GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                UNH Campus, Durham, New Hampshire

July 15, 2009 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of June 17, 2009.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea, accepted the minutes of June 30, 2009.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the June 17, 2009 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

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

 

Adult Parole Board

Paul E. Emery, Bow                                                                                            Effective:  July 31, 2009

 

Attorney General

Kelly A. Ayotte, Nashua                                                                                    Effective:  July 17, 2009

 

Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Rockingham County)

R. Bruce Boley, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective:  July 15, 2009

 

Board of Nursing

(Public Member)

Lynda Elliott, Penacook                                                                                    Effective:  July 15, 2009

 

CONFIRMATION REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove the following confirmation - which was tabled at the June 17, 2009 Meeting

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, confirmed the following:

 

Board of Nursing

(RN)

Robert A. Duhaime, Manchester                                                                      Effective:  June 17, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 10, 2012

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

State Committee on Aging

(Carroll County)

Ruth A. Hall, (d), Union                                                                                     Effective:  July 15, 2009

Succeeding:  Dorothy Solomon, (d), Albany                                                  Term:  June 24, 2012

 

 

Ballot Law Commission

(Alternate Member Appointed by Governor and Council)

Gregory T. Martin, Keene                                                                                  Effective:  July 15, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission

Fred S. Parker, Keene                                                                                         Effective:  July 15, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 1, 2012

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Rep. Mobile Telecommunications Carrier Industry)

Robert D. Girard, Bedford                                                                                 Effective:  July 15, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 8, 2012

 

Fish & Game Department – Councilor Pignatelli voted no.

(Grafton County)

Sharon Guaraldi, (r), West Canaan                                                                  Effective: July 15, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: June 29, 2014

 

Postsecondary Education

(Rep. Colby-Sawyer College)

On recommendation from the New Hampshire College and University Council

Thomas C. Galligan, Jr., New London                                                             Effective:  July 15, 2009

Succeeding:  Paul Leblanc, Manchester                                                         Term:  June 30, 2014

 

New Hampshire Retirement System

Nominated by the New Hampshire Permanent Firemen’s Association

Justin A. Cutting, Hampton                                                                               Effective:  July 15, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2011

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

Richard E. Galway, Bedford                                                                             Effective:  July 15, 2009

Succeeding:  Merle W. Schotanus, Grantham                                               Term:  June 30, 2013

 

Water Treatment Plant Advisory Committee

Nominated by the New Hampshire Water Works Association

Theresa J. V. Crawshaw, Gilford                                                                      Effective:  July 15, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 25, 2013

 

Wetlands Council

(Elected Municipal Official)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

Lawrence B. Ballin, New London                                                                    Effective:  July 15, 2009

Succeeding:  John S. Cobb, Woodsville                                                          Term:  January 3, 2012

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

State Committee on Aging

(Strafford County)

Joanne A. Dodge, (d), Dover                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 24, 2012

 

State Committee on Aging

(Belknap County)

Judith B. Pilliod, (r), Belmont                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 24, 2012

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Advertising Industry)

KC S.Wright, Elkins                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Linda C. Burroughs, N. Hampton (term limited)                   Term:  June 19, 2014

 

Attorney General

Michael A. Delaney, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kelly A. Ayotte, Nashua (resigned)                                          Term:  March 31, 2013

Salary:  Grade LL, $116,170

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Small Business)

Daniel R. Gray, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 17, 2014

 

Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Compact

Richard C. Shelton, Newmarket                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 20, 2012

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(NH Federation of Fire Mutual Aid)

Nominated by the Federation of Fire Mutual Aid Associations of New Hampshire

Paul A. Szoc, Keene                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 22, 2012

 

Fire Standards & Training Commission

(NH State Firemen’s Association)

Nominated by the New Hampshire State Firemen’s Association

Alfred W. Burbank, Jr., Thornton                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 1, 2012

 

Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

(Public Member)

Randy S. Gordon, Merrimack                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Gregory Moffett, Bow (resigned)                                              Term:  November 25, 2011

 

Juvenile Parole Board

Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja, Nashua                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2014

 

Board of Licensure of Land Surveyors

John W. Myhaver, Jr., Hopkinton                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 12, 2014

 

Board of Licensure of Land Surveyors

Tracey T. Sweeney II, Bow                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kevin M. McEneaney, Dover (term limited)                          Term:  July 11, 2014

 

Board of Nursing

(RN)

Kathleen R. Hartman, Clarksville                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Mertie L. Potter, Concord (RN)                                                 Term:  May 10, 2010

 

Board of Optometry

John Minteer, Peterborough                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2014

 

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council

Richard C. Holt, Rye                                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Patricia Kelley, Greenland                                                         Term:  December 16, 2013

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Certified General Appraiser)

Brian Underwood, Wolfeboro                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 12, 2012

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

(Non-member Trustee)

Lisa Shapiro, Canterbury                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 13, 2011

 

School Building Authority

Donald P. Bliss, Hampton                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2012

 

Transpportation Appeals Board

(General Public)

Carl L. Quiram, Goffstown                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Shawn M. Donovan, Lebanon                                                  Term:  April 23, 2012

 

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

(Secretary of the Board)

Carol S. Perkins, Plymouth                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2013

 

 

#1           NOT USED

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Grafton, North Haverhill, NH, for the purpose of subgranting $399,000 to a nonprofit business, the NH Community Loan Fund, for a Microenterprise Development and Assistance Grant in the amount of $409,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Milford, NH, in the amount of $148,000 to address a public health emergency caused by a collapsing retaining wall in the East Milford Cooperative.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized to enter into a retroactive memorandum of agreement with the Department of Administrative Services, Concord, NH, for collaboration on initiatives to implement and/or support energy saving and renewable energy programs as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – State Energy Programs – State Buildings Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Projects in the amount of $628,359.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012.  100% Other Funds (ARRA – SEP). 

 

#5           Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development, Concord, NH, for the continued operation of the Business Energy Efficiency Program in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 15, 2010.  25% Federal, 75% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract, for the benefit of the Department of Health and Human Services, with RTM Designs of Hendersonville, NC, for system hosting, support, maintenance, and upgrades for the NH ServiceLink ReferNET SQL version Information and Referral Software System in the amount of $89,944.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2013.  100% Other (Agency Class 27) Funds: the agency Class 27 used by DHHS to reimburse DoIT for this contract is 50% Federal Funds and 50% General Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized Eileen Grimmer, IT Manager III, to attend the 21st  Annual American Academy of Certified Public Managers’ Professional Development Conference to be held September 20, 2009 through September 23, 2009 in Orlando, FL.  (2)Further Authorized to accept a scholarship in the amount of $950 from the NH Association of Certified Public Managers to help defray the expenses and application fee for the Conference above.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#8           Authorized that Major Diane L. Smith, Colorado Springs, CO, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#9           Authorized Major William R. Davis, Newfields, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#10         Authorized Daniel J. Tamburello, Londonderry, NH, currently a Major in the Inactive Ready Reserve of the USMC, be nominated for appointment 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. 

 

#11         Authorized Erik S. Perreault, Manchester, NH, currently a Captain in the NH Army National Guard, 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. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond S. Burton with regard to the financing of certain construction, renovation, furnishing and equipping of the facilities and the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with The Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic, Lebanon, NH.

 

#13         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond J. Wieczorek with regard to the financing of certain normal capital expenditures and the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness including the payment of an interest rate swap termination fee in connection with The Trustees of the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH. 

 

#14         Authorized to amend a lease with the Laconia Savings Bank, Laconia, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 4-3-02, late item #B), to modify the rental of 5,800 sq. feet of State owned rental relinquishing 16 parking spaces located at the State owned parking lot on Green Street, to 200 sq. feet of space to install and operate an ATM in the front entrance lobby of the building at a cost of $300 per month.  Effective September 1, 2009 through the expiration of the agreement on March 31, 2018. 

 

#15         Authorized to accept and place on file the list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of April 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009.

 

#16         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, the Division of Accounting Services to enter into a sole source contract with Coppola Rockburn, Concord, NH, for professional and technical assistance in the recording of financial transactions and the preparation for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#17         Authorized to pay the National Association of State Budget Officers, Washington, DC, $11,139 for Fiscal Year 2010 membership dues.  100% General Funds. 

 

#18         Authorized to enter into a contract with CPower Inc., New York, NY, for electrical demand response solutions.  Effective August 1, 2009 through July 31, 2014.

 

#19         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the City of Concord, NH, for state owned property comprised of 351 square feet of office space located in the Concord District Court, for a total amount of $14,109.72.  Effective September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2012.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#20         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to sub-let 2,900 square feet of office space in a new building under construction at 650 Main Street, Berlin, NH to the Department of Education, Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning under the terms of an inter-agency agreement providing total rental receipts that should be no less than $503,103.54 and no more than $567,616.92.  Effective December 1, 2009 through November 30, 2019. 

 

#20A      Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal Year 2009 during the months of April, May & June 2009.

 

#20B      Authorized to accept and place on file the Salary and Benefit Adjustment Transfers Authorized for the month of April, May & June 2009.

 

#20C      Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Durham, NH, to provide facilitation services to the members of the NH Purchasers Group on Health, in an amount not to exceed $12,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  57% General, 16% Federal, 15% Enterprise, 12% Restricted Funds. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#21         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $143,863.26 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

#21A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a service agreement with Jeffrey Graham, CPA, d/b/a Graham & Graham, Concord, NH, for the purpose of rendering senior investigative assistance to the Board to assist lower level investigators by reviewing and providing oversight into any alleged unprofessional conduct of a CPA firm, for an amount not to exceed $14,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#22         Authorized Division of Arts to accept and expend ARRA funds from the National Endowment for the Arts to provide funding to non-profit arts organizations for job retention and salary support in the amount of $293,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal (ARRA) Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#23         Authorized Division of the Arts to enter into service agreements, totaling $23,540 with the artists as detailed in letter dated June 9, 2009, to create and acquire various works of art for the Department of Revenue Administration.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Transfer (State Art Fund). 

 

#24         Authorized NH State Library to establish one part time temporary System Development Specialist III, labor grade 23.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a federal grant in the amount of $40,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the Connecting to Collections Planning Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of July 9, 2009. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24A      Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Board of Medicine for the purposes of providing professional legal services, and to accept and expend $12,855 ($6,428/$6,427 per fiscal year) from the Board of Medicine for these services.  (2)Further Authorized to amend the sole source contract with Elyse S. Alkalay, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #43), for professional legal services, by increasing the amount by $12,855 from $93,000 to $105,855.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Transfer from Other Agencies (Fees). 

 

#24B      Authorized Office of the Medical Examiner to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Elizabeth A. Bundock, MD, PhD, to assist the Chief Medical Examiner with autopsies specific to Neuropathology Examinations, including consultations, trials and depositions when required, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#24C      Authorized to enter into a subgrant totaling $2,000 with the NH State Liquor Commission Bureau of Enforcement, utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention for specialized programs to enforce NH’s underage drinking laws.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24D      Authorized to enter into new ARRA sub-grants, with the agencies as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2009, in the total amount of $2,498,119 from the FFY 2009 ARRA Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2013.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#24E      Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the agencies as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2009, totaling $501,112 from the previously accepted 2009 ARRA, Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#24F       Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated July 6, 2009, in the total amount of $325,662 from the federal fiscal year 2009 ARRA Victims of Crime Act to support programs providing direct services to victims of crime.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#24G      Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the Administrative Office of the Courts in the amount of $70,000 from the previously accepted 2008 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, Designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24H      NOT USED

 

#24I       Authorized to sub-grant $10,000 to the Court Appointed Special Advocates of NH, for the purpose of providing services to abused and neglected children.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE LIBRARY

#25         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request a memorandum of agreement with the NH State Library, to continue the Family Resource Connection, for the total amount of $80,192.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  76% Federal, 24% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26         Authorized Division of Agricultural Development to retroactively amend a grant with the University of NH Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-21-07, item #21), for providing information about farm risk management and crop insurance on NHDAMF’s website and in the Weekly Market Bulletin, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively amend a grant with the University of NH Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-08, item #29), for providing information about farm risk management and crop insurance on NHDAMF’s website and in the Weekly Market Bulletin, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized to enter into a grant with the Audubon Society of NH, in the amount of $4,999 for the Willard Pond Land Protection Initiative project.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Other (Conservation Plate) Funds. 

 

#28         NOT USED 

 

#29         NOT USED

 

#30         NOT USED 

 

#30A      Authorized to enter into a contract with Deirdre Brickner-Wood, Durham, NH, to provide grant coordination services for the State Conservation Committee conservation number plate (moose plate) program in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#31         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and place on file the 2008 Annual Report.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#32         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into a lease agreement with Ronald and Donna Olszak, Bridgewater, NH, for office space to house a Probation/Parole District Office at a total amount not to exceed $44,915.36.  Effective July 15, 2009 through July 31, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#32A      Authorized to award funds in the amount of $87,000 to Southern NH Resource Conservation & Development Area Council, to provide energy efficiency services to NH farms.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $21,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2011.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. 

 

#32B      Authorized to award funds in the amount of $174,000 to the Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Economic Development, to partner with Lakes Region Community College and develop a new energy efficiency workforce training program.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2011.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. 

 

#32C      Authorized to award funds in the amount of $2,000,000 to the Business Finance Authority of NH, to create a revolving loan fund for NH Businesses.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $1,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2010.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. 

 

#32D      Authorized to award funds in the amount of $1,372,028 to the NH Retail Merchants Association, for the purpose of establishing an energy efficiency program for commercial buildings.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $343,007.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2010.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. 

 

#32E      Authorized to award funds in the amount of $99,250 to Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative, to provide weatherization and renewable energy workshops to NH homeowners.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $33,083.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2011.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. 

 

#32F       Authorized to award funds in the amount of $178,169 to the Construction Institute of NH, to train building professionals to build energy efficient homes, and to educate homeowners, municipalities and others about the benefits thereof.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $29,106.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2011.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. 

 

#32G      Authorized to award funds in the amount of $499,948 to TRC Companies Inc., to benchmark the energy performance of NH schools.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $48,812.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. 

 

#32H      Authorized to award funds in the amount of $813,402 to the University of NH, to create  a public information and outreach program regarding energy efficiency options for the residential and municipal sectors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. 

 

#32I       Authorized to award funds in the amount of $139,945 to the University of NH, to track the environmental and economic results of projects funded by the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#33         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Samyn-D’Elia Architects, P.A., Ashland, NH, for design and engineering services for the redevelopment of Hampton Beach State Park in the amount of $1,597,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds (Capital). 

 

#34         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, the Division of Parks and Recreation to reclassify position #11550 Electronic Technician I, salary grade 17 to a Plant Maintenance Engineer II, salary grade 19 (40 hours/week).  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Office of Energy and Planning in the amount of $62,000 to provide monitoring services of the State’s interests in privately owned conservation lands held by DRED.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Council on Resources and Development at the Office of Energy and Planning, relative to stewardship and funding of conservation easement monitoring.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 

 

#37         Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to accept and expend $18,200 from the Northern Community Investment Corporation for Web Site development for Coos County.  100% Other (NCIC) Funds. 

 

#38         Authorized Bureau of Trails to award Recreational Trails Program reimbursement grants, totaling $924,709.50 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated July 15, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to pay the sole source retroactive invoice from Aerial NDT Inspection Inc, Milton, NH, for emergency non-destructive testing during May and June 2009 on the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway in the amount of $11,247.50.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#40         Authorized to purchase a 1.5 acre parcel of land in Jefferson, NH, from Kings Arrow Realty Trust, Bangor, ME, for $11,000.  100% Trails Bureau Funds. 

 

#41         NOT USED

 

#42         Authorized to sell the 4.3 acre state property known as the Southeast State Forest in the Town of Nottingham and Barrington, by competitive bid for no less than the fair market value of $112,000 plus the $1,000 administrative fee, to be deposited in the “Forest Improvement Fund”.

 

#43         Authorized Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance and Equipment Contracts with the OHRV clubs as detailed in letter dated July 15, 2009, in the total amount of $263,371.85. Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2010.  100% Trails Bureau Funds.

 

#44         Authorized Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance and Equipment Contracts with the Snowmobile clubs as detailed in letter dated July 15, 2009, in the total amount of $1,442,254. Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2010.  100% Trails Bureau Funds.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#45         NOT USED 

 

#46         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Doucet Survey Inc., to create a legal description for a right-of-way on a portion of Adams Point Road owned by Robin Watson deCampi, Trustee, Durham, NH, in the amount of $2,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Other (Public Boat Access Funds). 

 

#47         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Audubon Society of NH, Concord, NH, for the continuation of an urban wildlife education outreach effort from Amoskeag Fishways in the amount of $11,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Other (Conservation License Plate) Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental Services for the purpose of providing funding for the removal of the Homestead Woolen Mill Dam in Swanzey and associated restoration of the Ashuelot River in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Other (Fisheries Habitat Fees). 

 

#49         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver, CO, and the fishery agencies of the States of CT, MA, and VT, for the purpose of restoring the Connecticut River stock of Atlantic salmon and other migratory fish to the Connecticut River in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  75% Federal, 25% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Office of Energy and Planning, Concord, NH, to provide monitoring services for the State’s interest in privately owned conservation lands held by NHFG in the amount of $58,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development for the purpose of maintaining and updating the NH Natural Heritage rare species and exemplary natural community database and to assist with implementation of the NH Wildlife Action Plan for a total of $120,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with The Nature Conservancy, Concord, NH, to conduct the Staying Connected in the Northern Appalachians Project for a total of $977,992.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52A      Authorized to enter into a retroactive memorandum of agreement with the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission to conduct inter-state translocation and propagation of Karner blue butterflies.  Effective April 1, 2009 through April 1, 2011.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#53         Authorized to approve loan agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2009, to finance wastewater improvement projects in the amount of $27,813,530.  Effective upon G&C approval.  41.5% CWSRF, 8.5% Capital/General, 50% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized to enter into agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2009, to implement water quality planning and outreach programs in the amount of $235,384.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with the Appalachian Mountain Club for the purpose of providing funding for AMC to support DES ambient air monitoring efforts in Coos County in the amount of $10,000.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to retroactively enter into a lease with George Saragas, Andover, MA, for office space in Salem, NH, in the amount of $13,600.08.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012.  100% Subsurface Fee Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Homestead Woolen Mills Inc., for design, permitting, and engineering oversight associated with the removal of the Homestead Woolen Mills Dam in the amount of $52,037.96.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  51.96% Other, 48.04% Capital/General Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 3-4-09, item #36A), for professional engineering services associated with improvements to the aeration system blowers by increasing the contract by $265,000 from $624,000 to $889,000, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2010 to June 30, 2011.  100% WRBP Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to enter into grant agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2009, to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University System of NH – Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, for enhancing North Conway volunteer monitoring programs in the amount of $45,032.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to enter into a contract with Waterline Services, LLC, Seabrook, NH, for maintenance and repair of Number 2 primary clarifier turntable drive assembly in the amount of $13,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% WRBP Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized an Original Loan Agreement with the Town of Franconia to finance water system improvements in the amount of $2,267,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to enter into a loan agreement with Abiquiu LLC, Portsmouth, NH, to provide a loan in the amount of $75,000 for remediation of environmental contamination.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized Michael Barbagallo’s request to replace existing deteriorated fixed timber pier on pilings including an additional float section; fixed timber pier to a ramp landing on a float section adjacent to a personal water craft float lift.

 

#65         Authorized Nancy Tink Duane’s request to install a seasonal dock on frontage on Heath Brook in Wolfeboro.

 

#65A      Authorized to amend a sole source contract with GeoInsight Inc., Manchester, NH, for site investigations of abandoned, orphaned or financially-stressed leaking underground storage tank sites, by increasing the contract amount by $100,000 from $1,000,000 to $1,100,000.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Nobis Engineering Inc., Concord, NH, for site investigation of abandoned, orphaned, or financially-stressed leaking underground storage tank sites, by increasing the amount by $100,000 from $1,169,700 to $1,269,700.  (3)Further Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, for site investigation of abandoned, orphaned, or financially-stressed leaking underground storage tank sites, by increasing the amount by $100,000 from $940,000 to $1,040,000.    Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% ARRA LUST Federal Funds. 

 

#65B      Authorized to accept and expend $500,000 in ARRA 2009 federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the purpose of restoration of the Winnicut River in Greenland, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.   ARRA Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of July 9, 2010. 

 

#65C      Authorized to rebudget Diesel Emission Reduction Act ARRA funds (previously approved by G&C on 5-6-09, item #62).  Effective upon G&C approval.  ARRA Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of July 9, 2010. 

 

#65D      Authorized to enter into contracts with the vendors as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2009, for environmental spill response and cleanup, in the total amount of $840,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% ARRA LUST Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#66         Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2010 funds to Mary S. Johnson, Mental Health Worker III, NH Hospital in the amount of $1,224.25 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2008.  79% General, 21% Other (Board & Care) Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2010 funds to Melinda Flanagan, Mental Health Worker II, NH Hospital in the amount of $54.34 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2008.  69% General, 30% Federal, 1% Other (Transfers from other Agencies) Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to make a one-time payment from SFY 2010 funds to Marilou Losacano, Food Service Worker II, NH Hospital in the amount of $50.42 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2008.  70% General, 30% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#69         Authorized to amend a contract with NH Optical Laboratory LLC, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #306), to enable the continued volume purchasing of eyeglass lenses, frames, and related services, by increasing the estimated payments by $608,387.60 from $852,600 to $1,460,987.60 setting the projected expenditures at $563,075.71, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  Effective retroactive to June 1, 2009.  60% Federal, 40% General Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify three filled positions as detailed in letter dated June 9, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#71         Authorized John H. Sununu Youth Services Center to accept a 10” Delta Table Saw with two carbide teeth rip blades with a total approximate value of $441.

 

#72         Authorized John H. Sununu Youth Services Center to accept 30 copies of the book Impressions of Shadow and Light a book of poetry and prose with a total approximate value of $240.

 

#73         Authorized to compensate Robert Leonard, a Teacher II at the John H. Sununu Youth Services Center for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury, wages lost in an amount not to exceed $10,863.34.  General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#74         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to amend grants with the associated All Health Hazards Region fiscal agents as detailed in letter dated June 5, 2009 (previously approved by G&C on 11-19-08, item #130), in the amount of $259,744, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2009, retroactive to July 1, 2009.   100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to amend grants with the associated All Health Hazards Region fiscal agents as detailed in letter dated June 12, 2009 (previously approved by G&C on 11-19-08, item #132), in the amount of $152,000, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2009, retroactive to July 1, 2009.   100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, STD/HIV Prevention Section to enter into a sole source agreement with Jeff Murray’s Programming Shop Inc., New Orleans, LA, to provide database modification, conversion and support services in an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective July 15, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012.  100% Other (Drug Rebates) Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section and the DHHS Office of Medicaid Business and Policy to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Bi-State Primary Care Association Inc., Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #201), to recruit healthcare professionals to medically underserved areas of NH and to provide oral health professional recruitment services, by increasing the price by $179,000 from $358,000 to $537,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2010.  62% General, 38% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#78         Authorized to amend an agreement with Arthur J. Walsh, MD, Pembroke, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-14-09, item #65), to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $12,500 from $18,000 to $30,500, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#79         Authorized to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-25-08, item #189), to provide public guardianship services, by increasing the price by $391,261.57 from $764,485 to $1,155,746.57, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of $61,949.75.  100% General Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized to amend a contract with the Office of Public Guardian, Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-25-08, item #187), to provide public guardianship services, by increasing the price by $823,275.57 from $1,636,329.69 to $2,459,605.26, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized advance payment up to a maximum of $130,651.96.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#81         Authorized to make unencumbered payments of a fee for service basis to providers of interpreting services at an estimated cost of $30,000 annually.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH (previously  approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #50), to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $47,652 from $414,946 to $462,598.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (previously  approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #51), to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $100,635 from $460,985 to $561,620.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH (previously  approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #52), to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $75,168 from $638,775 to $713,943.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH (previously  approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #55), to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $56,888 from $385,266 to $442,154.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH (previously  approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #54), to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $93,788 from $516,023 to $609,811.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (previously  approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #53), to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $195,918 from $999,642 to $1,195,560.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#88         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Interfaith Hospitality Network Inc., Hudson, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $49,691.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds.  

 

#89         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Marguerite’s Place Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $77,499.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#90         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Bridge House Inc., Plymouth, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $173,910.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $142,678.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $125,829.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $188,518.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $231,198.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $199,485.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $42,809.  Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Bridge House Inc., Plymouth, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,248.  Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#98         Authorized to enter into a retroactive memorandum of agreement with the Community College System of NH, for Early Child Care Tuition Assistance in an amount not to exceed $400,000.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#99         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, for the provision of a Center for Professional Excellence in Child Welfare for an amount not to exceed $1,139,127.68.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  98% Federal, 2% General Funds. 

 

#100       Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source retroactive agreement with PlusTime NH, Concord, NH, for the after school child care technical assistance program, for an amount not to exceed $175,000.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101       Authorized Divisions for Children, Youth and Families and Juvenile Justice Services to amend an agreement with NFI North Inc., Contoocook, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 7-16-08, item #65), for the provision of a 15-bed male short-term staff secure shelter care facility, by increasing the price by $1,391,192 from $5,981,253 to $7,372,445, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010 retroactively to July 1, 2009.  48% Federal, 26% General, 26% Other (School Districts) Funds. 

 

#102       Authorized to amend an agreement with Lutheran Community Services of NH, Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #274), for the provision of a 15-bed female short-term staff secure shelter care facility, by increasing the price from $5,622,840 to $6,867,038, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010 retroactively to July 1, 2009.  49% Federal, 27% General, 24% Other (School Districts) Funds. 

 

#103       Authorized to amend an agreement with NFI North Inc., Contoocook, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #273), for the provision of a 15-bed co-ed short-term staff secure shelter care facility, by increasing the price from $6,122,917 to $7,435,071, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010 retroactively to July 1, 2009.  44% Federal, 32% General, 24% Other (School Districts) Funds. 

 

#104       Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with The HUB Family Resource Center, Dover, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #261), for the provision of Comprehensive Family Support Services in the Rochester District Office catchment area, by increasing the price from $400,000 to $600,000 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#105       Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with The Upper Room, Derry, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #261), for the provision of Comprehensive Family Support Services in the Salem District Office catchment area, by increasing the price from $400,000 to $600,000 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#106       Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with The Family Resource Center at Gorham, Gorham, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-3-09, item #180), for the provision of Comprehensive Family Support Services in the Berlin District Office catchment area, by increasing the price from $407,000 to $607,000 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with Child and Family Services, Manchester, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #260), for the provision of Comprehensive Family Support Services in the Concord, Littleton, Manchester, and Nashua District Office catchment areas, by increasing the price from $1,598,617 to $2,397,851 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with Lakes Region Community Services Council, Laconia, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 5-20-09, item #74A), for the provision of Comprehensive Family Support Services in the Laconia District Office catchment area, by increasing the price from $679,437 to $879,437 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Portsmouth and Salem District Office catchment areas in an amount not to exceed $54,000.  Effective July 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #263), for the provision of Comprehensive Family Support Services in the Portsmouth District Office catchment area, by increasing the price from $400,000 to $600,000 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-27-07, item #266), for the provision of Comprehensive Family Support Services in the Keene District Office catchment area, by increasing the price from $395,794 to $595,794 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized to amend an agreement with Rockingham Community Action Child Care Services, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #117), to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Rochester District Office catchment area, by increasing the price by $67,000 to $335,000 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#113       Authorized to amend an agreement with Easter Seals NH, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #112), to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Keene District Office catchment area, by increasing the price by $47,000 to $235,000 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized to amend an agreement with the Community College System of NH, White Mountain College, Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #115), to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Berlin/Littleton District Office catchment area, by increasing the price by $44,000 to $220,000 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized to amend an agreement with the Claremont School District/Claremont 21C, Claremont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #406), to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Claremont District Office catchment area, by increasing the price by $38,000 to $190,000 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized to amend a retroactive agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #116), to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Nashua District Office catchment area, by increasing the price by $57,500 to $287,500 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized to amend a retroactive agreement with Easter Seals, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #113), to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Concord District Office catchment area, by increasing the price by $57,000 to $285,000 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized to amend a retroactive agreement with Lakes Region Community Services Council, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #111), to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Conway District Office catchment area, by increasing the price by $31,000 to $155,000 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized to amend a retroactive agreement with Lakes Region Community Services Council, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #114), to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Laconia District Office catchment area, by increasing the price by $44,000 to $220,000 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#120       Authorized to amend a retroactive agreement with Easter Seals NH, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-16-07, item #118), to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services for the Manchester District Office catchment area, by increasing the price by $95,500 to $447,500 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home

#121       Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify three filled positions as detailed in letter dated June 17, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#122       Authorized to enter into a contract with NH Blacktop Sealers Inc., Auburn, NH, for the sole purpose of providing Asphalt Maintenance in the amount of $22,892.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#123       WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to enter into a contract with Access EMS LLC, Concord, NH, for providing Medical Transportation for the NH Veterans Home in the amount of $99,637.20.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  23% General, 32% Federal, 45% Other Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized a retroactive contract renewal with Northeast Mobile Dental Service, Derry, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #196), for providing dental services on site to the residents of the NH Veterans Home, by increasing the amount by $91,250 from $136,875 to $228,125.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  32% Federal, 45% Agency Income, and 23% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#125       Authorized to grant funds to Southern NH Services Inc., Hispanic/Latino Community Services Program, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $63,036, to provide English as a Second Language and English Language/Civics classes at the Latin American Center, Manchester, NH.  Effective September 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#126       Authorized to grant funds to the NH Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, Concord, NH, in the amount of $21,004 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.  Effective September 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#127       Authorized to grant funds to the International Institute of Boston-NH, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $50,749 to provide English as a Second Language and English Language/Civics Education classes at the International Institute of Boston-NH, Manchester, NH.  Effective September 1, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#128       Authorized to grant funds to Lutheran Community Services, Concord, NH, in the amount of $53,237.91 to provide English as a Second Language classes to newly arriving refugees in the Concord and Laconia communities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#129       Authorized to secure the services North Country Education Services, Gorham, NH, to assist school districts in maximizing the use of the Performance Pathways products in the amount of $59,997.60.  (2)Further Authorized 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, 2010 with the option to renew up to two additional years.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#130       Authorized to pay the FY 2010 membership renewal fee to the National Association of State Directors of Special Education in the amount of $7,245.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#131       Authorized to amend a contract with SunGard Public Sector Ltd., Lake Mary, FL, (previously amended by G&C on 6-17-09, item #266), to purchase a statewide license for Assessment Builder, and to purchase up to fourteen implementation and training packages for Techpaths in an additional amount not to exceed $156,500, a total cost not to exceed $1,150,633.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#131A    Authorized to pre-pay the hotel costs for the participants who will be attending the 2009 OSEP Leadership Conference being held in Washington, DC, from August 16-19, 2009 for a total amount not to exceed $2,833.05.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#131B    Authorized to enter into a contract with Mahesh Sharma, Framingham, MA, to provide a keynote address and a full day of sessions for teachers and administrators in NH as part of the Mathematics & Science Summer Learning Experience, focusing on the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in grades K through 12 to be held at the Radisson Hotel (d/b/a Southern NH Hospitality) in Nashua, NH, July 27-29, 2009 in an amount not to exceed $3,600.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

#132       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request a contract renewal option with NH Public Radio, Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 6-25-08, item #240), for weekly radio advertising in the amount of $6,240.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  36.19% General, 63.81% Other Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY

#133       TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea voted to table the request to enter into a contract with Intralot Inc., Duluth, GA, to provide a gaming system connected to a secured communications network that will securely inventory, sell, inquire, validate and account for all lottery transactions conducted by approximately 1,200 licensed lottery retailers, at the base rate of 1.435% of net lottery sales.  Effective July 1, 2010 through July 2, 2016 with the option to renew for up to four years.  100% Lottery Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#134       Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive sole source contract renewal with TreMac Development LLC, Keene, NH, to provide parking area space for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program, for an amount not to exceed $6,000.  Effective January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#135       Authorized a grant agreement between the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Town of Pembroke, NH, to replace a culvert, which will increase capacity and allow a higher volume of water to flow through, for a total of $150,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#136       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a sole source contract with URS Corporation, Salem, NH (previously approved by G&C on 12-3-08, item #57), to design, conduct and evaluate a series of exercises for state and local public health response plans including an after-action report on H1N1 influenza (swineflu) response activities in NH, by increasing the price by $52,750 from $199,885 to $252,635, and by extending the end date from September 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies (Federal) Funds. 

 

#137       Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively pay annual membership dues of $5,897 to the Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, DC.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#138       Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively pay annual membership dues of $11,000 to the International Fuel Tax Agreement Inc., Chandler, AZ.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#139       Authorized Division of State Police to amend a memorandum of understanding (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-08, item #155), for the purpose of developing the Administrative Office of the Courts’ components of the Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (J-One), by extending the end date from July 22, 2009 to June 30, 2010. 

 

#140       Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a two year agreement with Globespan Transcription, San Diego, CA, for transportation services in an amount not to exceed $30,740.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  32% Fire and EMS Fund and 68% Agency Income. 

 

#141       Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive sole source Right of Entry with Pease Development Authority, Portsmouth, NH, to provide parking area for the Motorcycle Rider Training Program for an amount not to exceed $3,452.  Effective May 20, 2009 through October 31, 2009.   100% Motorcycle Rider Training Program. 

 

#142       Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to amend a sole source contract with ImageTrend Inc., Lakeville, MN, (previously approved by G&C on 2-25-05, item #70A), for Emergency Medical Technician reporting upgrades, by increasing the amount by $244,656 from $497,000 to $741,656, and by extending the end date from February 28, 2010 to December 31, 2012.  $114,156 Transfers from Other Agencies (Highway Safety) and $130,500 FST & EMS Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#143       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Surface Preparation Technologies Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA, for milling rumble strips in the shoulders and centerline at various locations within the State, on the basis of a low bid of $387,175.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 20, 2009.  $237,540 90% Federal, 10% Highway Funds.  $149,635 100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#144       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Severino Trucking Co., Inc., Conway, NH, for reconstruction and widening of the northbound and southbound barrels of the Spaulding Turnpike (NH 16) at Exit 15 and Exit 16 in Rochester on the basis of a low bid of $28,800,142.36.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,440,007.12 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 5, 2012.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#145       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement and bridge rehabilitation on the I-93 in Portsmouth on the basis of a low bid of $4,872,391.35.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 27, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $341,067.40 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#146       Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending May 31, 2009.

 

#147       Authorized to enter into a contract with Anvab Inc., d/b/a Concord Aviation Services, Concord, NH, for rental of aircraft in an amount not to exceed $16,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  62.5% General, 25% Highway, 12.5% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#148       Authorized Division of Operations to enter into a contract with R&R Communications Inc., Swanzey, NH, for the purpose of providing statewide radio maintenance and service for the mobile radio system on the basis of a low bid of $167,260.  Effective upon G&C approval thrugh June 30, 2011. 

 

#149       Authorized to transfer to the Department of Resources and Economic Development the State-owned abandoned railroad corridors for management as recreational trails as detailed in letter dated June 23, 2009. 

 

#150       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract with Community Action Programs Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to purchase miscellaneous capital equipment for an amount not to exceed $280,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Stimulus Funds. 

 

#151       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Concord Coach Lines, Concord, NH, for intercity bus service for the general public from North Conway and Littleton to Boston, MA, for an amount not to exceed $153,549.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#152       Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to amend a grant to provide additional funding to the City of Manchester for AIP-62, to cover costs for additional work on utility repairs and navigational aids as part of the reconstruction of Runway 6-24 in the amount of $262,343.47.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2013.  93.75% Federal, 6.25% General Funds. 

 

#153       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $2,900,500 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from May 29, 2009 through June 26, 2009. 

 

#154       TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth voted to table the request Bureau of Right of Way to transfer to Sovereignty Family Investments LLC, a triangular 5,450 square foot parcel of State owned surplus property in the City of Rochester.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#155       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to grant access point through the Controlled Access Right of Way of Walnut Avenue in North Hampton to Ruth Donais for $1,100 Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#156       Authorized Bureau of Planning and Community Service to enter into an agreement with the Town of Bath to provide funding and services necessary for completing the rehabilitation of the Village Covered Bridge through the municipal-managed process.  Funding in the amount of $3,164,744 is required with $2,320,000 from the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program and the balance of $844,744 coming 80% from State Aid Bridge program and 20% from a local match.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 

 

#157       Authorized Bureau of Planning and Community Service to enter into an agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service to provide services necessary for completing restoration of Lower Falls Recreation Site in Albany through the municipal-managed process.  Funding in the amount of $632,165 is required with 80% from Federal Scenic Byways program and 20% from the project sponsor match.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 

 

#158       Authorized Bureau of Planning and Community Service to enter into an agreement with the Town of Ossipee to provide funding and services necessary for completing the rehabilitation of the Whittier Covered Bridge through  the municipal-managed process.  Funding in the amount of $790,000 is required with 80% from the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation program and 20% from a local match.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014. 

 

#159       Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to amend a contract with Clough, Harbour, & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-9-08, item #120),  to perform bridge scour evaluations and associated tasks, as well as engineering services that were not included in the original scope of work, by increasing the price by $1,399,149.19 from $771,127.67 to $2,170,276.86.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#160       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with John H. Lyman and Sons Inc., Gilford, NH, for interim safety improvements at the intersection of US 4 and Goodhue Road in Boscawen, on the basis of a low bid of $52,560.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $7,884 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 28, 2009.  90% Federal, 10% Highway Funds. 

 

#161       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.M. Piper Inc., Plymouth, NH, for pavement and bridge rehabilitation work at two separate sections along I-93 in Woodstock and Lincoln on the basis of a low bid of $10,674,873.50.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $533,743.68 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.    Effective upon G&C approval through August 26, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Stimulus Funds. 

 

#162       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CPM Constructors Inc., Freeport, ME, for construction of a temporary detour bridge on US 4 over the Connecticut River between in Hartford, VT, and Lebanon, NH on the basis of a low bid of $2,668,085.25.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $186,765.97 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.    Effective upon G&C approval through December 4, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#163       TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Shea voted to table the request Bureau of Rail & Transit to renew a sole source Operating Agreement dated August 1, 2009 with the Milford-Bennington Railroad, Milford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-21-99, late item #U), to provide rail freight service on the State-owned portion of the Hillsboro Branch railroad line.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2019. 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

A.            Authorized the Department of Environmental Services to approve a loan agreement with the Town of Hillsborough in the amount of $240,000 to finance the Water Treatment Facility Instrumentation Upgrade project under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and N.H. Code of Administrative Rules Env-Dw 1100 et seq. effective upon G&C approval.  36.6% DWSRF, 10.4% Capital/ General Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

B.            Authorized the Department of Environmental Services to approve a loan agreement with the listed entities in the letter dated July 9, 2009 in the amount of $22,717,375 to finance wastewater improvements and landfill closure projects under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and N.H. Code of Administrative Rules Env-Dw 500 et seq. effective upon G&C approval.  49.7% DWSRF, 10.2% Capital/ General Funds, 40.1% Federal ARRA Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

C.            Authorized the Department of Transportation to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley, Inc of Bow, NH on the basis of a low bid of $4,956,624.40 for roadway and bridge construction for the Manchester Airport Access Road (MAAR) to construct ramps connection the Everett Turnpike, US 3 and the MAAR upon G&C approval though November 5, 2010. 2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $346,963.71 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during construction of the project. 100% Federal ARRA Funds.

 

RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

D.            Authorized the Department of Resources and Economic Development to enter into a contract with SilverTech, Inc. of Manchester in the amount of $56,208 for Coos County North Country Web site design, development and hosting upon approval of the G&C though June 30, 2010.  68%Federal Funds, 32% Donated Funds.

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

E.            Authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to enter into an agreement with Carroll County Coalition for Public Health to serve as a regional sponsoring site for the NH Public Health Network to be effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 in an amount not to exceed $70,000.  2) Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY 2010, not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of program coordinator and associated program costs. 80% Federal Funds, 20% General Funds.                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

F.             Authorized NH Hospital to compensate Philip Grillo, a RN III, NH Hospital for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury in accordance with RSA 21-I:43-a, Compensation for State Employees Injured in the line of duty.  2) Further Authorized NH Hospital to compensate Mr. Grillo for wages lost while recovering from the same work-related injury in Referenced Action number 1 in accordance with RSA 21-I:43-a in an amount not to exceed $22,983.17 effective retroactive from May 12, 2009 through August 27, 2009. 66% General funds, 33% Federal Funds, 1% other (transfer from other agencies)

 

 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

G.            Authorized to amend the operating agreement on the State owned portion of the Hillsboro Branch Railroad Line between the State of NH Department of Transportation, Bureau of Rail and Transit and the Milford-Bennington Railroad Inc., Milford, NH, by extending the end date to January 1, 2010.

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Technical College, Manchester, New Hampshire.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 1:05 p.m.