GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                McAuliffe-Shepard Discover Center, Concord, New Hampshire

July 11, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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Councilor St. Hilaire offered the prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of June 20, 2012.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the June 20, 2012 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention & Treatment - RSA:  12-J

(Public Member)

Lisa Peakes, Manchester                                                                                   Effective:  July 11, 2012

 

Commissioner of the Department of Employment Security – RSA 282:9

Placed on Administrative Leave effective immediately

Tara Reardon                                                                                                       Effective: August 31, 2012

 

Historical Resources Councilu - RSA:  227-C

(Archeology)

Robert Macieski, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  July 11, 2012

 

Waste Management Councilu - RSA:  21-O:9

(Public Health Expert)

Michael B. Blayney, Hanover                                                                          Effective:  July 11, 2012

 

Wetlands Council  - RSA:  21-O:5-a

(Nominated by the NH Association of Conservation Districts)

Earle Chase, Center Barnstead                                                                         Effective:  July 11, 2012

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Engineers - RSA:  310-A:3

Charles W. Ackroyd, Seabrook                                                                        Effective:  August 21, 2012

Succeeding:  Lee F. Carroll, Gorham (term limited)                                      Expiration:  August 21, 2017

 

Fish and Game Commission – RSA: 206:2

(Coos County)

Theodore A. Tichy, Milan                                                                                  Effective: July 11, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration: June 29, 2017

 

Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers - RSA:  352:2

Carl A. Michaud, Londonderry                                                                        Effective:  July 11, 2012

Succeeding:  Susan Simonds, Swanzey Center                                             Expiration:  June 13, 2017

 

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority - RSA:  204-C

(Public Member)

Kenneth N. Ortmann, Rochester                                                                      Effective:  July 11, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  July 1, 2017

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee - RSA:  483-A

(Municipal officer of a lakefront community)

Nominated by the NH Municipal Association

Dennis J. Pavlicek, Newbury                                                                             Effective:  August 1, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  August 1, 2015

 

New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank - RSA:  35-A

Marian Alese, Milford                                                                                        Effective:  July 11, 2012

Succeeding:  Katherine E. L. Chambers, Milford (resigned)                       Expiration:  July 1, 2017

 

Board of Registration of Podiatrists - RSA:  315

Jennifer S. Sartori, Fremont                                                                               Effective:  July 11, 2012

Succeeding:  Wayne C. Gould, Rollinsford (term limited)                           Expiration:  June 3, 2017

 

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

(Nom. by the New Hampshire State Employee’s Association)

Mary Kathleen McGovern, Penacook                                                            Effective:  July 11, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  July 1, 2014

 

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

(NH Local Government Center)

Guy Scaife, Milford                                                                                            Effective:  July 11, 2012

Succeeding:  Keith R. Hickey, Merrimack (resigned)                                   Expiration:  September 5, 2013

 

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

(Nom. by the NH State Permanent Fireman’s Association)

George A. Walker, Nashua                                                                                Effective:  July 11, 2012

Succeeding:  Brian W. Morrissey, Nashua                                                      Expiration:  July 1, 2014

 

Deputy Director of Motor Vehicles at the Department of Safety - RSA:  21-P:11-a

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

William R. Joseph, Bristol                                                                                  Effective:  August 9, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  August 9, 2016

Salary:  Grade FF; step 1; $63,231

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Board of Acupuncture Licensing - RSA:  328-G

(Acupuncturist)

Alice G. Meattey, Dover                                                                                     Effective:  September 8, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  September 8, 2015

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board - RSA:  328-F

Renee C. Kleszczynski, Durham                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kerri A. Lafond, Keene (resigned)                                            Expiration:  January 8, 2014

 

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics - RSA:  313-A

(Esthetitian)

Michelle Kapos, Candia                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Leanne Fleming Lummis, Windham (term limited)              Expiration:  June 30, 2017

 

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

(Community Service)

Tricia H. Lucas, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  William K. Marcello, Keene                                                      Expiration:  June 30, 2016

 

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

(Education)

Rafael Rojas, Jr., Pittsfield                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Estaban Lopez, Goffstown                                                        Expiration:  June 30, 2016

 

Current Use Advisory Board - RSA: 79-A

(Representing asessing official in a city)

Normand G. Bernaiche, Acworth                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Laura J. Thibodeau, Sullivan                                                    Expiration:  March 15, 2014

 

Enhanced 911 Commission - RSA:  106-H

(NH Federation of Fire Mutual Aid)

Paul A. Szoc, Keene                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  July 22, 2015

 

Board of Fire Control - RSA:  153:2

(Propane Gas Distribution)

Brian B. Boudreau, Rochester                                                                          Effective:  September 2, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  September 2, 2017

 

Director of the Division of Higher Education for the Department of Education - RSA:21-N:3 & 8-a

Nominated by the Commissioner of Education, after consultation with the Board of Education

Richard A. Gustafson, Bedford                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Expiration:  4 years from confirmation

Salary:  Grade EE; Maximun step - $78,467

 

Historical Resources Council - RSA:  227-C

(Archeology)

James L. Garvin, Pembroke                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Robert Macieski, New Boston (resigned)                                Expiration:  December 10, 2013

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee - RSA:  483-A

(Rep of NH Lakes Association)

David W. Packard, Goffstown                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  August 1, 2015

 

Board of Medicine - RSA:  329

Michael Barr, Nashua                                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Nick Perencevich, Concord (resigned)                                     Expiration:  April 21, 2015

 

Board of Pharmacy - RSA:  318

Robert J. Stout, Candia                                                                                      Effective:  September 7, 2012

Succeeding:  George L. Bowersox, Hudson (term limited)                          Expiration:  September 7, 2017

 

Real Estate Commission - RSA:  331-A

(Non-broker)

James R. Therrien, Hampton                                                                            Effective:  September 15, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  September 15, 2017

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board - RSA:  328-F

Bronwyn Dronsfield, Barrington                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Sharon Nichols, Portsmouth (resigned)                                    Expiration:  October 25, 2012

 

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

(non-menber trustee)

J. David McCrillis, Newport                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Danny H. O’Brien, Rye                                                              Expiration:  July 13, 2014

 

Wetlands Site Selection Committee - RSA:  482-A

Peter Steckler, Exeter                                                                                          Effective:  September 27, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  September 27, 2015

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

A.      Authorized to accept one crabapple tree to be planted at the southwest corner of the State House grounds.  The tree is being donated by employees of the Department of Administrative Services.  The value of the donation is approximately $250.

 

#2           CONSENT CALENDAR – TRAVEL:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

A.      Authorized to allow one employee (Shane Csiki, Fluvial Geomorphology Specialist), to travel over 300 miles one-way in an state owned vehicle, in the amount of $1,585 to attend the 2012 US Army Corps of Engineers Flood Risk Management and Silver Jackets Workshop from August 20-24, 2012 in Harrisburg, PA.  100% Geologic Hazards Evaluation Funds. 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Bureau of Licensing and Certification

B.      Authorized to allow Mrs. Corinne Collins-Spiller RN, Licensing and Evaluation Coordinator or designee for the office of Operations Support, Health Facilities Administration-Certification, to travel over 300 miles one way by automobile in the amount of $672 to attend the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services mandatory training coordinator’s conference training course for the period of July 16-20, 2012 in Baltimore, MD.  90.96% Federal, 9.04% General Funds. 

 

#3           CONSENT CALENDAR - TUITION:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Division of Public Health Services

A.      Authorized to pay University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, the sum of $1,730.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christin H. D’Ovidio, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled “Advanced Social Marketing Program Management”.

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#4           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Wheeler – no, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Kennebunk Savings Bank to One Source Apparel, LLC located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON JULY 11, 2012

MCAULEFFFE-SHEPARD DISCOVERY CENTER, 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 Kennebunk Savings Bank to One Source Apparel, LLC, and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced, Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Sununu introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM  KENNEBUNK SAVINGS BANK TO ONE SOURCE APPAREL, LLC" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor St. Hilaire, Councilor Sununu, and Councilor Wieczorek;  those abstaining were Councilor (s):  None; and those voting against were:  Councilor Wheeler.  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  KENNEBUNK SAVINGS BANK TO  ONE SOURCE APPAREL, LLC.

 

            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 $350,000 from Kennebunk Savings Bank to One Source Apparel, LLC. 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 July 11, 2012.

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVLEOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Swanzey, NH, in the amount of $300,000 to pay a share of an agreement with the City of Keene to bring the shared Wastewater Treatment plant into compliance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations and the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Merrimack, Boscawen, NH, for the purpose of rehabilitating 30 units of housing at Franklin View Apartments, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#7           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, and with Councilor Wheeler voting no, authorized the request to pay the Governors Highway Safety Association, Washington, DC, $4,110 for annual dues for July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  28% Federal, 72% Highway Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#8           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to amend a sole source contract with First Data Government Solutions, Cincinnati, OH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-21-08, item #6), for support and maintenance of a proprietary interactive voice response system that provides child support payment information to clients and claims payment information to child care providers of the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Support Services and Division for Children, Youth and Families, by increasing the amount by $33,695.67 from $167,653.48 to $201,349.15, and by extending the end date from January 31, 2013 to June 30, 2014.  58% General, 42% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#9           Authorized confirmation of Captain Eric M. Elliot, Augusta, ME, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#10         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the confirmation of Major Jonathan R. Eckerman, Chester, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#11         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the confirmation of Major Richard J. Hamilton, Methuen, MA, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#11A      Authorized a contract renewal with Securitas Security Services USA Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-9-10, item #8A), for security services at the State Military Reservation, Concord, NH, in the amount of $614,448.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $12,048.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12         Authorized the Risk Management Unit to waive the lien on Andrea Tine’s worker’s compensation claim in the amount of $33,333.33.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#13         Authorized to pay the National Association of State Personnel Executives, Lexington, KY, in an amount not to exceed $4,500 for Fiscal Year 2013 membership dues.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#14         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, a waiver of the classification decisions as detailed in letter dated June 22, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#15         Authorized to enter into a contract with MGT of America Inc., Tallahassee, FL, for the provision of consulting services for the evaluation and analysis of the Department of Corrections RFP responses, in an amount not to exceed $171,347.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012.  100% General – Capital Funds. 

 

#16         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Advanced Excavating & Paving Inc., Suncook, for the Parking Lot and Sidewalk Improvements, Rockingham County Courthouse, Brentwood, NH, in an amount not to exceed $275,920.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $9,400 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for Capital Clerk oversight services provided, bringing the total to $285,320.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 16, 2012.  100% General – Capital Funds. 

 

#17         Authorized to enter into a contract with SegTel Inc., Lebanon, NH, for the purpose of providing telephone and data service connectivity to and among the State office parks via Dark Fiber Facilities Services, for a total not to exceed $180,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2015.  100% Agency Income (derived from State Agency and network charges). 

 

#17A      Authorized to make transfers from the Salary Adjustment Fund to agency permanent personnel service accounts for July 1 – September 30, 2012, and to report transfers made as soon as practical after September 30, 2012 and prior to request for further authority.  (2)Further authorized to make transfers from the Benefit Adjustment Fund to agency benefit accounts for July 1 – September 30, 2012, and to report transfers made as soon as practical after September 30, 2012 and prior to request for further authority.

 

#17B      Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $500,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of August.

 

#17C      Authorized to accept and place on file the report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012.

 

#17D      Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal Year 2012 during the months of April – June 2012.

 

                                STATE TREASURY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $60,919 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $60,918.18 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#19         Authorized to proceed with the sale and issuance of up to $5 million of general obligation bonds through a private placement with the NH Municipal Bond Bank with an expiration date of October 31, 2012.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#20         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to amend a sole source contract with Information Builders Inc., New York, NY (originally approved by G&C on 1-11-12, item #12A), to provide additional data integration services, by increasing the price from $215,000 by $115,000 to $330,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Capital Budget Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to deny the petition of Melissa Ann Breault (age 37) requesting a pardon hearing for the offenses of Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Arson.  The Petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

#22         Authorized to reappoint Anne D. Grossi to serve on the NH Victims’ Assistance Commission.  Effective July 15, 2012 through July 15, 2015.

 

#23         Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the Court Appointed Special Advocates of NH in the amount of $13,000 from the Children’s Justice Act Grant to fund services to support abused and neglected children.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized to enter into sub grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated June 26, 2012, for a total of $42,000 to provide joint investigations of child abuse and exploitation cases in order to minimize the trauma of the victims.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized to amend the sub grants as detailed in letter dated June 26, 2012, in the aggregate amount of $2,590,208 which were approved at various G&C meetings, from the FFY2009 ARRA Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, by extending the end date of February 28, 2013 to June 30, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#25A      Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source contract with Robert P. Freitas Jr., (originally approved by G&C on 11-18-09, item #16B), to provide investigative services for the Cold Case Unit, by increasing the amount by $45,240 from $115,710 to $160,950, and by changing the end date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26         Authorized to establish the entrance salary for Sally Ann MacFadden, the Department’s Assistant Actuary at Step 4 $79,776.  Effective July 11, 2012.  100% Insurance Assessment Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized to establish the entrance salary for Deborah L. Stone, the Department’s Actuary at Step 5 $98,691.  Effective July 11, 2012.  100% Insurance Assessment Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized to enter into a contract with Compass Health Analytics Inc., Portland, ME, to assist the Department in preparing data for and producing an annual supplemental report on health insurance markets in NH, in the amount of $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2012.  100% Insurance Assessment Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized to enter into a cooperative project agreement with the University of NH, working through the University of NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, to solve data quality problems with NH’s comprehensive health information database, in the amount of $185,805.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Insurance Assessment Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#30         Authorized the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, Infection Disease Prevention, Investigation and Care Section to enter into an agreement with the Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH, to provide Sexually Transmitted Disease testing and treatment, targeted Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus counseling, testing and referral services, in an amount not to exceed $149,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, to enter into an agreement with Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster, NH, to provide primary care services, in an amount not to exceed $158,274.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  17.43% Federal, 82.57% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#31A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with MAXIMUS Health Services Inc., Reston, VA, to operate a Temporary Enrollment Call Center supporting the Care Management Program in an amount not to exceed $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#32         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Geovision Inc., d/b/a Geovision Communications, Watertown, MA, (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #89), to provide critical timely technical updates and enhancements to the current Web Site infrastructure that is requested in the Strategic Prevention Enhancement Grant Plan, by increasing the price by $96,795 from $42,200 to $138,995.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized to exercise a sole source amendment to an agreement with FEI.com Inc., Columbia, MD, (originally approved by G&C on 8-11-10, late item A), to provide a Prevention Performance Management System, by increasing the price by $175,320 from $1,898,501 to $2,073,821.  Effective upon G&C approval.  36% Federal, 31% Program Fees, 33% Synetics Sub-Agreement PMTS Funds. 

 

#33A      Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association, Gilford, NH, (originally approved by G& Con 6-27-07, item #242), to build the capacity to deliver and infrastructure to sustain a eLearning and Web-based training program, by increasing the price by $22,500 from $1,072,739 to $1,095,239.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#34         Authorized to accept and expend Olmstead Grant Federal Funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to move qualified persons with mental disabilities out of the State hospital or transitional housing into apartments in the community in the amount of $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#35         Authorized the Bureau of Developmental Services and the Department of Education, Division of Instruction to enter into a memorandum of agreement to support a co-funded agreement with the Institute on Disability at the University of NH, Durham, NH.  $50,000 will be transferred to the Bureau of Developmental Services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Institute on Disability, University of NH, Durham, NH, to develop and implement research and demonstration projects promoting best practice in community services for people with developmental disabilities, and to provide training for staff, individuals and families, in the amount of $190,231.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  76% Other, 74% General Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized the Bureau of Development Services and the Office of Client and Legal Services to enter into an agreement with Sharon Richey, Warner, NH, to provide Complaint Investigator services conducting investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and rights violations, in an amount not to exceed $63,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized the Bureau of Development Services and the Office of Client and Legal Services to enter into an agreement with Melissa Nemeth, Boscawen, NH, to provide Complaint Investigator services conducting investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and rights violations, in an amount not to exceed $30,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#38         Authorized the Bureau of Development Services and the Office of Client and Legal Services to enter into an agreement with Jane Dichard, Haverhill, MA, to provide Complaint Investigator services conducting investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and rights violations, in an amount not to exceed $12,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized the Bureau of Development Services and the Office of Client and Legal Services to enter into an agreement with Sara Blaine, Bedford, NH, to provide Complaint Investigator services conducting investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and rights violations, in an amount not to exceed $61,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized the Bureau of Development Services and the Office of Client and Legal Services to enter into an agreement with Kelly Stevenson, Keene, NH, to provide Complaint Investigator services conducting investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and rights violations, in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized the Bureau of Development Services and the Office of Client and Legal Services to enter into an agreement with Jo A. Edwards, Penacook, NH, to provide Complaint Investigator services conducting investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and rights violations, in an amount not to exceed $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized the Bureau of Development Services and the Office of Client and Legal Services to enter into an agreement with Christine MacDonald, Ossipee, NH, to provide Complaint Investigator services conducting investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and rights violations, in an amount not to exceed $17,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized the Bureau of Development Services and the Office of Client and Legal Services to enter into an agreement with Sam Donlon, Concord, NH, to provide Complaint Investigator services conducting investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and rights violations, in an amount not to exceed $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other – Area Agencies Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#43A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services for homeless individuals and families in an amount not to exceed $141,219.  Effective August 1, 2012 through June 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#44         Authorized to amend the Consultant List (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #298), by adding Robert Kiefner, M.D., to provide on call coverage.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#45         Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract by exercising  the renewal option with Sentinel Offender Services LLC, Irvine, CA, (originally approved by G&C on 6-9-10, item #32), for the provision of Offender Electronic Monitoring System services, by increasing the amount by $26,000 from $32,850 to $58,850.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  90% Offender, 10% General Funds. 

 

#45A      Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract renewal with Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #55), for the provision of Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Medical Services, by increasing the amount by $2,042,355 from $2,058,121 to $4,100,476.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract by exercising the renewal option to contract with Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #53), for the provision of Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Medical Services, by increasing the amount by $1,075,453 from $1,684,978 to $2,760,431.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                BANKING DEPARTMENT

#46A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wheeler authorized the request to accept and expend estimated funds from reimbursement for examination costs in the amount of $40,000 for Out-of-State travel in the Department’s Consumer Credit Division.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend estimated funds from reimbursement for examination costs in the amount of $39,000 for Out-of-State travel in the Banking Department.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other – Examination Fee Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#47         Authorized to enter into a Broadband Expansion Agreement with Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC d/b/a FairPoint Communications – NNE to expand the availability of broadband in rural areas on NH, in the amount of $3,323,751.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  Funding for this agreement are penalty funds paid by FairPoint for service quality failures in the amount of $2,823,751 and an additional contribution of $500,000 from FairPoint.

 

#48         Authorized to enter into a contract with The Liberty Consulting Group, Quentin, PA, to provide engineering consulting services, in an amount not to exceed $125,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Utility Assessment. 

 

#49         Authorized to enter into a contract with Accion Group Inc., Concord, NH, to provide engineering consulting services, in an amount not to exceed $175,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Utility Assessment. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#50         Authorized to use Northway Bank as the depository for revenue collected at Jericho Mountain State Park.

 

#51         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Christopher Kane, Concord, NH, for ecological services in support of the NH Natural Heritage Bureau, in the amount of $5,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 18, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into a contract with Plymouth State University, Institute for NH Studies, Plymouth, NH, for research services, in the amount of $200,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014 with the option to renew for up to one two-year period.  100% General Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a sole source contract with Aerial NDT Inspection Inc., Milton, NH, for the magnetic particle testing of the chairlifts at Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $4,472.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2012.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#53A      Authorized the Bureau of Trails to purchase two tracts of land in Berlin, NH, that abut Jericho Mountain State Park, for $108,500.  100% Snowmobile / OHRV Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#54         Authorized to enter into a contract with J.W.C. Enterprises Inc., Milford, NH, to perform wastewater monitoring chemical analysis of water samples from six fish hatchery facilities in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized to pay the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Washington, DC, $22,992 annual assessment.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service  - New England Field Office for collection of fish samples as part of a mercury contamination study, in the amount of $2,800. 

 

#57         Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement under the terms and conditions of the Master Agreement for Cooperative Projects between the State of NH and Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, to perform research focused on improving angler recruitment and retention efforts in NH that lead to an increase in fishing participation and license revenues, in the amount of $15,133.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2013.  100% Other (Gifts and Donations Accounts) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#58         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Haley & Aldrich Inc., Portland, ME, to complete an engineering analysis of the Mendums Pond Dam in Barrington and Nottingham, NH, in an amount not to exceed $208,030.39.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Capital General Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to amend a contract with Penta Corporation, Moultonborough, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #48), for construction of Ultraviolet Disinfection, Plant Water and SCADA Improvements at the Franklin wastewater treatment plant, by increasing the amount by $235,779.85 from $4,948,500 to $5,184,279.85.  100% Capital (SRF) Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the US Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, St. Petersburg, FL, to complete an airborne topographic survey of the lower Suncook River in support of the Suncook River Fluvial Erosion Hazard project, in the amount of $62,920.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Bureau of Laboratory Services, Concord, NH, to perform laboratory services, in the amount of $26,488.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with Pugliese Contracting Corp., Windham, NH, to support the purchase of one delivery vehicle that runs on propane, in an amount not to exceed $15,152.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2012.  100% Pass-through Federal Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with AVSG Limited Partnership, Boston, MA, to support the purchase of one utility vehicle that runs on compressed natural gas, in an amount not to exceed $10,465.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2012.  100% Pass-through Federal Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized to award a grant to The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter, Concord, NH, to support its volunteer Oyster Conservation program for one season, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Hanover, (originally approved by G&C on 7-29-09, item #2), which finalizes and lowers the Original Loan agreement by $42,278.86 from $1,765,000 to $1,722,721.14.  Effective upon G&C approval.  41% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 8% Capital (General) Funds, 51% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Farmington, (originally approved by G&C on 6-17-09, late item A-4), which finalizes and lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $505,485.53 from $2,100,000 to $1,594,514.47.  Effective upon G&C approval.  28% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 6% Capital (General) Funds, 66% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized a loan agreement with the Conway Village Fire District, Conway, NH, in the amount of $2,900,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the City of Claremont, in the amount of $1,100,000 to finance the Bog Sewer Improvements Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Clean Water Repayment Fund. 

 

#69         Authorized a loan agreement with The Tyrol Well “A” Association, Jackson, NH, in the amount of $230,500 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  79% Federal, 21% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the City of Nashua, in the amount of $19,625,000 to finance the Screening and Disinfection Facility Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  17% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 3% Capital (General), 80% Repayment Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized Hampshire Hospitality Holdings LLC’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee, in Meredith, NH.

 

#72         Authorized Goodhue Hawkins Navy Yard LLC’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

#73         Authorized Nicole P. Beuang’s request to perform work on the Piscataqua River, in New Castle, NH.

 

#74         Authorized Eric Katz’s request to perform work on the Piscataqua River, in New Castle, NH.

 

#75         Authorized Daniel Prawdzik Halecroft Realty Trust’s request to perform work on Nubanusit Lake, in Nelson, NH. 

 

#75A      Authorized Alger Rollins’ request to perform work on Little Bay, in Durham, NH.

 

                                BOARD OF PHARMACY

#76         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to continue to pay a straight 30% salary enhancement for the Board’s 3 pharmacist positions (originally approved by G&C on 6-9-10, item #161), for retention purposes.  Effective August 14, 2012 through August 13, 2014.

 

                                DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL

#77         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Institute on Disability, c/o UNH Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to provide an intensive leadership training program for people with disabilities and their families, in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.   100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#77A      Authorized to pay $66,799.48 in overtime/holiday for permanent personnel services out of salaries for critical care vacant positions due to pending recruitment for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

 

#77B      Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with MEI Services Inc., Atlanta, GA, to provide on site pharmacy services to the Homes residents in the amount of $1,247,227.32.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015.  55% Federal, 45% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#78         Authorized to expend funds in excess of 110 percent of budgeted amounts as necessary to fund the projected obligations to the State’s Charter Schools for the current fiscal year chartered public school tuition payments, in an estimated amount of $330,000.  Funds paid from the education trust fund out of any money not otherwise appropriated.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#79         Authorized to utilize the services of the medical and psychological consultants as detailed in letter dated June 22, 2012, and Authorized unencumbered payments on a fee for services basis, to a total cumulative amount of $939,204.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized to utilize individuals as detailed in letter dated June 4, 2012, to conduct impartial special education complaint investigations, and Authorized unencumbered payments for services to total a cumulative amount not to exceed $150,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized a sole source contract with the NH Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities Inc., d/b/a Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, to continue to strengthen the partnership between schools and families through development and dissemination of user-friendly materials for parents and families on Response to Intervention practices, in the amount of $19,987.19.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized a sole source contract with Evergreen Evaluation and Consulting Inc., Jericho, VT, to conduct the evaluation of the NH RESPONDS grant, in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized to contract with Jessica Phillips, Manchester, NH, as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent, who will be responsible for providing management and support for trained and certified volunteer educational surrogate parents and for accepting temporary educational surrogate parent appointments for students in specific situations that require special education expertise or require immediate appointment, in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized to enter into a cooperative agreement with the University of NH, Institute on Disability to reform and improve pre-service personnel preparation and in-service professional development systems in the areas of literacy instruction, positive behavior interventions and supports, and secondary transition supports for students with emotional/behavior challenges, in an amount not to exceed $121,496.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized to enter into a contract with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, to develop and implement an integrated Response to Intervention System of Literacy and Behavior Supports including the products, tools and manuals to help sustain the framework, in an amount not to exceed $142,363.41.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized the Division of Instruction to contract with Judith Curran Buck, Derry, NH, to work with other content specialist from ME, VT, and RI, on all aspects of NECAP test development and review in Mathematics, in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013 with the option to renew for up to one additional fiscal year.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized the Division of Instruction to renew a contract with Michael Williamson, Amherst, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-14-11, item #119), to work with other content specialists from ME, VT, and RI, on all aspects of NECAP test development in reading and writing, in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized to secure the services of Cynthia Currier, Sole Proprietor, Georges Mills, NH, to provide assistance with the implementation of the Initiative for School Empowerment and Excellence Follow the Child Assistance Center and the Educator Information System in the amount of $22,425.  Effective September 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized to enter into a contract with Linda Potter, Harrisville, NH, to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#90         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with The National Center for Improvement of Educational Assessment Inc., Dover, NH, to provide technical assistance for the NH state assessment and accountability systems, in an amount not to exceed $164,120.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013 with the option to renew for up to one additional fiscal year.  85% General, 15% Federal Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized to grant funds to the NH Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, Hooksett, NH, in the amount of $24,930, to provide English Language/Civics Education classes to workers who are learning English as another language and to students in adult basic education classes throughout the state.  (2)Further authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#92         Authorized to transfer $2,300,000 from the Lottery Special Revenue Account for the purchase of instant gaming tickets and related services.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a contract with Scientific Games International Inc., Alpharetta, GA, for instant ticket printing and related services, in an amount not to exceed $6,900,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015, with the option to renew for up to one two-year period.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#93         Authorized to enter into a contract with McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Manchester, NH, for the purpose of applying for and monitoring trademarks for NH Lottery Commission products and provide assistance, counseling and litigation support to other intellectual property law related issues and matters including, but not limited to pending or threatened litigation, website domain issues, and patent registration and infringement matters, in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014, with the option to renew for up to one two-year period.  100% Lottery Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to exercise the second of two one-year options to renew the contract with Johnson & Hill Staffing Services Inc., Springfield, MA (originally approved by G&C on 7-28-10, item #62), for temporary staffing services for the Lottery booth at the Eastern States Exposition at a maximum cost of $8,996.40.  Effective September 14, 2012 through September 30, 2012.  100% Lottery Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#95         Authorized the Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive contract with Anvab Inc., d/b/a Concord Aviation Services, Concord, NH, for the provision of scheduled maintenance and inspection of the Cessna Aircraft, in the amount not to exceed $80,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Motor Vehicles to pay annual membership dues to IRP Inc., Arlington, VA, a subsidiary of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, for an amount not to exceed $14,800.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized the Division of State Police to retroactively renew an agreement with the Department of Transportation (originally approved by G&C on 2-7-07, item #119), to provide the Division of State Police with vehicle storage space located in the Stickney Ave Facility, Concord, NH, for $50,320.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend the memorandum of agreement for Environmental Services (originally approved by G&C on 2-22-12, item #67), to complete their project for the Fluvial Erosion Hazard Assessment Program, which prepares and conducts assessments for the delineation of FEH zones in NH, by extending the end date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013, and by changing the number of years that the Grantee is required to maintain financial records from 4 to 7.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

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

 

#100       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Hampton, NH, for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $149,156.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 8, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement for the Gunstock Area Commission (originally approved by G&C on 3-28-12, item #126), to complete the Environmental and Historic Preservation screening relative to the historic nature of the building where the generator is to be installed, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#102       Authorized to accept and expend revenue in the amount of $3,400,000 to fund I-93 project costs not reimbursed by FHWA.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#103       Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending May 31, 2012. 

 

#104       Authorized the Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims totaling $943.11 for the fourth quarter of FY 2012 for individuals amounts less than $600.  Effective July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#105       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with the NH Central Railroad Inc., North Stratford, NH, for salvage of eight miles of abandoned State of NH Railroad line along with the replacement of 1.25 miles of active State of NH Railroad line, whereas work will be performed by NH Central Railroad Inc., with a combined net salvage and replacement cost value of $605,000, which will result in no cost to the State of NH.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#106       Authorized the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with CLD Consulting Engineers Inc., Manchester, NH, for the preliminary design for the replacement of the redlisted bridge carrying NH Route 153 over the Cocheco River in the Town of Farmington, for a total fee not to exceed $248,524.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 2.8 +/- acre parcel of limited access right of way of Interstate 93 in Plymouth to Alex Ray LLC, for $31,100, which includes a $1,100 Administrative Fee. Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#108       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $51,760 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from May 31, 2012 through June 11, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Pease Development Authority, for AIP-52 to complete a planning study to update the Noise Exposure Map at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, in the amount of $150,183.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2016.  97.30% Federal, 2.70% General Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway resurfacing of 8.1 miles in maintenance District I and III in the counties of Coos and Carroll, on the basis of a low bid of $1,292,740.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 19, 2012.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Busby Construction Co Inc., Atkinson, NH, for culvert replacement along NH Route 107A (Burnt Swamp Road) over Powwow (Green) Brook located in the town of East Kingston, on the basis of a low bid of $288,426.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $28,842.60 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 21, 2012.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, for 3.2 miles of pavement rehabilitation on I-93 in Windham, Derry, and Londonderry, on the basis of a low bid of $769,236.70.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 7, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#113       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with New England Signal Systems Inc., Northwood, NH, for replacing signal cabinets and the associated equipment housed inside the cabinet at five locations throughout the State, on the basis of a low bid of $114,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 28, 2013.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with H.L. Patten Construction Company Inc., Kittery, ME, for safety improvements to the plaza superstructure/canopy and rehabilitation of certain elements within the toll lanes at the Dover Toll Plaza, on the basis of a low bid of $418,560.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 9, 2012.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Morrill Construction Inc., North Haverhill, NH, for slope/rock cut stabilization at Rock Cut 115R located on the easterly side of NH 10, on the Orford/Piermont town boundary, on the basis of a low bid of $429,078.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $42,907.80 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 19, 2012.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a retroactive contract S.U.R. Construction West Inc., Winchester, NH, for flood emergency roadway reconstruction and debris cleanup on Centre Street (Sullivan Centre Road) in the Town of Sullivan, on the basis of a low bid of $752,877.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $75,287.70 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 10, 2012.  75% Federal, 25% Highway Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a amend a contract with Community Action Programs Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #367), for transportation services for the general public and elderly and disabled citizens in the Concord and Laconia areas, by increasing the amount by $714,329 from $735,360 to $1,449,689.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a amend a contract with Community Alliance of Human Services Inc., Claremont, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #176), for transportation services for the general public and elderly and disabled citizens in the Claremont-Newport area, by increasing the amount by $62,862 from $594,658 to $657,520.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with George R. Cairns and Sons Inc., Windham, NH, for roadway and bridge rehabilitation on I-93 at Exit 2 interchange and Pelham Road in the town of Salem, on the basis of a low bid of $40,908,383.67.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $2,045,419.18 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 10, 2015.  100% Other Funds. 

 

 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove item #233- which was tabled at the June 20, 2012 Meeting.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

#233       DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to deny the request of the Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with McFarland-Johnson Inc., Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, (originally approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #309), for preliminary and final design for the rehabilitation of four red-listed bridges along the Interstate 93 corridor in the Town of Bow and City of Concord, by increasing the fee by $569,743.48 from $1,505,028.45 to $2,074,771.93, and by extending the date from November 20, 2012 to December 31, 2013.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

 

 

 

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The Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at the New School of Technology, Manchester , NH.

 

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 11:15 a.m