for ergonomic workstation set-up, evaluation and follow-up services at NHES offices statewide, in the amount not to exceed $13,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with Eckhardt & Johnson Inc., Manchester, NH, for heating, ventilation , and air conditioning preventative maintenance and repairs at NHES offices statewide, in the amount not to exceed $345,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38B      Authorized to enter into an inter-agency agreement with the NH Department of Transportation for use of premises located at 11 Stickney Ave, Concord, NH, in the amount of $48,118.50.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38C      Authorized to enter into an agreement with LSJ Electrical Contractors LLC, Goffstown, NH, for electrical services at NHES offices statewide, in the amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#39         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Milliman Inc., Seattle, WA, to provide services for collection, quality assurance testing, consolidation, and extracts of health care insurance claims and quality data as part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Information System resulting in a memorandum of understanding between the Insurance Department and the Department of Health and Human Services, in an amount not to exceed $1,385,135.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  14% General, 86% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

#40         Authorized to enter into a sole source amendment to the existing lease with C&C Thibodeau Properties LLC, Conway, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #115), for Conway District Office space, by increasing the price in the amount of $197,736 to $1,318,848 from $1,121,112, and by extending the term for up to twelve months from June 8, 2012 to June 8, 2013.  40% Federal, 60% General Funds. 

 

#41         NOT USED

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#42         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant (originally approved by G&C on 9-28-11, item #101), to provide community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $159,740 from $1,499,377 to $1,659,077.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Community Acton Partnership of Strafford County Inc., Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant (originally approved by G&C on 9-28-11, item #98), to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $27,097 from $384,912 to $412,009.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant (originally approved by G&C on 9-28-11, item #102), to provide community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $6,647 from $460,561 to $467,208.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant (originally approved by G&C on 9-28-11, item #100), to provide community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $9,209 from $638,188 to $647,397.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant (originally approved by G&C on 9-28-11, item #99), to provide community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $5,838 from $415,074 to $420,912.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families

#47         Authorized a renewal option with MAO Pharmacy Inc., d/b/a Westwood Pharmacy, Richmond, VA, (originally approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #91), for the provision of pharmaceutical services to the Sununu Youth Services Center, by increasing the price by $206,482 from $405,982 to $612,464, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized to amend a cooperative project agreement with the University System of NH, Plymouth State University campus, Plymouth, NH,  (originally approved by G&C on 9-3-08, item #63), for the provision of an educational tuition partnership, by increasing the price by $91,635 from $329,684 to an amount not to exceed $421,319, and by extending the date to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized to amend an existing project agreement with the University System of NH, University of NH Campus, Durham, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-13-08 item #117), for the provision of an educational tuition partnership, by increasing the price by $175,700 from $540,075 to an amount not to exceed $715,775, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#50         Authorized to amend an agreement with Douglas L. Noordsy, MD, Hanover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-01, item #137), to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the price $7,751 from $7,751 to an amount not to exceed $15,502, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2012.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to enter into an agreement with John D. Carmichael, RN, Bedford, NH, to provide services as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $44,800.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#52         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to make a one-time payment from SFY 2013 funds for annual membership dues to the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors Inc., Washington, DC, in the amount of $10,900.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

#53         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to pay membership renewal cost to the “National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities”, Washington, DC, in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized to establish a consultant list of registered nurses, titled Medical Service Consultants, and enter into agreements with them as necessary to provide determinations of medical eligibility for nursing facility applicants and Choices for Independence (a.k.a Home and Community Based Care-Elderly and Chronically Ill) waiver program applicants, and quality assurance activities, at a price not to exceed $183,610.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized to establish a consultant list of NH licensed dentists and to enter into agreements with them as necessary to provide limited dental treatment to adults age sixty and older that are participating in a dental screening pilot project in six senior centers, at a price not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013. 

 

#56         Authorized to amend an agreement with Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #140), providing statewide Financial Management Services for the NH Family Caregiver Support Program that manage the Authorized service dollars for eligible family caregivers through a consumer directed services delivery model, by increasing the price by $334,377.06 from $1,029,925.95 to $1,364,303.01, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with St. Joseph Community Services Inc., Merrimack, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #203), to provide congregate meals, by increasing the price by $4,410 from $3,469,331.38 to $3,473,741.38.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  57.6% Federal, 42.4% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#58         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $70,862.  Effective September 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#59         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, under which the Division of Public Health Services will provide 3 portable ventilators and necessary accessories valued at $20,970 to enhance respiratory medical capacity in response to a large-scale health emergency, using funding supported by the federal Department of Homeland Security Grant to NH.  Effective upon G&C approval and until the grant agreement is terminated by one of the parties. 

 

#60         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program to amend an agreement with the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #56), to provide evaluation services for the NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration’s Sun Safety Project, by increasing the price by $5,000 from $315,000 to $320,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section to amend an agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-25-11, item #78), to provide the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and Commodity Supplemental Food Program nutrition services, Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program services and Immunization Program screening and referrals, by increasing the price by $23,177 from $2,341,786 to $2,364,963.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Keene, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-25-11, item #79), to provide the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and Commodity Supplemental Food Program nutrition services, Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program services and Immunization Program screening and referrals, by increasing the price by $55,968 from $710,602 to $766,570.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section to amend an agreement with Goodwin Community Health, Somersworth, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-25-11, item #77), to provide the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and Commodity Supplemental Food Program nutrition services, Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program services and Immunization Program screening and referrals, by decreasing the price by $4,990 from $969,642 to $964,652.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section to amend an agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-25-11, item #76), to provide the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and Commodity Supplemental Food Program nutrition services, Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program services, by decreasing the price by $6,821 from $872,564 to $865,743.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Section to amend an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #91), to provide the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and Commodity Supplemental Food Program nutrition services, Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program services and Immunization Program screening and referrals, by decreasing the price by $8,120 from $2,109,976 to $2,101,856.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#66         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Michael Moss, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Lancaster, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $45,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request of the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Dr. Jodi Mason, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Gilford, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015.  100% General Funds. 

 

#68         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to table this request.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to remove this item from the table.  Then, the Governor an Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide primary care services for individuals experiencing homelessness, in an amount not to exceed $118,552.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2014.  19.95% Federal, 80.05% General Funds. 

 

#69         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to table this request.  After discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to remove this item from the table.  Then, the Governor an Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to approve the request of the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH, to provide primary care services for individuals experiencing homelessness, in an amount not to exceed $115,142.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2014.  19.95% Federal, 80.05% General Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening Section, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to amend an agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #88), to assess barriers to breast and cervical cancer screening for eligible women in Coos County, and to assess patient reminder and referral systems at Community Health Centers for breast and cervical cancer screening for women eligible for screening in Rockingham and Hillsborough Counties, by increasing the price by $21,000 from $576,000 to $597,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Newborn Screening Program to establish a list of specialty medical consultants to be used on an as needed basis related to the management of clinically significant newborn screening results, in an amount not to exceed $36,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2014.  100% Other (Newborn Screening Revolving) Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Statistics and Informatics, Office of Health Statistics and Data Management, Cancer Registry, to enter into an agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, to operate an incidence-based statewide cancer registry system, in an amount not to exceed $1,161,066.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2014.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening Section, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to amend an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #261), to provide for the expansion of promotional media activities around the NH Tobacco Helpline services and to increase staffing for subsequent increased calls to the Helpline, by increasing the price by $83,955 from $544,097 to $628,052.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to provide epidemiological expertise to provide analytic and research support to the Division of Public Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, in an amount not to exceed $450,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2015.  70.53% Federal, 29.47% General Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, Infectious Disease Prevention, Investigation and Care Section to enter into an agreement with the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide targeted Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus counseling, testing and referral services, in an amount not to exceed $29,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, Infectious Disease Prevention, Investigation and Care Section to enter into an agreement with the Creative Classrooms Inc., Raymond, NH, to provide Sexually Transmitted Disease, Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis, logistics and capacity building services to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Planning Group and contracted service providers, in an amount not to exceed $181,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized the Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Health Development Section, to enter into an agreement with Mid-State Health Center, Plymouth, NH, to improve regional public health emergency preparedness and implement flu vaccine clinics in schools, in an amount not to exceed $91,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  85.92% Federal, 14.08% General Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Community Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with Caring Community Network of the Twin Rivers, Franklin, NH, to improve regional public health emergency preparedness and implement flu vaccine clinics and cancer prevention programs in schools, in an amount not to exceed $97,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  86.79% Federal, 13.21% General Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Community Health Development Section, to enter into an agreement with the Carroll County Coalition for Public Health, Center Ossipee, NH, to improve regional public health emergency preparedness, in an amount not to exceed $76,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  83.14% Federal, 16.86% General Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Community Health Development Section, to enter into an agreement with the Town of Derry, NH, to improve regional public health emergency preparedness, in an amount not to exceed $82,500.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  90.05% Federal, 9.95% General Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Community Health Development Section, to enter into an agreement with the County of Sullivan, Newport, NH, to improve regional public health emergency preparedness, in an amount not to exceed $76,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  83.14% Federal, 16.86% General Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Community Health Development Section, to enter into an agreement with North Country Health Consortium Inc., Littleton, NH, to improve regional public health and behavioral health emergency preparedness, in an amount not to exceed $157,500.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  83.14% Federal, 16.86% General Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Community Health Development Section, to enter into an agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, to improve regional public health emergency preparedness, in an amount not to exceed $76,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  83.14% Federal, 16.86% General Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Community Health Development Section, to enter into an agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, to improve regional public health emergency preparedness, in an amount not to exceed $94,500.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  80.55% Federal, 12.04% General, 7.41 Other (Utility) – transfer from Emergency Management Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Community Health Development Section, to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health Inc., Laconia, NH, to improve regional public health emergency preparedness and implement flu vaccine clinics and cancer prevention programs in schools, in an amount not to exceed $97,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  86.79% Federal, 13.21% General Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Community Health Development Section, to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program, Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to improve regional public health emergency preparedness and implement flu vaccine clinics and cancer prevention programs in schools, in an amount not to exceed $101,484.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  88.04% Federal, 11.96% General Funds. 

 

#86A      Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control to enter into a grant agreement with the New London Hospital Association Inc., New London, NH, under which the Division of Public Health Services will provide 2 portable ventilators and necessary accessories valued at $13,980 to enhance respiratory medical capacity in response to a large-scale health emergency, using funding supported by the federal Department of Homeland Security Grant to NH.  Effective upon G&C approval and until the grant agreement is terminated by one of the parties.  100% Other (Dept of Safety – Fed Homeland Security Grant) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#87         Authorized to accept and expend a sub grant in the amount of $237,736 from The Council of State Governments, a nonprofit organization through the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, to provide technical assistance and training for parole board members, Parole/Probation and Community Corrections staff in the latest effective approaches to manage re-entering offenders and upgrade date gathering capabilities.  Effective July 1, 2012 through February 20, 2013.  100% Agency Income (federal funds at origin).  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#88         Authorized to accept and expend funds made available through a Statewide Automated Victim Information Notification sub grant from the NH Department of Justice to provide assistance to crime victims and their families, in the amount of $18,042.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2013.  100% Agency Income (federal funds at origin). 

 

#88A      Authorized to pay overtime in the amount of $310,000 for permanent personnel from class 10 appropriations for positions that are vacant due to illness, extended leaves of absence, or pending recruitment at the NH Department of Corrections.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                BANKING DEPARTMENT

#89         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to transfer appropriated funds in the amount of $18,000 to compensate for shortfalls and to adjust the budget.  100% Bank Assessment Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION

#90         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into an interagency lease agreement with the NH Department of Transportation for space at the Stickney Ave Facility, in the amount of $25,160 annually for the period of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Liquor Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#91         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a sole source memorandum of understanding with the NH Department of Employment Security for the delivery of performance-related items that must be submitted to the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration consistent with Workforce Investment Act regulations, in the amount not to exceed $1,163,061.24.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #71), for global business development training and events, by increasing the price from $70,000 to $94,000, an increase of $24,000, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to October 31, 2012.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a contract with SilverTech Inc., Manchester, NH, for DRED web site hosting, maintenance, support and enhancements, by increasing the amount from $48,000 to $88,000, an increase of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  75% Federal, 25% Other Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to use the banks as detailed in letter dated May 10, 2012, as the depository for revenue collected throughout the State park System to avoid unnecessary traveling for staff located across the State.

 

#95         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, to accept and place on file the report regarding season passes issued for Cannon Mountain during fiscal year 2012.

 

#96         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with MTS Associates of Londonderry LLC, Hooksett, NH, for utility vehicle rentals for use within the State Park System, in the amount of $97,589.12.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2013.  100% Park Account Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation  and the Division of Travel and Tourism to enter into a contract with Bolens Septic & Portable Toilets LLC, Stewartstown, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at 8 state park facilities and 1 welcome information center, in the amount of $14,975.  (2)Further authorized a 5% contingency in the amount of $748.74 to cover any unforeseen septic issues found, that isn’t included under the original scope of services, once septic pumping if performed.  Effective July 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.  90% Park Account, 10% Highway Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized the Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with Firebrand International LLC, Portsmouth, NH, to conduct a market research study and reporting on the State of NH’s aerospace and defense sector in compliance with the State Trade Export Promotion grant awarded b the US Small Business Administration, in the amount of $9,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 6, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Deirdre Brickner-Wood, Durham, NH, for the coordination of land protection activities under the Federal Forest Legacy Program in the amount of $37,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#100       Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project agreement with the University of NH, under the terms and conditions of the Master Agreement for Cooperative Projects between the State of NH and the University System of NH, to conduct a research project in support of wildlife habitat management in the amount of $98,977.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014. 100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101       Authorized to enter into a contract with CHA Consulting Inc., Keene, NH, for engineering services for Jones Brook Dam Reconstruction, Middleton, NH, in the amount of $114,111.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.   100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

                                WASTE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

#102       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to accept and place on file the 2011 annual report.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#103       Authorized to amend item #67 approved by G&C on June 3, 2009, ARRA – Clean Water State Revolving Funds, ARRA 2009 federal funds by reallocating $157,897 for better utilization of funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% ARRA Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#104       Authorized to accept and expend $60,067 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for purposes of improved underground storage tank facility monitoring.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#105       Authorized the Oil Fund Disbursement Board to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $200,000 for purposes of motor oil cleanup.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Motor Oil Discharge Cleanup Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#106       Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Peterborough in the amount of $1,159,000 which finalizes the loan amount used to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized an Allonge to Promissory Note and an amendment to a loan agreement with Riverview Manor Condominium Association, Raymond, NH  (originally approved by G&C on 9-23-09, item #58), which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project, by reducing the original amount by $1,635.04 from $38,000 to $36,364.96.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 50% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized to enter into a lease with 222 International LLC, c/o James J. Horne, CP Management Inc., Exeter, NH, for 11,334 square feet of office space, in the amount of $547,432.20.  Effective August 1, 2012 through July 31, 2015.  60% Program, 33% Federal, 7% General Funds.  (2)Further authorized to make a one-time payment to 222 International LLC, c/o James J. Horne, CP Management Inc., Exeter, NH, for the amount not to exceed $3,688 for building renovations.  100% Oil Pollution Control. 

 

#108A    Authorized to award a grant to the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, to provide Planning technical assistance to member coastal communities, in the amount of $6,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized to amend an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Mondanock Conservancy, Keene, NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-30-11, item #54), by extending the completion date to December 31, 2012 from June 30, 2012.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Fish and Game Department for the purpose of collecting and analyzing water samples from remote, high elevation ponds for acid rain trend analysis, in the amount of $4,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized an Allonge to Promissory Note and to amend a loan agreement with Winnstock Condominium Association, Gilford, NH, to finance the water system improvements project, in the amount of $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Repayment Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized a loan agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro in the amount of $500,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds.

 

#113       Authorized Legacy Realty Trust’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.

 

#114       Authorized Pease Development Authority’s request to perform work on the Atlantic Ocean, Hampton, NH.

 

#115       Authorized North Village Lot Owners Association’s request to perform work on Mascoma Lake, Enfield, NH.

 

#116       Authorized Ann and Jay Poppleton’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford, NH.

 

#117       Authorized Winmiir Condominium Association’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#118       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to pay $201,000 in overtime/holiday for permanent personnel services out of salaries for critical care vacant positions due to pending recruitment for the period of July 1, 2011 through May 17, 2012.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#119       Authorized to transfer grant funds between classes in the amount of $65,100 in order to maximize the use of federal grant funds through June 30, 2013.  (2)Further authorized to continue a full-time, temporary Program Specialist III position through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#120       Authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $24,000 and to establish two classes; 030 (Equipment New/Replacement) and 102 (Contracts for Program Services).  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#121       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to accept and expend Child Nutrition Meal Pattern Technical Assistance funds in the amount of $105,563 from the US Department of Agriculture.  (2)Further authorized to establish a part time position for one Program Specialist II.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#122       Authorized to transfer appropriated funds for FY 12 and carry-forward grant funds from prior fiscal years between classes in the amount of $29,304 in order to maximize the use of the federal funds and to increase expenditures in class 060.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on June 18, 2012. 

 

#123       Authorized to pre-pay Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, in the amount of $1,650 for one individual to attend the Special Education Law Symposium on June 24-29, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized to enter into a contract with NH Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, d/b/a Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, to develop a statewide initiative to provide the opportunity to involve/engage parents and families of children and youth with disabilities in their individual child’s education, in their schools and communities regarding special education process at the district and school level throughout NH, in an amount not to exceed $499,376.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#125       Authorized to contract with the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, to provide targeted technical assistance and professional development to improve outcomes for preschool children with disabilities and their families through the development and implementation of a Statewide Preschool Special Education Technical Assistance and Professional Development Network, in an amount not to exceed $370,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#126       Authorized to enter into a contract with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, to work in conjunction with the Bureau of Special Education on the monitoring and approval of special education programs in the State of NH in order to assess the impact and effectiveness of districts and private special education schools to provide a Free Appropriate Public Education to children ages 3 through 21, in an amount not to exceed $2,249,975.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#127       Authorized to contract with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Concord, NH, to provide technical assistance for the education supports of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, in an amount not to exceed $400,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#128       Authorized to grant funds to the Fuller Public Library, Hillsborough, NH, in the amount not to exceed $51,717.44 to provide training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults in Hillsborough County, and to provide counseling services for ABE students, advanced ESOL students, and graduates transitioning to community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities.  (2)Further authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#129       Authorized to grant funds to Second Start, Concord, NH, in the amount not to exceed $666,409, to provide basic adult education/ESL and GED preparation services at multiple locations throughout Merrimack County, and provide counseling services for ABE students, advanced ESOL students, and graduates transitioning to community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities.  (2)Further authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#130       Authorized to grant funds to Lutheran Community Services, Concord, NH, in the amount not to exceed $140,000, to provide English as a Second Language classes to refugees in the Concord and Laconia communities.  (2)Further authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#131       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to grant funds in the amount of $16,000 to the NH School Administrators Association, Concord, NH, to support the NHSAA Commissioner’s June Conference and Annual Meeting being held June 24-27, 2012 at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#132       Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount not to exceed $787,135, to provide basic adult 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, and provide counseling services for ABE students, advanced ESOL students, and GED graduates transitioning to community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities.  (2)Further authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#133       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to exercise a renewal option to grant funds to Seacoast Youth Services, Seabrook, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #144), to offer extended day programming for youth and their families, in an amount not to exceed $122,075.11.  (2)Further authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#134       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to exercise a renewal option to grant funds to Northern Strafford County Health and Safety Council, Rochester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #254), to offer extended day programming for youth and their families, in an amount not to exceed $172,912.50.  (2)Further authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#135       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to exercise a renewal option to grant funds to the Dover Housing Authority, Dover, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #256), to offer extended day programming for youth and their families, in an amount not to exceed $94,373.50.  (2)Further authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#136       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to exercise a renewal option to grant funds to the Rochester Housing Authority, Rochester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #263), to offer extended day programming for youth and their families, in an amount not to exceed $112,625.50.  (2)Further authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#136A    Authorized to grant the North Country Education Services funds to pay for supplemental educational services to be provided by North Country Education Services to migrant students and families, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  (2)Further authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting.  Effective July 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013, with the option to renew for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                MCAULIFFE-SHEPARD DISCOVERY CENTER

#137       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Burton, and with Councilor St. Hilaire recusing himself, authorized the request to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Executive Service Corps of NH Inc., for marketing analysis and business planning consultancy, in an amount not to exceed $12,500.  Effective March 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012.  100% Donated Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#138       Authorized the Division of State Police to amend item #72 approved by G&C on November 4, 2009, by extending the date of the federal pass-through ARRA funds from the NH Department of Justice, utilized for funding two State Police Troopers I positions, and two full-time temporary State Police Trooper I positions in the Investigative Services Bureau, from the original end date of June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  100% Transfers from other agencies – ARRA Funds. 

 

#139       Authorized the Division of State Police to amend item #73 approved by G&C on November 4, 2009, by extending the date of the federal pass-through ARRA funds from the NH Department of Justice, utilized for funding a Pharmacist/Compliance Investigator position, and one full-time temporary Pharmacist/Compliance Investigator position in the Investigative Services Bureau, from the original end date of June 30, 2012 to February 28, 2013.  100% Transfers from other agencies – ARRA Funds. 

 

#140       Authorized the Division of Fire Standards and Training and EMS to transfer funds within the Fire Standards and EMS Administration in the amount of $96,000 to cover the unexpected repair cost of the Division’s fire apparatus and to cover the increased cost of retiree health care.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Revolving Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#141       Authorized the Division of State Police to transfer funds within the State Police Commercial Enforcement in the amount of $15,500 for anticipated shortages in current expense charges for the FY 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Highway Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#142       Authorized the Division of State Police to transfer funds within the State Police Traffic Bureau in the amount of $46,300 for anticipated shortages in current expense charges, for operational services, and organizational dues for the FY 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#143       Authorized the Division of State Police to transfer funds within the State Police Enforcement in the amount of $15,000 for anticipated shortages in current expense charges for the FY 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Highway Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#144       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to transfer funds within “Emergency Management Admin” in the amount of $10,000 for an anticipated shortage in personal services – temp for the FY 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  31% Federal, 54% Private Local, 11% Agency Income, 4% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#145       Authorized the Division of State Police to amend item #121 originally approved by G&C on September 28, 2011, by reallocating grant funds in the amount of $5,092 from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs due to the reallocating of the indirect cost and supplies as directed by the Federal agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.

 

#146       Authorized the Division of State Police to budget and expend $58,136 of prior year carry forward funds in the Communication Replacement Link account for the purpose of replacing equipment and or communication paths.  (2)Further authorized the Division of State Police to accept and expend $28,354 of Disaster FEMA-1892-DR-NH funds in the Communication Replacement Link account for the purpose of replacing equipment and or communication paths.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Private and Local Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#147       Authorized the Division of State Police to transfer $50,000 within the Recreational Boat Safety Grant account to maximize the use of federal grant funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#148       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Safety, Division of State Police, for the purpose of reimbursing the cost for advanced cyber security and incident response training, for a total amount of $38,588.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend $38,588 for federal funds from the NH Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for the purpose of reimbursing the cost for advanced cyber security and incident response training.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#149       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Carroll, NH, for updating their local hazard mitigation plan, for a total amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

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

 

#151       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Landaff, NH, for updating their local hazard mitigation plan, for a total amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#152       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-11-11, item #80), for roadway and bridge rehabilitation on approximately 4 miles of I-93 in Manchester between Exit 6 (Hanover Street) and the Merrimack River, by increasing the amount by $478,000 from $6,358,730.25 to $6,836,730.25.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#153       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $35,955 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from May 1, 2012 through May 14, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#154       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with N. Pandelena Construction Co Inc., Hampstead, NH, for replacing a culvert carrying Jewel Hill Brook under Squamscott Road approximately 350 feet east of NH Route 108 in Stratham, on the basis of a low bid of $203,902.50.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $20,390.25 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 24, 2012.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#155       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Environment to enter into four pre-qualified low bid, cost-based contracts for a combined total of $750,000 with: (1)Lynne Emerson Monroe d/b/a Preservation Company, Kensington, NH for $232,500; (2)Historic Documentation Company Inc., Portsmouth, RI, for $202,500; (3)Hunter Research, Trenton, NJ, for $172,500; and (4)Lisa B. Mausolf, Preservation Consultant, Reading, MA, for $142,500 to undertake certain cultural resource investigations for transportation purposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 2015.

 

#156       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for pavement rehabilitation along 3.2 miles of NH 11 between the intersection of Chandler Mill Road, and the intersection of NH 10 in Newport, on the basis of a low bid of $1,283,413.75.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $64,170.69 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#157       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for 4.3 miles of pavement and minor bridge rehabilitation located on NH Route 101 in Dublin and Peterborough, on the basis of a low bid of $1,424,038.40.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $71,201.82 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 5, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#158       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for 1.4 miles of pavement rehabilitation on northbound and southbound Interstate 93 in Holderness and Plymouth, on the basis of a low bid of $810,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 10, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#159       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Busby Construction Inc., Atkinson, NH, for pavement rehabilitation along Old Rochester Road in Somersworth, on the basis of a low bid of $410,415.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2012.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#160       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.J. Olszak Construction Inc., d/b/a All-Ways Wrecking, Bridgewater, NH, for removing two structures, on residential property, located at 6 Williston Road in Salem and one office/residential property located at Indian Rock Road in Windham, on the basis of a low bid of $62,850.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 24, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#161       Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Concord, NH, to prepare a Runway Safety Area Determination Study for the Concord Municipal Airport, in the amount of $48,625.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2015.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

 

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The Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:15 p.m.