GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Crotched Mountain, Greenfield, New Hampshire

                                                                                June 7, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of May 17, 2006.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the May 17, 2006 meeting.

 

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

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

State Committee on Aging

(Carroll County)

Dorothy Solomon , (d), Albany                                                                         Effective:  June 24, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 24, 2009

 

State Apprenticeship Council

(Employees)

Dennis Adams, Deerfield                                                                                    Effective:  June 25, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 25, 2010

 

State Apprenticeship Council

(Employers)

Gerard D. Perron, New Boston                                                                           Effective:  June 25, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 25, 2010

 

State Board of Auctioneers

(Public Member)

Ashton E. Welch, Concord                                                                                Effective:  June 7, 2006

Succeeding:  Marilyn Hoffman, Londonderry                                                 Term:  March 1, 2011

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Airline)

Edward A. Schmidt, Bristol                                                                                Effective:  June 7, 2006

Succeeding:  Wesley J. Lundquist, Londonderry (reached term limit)        Term:  April 23, 2010

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Audiologist)

Dwight R. Valdez, Amherst                                                                                Effective:  June 7, 2006

Succeeding:  James O’Day, Somersworth (reached term limit)                     Term:  April 23, 2008

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

 (Lodging)

Cynthia Foster, Glen                                                                                            Effective:  June 7, 2006

Succeeding:  Stephen Barba, Concord (resigned)                                          Term:  July 13, 2008

 

Rochester District Court Special Justice

Susan W. Ashley, Strafford                                                                               Effective: June 7, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: Until 70 yrs of age

 

State Lottery Commission

Paul Holloway, Rye                                                                                             Effective:  June 29, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 29, 2009

 

Board of Natural Scientists

Thomas A. Peragallo, Rindge                                                                            Effective:  June 30, 2006

Succeeding:  James Long, Lee (reached term limit)                                        Term:  June 30, 2011

 

Board of Nursing

Karen L. Baranowski, DNSc, RN, Nashua                                                        Effective:  June 7, 2006

Succeeding:  Thomas Bloomquist, Bow                                                           Term:  May 10, 2009

 

Railroad Appeals Board

(General Public)

Benjamin Clark, North Woodstock                                                                   Effective:  June 7, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 23, 2009

 

State Veterans’ Council

Paul L. Bernard, Concord                                                                                    Effective:  June 7, 2006

Succeeding:  Margaret W. Nally, Newton                                                       Term:  June 30, 2009

 

Board of Managers of the NH Veterans’ Home

(American Legion Auxiliary)

Sandra A. Jenkins, Manchester                                                                         Effective:  June 7, 2006

Succeeding:  Wanda Furbish, Portsmouth                                                      Term:  March 1, 2008

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

State Committee on Aging

(Belknap County)

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

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 24, 2009

 

Assessing Standards Board

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Assessing Officials

Gregory A. Heyn, Milford                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics

(Barber)

David Caron, Concord                                                                                        Effective:  July 1, 2006

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

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Community Development Organization)

Brian F. Hoffman, Bedford                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Fish & Game Commission

(Belknap County)

Patricia I. Costa (i), Center Barnstead                                                               Effective:  June 29, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 29, 2011

 

Director of the Division of Forest and Lands,

State Forester: Department of Resources and Economic Development

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

Phillip A. Bryce, Deering                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 1, 2010

Salary:  GG maximum $80, 376

 

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

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

Allison A. McLean, New London                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 1, 2010

Salary:  GG Step 4 $76, 359

 

State Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers

(Master Plumber)

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

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

Donald L. Stevens, Rye                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

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

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

Nominated by the New Hampshire College and University Council

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

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2011

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

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

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2010

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

George Epstein, Madison                                                                                   Effective:  June 30, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2010

 

 

                                                               

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve 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 Chittenden Bank and Genfoot America, Inc. and GFA Realty, Inc. in Littleton, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I: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 7, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At approximately 11:00 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 Chittenden Bank to Genfoot America, Inc. and GFA Realty, 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 and introduced Chris Lyon of Chittenden Bank. 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  CHITTENDEN BANK TO GENFOOT AMERICA, INC AND GFA REALTY, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Spaulding.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE

UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

CHITTENDEN BANK TO GENFOOT AMERICA, INC AND GFA REALTY, 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 $2,000,000 from Genfoot America, Inc. and GFA Realty, 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 7, 2006.

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2            Authorized to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Northumberland, Groveton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-10-02, item #12A, amended on 3-9-05, item #2), to help municipalities solve development problems, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.

 

#3            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant Program, to enter into an agreement with the City of Berlin, NH, for the purpose of supporting the relocation of the warehouse division of Isaacson Structural Steel to the Maynesboro Industrial Park, and the expansion of the business’ manufacturing process, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#4            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $5,500 from the US Department of Education to fully fund the Client Assistance Program’s benefits.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5            Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $50,000 from the US Environmental Protection Agency to fund the Strategic GIS Plan Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 14, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#6            Authorized to enter into a contract with Michael Blasnik, Boston, MA, for an evaluation of the NH Weatherization Program in the amount of $49,997.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7            Authorized to pay an unencumbered outstanding invoice from State Fiscal Year 2003 using State Fiscal Year 2006 funds.  The vendor, Software House International will be paid $6,195 for one BIM-Alert Yearly Subscription and one BIM-FAQs Yearly Subscription for the period of March 1, 2003 through February 28, 2004 for use by the Department of Administrative Services.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#8            Authorized to accept the assignment of a contract with SSA Global Technologies Inc., Chicago, IL, (previously approved by G&C on January 15, 2003, item #40), from the NH State Liquor Commission for maintenance and support of the agency’s financial operations software.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract amendment with SSA for technical support and maintenance for the Masterpiece financial system operations software at the NH Liquor Commission, by increasing the amount by $42,444 from $56,903 to $99,347, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#9            Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive Training Agreement with Sun Microsystems Inc., Newark, CA, for J. A. Yeske to participate in the course entitled Java Programming Language from April 10-14, 2006 and to pay said costs in the amount of $2,000.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#10          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive Training Agreement with Sun Microsystems Inc., Newark, CA, for James Bronson to participate in the course entitled Java Programming Language from April 10-14, 2006 and to pay said costs in the amount of $2,000.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#11          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Software House International, Paxton, MA, for software and peripheral services, including support services and maintenance, to sustain day-to-day operational needs of agencies within the State of NH in the amount of $189,898.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  

 

#11A      Authorized to amend an existing contract on a sole source basis with New Horizons Software, Inc., Lowell, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 2-9-05, item #71, amended on 8-31-05, item #8A), to provide information technology staff for an IT project at the Department of Health and Human Services, by extending the end date of the contract from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007, and by increasing the amount by $122,000 from $782,000 to an amount not to exceed $904,000.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12          Authorized Stephen C. Burritt, Henniker, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for the grade having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#13          Authorized Richard F. Oberman, Concord, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for the grade having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#14          Authorized Jeffrey R. Cole, South Berwick, ME, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#15          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Fish and Game to perform Habitat Management and Monitoring of the Concord Municipal Airport Conservation Zones in the amount of $203,325.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $203,325 from the Adjutant Generals Department for the period of June 1, 2006 through January 31, 2009 and Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to establish the budget as detailed in letter dated April 12, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#16          Authorized to accept donations of equipment repairs & parts, computer hardware, technical support landscaping materials and lawn care in the amount of $14,322.60 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery as detailed in letter dated May 11, 2006.

 

#17          Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $685 received during the period of March 30, 2006 through May 11, 2006, for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18          Authorized to accept and place on file the Fifty Fifth Annual Report for the Division of Personnel of the Department of Administrative Services.

 

#19          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease renewal with Merrimack County, Concord, NH, for space in the Merrimack County Administration Building, Concord, NH for a total amount of $281,538.96.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009 with an option to extend for an additional two years.

 

#20          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive lease renewal agreement with the County of Rockingham acting by and through its Board of Commissioners, Brentwood, NH, for their use of space located in the basement level of the Rockingham County Courthouse, Brentwood, NH.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008. 

 

#21          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease renewal with the City of Keene, NH, for space in City Hall for a total amount not to exceed $99,406.34.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008 with an option to extend for an additional year.

 

#22          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease renewal with Merrimack County, Concord, NH, for space in the Merrimack Superior Court for a total amount of $788,767.92.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009 with the option to extend for an additional two years.

 

#23          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Peter J. Spaulding with regard to the financing of construction, renovation, furnishings, equipping of certain new and existing facilities and financing of certain routine capital expenditures in connection with Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NH.

 

#24          Authorized to accept and place on file the adjustments to agency’s quarterly allotments for the period through March 30, 2006.

 

#25          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Wesfield Construction Co Inc., West Chesterfield, NH, for Library Addition and Renovations at NH Community Technical College Claremont, NH for an amount not to exceed $1,758,204.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 20, 2007.

 

#26          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Park Lane Construction & Development Corporation, Clyde, NY for Low Bid of Salt Storage Buildings Statewide located in, Ashland, Thornton and Enfield, for the lump sum price of $1,159,573.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2006.

 

#27          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Advanced Building Systems Inc., Salem, NH, for the Limited Facility Asbestos Abatement for Glencliff Home for Elderly, Benton, NH, for the lump sum price of $258,683.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 8, 2006.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#28          Authorized Division of Animal Industry to amend a cooperative agreement for the Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis Surveillance (previously approved by G& Con 1-26-06, item #20), in the amount of $26,500 by extending the completion date retroactive to December 31, 2006 from March 31, 2006. 

 

#29          Authorized Division of Animal Industry to amend a cooperative agreement for the Scrapie Disease Surveillance (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-06,I item #19), in the amount of $5,000 by extending the completion date to December 31, 2006. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#30          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to budget and carry forward funds in the amount of $9,000 from a federal ISTEA grant through the Department of Transportation (previously approved by G&C on 8-9-00, item #47, amended on 3-19-03, item #41).  100% Other Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized to enter into a contract with Conant Custom Brass Restoration, Burlington, VT, for the restoration of two bronze standing lamps originally made for the opening of the NH State Library in 1895 in the amount of $8,845.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#32          Authorized Division of Arts to commission, Jonathan Clowes, Walpole, NH, to create a sculpture for the John H Sununu Youth Services Center, Manchester, NH in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#33          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to make a retroactive unencumbered payment to Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA, for the conservation and preservation of two historical books in the amount of $3,205.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#34          Authorized to deposit as available, funds of the State, in any banks listed on the schedule as detailed in letter dated May 23, 2006.

 

#35          Authorized to enter into an agreement with BondLogistix LLC, New York, NY for Arbitrage Rebate Compliance Services on the State of NH Turnpike System bonds in the amount of $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for two one-year periods subject to G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payments under this contract with internal accounting control within the Treasury Department.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#36          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $23,930.15 to the rightfult owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds that.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

#37          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract amendment with Real Data Corporation, Manchester, NH (previously approved by G& Con 11-7-01, item #17A), for computer software maintenance, reporting, and technical assistance by increasing the amount by $453,000 from $751,000 to an amount not to exceed $1,204,000, and by extending the end date from Sept 30, 2006 to September 30, 2009 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38          Authorized to reclassify position #10335 from legal Secretary III, labor grade 13, to Paralegal II, labor grade 19, within the Civil Bureau of the Department of Justice.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#39          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively reappoint David A. Rienzo as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term effective June 6, 2006 through June 6, 2011.

 

#40          WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request to retroactively reappoint Allison P. Vachon as a Criminal Justice Investigator for a five year term effective May 27, 2006 through May 27, 2011. 

 

#41          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively reappoint Kevin J. McCarthy as a Criminal Justice Investigator in the Drug Task Force, NH Department of Justice for a five year term effective May 27, 2006 through May 27, 2011.

 

#41A      Authorized to reclassify position #10321 held by Terry Knowles from Charitable Trust Coordinator, labor grade 26 to Assistant Administrator labor grade 29 within the Charitable Trusts Unit of the Department of Justice.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#42          Authorized to enter into a contract with Charlestown Property Maintenance Specialists, LLC, Charlestown, NH, for lawn care services at NHES’s Claremont office in the amount not to exceed $7,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through October 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43          Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Pelmac Industries Inc., Auburn, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-7-05, item #32), for the installation of a protective signaling system at NHES’s Concord administrative office building, Concord, NH, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2006 from March 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44          Authorized to enter into a contract with Economy Plumbing & Heating d/b/a Controtech Temperature Controls, Keene, NH to provide HVAC maintenance and repair services at NHES’s offices statewide in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#45          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 Consumer Information Agency in the amount of $266,501.55.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#46          Authorized to accept and expend a grant administered through the NH Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Education to be used to assist in furthering the education of female inmates during their incarceration at the NH State Prison for Women in Goffstown, NH, in the amount of $3,219.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

 

#46A      Authorized to enter into a contract with an estimated cost not to exceed $3,400,000 with Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH, for the provision of inpatient and outpatient hospital/medical services for inmates of the NH State Prison for Women, Goffstown, NH, the NH State Prison for Men, Concord, and the Lakes Region Facility, Laconia, NH.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 and has the option to renew for an additional period of up to two years.  100% General Funds. 

 

#46B       Authorized to enter into a contract with an estimated cost not to exceed $700,000 with Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin, NH, for the provision of inpatient and outpatient hospital/medical services for inmates of the Northern NH Correctional Facility, Berlin, NH.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 and has an option to renew for an additional period of up to two years.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#47          Authorized to amend a contract with Hammar & Sons Inc., Pelham, NH for sign maintenance, repair/replacement and new signage at various liquor store locations throughout NH, by increasing the amount from $238,094 to $405,984.60 an increase of $167,890.60 and by extending the termination date for two years or through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized to enter into a five year lease at no rental cost, with NH Stories Inc., d/b/a NH Made, Andover, NH, for lease of a room in the Liquor Store on Interstate 95-North, in Hampton, NH.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a five year lease at no rental cost with NH Stores Inc., d/b/a NH Made, Andover, NH, for lease of a room in the Liquor Store on Interstate 95-North, in Hampton, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011. 

 

                                NH COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

#49          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to budget and expend prior year unexpended federal revenues, received from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the amount of $1,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#50          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to reclassify position #14361 from a Utility Analyst III, salary grade 28 to a Senior Hearings Examiner, salary grade 34, at the Public Utilities Commission.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#51          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to enter into a contract with Susan M. Baldwin of Newburyport, MA, to provide expert testimony related to service quality measures to be used in an Alternative Form of Regulation docket concerning Verizon NH, in an amount not to exceed $24,550.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 17, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#52          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Ossipee Mountain Electronics Inc., Moultonboro, NH, for continued implementation, upgrading, expansion and installation of DRED’s portion of the Statewide Radio System and related equipment in the amount of $9,500.  Effective October 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized to extend the Rapid Response Grant from the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., from June 30, 2006 to September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with The Nature Conservancy to provide ecological services in support of the NH Natural Heritage Bureau for an amount not to exceed $145,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007 with an option for renewal from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009, subject to G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized two employees from the Division of Forests and Lands to travel to New Lisbon, NJ for seven days of out-of-state travel status retroactively from March 19, 2006 to March 25, 2006 via State vehicle beyond 300 miles one way for the purpose of attending a wildland fire origin and cause determination training program for a total cost of $507.65.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#56          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with J.K. Lynch Disposal, Colebrook, NH, for rubbish removal and disposal at four state parks in the amount of $17,466.12.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#57          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Pinard Waste System Co., Inc., Manchester, NH for rubbish removal and disposal at two state parks in the amount of $5,070.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#58          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with E.L. Harvey & Sons, Tyngsboro, MA, for rubbish removal and disposal at four state parks in the amount of $46,704.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#59          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Sebastian Septic Service, Milton, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at two state park facilities in the amount of $6,105.60.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#60          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with North Conway Incinerator Services Inc., Center Conway, NH, for rubbish removal and disposal at two state parks in the amount of $2,635.20.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant to the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce, New London, NH for their “A Fair to Remember” marketing project under the Joint Promotional Program, in the amount of $1,289.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into a sole source contract amendment with Glen Group Inc., North Conway, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-00, item #69), for web hosting and maintenance for the Department’s web sites during the NH DRED Site RFP 2006-092 process, by increasing the amount by $16,050 from $722,500 to $738,550, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to December 31, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to exercise a contract renewal option with Rumbletree Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #KK), for domestic and international advertising and promotional services in the amount of $3,190,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized to exercise a second two-year renewal option with USA 800 Inc., Kansas City, MO, (previously approved by G&C on 4-2-03, item #20), for telemarketing/inquiry fulfillment and reporting services in the amount of $760,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Milan Excavating Inc., Berlin, NH, for rubbish removal and disposal at two state parks in the amount of $3,856.80.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds.  

 

#66          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Bolens Septic and Portable Toilets LLC, Stewartstown, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at nine state park facilities in the amount of $3,553.20.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Waste Management, Hampton, NH, for rubbish removal and disposal at six state parks in the amount of $31,448.40.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#68          Authorized to accept and expend $17,020 in grant monies from the US Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, for the purpose of managing and resolving black bear/human conflicts in NH.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the US Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, regarding animal damage control management, mitigation and public education.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

 

#69          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Lakes Association, at not cast to the Department, for a volunteer “Lake Host” program that educates boaters regarding the accidental spread of invasive aquatic species and their control.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 

 

#70          Authorized to amend a contract with Bolens Septic & Portable Toilets LLC, Stewartstown, NH, for the rental and servicing of portable restrooms by increasing the amount by $4,680 from $15,000 to $19,680.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#71          Authorized to pay the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Washington, DC, $17,072 annual assessment.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fish & Game Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized to expend $19,501 in cooperative fencing grants on behalf of 3 qualifying commercial agriculturalists as detailed in letter dated May 10, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2007.  100% Fish & Game Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized to enter into Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Law Enforcement contracts with the NH Police Departments as listed in letter dated May 10, 2006 in an aggregate total of $274,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#74          Authorized Stanley E. Anthony’s Grant-of-Right petition to retain 10,000 square feet or 0.23 acres of fill placed in Pequawket Pond in the 1950’s.

 

#75          Authorized Patrician Shores Association’s request to re-configure an existing 44 slip docking facility to the original configuration by re-configuring two existing fingers, relocating one finger, and replacing one pile on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

 

#76          Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the City of Keene totaling $11,198 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized to budget and expend additional funds from Water Users in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $5,570,000 for the issuance of low interest Drinking Water loan.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#79          Authorized to award a Water Supply Land Grant to the City of Rochester, NH, in the amount of $200,000 to purchase a parcel of land and a conservation easement in a source water protection area to protect water supply land.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $147,394 for water pollution control projects.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#81          Authorized to amend a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $100,000 (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #54), for the NH Clean School Bus Initiative grant, by extending the completion date from June 17, 2006 to September 17, 2006. 

 

#82          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Breton Construction LLC, Laconia, NH, for asphalt paving in the amount of $5,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to assist the NH Coastal Program with salt marsh monitoring and restoration in 2006, in the amount of $30,306.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84          Authorized to budget and expend additional funds from Water Users in the amount of $12,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#85          Authorized to approve a loan agreement with the City of Portsmouth to finance sewerage improvements including the elimination of infiltration and inflow, elimination of cross connections of storm drains and sanitary sewers and wastewater treatment plant improvements in the amount of $700,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#86          Authorized to award a grant increase in the amount of $11,918 from $21,586 to $33,504 for the water pollution control project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#87          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Riverside Technology Inc, Fort Collins, CO, to maintain and improve existing flood forecasting and reservoir operations computer systems in the amount of $29,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#88          Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Village District of Eidelweiss, Madison, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $8,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Action Wakefield Watersheds Alliance, East Wakefield, NH, to complete the AWWA Youth Conservation Corps Project in the amount of $60,041.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Somersworth, NH, for illicit sewage discharge detection and elimination in the amount of $11,693.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#90          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Blue Ocean Society of Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to coordinate the activities of the 2006 Annual International Coastal Cleanup in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#91          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Dover, NH to provide planning technical assistance to member coastal communities in the amount of $21,850.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized James Ehlen’s request to construct a permanent pier to a ramp to a float in place of a previously grandfathered structure providing two undersized slips on frontage on property located on the Oyster River in Durham.

 

#93          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Boscawen, NH, to complete the Jamie Welch Park Car-top Access Erosion Control and Demonstration Project in the amount of $24,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized the Oil Disbursement Board to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $4,000 for operating expenditure shortfalls.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized to execute a Quitclaim Deed to release and extinguish a portion of a DES-held construction easement on land of George and Susan Thome in Lyndeborough, NH.  (2)Further Authorized to accept from the Thomes the sum of $1,100 as compensation for this easement to be relinquished.

 

#96          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the NH Department of Transportation and accept and expend $10,000 of NHDOT funds to be used to perform a fluvial geomorphology based assessment that supports a restoration plan for the Cold River, Bowers Brook and Warren Brook.  (2)Further Authorized NHDOT to make an advance payment in the amount of $10,000 to DES in accordance with the terms of the MOA.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into a MOA with the NH Department of Fish and Game and accept and expend $19,000 of NHF&G funds to be used to perform a fluvial geomorphology based assessment that supports a restoration plan for the Cold River, Bowers Brook and Warren Brook.  (4) Further Authorized NHDOT to make an advance payment in the amount of $19,000 to DES in accordance with the terms of the MOA.  100% Other Funds.  (5)Further Authorized to enter into a MOA with the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service and accept and expend $20,000 of NRCS funds to be used to perform a fluvial geomorphology based assessment that supports a restoration plan for the Cold River, Bowers Brook and Warren Brook.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized Ten State Street LLC’s request to implement construction totaling 19,182 sq ft within DES Wetlands Bureau jurisdiction in the previously developed tidal buffer zone and in, over and adjacent to tidal waters for work associated with the redevelopment of the waterfront property formerly known as the Pier II restaurant on the Piscataqua River to construct four condominium units with an associated driveway, garage and storage space.  Existing decks, floating docks and riprap bank stabilization material will be required and/or replaced within the existing site dimensions on property located on the Pisactaqua River in Portsmouth. 

 

#98          Authorized the recommended denial of Theodore & Wilberta Veale’s Grant-of-Right Petition to retain 1,600 sq ft of fill retaining wall placed in Ayers Lake in Barrington.

 

#99          Authorized Park Avenue Corporation’s request to construct a permanent pier to a ramp to a float with a float attached in an “L” configuration with two full sized slips on frontage on property located on the Piscataqua River in Dover.

 

#100        Authorized Wolfeboro Realty Trust’s request to fill to construct breakwater, in a slight “dogleg” configuration with a gap at the shoreline with a cantilevered pier with a piling supported pier accessed by a walkway in a “U” shaped configuration with a seasonal canopy over the center slips, install two tie off piles in the southern slip provided and two tie off piles in the center slip, and dredge on frontage providing three boat slips on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#101        Authorized to amend a contract with Manchester Community Resource Center Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-6-05, item #61), to continue to provide job readiness and employment preparation activities under the NH Employment Program for participants with limited English proficiency and/or language and cultural barriers, by increasing the amount by $151,635 from $196,482 to $348,117, and by extending the termination date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.   100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Children, Youth & Families

#102        Authorized to provide tuition payments in the amount of $19,800 for a total of twelve employees of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies from throughout the State of NH who contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to attend the course “Issues in Child Care Resource & Referral” at Wheelock College, Boston, MA.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#103        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Rockingham Community Action Child Care Services of Portsmouth, NH, for Child Care Resources & Referral Services in an amount not to exceed $92,854.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to make a one time prepayment of up to 25% of the annual Contract Price at the beginning of the contract period with subsequent payments to be made on a cost reimbursement basis.  To initiate this prepayment the contractor must submit a written request documenting the agency’s need for prepayment to initiate the service.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#104        Authorized to pay a subscription fee to Chapin Hall center for Children at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, for annual subscription to access the Center for State Foster Care and Adoption Data service in the amount of $20,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized to amend an agreement with the University of NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-14-02, item #156, amended on 6-23-04, item #260), for the provision of an educational tuition partnership, by increasing the amount by $273,164 for a new amount of $890,750, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Hanover, NH, for the provision of child psychiatry rotations for an amount not to exceed $32,290.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#107        Authorized to amend an agreement with Plymouth State University, (previously approved by G&C on 8-14-02, item #155, amended on 6-23-04, item #264), for the provision of an educational tuition partnership, by increasing the amount by $167,795 to a new amount of $524,841, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#108        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, an increase of $1,709.68 in the annual salary of unclassified position #9U423, Superintendent of Glencliff Home for the Elderly, L. Todd Bickford, salary grade FF, from $74,370 to $76,079.68.  Effective retroactive to May 8, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized an increase of $1,497.60 in the annual salary of unclassified position #9U423, Superintendent of Glencliff Home for the Elderly, L. Todd Bickford, salary grade FF, from $76,079.68 to $77,577.28.  Effective July 7, 2006 or upon approval of HB 1697 which would Authorized payment as of June 16, 2006.  (3)Further Authorized an increase of $3,694.08 in the annual salary of unclassified position #9U423, Superintendent of Glencliff Home for the Elderly, L. Todd Bickford, salary grade FF, from $77,577.28 to $81,271.36.  Effective October 6, 2006.

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#109        Authorized to amend an agreement with CBC Innovis Inc., d/b/a Credit Bureau Services of NH Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, item #123), for Credit Bureau services, by increasing the amount by $11,400 from $34,700 to $46,100, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  66% Federal, 24% General, 10% Other Funds. 

 

#110        Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Burlington, NC, (previously approved by G&C on 6-12-02, item #74, amended on 5-4-05, item #86), for parentage testing services, by increasing the amount by $76,234 from $304,936 to $381,170, and by extending the completion date from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  66% Federal, 23% General, 11% Other Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#111        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Waste Management of NH, Hampton, NH for the removal of solid waste from the NH Hospital campus in the amount of $160,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two years pending availability of funding, the agreement of the parties, and approval by G&C.  28% Federal, 68% General, 4% Other Funds. 

 

#112        Authorized to accept non-monetary donations as detailed in letter dated May 5, 2006, received from January 1, 2006 through April 30, 2006. 

 

#113        Authorized to amend an agreement with Omnicare Inc., d/b/a Uni-Care Health Services, Londonderry, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-18-04, item #146), to continue providing pharmacy services consisting of intravenous medications, IV therapy and related staff services and education related to IV certification at NH Hospital, by increasing the amount by $30,000 from $10,000 to $40,000.  Effective June 7, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  33% Federal, 66% General, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#114        Authorized to reclassify position #16956 from Vocational Education Coordinator, salary grade 18 to the level of Administrator II, salary grade 29 and position #11639 from Operations Officer II, salary grade 22 to the level of Administrator II, salary grade 29.

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#115        Authorized to enter into a lease renewal agreement with Yield House Industries Inc c/s Renovator’s Supply, Miller’s Falls, MA, in the amount of $932,412.  Effective June 9, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 8, 2011.  59% General, 41% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#116        Authorized to reclassify position #15409 from a Program Planning and Review Specialists, salary grade 28 to the level of Administrator of Training and Education, salary grade 28.

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#117        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #65, amended on 5-4-05, item #97), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the amount by $200,615 from $1,358,852 to $1,559,467.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #59, amended on 5-4-05, item #90), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the amount by $170,000 from $2,393,596 to $2,563,596.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #61, amended on 5-4-05, item #99), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the amount by $170,000 from $3,690,734 to $3,860,734.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#120        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Inter-Lakes School District, fiscal agent for CORE, Meredith, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #98), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $31,782 from $31,782 to $63,564, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Service, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter into an agreement with The Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH, to support local community coalition capacity focused on tobacco prevention and control initiatives in an amount not to exceed $63,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008 with potential for a one year amendment.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#122        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to amend an agreement with Wentworth-Douglas Hospital, Dover, NH (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, Late Item #F), to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies, by increasing the amount by $75,000 from $150,000 to $225,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#123        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Department Section to amend an agreement with Mascoma Valley Health Initiative, Canaan, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, Late Item #C), to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies, by increasing the amount by $75,000 from $150,000 to $225,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Department Section to amend an agreement with the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, Late Item #E), to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies, by increasing the amount by $75,000 from $150,000 to $225,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#125        Authorized Bureau of Prevention and Control Program to amend an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #102), to provide evidence-based telephonic cessation counseling services, by increasing the amount by $300,000 from $400,000 to $700,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#126        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion Section to amend an agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Inc., Littleton, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-21-03, item #58, amended on 5-4-05, item #94), to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, by increasing the amount by $30,000 from $544,864 to $574,864.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#127        Authorized Division of Public Health Services to enter into a sole source agreement with Wendy J. Frosh d/b/a Healthcare Management Strategies, Hampton, NH, to provide facilitation services to develop an Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and Services Plan for the State in an amount not to exceed $29,725.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  18% Federal, 82% General Funds. 

 

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

 

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

 

#130        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Crispin’s House Inc., Goffstown, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #273), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $26,251 from $26,251 to $52,502.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  20% Federal, 80% General Funds. 

 

#131        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Department Section to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Partnership for Public health Inc., Laconia, NH, to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies, in an amount not to exceed $75,000. Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#132        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohol, and Other Drug Treatment Section to amend an agreement with Phoenix Houses of New England, Providence, RI (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #108, amended on 11-16-05, item #70), to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services, by increasing the amount by $1,254,824 from $1,493,057.39 to $2,747,881.39, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  59% Federal, 41% General Funds. 

 

#133        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to amend an agreement with Seacoast Mental Health, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #175), to provide substance abuse prevention services, by increasing the amount by $107,998 from $107,998 to $215,996 and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  59% Federal, 41% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#134        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Pemi Bridge House Inc., Plymouth, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

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

 

#136        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Families in Transition Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#137        Authorized to amend an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-6-04, Item #D), to provide services to homeless individuals, by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  Effective June 21, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.

 

#138        Authorized to amend a contract with Pemi Bridge House Inc., Plymouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #243), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the amount by $20,000 from $130,000 to $150,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#139        Authorized to amend a contract with Nashua Pastoral Care Center Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #408), to provide services to homeless individuals by increasing the amount by $10,000 from $150,000 to $160,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business & Policy

#140        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Health & Disability Advocates, Chicago, IL, to provide services for technical assistance for the State of NH’s Medicaid Infrastructure Grant in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#141        Authorized Doris H. Lotz, MD, MPH, Bedford, NH, Medical Director, to  participate in Leadership NH; further Authorized payment to Leadership NH, Concord, NH in the amount of $3,500 to cover tuition.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#142        Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the NH Healthy Kids Corporation, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #241), to continue to provide benefits under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and Mead programs, and increase the awareness of the Healthy Kids programs and services in an amount not to exceed $11,949,093.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  65% Federal, 35% General Funds. 

 

#143        Authorized to reclassify position #12412 from Medical Service Technician, salary grade 17, to Program Specialist I, salary grade 19.

 

#144        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Anthem Health Plans of NH, Inc., d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Manchester, NH, to provide certain auditing and rate setting services common to the Medicare and Medicaid Programs in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#145        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Pilot Health LLC, Keene, NH, to provide fiscal intermediary services to facilitate BEAS staff training programs in an amount not to exceed $25,363.  Effective Jun 7, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 with the option to renew for a two year period upon G&C approval.  38% Federal, 62% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#146        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Behavioral Health & Developmental Services of Strafford County, Inc., Dover, NH, to provide developmental and acquired brain disorder services in an amount not to exceed $395,262.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a minimum advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  82% General, 18% Federal Funds. 

 

#147        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Community Bridges, Bow, NH, to provide developmental and acquired brain disorder services in an amount not to exceed $371,240.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a minimum advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  81% General, 19% Federal Funds. 

 

#148        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Region 10 Community Support Services Inc., Atkinson, NH, to provide developmental and acquired brain disorder services in an amount not to exceed $1,781,995.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a minimum advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  57% General, 43% Federal Funds. 

 

#149        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Lakes Region Community Services Council, Laconia, NH, to provide developmental and acquired brain disorder services in an amount not to exceed $1,098,749.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a minimum advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#150        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $77,517.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  47% Federal, 53% General Funds. 

 

#151        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#152        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Seacoast Mental Health Center Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $375,177.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  7% Federal, 93% General Funds. 

 

#153        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Community Council of Nashua, Nashua, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $422,807.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  11% Federal, 89% General Funds. 

 

#154        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Dec-Tam Corporation, North Reading, MA, to provide lead paint abatement in an amount not to exceed $34,125.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds. 

 

#155        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Behavioral Health and Developmental Services of Strafford County Inc., d/b/a Community Partners of Strafford County, Dover, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $989,783.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  3% Federal, 97% General Funds. 

 

#156        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with West Central Services Inc., d/b/a West Central Behavioral Health, Lebanon, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $45,623.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#157        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with The Lakes Region Mental Center Inc., d/b/a GENESIS – Behavioral Health, Laconia, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $33,651.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#158        Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Alternative Life Center, Conway, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $426,784.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 with the option for renewal of an additional year upon G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  68% Federal, 32% General Funds. 

 

#159        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Granite State Monarchs, Keene, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $153,523.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 with the option for renewal of an additional year upon G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  68% Federal, 32% General Funds. 

#160        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board, Laconia, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $333,643.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 with the option for renewal of an additional year upon G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  68% Federal, 32% General Funds. 

 

#161        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Manchester, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $813,568.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  24% Federal, 76% General Funds. 

 

#162        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Mental Health Center of Southern NH d/b/a CLM Center for Life Management, Salem, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $28,801.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#163        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Riverbend Community Mental Health Inc., Concord, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $159,325.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  19% Federal, 81% General Funds. 

 

#164        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Consumers’ Action Co-operative, Dover, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $158,315.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 with the option for renewal of an additional year upon G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  68% Federal, 32% General Funds. 

 

#165        Authorized to enter into an agreement 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 $159,043.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 with the option for renewal of an additional year upon G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  68% Federal, 32% General Funds. 

 

#166        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Seacoast Mental Health Consumer Alliance Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $207,306.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 with the option for renewal of an additional year upon G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  68% Federal, 32% General Funds. 

 

#167        Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Stepping Stone Drop-In Center Association, Claremont, NH, to provide peer support services in an amount not to exceed $343,262.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007 with the option for renewal of an additional year upon G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  68% Federal, 32% General Funds. 

 

                                NH VETERANS HOME

#168        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to reclassify position #11987, Recreational Therapy Assistant II, labor grade 11 to a Program Assistant II, labor grade 15.

 

                                NH POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#169        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request to award $200,000 in FY 2006 to the University System of NH, the Granite State Scholars Program, for the benefit of highly qualified NH residents pursuing programs of study at public colleges and universities within the state.  100% General Funds. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#170        Authorized to retroactively pay an additional amount of $444 so that Doris Baillargeon may participate in a course that was approved by G&C on 5-3-06, item #129B entitled MMCP/MOML 603 Graduate Project Phase III.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#171        Authorized to retroactively pay an additional amount of $444 so that Lisa Beard may participate in a course that was approved by G&C on 5-3-06, item #129E entitled MMCP/MOML 603 Graduate Project Phase III.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#172        Authorized to amend a contract with The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-1-05, item #134), to provide technical assistance to develop a process that ensures states will get the support they need to manage the assessment program after this project ends, by extending the end date to May 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#173        Authorized to exercise its renewal option and grant funds to the Dover Housing Authority, Dover, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #455, amended on 6-23-04, item #302, amended on 6-22-05, item #462), to offer extended day programming for youth and their families in an amount not to exceed $125,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education, pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#174        Authorized to utilize interpreter and communications access realtime translation services at public meetings or forums in the amount of $43,485.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payments for services.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#175        Authorized to amend a grant with the University of NH, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #448), for the purpose of preparing to implement the new teacher preparation program approval process using an electronic portfolio system, by extending the completion date to October 31, 2006 from June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#176        Authorized to exercise its renewal option and grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #454, amended on 7-14-04, item #101, amended on 6-2-05, item #141), to provide classes in early childhood education, adult education, and parenting education to promote academic success for families in an amount not to exceed $132,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#177        Authorized to amend the existing grant with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-7-05, item #107), for the purpose of preparing to implement the new professional educator preparation program approval process using an electronic portfolio system, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2006 from June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#178        Authorized to enter into a contract with Private Secretary Inc., Cranston, RI, to provide medical transcription services for a total cost of $109,665.41.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized subject to the contractors acceptable performance of terms herein, to exercise a renewal option for one additional fiscal year pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget.  (3)Further Authorized to waive the 25% withholding requirement as this is a fee for services agreement.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#179        Authorized NHCTC – Berlin to enter into a lease amendment with Littleton Area Learning Center, Littleton, NH, for the purpose of leasing office and classroom space in the amount of $27,315.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2006.  49% General, 51% Other Funds.

 

#180        Authorized NHCTC – Stratham, Pease Campus to enter into a sole source contract with Engineered Systems Inc., d/b/a Basix Automation Integrators, Hampton, NH, for the purpose of providing ongoing maintenance of existing Andover Controls, in the amount of $2,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 1, 2007.  41% General, 59% Other Funds. 

 

#181        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, NHCTC – Claremont to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Richard Fontaine, Plainfield, NH, to provide cafeteria type services at the college.  Effective April 1, 2006 through July 1, 2008. 

 

#181A    Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Kerstein, Coren, Lichtenstein and Finkel, LLP, Wellesley, MA in an amount not to exceed $879,000, effective July 27, 2005 through December 31, 2006.  42% General, 58% Other (Tuition) Funds.  Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Spaulding made a motion that the cost of the contract would be used by 100% general funds.  Tuition funds are not to be used.

 

                                NH LOTTERY COMMISSION

#182        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to exercise two one year renewal options to extend the Capital Cleaning Contractors Inc., of NH contract, for janitorial services at the Lottery Commission, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #475).  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#183        Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to hold a workshop for “Leadership and Influence” on June 20-21, 2006 at the Tourist Village Motel, Inc., d/b/a The Royalty Inn, Gorham, NH, for a total cost not to exceed $3,363.78.  (2)Further Authorized a contract with the Tourist Village Motel Inc., d/b/a The Royalty Inn, Gorham, NH, for a function room, meals and rooms in the amount of $3,363.78.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 21, 2006.

 

#184        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively pay $4,610 to the US Insurance Services Inc., Jacksonville, FL, for Motor Cycle Rider Insurance.  Effective January 1, 2004 to January 1, 2005.

 

#185        Authorized to amend a contract with CRA Inc., Alexandria, VA, (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #132B), to design, conduct and evaluate a series of exercises focusing on the State’s Pandemic Influenza Plan, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#186        Authorized Division of Safety Services to accept and expend $852,798 additional federal funds from US Department of Homeland Security, US Coast Guard for the State’s recreational boating safety program objectives.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#187        Authorized a grant between the Bureau of Emergency Management and the communities as detailed in letter dated May 16, 2006, for activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning, for a total amount of $101,358.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.

 

#188        Authorized to grant bioterrorism preparedness funds to the associated Regional Hazardous Materials Response Teams as detailed in letter dated May 3, 2006, in the amount of $75,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.

 

#189        Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services, to amend a contract with Contigianis Catering, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #503), to include the Division of Safety Services during the motorcycle weekend, by increasing the amount by $10,500 from $150,000 to $160,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Watercraft Safety Funds. 

 

#190        Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an agreement with Kang Company Inc., Concord, NH, for cleaning services at the Fire Academy in the amount of $118,482.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009.

 

#191        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively amend a grant received from the US Department of Justice entitled “Forensic Casework DNA Backlog Reduction Program FY 2004” (previously approved by G&C on 10-10-04, item #124), for analyzing cases, by extending the end date from April 30, 2006 to September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#192        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to exercise the first of two one year option for an agreement extension with Eastman Kodak Co, Rochester, NY, to provide preventive maintenance, service and repairs to the equipment located in the Division of Motor Vehicles, in the amount of $17,717.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#193        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend additional funds from a federal grant known as “Fatal Accident Reporting System” from the US Department of Transportation/NHTSA in the amount of $8,853.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#194        Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Pioneer Catering Service of Northfield, NH, for catering services during Motorcycle Week 2006 in the amount of $6,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#195        WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request to amend an existing sole source contract with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #499), for on-call availability for interpretation services for the deaf and hard of hearing in after hours emergencies, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007, and by increasing the amount by $21,000 from $21,000 to $42,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#196        Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Neopost, Burlington, MA, for the rental and maintenance of mailing equipment in the amount of $7,119.13.  Effective July 1, 2006 though June 30, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#197        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract amendment with Grant Cleaning, Pelham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #482, amended on 3-9-05, item #72), for additional janitorial service and emergency cleaning of public bathrooms in the Merrimack and Windham substations when required, by increasing the  amount by $2,246 from $19,824 to $22,070.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#198        Authorized the State Fire Marshal and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health Services to extend for one year a memorandum of understanding for bioterrorism preparedness planning for the amount of $77,791 in federal funds from the “Public Health Preparedness and Response Bioterrorism” grant, by extending the date through June 30, 2007.

 

#199        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend the “High Priority Border Grant 2005” received from the Motor Carrier Safety Administration (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #65), for complementing the linkage in our Homeland Security chain, by realigning the funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#200        Authorized Division of State police to amend a grant from the US Department of Justice titled “DNA Backlog Reduction” (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #124), for assisting in overtime to help reduce the backlog, by realigning the funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#201        Authorized the application permit of Pinegrove Condominium Association located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 6 moorings. 

 

#202        Authorized the application permit of Manor Estates Condominium Association located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 21 moorings. 

 

#202A    Authorized to amend an existing sole source agreement with the NH Hospital Association, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #154), for hospital emergency preparedness planning services, by increasing the amount by $570,375 from $2,754,164 to $3,324,539.  Effective June 7, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#202B     Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration entitled “Risk-Based Commercial Vehicle Crash Reporting System” (previously approved by G&C on 10-8-03, item #126, amended on 6-23-04, item #272), by realigning the funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#203        Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with Ayer Electric LLC, Dover, NH for electrical services at the Bureau of Turnpikes maintenance and toll facilities in the amount of $49,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two year period upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#204        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Casella Waste d/b/a Gobin Disposal Systems, Newport, NH, for rubbish disposal services at six state patrol sheds and the Springfield Rest Area in the amount of $14,560.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#205        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Waste Management, Hampton, NH, for rubbish disposal services at 13 District 04 Patrol Buildings and the Antrim Rest Area in the amount of $48,407.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two year period upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#206        Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH in the amount of $12,729.60 for weekly rubbish disposal services at the Dover Maintenance facility on the Spaulding Turnpike.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two year period upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#207        Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH for weekly rubbish disposal services at the Merrimack Maintenance Facility on the Central Turnpike in the amount of $13,450.32.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two year period upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#208        Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH for weekly rubbish disposal services at Hooksett Maintenance Facility and the Hooksett Rest Areas on the Central Turnpike in the amount of $55,969.68.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two year period upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds.  

 

#209        Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH for weekly rubbish disposal services at Donald Small Maintenance Facility in Hampton, NH and the Seabrook Welcome Center on the Blue Star Turnpike in the amount of $36,510.24.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two year period upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#210        Authorized to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH, Hampton, NH, for trash removal at seven DOT patrol sheds in the amount of $8,200.50.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#211        Authorized to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH, Hampton, NH for rubbish disposal services at six District 6 Patrol facilities in the amount of $11,067.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#212        Authorized to accept and place on file the Equipment Acquisition Plan Status report for the period ending April 30, 2006.

 

#213        Authorized with Councilor Spaulding voting no, to accept and expend Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration funds in the amount of $248,525 to evaluate the economic impacts, and the impact to the safety and condition of the highway system, by increasing the vehicle weight limits from 80,000 to 99,000 pounds on I-89 and I-93.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#214        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company Inc., Dunbarton, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pumps on the property of Mitzi Corneau, Hill, NH, in the amount of $23,880.  Effective uon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#215        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement and bridge rehabilitation along US Route 202/NH 9 on the basis of a single bid of $3,272,877.10.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 13, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#216        Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with Curtin Enterprises Inc., d/b/a Northeast Door Co., Concord, NH, for door and window services for facilities maintained by the Bureau of Turnpikes Maintenance in the amount of $39,800.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two year period upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#217        Authorized with Councilor Spaulding voting no, Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into an agreement with Rizzo Associates, Manchester, NH and Framingham, MA for engineering consultant services for Weight Limit Increase Study 14576 to evaluate the impacts to portions of the State’s transportation infrastructure I-89 and I-93 due to increasing the truck weight limit from 80,000 pounds to 99,000 pounds in the amount of $230,931.  Effective from the date of Notice to Proceed, following G&C approval, through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#218        Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a sole source contract amendment with E.J. Ward Inc., San Antonio, TX, for the maintenance and service of the Fuel Distribution software and hardware, by increasing the amount by $60,000 from $150,000 to $210,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#219        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with L.G. Cushing & Sons, Inc., Walpole, NH, for the grout sealing abandoned drilled wells for the subject properties in the amount of $17,190.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.

 

#220        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Severino Trucking Co., Inc., Candia, NH (previously approved by G&C on 9-22-04, item #89, amended on 7-13-05, item #155, amended on 9-21-05, item #194), for additional work associated with the reconstruction and expansion of the Hampton Ramp toll Plaza at NH Route 101 and I-95 in Hampton, by increasing the amount by $75,000 from $6,414,696.05 to $6,489,696.05.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#221        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with East Coast Signals Inc., Deerfield, NH (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #92), for replacing the existing traffic signals and other associated work on NH Route 125 at the intersections with NH Route 111, Main Street, NH Route 107 and Scotland Road in Kingston, by increasing the amount by $5,000 from $337,019.40 to $342,019.40.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#222        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #166),  for pavement rehabilitation, drainage improvements, and roadway improvements along Route 106 in Pembroke and Concord, by increasing the amount by $200,000 from $3,383,566.50 to $3,583,566.50.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#223        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH for pavement rehabilitation and roadway work along NH Route 9 from Center Road in Sullivan to Granite Lake Road in Stoddard on the basis of a low bid of $2,247,807.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 13, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#224        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH on the basis of a low bid of $2,624,075 for pavement rehabilitation and roadway work along NH Route 125 in the Towns of Epping, Lee and Stratham.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 13, 2006.

 

#225        Authorized a petition for a public hearing on alterations to be made to the Spaulding Turnpike form Exit 3-6 to include the Little Bay Bridges in the Town of Newington and City of Dover.  If the Special Committee finds necessity for the project, suggested Commission Members are as detailed in letter dated May 17, 2006 with a suggested budget of $11,718.59.

 

#226        Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of May 2, 2006 through May 18, 2006. 

 

#227        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with East Coast Signals Inc., Deerfield, NH, for traffic signal replacement on NH Route 112/I-93 Exit 32 northbound off-ramp in the Towns of Woodstock and Lincoln on the basis of a low bid of $358,448.66.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 3, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#228        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with L.G. Cushing & Sons Inc., Walpole, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Jos DiJoseph, Barrrington, NH, in the amount of $22,635.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#229        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Stratham, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Carol Estes, Northwood, NH, in the amount of $24,897.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#230        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company Inc., Dunbarton, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Michael Bourgeois, Meredith, NH, in the amount of $23,430.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#231        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into agreements with Vollmer Associates LLP, Concord, NH, in the amount of $400,000 and HNTB Corporation of Westbrook, ME and Kansas City, MO, in the amount of $400,000 for turnpike-related consulting services.  Effective from the date of Notice to Proceed through May 31, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#232        Authorized with Councilor Spaulding voting no, to retroactively modify the Department’s Agreement with Castle Rock Consultants Inc., d/b/a CRC Consultants, Leesburg, VA, to continue the planning, development and implementation of additional functionalities to the Regional Traveler Information System, by increasing the amount by $1,708,000 from $5,069,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#233        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Frank Whitcomb Construction Corporation, Walpole, NH, for the design, fabrication, and delivery of a pre-cast concrete box culvert including headwalls, cut-off walls, and wing footings for a bridge replacement project located on NH Route 123 in the Town of Alstead on the basis of a low bid of $88,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 15, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#234                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $827.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charles Lloyd, Program Planner, in the course entitled “School Finance & Negotiation”.

B.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $827.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charles Lloyd, Program Planner, in the course entitled “Organizational Leadership in Schools”.

C.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH, the sum of $4,675.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan McKevitt, Education Consultant III, in the Internet courses entitled “Proseminar II Phase I”, “Organizational Change Project Phase I”, “ Critical Analysis of Methods Literature Phase 1”, “Methods Redesign Phase I” and “Change and Literature Conceptual Papers Phase 1”.

D.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,162.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin Warner, Administrator III, in the course entitled “Contemporary Social Trends”.

E.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $905.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marion Greenlaw, Accountant IV, in the course entitled “Senior Business Seminar”.

F.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Behavioral Health - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,091.40 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charlene Noyes, Accountant I, in the course entitled “Managerial Accounting”.

G.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Behavioral Health - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,091.40 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debora Vallery, Financial Agent II, in the course entitled “Managerial Accounting”.

H.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $705.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Denise Kitson, Accountant I, in the course entitled “Managerial Finance”.

I.          HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $780.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorna Landry, RN, Public Health Nurse Coordinator, in the course entitled “Principles of Management”.

J.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Services - Request permission to pay Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, the sum of $612.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sarah Lester, Nurse Coordinator, in the Internet course entitled “Advanced Healthcare Informatics”.

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

L.         INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay Sun Microsystems, Inc., Burlington, MA, the sum of $2,500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Bryer, Systems Development Specialist V, in the course entitled “Web Component Development with Servlet and JSP Technologies”.

M.        LIQUOR - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $774.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina Demers, Statistician I, in the course entitled “Software Development w/Visual Basic.NET”.

N.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $780.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elizabeth Jewell, Human Resource Assistant III, in the course entitled “Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing”.

 

 

Requested Tuition Total - $17,574.80

 

#235                                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.            ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission for seven (7) employees, Kerry Barnsley, Attorney II; Margaret Bastien, Civil Engineer V; Linda Birmingham, Waste Management Specialist IV; Robert Bishop, Waste Management Specialist IV; Alan Moulton, Air Pollution Control Engineer III; Karen Rantamaki, Air Pollution Control Engineer III and Stergios Spanos, Sanitary Engineer III or designees, to travel to Fort Monmouth, NJ, on June 12 – 15, 2006, to attend the Northeast Environmental Enforcement Project (NEEP) Advanced Field Investigations Training Course.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicles.  Total Cost: $1,050.00.  Source of Funds: 66.34% Federal, 5% General and 28.66% Other Funds.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

A.            Authorized the Department to transfer $1,500,000.00 in Federal, County and State funds between various Medicaid long-term care expense accounts to address a projected shortfall in Provider Payments-Acute Care.  FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

B.            Authorized the Department to accept $5,526,500.00 of additional unrestricted revenue of Medicaid recoveries, further authorize the transfer of $5,000,000.00 of the additional unrestricted revenue, and further authorize the acceptance and expenditure of $5,005,000 of federal Medicaid matching funds in to the Office of Medicaid Business and Policy.  FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Bureau of Behavioral Health

C.            Authorized the acceptance of $1,158,558.00 of additional unrestricted revenue of Medicaid recoveries, further authorize the transfer of $1,500,000.00 of the additional unrestricted revenue, and further authorize the acceptance and expenditure of $1,501,500 of federal Medicaid matching funds into the Bureau of Behavioral Health.  FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

 

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

D.            Authorized to enter into a no cost Memorandum of Understanding with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension 4-H Camps, Durham, NH, for the purpose of operating the Barry Conservation Camp located at the Berlin Fish Hatchery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned