GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                                July 13, 2005 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding,

accepted the minutes of June 22, 2005.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek,

approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the June 22, 2005 meeting. 

 

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following; with regret:

 

State Committee on Aging

Joseph Miller, (d), Durham                                                                 Effective: July 13, 2005

 

Compensation Appeals Board

David Rogers, Hooksett                                                                                     Effective: July 31, 2005

 

State Commission on the Status of Men

Larry Colby, Gilsum                                                                                             Effective: July 13, 2005

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Adult Parole Board

George J. Khoury, Salem                                                                                     Effective: July 13, 2005

Succeeding: Larry Elliott, Hillsborough (resigned)                                        Term: July 1, 2008

 

Air Resources Council

(Natural Gas Industry)

Debra I. Hale, Hooksett                                                                                       Effective: July 13, 2005

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: October 4, 2007

 

Ballot Law Commission

(Alternate)

Martin P. Honigberg, d, Concord                                                                      Effective: July 13, 2005

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: July 1, 2008

 

Boxing & Wrestling Commission

Bobby Stephen, Manchester                                                                             Effective: July 13, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 15, 2008

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Joseph A. Dickinson, Concord                                                                          Effective: July 13, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: March 17, 2008

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Hamilton Krans, Jr., Dover                                                                 Effective: July 13, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: May 26, 2008

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Christopher T. Regan, Durham                                                                          Effective: July 13, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: April 14, 2008

 

Electricians Board– Councilor Wieczorek voted no.

Gerald McCarthy, Farmington                                                                           Effective: July 13, 2005

Succeeding: George Maihos, Salem (reached term limit)                               Term: July 1, 2010

 

Fish & Game Commission

(Sullivan County)

Thomas H. Hubert (i), Newport                                                                         Effective: July 13, 2005

Succeeding: Donald Clark, Claremont                                                              Term: June 29, 2010

 

Fish & Game Commission

(Cheshire County)

Robert Phillipson, Jr. (r), Keene                                                                         Effective: July 13, 2005

                                                                                                                                Term: June 29, 2010

Justice: Nashua District Court

James H. Leary, Amherst                                                                                    Effective: July 13, 2005

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: Upon reaching the age of 70

 

Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Commission

Byron O. Champlin, Concord                                                                             Effective: July 13, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: April 17, 2008

 

Maine-New Hampshire Interstate Bridge Authority

Robert A. Allard, Portsmouth                                                                            Effective: July 13, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: May 25, 2009

 

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

(Real Estate – Selling or Renting)

Katherine M. Walsh (i), Hampton                                                                     Effective: July 13, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 1, 2010

 

New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank

Steve S. Panagoulis, Plymouth                                                                          Effective: July 13, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 1, 2010

 

New Hampshire Retirement System

Nominated by the NH State Permanent Fireman’s Association

J. David McLean, Rochester                                                                              Effective: July 13, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 1, 2007

 

Personnel Appeals Board

Patrick H. Wood, Laconia                                                                                   Effective: July 13, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: June 2, 2008

 

Railroad Appeals Board

(Alternate/Legal Profession)

David Woodbury, New Boston                                                                         Effective: July 13, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: April 23, 2008

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

Kristen A. Eldridge, Meredith                                                                            Effective: July 13, 2005

Succeeding: Barry Shea, Gilford (resigned)                                                     Term: August 12, 2007

 

Right-to-Know Oversight Commission

(Information Technology Professional)

Peter D. Croteau, Pembroke                                                                                Effective: July 13, 2005

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: November 1, 2010

 

Right-to-Know Oversight Commission

(Attorney)

Stephen J. Judge, Concord                                                                                 Effective: July 13, 2005

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: November 1, 2010

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Airport Authority)

Joseph R. Alosa, Sr., Concord                                                                           Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 25, 2009

 

Advisory Panel on Cancer & Chronic Disease

(Director of State Cancer Registry)

Judith R. Rees, PhD, Hanover                                                                            Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Marguerite Stevens, Claremont                                                  Term: December 6, 2007

 

Division for Children, Youth, and Families Advisory Board

Betsy Wilder, Keene                                                                                           Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 1, 2008

 

Board of Dental Examiners

Gerald A. Smith, DMD, Bow                                                                              Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Stephen Sewall, DDS, Greenland (reached term limit)             Term: July 15, 2010

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Architect)

Martin Michaelis, Amherst                                                                                Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 8, 2010

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Public Member)

Joel Saren, East Hampstead                                                                               Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Arthur Jillette, Goshen (reached term limit)                               Term: April 23, 2007

 

NH Commission for Human Rights

Marta E. Rodriguez, Nashua                                                                              Effective: Upon Confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: November 1, 2006

 

Joint Promotional Screening Committee

Nominated by the NH Travel Council

(Camping)

Robert A. Bradley Jr., Epsom                                                                             Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 13, 2008

 

Special Justice/Hampton-Exeter District Court

Mark F. Weaver, Greenland                                                                               Effective: Upon Confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: Until 70 years of age

 

Midwifery Council

Daniel Brown, MD, Portsmouth                                                                        Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Suzanne Powell, MD, Nashua                                                     Term: August 9, 2007

 

Railroad Appeals Board

(Expert on railroad matters)

Wayne Gagne, Nashua                                                                                       Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: May 7, 2008

 

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

(Business and Industry)

Harvey Hill, Charlestown                                                                                    Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Carl Lindblade, Stow, ME                                                            Term: February 17, 2009

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Chairman)

Lee C. Nyquist, New Boston                                                                              Effective: Upon Confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: March 26, 2008

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(Legal Profession)

Eric G. Falkenham, Hopkinton                                                                            Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: May 7, 2008

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Religions Community)

Richard Shannon, Manchester                                                                          Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: David Lamarre-Vincent, Concord                                               Term: October 10, 2008

 

Water Treatment Plant Advisory Committee

Nominated by the NH Water Works Association

Theresa Crawshaw, Tilton                                                                                  Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Bruce Lewis, Litchfield                                                 Term: June 25, 2009

 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Dover, NH, to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $24,109.  (2)Further Authorized to advance to the SRPC $6,027 to immediately begin work activities for the first quarter of FY 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#2            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Central NH Regional Planning Commission, Concord, NH, to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $23,133.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#3            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $29,085.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#4            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $25,658.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#5            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $28,313.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#6            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $22,456.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#7            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $32,279.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#8            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the North Country Council, Bethlehem, NH, to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $20,359.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#9            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $24,608.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#10          Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with the University of NH, Complex Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, to provide $70,000 to continue implementation of GRANIT, the state’s computerized geographic information system.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#11          Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #3), for the purpose of assisting with two public outreach meetings and assisting communities with the ordinance amendment process for the National Flood Insurance Program, by providing additional funds in the amount of $1,158 for a new total of $4,158.  Effective June 3, 2005 through September 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#12          Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the Southwest Regional Planning Commission, Keene (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #9), for the purpose of assisting with two public outreach meetings and assisting communities with the ordinance amendment process for the National Flood Insurance Program, by providing additional funds in the amount of $2,187 for a new total of $7,187.  Effective June 3, 2005 through September 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#13          Authorized Web Development Division to reclassify position #41944, Technical Specialist II, labor grade 21, to a System Development Specialist IV, labor grade 26 with a difference of salary $7,663.50 and benefits $2,835.50.

 

#13A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Syvertsen Corporation, Manchester, NH, for periodic air conditioner maintenance and repair services in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007 and may be extended for additional periods of time thereafter.  100% Other Funds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#14          Authorized John J. Czachor, Methuen, MA, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#15          Authorized William F. Burns II, Hampton, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#16          Authorized Raymond R. Valas, Bow, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#17          Authorized Richard J. Hamilton, Methuen, MA, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#18          Authorized Mark W. Leahey, Rochester, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#19          Authorized David C. Peterson, North Berwick, ME, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#20          Authorized to reclassify position #41565, Accounting Technician, salary grade 12 to an Accountant I, Salary Grade 16.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#21          Authorized to reclassify position #10053, Accounting Technician, salary grade 12 to an Accountant I, salary grade 16.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#22          Authorized to reclassify position #30006, Human Resources Assistant II, salary grade 12 to a Program Assistant II, salary grade 15.  98.55% State, 1.45% Federal Funds. 

 

#23          Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with R&M Donner, Inc., Goffstown, NH, for 750 sq. ft. of storefront space in Durham, NH, for a total price limitation of $79,836.13.  Effective August 1, 2005 to July 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24          Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Quirk Family Corp, Conway, NH, for 348 sq. ft. of storefront space in Conway, NH, for a total price limitation of $33,000.  Effective August 1, 2005 to July 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25          Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Lawrence and Patricia Baldi, Revocable Trust, Laconia, NH, for 950 sq. ft. of storefront space in Laconia, NH, for a total price limitation of $46,479.41.  Effective August 1, 2005 to July 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond J. Wieczorek with regard to certain proposal for financing the purchase, renovation, furnishing and equipping of certain facilities and the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with NH Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.

 

#27          Authorized to reclassify positions #’s 10179, 30011, 10281, and 16613 from Information Technology Manager IV, labor grade 32, to Financial Data Administrator II, labor grade 32.

 

#28          Authorized to accept and place of file the adjustments to agency’s quarterly allotments for the period through March 31, 2005.

 

#29          Authorized the quarterly revised schedule and status report of Capital Budget Projects Authorized under Chapter 226, Laws of 1999; Chapter 32, Laws of 2000; Chapter 132, Laws of 2000; Chapter 283, Laws of 2000; Chapter 202, Laws of 2001; Chapter 81, Laws of 2002; and Chapter 240, Laws of 2003.

 

#30          Authorized to amend a contract with Henkels & McCoy, Inc., Blue Bell, PA, (previously approved by G&C on 4-20-05), to complete the installation of communication conduit and related infrastructure, by extending the termination date from June 30, 2005 until August 30, 2005.

 

#31          Authorized to amend a contract with WV Engineering, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04), to continue to provide energy engineering services at the various State Facilities, by extending the termination date from June 30, 2005 until September 30, 2005.

 

#32          Authorized to amend a statewide contract with System Automation, Inc., Calverton, MD, that provides a statewide professional licensing system including software licensing, maintenance, support, training, and installation services, by extending the expiration date retroactively from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2010, adds discounts and other service terms, and increases the spending limit from $711,000 to $950,000. 

 

#33          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to amend a lease with the Town of Gorham, NH, for office and courtroom space in Gorham, NH, by extending the ending date of July 1, 2005 through August 31, 2005 for the amount of $1,486.68.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#33A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with Local Government Center Health Trust, LLC, Concord, NH, to administer a prescription drug benefit program including, but not limited to, retail pharmacy, home delivery pharmacy, and specialty drug pharmacy services for active state employees, retirees and their families.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#34          Authorized on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli - yes to execute and deliver an updated Bank Note to the Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen Gironzentrale (“Helaba”), acting through its New York Branch in connection with its provision of a line of credit for the State’s Commercial Paper (General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes).

 

#35          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $17,033.10 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#36          Authorized Division of Arts, to accept and expend a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, VSA arts, and the National Arts and Disability Center at UCLA, in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#37          Authorized to amend an agreement with the NH State Library, to continue the Family Resource Connection, as detailed in letter dated May 19, 2005.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#38          Authorized Division of Historical Resources, to award a Federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Goffstown, for the project “Goffstown Main Street Historic District” in the amount of $11,608.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#39          NOT USED

 

#40          DENIED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin voted to deny the petition of Pamela Smart requesting a pardon hearing for the offenses of Accomplice to First Degree Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, and Witness Tampering. The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#41          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, authorized the request to retroactively accept and expend federal funds for $36,909 from the US Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration to administer, develop, and promote a successful miner-training program . Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#42          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burtonauthorized the request to retroactive reimbursement of travel expenses for Pradip Chattopadhyay, Utility Analyst III, to travel to Skytop, PA by private automobile in lieu of common carrier, to attend the Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition sponsored by the Center for Research in Regulated Industries, State University of NJ, Rutgers.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#43          Authorized to accept and expend Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws funds in the amount of $37,804.63 from the NH Department of Justice.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to increase the budget in entitled Underage Drinking Initiative, as detailed in letter dated June 24, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#44          Authorized to amend a contract with Wayn-o’s Disposal Service, Lancaster, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-26-02, item #83), for rubbish removal services at various Liquor Stores, by increasing the contract from $9,266.40 to $15,038.40, an increase of $5,772, and by extending the termination date through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#45          Authorized to reclassify position #41523, Program Coordinator, A000, LG 26 to Nurse Practitioner, A130, LG 25, plus 14% salary enhancement.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#46          Authorized a waiver to exceed the 300-mile travel radius by state vehicle for Stephen J. Curry, Commissioner, or designee, to travel to Baltimore, MD, on August 4, 2005 and to return August 11, 2005, to attend the Association of State Correctional Administrators/American Correctional Association’s Annual Convention, for a total estimated cost of $1,991.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#47          Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Cultural Resources to contribute $10,000 each and to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Preservation Alliance, Concord, NH, for the NH Landmarks Program Phase I – Planning and Research.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized to use the Ocean National Bank in Hillsborough as the depository for receipts from Sunapee Campground.

 

#49          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Design, Development, and Maintenance to enter into a contract as sole source with Fay, Spofford and Thorndike, LLC, Bedford, NH, for environmental compliance services at Monadnock State Park, in the amount of $21,940.44.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 

 

#50          Authorized Trails Bureau to enter into Grant-In-Aid Trail Maintenance and Equipment Contracts with the OHRV clubs as detailed in letter dated July 13, 2005, in the amount of $2,072,292.31.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#51          Authorized Trails Bureau to enter into a Grant-In-Aid Trail Maintenance Contract with the OHRV clubs, as detailed in letter dated July 13, 2005, for a total of $147,857.85.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, to provide ecological services to the Divisions of Forests & Lands and Parks & Recreation for a total of $81,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy to initiate recovery actions for Jesup’s milk-vetch, small whorled pogonia, northeastern bulrush and Northern blazing star for a total for $10,654.67.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding and with Councilor Burton voting no, voted to table to the August 3, 2005 meeting, the request of the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to exercise a one year renewal contract with Rumbletree Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for domestic and international advertising along with promotional services in the amount of $2,900,000.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to renew a sole source contract with the New England State Travel Directors Council, Inc., dba Discover New England, for regional international marketing in the amount of $320,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to make payment to vendor in the amount of $104,500 in July of each fiscal year of the contract.  100% General Funds. 

 

#56          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to exercise a one-year renewal option on the current contract with Glen Group Marketing Advertising, North Conway, NH, for production of the 2006-2007 official NH Travel Planner, Electronic Travel Planner and Collateral pieces (Events Guides, Highway Map) in the amount of $150,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#57          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to grant the City of Concord an approximately 66 foot wide right-of-way easement, and approximately 1600 feet long containing 2.44 acres at White Farm State Forest for a part of the Langley Parkway project between Clinton Street, and Pleasant Street.  (2)Further Authorized to grant the City of Concord a conservation easement on two parcels of land at White Farm and one parcel of land at Russell Shea Farm, totaling 5391 acres, as part of the wetland mitigation for the Langley Parkway project.

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#58          Authorized to accept and expend $2,000 in National Shooting Sports Foundation funds for a promotional campaign, publications and follow-up research with recent graduates of hunter education to be conducted by the Department.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 15, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#59          Authorized to accept and expend a $25,000 donation from The Audubon Society of NH for the purpose of supporting, in part, the production of the Wildlife Journal television series.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, NH Public Television, Durham, NH, for the production of the Wildlife Journal television show in the amount of $115,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007 with the option of an additional two-year extension.  39% Fish and Game, 48% Other, 13% Federal Funds. 

 

#60          Authorized an agreement with the Department of Environmental Services for the construction of a public boat access facility at Baxter Lake in Rochester.  (2)Further Authorized to provide funding for the work, and to transfer $187,400 from NHFG to NHDES for the purpose of constructing the Baxter Lake public boat access facility.  (3)Further Authorized NHDES to expend funds not to exceed $187,400 to construct the Baxter Lake public boat access facility on a force account basis.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  75% Federal, 25% Other Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized to enter into a contract with Eastern Analytical, Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $40,000 to perform wastewater monitoring chemical analysis at the six fish hatchery facilities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007 with an option to renew for an additional two-year period subject to G&C approval.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized to enter into a contract with Milan Excavating Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide dumpster pick up at the Berlin State Fish Hatchery, and Barry Conservation Camp, in the amount of $3,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Matson’s Laboratory, LLC, Milltown, MT, for the purpose of providing age data by performing laboratory cleaning, cross-sectioning, and aging of teeth collected from captured and/or harvested NH white-tailed deer, moose and black bear, in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized to retroactively extend an existing contract with Cooperation Cleaning Co. Inc., Concord, NH, to provide janitorial services at the Department’s Concord Headquarters in the amount of $5,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2005.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

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

 

#66          Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH – Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for conducting a study of methods to mitigate vapor releases of gasoline from underground storage tank systems, in the amount of $153,935.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  100% Dedicated Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized a Cooperative Project agreement with the University of NH, Facilities, Design, and Construction, for the purchase of compressed natural gas, refueling infrastructure and implementation of an alternative fuel vehicle educational and outreach program, in the amount of $99,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with UNH (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, item #60), by extending the agreement from December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2010 and allow for permanent use of two compressed natural gas FuelMaker FMQ-8-36 refueling units at UNH.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#68          Authorized to enter into a contract with Normandeau Associates Inc., Bedford, NH, for the purpose of conducting a Protected Instream Flow Study and Water Management Plan for the Lamprey Instream Flow Pilot Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized to enter into an agreement with LifeWise Community Projects, Inc., Barrington, NH, to conduct an elementary school education series on the water cycle during two consecutive fall semesters, in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Amherst, NH, for the Baboosic Lake Community On-site Wastewater System project, in the amount of $180,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Gundalow Company, Portsmouth, NH, to conduct an on-board environmental education series, in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Silver Lake Land Trust, Harrisville, NH, for the Silver Lake Stormwater Management Project, in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Al Wood Drive Road Association, Barrington, NH, for the Mendum’s Pond Watershed Assessment Project, in the amount of $35,480.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized to amend a Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-04, item #55), for additional streamflow gaging through June 30, 2005, by increasing the amount by $4,695 from $111,794 to $116,489.   100% Other Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the Town of Strafford, NH, for the Closure of the Town of Strafford’s Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $86,426.86.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#75          Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the Town of Milton, NH, for the Closure of the Town of Milton’s Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $228,052.10.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized a loan agreement with the Winnipesaukee River Basin Project, to finance upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility in the amount of $6,250.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Concord, to finance the construction of a sludge dewatering and stabilization facility, by decreasing the agreement by $134,212 from $4,600,000 to $4,465,787.90.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% State Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Durham, to finance improvements to the wastewater treatment facility, by decreasing the agreement by $66,242.58 from $3,357,000 to $3,290,757.42.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Manchester, to finance a combined sewer overflow remediation project, by decreasing the agreement by $838,952.74 from $5,709,000 to $4,870,047.26.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $80,000 from the Dam Maintenance Fund, for emergency repairs to Rowe Dam in Milton, on a Force account basis.  Effective retroactive from May 17, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#81          Authorized Robert Stickney’s request to construct a permanent fixed pier with a seasonal ramp to a seasonal float providing two slips on frontage on property located at Little Bay in Dover.

 

#82          Authorized Robert Folsom’s request to permanently remove an existing piling supported dock, construct two seasonal docks connected by a seasonal walkway on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

 

 

 

#83          Authorized Golden Corridor LLC’s request to reconstruct and reconfigure a ramp and float system associated with the existing permanent timber pier to most efficiently utilize this docking facility while accommodating the Town of Hampton public safety pier to be constructed adjacent to this project on frontage on property located at Hampton Harbor in Hampton.

 

#84          Authorized City of Portsmouth’s request to impact a previously impacted tidal embankment to reconstruct an existing boat ramp with pre-cast concrete and install an anchoring pad attached to a seasonal floating dock anchored by a mooring block in the Back Channel on frontage on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth.

 

#85          Authorized Harold & Kristen Isley’s request for a name change and to amend a permit to fill to construct breakwater with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered pier; dredge lakebed and excavate along the bank to construct a boathouse providing 2 interior slips; and dredge lakebed and excavate from the bank to construct a perched beach surrounded by a wide retaining wall with wide steps to the water on frontage on property located at Twenty Mile Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro (previously approved by G&C on 1-24-01).

 

#86          Authorized Town of Hampton’s request to construct a permanent timber pier with a wide aluminum gangway to access five aluminum floating docks to provide a secure docking facility for emergency response vessels for the Town of Hampton , the NH PDA-Division of Ports and Harbor, the NH Fish & Game Department, the NH Marine Patrol and the US Coast Guard; in addition of stone rip-rap, granular fill and concrete abutments will be placed in the adjacent tidal buffer zone on shoreline frontage on property located at Hampton Harbor in Hampton.

 

#87          Authorized Hampshire Ventures Inc.’s request to construct five seasonal docks connected to a seasonal walkway accessed by stairs over the bank on frontage on property located on the Merrimack River in Manchester.

 

#88          Authorized William L. Oakley’s request to amend a permit to dredge lakebed and fill to construct breakwater with a gap at the shoreline; construct a cantilevered pier and a crib pier connected in a “F” configuration by a crib pier also accessing a crib supported wharf and install a seasonal canopy on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-03).

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#89          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Cross Roads House, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $198,580.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#90          Authorized to enter into an agreement with New Horizons for NH, Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $395,550.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#91          Authorized HHS and the Department of Safety to amend an existing agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College of Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-02, item #99, amended on 11-19-03, item #83), for infectious disease epidemiology support, by increasing the price limitation by $425,066 from $976,843 to $1,401,909, and by extending the completion date from August 30, 2005 to August 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized Maternal & Child Health Section to amend an agreement with William Burke, Hingham, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-04), to provide the annual service calibration for the Preschool Vision and Hearing Screening Program equipment, by increasing the price limitation by $4,146 from $2,073 to $6,219, and by extending the completion date to August 24, 2006.  64% Federal, 36% General Funds. 

 

 

 

#93          Authorized Maternal & Child Health Section to amend an agreement with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Farmington, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #164), to provide home visiting services for Medicaid eligible pregnant and parenting women in the greater Rochester community, by increasing the price limitation by $60,704 from $32,124 to $92,828, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to enter into an agreement with Young Men’s Christian Association, Manchester, NH to provide substance abuse prevention services, totaling $196,070.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  87% Federal, 13% General Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services , Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to enter into an agreement with Alliance for Community Support, Manchester, NH to provide substance abuse prevention services, totaling $54,787.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  55% Federal, 45% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#96          Authorized Special Medical Services to enter into an agreement with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH, to develop a network of family-centered, community-based, diagnostic evaluation and consultation services for children birth through 6 years of age suspected of or at risk for altered developmental progress, totaling $500,210.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  32% Federal, 68% General Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized Special Medical Services to amend an agreement with Joseph Fish, Ph.D., Goffstown, NH (previously approved by G&C on 12-15-04, late item #G), to provide psychology services to children with special health care needs and their families served by Special Medical Services, by increasing the price limitation by $53,746 from $52,125 to $105,871, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2006, retroactive to July 1, 2005.  32% Federal, 68% General Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized Disability Determination Unit to enter into an agreement with Nancy M. Olgebay, Registered Nurse, Concord, NH, to function as a Children’s Disability Review Coordinator, totaling $54,468.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized Special Medical Services to enter into an agreement with NH Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, Inc., dba Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, to identify individuals to perform the duties of parent consultants who shall function as Co-Directors in offering leadership/oversight in the operation of a Family-to-Family Health Information Center for families with children with special health care needs, totaling $269,660.29.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  32% Federal, 68% General Funds.  

 

#99A      Authorized Bureau of Health Care Research to enter into an agreement with the Maine Health Information Center, Manchester, ME, for collection, consolidation, and analysis of health care insurance claims and quality data in the amount of $1,490,567.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007, renewable for three one year extensions.  50% Federal, 50% General. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#100        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals NH, Inc., Manchester, NH, for the provision of after hours information and referral services, for an amount not to exceed $95,232.  Effective July 13, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Bethany Christian Services of New England, Candia, NH, for the provision of community and faith-based recruitment and retention of foster and adoptive parents, for an amount not to exceed $100,000.  Effective July 13, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#102        Authorized to pay its membership renewal cost to the National Association of State Units on Aging, Washington, District of Columbia, in an amount not to exceed $5,185 for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#103        Authorized to enter into an agreement with David J. Cantagallo, Manchester, NH, to provide Sex offender Treatment in an amount not to exceed $54,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#104        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Therese Charest, Nashua, NH, to provide representative payee services in an amount not to exceed $4,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized to amend a contract with the University of NH, Institute on Disability, Durham, NH (previously approved by G&C on 9-3-03, item #125, amended on 6-23-04, item #193), to provide community living options for people with mental illness currently residing in nursing homes, by increasing the price limit by $25,315 from $315,651 to $340,966 and by extending the end date from June 30, 2005 to September 27, 2005.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#106        Authorized to reclassify position #16299 from Medical Records Supervisor, salary grade 15, to Supervisor IV, salary grade 25.

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#107        Authorized to enter into a contract with Yankee Equipment Systems, Inc., Barrington, NH, to provide laundry equipment maintenance and repair services in an amount not to exceed $4,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#108        Authorized to enter into a contract with Eastern Analytical Inc., Concord, NH, to provide groundwater laboratory services, in an amount not to exceed $6,321.20.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#109        Authorized to enter into a contract with Brian Weeks Electric, Warren, NH, to provide electrician services in an amount not to exceed $4,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH BOARD OF NURSING

#110        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized the request to enter into a contract with Norman J. Patenaude, CALJ, MPA, JD, 1310, Portsmouth, NH, for investigative/Prosecutorial services, in the amount of $62,500.  Effective July 15, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  37% General, 63% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH VETERANS HOME

#111        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, authorized the request to enter into a sole source agreement with Craig S. Walton, Registered Physical Therapist, Center Harbor, NH, for a total of $72,150.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  37% Federal, 38% Other, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#112        Authorized to reclassify position #13297, Administrator II, labor grade 29, to Education Consultant I, labor grade 26.

 

#113        Authorized to pay the FY 2006 membership renewal fee to the National Association of State Directors of Special Education in the amount of $6,000.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

 

 

#114        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source contract with John L. Smithson, Madison, WI, to conduct a workshop on developing indicators of classroom practice and instructional content in an amount not to exceed $2,750.  (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115        Authorized to grant funds in the amount of $3,025 to the NH Association of Special Education Administrators, Concord, NH, to support the Second Annual Conference for Special Education Directors being held August 7-10, 2003 at the Eagle Mountain House, Jackson, NH.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116        Authorized to grant funds to the NH Association of Special Education Administrators, Concord, NH, to support an organizational structure that provides technical assistance and professional development to educators to support children and youth with disabilities for an amount not to exceed $399,600.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117        Authorized to grant funds to the Fuller Public Library, Hillsboro, NH, to provide training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults in Hillsborough County, in the amount of $19,700.92.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective July 13, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118        Authorized to grant funds to the NH Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, Concord, NH, 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, in the amount of $19,086.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective September 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized to grant funds to Southern NH Services, Inc., Hispanic/Latino Community Services Program, Manchester, NH, to provide English as a Second Language and English Language/Civics classes at the Latin American Center, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $52,153.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective September 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#120        Authorized to grant funds to the International Institute of Boston-NH, Manchester, NH, to provide English as a Second Language and English Language/Civics Education classes at the International Institute of Boston-NH, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $26,933.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective September 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121        Authorized to grant funds to Lutheran Community Services, Concord, NH, to provide English as a Second Language classes to newly arriving refugees in the Concord, Franklin and Laconia communities, in the amount of $43,097.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  Effective July 13, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121A    Authorized to enter into a contract with the Grand Summit Hotel and Crown Club at Attitash Bear Peak in Bartlett, NH, to provide the necessary conference facilities and food services for the Content Support Institute during the period July 24-29, 2005 in an amount not to exceed $83,296.80.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#122        Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to conduct an organized meeting entitled “Northeast Bio-Link Summer Workshop” at the NH Biotechnology Education and Training Center, Portsmouth, NH on August 1-5, 2005, for a total cost not to exceed $8,276.19.  (2)Further Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to enter into a service contract with the Millroc of Portsmouth, dba the Hampton Inn, to provide lodging for workshop participants at a total cost of $1,680.  (3)Further Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to pay the Green Bean restaurant for breakfast and lunch not to exceed $1,200, the Redhook Restaurant for dinners not to exceed $500, lab technology instructors, a total cost of $3,746.55, and workshop participants stipends and travel a total cost of $1,149.64.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#123        Authorized NHCTC-Laconia, NH and the NHCTC System Office to enter into a contract with Syvertsen Corporation, Manchester, NH, for the purpose of heating and ventilation maintenance in the amount of $69,520.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2007.  34% General, 66% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#124        Authorized Division of Fire Safety to accept a donation of $50 from the New London Hospital, New London, NH for the State Fire Marshal’s Color Guard.

 

#125        Authorized Bureau of Emergency Management to accept and expend Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the purpose of administering and executing a mitigation sub-grant in the amount of $30,367.  (2)Further Authorized Bureau of Emergency Management to execute a grant agreement in the amount of $29,483 with the Town of Chesterfield to upgrade and replace culverts on Pond Brook Road.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#126        Authorized Division of Fire Safety to retroactively amend a federal grant from the Homeland Security Department, by extending the date from June 8, 2005 through December 7, 2005, for implementing a system for effectively recording and tracking the fire investigation caseload.

 

#127        Authorized Grants Management Unit to sub-grant $300,000 in federal Homeland Security funds to the National Infrastructure Foundation, Portsmouth, NH, for carrying out the requirements of a memorandum of understanding dated June 8, 2005.  This initiative is a collaborative cross-State and international effort to create a container tracking technology to help insure port-to-port cargo integrity, with NH as one of the participating partners.  The Lawrence Livermore Laboratories is the contractor developing the tracking technology.  These funds will support the development, testing, and eventual deployment of this technology to better protect our NY, New England and Canadian ports and communities that receive freight in this manner from the threat of weapons of mass destruction.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#128        Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Port City Air, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide scheduled maintenance and inspections of the Cessna Aircraft in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#129        Authorized Division of State Police & Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive contract with B&D Cleaning, Nashua, NH, for janitorial services for the Keene office.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

 

#130        Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Port City Air, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide scheduled maintenance and inspections of the Bell 407 helicopter in the amount of $28,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#131        Authorized Bureau of Emergency Management to enter into an agreement with the communities as detailed in letter dated June 16, 2005, for activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning, for a total amount of $292,967.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  Federal Funds. 

 

#132        Authorized the permit application of the Port Wedeln Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, NH, for a congregate mooring field of 10 moorings.

 

#132A    Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with Varian, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA, for maintenance on Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry equipment in the amount of $23,270.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 26, 2007.

 

#132B     Authorized to contract with Community Research Associates Inc., Alexandria, VA, to design, conduct and evaluate a series of exercises focusing on the State’s Pandemic Influenza Plan, in the amount of $437,133.  Effective July 13, 2005, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#133        Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of May 27, 2005 through June 21, 2005.

 

#134        Authorized to accept and place on file the Department’s Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending May 31, 2005.  Informational Item. 

 

#135        Authorized Bureau of Municipal Highways State Aid Construction Program for Class I, II, and III Highways using a cost share of 2 parts State – 1 part municipal for State Fiscal Year 2006 is approved as required by RSA 235:10.

 

#136        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to expend grant funds from the Federal Transit Administration and enter into agreements to purchase vehicles and other capital equipment for the nonprofit agencies as detailed in letter dated June 21, 2005, to provide equipment with a total cost of $413,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#137        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to expend grand funds from the Federal Transit Administration and enter into an agreement with Community Alliance of Human Services, Claremont, NH, for an amount not to exceed $348,452 in Federal Transit Administration Section 5311 funds and state general funds.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

 

#138        Authorized to amend a contract with Francis J. Molway Jr. dba FM Emergency Generator Co, Canton, MA, for preventive maintenance of turnpike generators by increasing the amount from $40,850 to $81,700.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#139        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities for a fee not to exceed $296,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#140        Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into a contract with Stearns Engineering, PA, Rockville, MD, for the Underwater Inspection of bridges in NH in the amount of $180,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.

 

#141        Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with Iowa Department of Transportation, Ames Iowa, to provide the State’s share of the operational costs for the 511 Travel Information Number for the period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007.

 

#142        Authorized Division of Aeronautics to enter into a contract with Concord Aviation Services, Concord, NH, for rental of aircraft in an amount not to exceed $8,000 for FY 2006 and $8,000 for FY 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

 

 

#143        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with DuBois & King, Incorporated, Nashua, NH, for final design and plan development services for the revised NH 155/Pudding Hill Road improvements as part of the bridge replacement project in Madbury, by increasing the fee by $36,814 from $148,621 to $185,435. 

 

#144        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a lease agreement for a parcel of land with a private pedestrian crossing with East Bluff Highlands Association, Stoneham, MA on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Meredith for $1,500 per year for a period of five years and negotiable for an additional five year period.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#145        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a lease agreement for a parcel of land with private pedestrian crossing with Scenic Cove Condominium Association, Pepperell, MA on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Laconia for $1,935 per year for a period of five years and negotiable for an additional five year period.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#146        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a lease agreement with Blackhawk Realty Trust, Laconia, NH, for a parcel of land with private pedestrian crossing on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Laconia, for $1,300 per year with a one-time administrative fee of $350, for a period of five years and negotiable for an additional five year period.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#147        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a lease agreement with David and Carol Zogopoulos, Laconia, NH, for parcel of land with private pedestrian crossing on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Laconia for $1,925 per year for a period of five years and negotiable for an additional five year period.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#148        Authorized Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into two contract with the companies as detailed in letter dated June 22, 2005, for statewide geotechnical exploration services, from the date of Notice to Proceed, following the G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#149        Authorized Bureau of Environment to enter into a prequalified cost-based contract with TRC Environmental Corp., Windsor, CT, to undertake cultural resource investigations for transportation purposes in the amount of $120,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through a period of two years.

 

#150        Authorized Bureau of Environment to enter into a prequalified cost-based contract with URS Corporation, Burlington, NJ, to undertake cultural resource investigations for transportation purposes in the amount of $140,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through a period of two years.

 

#151        Authorized Bureau of Environment to enter into a prequalified cost-based contract with University of Maine, Farmington, ME, to undertake cultural resource investigations for transportation purposes in the amount of $180,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through a period of two years.

 

#152        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R.D. Edmonds & Sons, Franklin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-3-03, item #165), for roadway reconstruction and signalization along US 3 at the West Bow Street, Kendall Street, and Sanborn Street intersections in Franklin, by increasing  the amount by $175,000 from $1,743,052 to $1,918,052.

 

#153        Authorized Construction Bureau to amend a contract with United Construction Corp., Newport, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04, item #128), for a series of roadway improvements to accommodate bicycle and pedestrian traffic in the City of Lebanon, by increasing the amount by $110,000 from $1,409,481.65 to $1,519,481.65.

 

 #154       Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Winterset Inc., Lydonville, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 9-8-04, item #158), for pavement rehabilitation, drainage improvements, and safety work along US Route 2 in Lancaster, by increasing the amount by $315,000 from $2,096,796.65 to $2,411,796.65.

 

 

#155        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), for additional work associated with the reconstruction and expansion of the Hampton Ramp Toll Plaza at NH Route 101 and Interstate 95 in Hampton, by increasing the amount by $152,000 from $6,042,969.05 to $6,194,696.05.

 

#156        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Winterset, Inc., Lyndonville, VT, for replacing the Baker River bridge on new alignment, reconst5ructing and widening Route 25 and constructing a sidewalk along the south side of Route 25 from East Side Road to the Wentworth Elementary School on the basis of a low bid of $2,687,830.10.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 25, 2006.

 

#157        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving, Inc., Londonderry, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $18,351,604 for construction of NH 111 bypass from I-93 to Flatrock Brook, construction of NH 111 bypass easterly connection, construction of NH 28 from Lake Street to Harris Road, construction of recreational trail structure at the former B&M railroad grade crossing, and construction of local road connections.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008.

 

#158        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail Co., Andover, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $560,280 for replacement of the existing cable and beam guardrail and approved terminal units; installing bituminous curb; shoulder leveling; and slope work along NH Route 107 through the towns of Pittsfield, Barnstead, Gilmanton, Belmont and Laconia.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 16, 2005.

 

#159        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with John H. Lyman & Sons, Inc., Gilford, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $441,131 for reconstructing and rehabilitating the existing one way entrance and exit drives to operated as two-way drives, one each to the John O. Morton building, 7 Hazen Drive and the other to the NH Supreme Court, 1 Noble Drive.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 14, 2005.

 

#160        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley, Inc., Bow, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $749,157.85 for roadway reconstruction and river bank stabilization located on River Road in Conway beginning at the intersection of West Side Road and continuing east, ending just east of the Conway Scenic Railroad Bridge.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 2, 2006.

 

#161        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, on the basis of a single bid of $2,247,718.35 for rehabilitation of the bridge that carries NH 28 over the Smith River and associated improvements to the roadway approaches to the bridge.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2006.

 

#162        Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a low bid contract with Palmer and Sicard, Inc., Exeter, NH, for Exit 10, 11, and 12 Merrimack Ramp Toll Plazas, HVAC/Electrical Renovations, Merrimack, NH, for a lump sum price of $1,008,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment to NH DOT, Bureau of Public Works for engineering services provided for the project in the amount not to exceed $40,000.

 

#163        Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a single bid contract with Sam Mechanical of Manchester, NH, for Welding Shop Ventilation Improvements, Manchester, NH, for the lump sum price of $253,055.

 

#164        Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a single bid contract with Daniel Hebert, Inc., Colebrook, NH, for Ventilation Improvements, NH Community Technical College, Berlin, NH, for the lump sum price of $427,257.

 

#164A    Authorized Division of Aeronautics to enter into a contract with James S. Piscopo General Contractors, Inc., Winnisquam, NH, for dam removal and airport mitigation in Rochester, NH, in the amount of $548,370.50.  (2)Further Authorized to expend $242,300 on design and engineering services performed by Edwards and Kelcey, Inc., Manchester, NH, in accordance with the on call contract approved b7 G&C on 1-9-02, item #102.  (3)Further Authorized Bureau of Finance and Contracts to expend $1,000 for administrative costs and Authorized $4,500 to be available to the Society for the Protection of NH Forests for site preparation to include kiosk and signing totaling $5,500.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#165                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sarah Bedingfield, College Counselor, in the course entitled “Advanced Leadership Seminar”.

B.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan Blais, Program Assistant II in the course entitled “Creative Arts in Early Childhood Education”.

C.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,248.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Suzanne Brouillet, System Development Specialist in the course entitled “Marketing Management”.

D.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,227.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michelle Capozzi, College Counselor in the course entitled “Counseling Theory”.

E.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $897.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alyssa LaBelle, Human Resources Assistant in the course entitled “Redesigning Middle Management”.

F.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $685.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charles Lloyd, Program Planner, in the course entitled “Research Design”.

G.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,102.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Janet Paddack, Professor in the course entitled “Special Topics in Computer Education”.

H.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Littleton, NH, the sum of $728.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Emerson, Grants and Contracts Technician, in the courses entitled “Critical Thinking & Legal Writing” and “Legal Research”.

I.          EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Argosy University, Sarasota, FL, the sum of $1,980.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cathy Higgins, Educational Technology Consultant II, in the distance learning course entitled “Educational Leadership”.

J.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,106.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Morrissette, Program Assistant I, in the courses entitled “Cost Accounting” and “PC Applications”.

K.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,314.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Anne Prehemo, Disability Examiner, in the course entitled “Public Health Ethics”.

L.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,314.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Anne Prehemo, Disability Examiner, in the course entitled “Public Health Administration”.

M.        EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,314.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Peggy Vieira, Disability Examiner, in the course entitled “Public Health Ethics”.

N.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,314.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Peggy Vieira, Disability Examiner, in the course entitled “Public Health Administration”.

O.        ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,668.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond Gordon III, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Theory & Process Public Admin”.

P.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Bow, NH, the sum of $854.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Pamela Sprague, Civil Engineer V, in the course entitled “Watershed Ecology”.

Q.        ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $632.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Pamela Welch, Program Specialist I, in the course entitled “English Composition”.

R.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Developmental Services - Request permission to pay California College for Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, the sum of $488.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joyce Butterworth, Program Planning and Review Specialist, in the correspondence course entitled “Management Practices for the Health Professional”.

S.         OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $632.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Andrew Divers, System Development Specialist III, in the course entitled “Principles of Management”.

T.         TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $672.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Dusavitch, Right-of-Way Agent, in the courses entitled “Microcomputer Applications” and “Senior Liberal Arts Seminar”.

U.         TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $364.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ellen Harrington, Program Assistant I, in the course entitled “Spiritual Well-being”.

V.         TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $765.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Vijay Vyakaranam, Civil Engineer II, in the course entitled “Organizational Behavior”.

 

 

#166                                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

 

A.         AGRICULTURE - Request permission for (2) employees, Kevin Young, Investigator, and Timothy Osmer, Metrologist or designee, to travel to Morrisville, NY, on August 1 – 6, 2005, to attend the Annual Weights and Measures Training School.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $315.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Kevin Young and ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $315.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Timothy Osmer.  Total Cost: $630.00.  Source of Funds: 100% Other Funds.  Registration Fee: $40.00.

 

B          TRANSPORTATION - Request permission for (3) employees, John Corcoran, Assistant Administrator, Robert Harvey, Pavement Marking Foreman, and Scott Leslie, Data Collection Supervisor or designee, to travel to Lock Haven, PA, on July 13 – 15, 2005, to attend the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) Pennsylvania Test Deck.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle.  Total Cost: $700.00.  Source of Funds: 80% Federal Aid and 20% Highway Funds.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

 

 

REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove item #517- which was tabled at the June 22, 2005 Meeting.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#517        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to authorize the request to enter into an agreement with The Initiative for a 20/20 Vision for Concord dba Concord 20/20, Concord, NH, to undertake certain transportation related planning activities and implementing innovative projects, for a fee not to exceed $1,062,659.36.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.

 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINSITRATIVE SERVICES

A.            Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $500,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the Month of August 2005.

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR            

B.            Authorized exemption to New Hampshire Purchasing Rules manual, ADM 607.03 (c) to enable the Department to increase the Department’s fleet by three vehicles.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

C.            TABLED- The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – no, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes and Councilor Pignatellino, voted to table the request of The Department of Transportation to enter into a low bid contract with Eckman Construction Company, Bedford, NH, for the construction of an Emergency Operations Center for the lump sum price of $10,904,000, 00.  Further authorize for payment to the NH Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Works for engineering services provided for the project in the amount not to exceed $170,000.00.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

D.            Authorized the Department to budget and expend prior year unexpended grant awards received from the Federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century grant programs (Retroactive).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gauden’s Historic Site, Cornish, NH

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned